From my experience it’s all about your personal relationships with directors. They’re the ones who bring you along into jobs for agencies, production companies or directly for clients (in the realm of advertisement).
Once they brought you along and you did your first job for an agency, then this agency might hire you again for other jobs with other directors (who then introduce you to new agencies etc…). But from my experience it doesn’t really make sense to approach agencies or production companies directly without having this kind of “introduction” through a director.
Try and find directors out there (or even better: directly around you) and offer your work to them. Establish a personal relationship with them and let them take you on the ride.
You can only rate items if you bought them.
Now envato – please take those extra dollars that will come in at your end and put those into pushing the development of a new search system for audiojungle.
Hi UJ-pro, glad you like the track!
I’ll better keep this thread in english since I don’t think the mods like us talking in our native languages.
I’m from Berlin-Kreuzberg!
Once again: I’m happy to have stumbled upon this beautiful little nerdy collection.
Maybe this one might fit the profile?http://audiojungle.net/item/desert-night-ride/1980797
In any case: Great idea and great collection!
Aside from these comission rates, I think services like microlancer devalue the market for freelancers as a whole. It’s like an online arena where envato puts its willing gladiators to fight by suggesting ridiculously low prices. And then taking 30% off the top?
Do you guys really wish for this in regards to composing and producing music?
At least now we know where most of envatos efforts in regards to developement of its marketplaces went during the last months. All of these efforts could have gone into improving the existing marketplaces. This could have been our improved search system for audiojungle.
The biggest problem that remains is search. I have absolutely NO idea why the 3DOcean search template – which is awesome – hasn’t been ported over to Audiojungle. We’ve been waiting for search for a long time and it’s pretty frustrating to see something with filters and checkboxes sitting on another part of Envato’s network! As Joel Hunger rightly points out, search will greatly mitigate the problem of the perception of having a saturated marketplace. But there is still no sign of any change.
I just recently came back to Audiojungle after a long pause (about 9 months) to find that none of the plans for an improved search that had been announced by the envato staff at the time I left have been implemented yet.
From my point of view this is the only approach that will work – to get this flood of submissions under control and give a chance to high quality work that now often gets lost in the clutter. Neither the search function nor the categorization on AJ deserve their name right now.
I just recently worked with a big (and I mean one of the biggest) ad agency in Germany who interestingly enough talked openly about audiojungle. (I never would have thought that they actually bought here…). However, they told me that they’re absolutely tired of the situation, that there’s some good music to be found on AJ but the costs that come with endless search odysseys eat up all the benefits of buying at AJs cheap prices. The consequence: They stopped buying here. Probably for good.
What I don’t get is that AJ authors in general just seem to accept this situation. Sentences like “I’m a full believer that Envato owes us nothing.” make me scratch my head. I don’t understand this perspective at all. From my point of view this is a mutual enterprise here between envato and the authors. If they want us to stay in the long run and continue to put out high quality tracks they should hold their end of the bargain.
The new search is overdue.
maybe I can reroute them on seperate outputs and make up for it with less CPU hungry Presonus built in fx.
But then you’d be missing out on some of the essential work that the NI sound designers put into these instruments (that obviously went into the built-in effects and the related presets). The samples themselves are good, but not that superior to other good libraries. That’s why I admittedly don’t really get the concept of these drum instruments.
And since I want to have full control over each and every drum sample anyway, i’ll probably go on working with my beloved selfmade drumkits in battery forever…
PS: If you’re having problems figuring out HOW to route each bus to a separate output, contact me…
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