When I started this blog one of my big challenges was figuring out how to provide you with access to the music that I wanted to write about. After a lot of research into different options, and legal ramifications of those options, I settled on using embedded YouTube videos. I was amazed at the music that was available on YouTube and have been able to find existing videos for much, but not all, of the music that I have shared so far.
As noted in the title to this post, I hate videos with ads! I have spent an incredible amount of time locating the right ad-free music videos for posts. When this has proved to be impossible, I have created the needed videos myself in my private YouTube site that I have set up as ad-free. Unfortunately, I have run into a problem while working on the next post in the California Sound series. I have been unable to find ad-free versions of the songs I plan to highlight in the post so I have been busily creating my own. I uploaded these videos to YouTube last night and when I tested them they had ads. As I researched why the ads appeared I found bad news, good news, and then more bad news. Let me explain.
I discovered that the videos I created were flagged by YouTube as copyrighted material (bad news). There was some good news; however, because YouTube indicated that this material was allowed on YouTube with one provision. The provision was that the videos would be displayed with ads (bad news). I assume that the ad revenue goes to the copyright holder (which seems fair) but have I mention how much I hate ads???
So…I want to apologize in advance for the fact that you are going to see some ads in the videos I will use for my next post. Trust me when I tell you that I will do everything in my power to provide you with ad-free music in future posts, and if you do see ads in a post, it is because I have no other options. Thanks in advance for your patience on this issue.
As a reward for that patience, please enjoy this Bruce Springsteen video for Death To My Hometown which happens to be completely ad-free. Thanks Bruce!