Sup guys, let me get the ball My name is Ivan, I am a 26 yo russian guy who lives in Sofia, the capital of sunny Bulgaria. My story of becoming a part of the community seems to be a long journey home, so prepare yourselves
I grew up playing in a metal band in Russia, and believe me guys - musical business there is pretty poor But i have always wanted to make music my main activity, and actually now am making the dream come true.
But let’s go from the scratch.
I signed up on Audiojungle 3 years ago, when i just moved from Russia to Bulgaria. Recorded a couple of tracks, got a couple of sales and (i still don’t know why! ) stopped doing it for a long time. I was 23 back then and probably couldn’t believe that musicmaking can feed one’s life During the time since then i have tried a lot of stuff - working as a chief manager of a Taxi company, websites development, videomaking - it was fun, but everything was “not this”
In september, 2016 i suddenly realized, that if I didn’t try to make musicmaking my job then, I would never do that ever. It was freaking scary - as I am a married guy who is in charge of his family. So i got well-prepared - saved some money, reduced the expences to minimum, and started digging into the world of sound producing.
The first two months were pretty damn hard - I had only a couple of tracks in the portfolio, and absolutely no knowledge about professional sound mixing, sample libraries, plugins and stuff. So i kept working days and nights. And this little pig helped me with that
December was a breakthrough for me. During the month i produced about 50 items, and got 68 sales - a crazy number for me back then That month showed me, that doing what you love full-time pays off in the end.
So by now i have produced almost 150 tracks that brought me more than 230 sales, and am happy to do the job i really love to do.
I also encourage my fellow-musicians to join our community - as i believe that we, AudioJungle authors, should share our experience, but not envy each other and keep your tools secret I believe that this year will be absolutely different in my life. Positively different Watch out, AurusAudio, the Russians are coming !
Just hope to hear my wife’s voice more often than Audiojungle watermark girl’s one
p.s. Oh my, almost forgot the link to my profile Here we go CLICK