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jhunger says

Hey Simon, welcome to the Jungle and congratulations on powering through 3 paw colors already! I’ll offer my two cents, so take it for what it’s worth. Looks like you had 60+ tracks coming in and I’m guessing that you uploaded them all within a few days of each other. That would mean that depending on the amount of genres you are uploading to (and it seems like you’re covering a few), for a few days you had exposure on the front page of a lot of genre lists. So it could be that you benefitted from that but are now feeling a lull as other songs drop in after.

That’s not to say those songs will not be bought again – quite the contrary, in my experience, as I’m still selling songs posted in 2009 – but you might have to now start posting at a slower, steady rate to keep some exposure going. Another thing that can help is to take advantage of packs, since those are uploaded less frequently and you’ll stay on the genre specific front page of pack lists longer than with a single song.

The good news is that buyers apparently really like your tunes when they find them :). And also, the good and bad news is that July is typically slow anyway, while things start picking up as August goes along (it’s not the same for everybody, but many people report this).

All just guesses really :) In answer to your question, in my experience in the 4 years I’ve been here, sales come and go like waves in a rising tide, so that there are peaks and troughs but overall the trend has gone higher each year.

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AudioDragon says

Hey!

Thanks for an interesting post, I’m a new author too, have been here for 5 months now and it is going very slow for me… any thoughts on marketing your songs?

thanks!!!

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LumenMedia says
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Hey Simon, welcome to the Jungle and congratulations on powering through 3 paw colors already! I’ll offer my two cents, so take it for what it’s worth. Looks like you had 60+ tracks coming in and I’m guessing that you uploaded them all within a few days of each other. That would mean that depending on the amount of genres you are uploading to (and it seems like you’re covering a few), for a few days you had exposure on the front page of a lot of genre lists. So it could be that you benefitted from that but are now feeling a lull as other songs drop in after.

That’s not to say those songs will not be bought again – quite the contrary, in my experience, as I’m still selling songs posted in 2009 – but you might have to now start posting at a slower, steady rate to keep some exposure going. Another thing that can help is to take advantage of packs, since those are uploaded less frequently and you’ll stay on the genre specific front page of pack lists longer than with a single song.

The good news is that buyers apparently really like your tunes when they find them :). And also, the good and bad news is that July is typically slow anyway, while things start picking up as August goes along (it’s not the same for everybody, but many people report this).

All just guesses really :) In answer to your question, in my experience in the 4 years I’ve been here, sales come and go like waves in a rising tide, so that there are peaks and troughs but overall the trend has gone higher each year.
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SimonDaum says

Hey Simon, welcome to the Jungle and congratulations on powering through 3 paw colors already! I’ll offer my two cents, so take it for what it’s worth. Looks like you had 60+ tracks coming in and I’m guessing that you uploaded them all within a few days of each other. That would mean that depending on the amount of genres you are uploading to (and it seems like you’re covering a few), for a few days you had exposure on the front page of a lot of genre lists. So it could be that you benefitted from that but are now feeling a lull as other songs drop in after.

That’s not to say those songs will not be bought again – quite the contrary, in my experience, as I’m still selling songs posted in 2009 – but you might have to now start posting at a slower, steady rate to keep some exposure going. Another thing that can help is to take advantage of packs, since those are uploaded less frequently and you’ll stay on the genre specific front page of pack lists longer than with a single song.

The good news is that buyers apparently really like your tunes when they find them :). And also, the good and bad news is that July is typically slow anyway, while things start picking up as August goes along (it’s not the same for everybody, but many people report this).

All just guesses really :) In answer to your question, in my experience in the 4 years I’ve been here, sales come and go like waves in a rising tide, so that there are peaks and troughs but overall the trend has gone higher each year.

Thank you for your reply… In the beginning I thought that probbaly it’s just as long as I am new, but than I wondered wether buyers really look especially for new music, or if they may just throw in the right “tags” to find my music… In the first 3 weeks I have sold around 40 songs, in the last week it was one, so it’s quiet a difference :) ... But will see how it will develop in the near future.. I asume being a featured artist e.t.c. would do a great job ;)

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