Did YouTube Give In to Peer Pressure?

Recently, YouTube has tightened down on their policy for content creators. If you haven't heard about it yet, YouTube changed their policy in regards to what videos can be monetized.

YouTube received complaints from several artists such as Thom Yorke, Adele, Nelly Furtado, and Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe, just to name a few. Did YouTube succumb to some peer pressure from other streaming services? Well, we believe the accusation from Apple was the last straw, and that it possibly led to YouTube cracking down on content creators to have "Ad-friendly" content.

Apple released a statement stating that YouTube exploits the artists. However, it seems that YouTube definitely limited what artists can post with their new policy change. This change could possibly limit what videos artists can profit from. Even though the new policy isn't just geared towards artists, we definitely believe  this will affect artists of all genres.

How will this affect artists? Here's a list of everything YouTube doesn't want you to post:

Sexually suggestive content, including partial nudity and sexual humor. 

Hate to break it to you, but no more half naked chicks in the music videos .

Violence, including display of serious injury and events related to violent extremism.

You remember that Slim Jesus video with him waving a gun? Well, we can't be seeing too much of that .

Inappropriate language, including harassment, profanity, and vulgar language.

You will most likely need to post the clean version of the song.

Promotion of drugs and regulated substances, including selling, use, and abuse of such items.

No more trap house videos. We wonder' if Fetty Wap's Trap Queen Video is coming down anytime soon.

Controversial or sensitive subjects and events, including subjects related to war, political conflicts, natural disasters and tragedies, even if graphic imagery is not shown.

Any music video or just a plain video, where you talk about a sensitive subject, well, you are may need to censor yourself.

The bottom line is that YouTube will either remove these video's or that you will not be able to monetize a penny from them.  The question would be at this point would be if this new policy applies to everybody?  Will this apply to the mainstream artists, who constantly show drugs, violence, and sex in their songs, videos, and their interviews? Since mainstream artists are able to draw viewers, will they still be able to monetize, and also keep their video's up on the platform? We are just going to have to wait and see. We are definitely going to be on standby to report who complains first.
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