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We’re halfway there!

Hey everyone, absolutely loving all the entries so far, you all are outstanding!!! I think I’m going to have to play them all on repeat as the soundtrack to my life :)

Remember, only 3 weeks left to submit your Trailer Music to the marketplace for this contest. Best of luck!

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Dear Envato, could you please do something about your SUPERslow reviewing process? Many people wait for already 4-5 days! And tomorrow is 9.09. Don’t you think it’s totally unfair and disrespectful to make people design things for a contest and then don’t let them participate just because you don’t have time or people to review them?
You have time till 9.10.. :)

Yep, the event runs until October 9th, so plenty of time to create and submit more Game Assets!

Also, the deadline is for submitting your item to the marketplace, not the date it is actually reviewed and approved. In other words, eligibility is based on the date of the final submission (or resubmission) leading to the item’s approval.

We know reviewing can sometimes take extra time and we usually wait at least a week or so after the event ends to begin voting, to make sure any last minute items have all made it through the review queue.

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Hi! What does this mean? (Multiple submissions from the same author must be different to one another). Different styles(genres) or different instruments ? melodies ? arrangements ?Can I make many epic trailers with different melodies and harmony ( not different instruments ) ? Thanks

Hey BladeEmpire, it’s just a standard rule we have with all our contests—it simply means you can’t submit the same song/item multiple times.

So yes, you could use a similar genre and instrumentation more than once, it just can’t be fundamentally the same song. Make as many epic trailers as you would like!

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Hey everyone, just to emphasize a few points:

The $18 base license really only serves smaller and shorter term broadcasts. The audience size limitation is for the total expected audience size over the life of the broadcast, so even smaller broadcasts that plan to run more frequently or for longer periods of time may need a higher broadcast tier.

Keep in mind that with the new licenses, bigger advertizing spots will all fall into the top $306 tier—that’s 17X higher than with our current licenses.

While it’s easy to call out the brands and producers that may have bigger budgets to spend, that does not mean that they represent the majority of broadcast users, or that with even higher prices they will choose to spend it at AudioJungle.

Stock pricing is not simply about the perceived quality of the work or big budget brands, but also on providing value across the widest audience of customers while optimizing potential earnings for the community. As I’ve said, it’s a careful balance that must also take into consideration the competitive stock music landscape.

We would not be putting forward this new licensing if we thought it would negatively impact overall author earnings, which we will be closely monitoring. We believe that our users and broadcast buyers will choose the license appropriate to their needs.

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Hey everyone, let’s try to keep the conversation focused on the licenses at hand :). Multiple use isn’t on the table right now, and we know Sound Effects and other media areas are in need of some individual licensing attention as well (music licensing was our first priority).

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Thank you Eric. So to be clear, your presence (which is appreciated) is to help us understand the licensing terms and prices as they’ve been written, but no changes will be made to the structure that has been laid out before us. (at least not now before the rollout) Correct?
The suspense is killing me!

Hey guys, I can’t promise anything either way. Whether it will affect the current plan, or be addressed at a later stage, we welcome your ongoing feedback and further discussion around the additional context I’ve laid out.

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quick question: Can I add works from my 2 accounts? (one is not exclusive one exclusive)

Sure, go for it! Keep in mind:

  • Authors can enter as many items as they wish.
  • Multiple submissions from the same author must be different to one another.
  • Authors can win multiple category prizes for different items.
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Hey Paul, we’re definitely listening! My aim is simply to provide additional context around the licensing decisions from our perspective, and answer questions on the new license terms. We’re certainly interested in any and all feedback and hearing what you have to say.

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Hey everyone, to pick up on a few more of your points:

On Audience Size:

The Broadcast license terms are for “intended total audience size”, meaning the total number of people the broadcast is expected to reach. So if a smaller broadcast is to be aired much more frequently or for a longer period of time, it may require a higher broadcast license tier.

As a basic example, a project planning to broadcast daily to 100,000 people over a month long period would exceed 1 million total audience size and need a higher license tier.

On PROs:

Again we understand that the PRO issue is tied to licensing and pricing for authors, and is important to address. While this is still being evaluated, we do not feel that simply increasing prices is an effective replacement or substitute solution.

On Pricing:

We recognise that certain brands and advertisers may in some cases have bigger budgets to spend, however that does not mean they will choose to spend it here, or that they represent a significant portion of broadcast users. Higher pricing does not always mean better earnings. It’s very important to take measure of the competitive stock music landscape here, as we do in all our pricing decisions.

That being said, pricing is never set in stone. As an evolving marketplace we are continually and actively monitoring pricing, testing and optimising in target areas, and exploring new models to help bring greater value to the entire community.

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I have a question regarding voting.

There are already so many great tracks submitted for this contest so far and they’re going to just keep on coming. As much as I’d like to, it’s difficult to keep up on all of them. Come voting time, what is everyone’s strategy for trying to listen to as many submissions as possible? How have you all approached this in the past?

What I’m going to do is try to listen to as many of them as I can as they are coming in, and taking notes on my favorites so I can narrow down the list to my ultimate top track when it’s time to vote.
i think Envato will probably gather up the top 100 or something they choose and then let us vote.

Yes, we’ll round up all eligible tracks into a nice voting form and playlist :). It certainly doesn’t hurt to pick out some of your favorites as they come along!

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