This issue has been discussed HERE. Right now Envato is collecting feedback mostly from selected <100 authors who will be first to participate in Elements. This topic can be a natural feedback from the rest of the community.
Audio in Elements is a priority for the Envato and we can’t change it, no matter how much we are worried about the changes. Subscription model is something inevitable for the whole royalty stock industry. Many other markets have made already similar services which are very attractive for a big group of potential buyers. I suppose the main goal for the Envato is to collect a huge number of subscribers and a huge amount of money to share. System should be as much simple and clear as possible. For audio content main target are amateur or small professional video creators, especially youtube content creators like vloggers, small video studios and marketing agencies, etc. Correct me if I’m wrong.
What can we do? Now it’s the time when Envato is trying to find the best solutions for us and them. They are not composers, they are not even from the industry, so they need a huge feedback. Our main goal should be finding the best form of the subscription model which will be profitable both for authors and for Envato. This is how we can protect against loosing big money in the future.
Few weeks ago Envato wanted to include in the Elements <10mln audience broadcast use. But we all have expressed our concerns about commercial profitability of this move, because clients who create contet which will be broadcasted, usually have medium or big budgets. Including them in the elements would be a loss for authors and for Envato.
Thanks to this Envato proposed that they will exclude broadcast use. But in the future they may include it as a part of some higher tier of subscription plan. And this is place where we are.
How do you think tiered subscription model should look like? What should be included, what excluded, what competition did already? Straming vs broadcast or maybe individual vs company tiers?
What we don’t want in this topic is an unproductive complaining about Elements. We can’t stop Elements, so please focus on improving it.