I wonder what happened to the reviewers Is this a bug or did Envato engaged about one thousand new reviwers?!Crian
‘Lo fair folk of the Jungle,
I have thought quite alot about this, and I came to the conclusion that reviewers are people too. Meaning they are subject to moral and to the positive effects like from sugar and from other certain ‘goodies’. In order to get them to work even harder, I sat down to devise a cunning strategy – as follows:
A couple of days ago I arranged for a big bonfire festival at my castle, there providing free wine, free pie and free sugar-filled cookies for everyone. I then invited the reviewers to come enjoy the party and all delicious goodies. The invitation was happily accepted – as seen in this heartly reply here:
“Where does this leave us?” you might ask. A good question. Eventhough my cunning strategy has turned out even better than expected, alas its effects are only temporary. But the lessons learned are that sugar (pie, cookies, etc.) and wine, are highly effective indeed. So to ensure faster queues all you need to do is offer free energizing goodies to the reviewers. Also keep in mind their morale. The bonfire festival had a positive on the morale, but back to labour that slowly diminishes again. I advise to not bother them about their labour too much.
Hahaha , what you can also deduce from this, is that us reviewers like talking as if we are in medieval times!
Well done Matthew! I thought you might find this interesting too http://www.freshbooks.com/blog/2013/06/12/breakingthetimebarrier/
AndySlatter saidSaturday was pretty wet at one point too! If I’m not mistaken, you’re from up north aren’t you Andy? That explains why you’ve got a cast-iron thermostat – us Londoners are weak in that respect, especially me with my Spanish connection, I can hardly cope with anything below 20ºC these days.
I’ll admit that it was wet though (on the Friday)
haha, yes, it’s true, I was often thinking “Hmm, this is a pleasant mild evening” in London, and at times I was too hot!
Synchrotron said10 tracks, just UK and USA, no web detection.
AndySlatter said$9? Where did you find that offer? I’ve gotten some discount offers in the mail from Tunesat, but nothing like that. The lowest I can find, using 10 tracks, worldwide and web is $39/month. Then I could use a 20% discount I have as a coupon. Still not $9/month.
lucafrancini saidDamn. That’s a lot. I have an old Tunesat account that has several detections unlisted because the trial’s over. It’s fun to find out where the music is being used but at the same time. Paying for Tunesat is a pure loss if it’s not PRO music.
Hey, Tunesat has just detected one of my cinematic songs in a youtube video with more than a half million of views (made in less than one month!) Outstanding
Not sure if I feel it’s worth it without getting the PRO.
+1. At the end of the day, Tunesat holds no real purpose for marketplace composers like us, other then essentially being a very expensive ego massage.
Whilst it’s fun and exciting at first to see our works used on TV, the novelty soon wears off, and all you’re left with is a bitter taste of seeing hundreds, if not thousands of dollars of earned revenue just sit there, completely out of our reach. It’s all ‘look, but no touch’.I certainly wouldn’t pay over $200 a month to do that. That would be crazy!
I don’t really see it as an “ego massage”, of course it is nice to know how your music is being used, but it can also be useful to know. I certainly wouldn’t pay $200 a month, I agree that it wouldn’t be worth it, but I might be tempted to pay $9 a month (which was the lowest fee that was possible as far as I could see)for a limited time period.I’d rather know how my music was being used than be oblivious to it.
I don’t really see it as an “ego massage”, of course it is nice to know how your music is being used, but it can also be useful to know. I certainly wouldn’t pay $200 a month, I agree that it wouldn’t be worth it, but I might be tempted to pay $9 a month (which was the lowest fee that was possible as far as I could see)for a limited time period. I’d rather know how my music was being used than be oblivious to it.
That’s fair enough Andy, maybe I was being a little over dramatic when I used the term ‘ego massage’ (I’m a Welshman after all!). And yes, you’re right in the fact that it can indeed be used to our advantages in some respects, especially with promoting our brand and adding some big client names to our roster. This can only be a good thing.
However, I still feel a sense of frustration when considering the fact that there’s very little we can do (right now) on the financial side of things. Knowing where our music is being used really doesn’t help matters and being aware that there are other composers out there providing music to very similar gigs, and being paid very handsomely for it, all adds to this frustration. I just don’t see any balance or fairness going on and find it very difficult to justify.I hope it’s seen where I’m coming from on this, and I’m not coming across as a stick-in-the-mud! Maybe a little passionate and over-protective of our craft
Hi Matt, I do understand your point of view, and I don’t think you are being a stick-in-the-mud! I share your passion!