Broadcasters pay royalties regardless if the music is “royalty free”. The people that buy a license from here don’t get charged anything besides the upfront sync fee. It’s not wise to not claim royalties that were already paid to you by broadcast companies. According to AJ’s rules though you can’t have PRO registered music on the site so I guess it doesn’t matter much. Hopefully that gets changed in the future. The current situation just leads to authors being non-exclusive and having their PRO registered music elsewhere.
PS This would be especially nice considering I have some tracks selling exclusively right now that I would like to make non-exclusive, and the only way to do that is to make the whole exclusive account non-exclusive and I’d be stuck with two non-exclusive accounts. I can’t delete them off the exclusive account and re-upload them to the non-exclusive account so I am kind of in a rock in a hard place about what to do.
I’d like to live in a space ship for a while. Does the international space station count as a country?
It goes in cycles for me. I make a habit to try to play on dynamics more then compression. Then the loudness starts creeping back up and it gets a little louder, and a little louder. Then all of a sudden I realize that I am making everything super loud again, then focus on dynamics again. Its a vicious cycle.
Just make new music and forget about the que. Spend your time uploading every day or every other day and in two weeks you’ll have a track being approved or rejected every day or every other day. AJ is fast at reviewing and is the only place that has the review bar to even know where your track is at in the cue.
Hey that is really great advice. I know some of my very early compositions are some of the ones I go back and go wow that’s pretty interesting. The early music in the portfolio’s may not be commercially the best, but I agree with you on the fact that they sure are creative. +1 JBlanks
I really hope that this gets addressed, and doesn’t get forgotten about. Not being PRO friendly really makes me 2nd guess the music I want to upload. I don’t want to bite the hand that feeds but if a large project is going to purchase a license and pay 14 bucks for a big broadcast, I would like to make some PRO money on the back end. Besides the fact I feel like the music is being sold way to cheap I feel like not being able to get some back end payments from the broadcasters hurts. I mean the person that bought the music DOESN’T pay but the broadcasters do. That money is already set aside for us to collect and by not having the music registered we are just throwing it away.
It’s like if we were all bartenders. A person comes in and buys a drink then leaves a tip. Basically by not allowing PRO registered music we are saying no thanks, but I will let the bar keep the tip money.
To me it is a huge deal. It makes me think twice about putting my best music on here because it will sell for so cheap and I will never be able to collect money that is already set aside for me. The only hope is dealing in shear volume, but even so that might make me wonder how more I am potentially losing. I really hope this issue doesn’t get pushed aside.
I used to think loops would be the most useful so I generally make a looping version, and I have found they seem to not be in that big of a demand, and generally sell for less, which I think is odd because I would think they are so useful.