Majestic Casual YouTube channel axed due to copyright infringement
While some are basking in the afterglow of YouTube-sparked success, another major takedown has occurred due to alleged copyright infringement issues. Majestic Casual, a popular YouTube curation channel with close to 3 million subscribers, has become the latest victim to the video streaming platform’s increasingly stringent copyright restrictions. This news comes after Martin Garrix’s own video of his live set was pulled after Sony and WMG filed it under infringement as well.
Verified on Twitter and a self-deemed “radio channel” with over 680,000 followers on Facebook, Majestic Casual has existed without issue on YouTube for years. The warning plastered across what once was the home feed for the channel reads: “Majestic Casual has been terminated because we received multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement regarding material the user posted.”
Majestic Casual falls into the same category as other widely popular YouTube channels for electronic music curation like MrSuicideSheep and Majestic DnB. Though already hopes are circulating that YouTube will soon restore the channel, the takedown does beg the same questions and concerns often posed to SoundCloud regarding copyright issues and how these platforms’ new restrictions will affect music sharing and consumption in electronic music.