I’ve watched Davie504 for quite a while and noticed the change in content caused by his increase in popularity.
This happens to most youtube channels as they attract more viewers.
Let’s be honest here. Youtubers are after views so that they can monetise their channels.
The content that gets a LOT of views has to be content that appeals to the most viewers. Look at the most viewed content on youtube.
Does it appear to be highly educational and relevant?
So you can assess that the lowest common denominator to get views isn’t high brow stuff.
Davie has gone to rapidly produced meme based content and collaboration stuff and I’ve cooled on a lot of that. Some of his earlier stuff when he put lots of effort in was pretty funny. One of my favourites was when he made the bass/minecraft interface and had to learn to play minecraft by playing bass. Another one was where he went on Omegle to play bass to people.
I actually discovered Two Set Violin and then ended up learning a heap about recorders on another channel.
Davie is an youtube entertainer who happens to play the bass. He’s introduced a lot of people to the bass which can’t help but be a good thing.
I also think he did a marvelous job promoting Charles Berthoud.
I’m not super keen on his new stuff, but if he is making money from it, good luck to him.