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Partners In Rhyme Interview, in Spanish!

Partners In Rhyme has done many interviews over the years but this is a milestone.
It was completely done in Spanish! More of a milestone for me than my partner/wife Monalia.
I just started learning Spanish when we arrived in Barcelona almost 4 years ago and now I am talking philosophy and politics and doing interviews in Spanish!
I still have a way to go to being completely fluent but “todo llega” as they say here (everything arrives).

Partners In Rhyme First Spanish Interview

New Composers

New Composers on

There have been quite a few new composers signed to since our last newsletter and I’d like to take a moment to introduce them to you
Yuri Sazonoff beautifully arranged orchestral pieces
Sergei Stern a variety of styles with an emphasis on solo acoustic guitar and piano pieces
Martijn de Man a wide variety of well produced music tracks
Marco Ricciardi A variety of guitar based music tracks
Michael Trapp
great music that sounds just like Nine Inch Nails, except royalty free
Brilliant Music music production company with a wide variety of styles in their catalog
Dave Klotz well produced music in a varity of genres

21 New Royalty Free Music Collections

New Royalty Free Music Collections

I just finished publishing 21 new royalty free music collections available for download on the Partners In Rhyme website (they will also be available for shipping within a week or two).

There are some very unique collections here with some interesting themes and also some customer requests that we have been getting for collections like ‘Trailer Elements’, specifically designed to help you with your film and video trailer projects.

Absolutely Positive Acoustic Guitar: Sacred Hymns
Alternative Rock Ambient
Drama & Tension Dreams & Nightmares
Exotic Acoustic Vol 2 Groove Salad Vol 6
New Orleans Music Orchestra Vol 1
Punk & Ska Soft Rock
Trailer Elements Suspenseful Music
Gypsy Jazz Music for Thrillers
Drones Percussive Soundscapes
Bossa Nova Vol 2 Radio Hits, Stings & Jingles 1

GoDigital Media Monetizing Royalty Free Music w/o Permission From Composers

pir100-2_BGPartners In Rhyme and many other royalty free music libraries have been having a lot of problems recently with a situation created by Audiosparx (a royalty free music library) and GoDigital Media Group (monetizes media used in youtube and elsewhere).

Sometime last year GoDigital offered Audiosparx the chance to join their Adshare program. The Adshare program utilizes YouTube’s Audio Match ID feature to monetize any video that has music that matches the audio in GoDigital’s database.

Audiosparx joined the program and submitted 15,000 royalty free music tracks to the GoDigital database. Again, these are royalty free music tracks and Audiosparx and GoDigital were wanting to earn “royalties” off of this music (I still don’t understand the logic behind this at all).

The main problem with this though is that this same music is also being distributed by many other royalty free music libraries throughout the internet and Audiosparx does not have an exclusive agreement with any of the composers involved so when Audiosparx does something with the content that is owned by these composers their actions end up effecting the business and reputations of other royalty free music companies.

So, in October, Partners In Rhyme and other music libraries started receiving customer complaints that videos that included legally purchased music were being tagged in their YouTube account as possibly containing copyrighted material owned by GoDigital Media. The videos would then be monetized by GoDigital with Adsense ads and the owner of the video would be denied the right to monetize the videos themselves with their own ads.

Partners In Rhyme had to hire lawyers and send a registered letter simply to find out what was going on but we were finally told that Audiosparx had submitted this music into the GoDigital database.

We checked with our composers who also had material in the Audiosparx library and they had never heard of GoDigital and had no idea their music had been placed into this system and they confirmed that they had not given expressed permission to have their music placed in the GoDigital system.
We made GoDigital and Audiosparx aware of the mistake they had made and Audiosparx apologized and withdrew from the Adshare program.

GoDigital however still has much of the content in their system and is still earning revenue off of content that they have no permission to have in their database.

They say they are trying to remove the content but it is somehow YouTube’s fault now and they are not able to delete the content from their end for some reason.

I am simply posting this explanation so our customers are aware that the problem is being dealt with and to contact Partners In Rhyme (or any other music library that you have purchased royalty free music from) to get GoDigital’s false ownership notices removed from your YouTube videos should they appear.

GoDigital Media Monetizing Music Without Composer’s Permission

I just want to notify our customers and composers that the GoDigital problem that we took care of with (monetizing Youtube videos that contain music legally licensed from Partners In Rhyme) is happening once again with another royalty free music library, this time it is

The problem appears to be effecting us to a much lesser extent than the problem but still we currently have about 7 loyal clients that Audiomicro’s actions have impacted very negatively. We are sending the customer complaints to our lawyers so that he can put together a case of “Tortious Interference with Business Relations”.

Partners In Rhyme is very tired of dealing with the customer problems caused by GoDigital Media and the chasing down of Youtube videos to remove false GoDigital claims so we are now blocking all composers who have their music in the catalog from any further sales or access to their PIR or musicloops accounts.

We are also no longer accepting any composer submissions from composers who have or have had music entered into the database.

It is regretful that GoDigital is promoting the Youtube contentID system as a royalty payment system to royalty free music libraries when it is only a system to monetize *illegal* uses of music, not legal ones.

I deeply apologize to the percentage of our loyal Youtube customers who have come to rely on our music catalog to use in their business promotions and projects but the actions of other companies are completely out of our control.
Also, please rest assured that you do have the legal right to use the music you purchased from Partners In Rhyme and we will do everything we can for our customers that have Youtube videos being illegally monetized by GoDigital to get their false claims removed as quickly as possible.

Mark Lewis
Partners In Rhyme