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EricSchwartz Envato team says

Moving on to the broadcast licenses. A lot of countries in Europe have less than or around 10 million population which makes their national TVs always fall under the 3rd tier license. They would never have to buy the 4th tier license for national broadcasts. Moreover, the standard license (1 million audience) would probably cover their smaller local TVs! I don’t know if you guys thought about that when you came up with these numbers.

A suggestion, replace audience size with a system based on territory. Break things up into local/national/worldwide. This would work well for non-internet related broadcast use. It’s like audience size but not dependant on the number of people that view it, just potential numbers. This feels a bit more concrete to me if I were someone looking to purchase music for this sort of broadcast type since I can’t control, or really accurately keep track of, my audience size.

In considering our diverse and ever-growing global marketplace community, we have opted to avoid geographical restrictions for broadcast in our Music Licenses, and move toward something more balanced, universal, and forward looking, that could effectively handle both traditional broadcast as well as the growing number of online broadcast substitutions available.

Different countries around the world of course have different physical sizes, different types of localities and regions, and different populations. A fixed sized geographical area in some parts of the world may only encompass a smaller region, and elsewhere an entire country. With audience size, the licensing is better able to reconcile these market differences between Broadcast for large or metropolitan areas compared to smaller or less populated regions of similar geographical nature (e.g. New York City vs. Omaha, Nebraska, or even Denmark vs. the entire USA for example). Finally, as we continue to see more and more online substitutions for traditional broadcast, geographical boundaries become less and less relevant.

As a general rule of thumb, an audience size up to 1 million tends to be more for local and hyper-targeted broadcasts, 1-10 million is more on the regional-to-national scale, and above 10 million is typical for national and international broadcasts. This of course may vary depending on the specific broadcast location and target market.

With so many factors it’s certainly a challenge to find a happy medium, and we could have easily ended up with a dozen or two different license tiers ;). In the end we aimed to keep things simple, understandable, and accessible in a way that balanced the growing needs of our author and buyer community.

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EricSchwartz Envato team says

Looking at the prices, I wonder if the time-length price determination is now going away. Will all of the music tracks on AJ follow this same price structure regardless of track length? Or will the price tiers proportionally decrease depending on track length? Sorry if this is explained somewhere and I just didn’t see it.

Hey PZ, the prices shown in the blog post are just for the $18 tracks (most common). The tier prices are multipliers on the base price, so they will adjust depending on track length as they do now, as well as with Logo & Ident prices, etc.

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EricSchwartz Envato team says



Hey, could someone explain me please: if your items get for example 1st and 2nd winning places, which one you win?
Not sure if i understand you 100%, but if I do Dexart, then i can answer that with that you can only win one prize per person.
yes, one prize per person, that’s why I’m asking. If you won 2 prizes, then you will get the biggest one? Probably stupid question, but I just want to understand all details.

Yes, one prize per author, so in your example you would win the 1st place prize, and then 2nd place would go to the next highest scoring track/author. :)

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EricSchwartz Envato team says


This is very cool!

Do we have to follow a particular theme? e.g. jungle, space, industrial etc

also, can the Mobile GUI pack and Background asset pack have similar theme? e.g. Mobile space game GUI pack Game asset – space game background

“In order to be eligible for the above prizes, complete Game Kits must include all assets needed to successfully create a full game concept, including sprites, tilesets, user interfaces, and backgrounds (as applicable). We also have prizes for individual game asset types”

So, as long as your Game Kit has the same theme for all the elements, that’s fine :) If you want to upload individual game assets, they will be judged separately to the Game Kits.

Yep, as Kate says a Game Kit should only include assets intended as part of the same theme/game. But the Most Wanted contest itself is open to Game Assets items of any style or genre! Shooters, builders, platformers, puzzlers, sci-fi, fantasy, adventure, casual, kid friendly, retro, and anything else you can think of! :)

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EricSchwartz Envato team says

Awesome! I hope this category will have “Popular items” too for weekly top sales, just like the other categories :)

Yep, it should by the start of next week :)

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EricSchwartz Envato team says

Hey everyone! We are very excited to announce some fresh and forthcoming changes to music licensing, which we’ll be launching in the next few weeks. For full details, please see our blog post:

READ FULL ARTICLE:
Brand New Music Licensing Coming Soon to AudioJungle

We’ve provided lots of information upfront to help you feel as informed, prepared, and comfortable with the transition as possible. As always we welcome your ongoing community feedback, and will be here to answer any further questions you may have. Thanks!

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EricSchwartz Envato team says

Envato's Most Wanted

Introducing: Game Assets!

We’re extremely excited to announce the launch of Game Assets, our newest category on GraphicRiver! We’ve taken note of all our talented authors who have been creating high quality items with specific design and functionality suited for use in video games and game development. This Game Assets category will better showcase these unique items, and let the game development community know that GraphicRiver is the place to go for these functional and flexible assets.

