I know alot of authors worry about their zero selling tracks, I know I do, but these are my thoughts on the matter. 1) There are alot more tracks on Audiojungle,so it can take longer for a good track to sell. 2) the track might be zero, but it gets your avatar seen it might lead a buyer onto your portfolio or another track, which they might buy.3)The customer might like a track on your music pack with zero sales,and buy the track they like,which might also have zero sales. 4)If a track is not in a big selling category it will often take longer to sell.5) Finally, I have had a track sell in the first hour of publication then not sell for two years. I have also had a track not sell for two years,then sell.So you never know. So if I like a track I have written I try and stick with it.
I love listening to the tracks on Audiojungle but as an Author can i rate them (i would only do the five star,not anything less,as i feel that would be unfair to fellow Authors)
I think AJ is a little out of control, I’m here from almost 3 years, most clients/authors here consider my work at least very good or excellent. I have 70 songs published (not fx) and growing, I have my own website, soundcloud, youtube, twitter, my space to promote my music. I’ve being author of the month, had one song featured as song of the week, and be interviewed, etc….However every month my sales are worst than the month before, I’m uploading 1 or 2 songs per month and I know is not much, but I’m looking for quality in my work.
So, if my music is very good, if I’m trying everything in my power to get exposure, if I upload quality songs…why my sales are dropping ?
I think is by the overwhelmed flood of new songs that bury good songs every day and the awful search system here that makes almost impossible to find accurate files for buyers.
Why don’t AJ use an invitation system like dribbble, so new authors should be invited by other authors or buyers, this could be a partial solution I know, butI think something must change.Just my 2 cents…
Yep i agree. I also think tracks should be automatically deleted after a year with 0 sales,that would help us all.
I’ve been wondering about some of the tracks in my collection. I’m new here and posted a large chunk of my music in early Feb. Being impulsive and doing my usual lack of research, I just blurted a ton of music up on the site over the space of a few days. Had I known what I know now I might have staggered the release of the music and eased off on the throttle. But time to devote to the site is scarce (I’m a film/tv director/editor in my day job which sucks the hours out of my life like a time-tornado) and I just wanted to get the process rolling so over the space of 3 or 4 days I uploaded around 50-60 tracks from my back catalogue.
No admonishment necessary please – I know it was not the smartest move
However – it’s clear to me after about 4-5 weeks on AJ which tracks I’ve composed have commercial value on this site, but I’m surprised at which ones they turned out to be. I’m sure that I’m far from the first author to experience this revelation.
So over the last couple of weeks I’ve started to wonder if it’s going to be more profitable over the long term to take the tracks I’ve written (and like), that have so far zero sales, and just stick them into packs. I’d rather sell them for a fraction of the cost at $30 a pop than have no sales at all.
So I decided to take a bunch of my favorite tracks in the guitar/piano/corporate genre, the horror genre, and the action genre (the latter two being my personal choice for a night of compositional fun) and whack ‘em into packs and see how they go.
My question to those who have an opinion on the subject is: when do you think it’s the right time to make a music pack? Is there a right time, if so – when? What is the criteria you use to make this decision?I look forward to your insight. Jamie
I would say straight away,as they sell on their own,plus even if a customer does not buy the pack they might pick out a track and buy that one. About 25% of my sales are music packs.