Jan 212017
 

Sorry we’re very late, but anyway, HAPPY NEW YEAR.

One reason is that once again the video was blocked on a copyright issue. Sony Music, owner of Uptown Funk, had no problems: their policy is to monetise the song. But Universal Music Group, owner of Here Comes the Sun, just blocks all Beatles songs – crazy. I am disputing their claim – it is just the first 56 seconds and we’re singing along, for funk sake! They will give me a response by 17 February.

Talking about Funk, Bruno Mars says the word 29 times. Lorenzo assures me there is an n in each one of them, but I have my doubts. (By the way, check out Musixmatch, a great Italian company).

What does Funk mean anyway? It’s another great kaleidoscopic expression.

I am putting the video online against my brother’s advice – “It’s bellissimo for the family, but what do others care?” I say fuggettaboutit, it’s funk.

Update. I got the response: “Your dispute wasn’t approved. The claimant has reviewed their claim and has confirmed it was valid. You may be able to appeal this decision, but if the claimant disagrees with your appeal, you could end up with a strike on your account.” Silly.

So I put the video on Vimeo. No problem there. Crazy.

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