So I had seen a pretty well known ski edit a while back, and yesterday I saw a skate edit using the same song. Assuming (hypothetically) that the filmer had heard the song from that ski edit, would using it for a skate edit be frowned upon?
Also, no. Basically unless you are a production company paying for rights to songs, I don't think that songjacking matters at all. Of course if you create an edit that blows the fuck up somehow it's still frowned upon (TWall superunknown, brogan edits, two days with hurst) but really, people spend too much time worrying about songjacking.
I think it depends on if there are enough people that crossover between the sports. Like if someone used a song in a ski edit then also in a mtn bike edit where a lot of skiers also participate it might get noticed and frowned upon
Imo "songjacking" is really stupid. If I make an amateur edit to a song, the song is not then my property. Anybody can use the song. It's nice to use an original song so you edit isn't associated with other edits but some people get over the top offended over songjacking.
The problem with song jacking isn't that somebody "owns" the song once they use it first.
I see the problem as people relating the 2.
If you want to copy a song off of someone it's usually a good edit, which other people will have seen, and you will have people comparing the 2 and are unlikely to enjoy your edit as much as they would have otherwise.
Also feel it hinders creativity, and you may end up sub/consciously copying things they've done.