In a recent article, I explained how to create a sound library preview montage for your pack or sound library. I shared some ideas on the importance of sound previews beyond the basic, literal demo tracks.
But all of this talk about sharing sound online invites another question: if you’ve created a great preview that showcases your best work, doesn’t it put your library at risk?
It’s true. We all know that sample pirating exists. There are ways to rip audio from Flash players, and that includes SoundCloud. It’s easy to find the direct link to your preview and download it from your website. Once your library is digitized and online, there is a risk it may be stolen. It’s unfortunate, but it’s reality.
How can you offer your best work online, and protect it?
There are three ways to deal with sample theft. I’ll explain each in this article.