I’m starting to lose the battle of the YouTube copyright. Early on the challenge was coming up with things to write about each of the songs I chose but now the challenge is finding songs in the first place. Locating an album version of a song has become a convoluted scavenger hunt, and when I do unearth one I’m lucky if the clip isn’t pulled down before I get to feature it.
The exception seems to be live performances, which aren’t subject to the same copyright laws as recorded material. The problem there is that live shows, while often wonderful, remove song production from the equation and that’s a real shame.