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  • in reply to: BMI statement 9-10-2020 for 2020 Q1 #35761
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    This one surprised me being hands down the best BMI statement I’ve ever had. Love and Hip Hop, Fox Sports and Black Ink Crew definitely threw it over the top. International was surprisingly good too.

    in reply to: So who’s going to buy Heavyocity Damage 2? #35514
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    Whats going to be funny is all the music supervisors are suddenly going to be flooded with action/trailer/sports cues all sounding like Heavyocity. lol!

    in reply to: So who’s going to buy Heavyocity Damage 2? #35512
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    Well, speaking for myself,I’ve never made software decisions based on a recognition service. The only music recognition service I’m concerned with right now is BMI and who uses the cues. They send the money. Had Damage since 2012 as well as other software similar to it. Never had a problem like that but again, maybe that’s just me.

    in reply to: Using “Urban” as a Genre #35465
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    Makes sense to me. When I was a kid in New York there was a popular black DJ on the radio named Frankie Crocker who I believe actually coined the phrase “Urban Contemporary” to describe music by black artists.To me,the term “urban music” became the new “race music” term from the 40’s and 50’s though I never gave it much thought then. In either case,it insinuates race as being exclusive to those styles and it simply doesn’t apply now like it once did. All kinds of people perform RnB and Hip Hop nowadays. We don’t say “white music” to describe folk music or country music. We call it folk or country music so yeah,I think it would be a step forward to just call music by style and not race. It’s way past time to move forward beyond that stuff. Just my thoughts.

    in reply to: Help please. Youtube content ID issue #35435
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    Hey thanks a lot Alan for taking the time. Much appreciated.

    in reply to: Help please. Youtube content ID issue #35395
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    Looks like it was resolved on the other end.Just heard back. Don’t know the details but thanks guys for all your input guys. Much appreciated! 🙂

    in reply to: Help please. Youtube content ID issue #35389
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    Thanks Music1234 and Art for posting your thoughts and experience with this content ID stuff.I was trying to keep things as simple as possible but I see it’s going to be unavoidable. I’m a complete nube with this Youtube content/Adrev stuff and I’ve tried to avoid mainly based on posts I’ve seen here. I guess I’ll have to start learning about it through MLR posts and google and Youtube and see if I can make sense of it all. It’s confusing to me. I recently realized I did not opt out of content ID with at least one library I have a bunch of tracks in we’ll call “AS” and it’s too late to opt out my older tracks that are in there only tracks going forward so I’m sure this will come up again(I know,I know,read the fine print) My only experience with it so far was where another library we’ll call (TF) contact me all stressed about a client who needed to make a deadline but had a copyright claim attached to their Youtube video asking me to fix this asap and I didn’t even understand the problem much less what to do about it or who to go to. The library owner gave me a couple of initials from the claim and it was a lucky guess that it was AS so I contacted them and they whitelisted it (never heard of that either.

    in reply to: Help please. Youtube content ID issue #35380
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    Art! That’s really a big help. I sure appreciate your fast response.I passed on the suggestion and maybe he can send me a copy of the claim or identify the rights manager. This will give me a good start on this kind of thing going forward because I’m sure this will happen again….and again. This stuff can be nerve wracking. Thanks again!

    in reply to: Can I Turn This Into a Production Cue? #34998
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    You’ve already turned it into a production cue. It’s just not in a production library. Just make an instrumental version (since the vocal may be distracting under dialog for some uses though not for other uses), a couple of alts and edits and you’re done.
    Sorry to be so simplistic but that’s how I see it.It’s just as “production music” as anything else I hear.Ten other people would probably give you 10 other more useful opinions about what you can do or add or fix but in my opinion it’s very usable even if you didn’t do anything else to it. The simplicity and overall vibe is what I dug about it.Could be in a commercial, could be used for anything. It’s a cool simple groove. Production libraries use cool simple grooves all the time. If you want a definitive ending maybe just end it on the same chord you started with. Not exciting but it would work. It’s a simple piece of music. Submit it. Don’t overthink it. My opinion.

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    I agree. Replace the word “title” with “marketing opportunity”. The better the title the better the opportunity to engage. To me, the title is no less important than any tag or keyword and is in fact the exact same thing. It’s a focused preview of what’s inside. Most people don’t want to spend time guessing. A good title helps people see your music before they even hear it. It gives a clue of what they can reasonably expect to hear if they listen to it. A bad title can mislead or confuse people. If I’m really stuck for a title, I’ll google a random title generator and start marrying word combinations that fit the music. I’ve even come across some that deal with specific subjects like sports or mystery. Some generators are for books or movies. Doesn’t matter. It can be a good springboard if you’re having a hard time with it. I take care to make titles as appropriate as possible. It’s marketing tool to help make your music sell itself to a potential listener. People don’t like to waste their time. That’s kind of how I see it.

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