Can Prices Be Increased?

Posted on 2/21/2017 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (1)

A top 2017 priority for the major image distributors should be to reverse existing pricing trends and find a way to begin to increase usage fees to some extent. Usage fees have been steadily declining for a number of years. The industry must find a way to turn the corner.


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  • Grant Faint Posted Feb 25, 2017
    RF pays photographers 20% not the 30% and 40% of RM . The continuing move to RF benefits the agent
    who give les to shooters. So another loss to photographers in this changing world. Lower prices, lower splits
    someone explain how photographers continue to make new fresh images in this nuclear winter.?

    I stared this biz full time in 1985 after my latest report I have dropped out, I find it I'm possible to
    justify creating new images. gvf

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