Podcast 120: IWC Lawsuit, Adult Industry Tackles Racism, Tips to Maximize Content
Episode 120: iWantClips Lawsuit, Industry Resources Tackle Racism in Adult, and Tips to Maximize your Content
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(Camland Podcast) LiveJasmin launches mainstream influencer site – Popular European cam site LiveJasmin has launched a live streaming site aimed at mainstream lifestyle influencers called Jasmin. 90s superstar Pamela Anderson has been tapped as Creative Director for Jasmin and the former Playboy Playmate will also be appearing daily on the site.
(Camland Podcast) The European Summit reveals new Prague dates – Following the re-scheduling of the 2020 AWSummit to late August, another European event has been delayed by COVID-19 concerns. The European Summit (TES) in Prague has been tentatively re-scheduled for October 30 to November 2, 2020 at the Vienna House Diplomat Hotel. The decision to either go ahead with or cancel the event will be made in August.
(Camland Podcast) BentBox Booty Beauty Contest – Content sales site BentBox has launched a month-long contest that’s all about the butt! The contest is open to all content producers on BentBox, and you can enter any time before the contest ends on June 30, 2020. The winners will be chosen by the number of contest boxes sold, not by total revenue, and the top 3 will win cash prizes on top of their regular revenue from boxes sold.
(Camland Podcast) Streamate Best Face Forward Contest (June 7-11, 2020) – Popular private show cam site Streamate is running their Best Face Forward contest from June 7 to 11, 2020 (using GMT time zone). The contest winners will be determined by adding the eligible earnings from your best two days during the 5 day contest. There will be a live leader board during the contest that will show your placement using your top two days so far. There is also an additional streaming bonus available to models who stream 15+ hours during the contest.
(Camland Podcast) Geoblock fails on Mega.Fans, CamWithHer – SNR Productions, the company behind sites including Mega.Fans and CamWithHer, has contacted models to inform them that the geoblocking feature on their sites is currently non-operational. The email was sent to models on Sunday, June 7, 2020 and does not specify when the geoblocking feature stopped working, but estimates that it could take up to 2 days to resolve the issue.
(Camland Podcast) JustFor.Fans Quarantine Scene contest winners – JustFor.Fans has announced the winners of its Quarantine Scene contest. The winning video featured whozyourzaddy, lucaschampagne, damagedbttm, jacksonhoodxxx, and liamcyberxxx. Those performers will split the top prize of $2,000. Two videos were chosen as runners up, and the socially-distant performers who appeared in both videos will split $1,000 between them. JFF also announced that they will be also be donating $3,000 to Black Lives Matter to match their contest prize pool.
(Camland Podcast) MV Live token sale (ends June 29, 2020) – Manyvids is promoting its MV Live camming feature with a major discount on tokens. Until June 29, 2020 members can buy 50 tokens for $1. According to the announcement, there is a banner on all MV Live cam rooms that members can click to take advantage of the offer.
(Camland Podcast) Silverstein Legal launches Adult.Law service – Adult industry attorney Corey Silverstein has launched a new service to provide for the legal needs of the adult entertainment industry. Adult.Law provides legal resources and services on a subscription basis, with plans at different price points to suit different needs. Silverstein has also hired the legendary Siouxsie Q to host educational videos and act as a brand ambassador.
(Camland Podcast) Cam4 x NSFW RELIEF Digital Sex-tival: June 12-13, 2020 – Cam4 has teamed up with NSFW (the New Society for Wellness, a private member’s only club) to present Relief, a two-day digital festival focused on all things sex, kink, and sexual wellness. There are panel sessions with sex-positive educators, a virtual strip club performance, BDSM workshops, a live sex cam show, and more!
(Camland Podcast) Clips4Sale promises more diversity in promotions – Clips4Sale has announced that they are working on several ways to make their platform more inclusive. They are highlighting black models and studios in the “Model Spotlight” and “Feature” sections of the website throughout June, and promise to make those featured sections more diverse in the future. Clips4Sale has also revealed that they will be forming an advisory council to support the site in future decision-making.
(Webcam Startup) Content Maximization in Camming and Clips – Stretching Your Content can help you generate success as a cam model or pornstar. In the world of camming and clip creation the name of the game is to work smarter, not harder. The key to doing that is taking 1 piece of content and using it as promotion on various sites.
(Camland Podcast) APAG Town Hall: Ending Racism in the Industry – The Adult Performers Actors Guild (APAG) hosted a town hall style meeting on Sunday, June 7, 2020 to discuss ending racism in the adult entertainment industry. Chaired by APAG board member India Morel, the meeting was open to all performers and, as no recording of any type was permitted, the meeting was promised to be a safe space to share performer stories and experiences of racism in the adult industry.
(Camland Podcast) XBIZ Virtual Town Hall on Race in Adult Production – Industry publication XBIZ hosted an open meeting on racism in the adult industry on June 10, 2020. The meeting was specifically targeted at production and performers, with a second meeting on June 11, 2020 planned for the adult retail and pleasure products sector. Moderators Lotus Lain, Mickey Mod, and Shine Louise Houston were part of a star-studded panel featuring voices like Lexington Steele, Natassia Dreams, and Misty Stone.
(Camland Podcast) IWantClips sued by shareholder – Femdom video sales site IWantClips, still recovering from self-inflicted crises involving model information security breaches, has now found itself involved in a lawsuit. IWantClips is claiming this lawsuit is frivolous and claims that successful businesses attract frivolous lawsuits.
Site Of The Week
IWantClips – Our site of the week is IWantClips because of their involvement in an active lawsuit involving shareholders that they did not want the public to be aware of due to their lack of an announcement, and for serving a performer with a cease and desist notice for making performers aware of the lawsuit. Performers have the right to know about things happening behind the scenes at a company, and this includes any active lawsuits that could potentially impact performers. While each site is ultimately left to their own devices when it comes to making announcements about lawsuits and legal issues, it was very unfortunate to see such a serious lawsuit not being touched on until it was outed by a performer. IWantClips has proven a pattern of lack of interest in communicating publicly with models when the same performer who posted about the lawsuit also posted about clip artists private information being leaked.
Model Tip of the Week
Staying informed about things happening in the industry can help you better prepare for problems that may arise and impact your earnings and reputation as a performer. Do your due diligence for sites that you decide to sign up for, ask opinions from fellow industry members, and remember that it’s important to not put all of your eggs into one basket!