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Bart Baker teases YouTube return after quitting to make TikToks in China

Published: 31/Aug/2020 21:09

by Virginia Glaze

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OG YouTube star Bart Baker hasn’t uploaded a video to the platform in over two years — but he might be considering a return to the site after leaving to become a major influencer in China.

Internet regulars will recognize Bart Baker as one of YouTube’s most popular content creators, best known for his humorous parody music videos, where he pokes fun at some of the industry’s biggest names and most iconic songs.

Despite his stardom on the site, Baker left around a year ago to pursue another avenue, altogether, on a then-budding platform — TikTok.

Baker, claiming he was “super miserable” on YouTube, received an email from a Chinese company asking him to lend his services to Chinese social media.

Shortly thereafter, Baker became a sensation in the country, as seen in a VICE documentary following his journey across the pond. Some of the star’s most popular videos in the country include himself singing patriotic Chinese songs that he translates into English.

However, Baker could be considering a switch back to YouTube, as evidenced by a recent community post he published to the site.

“I miss you guys,” Baker wrote. “Hope everyone is safe and healthy. I’m considering starting to post again on here.”

YouTube star Bart Baker teases his return to the site in a community post.

Thus far, Baker’s community post has been met with excitement from fans, who are more than happy to see their favorite YouTuber make more parody videos.

However, Baker made sure to warn viewers that this type of content may not be feasible for him moving forward, adding, “But I don’t know what to post… I’m not gonna lie – parodies cost between 20k to 100k to make – I can’t do that anymore. I was insane.”

Bart Baker explains how expensive parody videos are to create in a community post.

YouTuber Bart Baker claims he may return with a video explaining why he left the platform.

That’s not all; Baker claimed that his first content back on YouTube might be an explanation of what has occurred in his absence from the platform; a story that fans and onlookers alike can’t wait to hear, considering the lengthy amount of time he’s been gone in a bid to “make it” on Chinese TikTok.

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JakeNBake hit with DMCA strike for Kanye song in two-year-old Twitch clip

Published: 30/Oct/2020 2:19 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 3:16

by Isaac McIntyre

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Twitch star Jake “Jake’n’Bake” Abramson has revealed he could be “in danger of losing everything” he’s built on his channel after an old IRL clip from more than two years ago was hit with a DMCA copyright strike due to a Kanye West song.

The ongoing Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) drama sweeping across Twitch has spared no one from its reach. The new Twitch crackdown, which sees streamers pinged for licensed music on broadcasts, is the hot topic in the community right now.

One by one, Twitch’s biggest stars have been sucked into the DMCA drama; Imane “Pokimane” Anys was forced to delete her streaming back-catalog last week, and Michael “shroud” Grzesiek has called for stars to “unite” against the crackdown.

DragonForce’s Herman Li was also banned after DMCA flagged his own music.

Jake'n'Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.
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Jake’n’Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.

Now, the latest star to find himself on the DMCA frontlines is Jake’n’Bake. The 30-year-old IRL star is one of the Amazon-owned platform’s biggest stars. He boasts nearly 500k followers, but that may now be in danger.

Jake’n’Bake revealed on Oct. 29 that he had been hit with a copyright infringement from Twitch. The kicker? The clip in question was from a May 9 stream all the way back in 2018, which contained just mere seconds of Kanye West’s ‘Lift Yourself.’

Jake’n’Bake gets DMCA strike for old Twitch clip

“Just to be clear… this is a 30-second clip from two and a half years ago,” Abramson wrote on Twitter soon after receiving the DMCA email.

The Twitch email detailed a “claimed infringement” on Jake’n’Bake’s old 2018 broadcast, where moments of the Kanye West song can be heard. The email warned JakeNBake could have his channel “terminated” if another offense is uncovered.

“It was from an outdoor IRL stream. I probably passed by a shop, or was in a place that was playing the song in the background… I’m now in danger of losing everything,” the Twitch star continued. “How is this even realistic?”

Jake’n’Bake, who admitted on-stream soon after that Twitch is “80% of his life,” is now rushing to download and clear his video back-catalog — 13,00 past VODS worth — in an effort to avoid that next promised DMCA strike.

“The biggest thing for me, and I think a lot of people are the same, because my stuff is IRL, there’s like three years of home videos. I love that they’re all in one place, and accessible,” he explained.

“It’s not like I just played games… for me, it’s like, in my heart, all these memories, and experiences. It’s disappointing because it just got a bit more real.”

“My fear is if I counter-ping this, and it chimes like a little ‘tick’, and some computer just turns at me and goes through everything like ‘f*ck you, f*ck you, f*ck you’… and starts pinging me for everything I’ve done! Maybe I should just delete everything so that can’t get me.”

He added later, “It’s kind of nuts how this is just controlling my life now. This was two and a half years ago! I don’t really know what to do except delete everything, which just sucks. There’s nothing else I can really do.”

The DMCA drama, unfortunately, looks set to continue into the foreseeable future on Twitch, with the platform sticking to their guns on the copyright stance.

We can layout the big names hit by the wave so far ⁠— Courage, BrookeAB, Scump, Ninja, Sonii, Mongraal, Lirik… the list goes on ⁠— and there’ll likely be more caught in the crackdown soon. Twitch has yet to comment on the most recent strikes.