A quick non-exclusive perspective…
What I’ve found (with this profile as well as my JHunger profile) is that in general you can probably bring in more revenue going non-exclusive, but it’s a lot of maintenance and time to manage that could otherwise be spent making music. Arguably you may be able to sell better on AJ by going exclusive because you can focus your marketing efforts in one place. On the flipside you do miss some opportunities that may come up elsewhere, e.g. getting in the ground floor on a budding marketplace.
I think that AlumoAudio’s comments about going exclusive if you’re building from the ground up makes a lot of sense. If you decide to move to non-exclusive at a later date, that is allowed. Another thing that’s allowed is having two profiles, one for exclusive and one for non-exclusive works.
As for selling remixed songs of exclusive AJ tracks on other marketplaces, my personal opinion is that the area is way too gray, as mentioned before. If you’re going to go through the trouble of making it sound “different enough,” why not just create a whole new piece?
We hit 8 in a row twice, with two different songs. Both times it was thanks to the now defunct Bargain Basement blue light special, and the fact the the full priced songs were selling not so frequently
Just the opposite! @6 weeks of blah and then suddenly a bit of a glut.
I don’t think it means anything . There may be seasonal cycles, but I doubt week to week fluctuations indicate much.
Agreed – collaboration of this sort is fantastic. Besides the exposure, it’s also highly enjoyable to hear your music incorporated with some of the great work our VideoHive colleagues are doing.
Dang, a lot of good treasures in this thread! But finding good tracks on AudioJungle is too easy, and there’s many more that belong here. Here are a couple guitar based tunes I’ve been impressed by lately:
Excellent fingerwork by de_signs: http://audiojungle.net/item/a-good-life/232638
Organika by Alberto (BeatheBeat) http://audiojungle.net/item/organika/82466
And although it’s recently featured and has been around for a while, I just listened to this one by Slats for the first time the other day:
Congratulations, and best wishes for many more!
Thank you, Phoenix! We’ll try to keep the good ones coming!
First off, there have been a couple of threads recently you may want to refer to about headphones where people posted a lot of good information and opinions, for instance:
I think the price range for that discussion was a bit higher than you’re looking for, but I think a lot of the information should still apply.
Second, in my opinion you should stretch your budget or save up just a bit more into the $100 range. At that price point there are some quality products that you’ll be far happier with long term. Here are a couple of options:
I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Sony phones, but haven’t tried them myself. I have owned a pair of AKG K240S headphones for over 10 years now and am still happy with them. Full disclosure – I wouldn’t ever do a final mix through them (or any headphones), but they sound good, are great for a rough mix, finding pops and clicks, and are pretty comfortable.
For what it’s worth, I interpreted this question as whether or not someone can rate a track without buying it. If I believe that the answer is no, and from what I’ve heard once a buyer rates a track he/she can’t go back and update it.
I reserve the right to be wrong about both the interpretation of the question and the answer .