Not happy with nuking out of Youtube all FE music, Nintendo hits GilvaSunner (copyright claims) and BrawlBRSTMs3 (terminated)

Nocturnowl

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Oct 25, 2017
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Way to ruin music posting threads Nintendo, we just want to appreciate the tunes!


And where's the official tropical freeze soundtrack you bums?!
 

Mbolibombo

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Oct 29, 2017
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Yep this sucks :(

See I understand why Nintendo does this, it's their property after all and people make money off it.

However they sit on a frikkin gold mine in terms OST for their games, they could do something themselves for the fans that love their music and make good money out of it. I'd bite on a subscription for instance, they could upload it themselves on a specific music channel, they could release it on streamingservices, they could somehow integrate the music library in an upgraded NSO subscription or whatever.

There are tons of possibilities.
 

texhnolyze

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Oct 25, 2017
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Yep this sucks :(

See I understand why Nintendo does this, it's their property after all and people make money off it.

However they sit on a frikkin gold mine in terms OST for their games, they could do something themselves for the fans that love their music and make good money out of it. I'd bite on a subscription for instance, they could upload it themselves on a specific music channel, they could release it on streamingservices, they could somehow integrate the music library in an upgraded NSO subscription or whatever.

There are tons of possibilities.
They're one decade behind from other companies when it comes to popular techs. They probably have no idea that music streaming services is a thing. Give them time, they'll probably upload them officially at some point.
 

slsk

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Oct 27, 2017
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You would think that shareholders would ask why Nintendo haven't put their in-house tunes on streaming services. But then you remember the terrible questions that the shareholders actually ask on the earnings calls.
 

Xita

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Oct 27, 2017
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This pisses me off so much. If there was an actual way of listening to the music outside the game then sure, yeah. But just deleting it and giving zero legal alternatives? Fuck off Nintendo.
 

sir_crocodile

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Oct 25, 2017
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It's because the official soundtrack is available for purchase.

No it's not, that's one of those trash sound selections which is just basically a taster.

THIS is what a FE soundtrack looks like:


Three Houses will prob get one next year, as FE is one of the few Nintendo franchises that actually gets nice soundtrack releases.
 

Bonejack

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Oct 27, 2017
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Wouldn't be an issue if they would fucking finally officially add their music stuff to streaming services ...

I would appreciate if they could leave those YT channels alone as long as that didn't happen.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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You know, there’s a lot of illegal uploads on YouTube, and these happened to be some of them. You guys go into YouTube and assume that all the music in the world should be at your disposal for free there, but that’s not how it works. At least not forever.
 

MILKGOLOLBAD

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Aug 5, 2019
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Er. Nintendo own these, it's in their right. Copyright laws are f*cked as it is, to be honest. One thing that boggles my mind is how people are allowed to stream games and earn money whilst streaming unlicensed music in the background. How is that allowed and yet posting on Youtube isn't?
 

cowbanana

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Feb 2, 2018
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This is rich coming from the company that has zero issues continuing to sell a garbage, broken product to consumers. The drifting joy-cons are the most abymally shit hardware on store shelves and Nintendo just keeps selling it. I'd love to see their garbage removed from store shelves in the EU.
 

Wulfric

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Oct 25, 2017
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Yet it's only nintendo that ever has problems with this sfuff.
Yup. It's on the rights holder to issue takedown requests. If other companies don't dedicate manpower or legal counsel towards it, that's on them.

It's shitty for the average fan, but all of them would be in the clear to remove their music from Youtube.
 

FrakEarth

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Oct 25, 2017
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YouTube is a crap way to listen to music imo, but LOTS of people use it - it's a shame they didn't just monetise the videos rather than come down on them like this.

By not doing that, and not putting up on streaming services, it feels like they're leaving money on the table as well. They've got a famously aggressive / litigious legal team... other companies have adopted a softer approach to the internet, but feels like Nintendo are still catching up in that regard. That or they're just still uber uber serious about protecting their work. When they find this stuff they should just take it as a sign that people want to buy and listen to it and stop locking their music behind special editions. As many before have said... Spotify please
 

Mbolibombo

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Oct 29, 2017
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They're one decade behind from other companies when it comes to popular techs. They probably have no idea that music streaming services is a thing. Give them time, they'll probably upload them officially at some point.
hehe yeah likely... they're still very protective and conservative with their property.. though we've seen they are able to lighten up a bit with both Mario x Rabbids and Cadence.. hopefully they can start doing something with their goldmine.. soonish.
 

