Hey y’all. Let me get this out of the way first: I know I’m probably about to sound like a huge nerd. Now to the question. If you see a video and want to respond/interact with it on your own channel, what’s the proper etiquette?
I see a lot of music collabs in particular that seem like one person saw the video and just decided to sing/play over it without reaching out to the original creator. Which I’m thinking is probably fine? But because I am in fact a Certified Dork I worry that if I did the same (with music videos or others) I’d be breaking some invisible rule.
So what do you guys think?
What is or would be your personal code of honor in unplanned collabs?
(Do you think it depends on the content of the video?)
If it was your video being used would you want people to reach out to you/give you a heads up first or would you be fine seeing it without prior contact?
**** Follow up question for any who may say it’s okay not to reach out first: Do you think you should caption it in a way to make it clear it isn’t a planned collaboration? (i.e. say “Inspired by @" rather than "collab with @”)