The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #95631   Message #1911000
Posted By: Max
16-Dec-06 - 10:27 AM
Thread Name: YouTube Folkmusic Video PermaThread
Subject: RE: YouTube Folkmusic Video PermaThread
Murray, I commend you on this idea and thread.

A few months ago, I made a deal with Stefan Grossman for his entire collection of videos. http://guitarvideos.com/ . We've been encoding, classifying and organizing thousands and thousands of videos for months now. We're also working on a way to deliver these videos for a fee. The goal is to use all the proceeds to fund the mudcat. My optimism suggests that we'll never need contributions again if this works out well.

I'd be very interested in your thoughts about paying for such videos, maybe a dollar or two per clip. I sure have been enjoying the process of encoding and reviewing them all. They are going to be well organized, professionally encoded, perfectly synced (audio w/ the video). Stefan has one hell of a collection, and I am proud to be involved (and have a copy of every single one of them).

Please be gentle with me…