PewDiePie vs T-Series Copyright Strike FlareTV TuneCore

PewDiePie vs T-Series is one of the most interesting online battles to watch out for! The most popular YouTuber in the world and one of the biggest record labels in the world are battling it out to get the highest number of subscribers on YouTube. While T-Series toppled PewDiePie for a while, he’s now back on top again.

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After T-Series surpassed his subscriber count, PewDiePie launched a ‘diss track’ on his channel, popularly known as ‘The Congratulations Song’. Following that, he was back on top. However, the diss track has found itself in controversy.

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TuneCore Claims Copyright Strike on the Congratulations Diss Track

The controversy began when YouTube channel FlareTV played the Congratulations Song on a live stream showcasing the subscriber count of PewDiePie vs T-Series. Interestingly, this copyright strike did not come from PewDiePie (as clarified by PewDiePie’s editor ‘Sive’ Osman) but from a music label.




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This copyright strike came via TuneCore. Osman tweeted to YouTube asking how a company called ‘TuneCore’ which does not represent PewDiePie has filed a copyright strike complaint on his behalf. The PewDiePie vs T-Series battle continues to get other names engulfed in it as well.

TuneCore Issues Statement on Copyright Strike

Reportedly, TuneCore claimed the video because in contained a portion of an instrumental version of a song ‘Buckwild’. This song was created by Pontus Petterson in 2017.

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Following this controversy, TuneCore has found itself in the middle of the rivalry between PewDiePie vs T-Series. The company has since issued a statement, saying:

“We are aware of the recent incident of a user claiming a PewDiePie song that he or she does not own the rights to. We have taken action against the customer who distributed this song and deactivated the account.”