Same old song and dance
Nintendo has been on a mission for a few years now to stomp out uploads of their game soundtracks to YouTube, and they’ve already purged thousands of tunes. It appears the Big N isn’t done yet, as they’ve hit yet another channel with a massive wave of copyright claims.
The YouTube channel DeoxysPrime hosted a ton of Nintendo tracks, and the Big N has swooped in and hit them with over 500 copyright claims. Instead of trying to fight the machine, DeoxysPrime has decided to remove all Nintendo-related soundtracks from their channel. You can see DeoxysPrime’s full statement on the matter below.
“Effective immediately I will be removing all Nintendo music from my channel. With 500+ claims and more than a dozen soundtracks blocked over the last week it’s pretty clear they don’t want their music on YouTube.
Some of you may have already noticed these soundtracks beginning to disappear but I thought I’d give you all a heads up about what’s going on. This isn’t the first time I’ve dealt with this issue on my channel but it will be the last. I’m sorry to everyone who enjoys their music but I don’t have much choice.
I have no intention of deleting my channel and the rest of my non-Nintendo soundtracks will remain up for the foreseeable future. It’s frustrating but as I’ve said before it’s ultimately their choice to have their music blocked on the platform.
Once again I’m sorry for the inconvenience this will cause, as I enjoy listening to Nintendo music on here just as much as you all do, but it just doesn’t make any sense to continue on like this.”