As a brand spankin newbie I’ve wondered about this, if I missed the boat so to speak. However, I would think audiojungle is only a piece of the whole machine. There are things like YouTube, Facebook, and many other means of promotion, including non-web, that help get you and your music noticed. No press is bad press if your tunes are good right? In the end it’s about branding and marketing yourself/studio/music versus simply uploading and waiting for a check. Thoughts?
You haven’t missed the boat, in terms of AudioJungle and in terms of your music career you definitely haven’t. Thing is, it is a little harder to break through now, but not impossible. Some authors have done very well here over a very brief period, and a lot of it depends on what your current portfolio looks like.
If you have a large, varied and strong portfolio and spread out your submissions, you can definitely still make a mark here. If you are “composing for audiojungle” then it’s a little bit of a different story, but to be honest, as long as your songs are good and you manage to create a customer base, you should be fine!
Oh, as a piece of advice, if you have a niche style of music you know you are pretty good at capitalise on that. I see a lot of authors who come here thinking they can hop on the “corporate/motivational” bandwagon thinking it’s easy then find that they don’t get dozens of sales for each song. That genre has become very competitive, so my best advice is do what you do best. It’s also more likely to score you extended licenses in the long run.
Sales almost came to a halt. Don’t know if it’s the bundle or price increase
It’s good to hear your perspective on this soundengine since you probably maintain a decent number of sales a day. So any time sales halt for you it probably indicates something happening in the market to account for it.
I still have a hard time thinking that both the corporate bundle and price change (which is less than 24 hours old so there really isn’t enough time to judge its effect) would make such a significant dent in overall audiojungle sales.It will be interesting next week, when the corporate bundle ends, to see what will happen. Also after the price change has had some time to see if that does anything. As envato has said, their prices are still well below most RF Library sites so ultimately it doesn’t seem like it would drive away customers in any great numbers.
Mmmm Yes. Next week will be interesting. To be honest, even though I applauded the price change like everyone else a certain amount of fear and doubt did enter my heart. I am worried that perhaps the volume of sales may go down and the ones that will get hit the hardest will be the the mid-low ranking authors (red paw and below… maybe even black paws) as they do not yet have the customer base of the top authors.
As a mid-ranking author (red paw) I am pretty worried…
Isn’t it spring break/midterms in the US right now? Even though students aren’t all of our clients I do think they represent a certain percentage.
I remember this week last year was pretty slow too. (Mid-April)
I’ve been doing o.k. really but something I have noticed is that when I’m active writing and uploading….more seems to sell. When I have a break or have to do other work it slows down. Feels like it anyway.
Same here. It’s always like that for me actually….
But I should also mention that I too have experienced a downturn in sales this week. Thing is my portfolio isn’t heavy on corporate files so I’m not sure that it’s affecting my sales…
Pretty weak on my end too.
Odd, I figured I’d be “immune” as my portfolio wasn’t too heavily invested in corporate tracks. The fact that I’ve been uploading very little recently on my site and doing very little site maintenance in the past few months may be a factor too…
Yeah, so that comes out to 42/5 = 21… I guess the reviewer had his reasons for making it 20.
It’s by the tracks in it, not by the length. I’ll show you with some maths:
Imagine a pack with 4 songs:
2×11 USD songs
2×14 USD songs
That comes out to a value of 22 + 28 = 50 USD
Then they divide this value by half.
So the pack would be priced at 25 USD.
Here’s the thing though, it’s not always priced like that reviewers often alter prices for reasons only they know so the rule I showed you earlier, whilst applicable to most cases, isn’t always true.
I have noticed through that if you make a pack consisting of low selling songs, the price of the pack is lower than the formula I described earlier.