Cool, Matt But you have some good bestsellers, so your music is spreaded pretty well on Youtube.
Actually, that’s not necessarily the reason, because I’m getting lots of uses of tracks that have hardly sold on the marketplaces.
The main reason from what I can tell is that YouTube users will ‘rip’ the music off another YouTube user’s video (usually a popular YouTuber that has licensed my music), and use it themselves on their own video (without a license or permission of course). Then somebody will come along, and ‘rip’ the music off that video. And there, the snowball effect begins!
Sometimes however, and if I’m lucky, the user will add a link to my YouTube channel in their description box, in the belief that this somehow circumvents the copyright issue (which of course is not true!). Users will then follow those links to my own YouTube channel, and either purchase a license from me, or just rip the music straight from my own videos.
It’s pretty crazy stuff if I’m honest, but better to benefit from the copyright infringers than to sit back and watch them continually taking and using all our work for free – or ‘stealing’, for a better word!
Think I’ll add one to the hat!http://audiojungle.net/item/into-the-light/7856971
And a big thanks from me for everyone’s congratulations, to the folks at Envato for running the competition in the first place and big congrats to all the other winners who made the cut! !
Man, that was a toughie – up against so many incredibly well executed submissions, can’t believe I even got a look in!
Huge congrats to the winners! I’m surprised that my favorite entry ‘Into the Light’ by Matt Harris didn’t win anything…
Haha thanks Vents! You’re not the only one to have said that this week and personally I thought that was my strongest submission too, but at the same time I’m very happy they rolled with my corporate/dubstep crossover creation.
Sometimes we have to take creative risks every now again, and glad it paid off in this respect!
Here’s my first entry. More to comehttp://audiojungle.net/item/into-the-light/7856971