I am here long enough to have some ideas about improving our market. I thought I should share them with fellow authors and staff. Let us make a good starting point for future changes even though improvements rate is very low now.
AJ & EE Improvements Wishlist #1: New categories Lo-Fi and Collage
New categories are needed! I propose introducing those two as a test:
Lo-Fi is a currently very trendy genre which should have it’s own category on AJ.
Collage category could be a unique creative category where composers upload tracks which are a mix of existing genres, e.g. electro-blues, quirky beats, hip hop-jazz beatbox, stomp and claps with piano or percussive track using only basketball sounds etc.
It looks like AudioJungle slowed down in terms of creating new trends and became very repetitive. I do not remember any major new trend in the last two-three years. I think it’s time to stimulate creativity of content creators because creative ones are the biggest influencers in the industry. Let’s make a trend, then let’s sell it.
Both proposed categories do not interfere with existing ones. These Lo-Fi and Collage genres could be introduced as a new categories or as a new subcategories of the “Miscellaneous” category.
I can imagine a very nice mailing campaign introducing them and emphasizing the creative and high-end side of AudioJungle and Audio in Elements.
In the future… There is a huge need of adding other new categories like trap, future bas, 8 bit, cyberpunk, synth wave, big beat, trip hop, electro swing, beatbox, progressive house, big room, hybrid trailer, acoustic corporate, boom bap, newschool etc. I would suggest unblocking item genre change for authors, at least for those new genres. This way we could move existing tracks to new categories. But that’s “the melody of the future”…
What do you think? Share your thoughts.