There are problems with ContentID… again.

For some reason, there is a slew of new claims against my music – I can’t reply to all the emails coming in, but I’ll try to give the updates here.

Stormfront: Is being claimed. I’m not sure by who or on what videos…

Nothing Broken: Is being claimed by Orchard Music for “Liv Montgomery-Verbalicious Vocabulary System: Have Fun Learning 750 Vocabulary”. I’ll be contacting them later today about the issue.

Exhilarate: Is being claimed by CD Baby for “Gianluigi Cangiano-Admusic”. Why? I haven’t a clue. I suspect it is such a musical pile of train-wreck that ContentID just matches it against anything!

in fact…

Who Likes to Party: is getting claimed by the SAME PIECE OF MUSIC! I haven’t a clue what to do about this. They didn’t use any of my music. The only thing you can do if you get one of these is to dispute the claim!

Dear YouTube, I think Gianluigi Cangiano broke your system. Badly.

Dance of Deception: Is getting claimed as “Wolv4tron-Church Of Madness”. Again, I don’t know how or why. They seem genuinely dissimilar. Dispute these claims!

Mining by Moonlight: Is being claimed as “Rudy Lim-The Inspirator: Creative Entrepreneurship (feat. Donny Pramono)” by Believe Music. I’ve been looking for a while to find contact info for Believe Music (specifically the Believe Music that is responsible for this claim) and haven’t yet found it. Please help out! I would like a phone number for the claimant, but I’ll take an email address.

So – That’s where everyone is today!

OCT 1 UPDATE 1: Thanks to all who tracked down Believe Music to me! That helped a lot. They have been contacted.

OCT 1 UPDATE 2: Orchard has been contacted and are looking into it.

OCT 1 UPDATE 3: I was informed that “Stormfront” is being claimed by RouteNote. I will be contacting them today.

OCT 1 Update 4: Believe music removed the asset. Mining by Moonlight is clear (or will be soon)!


Hyperlapse is a pretty fun app. Here’s some pretty fun music that will make your hyperlapses more fun!
Hyperfun was made with the help of “Band in a Box”.*

You can buy this in uncompressed format here! Comes with all parts isolated along with a slower version and a faster version.

* This software has the worst UI of any commercial product. Please be glad you didn’t have to use it. You’re welcome.


Ask your doctor if “Carefree” is right for you. Listening may cause nausea, vomiting, heartache, chilled liver, or wandering pancreas. Discontinue use pretty much whenever you get sick of the piece.

“Carefree” is a perfect compliment to your active lifestyle or consumer electronics.

You can download this in uncompressed format here! Comes with all parts isolated along with a slower version, a faster version, and three shorter cuts.

I screwed something up!

Back in my post “Fun with Indemnification“, I used this phrase in my English translation:
You don’t ever pay me damages for any reason.

This was a bit of an overstatement. Just because the indemnification is not explicit in the contract, that doesn’t mean it can’t be invoked. (yes, that was the simplest I could make that statement.)
If the licensor did something malicious with the licensed music, and you were sued for that – you would probably be fine. The licensor did the awful things.

Which brings us to the next bit! If the contract says nothing about an issue, it is up to a judge to figure that out.
So, asserting (as I did in my English Translation) the negative case because of its absence is not correct.

I’m going to say it was for dramatic effect. :-)

This post may have been assisted by someone who may be an actual attorney. I will say nothing in the positive or negative sense about that.