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When a great song, a really cute baby, and the power of the internet collide, amazing things can happen.

A couple of weeks ago, Quebec photographer Francis Vachon posted a time-lapse video of his baby boy playing with his toys to the soundtrack of a happy-go-lucky pop song called "Ensemble" by Montreal singer Coeur de Pirate.

Then that weird internet thing happened that no one can ever predict. The video went viral, and is closing in on close to one million views. Then Good Morning America picked it up and played the video and the song on their show to their viewing millions. Then came the Perez Hilton endorsement, all causing Coeur de Pirate's iTunes sales to go through the roof.

Here in Canada, "Ensemble" will soon appear in a Telus ad, and Coeur de Pirate (aka Beatrice Martin) has been nominated for a Juno Award for Best Francophone Album for her self-titled debut, which features"Ensemble".

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John Paolozzi
#1 posted by
John Paolozzi
on Feb 23, 2009
See?

This is why I'm tired all the time, except that this kid doesn't go for the power outlets and stairs whenever he gets a chance.

Also... I think mine is listening to some sort of Norwegian deathmetal while he's getting up to no good, instead of a perky/quirky francophone song.
SChappellaz
#2 posted by
SChappellaz
on Feb 23, 2009
Haha! That made my afternoon.
tb3
#3 posted by
tb3
on Feb 23, 2009
if you turn your head for one second they plot your demise. Babies operate in pack formation and attack anything!
Jason Neve
#4 posted by
Jason Neve
on Feb 23, 2009
I've uploaded a few movies, with soundtracks to youtube. I did not run into any problems until I used Sinatra songs. YouTube actually cut the audio from my movie. YouTube did direct me to a list of royalty-free songs that I could use as the soundtrack. Ever since then, I've been hesitant to drag and drop any songs from my song library, especially a Canadian indie-rock song - I just don't want any trouble - or to offend anyone.

So, my question is:
Should I put my head down, shut up and use any song I want, or should I consider the artists "permission" before I do?
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