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exclusivity vs non-ex vs listening versions is not the issue here.

Agreed, it’s not the main issue Alex has here, but I was really just reflecting on Phil’s original concern whether the music was issued out whilst simultaneously being made available as an exclusive item on AJ. That’s not allowed to my knowledge, hence why the issue was raised.

That small issue aside, you’re right in that Alex should get this sorted via a professional music and copyright lawyer, which I’m certain he’ll be doing.

Good luck Alex and keep us updated! :)

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“Can I use an AJ track in a stand-alone music track? What about sound effects? You may not use music in stand-alone music tracks, but you could use sound effects in a music track. Example: You can’t add lyrics to an audio track and sell it on iTunes”
Yes, it’s right, because AJ license really don’t allows to use a track as a song.. But author can give this permission, i believe..
Is there a staff member that can clear this up? I’m especially interested because someone just this last week asked if they could add vocals to one of my songs and I told them no.

+1. I think we need to get some official word on this, as similarly I often get asked if lyrics can be added to music purchased from here and resold. I’ve always said that this isn’t allowed under Envato’s terms, providing them with a link to the License FAQ (and I’m non-ex). Yet I’ve never been entirely sure where we stand legally with this, especially as exclusive authors can now also sell the music on iTunes, etc.

That said, regardless of an author’s status of exclusivity on AJ, there’s absolutely no difference in the end License terms on AJ. The buyer has to adhere to those if they licensed the music from here. To my understanding, only non exclusive items have the privilege to be used outside of Envato’s License terms.

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Hi Paruchev,

Not sure if you’re still looking, but I’ve got a track here in a similar style that may be of interest.

Hope you find what you need! :)

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A quick question:

Do you ever use submit link? http://cid.adrev.net/submit-link

I’ve tried several times, both claim (my own videos) and unclaim videos, but do not seem to work. After waiting 10 or 15 days, I will send a message that seems to be the only thing that works.

Are AdRev aware of this problem?

Personally, I always email them with claim removals, but even so, that’s a pretty major issue that will need to be sorted.

I highly recommend that if anyone sees bugs with the AdRev process, to let them know immediately so they can fix it.

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Good work Matthew, very well deserved. Enjoy! :)

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And probably only a handful of tracks with the word ‘inspiration’ or ‘motivate’ in the title/tags, before it became a thing. I bet all the tracks sounded to pretty unique to one other too! ;)

Liking the competition for the Axiom 61. Use one myself, great controller. Envato should definitely run something like that again. There’s something exciting and fun about winning actual bits of gear or plugins for the studio :)

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Oooh sorry to pee on the bonfire, but linking to your own tracks on the forums isn’t actually allowed, as it’s considered self promotion!

Check here to see what I’m referring to.

ps. I’m all good thanks! ;)

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But when one is receiving messages and comments daily from YouTube users on my videos saying “it’s that song from so and so commercial” and ‘I heard this last night on so and so show” I cracked and had a little peep.

Yeah, that sucks, sorry to hear that man! Time to seek out a dark cave? :)

You’re right about the PRO income though and people new to the concept should realize that its not a quick route to riches. Unless you have a ton of material with a good publisher securing you top tier placements you’ll get peanuts in return. Even if you do have a good thing going it can take between 1-2 years to see any cash like you said . People also need to be cautious of the lower end PRO libraries that offer blanket deals to the smaller channels. This means no upfront licensing fees and pennies for royalties. That said, good PRO placements will reward you for years to come and AJ are missing out on a ton of extra revenue.

Very good advice and something I know quite a few of us here have been dwelling on for quite a while now. For me, it’s been an ongoing case of ‘do I?...don’t I?’, especially during a time of continuing downward trajectories on RF license sales across the sites I sell on.

Personally, I think I’m going to ride the wave with my existing catalogue here and just write it off in a backend royalty scenario for now. I can also see why Envato as a business are keeping things ‘royalty free’ in the very strictest of senses too, so guess we’ll just have to cross our fingers and hope they change the policy, to fall in line with all the other major libraries out there.

@Erick, @nahkaorava Thank you guys! :bashfulcute: I’m pretty terrible with compliments on my music, because I personally have a really hard time with my own stuff and I’m my own worst critic!

Anyway, that concludes my biannual rant and thread hijack. Sorry bout that!

Back to sales reporting: Income reset to $0.00, 0 sales. Fingers crossed for a more positive March! :)

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I know its tempting to see where our work ends up but using Tunesat to track AJ tunes sounds like torture mate.. I use it for my PRO stuff but thats it.. Until AJ step it up ignorance is bliss :)

Haha, tell me about it! I’ve done pretty well until now not to log in and check TuneSat for the very reasons you mentioned..

But when one is receiving messages and comments daily from YouTube users on my videos saying “it’s that song from so and so commercial” and ‘I heard this last night on so and so show” I cracked and had a little peep. Bad idea! It basically resulted in a knee jerk reaction from me to be honest. That’ll teach me! :bashfulcute:

Matt,

may I ask if you are signed with PRO at all? I have no knowledge of these things, but maybe it’s something you should consider doing with your future tracks. :)

I was registered with PRS a while ago, when I was blissfully unaware of AJ’s policy. However, I had to terminate my account when it was brought to my attention that AJ, along with another site I was licensing my music on, don’t currently allow PRO registered music to be submitted.

And this is where I’ve been getting stuck. My RF musical output is very low (probably because I’m not a ‘professional composer’, coming from a Dance music background and have a limited musical knowledge – so it takes me a very long time compared to other composers to get things sounding ‘right’) yet when I do make tracks, I prefer to create specifically for the RF market, as this is best suited for the music I create.

Also, the chances of redeeming any income from these creations are significantly higher (and quicker) than those ingested into a royalty based licensing structure, where you could wait years for anything to show up, even then with limited earnings.

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AlumoAudio
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I know its tempting to see where our work ends up but using Tunesat to track AJ tunes sounds like torture mate.. I use it for my PRO stuff but thats it.. Until AJ step it up ignorance is bliss :)

Haha, tell me about it! I’ve done pretty well until now not to log in and check TuneSat for the very reasons you mentioned..

But when one is receiving messages and comments daily from YouTube users on my videos saying “it’s that song from so and so commercial” and ‘I heard this last night on so and so show” I cracked and had a little peep. Bad idea! It basically resulted in a knee jerk reaction from me to be honest. That’ll teach me! :bashfulcute:

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