Replying to FUCK "Royalty-Free" and "Copy Write-Free" MUSIC
I remember a time when an edit really showcased personality. Not just the skiers involved, but the film makers themselves. Maybe I've spent too much of my life on this website, but I feel as if some of the filmers are taking a shortcut that ultimately weakens their work...Hats off to Shane McFalls for establishing Traveling Circus as one of the most entertaining, (and longest running) series on NS. A decade of fucked up skiing aside, Shane took the time to promote his own musical tastes and support a selection of self-releasing, independent groups, mostly off bandcamp.com. And as they teach you in school, when you write an essay, any outside work was credited. He made a point to credit every single artist, one by one, at the end of every single episode. Honestly, Shane and TC are directly responsible for a good chunk of my musical taste growing up. I'm afraid kids aren't getting that same experience I grew up with. Discovering new music, looking up a specific song... even if it was a goofy ass "Float On" remix in clown*school's "FUCK", it didn't matter. The videos had character. Now, personality is becoming more and more scarce in the films and edits posted. And I'm not saying everyone is this way, but when you see/hear it, it's plain as the day is long. All the monotonous and poorly crafted hip-hop beats have got to stop. Quit discounting your work and the hard work of the athletes by taking shortcuts just to get the edit online faster, it's lazy. Plain and simple.
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