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TortoiseTree says

Hey guys, I know there are too many threads that complain about sales and stuff but this isn’t about that. I just want to check with everyone else whether they’re recovered from the “holiday lull” we all experienced earlier.

Most authors that have been here a year (or at least six months) have a pretty strong idea what they can earn in a month and how many sales they can score. Yes, there is an ebb and flow to it but from what I’ve heard most people don’t vary too much (again referring to authors that have been here a while and have a decent size and strength to their portfolio).

I’ll share some of my numbers first and I’ll see how you guys compare. I had a great autumn and early winter and was scoring a lot of sales per month (in my mind) and quite a bit of money (again, in my mind), money that was used to pay energy bills, internet, phone etc… January (I know) was a big drought for everyone yet some seem to have pretty much recovered in Feb. As for me, my January was mediocre in sales and my feb is being saved by the amount of packs I’m selling but in terms of sales is pretty weak. I’ve been producing and writing as much as always (if not more) and have done more to update my site yet I still haven’t broken out of the drought.

I was wondering (again mostly asking ppl that have been here a while), how are you guys doing? Are your sales back to normal or are things still dry?

Again, not complaining but just trying to find out if it’s a marketwide issue or whether my music is (gulp) not in fashion this season or is outdated (a very realistic problem that a lot of authors fail to realise is a problem/choose to correct)!

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DanHoodMusic says

I haven’t been here too long, but I am noticing a steady increase in sales. December was my best month so far, and January recovered fine after a 2 week lull (no sales). February has been strong with an extended license and one of my packs is starting to gain some momentum.

It’s difficult to stay visible as a newbie, but I just continue to write and record and post the best possible stuff I can create for this marketplace. I have a few more that will hopefully be approved next week. Hopefully, my featured interview will help out my future sales!

I think the whole marketplace is bursting at the seams right now… Lots of new authors, and the new reviewers are working through the queue as quickly as possible. I think things will settle down a bit in the near future, but as always, quality music will float to the top and your material is QUALITY!

But, then again what do I know? I only have 25 items (after next week)

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TortoiseTree says

I think things will settle down a bit in the near future, but as always, quality music will float to the top and your material is QUALITY!

Thanks Dan, that’s a really nice thing to say!

I see you’ve been here since August AND you already have your red paw so I’m pretty sure you know your way around here by now! It’s great to hear that you’re back on track and congrats on all the sales. Your portfolio must really have quality as you have so many sales despite having “only” 25 tracks. Keep up the great work man!

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MonophobiaStudio says

I am still within my first year (I posted my first song late June) so I don’t have anything to compare to as far as holiday lulls and stuff. But since I started, every month has been better than the last, including over the holidays. Surprisingly January was my best month by a significant margin, both sales and profit and February is following the trend and is actually set to go even a little bit higher.

Back in October I was the Featured Authot of the Week. While that gave me a real push, the real increase in sales came afterwards. I really believe it comes down to the quality and type of material you’re writing. Try to be as objective as you possibly can and hold yourself to the highest standard possible when creating material. I don’t want to sound arrogant and I certainly have a long way to go myself but if it doesn’t sound like it was produced in a million dollar studio, don’t expect it to be a huge hit.

Hope this helps :)

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DanHoodMusic says


I think things will settle down a bit in the near future, but as always, quality music will float to the top and your material is QUALITY!

Thanks Dan, that’s a really nice thing to say!

I see you’ve been here since August AND you already have your red paw so I’m pretty sure you know your way around here by now! It’s great to hear that you’re back on track and congrats on all the sales. Your portfolio must really have quality as you have so many sales despite having “only” 25 tracks. Keep up the great work man!

Thanks! I try and make marketable tunes that I like. It has been interesting to watch global trends in the royalty free music world. I guess that’s part of the fun.

Cheers to more sales!!!

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garethcoker Envato team says

Just to go the opposite direction ;)

Historically, January has been my best month. I’ve always had a sales record on the 3 Januarys that I’ve been here. I have no idea why this is.

Biggest lull for me historically has been July. No surprise really, most people are on holiday.

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HarryAndre says

I’m afraid I don’t have anything helpful to say, but I liked the topic. I joined AudioJungle a year ago but I haven’t really been active yet. I only have 9 items and 5 sales. I could say it’s getting better, since my last sale was an extented licence that almost made me fell off my chair when I realised it!

So, I don’t really have experience in monthly income and such, but I wanted to say I agree with MonophobiaStudio on

if it doesn’t sound like it was produced in a million dollar studio, don’t expect it to be a huge hit.

Not that I have this kind of sound. On the contrary, my sound sucks! It’s a basic EQ and very recently a very basic compression. I hope I’ll get this one day..

Anyways, you really shouldn’t worry though, your sound is deffinately getting better, and the music is good. Hard work is needed but I’d take long nights of composing, orchestrating, mixing, and studying about all those things than pretty much any other job. And thankfully, we are in a community like this one. People here are willing to help you and share their experience. That’s very comforting (especially if you’re noob at music production, like me!). :D

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TheRedGiant says

Oh sure, I have recovered: When I joined, I had no sales. Soon after that, I had 4 sales. Six months ago, I had 4 sales. One month ago, I had 4 sales. Today, I have 4 sales. Tomorrow, I will have 4 sales. 6 months from now, 4.

A year from now, I wil have 5 sales (see? I’m not pessimistic! :D).

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Sonicbyte says

My sales were very bad lately… I’m really sad about it.

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TortoiseTree says

I’m afraid I don’t have anything helpful to say, but I liked the topic. I joined AudioJungle a year ago but I haven’t really been active yet. I only have 9 items and 5 sales. I could say it’s getting better, since my last sale was an extented licence that almost made me fell off my chair when I realised it! So, I don’t really have experience in monthly income and such, but I wanted to say I agree with MonophobiaStudio on

if it doesn’t sound like it was produced in a million dollar studio, don’t expect it to be a huge hit.

Not that I have this kind of sound. On the contrary, my sound sucks! It’s a basic EQ and very recently a very basic compression. I hope I’ll get this one day..

Anyways, you really shouldn’t worry though, your sound is deffinately getting better, and the music is good. Hard work is needed but I’d take long nights of composing, orchestrating, mixing, and studying about all those things than pretty much any other job. And thankfully, we are in a community like this one. People here are willing to help you and share their experience. That’s very comforting (especially if you’re noob at music production, like me!). :D

Thanks for the support man! Congrats on the extended license!

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