(this is not a post about piracy, but I could rant about how that isn't an issue as well)
many times when there is a song in a youtube video, the comments are like omg whats that song
CLEARLY this is PROMOTING the song and it would be in music companies' best interest to LEAVE IT THE FUCK ALONE.
usually if a song is being in a video, its because people LIKE IT and APPRECIATE IT. THERE IS NO PROFIT INVOLVED. THEIR INTENT IS NOT MALICIOUS.
2 of the 3 major record companies (WMG/sony) continue to have an INCREASE IN REVENUE so don't tell me that they're making less billions of dollars.
don't you companies make money off ads that appear before a video with third party content is played anyway? fuck sake