My account was registered in 2014, first track was uploaded in December 2015, but I started working hard only in April 2016.
Summer was very quit time, I was learning this market, had just few sales, then a little bit more in August, and in September-October I had very little but constant sales qty. And I thought - YEAH! I just need to continue working and everything will be ok, I will increase my income, quality and so on.
But…March 2017 The Terrible has broken me )))))
This is first month after long time with crazy fall in sales. It was really depressing. I had to say “Don’t give up” to myself but every time after checking account and having zero (or sometimes just 1) sales I thought about another job. But what can I do? Come back to office? Noooooo! Oh, please, no!
So, I decided to ctop crying and find a reason of my fail.
One of the reason is new browsing (preference for trending and top items for clients). But, not the main. Most important reason I suppose is in my stagnation. And I am not talking about mixing and mastering skills (i am trying to develop it each day). Stagnation of learning. Stagnation of understanding what people need. I recognize that my 15-years experience in music creating is NOTHING if I still don’t know what people need to hear. Sure, it’s hard to accept, but it’s true. U can make music during the whole life and die being beginner. Learning, learning and learning again. Always try to find new sound, be aware of trends and so on. And maybe the main thing…don’t think about sales. It’s hard, generally when u think how to support your family with your crummy salaries, but don’t think about money. They will come when u deserve it.
So, March motivated me. Never stop learning, because when you do it u understand that u know nothing)))