Today, I ran a search of Imphenzia on YouTube. I do that sometimes – just for the fun of it. It’s quite common that I find that someone put together a video using my music and it doesn’t bother me even though it’s usually copyright infringement.
The reason why I decide to “look the other way” is for two reasons. First of all, I’m happy that someone likes my music enough to use it… and second, it promotes my artist name in my quest for some very welcome fans.
Searching today was different. A few more results appeared and as I browsed through them I saw now credit to Imphenzia, but I did notice that YouTube finally does audio recognition on my tracks and very kindly link to the track on iTunes. That’s awesome.
If you like my music and if you want to use it in a video; please consider getting the full access to download all my tracks so you can use a high quality version for your music. You can also find individual songs on iTunes – but they take most of the cake so I always smile when someone uses the feature on my site. Which is very rare in today’s society where music is ually free.
Anyway; to the point of this post. As I browsed through the search results, I found one video in particular that caught my attention. YouTube had correctly detected that the music was Spirit Within You (Piano), composed by me. The cheeky part is that as I read through the description it was supposedly created by “djlovesong“. Not only did it say so in the description, it was also included in the video.
I think, and hope, that the video will be removed (or at least changed with proper credits), so the link above may not work. If this happens; I have captured it into a permanent memory as screenshot:
Update 2 March 2012:
The user removed the video without any comments or message to me. I suspect that most other songs are not performed by her either, but mission accomplished for me anyway =)