I know you are excited Studio915. Enjoy the journey
Thank you everyone for your kind words and support. It’s unbelievable how awesome this community is
I feel a lot of LOVE haha! Thank you all
Thank You so much Audio Jungle staff for featuring me this week! I am estatic This has been a great experience In the time that I’ve been here. And you Audio Jungle authors are awesome!
I’m a newbie on here just like you are so we gotta stick together . I’ve been on AJ for a little over 3 weeks now but I seemed to had some success so far as a newcomer. I do not say this in arrogance at all.
I think what helped me is I’ve been creating tracks for the past 6 months before discovering AJ so I came in with a huge portfolio for a newcomer. With that said, if you focus on building a quality portfolio, the greater the chances of being discovered as a newbie. Also, I have many tracks in many different categories as well. That seemed to have helped.
I just joined YouTube promoting my music as well. I’m on Facebook and twitter. I’m constantly posting and interacting with my growing group of subscribers and likers. Oh, and I make sure that my portfolio doesn’t sacrifice quality by any means.
I hope that helps. In learning the ropes just like you are Don’t give up. Nothing comes easy. Continue to grow in what you do and you will be successful.
Great job! Keep it up
There’s always a balance between the business side and the creative side of music. How far to the left or how far to the right you want to be is completely up to you. You can either be producing the kind of music you want, which you are creatively proud of (but selling little) or you can be grinding out songs you know will sell, but that might not be fulfilling, and you can be anywhere in-between. Personally, I don’t think there is any bad place to be with music. Make it because you love doing it, if you happen to make some money at it great, if not, you can at least be proud of the work you did.
Very well put Adam. I think there is a balance of business and creativity, at the least in this market.
Good business says “Find out what sells (or will sell), how it sells, and make it happen with excellence”
I now realize that everyone doesn’t have the same goals on AJ as authors, but we do have to realize that no matter what are goals are, there is a business side, or else none of us would be one here. We just have to find the right balance for what we want to accomplish. If we are okay with just creating music for passion sake whether it ever sells or whether the quality is decent or not, then that’s fine (if that’s what you want). On the other hand, if we love creating music but want our name/brand to be successful in selling, then we have to do our part in research, “perfecting” our craft (creating music and making our mixes sound polished and professional), etc.
It’s always easy to blame other people, or things for our lack of success, right? But that gets us nowhere. The question is, what are WE going to do to become SUCCESSFUL . And every successful person has their ups and downs, as well as moments of failure. So be encouraged AJ authors! I know i’m new in town, but i’m already learning a lot from all of you guys. Let’s work hard, utilize our resources, continue to get better, not sacrifice our passion or love for music, and not take NO for an answer.
Oh, and I may take a stab at the singing thing fairly soon…I do have pitch correction software hehehe…just kidding. I’ll give it a shot
Great posts guys. I think Tim should run for president… or @ least write a book on “How to Thrive in the Jungle.” No, but seriously, thanks Tim for the wisdom. Let’s continue to work hard guys