14 Aug Facebook and YouTube Streaming – not for DJs
So we can’t DJ Live on FB, huh?
I cannot express how absolutely elated I was at the premise of being able to go live on Facebook. The prospect of being able to reach my FB friends while having them respond was something that had me filled with joy!
So apparently there is a “copyright infringement” being violated every time a DJ goes online and plays music (for free) to his audience (for free) and his video need be removed. There are a selected few profiles that aren’t subject to that level of scrutiny by Facebook, URNOTADJ was not one of them. I can’t make that up, I personally have had 2 hour long videos removed from Facebook. My first one stayed up though, here’s the vid:
So we can’t DJ Live on YouTube, huh?
Not one to be discouraged I went to YouTube in an effort to utilize their beta streaming service. I had been seeing the “Live Streaming” button flurting with me on my YouTube Channel for quite some time. Since I had acquired the DJing Live bug I was sure that YouTube would let me do my weekly hour of Grown Folk Music on their channel, right? Also a bust, YouTube removed the audio from my video and gave me a warning (?!?), so basically that was a no go as well.
Why can’t a DJ legally play music online for his audience, without receiving any compensation? I don’t understand the politics behind why my video being streamed live was somehow infringing on someone copyright, even though the world uploads videos daily and those aren’t subject to scrutiny. I have no idea who in particular is removing my videos, or what they want for me to continue using their service on Facebook. After going back and forth about this with many of the URNOTADJ Family, I saw only one option.
So, I decided to take matters into my own hands. First the resurrection of URNOTADJ’s website, step 2 the addition of streaming! Since a few of the URNOTADJ Family wanted to continue streaming you will find all our online shows here on the home of the Real DJ Movement! We will be doing live weekly shows and we will be promoting the DJs who rep the culture here!
I’m looking forward to being able to provide this kind of online entertainment and continuing to educate this generation about the craft we all so love!