Criminals At TuneCore Filing More Bogus Copyright Claims Against Youtubers

When it comes to music industry scumbags, TuneCore wins the Gold, Silver and Bronze medal and if there were a platinum medal that would win that too. Because artists are figuring out what a scam TuneCore is they are bypassing them and uploading their music to sites like iTunes, Spotify, CD Baby and Reverb Nation without going through TuneCore and getting ripped off and getting the runaround.

Scam + Theft + Fraud = Tunecore - Demotivational Poster

For some time now the crooks at TuneCore have been filing false copyright infringement claims against Youtubers.

If Youtube had an ounce of integrity they would ban TuneCore for life and ban their employees from ever using Youtube.

Check out the follow complaints from Youtubers about the criminal act of TuneCore. As you can see, the complicit crooks at Youtube quickly close these threads.

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    Disputing a false copyright claim by TuneCore caused by Content ID error


    YouTube claims that I used the song from 1:37:53 - 1:38:43: https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=aP2B4ulM1tU And here's a link to the song TuneCore is ...
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    Bogus Copyright Infringement Claim By ToneCore

    There is NOTHING about my video that is remotely similar to the on the criminals at TuneCore is claiming. YES they are stealing from me.
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    dear youtube.copyright claim


    TUNECORE HAD AND BEEN CONTINUING TO FILE CLAIM THAT NOT ONLY ON ME, BUT OTHER PEOPLE A WELL. youtube your not doing shit to help us what so ever, ...
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    I received an email from youtube stating that one of my videos"may have content that is owned or licensed by TuneCore.


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    I've been told my video has a copyright claim for the music. Thing is, I am the copyright holder


    (Do I contact you or TuneCore?) Yes you have to have TuneCore White List your channel. YT can not help you with this. TuneCore has entered your ...
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    Frivolous copyright claims


    I think they would have to make a special request to whomever is administering the music (eg CD Baby, Tunecore) to whitelist your channel.
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    False copyright?


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    Permission to use copyrighted music


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    Copyrighted content was found in my video. . . but it isn't actually in my video


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    I created a 54 minute movie called HISTORY on JESUS... Within an hour of posting my movie, I was challenged...


    Your video, HISTORY_on_JESUS_DirectorsCut_SHORT.mp4, may have content that is owned or licensed by TuneCore. No action is required on your part; ...
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    is tunecore the reason why i cant monetize my music video? they distribute the song that is in the v


    is tunecore the reason why i can't monetize my music video? They distribute the songplayed in the video.
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    How do I notify YouTube if the Copyright Filter (Audio) Falsely Flags Content?


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    Content ID still not disputed with permission


    yes I know that. I contacted TuneCore and they said that Dave would have to contact them to get the Content ID taken away which Dave has done many ...
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    How it works Content ID or TuneCore?


    Hello, How do I claim my music on YouTube? I have a song: https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=l7FnZWe2igc The tracks are on TuneCore - see (FQDW.png).
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    Copyright owner monetizing my unmonetized videos

    -TuneCore Publishing; -PRS CS; -SPA_CS; -BMG_Rights_Management; -ZAIKS_CS; - APRA_CS; -ARESA; -COMPASS_CS; -UMPG Publishing; -UMPI
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    Youtube ignoring my DMCA notice


    Since I could get anywhere with Tunecore who are also ignoring all my messages I turned to Youtube to remove my songs from their site.
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    Recently Tunecore invited me to Youtube's Content ID program but I have my doubts. I asked Tunecore point blank if Content ID would sift through ...
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    How do you get the album purchase link for your original music onto youtube?


    I own the music and lyrics to the music and my music is on Google Play, tunecore , iTunes, amazon, and spotify. I have the UPC and ISRC codes.
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    copyright claim released but now detected by another company that doesn't own the song


    I spoke with Dave Days who told me he removed his songs from Content ID because he wasn't receiving enough royalties and since I have permission ...
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    False Positive for Third party content


    The Content ID system has falsely identified the video as having a song called " Dark Companion", musical composition administered by: TuneCore ...
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    Video Not available


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    False Copyright Claim against my content


    ... copyright claim in that video because YouTube Content ID is detecting it as Fred Seghetti's "Mystique" song, content protected by TuneCore.
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    How to copyright my music & audio on youtube?


    http://www.tunecore.com/index/songwriter_royalties. On Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 2:55:06 AM UTC-7, Asd Webs wrote:.
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    Fraudulent DMCA violations from multiple parties on my videos


    –excerpt from "Digital Distribution Comparison for Music Updated Today (In Grooves, Tunecore, Catapult, Virtual with more coming soon (Route Note ...
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    Collabs? Looking for Singers/Rappers/Producers ect!


