Posts by AlumoAudio

1319 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
  • Won a competition
+7 more
AlumoAudio
says



AdRev has been such a hassle I plan on deleting my account, has anyone had experience closing there AdRev account? I do not see a delete button. Thanks, Mike
I’m quite curious to know what kind of hassle you’ve been having? Hassle with AdRev themselves or with customers asking about claims?
Its with customers complaining about the hassle of the copyright claim on youtube, and now with the new envato blog that was posted here: http://marketblog.envato.com/releases/youtube-content-id-policy-update-on-audiojungle/

Right. To be frank, YouTube and matters of copyright have been around since it’s inception, but like it or not, it’s only recently YouTube has greatly stepped up it’s requirement for it’s users to prove that they have the rights to use third party copyrighted material in their videos with Licenses/permission, before they will allow monetization. Users now have to address this anyway. Envato’s decision to make this clear to buyers is just them responding to that and authors AND buyers alike will need to adapt to these changes. That’s the evolution of the Internet I’m afraid.

Also, by removing your music from being tracked on YouTube will now leave it wide open to blatant theft and reuse without your permission or Licenses even being purchased as a result of you informing the user. Of course that’s entirely up to you, but not good business practice in my eyes and potentially adding to the continued devaluation of music as an asset. If you view having to engage with your customers as ‘a hassle’, then maybe selling via an online, public marketplaces isn’t the most ideal option.

Look at it this way, I’ve sold many tens of thousands of licenses of my AdRev registered music over the past few years, and never once felt having to speak with the very occasional buyer that asks about it, as being a hassle. Far from it. It’s an opportunity to directly communicate with a buyer and reassure them that as a genuine License holder, they can use it via the AdRev claim removal page and even eligible for their channel to be whitelisted. These buyers are often very grateful for my help, get a heightened sense of value and I’ve lost count of the times they have returned to purchase more Licenses from me, generating repeat business.

Just have a think about it, before throwing the baby out with the bathwater! :)

1319 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
  • Won a competition
+7 more
AlumoAudio
says

AdRev has been such a hassle I plan on deleting my account, has anyone had experience closing there AdRev account? I do not see a delete button. Thanks, Mike

I’m quite curious to know what kind of hassle you’ve been having? Hassle with AdRev themselves or with customers asking about claims?

1319 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
  • Won a competition
+7 more
AlumoAudio
says

Guys, purely out of curiosity – do you know whether it’s also possible to pull a track out of Adrev or in other words – cancel already submitted music? Thx.

Once you’ve submitted your music to AdRev, it’s administered for a term of one year, so you won’t be able to remove it before then. Take a look at their FAQ here (under the Rights section): http://cid.adrev.net/faq

1319 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
  • Won a competition
+7 more
AlumoAudio
says

One more question, how do you manage the people who purchase a music license from you and then use it for a video on YouTube ? I saw your profile description and the advice to possible youtube claims… is that the way to do it?

Yes, what I have written on my profile is how I do it, as I’m registered with AdRev and those instructions apply to AdRev registered composers only. There’s a different process for composers registered with Audiam or TuneCore, for example.

But remember that AJ now has proper directions in place for buyers to see the full process and to clear claims from their videos using their purchased License(s).

If a buyer gets in touch with you directly about this via email, Twitter, etc, you can now simply direct them to Envato’s Buyers Guide to YouTube ContentID & Copyright Notices help article, and everything they need to know, including the claim removal process is found there.

1319 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
  • Won a competition
+7 more
AlumoAudio
says

I don’t understand, should I register my music in youtube to be able to track it or just I have to add the banner AJ provides on each item? How I register my music with YouTube Content ID? Thanks

Hey Rodrigo, to get your music registered and tracked on YouTube’s ContentID system, you have to submit it via a third party partner platform such as AdRev first. The tracks are checked and then ported over into ContentID. You then get access to a dashboard so you can track your music across YouTube.

Composers that are licensing their music here on AJ, that already have their tracks registered to ContentID (via AdRev, Audiam, TuneCore, etc) should use the banner and specify this in the ‘edit’ section of their items.

