Thanks for the feedback, everyone! There’s always a method behind our madness, we don’t just make up competition rules. For this particular competition, one of our aims is to build up a wonderful library of audio for one of our new categories, and by making selecting winners randomly, absolutely everyone who enters has a winning chance to take home a prize.
I can assure you that as we roll out future competitions, we will always try to offer different ways winning files will be chosen. There is a time and a place for voting elements in competitions, we just made the decision that this was not one of them.
Have fun creating your music. Have fun entering the competition. And have fun being a part of YOUR community. Often times, what you put into something determines what you get out of something. And hey – there’s always the added bonus that, as you upload more audio, your portfolio grows and your opportunity of selling more files increases.
I can assure everyone that uploading music or sound effects that are directly “out of the box” as it were, such as straight off a sample CD or directly out of a DAW with no extra work involved is not tolerated on AudioJungle.
We reject files that you never ever see because of issues like this on a daily basis. We also receive lots of tickets with accusations like this on a regular basis. Unfortunately however, yes, some things are going to slip through. But that’s not the fault of our reviewers nor is it a weakness of our reviewing system. It’s just simply not possible for any reviewer to know every single sample and every single loop from every single DAW or sample CD.
I can assure you that all information we receive is thoroughly investigated. So if anyone has proof that anything in our library is not legitimate, it’s important for you to send the copyright infringement to email@example.com, use our support page, or you can contact me directly by e-mailing me at sitemanager AT audiojungle DOT net. Not only that, we have another mechanism in place exactly for the very reasons you bring up in this thread: On every item page on AudioJungle, there is a Report This File button on the right-hand side. With all those options available, I hope you see we make it as easy as possible to contact us to report copyright infringements. We take such infringements very seriously.
So my recommendation to everyone reading this or to anyone who thinks that there are “no rules in place”, I can assure you there are a lot of rules in place, copyright infringement is taken very seriously, and the most useful thing to do is to use the proper channels to contact us about these issues. At the same time, it’s important to respect that everyone is innocent until proven guilty.
I encourage you to report any copyright infringement to support, but please allow support to do their job and investigate matters properly. I trust this answers the original question posed in this thread.
We’re in agreement, Danny. Like I said, this is something that is currently being reviewed for the benefit of both customers like yourself and authors.
Sorry for any confusion. We’ve realized the current licenses can be somewhat prohibitive so we are working on better ones. To answer your question for now however, it all depends on whether the game is free or commercial:
- If you game is distributed for FREE , then you only need the (1x) single use no resale license.
- If your game is commercial / for sale, then you would need the single use conditional resale license (x50).
If people are paying for the product you’re making (the exception being one client) then you need a resale license. That rule is universal so you can always use it to determine which license is needed.
Please note that the (x50) license was a recent addition to our site after the iPhone game blog post was published. Again, we’re currently evaluating ways to improve our licenses.
Hey guys, I’m pleased to announce that we have just added two new top-level categories to AudioJungle. “Music Packs” and “Logos & Idents”. Some of the aims of doing this is to make it easier for customers to find audio for both of these categories. In the long term, it will also help us market those particular categories better.
If you are not already familiar with Music Packs, take a look here. It’s an existing category that allows you to upload multiple tracks/songs as one upload/collection, but we’re simply promoting it to a top-level category. We are basically moving over this content to a top-level category in the hope of encouraging authors to sell more packs of music, as well as encouraging customers to purchase multiple tracks for a discounted rate. Just some quick notes for authors wanting to sell packs of music:
- Any upload containing multiple tracks (that sound different to one another) should be uploaded to the new Music Packs category.
- We will eventually be moving over everything currently here into the new top-level section.
- Authors are not allowed to add the same audio track to multiple Music Packs. For example, if I have six songs in my portfolio, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, I cannot upload a music pack containing 1, 2, 3 and then another pack containing 2, 3, 4.
- Just a reminder that Music Packs are for packs of files containing different tracks. i.e. If an author uploads a track with a 60 second version (for example) and a 30 second version, but it’s exactly the same track, then this would remain a normal “Music” file and should not go into the new Music Packs category.
Logos & Idents
- Any audio logo, stinger and/or ident should now be put in this new, dedicated category. I know authors enjoy producing audio for this category and it seems like it’s become popular for customers too.
- We will be moving over existing audio Logos into this new section.
- Please note the sub categories for “Logos & Idents” are simply “Individual” and “Packs”, so if an author uploads just one audio logo, it will be classified as “Individual” and if an author uploads a pack of logos, it should be sub-classified as “Packs”.
Please bear with us!
I would really appreciate everyone’s patience while we re-classify all existing Music Pack and Logo audio and we apologize for any inconvenience during the transition. We will be moving the audio over manually to the new categories as quickly as possible. In the meantime, please be sure to upload any NEW Music Packs and Logos & Idents to the new categories. We even have new, dedicated upload pages for those new categories.
Stay tuned, some more exciting news coming up later this week that I think you will be interested to hear.
Regarding plug-ins used in Source Files, please try to stick to using plug-ins that come with the software or are free. You want your file to appeal to as many users/customers as possible of course. If you do use commercial plug-ins however, you must say in your description that the Source File utilizes a commercial plug-in, and then list it and link to it in your description. Otherwise, that’s not fair to the customer. And although it goes without saying, please be reminded that you should not redistribute anything within your file that you do not have permission to redistribute. i.e. Please do not redistribute commercial software or plug-ins that you do not have permission to redistribute.