Thanks for listening and making some changes to the licensing! Excited to see how it rolls out.
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Thanks for the response. One problem you are going to have with your licensing is that when people license music based on audience size they ALWAYS think in terms of DMA or audience reach. I sold television advertising for years and it is ALWAYS sold on audience reach not audience cum. 99.9% of advertising producers will look at the total number and assume it is the market DMA or audience reach not the cumulative audience views because buying based on estimated cum is not a common concept. I think you will have many advertisers buying the $18 license because they honestly believe they are purchasing the correct license based on how the industry works. (By the way one of my best friends produces one of the #1 radio shows in the us and ALL of their add sales are based on audience reach/DMA).
I have been selling on AJ for quite a while and am glad to see some movement in addressing audio needs.
Firstly I have to agree with the other posts that including ANY kind of broadcast rights for $18 is just wrong. For all intents and purposes $18 is a micro license and should be used only for things like youtube videos. If you have a budget for broadcast you certainly have more than $18 to spend on audio.
The PRO issue is one that is not going to go away. I have done several projects for websites that required me to be non-PRO because the ASCAP and BMI contracts are draconian for website owners. Take a look at their contracts sometime. If I were a website operator and was going to post a video with music I would never use PRO music because of the way the contracts are written.
I do believe that the composer/owner of the music should have the choice as to whether or not their music is registered with a PRO. Many of the other sites I am on allow the user to choose whether the music is registered with a PRO. This would be a very simple solution for AJ. By adding one field in the database and a simple check box on the upload form the problem is solved.
I have to agree with Tim McMorris. The changes are nice but the pricing is rediculously low.
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Maybe we should all just be thankful that AJ reviews items very quickly compared to many other stock sites. Anything under 30 days is a bonus in this business!