Though the homepage of AJ says different, there are already more than 100000 files in the all files categorie. I expected envato to celabrate the 100000th file, but they didn’t so I counted backwards to see who is the lucky winner…......(drum roll)
GarryONeal!!! - Billie’s Rockabilly
If I counted right, Gary’s is 100,002. I think it’s pinkzebra’s Spring – http://audiojungle.net/item/spring/4328687
Haha, of course it would be pinkzebra (if it is). He’s a master AudioJungler. Someone verify?
We’re there! 100,000 audio items on AudioJungle. Though, when you log out, the home page says differently (it’ll update in time, I’m sure), if you click on the “All Files” tab at the top, it reads 100,085. That’s a lot of items.
One problem could be that you’re unaware that you can use 30 keywords when tagging your songs… Look like your using around half of that. You should use up all 30. That’ll help your search results.
For all my fellow drummers out there, RIP Robert Zildjian, founder of Sabian Cymbals. You read that right. Turns out I was ignorant on this subject (and I feel pretty dumb about it). Robert left Zildjian Cymbals to form Sabian Cymbals to rival his brother Armand after their father passed down the company secrets to both of them, instead of just the older brother (Armand) as the tradition had been conducted in the Zildjian family for hundreds of years. Sabian is named after Robert’s 3 kids: Sally, Bill, and Andy. Talk about a legacy the Zildjian family has left! And I use both Sabian and Zildjian cymbals. Possibly more interesting to us drummers, but it’s definitely not bad to learn about different aspects of the music industry and their roots. Rest in peace.
I, too, leave a little something… usually just a smiley face or a winky face. I’m rather partial to the winky face. Occasionally, I try to show my appreciation to them by thanking them. Imagine just going through submission after submission after submission…. then a simple “Thank you for what you do!” probably is a nice little surprise…. and then… REJECTION! (<—See what I did there? Winky. I’m addicted. I need help)
...it’s late. Sorry. G’night! ( )
Oh can we do that – upload an MP3 PREVIEW + a WAV and MP3 version of the main file?
You just have to compress all files to a zip file and upload that as you main audio file.
I recommend providing both MP3 and WAV files for each song. Real easy to do and you’re providing a little something extra for your buyer!
All good thoughts here, people. Keep ‘em coming!
You’ve got incredible momentum right now, Brandon! Great work. I hear you’re in a bundle soon too… ...and I think that’ll just add to this momentum. BRANDON IS ON A ROLL!
Gareth, we’re in agreement on a lot of things. I sometimes have a tendency to speak in absolutes and be at times over-optimitic and sometimes give people the benefit of the doubt to a fault. So I appreciate you and randomnoise pointing some of that out. Lesson learned: My experience with Envato has been good, but that doesn’t necessarily mean everyone else’s has. It’s good to hear some unique perspective from a long-time experienced author like yourself, Gareth. Thanks for sharing.
What I don’t get is that AJ authors in general just seem to accept this situation. Sentences like “I’m a full believer that Envato owes us nothing.” make me scratch my head. I don’t understand this perspective at all. From my point of view this is a mutual enterprise here between envato and the authors. If they want us to stay in the long run and continue to put out high quality tracks they should hold their end of the bargain. The new search is overdue.
We believe the same things. I suppose I could have used better language. What I mean is that there are plenty of marketplace like this that are successful and they don’t give any attention to their authors. They merely provide them a marketplace to sell on. As a business, typically the business is looking out for themselves. How can they earn a profit. How can they remain afloat. Judging success by this definition only requires them to provide a marketplace that offers consistent sales. Outside of the Envato, as a business, owes us nothing else. However, Envato has offered more. They go above and beyond, though I too believe some things, like the new search functions, are overdo.
The truth is that they know it is overdue too. At the Envato meetup I went to (July 2012), a staff member mentioned that he thought it should be implemented soon. That I should watch 3DOcean because that would be the 1st marketplace they test it on and the other ones would be soon to follow. As they haven’t yet, there is probably a good explanation that goes beyond our understanding as we are not staff. This is not to say that it isn’t still overdue. Other similar marketplaces have better search functions than AudioJungle. But I’m sure, at least I hope, they’re working on it.