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Basspartout says

I’m probably one of the few authors however that’s glad they’ve ditched the paw colours for the newer numeric levelling system. It now prevents too much weight being put on paw colour alone, (especially from a buyer’s perspective) and kind of gets everyone on a level playing field in that respect.

Well, I’m definitely with you regarding this aspect. That’s an advantage, especially for newer authors or seperate smaller portfolios. But then again…. seems hard to adjust to the thought of never reaching the green paw now…. sniff…. :crying:

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Basspartout says

Sorry, I dont like them. I find them too big and too overloaded, much harder to distinguish. :(

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Basspartout says


+1000
I will not get tired of thanking him for how he has helped me with these things in countless emails and phone conversations, and I know, that Matt is doing a lot of fine work behind the scenes for all of us, so how about buying him a beer or two for that by buying one of his tracks now ? I’ll go ahead….. :)

Hahaha, thank you so much Sasch! That’s such a kind gesture and of course you can only imagine my surprise when I received a sale along with your personal rating on my track, before reading your post here! Thank you!

Of course I honestly don’t expect anything in return for my advice and keeping everyone up to scratch on this subject (ok the odd virtual Bourbon is fine!). I’m still learning it all myself and sharing things on the subject with you guys (and Envato) on the fly, as and when they arise. My often long winded (and probably boring) contributions keeps some of you engaged at least, so for that I’m thankful. Either way, the proceeds are going straight towards a JD on the rocks! :)

And whilst I’m here, just want to return my gratitude and say well done to Sasch on recently reaching 1000+ sales! Well done mate and good to see that 4 figured achievement! (I was tempted to post a thread about it, but these days looks like they’re being moved over to the dusty old cupboard that is ‘AJ Off Topic! ;))

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Thanks for noticing, Matt, and also thanks for NOT opening a thread about it, haha ;)
I’ve lost a bit of incentive with the numbers game with my non exclusive account(s) since I decided to keep my second account open for my best selling track, hence my personal Excel sheet always adds them together and I’m actually at 1223 sales right now.
NEVERTHELESS, the 4 digit number of course looks nice and I remember when I started here, it seemed totally out of reach and I’m very very thankful to be among those who have reached that number of sales :)

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Basspartout says

My experience with AdRev supports what Matt already pointed out.
First, it’s the only possibility I know so far, that is able to protect our music, and also important, as long as some Marketplaces, including Envato, dont allow PRO registered music, to me it’s a small compensation for the loss of money I experience due to this policy, and in my case, the german GEMA along other PROs like the spanish and french etc make it extra difficult of course, as many of you know.
So, it may not yet be perfect, but AdRev along the YT Content ID system offer at least a working solution that is addressing the challenges and demands of a market that as we all know has radically changed and which is still struggling with licensing and PRO issues.

I also can confirm that the fact that Youtube doesnt allow monetization with tracks from their audioswap program leads to a good count of referrals to our marketplace(s). It may take an email or Youtube message to educate Youtube users a little about that, but in the end, they want to be on the safe side and purchase their music here. They also learn that way, that 18 dollars for a track that puts you on the safe side is close to NOTHING if you compare it with what a monetized video with halfway decent views can earn you in a year.

Hello Matt, I’d like to thank you for all the information you share. Your well written pots about this complex topic brought some very useful clarifications here. You’re a fine colleague. Kirk

+1000
I will not get tired of thanking him for how he has helped me with these things in countless emails and phone conversations, and I know, that Matt is doing a lot of fine work behind the scenes for all of us, so how about buying him a beer or two for that by buying one of his tracks now ? I’ll go ahead….. :)

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Basspartout says

Congrats to all the winners!!

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Basspartout says

Congrats! Nice number :)

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Basspartout says

Fantastic job, Vitaliy!! I followed and admired your music and your branding from the beginning and it’s no surprise to me that you are so successful. It’s very well deserved! Congratulations :)
By the way: How did you come up with your name ‘Twisterium’? Does it have any special meaning?
Cheers,
Sascha

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Basspartout says

Just wanna chime in and support Matt a little in his tireless and applaudeble efforts here. As I said before in another thread, I was sceptical for a while, but in the meantime, I can say that AdRev is the right partner for us in the YouTube universe as it presents itself at the moment. Software companies try to protect their products and people got used to entering endless serial numbers etc. and acknowledge, that there must be a way to protect their work. Why can’t we have the same?
This is where AdRev comes in for us authors.
For people buying and using our music it’s a little step, just a click away, and like Matt says, once they understood the process and learn that it’s for the sake of everyone involved being on the safe side, they usually support the idea.Also AdRev makes it really easy and fast in clearing videos.
People WANT to make money with the help of our music! People CAN make lots of money on Youtube with our music and it’s only fair that we have some kind of protection, especially as long as there are still licensing issues to be cleared within the marketplaces themselves.

Again, I wanna say thanks to Matt in taking all that time for explaining this to authors and customers, thus paving the way for many of us.

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Basspartout says

Omg, drumming without punch and rebound… that’s like …ummm sex without…. well, I think we all get the idea, haha.
But hey, good for hotel rooms and still better than hammering in drums on a keyboard… I guess.

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Basspartout says

Thanks Adrien, good Article.
Wish I’d had something like this when I had started here two years ago, would have saved me from a few mistakes including some painful guitar solo attempts, haha ;)

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