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benjijackson says

We’re hoping that the search facets we’re working on will allow for greater selection and spread the love around a little better. Letting the buyer find the best tracks through an improved search system is a higher priority over creating specialty pages at the moment. With improved search facets buyers should have the opportunity to search for popular files over a select period; basically providing what you’re describing.

I encourage you to get involved with our search project and share your ideas and feedback.

Thanks!

Thanks for that KingDog! That’s good to know. I’m getting involved!

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benjijackson says

I was in the last bundle, and it was a great opportunity! They contacted me, not the other way around. So if you want to be in a bundle, just keep uploading the best that you can I’d say. It was a nice extra chunk of money, but the exposure was more valuable I think.

Best of luck!

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benjijackson says

I too think it is a good idea, Benji. Although the suggested format is good it would provide exposure for possibly another 30-50 authors of the current 7,500+ authors on AJ and is likely to be dominated by one particular category… I’ll go out on a limb and say Corporate Motivational.

Can i put forth the idea to expand on your suggestion and include something very similar to Schwartz Sound’s AudioJungle Radio’s ‘Top New Items’ to the front page. http://www.audiojungleradio.com/index.php?topnew=music

This could showcase the Top 30 new music tracks from the last 30 or up to 90 days with the added option for buyers to filter by category.

I think this would provide exposure for more authors, particularly those who don’t necessarily upload Corporate tracks. ie, If a buyer is looking for a Big Band Jazz track they can filter by category and get the 30 top new items in that category.

By my maths this could open up front page exposure to potentially almost 2,200 (30×73 categories+sub-categories) new tracks depending on which categories buyers are after.

Obviously server load and other tech requirements would need to be taken into consideration but the primary functionality already exists thanks to Schwartz Sound.

So it could default to current top 30 new items across all categories but with the filter options available as well.

Note: I have nothing against Corporate Motivational tracks :)

Nice addition, I like that idea. It really does feel like a win win for everyone. Customers get easier access to fresh material, more authors get better exposure and quite possibly envato generates more sales as well. Would love to see this feature implemented in the near future. Has anybody pressed the “request staff response” button on this thread yet? lets Generate some support for this and see it to fruition! :)

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benjijackson says

Yes I agree, you couldn’t just limit it to new authors. And I note that even the top 10 authors have new tracks that don’t sell well, so as far as I see it, it’s a balanced playing field for everyone. If you only limit it to new authors I think that favours newer authors too much. So yes, the track Must be LESS than 3 months old and can be from any author.

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benjijackson says

Not sure if this has been put forward before, of whether it’s a good idea, just a thought I’ve had in the back of my head for a few months. A lot of authors complain that the top authors get the most exposure because of the “Popular Files” list and it is quite hard to get on that list before your track disappears into the ‘abyss’.

What about a popular files chart for tracks that are less than 3 months old? That way customers could easily find access to fresh NEW music that is getting some traction, and I figure this should encourage authors to innovate a little more rather than feeling that they have to copy what’s already in the popular files list to get anywhere.

What do you think? Good idea? Bad idea? Fair? Unfair?

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benjijackson says

GG is right. With the quality of limiting, eq, comp plugins, and information available these days I’m sure most people (including myself) do it themselves. Time and cost factors into the equation very heavily.

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benjijackson says

Matt, great vocals! Love the harmony work, especially on the oooo’s. More vocal tracks! Looking forward to what you do in the future.

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benjijackson says

Awesome, are they up to date?

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benjijackson says

This has become a most awesome resource. Hats off to the OP for starting it up. Almost Too many pages to read through now though. Has anybody compiled it all into a google spreadsheet or something like that? Would be great convenient way to sift through and see exactly what’s available for free, do you think? Maybe with convenient columns such as name, instrument type, developer, suitable genre, links, some tags, size, quality rating?, demo link….just a thought.

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benjijackson says

Hey Project Strike, please don’t take this the wrong way, but you need to get drunk and write hip-hop more often :D! It may surprise you to hear this but on listening to both tracks, I can tell why the first one was accepted immediately, and is selling. while the second was rejected.

I’ll be totally honest, without intent to offend, but the second track did bore me within the first 30 seconds. I can’t tell you scientifically or specifically why, there is nothing obviously wrong with the mix or instrumentation, but the first one had me hooked within the first bar ( head nodding to the beat) It’s gritty, dark, aggressive the kick is great and I love it! When the beat is good, you actually want repetition, and simplicity.

I agree in this case it’s a fine line here, as I think both tracks are good, they are similar in some senses, but very different in others. ‘outta control’ definitely had me from the get go. if I needed a dark brooding fat with a p h style hip hop track, I’d definitely buy it. :)

Just my two cents anyway. Cheers, drink and write music responsibly! :)

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