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PhilLarson says

I game with have songs with no sales after 1 year be deleted. Would drastically get rid of some clutter. I would agree that ANY of my songs with no sales after 1 year aren’t worth keeping any longer. There’s already one that has no sales that I’m contemplating taking down for good anyway.

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bluelagoon says

I game with have songs with no sales after 1 year be deleted. Would drastically get rid of some clutter. I would agree that ANY of my songs with no sales after 1 year aren’t worth keeping any longer. There’s already one that has no sales that I’m contemplating taking down for good anyway.

+1 to that brother!

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guitarsstate says

I’ve deleted all of my files with zero sales. No I’m thinking of erasing items with up to 3 purchases (if they are more than an year old). Something’s got to be done. Some of my files are waiting more than a week now to be reviewed and that has never happened before. I think the reviewers have nothing to do with this. Is more like us the authors are to blame :)

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QuadraphonixAssociation says

Maybe they could offer the next AJ contest similar to the last one in which every author had to delete the tags from those item descriptions and had to post in the forum ‘all done’ afterwards.

In this contest all authors (who have been with AJ over one year) would have the chance to delete all their items with 0 sales which are one year old or older from their portfolio.

After that they can post ‘all done’ into the forums and the winner’s are chosen randomized again.

Maybe this could be a good way to get rid of all those leftovers…

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guitarsstate says

Maybe they could offer the next AJ contest similar to the last one in which every author had to delete the tags from those item descriptions and had to post in the forum ‘all done’ afterwards.

In this contest all authors (who have been with AJ over one year) would have the chance to delete all their items with 0 sales which are one year old or older from their portfolio.

After that they can post ‘all done’ into the forums and the winner’s are chosen randomized again.

Maybe this could be a good way to get rid of all those leftovers…

+1

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tacoMusic says

I remember some site I joined a while back used to charge 5 dollar fee to discourage people from bombarding the music job opportunities with all of their music. At first I thought this was a bad practice but now I see what happens when there is nothing in place to make people think twice about what they are uploading. Even a 1 dollar upload credit fee would make people think twice about uploading dance loops 1 through 300. Plus if your stuff is good you would make it back fast enough anyway. Might be horrible idea but those that are confident in their writing shouldnt care. It really is the only way to cut down on people’s uploads, that or some kind of monthly limit.

I’m assuming that site began with ‘T’, had an ‘a’, bit of an ‘x’ and ended in ‘i’? Some people say that particular company gets regular placements for them, but I disagree with any service that charges its composers an entry fee for submissions as it’s essentially taxing the content creators yet again (we have enough of that with distributor percentages taken off).

Obviously, it’s a business model that works for that company, but introducing that here would, quite rightly, put off a lot of composers – us included. It’s hard enough trying to earn a living from music as it is without needing to pay a fee to continue trying. After all, having to pay to get my tracks into a library would suggest they don’t believe my music can sell – that wouldn’t fill me with much confidence to continue submitting!

That said, I totally agree a higher quality threshold is needed despite it being difficult to do with creative work as it’s such a subjective area. Pruning off tracks that don’t sell over a year is a great idea, as is having a maximum number of tracks you can upload a month.

Personally, I’m impressed with AJ and I think the whole process is pretty smooth considering the quantity of tracks submitted daily. My rejections so far have been justified (despite my ego flaring its ugly head occasionally) and I know the team and I would happily work on pushing up our standards to keep submitting here rather than have to try and get noticed among swathes of average tracks.

And if AJ don’t prune our tracks, we probably will!

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Sophonic says

Yeah I think 1 dollar wouldn’t hurt anyone specially since you know your uploading quality you would make it back fast enough, maybe they can bump everyone up 1 or 2 percentage points on a sale. Maybe A.J. could take the money and have more contest, monthly and weekly best seller bonuses, new item performance bonus, hire extra worker for A.J. etc.. The problem is clearing out 1 year old songs would be a great start but the increase of authors isn’t going to stop.

People realize that AudioJungle is becoming a top runner in the royalty free music game with its well organized and user friendly site. People are starting to come here because its a free for all. The only way to stop a author from coming here and dumping his or her 300 plus already built up library is some kind of upload fee. It isn’t a popular thought, I know that, but again besides a monthly limit its the only thing that could possibly stop some this huge issue.

I for one would not mind paying a dollar if I knew it would help me in the long run make more money, and it could be given back to the community. it would be more like an investment. This is a problem that if not controlled will ruin it for everyone except those that are the few top established front runners here.

Another problem is they might like telling customers how large of a song database they have more then trimming the number of songs with zero sales down.

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PhilLarson says

The only way to stop a author from coming here and dumping his or her 300 plus already built up library is some kind of upload fee. I for one would not mind paying a dollar if I knew it would help me in the long run make more money, and it could be given back to the community. it would be more like an investment.

+1. Agree!

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bluelagoon says

Yeah I think 1 dollar wouldn’t hurt anyone specially since you know your uploading quality you would make it back fast enough,...
I strongly disagree, if I learned anything until now about the music business is that you should never go with distributors that ask you to pay upfront for publishing your music (I am speaking from a short experience with a distributor but a experience nevertheless). Distributors get a cut of the sales, someone explained a few of the reasons higher in the topic before. I and I bet a lot of you are here because you weren’t asked to pay fees for uploads the moment you uploaded your items. I do agree however with raising the quality submission bar as videohive has done and even a maximum number of items per month, but unfortunately the limit would hurt very much the SFX side of audiojungle.
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Sophonic says

Well the formula that has never changed in the real business world is that you have to spend money to make money. So maybe the thing that everyone loves (free uploads) is the same thing killing everyone.

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