He likes Boomkat, though.

In an extensive interview with Italy’s La Repubblica, Thom Yorke pivoted from a question about how he listens to music (“mostly with Boomkat”) to a frequent target of his criticism: YouTube.

“A friend of mine told me about this app to skip commercials on YouTube… They put advertising before any content, making a lot of money and yet, artists are not paid or are paid smalls sums, and apparently this is fine for them.

“All I know is that they make money from the work of many artists who do not derive any benefit. Service providers make money: Google, YouTube. A lot of money. ‘Oh, sorry, it was yours? Now it is ours. No, no, we are joking, it is always yours.’ They seize it.”

Then, as required by Godwin’s Law: “It’s like what the Nazis did during the second world war. In fact they all did that during the war, the British too: steal the art from other countries. What’s the difference?” [via CoS]



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