Hi, I wanted to publish some of my albums via CdBaby. But I am concerned about personal listening policy. Can somebody explain me what exactly to do and what not to do on CdBaby to avoid problems with AJ? An exception from the AJ faq:
Authors may sell their exclusive or non-exclusive music for personal listening use via external services such as iTunes, Google Play, Amazon MP3, and similar personal listening platforms. You may work directly with these music platforms to distribute your music for personal listening use, or via appropriate aggregator services that assist with managing and delivering your content to one or more of these platforms.
Please note, some aggregator services such as CD Baby (and others) may offer to register your music with a performing rights organization (PRO) or even sell licenses to your music within their terms of agreement when you sign-up to allow them to distribute your music on your behalf. It is important to understand that:
- If you use one of these services to register your music with a P.R.O., you must update your AudioJungle account with this P.R.O. information immediately. Please see this help article for more information and considerations before joining a P.R.O.
- If you are an exclusive author, you must not opt-in to any music publishing/licensing services that these aggregators may offer.
- You may not use any aggregators that require participation in these additional services.
For example, you may use CD Baby to distribute your music for personal listening via iTunes, but you may not opt-in to the CD Baby PRO or CD Baby Sync Licensing services.