We’ve further clarified our submission requirements for this new category and what it means for an item to be a Game Asset. First and foremost, to be accepted as a Game Asset your item must be game specific, with game relevant design, layout, and features. If your item is not created specifically for use in games, it should simply be submitted to the appropriate non-game asset GraphicRiver category as usual.

Please Read The Full Game Assets Knowledgebase Article Here

We’ve also already identified and recategorized a number of our current items as Game Assets. If you believe your existing item also qualifies as a Game Asset and would like it moved to this new category, please let us know here.

Finally, to celebrate this exciting launch, we’ve put a $5,000 bounty on the head of Envato’s most wanted file type – Game Assets on GraphicRiver.

What’s The Reward!

We’re running a Best Item Contest, where authors of all new Game Assets submitted between August 28th and October 9th will have a chance to win the following cash prizes:

Best Complete Game Kits

  • $1,000 Grand Prize Winner:
  • $750 Runner Up
  • $500 3rd Place
  • $250 4th Place
  • $100 5th Place

In order to be eligible for the above prizes, complete Game Kits must include all assets needed to successfully create a full game concept, including sprites, tilesets, user interfaces, and backgrounds (as applicable).

We also have prizes for individual game asset types, including:

Best Game Sprites
  • $300 1st Place
  • $200 2nd Place
  • $100 3rd Place
Best Game Tilesets
  • $300 1st Place
  • $200 2nd Place
  • $100 3rd Place
Best Game User Interfaces
  • $300 1st Place
  • $200 2nd Place
  • $100 3rd Place
Best Game Backgrounds
  • $300 1st Place
  • $200 2nd Place
  • $100 3rd Place
Here are some examples of the type of files we’re looking for:

It’s a Contest!

This Envato’s Most Wanted is a contest. And like any contest, you don’t want to be disqualified because you didn’t follow the rules. So as well as carefully following the procedure below, make sure you read the Terms & Conditions in full!

Here are the key details:

  • Submit your items on or after Thursday, August 28th and before the competition closes on Thursday, October 9th at 23.59 AEST time.
  • The winning files will get a share of $5,000.
  • Envato staff to vote on prize winners.
  • Authors can enter as many items as they wish.
  • Multiple submissions from the same author must be different to one another.
  • Authors can win multiple category prizes for different items.
  • If only one (1) item is submitted to a prize category, this does not mean the item will win by default.
  • All winners will also receive the much-desired “Won a Contest” badge.
  • Final eligibility on entries for prizes are determined by Envato staff.
  • Prizes are payable only via PayPal or Moneybookers/Skrill.

We’ll announce the winners a week or two after the event closes, and send out the prizes two or three weeks after that. So, let’s get started. To be in the running, follow our procedure to the letter!

How to Submit Your Items

What to Do After Your Items Are Approved

Once your items have been approved, do the following as soon as you can:

  • Complete the Most Wanted Entry Agreement. By doing this, you agree to keep any winning entries online for a minimum of two years.
  • Post your approved entries in this thread.

It’s as simple as that! Good luck!

Please Read Full Terms & Conditions Here

 

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EricSchwartz Envato team says

Nice visual update :)

One thing I’ve never understood..

Use in a free end product (more than one end user allowed)

Why does this option exist? Basically the way this is written, I can create a free WordPress theme, purchase an extended license for any plugin on CodeCanyon, and then distribute my custom theme along with the CodeCanyon product for free to the entire world.

Hey CodingJack. While perhaps not 100% clear from just the landing page itself, the scenario you describe has been and is still restricted in the actual license terms of both the RL and EL, where we specifically do not allow redistribution of an item as stock, tools and templates, or with source files. See Clause 8 in the license, with additional clarification in the FAQ here, and also here.

In this respect the end product is the final website itself, not the theme/template used alongside the plugin. The website itself can have unlimited end users / visitors. But under the RL or EL you can not redistribute the theme/template/plugin itself to end users, no matter if it’s free or paid.

I certainly understand your concerns, and I’ll bring it up with the team and see if there’s a better way to make this clearer upfront. Ultimately, the terms themselves do exist for a purpose :) Thanks!

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EricSchwartz Envato team says

I’m sure these are great news for the authors, but are they also for buyers?

We believe that helping to support authors to be able to create and maintain the highest quality content possible provides a very strong benefit for marketplace customers as well :)

We will of course be monitoring the marketplace closely in the coming weeks as well to ensure the most positive outcome for the community.

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EricSchwartz Envato team says

What about GraphicRiver? What about flyer templates?

It is nice to see some changes, but why not in Graphicriver too?

Hey everyone, as Ben mentioned these pricing decisions were based on a variety of key market factors and historical data. As a result the price increases varied slightly across individual marketplaces and categories, including a few areas whose prices remained the same. Some of those did happen to be in GraphicRiver.

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