Posts by TortoiseTree

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TortoiseTree says

Yes! It is worth making a name for yourself here in the communities and it’s very entertaining and interesting knowing other people’s backgrounds, opinions etc. I almost feel like we all work in a giant office and this is the water cooler around where we all talk. It’s pretty fantastic and is a great thing to do after you’ve checked your sales. Also some of the advice I’ve been given here has been incredibly useful to me.

Also remember that the envato high brass also read the forums and it’s worth letting them know who you are. All the AudioJungle authors in the corporate bundle (aside from being great musicians and writing really catchy stuff LOL) are authors that have been very active in the community and I definitely think that helped them!

599 posts
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TortoiseTree says

Hey maybe if we did not have a “real” job we would not enjoy AJ as much as we do now :)

+1. I always write the best music for AJ when I get home after a long day. During my holidays when I designate time to write, the “not very good stuff” comes out. If you quit your job and make this the main thing everything will change. You will be personally affected if you have a no/low sale day. If you’re young and single go for it, but if you have a wife and kids like lots of other authors here, maybe it’s not the best choice.

I really urge you not to quit your job. The money from the job can help you get better gear, eat out when you want to write music the whole night and generally make your life easier.

And I am speaking from experience here. I had a go at giving my music career a full-time effort and leaving my engineering career. I found that my money drained real fast and to undertake a lot of the business strategies I wanted I needed more money. Yes, given I was living in Boston where things are pretty expensive but still… I think this proves true in many countries.

Two guys that have recently decided to go at this full time are AlumoAudio and Basspartout. They have very interesting posts concerning going non-exclusive or exclusive and you may find some useful tips there if you do decide to go at this full-time.

I hope that helps.

599 posts
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TortoiseTree says

Ok, ok, quit this thread. Bad idea. Better keep the Music Pack with only one author.

10 points for thinking out of the box man! I’ve had tons of crazy ideas I’ve shot out here in the forums which have been berated by fellow authors. It’s nice to have a place where we feel that maybe the “upper management” is reading to get feedback on the site…

599 posts
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TortoiseTree says
599 posts
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TortoiseTree says

This is a bad idea IMO, it would just mean the author hosting it would get more recognition, and buyers would start to think that the hosting author was the author of all the items. It would get messy far, far to quickly.

+1 From me. Whilst I’m all for innovation I just don’t see this working. As it is the actual system used for pricing packs is hazy enough as it is (you may think you know the system but the reviewers will surprise you). There are also tons of other complications, authors removing songs making the packs invalid, the logistics of making the pack exist (getting approved consent from all authors). It’s sticky… envato hates sticky.

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TortoiseTree says

For SFX I have seen a list. For music, no. They really should make a list though.

On that subject…

Does AJ really need more corporate motivational files? Whilst it is the best selling genre here I can’t help but think that maybe it’s time to start lessening this genre or really having stricter quality control on this genre. (I wonder if reviewers get tired of hearing these tracks) Some of you may remember a recent occurrence where 2 authors had very similar tracks published on the same day and we pointed it out on the forums. I honestly believe that it is possible for it to happen as a lot of similar ideas end up converging on this genre.

What do you guys think?

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TortoiseTree says

I don’t know about you guys, but as for me I’ve sold very little in the corporate section for 3-4 months now. I think ever since certain authors who have really “specialised” themselves in corporate-motivational music moved into the picture the market has “died” for those that just dabble in it.

So long of the short of it, the bundle’s existence doesn’t affect me too much.

I have way higher chances selling tracks on other genres these days….

599 posts
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TortoiseTree says

Ok… clearly a lot of authors here have very established careers. I’ve never even heard of agents that sell my music for me. I guess I should look into that, I always assumed everyone here was self-represented like myself.

But yeah, on the other end I think there are plenty of “willing gladiators” as RandomNoise so epically put it. I’ll be honest, I really need the money right now (especially as I’m learning how expensive Sydney is) and I also want to advance my career anyway possible and this definitely beats doing student film projects for free. So yeah, “they have my lance” should they ask for it.

I definitely understand why an author with an established career/one who makes a lot here on AudioJungle can do without this type of work. But I think there are plenty of mid-rank authors like myself who are ready to do the work hence I think microlance should have an audio section.

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TortoiseTree says

Hey guys, checked out the new microlancer marketplace that envato just launched. First of all, well done envato it’s very cool and I think it’s a pretty neat idea. But now to the elephant in the room that I think all the AudioJungle authors who will visit it will notice:

How come Audio services have been omitted?

Yeah, this program is fantastic for PhotoDune, GraphicRiver etc. authors but I think our boys here at AudioJungle can definitely hold our own there too.

I have seen the current prices on the site and I understand some authors here won’t work at that price but I think plenty of others will.

I’d love to hear from the dev’s if perhaps something for Audio is being developed. I do understand that it’s still Beta but I’d like to know if it is a possible new way for some of us to get more work.

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TortoiseTree says

same here. maybe it is time to have a dedicated category? or even be able to put an item into 2 categories?? I can imagine it would help customers a lot, too.

+1. Yes! I would love either one of those things to come through. I’m sure if we had a dedicated games category and then sections there for loops, space games, learning games. I mean yeah theoretically game dev’s could look in the same sections but I feel composing for a video game and for a TV show are different games!

I would also love to be able to submit in more than one category but I can understand this would have lots of problems for the site!

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