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Lazlo Supreme
LOCATION:Minneapolis, MN
  • Toussaint Morrison - Vocals
  • Linden Killam - Keys
  • Patrick Moses - Drums

Lazlo Supreme is an organized criminal syndicate comprised of uniquely endowed super villains. They’re also a three-piece band of indistinguishable genre. Hailing from South High in Minneapolis, the collective has come together to form what can be described as either a schizophrenic Devastator or a whiskey-fueled Voltron, depending on your preferred 80’s cartoon nostalgia-check. Frontman/MC Toussaint Morrison spits, and sometimes gurgles, a literary elixer that contains both the cure for cancer and the antidote to the ennui that everyone feels but no one acknowledges. Pat Moses, meanwhile, provides a backdrop of extra-crispy beats so tightly screwed you’d swear he were part mutant. Which he is. Throw in keys, courtesy of the classically trained Linden Killam, AKA Dr. Puddles, and you’re left with a jazzy, urgently laidback casserole that goes great with red wine, pistachios, and madness. (Also, Ovaltine).



remiel_pollard on 01/20/16 at 02:47PM
I tried using a portion of one of one of your songs as background music for content I created for a YouTube video. You claimed monetisation of the video, despite fair use applying and the fact that I don't monetise my videos myself. The problem is, the hoops I have to jump through to claim fair use on youtube are stupidly in the claimant's favour, and against mine, so what I do is, I delete the video, the primary content of which is actually owned by CCP Games, edit it with new music from a different artist, and they get the free exposure instead when their music appears in the credits of my video instead of yours. And then I never ever use your work again.

I would have sent this via contact details provided by your website link, but since your website link goes to a crappy blank white page, I'm leaving this comment here instead.
ToussaintMorrison on 01/21/16 at 11:24PM
Remiel_Pollard, thank you for your inquiry and stirring argument of entitlement to original content. Unfortunately (for someone in your position), radio stations, record labels, filmmakers, and professional gaming sites run into the same quandary you seem to be at the precipice of- and that is: licensing music is actually a thing. The free download of, and access to, Urban Home Companion’s archive of music is something we setup for filmmakers , artists and consumers to partake in, but the commercial use of that music on YouTube is entirely something else.

Don’t get us wrong, you can totally use the music for your gaming videos on YouTube, however there will be a 15 to 30 second commercial at the beginning of that video to where the advertising net will go to us. It’s of no cost to you or your viewer, which is a win-win.

We understand that you’ve taken to one our artist’s FMA comment boards to express in an underhanded manner, your experience with trying to upload a video using Lazlo Supreme as the background music, and that you’ll never use it again because Lazlo Supreme is monetized on YouTube. You go on to mention that you credit the artists at the end of your videos, but we haven’t seen any evidence of that on your channel.

Best of luck with downloading free content, and we wish you the best in commercializing your gaming videos.

-Toussaint Morrison, Creative Director of Urban Home Companion
remiel_pollard on 01/22/16 at 04:32AM
You seem to think I care. What I said did not warrant a reply. But I'll give yours one anyway. There are two points and two only worth addressing.

1. "however there will be a 15 to 30 second commercial at the beginning of that video to where the advertising net will go to us."

This is something I don't want, and you'd be entering sticky territory if you tried to monetise my videos, which are content from the game EVE Online, run by CCP. They love us uploading EVE content, for free. So I DO NOT commercialise my videos. Anyway tries to monetise it (ie sticks ads on it) and they notice, and you can bet your bottom dollar that YOU will be in a legal dispute with them, and my channel will probably go down in a heartbeat.

2. "We understand that you’ve taken to one our artist’s FMA comment boards to express in an underhanded manner"

underhanded =/= informative. I'm explaining the consequences of your choice to claim ad revenue on content that qualifies as fair use, given that a grand total of fifteen seconds of your track appeared in the video before it was AUTOCLAIMED by YouTubes system. On the other hand, the vast majority of artists I've discovered on FMA don't do this, so there are many alternatives to turn to.

I don't have any beef with you. You wanna make money, I get it. Making your music available for 'free' and then having it turn out not to be so free after all is not a good way to go about building your audience, though. See, my videos give free and full attribute to every artist I use, and they reach over 300,000 people who play EVE Online. Your music will now miss out on that. But let me clarify something, I'm not telling you this out of some underhanded need for a dig, I'm telling you this to INFORM YOU, the artist (not the creative director, or the lawyer, or the manager, but the artist their self) of the consequences of your choice to do this.
dustylavender on 07/09/16 at 10:18PM
I'm in the same boat as remiel_pollard. I've used a couple Lazlo Supreme tracks in my youtube videos and they all have been flagged by tunecore.

The worrying thing is that on this page it is listed as:

"You are free to:
Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
for any purpose, even commercially.
The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms."

So, I go through all the effort picking out an entertaining track for my build videos, spend 30 minutes rendering it, 40 minutes for it to upload and process on youtube, then get hit with a contentid claim.

Full credit is given in the video and video description with a link to this page and follow the posting rules:

"Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use."

The license should be changed to non-commercial if you are not going to let youtube users be able to monetize their own content. It sucks to go through all of the work creating a video for my audience to then get hit with a copyright claim blocking my ability to generate a tiny fraction of income from it.

My viewers really enjoyed the Lazlo Supreme track I used in one of my videos that didn't get hit with a contentid claim and were asking about it on reddit, imgur and youtube. It had the same CC license and I was able to use it.

I guess I'm saying that you shouldn't mislead content creators on this page about using these tracks.

Here is my video giving attribution/credit and still getting hit with a claim.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.
douglasawh on 04/02/18 at 02:07AM
I'm assuming Toussaint runs the page considering his response here and I've already spoken with him about being on the show, but I figured I'd drop a note here just in case. I do scheduling for the Music Manumit, and we'd love to get you on the show. You can book directly at or email me at with any questions.
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