Posts by TortoiseTree

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TortoiseTree says

I’ve seen his non-exclusive stuff on tons of sites. There are very few sites that don’t have him. I suspect he makes enough from this gig to do it full time.

If I did this full time I think I could do maybe half or a third of what he did in a span of three years like he did. Thing is, I’d really run out of inspiration/ideas…

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TortoiseTree says

Correction, make that around 900. If you include his VideoHive files you’re looking at more than 1000!

That man is a BOSS

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TortoiseTree says

Plastic3 would be your man. He has like 800 files between his two accounts and they’re all music. At one point he “owned” 1% of all AudioJungle files!!

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TortoiseTree says

Yes! It is worth making a name for yourself here in the communities and it’s very entertaining and interesting knowing other people’s backgrounds, opinions etc. I almost feel like we all work in a giant office and this is the water cooler around where we all talk. It’s pretty fantastic and is a great thing to do after you’ve checked your sales. Also some of the advice I’ve been given here has been incredibly useful to me.

Also remember that the envato high brass also read the forums and it’s worth letting them know who you are. All the AudioJungle authors in the corporate bundle (aside from being great musicians and writing really catchy stuff LOL) are authors that have been very active in the community and I definitely think that helped them!

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TortoiseTree says

Hey maybe if we did not have a “real” job we would not enjoy AJ as much as we do now :)

+1. I always write the best music for AJ when I get home after a long day. During my holidays when I designate time to write, the “not very good stuff” comes out. If you quit your job and make this the main thing everything will change. You will be personally affected if you have a no/low sale day. If you’re young and single go for it, but if you have a wife and kids like lots of other authors here, maybe it’s not the best choice.

I really urge you not to quit your job. The money from the job can help you get better gear, eat out when you want to write music the whole night and generally make your life easier.

And I am speaking from experience here. I had a go at giving my music career a full-time effort and leaving my engineering career. I found that my money drained real fast and to undertake a lot of the business strategies I wanted I needed more money. Yes, given I was living in Boston where things are pretty expensive but still… I think this proves true in many countries.

Two guys that have recently decided to go at this full time are AlumoAudio and Basspartout. They have very interesting posts concerning going non-exclusive or exclusive and you may find some useful tips there if you do decide to go at this full-time.

I hope that helps.

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TortoiseTree says

Ok, ok, quit this thread. Bad idea. Better keep the Music Pack with only one author.

10 points for thinking out of the box man! I’ve had tons of crazy ideas I’ve shot out here in the forums which have been berated by fellow authors. It’s nice to have a place where we feel that maybe the “upper management” is reading to get feedback on the site…

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TortoiseTree says
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TortoiseTree says

This is a bad idea IMO, it would just mean the author hosting it would get more recognition, and buyers would start to think that the hosting author was the author of all the items. It would get messy far, far to quickly.

+1 From me. Whilst I’m all for innovation I just don’t see this working. As it is the actual system used for pricing packs is hazy enough as it is (you may think you know the system but the reviewers will surprise you). There are also tons of other complications, authors removing songs making the packs invalid, the logistics of making the pack exist (getting approved consent from all authors). It’s sticky… envato hates sticky.

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TortoiseTree says

For SFX I have seen a list. For music, no. They really should make a list though.

On that subject…

Does AJ really need more corporate motivational files? Whilst it is the best selling genre here I can’t help but think that maybe it’s time to start lessening this genre or really having stricter quality control on this genre. (I wonder if reviewers get tired of hearing these tracks) Some of you may remember a recent occurrence where 2 authors had very similar tracks published on the same day and we pointed it out on the forums. I honestly believe that it is possible for it to happen as a lot of similar ideas end up converging on this genre.

What do you guys think?

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TortoiseTree says

I don’t know about you guys, but as for me I’ve sold very little in the corporate section for 3-4 months now. I think ever since certain authors who have really “specialised” themselves in corporate-motivational music moved into the picture the market has “died” for those that just dabble in it.

So long of the short of it, the bundle’s existence doesn’t affect me too much.

I have way higher chances selling tracks on other genres these days….

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