Posts by Gae47

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Gae47
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Just got home from a social visit and found I’d made 2 sales, including a pack!

Nice! :)

Not sure if it was just a coincidence, but earlier, I’d put up a Music Showreel on my social media sites that included three of the pieces that sold!

22 for the month so far!

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Posted yesterday!


It’s a huge holiday in the US tomorrow (Memorial Day) and everyone takes the entire weekend off. Gonna be a sloowwwww weekend, no way around it.

+ It’s also a Bank Holiday Weekend here in the UK too which might explain things. I’m surprised I made a sale at all! :)

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Completely agree with you Gae – I am also trying to do something that’s different and unique! :)

Well, great minds think alike, eh Graham? :D

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10-20 years ago you had to be able to play, produce and be more inventive. It was a lot more creative and original. Now a lot of kids can pick up software with pro production sounds and throw out tracks willy nilly and add to the millions who are doing this, most with almost identical sound. Sadly (as in the commercial music business) it will keep going the same way and it will be harder and harder to make money at this.

Agreed. That’s why I always try to compose eclectic music that’s a bit different. The sales might not be as high as the more commercial style, but you get a great sense of satisfaction when your music gets placed somewhere “special”, with clients who want something a bit unique! :)

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This is not true. Almost half of May i spent under impression (supported by facts), that OLDER tracks selling better then newer.


Your only chance is to keep uploading and building the portfolio as wide as possible.

This is true. However, this only emphasises the problem and exponentially accelerates the race to the bottom for everyone.

While your hopeful new author grinds out new tracks day by day, their older tracks have already fallen under the radar and stopped selling. The result: Sales-to-tracks-ratio of 1,X which can hardly be a sustainable performance target.

Hear, hear! I’ve been regularly selling 2 year old tracks of late, while my newer tracks have sold nothing.

The only thing predictable about sales is their unpredictability! :)

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Just sold a second similar styled piece to the same client but I just can’t find them by the address on the invoice. It’s so frustrating. It keeps coming up with a Chinese Supermarket, but it’s not them! :crying:

20 so far. I need a good week to beat last May’s figures!

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OK I shall come clean – years ago I co-wrote an entry to the Eurovision Song Contest with the guitarist from The Boomtown Rats.

Graham, I never know when to take you seriously!

Is this for real or just a Rat Trap?

With regards the Eurovision Song Contest…I’m a big fan of good music…so I never watch it! :D
It’s true!

:O

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OK I shall come clean – years ago I co-wrote an entry to the Eurovision Song Contest with the guitarist from The Boomtown Rats.

Graham, I never know when to take you seriously!

Is this for real or just a Rat Trap?

With regards the Eurovision Song Contest…I’m a big fan of good music…so I never watch it! :D

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That’s great it came through – could you elaborate on how you figured out that it should have been a different license?
In one case I found through tunesat (aired on television). Other one in facebook, where they said: If you are watching the MarchMadness games on Comcast – you might have seen this commercial…

A lot of us have become expert stalkers (the non-harassement type of course) since the new invoices appeared! :D

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Personally, I don’t think regularly uploading is the be-all and end-all of everything. If that was the case then all those top sellers with just a few items in their portfolio wouldn’t have the huge sales that they do. Also, new uploads only stay a short time on the front page now before they disappear into the depths of the archives.

Just my 2ยข :)

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