Wednesday, September 20, 2006

White & Nerdy

The new Wierd Al song/video White & Nerdy is awesome.

Unfortunately, its leakage to YouTube ruined Weird Al's exclusive world premiere on AOL.

It seems for every copy that gets taken down, 30 new ones are posted to YouTube (some of these are spoofs).

Given the reality of the fact that far more people (like me - and probably now you) will have ended up seeing this video on YouTube than on some exclusive AOL premeiere, it's lame that artists and labels are still sicking the RIAA on sites like YouTube rather than embracing them and figuring out how to adapt their business models to best leverage them.

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