Glad it’s not just me….still doing it. Even on Win 7 64 bit. Use Firefox for uploads now!
Not bad here….normal pace 1 or 2 a day with a few zero days for good measure
Hmm. Yes….only just noticed the broadcast kind of hidden in the first tier licence! Not great. At least should be tier 2 and upwards for me…
One other thing I would like to mention (I believe someone else posted about it as well, but feel it is important enough to bring up again and go more in depth) is that I don’t think broadcast should be a part of the first tier at all.
I love the idea of including the previous benefits as you move up the ladder of course, I just think there is too much being offered right off the bat which defeats the purpose of the other licenses.
The whole idea behind the broadcast license was to distinguish that type of use from the “regular license” use because of the value and benefit the customer receives from broadcast. The reason there has been such an uproar on the marketplaces was because buyers only needed a regular license for broadcast use.
I understand everyone is happy for the moment because they are seeing 4 licenses, but I think once everyone understands the fine print we will see the mood turn quickly.
If broadcast use with an audience size of up to 1,000,000 is added to the very first license, the other broadcast license is more of a visual pleasantry to appease authors at glance value.
It’s like authors said “We want a broadcasting license, we want fair compensation!” – and Envato said “Alright guys, here is what we’re going to do. We’re going to remove your extended license, then we’re going to add more benefits like broadcasting rights with a large audience reach to the first license, and then, we’re going to re-name it and call it a ‘Music Standard License’ instead of a ‘Regular License’. We are then going to make some other licenses that no one will really need, because most of the needs have already been granted in the first license. Sound good everyone?” What has been done, is literally the exact opposite of what has been asked for.
Our extended license income will now be removed, and as more benefits have been added to the first license, the majority of buyers will only need that new “Music Standard License”. In essence, there is actually a pretty good argument to be made that this move will cause a loss of income for authors.
I am doing my best to stay as constructive as possible, but this move seems too calculated in the buyers interest – which is why I’m being somewhat more vocal than usual.
I don’t believe I have lost perspective on how important the buyer is. I also do believe in balance and offering incentives to attract more buyers. I understand that the trade-off for us is volume. Higher volumes at lower prices. That’s the deal here and I get all of that.
I am genuinely concerned however that a destabilizing and unbalanced model is being created here. Having had more time now to look over all the details, I implore you Envato to revisit your position on allowing broadcast use within the first tier, and the pricing points on the last two tiers.
It may be argued “let see how it all goes first, and then we can tweak it”, but not creating a mess in the first place is much easier than having to clean one up. Price points can be tested and tweaked easily, and as much as I don’t like the last two price points, I think those are even secondary to allowing broadcasting in the first tier.
Please, don’t launch with broadcasting in the first tier.