Recently, I have been listening to a band called Walk off the Earth, who are famous for their covers and using household items to create a musical symphony. In my opinion, some of their covers are even better than the original song. But how does the original artist feel about it?
To many artists, it would be an honor to see that their music has taken its influence and have people trying their voice after their content. But if I was an artist, I would begin to get annoyed as so many take my work for granted. In a way, YouTube artists are using the work of others as a stepping stone to get to popularity. Now I’m not saying that covers are a bad thing, in fact most are beautiful ways to show off one’s talent and interpretation of another song. But it would be frustrating to see others take another work and call it their own.