I’ve been feeling a little emotional tonight thinking about all that Envato has done for me and I just felt like I should connect with the AJ community. I know its way too late, but I kinda miss the old forums haha. It seems like there was more of a community back then, I don’t know why. I’ll try harder to be apart of the community on the new forum going forward.
A little update about me, my AJ income is about half of what it once was during my best months a few years ago. I’m not complaining though because I’m still able to pay my bills and that is all I ever wanted; to make music for a living. I’ve scored a few trailers here and there as well as some low budget movies, but Audiojungle is by far my main source of income. Probably 90% AJ and 10% AdRev. I use to get about $200-$300/month from non-exclusive libraries that had my very first 50 or so tracks, but a shady contract I accidentally signed put a stop to that. There are very bad people out there that want your signature so be careful what you sign #lifelessons
As far as Elements is concerned I’m a little timid about joining as I don’t know what that will do to my income. If anyone has any thoughts I’d love to hear them.
I spent $65,000 last Autumn to record 50 String/Brass players. So far its been a horrible return on investment haha, but it was a life highlight that I will cherish forever. I recorded at Air Studios in London and was able to conduct one piece Hopefully sales will pick up and it will be worth it financially. All the tracks are for sale here on Audiojungle. Still uploading 4 more.
Since February I have been trying to see if I can produce EDM music. It would be amazing to get out of the studio and play/DJ in front of people again as I did in my band days. Making cinematic music gets kind of lonely as many of you know! So I’ve been working out trying to look “marketable”. I don’t know if it will work out, but here is my Instagram and SoundCloud in case your interested in following me, I’ll follow you back https://soundcloud.com/ultraviolet_music/sets/ultra-violet https://www.instagram.com/_ultraviolet_music/ I will still be making and uploading cinematic material to Audiojungle.
Everything I have and everything I am I owe to Audiojungle. They really allowed me to expand myself and create what I wanted to create these last 7 years. Recording in London was an amazing pinnacle of this whole ride. I love Envato so much for allowing me to do that, I’m sorry if that’s corny but I mean it. Thank you Collis and Cyan Ta’eed as well as everyone at Envato for working to make a magical place!
Congrats to all the authors who have been cranking out great tracks and have found success here.
I hope Martijn de Bont and Phil Larson are doing good. The heavy hitters Pink Zebra, Tim Mcmorris and Soundroll I hope they are still going strong. Graham Ball, Audiophile, StudioKolomna, Allegro120, Aurus, AudioQuattro, Alex Bess, bdProductions, Benji, Jamie Blanks, Dreamsfall and everyone else I haven’t gotten to know yet, I hope your able to make music and I hope Audiojungle goes strong for another 10+ years!
I definitely don’t have the best ear here, but if anyone wants someone else’s constructive criticism on the mix of your next track feel free to e-mail me. Make sure you have thick skin though! Don’t worry I’m kind, but if I think your bass is too low then I’ll say I think your bass is too low.