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Jaden Hossler & Josh Richards explain why they’re leaving Sway House

Published: 31/May/2020 16:52 Updated: 2/Aug/2020 12:50

by Connor Bennett

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TikTok stars Jaden Hossler and Josh Richards have confirmed that they will be stepping away from the Sway House in order to focus on different careers – with Hossler dedicating time to music.

As TikTok has boomed in popularity since its arrival on the social media scene, a number of groups have formed – bringing some of the biggest TikTokers under different umbrellas. Two of the most notable are the Hype House and Sway House.

In recent weeks, Charli D’Amelio and her sister Dixie have departed the Hype House – with rumors swirling that Addison Rae would soon follow. While the Sway House hasn’t seen as many high profile departures as their counter-parts, Josh Richards and Jaden Hossler are now stepping away.

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The Sway House brings together some of the biggest names in TikTok.

In a move that surprised plenty of fans, the pair confirmed the news via their Twitter accounts on May 31 – tweeting out similar statements about moving on from Sway and focusing on their different careers.

“Please know how grateful I am for you all. Music has saved my life, & I’m sure it has for many of you,” Hossler posted. “With that, I have decided to dedicate my time & efforts to that side of my career.”

As for Richards, he also thanked the fans for supporting him and Jaden. “With that, I have decided to focus on furthering my projects & ventures in the entrepreneurial, music, social media, and artistic industry,” he tweeted. 

The TikTokker, who has 18.3 million followers on the video platform, noted that announcements about what he and Hossler would be doing next were “coming soon,” giving fans something to look forward to.

While the news came as shock to fans, Sway House member Bryce Hall said that he knew “the boys are leaving” but “there are way bigger things going on in the world right now.”

Some fans will no doubt be hoping that the pair can still appear in Sway House content, but that seems unlikely.

It is also unknown as to whether or not they’re going to continue making TikToks or if they’re stepping away from the platform completely. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens moving forward.

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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.