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I can say with absolute certainty that allowing ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC writers to submit their PRO registered music to audio jungle, or even display their PRO affiliation on audio jungle would have 0 impact on audio jungle and their customers buying music here for basic YOUTUBE business or personal presentation videos.

PROS are their for us for TV broadcast purposes, and radio broadcast purposes. They collect licensing fees from all major broadcasters, TV Networks to be specific: ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, CNBC, CNN, Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, BRAVO, TLC, ARTE, National Geographic, History Channel, Discovery Channel, Sky Network, France 5, Rai, etc. etc. etc…I don’t want to bore you all listing networks, but this will give an idea. Those networks pay money to PRO’s…Big Money. When they broadcast our music on their TV shows, cue sheets are filed with the PROS listing the name of the writer and publisher of every “Music cue” used in the show. Then the PROS know which writer to pay and which publisher to pay, and they pay us 6 to 18 months after the track was broadcast….

At a minimum, it would be a great change of Policy for us to at least display our writer names, and PRO affiliation for TV networks and production companies who need and want the information.

I recently had a company contact me about the use of a track in a made for cable sci fi movie. They licensed the track on RF. Then contacted me asking if it was cool to use in a movie. I said fine and then asked about cue sheets and distribution. The distribution will probably be “pay for it on demand” as there seems to be adult content involved. However, they are filing a cue sheet with the PRO, and I may see more backend royalties from my PRO (in addition to the license I was paid on the RF site, in other words, I may get paid more)

This production company will not pay a dime more for the track.

If major worldwide TV networks come here, license music, then NOT put our names on cue sheets, that is just inherently wrong. Writers deserve CREDIT where credit is due. I really can not speak to the issues with European PROS as it relates to royalty free sites, but American PROS are not as difficult. Credit is given and should be given (On cue sheets) when credit is due.

The only thing I can think of is that European TV Networks see royalty free sites as a cost savings workaround because I get the impression that GEMA, SACEM, etc are much more militant to the firms they collect from: TV Networks, bars, restaurants, sports arena’s, retail outlets, etc.

American TV Networks simply do not care, because they pay a negotiated lump sum fee to all three PROS anyway. That is what creates (some) of the money in the 2.5 Billion Dollar pool of royalty collections which then trickles back to writers when their music is “broadcast” or for their “Performances” (ON TV). We are paid “Performance Royalties” when our tracks are broadcast. It’s a very simple concept and it is not harmful to AJ’s business. This entire summary perspetive I just offered is an American perspective only.

Cheers to that! Youtube is also now paying royalties through PROs just so everyone knows. Again it is not affecting A.J. or their customers. I am hopeful this is the beginning of a step in the right direction. It is hard enough to make any money in this business….

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I am all for PRO registered music here on Audio Jungle and please feel free to correct me if I am wrong but if Joe Consumer purchases a track to use on his Youtube video, a PRO Registered track would not cost him any more money. A PRO Registered track would not cost Audio Jungle any more money either. Would it really hurt Youtube/Google to kick a few bucks back to the content creators (us) from the Gazillions of Dollars they make using content that they wouldn’t exist without?

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Sorry I didn’t get back to you Uj. Life got crazy and I just got my internet back today. Great job on the tune and I look forward to hearing it :)

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IMO not being registered with a PRO can be a unique selling proposition. Some people are explicitly looking for tracks they won’t have to pay these extra royalities for.
It’s not the purchaser who pays the extra royalties, it is the broadcasters, and they are required by law to make these payments, the money is just being left on the table.

Exactly….It shuts out a tremendous opportunity….There has to be a better way….

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IMO not being registered with a PRO can be a unique selling proposition. Some people are explicitly looking for tracks they won’t have to pay these extra royalities for.

I agree Soundprodukt. I get that but why not allow both….especially for broadcasting purposes etc…?

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I read a post by Envato when the recent changes were made that they were looking into allowing PRO registered tracks as there were a lot of authors on here requesting it. I had to delete my music from Audio Jungle as I felt the time had come to register with a PRO and it was in my best interest. I really liked having tunes on Audio Jungle and I am hopeful that authors will support the change and encourage Envato to allow it like almost every stock music site does…I feel there is a lot of money being left on the table and it is too bad that a site this good can’t accommodate an industry standard. If this is of concern to you please post your opinion here. Thanks for joining in :)

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I read a post by Envato when the recent changes were made that they were looking into allowing PRO registered tracks as there were a lot of authors on here requesting it. I had to delete my music from Audio Jungle as I felt the time had come to register with a PRO and it was in my best interest. I really liked having tunes on Audio Jungle and I am hopeful that authors will support the change and encourage Envato to allow it like pretty much every stock music site does…I feel there is a lot of money being left on the table and it is too bad that a site this good can’t accomodate an industry standard. If this is of concern to you please post your opinion here. Thanks for joining in :)

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Both AJ stuff and Non AJ stuff on my Youtube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/Musicnotes4all
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Some non AJ stuff on there as well….https://soundcloud.com/ralph-hamilton

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