Not for featured item. I had the featured item one week and whilst I did get the badge a day earlier, that was just because I noticed it. I got no email or notification of sorts (side from the extra badge, which one may not notice if they aren’t paying attention)
Hey Waderman, Took a look at your site and portfolio. Really love your stuff man, your lounge and chill music is out of this world! It’s really good and very commercial.
To be honest, I’m quite surprised you don’t have more sales. Your site is very clean, well designed and organised; you have relevant and well thought out packs and your tracks have a very nice feel to them. Also you have focused a lot on chill and lounge music. That’s good, you’re building a brand for yourself and I”m sure once you’ve been here a bit longer lots of your clients will come back looking for more!
If you’ll allow a bit of positive criticism from one author to another, I think perhaps some of your tracks may be in the wrong category. I was listening around and some of them I imagined more in the RnB section or in the Jazz section. I think that may help your sales more.
But aside from that I am surprised that sales are slow for you, but as we all know sales here on AJ are far from predictable. My Jan. and Feb were awful but my March and April were great. There is no knowing when you will do well and when you won’t, you just have to hope!
May I also say, I love the whole Nautical/Ocean theme you have going on your account. I love the titles, the music even your name… Waderman, that means “Water-man” right. Love it! It’s great to see an account that has a singular theme like that, and I promise my friend that people will notice and will come back for more. So keep at it and keep making great music!
I LOVE this song by SYmphony of Spectres. I think it fits with EXACTLY what you want:http://audiojungle.net/item/fight-for-your-freedom/129151
Thanks again to everyone for the advice! TortoiseTree, I forced myself to sit in front of MKR last night and diligently listen to the music they were using, drove my wife crazy with my constant music production comments interrupting the ‘suspense’ of the show!Righto, operation upgrade is all go for me, going to spend the next few weeks delving into sound libraries and new computers, then back to composing!
LOL! My sister loves that show and I also drive her nuts going “Ha! I knew it, tremolo strings with low bells… looks like the food isn’t good… Oh, ukelele and bells it must be tasty!!”
Teaches you how to taste with your ears LOL
Interesting idea for the next track eh? “Suspenseful Tasting of the White Truffle Pasta”....
The reviewers would NEVER approve that title LOL!!!
Yes, Music packs may be approved slightly sooner, however, single tracks that are submitted to the music pack queue “mistakenly” are not. Also, any “packs” that do not contain tracks that are already in the library are not accepted. Just sayin’
+1 to that. That’s really cheap, “mistakenly” putting a track on packs just to get it seen sooner. Besides, if I’m not wrong the only reason packs are reviewed faster is because there is less to review, not because they get higher priority.
Holy cow, I’m mistyping everywhere today. I meant…
If Phil has 1000 sales on 5/26/2013 YOU will buy one of MY tracks.
If Phil does not have 1000 sales on 5/26/2013 I will buy one of YOUR tracks.
Sorry for the confusion….but it looks like no one will dabble in the game of chance anywayI just thought it’d be fun.
I’m normally a sporting man and I like to take bets, thing is it really goes against the grain to bet against Phil Larson since he’s such a nice guy. Think of something else we can bet on and then I think you’ll have more takers.
Eight days on my last pack… but packs are different to songs though as they take less time to review.
I checked out your portfolio. I pretty much agree with quite a few people here that you are definitely a very musical person (and may I say a very good pianist) but the limitations of your samples may be hurting you.
But, at the same time I think it’s more of a combination of other items. First of all your portfolio is heavily invested on logos. It’s very hard to sell logos, that market is very competitive. Also logos rely more on sound design than musicality and sadly, with older samples it’s hard to compete.
Your music itself is quite good and whilst many feel your sounds are old sounding, that can be worked around. May I ask, what are you working with? Because I’ve seen authors here use pretty basic programs and still do quite well. There’s one bloke, who uses a lot of retro sounds and he has a silver paw!
Anyway, long of the short of it. I tell you what I tell everyone. Play to your strengths. On the “management” level I think you’re doing an excellent job. Your homepage is beautiful, you make relevant and useful packs and you vary your portfolio. You’ve really done your homework there and deserve a pat on the back for doing so.
On the “composing” level I also think you’re really strong, you are a very musical person. I think it’s the part in between that needs work. Yes, get better sounds but you can do that slowly. Your portfolio is piano heavy so I’d start there, get some great piano sounds… then move to drums, bass etc… It doesn’t have to be an expensive venture besides, the Australian dollar is really strong versus the USD right now so go ahead and buy that stuff online.
Another thing I’d recommend is check out the clientele. Since you also live here in Aus I can give you some shows that use TONS of stock music and probably buy from here. Check out shows like Top Gear, Masterchef, My Kitchen Rules. They use tons of it. Let’s discuss the cooking shows, when the judges are tasting they always use this percussive low strings cinematic music, but when they are giving praise in comes the corporate motivational music.
The clues are there man. Go for gold and keep composing!