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SonicCube says

I absolutely agree on the fact that every individual has the right to decide if he wants to tell the world how much he earns ( at least if it’s a legal business ).

In most western civilisations it’s safe to tell how much you earn, you will probably see some jealous reactions but not more.

But as the OP said, there are other countries and cultures. My parents worked for a support project in a very poor country in the eastern part. There you can get in trouble only for wearing good shoes or for having enough money to travel to this country. So i can understand that your life can be threatened by the fact people know you are earning thousands of dollars a month. And for those saying he has the wrong friends surrounding him, you probably have no idea how difficult it can be for someone with money to be surrounded by people who have nothing at all. Friendship is allmost impossible then, just don’t ignore that !

For me it’s ok to hide ALL the badges as an option. We have the right to choose what we want to be public and what not. Even if Envato make the rules and the badges are one of the main reasons for their success. It’s more important to keep their authors/workers safe then having fear for changes.

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SonicCube says

Thanks Dev Team for bringing some light into the dark.

What i still don’t understand is, why you do all the testing in the live system ? In the company where i worked, we allways had a mirrored sytem for that and applied all the changes only when it run smoth in the test system. This would save us all a lot of headaches and money ;)

Not possible on the Envato system ?

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SonicCube says

Guys, please, I know these changes are sometimes annoying and always bring a certain level of uncertainty with them. But let’s give the dev team a break and not panic immediately while some things are just probably still in a testing stage. It doesnt help the whole process imho.
I mean, after all, they’re trying to improve things, so let’s try to give some constructive feedback.
I’m sure the blue color is just a subtle attempt by photodune to take over Audiojungle ;)
And let’s all take a deep breath… and repeat after me: ’ It’s all gonna be goooood’ ;)

I have no problem with improving things, i really appreciate that. But it’s not good to do it as :

  1. Make changes forth and back on the frontend (use a mirrored system instead).
  2. Don’t inform the Authors HOW we should apply item tags and titles for best customer experience.

Sure, it could be said “just enter the tags and titel as anywhere else”. BUT as many of us try to sell for a living, it should be understandable that we do care about best practice. It’s like the company you work for constantly changes sales stragies and adjust your income accordingly. It’s not just moaning and whining for the sake of it, but as an real life problem when my income drops 50% everytime things like this happen. And no, it’s not a coinsidence, as my income has been very very stable over the last 2 years.

Hope you understand why some of us really care about sales numbers here !

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SonicCube says

not again :stress:

While i was loyal to this marketplace for over 4 years, i will try my luck on some other Stockmarkets for my upcoming music. It just makes no sense when we adapt to new search engine routines, just to realize they have been changed again a few weeks later (and we would have to adapt all tags etc. again).

And why did we move from green to blue on AJ ?

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Ok, i have checked with his production Company, and they have sent me a copy of the license. What bothers me is A. why they used a Watermarked version then, and B. ist it really enough if they bought the single license ?

And i have just read the new licensing terms of Envato. Check this things out, this is really annyoing me as an Author of this Marketplace :

If I make a clip for YouTube using music from AudioJungle, can I monetize the clip by allowing ads?

Yes. You can use any item you have bought on AudioJungle for commercial purposes. Because your clip is free for the end consumer to watch on YouTube, all you need is the Regular Licence. This is true even if you have decided to monetize your clip through advertising, because the end consumer doesn’t need to pay to watch it. This FAQ confirms that your license includes a commercial use right (and as the licenses state, these FAQs form a part of the Regular and Extended Licences).

Which license do I need to use an item in a commercial?

You only need a regular license where the end product is an advertisement. It doesn’t matter if the advertisement is for things that are being sold.

So is the guy fine with having like 250’000 views within a few weeks, but only having a regular license ? Even if he monteized his videos and earns a lot of money.

I almost forgott how great it is to be a musician / artist or whatever we call it …..

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SonicCube says

Thanks guys

this is not the first time this guy uses watermarked music. He probably thinks he’s something better and has enough money to defend himself against copyright violations. I wrote him again, and we will see what happens.

Such a shame, people like him that have more than enough money cheat artists like us for $7-$50 for a regular or extended license …. thats how they get rich !

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SonicCube says

I think it’s quite senseless to keep talking about this “thing”, but maybe some of you should re-think about it again:

Why do Sample Library manufacturers produce their content ?

Do you think anyone will only “listen” to this kinda releases ? Or did they maybe release these loops and sounds as a tool for producers… wait i didn’t say “Artists”, yes i said Producer.

What can you expect from a producer ? Well the name explains it, he “produces” a product, song, track, or call it compiling different sounds. Does he care if he is called an artist ? Does the final (average) consumer of the music care if it’s so called art or not ?

If you don’t wan’t to use loops, thats fine, just don’t use them. If you call the ones that do use lopps “cheater”, thats your opinion and should not be made public, unless you want to make yourself be recognised as a moralizer and intolerant person.

If it’s not allowed on AJ, then we all should respect that and i think that this is a valid point to talk about and inform support if rules have been broken. Just please stop judging the work of others by your own standards and ideology, the world would be a better place if we just left some room for others and respect whatever they do as long as they do not harm anyone else !

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SonicCube says

Heilanddonner daschdekuul :)

Congrats you deserve it Mat – Swiss Quality all the way ;)

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SonicCube says

Ok Mihai, you’re an Artist then. I’m happy if people enjoy my music, i don’t care if they see me as an artist, producer, dj, psychologist or toilet seat cleaner ;) Because everyone is worth the same.

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SonicCube says

@SonicCube
bass loop + chords loop + lead loop + drum loop, all made by other = my music
So, in your opinion this is art? we are not talking about THIS, we’re talking of assembling the tracks from a “construction kit”, no left or right, just “as suggested by factory”.

Mihai

probably my english is sometimes not good enough to describe what i meant. I ONLY said i would NOT judge what is art and what is not…. no one can judge about that as everyone in this world has a different taste or point of view. I simply tried to explain that it’s not our job here to argue about “is this art or only this” ... as long as it’s not breaking any rules or laws, everyone is free to do as he likes within this boundaries.

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