Nothings free, if you use that music your youtube video will be smothered with forced youtube advertising making it unwatchable. Anyone who seriously makes movies or youtube videos would not want that.
+1 Yes! Ok, I feel better now. Nice to know there is a catch to it!!
I’m not sure it’s a good idea to advertise it here.
Good point. I always assumed that clients don’t bother looking here but I guess some do. Anyway, it’s enough for me knowing that my fears are not unfounded…
So yeah moderators, go ahead and lock it up or remove it if you think it’s a dangerous topic.
@ Waderman: LOL very funny, you beat me to it. I was going to make the same joke.
@ Kabbalistic: Yeah I hadn’t heard of them either till I read the replies on Graham’s forum post. Some friends in advertising and production had told me about music houses before, which are essentially the same thing but more general (jingle houses also exist). Long of the short of it, these places rarely hire and consist of composers/producers who were friends/colleagues who liked working together, made insanely good music together and found people to sell it to. They don’t hire because generally they do what they do well and don’t feel the need to split the money more and also because many feel adding composers changes the feel/quality of the production. If you’re really interested in this sort of thing, consider setting up shop with a friend you work well with and seeing if you can get clients…
That was very fast! Congrats mate!! Heard your music when you first came in and Matt (AlumoAudio) recommended it. Good job!!!
Now I know this is hardly news, actually turns out this was quite a few months ago but I wanted to hear your opinions about this…
Actually I have about 3 topics I wanted to discuss with you all. Initially I was gonna open one on the whole “loops” issue and what you all thought about it but it seems like everything was pretty much covered in the original post.
But yeah, I produced a corporate video for a friend recently and as I was uploading/editing the details of the track I noticed that YouTube now offers it’s own Royalty Free Music. As you can imagine I was horrified. In the case of my account, most of my known clients are YouTubers with their own channels and I still assume that they account for around half my business (not quite sure as others have told me that Corporations making corporate videos/TV stations buy a lot here as well).
So what do you guys think? Do you think that these 150 tracks (last I checked) YouTube offers for free will hinder our sales here?
I certainly hope the guys that wrote those tracks got a handsome amount for unlimited downloads….
I know how you feel. I used to place a lot of tracks in the “classical-modern” and “small ensemble” as I felt that they were more classical in style than Cinematic, in my mind at the time Cinematic meant tracks with either very specific emotions tied to them like John Williams or Elmer Bernstein stuff or tracks that were modern and intense like Hans Zimmer stuff. The tracks I had written I felt were in the style of modern classical composers like Michael Nyman and Philip Glass so I felt they belonged in the “classical” section. Recently though, tracks I list as Classical have been moved to cinematic as I suppose the reviewers feel it is more appropriate there. So far they have always been right on calls of which section to place my music so I’ve always trusted them with this.
I think AudioJungle wants to make things clearer now so they are reserving the classical genre for that traditional style (I think if you write an original fugue in the style of JS Bach then it should get accepted there). But yeah, for modern classical style tracks they do put it in Cinematic now, which I can see why it belongs there.
Nonetheless, I still feel they should open up classical-modern for pieces that do sound like modern classical music. It’s a bit of a thin line at times with Cinematic so I understand where some problems can lie.
Sorry Jeff, also wanted to add my bit before this topic dies. I listened to your track and bits of your portfolio (both) and it’s all bloody amazing. No surprise you rose to a Silver Paw in (much) less than a year in your new exc. account. Congratulations mate, your music is amazing!!
Yay! Thanks. Happy New Year to you too!!
Great guy, great musician! Well deserved. Congrats mate!
I think the best selling argument of a track is KISS. Keep It Stupid Simple. That´s the hard lesson I learned as I love making SmoothJazz music with several chords you find in the Jazz sector and Latin rhythm style. But that are not the chords you need in the Corporate Music.
KISS the 4 chords and let a niche for some hours spending for your natur music passion.
+1 to Smooth Jazz. If it’s nice upload it anyway, I say. Chances are if you like it, someone else will like it too, and if you score two sales why say no to 17 bucks. That’s a nice meal somewhere LOL. But yeah, Jazz is a funny category here, as long as you go more along the lines of Smooth Jazz Kenny G rather than something like “Giant Steps” I think one can score a few jazz sales here on AJ. Or gypsy jazz… that sells really well here too!!