Posts by tacoMusic

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tacoMusic says

G’day I experience a different “problem” with sales. No matter how much promotion i do, no matter how much i upload – my sales come every month to a stop as soon as a certain amount has been reached. Be it in the mid of the month or towards the end. All runs smooth until this numbers are on my stats …. coincidence ? illuminati ?

Snap – absolutely the same for me, although I’m starting to experience some serious ups and downs in sales these days i.e. one month 53 sales, another month 14. Overall, however, it amounts to the same as I generally earn the same on average year on year out, totally irrespective of my marketing efforts.

Does make you wonder doesn’t it?

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tacoMusic says

Lots of general soundtracks that would fit a scene, but definitely not a trailer. Lots of very busy compositions that just stand in the way of anything I can imagine visually. So utility will definitely be a major factor when I’ll cast my vote…. just have 350 more tracks to listen through :D

Definitely agree with this. Utility is by far the most important factor for a track in a stock site in my opinion. However, as we’re composers, I suspect a lot of people will vote based on compositional ‘complexity’ rather than how easily this will fit into a production. Often the simpler tracks are the better ones in practice I’ve found.

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tacoMusic says

Seems the list is chronological and I’m at the bottom! If you even get down that far, thanks for listening!

By the way, Envato devs, not sure if it’s just me but there’s something on that page that is causing Chrome 38.0.2125.104 (on a Mac using Mavericks) to freeze meaning I can’t vote.

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tacoMusic says

On Top of that I have NO, absolutly NO referral income the last two month even if I have uploaded tons of watermarked tracks to SoundCloud with referral links. Even Youtube Videos with referrals have no effect. That´s definetely strange.

And that, my wady friend, is exactly the root of this issue if you ask me. Envato seems to rely heavily on referrals and organic traffic. Google changes the rules, and all those sources of customers crumble away. It’s not just here, it’s in almost every other RF library (other than a few here and there) from what I can gauge. Does make me wonder where this sector of the industry is going.

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tacoMusic says

I don’t see this seasonal trend happening on other sites I am with though, I am selling quite well on other sites, that’s the worrying thing. Sales have been terrible here for the last 3-4 months which is why I haven’t uploaded many new songs here because I just think they will get ‘lost in the jungle’

Well, I can confirm that it’s been pointless uploading at the moment. 1 sale on my last 4 uploads and that came from me referring the customer over here! I’m with you, last 3 months have been poor here and good elsewhere. Pretty sure it’s the invisibility factor as my tracks haven’t been getting a look in, so it’s worth checking your stats to see if it’s actually a case of the music not working for people, or a lack of visits to your item.

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tacoMusic says

9 days and only 3 views – I never get so bad statistic for new track =(

Its normal for new tracks? I did not get such statistics even for experimental effects uploaded on weekend. Something really strange for me last two weeks.

today, by the way sales little pick up, but still slow compare with september and august

I’ve seen a massive drop in views on my tracks (and hence sales) as well. I think AJ has been hit harder by these Google updates than they’re letting on, I know it’s destroyed some other companies that rely on referrals recently, so could be that.

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tacoMusic says

I thought you calculate based on when Envato pay you? We have no connection with the client, so it’s Envato who receives the funds and then transfers them to us. They are our client, we don’t decide the date we’re paid either, so surely you calculate earnings based on the amount your totally monthly sales money enters your account from Envato rather than for individual sales?

If money is going from a client of yours into your PayPal account, then yes, I can see that you need to calculate the amount that enters your PayPal account on that date’s rate. But Envato are paying us in bulk as if it was an individual transaction.

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tacoMusic says

Good to see this implemented and hopefully it will let customers drill down to tracks that are normally not seen, but why are ratings included for AudioJungle? I thought the devs were in agreement that they aren’t necessary for audio where the preview is proof of what you’re getting? Switching ratings for length would make more sense.

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tacoMusic says
“Warlords of Draenor is the fifth World of Warcraft opening cinematic scored by Neal Acree, the first being The Burning Crusade in 2006 and was performed by the Northwest Sinfonia and Chorus.”

From here: http://www.nealacree.com/news/2014/8/28/world-of-warcraft-warlords-of-draenor-cinematic-premiere

Don’t be surprised if there was a big budget for that one. It’s an important trailer for the game, so they wouldn’t skimp. I’ve met the head of Nimrod Productions (Richard Aitken) and a bunch of other guys working in scoring this stuff (Stephen Baysted for example from Slightly Mad Studios Ltd.) and they get composers like Troels Folmann to do their scores and some even the Hans Zimmer team.

So yes, probably a decent budget.

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tacoMusic says

I think if ratings have to be a part of this new search, the whole rating system needs to be adjusted. It’s a bit silly that by sorting the search by ratings, one leaves out 96% of AJ library – as currently only 7234 AJ items have any kind of a visible rating at all. I hope buyers will notice this, as otherwise it’s a very possible death sentence to the most of AJ items.

I agree with this so very very much. The price filters will obviously stay, but it might also negatively affect authors like myself who tend to write longer tracks as there are a lot people on here looking for a bargain.

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