Category: Copyright

Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On vs. Thinking Out Loud

This video is amazing. You should watch it. Spoiler Alert: Music is derived from other music. All Hail Adam Neely.

Unauthorized Self-Filesharing!

Dear Adsense People, I have a problem. I’ve been getting more and more notices that pages on my website are being denied advertising because of “Copyrighted material: Unauthorized Filesharing”. There are options to have people review these notices – which

Adsense Problem

I got a notice that I can’t host copyrighted material on this site, as it is against the Adsense terms of service. The problem is; it is MY material. The only “help” available tells me to bring my site in

The average composer makes $4,800 per year

There is a lot of music out there. And the value of new works is going down. New pieces have an average commission of $1,800, and despite people looking for new commissions, there are less of them to be had.

EU Political Soapbox

I don’t do this often, because… most of the time it doesn’t help. But if you’re in the EU, please consider a petition… because it may help! While, it isn’t comprehensive copyright reform – education copyright reform in the EU

Problems with “Concentration”

I published a piece called “Concentration”. Someone called Krzysztof Janiewicz took my piece, and started selling it as his own composition. This causes problems. Most notably, people are getting caution letters from YouTube’s Content ID. There is a window of