Wednesday, July 11, 2007
YouTube, VMix, Virb
Just in a little follow up to the whole Band of Horses thing, I got a well written e-mail from a Sub Pop publicist suggesting permission should be granted by an artist to avoid my whole experience. While I appreciate the e-mail, I still don't understand one thing. How exactly does posting a band's material on YouTube, Virb, VMix or any other medium hurt the artist? And am I not doing a publicist's job for free? I know all the "record sales are down" stuff, but I just don't understand how watching a video of a band could hurt an artist or dent their sales. Unless they suck, which you can tell even from the grainiest video. Can someone clarify, please? It kinda reminds me of my first speeding ticket when the officer told me "it's speeders like you that cause traffic". Huh?