Title: Warner Music Group
Slash Man - July 16, 2011 04:34 AM (GMT)
Warner Music Group has really outdone themselves. Seriously, what is their problem? What they're doing is almost beyond greed, going the extra step to remove anything that so much as resembles something they may or may not own. YouTube wasn't originally a music-streaming website, but with things like VEVO, they've made it clear that they've embraced that usage... but careful what you upload, because WMG's constantly on your ass. I recently tried sharing an extremely rare song, for some fans who would enjoy it (I ripped it myself from a vinyl record over 20 years old). Blocked. The song isn't available, how would WMG even profit from the distribution of a long out-of-print LP? You tell me.
I tried sharing the same thing of Facebook, and they found me there. Now THAT'S bullshit (sharing it with a couple friends). I'll close it with this snippit to show what they're all about:
|In February 2010, CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. said that Warner Music Group will stop licensing its songs to free music streaming services. He said that the focus will be on services that require payment|
Byron - July 16, 2011 05:58 PM (GMT)
This does make them like every other music company on earth, you know; trying to turn a profit for their products. They very fact that they might be able to profit from the distribution of a long-out-of-print LP at some point in the future is likely enough reason to remove all instances of it off the internet that you don't pay for LEGALLY.
Except that I'd never heard of these guys until you mentioned them, and only just looked up their website to see what they specialized in. Which leads us to my next point; while you don't want to lose profit from letting people access your stuff for free,you also prevent your music from spreading to other people and thus reduce the number of people who know about your product and who may decide to purchase your stuff, in turn reducing the number of customers.
Slash Man - July 17, 2011 03:44 AM (GMT)
No music company is as persistant as Warner Music Group. Honestly, after 2008, they came to agreements with YouTube... but then here comes WMG, flagging people covering songs. Go after file sharing sites with your stuff, but people honestly just come to YouTube to listen to music (though there are ways to rip it). Go after the radio next, they've been playing your songs for free. See where that gets you.
Byron - July 17, 2011 05:59 AM (GMT)
Radio is legit since its...old and...legal and...you can get money for playing songs???
I guess it's only bad if it's online and you can't control what happens to it...
Gauntlet101010 - July 17, 2011 01:36 PM (GMT)
Well, it's easy to make MP3s from youtube vids. Still, when it`s a certain amount of years old you`d think they`d let up a bit.