Due to a series of fortunate events, I was motivated into putting more of my music out into the world. A few years ago I released Pilgrimage and possibilities, and Transformation and freedom on Bandcamp. Since then, I have shared the music on Patreon. I have used it as background music on my YouTube videos and allowed others to use it. (And if any of you would like some music, please ask, it is a pleasure to create and share.)
Back to the series of events. Dianne Fago Art used one of the tracks from Transformation on a recent video. Now YouTube has an automatic copyright infringement detection tool. This clever AI goes through any music and video at the upload stage and flags content that belongs to someone else. This enables the copyright holder to get their fair share of advertising royalties. In theory, this is good. In practice, it doesn’t always work.
As Dianne was uploading her video, the music was flagged as belonging to someone else. Unfortunately, that person wasn’t me. The AI had got things mixed up and now there is the rigmarole of sorting it out. To point out that the AI had got things wrongs, I uploaded the piece of music to YouTube, and it didn’t get flagged. Here it is…
This isn’t the only incidence. I remember another piece of mine being flagged a few years back. Things should have improved by now, but they haven’t. Just the other week, someone on YouTube was going through a similar infringement issue when a singing bowl they were playing live was spotted by the AI. I know some people are afraid of Artificial Intelligences taking over the world, but I think it might be a way off.
Back to the music. Having remembered I had those two albums on Bandcamp, I decided to share them further. I jumped over to distrokid, where I was planning on releasing some music later this year, and set up an immediate release. If you follow the links below, you’ll now find Pilgrimage and Transformation on all the major (and many minor) streaming platforms. From Apple and Amazon to Pandora and Spotify, whatever music site you use, you’ll find my music. Alternatively, simply search for this temple eden and you’ll find me.
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