DeoxysPrime, who owns a YouTube account with 165,000 subscribers that has various video game soundtracksHad to delete their entire Nintendo music library after receiving it Over 500 Copyright Notices From companies that trigger happiness.
They don’t host commercial album uploads; instead, like the rest of their channel (We’ve covered it before on the website!), they have uploaded the full soundtrack to something like Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon Taken directly from the game itself. In a statement posted to Twitter on May 30, they wrote:
Effective immediately, I will remove all Nintendo music from my channel. With over 500 announcements and a dozen audio tracks blocked last week, it’s clear they don’t want their music on YouTube. I’m sorry to all who love their music, but I have no choice.
I have no intention of deleting my channel and my other non-Nintendo soundtracks will live on for the foreseeable future. It’s frustrating, but as I said before, they ended up opting to block their music on the platform.
Good luck to all of you who still stick with Nintendo music on YouTube. So much of the soundtrack has never been officially released. But like channels bigger than me get hit before the people who eventually replace them also end up like this.
In a follow-up message posted on their YouTube page, they said:
Again, sorry for the inconvenience, because I love listening to Nintendo music here as much as everyone else, but there’s no point in continuing like this.
As always, you can follow me on Twitter For any other updates and as a general reminder, if you do see any soundtrack on my channel removed, it’s always safe to assume it’s for copyright reasons. Respect their right to do so, but please also keep pushing Nintendo to release their music in an official format, as there is no reason for these soundtracks to go away forever. Thank you.
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Some of the soundtracks that have been removed include those smash series, Donkey Kong Country game, wind wand, F-zero series and most modern Mario and Mario Kart game.
Like they say, Nintendo, if you’re going to do this, please at least release these soundtracks in an official format (album! Spotify!) because I get Tired of having to link to this old post all the time.
This isn’t the first time Nintendo has targeted major music channels recently. back to january Gilva Sunner, who received more than 1,300 copyright blocks, said at the time “I’m…not outraged or surprised that Nintendo did this, but I do think it’s a little disappointing that there are few other options”.