Just browsing the new releases, trying to find my new released items. Which i shamefully failed. The real shock was the item names of the tracks. Happy, this happy, for happy, inspiring, this inspiring, for inspiring, …What, in the name of God happening to you people??! The market is already flooded with uninspired copy pasted junk, sold for ( X) usd. Is it really impossible to find a descriptive, creative name? I understand the fact that you don’t appreciate your work.Everything is template based generic , unfinished, meant to be sold in bulk. Can you be more low than that?
Obviously not it seems.
Welcome to nowhere.
Thats the reason for the non-creative titles, it has to be descriptive if you want anyone to find it. So:
and so on
And if you REALLY want it it to be found you price it 5$
If creative names are not mandatory by Envato Management nothing will change.
And many things don´t change that have been requested by authors since years.
So forget it to ask about, IT WONT CHANGE EVEN WITH A NEW CEO
IMHO. If you want to be found it’s better to share big part of your music for free (under CC0 license). And build your own audience.
But I’m not musician, so may be it’s not your case.
Do you do that? Have a big part of your work made available for free? Has this strategy worked well for you?
I’m not selling my items for $5. And my item names are not so stupid. But I’m planning to dedicate 50% of my time for a free projects.
I just think, if a person already put the price $5 and get from it around $0.75. It’s much better to share this music for free.
This is not the issue. Those ridiculous titles are not there due to lack of creativity, but because of the way the search engine works. Choosing a creative title that is not a keyword will simply make sure you never pop up in the search engine.
It’s an issue that has been raised for many many years, but sadly it’s never been properly addressed by Envato.
Round and round we go, yes the pricing strategy for some has probably damaged the market forever, yes the community is now self-serving, yes the search engine if there is one that works in a logical way functions in a non-logical fashion, yes the market is full of the same kind of tracks and very, very little originality “composed” by musicians, no things will change for the better for authors and no Envato does not listen to the content creators.
“It is what it is.”
Heya guys! Although I can understand your frustration with the item titles, I can also see this thread has the tendency to go towards pricing discussions. While these threads are highly important feedback for staff, I do have to ask you not to discuss prices or suggest prices since these will be in direct conflict with the forum rules and we’ll have to lock the thread and terminate the discussion. Please keep the discussion away from suggesting prices! Thank you!
I have no problem with giving my music stupid names if that means more sales, but I will never give it away for free. Earning money is the only goal and reason for having my music available here.
@Enabled . Right.I edited the topic in order to avoid any pricing debate issues. We are beating a dead horse, nevertheless. Sorry for inconvenience. Have a good one.
Sure thing. As soon as the grocery store will give me food for free, and the apartment owner will let me stay for free, and the mobile, tv and internet is giving away free services and all the clothes are giving away for free, i’m game.
Thank you! Appreciate it!
PS: You’re not beating a dead horse. As you probably noticed with the hypothesis driven testing, the feedback we provided improved and altered the test. We’re mods, we’re on the forums actively, but don’t for a second think that the author success team is not watching and taking notes! Things are just discussed internally and improved when possible or no legal consequences exist!
Mate, despite the fact that i tend to agree with you,for the sake of communication, in a hilariuos mode, that is so ‘cliche’ . Working for exposure is the oldest and disgusting trick in the music business. Giving away for free in order to make yourself visible, in an open market where we are not friends, is you against me, we are all COMPETITORS ! You give away an item and the client is not buying from me, because he got it free, from you. Lets stop being ourselves polite to each other for the sake of social contracts.
I’m not musician as I said before. And do not know much about this industry. But now I’m super curious. Is this really how musicians treat free music? Please, may other AJ authors confirm this?
For me it sounds insane, sorry.
Unfortunately AudioJungle has seen from a shift from a community to a survival of the fittest or I should say cheapest. What was once a thriving place to share ideas and help with one another it has turned into a very self-serving marketplace.
@gballx There is much truth in what you just said. I am an old dog in this industry.Turning 50 this year.F… it. 35 years i spent in music business.Runs in the family.I am pretty young in AJ. Some unpleasant things made me look for alternative income sources. One thing didn’t ever change.People will always buy cheap. There is a really small percent of people who will choose quality and expensive vs quantity and cheap.And in this equation this is the constant. We cannot fight that.