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AndySlatter Envato team says

Well done Del boy!! :)

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AndySlatter Envato team says

Well done Matthew! I thought you might find this interesting too http://www.freshbooks.com/blog/2013/06/12/breakingthetimebarrier/

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AndySlatter Envato team says


I’ll admit that it was wet though :) (on the Friday)
Saturday was pretty wet at one point too! If I’m not mistaken, you’re from up north aren’t you Andy? That explains why you’ve got a cast-iron thermostat – us Londoners are weak in that respect, especially me with my Spanish connection, I can hardly cope with anything below 20ÂșC these days.

haha, yes, it’s true, I was often thinking “Hmm, this is a pleasant mild evening” in London, and at times I was too hot!

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AndySlatter Envato team says
Sorry, yes, of course 1:45 am – we had a great time a bit after hours ;)

But yes, It was cold (Andy Slater said, it’s not, but he is english… :P )

I’ll admit that it was wet though :) (on the Friday)

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AndySlatter Envato team says

It was a wonderful moment to meet you guys, thanks so much for attending!

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AndySlatter Envato team says





Hey, Tunesat has just detected one of my cinematic songs in a youtube video with more than a half million of views (made in less than one month!) Outstanding :D
Damn. That’s a lot. I have an old Tunesat account that has several detections unlisted because the trial’s over. It’s fun to find out where the music is being used but at the same time. Paying for Tunesat is a pure loss if it’s not PRO music.

Not sure if I feel it’s worth it without getting the PRO.

+1. At the end of the day, Tunesat holds no real purpose for marketplace composers like us, other then essentially being a very expensive ego massage.

Whilst it’s fun and exciting at first to see our works used on TV, the novelty soon wears off, and all you’re left with is a bitter taste of seeing hundreds, if not thousands of dollars of earned revenue just sit there, completely out of our reach. It’s all ‘look, but no touch’.

I certainly wouldn’t pay over $200 a month to do that. That would be crazy!

I don’t really see it as an “ego massage”, of course it is nice to know how your music is being used, but it can also be useful to know. I certainly wouldn’t pay $200 a month, I agree that it wouldn’t be worth it, but I might be tempted to pay $9 a month (which was the lowest fee that was possible as far as I could see)for a limited time period.

I’d rather know how my music was being used than be oblivious to it.
$9? Where did you find that offer? I’ve gotten some discount offers in the mail from Tunesat, but nothing like that. The lowest I can find, using 10 tracks, worldwide and web is $39/month. Then I could use a 20% discount I have as a coupon. Still not $9/month.
10 tracks, just UK and USA, no web detection.
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AndySlatter Envato team says


I don’t really see it as an “ego massage”, of course it is nice to know how your music is being used, but it can also be useful to know. I certainly wouldn’t pay $200 a month, I agree that it wouldn’t be worth it, but I might be tempted to pay $9 a month (which was the lowest fee that was possible as far as I could see)for a limited time period. I’d rather know how my music was being used than be oblivious to it.

That’s fair enough Andy, maybe I was being a little over dramatic when I used the term ‘ego massage’ (I’m a Welshman after all!). And yes, you’re right in the fact that it can indeed be used to our advantages in some respects, especially with promoting our brand and adding some big client names to our roster. This can only be a good thing.

However, I still feel a sense of frustration when considering the fact that there’s very little we can do (right now) on the financial side of things. Knowing where our music is being used really doesn’t help matters and being aware that there are other composers out there providing music to very similar gigs, and being paid very handsomely for it, all adds to this frustration. I just don’t see any balance or fairness going on and find it very difficult to justify.

I hope it’s seen where I’m coming from on this, and I’m not coming across as a stick-in-the-mud! Maybe a little passionate and over-protective of our craft :)

Hi Matt, I do understand your point of view, and I don’t think you are being a stick-in-the-mud! I share your passion!

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Hey, Tunesat has just detected one of my cinematic songs in a youtube video with more than a half million of views (made in less than one month!) Outstanding :D
Damn. That’s a lot. I have an old Tunesat account that has several detections unlisted because the trial’s over. It’s fun to find out where the music is being used but at the same time. Paying for Tunesat is a pure loss if it’s not PRO music.

Not sure if I feel it’s worth it without getting the PRO.

+1. At the end of the day, Tunesat holds no real purpose for marketplace composers like us, other then essentially being a very expensive ego massage.

Whilst it’s fun and exciting at first to see our works used on TV, the novelty soon wears off, and all you’re left with is a bitter taste of seeing hundreds, if not thousands of dollars of earned revenue just sit there, completely out of our reach. It’s all ‘look, but no touch’.

I certainly wouldn’t pay over $200 a month to do that. That would be crazy!

I don’t really see it as an “ego massage”, of course it is nice to know how your music is being used, but it can also be useful to know. I certainly wouldn’t pay $200 a month, I agree that it wouldn’t be worth it, but I might be tempted to pay $9 a month (which was the lowest fee that was possible as far as I could see)for a limited time period.

I’d rather know how my music was being used than be oblivious to it.

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AndySlatter Envato team says

Hey, Tunesat has just detected one of my cinematic songs in a youtube video with more than a half million of views (made in less than one month!) Outstanding :D

Nice result!

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AndySlatter Envato team says

Hi Bexi! Welcome to AJ! :)

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