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YouTuber charged $3,000 for using memes claims he’s being “extorted”

Published: 10/Jan/2020 11:41

by Connor Bennett


Popular YouTuber MxR has claimed that a licensing company has been “extorting” his channel over the use of memes after getting hit with a major bill.

MxR, who has close to three million subscribers across their three YouTube channels, creates a variety of content that includes reaction videos, gameplay, and even game mod reviews. With their reaction videos, the YouTuber typically picks out memes from social media – with some being other YouTube uploads and viral clips.

Due to this, he has revealed on Twitter that Jukin Media, an entertainment licensing company, has struck him with another bill for around $3,000 and that he thinks he’ll have to pay otherwise his channel could be in danger of being struck down.

Prior to his tweets, the YouTuber and his co-host Jeanie, uploaded a video explaining their current situation, claiming that the company in question has been trying to “extort” them purely because they’ve paid their bill before. 

The content creators explained that the copyright system has been changed from license owners claiming a video and then receiving revenue to them issuing strikes and their own bills. As they’ve run into issues with Jukin previously, the pair noted that they’d removed clips from their videos and paid around $2,000 to the company – which they believe shows that they’re willing to pay and, therefore, they’ve been hit with larger sums.

“I feel like if they treated every YouTuber like this, tonnes of channels would be deleted right now,” he explained. “If you go on any YouTube channel, chances are like some f**king video on the internet played at some point, but they’re not going after them and taking them down. They’re going after us because I think we gave them money.” 

Jukin jumped into the comments section to make themselves heard, and also posted a screenshot of their comment on Twitter – explaining that their licensing is no different to people like Shutterstock and issues can be avoided by paying a membership fee. 

“You’re making money off of videos that don’t belong to you — our only goal here is to ensure that the rightful owners of the videos are compensated,” they tweeted. “We’re happy to talk and try to find a resolution that works for everyone.”

Twitter: JukinMediaThe full response from JukinMedia following MxR’s video.

Whether or not the two sides will be able to come to a resolution on the matter remains to be seen but it appears that there are certainly avenues for them to go down.

If not, the YouTubers revealed that they may have to make a change to their content, scrapping the use of some videos in their reactions in order to keep their channel going.


Dixie D’Amelio explains why ‘One Whole Day’ song is not a diss

Published: 5/Dec/2020 3:57 Updated: 5/Dec/2020 4:25

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Dixie D’Amelio’s fans think her latest song, ‘One Whole Day,’ is a diss track aimed at her ex-boyfriend, Griffin Johnson, but she claimed it isn’t and explained what it’s really about.

Dixie D’Amelio rocked the world with the release of her latest song, ‘One Whole Day.’ The lyrics tell how she had a falling out with a boyfriend but was only sad for one whole day and shed a single tear.

Her fans assume the song is about her break up with Griffin Johnson and think it’s her way of throwing him some shade. However, Dixie D’Amelio recently answered some questions about the song on YouTube, and she explained that it’s not a diss track.

Dixie D'Amelio Wiz Khalifa one day music video
YouTube: Dixie D'Amelio
Dixie D’Amelio collaborated with Wiz Khalifa to produce her latest song, ‘One Whole Day.’

“Being sad is not what the song is about,” she said, without mentioning Griffin Johnson’s name. “The song is basically about how I am only going to be sad for one day from a breakup.”

“When you are treated in a way where you’re not number one or a number one priority or shown true care and love and affection more than anyone else, there’s no point in being upset about it for more than one day,” she added.

It’s reasonable to assume this might have been an issue in Dixie D’Amelio’s relationship with Griffin Johnson. Either way, the point is, it’s more about the personal realization she had rather than the break-up itself.

Dixie D'Amelio and Griffin Johnson
Instagram: Dixie D'Amelio
Dixie D’Amelio and Griffin Johnson were together for a while, but things didn’t work out.

“The song does mean a lot to me because I’ve spent a lot of my life being upset about things for too long,” she said. “If a person… cannot treat me with respect… then I don’t want them in my life, and I will not be upset about it for more than one whole day.”

“That’s kind of my idea of the song. It’s not a diss in any way. It’s… showing self-love… to myself,” she added. “It’s important to love yourself. It’s important to know you’re worth, so that’s… what it’s all about.”

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‘One Whole Day’ might refer to some of the experiences and feelings Dixie D’Amelio had during her break-up with Griffin Johnson, but it’s not intended to be a diss track in any way, shape, or form.

The song’s meaning runs much deeper than that. It’s about feeling a sense of self-love and self-worth during a break-up, no matter how sad it can be in the short-term.