Entertainment U2 and Taylor Swift joining the fight against Youtube

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  1. LaserT

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    http://www.recode.net/2016/6/20/11974514/taylor-swift-youtube-dmca-music-letter


    The music industry is ratcheting up its fight against YouTube. And Taylor Swift is joining in.

    Swift is one of dozens of musicians who have attached their names to an open letter to Congress calling on lawmakers to rewrite legislation used by YouTube and other big web platforms that they say “threaten the continued viability of songwriters and record artists to survive.”

    In short: Musicians and companies that own music are complaining that Google’s video site doesn’t give them enough money for the use of their music, and that YouTube doesn’t give them a real choice about whether and how their music is used. YouTube argues that it generates billions for the music industry (and that pirate sites don’t pay bupkis) and that it has created sophisticated tools that make it easy for music owners to control their works.





    Problem is, the machines and vocal synthesizers who actually sing the songs today are not getting paid by Youtube. No one has brought that up. :(....:snicker:

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  2. Beth Onostrosky

    Beth Onostrosky Well-Known Member

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    Fuck Em. Taylor Swift and U2 are flying in private jets and spending millions on stupid shit. The music industry had us by the balls for decades, they should update their business model or die.
    If these pompous fools actually cared about other artists they would sign them to a deal and not rob them blind.
     
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    Something about 2 of the wealthiest musicians teaming up to complain about money rings hollow for me.
     
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    Looks like this won't efeect my youdoob playlist one bit

    Fuck them and fuck Metallica for killing napster
     
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    Almost like a Wigged Pelican blames management when his head writer can't get a new contract.
     
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    U2 gave their CD away & people complained :giggle:
     
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    "Yaaahh, I like the cut of their jib, yaaahh"

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    Nikki Sixx and Trent Reznor separately publicly complained last week too.
    I think the complaints are valid.
    I watch YouTube all the time- vids, songs, concerts. But I also buy the CDs (I'm old school), go to shows, and buy t-shirts.
     
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  9. LaserT

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    For the musicians who write their songs and actually sing them, I'm cool with their beef. The ones who don't even write and have machines sing their songs....nah :no:
     
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    Greedy, greedy, greedy scumbags. I'm sure Taylor Swifts career and finances are hurting terribly from YT.
     
  11. The Booey

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    Pining for the good old days when it was the fans getting screwed and not the performers.
     
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    Produce better content and you get richer

    Adele is bathing in millions
     
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    its all relative.

    "these damn kids with their electric guitars and amp effect machines"
    - old guy 1970s
     
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    Not even that. She took all her music off of streaming services. All she has is
    her music video's on YouTube. So it can be done.
     
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    Imagine that, two of the people who do well under the old model are the ones complaining. Swift only sold as well as she has because she doesn't shake her ass all over the place and wear next to nothing.

    U2 literally couldn't give their last album away.
     
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    This. And they rip off fans with sky high ticket prices. Which is worse for Taylor
    since she rips off preteens so she can have her 5th 20mil dollar home.
    These artists are on Vimeo/Vivo? and music video's were never designed
    for revenue. Never got paid in the heyday of MTV and never had a problem w/
    that. If they have such an issue w/ YouTube, it's very easy to take your
    content down. Plenty do.
     
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    I'm going write an open letter to congress asking for legislation blocking shitty bands from putting their shitty music on my phone without asking me.
     
  19. JameGumb

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    Ill give a shit when I enjoy U2 and Taylor Swift
     
  20. BrulesRules

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    I'd give Taylor Swift mytube for free, what is she complaining about? :brules: