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AlumoAudio says

I think it’s fairly evident what we’re seeing here is the exposed backend workings of item curation, which I’ve banged on about so many times in the past.

Whilst I can understand why the team amended Flossie’s title for the sake of SEO, I do think it would have been a good idea to let her know why they did this, if anything for peace of mind and apply that same action to all the other (albeit high selling) items that have done this.

It does seem a little unfair and very ‘one rule for one, another rule for everyone else’. Maybe staff could take a look at this situation and let us know what the deal is here, just so we know we’re not creating and uploading our works to AJ in vain.

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AlumoAudio says

Sorry to hear that Alumo. But various PROs handle this differently. A few European PROs can be a bit picky on this subject. I’m with one that lets you decide wich tracks they collect royalties for and not. Very nice option for mediacomposers, incase you do a buyout or something. Check with your PRO what they allow and remember you don’t have to go with the PRO in your home country. Pick the one that best fits your needs.

Great advice, and registering with another region’s PRO is actually something I’ve personally been looking into. So to amend my tip of the day: definitely do not register your AJ tracks with PRS for Music (UK).

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AlumoAudio says


So if that is the case why have Pro registered music ?
Broadcast usages has never been AJs main goal as far as I understand, and that`s why PRO registered music is not allowed.

This is one thing that has been bothering me for months now. I’d love to know the actual reason why AJ haven’t been permitting PRO registered tracks, when so many other popular RF marketplaces allow this. I’m not convinced it has anything to do with selling to YouTubers or otherwise.

Whilst we’re on the subject of PROs, I have a bit of advice to those authors who are registered: I recently had to terminate my entire PRO account recently with PRS for Music because of this obstacle (as I unwittingly and stupidly had a few AJ tracks registered there, which resulted in another composer reporting me to support :notfunny: ). Turns out most PROs won’t allow you to remove tracks individually, as it’s against their terms and conditions, so the only way to remove these is to have your entire PRO account terminated. An absolute nightmare, believe me. So tip of the day: do not register your AJ tracks with a PRO.

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AlumoAudio says

I completely agree with this too. Was just thinking it the other day.

The term ‘Indie’ is very well defined these days, especially with the younger generation and I should imagine there’s quite a few buyers out there searching for this very sound.

Having to settle for ‘Rock’ or ‘Pop’ kind of misses the mark, and just leads the buyer into a mass of inappropriate results.

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AlumoAudio says

So if that is the case why have Pro registered music ?

Because there’s many, many situations where a broadcaster, production company or agency will have a preference to use bespoke music (not available via online marketplaces for example) within their productions. The composer will invariably have registered this music with a PRO in order for them to receive the back end royalties and sync fees (when the broadcaster, et al, files a cue sheet with the PRO).

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AlumoAudio says

I thought only pro registered music could be used for broadcast use.

To my knowledge any music can be used in broadcast, license permitting.

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AlumoAudio says

Good work Jamie! Keep it up dude! :)

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AlumoAudio says

Thanks for the heads up Benji. Grabbed them. Can’t wait to get stuck in once my new studio is up and running.

Although I can see there’s a few plugs that I probably won’t really touch, looking forward to sticking my analogue synths through quite a few of them, especially that detuned chorus and Vinylizer. Definitely going to be a case of ‘too many plugins, not enough time’! ;)

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AlumoAudio says

Another happy face here too! :) Also woke up to higher priced licence sales on my statement which was excellent.

In contrast to the nightmare I’ve had this week with another certain major library’s pricing policies, these changes just goes to show that AJ are certainly striving to lead the way in this arena, so good work.

Also, big thanks to Eric for working through all of this and being our go to man with all our thoughts on the matter. Pint on me dude! :)

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AlumoAudio says


Well, to be honest you’re going to be a lot more aware of the possibilities now, than you were before you opened this thread! Knowledge is power as they say, and more the power to you. Also, take a look at my referral stats before I starting concentrating on my YouTube channel. Most of these clickthroughs were via SoundCloud I believe. Hopefully this will put things into perspective (March 2013 being the month one of my videos got featured):

You are correct my good Sir.

Very stark contrast between your older numbers and what you posted before. Being featured I’m sure helped, but I think overall video quality is what makes the difference. I’m scanning now for something covered by Attribution that I think will capture the attention of the short attention span YouTube viewers.

Good stuff. Also I recommend you subscribe to and check out Tim Schmoyer’s channel below, Video Creators TV. Absolutely packed with useful information on how to get better results via YouTube. Been following him for a while and has proved to be a massive help along the way.

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