Author-Driven Pricing Coming to AudioJungle

to record a sound is one thing, to create a complex sound composition, with very complex and current processing is another … this is a different level of skill and talent … but, the prices for sounds are now formal, and most often depend on the time of sounding, or quantity …
How to convey to the leadership of Enwato, that artistic sound should cost more?
After all, we have solid buyers, these are major producers of media content, computer games, etc. For them, and for their budgets, 1 or 10 dollars is almost the same. But, they are happy to buy a “multi-user” for designer sounds. (but for this, basically, it gives moral satisfaction :slightly_smiling_face:)

There’s no need to convey anything to the leadership of Envato, as Author Driven pricing has been implemented on AudioJungle… so if you feel artists sounds should cost more, then you have the ability to price artistic sounds higher. Yes, there’s an issue with ADP on SFX, but they’re working on it.


At the moment I can not influence the price in any way. This is not possible (the price is set by the reviewer). If it becomes possible for the authors of the sounds to set the price on their own, then, of course, I will change prices for some products immediately …

Well you will be able to soon.


thanks for the answer!

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Thanks for your question @MumuMedia and apologies for the delay. Once we introduce ADP to a Marketplace, we must ensure that the decision to set a particular price is the Author’s own, so we need to be careful how we present these features. What Authors should see is the current item price.

Are you seeing something different to this? Can you please explain a little more about why the ‘pre-ADP’ prices and how this would take out the pain?

I think he’s on about uploading new items… all the fields will be blank.

Hi @Sarah_G, thank you for responding. The pre-ADP prices refers to the purchase price tiers given when the item is reviewed. Example, pre-ADP in music tracks are either $15 for a track or $19 for a longer track.

I suggest moving forward:

  1. In the short term, to have the fields initially automatically populated with a standard price. The standard purchase price now seems to be $20 per track. So for example, when trying to upload a new music track, the price fields can be pre-filled with $16, $31, $61, $122, $244 for each of the licenses. The benefits are:

    • Saves time not having to fill in 5 empty fields if we had intended to keep the price at $20. This does not conflict with ADP because by choosing not to alter the field, we are agreeing to those prices. We do not expect audiojungle to alter the price for us when reviewing the item. Just accept it as if we filled it in ourselves.

    • It doesn’t cost us any more time or effort if we wanted to change the price anyway. Because we would still have to manually enter the numbers into each field.

    • Takes away the aggravating task of calculating the purchase price. By having an initial item price and purchase price to reference, we do not have to keep calculate the item price to set just to get it to be at a specific purchase price.

  2. Which brings me to the next suggestion, can we set the Purchase Price instead of the Item Price please? Because the Purchase Price is what buyers see and is what we would consider. Instead of having to beat around the bush reverse calculating the Purchase Price, it would be better to have that as the parameter to change.

  3. In the future, I think user preset prices would be great. To have the option of setting up different price presets, save it and have it auto-fill the 5-fields when I select that preset. It could be in the form of a drop down menu with an option to define a new price preset. For myself, I now price my orchestral works higher because it takes more effort, and keep my corporate tracks at the standard $20 price. Having the option to have my own presets to auto-fill and then tweak as I like would be really handy. This would save time and effort as I won’t have to keep referring to price tables / lists that I have written down.

Those are my suggestions, and to explain how this would take out the pain (in addition to the benefits stated above), I can only talk about my upload experience. Making music is consumes a lot of mental and emotional energy, the last thing I want to do after finishing up a track is to spend time repetitively filling out forms and doing price calculations. Especially when those fields can be pre-filled / autofilled with presets such as price. In fact there are other fields that should also be auto filled such as mentioned by @frozenjazz, (Link to his comment: Author-Driven Pricing Coming to AudioJungle)

I still can’t believe I have to copy paste my “Composer” name each time… I have one account, I am the same composer, and this field is left blank for each new item I upload…

I enjoy making music and anything that takes me away from it annoys me. I hope this answers your questions. And hopefully the suggestions are useful.

Thank you. :smile:


Then what about envato author fee schedule? If I choose ADP, doesn’t it affect to me?

ADP is not for you to choose or not. It is here. The author fee schedule is still applied. Only the buyer fee is now a fixed amount.

Ah, I see. Thank you! :slight_smile: @PurpleFogSound

I know it’s too early but so far I’m really happy with ADP and it’s probably the best move after the introduction of Broadcast tiers.

Now it makes more sense spending time and money on producing high quality tracks and I think the overall quality of the market will benefit from this. :+1:


0 sales after ADP coming. Weird.


Explain to me why I stopped getting 52% of my sales? What are the new rules? What’s the point of having an exclusive account?

Nobody has got the old 50 to 70% for several years. Non-exclusive authors get 45% of the item price, and exclusive authors get from 62.5% of the item price, up to 87.5% of the item price. The item price being the list price (shown on the item page), minus the buyer’s fee.

The point of having an exclusive account is still the same as it was before… a higher rate of commission than non-exclusive authors, that increases slightly every time you sell an additional $3,750 worth of content.

Hi Everyone,

As you may know, during the launch of Author Driven Pricing, we discovered an issue incorporating the new $0 fixed buyer fee for Sound Effects. As a result of this, we had to roll back Author Pricing for sound effects only.

Today, we wanted to let you know that the $0 fixed buyer fee for the Sound Effects Category has now been implemented. Please see this article on the Author Help Center for more information.



Great news for sound effect artists! Way to go Envato!!!


This is great news for buyers =0
And for us !
And for Donald Trump :joy:

ah, I got my first sale after ADP. Well, it was just a logo, but I am happy as I priced the logo $19 (meaning $10 for me), whereas logos were around $9 before ADP!