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  • YouTube kills billions of video views faked by major record labels...

    OK.



    I know I've got something of a reputation for being cynical about the music biz.



    But it's stuff like this that really gets me going.



    I've been ranting about the issue of faked 'viral videos' and other 'guerrilla' marketing cheats from record labels (not just the bigs), promoters, and others for a while now. And it's seemed to me that those rants have often met with a certain skepticism. (OK, they are rants. )



    But even I didn't realize how big this phenom is.



    Google/YouTube nailed a bunch of labels -- but none so hard as Sony/BMG.



    Out of 850 million video views on Sony's label channel, YouTube removed over 847 million.



    That's over 99.6% of Sony/BMG video views removed for being faked.



    http://www.tomsguide.com/us/youtube-...l#xtor=RSS-980


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    Quote Originally Posted by blue2blue
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    I know I've got something of a reputation for being cynical about the music biz.




    Didn't you mean "realistic," not "cynical"?
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      Quote Originally Posted by blue2blue
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      I know I've got something of a reputation for being cynical about the music biz.




      Didn't you mean "realistic," not "cynical"?
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      • #4
        Something tells me you've been around, too.





        I dunno, sometimes I get the sense that because I'm so often cranky, that folks think I'm a crank.


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        The chorus seems a little weak... I think it needs more lasers.

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        • #5
          Something tells me you've been around, too.





          I dunno, sometimes I get the sense that because I'm so often cranky, that folks think I'm a crank.


          music and social stuff | The Forgotify Files | A Year of Songs | mutant pop on facebook | roots acoustic on facebook


          The chorus seems a little weak... I think it needs more lasers.

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          • #6






            Quote Originally Posted by blue2blue
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            Something tells me you've been around, too.




            Yup. And I'm still owed a lot of money in royalties that I'll never see.
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              Quote Originally Posted by blue2blue
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              Something tells me you've been around, too.




              Yup. And I'm still owed a lot of money in royalties that I'll never see.
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              • #8
                Damn, I thought I put that check in the mail, Craig.





                All debts will be paid in The Great By and By.



                Also, I'm told we get to return to our high school graduation weight.


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                • #9
                  Damn, I thought I put that check in the mail, Craig.





                  All debts will be paid in The Great By and By.



                  Also, I'm told we get to return to our high school graduation weight.


                  music and social stuff | The Forgotify Files | A Year of Songs | mutant pop on facebook | roots acoustic on facebook


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                  • #10
                    So gangnam isn't da shizz, after all?
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                    • #11
                      So gangnam isn't da shizz, after all?
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                      • #12
                        What do you expect in a greedy F*^$%d up world, run by greedy F*^$%d up people.

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                        • #13
                          What do you expect in a greedy F*^$%d up world, run by greedy F*^$%d up people.

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                          • #14
                            How would they do this? The link you posted mentioned the Fiverr service which apparently is a marketplace for skills and services. Do they go on there and say "Make money by watching our YouTube videos" and they get millions of views from people who don't care what they're watching? (I thought that was a pretty good description of nearly all YouTube viewers anyway) Or are they using Fiverr to find people to hack the YouTube servers and actually change the number of views without there actually being a corresponding view?
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                            • #15
                              How would they do this? The link you posted mentioned the Fiverr service which apparently is a marketplace for skills and services. Do they go on there and say "Make money by watching our YouTube videos" and they get millions of views from people who don't care what they're watching? (I thought that was a pretty good description of nearly all YouTube viewers anyway) Or are they using Fiverr to find people to hack the YouTube servers and actually change the number of views without there actually being a corresponding view?
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