Posts by AlumoAudio

1329 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
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AlumoAudio
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ok now im confused…what is a PRO?

Performance Rights Organisation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Performance_rights_organisation
so i can just become a member and submit music?

Yes, you can become a member, but music that is being sold via AJ shouldn’t be registered, as it’s against Envato’s terms, as explained in the second paragraph here.

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AlumoAudio
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ok now im confused…what is a PRO?

Performance Rights Organisation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Performance_rights_organisation
1329 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
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AlumoAudio
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Absolutely. That’s why I hope and expect that Alumo takes our comments with humor. :)

170 sales in 20 days would be very much for me and many others here. Would it be for Tim or PZ? No! ;) And it seems like it’s gonna be a little for Alumo as well.

And when you build your living on it, it’s even more important to keep a minimum level to pay your bills. As long as you handle your AJ income as pocket money everything is easy.

Haha yes, wasn’t me who said that originally dude…Far from it! :)

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AlumoAudio
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170 this month… It’s not very cool, but not bad)

Pffff…..

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AlumoAudio
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You inferred that being non VAT registered was an issue, all non EU authors here are Non Vat registered by default and a lot of EU authors who fall under the threshold are too

Just kidding about rabbit holes Skyline! :) But I know you’re a stickler for detail and not the first time you’ve grilled me over certain matters on the forum.

That said, what I actually said earlier was: “[...] I’m theorising that this may be correlated with recent EU VAT changes, with Envato possibly putting gravity on VAT registered authors/companies (or something similar) [...]”

It was purely business minded conjecture, speculation, yet tin foil hat mode fully activated. I’m just pained by having to see some fellow veteran self employed authors suffering the same apparent downturn in business I’ve also been experiencing. Mix that with my own personal business/tax advice and it just leads me to throw some possibilities out there for people to chew over, in an otherwise frustratingly unexplainable business platform.

But I’m probably over thinking things as usual and I’m not a tax expert, so apologies and I should probably keep my gob shut from now on. There won’t be any threads opened about this from me anytime soon (well not on this particular matter, at least).

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AlumoAudio
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I don’t understand how the EU Vat rules have any effect in this situation or to the wider community. VAT is simply charged to the end client if they reside in the EU. It’s a sales tax similar to any other in any other country.

I thought you liked going down legal rabbit holes! ;) Not getting into discussion about it here, but I recommend speaking to a tax professional (namely one that is fully aware of B2B/B2C and Australian/International taxation policies).

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AlumoAudio
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Whilst I completely empathise with Marb’s feelings on all of this, I have to agree with nahkaorava and AudioTrend here. Business is business and honestly, Envato owe us no explanations in this respect. We chose to upload here and play by Envato’s rules set out to us when we signed up. These include any changes and/or the running of their site. It really is like it or lump it.

It’s been pretty obvious over the past few months that Envato are in the process of making some big business changes and this is beginning to reflect in the artists/material they are choosing to accept and promote.

I’m theorising that this may be correlated with recent EU VAT changes, with Envato possibly putting gravity on VAT registered authors/companies (or something similar), which in turn may have beneficial tax implications for Envato. It would make sense for them to implement something like this on lower priced SFX items first, and then moving across other items. It certainly wouldn’t surprise me if this were the case.

Either way, things are changing fast and as internet sellers ourselves, we have to adapt and change with it. Personally, I anticipated things would start moving in a new direction here with EU VAT changes afoot, so unfortunately I recently had to remove all external marketing and promotion to Envato to a platform that isn’t affected by any of this, just to keep my business propped up. It was a bitter pill to swallow and really didn’t want to make the change as I pride myself as a loyal Envato community member, whilst being a pretty high ranked AJ referral affiliate.

But business is business, on both sides of the table. I recommend Marb (and other RF fulltimers) you take some sort of action to cover yourself from the inevitable, rather than just sit and wait for answers.

ETA: Thanks for the response Adrien, most appreciated. Certainly lots of presumptions going on over at my end too! Either way, I’m aware there’s quite a bit discomfort within our small community at the moment (not just within the forums I might add) so good to hear your voice of reason. Sometimes, it’s just way too easy for us sensitive creatives types to whop out the old tin foil hat at even the slightest changes in marketplace patterns and routines!

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  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
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AlumoAudio
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Well done folks and big congrats to all the winners! :)

1329 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
  • Won a competition
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AlumoAudio
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Taco, I liked your graphic but it actually goes against AJ’s best interest. They make more money off non-exclusive content. Not sure why they won’t make the exclusive/non-exclusive playing field more even.

Envato’s biggest asset is it’s exclusive authors and a full vault of items not available anywhere else on the internet.

So whilst on paper Envato could certainly choose to promote non ex authors like all the other stock sites out there, just to get that extra income, I don’t think this is the model they want to run with.

They desperately want those exclusive items on their servers, which in turn prevents buyers searching competing sites for those items, which in turn could spell lost business. So whilst it looks like they’re shooting themselves in the foot, they’re really not.

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  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
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AlumoAudio
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Excellent! Thanks for this Scott! Was a lovely surprise/déjà vu to have it pop up again! :)

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