Cool, 330,000. You did the work and it paid off for you, Tim. You’re what they call one of those “shining examples!”
I think it’s an awesome idea and has helped me HUGE ….but also once traffic comes be prepared to deal with all the people complaining about the watermark. At first I just ignored it but after thousands of comments about the watermark it starts to get really annoying!
Other then that it can be a great way to spread the word. One thing I’ve found though is that the videos need to be moderately entertaining as well. What I mean is, not every video should be the exact same visuals or people get bored really fast. Also YouTuber’s can be quite harsh sometimes.
I decided to upload one video only a year ago and the views have snowballed to over 330,000 + total views right now, with around 1,000 new subscribers. Compared with many others this is nothing, but I am glad I started is my point – because I almost blew of YouTube as a valid source of advertisement… and it has become the single best way I now spread the word about music!Good luck man!
Good advice! Thanks.
I have got a few referral fees from youtube and soundcloud. Maybe just a small handful have turned into sales for me. But I bet someone got a sale. Which means I helped someone here get a sale. That is one important factor for promoting on various other sites. It benefits the whole community. If we all were out there, the site traffic here could potentially increase dramatically. If I can make one important suggestion. Put your ref link first line in the Youtube video description. Otherwise it will be hidden from viewers and they will be less likely to click on the link.
OK, I’ve downloaded (and converted) some awesome AudioJungle video loops and am ready to start making some “videos” and posting them on YouTube to increase my music sales. Before I start I’d like to get the opinions of those here who have already taken the YouTube plunge.
Quite simply, has it been worth your while?
Thanks, Garry O’Neal
Just sold a two year old track that up until now had sold just once. Extended license to boot! Opened my eyes for sure. Like Scott said, if it was approved then it was deemed good enough for Audio Jungle. However, if you’ve got an older track that you think you could improve by remixing, you can click “edit” on the track and resubmit it.
That’s probably a dilemma that a lot of us face. As time goes on we get better at our craft and our gear gets better, so the temptation is to go back and rework old tracks. I figure my time is probably better spent working on new material. The exception would be a track where I’ve since upped my game and/or equipment and can hear problems I couldn’t hear before.
I’m a hobo.
No wait, I want to be a hobo. I’m a voice-over talent and audio producer.
Since I’ve been playing guitar for 150 years, I thought I’d check in with a couple thoughts on guitars and recording.
1. Find a good guitar tech! There are lots of things you can do yourself to make adjustments on your guitar: tuning, re-stringing, raising or lowering strings, even intonating and neck relief adjustment. But some things are best left to the pros. There was a lot of talk in this thread about fret buzz, and a good tech can fix that with a fret leveling. if you’re bad at soldering like I am, he can install new pickups with solid connections you can rely on. I just bought an electric 12 string on eBay that turned out to be mis-wired. I wasn’t too upset because I knew my tech could fix it in 10 minutes. It’s a complicated wiring system that I wouldn’t have a clue how to fix.
2. If you’re an acoustic player, make sure your guitars are properly humidified. I live in Las Vegas where the humidity is often around 8 percent (really!). My guitars, my mando, my dobro, my banjo and even my uke all live in cases with humidifiers in them. If I leave a guitar out for more than a couple days, it gets easier to play because the bridge starts tilting toward the neck as the wood dries out. Of course the buzz immediately starts to increase too. In large parts of the world humidity isn’t a problem, but if you live in a dry climate like I do, make sure your guitars are properly hydrated.
Garry “Desert Rat” O’Neal
I know many of us have songs in our portfolios that we like and thought would sell well, but for whatever reason are just sitting there. I woke up this morning to find that one of my oldest tracks, one with only a single sale, had just sold with an extended license. Glad I didn’t pull it like I was considering. If you’ve got songs that you really believe in, and you can’t figure out why they aren’t selling, hang in there. Most likely, someone will find the perfect use for it sooner or later.
Basically you just add your username as referral to the end of the url like this http://audiojungle.net/item/country-chuck/86001?ref=GarryONeal Check out the http://audiojungle.net/make_money/affiliate_program for more info.
I think I saw this info somewhere but now I can’t find it. I promote my AudioJungle music on my website. I use links similar to this one: “http://audiojungle.net/item/song title/1601127”
(I used the player for a while, but found that a simple link to a song’s page works better for me.)
Is there additional info, like my name, that I should add to the link in order to get credit for purchases initiated from links on my website?
Thanks, Garry O