a youtube musician
Terra Naomi used YouTube for a “virtual tour” this summer – so instead of driving around the country as she’s done previous, she put videos of herself playing her guitar and singing on YouTube. Go have a look at the video of her song Say it’s possible, for instance. Now notice that this video has 72 video responses and almost all of them are from other people who are playing their own versions of her song. Isn’t that just insanely beautiful? I mean, the idea, of people sharing and creating and performing for each other together alone like that? And to think that I heard someone worried that kids these days just download music, they don’t make it anymore.
Terra Naomi’s website explains her YouTube success well – the last stuff is, as Stephanie Booth writes in the del.icio.us link where I found this (can I link to that?), the most interesting from a new media perspective.