Hi gyus! Hi Sweetwaveaudio. I’m sorry, but it is not my fault. I am really confused with such search results. That’s strange and I hope developers will fix it soon!! PS. But that’s all about 3-word phrase “uplifting pop-rock”. Try other keywords – everything is fair.
I know it’s not your fault, I just noticed that it was pretty unusual. I didn’t try many more search terms so I don’t know about the other results. I just tried a term that I thought would result in my music being found but this wasn’t the case at all. I guess we’ll see what happens. In the mean time, you should encourage people to search for “uplifting pop rock” haha. I’m sure you’ll do well Thanks for reply. Really don’t mean to sound like I’m having a go at you.
I know a lot of people have been noticing drastic sales drops this month, myself included, so I tested the search engine for my music and it’s nowhere to be seen. I have a large number of tracks that contain the words “uplifting pop rock” in description and tags yet I only found 3 or 4 in the first 13 pages! Christmas music which doesn’t have “uplifting pop rock” anywhere is showing up before my tracks and for some reason around pages 7 to 11 almost the entire portfolio from Twisterium is listed whether the tracks are related or not. I’m not having a go at them, just saying its strange. If dubstep and Christmas music show up before my tracks then what’s the point in uploading at all? I’m sure there’s many more people who will be affected by things like this so I hope it’s looked at very soon.
I’ve had a few average weeks recently but I’ve not uploaded anything for a little while compared to normal because I’ve been away. April has started as the slowest month I’ve had since I opened my account. This week especially is on course to be my worst ever week. Very strange. I know sales are unpredictable but when Allegro and Alumo are saying similar things it makes me wonder what’s going on.
I just discovered today that one of my tracks has been used for a new national ad campaign for the UK newspaper The Mirror. A happy/corporate advert with an optical illusion dog. Its a track from my un-exclusive portfolio so it could have been bought from a number of websites. I suspect i probably earned about 10 dollars from it though. Its nice to know big companies like your music but it would also be nice to get a music credit to make up for the tiny amount of cash earned. I suppose thats just how it is though. Someone making a college video can pay the same as a national tabloid newspaper.
Whilst high-end equipment is great to have I don’t think its vital to make the best tracks. Imagination and a good ear can’t be bought. My best selling track with over 1000 sales was composed and recorded using a 2nd hand mac mini, a cheap 10 year old Yamaha electric guitar and it was mixed using cheap speakers from an old CD player. It’s all I had…but it turned out great and was featured by Audiojungle. I then used the money I made from this track to buy new monitors and carried on upgrading from my sales income until I had a decent set-up. What I currently use isn’t top of the range but it works for me so Im happy.
I’ve done this also. I started last year when I improved my mastering technique. I’ve not re-mastered anything for about 2 months but I’ve spent many hours re-working the older tracks. Thanks for this post. It’s reminded me I need to finish what I started!
I just tried finding some of my music. Absolute nightmare. If often use the tags “motivational” “indie” and “pop” and loads of $1 cartoon pop noises show up before my music simply because they are called Pop. What about the other two words I entered into the search??? Oh well…. here’s to a quiet February.
Very sorry to hear what happened but its great that you’re getting back on the AJ scene. I agree with everyone that you should start a fresh profile. I have a few ideas regarding your existing tracks. I’ll email you
Congratulations Matt. Didn’t know you were a bassist. Us rhythm section guys are doing ok . All the best.
Congratulations to my buddy Simon on being this weeks featured author! Probably the best producer I know (he knows a lot more than me!) so he deserves the recognition. Hopefully the extra dollars start rolling in!