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« on: October 10, 2021, 10:40 »
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Not an expert in image licensing, but does this sound a little too low?


Country: Worldwide
Usage: Editorial, Website and Social media, any size, single placement and design, worldwide, in perpetuity
Media: Website, app and social media
Print run: Unlimited
Placement: Any - print inside, electronic, online
Image Size: Any size
Start: 09 October 2021
Duration: In perpetuity    

$ 0.21


« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2021, 15:54 »
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Shutterstock (and other sites) have broader license that sell for 22 cents, so it's not clear what "too low" means given the current market.

Alamy's days as a higher end, RM and RF agency are long behind it and they're selling microstock-priced licenses these days. I haven't had anything that low there, but I know I've heard others complain of this type of under $1 license, so it's not unprecedented.

« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2021, 16:31 »
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Shutterstock (and other sites) have broader license that sell for 22 cents, so it's not clear what "too low" means given the current market.

Alamy's days as a higher end, RM and RF agency are long behind it and they're selling microstock-priced licenses these days. I haven't had anything that low there, but I know I've heard others complain of this type of under $1 license, so it's not unprecedented.

I've had several "under a buck" sales.  Very hard pill to swallow with such strong, broad licenses.  I still get 3-5 decent sales a month ($25-$150 per sale) but that is mixed with cheap-seat sales as well.  I have about 5k images there.

« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2021, 07:23 »
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Even if images are placed under Rights Managed, Alamy is allowing lots of freedom to the buyer. Wonder if these "In perpetuity" licenses mean Alamy is going to ditch Rights Managed altogether?

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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2021, 11:15 »
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Even if images are placed under Rights Managed, Alamy is allowing lots of freedom to the buyer. Wonder if these "In perpetuity" licenses mean Alamy is going to ditch Rights Managed altogether?
That was one of several questions which I emailled to the MD at the time of this year's contract change. It was the only one she did not address.

« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2021, 22:31 »
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This nonsense of 21 cent "gross" license prices became real for me today - three licenses, each at 21 cents with my net at 8 cents each. Even the sad sack Shutterstock pays better than that!

I can get my head around high volume subscriptions with low per-use royalties and a minimum payment to contributors - what Shutterstock used to do before they switched to pandering to the stock market. But Alamy is so low volume for sales that the 40% with no minimum royalty plus a massively long wait for sales to clear is a terrible package.

If these pathetic royalties increase (or if the higher royalty sales decrease too much) it may be time to bid Alamy farewell.

« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2021, 23:29 »
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I left Alamy back in February after no sales for 12 months and the last commission paid just $3.

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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2021, 11:57 »
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This nonsense of 21 cent "gross" license prices became real for me today - three licenses, each at 21 cents with my net at 8 cents each. Even the sad sack Shutterstock pays better than that!

I can get my head around high volume subscriptions with low per-use royalties and a minimum payment to contributors - what Shutterstock used to do before they switched to pandering to the stock market. But Alamy is so low volume for sales that the 40% with no minimum royalty plus a massively long wait for sales to clear is a terrible package.

If these pathetic royalties increase (or if the higher royalty sales decrease too much) it may be time to bid Alamy farewell.

July 2022 = 20% for many people.



At the end of each Revenue Year if your total License Fees for that year, net of any refunds:

    are less than $250 then the Alamy Commission for sales of your Content in the following Revenue Year will automatically switch to Alamy Silver as outlined in the Alamy Commission Table; or

    are greater than or equal to $250 then the Alamy Commission for sales of your Content in the following Revenue Year will remain on Alamy Gold for that year, as outlined in the Alamy Commission Table.


 

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