Youtube Germany Private Music

And it is the turn of Youtube Germany to remove music videos coming from the majors following the failure of the renegotiation of rights. It is a real epidemic that started in Great Britain and should soon point the finger at France…

If a lot of artists complain, along with their record companies, that they have a shortfall (and this is an undeniable fact); others are determined to take advantage of this extraordinary platform made available to them for free… But by what miracle? By getting closer to their fans, increasing their number of fans and finally bringing more people to concerts… By refocusing on the stage, the heart of the profession of musician … The CD was just the promotional tool like Youtube (and plethora of other services) became…

This is the case of Joe Bonamassa (special dedication to my grattonaut friends who are all fans) whose words here are the words of a U.S. radio station

All this digital stuff helped build my audience. We used to play in small blues bars, and since the emergence of YouTube a lot of young people started coming to see us, because they had seen us online, and instead of hundreds of fans, we went to thousands, and that’s great! How can anyone complain about YouTube? It’s a really great thing.

Here is a short video of this radio performance… Around 2:45 the moment Joe utters these few words full of common sense and then a little acoustic piece to feast a little ears …

Well I still hope that the next move of the record companies is not going to be to stop simply the production of CDs because I like these little bits of plastic anyway …

Information caught on Techdirt.