Posts by Sophonic

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It’s about the money coming from legit sales and licensing, not people stealing. Only a handful of videos go one to generate any real money. Most videos in the AdRev stats sit at $0.00. Now what if those thousands of video producers not generating any money actually bought the license?

I just signed up a few months ago so I haven’t seen any giant income yet that maybe others have. The biggest earning videos so far are actually mostly my YouTube videos. Yes I adreved myself.

Thanks for accusing me of having “sanctimonious rhetoric” studiomonkey.

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As a customer who was considering (not sure about that anymore) using AudioJungle tracks in our YouTube “how-to” videos, I’m having second thoughts. I don’t want my videos taken offline and then have to prove that I have a license to put them back up. I’d rather post them without music and have one of us here do the voice-over. We’re not voice pros, but we get by. A little music would have been nice to have in the background or in the intro/outro.

I realize that music authors want their music to make money for them. I understand that they want to monetize all avenues, especially if they have to revenue-share a track of music that is only selling for less than $20.00 (U.S.)

My question to the music authors and to Envato is this: would you consider having a license level for music that sells each track for more money (say, $80 per track instead of $11- $20) and the license guarantees that the customer can use it on YouTube and other online services without getting license take-down notices? That would mean that the authors would be required not to ad-rev tracks they sell at that license level these other networks. Maybe sales volume at this license level would be lower, but people like me and Koster could buy your tracks and not worry. You’d probably have fewer people but they’d become repeat buyers.

I would buy these tracks at a higher cost if you could guarantee that I would be able to use them hassle-free. I’d rather pay $80.00 for one track than pay $11 – $20 and risk having usage and client headaches.

Money doesn’t matter, I don’t want other people stealing (ripping) it from you after you upload it on YouTube. Then 5 people rip(steal) that videos audio and so on. The theft snowballs out of control. It’s more about protection.

Just so you know your video won’t be taken down, you just get a notice and then you have to click on notice and clear by copy/paste license details and say you licensed music at AudioJungle . Simple as that. Maybe a minute or two at most. After you know the process probably more like 30 seconds.

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You seemed to leave a bit of important stuff out.
I apologise for that, Sophonic. I was paraphrasing quickly to get a point across and didn’t go back to the original source to recheck the quote.

I appreciate that, I’m still willing to help you if needed. I know you said it might be to late but if I can do the whitelist thing for client or even write a email on your behalf explaining situation to client I would.

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I let people know and I help customers if they need it. In your original post Koster you said that I simply told a customer “to just go and let YouTube Sort it out”. Although that is not true at all, here is my exact comment to customer who had issue.

“All you have to do is click the option that says you have a license for use and it would clear it. Due to the unbelievable amount of theft and illegal sharing sites this is the only way to control it. If you need help clearing your video I would be happy to do it for you just send me URL link to sophonicmedia@yahoo.com

Thanks.”

You seemed to leave a bit of important stuff out.

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Every digital media creator is embracing content Id especially on YouTube. Be it pictures/images, videos, and music it’s the way it’s heading. It’s hard to think that anyone seriously using YouTube in a serious capacity at least enough to be buying licensed music from sites like AudioJungle has never heard of content Id.

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Ok, all a purchaser has to do is enter license details and they are good to go. If you just simply do this there is no revenue being made by me or another author off your video.

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Ok just got in contact with Adrev to confirm. A Youtube channel can indeed be Pre-Whitelisted before release/upload of a video. “In fact most major companies are whitelisted already”

I will be adding a suggestion in my item descriptions to producers of video content for clients that they contact me or use the adrev contact form to pre-whitelist a clients channel before handover of their finished product.

I certainly think all authors using Adrev to protect their property should be letting potential buyers know in their descriptions.

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Hello Koster, im sorry if it’s too late but I would be happy to help you out by whitelisting your clients YouTube account and that would solve any current claims or claims on future uploads using my music.

When we say educate we don’t mean the companies that hire guys like you but more so directly informing you guys. A clients YouTube channel can actually be whitelisted before any uploads are actually done which would not trigger any claims.

As far as the use of AdRev its all we got at the moment track illegal usage and give protection or at least a little compensation which dare I say is actually deserved. If you saw the numbers you would be shocked to see how many stolen instances of my music there is, it snowballs. I got people/companies using watermarked versions, playing it in the background while recording their video, recording it with a cell phone and playing it back, it’s crazy.

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Yep, old was better, please put it back.

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Jhunger is absolutely correct, it’s either do a service like AdRev first or deal with the nightmare of having to prove its your music after someone else does it with your music.

Either way this is becoming the norm at least on YouTube. If you want to post videos and monetize them you now have to prove the content is actually yours to use. It’s not just music, there are services for images and videos now as well. Everyones hard work deserves to be protected.

Elephantwoman, this is not considered or like a royalty at all. Please don’t misinform people. Just use your license you paid for to a clear the video, takes seconds.

This is why when I make my YouTube videos I want to use Envato market place items instead of using questionable free footage. I have peace of mind knowing I have the license and can prove its my right to use the content I’ve chosen.

It’s a win win for everyone, Envato gets new customers and potential for multi-marketplace sales, customers can feel secure knowing they have licensed content , and we have less of our hard work stolen and a chance to make back money if it is.

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