Frank Ocean Fan Given Cease-and-Desist To Hide Coachella Footage
Brian Kinnes- a filmmaker who had stitched over 150 clips of Frank Ocean’s Coachella performance together in order to upload the video to Youtube has received a cease-and-desist letter over this project. The video was released on Tuesday and received this letter the same day.
According to the letter, obtained by Variety, Kinnes was instructed to remove and destroy the video.
“Anything short of full compliance with this demand will lead to the initiation of immediate formal legal action.” (via Variety)
Frank Ocean’s performance left a lot of people unsatisfied. According to festival goers, Ocean left the stage an hour early calling ‘curfew’ and hardly sang, while sitting on the stage floor.
Kinne’s reason for creating the stitched video was to upload a multi-cam view of the performance to Youtube for people who missed out. This filmmaking is extremely common for most concerts.
Kinne gave a statement to Variety where he discussed his thoughts about this letter.
“I’m not concerned with any legal repercussions because I do not plan on making a single penny from it,” Kinnes says, “I will continue to upload it in places that [Ocean’s] legal team will not be able to find. I don’t know if I should tell that to a reporter… but it deserves to exist online.” (Via Variety)
Did Frank Ocean Pull Out Of Coachella?
When the first weekend for Frank’s headlining performance didn’t go to plan, fans were hoping that Ocean would surely take the criticism and make it better for the next weekend… not quite.
Ocean’s rep disclosed to Variety that due to an injury, Ocean would not be performing for week 2 of Coachella.
“After suffering an injury to his leg on festival grounds in the week leading up to weekend 1. Frank Ocean was unable to perform the intended show but was still intent on performing, and in 72 hours, the show was reworked out of necessity.” (via Variety)
This was devastating news to fans who have claimed to have waited over 6 years for Ocean’s return.
Although, Coachella worked swiftly to find a replacement which was Blink-182, Skrillex, Four Tet and Fred Again.
Published By: HOLR Magazine