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Tag Archives: YouTube

Editorial: Youtube’s ban of Roddy Bottum’s (Faith No More) Man on Man ‘Daddy’ video is completely misguided

Posted by on May 28, 2020

  Faith No More keyboardist and rock legend Roddy Bottum recently released the first single from his new project, Man on Man, entitled “Daddy.” This new song release came with a video that features Bottum’s boyfriend, Joey Holman. The video was made by the pair while in isolation due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Daddy” […]

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5 Creative Ways Bands Make Money Beyond Music Sales and Touring

Posted by on April 8, 2020

  5 Creative Ways Bands Make Money Beyond Music Sales and Touring It has been estimated that the average cost of starting up a band is around £12,000. This considers things like equipment, website and hosting, rehearsal space, photography and learning to play instruments. However, this isn’t a static figure, and the costs will likely […]

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YouTube demonetizes Goatwhore’s “Apocalyptic Havoc” video

Posted by on September 30, 2019

The video for Goatwhore’s “Apocalyptic Havoc” has officially been demonetized on YouTube. The clip has been living on the platform for a decade as it’s now considered no longer suitable for their advertisers. While the video is currently available on YouTube, demonetization means the content will no longer generate any money.  Metal Blade tweeted the […]

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Watch the horror behind click farms

Posted by on November 15, 2018

  As Threatin pointed out, it’s quite simple to generate a following as well as build nonexistent companies and bands. With sites such as SocialBoss, you can add as many followers, likes, comments on nearly every social media platform. For only $29.99, you can purchase 1000 YouTube likes and for only $199.99, you can become […]

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Are your days of streaming music for free coming to an end?

Posted by on August 24, 2017

If you want to listen to music from a band without buying their album, you probably do one of two things – look the band/song/album up on YouTube or go to Spotify to check it out without paying anything. And while that’s not going to change just yet, an article suggests that in a few […]

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Streaming rates for Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube shared, and you’re not getting rich

Posted by on January 20, 2017

Although we run our Metal by Numbers column every week, it only tells a small part of the story as far as record sales. It’s no secret that many music listeners have switched over to streaming. One major advantage to streaming services is that any band can sign with a service like Tunecore and be up […]

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YouTube launching pay channel, YouTube Red, next week

Posted by on October 21, 2015

Isn’t it annoying to go to watch a video or song on YouTube to have to sit through a commercial? The streaming video service hopes you’re so annoyed by it that you’re willing to pay $9.99/month to not have to deal with it. YouTube Red launches next Wednesday (28), and it will allow users to […]

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Top April Fools’ Day pranks

Posted by on April 2, 2015

Now that April Fools’ Day has come to a close, and we can once again put our blind faith in the internet without fear of sadness and disappointment, it’s time to recap some of the best music related pranks pulled this year. Some have been funny, some blatantly mean, and some get a soft clap […]

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This 15 year old girl guitarist is a (Dragon)Force to be reckoned with

Posted by on March 7, 2015

No matter who you are or what walk of life you come from, chances are you like watching videos of either kids or pets on the internet (it’s OK, we all do). But some of the best viral videos are of kids doing incredible or entertaining things. There’s no shortage of examples of this within the […]

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YouTube music streaming service launches

Posted by on November 12, 2014

While YouTube’s streaming service is one of the last to join an already crowded marketplace (Spotify, Pandora, iTunes Radio, Rhapsody, Beats Music), many have been keeping an eye on it given the ubiquitous nature of both YouTube and Google. Well, it’s already launched, and in such an understated way that you might not even have […]

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