Posts by jhunger

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jhunger says

I have the same question about how to mark looped or unlooped. I often include both a looped and unlooped version of the file, so I’ll click Yes in that case because the package does indeed contain a looped file. But lately I’ve wondered if that is preventing these tracks from appearing in a search where a buyer doesn’t specify that he or she is looking for a looped file (hmmm, I should actually test that out now that I’m thinking about it).

I would love to have these as checkboxes so you could click both, or have the N/A option be changed to “Both” (not sure when an audio file is neither looped nor unlooped).

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jhunger says

One that comes to mind for me is the Mark Mothersbaugh soundtracks from early Wes Anderson films like Rushmore and Royal Tenenbaums.

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jhunger says

Congratulations!

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jhunger says

Nice job, Thomas! That’s a big milestone to hit!

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jhunger says

Here’s my suggestion:

http://audiojungle.net/item/fun-guitar-and-ukulele/1732505

Thanks for putting together a collection, Scott!

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jhunger says

I generally agree with you guys, but wanted to point out that one thing to try before removing a track entirely is to first submit it for consideration in the bargain basement. I’ve had more than one track “revived” that way.

I personally have 3 tracks that fall into the no sales in over a year category. I’ve hung onto them because they’ve sold multiple times on other marketplaces, but maybe it’s time to let go…

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jhunger says

Have to agree again with both permian and fxprosound.

Besides the programming/maintenance/marketing effort and cost, there’s also a whole other level of ecommerce interaction that’s shielded from us on sites like Envato, e.g. what will you do about declined credit cards, customer complaints or refund requests, or how confident are you that you’re immune to security breaches, etc. You’d also need to work with a lawyer to come up with license legalese.

These are all problems that can and have been solved, and there are lots of resources available, but it’s a time and money suck and (I speak for myself here) it sounds like a giant chore. So that’s why I’m happy to take a percentage on an established marketplace – I can be blissfully unaware of the devils in the details, upload, tag, and be on my merry way.

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jhunger says

For me non-ex works better but it needs much work.

Ditto. AJ is not my best selling site, nor is it highest with non-exclusive commission rates. Going exclusive (if I could at this point) would be a very welcome earnings hike on AJ but my overall earnings would lower considerably. But it would be a heck of a lot easier, and arguably if I were able to focus marketing efforts here I could eventually make up the difference.

As far as community goes AJ is far and away the best. Also, going exclusive here makes a lot more sense than it did when I started – 2 years ago there wasn’t as much incentive because overall site sales weren’t as high as they appear to be now, the exclusive rates started lower, and climbing the rate ladder was far less achievable. Back then it was a no-brainer (in my mind) to stay non-exclusive. However, if I could have seen 2 years into the future, I honestly don’t know at this point what I would have chosen to do.

So, in a nutshell:

Exclusive PROs: Immediate higher rate, far lower maintenance overhead, you can concentrate on driving people to a single marketplace. Also if you’re going to go exclusive anywhere, as far as I can tell AudioJungle is the place to be.

Exclusive CONs: Limits your audience to a single marketplace, opportunity cost of not getting in early on a future successful marketplace, puts all your eggs in one basket so if a sudden change to the site limits your sales you don’t have a buffer by selling somewhere else. (This last point happened for a couple of months to me on another site, but balanced out for me because it was almost exactly when AJ raised the non-exclusive commission rates :)).

Honestly, I hate to offer advice in this matter. Non-exclusive has worked well so far for me, but I’ve also heard the exact opposite from other people. Maybe ask yourself how much time you want to spend creating music vs. maintenance time, and what that time is worth to you.

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jhunger says

Also a good idea! I just added that. Seeing the numbers in these different ways is pretty interesting.

989 posts Go Acoustic!
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jhunger says

Huge milestone – congratulations!

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