YouTube’s Effect on the Music Industry
YouTube is a video sharing website. YouTube was created by three former PayPal employees in 2005. YouTube is designed so members of the website can upload, view, and share videos. YouTube uses Adobe Flash Video to show many different types of videos posted including movie clips, TV clips, and music videos, as well as stuff like video blogging, and educational videos. YouTube has altered the Internet and changed the way we consume music. YouTube has eliminated the need for concerts to have a large fan base. Now artists no longer need to rely on major labels to takeoff their career and be successful. YouTube involved many other websites, like Facebook in promoting how individuals view, share and watch videos.
Since YouTube’s launch in 2005, it quickly became the most talked about and frequently viewed website in existence. YouTube’s ability to quickly share videos, embed them on other sites and do all its functions at no cost to the consumer have made the company extremely popular (Miller, 2011). YouTube is available on gaming devices such a Wii, X-box and many other devices. There is also an app that can be downloaded to watch music videos. More video is uploaded every 60 days than the three major US television networks produced in 60 years (Scott, n.d.). Since there are so many ways to access YouTube the music industry is booming. People are accessing these videos so quick that there are over millions of views on many videos. Most people have heard of the video “Gangnam Style” by Psy. This video is of a person that created a dance to a song called “Gangnam Style”, which holds the record for the most views of all YouTube history. The video has hit over one billion views. Psy from the video is from South Korea without YouTube this video would have never became a fad. YouTube has made the world smaller, and at just the click of a button can see someone in another country performing. Not only does YouTube make...
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