Yes, absolutely but such a system will take time to implement (esp. in AJ time! LOL). Anyhow, read between the lines of my last sentence.
It’s very difficult and frustrating trying to make it in the marketplace as it is without people flaunting the rules for their own underhanded gain. What is exasperating is when these people actually get “rewarded” for these actions. I don’t think it’s feasible for Envato to check every track that is uploaded to AJ but one thing that they can and SHOULD do is run a background check on any files/authors that they select to be featured.
Cheers and good luck, Gari
Ah nice! And of course, congrats to the newly hired guys!
Right now, it’s all guess work and conjecture which isn’t helped by having no input from the horses mouth. If we know what the rules we are under, we could make better decisions on how to proceed, e.g. creating an exclusive account. I just don’t understand going from good (for me) sales to zero like a light switch. I could understand a gradual decline but not black and white changes.
I’m in the same boat as you Matt – I’m non-exclusive. Feb was great then March came and sales fell of a cliff. If being non-exc really is a factor then, given my sales numbers, there will be absolutely no point in uploading as there will be zero reward for it. I just hope that it’s just a quirk in this months search engine tests.
I suspect that your other approved 48KHz tracks slipped through the cracks. I personally just export WAVs and then use the free software Max to convert to other formats. I find this workflow quicker that exporting from the DAW (I use Cubase FWIW).
Congrats I hope it gets you some great exposure and sales!