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JasonGraham says

I looked around on the forums and through some audio tracks, and didn’t find an answer to this. Is it OK in your song description to say that it’s similar to a popular song or artist? For example, “This song features delayed electric guitar similar to the Edge’s guitar sound from U2,” or “This song features an upbeat ukulele rhythm similar to Soul Sister by Train.”

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Sophonic says

Go for it, if they remove it then they remove it. Can only help.

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matsteiner Envato team says

Hi Jason
They already removed my “U2” out the title, but not the description and tags.

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permian says

Yep, it’s kinda forbidden by the rules (in items’ titles).

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AlumoAudio says

I’m certain that this isn’t allowed. Same applies to including your username within the tags too. Had a ticking off for this and had them removed in the past.

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SoundWavesMusic says

Yeah, it’s forbidden…

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JasonGraham says

It seems like it definitely is against the rules in the title. An excerpt from the rules:

BAD

“Apple-like Design” – Do not describe what your item is similar to in its title, describe what it actually is.

But I don’t see any mention of not having it in your description. And Mat says they left U2 in his description. So maybe it’s ok in the description? I could see that it might be useful for potential buyers, but I also don’t think it should be overused just to get more hits.

I just thought of a cool feature. It would be cool if the “Similar To” feature could be used to link your song not only to other Audiojungle tracks, but also other popular songs. Then, a potential customer could browse royalty free tracks on Audiojungle that are similar to popular tracks they know and love. Of course, this would be a huge project! Maybe there’s an open source database of music info that could be leveraged? Does that exist? Or maybe this will open a whole can of copyright-infringement worms we don’t need…

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adammonroe says

Like everything else, it probably depends on the reviewer? I had some reference to John Williams removed on one track, but another track has references to five composers – although those guys are long dead and in the public domain.

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Art-of-Sound says

Once I put Indiana Jones’ face in items thumbnail and that’s what I got:

we cannot approve the submission until the avatar image is changed. We are not allowed to approve the following as track avatars: an illustration of a well-known comic book or cartoon character. A character from a movie, particularly animated movies. A still from a movie. A well-known logo. A photo of a ‘celebrity’ (anyone who relies on their image to make a living, including actors, musicians, and sportspeople). Our policy is not to allow any such photos in our marketplaces, even in previews.

So, you get the picture.

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AndySlatter Envato team says

No, it’s not allowed, unless the work of the artist is public domain eg Mozart etc.

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