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pinkzebra says

This is a great step forward for sure! I look forward to when additional options are added to enhance the drill-down abilities beyond the basic pre-existing categories on AudioJungle.

Searching by track length is needed, but however that is implemented definitely needs to address the fact that longer tracks could have shorter versions included in the zip – can’t leave out those! Perhaps checkboxes are needed in the item edit page for :30 and :60 edits?

Also, add me to the list of those hoping the faceted search will soon work within authors’ individual portfolios. Great work :)

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pinkzebra says

Thanks again, everyone :)

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pinkzebra says

Add me to the list of those concerned that these implied changes in Envato’s financial policies could have dire consequences.

Envato’s proposed policy would make tax reporting irreconcilable in the US. I cannot fathom how US authors will be able to reconcile the fact that Envato’s 1099 will show more earnings than we actually received. The IRS will want to receive taxes based on Envato’s 1099. How will simply a statement from Envato showing that author fees were “paid” to them be a satisfactory explanation for the IRS? In reality, no money will be sent directly from any author to Envato for these fees. How can we write them off as expenses when we did not actually pay them?

Regarding the commission issue, Envato has always behaved as the seller and the authors received a commission. I do not understand why Envato is changing the game and saying that the rules have not changed. Envato behaves like the seller and is in control of the whole process. To add to the long list others have presented to demonstrate that Envato is the seller, we can add that Envato also controls the refunds.

The fears over who may be responsible for past sales taxes are enough to take your breath away. Some of the things the European authors are credibly claiming here regarding VAT are just mind-boggling at this point. This perceived crisis needs to be resolved sooner rather than later.

There have been many welcome changes on AudioJungle this year and Envato has a great history of supporting its community of authors, so I am trusting that the coming days will shed some light on these concerns. Don’t leave people hanging for weeks while all kinds of theories start to take shape.

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pinkzebra says

Thanks very much, everyone! Although I have to admit that Soundroll was the first to reach this milestone with his two accounts. Love the Spinal Tap reference, Phil :)

Onward, everyone!

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pinkzebra says

That is very, very cool and a big deal. Hope it went great, Gareth! :)

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pinkzebra says

Just had a sales reversal and realized that I had forgotten all about those. It has been a long, long time since I’ve had a reversal. Anyone else noticed this welcome improvement too?

It looks like changes to the buying process, plus probably a number of other moves by Envato have led to this dramatic decrease in sales reversals. Good job, Envato! :)

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pinkzebra says

I’ll nominate this one from CandyMustache and Alkis: http://videohive.net/item/dark-movie-titles/6422285

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pinkzebra says

pinkzebra, you have a big experience on the marketplace. Do you want to say that in my case (once I am a new author here) the only chance for my track to become a good seller is the first several days on the market? Is it may be the end for that track now?

You are still getting good views on that track and it has a chance to sell for sure. I’m not sure what you mean by “a good seller”. Having an AJ hit with one of your first two releases is a pretty tall order. My point was that you have 2 tracks in your portfolio and you haven’t developed an audience base yet. It’s not realistic to look at your analytics over the first 5 days and expect that the page views should have remained near the release day peak.

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pinkzebra says

Hey there, AudioTrend. Your graph looks very normal to me (with the exception of the increase on days 4 and 5). This is pretty much mechanically how a site like this works. As you build your audience, you will retain more page views after the first few days, but there will always be a dramatic decrease in views after day one of your release.

Every track behaves a little differently, but after about a week or two you will begin to see a pattern of what you can expect in terms of views-per-day for a given track. Of course, there is volatility in markets like this and views could vary quite a bit from month to month.

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pinkzebra says

Totally amazing! Big congrats on the speedy success :)

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