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tacoMusic says

http://music.tutsplus.com/tutorials/the-ultimate-list-of-tips-for-producing-sampled-strings--cms-21216

Great tutorial Gareth, lots of useful tips for strings there – using some already, but interesting to read your thoughts on layering. Anywhere else that’s worth looking at for layering tutorials?

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tacoMusic says

This is just a general comment from the 2.5 years or so I’ve been trading here and 5 years as a member, but I think it would be particularly motivating and a sign of respect if there was some kind of loyalty scheme in place at Envato for authours that stay here for extended periods of time. I’ve lost quite a bit of ‘oomph’ over the last year or so with AJ because of things feeling pretty static despite my efforts to kickstart my geriatric A-game.

I know there’s an incentive with the earnings percentage which rises with the amount you’ve sold for exclusive members, but as a non-exclusive member who has ‘weathered many storms’ here, there’s not too much going on for us other than a badge showing how ancient we are. Oh, there was that community superstar badge I was given that was drawn in disappearing ink, but as much as a badge is great, it’s not really helping pay the bills.

As staff read all forums posts (I’m told), it would be great if you would pass this on to Collis and get him to add me to the ‘affluent authour group’ as I’m one of the old guys and we also need some loving (as well as having our adult nappies changed, dribbly chin wiped and being fed mushy food).

Thanks,

Taco

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tacoMusic says

Well done everyone, some of those are pretty good tracks!

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tacoMusic says

Lame sales. So lame it’s leaving me lamentably lame.

Lame :tired:

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tacoMusic says

Yep, I also confirm that there’s a massive deep freeze on sales over the Summer months. And +1 Alumo on the grand drop off over the last six months, something very detrimental has definitely taken place on all marketplaces since January (and possibly even Novermber 2013 if I look at my stats). Going exclusive here would only be viable if my earnings increased significantly. I’m keen (also to simplify my admin), but certainly not with my current sales range…

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tacoMusic says


Is correct.
This is anything, but not royalty free.

It’s amazing how misinformation spreads like wildfire in this place, this is turning into a game of Chinese Whispers.

No, you are NOT forcing customers to show ads, you are asking them to show a proof of purchase to remove them.

If they have bought the track (here or elsewhere if you’re non-exclusive), it’s a simple process to remove the ad. If they haven’t bought the music, then the ad stays on or they remove the video.

Royalties is a completely different issue. This is a question about a system running adverts on YouTube, not the royalties system where you make money each time your music is broadcast on a TV channel for example.

SkylineAudio, I agree people need to be informed before making a decision about these things, but it should be correct information, don’t you agree?

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tacoMusic says

Well done MusicBoxStudios, good to see you getting some exposure. Hope it brings some sales!

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tacoMusic says


lol.I uploaded some songs to AdRev and now im getting messages on some of my Youtube Videos advertising my songs for potential buyers that i cant monetize because AdRev is in charge now. Now i have to dispute it. Is this what buyers would have to go through as well?
This is exactly what your buyers will go through , you can understand how libraries hate this. It seems to the buyer that they have paid for something that has not been the libraries to sell, or indeed the composers.

@KabbalisticVillage – they’re your songs in your videos right? Read the FAQ item ‘What about songs that I upload to my own YouTube channel?’ here: http://cid.adrev.net/faq

@SkylineAudio, one of the biggest gripes here, on other forums and from the libraries themselves has been the lack of ways to protect and report on illegal usage of music / piracy. It is a massive drain on their earnings, believe me. This is the only solution I can see that solves the problem, unless I’m mistaken and you can point me to another one? Would be great to hear about it if it exists.

So, other than just relying on peoples’ good will to buy a license which, I can assure you from looking through my AdRev statements has shown me there are MANY people who don’t give a toss, I think asking people to see a proof of purchase is perfectly legitimate.

I get the feeling you’ve never cleared an AdRev claim, am I right? You do realise it is ridiculously simple and you can even whitelist the channel of a client who regularly uses your music on their videos? As has been said many times, it’s about communication which is something that could be as simple as a text file included with the download.

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tacoMusic says

I joined AdRev a couple of weeks ago and I have a few questions. There is a check box which says “I want/do not want to use the ads in this video”. Does that mean that once videos using our music are found, we have the choice to proceed or does AdRev automatically collect revenue and its up to us to submit incorrect links? It seems to me that any videos using our music without the audiojungle watermark should be given the benefit of the doubt and should not be asked to prove their genuiness. Having a load of angry customers having to fill out forms is not good for business. :(

@Gae47, I signed up to AdRev at the end of last year and have had just one question about the third-party match that appeared on a customer’s video which I resolved within 4 hours by talking with AdRev who cleared the video of the claim. While my sales have gone up and down for a while (who’s hasn’t!?), they have generally been consistent meaning I haven’t seen a decrease in sales overall.

A lot of people are overly concerned about the implications of AdRev. We are essentially ‘asking for a receipt’, nothing more! What’s more, AdRev is for YouTube only so a lot of customers who upload their videos elsewhere, use them internally for corporate presentations, TV ads or are creating things like podcasts are totally unaffected.

Trust me, the world doesn’t implode once you put your tracks into this system, it’s a way for us to monitor things and, with clear communication, reasonable clients understand why. Of course you may get one or two who blow a fuse, but my experience has been a positive one so far and I truly believe systems like this will become the norm soon.

With respect to your question, AdRev automatically places ads and collects revenue on videos that have your tracks on them regardless of whether it’s watermarked or not. I don’t remember seeing that option of placing ads or not when I signed up, but I think you would want to place ads on the videos, otherwise, it kind of defeats the point of earning from unauthorised usage of your music.

Cheers,

Taco

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tacoMusic says

...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.

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