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« on: September 27, 2013, 19:52 »
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mlwinphoto

« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2013, 20:23 »
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I'm surprised they haven't 'officially' announced it, if it truly is live.  There are recent posts in the 360 thread asking when it will be launched and those posts are left unanswered. 
Seems like iStock would want potential good news to be made public to the contributor base....

« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2013, 20:30 »
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mlwinphoto

« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2013, 20:45 »
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I'm surprised they haven't 'officially' announced it, if it truly is live.  There are recent posts in the 360 thread asking when it will be launched and those posts are left unanswered. 
Seems like iStock would want potential good news to be made public to the contributor base....
It's a Getty program and when it was discussed before on this site no one thought it was a good idea.  I suspect the admins at iStock don't know much about it.

Since it involves iStock content I would hope the iStock admins know something about it..... ;)

« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2013, 04:40 »
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I'm surprised they haven't 'officially' announced it, if it truly is live.  There are recent posts in the 360 thread asking when it will be launched and those posts are left unanswered. 
Seems like iStock would want potential good news to be made public to the contributor base....
It's a Getty program and when it was discussed before on this site no one thought it was a good idea.  I suspect the admins at iStock don't know much about it.

Since it involves iStock content I would hope the iStock admins know something about it..... ;)

Istock is "by Getty Images", so as long as GI knows there is no need for iS to know.  I did notice that a Getty Images sales column has been added to my file admin area, I don't know when that was but it might indicate that the programme is live, or is about to be.

ShadySue

« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2013, 04:48 »
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For future reference, here is the relevant part of the reply I got from CR:
"I can confirm that the royalty is correct and have confirmation that this sale is in relation to 360. The fact that it is recorded under Partner Program is likely due to the collection it's mirrored in. The site however, is recorded as Getty Images as that's were the sale originated from."
I don't pretend to understand fully what "The fact that it is recorded under Partner Program is likely due to the collection it's mirrored in" means, as the interim reply I got on Tuesday said, "It's not clear to me either as I do not see any images in PP for you, nor do I see this image on Getty."
I've reached out to our Getty counterparts for clarification and will pend this ticket in the meantime."

Anyway, in such dire sales time, $50 is extremely welcome.
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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2013, 05:04 »
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I got one absolutely huge EL last month, I don't know what it was from but it didn't seem to fit any normal EL price structure, so maybe that was from 360.  It actually compensated completely for the 50% pay cut so last month's earnings were normal. This month's won't be, though.... well, it'll be the new kind of normal that comes from the new kind of trust.

ShadySue

« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2013, 05:25 »
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I got one absolutely huge EL last month, I don't know what it was from but it didn't seem to fit any normal EL price structure, so maybe that was from 360.  It actually compensated completely for the 50% pay cut so last month's earnings were normal. This month's won't be, though.... well, it'll be the new kind of normal that comes from the new kind of trust.
Could it have been an absolutely 'all rights' EL, which is actually a large amount.
I don't think 360 should be reported by means of an EL, but who knows?

« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2013, 07:10 »
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I'm surprised they haven't 'officially' announced it, if it truly is live.  There are recent posts in the 360 thread asking when it will be launched and those posts are left unanswered. 
Seems like iStock would want potential good news to be made public to the contributor base....
It's a Getty program and when it was discussed before on this site no one thought it was a good idea.  I suspect the admins at iStock don't know much about it.

Since it involves iStock content I would hope the iStock admins know something about it..... ;)

Istock is "by Getty Images", so as long as GI knows there is no need for iS to know.  I did notice that a Getty Images sales column has been added to my file admin area, I don't know when that was but it might indicate that the programme is live, or is about to be.

yep!


ShadySue

« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2013, 07:20 »
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Just note as above that my file was noted as a PP sale in all areas of my statistics, yet, as also confirmed by iS, my file is not on the PP (which I'm not in). It's a recording anomaly, given that Lobo stated (!) that 360 sales would be reported as GI sales. Seems it caught CR out, so maybe iS admins etc weren't told it's already live.
Wasn't there something else earlier in the year that Getty rolled out, allegedly without telling iStock staff?

drd

« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2013, 07:38 »
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I wonder if all sales through Getty 360 are declared

« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2013, 07:44 »
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I wonder if all sales through Getty 360 are declared

same goes to all agencies no?

« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2013, 07:50 »
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I wonder if all sales through Getty 360 are declared

I doubt they would ever deliberately not declare a sale. That it might happen because of all their software glitches, yes, that is possible. But to intentionally rig the software to avoid paying us? I dont believe so. They have enough opportunities to lower our income in other ways...

But in general that is a risk you take with all the agencies.

drd

« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2013, 08:01 »
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I wonder if all sales through Getty 360 are declared

same goes to all agencies no?

This is more like a garage sale behind hidden doors.

« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2013, 08:04 »
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I wonder if all sales through Getty 360 are declared

same goes to all agencies no?

This is more like a garage sale behind hidden doors.

we can expect anything from GI/IS, perhaps this time it will work ;D

« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2013, 13:13 »
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This might explain a couple "Partner Portal" listed under my GI sales the last couple months.
 


« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2013, 13:57 »
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This might explain a couple "Partner Portal" listed under my GI sales the last couple months.

can you link us? what page are you visiting?

« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2013, 14:01 »
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This might explain a couple "Partner Portal" listed under my GI sales the last couple months.


can you link us? what page are you visiting?

That was from my GI Sales page with Martin's GM Script

http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=352385&page=1

« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2013, 14:04 »
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cheers, I had that before, curiously not anymore, thanks!

« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2013, 09:41 »
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ShadySue

« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2013, 09:49 »
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Lobo says:  "From what I understand at this point the GI 360 royalties would be provided under the Partner Program tab."
Which was what CR told me when I queried an 'odd' sale, and made sense for the sale concerned ($50 in the PP tab when I have no files in the PP).

« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2013, 09:51 »
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ShadySue

« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2013, 09:52 »
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I think this was the first public statement about it.
I think you're right.
I wonder if that explains the rise of reported 'larger value sales' from the PP last month, although IIRC most arrived at the time the PP was coming in, whereas mine arrived with the Getty sales.


 

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