You've just uploaded some new tracks on Jamendo, but they've been identified as containing a copyrighted sample from another artist.
Those identifications have two short-term consequences:
1. The track is temporarily masked (you won't be able to see it in your dashboard, but it's still actually stored on our side for a potential re-activation)
2. You receive an email giving you more details about the copyrighted element we've identified. This email will let you know which specific track is concerned and will let you know what's the sample name and who it belongs to.
Even though you indeed used a sample in your song, you may still have the right to use it: either because it's a sample you've purchased on a website such as Splice, or because you've secured the written authorization of its creator. If that's the case, we invite you to contact us at email@example.com to provide us with the following information:
- Your Artist Name
- The name of the track for which you've received the copyright notification
- The documentation proving your rights (invoice, written email, etc.)
If all is well, we'll re-activate the track without making you re-upload it.
We know that the process can be frustrating, so we’ve assigned a dedicated team to solve it as fast as possible.
We've also put some safeguards in place to make sure to smoothen the experience: the copyright notices that are sent are automatized in certain cases, but in other cases, they are a combination of human & tech.
Jamendo aims at helping its community of creators to reach new audiences and to access new revenue streams. By improving the detection of potentially copyrighted content, we'll be able to improve our work and bring your creations into brand new, exciting territories.