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gballx says

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gballx says

I use 8DIO Black Edition doubled with Omnisphere to thicken the bottom end. Works well for me.

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37 so far but still very patchy across this month! :)

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I think services like AdRev will lead to a big growth in this business. You need control to apply the rules/laws. Without control, people steal. If everybody was on AdRev, people would think twice before not licensing the music they use. And soon, it will all be general education and way more people will buy licenses. So thanks Alumno & all the others for pioneering & sharing (and risking bad ratings), in my opinion it does something good for everybody here. That’s long term thinking. :)

+1. Thanks lokohighman. This is exactly the mindset us composers need to have. We need to start looking at things on a long term basis rather than the present, and living in constant state fear that we might rattle the cages of a small minority of difficult or misinformed buyers.


Either that, or worse – people will steer away from Youtube and put their videos in less controlled environments. You can’t really force people into paying these days. You can’t even force ads, more and more people are using adblock software. New, free and/or ad free services will appear overnight. When facebook started monetizing, people started to leave. I’m guessing the same will eventually happen with Youtube, Soundcloud, in fact all web services going into a mature commercial stage still compete with free and/or ad free alternatives.

The ones who pay for licenses are almost never ‘forced’ they do it because it’s the right thing. People who think otherwise are usually ignorant, immoral or plain evil.

That been said, a little more control is always nice to have ;)

And education ;)

Sure, they’ll always be a skimming of people that move from YouTube to other platforms, but their numbers will pale in comparison to those that don’t and remain on it. YouTube is absolutely colossal (see for yourself here) and I suspect will always be the de facto video streaming platform, mostly because it’s owned by Google.

Interestingly, and speaking of people wanting to get away from advertising, I’ve recently heard from AdRev that all AdRev registered composers will have an opportunity to be included in YouTube’s newly rolled out YouTube Music Key, a subscription based, ad free, music video streaming service. I’m not sure of all the details of this yet, but seems we’ll be able to upload ‘albums’ of work via AdRev, and presumably we’ll get remunerated for streams of our material on the platform.

It does appear that Google are trying something different from their usual ‘hit them with ads’ strategy here. Will be interesting to see how it all pans out.
Just saw the sats for YouTube and I am astonished with the amount of content on there. Adrev really is a must! :)
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I think services like AdRev will lead to a big growth in this business. You need control to apply the rules/laws. Without control, people steal. If everybody was on AdRev, people would think twice before not licensing the music they use. And soon, it will all be general education and way more people will buy licenses. So thanks Alumno & all the others for pioneering & sharing (and risking bad ratings), in my opinion it does something good for everybody here. That’s long term thinking. :)
Reading your post particularly, “So thanks Alumno & all the others for pioneering & sharing (and risking bad ratings). I am prepared to receive a bad rating if it means protecting my work. Buyers or potential buyers can preview and hear the quality of tracks and I think a poor rating score will raise questions over validity of this score. My last 5 star rating yesterday was, “Used this piece for a 72 hour horror film competition and we won.” so not bothered by poor rating! :)
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All hail the reviewers – I have had 1 hard rejection which is all part of the process and authors should accept this. Just what Granny or your Mum thinks is lovely does not mean that it will be commercially viable and accepted. I could not imagine what some of the tracks are like for the reviewers to sit through and listen to. Just listen to what sells and learn from the standard set which is continually improving thanks to Adrien and the review team. IMHO. :)

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That is a very good idea since auditioning tracks whilst working on a production would be a huge benefit to buyers.

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congratulations to you – well done! :)

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gballx says

Cheap kitchens – I just love’em.

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