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nahkaorava
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I’m getting more interested regarding this question the more information is coming in. I know many other royalty free sites allow PRO music to be included probably just for the reasons SkyLine mentioned above.

I think the scenario indeed is really similar to ContentId systems like AdRev – if somebody purchases a licence, he should be free of royalty payments – but if for example broadcasting companies pay the royalties in any case, it feels stupid that we are not part of that revenue even if we should be entitled to it.

In my opinion the perfect balance would be this:

1) You publish royalty free tunes even if you are part of a PRO organization and just let them know that yes, these are tunes that I allow royalty free usage if licence is bought

2) If your royalty free tunes are being broadcast without proper licences or via services that pay royalties by default you get your part from your PRO, the same way AdRev handles illegal youtube usage

3) If any customer runs into trouble with this system they have licence that resolves the situation

If Envato is not willing to become part of this equation, I think I will have to at some point decide if being part of Envato marketplace is good enough reason to give up possible PRO revenue that would be coming in via broadcasting usage. It will be a hard decision to make. I really hope that Envato would be willing to consider the better option that would allow everyone to stay even with PRO connection.

Is there any possibility to get any comment from Envato people regarding this? How big thing it would be for you to include PRO in the system?

+1! Been thinking about these same things, Driving! I’d really like to hear what Envato has to say on this PRO thing.

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nahkaorava
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I’m just guessing here, but I believe that there are some Audiojungle authors who in fact are PRO registered. They just wont tell their PRO about these royalty free tracks or should I say they just forget to register them ;) ... It’s very unlikely that their PROs will never find out, especially if they use pseudonyms/nicknames etc.

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nahkaorava
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Bumping this up, very interesting thread! This matter needs more attention. Thanks for info about SIAE, will check it out! I assume they also accept non-italian composers?

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nahkaorava
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+1 !

Great idea! Been thinking about this many times!

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Hi,

Because of the drop of sales that I’ve been experiencing lately, I’ve been toying with the idea of going non-exclusive. If I go non-exclusive and later decide to switch back exclusive, will I regain my old author rate or do I start again from the bottom?

And if I make it over a threshold while being non-exclusive, will that count when if I decide to back to exclusive?

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nahkaorava
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I wish one day Envato would start accepting PRO registered music. That’s the biggest issue ATM. But I guess it’s not gonna happen.

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I think never ever big company should grant such access. This is not fair to independent SFX authors.

I am on the side of the indepentd authors, but still: When has business ever been fair? It all about making money. And that applies to Envato, too.

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This could a be stupid question, but is there a way to download a document that shows my actually earnings? I want to have a document that shows what I’ve actually earnt after all these fees subtracted.

Not yet, but they are working on it.

Read this post from Collis: http://audiojungle.net/forums/thread/more-on-financial-tools-and-vat/161572

Cool, that’s some good news! Thanks MusiDale! :)

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nahkaorava
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The new monthly invoice is about the “fee’ you “owe” Envato. The same logic applies there. The amount you see is your actual earnings plus the author fee, which together constitute your gross earnings.

So, under “sales” is your gross earnings, under rate is the percentage of your author fee, and under “amount” is the author fee you “owe” Envato. When you subtract “amount” to “sales” you should come up with your actual earnings.

Hope it helps :)

EDIT: Raquel beat me to it!

This could a be stupid question, but is there a way to download a document that shows my actually earnings? I want to have a document that shows what I’ve actually earnt after all these fees subtracted.

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And this is where I’ve been getting stuck. My RF musical output is very low (probably because I’m not a ‘professional composer’, coming from a Dance music background and have a limited musical knowledge – so it takes me a very long time compared to other composers to get things sounding ‘right’) yet when I do make tracks, I prefer to create specifically for the RF market, as this is best suited for the music I create.
Wow, considering your background, I must say that your productions sound fantastic!

My thoughts exactly! Maybe it’s time to AlumoAudio submits his material to some bigger libraries. :)

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