it is time for me to say goodbye. Today I was coming to the point, where I feel, that it is not longer the right way to provide my music on AudioJungle. I was here for a bit more than two years. I had some good months (in terms of income), which gave me hope and the motivation to improve my skills in making music. But the more I improved my work, the less sales I got. This is now the third month here, where is no sign, that I’ll reach the payout threshold. No sales, no views, silence.
I guess, the most important reason for the missing success is, that I am not able to recognize the AJ-customer s demands. I was never able to compose any corporate music - which is obviously the most successful genre here. So the music I provided was not wanted by AJ customers. It’s not AJ’s fault, it’s not the customers fault. I was trying different prices - down to the most hated $5,- but I come to the conclusion, that the price isn’t the success criteria here. Since more than one year now my sales here are dropping. So I think, it is not worth to make any effort in uploading music here. Since January 2020 I made 206 sales here, 30 months, which means that I had 6 sales per month as an average. Sometimes it is better to quit things, to make a clear cut instead of constantly moaning and crying about the bad situation around. Change is the key. Searching for new ways. Will I fail? Maybe - it’s allowed, it’s part of development.
Luckily I got accepted by Motion Array. They have a higher quality standard and they are way more strictly in the curation of the library. What I like there, is the better communication with the curators team. It’s a new experience for me, to catch a few more rejections there. But 80% of my portfolio was accepted and in my experience I can be sure, that my items are successful there. Yes, I know, both AJ and MA are not comparable, because MA is a subscription based library. Sometimes I was wondering, why tracks which had no views or sales here on AJ, are my most successful items on Motion Array. Maybe it’s also a sign, that I do not understand this library business, that I do not understand the customers behavior. And yes, it is clear to me, that the same can happen on MA, what happened here on AJ to me. I’ll see.
But now I am at the point, where I am only tired to see that negative development here on AJ.
There is no longer any progress and it’s time to consequently leave here.
My wish to AJ is: Be more honest to your authors. Since the start of my membership here the authors
recognized a drop of sales. AJ always claimed:“It’s all fine - we cannot see any change or drop in sales.” This was and is a lie. And until today no one from the Envato staff had the balls to say the truth to their authors.
I want to say thank you to the community for two interesting years, full of learning, full of interesting discussions and sometimes disputes.
I wish all the Knights of Fortune here on AJ all the best and the most success.
See you and bye!