Simon Cowell's Confusion: YouTube Should Pay; YouTube Helped Sell Millions Of Albums
from the cognitive-dissonance? dept
But would you believe that people are still complaining about YouTube's role in all of this? Rob points us to an interview with Simon Cowell, who demonstrates stunning cognitive dissonance in both slamming and praising YouTube in two contradictory consecutive sentences:
Cowell also spoke of the popularity of Susan Boyle's Britain's Got Talent audition, which saw her rendition of I Dreamed A Dream viewed 100 million times in its initial days on YouTube - without any kickback for him.So, wait, is he upset or not? Would he have preferred that YouTube had not shown the video which it didn't pay for, and a very small number of people knew of Susan Boyle? Or is he happy that he got free hosting, free software, free bandwidth and free promotional value that helped him sell 10 million of her albums? Maybe he should be paying Google...
"That will change," he told GQ. Because, eventually, if YouTube are not paying, they're not getting the clip.
"But at the moment I'm very happy to get promotion around the world. She'll sell 10 million albums this year because of YouTube."