i got several indie artist in my studio but they demand for their name included in the title. Can i put their name on the item title?
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or it supposed just:
Hey waiwai, item titles must follow submission requirement guidelines, and should not contain authors’ usernames nor names of artists. You can however prominently feature the individual artist’s name in the item description as well as the audio file metadata.
Alternatively the artists could also simply create their own author accounts for complete control of their individual portfolio and branding.
This sounds great.
Does this mean that, for example, an indie artist that makes a new EP for itunes/spotify/all that stuff (being careful with ContentID) for the sake of just making music for people to listen can also opt to become an exclusive author on audiojungle, upload his EP and sell licenses here, while also keep promoting himself as an indie artist, gigging, uploading his songs on YouTube/soundcloud without the watermark, etc?This sounds very interesting but I’m still not sure if this is so.
@MSVoy Yes, this is exactly correct, and you’ve summed up this aspect of the policy quite nicely
Regarding watermarking, the intention of course is to ensure your music is as protected as possible from potential use violations. As artists commercially licensing the use of your music, we strongly recommend that you use watermarked tracks wherever possible.
With this new policy update, we understand that music distributed for personal listening may not be able to be watermarked in this way. As recommended in the policy Knowledgebase Article, creating slight variations in the personal listening music you sell elsewhere can help you easily identify whether your music is being used/licensed correctly, and essentially serves as a form of watermarking in its own right.
We also understand that for those of you involved in both the author/licensing side as well as the artist/personal listening side of the business, there is an important balance to achieve here that may be different for each of you individually. Ultimately, we trust that you will all be able to make these decisions on protecting your content in your best interest as both artists and authors alike. And as always, when you the community succeeds, we succeed.
Anyways this is really exciting news. Can we put our stuff on Spotify as well?
Provided the personal listening music platform meets all of the conditions outlined in the Knowledgebase Article, the policy does not discriminate between digital download platforms (e.g. iTunes) or streaming music platforms (e.g. Spotify). Whether you choose to use either is up to you as an author.
I wish I had a better understanding of this. So selling our music on iTunes is considered “personal listening”? If someone buys a corporate sounding track for $0.99 they cannot use it for their YouTube videos correct?
So, why on earth would people buy this type of advertising music then?Sorry if my questions seem primitive.
That is correct, music purchased via iTunes and similar platforms is authorized for personal listening use only. Buying a song via iTunes does not grant any rights to sync, publicly perform, or use the music in any other way. That kind of use is what AudioJungle and music licensing are for
Certainly some songs that work great as background music in a film or advertisement may simply not be well suited for personal listening and general public consumption. While this opportunity may not be for everyone, and there is of course no requirement for authors to sell their music for personal listening use on iTunes or similar platforms, with this new policy update those that wish to now can do so while keeping all the benefits of exclusively licensing their music on AudioJungle!
One week left!That’s right everyone, it’s about time to put the finishing touches on your Dubstep masterpiece and hit submit!
Just a reminder for those who have already had their items approved, please make sure you have submitted your entry agreement form as well for each item you are entering.
Our headphones will surely be busted after judging all the fantastic entries for this event
We’re Halfway There!Hey everyone! We’ve just passed the halfway point on the contest, with just over to submit your new Dubstep tracks!
With over 100 entries so far, this has already been the most submissions we’ve received for a Most Wanted event EVER! We are truly impressed by the stellar response from everyone so far, not to mention the outstanding diversity and quality of your tracks.
Whether you’re putting the finishing touches on your Dubstep masterpiece, or starting on your next new track, remember you’ve got until June 26th to get your items in. For those who have already had their items approved, please make sure you have submitted your entry agreement form as well for each item.
Keep ‘em coming, and best of luck to all
“Multiple submissions from the same author must be different to one another.” That means that I cant upload the same song twice right? But it doesnt mean that I cant upload two different songs and submit them as “Best Chilled Track” category.
Yes, this simply means that each submission must be a unique song/composition. You can still create and submit as many different dubstep items as you would like, either for the same and/or different prize categories, which may increase your chances of winning or even the total amount you could win!
Happy to be in but i have to admit that i need studying! I don”t have any idea what “chilled dub step” or “Crossover/Hybrid ” even means… Am i too old ?
“Chilled Dubstep” would simply have a more laid-back feel and energy, possibly a bit more downtempo and/or with more ambient elements. Sometimes also referred to as “Chillstep”.
“Crossover/Hybrid” would be a track that mixes multiple genres, incorporating dubstep elements along with other musical styles. For instance Orchestral/Cinematic-Dubstep is a popular combo (think hybrid trailer music), but you could also go for anything from Corporate-Dubstep, to Holiday-Dubstep, to anything in between! This is definitely an opportunity to be creative and come up with something unique and commercial
Most dubstep is 140 but also can be considered dubstep if the tempo is lower – are there any rules on the tempo?
@KabbalisticVillage Great point, thanks for bringing this up!
While the convention for dubstep music is around 140 BPM, there are no hard rules with respect to tempo for this event. As long as your music incorporates dubstep elements & style, be it a more traditional dubstep track, an epic hybrid cinematic-dubstep crossover, or any other dubstep influenced subgenre, you may use the tempo that works best for your track!
Really neat survey Ruben!
Regarding your observation: “Time spent on support tends to increase proportionally with the number of sales”, I find it quite intriguing to also consider the potential flip-side of that: “The number of sales increases proportionally with the quality of support”. I wonder how much this holds true, and which is really more the cause versus the effect
I also think as a follow up it could be interesting to consider how the number of tickets/time on support may relate to the level and type of documentation/help included (e.g. static PDF document vs. HTML documentation, providing video tutorials, etc.)
Yes, as part of a broadcast/radio service streamed (for a price) to many different stores?
After discussing with the legal team, here’s the answer:
- Streaming standalone music would be considered “re-distributing or making available the music as-is”, where simply changing the transmission format (e.g. download vs. stream) is only a superficial modification at best, and is therefore a restricted use. In other words, putting the music on a physical device or network service and providing other stores/locations use of the music is essentially the same thing as putting the music on a CD and handing it out (be it paid or for free), which we expressly do not permit.
- Playing background music in a local store / public space (or at an event, presentation, theatrical play, etc.) however is allowed as it is a performance, e.g. played directly over loudspeakers, and not considered a re-distribution of the content.
In summary, you can license a track and play it in your own store / location as standalone background music, but you can not re-distribute the music as-is by streaming or any other means either for 3rd party playback or any other purpose.
This is something we will be considering and defining further in our audio licensing project we are currently working on.