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AlumoAudio says

So ive been uploading my tracks and every week im getting an email from Youtube that i can no longer monetize my videos ( of the track that i uploaded to adrev)..i linked my Youtube account already on AdRev and they still dont know its my own song…......so im going to dispute the claim..is this the normal way to do it?

You’re getting the email because you can’t monetize videos AND have third-party claimed content at the same time. So, firstly you can either dispute the claim yourself from within your YouTube Video Manager (you should be able to see that monetization is not active) and selecting the option that your video “contains only your original content”; in this case your music, and explaining in the explanation box. Check my screenshots below and the official YouTube help video here.

Or alternatively you can shoot an email over to support@adrev.net, asking them to ‘whitelist’ your channel from receiving claims every time you upload your music there, by providing them with a link to your channel. Usually gets done in a few hours or so.

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AlumoAudio says

If you’ve got dropbox, it’s easy to upload from there.

Yes, that’s another option, or directly via FTP.

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AlumoAudio says

Hmmm. A direct link to soundcloud sounds great, but I’m not thrilled with the idea of non-watermarked music in soundcloud. Wouldn’t I just be encouraging piracy?

Oh no, I mean upload the unwatermarked music directly to AdRev rather than connecting your account to SoundCloud. No SoundCloud involved in that process and you can continue to upload watermarked music there.

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AlumoAudio says

Flagged my previous post, as I have a feeling some of my information was slightly incorrect. Here’s my edited post anyway.

liambradbury said: ...still not seeing any results… I even contacted them and they checked all of my account and said nothing was wrong. Even told me I would see something on 31st July…. nope, nothing. It’s starting to annoy me now, I know my songs are being used in youtube videos because I have sent Adrev links to at least 20.

Looks like Sophonic might be right here, and we’re looking at least a 5 month delay here before we get to see the results for ourselves. Presumably we’re waiting on YouTube to issue AdRev with the ContentID data.

HolyHammer said: Am I correct in assuming that you upload non-watermarked files to AdRev? This would be a lot easier if I just uploaded from Soundcloud, but I watermarked all of those. What works best?

I’d stick to uploading your unwatermarked music directly to AdRev, rather than via SoundCloud. It’s probably better to keep the fingerprinting process as clean and accurate as possible.

MusicBoxStudios said: No worries, in the mean time I’ll just stick to the ancient AJ philosophy…...”Dude just make more music!”

Haha, well I can proudly admit I’ve never issued that as advice! To me that’s akin to saying “Just bury your head in the sand, keep working hard for nothing and pretend there isn’t a problem!” ;)

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AlumoAudio says

I just signed up, and in the email it said after 2 months you will see the results.

That’s right, just looked at mine and it says “You’ll be able to see the earnings for your tracks and all videos your recordings are in within a couple months from your upload (it takes time to find your music in YouTube!)”.

I wouldn’t take that too literally however. I uploaded to another AdRev account about 3 months ago (for my non RF music), and still nothing is showing up on that one. I think a bit of patience is going to be needed here.

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AlumoAudio says

..or can I assume my music just isn’t good enough for criminals? :)

LOL! Missed that first time round!

The thing that this is based on is how many videos our music gets used in and doesn’t necessarily correlate to ‘quality’. I’ve got some pretty lame tracks that just have seen very modest sales in the RF arena, that have ended up on some very popular videos. The kids think “well if this popular YouTube channel is using this music, and getting loads of views and subscribers, then I want that music too!”, regardless of the actual track.

It’s a completely different world out on YouTube, so I try not to focus on things like that. I get more frustrated when I upload a track I’m really proud of to AJ and doesn’t even get a look in!

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AlumoAudio says

Matt, I registered with AdRev about 45 days ago. I uploaded my entire portfolio as well as some tracks I haven’t released on AJ yet, and still no results. How long does it typically take or can I assume my music just isn’t good enough for criminals? :)

Well, when I first joined up many moons ago, I seem to remember it taking about 4 months or so before I started seeing the first results appear in my dashboard. If that’s changed or not, I’m not sure.

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AlumoAudio says

Yes, I totally agree it’s a rotten practice, but more so if we do nothing about it. Once the ad revenue comes in from it, it does tend to smell a little more of roses.

All is not bad of course. Many of the more serious users that wish to start monetizing their own videos and channel soon realise that you need to show YouTube a license to prove commercial use rights before they’re allowed to do so. It’s only then they come to purchase a license from me legitimately – hence my ever growing referral count I have here! :)

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AlumoAudio says

Does this mean that you put the tracks without the AJ watermark on it, so they can actually use it in full length?

Oh these kids rarely use the full length track. They grab sections of audio from wherever, and painstakingly chop it up to remove watermarks, voiceovers, etc, then slap it on their own video. I’ve also heard numerous cases where they recorded my music off their computer with their iPhones, and used that. The end result predictably sounds absolutely terrible.

It’s really quite bizarre some of the lengths these people will go to avoid having to pay for a license.

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AlumoAudio says

Whoopsy, wrong account! ;)

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