I’d like this clarified for me:
It has been my understanding that if we are exclusive authors, any promotion we do for the licensing of our AudioJungle songs on our own accounts (most likely through video via YouTube, etc.) must contain the “Audio Jungle” watermark (basically the preview file we provide when submitting a song).
I have come across exclusive authors every once in a while that are not following this practice, so am I wrong?
And if I’m not wrong (and this is the rule – that you must promote with only the watermarked file), why is this the rule?
Because – we are able to sell listening versions of our songs through iTunes, etc. Aren’t we just providing the “listening version” with videos that are free of watermarks (people on YouTube who want to listen hate the watermarks)? And if people do choose to download and use these songs without a license, we can track that now with AdRev. So then why only allowed to use the watermark version anymore? I can see why when this wasn’t the case, but with listening versions + AdRev, I don’t see much of a need anymore (unless you are choosing to forego services like AdRev, of course).
(Again, I have come across other authors without watermarked songs on their online video accounts before, but I am posing this question after noticing an AJ Staff Member (also an exclusive author) having one of their songs up without the watermark on it. So I’m realizing my understanding of what the rules are about watermarks could be wrong)
Was this posted on YouTube over a year ago? Why are you just now telling us about it? Great location. Where did you shoot it?
And I will get it for free as a buyer of Omnisphere 1 in December 2014
Grace Period Upgrade: FREE For new Omnisphere customers from October 2014 thru May 2015 (Standard Licenses)
Seriously, thank you for that info. My heart dropped at reading the above comments because I LITERALLY INSTALLED OMNISPEHERE JUST 3 HOURS AGO!
I have all my tracks registered with adRev except the one which got featured as a “free item of the month”. I’d really like to register it too, but don’t know if that’s a good idea since there were no “this ones free” licenses at that time. Is anyone having an free file of the month registered with adRev?
^^I would like to know this too. Supposedly when someone gets a free file, they get 1 Standard Music License. HOWEVER, they receive no license certificate at all (and I just was the free file 2 months ago – so this is still true). How are they suppose to provide the information to AdRev, or do I have to manually clear each and every video that they let me know about? (Which for the free files, there are a TON of pageviews recorded in the analytics…which could mean a TON of downloads and uses…which could mean a TON of work for me and a TON of confused and angry AudioJungle buyers).
^^ I really like your song, “Let’s Start a Movement!”
This is just awesome. Way to go!
Took you up on your suggestion, Scott! However, they only had the caramel kind at my Target. Are the originals better? These just taste like an oversized Twix bar.
AudioTrend, you are right. Direct copy. No accidental “borrow” here. Those strings and drums are too exact.
However, I also agree with some of the others: support is where it needs to happen. It’s protocol.
Great catch and good luck!
Never stop listening to each other’s music and let’s all work together to keep this place safe. Reviewers are human. They can’t stay current with or remember ALL of the music in this jungle.
Anybody wanna search this rest of this guy’s portfolio…?? I’m sure this is not the first.