Well done mate
TT, if you’re open to new sequencers, check out Reaper, I’m about to get all dirty with it after watching a few videos. I’ve used a lot of DAWs (Logic – which I like a lot, Cubase, Digital Performer, Sony ACID etc.) but Reaper just looks like it might consolidate quite a few of my likes into one system. The only thing I’m yet to see tested properly is the film scoring capabilities which is a biggie for me as I write to picture a lot.
Bit off topic as I haven’t ever used Reason, but have a shnufter of Reaper and see what you think
Nice one Sam, hope the uni work isn’t getting in the way of your celebrations mate!
Thanks for your input everyone, I got a sale last night, so it’s broken the painful silence at least. I know it’s pointless predicting sales, but there really seems to be no way to break out of the average sales range for me. Like I’ve said before, it’s as if the sales are buffered here to prevent you going too high (although not too low it seems!).
In the two or so years i’ve been active here, Ive noticed that creating more tracks doesn’t seem to influence things, or at least creating lots of new tracks, probably because customers see a bunch of 0 sale tracks in succession. Nor does Twitter have much of an effect, writing in a range of styles (this seems to actually harms sales), YouTube videos (unless they go viral of course) and tagging / describing videos differently also doesn’t seem to have much of an effect.
Sales just bumble along at a fairly constant level, which is fine in some ways, but not if you want to make a living out out of this industry and build on things. Whether it’s the search engine, changes in Google’s search algorithms or something else like VideoHive collaborations, it all seems completely out of our control.
So, it’s great that so many of you like Gareth are doing so well, but it seems like you don’t know why you’re doing so well. If it’s down to music quality and usability, then that’s something I can work on, but from a business perspective it becomes a little frustrating hearing so many people doing so well without knowing why as it offers no suggestion of how to improve.
And yes, I have read Scott’s post on how to publicise your work and have practised various suggestions there. It could just be that my music isn’t right for stock, but I’m pretty sure it’s not the quality of my stuff that’s the issue considering I work on commissioned work outside here without issue (I could be wrong of course!). All in all, it’s hard to know where to go next to bump up to the next level other than sitting here hoping for some limelight from the curators or an elite VideoHive authour to use one of my tracks in a popular video.
I feel your frustration, although at the end of the day, it’s about demand and if that’s what customers here are asking for, then I guess more elaborate and higher-end stuff is best placed elsewhere.
You could argue it’s a chicken and egg situation where customers won’t be able to acquire a taste for those kinds of tracks if they don’t get past the review process, but the current model is working for Envato so they’re probably being business-like and keeping a winning formula.
I’d love to hear that track – any chance you can post it on SoundCloud?
What’s up with the sharp drop in sales, anyone else experienced this in the last week? Very unusual behaviour on my account, I normally never go more than 3 or so days without a sale and now it’s 6!
Maybe a Halloween end of the month wrap up? Some dude with a pumpkin scared off my customers?
It is a very weird but the engine has found TWO results. And one of the track that was deleted before is by another author:
Sunshine results Can you explain this?
Thanks for looking into this – is it AnchorAudio by any chance? If so, that’s an old exclusive account that I migrated that track from to my Taco account, so it’s essentially me
Great that it picks up other authours though, it’s comforting to know that we can also see if anyone has been uploading our own work within the same marketplace. Nice tool, thanks for developing it, I can see it becoming a very useful way to find tracks.
Just to let you know, I tried uploading a 6s snippet as well as the full preview file for my track ‘Sunshine’, but the site couldn’t recognise it. I know you wanted to know about successful and unsuccessful attempts, so thought I’d let you know.
Gigguk saidEvery song you make is automatically copyrighted – there’s no need to register them. And AJ authors definitely don’t want to register their tracks with YouTube as this will cause LOTS of problems for anyone who purchases a license.
I don’t understand why audiojungle authors don’t register their tracks as copyrighted. All decent artists nowadays do. I’m thinking of doing the same also. Good Luck dejans
Could you elaborate on that please? I don’t see the problem with composers (for once) being able to protect their work by themselves and it seems like a super simple process to clear YouTube disputes for genuine customers from what I’ve read so far. Would you say there are better ways to protect our work? I’d be interested in knowing how if so.