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(YouTube)   The paper of record, or the paper of record royalites? How a NYT series about oceans became a scam to fleece musicians of their royalties, as explained by one of the victims   (youtube.com) divider line
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2021-12-04 7:19:53 PM  
39 votes:
If we don't RTFA, what makes you think we'll watch a 20 minute video?
 
2021-12-04 8:46:42 PM  
8 votes:
I can wait for someone else to tell me what it's about.
 
2021-12-04 9:33:24 PM  
5 votes:
Someone with 30 years of experience in the music industry gets a contract, which he instinctly believes to be bad, but signs anyway. Two years later he makes a video detailing that his instincts were right.
 
2021-12-04 11:39:40 PM  
4 votes:

Bennie Crabtree: scanman61: Bennie Crabtree: It's not an easy video to summarize, and based on how the contract was done, a summary would probably not include an explanation of how the muicians were duped. 20 minutes might be the shortest a susmmary can be, without omitting why and howthe muicians fell for it.

And I assume the tale is impossible to tell without jump cuts every few seconds?

I watched, and the cuts were only made when he changed topic. This is a very friendly video for people who are older than middle school and haven't been living off Red Bull and pixie sticks


5 cuts in the first minute and all he's doing is sitting and talking.

Looks to me like it was made for the Red Bull/Pixie Sticks crowd.
 
2021-12-04 8:18:22 PM  
3 votes:

mcmnky: If we don't RTFA, what makes you think we'll watch a 20 minute video?


If you watched it, like I just did, your whole life would be changed.  It had everything in it.  Scams, romance, mystery, more romance, brief nudity, sustained nudity, and plenty of scenes of sex and violence.

I'll never look at oceans and the NYT in the same way again.  The veil has been lifted.
 
2021-12-04 8:45:37 PM  
3 votes:
Guy sounds like a complete scumbag
 
2021-12-04 9:35:14 PM  
3 votes:

whither_apophis: I DWTFV but off hand I'm going to guess it's something like

"Hey can you write a song for my project to save the oceans?"
"Sure" *signs contract
"Ha Ha! That's a work for hire contract. Suckers"


Ir's a little worse than that. Ever hear the Hollywood Accounting Term "Monkey Points"?
 
2021-12-04 8:20:16 PM  
2 votes:

creckert: mcmnky: If we don't RTFA, what makes you think we'll watch a 20 minute video?

If you watched it, like I just did, your whole life would be changed.  It had everything in it.  Scams, romance, mystery, more romance, brief nudity, sustained nudity, and plenty of scenes of sex and violence.

I'll never look at oceans and the NYT in the same way again.  The veil has been lifted.


Faaaark!!! Now, I won't ever RTFA, again.
 
2021-12-04 10:42:18 PM  
2 votes:

Bennie Crabtree: scanman61: Bennie Crabtree: It's not an easy video to summarize, and based on how the contract was done, a summary would probably not include an explanation of how the muicians were duped. 20 minutes might be the shortest a susmmary can be, without omitting why and howthe muicians fell for it.

And I assume the tale is impossible to tell without jump cuts every few seconds?

I watched, and the cuts were only made when he changed topic. This is a very friendly video for people who are older than middle school and haven't been living off Red Bull and pixie sticks


Which flavor pixie sticks? Need answer fast.
 
2021-12-04 9:02:52 PM  
1 vote:
It's not an easy video to summarize, and based on how the contract was done, a summary would probably not include an explanation of how the muicians were duped. 20 minutes might be the shortest a susmmary can be, without omitting why and howthe muicians fell for it.
 
2021-12-05 7:16:43 AM  
1 vote:
Not a scam. The contract said the NYT writer owned the music and the publisher had full control over it. Anyone signing should have known what they were getting into.
 
2021-12-05 8:02:59 AM  
1 vote:

Tyrone Slothrop: Not a scam. The contract said the NYT writer owned the music and the publisher had full control over it. Anyone signing should have known what they were getting into.


He didn't disclose that he was the publisher as well and the publisher never really did anything.  Thus the NYT writer was getting the lionshare of the profits
 
2021-12-05 11:29:25 AM  
1 vote:

ThePea: Bennie Crabtree: scanman61: Bennie Crabtree: It's not an easy video to summarize, and based on how the contract was done, a summary would probably not include an explanation of how the muicians were duped. 20 minutes might be the shortest a susmmary can be, without omitting why and howthe muicians fell for it.

And I assume the tale is impossible to tell without jump cuts every few seconds?

I watched, and the cuts were only made when he changed topic. This is a very friendly video for people who are older than middle school and haven't been living off Red Bull and pixie sticks

Which flavor pixie sticks? Need answer fast.


Cocaine flavored
 
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