Posted Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:47AM
Just noticed that moderate audio files dropped to 9$.
Posted Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:12PM
Not happy.. What's the point to make the funny looking small price be even smaller? I think we should raise the price of those cheap files to motivate buyers buy full length tracks.. And for those looking for cheap music we can create a dollar bin or "unwanted audio bin".. Now we downprice the files.. And our job as well! Instead, we should educate people to value our job and not to strangle us..
I know there are people who create custom music to clients and give all the rights for 10-20$$... Is that right????? If such things will continue, we all will have the situation, when our work and input will be devalued... And who will be responsible for all that? Those who work for cents.. Of course there is no big difference between 9 and 10 dollars in our case.. It's probably more of the marketing side... But this is all about the moral principles...
Posted Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:43PM
Some composers give away r right for free ... have a read of computer music November 2012 (film composers overview). A $1 drop is a tweak to bolster sales I would say. Also, audio is probably saturated across the stock sites and some sites are moving into a download all you want for a monthly subscription model - that will test the market. I feel that iStock still has the edge. We just need to be ready for all sorts of changes as we are now in an epoch where more people have the skills to create design objects then ever before. We are in a highly competitive market.
Posted Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:28AM
We have a very talented Business Intelegenge team that looks over the data & frequently adjusts price points to attempt to garner more sales and in doing so garner more royalties for you.
Posted Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:22AM
We surely trust You guys.