Killing The Killers (or Why I Hate The F*cking Music Business)
It's common knowledge that I'm a fan of The Killers.
So I went to YouTube to watch a Killer's video.
Well it seems Island records had YouTube remove all The Killers clips because they were unauthorized.
Here's the deal with music videos.
They are given away.
The artists pays for them.
The cost is recoupable by the label.
They are considered promotion for the record.
They are given away to anyone who asks (usually a broadcaster like MTV or some kid with a video show on a local cable channel.)
Now do I believe The Killers asked for their video to be removed from YouTube? Hell No!!
The video had 30000 views in 6 days.
It was copied zero times.
And you can't buy it anywhere.
If I want to watch the video I have to wait for the mutherfucker to show up on MTV or go to their website and have it streamed.
Are these people idiots?
If I can watch it for free on their website then why the fuck can't I watch it on YouTube?
This is why the record industry as we know it is dead.
Will someone please start that music magazine I talked about and do a story on the ineptitude of these idiots.
Note to Antonio "L.A." Reid (chairman of IDJ):
I will be downloading (for free) every Island Def Jam artist's record I can.
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