A popular Comicon video uses my “Larger Than Life” song and gives my YouTube track lots of new views. A new video on YouTube has popped up titled “Pinkzebra Larger Than Life” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlUOJ2RGpMY with a sexy photo. It is stealing my traffic.
I believe the song has been licensed because there is no watermark, but it sounds oddly compressed so it could have been lifted from the Comicon video. Is there a problem here?
The song is being used to attract people based on the song, not a project the song is used for. Can I request that it be taken down? Do I have the right to do that if they bought the license?
I just changed my title to just my name and song title like this other person did. Hopefully mine will become the popular one. Very weird situation…
EDIT: Just listened again and it has the same edit as the Comicon video. I think it is a lift.
Just saw this post. Thanks guys! I appreciate the help.
Way to go, man! The red badge looks good on you
No, what I’m saying is that’s the way it used to be. I’m not getting that. The algorithm could still be in the middle of changing over for some people. When I search “sweet,” the 1st item I get is PinkZebra’s new song, “With Love.” However, the old search results (which sounds like is what you’re still getting) would get most results with the word “sweet” in the title of the song. I’m not getting that anymore. Am I the only one?
Hi Phil. Any chance you have the filter set to “date” and not “relevance”? I’m not seeing the changes you are seeing.
This situation highlights what I feel is the single biggest issue on the table for AJ right now. Tiered pricing is needed urgently so that we can all feel good about hearing our AJ music on a national TV ad campaign. The vast mismatch between a $17 AJ license and the usual $10,000-$25,000 spent on original music for a national commercial is almost too painful to fully contemplate.
We all signed up for this and we all knew what we were getting into, but there needs to be some adaptation and evolution of the business model. I don’t think it makes sense to anyone that it should cost the same to license a track for a national Suzuki TV ad as it does to license the same track for a YouTube cat video.
I truly hope we see a new licensing structure soon. No one feels good when there is money left on the table, and a major financial opportunity is being missed here.
Congrats on the golden milestone, SC!
pinkzebra saidBoth tracks of your portfolio? If they are – congrats!
Saw both of these while waiting for YouTube videos yesterday.
No, sorry I should have noted. One is “French Guitar Jazz” from AndySlatter and the other is “Live My Life” from metrolightmusic.
I may have to look into getting this again. I wasn’t a huge fan of Atmosphere except in soundscape situations. Otherwise it was a little to unwieldy for the mix. Plus the issues with the Mac OS and Atmosphere needing a wrapper, etc. turned me off. I assumed that Omnisphere was just more of what Atmosphere was. I agree that $500 is pretty steep for a synth plugin that has been around for years and years now.