Hope that explains things! :)

1319 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
  • Won a competition
+7 more
AlumoAudio
says

Is there any efficient way to update the portfolio instead of doing it one by one? its really time consuming for authors that have a lot of tracks….

I agree, it would be great if there was a bulk operation for this, but looks like it’s one by one for now. (the same issue exists for changing item thumbnails, for example).

That said, I personally think it’s a small price to pay for Envato giving official support on ContentID registered music here and can be considered a landmark occasion for us RF composers. There are so many other RF marketplaces out there that are still stuck in 2005 and just aren’t ‘getting it’.

1319 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
  • Won a competition
+7 more
AlumoAudio
says

You can always whitelist any channel – it usually takes less than 20 minutes.

I better clear this up, but it’s not always any channel.

You should always check with AdRev first that they can whitelist a particular YouTube account before advising the user, because if a YouTube channel has uncleared ContentID claims on their account (from other AdRev composers for example), then AdRev are unable to whitelist that channel. It’s quite rare, but it does happen.

1319 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
  • Won a competition
+7 more
AlumoAudio
says


Excuse me, have you actually uploaded your creative commons audios to AdRev? Because it’s prohibited and clearly stated on their upload page.
I double checked with AdRev guys before uploading that non-commercial licenced Creative Commons tunes is an exception to this rule – understandably because getting monetization revenue would be considered commercial use and hence would be against the licence.

You may want to check with them again. Creative Commons music is most definitely prohibited from being tracked and monetized via AdRev.

I had lengthy discussions with them on the matter a couple of months ago and it was confirmed that CC music must not be uploaded. It causes too many issues with copyright claim removal at the user’s end and seems even Youtube themselves have advised AdRev to pay close attention to this.

1319 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
  • Won a competition
+7 more
AlumoAudio
says

Hi Alumo, What did the feature item do for your account? I am not being confrontational with you, I truly would like to hear your perspective.

No worries Zineb and apologies if I came across as being grotty or confrontational, I honestly wasn’t meaning to be! :bashful:

So, whilst sales did pick up slightly on that item (it already had a couple of hundred of sales on it when it was featured, if my memory serves me correct), it didn’t really have too much a marked effect and sales returned to normal once it was off the front page.

But that said, it was back when there were just four items on the carousel (with just 4 weeks front page exposure), so not sure if that had anything to do with it or not. Featured items had considerably less exposure back then than they do now, and I don’t even remember there being a dedicated page of ‘featured items from the past 6 months’ either. So it seems Envato have at least put that as an addition in recent times.

I do agree that a business can do whatever they want with their own business. As far as building up data and logistics about what works and what doesn’t, none of us have ever suggested that “featured items” should disappear. ALL of us have though have asked for some ways to bring a little more fairness to the process and provide exposure for other tracks and more authors. There are ridiculous flaws in the featured track system Alumo.

Think there was a bit of a misunderstanding there Zineb. I wasn’t suggesting it should be removed either. I was just highlighting that Envato’s criteria for choosing featured items is most likely based on a variety of internal and personal preferences, such as rewarding good community members, selecting tracks from promising upcoming authors, selecting music that’s currently in customer demand based on internal statistical data, and so on. It’s their business, ‘they know best’ and that’s how they’re choosing to do it, regardless of everyone and their dog wanting a turn in that list.

But yes, I do agree with you that there’s lots of room for improvement in this area – as well as many others!

1319 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
  • Won a competition
+7 more
AlumoAudio
says

I always find it interesting how those who succeed in the jungle keep a very tight lip on these controversial matters.

Why would they speak about it if it doesn’t affect them? People only pipe up about things like this when they feel they have a problem with it. It’s human nature.

And anyway, Envato can do what they flipping well like, as it’s their business and have undoubtedly built up all the data and logistics over the years to see what works and what doesn’t. If they haven’t implemented certain community ideas by now, there’s probably a very good reason for it, which I’m sure as a growing and competing internet business, they’d prefer to keep under their hat – and for obvious reasons.

by
by
by
by
by
by