Music videos are so 80s/90s, right? They belong with the era when MTV screened wall-to-wall vids instead of 'reality' TV? Try telling that to the millions who bought Gangnam Style; were they really simply loving the music? 1.6bn (and still climbing) have viewed the video on YT, not to mention the many re-makes (school eg, eg2), viral ads + celeb link-ups (even political protest in Seoul) - and it doesn't matter how legit it is, this nightmare for daydream Beliebers is making a lot of money, even from the parodies + dislikes. All this for a simple dance track that wouldn't have sounded out of place in 1990 ... but had a fun vid. This meme itself was soon displaced by the Harlem Shake. Music vids even cause diseases it seems!
This blog explores every aspect of this most postmodern of media formats, including other print-based promo tools used by the industry, its fast-changing nature, + how fans/audiences create/interact. Posts are primarily written with Media students/educators in mind. Please acknowledge the blog author if using any resources from this blog - Mr Dave Burrowes

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

If YouTube blocks an upload: VIMEO it

...but do provide a title for pity's sake!
In most cases, when YouTube matches audio tracks to its database it will force ads onto the page, with revenues from these shared with the copyright-holder. YouTube has signed up the major record labels to a deal along these lines.
Sometimes, you'll simply see your upload blocked (or audio disabled).
If that happens, switch to plan B: Its not used by the industry, but rather artists, and is nowhere near the scale nor influence of YouTube, so isn't really a suitable alternative in general for a Media student. BUT, when you have to (and its not blocked at school, although it flags up broadly identical concerns to YouTube), use Vimeo!!!
Here's Conor/Rich's (untitled?! come on guys!!) edit:

Untitled from Conor O'Loughlin on Vimeo.

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