I love vinyl, and once had a pretty nice turntable inherited from my folks that, alas, met its end, along with the record collection, when much of the ceiling of the apartment we were living in at the time collapsed in the middle of the night (long story – but no one was hurt :)). Since then I have not replaced it but maybe someday.
Aside from the pops and clicks (which can sound nice if you’re in the right frame of mind), the medium sounds fantastic. Also artwork just makes more sense on vinyl than on CDs (and forget about cassette tapes!).
JHungerX saidWhat happened mid 2010 to cause that mini spike? Just interested
Here’s mine. You can see why I got so bent out of shape when the search engine changes commenced (that sudden dip at the end, and haven’t quite recovered yet) .EDIT – dang it, I always do this. I meant to post this under my JHunger non-exclusive account.
The blue line on these charts represents overall earnings, rather than sales.So for example, I’m guessing in Joel’s case, although his sales were slightly lower than the previous month, his overall earnings were much higher, presumably as a result of more extended license or pack sales. (Correct me if I’m wrong there Joel!)
Very close! Actually technically you were spot on – I had a song that was part of the Envato birthday bundle, and got the equivalent of 10 extended sales for participating. I remember that launched me into black paw territory, which was very exciting
Back when I became an author…
- AudioJungle had yet to see its first Gold Paw
- Nobody was Elite, because Elite hadn’t been invented yet
- The watermark said, “Envato… Envato… Envato…”
- There was no Folk, Acoustic category (I think I put all my stuff in ambient or something :))
- My non-exclusive take was a glorious 25%
I use a Windows computer for music production. They’re both fine – I have both a Mac and a PC at home – but I find that I can get around much quicker on a PC. There are a few keyboard shortcuts missing on a Mac (at least as of the latest OS I have, which I think is Lion) that slow me down, and I prefer Explorer to Finder for easy access to the file system without having to pop into a command line.
Full disclosure is that I have far more years with Windows than with Mac. If it were reversed I might feel the opposite. I think you tend to stick with what you’re used to.
Also, we’re talking Windows 7 here, right? Between Metro and a Mac I’d take a Mac hands down .
I remember that thread, though my contribution to it was quite minimal .
As an author who makes a large percentage of my sales in a single genre, I wouldn’t mind genre-specific top author lists as a way to sort of separate out the genre from the rest of the site. My motivation is mostly selfish, of course, but I could see how buyers coming into AJ looking for a specific genre (and I imagine a large number of them do) could find it quite useful.
Personally, I also think that the Top Author lists needn’t be limited to Top [n], but basically have the ability to show all authors ranked by whatever criteria.
Hey, happy birthday, Leon! I had mine a few days ago as well. April is the best birthday month, in my opinion
Wow, that’s pretty incredible, and I’m a glad to be a part of it! Congratulations to all authors, and at this rate I don’t think it will take long to get to the next million.
As far as sales on other marketplaces, I can say from an anecdotal standpoint that there is at least one where my personal sales are usually on par with AudioJungle, but I don’t know what the overall amount of licenses per year clocks in at there (as far as I know sales numbers aren’t published on the site). There are others that have more tracks available to sell or have been around longer, but again, I’d just be guessing if I said they had more licenses sold, or at least were experiencing the same volume at this point in time. AJ has certainly continued to grow very fast, which I haven’t necessarily seen from other marketplaces.
Awesome! Congratulations, Mat!