I was making the rounds on the Internet the other week, and came across this blog post about a musician, Jeremy Lim (no, not Lin) whose material was stolen, rebranded, and sold – all without his consent and without him seeing any of the profits. He made the discovery when he got copyright notices on Youtube for material that he had uploaded. Odd, considering the fact that it was his own original music!
What follows is an unfortunate tumble down the digital, legal rabbit hole. However, Jeremy shares his experience along the way with some pointers on how to approach the ordeal if you ever find yourself in his shoes.
This is a must read for all of our artists out there!
Late August, I learned my music had been appropriated, rebranded, and sold across every major music store and streaming service including iTunes, Beatport, Amazon, Spotify, and Deezer. Over 150 instances were found in legitimate sites, not to mention the countless appearing on illegal networks.
I pray you never find yourself here, but if you do, here’s how I fought back.
Jeremy is slowly digging him self out of this unjustified mess, but we’re thankful that he’s being so open about the entire process. Read the rest of the story here.
If you’d like to check out Jeremy Lim and his material, you can do so below. I recommend it, the dude is pretty talented!