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CD Baby / YouTube

Post by Armistice » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:31 am

I'm putting this here because I can't think of where else to put it...

I recently was looking for the single YouTube video that I made with The Jongleurs - to show someone that I hadn't seen for 15 years - and while I was searching I became aware that some time in 2015, CD Baby, who do the dig distribution for the band, had made a YouTube clip (ie. just the album cover) for pretty much every song on the album.

I don't recall giving them permission for that, and seeing the videos all have ads on them, I'm wondering if I shouldn't be getting some revenue - not that any of the videos have had more than 10 or so plays - I could use that extra $0.01 that 1000 YouTube spins will get me... :biggrin:

Any of you use CD Baby and had them do the same thing? I don't know whether to be grateful to them, or angry with them. :suspicious:

Here's what I mean:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGhO7wYHUKs

And probably on the right hand side you'll spot a few others.
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Re: CD Baby / YouTube

Post by Greg_L » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:48 am

Yup, my albums are the same - split into singles on youtube. CD Baby does this as part of their "distribute everywhere" option.

If you don't want that to happen, you need to uncheck that box when uploading the album. I don't know if it's possible to undo after the fact.
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Re: CD Baby / YouTube

Post by rammer24 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:54 pm

WOW! That's weird. I don't think they did that with any of my tunes. At least, I can't find any.

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Re: CD Baby / YouTube

Post by Armistice » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:52 am

Yeah, thanks Greg - I figured they weren't doing anything I hadn't given them permission to do - but it took them a year and half to get to it. Oh well, at least I don't have to make any videos now...
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Re: CD Baby / YouTube

Post by Armistice » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:54 am

rammer24 wrote:
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:54 pm
WOW! That's weird. I don't think they did that with any of my tunes. At least, I can't find any.
Maybe you didn't tick the right box... or maybe CD Baby don't like you much?

I have a special relationship with them. I give them complete control and they never pay me any money ever, as I set the payment threshold too high. You don't get THAT sort of service unless you're special... :lollers:
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Re: CD Baby / YouTube

Post by rammer24 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:41 am

Armistice wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:54 am
Maybe you didn't tick the right box... or maybe CD Baby don't like you much?
It's been a long time, but I always clicked "Sell everything everywhere" or whatever it was. Maybe they listened to my stuff at the time and said "Don't bother". :D
I have a special relationship with them. I give them complete control and they never pay me any money ever, as I set the payment threshold too high. You don't get THAT sort of service unless you're special... :lollers:
LOL! I have mine set at $20. I just got money yesterday....for the first time in about a year. :D

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Re: CD Baby / YouTube

Post by Armistice » Thu May 25, 2017 6:32 am

Thanks for your replies...
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Re: CD Baby / YouTube

Post by Armistice » Thu May 25, 2017 6:32 am

Thanks
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Re: CD Baby / YouTube

Post by vomitHatSteve » Thu May 25, 2017 11:21 am

Interesting. DistroKid uses the exact same format when they upload generic videos for your songs.
(Our vocalist emailed me to express surprise that someone had already ripped off our songs to upload to YT when he found it!)

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Re: CD Baby / YouTube

Post by Greg_L » Mon May 29, 2017 7:33 pm

I've found my shit on Russian torrrent sites.
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Re: CD Baby / YouTube

Post by ido1957 » Mon May 29, 2017 9:04 pm

I found my CD on YT split into singles. Error when I open any of them. Maybe because I paid the original $39 but never anything to CD Baby after that.
People want something for nothing, they want it right now. Either they can't tell quality or don't care but feel it is important that everyone agrees with them.

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Re: CD Baby / YouTube

Post by rayc » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:43 am

Armistice wrote:
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:31 am
I'm putting this here because I can't think of where else to put it...


And probably on the right hand side you'll spot a few others.
I took the channel link aboce the description and it took me to some VHS a Capella band.
A Capella without audio I might ad.
Have you been playing around David?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQnEUL2R13w
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Re: CD Baby / YouTube

Post by Armistice » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:52 am

rayc wrote:
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:43 am
Armistice wrote:
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:31 am
I'm putting this here because I can't think of where else to put it...


And probably on the right hand side you'll spot a few others.
I took the channel link aboce the description and it took me to some VHS a Capella band.
A Capella without audio I might ad.
Have you been playing around David?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQnEUL2R13w
Apparently we weren't the only one with the name... I've avoided listening to any of the faux Jongleurs stuff to this point... I don't think I want to click on that video... :eep:
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Re: CD Baby / YouTube

Post by rayc » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:40 pm

Well done David, the results of clicking wouldn't be pretty.
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