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AlumoAudio says

Regarding copyright, under International law creative works are automatically copyrighted as soon as they are written or recorded in whatever format by the creator.

Uploading your music to a royalty free site such as AJ doesn’t affect this in any way, and you always retain your copyrights to your music.

However, some musicians prefer to register their works as a form of proving or ‘enforcing’ the copyright, should they need it (such as in a legal situation to dispute plagiarism, for example). There are many sites out there that do this on an official level, although they usually require a fee every few years. As you’re based in the UK, one such site is copyrightservice.co.uk, although there are handful out there that deal with this.

Another ‘old school’ method to protect your copyrighted work is to send copies of your work to yourself (such as on CD, USB stick, etc), via date stamped registered mail and leave the package intact until it is needed. However, some courts don’t warrant this method as official, so that’s worth bearing in mind.

Regarding your question about the Performance Rights Organisation PRS, firstly take note that any music that is registered with these organisations are actually permitted from being uploaded here to AJ, as seen in the file preparations guidelines. Therefore, you won’t be able to register the music you have here with PRS.

Hope that clears a few things up anyway :)

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AlumoAudio says

Right here is the first Scorpio in this thread. :)

I always thought Scorpios were considered the most observant of all the zodiac signs?..Looks like VictorStepNoize above already made his claim! ;) (If you hadn’t already guessed, I’m the third Scorpio in this thread).

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AlumoAudio says

I dont understand what that means. Buyers know the sites. Why do they search for them lol?

Also ive been getting lots of traffic. Sometimes it take a couple of days for buyers to decide i think.

Not everyone knows about these sites, yet alone what royalty free music is. You’d be surprised how many new customers reach sites like AJ just from a simple search term in Google such as “background music for my YouTube videos”.

However, if Google are reshuffling the order in which sites appear on their results, pushing other sites out of visibility, then it doesn’t take a genius to see the impact that will have. New customers will just end up on a competitor site, or whatever site came up first on the search results to buy their music.

Also, it’s worth mentioning that a lot of our customers here are students, most of which are about to do final examinations, so I’m willing to bet that’s having an influence on sales too.

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AlumoAudio says

slow day.no sales.

Agreed. Unusually I’ve only had 1 solitary sale here, which suggests to me that something isn’t right.

There’s lots of noise in the SEO world right now that again Google made some seriously major changes in their search results and rankings in the last few days. Trust me, that has a huge impact on our sales performance, which I’m seeing outside of AJ too.

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AlumoAudio says

So how long exactly does it take for Adrev to find your tracks? I’m at two months currently and still nothing even though I know first hand a couple of youtube videos using my music (pretty sure some illegaly). Anybody in the know?

If I remember correctly, when I joined up it took close to 3 months for any data to start filtering through, which I could view in my dashboard. Either way, it may be worth getting in touch with their support team just to touch base with them and check.

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AlumoAudio says


May be you lucky. Did you set it for your room? I mean EQ, low cut/boost, etc.? I compared it to Yamaha HS8, Adam F5 and found it sound too hi-fi – boosted highs, boosted lows. I tend to more neautral monitors. May be you somehow adjusted to it sound? :)
P.S. I really like first generations of KRK and VXT series – really cool, neutral sound.


Some useful ideas from me :
1. Avoid KRK Rockit series – they are too hyped and color sound too much.
How long were you using them for to arrive at that conclusion? I’ve been using my RP6s for nearly 2 years now, and find them to be very stable and precise across all parts of the spectrum, which is incredible considering the price.

I like the KRK RoKit 6 a lot for the performance and value. They are great across the spectrum.

And regarding room setup, that is important regardless of the monitors you use as every room will be different and can play an even bigger role in the overall sound than the monitors you use!!.

Exactly. Tuning and setting up a room acoustically in accordance to the monitor you’re using should absolutely be completed anyway, if you want to take mixing seriously. I don’t think it’s a matter of avoid this monitor, use this monitor, etc. It’s all a matter of trying them all out first and seeing what suits your personal taste.

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AlumoAudio says

Some useful ideas from me :
1. Avoid KRK Rockit series – they are too hyped and color sound too much.

How long were you using them for to arrive at that conclusion? I’ve been using my RP6s for nearly 2 years now, and find them to be very stable and precise across all parts of the spectrum, which is incredible considering the price.

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AlumoAudio says

And a big congrats from me too Ryan! About flipping time too! Completely deserved.

Same sentiments as Sasch, and it’s been great speaking with you personally and regularly swapping stock music business survival tips along the way!

Take it easy dude and well done :)

Matt

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AlumoAudio says

All you need to enter in this field is just the end part of the actual username of your YouTube channel, so for example in my case, all I would enter is alumoaudio, as opposed to https://www.youtube.com/user/alumoaudio.

Hope that explains it!

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AlumoAudio says

Yes, things have slowed right down in the last couple of days too, and that’s despite redirecting my most popular referral YouTube video here a few days ago. Disappointing results so far.

Seems less people are on the internet and buying stock items in May and June. I’m thinking long awaited holidays, vacations and sunshine may have something to do with that ;)

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