Posts by AlumoAudio

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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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AlumoAudio says

I can see that excited kids writing you with hope. They could totally win that Song Contest :)

Hahahaha! I feel kind of guilty now you mention it! ;)

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AlumoAudio says

Native Instruments. 50% off too much to list. Including upgrades, crossgrades and so forth. http://www.native-instruments.com/specials/thanksgiving-xxl/

Urgh! Typical!

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AlumoAudio says

Yep, absolutely not. No and No.

I get this quite regularly in fact. A couple of times I’ve told them it’s not permitted, they’ve written back asking if I could send them the chords and tablature so they can do it themselves! Incredible.

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AlumoAudio says

Haha, was only messing about guys! Nothing wrong with your logos. It’s the pixelated ones done in Microsoft Paint I worry most about! :D

@MusicBox, I’d say so. I mean it’s a nice gesture and all to follow other authors, especially if they leave nice comments on your tracks (which is what I tend to do), but on the whole, I can’t really see how it lead to more direct sales.

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AlumoAudio says

I guess it’s more useful for buyers. They can see the newest items from their favourite authors.

+1 Exactly. In fact, I’d say this was the primary reason Envato implemented the ‘follow’ feature in the first place. So, if you see default profile images popping up on your followers list, chances are it’s a buyer keeping tabs on your work.

Recently however, I’m finding quite a few AJ authors taking advantage of this feature, by consistently following, unfollowing and re-following me in order to get their profile icon constantly visible on my profile, which I can only guess is to advertise themselves and give themselves more exposure. I know it’s only a small thing, but it kind of irritates me, especially if they have a butt ugly logo! :reallyevil:

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AlumoAudio says

Yes, good work Simon! Hope you get some good exposure from the feature, and also happy to share the stage with you too, as it were! :)

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AlumoAudio says

Stumbled upon this cool Kickstarter project:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1470156778/wipebook

...and I thought to myself – “I know that song”.


That Positive Feeling by AlumoAudio.

Great find Gecko! Cheers for posting. Now you see, this is exactly the situation I’d expect to hear our $17 tunes being used. Small budget productions by independent creators. Perfect.

Haha, I agree Mat, looks like someone got the faders mixed up there. Oh well, I’m not complaining! At least there’s no watermark to be heard! ;)

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AlumoAudio says

There’s actually already a few third-party online services available where you can upload your intellectual properties on creation, the most noteworthy being myows.com (which according to their testimonials, has even been endorsed by the Envato community).

Again, this is largely a paid-for system dependant on how much work you wish to copyright, and can be used as evidence that you are the copyright holder, should an infringement ever arise. The company also claims that it’s also a “deterrence measure designed to prevent theft”, although I’m uncertain how effective that is.

However, as Taco says, it would be a massive undertaking and personally I can’t see royalty-free marketplaces adopting systems to prove copyright ownership from the outset, any time soon. The expense involved in setting up such systems would be extortionate, with specialised software having to be developed, bandwidth and server space being major factors. This would also involve a large division of employment just to work on this process alone.

Personally, I’ve opted to monitor illegitimate uses of my intellectual property out in the wild using ContentID technology. So far, it’s been incredibly effective and I’ve already been able to catch and report many cases of unauthorised use of my work. However, this still doesn’t prevent bogus ‘composers’ from re-uploading our work to marketplaces and other platforms such as iTunes or CDBaby, and selling it under a different name. This is probably the biggest issue many of us genuine composers face, so right now we just have to make do with the services that are already available to us, in order to catch these thieving blighters out!

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