CHAN REDFIELD

Royalty Free Music | Voice Over | Sound FX

FAQ

How do I remove the “matched third party content” YouTube notice?

Removing a flag or “matched third party content” notice from your video is a quick process, and can be done one of two ways:

1.) Clearing a video through AdRev Directly:

The most simple and quick method of clearing a video is through AdRev’s claims clearance website form. By submitting your info and license to AdRev directly, videos are often cleared in less than 24 hours, and you will receive a conformation e-mail from them once the process is complete. In the message portion of the form, please list where you have purchased your license and include the text details of the license itself by copying and pasting information.

2.) Clearing a video through your YouTube account, using the built in form :

Being logged into your account, navigate to the video manager tab of the creator studio section. Next to your video you will notice that there is a “matched third party content” link. Follow that link. Next click the link that says “file a dispute”, select the radio box “I have a license or written permission from the proper rights holder to use this material”, and click continue. You will now be asked to briefly explain in writing the selection you just made.

In this message box, we recommend you enter the following statement, followed by the text from your license:

I have purchased a license to use the song “Title Of Song” by Chan Redfield from the website “chanredfield.com, audioJungle.net, pond5.com, bandcamp.com, fiverr.com, istockphoto.com, or gettyimages.com“, and have the right to use the song on YouTube. I am attaching or pasting my license information below as proof:

Attach or paste license. Don’t know where your license is? Contact me let me know when and where you bought my stuff (date, site, proof of purchase) and I’ll help you out.

Submit the form and you’re done! Claims using the YouTube form are usually cleared within 24 – 96 hours.


Is there a way I can pre-clear a video before it goes live, or my YouTube channel entirely?

Yup!  Here’s how to do either.

Pre-clearing a video

When you are uploading a video to YouTube, you have the option to set it as “unlisted”. When you select this option, the video is uploaded and a YouTube link will be generated, but the video will not yet be “live” for your subscribers to see. The video also will not posted to your channel.

After refreshing the video manager page, the matching third party content notice will display. Follow the instructions above on how to remove the notice, and wait for the notice to be disappear in the video manager. Once the notice is removed, switch your video to public, and you will be collecting monetized views (if you have it enabled) from the very beginning without interruption.

If you have any more questions about anything please feel free to contact me.

What is Royalty Free Music? What does Royalty Free Mean?

Purchasing music that is sold under the royalty free license simply means that the purchaser is only required to pay for the music once (at the time of purchase) and their will never be any other usage fees or royalties required to use the music.  For example, if you decide to buy one of my fantastic songs for the insanely low price of $10, that 10 bucks is all you’ll ever pay to use the song.  Yes, even if you create the next Star Wars and decide to use my song for the theme song, $10 is all it cost you.  Remember royalty free music is not free music, you have to pay for it first, that is unless a composer has specifically stated that his/her songs are 100% and their is no payment required.  You should also note that royalty free doesn’t mean copyright free: In my case I made the songs and therefore I own them and own the copyright, meaning I can do whatever I want with them (sell them, perform them live, give them away), after buying my songs you simply only have to right to use them.

 

 

How do I unzip my album download?

When you download an album from Bandcamp, it arrives on your computer in a compressed format called zip. Before you can add the music to your library and listen to it, you’ll need to decompress, or “unzip” it. Doing so is very easy:

If you’re on a Mac, double-click the file. You’re done.

If you’re on a PC, right-click the file and choose Extract All… You’re also done. Don’t see an “Extract All…” option? Try renaming the file to something simple, like “music.zip”. The important thing is to make sure the name ends with “.zip”. Then right-click it again. You should now see “Extract All…” in the menu. If you still don’t see an Extract All… option, double-click the file. This will open a window listing the files inside. Press Ctrl+A to select all the files, then drag them into a folder or onto your desktop. This will extract them, for sure.

What!? That doesn’t work either? You may be amongst the elite few who simply don’t have unzipping software built in to their PC. Easy to rectify: there are some free unzipping programs for windows such as Zipeg, 7-Zip, PeaZip and Hamster Free Zip (not a typo).

I need a license document, where can I get one?

Here you are, singed and ready for you [PDF]!

Am I allowed to use your songs/sounds any way I want?

Pretty much, I only ask that you don’t buy my songs/sounds with the intent of packaging them up for resale on your website just as I am doing here. If you’d like the long and detailed version of my license document, it can be read here.

What Format Do The Audio Files Come In?

All files are available in Mp3, FLAC, ALAC (Apple Lossless), AAC, or Ogg Vorbis format. These options are, as we say in the interface, for “audiophiles and nerds.” If you aspire to become either, this isn’t a bad place to start.

Do you do custom orders?

Of course, just contact me so we can discuss you project needs.