Thursday, May 30, 2019
In this video, I talk about plagiarism and the copy and paste culture that we now live in. It's getting harder and harder for creators to get recognition and acknowledgement for their work nowadays, due to the ease of copying content. Nowadays, everyone has their own "platform" and everyone online is racing to get more followers. This is causing people to have less respect for journalism and creators. People very rarely, give credit for the work that they copy and redistribute on their Instagram, Twitter and other social media pages. I'm not going to say that I've never been inspired by someone else's work. Being inspired by someone else, is a big part of any creative work. Derivatives of creations are normal. My issue is when people take my work, word for word and/or copy and paste my original content, then don't give recognition to the source. I try my best not to do this and in this video I point out an instance where some of my written content from this video series was copy and pasted, without credit being served. I'm insulted by this and I don't think it's cool. I work hard on these videos and I do my research before I make my content. It's a smack in the face when celebrities take my work, then try to pass it off as their own information. I made a video in 2017 called "How Much Is A Music Stream Worth??? (Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Tidal)" and the content in the description of that video ended up going viral. Several famous rappers/producers reposted the information, but they never bothered to share the source... therefore, I'm calling it out. I've worked too hard in my career, for people to just rip off my work, without me saying anything about it. I'm really not upset about it. I realize that people copying, swagger jacking and plagiarism is part of the music and entertainment business, but like I said, I'm calling it out, for entertainment purposes. You're welcome.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Subscribe ► http://goo.gl/Fz5dBH - In Episode Six of "Making Money with Prestley Snipes", I continue driving for dollars, looking for good wholesale real estate deals. In February 2019, I had a slight setback and I still have not closed my first deal. I know I'm getting closer to closing a deal. I have several pending deals in the pipeline and I've also partnered with a real estate agent. I've also been getting referrals from loan officers, title companies, other investors and potential deal finders. I'm still building my team and I'm watching my real estate venture grow. Real Estate Investing is not a "get rich quick" scheme and one needs to stay very focused, to be successful, in this industry. There are lots of niches that one can choose to focus on, when it comes to real estate (let alone wholesale real estate). I recently discovered the DealMachine App and it has been a very helpful tool to use, while I'm driving for dollars. In this episode, I show you how I'm implementing the Deal Machine App, into my driving for dollars routine. I also encounter a squatter who is living in an absentee owner's house. Watch the episode to see what happens and get out there and make it happen for yourself. Episode Seven coming soon.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
In this video, I tell the story about my dispute with Tunecore and how they are withholding revenue generated from my intellectual property. If you do not pursue your music royalties, you may never collect your money. It will just sit in someone's bank account, collecting interest for them. Tunecore wrongfully placed a copyright claim on my movie "Criminals Gone Wild 2: Menace II Humanity", and ran ads on my film, without my consent. When I confronted Tunecore, my claim was counter claimed by one of their clients, who clearly used my intellectual property, without my permission. After speaking with the Tunecore client, he released the counter claim. I contacted Tunecore with the counter claim release, then asked when my money would be sent to me. Since then, I still haven't received my royalties. I was told that I'd receive a check in 2 months. It has now been 5 months, and I still have not seen a cent. Where's my money Tunecore? I would not recommend doing business with this company, to distribute your music.
Sunday, May 5, 2019
In this video, I answer a question from a viewer and I talk about how one should go about collecting YouTube royalties. If you use a producer’s beat without his or her permission, that producer may put a Content ID claim on your YouTube video, that you uploaded to your YouTube channel. Split sheets must be written up, specifying who owns what percentage of a song. On each song that you collaborate with other people on, a split sheet will need to be made. Once the song splits are agreed upon, you may go register your share, of that song, in your PRO Account (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC). At that point, your PRO will be responsible for collecting your share of any Performance Royalties generated for any YouTube, Apple, Music or Spotify streams. If you do not sign split sheets, then don’t expect to get YouTube royalties. There are lots of songwriters and producers out there who are not collecting all of their music performance royalties. Don’t get mad at the other parties, if you didn’t take the time and due diligence to register your song. In this video, I explain exactly what you will need to do, to make sure that you get all (or most) of your royalties from YouTube streams.
For more info on Split Sheets, watch my video “What Are Split Sheets???”
For more info on Split Sheets, watch my video “What Are Split Sheets???”
Thursday, May 2, 2019
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n this video, I discuss Audible’s new Bounty Referral Program and how self published authors and entrepreneurs, are generating hefty royalties every month, from audiobook sales and sign ups. I released my audiobook a few months ago and it immediately became the top selling product, amongst my ebook and physical paperback book. We’re in a new era, where people have mobile devices and they’re more willing than ever to listen to podcasts and audiobooks, which makes this opportunity very beneficial to self published writers. In this video I discuss how I’ve generated a new source of income, by self publishing my book on iTunes, Amazon, Barnes & Nobles and more. I also discuss the Audible Bounty Referral program and how authors are generating $75 referral fees, every time their marketing causes someone to sign up to a Free Audible Trial. If you like to write, and want to figure out how to turn your writing talent, into a full time income, then this is the perfect situation for you. There are plenty of Amazon and Audible authors who are living comfortably, from their book royalties and I point out a few of them, in this video. Add this venture, to your list of income generating businesses, and you cannot go wrong. Watch this video and learn how I’m on my way to generating millions of dollars, every year, selling my audiobook on Audible, and how you can too.