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AlumoAudio
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You don’t need to worry about the other libraries – the only thing that appears on a user’s YouTube account is: ‘Third Party Match detected. Name of track – Authour. Administered by AdRev’.
So, what happens with a track you changed the name of? Some clients may have bought it as a different name than the new name that you now provide to AdRev. Does this present a problem?

I’ve got a few tracks on AdRev with different names to those I’m selling them on RF sites under. However, I let AdRev know the alternative names for those tracks and my registered artist name is the same.

The latter is an important credential you shouldn’t change or operate under however, as customers my get confused if they’re receiving claims from, effectively, an entirely different artist/composer name.

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AlumoAudio
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Zero income via referal links too. May be bad luck, may be a bug. By the way, if i shorten referal links in bitly, is it work as longer link?

Referrals seem to be working fine here too, and that’s using bit.ly links via my SoundCloud and YouTube channel.

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Actually you’re right, I just checked and you can use the ‘submit link’ option, so go ahead and use that option!

I’m used to the old AdRev setup, before that option was available to us. Either way, I personally still prefer submitting claims by hand to AdRev, as it means I can make sure everything goes through smoothly and I get an opportunity to touch base and speak directly to my customers.

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So i just got a message today from a Youtuber who i let use one of my non-AudioJungle music on his channel. Adrev claimed it. He showed them an e-mail where i give explicit permission for him to use the track but the claim is still on. Do i go to the “Submit a Link” section and just enter the Youtube link and the claim will be off? How does it work? Thanks.

The best bet in this situation would be to get in contact with the guys at AdRev directly, via support@adrev(.net). Just say you would like the following video to be cleared from receiving claims on your music by providing them a link to it and letting them know you have given the user permission. They usually get back within 24-96 hours letting you know that this has been done.

In the meantime, you can always let the customers know that you’ve sent a request to AdRev to have the claim removed and then just let them know once it’s been completed. Customers always appreciate being updated and it’s at this stage they put their trust in you. This is a good thing, because they usually use your music again in the future as they have your reassurance.

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Yep, there’s a couple of ways to achieve this sound that come to mind. Vangelis apparently used the wonderful Yamaha CS80 for the iconic ‘string’ sound within that soundtrack. Arturia have their own $99 emulation of this, being the CS80v (as heard here ) and I’m pretty sure there’s a preset for that within the plugin.

Similar sounds can also be made on the much cheaper and excellent sounding $60 TAL U-NO-LX. This is an emulation of Roland’s Juno 6/60/106 line of analogue synthesizers (all of which I have owned), and sounds very, very close to the originals. By watching this vid of the original hardware here you can dial in the recommended settings into the plugin to achieve that Vangelis sound.

Just a couple of ideas I know of anyway. I’m sure there are other plugins/libraries out there that can get similar results :)

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You just wait until one of your pieces ends up, unauthorised, on an underground protest video or the like, which is garnering 3 to 4 million views. You just wait!! ;)

Did that happen to you? That’s crazy! I love criminals! Guess I better start writing that fight music my brotha!

But seriously, thank you Matt. If not for you I would have never taken the AdRev plunge. Your knowledge (not sales) of the process was a huge help. I figured heck. if AdRev gives Matt “that positive feeling” then surely I can sponge off him and get some love too!

Hahaha, no worries Paul! But yes, benefitting from one of the biggest ironies in the music industry is all very surreal at first, I have to admit. But ultimately, it really is worth it :)

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So, while it doesn’t look like it will be a lot of money, it is motivation to submit more music and continue doing so moving forward.

You just wait until one of your pieces ends up, unauthorised, on an underground protest video or the like, which is garnering 3 to 4 million views. You just wait!! ;)

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Just to say, I’ve had a customer contact me saying they cannot buy my item. This has happened a number of times now over the course of a couple of weeks according to a bunch of authours. A seven day wait for a potential customer to get a response from support basically means no sale.

Can someone from staff weigh in and let us know what the best way to deal with this (pretty major) issue is please? Like I said, contacting support isn’t an option if we want the sale, many clients need the file quickly for their projects.

Thanks,

Taco

I’ve had a few of these come through now (just had another an hour ago in fact), one of which was for a $306 Music & Broadcast License.

Support got back to me a whole week later, simply with:

It sounds like the instances you mention are around the same time we had experienced some temporary outages. If your buyers continue to have issues purchasing, please have the [sic] contact us directly. I’m sorry for the inconvenience.

Fortunately, as a non-exclusive, I was able to sell the Music & Broadcast license independently, off my own back. Not so good if this is happening to Exclusive authors here, where the issue is out of their hands pretty much.

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And in comparison TuneSat is a sort of passive tracking of usage, right? They don’t do anything, except informing you about your music being found here and there?
Indeed. But there are other differences: Adrev is for Youtube, Tunesat for TV broadcast (although they had first said they would monitor TV broadcast and web use, they have given up on the latter). Adrev is free to use, Tunesat is quite expensive.

Yes, Tunesat is very expensive and utterly pointless to track AJ music.

The whole point of Tunesat is for helping to make back claims on PRO based royalties via network uses, and of course we can’t register AJ music with a PRO, as it directly contravenes Envato’s terms.

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(License Certificate used to show commercial use rights)

Btw talking of it being ‘a hassle’, just for the record, I’ve now got my AdRev claim clearance process down to a whopping 25 seconds! Never under estimate the power of pre written emails and ctrl c/v ;)

So Adrev are pretty reactive when it comes to clearing claims. Great! Less hassle for everyone. However… what’s the point of having a system where you can clear any claims by just saying you have rights. Sure for now, illegal users do not know what to do when they get the copyright notice. But as Adrev becomes more and more popular, surely one of them is going to pick up on this flaw and will get the word out: “hey guys, don’t worry about Adrev, just say that you have the rights to use the track!” What then?

What we need is integration with Envato, so that only valid purchase code can clear claims. Otherwise, Adrev will become pretty useless. Which is a shame, because I truly think that this tool is a real game changer, and the best way for us author to regain control over the illegal use of our work.

Yes, Taco’s correct. The user has to copy/paste the contents from their purchased Licence Certificate to show that they have the commercial use rights to use it on their videos. AdRev are able to see the date, composer and buyer’s name on this certificate, and clear the claim accordingly.

Users can either go straight to AdRev.net/contact-us to do this, enter it into the YouTube dispute section (when selecting ‘I have a license or written permission’) or they can request me to do it for them. In that latter case, I’ll just send a quick pre-formatted request to the guys at AdRev. You can also request that a user’s channel is ‘whitelisted’ from receiving further claims when using your music. In all cases I just described, the claims are cleared and whitelisting applied within 24-96 hours.

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