At 3/5/11 09:42 PM, GruntWorthy wrote:
At this point, what we need from the NewGrounds members that feel their works have stolen, is to send us a list of the tracks you believe are stolen.
I'm glad you guys have noticed all this. I sent this email to your info email address on the Gruntworthy homepage - the artists who made the tracks, you can use the list here to help yourself in Gruntworthy's requests for more info.
" Congratulations, GruntWorthy, on signing an unaccountable thief named "Cetacea".
So far, this "artist" has been confirmed to have stolen the following songs.
On the left is the DJ Cetacea title as found on her Soundcloud page, and the right is the original and the artist who made it.
"The Land of Eden" - xKore : "Eden"
"Magnum" - xKore : Magnum"
"Overload" - xKore : "Magnum (ExPrev)"
"Video Mode" - xKore : "Beast Mode"
"Dreaming" - xKore: "Syntax"
"The Room" - DJ Bjra : "The Room Dubstep"
"Iron God" - Jonathan Doemel (mr-jazzman) : "Iron God: Sakupen Hell Yes RMX"
- You can find all of Cetacea's uploads of these tracks at http://soundcloud.com/cetacea with the changed, new names.
- You can find the aforementioned xKore tracks at http://xkore.newgrounds.com/audio/ for proof that he is the original artist.
- You can find DJ Bjra's "The Room Dubstep" at http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/3 82686 for proof that he is the original artist.
- You can find Jonathan Doemel's "Iron God" at http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/3 60804 for proof that he is the original artist.
For both artists, simply compare the track upload dates to DJ Cetacea's on her soundcloud page. In all cases, they are uploaded before Cetacea's.
This is not simply a mistake she made, nor is it done with permission - based on the comments sections of her stolen tracks, she is claiming that she made the tracks, describing the process of making the track to her fans ("I ran through a voice snyth to make it sound robotic.") or saying other lines ("i dont make girly sounding dubstep," and "Thanks! I usually use alot of samples.but kept this one mostly just beats/bass/synth..")
It is then obvious she makes no effort to recognize the original creator and is actively seeking to take credit for work that is not hers in ANY capacity. If she indeed did make the tracks, ask her for project files to the listed tracks or alternate mixes with your specifications. She will not be able to provide them.
This was all discussed by some of the original artists on the Newgrounds Audio Forum, at http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1234 907 .
It is possible that she has indeed stolen MORE music from more artists than we know of so far, so please rethink your decision to sign Cetacea to your label and give her any support. She is a threat to music and TRUE artistry, and should not have a place as a marketed musician. Additionally, the moment she begins to profit from the music is the moment legal action can go up against her, which would also be legal action against your company. Take caution, and thank you for reading.
(This message has also been emailed to your label.)
- Nick Perrin, a Newgrounds Audio artist "