    Get Worldwide distribution to 750 stores in over 200 countries ((To Compare - TuneCore and CDBaby COMBINED only account for less than 75 stores)).
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    Companies filing claims on the Public Domain (Orchard, AdRev, DashGo/AudioBee, Music Pub Rights Collecting Soc, etc)


    I'm a little worried that this stemmed from my time with TheBizmo, an indie distribution site similar to TuneCore. Still disputed it and emailed ...
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    DashGo/AudioBee Claiming Bogus Copyrights on Public Domain Vids (contact info)


    ... someone who is a moron having account access esp. that it appears to be a small indie setup (not exactly TuneCore or CDbaby distribution).
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    Thumbnails disabled amid content ID dispute?


    So I'm currently disputing a content ID match where "TuneCore" wants to monetize my videos wrongfully. The details aren't important in this case, ...
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    How do I put a song on itunes


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    How do I inform YouTube I have granted someone permission to use my music in their video?


    ... I presume to be a universal automated system of processing copyright information "up-front" with great immediacy (ie Jango.com, Tunecore, etc.
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    I have sent emails to all, tunecore responds and very very nice to work with, " believe music" no response for 4 days so my revenues are dead for ...
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    Pubic domain copyright fraud


    On 4/19/15 TuneCore claimed a song, “Callenberg” by Western Laughter that was supposedly in the movie but they released the claim on 4/20/15.
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    my account is enabled for monetization and i have a video i own the rights for and still was rejected for lack of info


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    Allowing our music to be played


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    appeal decision to mute my video audio track


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    IODA Disputes To Claims To Copyright My Sound Recording On Youtube?


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    A Question Regarding Content ID and Song Removal


    ... much of the music in the collection, rescinded their claims back in 2013, and the other claimant, TuneCore, decided to monetize the video.
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    What is a "valid Merch URL" for your product in Google Play or the iTunes store


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    Disputing a false copyright claim by TuneCore caused by Content ID error




    by Michael Pettitt

     4/15/15

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    I recently noticed that several of my videos now have a copyright claim from TuneCore for a song called "Rolling Stone" by Dirty Frazier.  Two problems:

    1) I never used the song in any of my videos, and I'm convinced that this is a mistake made by the Content ID system.

    2) YouTube's dispute system doesn't allow you to dispute a claim because Content ID made a mistake (because Content ID clearly never make mistakes).

    For reference, here's a link to one of the videos.  YouTube claims that I used the song from 1:37:53 - 1:38:43:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP2B4ulM1tU

    And here's a link to the song TuneCore is claiming:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX4m7o_VCbg

    Chances are, you'll hear the difference.  Is there anything I can do to get TuneCore off my back? 


    marcoghisla said:

    I also have issues with TuneCore having raised a copyright claim on a song I have properly licensed from a legit and well known royalty free music provider. The song was cleared when I posted the video but now TuneCore has raised claims on it. Even my provider is trying to have their claims removed but with no results so far. As a consequence monetization on my video is currently suspended and I am losing money because of their action. How did your dispute go Michael? Did they eventually remove the claim?

    Bogus Copyright Infringement Claim By ToneCore

    Tonecore has filed a copyright infringement claim on this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p822O4n20z4 I uploaded. The video is not a song nor does it contain lyrics or music other than an A-440 tone played using MIDI. ToneCore is claiming this is the video and song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW5zwEFMk4o.

    I don't think this was done by accident. Youtube has allowed ToneCore to monetize my video for their gain based on their fraudulent claim. 

    There are two basic issues here. The first is what is to stop shady companies like ToneCore from doing this? Criminals can easily file false copyright infringement claims and steal other people's work they ToneCore is doing. 

    I see this as a Youtube policy problem that could lead to massive class action lawsuits. The fact that sleazy entity like ToneCore can say you stole their copyrighted work and then use your work to make get revenue is just plain wrong. It is like claiming someone stole your property when they didn't and then stealing something of their's claiming it is an offset. 

    The remedy I would suggest to YouTube is to ban sleazy companies like ToneCore and file civil action and criminal charges against them. I would further suggest that Google deindex companies like TuneCore as well. A good corporate citizen would do that.

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