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YouTube has changed the way we listen to and make music – in good ways and bad

PROS

1. Watch and learn. Given the right tutorial, anyone can become a musician.

2. Bands no longer have to pay an arm and a leg to get their video shown. 

3. Music nerds can find all sorts on a public database. 

4. Thanks to the YouTube Mixer, DJs now have the crossfader for a smooth transition every time.

 

5. Deserved parodying.

CONS

1. Filming at a concert just so you can be the first on YouTube.

2. Club nights where the DJ plays straight from YouTube;  clubgoers spend the whole time watching videos.

3. Sound quality got worse.

4. YouTube’s new music streaming service unsettles indie labels

5. The unimaginative cover craze that won’t go away.

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02 2015 The Red Bulletin

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