The label owns the copyright, so even if Airwave uploads them himself, any royalties will be automatically directed back to the copyright owner (Bonzai) and then on to Airwave at whatever rate the label dictates. Bonzai has uploaded the tracks to its channel too. It's literally fractions of pennies so I doubt anyone is too concerned.
The random Youtube channels that mass upload tracks like this shouldn't be able to monetise anything that is automatically detected as copyrighted material (and Youtube's algorithms are pretty shit hot at this now), although I honestly don't know what they get out of it.
DazTC might be able to elaborate?
The label can choose to share revenue with the artist,which is what they should do. (But Bonzai probably wont).
And its not 'pennies' with Youtube channels,you can make thousands with ad revenue.
Surely there are various thresholds of views/subs you have to acquire before you start earning anything worthwhile?
Airwave's last track 'Good Old Pal Anxiety' has only one Youtube video online (Bonzai Official Channel) with 1053 views since June 4th. If Airwave had uploaded it himself, Bonzai is still going to show up first in the results and hoover up most hits. I really doubt there's enough in it for someone like him to be worth anyone's time.
Edit: Ontop of that, I believe it is fairly standard practice for labels to include a "you will not upload the track anywhere in full without permission of the label" clause in contracts these days.
Bonzai are a bunch of selfish assholes. That's all I can say from my own viewpoint the fact that they give preferential treatment to other artists and not Airwave.Yeah but what im saying is Airwave is one of the most famous Trance producers ever and made many classics. His channel has been there a long time,he should have millions of views and at least tens of thousands of subscribers. Theres been a really big opportunity missed there,its looks like really bad management of what could be a great revenue stream. And i wouldnt sign with a label if they had a clause of taking all streaming revenue. Even a worldwide artist like Hans Zimmer and the Warner label shares revenue with me on Youtube,im sure small music labels could do the same to help artists!
The percussion is so boring and lifeless.
Agreeing with both of you. These tracks are not it, unfortunately. Nothing to see here.Agreed, his current sound is so fucking boring. Has been like this for a few years now. Same with JOOF