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Well done to everybody getting through this very tough month – it has been hard and today is no exception! :)
Why is this such a tough month? I can’t figure it out.

Because on top of the fact May is usually a quieter month due to vacations, holidays, school breaks, etc….this happened: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102669423

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Does the search algorithm also consider the description? ... So… Is ” depressive” in the description searched for when I look for “depressive” in the search engine? If so, I get a motivational track instead! But I also think that the seo is a well kept secret so is not easy to understand how it works!

Why don’t you just try it? It isn’t hard to test a search engine, especially when you’re free to change your descriptions and tags.

I’m quite surprised that there are so many authors who don’t know the single most important thing on a site like this – how the search engine works. Yes, this is more important than the music, and it takes 1-3 hours to test and figure out rather than trusting rumors flying around…

For many us more AJ veterans here, this whole prospect of changing out titles, tags and descriptions to effectively manipulate the search mechanism is pretty new territory as it was never really an issue, especially back when I first joined here over 3 years ago.

The success of a track was always weighed on the quality and usability of the music itself. Things just felt more organic – with plenty of creative naming conventions on successful tracks.

I also know first hand that many libraries manually pick and curate items and manually adjust it’s likelihood of appearing in search (and I assume Envato is no exception here). With that, I’d be very reluctant to start tinkering in vain to ‘get more sales’, for fear of making things worse than they already are and potentially getting flagged up internally for ‘gaming the system’.

We need to categorically know from staff where we stand with all of this, if it’s an actual or imagined problem, and if there are any plans to change the mechanism with regards to this, going forward.

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Congrats, great work dude! That cake better taste as good as it looks!

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Sorry guys if my post may be OT, however it surely is AdRev related :)
I’m doing a taylor made music for an adv agency and they’re going to put the video with my music on YouTube. (I’m not going to sell it on AJ later).
So, basically, I was wondering: how can I upload the music on AdRev (in order to collect revenue from illegitimate Youtube’s rippings) and let my client be able to clear the copyright issue contextually with the uploading on Youtube? I mean, when the client buys a license from AJ, he/she can use the license to clear any copyright / license claims. But if I’m selling my music by myself there’s no AJ provided license that AdRev can use to know whether to consider a video legitimate or not.
Hope my question makes sense and thank you for your attention :)

Just get the URL of your client’s YouTube channel and send a request to AdRev support asking to whitelist the channel from ever receiving copyright claims on your music. That way, your client won’t receive any claims and won’t have to present a license certificate each time they upload your music to their channel.

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+1 Completely agree too Dirtyflint.

It’s a growing problem for us marketplace composers and is just diluting traffic to specific and often very high quality tracks. Add that on top of the clear over-staturation of the RF market and we’ve got a big problem on our hands.

Unfortunately, I’m starting to think that Envato (amongst other marketplaces) don’t really see this as an overall problem in terms of their revenue. They know full well these are the kinds of titles average customers will click on, who are looking for quick music for their marketing videos, etc. As long as a customer clicks one of these obviously named ‘Inspiration’ tracks and buys it, it’s a done deal. It’s only really a problem for us.

Really hope this is addressed.

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I think the reason however why they prefer no watermarks is because AdRev registered music is added to the YouTube AudioSwap catalogue, where YT users can swap out their stolen Taylor Swift songs on their videos for ours (and we get the revenue).
i don’t think this bring some valuable results, from audioswap feature., this have no adequate search mechanism, no tags,
How someone find our track’s, among of millions other tracks in audioswap without tags, and descr?
furthermore, audioswap not provide separate download tracks for user, like “YT audiolibrary”,
Users can’t apply reasonable montage, so, very low probability for case when someone from that users can achieve million views on behalf of our :)

Yes, I agree, I very much doubt the AudioSwap feature generally increases uses of our music that much.

But this is just an additional feature ‘on the side’ and it’s there for YT users to use if they need it. Also, users can use it to find specific tracks, just by typing in the song name or artist.

For example, I’m aware of many users that have used it to overlay my own music on their non-monetized videos, that didn’t contain any music to begin with. Other YouTubers then hear this music and will often ask in the comments where the music is from. So it’s all part of getting our music out there and heard on YouTube.

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Really? Is that what they told you? I was told by AdRev non-watermarked material only.
Well, they told me all versions of any given track can be uploaded if I want to, and the system will match just one. But it makes sense that it would be easier for the system to find the tracks if you upload original versions without watermarks.

Yes, that’s true you can upload different versions of our music – and on speaking with them the other day, we can even upload the individual stems from our tracks, which is good news.

I think the reason however why they prefer no watermarks is because AdRev registered music is added to the YouTube AudioSwap catalogue, where YT users can swap out their stolen Taylor Swift songs on their videos for ours (and we get the revenue).

Good work on your Feb results btw Prestashop, very impressive indeed! That’s very close to my own results, and my uke tracks have become somewhat of a staple within the YouTube vlogging/makeup tuts community, so I’m guessing your music has found it’s way into some very popular YT vids/communities, right?

It’s actually a good idea to look through and recognise the community that’s using your music the most and set up a YT channel promoting your music specifically aimed at them. Works a treat! ;)

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You can choose. It doesn’t matter. You can upload all versions with or without watermarks if you want and AdRev will just match one of them.

Really? Is that what they told you? I was told by AdRev non-watermarked material only.

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The email is intended to get people signing up to their Multi Channel Network (MCN) or the AdRev Talent Network as they’ve called it. Doesn’t really apply to most of us who are using AdRev to track our music, so not sure why we’ve received those emails. Most likely because we’re on their mailing lists from when we joined.

Regarding the ‘use Royalty free music in your videos to avoid copyright claims’ statement…check further on in the sentence…”..so be sure not to use any music you haven’t licensed..”

I think they’re just using ‘royalty free’ as a generic term here, meaning music not stolen from a Taylor Swift video. Royalty free music is almost, always backed by a license – which, as we all know, can be used to clear any claims.

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Does exclusive / non-exclusive choice affect only the percentage of revenue or does it also affect your possibilities to get featured tracks / trending items or any other features?

+1. I’d also like to know whether appearance of items in search are limited due to non-exclusivity.

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