You know, I have come to think of AJ not just as a marketplace but also as a community of musicians, and this post has inspired me to think : wouldn’t it be good to start a musical project, then pass it around and let another person work on it/ add a part, I dont know how it would work…or what the point would be, but let’s face it, we are not just here to make money, we are creative people, am I barking up the wrong tree or something?
I think all these solutions for watermarking your track are great, I have a 3 minute track of watermark which I just import into Cubase at mixdown, and this is fine, but I raised this point some time ago, no matter how quick and easy it is to overlay the watermark, not having to do so would make things even quicker and I would regard this as an improvement to the site, so, ok ,it is no big deal, but if it is possible for the site to do this then it would please everyone ( ok, maybe not the guy at AJ who gets stuck with the job :))
Sorry yea you’re right actually Andy. Its just some sites push it more than others. When the new licenses come in aswell, it might make it more clear to some people who buy the files, that they need to put your name on the cue sheet.
That is good news…...time to join the PRS I think!
nope – this is royalty free music – so we don’t collect any royalties from it – once they bring in the new licenses, that will no longer be the case
I may not understand this properly, but my understanding of the scenario is this (and it may be wrong) : We are licensing our tracks- we still own them and the rights, if a film producer names the (PRS registered)composer on the cue sheet which is required to be submitted when something is going to be broadcasted the composer will recieve the royalties it is entitled to from the PRS when the work has been broadcast, it might amount to a few pence or quite a lot of money if the work was broadcast regularly at prime time…...........but this is at no cost to the producer, the PRS collects the money and either pays it to the named composer or it all goes in the PRS pot and is divided amongst all the other members according to what percentage of airplay they have had ( or something like this….not certain how it works ) There is competitor site (which I won’t name)which sells royalty free music but asks the customers to fill in the PRS sheet with the composers name on to ensure they get any payments they might be entitled to from the PRS . If I’m misunderstanding this I’ll be glad to be proved wrong, because imagine this disturbing scenario (however unlikely- it is possible): Someone buys one of your tracks from audiojungle and uses it as a theme tune/ incidental music etc on a TV programme which is broadcast regularly…......unless you are named as the composer, you will miss out on the PRS payments you could be entitled to and the money will go in the pot to be distributed to the fat cats…....!!!!
Quick question from a new person! I like some of the tunes on Audio Jungle. Some I would consider using as part of of an small regional T.V. commercial. Can I just buy and use, or is there a different channel/procedure to go through. Any help appreciated.
For a use like this, I think it could be the case that you should fill in a cue sheet naming the author of the music so they get any royalties from the PRS yes?