I appreciate the kindness everyone. For those of you who haven’t had an extended sale, I wish you the best of luck! You feel like you’re really rich for a second, and it’s great fun!
I haven’t had as many sales this month as last month, so I was shocked to find $35 that I wasn’t expecting in my account. It’s a great feeling, about the same feeling as I got when I received my first sale.
I was a bit shocked at which piece got the sale… A silly little depressing piano piece that I actually thought wouldn’t sell. I never can tell what things are going to do well, and what things aren’t… Haha.
Thanks for listening!
Awesome news! I hope to be that lucky in the future!
I have to say though, I am actually pretty impressed with the sales of my tracks. What I mean to say is that I was expecting to get no sales after the tracks sat for about a month, but to my surprise, after a month, they will get sales from time to time still!
Nice. I’d love to have 100 items within a year, but I doubt I’d have the time to do that much!
My sales have decreased. But hopefully that will change soon!
My favorite games: -Project: M (A fan made Super Smash Bros. Melee 2.0) -Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie -The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask -Portal 2 -World of Goo
As far as music goes, I would say anything written by Koji Kondo is gold. (Mario, Zelda, Starfox.) Also, Kingdom Hearts has a fantastic soundtrack.
I predict a sort of ‘fake’ indie movement. Where bands with a generic indie sound and major labels rise up and become popular. That’s already happening some, but I think it will become more popular before failing. Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a massive part of the music industry fail and/or reinvent itself. I think the radio will be replaced by personal radios like Pandora and Last.fm. I mean, back probably 20 years ago, if you listened to music, you most likely listened to the radio. I don’t touch the radio. There is NOTHING on it that I desire to hear. And I know I’m not even close to the only one that feels that way.
That being said, I think Jonah-B and adammonroe hit the nail on the head here. (As usual.) Due to the ever expanding technology of this earth, music can be seen as an amorphous blob that expands in all directions instead of a linear path that only moves forward.
MagnetStudios saidLMAO , as I’ve tried writing tracks with that exact instrumentation on several occasions and I just can’t seem to bring myself to finish them. It is indeed just so…formulaic. But kudos to the guys who have nailed that formula and have been monstrously successful with it. I too think they have perfected that sound and it’s rather useless trying to best them.
Unfortunately it seems to me that the vast majority of high sales music is the jingly jangly banjo/ukulele, celeste/Glock driven stuff that you hear on just about every major TV ad campaign.
Oh yes. It is very difficult to sit down and accept that you’ve got to write based on a formula. Every time I have done it so far… I have hated it. And the end result hasn’t been very good. But I have gotten some sales from it! So I guess it was almost worth it…
And Cinquequarti, I recommend you put out a corporate/motivational track every once in a while. Don’t stop writing other things and ONLY write corporate/motivational music. Just upload maybe two or three a month while also uploading the music you like to write. It will definitely increase sales, you won’t get really tired of it that way, and it will increase the amount of people who visit your profile. Most buyers here do go for the corp/motivational stuff. But they might be after something different later. So if you can prove to them that you can write quality motivational stuff, they will probably assume you can write other types of quality music. Then they will come back to your profile for other things!
In my experience, it really doesn’t matter that much. I think one of the bigger questions would be whether or not you want to use Logic. If you do, then Mac is the way to go. Otherwise, any computer will probably do you justice.
Macs do have an ‘artsy’ following though. People in college seem to get macs if they are going into music, art, graphics, etc. I’m not certain as to why though.
One thing I can say is that the hardware is very very quality when you go with Apple products.
The operating systems have advantages and disadvantages. I think Mac’s Operating System is superior (It’s updated more frequently), but not to the point where it should be a decision maker.
Another thing you should consider is familiarity. If you’re a Windows guy, and you’re switching to Mac, there are probably a lot of things that are going to take getting used to. And that means time and frustration. (At least it did for me…)
So I really can’t give you a solid answer. But I hope that can help you anyway.