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Thank you! But now music author on envato elements we can not become.

If they don’t accept then there is no way to become.

It is a pity, I would really like to try to work on envato elements.

Why are you so eager to destroy the value of your music?

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@PurpleFog You’re saying that 5-40$ per track is a good enough value? :slight_smile:

I don’t want to go into EE vs AJ discussion but for me there is not too much to destroy.

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Touché :wink:

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Hi RedOctopus, can you tell us approximately how much the author gets per month on Elements? I’m curious if I have anything to lose if I’m not part of Elements. :slight_smile: Thank you!

This is like asking how much is an author earning on Audiojungle. What kind of answer do you expect?

Authors used to say that after joining EE, AJ sales tend to drop. But even though combined earnings are more or less higher than before joining.

Nowadays many “old” EE authors say that they have drops on EE as well which is dissapointing for them.

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PurpleFog, What do you think, if no one is taken from the authors of music and there are authors with a high number of sales - does not it mean that there is potential and there is worth investing?

I’m sure PurpleFog will have some thoughts about this for you, but for what it’s worth, I just wanted to address this point for authors who are ‘dreaming of one day becoming an Elements author’, and the whole subscription model situation as I see it, (and why I think you should avoid Envato’s version of it in particular.)

So a few years back someone somewhere saw all these millions of YouTubers producing upwards of 300,000 videos every single day and thought, “Such a small fraction of those content creators are willing or able to pay $20 a pop for a music sync licence. There must be a way that we can make it affordable for them so that we can cash in on all these potential new customers. These guys are used to paying for a Spotify subscription, perhaps they’ll be willing to pay for a stock music subscription for all their music-for-content needs.”

That’s all very well and good, and if it was implemented responsibly, I can see how it might really have been a boost to the stock music marketplace. The trouble is that most haven’t been responsible and the ridiculously low pricing is available, not just to these “millions of new potential YouTube customers”, but also to millions of our old commercial customers who were able, and more than happy, to pay the already cheap going rate beforehand.

There are a few companies who started out with good intentions, having good, solid and fair pricing tiers for different end uses, but even those have since been forced to reduce their prices to compete. Sadly, Envato Elements sits in the ultra-exploitative bracket as it doesn’t even try to differentiate between what projects customers can use their ultra-cheap music for. A YouTube ad for Apple, part of a 7-figure marketing campaign, could have used a music track from Elements costing them the same fraction of a dollar as it would for an entertainment YouTuber with 1000 subs, for example.
They also limit the number of author spaces available to keep it lucrative enough that it’s not so obvious just how much of a terrible deal it is for them.

The bottom line is: People who are likely not even musicians themselves have decided to sell your products at rock-bottom prices to pretty much anyone who wants them, and because there are enough authors who are willing to go along with it, or fell into the “I’ll just give it a go and see what happens” trap, the value of the product that you make has been universally slashed, whether you are a subscription model author or not. Now the dilemma for the rest of us is, whether to join in the madness.

Stop queuing up to be bent over a barrel.

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coulé? lol

Amen.