Nintendo Music YouTuber Closing Down After 4,000 Copyright Strikes

Nintendo Music Youtuber

Video game music has steadily evolved over the years into a respectable art form in its own right. Nintendo has had some of the most iconic video game music of all time, thanks to its catchy melodies and rich orchestral composition. As such, fans have loved listening to this music outside of the games they were made for. However, Nintendo has been less generous with their allowances for online use of their material, as they have notoriously been protective of their copyrights. Such is the case with one popular Nintendo music YouTuber, who has announced they will be closing down their channel after receiving 4,000 copyright strikes.

Nintendo music YouTuber GilvaSunner now shared a string of tweets describing the events that recently hit their channel. GilvaSunner is well known by Nintendo fans for uploading various Nintendo soundtracks on YouTube, as Nintendo’s original music has been scant to find on streaming services. However, the user has lately seen their channel hit with 1,300 copyright claims in the days leading up to the tweets, with 2,200 additional blocks posted by the day of GilvaSunner’s reveal on Twitter.

After the ordeal, the Nintendo music YouTuber has announced they will now be closing down their channel, suggesting that trying to keep up with these mass copyright strikes would be too difficult to maintain. While it is understandable that Nintendo would take action to protect their intellectual property, it is a shame that this channel has to be shut down after 11 years of activity. If Nintendo isn’t going to make their beloved music available to listen to, they should really work with social media sites and algorithms to make this music more accessible. And they should give K.K. Slider a TikTok as well, while we’re at it.

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Cory Lara2137 Posts

A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.


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