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If there was a new non-exclusive RM agency, what do you think would be the fair royalty split Photographer/Agency in %

50/50
31 (75.6%)
60/40
7 (17.1%)
65/35
0 (0%)
70/30
1 (2.4%)
75/25
2 (4.9%)

Total Members Voted: 41

Voting closed: April 11, 2019, 11:28

Author Topic: Fair Royalty Split  (Read 1525 times)

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« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2019, 15:19 »
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So far it confirms that our original choice of 60/40 is a good one.

If you are interested in contributing, please message me a link to your portfolio. Once we are ready to invite you, and you have the kind of images we are interested in, I'll give you a shout!

Just a hint, we are more interested in artistic, dramatic, moody, atmospheric imagery in different genres. Creative, inspiring, conceptual, alternative lifestyle, natural, candid, fantasy, sensual, couples, unique travel imagery, holistically healthy, mindful, enlightening or dark and magical etc. Conventional lifestyle and corporate imagery is of little interest to us. Thought provoking is the keyword. I should mention that images we select cannot be with microstock. Sorry for that but that's our decision.

Thank you for participating in the poll!
Alex
You should probably say who you are, what your terms are, how about anything about the agency?  I'm not sure having a poll up for 3 hours here is the best way to decide how to run an agency and what you pay should be based on a little more than that don't you think?  It's kind of a big important business decision.
I'll also add that being secretive is not a good way to start out.  If you are serious you need to prove that.

That's a fair question. We are not ready to accept a big number of contributors at this point since we are still in development mode, so by invitation only. PM me if you are serious.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2019, 22:25 by AlexMaxim »


« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2019, 15:27 »
+1
RM and non-exclusive images? It`s not possible.
There could be 1 second between a sold image on agency A and same on agency B.
I couldn`t delete this image at agency B within 1 second.
Makes no sense.

« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2019, 15:36 »
+1
RM and non-exclusive images? It`s not possible.
There could be 1 second between a sold image on agency A and same on agency B.
I couldn`t delete this image at agency B within 1 second.
Makes no sense.

You don't need to delete it. You only place a restriction on an image with all agencies if it's sold exclusively somewhere, so it cannot be relicensed for a similar usage for the duration of an exclusive license. Most RM agencies offer that functionality directly or on request.

In most cases, before an exclusive license is sold, the customer makes an inquiry, whether an image has be licensed for this usage before. You should have that info available or can request from agencies. But exclusive licenses don't come every second. Once or a few times a year is more like it. They are expensive.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2019, 17:24 »
+1
Deleted because I don't want to participate in the discussion anyway :)

Actually after finding the early messages interesting, I thought, why am I reading this?  :)

« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2019, 20:25 »
0
So far it confirms that our original choice of 60/40 is a good one.

If you are interested in contributing, please message me a link to your portfolio. Once we are ready to invite you, and you have the kind of images we are interested in, I'll give you a shout!

Just a hint, we are more interested in artistic, dramatic, moody, atmospheric imagery in different genres. Creative, inspiring, conceptual, alternative lifestyle, natural, candid, fantasy, sensual, couples, unique travel imagery, holistically healthy, mindful, enlightening or dark and magical etc. Conventional lifestyle and corporate imagery is of little interest to us. Thought provoking is the keyword. I should mention that images we select cannot be with microstock. Sorry for that but that's our decision.

Thank you for participating in the poll!
Alex
You should probably say who you are, what your terms are, how about anything about the agency?  I'm not sure having a poll up for 3 hours here is the best way to decide how to run an agency and what you pay should be based on a little more than that don't you think?  It's kind of a big important business decision.
I'll also add that being secretive is not a good way to start out.  If you are serious you need to prove that.


 Not to mention marketing and advertising budget and plan. I am amazed at the people who will turn their images over to anybody who shows up and asks for them. The OP just registered on this site today! DANGER! RED FLAGS!
« Last Edit: April 04, 2019, 20:27 by cathyslife »

« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2019, 21:25 »
+2
So far it confirms that our original choice of 60/40 is a good one.

If you are interested in contributing, please message me a link to your portfolio. Once we are ready to invite you, and you have the kind of images we are interested in, I'll give you a shout!

Just a hint, we are more interested in artistic, dramatic, moody, atmospheric imagery in different genres. Creative, inspiring, conceptual, alternative lifestyle, natural, candid, fantasy, sensual, couples, unique travel imagery, holistically healthy, mindful, enlightening or dark and magical etc. Conventional lifestyle and corporate imagery is of little interest to us. Thought provoking is the keyword. I should mention that images we select cannot be with microstock. Sorry for that but that's our decision.

Thank you for participating in the poll!
Alex
You should probably say who you are, what your terms are, how about anything about the agency?  I'm not sure having a poll up for 3 hours here is the best way to decide how to run an agency and what you pay should be based on a little more than that don't you think?  It's kind of a big important business decision.
I'll also add that being secretive is not a good way to start out.  If you are serious you need to prove that.


 Not to mention marketing and advertising budget and plan. I am amazed at the people who will turn their images over to anybody who shows up and asks for them. The OP just registered on this site today! DANGER! RED FLAGS!

I am sorry that the first thing that comes to your mind is mistrust. I respect copyright and artists as I am one of them myself. Besides, copyright violations are very easy to pursue.

« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2019, 05:42 »
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Quote
I am sorry that the first thing that comes to your mind is mistrust.

Alex, I am a newbie here, but I have read a lot of archived threads and posts on various agencies.

There is a reason that people around here sound suspicious to everything and everyone

((edit) actually, taking the time to read the archive instead of having a random sampling
of active users, will answer  to you what contributors want in money terms and in total...).

 :)
« Last Edit: April 05, 2019, 05:45 by georgep7 »

ShadySue

« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2019, 07:51 »
+2
Quote
Besides, copyright violations are very easy to pursue.
Indeed they are not, particularly if cross border involving very expensive international IP lawyers and legislations where you are not automatically awarded expenses, even if you win the case.

« Reply #33 on: April 09, 2019, 12:45 »
+1
Thank you everyone for contributing to this poll with your votes and opinions.

It was very helpful!
Alex


 

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