Facebook Shuts Out Musicians And Their Videos
It seems Facebook has issued a new directive regarding music videos, basically banning them from the hugely popular social platform completely.
Facebook has been criticized recently for a number of things including blocking certain political viewpoints and/or causes and attempting to emotionally manipulate the people who use Facebook. Now it seems they have decided they don't want musicians using Facebook to connect with their fans by posting videos. Referring to them as "music listening experiences", the live streaming events and videos that musicians have used to stay close to their fans will soon be banned. Facebook will begin deleting them as of October 1st according to dancingastronaut.com. The article they posted cites the following quote which they attribute to Facebook:
You may not use videos on our Products to create a music listening experience
We want you to be able to enjoy videos posted by family and friends. However, if you use videos on our Products to create a music listening experience for yourself or for others, your videos will be blocked and your page, profile or group may be deleted. This includes Live.
To read other articles about this, you can click here. This comes on the heels of a recent announcement by Facebook that they were going to begin offering music videos in a bid to go up against Youtube. How serious they are about deleting these videos and exactly what videos they may still allow remains to be seen. We will all have to wait and see I guess.