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Unexpected Discovery

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Slow afternoon at work today, so I killed a little time by Googling tunesmithth...just for grins.

Most of the high ranking results were what you'd expect, then I ran across this...

 http://dlmusicas.net/search/tunesmithth.html

 

Anyone else had a comparable experience?

I wasn't able to check it out thoroughly, but at a glance, it looks like scraped (downloadable) versions of some of my YouTube vids.

Confusing because it also shows the channel of origin? Without digging deeper into it, I can't tell if they're simply feed-thru links or downloadable versions?. If they are downloadable, they had to be illegally scraped, since all my channels are set not to allow downloads.

 

The endless marvels of web-land, go figure! :001_rolleyes:

 

Tom

 

*added 6/14  

 

Here are a few more for the pile ;)  ....

 

http://www.xemhbo.com/xem-basic-beat-variation-supplement-6-hi-hat_xzTcjGo513HU.html

 

http://popbestmp3.info/lyric_basic_drum.html

 

http://ridgevideo.org/vid/The-Story-Behind-The-Song-Fool-Me-Once-id=1FRRfLisz34

 

https://watchyt.com/c/drumstuffth?v=UCLG2_iPyLa8tM5emD29S8Eg - Actually, this one's pretty cool, appears to be strictly pass-thru

 

http://resepemasak.club/video/category/hi-hat-musical-instrument.html

 

http://laguasik.gq/mp3/drum-roll-please.html

 

http://rdk-shop.ru/video/ell7APTKKKA - listed in the right-side scroll

 

https://www.emp3s.co/mp3/basic-drum-rolls.html

 

http://lienquanviet.viwap.com/lien-quan/Drum-Roll

 

http://muzykamp3.xyz/songs/drum-roll-please.html

 

http://naijaloyal.com/media/watch/ZVAHEi8w4hs.html

 

...and I found SO MANY MORE, but you get the idea :001_rolleyes: It's a jungle out there! LOL

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Yep, the shit-hole that is the internet never fails to sink lower. On the other hand you're getting shafted just like the pros!

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Didn't want you to feel left out Dave - http://musikatos.net/mp3/david-nail-all-the-way/

You'll have to scroll down the page a bit to find the Hobosage offering...looks like a simply feed-thru though..

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Piracy is alive and well. Nothing is sacred anymore.

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Yep, no doubt about that Ray!

Upon further examination of that link in my original post, they do appear to be fully downloadable versions of the vids.

My consolation prize is that they did credit me for the content creation, display my original vid notes & the names of the channels of origin...better than nothin' I guess ;)

 

Yeah, sites like this where they steal the material itself definitely bothers me, but as you correctly pointed out...they're everywhere! LOL

On the other hand, there are sites which simply function as feed-thru points for material.

Those I actually appreciate!

They don't overstep the boundaries imposed by the content originators & they serve as an additional means of distribution to help a relative unknown like myself garner a bit of attention in webland.

Win - win, as far as I'm concerned. :001_smile:

 

A great example of that would be a blog article this Ray commented on -

As of today, it has almost 9,200 reads/views. There are 14 other articles in that blog, but none of them come close to that degree of web exposure. Since the number of reads on that 1 article is several thousand more than the views for the entire "Story of the Song" blog, it's safe to conclude that someone saw fit to place the article link (URL) on their website. It takes the reader directly to my Songstuff version of the article & gives me credit for the view along with exposure I never would have gotten on my own.

Not much downside there...like I said, win-win !

BTW To this day, I have no idea why they chose that specific article. In my opinion, there are several better in that same blog. Go figure! :001_huh:

 

Anyway, appreciate the responses everyone! 

 

Tom

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As I understand it, when you post a video on Youtube you give them the right to distribute to sub distributors like Vimeo etc so I suppose it could have gone down the line to a sub distributer who allow downloads.

 

I have a couple of EPs that I co-wrote being distributed by a particular record label who distribute and sell via iTunes and a number of other platforms but I have come accross a couple of their sub distributors who allow download of my material for free.

 

It's just the way it is nowadays. Years ago it was the done thing for one friend to purchase a vinyl album and then allow all his friends to copy it to cassette tape.

 

I say that if they get a song or video for free then good for them, as long as they get pleasure out of it and appreciate that someone put their heart and soul into it.

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Oh yes, I've seen this happen way too much!

 

I'm sure there are a lot of scrawlers on the web (a bot going from site to site, maybe in this case it is something that goes through youtube vids too maybe) that filter videos out based on trending keywords and what not. Once the link is available, it is an easy one to make it available for download (illegally of course). In this day and age, it's a click away for you to find ways to download a video off of youtube, facebook, soundcloud etc with a single click. 

 

No wonder Prince hated it. lol

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Posted (edited)

I did a little experiment with this. I went to the link Dave posted with my tunes. The download button downloaded a more than likely spam hacking version of Adobe Flash. Threw that away. The other link allowed it to stream on the site. It counted as plays on my Soundcloud page. I went and made all of my tunes private and the next day when I went to play them, they didn't play. So what does this tell me? I just wasted my time doing nothing important. lol

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