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(YouTube)   Not really news: Man films kick-ass slide guitar busker. Still not really news: Makes £80 from adverts. Now it's news: Gives busker £100, one of his own guitars, and helps him set up his own YouTube and Facebook accounts so he can make his own money   (youtube.com ) divider line
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2014-03-19 12:20:27 PM  
Dude can play, wonder if he can manage a youtube account or a new found increase in popularity.
 
2014-03-19 12:43:48 PM  
I saw the original clip a few weeks ago. It's not often you catch a follow-up where the original poster goes and helps out the street performer they filmed, and so glad I did. Proof that there are some thoroughly decent people around.
I hope Niel finds somewhere to play that's a bit more comfortable than a pavement. Because he does kick the proverbial ass.

Rock on, slide guitar dude!

/even if he can't spell his name properly
//also why am I writing "ass" like an American? Dammit Fark, look what you've done to me!
 
2014-03-19 01:19:12 PM  
Ok, that headline gives me a headache.  Who did what?  It makes it sound like some guy made a little money from YouTube for playing the guitar, then donated it to someone else?  Maybe I need to go back to bed.
 
2014-03-19 01:55:51 PM  

Frozboz: Ok, that headline gives me a headache.  Who did what?  It makes it sound like some guy made a little money from YouTube for playing the guitar, then donated it to someone else?  Maybe I need to go back to bed.


I'm sorry, I was trying to be witty.
The guy who made tho original video made some money from the YouTubes. He gave it, plus some extra and a guitar, to the busker he filmed and also helped him (the busker) set up a YouTube channel and Facebook account so the busker could promote himself.
Does that make sense now?
Sleep well.
 
2014-03-19 02:44:32 PM  
Just out of curiosity, how many hits does a YouTube video need before they send you a check (or PayPal or whatever)? Is there a formula?
 
2014-03-19 02:59:15 PM  
Wonder how much he'll make off his 'good deed' video.

/that's brilliant, btw
 
2014-03-19 03:38:02 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: Just out of curiosity, how many hits does a YouTube video need before they send you a check (or PayPal or whatever)? Is there a formula?


It's all about the clicks
 
2014-03-19 03:54:53 PM  

hippyneil: MelGoesOnTour: Just out of curiosity, how many hits does a YouTube video need before they send you a check (or PayPal or whatever)? Is there a formula?

It's all about the clicks


For the record, one of my YT vids has over 70K hits and another over 51K. Several others are in the 5+K mode. I only recently heard about being able to monetize YT vids but have no clue how it works. Backround: I discovered YT when it was, literally, new and had little traffic. My account is called a "legacy account" being it's so old (which means I don't have to sign up for Google+ to download vids) and I'm guessing back then there was no monetization scheme going on.
 
2014-03-19 04:25:13 PM  
I don't get it. Why is anyone praising this asshole? He makes videos other people and I'm supposed to pat him on the back for giving the busker money that he rightfully earned from someone else uploading his work?
 
2014-03-19 05:30:35 PM  
Been following this Rob Chappers for a while.  He's a demo guy for Orange amps and Anderton's music across the pond, has a custom guitar line, plays in a band, sings...sorta.  He seems like good folks to me
 
2014-03-19 05:31:11 PM  
Did he find that guy on Baker Street?
 
2014-03-19 05:39:48 PM  
Wow, guy is awesome... Cool gesture on the original poster's part, too. He stopped just short of giving the guy a BJ, but it was still farking cool that he set him up like that.
 
2014-03-19 06:06:38 PM  
Was there a chicken?
 
2014-03-19 07:44:12 PM  

hippyneil: Does that make sense now?


Yes it does, thanks!  I'm a new dad and have no brain function lately :)
 
2014-03-19 08:00:09 PM  
This video had it all. Bad teeth. White dude with dreadlocks. Charity. A real tour de force, would see again.
 
2014-03-19 08:06:22 PM  

Frozboz: hippyneil: Does that make sense now?

Yes it does, thanks!  I'm a new dad and have no brain function lately :)


Sleep deprivation is a cruel mistress.
 
