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URL: http://www.stockeon.com/
Twitter:
Facebook:
Accepting Submissions:Yes
Submit Online:Yes
Submit By Mail:No
Submissions Reviewed:Yes
Types Accepted:Instrumentals
Charge For Submissions:No
Up Front Money:No
Royalty Free:
(non-broadcast use)
Yes
Exclusivity:
(Exclusive, Non, Semi)

(Semi = Free to place on own
but not with another library)
Non-Exclusive
Re-Title: No
Set Own Price:Yes
Contract Length:Unknown
Payment Schedule:Monthly
License Fee Split:
(writer/library)
55/45
PRO Split Based on 100%:
(writer/library
writer/library/publisher
or writer)
100/0
Requires Licensee To File Cue Sheet:Unknown
Pays On Blanket License:
YouTube Content ID:Unknown
Active Site:No
Offers Subscriptions To Clients:
Notes:

49 Replies to “Stockeon”

  1. Interesting to note that I’ve suddenly been getting emails from a company called Motion VFX, which I didn’t sign up for. They have the same registered address as Stockeon. I guess they’re continuing under that name and ditching audio etc.

  2. yep, im a little surprised. I think they were a Polish outfit and labor / tech cost is pretty low there. They are also able to leverage dollar transaction currency against their Zloty. I made about $300 or so from relatively little effort and only about 5 or 6 tracks priced at $80 which suggested to me that they had a pretty good clientele, unless they were bankrolling early sales themselves to attract content.

      1. Wow….really? I took my tracks down after I found out they were on another sites banned list. I wouldn’t have guessed that one though , but apparently that was a good move. Still great looking site and sorry to see them go.

  3. Have to say the upload process is really streamlined here, uploading and tagging is a beautiful thing on this site. Two things though: HAs anyone come across a way to create a template, so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel if you are doing several edits for your tracks? Also, it doesn’t appear that you can go back in and tweak edits after the fact, once you are done, you redone. And unlike some other sites, once you hit submit, unless I’m missing you can’t go back in and see (re: copy) your descriptions, keywords, etc. On a quick look, you can’t go in through in your account and even look at what you put in there? Granted this may or may not be correct, as is based on a quick look this a.m. but has anyone else found this to be the case? Anyone found a workaround for this? Regardless love the site, as mentioned tagging and describing is a breeze, among the nicest I’ve come across. Reminiscent of P5 in the look and feel of the site. Think I’ve found a new favorite, but with one day being approved, sales are obviously a wait and see proposition. Also, anyone know how long it takes your tracks to go from being “In Review” to active?

    1. Chuck. Once your track is approved and active you can edit anything you want including the price, all you do is click ” my files “. It can take up to 12 days for a track to get reviewed, approved and active. In my case it’s only taking no longer than 3 0r 4 days. All this info is in their FAQ. like I said in my previous post, I’ve been with this lib for almost 4 months now, it’s safe [ info from a contributor who’s been with them since day one] and a smooth operating site, communication is good and they aggressively promote themselves. Their operating days for communication and reviewing is during the weekdays. Sales are reported to you in real time no matter what the day or time is. I like the site and am quite optimistic for the future. About the ID ? it’s about time someone is starting do something about the music thieves, etc. I too was thrown off at first about the ID thing but after a while the paranoia turned to admiration for the step they’re taking for trying to prevent fraud. I also know they’re required under their tax laws for the ID thing too. Time will tell of course but I’m really not worried, I’m sure all will be fine 🙂

      1. I’m not sweating the i.d. thing either. They do have an “edit multiple pages at once” button that would take the place of a template. I did edit one track, after that the status changes to “in review” and the pencil icon you click on to edit tracks disappears. Not a bi deal about the wait as far as I’m concerned for approval. I still don’t see a way to go back in and change edits once you do them and hit submit. The “edit pencil” is there thogh for approved tracks so just not ones “in review”. I like this site and have a good feeling about it also. Time will tell.

        1. But just saw that Stockeon was on AS banned list, and going to honor my commitment to that site to not upload tracks that exist there to Stockeon or other banned sites. . And gonna think about this for a bit.

          1. I have no idea why they should be on the banned list ??? One can set their own prices on Stockeon,it’s non exclusive, no YOuTube ID content, etc. Doesn’t make sense ?

