Posts by AlumoAudio

1050 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
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AlumoAudio says

I dont understand what that means. Buyers know the sites. Why do they search for them lol?

Also ive been getting lots of traffic. Sometimes it take a couple of days for buyers to decide i think.

Not everyone knows about these sites, yet alone what royalty free music is. You’d be surprised how many new customers reach sites like AJ just from a simple search term in Google such as “background music for my YouTube videos”.

However, if Google are reshuffling the order in which sites appear on their results, pushing other sites out of visibility, then it doesn’t take a genius to see the impact that will have. New customers will just end up on a competitor site, or whatever site came up first on the search results to buy their music.

Also, it’s worth mentioning that a lot of our customers here are students, most of which are about to do final examinations, so I’m willing to bet that’s having an influence on sales too.

1050 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
+7 more
AlumoAudio says

slow day.no sales.

Agreed. Unusually I’ve only had 1 solitary sale here, which suggests to me that something isn’t right.

There’s lots of noise in the SEO world right now that again Google made some seriously major changes in their search results and rankings in the last few days. Trust me, that has a huge impact on our sales performance, which I’m seeing outside of AJ too.

1050 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
+7 more
AlumoAudio says

So how long exactly does it take for Adrev to find your tracks? I’m at two months currently and still nothing even though I know first hand a couple of youtube videos using my music (pretty sure some illegaly). Anybody in the know?

If I remember correctly, when I joined up it took close to 3 months for any data to start filtering through, which I could view in my dashboard. Either way, it may be worth getting in touch with their support team just to touch base with them and check.

1050 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
+7 more
AlumoAudio says


May be you lucky. Did you set it for your room? I mean EQ, low cut/boost, etc.? I compared it to Yamaha HS8, Adam F5 and found it sound too hi-fi – boosted highs, boosted lows. I tend to more neautral monitors. May be you somehow adjusted to it sound? :)
P.S. I really like first generations of KRK and VXT series – really cool, neutral sound.


Some useful ideas from me :
1. Avoid KRK Rockit series – they are too hyped and color sound too much.
How long were you using them for to arrive at that conclusion? I’ve been using my RP6s for nearly 2 years now, and find them to be very stable and precise across all parts of the spectrum, which is incredible considering the price.

I like the KRK RoKit 6 a lot for the performance and value. They are great across the spectrum.

And regarding room setup, that is important regardless of the monitors you use as every room will be different and can play an even bigger role in the overall sound than the monitors you use!!.

Exactly. Tuning and setting up a room acoustically in accordance to the monitor you’re using should absolutely be completed anyway, if you want to take mixing seriously. I don’t think it’s a matter of avoid this monitor, use this monitor, etc. It’s all a matter of trying them all out first and seeing what suits your personal taste.

1050 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
+7 more
AlumoAudio says

Some useful ideas from me :
1. Avoid KRK Rockit series – they are too hyped and color sound too much.

How long were you using them for to arrive at that conclusion? I’ve been using my RP6s for nearly 2 years now, and find them to be very stable and precise across all parts of the spectrum, which is incredible considering the price.

1050 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
+7 more
AlumoAudio says

And a big congrats from me too Ryan! About flipping time too! Completely deserved.

Same sentiments as Sasch, and it’s been great speaking with you personally and regularly swapping stock music business survival tips along the way!

Take it easy dude and well done :)

Matt

1050 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
+7 more
AlumoAudio says

All you need to enter in this field is just the end part of the actual username of your YouTube channel, so for example in my case, all I would enter is alumoaudio, as opposed to https://www.youtube.com/user/alumoaudio.

Hope that explains it!

1050 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
+7 more
AlumoAudio says

Yes, things have slowed right down in the last couple of days too, and that’s despite redirecting my most popular referral YouTube video here a few days ago. Disappointing results so far.

Seems less people are on the internet and buying stock items in May and June. I’m thinking long awaited holidays, vacations and sunshine may have something to do with that ;)

1050 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
+7 more
AlumoAudio says

These days I offer a main version, and a loopable version for convenience sake, and that’s it.

There has to be a cutoff point to how much we offer when it comes to selling on marketplaces, especially considering the cost of royalty/performance free licenses. If a customer truly requires other edits, they’ll get in touch. It’s a perfect opportunity to work on a freelance basis, and charge the customer separately for that extra work done.

1050 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
+7 more
AlumoAudio says


@Leon: Same here, on track to be my best month yet if my Envastats prediction is correct. And also incredibly close to finally becoming an Elite author. Super excited about that! :)
Wow, but about time too, you deserve it! Exciting times!

Thanks Flossie and Leon! But I shouldn’t really tempt fate just yet, still got this final stretch to climb first!

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