An Apology To My YouTube Audience: An apology to electronic music lovers who are tired of hearing the same songs over and over again because this company is selling out and releasing any songs under the sun just for a few bucks.
I’m sorry, I’ve been working on this channel for almost 2 years and I still get hate from people who don’t understand what I do. I want to take a moment to apologize to everyone who has ever been negatively affected by my work.
My name is [NAME], I’m an electronic musician, producer, and composer based in [CITY, STATE]. I created this channel in 2012 as an outlet for my music and art. In 2013, I released my first album “The End Of The World” on Bandcamp which was featured in the Huffington Post’s Top 10 Albums of 2013 list.
In 2014, I was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album with my second record “The Art Of Noise”. In 2015, I released another record called “Breathe” which was also featured on Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Songs of 2015 list. Since then, my channel has grown to over 250k subscribers and over 100 million views across all platforms (YouTube, Spotify, iTunes).
I’m sorry. We got greedy over here at YouTube and stopped caring about what we are doing. I just want to apologize to all of you who love electronic music.
I’m sorry we have been putting up songs that have no musical value, just because they make a few bucks for us. I’m sorry we put up these songs in the first place, and then didn’t take them down when we realized they were making us look bad. And I’m sorry that people like Deadmau5 and Skrillex have become so popular, while other artists like Zedd and Porter Robinson haven’t gotten their due.
I know how much you all love electronic music. It’s a genre that’s been around for decades, but it has only recently started to get noticed by the mainstream. And I want to apologize for that as well: We’ve let the popularity of certain artists overshadow others, and in so doing we’ve made it harder for you to find the music that speaks to you.
We can do better than this. So starting today, I’m going to make some changes around here. For starters, here’s what I won’t be doing:
– I won’t be putting up any more deadmau5 or Skrillex songs on my
I recently received an email from a subscriber who is furious with me for playing the same songs over and over again. She told me she doesn’t understand why I keep playing the same songs, but if I don’t do something about it, she will unsubscribe from my channel.
I want to take this opportunity to apologize to all of my subscribers who feel like my channel is becoming just another electronic dance music playlist. It’s not my intention to push any music on anyone. I don’t own the rights to any of these tracks, and I’m simply playing them because they sound good to me. If you’re getting tired of hearing the same songs over and over again, please do me a favor and go listen to some other music.
It’s been a while since we last talked. I’m afraid that too much has happened to address everything in this letter, but I’ll try to summarize the main points that I want to make.
I want to apologize for the lack of consistency and quality in our recordings. The past year has been very difficult for me as an artist and human being and I’ve been struggling with some personal issues that have affected my music. I’m not going to go into details about what those issues were, but just know that I am doing much better now and am ready to move forward with my career again.
I also want you to know how sorry I am for the way things ended with YouTube. We had a great relationship and I felt like they really understood me as an artist. However, over time they started pushing me more towards commercialism and away from creativity; this was something which never sat well with me because it was never what got me into making music in the first place (to make money).
I love you all so much and promise we will continue making great music together!
I know some people will not appreciate this, but I want to apologize to you all for what is happening to my channel. I started this channel as a way to share music that I love with others. Over the past few years it has gotten bigger than I ever imagined, and it has become an important part of my life.
But recently, things have changed. A new company has come along and offered me a lot of money to start promoting their music on my channel. They have given me a lot of freedom in choosing the songs, but there are still a lot of restrictions on what kind of music can be promoted. They have also asked me not to promote any music by artists they don’t own the rights to (they own the rights to quite a few songs). This means that some of my favorite songs will no longer be able to be promoted on my channel because they do not fit within these guidelines.
I understand why some people might think this is unfair or even wrong, but the truth is that it’s just business. And when you’re running a business you have to make tough decisions sometimes. I am sorry if this disappoints anyone out there who was hoping for something different from me or from YouTube in general. But please remember that I am still an
A few days ago, I noticed something strange going on at YouTube. Hundreds of thousands of people had suddenly started watching my videos. The problem was that almost none of them were watching the videos I had actually made. They were instead a giant pile of videos that had titles like this:
“Instrumental – Electronic Music (no Copyright Music)”
“Electronic Music Mix – No Copyright Background Music”
“Electronic music 2017 | No Copyright”
And so on. Some of these had tens or even hundreds of thousands of views, and I have no idea how they got there, but it’s clear that they weren’t actually interested in what I’d created. So unless you are one of those people, sorry to disappoint you, but this video is not “electronic music 2017 | No Copyright.”
I’m sure there’s a demand for electronic music with no copyright attached to it. But why do so many people think that I’m the right person to ask? Well, maybe it’s because my own name has “electronic music” in it. Actually, I’m not totally sure why anyone would think that my actual videos would sound anything like the electronic music they were looking for. My stuff is not really even all that musical. In fact,
Hello, I am an electronic music producer, and I would like to take the time to apologize to the YouTube community. As a YouTube partner, I have been approached by the YouTube Content ID team to monetize some of my videos. To be clear, this is not in any way related to my channel or any of its content. I have been told that if I do not participate in this program, it may result in the termination of my channel.
This is a very sad day for me as a creator on YouTube. I am deeply sorry for this inconvenience, and I hope that you understand.
-Electronic Music Producer