It’s not necessarily due to the EU VAT law if you read the comments here. Could be a buy out or closing due to piracy…
Good to hear that Matt, happy to see that things have taken off. I’m similar to you in that I don’t read music (well, a bit, but not much!), so it’s inspiring (and motivational and uplifting) to see you’ve done so well here without that kind of background as it’s one of the things I always think holds me back, but you’re a clear example of how it’s possible to triumph without those kinds of skills. Congrats!
“Change in all things is sweet” – Aristotle
Hey man, if Aristotle said it, I’m like totally in dude.
Drier than a camel’s toe here.
Nice one! I’m hoping to join you next year!
yeah a real shame someone cares about knowing the facts rather than just repeating the “everyone is doing it” mantra!
I was going to write a summary of things for you as it seems you’ve got the wrong end of the stick (I very much know the facts and, ironically, I actually agree with two of the points you’ve made), but I’m tired of this game of ping pong, it’s really going nowhere with comments like that.
I have my music on a site that lets video makers pay to use it for their own use (weddings etc) and that ends up on Youtube for their friends/relatives to see but again they have paid for it.
They have a license to use it then – does that site issue them with one? If so, the point of that license (as is being thrashed about in the other thread by a video producer) is as a proof of purchase and to be used to easily remove AdRev third-party match claims on their YouTube videos.
Read up about AdRev to see if it’s right for you. While it works for a lot people, some people dislike the idea of it as they see it as an inconvenience to customers.
I thought of another bad aspect to AdRev. Let’s say you have been selling your tracks here for a couple of years. And your buyers for the past two years used your tracks in their videos or videos for their clients. And everything is perfect!
Then you decide to sign up with AdRev. And AdRev starts flagging all videos on YouTube that use your music. Some of your buyers and/or their customers will not even notice that ads have been added to their videos. Others will get the notice and be somewhere between annoyed and angry! I don’t think any buyer is gonna say “Oh, that is normal. No problem!”
Essentially, in this scenario, the seller has changed the terms of the agreement well after the sale. If the music did not have ContentID when the buyer purchased and used it how can it be fair to add it later on?Wondering how those of you who use AdRev handle this? Do you exclude tracks with previous sales?
It’s a shame you seem to be looking purely for the negatives of AdRev LeatherwingStudios, but I know you’re thoroughly against it so I suppose that’s to be expected.
This point has been mentioned before and I agree that tracks that are registered with AdRev should only prompt third-party matches from the date they are registered. It’s not perfect, like I’ve said many times, but it’s happening and will continue to happen in the future as more things become digitally ‘locked down’, so I honestly believe the best thing is to adapt and educate.