Posts by AlumoAudio

942 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
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AlumoAudio says

A decent portion of my monthly earnings come from referral cuts, via promotion mainly on YouTube and SoundCloud. Here’s a snapshot of my stats since January this year:

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Twitter; shows very little return in my experience, when it comes to direct tweeting. The vast majority of people who end up following us on there seem to be either fellow composers, ‘mass followers’ or bots. Also legitimate followers soon tire of constant “check out my great AudioJungle item…blah blah blah”, and just result in an unfollow, so be aware of that and consider tweeting interesting and engaging content if you do focus on Twitter.

However that being said, associating your twitter account to your YouTube account is a pretty good idea, because when someone ‘likes’ your YouTube video, it’s automatically tweeted to their followers (if they have theirs linked too), and you’ll get notified, such as in this example:

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However, here’s a bit of reality. In order to convert views/listens into sales, you’ll need a lot. Alongside having high quality material that encourages people to keep watching/listening; strong keywording, meta tags and descriptions are just as important. This applies to both YouTube and SoundCloud. For example, you’ll be needing to pull in about 1000 views a day on a YouTube video to see some referral cuts from that.

There’s a ton of info on Google about this, especially in terms of building a YouTube channel, so well worth researching into. Also, a top tip, but don’t use bitly or URL shortening links in your YouTube descriptions. YouTube/Google now pretty much frown upon this and could have a negative effect your video and channel ranking. Always use a full website link, within the first 3 lines of the description. Also, use annotations within your videos to remind people what they’re actually watching and remind them to check the description. Very important to do that.

Also, having a Facebook page is a workable avenue, and works really well as a messaging platform for customers. It also seems to attract a more mature and professional viewership than Twitter, so again something to consider in terms of marketing your material accordingly.

942 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
  • Elite Author
  • Sold between 50 000 and 100 000 dollars
  • Interviewed on the Envato Notes blog
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  • Referred between 500 and 999 users
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AlumoAudio says

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Excellent work on becoming AJ Elite #28 James! Totally and utterly deserved and was always just a matter of time. And on that note, I pass the inaugural Elite Shades of Fame over to you (which your good self invented!) Enjoy! ;)

ps. had to look bloody everywhere for that pic!

942 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
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AlumoAudio says

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Ahh feeling much better now. Thanks for redeeming me guys! ;)

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AlumoAudio says

Well, I’m having to deal with this right now:

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AlumoAudio says

omg i need one of those too! can’t concetrate when im all sweaty,makes me nervous :P sales are really slow for me,but i expected this to happen,im also wondering should i upload now or wait for august-september :/

That’s exactly my problem too. Not a nice feeling, especially for those of us who are used to living in cooler climates.

Regarding uploading, personally I’m waiting it out until most of our customers are back in work/school/college towards the end of next month and September. In the meantime, working on a backlog of tracks ready to upload and promote when the time comes.

942 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
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AlumoAudio says

Plus it is so hot here in the studio…

Same here, and unbearably so at times. It get’s so bad in here, I ended up blowing my plugin savings on one of these instead..

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Chuck on the headphones (it’s a bit noisy), close the window and leave it run for 30 mins. Perfectly cool and comfortable studio :)

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AlumoAudio says

It will not work for you if you spread your catalogue over many non exclusive libraries.

I sell across many non exclusive libraries. No problems in nearly 3 years.

Also what maybe simple to you and me will probably piss the purchaser off. Why should they have to go through another hurdle to use music they assumed they had the right to use.

And there’s the sticking point. When copyrighted music is licensed, it comes with a license certificate to be used in these exact circumstances. This is the whole point of purchasing a license. It’s not just a bunch of random jargon for the customer to ignore. It’s to prove they have the necessary rights when it’s requested to be seen, by us, libraries, YouTube or whoever. It’s the customer’s responsibility to be aware of it and use it as necessary.

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AlumoAudio says

Late to the party as usual…Congrats Paul! And enjoy wearing that badge with pride! :)

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AlumoAudio says

Good work Michael! :)

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AlumoAudio says


i im thinkin those guys selling 90% of the stuff sold regularly are perhaps part of the site’s owners or friends/buddies. i mean, we have these guys that wanted to make some money so they made a site on which they promote mainly their stuff. makes sense. the current situation on aj (and as i understand, its always been this way) is totally absurd. someone should put an end to this perverted money scheme.
These people, Mister, have deserved their success and big sales. If you check Tim’s or Alumo’s or Pinkzebra’s or Bluefox best works, you’ll have to consider, that they have an OUTSTANDING quality, some are with OUTSTANDING vocals included.
They don’t need to be anyone’s friend or relative, they are PERFECT composers and GOOD market players.
And by the way they LITERALLY – attract many customers to this site, I suspect, some of your buyers as well.
I made it to top-selling iems list not for hearing such absurd words about site’s owners.
Everyone will get what he deserved. Period.
Forgive me my offensive tone, but please, show some respect to those guys, okay?

Thanks for that Andrew. I don’t think you were being offensive, just being honest and stating it how it is. We need a bit of that here!

Some of the statements on this thread drills home the fact that there are some seriously contrasting beliefs and opinions on the matter. In some cases, and on other threads too, I’m beginning to detect some kind of animosity towards those who have top selling items.

On that note, I can’t really be bothered to have a serious conversation and continue adding my thoughts on the matter. Good luck to you all and hope you finally figure things out.

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