This video is about my progress making the Vocaloid song titled, UTOPIA.
Just now Facebook sent me an email telling me that they took down one of my videos because of copyright infringement and then in separate e-mail, they sent me a stern warning that if I repeat the copyright infringement act, my account will be disabled.
The party who report my video is David from Universal Music Group.
It actually an old crappy song that I uploaded to YouTube before I upload the chorus part only to Facebook.
Here’s the video link.
We all know that Facebook does not like outside content.
Embedded YouTube link won’t get the same exposure compare to a video that directly uploaded to Facebook.
So I decided to cut a small part of the full video, the chorus part in this case, upload it to Facebook and then write a call to action shout out with the link to the full video on YouTube.
The view increased compared to the video that I didn’t use this trick.
I’m not sure why, is it Universal Music Group is that desperate or just poor management?
The algorithm detect that video as copyright infringement and decide to take down the video.
Not just taking down the video, Facebook as well sent an “advisory” e-mail to warn me that if I ever upload another copyrighted materials, my account may be disabled.
I don’t mind they took down the video, but disabling account is so cruel and short-sighted in my point of view.
If YouTube can do a nice monetisation deal for the videos, why not Facebook?
What do you think?
And subscribe to my YouTube channel if you may.
For those who didn’t know, when you upload a video with a background music of some kind published artist, your video will have a dispute and if you are a YouTube Partner, you can’t monetized your video.
So, today I am simply doing my routine checking the analytics of my channels and websites, and I found out one of the video I uploaded to my band (The White Parasol) channel have a copyright claim.
Here’s how it looks like.
It means, that the YouTube play match algorithm are acknowledging that our performance is very similar to the original artist, ONE OK ROCK.
Why did I smile then?
Wasn’t that some kind of flattery when you, a no name band was being labeled the same or sound similar to the real original band?
Right now, we are recording and producing the song, Wherever You Are original by ONE OK ROCK as a learning process.
We do everything from scratch, and then we also shoot a music video for it.
Right now, I’m in the process to do the mixing and mastering of the song before cutting into the video editing for the music video.
Let’s see if YouTube play match algorithm will caught us then.
Have you been in this kind of situation?
What do you think about it anyway?
Please play the video below while reading this post. smile
I’m awake somewhere around 2:30 a.m. and I feel so discontent and empty.
Perhaps because my mind are still full of her. sad
Recently, I met this new guy.
William (light blue shirt in the photos below), he’s a guitarist.
We can say he’s on higher level of enthusiastic in being a guitarist more than me.
So after some talks, and some fooling around, we plan to make several tracks to make up an Extended Play (EP) album (or perhaps a full-fledged album?)
The genre will be an alternative rock music.
If you don’t know what that is, think something like LinkinPark, Red Hot Chilli Pepper and similar artists like that.
We don’t have a deadline.
This project is more like casual do it yourself kind of project.
Another thing worth mentioned I think is that now I work permanently in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei while William is at Miri.
I feel thrilled to think that this is another “strangers on the internet meetup and making music”.
Just like what they did when Vocaloid Hatsune Miku was first released.
We use Google Drive to exchange sound file and idea.
It works so far.
The master file will always on my side because I have better knowledge in recording and music production overall.
By far, I think this new studio opening at Lutong is the best jamming studio so far in Miri.
I’ve been to almost all jamming studio existed in Miri and they have the best drums sounding.
I saw that their music instrument like bass guitar and electric guitar are also a good cheap one compare to other venue which usually give fake China copy guitar that is unplayable.
However, I bring my own bass guitar. smile
It’s a cheap SoundGear brand from Ibanez company and are active pickup.
The bass are good.
I’ll make a review on it sometimes in the future. smile
We book two hours of studio time last 23rd August 2015 (Sunday).
But we actually don’t have a drummer~ surprised
There’s this a friend of the studio staff arrived on scene after we invite the staff to join us playing some random song.
He’s a great drummer.
In my opinion, better than those bands playing at the clubs around Miri.
But he’s coming from church band that he won’t be playing outside church community and for a friend like us! (Maybe) wink
I found out that actually, Miri have a lot of hidden talent but somehow bury them self under some curtain of ideology and stuff like that.
I have another colleague last time who entitled to become a recording artist but he choose to become a music teacher.
I’m not sure what’s the reason.
Maybe there’s some dark politic lingering around recording artist scenes but I’m glad as independent artist, I am not bound to that political movement.
Will upload some video soon showing us fooling around in the studio.
Until that time, please support me by liking my Facebook page and subscribe to my YouTube channel. smile
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Thanks to Mister Max Chan for the photos.
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