Well done mate, good to hear you’ve reached the next stage!
Just wondering, as I’ve been trying various things to promote my music outside of AudioJungle to break the cycle of the last two weeks of super dry arid non-sales (!), and wondering if anyone has had success using Pinterest to promote themselves, albeit a service primarily for images?
I get the impression it’s more for collating together images of things like shoes, good-looking design etc. to share rather than promoting music, but maybe it could be used to promote imagery for music to capture the attention of new clients? Or should I stick to Soundcloud?
As someone mentioned here previously, social media seems more about engaging people in a natural way without the hard-sell, but that’s a difficult approach when ultimately, that’s what you’re trying to do! I mean, it’s all good making new friends out of potential customers with the idea they’ll convert into customers, but it feels more like a charitable approach i.e. help a brother out (yo) with a sale or two once in a while rather than ‘this is a business transaction’ if you know what I mean? Maybe I need to broaden my thinking and that it’s about developing solid foundations for long-term ‘partnerships’ with potential clients, who knows?
My experience so far has been that Twitter occasionally brings in a few sales, but for the amount of effort pumped into it, I can’t say it’s been a worthwhile investment. FaceBook I haven’t really done much with, but it doesn’t seem like a place for selling, more a place that people associate with socialising. YouTube, well, based on the type of comments I’ve seen on most videos, I’d say the majority of people viewing videos are about 12 years old and anonymously abuse and criticise the use of an AJ watermark rather than looking to license your music. That said, I have some friends who have successfully utilised YouTube to generate referrals, so that’s my current favourite I think. I mean, video and audio usually go well together.
Are there any others I should look into?
Thanks for your thoughts,
Yep, that’s a good result. Thank you for the increase
Chilean nose flute for sure
Heading towards a new record again! No complains here
Send me some of your Dutch luck Martijn! April has been less than ideal, which is weird as last year April was my strongest month… as many have said before, there’s no rhyme or reason for sales, just ignore the crap patches and focus on improving your craft.
Double post – looks like I’m copying you Gareth! Mods, please delete
...Perhaps it will be a place where mid-rank authors and top authors can co-exist and can charge different prices for their services…
My concern would still be, like Allegro, that pricing will be a race to the bottom, but more importantly, I get concerned that more and more purchasers won’t differentiate between ‘high’ and ‘mid’ quality items as is becoming more and more the case lately I find.
+1 ShwartzSound, that’s not a fair deal at all in my eyes either. The agents I’ve been contact with charge anything from 8-15% with the latter part of that scale belonging to the bigger agencies.