Posts by PhilLarson

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PhilLarson
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The notifications aren’t being very consistent. Even after opening the app and seeing sales, I’ll finally get the notification of that sale 4 hours later.

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For those who are wondering why sales are down just look at how many pages of sfx are coming in on a daily basis from single authors and do the maths. Today = Dead.

Oh it’s been dead here for days and days now. Getting the very occasional sale plop in, but nothing to write home about. I was wondering when it was ‘game over’, and can’t help feeling it’s now unfortunately. Could throw some more music on the heap, but from what I’ve seen, it has very little affect.

Aside from the influx of submissions, I’m pretty certain the EU VAT thing has had a huge impact too, as sales pretty much fizzled with a 60% drop in earnings, when that rolled out at the beginning of March.

Time to look for other ventures!
Can someone please explain what the EU VAT has to do with sales at AJ ?
If you’re a buyer, you’re located in the EU, and you don’t have a VAT number (i.e. you’re not a registered business) you have to pay VAT on your purchases. So that’s an extra 20% on the price if you’re in the UK. I guess most buyers are individuals and not businesses, so it’s possible this could affect sales.
Exactly. So in my own case, when my YouTube kids come here to buy my music with their pocket money for their videos and see an extra bunch of dollars on top of the license price at the checkout, they’ll just abandon the purchase.

But I’m not sure that matters. AJ’s prices are still the cheapest out there even with the 20% increase, right?

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PhilLarson
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Last sale was 2 days ago… I can’t remember the last time that happened on this account. A little worrisome. Anyone else?

Course…I said what I said, then just a few minutes later…sale. But it has be incredibly slow since Friday. Oh well. Up and down. Feast or famine. The typical Market fluctuations.

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PhilLarson
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Last sale was 2 days ago… I can’t remember the last time that happened on this account. A little worrisome. Anyone else?

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PhilLarson
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Thanks for the badge, Scott! Now I have a badge that you don’t have! :D (though, you more than deserve the community superstar badge)

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PhilLarson
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Despite the fact that your track is very great, it’s pretty annoying to see that this kind of track can be rejected. It doesn’t push authors to creativity and originality… I take this like a message that’d say “Hey, don’t try to compose real beautiful music bro, keep up with your delayed guitar and your ukulele, it’s fine” :)

+1. Great track! :bigsmile:

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PhilLarson
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Well, apparently Envato knows Rainn Wilson (and vice versa): https://youtu.be/_4N9iLfO9_E

He would totally do it! :D

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PhilLarson
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i’m wrong ? http://themeforest.net/licenses/faq#item-preview-without-license-a

Ahh, yes you’re absolutely right! Thanks for pointing us to it!

Does the Regular License allow me to use an Envato Market item in my item preview?

Yes. This is the option to use if you don’t want to include a watermark in your item preview. But remember not to include the item in your own item’s download.

Interesting. Well, a part of the VH review process should then be that the VH author is required to provide proof of license to the reviewer somehow, while not allowing that proved license be a part of the downloadable zip file to the buyer.

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Apparently there is some confusion on whether this is allowed or not. Need a staff member to weigh in on this.

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I notice every once in a while unwatermarked AJ songs placed on VH projects. I usually notify the AJ authors, but since it is actually not their fault…

...I’d like this to be a call to wake up VideoHive reviewers: VH reviewers, this does not help protect our music. We’d appreciate you paying attention to this when reviewing.

Thank you! :)
Phil

p.s. Support ticket submitted.

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