Posts by TortoiseTree

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TortoiseTree says


Reading this thread it seems that we all are on the same boat with sales :)
Life belts at the ready ladies and gentlemen…..women and children first….now where is Jack?

LOL

Captain: “Bosun, damage report?”

Bosun: “Full broadside. Major damage to the hull, Captain”

Captain: “Thank you, Bosun”

(little tidbit for fellow Master and Commander and Horatio Hornblower fans… also Star Trek if you set it in Space LOL)

Seriously speaking, this is all very odd… I wonder what’s behind such a drop in sales..

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TortoiseTree says


and we’re seeing a major drop in sales across a lot of different users.
Please explain what you mean by this. I think I’m missing something. How does what happened affect sales? ...because the last 2-3 days have been excruciatingly slow. :/

In hindsight I realise mixing the two topics in one post was not the best of ideas. I’m not saying that the hacking and the slow sales are correlated, I’m not ruling it out either but I don’t think they are.

What I meant was if you check the trends thread you see that a lot of authors (amongst them top selling ones like Martjin De Bont, Matt (AlumoAudio) and Carlos (Allegro120) and yourself Phil) have reported a MAJOR drop in sales. I too have seen a huge drop (I’d say close to 60%) and whilst I’m a medium selling author I do have a very large portfolio and any of you who know statistics know that a large sample size = more reliable trend estimates. Basically it means that I’ve been able to predict sales quite accurately over the past few years but have NEVER seen an anomaly like this.

For those of us who make a certain percentage of our living from this, this is pretty damn serious….

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TortoiseTree says

Some accounts are getting hacked because of this:

http://notes.envato.com/general/envato-response-to-the-heartbleed-ssl-vulnerability/

Everyone please change your passwords ASAP!

and we’re seeing a major drop in sales across a lot of different users. I wonder what’s going on… AJ represents a decent percentage of my earnings and all this stuff happening is really worrying me. I’ll be honest, I’m starting to freak out a bit. I know I’m supposed to post this on the trends thread but I think this is too big for that and needs to be discussed specifically.

Any views guys?

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TortoiseTree says

Yeah, I’m seeing a rather noticeable drop in April compared to March. Traditionally, April is supposed to be an improvement on march but so far it seems like the opposite. Seems to be a global trend mostly.

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TortoiseTree says

That’s odd. Isn’t their email included in the email they sent you? Normally the email they used to sign up with is included in the email that they send you and when you hit reply that’s where it goes.

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TortoiseTree says

Most of the classical sub genres here on AudioJungle have been very good sources of sales for me and I do actually consider a lot of my pieces inspired by modern classical composers like Philip Glass and Michael Nyman but I have noticed as of recently that whenever I try to place a track in “Classical – Modern” it gets sent to other genres. I’m fine with this so far as these have garnered sales regardless of where they have stood but I was wondering what is it exactly reviewers want in the Classical – Modern section anyway?

I have noticed that as of recently they want to put original orchestral pieces under cinematic and we are no longer able to put them under “classical – smaller ensembles” or “classical – orchestral” instead reproductions of famous classical pieces by famous classical composers have been filling these categories. That’s fine, I understand why they’ve done this. I don’t get it for Classical – Modern though. I’ve seen other high-end production libraries and they always have a section for “modern tracks with a classical flavour” as they are often used in sports car an other luxury product commercials. Even if they wanted to do what they’ve done in “classical – orchestral” for “Classical – modern” it’s not possible anyway as most modern classical composers are either alive or died rather recently (less than 70 years go) so their work isn’t in the public domain anyway.

I’d like to know what the plan is for the classical – modern section as it has been rather good for me and I do see a trend for this type of music selling rather well…

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TortoiseTree says

Cool, I didn’t really mind to be honest. Having tracks in queue made me feel less guilty about not writing LOL. Whenever the queue is short I’m always thinking “ooh, I have to take advantage!!” Anyway, congrats to those who are going to become reviewers!

Incidentally, you said there might be more reviewer spots at the end of the year, will we all have to apply again or will you consider from those that already applied?

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TortoiseTree says

@Celestial Sound, so you’re saying that no details appear for your detections? I think if not then that is what they want the 35 dollars for.

@sonic-boom. I’ve only started today but I did have an old “free for a month” account and I scored all of one detection with that one and it was like on the last week of the free month. Big problem I have is I don’t really have a “hit” per se. I have a large portfolio of tracks selling (on average) less than 10 times. Because of this I’ll have to upload huge amounts of tracks to find anything.

When you pass by people’s portfolios you see amazing credits like “music featured on BBC, ABC and CBS” and whilst I do take this with a pinch of salt (it’s very easy to lie when you are writing yourself) I do know that it’s true for some. I dunno, I just really want to see it being useful to people. I’m so tired of not knowing where it all goes..

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TortoiseTree says

Title says it all. I now we already have the TuneSat forum thread but this one is more specific. Have any of you forked out the 35 dollars to find tracks in the past (they currently provide a retrograde service). Since today is the first day of the month I figured I’d get the most out of it and pay today (I had the 25%discount so it came out to 26.50).

This may have been a bit of a spontaneous thing but I’m sick and tired of seeing the same 6 videos that have my music (and are attributed correctly) and want to see where else my music is. I know it’s all vanity but I really wanna know!

Have any of you had success with the retrograde service?

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TortoiseTree says

Do you think more people would buy if they didn’t have to sign up? Could AJ have an increased price for people who want an immediate check out instead of signing up? Buyers probably would sign up anyway for the discounted price but it is nice to have the option for immediate check out. What do you think?

There are some really good points here and I see where you’re coming from, I’m always super delighted when there are sites that don’t require any signing up, all you have to do is log in via PayPal put in your email and you’re done!

At the same time, one of the big reasons AudioJungle took off was because lots of people had accounts on ThemeForest and VideoHive, didn’t want to bother joining another site and just bought off AudioJungle. So in many ways, the system that has people signing up WAS what made this marketplace what it is now. Furthermore, it’s a known fact that 80% of your business comes from past clients so really it’s important that people become members here so they come back.

I remember when eBay and amazon first came around I signed up to both to buy my books for College but then never really used them again for a while. Soon after as I began needing things I ignored all other websites as I already had eBay and amazon accounts.

There’s another music stock site that has this no-signup plan going and despite the fact they have really nice site design, they really didn’t take off so I think perhaps that idea is a bit limited. I did like your idea of having a considerably more expensive buy-without-signing-up plan, I think there is potential there.

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