Can you get more people to take the stairs by making it fun to do? That's the question asked in Piano Stairs, a new viral video that has reached well over 2.5 million views on YouTube in just under two weeks...
MTV is dead. It was a long horrible drawn out process, but MTV the legendary music video format originators have passed away. In it's place, stands some awfully unoriginal programming. Unless you have been living in a cave for the last 20 years, you might have noticed that MTV really doesn't air music videos anymore. The truth is, since about 1993 the channel began to stray from the music video format and hasn't stoped since. Music videos used to be forced down our throats growing up. Which in turn ended up inspiring a generation of indy filmmakers to perfect their craft.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers; better known as ASCAP, is targeting videos on YouTube for royalty payment for it's professional creative members. This is a good thing for producers who work hard at making their product, only to see that someone has "borrowed" some of that property clips for their own use. But the average consumer who just wants to make a simple video using a well-know song as their music bed might get confused.
As more video comes to light from the struggle inside Iran, one must marvel at the technology making this all possible. Even a decade ago, people had to reply mostly on images smuggled out of an area of conflict by journalists working for the traditional media. Now, with all the quick down-n-dirty ways of getting images on the airwaves, anyone who can get footage to the right sources can get their footage seen by the world.