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    Art Munson
    Keymaster

    I was speaking recently with a long time composer and very early visitor to MLR. He informed me that he had made the plunge, signed up with AdRev and, by extension, YouTube Content ID. I was surprised as we have all been aware of the problematic nature of YouTube Conent ID. Conflicts might occur when clients purchase licenses from RF sites, upload their videos to YouTube and get hit with a Copyright infringement notice.

    This particular composer claims that he has collected quite a bit of money from AdRev. In fact, much more than from one notably large RF library he has been with for many years! He also says that there have been no issues with sales and conflicts.

    I e-mailed AdRev about the potential for conflicts and here is their response.

    “We’ll assign your music a manual review policy, meaning we won’t automatically claim videos using your music. Any video that does contain music will go into a potential claims queue, where our team will verify by hand if the video owner has a license or not. If they cannot prove they have purchased rights to use your content, we’ll claim for you.”

    So, has the time come? I did set up an account at AdRev and thinking of seriously going this route.

    What do you all think?

    #26996 Reply
    Art Munson
    Keymaster

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    #26997 Reply
    Musicmatters
    Participant

    I have already dipped my feet in there. I signed up about 6 months ago ago with about 50 tracks. It takes about three months to start seeing any results at all. I have made some earnings so far, i estimate that at the current rate i will be making about 60 to 80 per month but it may keep going up. Just make sure you pull out the same tracks from the libraries that do not approve. No problems with any clients so far who have purchased the same tracks from libraries that do not mind. Cheers

    #26998 Reply
    Tbone
    Participant

    Sounds pretty interesting.

    So any video that uses your music, which is made by a client that purchased a license for that music – those videos will be whitelisted and unaffected? If that’s feasible it does sound very interesting.

    I guess this would only work for non-exclusive music, since exclusive deals involved signing over some rights and some publishers probably use Adrev already.

    #26999 Reply
    Art Munson
    Keymaster

    So any video that uses your music, which is made by a client that purchased a license for that music – those videos will be whitelisted and unaffected?

    They would be white listed once it was determined that they had a valid license.

    When I signed up they asked what sites I was selling music on and I listed them. I imagine that’s why they sent me the “manual review” procedure blurb.

    #27001 Reply
    woodsdenis
    Participant

    Art, what would you do with the sites that prohibit AdRev.

    #27006 Reply
    Art Munson
    Keymaster

    So far I’m clear on the ones that sell well, which would be my main concern. Taking this slow to see if it’s at all doable.

    #27008 Reply
    Tbone
    Participant

    Just to confirm: you can submit by track right? So you could leave all exclusive tracks off and just send Adrev other ones?

    #27010 Reply
    Musicmatters
    Participant

    sure, you can submit whatever you like. I get the feeling that this will grow fast in the next few years so it is good to position yourself.

    #27013 Reply
    Art Munson
    Keymaster

    I get the feeling that this will grow fast in the next few years so it is good to position yourself.

    I also think it’s a good way to lay claim to our music. There will ultimately be only a few worthwhile places where video producers will want to post their projects on the Internet. In some ways that may have already happened with YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, etc. They are big players and it’s in their bests interests to keep everything clean.

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