We’ve been flooded with complaints recently because our YouTube videos can’t be embedded on websites, and in certain countries can’t be seen at all. And we want you to know: we hear you, and we’re sorry. We wish there was something we could do. Believe us, we want you to pass our videos around more than you do, but, crazy as it may seem, it’s now far harder for bands to make videos accessible online than it was four years ago.
This whole letter is well worth reading, not just to understand how the music business is shifting, but to understand how the internet is, in a way, creaking and moaning under its own weight.
I don’t even know the band and it makes me want to buy the album. This letter is just that intelligent and valuable.