Thanks AJ for listening to us authors and implementing these new licenses! It restores my faith that you want to work with your authors and will continue to work with us for a better future in stock music.
I love this thread.
My electrics are a PRS CE24 and an Epiphone Les Paul Jr which I bought just to keep downtuned to drop C for that heavier metal stuff. I didn’t feel right dropping the PRS that low.
I also have a late 70’s Ovation acoustic and a Fender P-Bass from the same era.
I’m very happy for the new license changes but have to say that having a broadcast license available and not allowing authors to sell PRO registered tracks does not make sense. If a buyer use going to purchase a broadcast license the odds are very good that they understand what pro registered tracks are, and if not a simple faq will let the buyer know that there will be no additional costs for them and yes, the music is still royalty free.
I have a question for the buyers out there that I was always curious about. How do you first preview tracks when deciding what to purchase? In your production space using monitors? Your living room stereo? Your mobile device with headphones (or without!)?
I check the analytics on an item with no sales after about 6 months. If it had a lot of views but no sales, then I delete it and try my luck elsewhere with it, which has worked out several times. If no luck elsewhere, I remove from sale completely and possibly rewrite out or take an idea from it.
Yes, there are other sites but you should take into consideration that if the music was rejected for quality reasons then it may be rejected elsewhere. And if it’s not rejected elsewhere then it may not sell. Just my personal experience. Sometimes having a song rejected forces you to take a good hard look at your creation, and often times out will push you to write and mix better.
Congrats! Enjoy your week!