And something else: let’s not forget that some (not all) authors are not just victims of piracy.
Many, like me, have used pirated (DAW) software and plugins in the beginning of their music carreer. Many of us have been inspired to compose by listening to pirated music.
There’s always both sides to the story.
Hey LeatherwingStudios, thanks for you contribution to this conversation. It seems like most authors have difficulties thinking about the buyers’ perspective and/or approaching this issue rationally.
If it were totally clear to all buyers that a license key is needed somewhere when a video is uploaded to YouTube, the whole AdRev system wouldn’t be harmful for them our their clients.
I think that good information and an excellent user experience during the upload process could really help. Here’s a role for Audiojungle, our fellow authors, YouTube and AdRev.
However, like you mentioned, it’s questionable to start using AdRev for items that have already been sold, as those buyers weren’t informed about this at the time of purchase.
I’m an author (full-time composer/producer) and I think I agree with the OP here. If you buy something royalty free, you do this because you don’t want any hassle.
If a author still tries to collect extra revenues through whatever system, it shouldn’t bother the buyer of the license, he/she is the client after all!
I think that collecting these extra revenues is not something that the author is entitled to, because he/she sold his/her music royalty-free. Protecting our music from piracy is important but it should not harm the buyers’ interests.
When switching between http://www.envato.com/ and Themeforest it doesn’t even look like it was created by the same people
I agree, envato.com and studio.envato.com look better than the Envato Market sites. Why not invert the colour scheme: use a gray background and white inside the boxes?
I think it looks better now. Don’t understand why people are complaining! Text seems a bit big though….
California Sun is a nice song, I think. I’d take out the synth and make the mix sound less boxy (watch out those with toms). I would also turn up the whistle and marimba/glockenspiel since they play the lead melody.
Hey Kurt, why do you want that email so bad? You already know it’s a rejection.