Sunday, August 13, 2017

Gear Slutz Kicking the Shit Out of TuneCore

There are a lot of corporate gangsters from all over the world filing bogus copyright strikes. Tunecore is one of them.

I realize that this is more of a gear and technical forum and I am very grateful that it is here. Since the music industry is in a state of change musical artists have had to adapt and learn the technical side of recording and a resource like GearSlutz I very much appreciated and helpful. It is tough having to wear so many hats and still do justice to our art.

Musical distribution has changed as well and not for the better from the point of view of many artists. The waters are full of sharks. Since there are a lot of musician/composer/singer songwriter/audio engineers/producers here I though it might be a good idea to issue warning about a big nasty shark in the water that goes by the name TuneCorp. There are a lot of complaints about TuneCore, not paying artists, not honoring their contractual release clause, and publishing copyrighted material owned by managed by BMI, ASCAP and SESAC. TuneCore's latest scam is that they file bogus copyright claims against Youtubers and then monetize their videos. There is no practical remedy in place on Youtube to challenge these false claims. It is as though the Youtuber is guilty until proven innocent. The appeal process drags on while TuneCore continues getting revenue because the monetize these videos. When TuneCore gets caught they can say "oops our mistake" and suffer no consequences for their criminal behavior. 

The evidence. Mixcraft No Longer Sucks: Criminals At TuneCore Filing More Bogus Copyright Claims Against Youtubers

Youtube is complicit in this because given the number of complaints and TuneCore's bad reputation with the BBB and the recent FBI investigation TuneCore a known corporate criminal should be banned from Youtube and all video and sound recording streaming. 

I will not recommend any streaming service but I will say, before you hook up with any, do your homework.

Read More Here

Class action lawsuit against the crooks and Spotify CLICK HERE