Hmm… I had an item trending last September, but didn’t get that badge.
Good news! I just received an email from PRS. They only advise members to register as much of their catalogue as possible so they can collect royalties for as many of their usage as possible. They ask that members do this but it is not compulsory to do so, and if we decided not to register a selection of our catalogue it would mean they wouldn’t be able to collect royalties for that music. To conclude, we would be able to join PRS and only register the songs we want, and this would be fine.
Awesome news! Thank you so much for sharing this!
I’ll have to email them myself and talk about my situation, but probably I’ll be joining them. Just awesome.
Maybe a bit of topic and useless information for many of you, but in my case it shows that there is no point trying to get my tracks accepted on mondays.
Bear in mind that if you upload a killer track and really takes off, it could end up in popular files section. Track has more changes to get there if it’s uploaded in the beginning of the week (more days to sell)!
nahkaorava said+1000! I’m exactly in the same situation
no worries! Really appreciate your help!
I am particularly interested in these case because my national PRO obligates me to register ALL my music if I join them. Therefore I haven’t joined that or any other PRO yet.
So I’m looking for the best option here. In the future I am planning to test sending some of my music to other libraries (more television etc. oriented) and if I got in, those possible placements would most likely result in performance royaltise. The ideal situation would be finding a PRO that let’s you choose with music you register and therefore I could keep here my unregistered music and collect royalties from the music I’ve registered. If that’s actually possible with PRS, I’ll might really considering joining them.Enjoy your holidays and let us know, what answer they’ll give you!
+1000! To you too! Thought about the same thing as I read your post.
I also know that prominent authors of AudioJungle are in BMI, although in his contract says that you must register everything you do during the contract period.
I think people are aware of these, but they are simple ignoring that. If you use pseudonym here, what are the changes that you will get caught…
no worries! Really appreciate your help!
I am particularly interested in this case because my national PRO obligates me to register ALL my music if I join them. Therefore I haven’t joined that or any other PRO yet.
So I’m looking for the best option here. In the future I am planning to test sending some of my music to other libraries (more television etc. oriented) and if I got in, those possible placements would most likely result in performance royalties. The ideal situation would be finding a PRO that let’s you choose which music you register and therefore I could keep here my unregistered music and collect royalties from the music I’ve registered. If that’s actually possible with PRS, I’ll might really considering joining them.
Enjoy your holidays and let us know, what answer they’ll give you!
I am sending you my questions and their answers. And it is the same in other PRO where I asked. Not only that you can not be in another PRO, but you can not have something unregistered. If I have misunderstood it I will join PRS! Look also the first post of this thread. And this other thread: http://audiojungle.net/forums/thread/audiojungle-and-pro-rules/176538
Thanks Raquel. Seems we have slightly conflicting answers from PRS!
That said, it does look like PRS do prefer artists to register all works with them that are expected to receive royalty payments, so they can deal with all the administration and collection of royalties on those.
However, PRS’ response to you could also be interpreted as meaning registering all music only with them (ie. exclusively with PRS and no other PRO). Can’t help thinking there’s a misunderstanding somewhere in their office!I’ve read all the paperwork I have from them and all their FAQs and can’t find anything covering this issue. I’ll send them an email myself soon and see if they respond accurately.
Hey AlumoAudio (aka Matt)!
I’m curious about this matter. If I may inquire,have you already sent them email and what did they say?
I just don’t understand why AJ says no to PRO music. Can someone shed some light on this? It will cost the buyer zero! I don’t think they understand what PRO’s do. And our music can be used in all the same places (for free) that it was prior to going PRO.
This is why we need to bring this issue up. As far as I know, Envato has never really given any proper statement to this matter; and they won’t tell whether or not they plan to allow PRO registered music in the future.
Most of other RF marketplaces allow PRO registered music these days…
In the US. PRO’s only collect on broadcast uses, and the broadcast companies pay the PRO, not the show or company. So in the US, allowing PRO SHOULD be a non issue.
Well… It is same thing with some European PRO’s. PRO of my country allows you to register your tracks as production music, but the PRO still collects the money for broadcast uses. And that is not allowed by the rules of Audiojungle. This is the reason I haven’t joined any PRO yet…
The way I see it: If one is a member of PRO, you are breaking the Audiojungle rules if you are uploading here! And if one is a member of PRO, all of your music is PRO registered and it seems that all(?) PRO’s collect roaylties from broadcast uses… So, if there’s a PRO where you can actually choose which tracks you register and collect roaylties form, then this wouldn’t be a problem… But is there really such a PRO?
I believe there's a lots of PRO registered authors here. Don't want to point my finger at any people, We have some Grammy winning authors etc... People like that ARE PRO registered, no question about it.
Envato needs to answer this matter quickly. Like said earlier in the post, being a member of a PRO is must if you actually persue a career or even just a side income in music business.