I already found similar threads on the forum about this but they are a from 2017 and a lot has changed since then…So, I think it would be a good time for an update in mid 2019. I truly believe that this would help us all.
Due to recent issues where I found my music being used illegally and worse, being registered by others as theirs own, I decided to take action and protect my portfolio. I will register all new and ALREADY UPLOADED tracks in my portfolio with IDENTIFYY (the alternative I found for AdRev since AdRev is no longer accepting RF music).
I know that, as a consequence all my buyers will get a 3rd-party copyright claim on their videos and surely be annoyed by the fact that they would have to clear their videos by disputing the claim. Well…if they have the license # (which they should have since they bought it from AJ), they can easily do it. No problem.
My questions to any author who already went through a similar situation.
Did you write a “letter to costumers” ( and maybe put on you AJ profile page) explaining why you decided to register your tracks and how they can clear their videos? I ask this because I recently saw that big authors like PinkZebra (on his AJ profile) and TimMcmorris (on his website) did. If you have done the same, do you have any advice?
Have your sales decreased after the registration?
Thanks a lot for any help and advice.