I´ve been reading this post very carefully, because I have been around since April and just 3 sales till now, and I would really like to know how to boost my sales or at least the visits to my portfolio page. Some of you guys have stated here that it is very important to upload the kind of music that potential buyers would buy. So what would you say buyers are looking for?? rock? pop? bluegrass? I ask this because I think for some of us it is some kind of cultural problem, because we dont necessarily consume the same advertising americans consume,just to say something.So what would you say buyers are looking for now? and really… how do you promote yourself? Would you give real-life examples?
As an American, I can tell you that most people from America go to royalty-free music websites for a) advertisements and b) corporate presentations
You’ll get your Flash people every now and then, but those people mostly get the free music off of Google or just use pop stuff illegally.
I think my best track is called “Walk that Walk” (a more upbeat pop/hip-hop rockish track), but it has zero sales! As a matter of fact, the 3 sales I’ve gotten have been on my “corporate” tracks that took me like five minutes to make
- the ones that are simple, upbeat, happy, and musically ridiculously simple-minded.
Strange…but that’s how it is. I think it depends what site you’re putting your stuff up on too. AJ is mostly people looking for “corporate” or “motivational” things, most likely for business presentations (at least according to the top sales, this seems to be the case).
With me being brand new to this site, I’m hardly a concrete authority. But I have spent a lot of time researching this site because, frankly, it intrigues me.
This site creates real opportunities, and you just have to play the game. It’s a game I’m still figuring out, but hopefully us newbies will get the hang of it soon!
Good luck, Appo
honestly, I’d like to make a piece of music that works perfectly in synch with someone’s film. I’ve never done a project like this before and I would love to have something like this to get myself acquainted.
I am new to the community and would love to dive into writing music for film. If anyone has any short film project that needs music, please contact me because I would love to do it simply for promotional purposes (that is, I’ll write a score for little to no money as long as I get the promotion and the rights to use my own music elsewhere as well)
Please contact me either here on Envato (AudioJungle) or at my e-mail: email@example.com (yes that’s an “L”, not an “i”)
thank you very much!
best of luck, Appo
wow, thanks everyone for the great responses. you are all extremely helpful. best of luck everyone!
I know, I only have five tracks uploaded so far, but I was curious if you guys had any general tips on how a newbie like me can boost my sales. I’ve only been with AudioJungle for two weeks and have had three sales.
I know I need to create public lists, get my page a little more together and add more songs to my portfolio, but what other things can I do to help promote myself?
this is interesting, thanks for your suggestions. i’m looking into getting better string brass sounds (the brass sounds in Pro Tools 9’s XPand!2 SUCK ). this thread is fantastic, please throw us more virtual orchestra instrument suggestions!
Please keep me in mind if you need audio, I would love to get involved with a project like this.
I had a composition soft rejected for having too long of silence in the end. I forgot to do what you suggested, but I will make sure to copy and paste the previous criticisms from now on…still waiting on my track “Credit the Strings” to be re-evaluated for approval. Good to know this info.