PewDiePie has been making very successful songs on his YouTube channel for a while now, and his latest foray into the music world, Congratulations, absolutely exploded on the platform.
Unfortunately, it’s not all good news for Pewds, as it seems a company has now copyright claimed the video. Yikes.
.@TeamYouTube some company called Tunecore are claiming videos on or using PewDiePie’s “Congratulations” song. They don’t represent him. How are they getting away with this. Sort this out as soon as. pic.twitter.com/M5bkohCsoo
— Sive 1 (@sivemorten) April 6, 2019
A number of YouTube channels who showed or used the music received copyright claims, including FlareTV, the channel that shows the live subscriber count between PDP and T-Series.
Over on Twitter, a user named TheUglyCouple tweeted Pewds saying: “@pewdiepie i know you, more than likely, won’t see this but I’m taking a long shot. Me and my wife reacted to your recent song and got copyrighted by some company that you’re probably not a part of. If this is true, I find it ironic since you’re against the copyright system :(”
@pewdiepie i know you, more than likely, won’t see this but I’m taking a long shot. Me and my wife reacted to your recent song and got copyrighted by some company that you’re probably not a part of. If this is true, I find it ironic since you’re against the copyright system 🙁 pic.twitter.com/nB8DHOf3J9
— Chris&Nicole (@The_UglyCouple) April 7, 2019
The tweet did get noticed by Pewds, who responded saying: “some bozo pretended to be me and claimed the video. We are looking into it and should be resolved soon hopefully.”
Some bozo pretended to be me and claimed the video. We are looking into it and should be resolved soon hopefully.
— ƿ૯ωძɿ૯ƿɿ૯ (@pewdiepie) April 7, 2019
The strike is the subject of the latest Drama Alert from Keemstar, though it just seems to get more and more confusing.
@KEEMSTAR just watched the recent drama alert and pewdiepie’s song is being copyrighted by tunecore which is a music distribution service for putting songs on things like Spotify or Apple Music. The guy that made the instrumental had links to Spotify and Apple Music in his desc
— Will (@WillzAnimationz) April 7, 2019
The source of the strike seems to be a company called Tunecore, which appears to have claimed the video due to its similarities to a song called ‘Buckwild,’ created by an artist named Pontus Pettersson in September 2017.
In the Keemstar video, which you can watch below, a commenter named Verz claims to be Pontus Pettersson, saying: “Hey guys, please help me up this comment. I am the one who released buckwild 5 years ago, i am Pontus Pettersson.. i just want to clarify some stuff – im not the one who copyright claims other versions of this song. Its a FAKE Company who have uploaded my song without my permission. So sorry for this. I have requested a takedown, hopefully it goes through. Thanks for putting me on the news <3”
The confusing situation is, at the time of writing, yet to be resolved.
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/pewdiepie