Shroud explains why he could see himself not streaming in the future - Dexerto

Shroud explains why he could see himself not streaming in the future

Published: 12/Jan/2020 13:05

by Calum Patterson


Having just signed a multi-year deal believed to be worth millions with Mixer, streamer Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek is committed to livestreaming. But he has discussed what he will do after streaming, plus some ‘challenging’ plans for 2020.

After moving from Twitch in late 2019, shroud took on a new challenge as he uprooted his fanbase from the leading livestreaming platform to move to Microsoft-owned Mixer.

The move has impacted his viewership, with shroud himself admitting that some of his fans may not even know he’s streaming on a new site, and think he’s quit completely.

Twitter: @shroudShroud has seen a decline in viewership on Mixer, but that’s probably not factoring into his future plans.

This may not be too far from reality though, as shroud has revealed that he has plans beyond streaming in the new year.

When asked by a fan if he ever sees himself doing something other than streaming, shroud replied “yes and no,” before going on to explaining: “I can see myself always streaming, like if it’s not my main thing, it’ll probably be my side thing.”

“So yeah, I could see a future of me not streaming, absolutely,” he concluded. “I have some ideas in mind, although executing them is going to be extremely challenging. So, we’ll see what happens this year.”

Shroud’s Mixer channel continues to grow, but it will be sometime before he is able to accrue the same follower count that he gained in his years on Twitch.

But, the true benefit of being on Mixer is perhaps the ability to stream less, with less impact on his income. Having a contract such as the one shroud is reportedly on, means he can likely take more time off from streaming to focus on other projects.

Ninja, who also moved to Mixer in 2019, once revealed that he lost up to 40,000 Twitch subscribers just by taking a couple days off from his stream.

By having a contract reportedly worth millions every year, it’s likely that the pressure of streaming all day, every day, to keep up sub counts, ad revenue and donations is reduced.

Shroud may be able to explore more opportunities to grow his brand beyond just being a skilled gamer and entertaining livestreamer. Ninja has already broken into the mainstream, and shroud may look to follow in his footsteps.


PewDiePie hits out at company over KSI Meme Review copyright claim

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:25

by Brent Koepp


Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was stunned after a company copyright claimed his Meme Review with JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji. The Swede lost all the revenue for the upload due to their awful performance of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic. 

On November 22, PewDiePie teamed up with fellow YouTube star KSI for an epic Meme Review. The duo tackled everything from British culture to Olatunji’s boxing match with Logan Paul.

Kjellberg later revealed on Instagram that the popular video had been copyright claimed by a company. The personality called the move “bulls**t” after the corporation took all the revenue over their Titanic joke.

Screenshot of YouTubers PewDiePie and KSI playing instruments.
YouTube: PewDiePie
The YouTubers’ awful performance of My Heart Will Go On got the video claimed for copyright.

PewDiePie & KSI’s Meme Review copyright claimed

PewDiePie’s Meme Review with KSI was a major hit on the platform, pulling in over 7.3 million views in just a few days. Fans of both YouTube creators were treated to a hilarious collaboration. However, the duo’s “attempt” to perform My Heart Will Go On on a flute and alpine horn caused the video to get claimed.

Kjellberg revealed the issue on his Instagram story on November 25. “So I got a claim on my KSI video. At the end, we played My Heart Will Go On,” he said, before playing a clip of their awful performance to demonstrate how absurd the claim was. “It’s too similar!” he joked.

It turns out the YouTuber had appealed the claim, but was denied. “So I appealed it, because its bulls**t why, and they rejected it! This is actually infringing on copyright according to this company!” he exclaimed, before breaking into laughter.

The 31-year-old explained that the company was now going to get 100% of the money made off the popular upload. “So all the revenue now goes to this company for the entire video. Like, what? Yeah, I just thought it was bulls**t, I don’t even know.”

The whole scenario is made all the more ridiculous when you consider that the Titanic joke was only a few seconds in a 26 minute upload. The fact that the company now gets to own the entire video is a good example how YouTube’s content ID system can sometimes be flawed.