Jarrod Alonge Just Wants To Bring A+ Parody To The People And Apple Are Dicking Him Around
All YouTube comedian Jarrod Alonge ever wanted was to bring some scene-related LOLs to alternative folks the world over, and for reasons unbeknownst to anyone, those fat cats at Apple won’t let him.
It was only a couple weeks ago that Alonge dropped a new film clip for “Pit Warrior”, featuring We Came As Romans’ Dave Stephens. Right now, he should be buzzing. His new album Friendville, his latest with pop-punk parody band Sunrise Skater Kids, is set to be released tomorrow, however in the last day or so it appears Apple has pulled Alonge’s discography from both iTunes and Apple Music – with no explanation.
“In case you haven’t seen, all of my music has mysteriously disappeared from iTunes and Apple Music,” Alonge told fans via Facebook overnight. “After some chatting with TuneCore (my music distributor), they discovered that all three were “hidden” by iTunes yesterday for reasons of ‘editorial discretion’. As you can imagine, this is very frustrating. Literally 2 DAYS before the album release, and Apple didn’t even take the time to notify me that all of music was taken down.”
The worst part in all of this is that Alonge wasn’t actually informed as to what he could do to remedy the situation and get his tunes back up online. We probably don’t have to be the ones to tell you that launching a legal suit against Apple isn’t likely to end well for anyone involved (except, well, Apple).
Have a read of Jarrod Alonge’s statement on the issue below.
Friendville is out April 1st independently.
Grab a copy: Webstore – or wherever the hell you can.