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Notification of Live News sales?

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This is new territory for me, been trying for years without success, then three sales recently.

 

After the first two I was notified by MS of the sale, but after this third sale, which I found in a newspaper the day after uploading (Sunday), there has been no notification as yet. 

 

I expect that there might be some premium for Live News as compared to general stock, so I do wish this sale to be classified as Live News.

 

Is there any cause for concern?

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This is new territory for me, been trying for years without success, then three sales recently.

 

After the first two I was notified by MS of the sale, but after this third sale, which I found in a newspaper the day after uploading (Sunday), there has been no notification as yet. 

 

I expect that there might be some premium for Live News as compared to general stock, so I do wish this sale to be classified as Live News.

 

Is there any cause for concern?

 

Most of the major newspaper self-bill/self report (in theory) so it may be the end of this, next month or even later before the sales get formally notified to you. And watch for rip-off, reuse etc.

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Hi Bryan,

 

Sometimes the team at Live News call to report a usage but sometimes not. Maybe its when they are less busy etc. Once or twice I got a notification by e-mail. I wouldn't worry if they haven't informed you but keep the relevant tear-sheet if you have it.

 

There is a premium on a Live News sale - obviously if it is licensed when it appears on Live News feed. Reasonable money compared to general stock sales to newspapers.

 

Best

 

Richard

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Weird, I replied to this thread then my post disappeared - probably due to pushing the Mark Solved button.

 

Thanks for the replies guys!

 

It's good to know that notifications are intermittent, and that there is a premium. I don't have the tear sheet, but I'll try to grab a web image before it disappears from the ether.

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Oh just to add.. much better payment if the image appears in print form too.

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Notification can come months later and sometimes not at all.

 

I had some images used in April 2014 that were eventually invoiced for in January 2015 after I chased them with Alamy. In fact it was Bryan who had spotted them in the newspaper when they were first used.

 

My concern is that had I not been aware of those usages, and followed it up, would I have ever got paid? I don't buy all the newspapers and go through them each day after I have submitted images to LiveNews. I don't really think I should have to anyway.

 

I'm just chasing up a use of one of my Live News images in a newspaper going back to mid November. I'm a little annoyed that Alamy are requesting me to provide the evidence of the usage. Fortunately, in this case, I do have a copy of the relevant newspaper page, although I don't have any evidence of web usage because it's behind a paywall. Again, in this instance, I only became aware of the newspaper using it because it had been reported on this forum on the "Have you found any images" thread. 

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Useful to know Douglas  Keith (sorry, slip of the brain!)

 

On Richard's advice I've kept a record of my most recent usage. I'm assuming where MS have reported an instance there should be no need to worry.

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