Hey guys. Just wanted to say, one huge advantage of having tons of new authors is that it’s really spiced up the forums. I’m loving all the debates and am finding everyone’s different opinions really interesting.
Just wanted to mention it. Continue forth…
LOL that’s hilarious!!
Compare the colors of the paws and you’ll see who is doing fine and who isn’t LOL. Makes sense, more established authors have their established customer bases and those less established get less sales when things like the bundle come out. No point complaining though, they are where they are because they keep producing great stuff whether the times are good or not!
Mods, feel free to lock this thread before something really controversial begins. I don’t like where this conversation is headed.
Don’t worry about that. Even the most heated forum arguments die within a few days. To be honest, the only forum threads that last longer than 3-4 days are the “general interest/misc.” ones like Phil Larson’s “Promote someone on AJ” or Mihai Sorohan’s “Funny music pic’s”. Full discussion threads lose a lot of interest after a few days LOL.
Be wary of other sites though… I tried putting my artists on other sites before I found out about AJ and the response was minimal. Here I can at least see some money for them. I do recommend you stay here.
As a buyer, I would personally rather have 75% less music here to choose from and pay more per track, but know for a fact that not only are the choices usable but are technically sound as well.
There are PLENTY of sites like this that already exist and personally I think letting AudioJungle become like this would be a big mistake. They’d be competing with other sites that are already famous for that and specialise in that.
It would be like McDonald’s trying to make chinese food or like Mitsubishi trying to make a luxury sedan.
Also some buyers like buying from here because there are quite a few 0-1 sale items where they know it doesn’t sound too generic. I remember I once saw a Guinness ad where they used apple loops and whilst the “technical aspect” was strong it just made me think “aw, cmon guys… you’re a multinational and you used such a generic sound”. I’ve been snooping around the more boutique sites and the thing I have found is that you often here the same song in more than one place. AJ can give you protection against that by buying 0-1 sale items from exclusive authors…
I’ve noticed something quite funny/interesting on the envato network and especially on AudioJungle. There are quite a lot of authors that fly the “European” flag (they use the EU flag even though not all countries in Europe are in the EU) here and I find that quite interesting. Having have lived in Europe I understand that travelling/migrating between European countries is not uncommon and I can imagine that for example, a person of Italian descent living in France may consider both countries their home country and would choose “Europe” as their country. I can imagine someone of mixed ancestry would do the same.
Thing is, I suspect this is only a certain percentage of authors fit in the two categories I mentioned above. I often check and see where “European” authors are from (by checking the flag counter) and more often than not they’re not from actual EU states.
My question now, why do people do this? Is it because they think perhaps they may get more freelance work if they are affiliated with Europe rather than a land more “far away” (a Chinese friend of mine claimed he hid where his company was based to get more clients)? Are people less nationalistic in non-eu states (an Estonian friend of mine explained something along the lines due to being former USSR and national identity… I didn’t understand it all)?
I’m not bringing this up to offend or to call anyone out. I mean theoretically my account needs to carry various different flags as my artists are of different backgrounds, I only picked the US as that is where I met them all and is where my business is based…
I find sociology/psychology/culture interesting and just want to know…
In the license you specify that it’s valid only if the provided information is accurate, so, if anyone lies about his budget and later you find out, you can sue him for copyright infringement as well. Big corporations like Microsoft, BBC, NASA, Sony etc. that are frequent customers here won’t take risk that later you discover your track in their multi-million advertising campaign and sue their ass. This scheme works on other sites, why shouldn’t it work here? Sure, there’ll always be percentage that lies, but it can’t be worse than it is now.
+1 completely agree there. There really isn’t anything we can do about it. To be honest, as I’ve said before AudioJungle is NOT going to raise prices so this topic is pretty moot.
People say things like “Authors will start leaving” but we all know that’s not true. More and more authors and tracks are coming by the day. There are dozens of other sites that sell tracks for more but isn’t it interesting how it’s AudioJungle that is growing more than the others. I’ve seen the other sites as I previously experimented putting some of my artist’s other tracks there and to be honest I haven’t seen activity like here on AJ.
One thing must be pointed out… does AudioJungle actually need to change anything?
I mean it from a business perspective. I completely agree with Phil on the point that envato isn’t in a rush to change things as they are making money. As the old saying goes “Why fix it if it ain’t broke” and this rings ever so true here. They are making a nice bit of cash with this business model and don’t see the need to pay for man-hours in changing the programming. Makes sense.
One thing I’ve heard in lots of different forums is “If AudioJungle doesn’t improve it will begin to lose authors.” This is in part true but mostly false, I’ve seen some authors here re-direct their efforts on other sites but frankly I don’t think envato cares at all about that. Why? Because most of the sales still go to the top authors and as long as they are happy to stay everything is fine. And why wouldn’t they be? They’re all pretty brilliant at what they do and here they get rewarded well for it.
Heck, any of the top 5 make more sales in a day than most authors here do in a month. Actually, they make more sales in a day than some authors have made in their entire time here.
Frankly, AudioJungle can happily slice off the bottom two thirds of the authors (dare I say, they could even slice off 90%) and still make handsome earnings as most of the money and sales goes to the top 10%.
From a business perspective this model works great for them the top bring them volume of sales, then the others bring them a few extra pennies here and there and put variety in the mix so AudioJungle can claim all sorts of music is available here. Some rise from the lower ranks whilst others just stay. It is a jungle. Customers can either pick from a very large library to find nearly anything they want, or can quickly buy what’s popular. Truth is whilst it’s not perfect it works pretty damn well. Anyone disagree with me take a look at the sales for the top authors from 2 years ago until now and that tells you how much of the market share AudioJungle is conquering.
To answer the question. What will AudioJungle be doing about reaching 100,000 files soon?