New uploads are scanned for copyright
Every new track that you upload is scanned automatically and compared to a broad database of registered tracks. During this process, your track can be flagged or removed from Jamendo. There are several reasons that can lead to this. But first, let's lay down the different sections of this article:
- Why was my track flagged?
- Which tracks am I not allowed to upload?
- What happens when my track is flagged?
- What should I do when my track is flagged?
Why was my track flagged?
- You have uploaded a track for which you do not have the rights.
- You have uploaded a cover or a remix of someone else's track.
- You have used a free sample that is registered by a different artist.
- You have uploaded a track that is based on a classical piece of music.
- Your track contains a watermark.
- You have used a royalty-free sample, which you have legally purchased, but it was already registered by a different artist.
Which tracks am I not allowed to upload?
You can only upload tracks that you have composed and to which you hold the rights. Any copies, covers or remixes are not allowed on Jamendo. A more detailed article about being the copyright-holder of your music can be read here.
There you will also find more details on working with samples. The article includes info on which samples you can use and what to look out for when working with samples.
What happens when my track is flagged?
When your track is flagged, this has two short-term consequences:
- The track is temporarily masked. You won't be able to see it in your dashboard, but it is still stored on our side for a potential re-activation.
- You have received an email with more details about the copyrighted element that was identified. This email tells you which of your tracks is concerned and with which other track it was identified.
The second point is probably the one that brought you here. Read further if your track was flagged erroneously.
What should I do when my track is flagged?
By now it should already be obvious that there are two possible scenarios why your track was flagged: (1) your track was flagged because you are not the copyright holder or (2) your track was flagged erroneously.
In the first scenario, the track will be removed. Please make sure that you own the copyright for any further tracks that you upload!
In the second scenario, please send us an email here. In the email, indicate:
- Your artist name on Jamendo
- The name of the track that has been flagged
- The name of the track with which it was identified
- Description of why the flagging was erroneous
- Any further information that helps prove that you are the rights holder of that track.