            1. Due to composers setting prices there to low there and devaluing the market. The same problem they have with other libraries there.

              1. If AS composers who are on there set their prices too low I can understand their disgust but it does not make it right that they can ban them from AS , who is to say that AS composers automatically set their prices way too low on there ? AS is an non exclusive lib [ if chosen to be ], they shouldn’t take an exclusive approach without a legit reason. It’s no different than being on P5, PT or many of the other popular sites that aren’t on their banned list, what makes Stockeon different from them ?. I’m thinking that maybe Stockeon had a in house pricing system when they first started out and then changed it ? Sorry, but if that’s AS’s reason, it’s totally unfair and not right. I will never bow to that.

                1. I thought about this (briefly) and going to make the assumption ( the only logical one I could come up with ) is that that they market/sell heavily to much of the same market as the others. Otherwise just about any music library that allows you to set your own price , like the ones you mentioned, would be accused of the same thing. Or perhaps it is the price that Stockeon that stockeon sets for the composers who choose that option that they have a problem with. Or that they allow composers to set their prices as low as they do. Or a combination of all the above. I don’t however, and try to keep my prices fair but competitive with most of what’s up there.

                  1. But at this point, since everything I mentioned is an assumption (and we know what they say about assumptions) probably better to ask over at AS. I did, but I don’t necessarily want to publicize it here , at least without their permission. To be fair though, I am in the midst of discussion about this over there and generally find AS easy t work. And this is a Stockeon forum so …

                  2. Thanks Chuck ! It is what it is I guess. I like AS a lot too but I don’t agree with this, in a manner of speaking, collective punishment. My prices on Stockeon are quite similar to the AS suggested prices, pending category]. 55% vrs. 40% ? I make more on Stockeon even if the price is a little bit lower, about the same at very worst most of the time. An AS buy out is much more of course but how often does that happen. So with my own personal experience so far with the numbers …. well …. it’s easy to figure out. I could answer this quite thoroughly and in great detail but I won’t as I don’t want this to turn into something that it wasn’t intended for. Both are good libs, it’s too bad the circumstances are what they are. I’m going to hold my ground and deal with it as it comes and if push comes to shove I already have my decision waiting. Good luck Chuck, wish you all the best 🙂

                  3. Just to set the record straight, I had no idea that they were on the banned list and I’m not on those other well known micro sites with fixed low prices. I’m not bashing either, just trying to make sense out of things.

                  4. Ok, just one more thing before I give this a rest. I just read the updated agreement and found an important piece of info. That guideline only applies to those who joined AS on and after June 2010, so I’m fine.

  4. I received this reply from Stockeon regarding the ID requirement.

    “Thank you for your email.

    Regarding your concern:
    We have two reasons why we require a Sellers ID:
    – The Taxation Law in our country obligates us to collect the ID of each and every seller.
    – Seller’s Identification. We try to secure our sellers from defrauds. When we have an ID we can check whether the seller is selling footage, music, templates that belong to him.
    Security is very important to us – especially our contributors’ security.”

    Is the consensus still that this request seems potentially sketchy?
    (As others have mentioned, considering no library has ever asked this of me it does seem odd…)

  5. I’ve just become a verified seller by putting my SoundCloud link in my profile (they ask for a link to your portfolio or samples of your work before you can be verified).

    They also confirmed to me that there is no place to enter PRO information. A question for those of you active on this site…are you not including PRO info for your tracks? Or are you maybe including it in the description field or uploading it as a document?

    1. I was verified also. They seem to want a link to either your Facebook , twitter or Google account? Regardless in an e-mail I sent them a link to my sound cloud so they could listen to my files. I don’t have a composer account per say on those others.

  6. Did hear back today….with a request for a better i.d. scan. I am also seeing links to media clips of the day, etc. from them . Big enough site apparently to not notice that I’ve already uploaded 15 songs to their site because they keep asking for links to the music, not a problem really. At least they are communicating. Do an internet search on them and info is readily available. No, not entirely comfortable with the fact that they want a picture i.d., but is what it is at this point.

  7. My e-mail to them because now I am concerned tath they are not answeing y e-mail:Hi. I’m sorry but I want to express some concerns . I applied as a seller about a week ago. Normally I would give a music library the benefit of the doubt because it is a very busy world we work in, but the concern is that you asked for a scan of my personal i.d. and are now not answering my e-mails. Could you please get back to me latest by Monday evening and let me know the status of my seller account, thanks!

