Posts by AlumoAudio

1042 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
  • Won a competition
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AlumoAudio says

Simply an outstanding achievement Loïc, and deservedly so. Your music is superb and I think it’s fair to say that most of us who’ve heard it are very impressed indeed! Keep at it mate!

1042 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
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AlumoAudio says

Though I’ll be shifting almost primarily into midi-based music for the near future, I still don’t understand why anyone would refuse to use one of the best tools out there. It’s like a carpenter refusing to use a screwdriver because he wants to be unique. It’s all about function and marketability, and completely ignoring one of the largest assets when it comes to those ideas just seems like poor business sense. I’m not saying that everyone has to do a corporate happy ukulele track, just that completely dismissing it or swearing off it for no real reason seems silly.

I don’t do +1s very often, but as I couldn’t possibly put it better myself, +1.

1042 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
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AlumoAudio says

Again, it all comes down to the complexity of a track and depth of production required to achieve the desired sound.

I can pretty much polish off a simplistic, ukulele number in pretty much under a day, but for pop/rock/corporate tracks, I’ll spend many days or even weeks working and refining the small production details, right down to silly little things like finding that perfect reverse crash cymbal, to finding a pad sound that doesn’t muddy the mix and overwhelm TV speakers at the 120Hz mark.

And with cinematic based music, I’ll be sitting on a track for a very long time indeed, simply because I have limited experience in this area.

Unfortunately, I’m not one of these peeps that can chuck out tracks of all flavours, factory production-line style. But I’m getting quicker!

1042 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
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AlumoAudio says

Sad to see you leave your official seat Carmen! Always enjoy reading your positivity filled posts, and have always considered you a sort of matron of the marketplaces!

Congrats and good luck in your new job, sounds wonderful! :)

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AlumoAudio says

Nice one Mat! And you now finally have a use for that top, 5th computer monitor of yours! ;)

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AlumoAudio says

The top seller list is pretty indicative of the type of overall sound that succeeds here on AJ. These tracks tend to work well in a variety of situations, and lets not forget they also accompany VideoHive / After Effects projects well.

But in terms of what customers are looking for globally, we must first identify general trends, and where royalty free music is being used most. Alongside corporate videos and music for advertising, it may come to no surprise that the largest use of RF music right now is actually on YouTube, with over 6 billion hours of video being watched every month. The vast majority of those videos need music.

So, with that in mind, the next part of the equation is to figure out what are the most popular / highest viewed videos on YouTube, and what type of music they contain. A quick bit of research, using the tools YouTube/Google provide quickly reveal the largest YouTube communities and what most people are watching.

You only have to watch a handful of these top YouTube channels to hear what’s hot. And remember, there are millions of other YouTube channels trying to emulate these top channels; right down to using the same music.

Let’s just say I don’t see the humble ukulele going out of fashion just yet ;)

1042 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
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AlumoAudio says

Here you go, Scott Wills posted this a while back here:


Here’s what it takes to be a Featured Author. Note, it could be ANY of the following, not ALL of the following:
  • A high quality portfolio. A new author with just a handful of files is unlikely to be featured
  • Has shown incredible consistency in quality throughout their portfolio
  • Perhaps the author has had one or two recent “hits” – items that have sold well
  • Consistent sales
  • A growing portfolio of items
  • Good community member
  • Catches the eye (or ear!) of reviewers with something unique
  • Has numerous items suitable to the week being featured (Halloween week, Christmas week etc…)
  • We rarely feature authors twice but some of the very top authors have achieved this.
  • There is obviously a large amount of luck involved in the Featured Author process: With SO many authors and SO many incredible tracks but with only 52 spots per year (once per week) it’s unfortunately impossible to feature every single author. But hey, we try. :)

All in all, good music and good community members do not go unnoticed.

Hope this helps explain the process. :-)
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AlumoAudio says



Thank you all. Aj for me in the first place is the market, so I’m trying to adjust their products to the buyer, and the same keywords

Well, keep at it. Your music is fantastic and will work wonderfully here on AJ.

Also, you might already have this planned, but may I recommend you add some content to your profile page. Adds a personal touch and helps people (such as customers) get in touch with you via your social networks, should they need to. :)
Well maybe the profile page is actually not important at all when it comes to sales? From time to time I see people who really have zero information on their profile page yet their items sell like crazy… Do buyers actually take time to read our stuff? Is it essential to them? Musical-Splash shows us that no, it is not.

Actually, I wasn’t meaning to suggest it would necessarily bring more sales on a large scale, but more suggesting it as good business practice.

On occasion, a customer has to get in direct contact with us, and in most cases they have to visit our profile pages in order to do so. This is an opportunity to present ourselves and our brand. If it’s done well and gets the customer’s attention (and more importantly, trust) that customer may very well bookmark you for future reference, especially if you have a great portfolio of items.

1042 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
  • Won a competition
  • Has referred 500+ members
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AlumoAudio says


Is there any official notification about this? And are these checked by the review team? Cannot find anything on this and my only concern is that users could write any old stuff in these txt/pdf files.

Yes, it’s common practice amongst many authors, most of whom naturally want to express gratitude to the buyers or ask to see how the music is used. AudioJungle usually has no issue with this, however files are spot checked by the review team, yes. Self-promo links and language pointing to other sites or offers are not allowed.

A mention of a personal website is allowed, as long as the language does not offer sales or personal promotions directly.

Such notes, if included, must be in one of the following formats at this time: PDF, RTF, TXT, JPG, PNG or DOC

That’s pretty much it, and this info is slated to be included in the forthcoming KB updates. At this time it’s explained case by case as needed.

Thanks for the lowdown Adrien! Great to see that we can add a little personality to the products we are licensing and will definitely help with support side of things at my end, at least.

And thanks Coriiander for the useful info, good to know. PDF it is!

1042 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
  • Won a competition
  • Has referred 500+ members
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AlumoAudio says

Thank you all. Aj for me in the first place is the market, so I’m trying to adjust their products to the buyer, and the same keywords

Well, keep at it. Your music is fantastic and will work wonderfully here on AJ.

Also, you might already have this planned, but may I recommend you add some content to your profile page. Adds a personal touch and helps people (such as customers) get in touch with you via your social networks, should they need to. :)

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