...I want to be more attractive, popular and become an AJ celebrity.
Nope, same reasons as Alumo and yourself plus hearing what my colleagues are up to these days, like a digital jukebox.
@Zineb : take a look at the companies that are using the service in the footer of Adrev’s site. Many of them are big players and license their music for films, TV, commercials and a lot of other productions. It’s only an inconvenience if there is no communication with your client.
I’m a firm believer that this is the future and it will be very commonplace in the next 2 to 3 years for most music on YT and possiy other services. It’s good for monitoring use of your music if nothing else and the fact that even the big companies are using this which puts my mind at rest.
Good to hear this has been put in place. Thanks for being flexible on the issue.
@ProTunes, I think that was unnecessary, we’re just debating points of view here, nothing else. Swallowmusic already said he/she doesn’t necessarily agree with the way things are working, just that it seems inevitable given the current set up and interests of those who license our music.
But back to the point, obviously this marketplace is different to the higher tier libraries in their model and market, but what concerns most people here is that big companies are using it to buy cheap music for very expensive campaigns now.
Maybe a minimum price (like I believe happens in the mobile phone industry) would be the solution, but that would require union intervention and involvement of some global politics I think, which is unlikely.
Why wouldn’t it be in the interests of other industries as well? If everything is free, how do you think musicians will make enough money in order to create the product that companies use to add (arguably huge) value to their products and services? I don’t understand composers these days, it is if you should be embarrassed to ask for money for your hard work.
Maintaining competition in the marketplace through fair prices is the only way for a sustainable economy if you ask me. I believe someone posted a link to evidence behind that theory not so long ago
Sorry but no, it is not about convenience, it is about maintaining a fair market for all involved. If we followed your line of logic, then everything would be free as that’s the most convenient situation we could arrive at.
Regarding your reference to the availability of samples making everybody a composer, well, I would argue that having the tools doesn’t make you a master of your craft, and the more ubiquitous certain sounds become, the less value those ‘composers’ have.
I think our biggest challenge in the music industry at the moment is educating people about what is right and fair which requires going against the grain sometimes (such as with pricing), and adapting the current copyright models to a more modern format as it’s not working currently.
Like ProTunes said, it’s about negotiating a fair deal, not accepting a poor deal for the sake of convenience.
That’s very cool, thanks for sharing Benji. The only downside is that you might look as weird as those people who wear Bluetooth headsets and look like they are talking to themselves in the streets!
I still really don’t have a grasp on what the reason behind these fluctuating sale numbers are. I’m fairly new here so I don’t have a lot of sales, but to me it always feels really random when I sell something. Sometimes 5 in a week, sometimes 0 (this week). Why is this?
Wait until you sell here for 2.5 years, you’ll start to eat your fingers and face out of frustration and confusion. But like Wadyman says, it’s literally unpredictable.
I’ve found that the best remedy is to focus on improving your technical and creative skills while drinking lots of beer and running around town in a tutu.
Even aafter 2.5 years here I learned something from this. Very well written article, I think this will be a valuable resource for lots of authours and a great reminder of what to focus on when composing for the rest of us. Good job Adrien.