A frustrating day. We have two stories to publish and yes they both feature Vimeo videos. As the Vimeo webpages are currently down and now embedded videos don't work, we wonder how reliant we are on video hosting sites.
I stopped using youtube all together. The reason? From day one i have been using background music from smartsound. Bought and payed a small fortune in the past 10 years for about 100 cd's.
Very clearly it is stated at smartsound you can publish your music on youtube or whatever since the rights are payed.
But soon when i post a video with smartsound music, i get a reply from youtube (but vimeo too!) that my video is blocked due to the music rights! And youtube beeing youtube, there is no email adress where you can write to or any other way of communicate with them, i wrote a mail to the people of smartsound. The reply was both scaring as mindblowing! "Some of our artists who sold us their music rights, have sold these rights to other companys too. When your name or email isnt on THEIR list, they block you on youtube".
Smartsound provide's a standard email with wich you can protest to youtube. And yes i did that. Ofcourse no reply whatsoever and my video's are still blocked. A solution? I dont know.