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MonophobiaStudio says

Hi all,

So I just got a message from a client who purchased a regular license for one of my songs. She wrote lyrics and a melody over the instrumental and would like me to re-arrange it into a song format.

I think I remember reading somewhere that what she wants to do (write lyrics and a melody and record it over the instrumental) is not allowed under the AJ license. But if it is allowed, which license does she need? Does it depend on whether the song will be sold or not?

Thanks for the help.

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MonophobiaStudio says

If this trend continues, the day is not far off when some authors will start offering free [favors] to sell their files.

Hilarious and so true!!!

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MonophobiaStudio says

I am still within my first year (I posted my first song late June) so I don’t have anything to compare to as far as holiday lulls and stuff. But since I started, every month has been better than the last, including over the holidays. Surprisingly January was my best month by a significant margin, both sales and profit and February is following the trend and is actually set to go even a little bit higher.

Back in October I was the Featured Authot of the Week. While that gave me a real push, the real increase in sales came afterwards. I really believe it comes down to the quality and type of material you’re writing. Try to be as objective as you possibly can and hold yourself to the highest standard possible when creating material. I don’t want to sound arrogant and I certainly have a long way to go myself but if it doesn’t sound like it was produced in a million dollar studio, don’t expect it to be a huge hit.

Hope this helps :)

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MonophobiaStudio says

From your statement page you can download a CSV file which has the exact time of purchase in the first field.
Thanks! I’ve actually never done that. But now I’m glad I know.
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MonophobiaStudio says

I don’t think it’s a bug in the system, just a high influx if customers at a given time. I’ve noticed that a lot of my sales tend to happen in clumps.

I do have a question though. Is there a way to know the specific time of purchase? I only see the date in my statement.

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MonophobiaStudio says

If the gear is directly used to create tracks for AJ then yes, you can take the Depreciation Deduction. You have to decide whether to take the full depreciation upfront or spread it out over the next few years. Keep in mind, however, that you may only deduct the percentage of usage time a specific gear item is used to create music that generates income.

I should also state that I am not a tax professional so do your own research as well. :)

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MonophobiaStudio says

+1 for the 25%. It’s better to have enough and not have to make up the difference if it ends up being more than what we put away. I think 25% will be a safe amount.

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MonophobiaStudio says

That’s it. Thanks for the answer =)

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MonophobiaStudio says

Does anyone know how to get the thumbnails to display the VideoHive projects using your work?

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MonophobiaStudio says

I’d like to nominate Good Vibes

http://audiojungle.net/item/good-vibes/2932207

Thanks!

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