We started about a year ago taking video of live band performances. We use HD cams and a digital multitrack recorder to capture the best video and audio we can get. YouTube is great for hosting our productions, however, we never see them in the "recent videos" list in the music category (which all of our videos are listed in).
It amazes us how a low quality video shot from a cell phone with completely clipped/distorted audio can achieve 10K+ views while our HQ videos have gone mostly unnoticed. We're not so good at getting the word out about our videos. It sure would be nice if youtube did a bit more to help the lesser known get more exposure.
Still, we're happy to be doing what we do and help promote live music, local and national, and rock music.