Never though about that it matters when you upload an item. Helpfull thread, thanks
It really doesn’t for most genres. A lot of people here do jump on the “corporate/motivational” bandwagon and since those tracks move pretty quickly (there’s at least a dozen new ones every day) it can be important for some authors. Of course if you’re a top author here with some brand recognition, then yeah customers will search through your library for your stuff so I think day of approval matters a lot less for them.
But really if you’re song is in any of the other genres aside from the two I mentioned earlier (and maybe cinematic/romantic that one also moves quite fast) I’d say your item will stay in front for that genre for nearly a week, if not longer depending on the genre (some of my choral music and packs have been at the front of their respective pages for nearly half a year LOL)
Hey guys, It’s been a year now since I really started trying to really make money as a musician and a lot of thoughts have been buzzing through my head. I really went out on a huge campaign to make something of my career and at the end I found that AudioJungle was the biggest success of it all. Yeah, me and my team aren’t the best selling composers here, far from it actually but of all my ventures it’s still here that shows most promise for me.
Earlier in the year I had actually set up a jingle company and a wedding band. I invested a lot of time and money in both and at the end things didn’t pan out with either but oddly enough here on AJ I was seeing progress despite the fact that the only real investment here was time and effort (of course still very important) but at least relatively smaller financial investments compared to the other two.
Very few clients ever look at the forum so I don’t mind admitting that currently AJ represents the brightest beacon in my music career. I know most of us like to put a lot of accolades on our accounts and profiles saying we’ve done this and that (I, for one will admit that I like to do this) but I am interested to know if most of you are able to successfully maintain a great music career aside from AudioJungle or whether this is the main thing for you.
If you have any other thoughts or feelings about this, or just wanna share stories about your music careers they are most welcome! I think it’s really cathartic to share our experiences, pains and victories in the tough world that is the music industry!
Most of my sales occur between 9:00 am New York time till about 8:00 pm LA time. I’ve discussed this with a lot of authors here and it really looks like most clients are American. I did have a short period where a lot of my sales happened earlier than that and I suspect I may have had a few European clients.
It seems AudioJungle is not widely known in asia. I’ve only seen a handful of Asian authors and during Asian working hours I normally don’t see sales.
As for approval day, unless it’s a really popular and fast moving genre like corporate/motivational or cinematic/action-adventure I really don’t think it’s too important as your item will stay up at the front of that genre for a week or so…
Hola Carlos, I think it would be 8 regular licenses. I think that’s the fairest option. Legally I’m not sure… But in my opinion there are 8 episodes and each license you sell is single use. Extended licenses are for when you make a new product for sale, which he really hasn’t so I don’t think it’s that.
I think 8 is the best option as it is affordable, and it helps your item as it shows 8 additional sales on it. Let’s hear what the others think as I’m sure they will chime in!
TortoiseTree saidHaha thats really is amazing, not complaining on the current review time though, I think it’s pretty decent, but I wish I found this site earlier
E-Flex saidI remember, in the summer of 2012, for a few glorious instances I actually saw one day approvals! It was amazing! Most of that summer was 2-3 day approvals anyway but on a few lucky occasions I would see my track approved within 48 hours of submission (and even 24 hours sometimes).
Could it take less than 5 days for an item to be reviewed? wow..
LOL, that’s how I felt a year ago when I joined. I don’t think you’re too late. You’re coming in at a moment of high volumes of sales (but also tracks). As long as you have a strong and consistent portfolio and you upload often enough I think you should have no problems making a name for yourself here!
Could it take less than 5 days for an item to be reviewed? wow..
I remember, in the summer of 2012, for a few glorious instances I actually saw one day approvals! It was amazing! Most of that summer was 2-3 day approvals anyway but on a few lucky occasions I would see my track approved within 48 hours of submission (and even 24 hours sometimes).
@ BuddhaBeats. That was really interesting, what you said about the track you had to cut down and how you felt the composer was just writing music rather than making stock music with an end-user in mind. Here on the AJ forums we have very little client activity let alone end-user activity to it’s great to hear from someone that is connected to the final product.
If you don’t mind sharing with us, what particular traits make a piece very bad for stock music purposes? What made that piece hell to edit?
I’ll be honest, even though I do try to imagine the use for an end-user I am also horribly guilty of uploading tracks I enjoyed writing with little thought of how and where the track would be used….
Really interresting analysis. So it´s better to upload let´s say 4 versions of your song in one zip file. 3x ~ 2:00 (Full, no drums, with claps) and one shorter version around 1:00 This should be perfect for AJ if the song is perfect
I’m guessing it is. I just did some number work and that is what the numbers say. Anyone else with a calculator and some free time can verify my facts. I think it would increase your saleability assuming the music is good, but of course look at the top authors here and none of them really do this whole 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, business.
On my end I did it tons when I first got here (and still do it occasionally) and it has not yielded any special sales. I think it does increase the chances of a sale versus a no sale, but end of the day a lot of the end users can edit music and often do…..
If you’re not making money from it then it’s absolutely legal. For example, if you have one of those “partnership program” accounts where you earn per click then it’s a big no-no. But if you’re just doing it for fun then uploading a video of you doing it then it’s 100% legal. I mean that’s freedom of speech for goodness sake.
As for Christmas songs it depends. If it’s a song in the public domain like “Jingle Bells” and “Oh, Christmas Tree” then that too is absolutely ok as the original composers’ families no longer have stake on the royalties as the works have entered the public domain.
If youtube is giving you problems on either situation I mentioned (either you’re not doing it for money or the song is public domain) I’d kick up a fuss as that goes against your rights!
I found this bit really interesting:
20% of authors get 80% of the business
80% of the business comes from 20% of the clients
Statistically that definitely proves true for AJ. If anything I’d say it’s 10:90 ratio (but that’s because there are lots of authors with just 1 or 2 sales skewing the numbers)