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DenisTorman says

I recently cleaned the portfolio. I deleted more than 450 files. I will wait for the result.

Judging by the amount of music in your portfolio, I am a long time can not think about cleaning my portfolio :)

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Bensound says

The more tracks you have the more tracks you sell. Of course it is better to make quality than quantity but why deleting a track you spent time to produce and you will loose time to delete ? And if the aliens are coming with their funny ears and find your track awesome and make it a number one galaxy hit ?!?

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Twisterium says

And if the aliens are coming with their funny ears and find your track awesome and make it a number one galaxy hit ?!?
Oh. That’s the most important reason to leave the tracks. :)
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permian says

My point was if it had stayed “untouched” for some time on AJ, it wouldn’t hurt for it to stay untouched on several other sites instead.
So if the aliens would come it would be easier for them to find my music.

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StudioEtude says

My point was if it had stayed “untouched” for some time on AJ, it wouldn’t hurt for it to stay untouched on several other sites instead.
So if the aliens would come it would be easier for them to find my music.
+1 because you can delete tracks to place it’s on other sites, because as said fxprosound -“On your HDD will never sell!”
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DenisTorman says


My point was if it had stayed “untouched” for some time on AJ, it wouldn’t hurt for it to stay untouched on several other sites instead.
So if the aliens would come it would be easier for them to find my music.
+1 because you can delete tracks to place it’s on other sites, because as said fxprosound -“On your HDD will never sell!”

I agree with both of you. +1

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StudioEtude says

In my opinion, AJ have regular customers who are looking for a certain type of music. This taste we can see in “popular items” page. And if our songs are not sold here, it does not mean that they will not be sold elsewhere. And yet, no one interferes, “deleted” make remix tracks, something to add, something to change, before placing them somewhere … At the same time, customers who sometimes come in your portfolio will see less unnecessary tracks.

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thesensercomplex says

As an author and occasional media buyer, I had a goal of 100 tracks before I decided to trim. My belief/business plan is that for us newbies/not so popular authors, “The bigger the spider web, the more flies it will catch”. Though this may not be the case for the more well know authors, because people are going to their music, FOR THEIR MUSIC, without really wasting time with other research. This is understandable, because these popular authors have been proven for quality and consistency, whether it be for sound and/or writing ability. Plus, research can be a time consuming job, so buyers will head to their most reliable resources.

So, before us newbies become better known, why not keep older tracks on AJ, that is if you don’t have other sites to place them on. Build that account and portfolio into defined groups and hope for the best.

What I will also add is that to update your older files. This way, your quality is always the best it can be for when that obscure search request find your old track. My mixing and mastering experience has VASTLY improved since 2011. I am constantly learning, adding new software and hardware, my ears are improving for the right balance in the mix, at least I hope that it is :) I personally believe that there is a great difference between great popular tracks and OK selling tracks. Buyers, I believe can tell, at least I know I can.

Thanks for everyone’s insight, and allowing me the opportunity to share mine. Good luck and Cheers!

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DenisTorman says

As an author and occasional media buyer, I had a goal of 100 tracks before I decided to trim. My belief/business plan is that for us newbies/not so popular authors, “The bigger the spider web, the more flies it will catch”. Though this may not be the case for the more well know authors, because people are going to their music, FOR THEIR MUSIC, without really wasting time with other research. This is understandable, because these popular authors have been proven for quality and consistency, whether it be for sound and/or writing ability. Plus, research can be a time consuming job, so buyers will head to their most reliable resources.

So, before us newbies become better known, why not keep older tracks on AJ, that is if you don’t have other sites to place them on. Build that account and portfolio into defined groups and hope for the best.

What I will also add is that to update your older files. This way, your quality is always the best it can be for when that obscure search request find your old track. My mixing and mastering experience has VASTLY improved since 2011. I am constantly learning, adding new software and hardware, my ears are improving for the right balance in the mix, at least I hope that it is :) I personally believe that there is a great difference between great popular tracks and OK selling tracks. Buyers, I believe can tell, at least I know I can.

Thanks for everyone’s insight, and allowing me the opportunity to share mine. Good luck and Cheers!

Updating the old files is a good idea, to be honest, I never thought about it.
Thank you for the idea. ;)

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TJMusic says

There are two reasons for a track to have 0 sales. First, it may be because it’s quality is too low. Second, because it wasn’t promoted hard enough. This can be checked in Envato Analytics, by calculating the conversion rate for a track (numer of sales divided by a number of views). If the conversion is too low, it means the quality or style is the problem. Also, with growing experience, the composer can just know that the old track is not good enough. But if the track has only a few visits per day, it means the promotion is the problem.

Why delete a track, if its promotion is the reason of its failure? Better make some nice YT videos or blog posts or websites to bring some good traffic there.

If the track quality is the problem, here’s another question. Can I fix it, or not? Maybe the composition is good, but the instruments choice or production quality could be better. In such case, I’d rather remake the track and edit it. At least you’re not risking rejection that much, because it’s much easier to get an edit accepted by the reviewer, than get a brand new file.

So the only reason to delete a track is, in my opinion, if its quality is low and you’re sure you can’t help in even if you remade the track. Like when the entire composition, the entire musical concept is so bad that there’s no way to make it sound good. It happens pretty rarely though.

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