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EricSchwartz Envato team says

Today we are rolling out pricing changes across the Marketplaces. Please see this main forum announcement for more details:

http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/price-changes-across-the-marketplaces/138218
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EricSchwartz Envato team says

I just wanted to chime in personally and say that we had a TON of great submissions here, and voting for winners was both a pleasure and a challenge :).

There were plenty of close 2nds and 3rds, and while we truly wish we could reward every deserving track, we’re thrilled to be able to give back to such an inspiring and enthusiastic community in this way!

Keep up the great music everyone, and I look forward to next time :)

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EricSchwartz Envato team says

Great News! Congratulations AudioJungle!

One question to anybody, and many thanks in advance:

Does the AudioJungle watermark have to be included in the iTunes (or another platform) tracks, which are intended to be used as personal music?

I thought that the music should always contain the watermark in case it is available for listening, e.g. if the music is shown on YouTube, it should contain the watermark.

Hey @waxawa, please see my response on watermarking back on Page 10 of the thread :)

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EricSchwartz Envato team says

Thanks Eric. You guys should update your support people.I sent them a message asking about Spotify and they wrote back today that we arent allowed to sell outside the marketplaces lol.

Thanks I’ll touch base, and apologies for the conflicting info! We typically handle these initial questions in the forum directly, so support may not be 100% up to speed yet on all the nuances. To confirm it is permitted as I mentioned previously.

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EricSchwartz Envato team says

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?
ex:
U2 – Vertigo
or it supposed just:
Vertigo

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.

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EricSchwartz Envato team says

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.

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EricSchwartz Envato team says

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.

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EricSchwartz Envato team says

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!

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EricSchwartz Envato team says

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 :)

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EricSchwartz Envato team says

We’re Halfway There!

Hey everyone! We’ve just passed the halfway point on the contest, with just over 3 weeks remaining 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 :)

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