Originally Posted by rikkpalmer
Correct me if I am wrong, but if a company uploaded a song and typed in a code, whether it’s incorrect or not, that is the code in the database. When the song is downloaded/played that code shows up and is traced as being the code that the company uploaded and they are paid.
Let say two years later a person who actually went through the right channels to get their code wants to upload. Their code, which is correct, would be invalid because it is already in the database and is being used by the company that put in the wrong code??
So in my mind it is iTunes job to make sure that those who upload music to be sold are playing by the right rules. Isn’t that why you have to fill out all the forms and it takes at least 3 months to be approved?
- When you get a sales statement from your licencee, then the ISRC code should be on this accounting statement, song by song, with song title and how many copies it sold.
- iTunes does not controll the codes. iTunes assumes that all label are member of IFPI, and are the rightful owner of all music they licence to iTunes.
I give you an example: one criminal uploaded 18.000 song to iTunes starting in 2003. By 2008 he sold song in the amount of 765.000 € that year 2009. It took another 2 years until the rightful owner found out that his music is sold by that criminal via iTunes..
Then iTunes erased all 18,000 tracks overnight. The money payed to the ganster by iTunes was lost. Later the ganster was sentenced to pay 2.5 € to the rightful owner, but of course he was bankupt.
iTunes was only one of 300 online store the criminal sold the songs. And the day after iTunes erased his uploads, he started to upload gain under new label names.