(sigh…) As Tim so eloquently stated, the news was exciting and a big disappointment at the same time. The broadcast pricing is far too low. Also, the licenses seem to be far too technical. Why not simplify them and eliminate the audience sizes. Keep the Standard and Extended licenses and just add a third license to cover Television and Film. If the end project is broadcast on any television show, or used in any film, regardless of country or size of market, the client would need to purchase the broadcast license. A fair price for such broadcast license should be no less than $500.00.
The client wins! – pays much less than they would from the big boy licensing houses. The composer wins! – finally closer to fair compensation for major product use. Envato wins! – gains more profit from broadcast usage while retaining smaller clients.
Lastly, as Tim stated again, with possibly one of the most important points “but not creating a mess in the first place is much easier than having to clean one up.” It is extremely important to launch this correctly in the first place. Envato, please listen to the concerns stated here and do not rush this out before it is right for all parties. We have waited this long, it can wait a little longer to get this implemented correctly.
Preaching to the choir – have a nice weekend! Jerry
I use their Spectralive NXT (older model) on virtually every song I have recorded in the last 6 years. However, as Mihai stated above, they have a very strained relationship with many customers. If I recall correctly, they promised a native version of their plugins but never delivered in a timely manner. The developer said that he or a family member was ill and that was causing the delay. However, the KVR members raised such a fuss that the developer finally offered a free plugin to every registered customer to try to make amends. I asked for and received the newB bass VST within 24 hours. It works great and I was very pleased.
A lot of KVR people are obsessed with knowing what is behind the pretty GUI’s. I personally don’t care about all the technical background, all I want is for the product to work for it’s intended use, and for me, they do the job just fine.
I have not bought another VST from them and I do not know if anything has changed for the better or worse. I don’t work for the company nor know the developer, but I have had a positive experience with the company and their products. However, your mileage may vary?
Very nice. Great photos too!!
Huh? You have got to be kidding?? What a stupid remark…
thesaka24: Thanks for the reply, but I don’t care how many views I get – I would rather have the sales! Here is another YouTube video I made with some other pretty girls that happened to land me a whopping 5 sales so far…Last Dance In Tampico: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcchqsnpnDU
I wrote this song one year ago. Made a cool video for You Tube (with video I bought from VideoHive) yet no sales. The video has over 2,400 hits on YouTube. I am surprised and very disappointed that I have not got even one sale for this song. I think that it is pretty catchy?Please let me know your thoughts as I am very discouraged at this point. Life’s a Holiday http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qFz6cohVCQ
I just received my first extended sale yesterday (hooray!). I hope it’s placed in a cool project and I thank the buyer for the opportunity. So my tally is 1 out of 16 since I joined in mid-October.
Congrats Tim – that’s a wonderful achievement! Best of luck moving forward.
As far as I know, you have to earn $600.00 per year or more to get a 1099 form. If less than that amount, it’s up to you to claim that income. If you do not receive a 1099 form, it will not be reported to anyone for tax purposes. Just food for thought…..