Posts by Sophonic

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Jhunger is absolutely correct, it’s either do a service like AdRev first or deal with the nightmare of having to prove its your music after someone else does it with your music.

Either way this is becoming the norm at least on YouTube. If you want to post videos and monetize them you now have to prove the content is actually yours to use. It’s not just music, there are services for images and videos now as well. Everyones hard work deserves to be protected.

Elephantwoman, this is not considered or like a royalty at all. Please don’t misinform people. Just use your license you paid for to a clear the video, takes seconds.

This is why when I make my YouTube videos I want to use Envato market place items instead of using questionable free footage. I have peace of mind knowing I have the license and can prove its my right to use the content I’ve chosen.

It’s a win win for everyone, Envato gets new customers and potential for multi-marketplace sales, customers can feel secure knowing they have licensed content , and we have less of our hard work stolen and a chance to make back money if it is.

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Wonder if they’ll let us select our markets than. I wouldn’t sell anywhere where VAT was being taken out of the profit – these themes are already ridiculously cheap.

Either that or double the price of all items! :)

Note: This is my opinion as an author. It does not reflect the opinion of Moderators, Envato Staff or Envato!

(From Google play store, making it super easy for their authors)

Tax rates & valued-added tax (VAT)

Important note for developers selling paid apps in European Union countries

Starting January 1, 2015, due to a change in Value-Added Tax (VAT) laws in the European Union (EU), Google will be responsible for determining, charging, and remitting VAT for Google Play Store app and content purchases for EU customers. Google will send VAT for EU customers’ app purchases to the appropriate authority.

Once the change is in place, you won’t need to calculate and send VAT separately for EU customers. No action is required on your part. Even if you’re not located in the EU, this change in VAT laws will still apply.

Rest of article https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/answer/138000?hl=en

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It’s not as big of a deal as some of us are making it out to be, takes all of 30 seconds probably to go through the clearing process. If someone buys a ticket to get into a movie they then have to show it to ticket taker who lets you in. Why sell a license if no one has to really use it?

Thanks to AdRev I have caught TONS of people stealing my music and then people stealing their stolen music, it’s actually mind blowing how many people are using our music for free. I have actually heard on one video what sounds like someone held their cell phone up to the speaker and recorded my song and then used it.

I’m thankful I have this service as I have been able to send people who wanted to make things right and get the license to AudioJungle to make a purchase and possibly become long standing buyers and buying other authors music as well.

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They can take as long as they want as long as they do the right thing. I think its a good sign they are taking longer, I don’t think they had a clue of all the ramifications of the initial announcement. It was going to be a nightmare for everyone, not just the US authors.

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Congrats on your track winning! You are awesome to give back like that.

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Just to say, I’ve had a customer contact me saying they cannot buy my item. This has happened a number of times now over the course of a couple of weeks according to a bunch of authours. A seven day wait for a potential customer to get a response from support basically means no sale.

Can someone from staff weigh in and let us know what the best way to deal with this (pretty major) issue is please? Like I said, contacting support isn’t an option if we want the sale, many clients need the file quickly for their projects.

Thanks,

Taco

I’ve had a few of these come through now (just had another an hour ago in fact), one of which was for a $306 Music & Broadcast License.

Support got back to me a whole week later, simply with:

It sounds like the instances you mention are around the same time we had experienced some temporary outages. If your buyers continue to have issues purchasing, please have the [sic] contact us directly. I’m sorry for the inconvenience.

Fortunately, as a non-exclusive, I was able to sell the Music & Broadcast license independently, off my own back. Not so good if this is happening to Exclusive authors here, where the issue is out of their hands pretty much.

Wow, potential money being loss everywhere, you were lucky they actually contacted you, others are not so lucky. The support thing is out of control, I think its time to hire a few more people.

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From Google (Taking care of it all for their sellers)

Tax rates & valued-added tax (VAT)

Important note for developers selling paid apps in European Union countries

Starting January 1, 2015, due to a change in Value-Added Tax (VAT) laws in the European Union (EU), Google will be responsible for determining, charging, and remitting VAT for Google Play Store app and content purchases for EU customers. Google will send VAT for EU customers’ app purchases to the appropriate authority.

Once the change is in place, you won’t need to calculate and send VAT separately for EU customers. No action is required on your part. Even if you’re not located in the EU, this change in VAT laws will still apply.

Rest of article https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/answer/138000?hl=en

627 posts
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My last sale was at 17 Oct. – Friday, and then I have more than 10 emails and comments from people trying to buy music.

Yeah, It must just be something with your account, thats really not cool, sorry to hear. Hope they are working on this, with your volume of sales every hour counts.

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Can someone post if they have indeed got a sale within the last 24 hours?

Edit: whoops, I actually do have 2 for the 19th but that was right when the Envato clock changed for the new day and I haven’t had any action since so it has been for pretty much the whole day so far.

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Hi Soundroll, do you have any update? is your account working?
No, it still doesn’t work.
That sucks man – sorry to hear it’s still happening, and also if I made light of it earlier. My sales have been zero today as well, but maybe just an unusually slow Saturday, or at least I haven’t heard from anybody that they tried to buy.

Dead here as well, that’s on both my accounts, Not a sale all day. Weird, but it is the weekend. Hope they fix this issue soon, might not just be Soundroll being affected by this.

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