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SoundFix says




I’m sorry, but that simply isn’t true. It isn’t that I don’t want to, it’s that somewhere out there is a huge mess of dozens of videos we created, with music licenses properly purchased in good faith, and some of you are earning money from the adverts that are popping up on them.

Still trying to look at things from your perspective here as it’s really quite important to those of us already on AdRev to try and see things from both sides.

But one thing I’m genuinely curious to hear and would be quite useful to know is, as a buyer, what you thought the licenses you had been purchasing were supposed to be used for? ie. for what purpose do you believe they serve?
+1 as well, I’m also genuinely interested too, might help us clarify where the confusion stems from.

I don’t understand your confusion. As an example, here in the UK, we need a TV license to have a TV in our homes. Because here in the UK, we part-fund the national TV station, the BBC. But just because we buy a license every year doesn’t mean we need to upload it anywhere, or click on a link to satisfy the TV licensing authority, nor the fact that we don’t show it does it permit the BBC to ever place ads on our programmes. It’s just a piece of paper designed to prove we’ve paid up the license for that year. I guess, it’s simply like a receipt. We don’t have to DO anything with it, it’s just there. Sure, there are some who flout the law, some who never buy a TV license. But just because THEY don’t, doesn’t mean the BBC are making the rest of us suffer in any way.

A gun owner with a license doesn’t really do anything with it unless something untoward happens. It’s just there to prove he has one if he ever needs to. The trouble is that you guys are now using these licenses as some kind of software serial code that must be punched in somewhere to release rights to use the music.

But that is never a requirement on purchasing the license in the first place, but it’s like you’re making it so.

Just because I own a license to use your music on a project, doesn’t entitle you to embargo my use of that music on a video without our knowledge and until we go through another process just to satisfy you that we’ve purchased one in the first place. At least it shouldn’t and never has before AdRev came along.

You are using a system designed to collect advertising revenue (hence the name, ‘AdRev’), for policing your music… But its not working, because you’re treating EVERYONE as guilty until proven innocent. It’s not fair to me and certainly not fair to my clients. Add to this, the real worry that non-ad-revved music now, could potentially be ad-revved down the line months later. Can’t have this.

Very seldom would there be an instance where I have to show my receipt as I leave a shop (in fact I don’t think I ever have had to do that in 45 years of life). Very seldom would there be an instance where someone would need to show their TV license to anyone… It’s just there… proof that we’ve purchased it.

The way I, and every other VP I’ve spoken to about this (been a bit of a hot topic in my quarters this last week or so), is that… just because you CAN, you’re punishing honest folk looking for cheap music to sync on low budget projects, because unscrupulous anon others are syncing unpaid for music on their work.

But as I said before, it’s really okay, because now we know what is happening we know what to look for in future. The real problem for us is that we were completely blind to this and if it wasn’t for that client going nuts over it to us, we might never have realised. (I do wonder how many VPs out there haven’t realised this yet either).

I think this is a problem for you as no VP I’ve mentioned this to looks favourably on it. It is a real concern. Perhaps this LicenseID you mentioned might work in the future, but as it is right now, AJ is probably a no-go, at least for those of you intent on utilizing advertising revenue in addition to collecting RF licenses.

Stop making ridiculous comparisons!!

Sadly in this digital age, music is constantly stolen, used for whatever purposes and the creators are therefore losing out, so this is why AdRev is in place and it’s something you’re gonna have to get used to, no matter where you purchase your cheap stock music from. Music composers/producers are sick of getting ripped off and now they have a way of gaining some of that stolen income back, and I think that’s pretty awesome.

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SoundFix says

To be quite honest I feel the level of pain expressed by you did not match the size of the wound although I will accept those staples do look menacing!

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From that brutal tale I was expecting to see a half-severed thumb in the photographs, but no, it just looks like you had a little accident with a birthday badge. You should write for a newspaper ;)

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SoundFix says

Some very catchy tunes in there, unfortunately I can’t understand the words but the music sounds pretty great. Good work! :D

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SoundFix says

@SoundFix yeah no problem man, forgot to mention by the way – for bandcamp – : you must correctly tag your album in terms of genre and use as many as you can which you feel are related just like here on AJ ;) They have a great tagging system for maximum exposure etc. There’s a new service called Distrokid.com by the way which I believe was endorsed by founders of bigger ones like cdbaby (can’t remember exactly where I read this). Using it currently to distribute to all major online outlets (amazon, itunes, spotify, etc). Can’t compare it to other services as I haven’t tried any of them but from my view uploading etc went real smooth so you might want to look into it before going with one of the bigger ones in terms of pricing also.

Oh I love a good old tagging session haha ;)

I will definitely check out Distrokid.com, thanks! :D

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I have my 3 albums on bandcamp. But nowadays I see that many bands choose Deezer and Itunes.Im really dont know how it works.
Thanks for sharing man. Yeah, I have been reading about aggregators that can get your music up on iTunes and stores like that for a certain fee, as you can’t upload unless you’re a label or something, so I may look into those.

Yep, I used one of those.

I had an instrumental album that I just wanted to get out there, not necessarily to make money…but not to give it away either.

It came down to Tunecore vs. CD Baby at the time, and I went with CD Baby because it was a 1 time payment…as opposed to a yearly fee.

I’ve been happy with CD Baby. You choose the different “outlets” you want your music on…iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc. And all sales/streams show up through your dashboard.

I also put it on BandCamp.

Of course, this was all 3 years ago…and I’m sure there are even more options now!

Good luck :)

Thanks for sharing your experience bluexmusic :D I’m definitely gonna put it on Bandcamp, just gotta look more into these other options.

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SoundFix says

That guy! haha. I look forward to getting reviewed by him, my latest submission was reviewed with no comment at all in response to my lovely comment to the reviewer ;)

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SoundFix says

Well, this is definitely vastly different, but it is catchy, repetitive and rhythmic so it could work as game music :)

http://audiojungle.net/item/sailing-to-jupiter/5408160
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SoundFix says

I have my 3 albums on bandcamp. But nowadays I see that many bands choose Deezer and Itunes.Im really dont know how it works.

Thanks for sharing man. Yeah, I have been reading about aggregators that can get your music up on iTunes and stores like that for a certain fee, as you can’t upload unless you’re a label or something, so I may look into those.

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SoundFix says

As an artist with a couple of releases under his belt I can definately say Bandcamp is a superb outlet to sell your EP. It’s a website driven by people who actually still buy albums even if they are just “digital”. Great place to start and even collect some fans and sales. Try it!

Thanks for sharing Blue! I am going to! :D

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SoundFix says

Definitely a contender for my favourite song of all time. Goosebumps big time. ‘Nude’ performed by the best band in the world, Radiohead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSkTygQ7_qY

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