Posts by tacoMusic

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Want. So very much.

Lovely set up Luca, I’ll have to plan a path like you to get something like that, as currently, I’m a long way off! :)

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Depressing sales for a usually good earning site. Hope it doesn’t last.

Yeah, things have been particularly poor lately haven’t they? Had a 30% drop in earnings last month here and this month has been very slow so far. Got to be Google’s mobile-favouring algorithm kicking in or something…

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Great answers everyone, thank you for the links! I’ve just realised I have Bamblong from when it was made by Tonehammer, so I’ll have to dig that out and give it a go.

I’m definitely going to get the Spitfire Frank Ricotti Marimba as well though, sounds like it will fit in really nicely into a mix. Sonic Couture are great as well (can one have too many marimbas???)

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...it is a strong argument for adrev though – i know in past threads i was not a supporter, but i think it illustrates the need for using a system like that to help protect your rf work.
Come over to the dark side, it’s warm and sunny here (well, maybe not sunny).
Already there.

High five!

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Hi people of the AudioJunglists massive,

I’m looking for a decent clean sounding marimba / xylophone sound for documentary I’m scoring, something like this:

https://clyp.it/tdcbuykc

Can anyone point me in the correct direction? I have EWQLSO Gold, GPO (shocking) and some of the VSL examples via some Kontakt libraries that seem to be good, but wondering if there are some ‘go to’ marimbas for filmic / documentary-style projects?

Cheers big ears,

Taco

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...it is a strong argument for adrev though – i know in past threads i was not a supporter, but i think it illustrates the need for using a system like that to help protect your rf work.

Come over to the dark side, it’s warm and sunny here (well, maybe not sunny).

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The big problem is of course that all the big RF sites use Adwords themselves, and they have more money than you. Therefore, they will outbid you on the relevant keywords or you will spend way too much money.

That’s true, although going niche is the only way to get good results with ads isn’t it? What I mean to say is that going for ‘royalty free music’ will be fruitless because of the high competition whereas something like ‘east ugandan bluegrass background music’ would attract a very specific type of customer (granted, maybe it’s not the one you’re hoping for!).


I’m hesitant to state my opinions here because I noticed a very distinct relationship between me speaking my mind here on AJ and my sales falling by more than 50% in one day and continuing ever since.

Dry like a cat’s eye since I started this thread, maybe I was a bit too hasty saying that was just conspiracy talk eh Paul! Ha ha!

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I’m trying Google AdWords for the first time. Only spending 5 € / day. I started four days ago and so far no conversion. I have more page views, but no sales. When I reach 25 euros (tomorrow) they give me 75 for free, and no longer will invest more because not profitable. I wanted to do a test, and it so far does not work for me.

From my (limited) knowledge of Google Ads, it’s important to carefully choose your keywords, bidding level and target demographic otherwise you end up showing ads to completely disinterested people and / or spending lots. In terms of getting traffic and conversions, Google Adwords can be highly successful according to a few interviews I’ve read, but it’s about finding a formula that works.

As for referrals, that’s disappointing to learn that prestashopthemes, I would have thought there would be more incentives to refer people than that.

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I’m hesitant to state my opinions here because I noticed a very distinct relationship between me speaking my mind here on AJ and my sales falling by more than 50% in one day and continuing ever since.

I used to think the same Paul, but I’m pretty sure that’s not the case despite things like a drop in sales occasionally coinciding with being open about one’s opinions / feelings. It’s easy for us to get onto the conspiracy highway when there are no clear answers, I’ve been there many times!

But with respect to breaking out of this earnings limit, I sometimes wonder if it’s about some external factors like increasing referrals via advertising. I find it intriguing that one track can be a top seller with almost identical tags and descriptions to another of equal quality (if not better), yet the latter track doesn’t get a look in. Are these authors using Google Advertising to boost views and conversions? Do they use other services to pump traffic to that track? I’m pretty sure there’s something else at work than just appearing in organic search results via AJ…


Kick it on a tropical island for a few weeks drinking pina coldas and sales go though the roof.. Makes no sense.

Just booking my ticket now! Maybe I should kick it on a tropical island with my mum and I’ll have a top seller by the end of the week?

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Good evening / afternoon / morning fellow Junglers…... I have read this thread with great interest and I wish to share my thoughts on the matter. A glass ceiling for sales – yes I probably have one it seems and yes I would like to devote more time to music but the reality is I can’t at the moment. I love music, music is everything and I love creating it. Can a portfolio ever be big enough – well no since an idea brings about another idea for a track. Is the music I do useable? I hope so but I just love doing the noise and chaos that I come up with. We have to be in this for the long term and dispense with the idea that we (me) will not get rich from this but oh boy do I like the trip it is taking me on! :)

Your music is definitely usable Graham and well-crafted. In my opinion, you should have far more sales for the size of your portfolio which really makes me think we have ‘salaries’ here.

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