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Ascendents.net music video stream royalties are recorded in ~30-second blocks (depending on connection quality/speed) -- instead of counting plays, time blocks suggest a better represenation of which content is actually being enjoyed the most. Internet connections are not perfect, however; there is extensive coding to maintain monetization integrity, even if internet signals are cutting in and out. Also, there are artificially intelligent algorithms in place to prevent cheating/fraud.
Who are rightsholders?
We know that music consists of more than one component; Ascendents.net is committed to seeing that all sides of the music industry are doing well. Ascendents.net pays royalties to recording label artists, published songwriters, and music video producers, therefore there are THREE royalty components to an Ascendents.net monetized streaming block: the copyright holder of the MC (musical composition), the SR (sound recording), and lastly, the VR (visual residual). When sending royalties to an Ascendents Royalties account, monetized blocks are automatically split three equal ways.
What qualifies for royalties?
Our mission and vision includes the next-level platform for bringing music/entertainement industries together to create income. Music videos (belonging to YouTube categories #10 and #22) qualify. If you see a video that is improperly monetized, please contact support or email email@example.com so that we can review it and possibly disable or correct its monetization qualification status.
How much is earned per streaming block?
Rightsholders are paid twice per minute, rather than once per stream. As a result, payment isn't about how much is earned per song or video, it's about how much is earned per time block. Royalty rates are dynamic and depend on several factors -- 1) sales, 2) operating costs, 3) web traffic. If more royalties are being utilized than expected, then Ascendents.net automatically adjusts the royalties rate for the rest of the week. Based on new expected royalties payouts, each week a new royalty rate is recalculated to be as competitive as possible. If revenue allows it, royalty rates will keep increasing at up to 5% per week. Read about Ascendents.net being a Benefit Corporation and its Sustainability. Royalty rates are set to maintain the financial integrity of the company. If there are more royalties blocks than forecasted, the royalty rate automatically discounts to compensate. If there is a shortage in funds, royalty payments can be delayed and/or discounted further.
*(2017-10-31) This program was just launched -- as traffic becomes more predictable, royalty rates will stabilize. If you are trying to figure out if the original rate of $0.000759 is good, the answer is yes! A seven-block song (after service fees) pays ~ $0.00521! -- it's one of the better streaming rates out there (compared to many sources, including those listed in this article published in early 2017).
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How often are balances updated?
When videos are watched and blocks are counted, royalties balances are instantly updated.
When do rightsholders typically get their money?
For account balances greater than $10, if direct deposit is enabled, royalties payments are initiated Sunday night/Monday morning after each weekly period. If direct deposit hasn't been set up, balances greater than $20 will be sent by check quarterly (March-31, June-31, September-31, December-31) to the mailing address on file.
What percentage do rightsholders get?
After affiliate sales commssion, even if all of it isn't allocated, 99% of the remaining revenue becomes available for royalties payments. For each royalty block processed, combined rightsholders pay is 98.01% -- for sending the monetized block to the payment gateway, Ascendents.net keeps a 1% service fee. For receiving/administering the monetized block, we also keep a 1% service fee. We aim to give the music industry's stakeholders (artists, songwriters, producers, and fans) the best of all worlds. It's about the music!
What if someone else gets my money?
Ascendents.net assumes you claimed your videos because rightsholders typically want to collect their royalties as soon as it is possible to. If someone else has claimed your video contact support or email firstname.lastname@example.org to have it corrected. Royalties already paid can not be refunded.
How fast can the money be accessed?
For an additional fee, a very special request can be made to pay off owed balances and initiate payment on the same or next business day (with direct deposit). Checks can also be requested. Special payments cost 5% or $5, whichever is greater.
How can I support the music industry as a music listener?
Watch your favorite music videos and support our advertising partners by clicking on their ads! If you are going to make a purchase from any affiliates sites, click over to that site from Ascendents.net! After affiliate commissions and costs of operations, the remaining revenue becomes available for royalties payments.
What are your advertising guidelines?
Ascendents.net's goal with advertising is to have a program that everybody (including visitors, rightsholders, affiliates, and advertising partners, etc.) see as a quality platform. Being a quality platform, we hope to show ad content that enhances the Ascendents.net experience, rather than making it annoying. By conforming to the latest standards from the Coalition for Better Ads, we avoid what are called "least preferred ad experiences." Ads should be accurately reflect you and your company. Images should be high-quality and of the right dimensions so that they look nice. This site aimed for a mature audience, but we realize that people of all ages might see your content. Please refrain from using offensive material or copyrighted material that you do not own, as we reserve the right to terminate that kind of content; in that case you can simply create and reactivate a different ad.
How much do ads cost?
Since royalty rates change continually and ad rates are based on royalty rates, ad prices also change continually. Check the prices frequently to lock in the best rates. For more information, This article (published in August 2016) compares advertising media types and their CPM prices). Click counts are provided for statistical purposes only and are not included in pricing. Ascendents.net has programming to help make sure browsers only reload visible ad windows.
Like TV, newspaper, and other forms of advertisement, there is no guarantee that people will engage with your ad.
A display means that it was displayed, for example: displaying something in a window does not mean people will turn to focus on it.
At the same time, just because someone doesn't click on your awesome ad doesn't mean that they didn't see it or that they won't factor it into their decisons!
This Week's Advertising Rates:
Royalty Block Rate:
Total Blocks Forecasted:
Current Block Rate:
Next Week's Forecast:
Next Total Blocks*:
Forecasted Block Rate*:
*This is only a prediction/future hint of the ad rates for next week -- it is possible that it can change several times before becoming active on Sunday Night at midnight.
Royalties are made possible by these following advertising partners:
On the Ads Manager page, click the `Edit` button next to the ad you wish to change the settings for. On the Add Funds/Edit Advertisement page, keep fund amount at zero and leave the credit card information blank. Updating an ad's settings also recalculates the ad price, so after updating, based on the current ad rate, the approximate number of displays remaining can change.
Do you offer refunds?
At this time, as shown in our returns/refunds policy, we do not offer refunds for digital purchases (such as advertising/ad credit). However, if you wish to cancel an ad, it can be exchanged for ad credit which can be used when purchasing future advertising. Royalty rates paid out are based on our sales revenue, so refunds are strongly discouraged -- the more refunds we offer, the more it negatively affects our music industry's favorite artists! If an order is cancelled, affiliate sales commission for it is also cancelled. If you are concerned about needing a refund, please simply instead consider testing our advertising program with a small test budget to see if you like it. Once committed, Ascendents.net assumes you intend to stay for the duration of your marketing campaign because it takes time to see how successful it is.
Are Ascendents.net ads secure?
Advertisments are hosted/served by our secure web server. They are free of malware and malicious/overboard coding practices.
How does targeting work?
We can determine a visitors approximate geographic location based on their public IP address that is routed to a substation of either their internet service provider or mobile/cell phone service carrier.
With a custom link to our advertising store, you can refer your friends and visitors to our program and earn 10% for every advertising dollar spent!
How do I get a custom link?
Visit our affiliate program and at the bottom of the page, create an affiliate account.
How often are affiliate accounts paid
Accounts with balances greater than $10 that have set up electronic payments (such as direct deposit or paypal) are paid on Monday's, weekly, otherwise; a check will be mailed to your mailing address on the first Monday of every month.
How much is earned per sale?
Affiliates earn 10% commission on advertising sales. Customers using free ad credit promotions to make purchases do not contribute to affiliate revenue sales commissions.
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How does this help the music industry?
After paying your sales commission, ad revenue goes directly to the available royalties payment fund.