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By Sascha Ende Saturday, January 13th, 2024 15759 views
Restructuring Filmmusic.io: A Return to Solo Offerings
SHORT VERSION:

Filmmusic.io, solely operated by me, Sascha Ende, will return to offering only my music starting end of January, due to trust and licensing issues caused by guest artists registering their supposedly copyright-free music under YouTube's Content ID system, contravening Creative Commons 4.0 License terms and impacting the platform's integrity.

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LONG VERSION

Restructuring Filmmusic.io: A Return to Solo Offerings

As the sole operator of Filmmusic.io, I've made a significant decision regarding the future of my website, which I want to explain. Starting from the end of January, guest artist profiles on Filmmusic.io will be deactivated, and a backup download of their data will only be available until the end of March. This marks a return to my roots, focusing solely on offering my music, as was the case until 2021. This decision wasn't made lightly, and I believe it's crucial to explain the rationale behind it.

My platform has always prided itself on being a hub for creative and copyright-free music, under the Creative Commons 4.0 License. However, recent events have compelled me to reevaluate this approach. For the third time, an artist, surprisingly a well-known one with a substantial catalog, has registered their complete music collection with YouTube's Content ID (CID) system. This was unexpected, especially since their music was promoted as "copyright free" and distributed under the Creative Commons license on various platforms.

The artist argued that registering music with the CID system offers security to users. Yet, this claim does not align with reality. In an experiment, I registered a song through two different publishers in the CID system and ended up receiving two separate claims on YouTube.
Source ("On the same asset"): https://support.google.com/you...
Source: https://soundscape.io/blog/a-2022-guide-to-music-licensing-and-content-id

This incident clearly demonstrates that such registration does not provide the security it claims to. More so, YouTube explicitly forbids uploading Creative Commons licensed music into the CID system, a policy clearly outlined in their support documentation.
Source: https://support.google.com/you...

Anyway, Youtube also says: "Content that is sold or licensed at scale for incorporation into other works must be routed for review. For example, matches against the following content types must be routed to manual review before claiming: So-called "royalty free" production music libraries typically licensed for use in game, film, TV or other soundtracks."
--> That means, that it is not allowed to automatically claim every video. Every match has to be reviewed BEFORE claiming it.
There are some providers like frequency music, that automatically scan video descriptions for attribution. But they do not scan attribution INSIDE of the video. So videos will be still claimed.
Source: https://support.google.com/you...

Furthermore, Creative Commons licenses themselves prohibit the registration of music in digital fingerprinting systems. They explicitly state that legal terms or technological measures that restrict others from exercising licensed rights are not permitted. This includes the use of digital rights management software or similar technologies.
Source: https://wiki.creativecommons.o...

The ramifications of registering hundreds of music pieces in the CID system retrospectively have been profound. It has led to a significant loss of trust among users, impacting not just the artist in question but also Filmmusic.io as a platform and all other artists featured on it. This loss of trust could potentially spill over to my music, which I cannot risk, especially if such incidents become frequent.

I believe that resorting to measures that contravene the licenses we issue and YouTube's guidelines, in an attempt to protect against content theft, places us on the same moral ground as those committing the theft. This goes against our ethos and the trust we've built with our community.

Given these reasons, I've decided that continuing to operate the platform in its current form is no longer viable. The risks are too great, and the potential damage to the trust also in MY music is something I cannot afford. Therefore, the decision to revert Filmmusic.io to solely offering my music is a step towards maintaining control and upholding the values my platform stands for.

I understand this change may be unexpected, but I believe it's a necessary step to preserve the integrity of Filmmusic.io and the trust you've placed in us. I appreciate your understanding and continued support as we embark on this new chapter.

Sascha Ende
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By Sascha Ende Sunday, May 5th, 2024 2452 views
Sunday, May 5th, 2024
Finishing "Titans" and it is MASSIVE
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By Sascha Ende Saturday, May 4th, 2024 16375 views
Massive hacking attempts and ddos attacks from Russia
Due to a DDOS attack I had to temporarily block Netherlands today. I was then able to narrow down the attack to a data center โ€œAS215730 H2NEXUS-ASโ€, which is operated by a Russian company named https://h2.nexus/ (they only have telegram support and the abuse emailadress does nto work ^^). The Netherlands has now been unblocked again.

Furthermore, access from Russia is now generally blocked. Registration with โ€œruโ€ email addresses is also no longer possible. I have also deleted around 1000 accounts belonging to Russian users.

