Pole pas de deux

Pole pas de deux

Monday, November 15, 2010

YouTube and Pole Dance Music

This is for those of us who post our dance videos on YouTube. How many times have you been notified that the music in your video violates copyright agreements? I have a dance that was done to "Broken" by Seether and Amy Lee. The acoustics in the studio where it was done are none too good. I takes some imagination to discern that its actually Seether and Amy Lee. The music recognition software used on the YouTube site is pretty damn good. I've made a ton of money off of that particular video that I haven't shared with the label that put out "The Punisher" (snort...snicker).

I find the YouTube policy short sighted and as my mom used to say, "Cutting off your nose to spite your face." How many times have you looked at the comments on someone's video and wondered along with someone else, "What is the name of that song?" Not long after that you are on iTunes or Amazon downloading the music. Am I right?

What brings in more revenue to the music labels, swapped audio or dance with really good music? I've posted my last dance to YouTube. Facebook is much easier and you don't have to deal with crude comments like, "Aren't you a little old and fat to be doing this?"