UPDATED 17:48 UK: PhotoArchiveNews.com reader – pro photographer George Solomonides – is up and running with his Paya page and told us:
“Hi Will, Thanks for today’s news. I’ve uploaded some of my Facebook albums to PAYA to see what it’s like.
Seems pretty straight forward to use so let’s see. The idea seems pretty good and might give some of the big boys a run for their money in due course. (Well, one can hope anyway)!
‘I suspect that very much like Alamy it’s going to be a numbers game if you hope to actually have a regular income from it but as Alamy don’t stop you from submitting the same pictures to other outlets it will certainly be worth uploading everything that’s on Alamy to Paya as well. (At least for a period to see which gets more hits. I also quite like the fact that you can use flat rates which you set yourself (for better or for worse).’
Posted 13:00 UK
A photo agency for the new era of digital content producers – selling image content made easy
Watch the short video for a quick guide to what Paya it does
Denver based digital storage and licensing platform T3 Media have launched a photo agency for the new era of stock phototography The new platform provides all video and stills content creators, pro, amateur and citizen a selling platform that pulls and licenses content directly from a photographers website, You Tube, Vimeo, Flickr or Twitpic pages (and hundreds of other pro and citizen content platforms) and then returns 80% on sales. – it’s called Paya – pronounced ‘Pay-ya’.
PhotoArchiveNews.com previewed the platform with T3 Media CEO Kevin Schaff last week, he told us: “Paya not only links directly to your content it also pulls in your metadata, the content can remains on your chosen content platform. Once you have registered with Paya we lable the content as licensable – which then activates the buying platform with prices set by you.”
T3 say: ‘Paya ™, the world’s index of licensable content™ – New Platform Unlocks Commerce for Billions of Assets by Enabling Distribution across the Web and Putting Creators in Control.’
Paya’s model opens up a range of untapped content markets for buyers and sellers. This includes everything from professionally shot stock photography or video and citizen journalism to sports licensing and photo services around areas such as travel, weddings, and school events. Paya can also serve as a licensing engine for films, documentaries, shorts and other content. A new platform for buyers to discover and request content is also presented with Paya. With the “I Wanna Paya” tool, a buyer can find content anywhere on the Web and create an open Paya listing to send to the owner requesting to buy it. The seller can then review and agree to terms and manage the transaction through Paya.
“Content creation has radically outpaced distribution and Paya offers powerful tools to unlock content’s value,” said Kevin Schaff, CEO and Founder of T3Media. “Traditional, centralized licensing channels only serve a tiny fraction of the billions of photos and videos being created. Our company has nearly a decade of experience with content access and licensing and we believe that Paya is a game changer in opening up a more than $15 billion market for content in a wide range of existing and new uses.”
When you are planning the price Paya has already input a pricing guide which you can just defult to… simple and immediate!!
Pro content creators can also store master files on the platform to cut out photo buyers having to contact them to request hi res content.
See, search and license here: www.paya.com
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Forbes Magazine have covered the launch here: Now For Sale: YouTube Videos And Facebook Photos