What’s going on here ? People should start to discuss a bit more constructive, this here is leading to nowhere, exept trying to proove whos right and whos wrong ! There is absolutely no truth out there, exept 2 billion different meanings of the truth.And no, i dont need an answer to this post
Actually, you do. Or I just have to answer because you’ve simply quoted my post. I agree with you, that is why I offered to Tim to discuss any further opinions privately if he is willing to. That’s all. Besides, I am (and I guess Tim is too) trying to be constructive.
Sooo….yes I see your point thanks, and will not comment so much on the other comment.
Well, I am glad you see my point (did you? really? well, i don’t think so,) and since this is starting to go out of the purpose of this topic, I suggest we discuss this via e-mail if you wish. And if you have something else to say (in private if you will), I am here, waiting.
Anyway, enjoy your 27 sales
Keep calling out authors and see how far that goes for ya hahaha.PS: The main melody doesn’t start until around 1:34
Wow! Bravo Tim.
Explaining yourself is one thing, but making fun of somebody else’s sale count is simply rudeness.
I wonder what’s next. Celebrating a Tim McMorris day around the globe?
Come on, do you consider yourself superior to someone just because you have sold more than him/her? Or more importantly, who gives you the right to even think that way?
Ane_Novak insistently stated that this topic is not for accusing anyone with plagiarism.
If you feel offended, it means you have something to defend. Well, what is it? The fact your song ridiculously sounds like Coldplay? Or is it just that you worry about that one day someone would point this out?
Well, mock my sales count too if you want. I have recently reached 200 sales and quite proud of doing it in an honest and fair way.
Have a nice day.
but personally I wouldn’t be okay with one of my songs being compared to a well known piece on a public forum
Well, jhunger I think I’m going to vote against this. Think it this way,
You think it is ok to make a song which sounds like a well known piece and sell your song in the marketplace. But you wouldn’t be okay with someone compares your song to that well known piece. Hey, this means to feel disturbed something YOU have done. Not others. They are just simply stating the obvious. (Hey, by the way I am not talking about personally YOU in my statement. I am just giving an example.)
There are lots of more tracks to add Ane_Novak’s list. We all are aware of that and are still keeping the silence for some reason. Well, maybe it is the time for someone to step up and reveal some of them. Not to give disturbance, but to prevent further cases like this, by showing that, at least someone is aware of that.
Since I am trying to run a fair and honest business in the marketplace, I wouldn’t object or feel worried for someone to say one of my songs sounds like another well known song. One should only be worried if he/she did something wrong. Right?
so, jhunger, I am voting -1 to your comment. Sorry mate.
Keep it up!
Ok … seems like good idea, but I’m predicting 75% drop in royality free music sales.
Right now we can’t trace wher our music going to, so I thik loads of peoply will be cheating on the basis: “oh … I didn’t know / realise the licence” etc.Thats going to be ok if: 1. It will be separate thing at all, 2. Authors want link to their TRAX profiles.
Yes. This was the first thing came to my mind while I was reading Scott’s post. Let’s wait and see. Plus, I don’t quite understand why everyone is looking this vehicle on the bright side.
Am I just too pessimistic?
Anyways, I wish this one becomes a real “game changer” like you guys have mentioned before.
Maybe these tracks help;
Good luck on your new project!
Hey Emiliano! Hey Shelties!
Welcome to the community!
So to answer my own question, I have NEVER received an e-mail from a buyer, with the exception of some awesome videohive authors with whom there is a nice cooperation very often, but that’s kinda different.
Same here Alkis. I have made a couple of extended sales but unfortunately never got a feedback from a buyer even I have a text file in my projects’ zipped folders explaining how and why It would be awesome to get some feedback from them.
Well takingaction, you summarized the whole situation pretty well. I agree with you 100%
I just want to add a few more things that confirms your thoughts about # and rating situation.
There was a forum thread belongs to a couple of months ago. (I don’t remember what was the title or the subject of that thread.) Anyways, there was some buyer’s post about how the whole purchasing process works for him.
He said that he only looks for tracks that sold more than 10 and has 5 stars rating and the authors who got featured and have high seller’s badges.
Well, this is of course a good thing for a customer if he has no idea what kind of music he wants to spend his money on, or for someone wants to buy a track but still has doubts on what to buy and decides to go with the selection of the majority.
BUT … in his post, he was “giving advices” on how to produce music to get bigger sales. According to him, we (the rest of the authors who doesn’t have at least one +100 selling item in their portfolio) have to take examples from the authors he only buys items from. (Meaning, copying or imitating them!)
Weel, reading his post was purely frustrating. Knowing that a buyer can act this way is disappointing. No need to mention the number of the buyers who can act this way during a purchasing process.
Because, he doesn’t know how hard to keep a music production business and even worse, he obviously has no idea about how hard to produce one single high quality music track.
Besides of his arrogant attitude (which is why I have never responded nor tried to describe to him how the things work for an author in here, AJ) he is completely unaware of the fact most of the buyers (well, almost %99 of my buyers) not even bother to rate an item after purchasing it.
So, the long story short, let’s see what kind of reaction his actions cause on AJ market:
He is simply ignoring potentially better items (thousands of them) by only searching items with more than 10 sales and 5 stars rating. (e.g. I only have 2 items that fits his criteria in my whole portfolio of 72 items. But I didn’t get featured or got a high seller’s badge, so there is no chance for any of my items being purchased by him.)
By ignoring items, he is ignoring authors too. Especially the new people who deserve a chance to get in this business. (e.g Well, it is almost my 2nd year in here AJ, I am not that new. But there are already lots of new authors who have beautiful works in their portfolio. They definitely deserve a chance!) By ignoring them, he is pushing them (or the other authors) to try different ways such as spamming the homepage or putting the quantity before quality! (which are stated on the previous posts on this thread.)
Let’s face it, it is almost impossible for a new author to get into “popular items” or say, any best selliing list or just to get shut of the competition at the lower tiers while the same (top) items selling over and over and over and over again every month/week/day.
And please don’t repeatedly tell the same story about promoting/marketing our works “outside” of AJ (which we still do and get no major feedbacks).
So, a question comes to mind,
Why am I giving away %50 of my profit if I still have to promote or market my work outside of AJ?
To being able to get insulted by some buyer? To have a chance to make as less as $100 every month? To make suggestions and see no improvement in return?
Well, I have no answer for these questions, but I am sure of one thing,
I am not responsible for my low sales, but someone else sure is!
P.S: I am not addressing anyone. I am just sharing my thoughts about this subject. No offence intended.