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Joonique_Sound says

Not your own kids. I mean how to deal with kids who ask your music for free? One of my tracks got a bit popular in the young gamers environment. Many of them actually bought the licence, but some comment on my yt vid saying “nice! Im gonna use your music in my video” so I reply nicely that he can purchase it in the link shown in description. A bit later he answers “holy crap I just downloaded it with youtube converter and made a video. can i just credit you?”

I mean… I know they are kids and have no money and all, but if I let one person use, other people will see that and will use previews for their vids. I didn’t want to be cruel to the kid and told him to write that music is by me and can be purchased in (link with my ref code). Also kid doesn’t have much views, so I let this pass this time and told him to find music that is free next time. Did you encounter such situation? How did you deal with it?

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KabbalisticVillage says

I convinced a couple of kids to buy the tracks for their videos. i have no problem if someone will use my preview track from Youtube in their video – because – its not in the highest quality, if its a popular channel then it will be exposed and if he credits then i get exposure. But mostly i try to convince them.

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Joonique_Sound says

Yea, I told that kid about benefits of purchasing a license. But… you know how those kids are :)

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Kurlykovs says

There is pain, but there is a joy here too :) on the positive note they liked what you do. It is like getting a demo of some vst. If you like it surely you will buy it later on if finances permit. But on the other hand, isnt it illegal to just download without the purchase? Tell him the FBI and CIA are gonna knock on his door :) he will get his momas credit card and buy 3 – 4 extended licenses right away just so he will be on the safe side :):D

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SemblanceProduction says

There is pain, but there is a joy here too :) on the positive note they liked what you do. It is like getting a demo of some vst. If you like it surely you will buy it later on if finances permit. But on the other hand, isnt it illegal to just download without the purchase? Tell him the FBI and CIA are gonna knock on his door :) he will get his momas credit card and buy 3 – 4 extended licenses right away just so he will be on the safe side :):D

LMAO! that’s an awesome idea. noted.

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Blinn says

Here’s an idea:

Teach the kid how to earn money.

If the kid learns how to earn money and he starts doing it, chances are he’ll start buying what he wants instead of trying to get it for nothing.

Tell him to study the idea of having multiple sources of passive income. Money that he earns while he’s sleeping. Audiojungle is a great example. In fact, most of my sales, from my experience tend to happen before I wake up in the morning. Some of my earliest items are still selling today, a year after I made them.

The fact that he’s interested in your music is good. So rather than telling him to buy your tracks, why not teach him how to earn his own money or show him to someone else who can show him how to earn money?

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urbazon says

If they rip the preview, watermarked version from some YouTube video, then I don’t believe it’s a problem…

But on the other hand, while I do recommend supporting young people, I would probably never allow them using it if they haven’t obtained the proper license from AudioJungle, because that would mean me breaching my exclusivity contract here. But if you’re talking about a track which is not on AJ, or anywhere else where you agreed to exclusivity, then it’s a whole different story ;)

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Joonique_Sound says

I know it’s not a problem a kid using a preview file ripped off from Yt, but I saw some reports about big YT channels with thousands of subscribers using preview files instead of buying the track. So I thought maybe this kind of problem starts from small things. More and more people will see the videos playing preview files and people will think it is completely ok to use preview files in their vids.

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