Let’s go into a MacFastFood and complain that the fries are all the same… If you want stock music that follow trends, if you are in competition to make a similar product with the “concurrence” to “steal their clients”, that’s what you get.
On the other hand, I’m sure that like with the food, where you can find a nice restaurant instead of a fast food, you can personally contact authors and commission a track. The price will be accordingly.
On the other hand, I don’t think I’ve ever written a “corporate track” and my best sellers are jazz and metal tracks, sells much better than the ukulele ones
From guitarfail.com here’s a bit of NSFW guitar pedal:
If the track would have the watermark, it would not pass the reviewing process. I’m pretty sure the customer didn’t download the right file. Probably keeps downloading the preview.
The “loopophobic” part of me is happy somehow, at the same time I feel sorry for them.
For a good Bricasti impulse, free, here:
Would work very well in this free reverb:
Those threads don’t expose Envato to legal actions, but the tracks do, and if we keep hiding the dirt under the carpet we don’t actually make cleaning.
Having a big discussion, hearing all the arguments, looking into all the legal issues, that would make a cleaning, that would help the “copy/paste authors” understand what is wrong with this. That would help maybe us, the very “loop intolerants” to figure out what loops could be used and what licensing you need to use and how to make original works even from loops.
If the “copy/paste authors” have just a pretty hard to find article that explains about 40% of the issue, and nothing else, no reaction of fellow musicians, then you can’t even blame them for breaking the rules.
Even in this thread there were people asking what’s the difference between using loops and hiring a musician to play a part. All this thread locking trend is like “that’s interesting, please tell me more while I gag you”.
I constantly see this subject appearing often, and the threads locked after several pages.
This attitude from AJ officials/ forum moderators, stop any kind of discussion of authors about this subject. This way we will NEVER actually hear all the opinions for or against, we will NEVER get to any kind of conclusion and NEVER raise awareness.
- But what if the clients see the discussion?
Glad you asked my dear alter ego. There is a very small chance that clients come to forum, as much as you get into discussion between employers of the shop you buy your groceries from, but still, in theory there is a chance they come and see, which is not a bad thing.
The client would see a strong community struggling to offer original works, a community of strong artists that doesn’t need to “cheat” their way on top and a market place where authors and moderators interact free, responsible and polite to keep this market a fair place.
But what I’m saying… why would somebody want to see that. Let’s close, lock and erase all real discussions. It’s a quite scary thought that clients might realize that the authors are actually people, human, and they have opinions, feelings ad other such frivolous things.