2014-03-19 09:22:31 PM  
I'm guessing there is some reason or another that awesome slide player dude has a problem holding down regular gigs with a band.  Whatever it may be, he would rather just play on the street busking.  NTTAWWT,
 
2014-03-19 09:26:42 PM  
Aaaaannndddd, his youtube channel has no videos....
 
2014-03-19 09:27:04 PM  
Unfortunately, both accounts have been inactive since the day they were set up :-P
 
2014-03-19 09:34:51 PM  

hippyneil: ?


She's hot.
 
2014-03-19 09:46:47 PM  
Didn't even need the £ to know subby rogers the boogley.
 
2014-03-19 09:51:06 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: hippyneil: MelGoesOnTour: Just out of curiosity, how many hits does a YouTube video need before they send you a check (or PayPal or whatever)? Is there a formula?

It's all about the clicks

For the record, one of my YT vids has over 70K hits and another over 51K. Several others are in the 5+K mode. I only recently heard about being able to monetize YT vids but have no clue how it works. Backround: I discovered YT when it was, literally, new and had little traffic. My account is called a "legacy account" being it's so old (which means I don't have to sign up for Google+ to download vids) and I'm guessing back then there was no monetization scheme going on.


My (recently turned 14 years old) son has a YT channel that he monetized about 3 months ago.  He posts about nerdy mechanical and electrical projects he's done and I think the most views he's gotten on a single video is nearing 2300.  He expects to earn $50, the minimum that Google pays out (I think) by sometime in the summer.  To him, it's great fun sharing his exploits with like minded people and, to both he and me, whatever money he can earn from ad views will help pay for his sometimes expensive projects.  Have you seen what magnet wire goes for these days?

I subscribed to the "Nelly" guy's channel, even though he has no videos posted, because I'd like to see what is done or not done with it.  Sad truth is that many "having bad times" and "busking" or else on the street may be there because of things that may also make them less likely to tend to things like YouTube channels and other social networking things.
 
2014-03-19 09:58:51 PM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Unfortunately, both accounts have been inactive since the day they were set up :-P


No surprise, the guy knows how to play guitar, not manage a web account.
 
2014-03-20 06:34:03 AM  
The guy has what look to be fairly new car keys hanging around his neck.  He also has cd's for sale.  I don't think everything is adding up to a starving artist someone found on the streets.
 
2014-03-20 09:57:30 AM  

MelGoesOnTour: Just out of curiosity, how many hits does a YouTube video need before they send you a check (or PayPal or whatever)? Is there a formula?


I have two particular videos totaling around 200k views. Both are monetized. Haven't received a penny yet.
 
2014-03-20 10:55:40 AM  

offacue: I'm guessing there is some reason or another that awesome slide player dude has a problem holding down regular gigs with a band.  Whatever it may be, he would rather just play on the street busking.  NTTAWWT,


Kinda reminds me of that homeless dude with the amazing announcer's voice.  People tried to help him, but he ended up back on the street.  Liked drinking better than working.  NTTAWWT, as long as you're not a crook or bothering people.
 
2014-03-20 11:58:07 AM  

DecemberNitro: I have two particular videos totaling around 200k views. Both are monetized. Haven't received a penny yet.


Looks like the original video is here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JAoQJBh6C0

Currently at 118K views, so if that equals £80, you are getting screwed.

A cynical bastard would say that this giving him £100 etc is a shrewd investment, this video already had 180K views, and will probably triple that easily since it has gone viral.   If 118K views is £80, what is 500K?
 
2014-03-20 06:12:46 PM  

blunttrauma: DecemberNitro: I have two particular videos totaling around 200k views. Both are monetized. Haven't received a penny yet.

Looks like the original video is here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JAoQJBh6C0

Currently at 118K views, so if that equals £80, you are getting screwed.

A cynical bastard would say that this giving him £100 etc is a shrewd investment, this video already had 180K views, and will probably triple that easily since it has gone viral.   If 118K views is £80, what is 500K?


Good thing there are none of THAT sort around here, then, eh?
 
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