If you have not already, please read through the previous audio asset privacy announcement. These changes require that you make use of the Audio Discovery plugin in Studio to review the ownership of all audio assets in your experience.
We have been reading all of your feedback on the upcoming Audio Privacy changes. I completely understand your frustration with some of the changes that were outlined in last week’s announcement.
We know these changes have a significant impact on your work. We deeply regret how disruptive the changes are, but unfortunately, they are necessary. The asset privacy system on Roblox must be strengthened in order to continue to protect the rights of creators.
March 22nd is a hard deadline. We recognize that the schedule is abrupt and fundamentally changes how creators, experiences, and audio assets work together. We don’t take this lightly and want you to know that our teams, from the highest levels of the company on down, are working around the clock to do everything possible to make this transition easier.
I have a brief update to clarify a few points and talk about some of the additional steps we are taking to address the issues surrounding the March 22nd audio asset privacy changes.
This release is specifically targeting music. We understand your concern that many SFX assets will also be made private on the 22nd. We have a dedicated team working to keep many SFX public, even if the asset is longer than 6 seconds. This work will continue past March 22nd, until we can re-enable the vast majority of public SFX assets.
We are also fast-tracking the addition of over 100,000 professional SFX to the catalog in partnership with Pro Sound Effects. These assets will be available for public use in the marketplace tonight, and can be found by searching for “[name] (SFX)”. For example: Water SFX.
This week, we introduced asset permissions for audio. Creators who have edit access to an experience can now grant permissions for that experience to use audio assets from their account. These permissions are managed from the Configure Item page of audio assets and will help those who have uploaded audio using personal accounts avoid re-uploading to a Group in order to keep the experience’s audio functional.
You can read more about this here.
When we removed the fee to upload audio, we added monthly limits that varied based on different account criteria. By default, creators can upload up to 10 audio files each month, and you can increase this to 100 with ID verification.
While the reception of free audio uploads was positive, we’ve seen concerns around limits and verification requirements. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to upload audio so please take a few minutes to fill out this survey. Your response will help us better understand the frequency and quantity of uploads that will best suit your needs in the future.
Our vision is to give you full control over the privacy of your assets and how you share them with the rest of the community, other users and groups.
In a separate update, I will share more details on our long term plans for asset privacy. We are committed to doing a better job with future privacy rollouts, both by minimizing the impact to your work as well as providing longer time frames to adapt to any necessary changes.
We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this difficult change. We will continue to listen and work with all of you to build the best platform for creativity together.
Stay tuned for additional updates coming soon.