I can count the number of times YouTube has failed to delivery on a music search on one hand. And YouTube is the world’s biggest music reference/discovery site, bigger than all the streaming music services put together. It is, in short, an excellent resource, better than anything out there.
But then there are the ads.
I know people gots to get paid, which why we have pre-rolls and ads junking up the lower third of the video window. I find them a minor annoyance, a small price to pay to gain access to a universe of content. But others hate them with a passion. So what to do about them? Anything?
Well, what about charging for access through, say, a subscription service? That would negate the needs for advertising.
But not everyone likes the idea–including some of YouTube’s music industry partners. Check it out at SF Gate.