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Lmz says

...When you pass by people’s portfolios you see amazing credits like “music featured on BBC, ABC and CBS”...

This might be related to music they have registered with a Performing Rights Organization (PRO). PRO’s will send out quarterly statements to the composer containing the ‘who, what, when, where’ of their music use. This would be for non-royalty free music. The whole job of a PRO is to find out that information, collect royalties on that, and then pay them out to the appropriate people.

Of course, it also could be music from AJ but that’s a bit harder to track down. You might be able to use TuneSat to find that information out but that company is really more for finding royalty-based music that wasn’t reported to a PRO. Some composers could find a lot of missing revenue that way.

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Lmz says

Coffee Snob? Only a little…

I roast, grind, and brew my own coffee at home. Preferred brewer of choice, Hario v60 ceramic drip cone. Other options would be a Melitta pour over and a Chemex (I think I still have a regular drip somewhere as well). I also have a Gaggia espresso machine for those moments when you’ve got to have a shot.

So only a little.

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Lmz says

DMG’s EQuilibrium – An amazingly clean eq with customizable digital curves (applicable per band) based on vintage eq’s and filters. Tons of sound shaping options in one plugin. A little expensive for an EQ but it’s been worth it.

http://dmgaudio.com/products_equilibrium.php
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Get in touch with the uploader of the video and ask that they add a link to the beginning of their description where they can purchase the song. That’ll give you another video out there with the potential to lead to a sale.

If they decide not to, then ask for the video to be removed if you feel that it is harmful to your business. Not sure if youtube would do that but you could always mention the threat. Although, I imagine that the person(s) who posted the video would be more than happy to help promote the artist they like so much.

Side-note, it would help if there were a ‘personal’ license option for AJ so those wanting to get the track could do so without paying for a license that won’t ever fully use. Otherwise, those who like the music on AJ will continue to find other ways of obtaining it.

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Lmz says

From my understanding, commercials are (generally) created by an ad agency (or video production service) for a company wanting an advertisement. The company hires them to deliver a completed spot, or ‘work’, (including the proper license for the music used) to be broadcast on tv/radio.

So that being the case, music used in an ad (bought be the ad agency/ video service) is being sold as part of a finished product to the company so an extended license would be needed.

From the terms of the regular license: “You are licensed to use the Item to create one single End Product for yourself or for one client (a “single application”), and the End Product can be distributed for Free.

Thanks for the clarification!

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Lmz says

The answer is in the question, commercials are free to watch, so no extended license is required for a commercial.

From my understanding, commercials are (generally) created by an ad agency (or video production service) for a company wanting an advertisement. The company hires them to deliver a completed spot, or ‘work’, (including the proper license for the music used) to be broadcast on tv/radio.

So that being the case, music used in an ad (bought be the ad agency/ video service) is being sold as part of a finished product to the company so an extended license would be needed.

If the company is producing the spot itself then a regular license would work (I think) since the created spot wouldn’t ever be ‘sold’ for profit.

Or maybe I’m missing something?

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Lmz says

Usually you can change the pan law during a mixing session, so once your mix is ‘done’ try experimenting with different ones and see what you like best.

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Neither DAW sounds ‘better’. DAW’s are just tools and it’s how they are used that make the difference. I do think DAWs sound slightly different though. I bounce back and forth between Logic (sequencing) and Pro Tools (mixing) all the time. There’s the argument that they should be the same ‘sound’ because it’s digital but my ears aren’t convinced of that, at least in terms of realtime playback.

In the first examples you gave, check your pan law in cubase. Don’t match the number in PT though. Use your ears to find a setting that closely resembles the other. They probably won’t match. When I’m in Logic, I set the pan law to ‘0’ and for me that sounds a bit more like what I’d expect in PT (pan law in PT is at it’s standard of -3db).

In the second example, something is off because there shouldn’t be that much of a difference. Check out whatever audio settings/drivers you are using because there is a stark difference in frequency content. Also being EWQLSO, make sure you’re loading up the same mic position. Cubase example sounds like the stage mic and the PT sounds more like the close mic (possibly with the stage mic).

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Lmz says

That’s a great interview to watch for those who haven’t seen it. You get a good insight to the personalities of these guys who’ve had some amazing careers.

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I agree more with LIam. This site is for more small companies and projects, they look for fast and cheap way to get music for their projects, that’s why they buy from here.

That may be the way things started but AJ has picked in popularity and is now used with bigger companies/projects. Audiojungle should provide better licensing options to cover the wide array of music uses so the composer can be compensated fairly for their work(e.g. web only use, broadcast -local/national/worldwide, use within larger project provided for free/sale).

More adequate licensing options will also give the composer an insight into it’s use without asking the buyer to fill out additional information.

PRO is for music libraries. Adding PRO to AJ will involve quite a lot on Envato’s part since they would have to set themselves as a publisher worldwide with the many PRO/PRS. Easiest/best thing for AJ to consider at the moment is more adequate licensing terms broken down by usage.

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