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BigBouncyBright says

Hi, folks. My question is simple. Is it forbidden to mention some popular artist’s or band name in item description. Something like:
“The Prodigy sound” or “Linkin Park style…” In some stocks such examples are welcomed and this helps to increase the sales, but at AJ attitude to this question is ambiguous, sometimes reviewer change such a description

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SoundFix says

I don’t think so, I have said that one of my tracks was inspired by someone and it was approved.

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guitarsstate says

I think that kind of references are forbidden, but I’ve seen some popular bands names in a couple of item descriptions :)

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Twisterium says

Yes. I saw “U2” :)

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Yuar says

When I tried to mention the popular artist’s name in the description the reviewer told me that it was forbidden.

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pietrogirardi says

When I tried to mention the popular artist’s name in the description the reviewer told me that it was forbidden.
I’ve put a couple of famous names among tags, they’ve been canceled before item approval. I guess you can quote famous names only in the description, and only after item approval.
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Depard says

I don’t think that it is against rules. There is tag “Need for speed” and “NFS” in some of my tracks.:D And also Memphis May Fireband name in description. Reviewer was ok with it.

And this can help buyer to find music, becouse everyone knows what “Linki park style” , “Green Day” ”...and all other bands style….” means:)

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TJMusic says

Mentioning popular artist name in item description was specifically forbidden in previous documents in knowledge base. I remember very well, that when I’ve registered in AJ, the uploading instructions said that using the name of a known artist is forbidden, with an example that it is not allowed to say that the track “sounds like U2”. I cannot find this document right now, maybe it has changed, and the only one I’ve found says that the template cannot be described as “Apple like design”. This has the same sense.

http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/354
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pinkzebra says

It certainly raises your own legal risk. Their attorneys could say: “See? Even he thinks it sounds like my client’s music. He says so himself!”

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TortoiseTree says

It certainly raises your own legal risk. Their attorneys could say: “See? Even he thinks it sounds like my client’s music. He says so himself!”

+1 Ha! So true!

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