Facebook Reacts To Sheeran Posting By Suspending Account

Facebook Reacts To Sheeran Posting By Suspending Account

As any music fan knows, “cover” videos are huge on YouTube and Facebook and at least as to the former, many artists actually started their careers that way. But as one singer found out, covering an Ed Sheeran song could trigger Facebook to suspend your account. Just ask London resident Charlotte Campbell. Campbell posted a video on YouTube about how Facebook suspended her for three days after posting a snippet of an Ed Sheeran cover song. That got the attention of Sheeran himself who actually apologized over the incident.

Check out Campbell’s You Tube video here:

The rub is that Facebook apparently doesn’t have licenses with music companies and as a result it has been taking down members’ videos, or worse, suspending their accounts. Fortunately Sheeran fans aren’t upset with their artist and instead, they are not happy with Facebook. Sheeran stated that the Facebook punishment “definitely has nothing to do with me.” He further added that “I bloody love seeing people cover my songs.”

Facebook’s response is that it is apparently in talks with the music industry to resolve these types of situations.

Ken “K Bo” Biedzynski, Editor

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KEN “K BO” BIEDZYNSKI
Senior Editor, Beato's Blog