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Youtube Comments Disabled – Why are Record Labels and Artists Guilty of This?

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Why are record labels and artists so scared of showcasing comments on Youtube that criticise their music and video releases? Does hiding the facts and reality of opinions really have any affect on public perception? When you upload your music in the public domain, do you not think before hand that not everyone will agree with you on its standards? Check out our blog on the issue!

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Why are record labels and artists so scared of showcasing comments on Youtube that criticise their music and video releases? Does hiding the facts and reality of opinions really have any affect on public perception? We have seen too many incidents of censoring views, without the need to name any individual or group. When you upload your music in the public domain, do you not think beforehand that not everyone will agree with you on its standards?

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YouTubers who disable comments and ratings are basically going against the whole aspect of uploading music and sharing it. We will make life easier for you by describing exactly what Youtube does in its own words:

YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original-content creators and advertisers, large and small.

For those that don’t know what censorship is the definition clearly states “an act that examines media publishing and suppresses any parts that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat to security“. What part of the definition includes “because the person doesn’t like my video“? There is no other way of putting this but it is extremely childish, if we could perform a citizen’s arrest on the  internet it would be to people who censor comments on Youtube!

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If you don’t want to communicate your music in a matured manner, you should be kept away from the internet by your service provider. Asian record labels and artists should be controlling the music that comes out of their studio and distribution outlets rather than brandishing a weapon every time someone states the music doesn’t appeal to them.

If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.  – Noam Chomsky

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There are more positive ways to control your brand by respectfully responding to comments, openly having dialogue with your customers and audience, interacting with the individuals who may well be the difference between a track becoming and anthem or a flop. We of course understand that Youtube users quite often comes across as the most vile individuals on the planet and they sap your faith in the intelligence of humanity. That however does not include music videos, in their case the only moderation that occurs should be to remove hate, insults and racism. The comments section is like free publicity, whether good or bad it generates interest through word of mouth. The criticism one receives should be used to fuel further development and productivity in music. The facility to moderate and disable comments wasn’t made to please people who are blinkered by the truth and think they live in a perfect World. It would be interesting to see some of the offending labels and artists stating why they do it but they’ll probably just call us haters!

Whats your opinion on Youtube Comments being disabled? Let us know!

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