Really? That’s bad… I was guided by my experience from another site where TV + online license costs 3 times more than just online license.
So on AJ they don’t separate formats. Thanks for making it clear.
I thought it can’t be any lower, but just discovered a site that sells tracks for 10 bucks What a disgrace! What’s next?
Yes, everything is becoming faster, cheaper and mass. Although, giving opportunity to everyone is good, bringing the average person into the music scene makes music itself more average and crude. People may spend their best years and money studying in conservatories, perfecting their audio engineering skills, investing in studio equipment and gear, but some kiddo with laptop and pirated FL Studio can give them a good fight here, because most of the buyers can’t tell a difference between professional and amateur music. I’m sure, everyone at some point asked himself “How the hell did THAT got here?” when browsing the Popular Files page. Buyers don’t know crap about music – they like crap, buy crap and thus perpetuate crap. The real music is becoming hard to find these days. But as you said, the world is inevitably changing, I’m just sorry to see it changing in the wrong direction.
Glad to know that you got some meaning to your life thanks to Envato. I’m not against stock-marketing, I’m against unfair pricing. There are many stock-libraries that maintain fair pricing, but I’m afraid that because of Envato and similar sites they will have eventually to adjust their prices.
I believe that Audio Jungle and other stock sites with similar dirt cheap prices make a huge disservice to artists by changing standards for the worst and lowering the bar. A few years ago, getting 3 figures prices for licensing, or 4-5 figures price for one custom track, was a common thing. Nowadays, with the rapid development of stock-music market places, such deals become less and less frequent. There’s a noticeable devaluation of creative people works in every area the stock market got its hand on: web design, photography, video, etc. So, I’d say that as it seems for now, this platform is not going anywhere, but the entire concept on fair remuneration for artist’s work is in jeopardy. As the saying goes, it’s bread for today, but hunger for tomorrow. The “feast now, pay later” mentality of those greedy ‘businessmen’ with dollar signs in eyes who don’t care about what comes in the long run and destroy the environment of the whole planet just to make a quick buck.
I always go by my commercial name, (except on IMBD) because my real name is not associated with music and won’t ring a bell. But why not register both, something like Sebastian (aka Berlin-InEar)?
P.S. $ 17 for national commercial – boy, that’s so wrong, I have sold the same license for € 900. Envato pricing is killing me. It’s, as they say in Spain: pan para hoy, hambre para mañana (bread for today, hunger for tomorrow).