This evening, I sat down at the computer to figure out what kind of fun stuff I can pack into the next blog entry. Before I did that, I checked my email and noticed that I had a message in my Youtube inbox from Music Nations Network. One of my all-time twisted dreams is to have my own TV channel broadcasting nothing but bizarre, public access-ish goodness. Perhaps this was going to be a step in the right direction! My dreams were flashing before my eyes of being a program manager of the worst TV shows in the universe!
But I'm skeptical. I'm always so fucking skeptical when my dreams are about to come true. So I went and checked out their website. The first thing I noticed is that they mention the weather. Then I realized it wasn't intentional. I realized it was a typo. Then I realized more typos...
Now I'm usually a pretty forgiving guy. Hell, I keep giving Teo Mance chances to showcase a GOOD recording on this blog, so why not give these guys the same consideration? I decided to chat with their "knowlegable, helpful dedicated fast suppoort team" and ask them a few questions.
I got kicked out of chat while I was busy taking screenshots of the conversation, but they nicely offered a transcript for me to paste here for your enjoyment!
[6/13/2014 6:55:26 PM] Ben joined the chat
[6/13/2014 6:55:27 PM] Ben said:
I have lots of questions...
[6/13/2014 6:55:40 PM] Music Nations Network - Support joined the chat
[6/13/2014 6:55:47 PM] Music Nations Network - Support said:
Hi! How may I help you?
[6/13/2014 6:56:21 PM] Ben said:
Besides getting paid, what other kinds of benefits do I get by joining?
[6/13/2014 6:58:16 PM] Music Nations Network - Support said:
You can see the benefits here http://www.musicnationsnetwork.com/benefits
[6/13/2014 7:00:30 PM] Ben said:
My main outlet for my content is my blog, which gets a large portion of it's traffic from youtube. How will joining a network help gain exposure to my blog?
[6/13/2014 7:01:26 PM] Music Nations Network - Support said:
We will as much as feasible possible, promote your videos and generate revenue including revenue on top of the YouTube revenue by using (parts of) your content. When we do so, we will always mention you in the credits and/or use annotations linking to your channel aimed at building up traffic to your channel and growing your subscriber base.
[6/13/2014 7:02:22 PM] Ben said:
Can you show me an example of a network?
[6/13/2014 7:02:55 PM] Music Nations Network - Support said:
I don't have an example. kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org to request for one.
[6/13/2014 7:06:59 PM] Ben said:
So is your job to strictly copy and paste content from the website?
[6/13/2014 7:07:41 PM] Music Nations Network - Support said:
I'n sorry but I only have limited access
[6/13/2014 7:07:54 PM] Music Nations Network - Support said:
I'm sorry but I only have limited access
[6/13/2014 7:09:39 PM] Music Nations Network - Support said:
Hi! Are you there? I may need to end this chat as I don't have any response from you. Thank you.
So, here is an open letter to the Music Nations Network...
Thank you for taking an interest in my highly successful Youtube videos. However, I must decline your offer to pay me. I'm terrified that you may neglect to pay me due to errors on your website and/or contract which legally require me to show terrible ads on my videos, and legally clear you of having to pay me anything.
Your "knowlegable, helpful dedicated fast suppoort team" was not knowledgeable, helpful, nor supportive. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the "Ctrl", "C" and "V" keys on their keyboards have been worn down to the rubber pads. Please hire some unsuccessfully aborted fetuses to replace your current staff.
Yours in Christ,