Category: Copyright

Demystifying the YouTube Claims Process

I usually make cartoons for this sort of thing, but there is no time! I’ve been getting a pile of emails every day about false claims in the ContentID process on YouTube. I wrote this article to help everyone understand

More progress on the Bad Claims Front

I finally got a hold of someone at Altafonte music, a company that was claiming about a dozen of my pieces (from what I can guess – on a few thousand videos). They were rejecting disputes without review… and that’s

Untangling the False Claims

A bunch of people have written me recently about their YouTube videos getting claimed by TuneSat. So I called TuneSat, and I sent Mark over at TuneSat some information about a claim. The assets were attributed to another company that

How to: The Music Business

I get a lot of requests for people wanting to know how to “get into the music business”. Some people are honestly confused – which is understandable, because I’m actually IN the business, and I am still confused. This document

APRA and the money.

APRA (Australian music rights association) contacted me yesterday. They have money for me because a TV station aired a program that had my music in it. $460AUD. The producers of the show correctly licensed the music from me, and no

Great Publicity

“Will you score this incredibly complicated action movie I’m filming for my 6th grade film class? It’ll be great publicity for you because my whole class will see it – and you’ll be in the credits!” That’s what I deal