It Pays To Complain: 500px now gives photographers 70% of revenue
500px generated a big controversy among photographers rights advocates (eg photographers) when it announced in early February that photographers would only get 30% of the revenue from every sale. A firestorm ensued, and finally, the fruit of the complaint labor paid off, this month 500px announced that photographers will get 70% of the revenue from every sale.
The 70-30 split is an increasingly popular split between the creators and the infrastructure, including iTunes and Google Play.
And here's where this reversal potentially becomes great news for photographers. 500px has a minimum license price of $250, so photographers can make a minimum of $175 per license (70% of $250).