As I have currently increased the security level to the maximum, many users will probably see a captcha more often.
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By Sascha Ende Thursday, April 11th, 2024 8333 views
Thursday, April 11th, 2024
And a new player started the "who makes best a.i. music" game: https://www.udio.com/

At some point in the future, when everyone only generates music with A.I., I will tell my children that I really did learn and play a real instrument ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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By Sascha Ende Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024 5125 views
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024
I fixed a bug that prevented you from ordering a free license. There was a wrong error message that you had already ordered a license and had to wait.
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By Sascha Ende Saturday, April 13th, 2024 7853 views
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By Sascha Ende Friday, April 12th, 2024 7957 views
Friday, April 12th, 2024
Major change:
Your dashboard now only shows posts from people you follow (+Sascha Ende). Posts from other people are no longer displayed.
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By Sascha Ende Tuesday, April 9th, 2024 8455 views
Tuesday, April 9th, 2024
Haha Scooter use FL Studio for their music production ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜
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By Sascha Ende Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024 8320 views
First Titans Shots Made
We made the first shots for the video. Titans will be epic! (Cutless Red is me, filming)
(C) picture: Cali94
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By Sascha Ende Saturday, March 30th, 2024 8061 views
Saturday, March 30th, 2024
Working on "Titans". I decided to add some Violas Staccatissimo. This gives the whole thing a wave-like background and builds up tension at the beginning. I had to enter the notes with the mouse, because it's just too fast and I could never do it so accurately with the keyboard.
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By Sascha Ende Sunday, March 31st, 2024 6848 views
Sunday, March 31st, 2024
A brief update on the progress of "Titans". I'm now at minute 01:06 and I'm adding to it every day. I'm glad that FLSTUDIO now has audio and instrument tracks - that finally keeps such large projects in order.
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By Sascha Ende Saturday, March 30th, 2024 6900 views
Saturday, March 30th, 2024
Generate Sound Effects for your movies just with text, soon. https://youtu.be/X5uleMLZpjs?s...
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By Sascha Ende Friday, March 29th, 2024 6294 views
Friday, March 29th, 2024
Swapping characters in videos with A.I. - check out "Viggle". https://youtu.be/hq5SCThpAww?s...
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By Sascha Ende Thursday, March 28th, 2024 6476 views
Thursday, March 28th, 2024
I restructured my website now. On the start page you will find now separate sections with "LATEST HANDMADE MUSIC" and "LATEST A.I. MUSIC".

Also all my handmade music is now marked with "HANDMADE" in all sections.

Every song page also now has a big information, how the song was produced. When you click on "How I produce music" you will find a page where I explain, what tools I use for handmade and for a.i. music.

Because I am doing all this in my spare time you can expect something like:
-> 2 x handmade songs per month
-> 30-100 A.I songs per month, carefully prompted for use in video productions

If you have a problem with A.I. music in general, you can just ignore it and use my handmade music - or go fuck yourself ๐Ÿ™‚
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By Sascha Ende Tuesday, March 26th, 2024 6594 views
Tuesday, March 26th, 2024
The first step is done: A basic idea for the new epic trailer song "Star Citizen - Titans". This will be as big as "Colossus". This time I decided to use Flstudio instead of Cubase because the new VFX Sequencer is awesome for building ostinato strings.
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By Sascha Ende Thursday, March 14th, 2024 8497 views
Thursday, March 14th, 2024
It's rare, but today somebody got a false claim on a video with my music. So I had an idea....

It does not happen often, luckily, but If you got any problems with Youtube Content ID and using my music, you can now just use my new Youtube Dispute Generator:
https://filmmusic.io/tools/you...

When you are logged in, it will also fill the text with additional information.

It can't be easier now :)

(I will also track the use, so I can see if there are any REAL problems)
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By Sascha Ende Saturday, March 9th, 2024 7044 views
New Website Design
Today the new website design was launched. A good clean start for new things.
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By Sascha Ende Wednesday, February 28th, 2024 7271 views
Wednesday, February 28th, 2024
Based on my observations of the current exponential development and the results of my recent tests, I can now assert with 99% certainty the following prognostications for the music industry:

- The market for subscription-based library music is poised for obsolescence.
- Corporations will cease purchasing music licenses, given the feasibility of generating high-quality music.
- The creation of advertising jingles, including those with vocals, will be achievable in mere clicks, significantly reducing the fees that music producers can command.
- Analogous to the current situation with images, expenditure on music licenses will become a rarity.
- At least 90% of all commercial music studios will struggle to earn sufficient revenue for sustenance.
- Services like Spotify will be inundated with AI-generated music, which is increasingly indistinguishable from human-composed music (a trend that is already commencing).
- Consequently, manufacturers of digital musical instruments will experience a marked decline in sales.
- Music mastering, which has been predominantly better, faster, and more cost-effective when performed by AI for some time, will continue to evolve in this direction.
- AI services will automatically generate highly professional, detailed sound designs for silent videos based on the video content.
- The question remains as to what roles professional studios will retainโ€”recording? Even this task is now achievable with comparable quality in home studios, and AI services are further optimizing the outcomes.

Although I have always pursued music as a sideline hobby, and thus am only peripherally affected, I am profoundly pessimistic about the future of the entire music market. I am particularly concerned for professional music studios. Within the next 12 months, we can expect the first noticeable changes, with dramatic transformations anticipated over the next 36 months.
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By Sascha Ende Tuesday, February 27th, 2024 5542 views
Tuesday, February 27th, 2024
I played around with the current state of AI technology and looked at what is now possible in terms of music technology. I generated a text with chatGPT and used this text to generate the same song in 6 different music genres.
Music AND vocals are 100% AI-generated. Really, I only wrote prompts for the A.I.
It's fascinating and frightening at the same time.
Listen, test and download: https://filmmusic.io/song/1219...
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By Sascha Ende Saturday, February 17th, 2024 5988 views
Saturday, February 17th, 2024
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