A Cool YouTube Mashup

A couple friends sent me links to this youtube mashup video. Apparently the creator Kutiman just mashed up a bunch of youtube videos to create this one.

There's some debate about whether this is "real". I hope it is because I see a new art form emerging here.

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  1. OurielOhayon

    Fred, very real, This series of videos was created in Israel but a talented guy. There was an article about him in the local time out, last week. I observed lately a trend in video mashuping. maybe this is just the beginning.Here is the link to the article (sorry in hebrew) http://www.flickr.com/photo

    1. fredwilson

      That’s great to hear.

  2. James Sherrett

    And if you want to play and download the MP3s of the songs, we parsed them from the video and made them available here: http://blog.adhack.com/2009…The videos spread around our office in about 10 seconds and everyone said, ‘I want to be able to listen to that away from my computer.’ So we created the MP3s to share.

  3. aanwar

    Wow. I really loved it. It’s amazing.

    1. fredwilson

      It sure is

  4. Nick Molnar

    As the samples keep getting smaller and smaller, it will become easier for people to understand that mashups are not theft, but creation.What would happen if he went one step further and only took one note from each source?

    1. fredwilson

      The whole idea that anything like theft is going on here is total nonsense

  5. Chris Dodge

    I’m sure Brian Eno is loving all of this as this makes me recall of Eno’s tape looping systems of the 70’s.Although I’m not a musicologist, but I think Eno’s really the father of all of sampling. As another commentor said, sampling is becoming more and more fine grain and precise. This will definately lead to another form of audio decontsruction and re-synthesis.Good stuff! Makes me want to put on “My Life in the Bush of Ghosts” which – I believe – heralded modern audio sampling.

    1. fredwilson

      Yeah I watched that tooAmazing work

  6. Keenan

    Phenomenal! l can’t help but wonder, as mashup popularity grows, how the ownership issue will be handled. Who owns the end product? Who get’s the proceeds from the commercialization and marketing of the Mashup.There are no rules for true innovation, as it was never expected. This is truly innovative. It will be interesting to see how it plays out.

    1. vruz

      It begs the question, does it really have to be marketed in the traditional sense ?It’s probably not hard to trace back every bit of Kutiman’s work to every Youtube user, and it’s probably not hard to write software that does this in a relatively automated way.There will be new processes, and new business models that will have to be tailored to accomodate this reality, instead of what we’ve been doing until now, forcefully trying to make everybody comply to the ways of a world that doesn’t exist anymore.We are living in the future 🙂

      1. Keenan

        I had no “definition” of marketing in mind. My point was simply this, if the medium continues to grow in popularity, it will have a value, if it has value, people will pay, if people are willing to pay who gets the money?Marketed in the traditional sense or in the non-traditional sense I think is irrelevant. Once money starts flowing people are going to want to get paid, how do we decide who and how much?I agree with your last sentence. My question was asking exactly that, things are changing, so how do we address them?

        1. vruz

          it is flowing already, it does have a value already.the only problem is the middleman is not getting paid for it.Kutiman could easily charge via Paypal himself.I don’t see a problem here. I see people trying to apply problems to a solution.

  7. Stefan

    If you read the Wikipedia talk page, you can see that the artists are usually quite happy to see their work being mashed up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik

  8. darylkulak

    Thanks, that is a really interesting mashup. You can see where the musician’s movements are repeated to match the beats and the notes. Kutiman is very creative.

  9. BmoreWire

    hmm….now that I think about it this would probably be pretty easy to do on final cut pro or avid……time to dust off my old mac from college with final cut on it.

  10. Michelle McCormack

    I did a post about him last week: http://www.cloudoutloud.tv/… What’s really excellent is his innovative site. 🙂

  11. David Noël

    I was thinking about a way for them to collectively earn money off of their work. Kutiman should leverage the buzz by teaming up with US and Euro tour/concert agencies and do a real-life sort of musical with everyone in the videos. A show every night for a week in several cities in the US and Europe. Haven’t run any numbers but my guess is that it should generate some cash for all artists involved

    1. fredwilson

      No, but I’ll check it out

  12. Idit Harel Caperton

    I love ThrouYou and how easy it is to find the how-to: http://thru-you.com/#/video… – so personal and real.

  13. gorecki36

    its also interesting to see that brands like SONY (probably with the right guidance) “tuned to that sound”, as early as 2007 (about a year after the video was posted, but still early).Check the http://www.walkmanproject.com (see the similarity in the mix section).