Posts by TimMcMorris

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TimMcMorris says

Thanks for the replies friends, think I will P.M one of you soon. I have to look at that widget to see if that’s possible for what I would like. Appreciate it :)

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TimMcMorris says
Yes, she is beautiful. What breed of dog is she? I’ve always loved dogs that have that wolf look.

Thanks :)

She’s a pure-bred Siberian Husky. Though I live in Canada, we are in the far south where summers can get extremely hot. She has acclimatized very well and funnily, prefers warmer weather. If it gets too hot she will dig up the ground somewhere so she can lay in the mud to be cooler haha…. luckily for us we have a deck now and she’ll just go under there if it’s too hot.

One downfall to Huskys is the shedding (if they are going to be inside a lot like ours likes to be). They shed twice a year, and when they do, it’s out of control. You can literally pull clumps and clumps of hair out when the time comes. So for those who like spotless homes, prepare to vacuum twice a day if you want this dog :)

730 posts All things are possible, for one who believes.
  • Won a competition
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Located in Canada
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
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TimMcMorris says

 photo Lexy-Before-and-After.jpg

My wonderful friend Lexy – had her since she was 5 weeks old, she is now 9 years. We have had so many adventures over the years, and still have lots more to go :superbashfulcute:

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TimMcMorris says
The only way to get a “hit” is for it to be exposed on the front page

Well, not quite the ONLY way, but it sure helps of course. In fact, my top 5 selling songs were never featured.

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TimMcMorris says
what i am enraged about is the fact that the things dont work the same for all. if everybody got the same amount of concern and respect from the site, it would be ok. but when you’re clearly making efforts to promote just a select few, how can i agree?

also, when having only 15 clips makes me 28 bucks in a month, and months later, when having over 70 clip i get 22 bucks in sales, you know what that tell me?

it tells me: stop working, stop trying to make better clips (or more), because the work you put in is not direct proportional with the results you will have. in other words, work or not work, upload or stop uploading, its not gonna matter too much. so i ask you, where is the incentive for me in that? why would i support aj and do my work for the better, if better is not showing?

aj should better bring some major changes and results that correspond to contributors’ work in a directly proportional manner, else they’re running an absurd business.

i thought of this many a times, the only reason i see why this is like it is, is that the site is very happy just dealing with the elite sellers, and dont give a * on the rest. now sure, i cant expect them to approve that :)) its a polittically correct world :)

Friend, I am sorry to say you are a little out on the deep end on this one.

The bottom line is that the world isn’t “fair”. This is a business, and Envato has the right to run it the way they like. No one is forcing us to sell our music here, and perhaps you’ve forgotten that every elite author was once a brand new author that had to work to get where they are today.

Believe it or not, not every song that gets exposure sells. Equal opportunity exposure, if that were possible, would still produce buyer favorites – it’s how the world works.

So what happens next then? How about we penalize tracks that do well?! Don’t want sales to get out of control after all. It’d be a shame if those big selling items kept bringing back buyers to buy from the site (and others) over and over again. Or maybe we should pool all the sales together and divide them evenly among all authors? :D …hmmm I think there is a name for that.

Do you think that Coca-cola tells the supermarket where the bottles must go on their shelves? Sell your music here if you like, but understand that this is a business and they don’t have to promote you or meet your demands.

Even if they wanted to promote 5 authors for all of eternity it’s their right. It’s THEIR business and THEIR site :) If there was a enormously better way of doing this we would all be there right now instead of here wouldn’t we? Have you considered that a “promote everyone” strategy may actually weaken the economy of the site?

Now, I am for improvement and change just like you are. I want more licensing options. I want an improved search engine. I think it would be great for additional ways for people to be discovered. However there are so many assumptions being made. What if the new search actually makes your files harder to find because of the fierce keyword and description competition? What if buyers don’t care about the additional pages for new items or “hidden gem” items?

I’ve really said everything I’ve said to make one point actually: There is a way to go about bringing positive change to the marketplaces, and from experience I can tell you that you are going to only end up frustrating yourself with how you are approaching things.

Peace.

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TimMcMorris says

Hi friends :) Tim McMorris from AJ here,

I have a need for a plug-in, but haven’t been able to find anything. Maybe I’ve missed it and it exists or maybe it needs to be developed!

What I am looking for, is a WP plug-in that can created an audio playlist using iTunes song urls (or any other way, as long as I can choose what singles or albums go into the list).

Basically, I have a number of songs for sale on itunes and I want to be able to use the itunes album art and song preview that is used on iTunes and reflect that inside a player on my web site.

This would not just be a good plug-in for me, but for countless artists with music on itunes who want to allows their fans to preview and buy music from their site.

Thanks very much for the help!

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TimMcMorris says

An enormous congratulations to Envato and to the people who have worked hard to make this possible. This is one of the greatest advances in a very long time and will be an amazing cross promotional tool to have at our disposal. This creates a whole new level of great exposure possibilities for both authors and AudioJungle!

This goes to show us once more that while some changes don’t happen as quickly as we’d like them to, AudioJungle has been consistent in improving the marketplace for its authors and buyers over the years – and I am confident that this trend will continue.

So thanks Envato for making this the best marketplace of its kind in the world, and I’m very excited to hear about the other developments Scott alluded to!

730 posts All things are possible, for one who believes.
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  • Located in Canada
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TimMcMorris says

Back when I became an author…

- 2 sales got you in to the “popular files” page

- Almost no one on AudioJungle bothered with much page design at all.

- No one ever celebrated their sales on the forums. It became a trend a few years later.

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TimMcMorris says

I’ve purchased about 20 or so songs from AudioJungle authors just to listen to them. I admire the work of many of my comrades! :)

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TimMcMorris says
I would tend to somewhat agree a bit, of course not the “crap” part but yes your tracks do sound all abit the same and they are overused. Never used them just because of that reason :) But anyway I got my favorit one it’s the Genesis. I will definetly use that one someday with some lifting off rocket or some space scene.

Ha ha, I totally get it :) Bottom line on AJ (in fact all marketplaces) is however, if you want to make really good money, you are going to have to sell what people are actually looking for. If I feel like being completely off the wall artistic, I’ll release some music on iTunes. If I want to sell royalty free music, I make no bones about writing music geared toward heavy use. Who wants to spend a ton of time on something that has no return? Not me.

A lot of my material (vocal more so perhaps) sounds similar not because I am incapable of producing anything different, but because people keep buying it – and authors keep using it, and their projects keep selling. So, if sales keep coming, no need to change anything.

With mega exposure though, this always happens. People get sick of hearing ANYTHING by you, good or not. Until that is, you release the next thing and it fits perfectly in their new project (which also happens to be the same projects they also keep re-making because they also sell like hotcakes) :D

To add my thoughts about the topic while I’m here, I occasionally e-mail an author who’s work I admire to ask if they would like to work together. I do it for the joy of it and for producing an awesome project together – it can be a lot of fun and have great rewards beyond sales too. It will be one e-mail though. If someone is not interested, just move on. Simple as that.

For the record, VideoHive authors are not the only ones getting spam e-mail from AJ authors. I have seen my fair share of “Oh please write some music for my next awesome project that is going to change the world!!!!” e-mails. The bottom line is, it does actually go both ways.

I just hope everyone is sensible enough to not cast aside genuinely mutually beneficial partnerships because some new authors are grasping at straws.

P.S: Thanks @juanmita, that’s very kind :)

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