Looks like the laws in the U.S. are changing. More interesting info…http://www.ascap.com/press/2014/0225-ascap-statement-on-sea.aspx
Change is in the wind….Another interesting read:http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/02/14/business/media/pandora-suit-may-upend-century-old-royalty-plan.html?_r=2&referrer
“We’re devaluing an entire industry rapidly and recklessly. It’s totally insane, even the customers can’t believe how cheap the work is selling for here.”
I agree with this completely. A new company called Audiam is making a start at collecting royalties from Youtube videos. Although it is not going to happen overnight it may be a game changer in the long run… Royalty Free does not and never will mean Copyright free. The intentions of the use is the key. I personally don’t see why we as composers can’t put the music out there for use at a reasonable price but also get the royalties when it is used for bigger markets. It does not cost the client or AJ anything so maybe it is a matter of educating license purchasers and getting AJ to let us submit music that is PRO registered….
I’m extremely curious to why Envato haven’t communicated to us any developments on this, despite the fact that this has been brought up many times over the past couple of years.
It’s clearly a major concern for quite a few authors over here on AJ, yet we just haven’t heard anything substantial from Envato, if anything, to put us in the picture on the matter (apart from maybe the occasional “it’s been passed on to the appropriate team..”).
Is this being actively looked at and discussed? Are there any plans at all to implement new licence features down the road? The silence on this is pretty concerning, and already I’ve seen many instances of composers and producers discussing this issue in a pretty negative light, outside of the AJ forums on other sites. That’s not good.
Despite some excellent suggestions from our community here to implement a working system that everyone can benefit from, (and I would imagine that’s including Envato), I can’t help feeling that there is no real priority given to this, and at worst, is being ignored.Let’s get this addressed Envato, so we know where we stand.
What he said…...we need a “like” button on here…....
timmcmorris saidSOCAN has one of the worst performance payouts going around. If the numbers they are showing you are big then you could roughly triple it with what other country’s PRO’s will pay..
For anyone interested, the link from the original post has been moved and is here: http://www.canadianmusician.com/news/?p=1115
@Musicnote2: This issue has come up a LOT actually, but the lack of posts from other authors I believe is because this horse has been almost beaten dead. AudioJungle doesn’t want to do it, but you are right – there is a day coming when YouTube is going to run a very strict content scanner for music and a WHOLE LOT of angry customers who get their music blocked are going to come straight back here.
You have no idea how many calls I get from SOCAN wondering why in the world I refuse to register music that is being used in 1000’s of places. They send me this list that is unbelievable.If PRO money starts to outweigh license income, you better believe there will be a mass exodus!!
Good to know….will try to compare. How do you mean though? Worst performance payouts in terms of percentage taken or tracking plays? Thanks