Posts by AlumoAudio

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AlumoAudio says

Nice one lads. I’m still clinging on in despair here. It reminds me of back in the day, when I first started! lol. Oh the memories…

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AlumoAudio says

Thanks for the link sunchannel, I’ve actually been looking at that. Interestingly, elseano, one of the devs has just posted there, including this, which kind of explains things:


I can’t go into the specifics of how we rank items, but what I can tell you is that ranking is an ongoing effort, and no simple task! We use mathematical modelling for each change, and we’re very careful to limit the number of changes to the ranking algorithm to a maximum of 1 per week, although generally its much less. We test each change thoroughly in development and then get consensus from the team before moving it into the production environment.

Once a change is rolled out, we closely monitor it for at least a week using a variety of metrics to measure whether to keep the change or not – it takes that long for the numbers to become meaningful. For example, if sales are down even by a small percentage at the end of the week, the change is rolled back immediately.
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AlumoAudio says

Spoke too soon. Sales dried up again.

When I see..

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...on one of my busiest days in terms of online sales, I know something’s up. It has to be the result of the devs fiddling with the search. I’m really hoping that this is the case and not a taste of things to come :stress:

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AlumoAudio says

What makes you suspect that? If there is no watermark you have no reason (that I Know of) to suspect anything :)

He says he can hear it in his second post dude ;)


no , there is no water mark on the video , but the audio YES , i can hear it , it’s a commercial In morocco .
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AlumoAudio says

Maybe it’s just me, but I think the search engine is acting up again?

I’m guessing it’s still being worked on as especially for this time of week, I’m seeing a bit of a slow down. Sales are coming in much less frequently than I’m used to.

My only real concern right now, is what the search will ultimately be weighted on. The idea that I’ll have to rename all my tracks and files to more ‘functional’ titles and reconfigure my tags and descriptions to assure sales doesn’t really appeal. But it’s something I’m seriously considering doing.

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AlumoAudio says

Thank you so much Ben for the update!

I’m sure I speak for a lot of authors here, but your appearance here is most welcome. I also greatly look forward to hearing more from your side regarding the issues we’ve had here, and really hope we can arrive at a point where we’re satisfied, on both sides.

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AlumoAudio says

How do you guys cope with writer’s block? How do you break out of it?

I simply don’t make any music for a while, crack on with other business related tasks and spend time searching, listening and enjoying music by others, of all varieties.

Before long, I’m usually gagging to jump back into the studio, with a head full of inspiration. Works every time.

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AlumoAudio says

The search engine is fixed now, so lets just wait for the waves of sales :)

Certainly doesn’t feel like it.

Mine have slowed to a crawl, despite authors next to me in the rankings (I tend to keep an eye on them ;) ) seemingly not being affected. Quite disconcerting if I’m honest!

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AlumoAudio says

Non ex may be featured. I was :)

Same here. I’d convinced myself that as a non exclusive author I wouldn’t be up for the running for any type of features on AJ, but when I least expected it, I had a lovely email telling me that my moment had come :)

Also, you may want to have a look at this below that Scott posted a couple of years ago, when the same question was asked..


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

Nice, fat, spacy arpeggio, with pleasant harmony, played on some non-existing analogue synhesizer…

Oh it exists Leon..I dream of owning it, regularly! ;)

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