Sony owned Grouper.com is offering revenue sharing to content producers in exchange to exclusive rights to stream their work. I don’t know if this offer is being extended to all producers on Grouper but my sketch comedy group got an invitation yesterday.
The payment structure looks like this:
|Streams (per Submission)||Incremental Payments ($US)|
|Each 100,000 thereafter, up to 5 million||100|
Note that the payments only kick in if an individual video reaches 50,000+ streams. Not the entire account of videos. Metacafe’s payment structure is similar.
If these sites are serious about gaining market share on YouTube they need to make the prospect of getting paid more attainable by offering account-wide payment benchmarks. They are asking producers to give up an awful lot of exposure by shunning YouTube, MySpace and others.