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« on: March 10, 2019, 14:09 »
My name is Alex, I sell music on Motion Array. I can not understand why my portfolio is increasing, and the profit decreases. Since I made a sale, I sell 5 less! My portfolio has increased to 3. There are no statistics on the site. The price of a single download is ridiculous. Here in Russia music with motion array can be downloaded on torrents. Protect music in Adrev impossible, this is the condition of Erie.
Last month a section with a debt of $ 37 appeared, but then the section disappeared and the money did not appear. Sales on the site have increased, but the authors earn 25%, and maybe less.
It looks like a big deception, so I sent my music all to Adrev.
With friends, we think about how to initiate a tax audit of motion array.
I will see 1-2 months, if nothing changes, I will delete all my tracks from the motion array. I will not work for free!

« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2019, 16:41 »
I agree.

They totally devalued everyone's work in Dec 2018, and what was essentially (on average) a $7 sale/item (split 50-50) has now become between $0.25-$0.50/item, with the unlimited downloads. They got a short-term boost in sales - but now items are appearing on torrents, google drive sites, pirate sites, etc, etc.

I'm sure some authors (a small portion) may have seen a boost in sales, but I believe that is just short term. I think other authors that may have seen very little sales now see a small increase (but overall - less for the majority because now it is more widely distributed, as well as at a lower value).

A number of people complained, but they don't seem to care, because they went ahead and did what they felt like anyways, in spite of a very large protest.

Really the only way is to delete your portfolio, and not submit there. If a number of people did the same, then yes - I think it would stop that.

It is the same with envato elements.

« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2019, 00:06 »
but now items are appearing on torrents, google drive sites, pirate sites, etc, etc.

Pretty much anything can be found there. For the last 20 years. People who use those sites are not your potential customers.

Plenty of people pay for assets. We can't really do much against piracy, and worrying about it just drives us crazy. Sad, but true...

Footage is somewhat protected here due to the filesize. Not many are prepared to download 300 GB for 1,000 clips they may not need.

« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2019, 02:24 »
Not many are prepared to download 300 GB for 1,000 clips they may not need.

From a consumer perspective, why not let the computer download for some days for "valuable, free" assets?

Unfortunately, many people seem to download whatever "free" that "might use one day" found from wherever.
I recall the days that people sold HHDs with tons of downloaded music or movies. Nowadays guess they pirate sell "assets".

Not much can be done, except watermarking everything. Being greedy is a human feature. Others fight it inside others not.

« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2019, 06:53 »
There have always been pirates, but during these two months there is a very large release of material from the Motion Array to the piracy sites. You cant protect it if the buyer downloaded it, but you cannot defend it in Adrev, Eri's condition. But this is different.

Very low price, and the lack of normal statistics. Website revenues are growing, but the authors' incomes are falling. And so my friends write, I saw screenshots of their statistics. I hope Ill change for the better, otherwise Ill delete the portfolio with motion array. I will not distribute my music for free, so that later it can be downloaded on pirate sites.

« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2019, 07:11 »
Eri independently shifts the cost to the lower side without asking the authors about it, there is no lower limit. He conducts promotions from the pockets of the authors, and then he says: you see, it will be better for you from this. But it is better only to him. He asked to write positive reviews on the Trust, to make links to the site ... and now he writes any words: do not like it - leave.
Stoke, its like a joint stock company, where every author is a shareholder and has the right to vote. I think that Eri does not play fair!

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