Rant about YouTube
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    Rant about YouTube

    by docfox » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:16 pm

    Ladies and Gents,

    I have a rant about YouTube. YouTube used to be a place where you could hear some great brass bands, musical flash mobs, and other fine musical performances.

    Now, it has so many commercials it makes television seem like it has few. Nice performances are interrupted in the middle for a commercial. At the very least, there is a commercial at the beginning of every upload.

    YouTube was very commercialized before -- now it is ridiculous!

    Personally, I think they have overdone it. Groups and people will not post as much in the future is my prediction.
    Dr. Jim Fox
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    Re: Rant about YouTube

    by docfox » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:30 pm

    Posted today on https://musictech.solutions/ is this article:

    I have often said that if I was able to persuade the entire entertainment industry to devote say 10% of their marketing spend to aardvark.com, then aardvark.com could be as big as YouTube. This, of course, is an aspirational statement that doesn’t take into account how Google would react or how Google games search result, but you get the idea.

    Somehow YouTube has managed to convince our marketing folk that they just can’t get along without the views and likes. But is that really true? Will people listen to music somewhere besides YouTube if YouTube wasn’t there?

    Josh Schwartz writing at Nielman Lab gives us some insight into a somewhat analogous situation with Facebook and news sites:

    At Chartbeat, we got a glimpse into that on August 3, 2018, when Facebook went down for 45 minutes and traffic patterns across the web changed in an instant. What did people do? According to our data, they went directly to publishers’ mobile apps and sites (as well as to search engines) to get their information fix. This window into consumer behavior reflects broader changes we see taking hold this year around content discovery, particularly on mobile.

    So when YouTube tries to tell us that we can’t get along without them, which is definitely the implication of Google’s most recent charm offensive in the European Parliament, it may not even be a close call. Particularly when you consider the downside from low royalties, unchecked stream ripping, and YouTube’s corrosive safe harbor practices.

    Fans found music they loved before YouTube and they will after YouTube, just like they did after Tower Records–and Tower Records didn’t spy on them. And that’s what the Chartbeat research showed about news sites after the Facebook outage:

    Key data points show that when Facebook went down, referrals to news sites fell, as expected — but other activity more than made up for it.

    Direct traffic to publishers’ websites increased 11 percent, while traffic to publishers’ mobile apps soared 22 percent.

    Search referral traffic to publishers was also up 8 percent.

    Surprisingly, there was a net total traffic increase of 2.3 percent — meaning that the number of pages consumed across the web spiked upward in this timeframe.

    What if it turned out that YouTube needed us more than we need YouTube?
    YouTube was a place for me to look for fine performances of Brass Bands. Most of the time, for me, I did not find new music or recordings that way. I visited bands' websites and www.worldofbrass.com for new CDs and new tunes that are recorded.

    Many bands seem to have someone in the band that is also a good arranger or composer. To hear some great pieces, you have to buy that band's CD.

    Each and every day I a becoming less and less a fan of YouTube.
    Dr. Jim Fox
    Owner of All Brass Radio!
    Never hesitate to ask me any question!
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    Great fan of Youtube !Re: Rant about YouTube

    by Flugelia » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:46 pm

    I often go for a little walk in the world of YouTube. Yesterday evening I listened to lots of pièces by Grimethorpe, recorded for many years.
    I also listen to songs prepared by my choir. It helps me learn the lyrics, as I cannot read the text in the rehearsals.
    But indeed, what a pity all this publicity !

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