How do I know if a client is using the wrong license?

#1

Maybe you’ve already discussed about that but…how do I know if my track has been used on a broadcast project but the client has bought the standard license?
Sorry if it’s a stupid question. Thank you for the help!

#2

Unfortunately it’s pretty hard to know. There are services that can monitor broadcast networks for your content, but they’re prohibitively expensive.

#3

You can permanently monitor YouTube videos, or Website your clients after all you know their names from invoices.

Cheers!

#4

where can I find invoices on Aj?

#5

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#6

From your profile page hit the Statements button in the menu. Then you will see all the stuff that PrestoSound showed above.

#7

Thank you a lot!! :slight_smile:

#8

But many times it’s very hard or impossible to find out who bought your item, even using info from invoices. For example there is a lot of J Kim Gang Mong Bang’s from Korea and R. Batman’s from USA etc.

Recently I found by accident that buyer used my music with wrong license. Only because it was broadcasted in my country in every tv station many times and I found it by accident. I wrote to buyer and they bought proper license.

In my opinion there is A LOT of cash that we are losing, because there is no simple tool controlling usage of our music :frowning: And a lot of royalties we are losing also…

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#9

It’s one of those things that’s almost impossible to verify. It’s cost-prohibitive to constantly monitor every use of audio. The one recourse for authors would be to submit a DMCA claim if someone was improperly using their work, but that again depends on the author actually finding that someone has used it incorrectly.

#10

i thought the same thing…You can lose a lot of money, a client can buy a standard license, use it for a broadcast, and you will never get informed of that