Awesome news, Lance. Thanks!
I don’t believe I have ever had a buyer request me to create a shorter version of one of my tracks. Longer, yes. An instrumental, yes. Remove a prominent instrument, yes. Different mix, yes. But never a shorter edit. Have many of you received a 30-second edit request?
I pull up my iPhone app called AudioJungle Track Gen, v2.4. Then I follow the following steps.
1. Select Emulation Type from the drop down. The choices are Jim McNorris, PoundRole or LightRedStripedPony.
2. Select from Song Type either With Ukulele or Without Ukulele.
3. If you get an error when you select Without Ukulele, select With Ukulele.
4. Press Generate Now.
5. Wait 12-13 days.
Hope this helps!Disclaimer: Any resemblance to an actual app is purely coincidental. Any resemblance of my tracks to those on the Most Popular list is, also, coincidental.
This app Is just ok. I’ve been using LightRedStripedPony for the last two years and I find it’s been hit or miss.
I was thinking about some other stat comparisons today.
When I joined AJ nearly 2 years ago, Soundroll-Music was the top overall seller with, if I remember right, somewhere over 4,000 sales. I think the next closest was in the 2,000’s. I believe only the top 8 or 9 authors had more than 1,000 sales. It amazes me that an author now needs 1,000 sales just to make it into the top 100 and nearly 2,000 to make the top 50. In March of 2011, I remember that roughly 600 sales qualified for the top 50.
Soundroll-Music led February 2011 sales with 239. Tim McMorris was rising quickly with 182 that month. You could make the top-sellers-of-the-month list with 48 sales. If your track had more than 9 sales in a week, your item could make the top 10 for that week. Five sales qualified for the Weekly Top Sellers list. Check out the list: http://audiojungle.net/page/top_sellers?day=06&month=03&year=2011
Soundroll-Music was the only composer with a gold paw, and I remember comments in the forum stating that it would be a LONG time before anyone else on AJ would get another gold paw. Now there are at least 19 that have reached that level or beyond.
A big thank you goes to all the pioneer composers who paved the way for everyone here. Those musicians built this place.
As crazy as the growth has been over the last two years, it seems likely that two years from now we will look at today’s stats and marvel at how small they were!
I think everyone here is, to some degree, scratching their head trying to figure out why certain tracks in their portfolio are selling and others are not.
I think no matter who you are on AJ, you have periods when your sales are better than expected and you think, “Wow, this is really great! Hopefully this is the new normal.” And then you have times when sales are below your expectations and you think, “What’s going on? This doesn’t make any sense.”
These marketplaces are very complex and what works great and helps the success for one author doesn’t necessarily work for another. What works well and creates success for one music track doesn’t necessarily duplicate well for another. Your best day of the week for sales can inexplicably become the worst day for a particular week and vice versa. You best-selling track may go through an unexplainable drought while the track you thought about deleting sells 2 extended licenses.
Just try to put out the best music you can and hope that buyers will find it to be useful.
Nine months is more than enough time to figure this out. An extremely thoughtful process of consulting with lawyers, researching the marketplace, consulting with music experts, etc. should have taken at the most 1 month.
I have continued to upload some of my best work under the assumption that progress was going to be made regarding PRO’s and additional licensing options. Are changes coming? Surely we won’t be waiting around for another 6 months without knowing what’s going on regarding this extremely important issue, right?
PRO registration works for other libraries. Let’s make it work here AND create tiered licensing broadcast/commercial usage.
I’ve had this issue also. Having the buyer purchase multiple licenses through support took days to accomplish and the buyer became frustrated. There needs to be an easy, immediate way to do this.
I can see how it could be interesting to show how a particular track could work with an existing VH item, but I’m not sure how the method for a sale like that would work.
It seems to me that most of time buyers will hear a track in its thumbnail form. If they really like it and think it is appropriate for their project they will click to see the item’s page. At this point, I’m not sure a buyer will want to watch an unrelated video showing how great the track works with that demo video.
If the goal is to demonstrate how great a particular track would be as an alternate soundtrack to, for example, a successful VH item, I just don’t know how you would grab the buyers interested in that particular VH item and bring them to your AJ item page to watch an alternate demo. I don’t see how you can create that path.
Perhaps you could get a VH author’s permission to use their item in a YouTube video featuring your music track. That might work.
Thanks for the thread, guys! And to think it only took me nearly 3 times as many tracks in my portfolio to catch up with AQ
He has a golden touch with the music he creates.