How would YOU improve Audiojungle?

1 - a maximum of 3 days to approve/reject a track. I can’t believe that actually the time to analyze a song is the same time spent to analyze a template…
2 - increase number of hard reject to discourage copy-paste producer (even for me, just in case)
3 - Hide selling counter on single tracks to stop “it sells a lot, it works! i’ll purchase!”. Leave general counter.
4 - explain why a song has been rejected to quickly teach composers on how things work in the market. more work at the begininng, less work in the future…
5 - give visibility to new items for a longer period of time even it they don’t sell.
6 - delete tracks with a ratio < 1 sale every 6 months. ok this could be a bit nazi… :sweat_smile:
That’s all, i suppose…

1 - a service developed by Envato replacing Soundizer (for clients to find a track, for authors to find a track used by videohive guys)
2 - a private section in Forums for authors (to communicate directly with staff, or between us to complain and complain again discreetly about rejections)
3 - more reviewers
4 - a separate review process for SFX (especially big libraries)
5 - the return of the intake questionnaire to avoid the same mistakes and the same questions on the forum

more ideas later… :wink:

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I would love there to be a new genre for music with an ‘edge’. .

Now as soon as a song has some distorted 808 percussion (like pop stars like Skrillex use) your track has a huge chance of being rejected.

Also psychedelic music is always rejected. Even when you upload it as experimental…

I understand the aim is towards corporations. The money is there… But all the film makers and documentary makers I talk to always say: on audiojungle it’s mostly cheesy midi music…

Time to also get that edgy Adidas/Nike feel here… Especially when soon PRO music is allowed. AJ should also be “cutting edge”. Mixing experimental music with what works for videos…

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take this! :slight_smile:

I too. :smile:

So you’re saying if there was a category named “Edgy” people would not be uploading cheesy tracks there? :sunglasses:

Basically what you’re saying is spot on and AJ with its long standing “affordable” branding has a steep hill to climb when it comes to polishing its reputation as an “edgy” high end selection. But clearly, “up is the best way to climb”, and seeing how Envato is thoughtfully embracing change towards higher quality and making efforts trying new marketing concepts (Elements, Unstock, etc) it’s probably only a matter of time before some kind of “progressive division” appears within AJ as well. Although “elitist” in nature, and somewhat less “inclusive” (which has been a cornerstone of Envato growth since the start), it’s probably the decent thing to do, if AJ ever is going to cut a piece of the “savvy” market. Sorting by sales isn’t likely to bring up the most exciting or avant garde stuff, and simply tagging or titling the track “edgy” or “high end” isn’t going to garner a lot of attention.

Given the low licence prices, it’s nearly impossible to have an AJ track pay off if it’s not already tailored to an established, popular genre or concept. Almost by definition a potential high seller will have to sound a bit stale or copy-paste already when it hits the queue, even if it is masterfully crafted. An “edgy” category would be nice, but it would not solve the base problem of earning exposure by means of ingenuity or analysis of untapped markets. Not unless a good bit of scarcity is introduced (read higher bar of approval). Also, a boost in licence prices would be required for tracks that mainly attracts buyers with higher demands (and bigger budgets), since these by nature are fewer in numbers. Maybe if author driven pricing comes to AJ authors would at least have a chance to market their tracks according to their perceived “worth” - even if that scenario would surely be a hard blow to the “copy-pasters” and “cheesy midi producers” of the world. I say “maybe”, because you never know how many outstanding tracks will persevere in drawing down competition into unsustainably low pricing, and of course there’s also a high probability that all too many “cheese makers” try their luck in the higher price segments, making sorting by price a fruitless endeavour for the potential “high end” customer. Nevertheless an interesting alternative to the cookie-cutter structure we abide to as of now.

Time may tell :sunglasses:

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You are a poet!

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I for one would welcome a more edgy section as my portfolio lends itself more to that area than a corporate sector. Of course doing more edgy work brings it’s own unique problems such as low quality sound sources being used but then if we are placing our efforts onto Audio Jungle then we must be listening to what the market demands.

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All very true…!

One more important factor in giving “edgy” tracks tailored for a high-end market (film, TV) exposure in an overcrowded market full of copy-pasted music would be what I’d call “curated marketing”. I think Envato should start making high-end collections (or “albums” as other libraries would call them) and market them to customers on dedicated landing pages.

I honestly don’t understand why they don’t do this already. But then again Audiojungle’s role in the Envato universe might still simply be too small for them to be interested enough? They’d have to hire experienced people to do this - and that of course costs money. Still, I’m sure that this approach would pay off in the long run.

BTW: I tried to start a discussion around this topic here - yet that didn’t seem to gain too much traction…:wink:

Glad to see that the topic itself (the general theme of “quality vs. quantity”) actually is of interest to some people here! I’d be really happy to hear more thoughts and ideas on this…

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One other idea on how to improve Audojungle:

I think the way ‘versions’ of music tracks on Audiojungle are presented could be improved a lot. From my perspective, versions can play an important role in maximizing the usability of a music track for potential customers…

What would be an immediate remedy to many problems would be the possibilty to set links in your item description that directly send the user to a certain timestamp in your item’s Audiojungle player.

With a feature like this, we wouldn’t have to tell the customer “please skip to timestamp xx:yy in the player to hear version z” (which I think is an inconvenience to most potential buyers). With a link to a timestamp we could lead customers directly to a version that could be of interest for them.

What I’m talking about is basically the same feature Youtube has, like in the video description here:

Is there some sort of function like this already that I don’t know about? If not, how hard would it be to implement something like this? Maybe the player itself already has some feature like this and Envato would “only” have to activate it?

PS: I actually was at that Radiohead concert. Great experience… :slight_smile:

Well - you know - on “another site”, 30-60-90 second versions of a full track are considered individual items. Together with author driven pricing (minimum $15), it provides additional sales opportunities. The idea of including up to 5 different versions for one low price has always seemed odd to me.

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