Anyway, I wanted to know if people were critical about me posting my stuff in its Youtube format here. From what most people have said, it seems not.
Totally agree brother..It's a great parking place on the internets where we can store and share our works with our friends and family and the world if the world gives a shit. It's one thing to say I'm a musician and another to be able to pop up your YT channel on your phone and say here, see, that's me! Crazy right? For sureYoutube view counts are like FB likes - I enjoy seeing both - it's like applause. There's ambition ('Hey, let's see if this one gets a hundred views.') but it's like the ambition to do nine holes of golf in under 45. It's part of the game. But the main reason I post the videos is because I think it's the best way to present the music.
I kind of just answered that question on another thread. But lan Hill of Judas Priest and l had a long talk about that years ago. And the answer is no. I get quarterly royalty payments from BMG and BMI but l don't consider myself a professional at all. Streaming services are kind of in a grey legal area. Once you do that, you corrupt your catalog. Meaning if you sell your catalog it's worth much more if it was never released in any shape or form. But if nobody has ever heard your work, what kind of offer can you expect to get. It's a Catch-22. All the catalog buyer can do is hope to farm out one of your songs to a film, that wants something like it that has never been heard. Whole it's instant gratification getting likes and hits, you devalue your work that way. None of which is very professional.That's right, plus you can post stuff on Youtube and never be pro no matter how many views it gets. But if a song's on a streaming service, does that make you pro?