Yeah, so that comes out to 42/5 = 21… I guess the reviewer had his reasons for making it 20.
It’s by the tracks in it, not by the length. I’ll show you with some maths:
Imagine a pack with 4 songs:
2×11 USD songs
2×14 USD songs
That comes out to a value of 22 + 28 = 50 USD
Then they divide this value by half.
So the pack would be priced at 25 USD.
Here’s the thing though, it’s not always priced like that reviewers often alter prices for reasons only they know so the rule I showed you earlier, whilst applicable to most cases, isn’t always true.
I have noticed through that if you make a pack consisting of low selling songs, the price of the pack is lower than the formula I described earlier.
I’ve seen his non-exclusive stuff on tons of sites. There are very few sites that don’t have him. I suspect he makes enough from this gig to do it full time.
If I did this full time I think I could do maybe half or a third of what he did in a span of three years like he did. Thing is, I’d really run out of inspiration/ideas…
Correction, make that around 900. If you include his VideoHive files you’re looking at more than 1000!
That man is a BOSS
Plastic3 would be your man. He has like 800 files between his two accounts and they’re all music. At one point he “owned” 1% of all AudioJungle files!!
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!
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.
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…
My bad… there is also music they don’t want.
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.