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muscma01 says

I know I am probably not alone where I make some music and just think, “wow this is cool I really like it, and I can’t wait to get it out there.” After the period of uploading and waiting I realize geeze in the past year I haven’t licensed it once. Haha and it almost feels like I couldn’t even give this track away. I was curious what other musicians had to say as far as that goes and maybe give a chance to promote some of our favorite gems that have just tanked. I would put a link to my favorite track that just failed as far as sales go, haha but it didn’t get approved for sale on Audio Jungle. I am in a creative mood today so I think today I will make a track just for me. I’ll update later in this post if it has made the cut, and is approved for sale.

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SoundFix says

Cool idea for a thread! That’s the problem with music often being personal, it’s sometimes hard to think objectively and not become too attached to it. Here’s one of my favourites which has only had one sale, but I think it’s pretty cool and it was an interesting challenge for me in terms of style because I’ve not got much experience composing audio logos or idents.

http://audiojungle.net/item/modern-electronic-logo/3055609
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popraz says

A personal favourite that tanked ? In my case, I have two :

http://audiojungle.net/item/prayer-for-peace-two-tracks/362212
http://audiojungle.net/item/stigmata-of-the-weak/560002

These are two songs that I poured a lot of heart into, and they represent my favourite and most personal style of music, but they didn’t seem to resonate with anyone enough to actually get sales. Great idea for a thread, by the way !

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TerriMatheson says

I listen to this track every day, because it still makes me giggle even though I’ve heard it a million times:

http://audiojungle.net/item/cheeky-little-monkey/3523444

http://audiojungle.net/item/keehi-lagoon/2578746 Seriously, that one.

Perky, cheerful tracks represent! :)

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curtisschweitzer says

My personal favorite track with nary a single sale:

http://audiojungle.net/item/ominous-intro/3267247

I was so proud of this one: an interesting time signature (5/4), some thoughtful choices in harmony, and, most importantly, some of the most realistic sounds I’ve produced with a VST. Alas, I thnk the market for this kind of track is pretty small, so not much traction.

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adammonroe says

http://audiojungle.net/item/keehi-lagoon/2578746 Seriously, that one.
Yeah I remember that one.

My personal favorite track with nary a single sale: http://audiojungle.net/item/ominous-intro/3267247 I was so proud of this one: an interesting time signature (5/4), some thoughtful choices in harmony, and, most importantly, some of the most realistic sounds I’ve produced with a VST. Alas, I thnk the market for this kind of track is pretty small, so not much traction.
Sucks you haven’t sold it man, it is indeed ominous, and I would agree that it sounds quite realistic.

I always liked this track. http://audiojungle.net/item/proud-billy/2775246

Sometimes you gotta wonder how much comes down to your track and how much comes down to something as simple as Meta Data?

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SoundFix says


http://audiojungle.net/item/keehi-lagoon/2578746 Seriously, that one.
Yeah I remember that one.

My personal favorite track with nary a single sale: http://audiojungle.net/item/ominous-intro/3267247 I was so proud of this one: an interesting time signature (5/4), some thoughtful choices in harmony, and, most importantly, some of the most realistic sounds I’ve produced with a VST. Alas, I thnk the market for this kind of track is pretty small, so not much traction.
Sucks you haven’t sold it man, it is indeed ominous, and I would agree that it sounds quite realistic.

I always liked this track. http://audiojungle.net/item/proud-billy/2775246

Sometimes you gotta wonder how much comes down to your track and how much comes down to something as simple as Meta Data?

Very good point, I think a lot of it is down to meta data because some tracks just get lost among the thousands on here. But also, sales breed more sales, I have found this with one track at least, which still sells every few days somehow; in total it has sold 23 times compared to my other tracks which on average have sold twice!

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muscma01 says

Ya I think your right about the meta data, and I think that first few days where the music is promoted on the homepage, and in the search results is for sure an important piece. I think SoundFx is totally right about the sales bring more sales. I know as far as genres are concerned I’ve done well with Corporate style music but I think more of has to do with being able to clearly define it with keywords and descriptions. I have made “dramatic music” and add maybe 10 keywords before I’m checking a thesaurus for ideas, but with corporate tracks I can come up with 30 good ones off the top of my head. I created some music yesterday after posting in this thread, and it turned out to be something I am proud of and enjoy. Its a fusion of house, trance, dub, electro’ish style which as for key wording goes I was lost, and to be honest I didn’t even really know what genre it feel into.

As far as music that is tanking so far, I’ve only been uploading regularly for about 2-3 months, but this new track I thought would blow up and hasn’t done anything. It’s still to soon to tell but I am afraid this one will tank hard.

http://audiojungle.net/item/cool-business-model/3529437 =

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