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tacoMusic says

Well done dude, great to see you featured!

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tacoMusic says

and rails on Ruby’s…

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tacoMusic says

Well done Flossie, good to see you reach to 100 mark!

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tacoMusic says

Since everyone did such a great job, I’m going to hand out 30 day silver superstar badges to everyone who entered :D

A time-limited gift? That’s like giving out Christmas presents but saying Santa wants them back after you’ve got used to enjoying them! Come on, I’m sure you can make those badges permanent can’t you? You are a King remember :)

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tacoMusic says

Congrats Ryan, very impressed by the way you’ve managed to understand the market, tailor your music to it and do extremely well as a result. All thoroughly well deserved and I hope your success continues!

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tacoMusic says

My hit is on the way, I can feel it in my bones!!!

No, but seriously, it can vary depending on so many factors, such as:

  • Being picked up by a top-selling elite Videohive authour who uses your track in a top-selling project (that has a knock-on effect as well as other VH authours will also use that track)
  • Writing a track that captures the current zeitgeist ‘sound’ (think neo folk at the moment)
  • If you’re a marketing genius and can tap into an eager customer base who rave about your track
  • How usable the track is (some tracks just work well in loads of contexts)
  • If you get a helping hand from AJ ie being curated in the right streams like getting featured, mentioned in their blog, email etc

There are more of course, but I think when those points coincide then there is a strong chance of a track becoming a top seller.

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tacoMusic says

Hi,

I know there are a few posts out there talking about what apps exist to get sales notifications on your iPhone, but has anyone tried this and why isn’t it available in the App store on my iPhone?

http://leafletapp.com/



It looks like development has stopped on it (last tweet on their account was in June 2013). Shame if so as it looks perfect!

I bought Tabvn to keep up to date with my sales, but it’s stopped sending out push notifications which I believe is down to the authour not wanting to pay for the Apple Developer license (I gather you need to keep push notifications going).

Has anyone tried Leaflet and is it still available? The other ones out there look a bit lame, so I’m keen to get this if it’s still supported and works.

Thanks,

Taco

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tacoMusic says

No problem. Regarding fixed-term license deals like a one-year exclusivity agreement in specific territories, it can be tricky to negotiate those. App and game developers, in my experience, normally require a buyout with no royalties so they can mass produce without limitation and on demand, which is why the price for a buyout is usually a lot higher than normal.

How you price it is all down to how much you think that track will get in its lifetime if you left it on the marketplace. If I can find that thread then there are a few suggestions for how to calculate the figure, I’d be interested to remind myself as well.

Each licensing agreement I put together is specific to the client as no two clients are the same. Take Sony vs and indie app developer, two very different kettle of fish!

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tacoMusic says

Hi Blue Atom,

This might be useful – what the PRS charge for various usages (including mass duplication of things like CDs and, in your case, this could maybe act like an app download):

http://www.prsformusic.com/users/productionmusic/Documents/production-music-rate-card.pdf

A buyout deal is usually a fair amount more than your client might be expecting, but have a search through the forums to see how others’ have calculated how much to charge (I couldn’t find the post I was thinking of, but if I find it, I’ll put the link here).

Cheers,

Taco

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tacoMusic says

Wheeee! More sales please, less turbulence :)

Fun times.

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