Yeah, probably just echoing what’s been said here, but… I like the first two tiers, although I’m not sure the broadcast should be included at all. The 3 and 4 are quite similar, could as well merge those into one. Also, it’s a bit weird to offer unlimited as opposed to 10M+ for only $162 extra. What scenario are we thinking about here that makes this price point relevant? “OK this movie is going to gross about $50 million, I guess we have to go with $306… hmm well OK then, but $307 had been too much!” Or? How likely is it that a low-budget customer will reach an audience of 10M+ anyway?
And PRO, agreed most tracks listed here will not generate enough PRO income to justify the costs of a PRO-for-all transition. But for the few (less than 10 a year?) customers that actually will broadcast 10M+, I must say a post facto PRO registration of those tracks would be appropriate. Why not handle those cases separately? A small price to pay for that extra income stream (not talking about pennies when it’s a theatrical release), plus keeping 8.000 authors happily tethered to the lottery. Really, that’s how many publishers work as well, no big point in registering songs that hasn’t got a big market release date yet.
EricSchwartz saidOK, I think we’re moving in the right direction!
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.
Just out of curiosity… since there seems to be a lot of work and headache making broadcast work nice and tight with the original RF model, how much more complicated would it really be for AJ to just assume a traditional PRO registered publisher role in those cases? If a buyer wants to license music for broadcast, and the author agrees, AJ could just sign that particular music on a song-by-song agreement just as a “normal” music publisher would, and subsequently get a fair cut (25%) of the PRO income. Wouldn’t that mean a substantial leap in accumulated income for both AJ and authors, while retaining a relatively low buyer fee?
I’m quite positive many exclusive AJ authors would opt in for that? Even if those “signed” songs wouldn’t be available for “standard” licensing anymore, I’m thinking any AJ author would trade a bunch of potential low-tier RF sales for one shot at the big buck, given the opportunity.
Something’s wrong with this:http://audiojungle.net/popular_item/by_category?category=music
Seems to be affecting AJ but not TF.
Same but for VH -> AJ:http://audiojungle.net/forums/thread/post-purchase-recommendations/138623
The top selling items (since 2012) have a broad VH user base and new VH users tend to pick music from already successful VH items. New music on the popular files page usually do not have enough relative momentum to stay there more than a week. The exception is when a featured track gets a good start among VH authors. There’s little AJ authors can do to change this. Unfortunately these old bestsellers are also being pushed to all buyers of VH items (see http://audiojungle.net/forums/thread/post-purchase-recommendations/138623 )
I’m talking about this:
Everyone here may not have bought an item on VH so this may come as a surprise, but here’s some pretty nice opportunity of exposure for a selection of AJ items. Right after the purchase, there’s a nice big page with recommendations. It goes “You might also like:” – and then the usual suspects, the all time AJ best sellers. Now I think most community members would agree that the top selling music items already have their fair share of infinitely looped exposure. While there’s a good point in recommending good, trusted items – especially to new buyers on the Marketplaces – I really do believe we can extend the scope outside these “goldies but oldies” now. These are tracks from 2010, 2011 and 2012 – are we really saying there’s not been any good music uploaded since then?
Maybe increase the scope of favouritism and juggle the selection just a bit, include the “Featured” ones or add a date filter that at least keeps it fresh. These 5 songs are constantly being pushed, bought, getting in the “popular files” evidently by merit of being stuck in a marketing loop. No other track will ever get a spot. It’s quite annoying really. Is it just me?