I am a member of Adrev, I’ve recently got my first stats through. All I can say is you will be surprised at how many videos are using your songs that you have no idea about. I would never have known that my songs were being used in videos by top companies without Adrev – I have recently added these companies to my portfolio list and have received even more interest. I have only had 1 message through complaining about it and I explained to him that I will whitelist the video and he was totally fine with it. I really don’t see a problem for buyers who genuinely have the license to use a song, it couldn’t be easier for them to prove that they have the right to use it.
As for the amount you can earn, a lot of people say 1000 views = $1, I think it’s more like 2000 views = $1, from the 13 of my songs that have gone up on to Adrevs system so far, they have received 50,000 views. I have registered a further 200 songs, so you can see that there is money to be made – even if you don’t know your songs are being used!Be sure to always whitelist any video that you know have bought a license.
Many thanks for your insights Liam!
I see you’ve had a “Free File of the Month”, is that track also registered with adrev?
The first time you ride a train you might not expect someone to ask to see your ticket. You bought it in advance, and you have to show it again on the train. After that first time, you are always ready with ticket in hand.
Very well put!
I’m sorry that you’ve lost a client koster and I can understand you’re upset. But we Authors have to protect our work and this very thread (and of course Alimno’s helpful posts) actually made me uploading my tracks to AdRev. More and more will go this way – not just Audiojungle Authors.
You see, Koster, guys here are using the ADREV scheme not because they are greedy, they simply are not making enough to sustain their careers! So they look for other ways to cherry pick some extra cash. Did you ever think about it from that perspective? While you get to sit in your video suite charging e-bay $150 to $400 and hour to edit and do graphics etc, can’t you understand why music guys would (desperately) want to find other ways to earn more than $10 on a music license? I look forward to your response Koster. Let’s talk this through….
Thanks Zineb for – yet again – speaking out the truth. Let’s be honest here: It’s not that some buyers simply don’t know how to choose the right license, some of them just don’t care. No restrictions, no consequences, no names. No wonder people around here are looking for some kind of compensation like AdRev.
Yeah, those clippers can be very annoying. Get well soon!
New month, new luck. Let’s hope for some Broadcast licenses in November!
We’ll announce the winners a week or two after the event closes[...]
lots of time, don’t worry