In a First, Grammy Winning Guitar Legend Steve Vai Authorizes Fans To Use His Recordings In Their YouTube Videos

Enlists Audiam to Help

Grammy winner and legendary guitarist Steve Vai has authorized the free use of his recordings in fan-created YouTube videos. It is a first-of-its-kind approach that marks a new way for Vai and others artists to engage fans and generate new revenues.

Vai has enlisted Audiam, the new service that makes money for artists every time their music is played on YouTube, to make the recordings available to fans, who will have free reign to use Vai's recordings however they like on YouTube.

Any fan anywhere in the world can simply use any of the Steve Vai recordings listed below in their own YouTube video without fear of having to take the video down due to copyright infringement. In addition, they will not get any strikes against their YouTube account.

Audiam, on Vai’s behalf, will authorize YouTube to place ads on the user-created videos, thereby generating revenue for revenue from the use of his music.

Masters available:
Now We Run*
Gentle Ways*
The Murder*
The Attitude Song
Salamanders In The Sun
For The Love Of God*
Without Me
Blues For Dust
Creamsickle Sunset
Western Vacation
The Story Of Light
John The Revelator
Book Of The Seven Seals
Gravity Storm
Mullach a'tSi
The Moon And I
Weeping China Doll
Racing The World
No More Amsterdam
Sunshine Electric Raindrops
The Crying Machine*
The Murder
Beastly Rap
Whispering a Prayer*
The Audience is Listening*
Apples in Paradise
I'm Becoming
Earthquake Sky
Paint Me Your Face
Building The Church*
Tender Surrender*
Band Intros
Freak Show Excess*
Die To Live*
All About Eve*
Gary 7
Treasure Island
Angel Food*
Taurus Bulba*
Par Bram
Shove The Sun Aside*
Erotic Nightmare*
The Animal*
For the Love of God
Blue Powder*
Bad Horsie*
Die to Live*
Kill The Guy With the Ball/The God Eaters*
Tender Surrender*

* Indicates Live

About Audiam
Audiam ( makes money for artists every time their music is used on YouTube and across the entire Internet. Audiam finds videos on YouTube that use its customers’ songs, authorizes YouTube to put ads on those videos and administers the artist's share of the money back to them. Artists get 100% of the money generated from their own YouTube videos while also earning money from other people’s videos using their music. There is no up front cost to use the service. Audiam is used by artists, music publishers and labels – anyone who controls the master, the composition, or both.

About Steve Vai
Throughout the years, Steve Vai has awed fans of all genres with his exceptional guitar skills and musicianship. He boasts career sales of over 15 million records, 15 Grammy nominations, and three Grammy wins and has toured the world as a solo artist, as a member of G3, and with Frank Zappa and bands such as Alcatrazz, The David Lee Roth Band, and Whitesnake. As an accomplished audio producer, Vai has written, produced, and engineered all of his solo albums, released via Favored Nations, his own independent record label that has released over 70 albums by legendary musicians such as Tommy Emmanuel, Steve Lukather, Eric Johnson, Billy Sheehan, Larry Carlton and many more. For Vai, virtuosity and versatility are not mutually exclusive. He has created music for blockbuster films, bestselling video games, national sports franchises, and corporate brand initiatives. His career accomplishments have earned him honorary doctorates from Berklee College of Music and Musicians Institute. While many artists fit easily into a single category, Steve Vai remains unclassifiable. He is a musical alchemist of the highest order.