#1
What do you guys think? getting easier or harder to use youtube to get noticed?
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A band from my town are getting pretty big via YouTube; Likely Lads. So big that they opened for Pete Doherty at the Barbican.
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#5
My short answer will say that it's a toss up. Everybody is using YouTube now for crappy and great covers, crappy and great originals, crappy and great shows, crappy and great you name it.

Success is defined outside the use of YouTube because the website is to simply be no more than a tool in a musician's arsenal.
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Quote by Trowzaa
A band from my town are getting pretty big via YouTube; Likely Lads. So big that they opened for Pete Doherty at the Barbican.

Unless they opened a baggie of coke, I doubt they'll be remembered. I've not heard of them yet...
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Unless they opened a baggie of coke, I doubt they'll be remembered. I've not heard of them yet...


Give it time
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#9
Youtube, like the radio is kind of a medium.


Unlike the radio, everybody can get on youtube and show their stuff. That can be good or bad, depending if you are good or bad.


If you're a band, you could always put your music up on YT but your number of views aren't guaranteed. Sure, your music is on youtube for everybody, but nobody listens to your band, never heard of them and I'm supposed to be able to look you up? You're screwed.

Now maybe if I was watching some Youtube Celeb's channel and I heard this killer song and they posted a link leading to your videos so I can get this wonderful tune....

Sorry for the scatterbrain thinking out loud but to me, Youtube is a great way for a band to get noticed if they can catch everybody's attention.


So can a musician get success from Youtube? Yes


Will being on Youtube guarantee me success? No.


Do I have a chance to get noticed and get my stuff out there? Yes.


Does that mean I'll be a gazillionaire? No.
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Give it time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy4NlI4ip0A
They're brilliant.

I hope they're not like Elliot Minor, those guys were crap.
And one of them got on Pointless too, dropping his Yorkshire accent ever so slyly...


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#11
Justin Bieber's not a good example of most things, but if there is one thing he's a great example of, it's the power of youtube. Now of course he's very much a basket case, but if your basket case is the biggest pop star in the world, it can still be very useful for the majority that don't get that gigantic break, as long as you know how to edit video and use decent equipment.
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I hope they're not like Elliot Minor, those guys were crap.
And one of them got on Pointless too, dropping his Yorkshire accent ever so slyly...


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I quite liked their earlier stuff, Parallel Worlds and all that, then they went for some.. I don't even know, orchestral pop-punk shit. It was dreadful.
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#13
I still think youtube is probably the best tool a musician has today, even though it is a bit crowded. If used correctly...it could do alot! ...but getting more crowded everyday...better hurry.


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#14
Depeneds on what you define as success.

It is a great way to be noticed if you're actually doing something special, but I wouldn't expect to just be an overnight star. Please don't become another one of those *talk in random burst, talk about topic, jump to another very quick, video cuts every 3 seconds. slightly new position.* sort of video makers that somehow get millions of views in like a day.
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#15
Youtube is definitely a good medium to get your music heard. People can hear and more importantly share songs they come across on youtube. It takes a lot of the work out of finding and listening to music.


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They're brilliant.



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#17
Quote by Tango616
Depeneds on what you define as success.

It is a great way to be noticed if you're actually doing something special, but I wouldn't expect to just be an overnight star. Please don't become another one of those *talk in random burst, talk about topic, jump to another very quick, video cuts every 3 seconds. slightly new position.* sort of video makers that somehow get millions of views in like a day.



Not my plan at all...Looking to feature the music more than anything
#18
I'd hate to get big on youtube, i'd have to read youtube comments about my work. Sites like it are an important medium to adapt to though.
#19
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I'd hate to get big on youtube, i'd have to read youtube comments about my work. Sites like it are an important medium to adapt to though.



Feedback is always important though...positive as well as negative.
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Quote by H4T3BR33D3R
So can a musician get success from Youtube? Yes

Will being on Youtube guarantee me success? No.

Do I have a chance to get noticed and get my stuff out there? Yes.

Does that mean I'll be a gazillionaire? No.

This, pretty much.

You can use Youtube, but you won't get success ONLY from it.
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#22
Quote by Cornmaize
Feedback is always important though...positive as well as negative.

Oh i realize that, and i'm not discouraging anybody from using youtube as a tool, but god damn, there's negative feedback, then there's full retard feedback. Youtube is chock full of the latter.
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Quote by Trowzaa
A band from my town are getting pretty big via YouTube; Likely Lads. So big that they opened for Pete Doherty at the Barbican.

That must not be very big. I have no clue who that person is.
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Oh i realize that, and i'm not discouraging anybody from using youtube as a tool, but god damn, there's negative feedback, then there's full retard feedback. Youtube is chock full of the latter.



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#29
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That must not be very big. I have no clue who that person is.


You're not english, you won't understand. Guitarist/singer from The Libertines, a very, very big and influential band.
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#30
Unfortunately it does work.
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#34
Pretty sure Rizzle Kicks started on YouTube, and they've exploded recently.
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