A few years ago, before YouTube became a gravitational force strong enough to bend light, I posted a blog about orchestras showing up on YouTube. Back then there were less than a dozen search hits (none of which were posted with the orchestra’s permission) but if you do a search for "symphony orchestra" at YouTube today you’ll get "about 38,500" hits including everything from Metallica with the San Francisco Symphony (see below) to the now famous VB Beer commercial…
It’s stunning to see just how much YouTube has grown and how
orchestras are getting better at using the medium for positive gain.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, you don’t always have to include something with
music to make an effective online video; such as Bill Eddins’ videos from his time in France conducting Porgy and Bess.
Speaking of Inside The Arts authors on YouTube, Neo Classical
author Holly Mulcahy recently demonstrated that in addition to some
serious violin skills, she has a mean set of trombone chops:
2 thoughts on “Does Your Orchestra YouTube (again)?”
The CSO’s YouTube page includes our Beyond the Score videos, interviews with the likes of Boulez and Yo-Yo Ma and we just uploaded four “Dream Out Loud” education campaign videos.
On a different, corporate note, today, via Steve Rubel’s blog, I happened on a great EA Sports YouTube video. A commercial reaction on a fan’s earlier video:
I’m curious about the orchestras that have things up; do their contracts have a special clause for YouTube?
I don’t want to go into anything here, as one does have to be cautious on the massive internet billboard, but there are roadblocks up that maybe need to be changed. And I’m not talking about management. You know?