In the end I just decided to put the Envato audio player on my web page, with the hope that I’d get referral business. So far it’s not really working…
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Any website that encourages composers to publish artists who they think their music sounds like is greatly increasing the composer’s risk exposure. If an attorney believes you have infringed on song “x” and you have publicly listed that tune or that artist on a website as something that you actually agree your track sounds like, you might as well just start writing a big check.
I don’t think even the best copyright lawyer in the world could base a case simply on having a tag in a track’s page. Especially when there are for example, if we’re talking action cues, probably tens of thousands of them in various libraries, many with the ubiquitous string ostinatos and zillion mile wide hits etc… On the other hand, if you wrote a description like, “this sounds just like Inception,” and went out of your way to make the track nearly musically identical minus a few notes, down to the tempo and key, you’d have a problem. Everyone remembers Vanilla Ice vs. Queen…
Maybe I’m completely off here – and I totally understand Envato not wanting to allow composer sound-alike tags if it’s covering its bases, esp. on an international level. Some consistency would be nice though.
Other sites encourage sound-alikes and they also encourage you to add similar artists and songs in the keywords and description. Why is that not allowed here? Instead of proceeding like a lion, Audio Jungle is going the way of dodo bird, it seems.
What’s interesting is that it’s not consistent. I had a tag removed from a recent item for that very reason, but there is a whole page of items (some very recent, and almost all with sales) with this tag. Do a search for the last name of a famous Hollywood epic/action composer (guess who) and you’ll see what I mean.
I don’t get why it’s a problem. It would help content creators find the style of music they need more easily.
I’m a little bit concerned about the “chord progression” clause in these rules. I am assuming it only applies to more complex harmonies that might be intrinsic to a particular song, and not common pop/rock progressions. Or possibly when the work in question has chords that are broken into very specific arpeggios. Otherwise, broadly construed, this rule would eliminate 90% of the material on AJ
Sergei – just listened to a little and it sounds nice! You might just find that sales will happen for you more consistently because you’re in a specific category with less upload traffic – which means you’ll stay on the first 1-3 pages for a longer period of time. Your music will also be come up in searches quicker in the ‘haystack’ of tracks if it lives in the lesser populated categories.
Being a good guitar player will also help, should you step outside the blues realm. Guitar is IN. Especially in advertising music. I too, wish I had better guitar skills… (i.e. ANY guitar skills )
I’m sure it’s because they’re no longer active – I have no idea who I’ve followed and there is no way to go through your list and selectively choose who to unfollow. You’re good (as long as it’s not a Videohive author or something, because then you may have lost a “client” either way!)
Edit: I guess there’s the slidebar at the top, but I never find myself going through that anyway…