He’s the Israeli musician whose Thru You video mix is taking the Net by storm.
With this kind of audio/video art emerging, no one needs the kind of formulaic pap endlessly regurgitated by Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony Music, and presented as music.
Because Kutiman’s amazing Thru You is absolutely, 100% guaranteed to inspire artists around the world to produce art which has never been seen before, and never could have been seen without the Internet.
And ironically, a hard-core commercial ‘product’ at the centre of countless copyright disputes – YouTube owned by advertising company Google – was the source.
Kutiman’s Thru You may even trigger a copyright revolution because each and every component is a clip, or clips, of a video made another artist.
‘You need some new ideas’
It has to be experienced (‘seen’ and ‘heard’ don’t do it justice) to be taken in and, “Thank you, ThruYou,” blogs Lawrence Lessig.
“If you come to the Net armed with the idea that the old system of copyright is going to work just fine here, this more than anything is going to get you to recognize: you need some new ideas.”
In a comment post, “One of the players is a guy who went by the name of MarloweDK,” says John T, adding
He’s a stellar bassist and had a strong following on YouTube. In fact, he inspired me to pick up the instrument. A few days ago, YouTube took him down because he played along with commercial tracks.
It’s really a shame because if I hadn’t found him, I would not have been exposed to those tunes, and I would not have bought the tracks.
Yup. Really nice move.
But typical. How many times have Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony Music been told sharing is caring? That far from depriving them of income, it’s priceless viral advertising?
“Copyright is soon going to be regarded not as a means of a publisher being able to pay an artist for their work, but as radioactive fallout that has polluted our culture, and something that still ensnares, hobbles and harms artists and their audiences in the course of their innocent cultural engagement,” says Crosbie Fitch.
“Fortunately, unlike radioactive fallout, copyright can be removed from our cultural landscape simply by changing the law to abolish it. After all, the law is supposed to protect people’s natural rights, not to grant privileges to authors, nor monopolies to corporations – even if they call them ‘rights’.”
Meanwhile, “I had a great time searching for you and working with you,” says Kutiman to the performers whose works he utilized.
“So, thank you very much.”
No, Kutiman. Thank you.
Jon Newton – p2pnet
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