    Also slightly worriesome is they are not u.s. based……..will post if I have any success hearing from them.

  8. “If the user registers as an Artist/Author, the registration requires an identity document with a photograph.”

    I know of no reasonable explanation for this requirement. It’s a potentially dangerous request.

    1. I have to admit that provision is keeping me from giving them a try. Does any other library have something like that in their agreement?

  9. I registered yesterday and had a look around. In the FAQs it says ‘How do I become a contributor? It’s easy. Please create an account and apply for a seller.’ I don’t see how to apply to be a seller. For those with tracks online, did you apply to be a seller before uploading your music?

    Also, I don’t see anywhere to put PRO info, is there a way of providing PRO details for your tracks?

    1. If you scroll down you should see it. Otherwise try another browser? I like the uploading process on here, very nice and streamlined. I uploaded about a week ago, and I know in the library world a week is nothing but did e-mail them as my status as seller is still listed as “not active”. If it is as well run as the site seems to be think I’m going to enjoy working with them. And the 55% share is better then most.

      1. Thanks Chuck. I tried two different browsers and I don’t see a field for PRO info. Do you see it when you are submitting a track and putting in the description and tags and so on? I do see a Document field where you can upload a document for model or property releases. Is this perhaps where we put our PRO information? I emailed them at the beginning of the week about this and about how to become an active seller, but haven’t received a reply yet.

  10. Does anyone know how long the review process usually takes? Ive uploaded about half my library so far(about 150 tracks) and its been a few days and theyre still in review

  11. I might give them ago, has anyone contacted them in regards to if they enter tracks in youtube contentID or not?

    1. Oh yes Chuck, I’ve uploaded alts, edits, stingers. Not to worry, the site seems to be just fine, I havn’t encountered any issues at all, unlike a few of the other new libs that started up about the same time as these guys.

    1. Hi fish80. I’ve been active with them for around 3 months. I’ve had seven sales so far. My pricing is about the same as the other libraries I’m in which is higher than a lot of the pricing that you will see on this particular site and some are higher than mine, which shows one doesn’t have to have a too low of a price to get sales. They pay out promptly, no issues there. The communication has been great, quick, very helpful and friendly. They promote themselves quite well, much better than some other libs I’m with. I like their 55% commission to the composer. They’re still quite new but it seems they have the right attitude and knowledge to have a fighting chance in the market, I feel more optimistic with them than some of the other new libs that have appeared this past while. At this time I have to say that’s it’s worth it to stick with them as they grow, it may turn out well in the future, it’s all to see of course !

      1. Nice to know, but the driver’s license passport thing is pretty sketchy to me. I’ll pass, unless there’s a really good explanation.

        1. Yes MichaelL , that puzzled me at first too and didn’t know what to make of it myself. Apparently, they encountered some fraud earlier on and it’s just a precautionary step they implemented along with withholding a very small percentage of each months sales which they then pay to the composer on the following 3rd pay out. A procedure they say will prevent the problem from occuring again. A very unconventional method to say the least which I don’t totally understand of course, but nothing out of the ordinary or negative has resulted out of it. It all has been very smooth without any issues at all.

          1. Hopefully someone from Stockeon can come on here and explain things more thoroughly, it would be much better coming from them than me, just in case I have a few things cross wired.

  12. Have any of you come across this before ? What are your thoughts ? I recently got sucked into a few unfortunate situations including a spambot pretending to be a music library, my bad as I should have looked at their email address more carefully. So I’m a bit paranoid with certain things now. This library wants a copy of your drivers license or passport when signing up [ as a photo attachment ]. The site looks legit, the agreement quite straight forward. but this photo ID thing is a first for me. Any thoughts, safe or ?

    1. I submitted this library to Art and I have been with them for 3 months now. It is a normal genuine micro stock library. Not much sales so far, but they are active in promoting their work (every 2 days or something a newsletter with promoting some stuff).

      For a micro stock site it was for me the first time as well to be honest and I have not figured out exactly why they requested it beside making sure they are dealing with a genuine person.
      Conclusion: safe site to submit music to 🙂

      1. Thank you jaapvisser. sincerely appreciated ! Yes, I looked at the pricing and it seems all over the place, from what I’ve read one can set their own pricing.

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