Basically, yes. Any free or creative Commons tracks can’t be registered with AdRev / YouTube’s ContentID. You can only register tracks that can be purchased with a license or you have exclusive rights for (like selling the music on iTunes).
Now that is worthy of quite a few digital beers. Thanks for the update Alumo, I think you do this community a huge favour by doing all the legwork to find out and communicate these types of things, particularly as you’re under absolutely no obligation to do so. All of us should really be investigating these things ourselves, so a big thank you.
Are there any tips anyone would like to share on naming cues as quickly and painlessly as possible ? Any free random generating software ? Websites ?
How about this?http://www.songname.net/
Obviously, it’s to be taken with a pinch of salt as AJ has it’s way of weighing relevancy based on the title, but might be useful?
Not the strongest look though…I might have to get rid of the tash before Christmas.
+1 Couldn’t have said it better myself, spot on. The lack of support for authours protecting their work here is astounding. According to Envato, we have to watermark our work to ‘protect it’, yet when we protect our work outside the marketplace with things like AdRev and receive a 1 star rating, we’re told tough s**t and that the review is justified.
Ratings are useless here! Honestly, what is the issue with just removing ratings for AudioJungle? Is it a technical issue? A political issue further upstream? Or is it just that there’s a lack of understanding of company policy and Envato do actually want to support authours on this issue, yet not all of support staff are up to date?
Not holding my breath for a response. But it would be nice.
(Also I won’t deny that Envato’s plans to implement creative 1099 reporting have made me a little shy about having more than one account here, though it sounds like reporting isn’t going to start Jan 1 after all, so I don’t have the end of November deadline I originally thought.)
Joel – I’ve been a bit out of the loop on that, what’s the creative 1099 reporting about?
Its just unprofessional to ask a client/customer to fill out a form and prove that they already purchased a license days/weeks/months after they purchased it.
Really? Why is it unprofessional to essentially ask for a receipt after purchase? I would have thought it was more professional to do this as it shows you’re a legitimate business protecting their IP.
We do this all the time with software, iloks, elicensors, challenge-response codes etc. for our software, I’m not sure what the difference is with this? Playing the devil’s advocate here, but I don’t think it’s unreasonable to ask for a proof of purchase, otherwise, what is the point of a proof of purchase?
Congratulations pz! That’s a mega-über-big achievement! Seriously, it’s been incredible seeing how quickly you’ve risen to the top, thoroughly well-deserved.
I think people are really overthinking this and making the AdRev discussion way too complicated. It’s really simple.
“If you bought it, show me your receipt.”Nothing more, nothing less.
I’d buy that for a dollar. +2 from me Mr P! +2 for you too Alumo, but that goes without saying.