YouTube has recently ceased playing the live music streaming material named “Lofi hip-hop beats to study/relax to” from a channel called ChilledCow for allegedly violating the website’s copyright.
But the real tea is that one of our own have done this. The Malaysian recording company, FMC Music Sdn Bhd Malaysia, is the one that’s actually made the copyright violation complain to YouTube. (us right now: HUH???)
— Lofi Girl (@lofigirl) July 10, 2022
On 10th July, Lofi Girl posted a screenshot of the notice they received from YouTube stating that the channel had been found to have infringed copyright rules on their official Twitter account.
“Due to a copyright removal notice we received, we had to remove your video from YouTube” , “This means your video can no longer be played on YouTube,” the statement said.
But the majority of Twitter users were baffled and just down right enraged in response to the situation, and honestly same. Because who is FMC Music and why have they reported Lofi Girl for copyright to YouTube?
In contrast, an account called TeamYouTube acknowledged their error in response to Lofi Girl’s tweet and assured that the video would be added back to her YouTube channel within 48 hours.
confirmed the takedown requests were abusive & terminated the claimants account 😔 we've resolved the strikes + reinstated your vids – it can sometimes take 24-48 hours for everything to be back to normal! so sorry this happened & thx for your patience as we sorted it out ❤️🩹
— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) July 11, 2022
For most YouTube users and just netizens in general, streaming music from ChilledCow can be considered a cultural phenomenon by Gen Z. Every student has searched for music on YouTube to listen to while studying and somehow found “the video with the girl at her desk.”
That being said, the character in the video “Lofi hip-hop beats to study/relax to” is an ICON amongst our generation and is somewhat of a “shared experience” we all had.
Everything about this video and Lofi Girl just screams nostalgia to us, WE CANNOT LOSE HER!!!
UPDATE (Wednesday, 13th July)
Huh?? FMC Music staff have been on holiday this whole time? What on earth is going on?
Okay, okay, let’s clear things up. Fortunately the music production firm was able to give Gempak a statement addressing the entire matter after speaking with them:
“Due to the holiday, we didn’t go to work, and only learned about the incident today. We’ve already sent YouTube a report and all the necessary documentation.”
“We believe a hacker filed the copyright report after accessing our account. We say this because FMC doesn’t participate in the international music scene and exclusively creates music locally.”
“We are powerless to act at this time. We can only wait to see how YouTube responds to our report.”
The lofi radios are back! 🎶
Tune in now and say hi in the chat → https://t.co/zVocn5oqiR
— Lofi Girl (@lofigirl) July 12, 2022
So a hacker did this? And for possibly the fourth time; HUHHHH??? But why? Why hack FMC Music? Why take down that video? SO MANY QUESTIONS!!
What do you guys think though? Did a hacker do this or was it FMC Music?
Source: The Vocket