Bruce Springsteen covers – December 2012

Bruce Springsteen covers:

2013 is soon here, and I have been busy with all the Christmas stuff. Anyways…While the Wrecking Ball Tour is on a break. Here’s some Bruce Springsteen fan covers I’ve found from YouTube:

The Four Roads – Atlantic City (Bruce Springsteen)

Kingdahl – Cover Me (Bruce Springsteen Cover)

Brandon Hassur – Tenth Avenue Freeze Out

Ben Howard – Dancing in the Dark

zerobiozerobio – Lost In The Flood (Springsteen Cover)

Izzy – Dancing in the Dark (Bruce Springsteen/Amy Macdonald Cover)

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How to upload and name YouTube videos

Uploading videos to YouTube, and how to name them properly

While the tour is on a break. Here’s a short guide how to upload videos onto YouTube, and how to name videos properly:

Uploading videos onto YouTube is fairly easy. Just click the upload button on top right corner, and selection page comes up:


Once you have selected the video, uploading process starts immediately.

I usually select “Private or Unlisted” from the Privacy Settings while the video is in the upload mode. Why? It leaves me time to edit title, description, tags etc. Otherwise the video goes to public with missing info. Of course you can add the missing info later, but the search engines won’t be updating that data right away! Making your video harder to find via search engines!

Example video:

Let’s say I’m uploading Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band’s “Prove It All Night” video from the July 31, 2012 concert at the Olympiastadion in Helsinki, Finland.

There are three important fields to fill out:


1. Title:

I prefer this kind of format: Artist – Song – Date & Location

Bruce Springsteen – Prove It All Night – 2012-07-31 Helsinki, Finland

Usually the whole venue & location info doesn’t fit onto title field, and that is where the description box comes handy.

2. Desciption:

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Prove It All Night (Live) 2012-07-31 Helsinki, Finland

Date: July 31, 2012
Location: Olympiastadion, Helsinki, Finland

More details: Info about the video. Camera, equipment used etc. whatever you want to share about the video.

Website: (Links missing http:// doesn’t come clickable!)

3. Tags:

Add tags related the video. Bruce Springsteen, Helsinki, Live, 2012, E Street Band, Prove It All Night, Olympiastadion, Finland

Youtube uploader also suggest tags for the videos.

Your video is now nicely named, and all the people searching for videos are more than thankful! It’s the little things that count. πŸ™‚

Other tips:

– Please do not add complete setlist, other venues, dates, locations etc. It will make searching out specific videos much much harder!
– Always include date! Otherwise it’s hard to tell which night your video belongs.
– Use notepad (or other text editor) to save your basic video details, and copy-paste those new uploads, and you make video naming even faster. πŸ™‚
– How to get better looking videos: If you encode your videos before uploading. Encode them to 720p or 1080p, EVEN if the video is in lower resolution. Youtube uses better bitrate with 720p/1080p videos, and also sound quality is much better.

Thanks for sharing your videos!

I made a guide about downloading Youtube videos too.

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How the Youtube videos get picked

How the Youtube videos get picked to the Bruce Springsteen tour specials:

How the Bruce Springsteen videos to the concert specials gets added: Now that’s a strange formula:

Let’s say that Bruce Springsteen plays at the Helsinki, Finland:

1. Next day pretty much every possible clip from this show gets added (that I can find), after that priority goes to full songs that sounds and look great.

2. Clips are added usually when no full performance can be found. Also superb sounding clips, clips from rare songs, and cool close-up clips from the pit gets added.

3. Distorted clips/videos gets only added when there isn’t anything better available. Distorted videos are always marked as “distorted” (So it’s should be safe to click those links without fear of blowing up your ears…)

4. I’m trying to update all the tour specials when I just have enough time. Priority always goes to the latest gig though. πŸ™‚

nokia-808-pureview-_best camera phone for the concerts

If anyone is searching for a best camera phone for the concerts (or any other photography & video use): Nokia has just released a PureView 808 camera phone that is simply out of this planet. Brucetapes collected some info about it here: Nokia 808 PureView – Best Concert Camera Phone Ever Made

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