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tacoMusic says

This is a difficult subject as I’ve experienced clients ask for almost exact replicas of tracks, but with a different enough musical structure that the musicologists won’t call them up on it. I won’t post a link to the example, but on another marketplace, I’m astounded that one of the tracks hasn’t been pulled as it basically IS BeyoncĂ©’s song Halo.

I’d be embarrassed as a composer if I’d purposefully done that, however, I understand the appeal as that authour is a top-seller on that marketplace as a result because customers want that track without paying the premium. I agree with AudioQuattro that it’s a bit futile copying note for note another track as you’re competing against bestsellers which have already captured that niche in the market, but I also think there needs to be a distinction between a genre of song (i.e. Ukulele Happy Clappy, Rock & Roll etc.) which have common elements and direct copies.

For me, it’s a combination of the melody and structure more than the sound palette used. If you have a melody that is two notes different from the original and has the same structure, tempo etc. then I believe it should be flagged. I’ve posted this before, but in terms of copyright claims, this is how close some people can get without getting caught on intellectual property / copyright claims:

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tacoMusic says

Hi KingDog,

Here’s my submission:

http://audiojungle.net/item/epic-warfare/2430706

Thanks,

Taco

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tacoMusic says

and that was a great idea ;)

No problem – glad they fit your project :)

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tacoMusic says
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tacoMusic says

Hi wdwl,

Something in here like ‘This Just Works’ could be of interest:

http://audiojungle.net/collections/1803649-bestsellers

Thanks

Taco

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tacoMusic says

We have to watch each others backs as composers/creative professionals or in 5-10 years there will not be an industry to make even a meager living in. Let’s do this!

That’s the kinda talk I’m takin’ about! Yeah Mike! I salute you, buy you a beer and generally shake your hand, totally agree. I hope we don’t all devalue ourselves into the ground so that basically we all rely on day jobs to survive

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tacoMusic says

Yeah, and they clearly put a lot of work into the new FAQ page, which is clearer than it has ever been. Part of me would still like to see a broadcast license section for music, but equally, if they’re going to brand themselves as royalty-free, and purely royalty-free, I can see from their point of view why they wouldn’t. As always it’s up to us authors what we choose to upload here, and if it gets used in {big-name show/commercial} then that’s our problem.

+1 Good to see a change to the licensing details and agree with you Gareth that it would be great if the next set of licensing changes address the Broadcast licence and PRO issues. Personally, I don’t think it would jeopardise the royalty-free label of AJ as there are plenty of sites out there that are RF but allow PRO-registered tracks and broadcast-ready licences. Glad to see a positive response from Envato though.

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tacoMusic says

Thanks for this, good to see it’s been changed

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tacoMusic says

Looks like Envato may have upped the threshold for ratings i.e. you need more than the three or so ratings you needed previously for ratings to show now…

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tacoMusic says

You could give up 9-5 if you were selling on themeforest.

But surely that would mean loads and loads of support questions right? I get the feeling TF authours spend hours and hours on support…would be interested to know

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