I’m newbie, but enthusiast)
Those thousands of same corporate or epic…make me sick haha)
Who try not to copying bestsellers😁
What’s your rate of rejected/approved?
Does somebody wants to bring something fresh to Audiojungle? How your sales?
I’m newbie, but enthusiast)
I got my own dubstep style for AJ and I think the sales are quiet good. But of course not as good as those Corporate
Non-format won’t sell. Approval doesn’t guarantee good sales. I had 3-5 hard rejected items, all of them justified. Stock music is not about uniqueness, it’s about providing what’s in demand.
Hi there - I would say that the main bulk of my portfolio is off the beaten track from the norm as I create basically for the cinematic category. This was never what I had intended at the start of my AJ career but found that dark, textural and percussive tracks were my comfort zone. I also just love to make noise!
Hello… My groovy blues rock combination and every lite rock items sales very well. In fact, sales better than motivational corporate that I made. AJ is unpredictable for me! Cheers!!
I have many jazz and latin tracks in my portfolio because thats the music I know the best. Some of my jazz tracks are also my best sellers. I had some hard rejects when I started 10 months ago, but none since then. I must admit I’m a bit tired of reversed cymbal/piano chord intro and muted delayed guitars myself, but If I knew I could compete with the top sellers making corporate tracks I probably would have.
By the way; my bestselling jazz track is called “Jazz”, so I’m not experimenting with titles
My “corporate” and “epic” doesn’t sell at all. I’ve had more luck with crossover genres. My rejection rate is about 10%.
Sure sure, pretty much everything I try to upload, and most of it gets rejected. I don’t think I have any corporate tracks in my portfolio, and I have one “inspirational” track. Most authors will copy-rinse-repeat what is selling, because it’s fairly difficult, if not impossible, to sell tracks, or to even get them approved, when they differ much from the norm. The dominant form of whatever will always be, well, dominant.
At the same time, it can be difficult to sell tracks that sound just like everything else. A real catch-22.
It is harder to get traction with sales but I find it more creatively rewarding if not financially to follow my own path on here.
I try to make a wide range of tracks for AJ. I try to keep up a good level of output and try to have fun when making tracks and one of the ways I keep things fresh it to try to do different genres and styles. I don’t have the best record for sales but things are going well and I’m happy with my progress. The only problem is I’m so bad at electronica that I think I may be torturing the reviewers whenever I try my hand at Dance or Trance tracks
So far I’m going mostly for generic stuff, but I hope to try and create something fresh soon… It’s more difficult than I expected to be honest haha
I notice that corporate thing too. Maybe our corporate music isn’t prioritized in search engine as we’ve proven ourselves capable of producing music of a different genre with our sales? I.e. the more you sell rock music, the bigger are chances to sell even more rock music but when you try something different where you don’t have a big history of sales, your fresh items aren’t prioritized. Because at first I thought it was somehow connected with the following, but I don’t have that many followers. Then I tried to compare my latest corporate tracks to those with good sales, maybe it’s the item quality issue - and again, I can’t say some of them are better than mine. Could it be the search algorithm?
as my friend who is a successful author points out, you’re contributing over-saturated content to an over-saturated marketplace, BUT, the marketplace is real and the clientele are looking for quality content on a very consistent basis. The best thing to do as a new author is to be:
- 110% active professional as a writer and marketer.
- constantly uploading quality content.
- be fully engaged as a listener/forum participant/community member.
Just keep building your portfolio and make everything beautiful, stuff eventually sticks (hopefully!).
As you can easily find, most of my tracks are experimental, so it all depends on how good your production and how it fits demands of buyers.
Very few people on this earth know exactly how the search engine works. I can’t be sure but I doubt track records within a specific category has anything to do with it.
I do know though that sales help to stay on top in search, so if you get a few early sales you are more likely to withstand the flood of new items coming in the first few days after upload. Sometimes it’s just bad luck - being approved late Friday as first in a batch of 100 similar corporate tracks, your track will never be on that first search page.
Here’s when external marketing can make a big impact - even if you just generate 1 or 2 sales from it, in the first few days that will give you a HUGE advantage over those hundreds and thousands of 0 sellers.
Maybe it’s because I specialized in a niche (Oldschool Hiphop) but lately nearly all my tracks are being approved for sale. I know very well those kind of tracks will never sell like the corporate happy ukelele stuff, but for me that doesn’t really matter right now. I think it’s important to make the music you love and take it as a compliment when it gets approved and eventually sold a couple of times. I dabbled in making corporate tracks, but I really don’t feel comfortable with it most of the time.
Its a toss up. My tracks that are geared to Corporate/Motivational clients sell like they would expect to, but I have noticed the tracks that are more original and something unique tend to get the extended license sometimes as well. I say have a mixture of both.
That’s certainly what my plan would be if I sold here. I’d have no intention of regurgitating what’s already being done by others on this site. I’d use actual song titles, keywords that genuinely describe the music, and nothing that could be considered “inspirational, motivational, or inspiring”. Most definitely, I would refuse to write “THE song”. You all know what it is as there are 10,000 versions of it.
I would expect to make $0 in revenue.
But seriously, There are several things a person can offer as audio/music that are not your typical boring items, all of which AJ will allow and music buyers at this level can leverage. I think the idea that AJ is only for “stock music” that has to only be what’s trendy and more of the same is why prices are so low here and people have sold their rights to performance royalties down the river. When there is nothing different, nothing special, the only reason people come to you is because you’re cheap. There’s way too much of this “underselling” mentality at this tier of the production music industry. Until people start taking risks with good, more unique and well conceived ideas coupled with solid marketing techniques, “more of the same” at bargain basement prices will be what’s offered and customers will buy it because you aren’t giving them a choice, and they don’t care enough to notice that the chuck steak they’re eating it’s filet mignon.
It doesn’t have to be that way. The glitch comes if AJ doesn’t have the foresight to see where this “more of the same, but cheaper” strategy leads and rejects unique material as “unsellable”.
My two cents here : I have a wide variety of genres in my growing portfolio (corporate, electro, motivational, blues rock, rock, exotic…). What’s interesting to notice is that my best selling track is an “exotic” sounding one, something happy (something buyers are interested in) but with an original sound/composition (the biggest part of its melody is improvised). Other good selling tracks are a pop-punk one, and a blues rock one with a really distinctive sound. Seems like more generic stuff doesn’t work in my case.
Spot on @AAMediaMusic!
Many (not all!) people come here because they want to buy something cheap that sounds like somebody big. Others don’t care, they just need something for the background. Again, not all buyers are like this.
With Envatos decision for those low prices they also decided which clients and what kind of item quality or lets better say originality they want to have on their marketplace. I keep hearing stories from other Authors who are selling their pieces on other marketplaces who allow PRO works AND let Authors set their own prices. One of them doubled the price of his items and guess what, sales increased. Surprise…
Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely don’t have any problem with Youtubers getting their license for 19$, but Envato showed absolutely no respect to their Audiojungle Authors aswell the whole music licensing industry by not only letting broadcasters get their license for the same price as the youtubers, no, they also did this by forbidding PRO registered works on the marketplace. This, gentlemen, could be so easy to change, but Envato apparently fears loosing their “royalty free” trademark or the wrath of the GEMA, I don’t know (Please correct me if I’m wrong here).
I’ve asked Envato Support for allowing PRO registration, but got no response (yet). I hope that will change, because what really bothers me is that Envato - instead of saying simply yes or no - keeps stumm about this matter. Will Envato allow PRO tracks in the near future? Tumbleweed.
Sorry, I hate to be the Grinch who spreads bad karma, but this really needs attention!