Well … I think it is not fair play. this is play with two decks. I understand to AudioQuattro. You must be losing a lot of money by following the rules.
I hear that! It’s not 17% for Ralf these days (or me for that matter), but 37% that we’re giving up for the privilege of being able to post elsewhere and playing by the rules.
But on the flip side, any exclusive author is also potentially losing a lot of money by following the rules as well, because all his or her songs are sequestered here at AudioJungle. There’s major opportunity cost either way that, believe me, I have stewed on for a long time. The only difference is that when you’re non-exclusive the opportunity cost can be measured easily and is guaranteed.
So, as has been mentioned before, it’s not just Matt’s rogue band of non-exclusives that have in interest in flagging authors who flout the exclusivity rules.
Yay! I just e-filed my taxes! And a week ahead of schedule!
I don’t know if it’s a definitive answer, but there is a hint that Envato Studio may open up for audio authors sometime in the future – see blimpage’s post halfway down the page on this thread
Awesome work! Looks like we’ll be seeing a silver paw soon, right?
Hey Josh, awesome work for so short a time! Congratulations!
From AudioJungle’s perspective I think they should definitely do it when a well selling non-exclusive author sets up an exclusive account. A kind of (insert New England country club manager’s voice here) “Welcome, I’m glad you’ve finally joined the club” welcome gift basket. One case that springs up to mind is Joel Hunger (his AJ account name is JHunger) he’s a great musician and super guy, always helping out new authors on the forums. He’s been a top selling author here for a while and a real column of strength for AudioJungle. He opened up a an exclusive account recently and whilst his sales have been very healthy so far and he no longer has newbie badges, I still feel that they should have given him the senior badges.
Oh jeez, I must have glossed over this the first time I read this thread – it’s still early here and I need more coffee . Thanks for the compliments, Antonio!
Good thread, and good comments!
I’m pretty much in the same boat, though vice-versa as I was already non-exclusive and wanted to sell some songs exclusive. It felt like kind of a bummer to have to start from the ground up for what seemed like a system limitation, but those are the rules I guess. When I started my exclusive account I had already reached Elite, so I asked if I could go straight in at 70% but was told no . But on the bright side, maybe I’ll get another care package some time in the future!
It would be great to see per-item exclusivity in the future, or some ability to link two accounts under one portfolio, but I’m sure there are some pretty serious obstacles to refactoring the system to do that.
Thanks, Adrien, for chiming in on transferring files from one account to another – it’s good to know that’s an option.
Agreed! Congratulations, Luca!
I also find that these days I’ll use a stereo pair of condenser mics to capture acoustic guitar performances for songs that have very few instruments, whereas I will record in mono if there are a wide range of instruments.
IMO you need more than one mic to truly capture an acoustic guitar, but if it’s going to be an accompaniment with a bunch of other instruments, I find recording with a single SDC makes it much easier to sit in the mix.