I went on a tirade about this a few years back. I agree 100%. It is not fair to Envato and it is certainly not fair to the non-exclusive artists who take a smaller rate.
Any author who finds an exclusive author selling the same tracks elsewhere (renamed or not), should notify Envato immediately. The cheating author should be penalized.
Very good post.
Aerosmith sang the song “Dream On” with the lyric “You’ve got to lose to know how to win”
Also it should be noted that Thomas Edison repeatedly told Nikola Tesla that his electrical system couldn’t work and was too dangerous. Today most electrical grids are run on Tesla’s invention of AC current.
Many songs before Tim’s “Beautiful Day” with same feel and chord progression. Maybe Jack Johnson has something to say about this?
Anyway, I’m sure Tim is crying all the way to the bank.
A couple of your comments stood out to me.
First, if you don’t like Ukelele music, then why make it? It is easy to fall into the trap of making music that you don’t like, because others do well at selling it. Don’t do that. There are hundreds of Ukelele tracks on here by people that are already doing well at selling it. Buyers are unlikely going to sift down to find your track, when there are hundreds of others to choose from.
Second. Your dubstep tracks aren’t really dubstep. Nothing will turn a buyer off more than clicking on a track that they think is a certain genre, and it isn’t what they are looking for.
If you like dubstep, then study it. Find out how to make it as good if not better than the dubstep tracks that are top of the top.
Find a genre you like to make and put your own spin on it. Find a way to make that style fit into the advertising mold, so that a buyer is going to want to use it.
Don’t make tracks if your heart is not in it. It will definitely be a waste of time. Hope that isn’t too harsh. Just trying to help.
I have found one of my songs on a number of mp3 illegal download type sites. They take youtube videos and convert them to an easy to use download mp3 for end users.
I have yet to find one “without” the watermark, because I embed the watermark in all of my youtube videos. As long as the watermark is there, I view it as free promotion. So I don’t really see a point in doing anything about it.
But, for all Audiojunglers who promote on youtube, I highly recommend putting AJ watermark on your videos, because there are ways to get the audio out. And if your video starts getting a lot of hits, it might be a target for these types of sites for illegal use.
My suggestion for gala-http://audiojungle.net/item/olympus-fanfare/1696672
May I suggest this? Thank you for listeninghttp://audiojungle.net/item/march-of-the-champion/156765
Don’t worry, experts said no chance anything will hit the earth.
My thoughts, as Joel Hunger said, it is fraud if you do not report, but the IRS can only audit you back to 3 years is my understanding. Let’s say you make $1,200 a year and you are in a 15% tax bracket and you don’t report your taxes from Audiojungle, you would be in debt to the IRS about $180 a year plus probably penalties of about $100. So if you got audited, you would owe close to about $640 to the IRS in the audit. This is a rough estimate of course, but one has to ask the question- Is the IRS really going to come after you for $640? There is not enough people in the IRS to even worry about it. But…... I think as an author it is important to gauge your income on AJ and realize risk vs reward. If you do start to go past a certain income threshold, it is probably going to be a bad idea to not report your AJ income. If you were making over $2,400 a year on AJ, you might want to consider reporting your income and save yourself a big fine if you did end up getting audited.
Sorry to mislead. Apparantly audits can go back farther for under estimating or reporting of income. Take it for what it is worth I guess. Use best judgement.