Just the 2 sales here. ‘Your last sale was 1 day ago’ is now pretty much a common occurrence for me me these days, considering I used to rack up around 15-20 sales a day and have a regular top selling item, up to just a couple of months ago (which strangely enough, still is on other sites).
Speaks volumes really, with Envato finally turning the faders down on us non exclusive authors. Don’t worry Envato, I can take a hint.
I want to see Boba’s face when he receives an email from youtube saying:
“Due to a copyright claim, you are no longer monetizing the following YouTube video. It is still playable on YouTube, but the copyright owner could choose to show ads on it.”how I got it? The system is so vigilant that it flagged my own videos with my own music…ahh, anyway…
That’s true and the uploader may well have ended up reluctantly purchasing a license in the meantime to show YouTube, in order to monetize the vid. (Although through experience, I highly doubt it.)
Either way, we never know for sure and is why it’s probably not a good idea to flag YouTube vids containing AJ music, for everyone’s sake. (Maybe just inquire in the comments, like you have).
That video has close to 2 million views, so fingers crossed the composer has their music registered with ContentID/AdRev.
That’s several hundred, if not thousands of dollars worth of earnings right there in just under 2 weeks…and as long as that video remains, the composer will keep on earning from it. A bit better than the usual one off $9.
Yet another instance highlighting why getting our material tracked is so important to us online musicians!
Well done Menachem! Keep it going dude!
Excellent work Olex! Totally deserved man! In fact, I seem to remember saying to you when you started you’d be there in no time with your incredible work – and here you are!
Geddy Lee (Rush), Jean Michele Jarre, and Steve Vai – who, many years ago I had the pleasure to meet and have a considerably long conversation with!
Those were the days as a starstruck teenager!
Good work dude! Should have reached that number a long time ago imo, but hey ho. Congrats all the same!
Anyway, enjoy your balloon! Hope you’ve filled it with helium to make squeaky voices with!
AlumoAudio saidI’m quite surprised that most of your buyers are so young. Is this a result of lots of young people becoming successful at making money with their youtube channel?
But my worry here is the impact on the many thousands of younger buyers that don’t understand this ‘new’ concept. Personally, they’re my biggest customer base (as I’m sure they are for many others here) and I’m trying to figure out a way to communicate this to them, without scaring them off!
Absolutely! The gaming, vlogger and beauty community on YouTube is generally very young, yet ridiculously large in numbers. We’re talking millions upon millions of users here, just in those categories alone.
In fact, I’d say there’s more people actively involved and looking for background music there, than folks in offices looking for music for their next corporate video.
Do the other sites even charge the VAT to buyers??
Every business has to with these new rules, not something Envato just made up, and I would assume the big stock sites want to keep it legal.Also, you have to pay VAT for anything you buy, so I would assume most buyers would understand this.
In the UK at least we are used to VAT being included in the advertised selling price of products.
With this new EU ruling on VAT on digital goods, the previous prices appear the same on the websites but 20% VAT is added on just before you checkout.
It’s subtle, but it is definitely a psychological barrier to payment when your expected price goes up just before paying!This isn’t Envato’s problem of course, this will happen on a lot of different storefronts.
Exactly, it’s just a shame that the price on the item purchase page doesn’t adjust accordingly to the buyer’s location, so they can see the price to pay right from the outset.
As prestashop mentioned, a lot of buyers (presumably older professionals or students) will understand this. But my worry here is the impact on the many thousands of younger buyers that don’t understand this ‘new’ concept. Personally, they’re my biggest customer base (as I’m sure they are for many others here) and I’m trying to figure out a way to communicate this to them, without scaring them off!