Posts by AlumoAudio

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AlumoAudio says

Not a too bad a result after all thankfully. My third best month for sales since being on AJ. Experienced pretty erratic sales patterns throughout however.

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AlumoAudio says

Looking at your pic there, admittedly the sites I’ve had to deal with are a lot more questionable, with direct audio mp3 rips from YouTube videos, watermarked or otherwise and certainly no links to the original file to purchase.

I completely agree that writing off to any site of a questionable nature is pretty much a waste of time. Best stick to Google, so they can at least throw them off Google searches.

And geez, that’s simply terrible and infuriating regarding Tim’s tracks. Let’s hope he hasn’t got a mouthful of turkey when he reads that!

Edit: Just remembered: Tim’s Canadian! ;)

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AlumoAudio says

Hello Community,

you guys always have so fantastic photos on your profile and song pages. From where are you getting them? Is there a source of free stock photos?

Cheers Sascha

One great stock site we are allowed to mention on the forums ;)

http://photodune.net/

Edit: Oops, sorry didn’t realise you mentioned the ‘f’ word! Still very affordable though :)

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AlumoAudio says

BeeMP3 is just a search engine for MP3, they don’t host your files.

That site is actually blocked here in the UK, via my ISP, so I think it’s safe to assume it’s not a particularly ‘legal’ platform. In fact, many of them are really just search engines, but thankfully Google don’t view them that way.

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AlumoAudio says

I’m not sure what I should do here… I just found one of my songs available for download on BeeMP3.org. It IS the watermarked AJ version, but obviously it doesn’t sit right with me. Before I go off on them, I was curious if anyone has dealt with something like this? What is the right approach to getting it removed? Should I ask Envato for help?
Unfortunately, this is something I have to deal with on a regular basis. It seems a lot of these sites link and rip the music straight from YouTube videos that our music is found on, and make it instantly downloadable. In some cases, even non-watermarked music (such as off a client’s YouTube video) is made readily available for free.

There are literally thousands of sites like this out there and sometimes some can appear quite high in Google search rankings. If in this particular instance it’s watermarked, I wouldn’t be overly worried, but these sites generally don’t care about peoples copyrights anyway. It’s when you find non-watermarked material you should definitely take action.

Either way, the first thing I always do is report the infringing site to Google . (if the link doesn’t work as you may need a Google account, just search for “removing content from Google). Here, you can report the site and any links that you’ve found that point to your works. Google will then remove the links to your work from appearing in searches.

I’ve never asked Envato to look into this myself, as I never wanted to bother them with it, especially as I’m non-exclusive. But I’m pretty sure the method I’ve been using is the quickest way to deal with this situation.

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AlumoAudio says

Finally upped to Ableton 9 :)

Good man! And be sure to check out puremagnetik.com, if you didn’t know about it already. Loads of free add-on packs too ;)

Went a little bonkers myself, and blew most of my savings on:

  • Kontakt 5
  • Guitar Rig 5 Pro
  • NI Razor
  • Transistor Revolution MKII Kontakt library
  • Addictive Drums Indie AdPak
  • iPad Mini for my girlfriend’s birthday
Saving a total of £352 ($577). And those savings are going straight on my most important purchase tomorrow: Playstation 4 :)
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AlumoAudio says

Argh…guys, stop…. I’m gonna be so broke…lol :D

Already there Sasch! Geez, and it’s my girlfriend’s birthday next week too. Pfff.

Treated myself to handful of stuff, including the most amazing Roland TR909 and TR808 Kontakt lib I’ve ever heard by WaveAlchemy (already touted as the best analogue drum-machine emulation on the market right now) and NI’s Razor 1.5, which has absolutely blown me away. What a synth! And so much fun to use. I think I actually prefer it to Massive, but don’t let the KoOl kidz hear me say that ;)

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AlumoAudio says

Surprisingly sales are really strong today and it’s only 1:20pm thanksgiving day here in USA.

Oh really?? Hmmm. Curiouser and curiouser. Not a drop here, for what feels like an eternity.

Right now, I just want to climb inside the search engine and give it a jolly good pelt with a rusty old tire iron! ;)

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AlumoAudio says

What is the situation with Thanksgiving? Do people usually take a long weekend off work?

From my understanding (I’m in the UK), workers seem to get the Thursday and the (Black) Friday off. Then of course the weekend follows.

Historically, I’ve seen big sales slumps during these major US holidays.

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AlumoAudio says
UJ-pro said I still believe that there was something different over the first two weeks. Many authors experienced the same hard cut after the 15th. This can’t be coincidence. I want it back!!!

Hey Udo, you may want to take a look at my post here from a few days ago, where I discussed a possible cause for the sudden cut-off we all saw on the 15th. As of yesterday the 27th, things in the SEO world are slowly beginning to pick back up, so fingers crossed.

Also, bear in mind it’s Thanksgiving over in the US right now too, so traffic to marketplace sites will naturally be much lower – unless you’re a website selling Black Friday goodies of course ;)

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