Except maybe for Tim the Roll and Pink I’ve deleted 40 tracks on my non-exclusive account that I thought wasn’t cutting the bill. In doing so I believe it makes you very good at letting go of the past and recognizing what is good and what is garbage. Its a great exercise for the ear and the soul and it will tone up AJ!
Big call Sky. You must have felt the drive to cleanse today! These tracks can’t ever in the future be returned to AudioJungle once deleted, as I’m sure you know so I hope it wasn’t an impulsive thing. I’m sure you gave it some good thought in advance.
But it can sometimes backfire sadly…I came close to deleting something this morning and it sold in the afternoon. Almost a very big Doh! Not first time I’ve been surprised at which tracks of mine have had random sales…Sometimes sales come through the tracks we’re most proud of, and sometimes they come from weird and wacky b list. I’ve lost at least 2 so far, and could go further. But many have sold as part of a pack so worth keeping them in the folio.
I support the urge to purge the jungle a little, and guess it’s preferable for the authors to take that initiative. Go for it, but proceed with caution. Give your self a few days grace before finally hitting the delete button and sending them into AJ oblivion
I say bravo though for taking the lead and promoting this concept though Sky. You’ve certainly started to lead by example.
No definitely not an impulse thing I completely agree with you that one should sleep on it a few nights or more. I’ve been deleting them over the course of about a month and a half and moving a few that aren’t for sale anywhere else to my exclusive account.
Its true, the tracks I deleted could very well get sales in the future if I would’ve left them up but it only takes one bad track for a client/customer to get the wrong impression of you.
Completely disagree with you. You have no idea what track will be useful for customers. I deleted one of my track and soon found customer criying for help. He used my track in his project, and when project was approved he did not found this track. It was my deleted track. I restored it and since that time it was one of my best selling track.:
I’m planning on doing this around Xmas time! The weak performers may well find themselves on lesser stock sites while the quality sellers remain here, and my best stuff goes here first; and it gives me room for more pieces to write. I’m giving my pieces time to prove themselves lol :–)
Sometimes I’m shocked that my more elaborate live string or session vocalist and brass pieces don’t have much traction at all whereas the simpler ukulele style pieces and piano or dance tracks are bigger hitters. Commercial usability is the key I reckon.
I’m actually do it. Just pick some tracks with no sales and no views (thanks Envato analytic) and just wait 1 or 2 month. If nothing happens I delete it.;)
I truly believe these tracks have no potential. You know, maybe it’s not so cool or it’s not driving or it was mixed bad. But if I really love some track I don’t delete it.
I have one track which called A Successful Day. It has no sales, no view last 2 month, but I really love this track. For me it’s inspired a lot and I believe this track have potential.
Just properly choose what you want to delete.
If your track is sub par you might as well recycle the ideas and make a new track out of them. I would wait until you have the new track ready. Example, i had a romantic surf song that did nothing for a year, so i remade it as a piano and strings track, same Melody and chords. Now it sells.
Just a quick note here, be careful of what you delete. My main point is that I have a track with 0 sales, but it is part of a pack which has sold 13 times. So just don’t shoot yourself in the foot and delete something that is part of pack.
I deleted one of my track and soon found customer criying for help. He used my track in his project, and when project was approved he did not found this track. It was my deleted track.
Yep happened to me too with a track I thought was lame and then I couldn’t put it back up. I listed it on another site and made the sale that way. I did make more for it so it ended well but I will be much ore careful in future. This game sure is unpredictable!
I deleted one of my track and soon found customer criying for help. He used my track in his project, and when project was approved he did not found this track. It was my deleted track. I restored it and since that time it was one of my best selling track.:
Same happened with one of our tracks! Deleted from portfolio, two weeks later a thread appeared on the forums in which exactly our deleted track was demanded. Lesson learned, now we think about it twice before using the ‘delete button’