anyone have experience with maintaining one of each? i just started a non-ex account so i can put up some stuff i can’t have exclusively here…
I have an exclusive account also, but I think it’s not long for this world . For me it was an interesting experiment, but probably not the smartest move. I already have limited time to do this, so splitting my accounts in two and then maintaining them as such was more than I could keep up with, and it’s hard to feel like posting on one account isn’t sacrificing from the other.
Unfortunately, I had gone into this thinking that I could transfer my songs from one to the other if things went south, but according to support this isn’t possible, so I’ll probably just pull the account entirely, and at least that way the PRO option becomes available.
(Also I won’t deny that Envato’s plans to implement creative 1099 reporting have made me a little shy about having more than one account here, though it sounds like reporting isn’t going to start Jan 1 after all, so I don’t have the end of November deadline I originally thought.)
I’ve struggled with this one for a while, but I think these days I’m leaning toward being happy with my non-exclusive status. If I do the math over 5 years on my main account from a revenue perspective I have definitely come out ahead over a “what if” scenario if my account here had been exclusive all this time.
Also, one of my main reasons all along to be non-exclusive is not to have my eggs all in one basket, especially when I’m not the one holding the basket. My portfolio was doing steadily better here until a sudden drop in late 2013, and has never quite recovered, but other revenue streams have helped smooth that out. If I had been exclusive it would have been financially and psychologically a lot harder to cope with that.
Sorry i dont undestand what SNAFU means?What bundle?
Illuminations and TortoiseTree pretty much summed it up. I thought I’d add that you may find that heading into US holiday weeks can slow things down as well, especially during the last half of December.
Incidentally, SNAFU technically means “Situation Normal: All F$$$ed Up.” Which is not quite as bad as FUBAR (“F$$$ed Up Beyond Any Recognition), but generally in G-rated terms both these mean “something went wrong.”
EDIT – geez, it was hard to find censor characters that the HTML parser didn’t want to format into something else. So I went with $$$$.
Neumann KH120 – love them. I upgraded a few years back from a pair of Mackie MR5s, also nice for the price, but switching to the Neumanns was a fantastic improvement in balance and clarity. I’m not a mixing genius by any means but being able to hear everything makes a big difference.
My dilemma is that on multiple occasions somebody else has taken my track, added a voiceover or some lyrics, and then submitted it to CDBaby, which caused the 3rd Party ContentID warning for customers who have legitimately paid for my license. When this happens, it can take a long time to sort out and involves tracking down the copyright abusers, and sometimes a DMCA.
So for this reason I have started testing the Audiam service (similar to AdRev) with a few of my tracks, and will probably eventually post all my tracks, in order to avoid these situations. I resisted for a long time for precisely the reasons the OP mentioned, and I agree, it’s not a nice situation for a videographer who has paid for a license. But the way I see it is that I can tell Audiam to release a claim or whitelist a channel far quicker if the song is in my name than if somebody else has co-opted it. The last time I did this Audiam responded in minutes to clear the track.
themeboutique said+1 Splitting up the the discussion at some point would be nice.
Hey guys. There will be a reply coming. I think the complexities of anything to do with taxes may have drawn out the October date a bit
If possible, can you guys split the US tax discussion and VAT discussion into separate threads when the next phase of announcements come out?I understand that the VAT dillema is very important (a much more serious issue than the new US tax rules) but reading through 600+ replies just to “get up to speed” with everything that is going on isn’t practical. These are technically two separate issues, it will be easier to find the information we need if these topics were split into separate threads.
Yep, +1 from me too. I’m selfishly more concerned with the US tax ramifications, and it would keep the topics more focused.
Any love for AKG Perception 820 ? My dealer in Perth just offered me their last model for $599 which would be a great price in Australia.
I’ve never heard it, but I guess that hasn’t stopped me from commenting before so… In that price range you could probably do a lot better. I would consider the AT 40 series (4040, 4050, 4033, 4047), or the Shure KSM32, maybe Rode K2 if you want to go with a tube mic, or I think SoundCity mentioned the Avantone CV12. There are tons more if you go to any big dealer’s site and sort by price.
I had one of the lower end Perception mics for a short time, I think maybe the 220, and disliked it – it sounded harsh and unfocused. Maybe the 820 is a big step up, but I’d do some research on gearslutz or other places before laying down any money for it, even if it’s a good deal.