Scotia

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Oct 25, 2017
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So dumb. If you’re not allowing people to listen to this stuff on YT then put up on Spotify or something Nintendo, christ
 

Vylash

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Oct 25, 2017
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nintendo sure are great at having content taken down that they refuse to monetize themselves, it's 2019 and they're still not on spotify
 

Famassu

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Oct 27, 2017
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The biggest problem and why I don't buy more game soundtracks is because they never have ALL the music. If they had all the music I'd shovel money into their bank account. But as of right now everyone always gives like 12 tracks and that's it. Especially with the Ablaze and normal versions of music in games like Fire Emblem it's like "If you won't give me the full thing don't punish me for seeking it out"
I'm not sure what soundtracks you've been buying, but separate OST releases generally have all the tracks. At worst maybe some licenced track or a couple of slight variations to some theme is missing, but in general OST releases are pretty good with having all tracks included, from my experience, even some 5 second jingles or game over music.

Limited/collector's editions of games with big OSTs usually only have some "Musical selections" CD that comes with 4-12 tracks of the full OST, but yeah, if we are talking about full, official, separate OST releases, I haven't noticed any particular trend of omitting noticeable parts of the soundtrack. Like, my Fire Emblem Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn OSTs are both 4CDs with around 60 and 80 tracks.
 

Catshade

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Oct 26, 2017
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Idiots. When even the goddamn Konami has a more sensible move in terms of putting their music on streaming services, this looks like thousand steps backwards.
 

The BLJ

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Feb 2, 2019
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Let Nintendo handle their property the way they want. If they don't want their music uploaded on Youtube and don't want to release it themselves either, except as a few incomplete and rare CDs, then that is their right. You don't get to order them how *they* use their own IPs. Not that I'm not disappointed in their decision either, but, it's their right. We are not entitled to anything.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Thankfully copyright law isn’t decided on a basis of ‘how many game companies care about Youtube’.

They own the music. They can take down fans stolen rips whenever they want. Anyone else can too, although obviously many choose not to. That’s their right as the copyright holder.
Keep in mind that a lot of this music isn't available to stream in Japan either, likely because Nintendo uses third party distributors to publish their soundtracks. They likely have a say on whether or not they'll allow that music to release anywhere that isn't with them.
 

Psittacus

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Oct 27, 2017
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I didn't get off the main menu of Three Houses before I went looking for the OST, but I can't buy it anywhere so I listened to a rip instead. Just let me buy all your music day and date you mad bastards it's not that hard. I've spent hundreds of dollars on indie OSTs because if I hear music I like I will immediately buy it.
 

Rukumouru

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Nov 12, 2017
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Yes it is Nintendo's right to do this.

Yes, exercising this particular right can be a total dick move in the correct circumstances, which just so happen to be the current circumstances.

I'm not gonna make any excuses for Nintendo just because the law is fucked. They're the only ones that keep doing shit like this, every time they get the chance.
 

BGBW

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Oct 25, 2017
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They are in the right....yet how come they are the only ones that constantly do this shit?
Square Enix was (is?) notorious for cracking down on people sharing their music, especially from Final Fantasy.

Bamco (well Columbia Music) takes down [email protected] music all the time. That's why most of the music on YouTube is gameplay clips - they only have the cut down version of tracks. In fact Love Live and [email protected] music have been some of the most problem inducing music for High Quality Rip uploaders SiIvaGunner.
 

jariw

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Oct 27, 2017
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nintendo sure are great at having content taken down that they refuse to monetize themselves, it's 2019 and they're still not on spotify
The Octopath Traveller OST is available on Spotify.

If Nintendo monetizing from an OST is your concern, you can find a few of them on iTunes:
* Xenoblade 2
* Xenoblade 2 - Kingdom of Torna
* Bayonetta 2
* Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee and most other Pokemon OSTs
* Some Wii U OSTs, like Wonderful 101 and Xenoblade X
 

LunaSerena

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Oct 25, 2017
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I didn't get off the main menu of Three Houses before I went looking for the OST, but I can't buy it anywhere so I listened to a rip instead. Just let me buy all your music day and date you mad bastards it's not that hard. I've spent hundreds of dollars on indie OSTs because if I hear music I like I will immediately buy it.
3H’s OST will probably will be announced near the release of the DLC - Fates’s OST took a while to be released since it included the Heirs of Fate music.

While is it annoying I do hope that most people complaining take the chance of buying the OST’s when they’re easily available - Xenoblade 2’s OST is on sale as a digital download, worldwide.
 

sir_crocodile

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Oct 25, 2017
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Everyone talking about streaming platform X Y and Z just make me feel old lol. I still buy the CD soundtracks from Amazon Japan and rip to flac!