AlumoAudio saidThat is not good. Maybe if your sales elsewhere are dire you should make the switch to Exclusive? On a side note I noticed That Positive Feeling has been getting very low on the popular files list and for this week, it’s not even on it now. It’s a shame really – I hope this isn’t happening to too many other Elites.
MarburyMedia saidLucky you. They’re all completely dead for me. Not a single penny earned in days and days.
Well all other sites are making me decent sales. Still Dead here.
To be honest, I’ve had the feeling Envato have been trying to get shot of us non-exclusives for a while now, so it doesn’t come as any surprise they’ve finally injected that dreaded bit of code to prevent it coming up in search and/or moved it over to the junk servers or something. Yes it is a shame, but saw it coming a mile off.
It’s ironic, as that particular piece of music is currently one of the most played compositions within the YouTube vlogging community, one of the largest communities on YouTube, and interestingly has been serving as an indicator of how many of them have actually been coming here to track it down. Not that many it seems.
I would join you on your rant actually James, but I’ll save it for another day. 3.30 in the morning here and running on fumes!
AlumoAudio saidWhy? If people don’t need music anymore, or market is full and customers already have their favorites? Or we started to compose bad music?
TheWhiteElephant saidI’m afraid to report it’s a bit deeper than just a good old fashioned bad month.
You’re just having a bad month.
I don’t believe people don’t need music any more. As long as there’s media producers that need music for their purposes, there’ll always be a demand.
But those points you mentioned are subsidiary factors to the overall issue. One of the benefits (or misfortunes) of being a non-exclusive author is that we get a good view of the bigger picture of the state of things, rather than looking at it all through a magnifying glass.
All I’ll say without going into too much detail (as I’ve mentioned it so many times previously, there’s many, many factors involved and most people here have zero interest in this subject) is that in recent months the biggest elephant in the room has been Google.
I suspect the negative impact on sales that some of us more seasoned or regular sellers have been experiencing (and more likely to notice), is due to online marketplaces reaction to Google’s requirements for positive search ranking. It really all boils down to that.
You’re just having a bad month.
Sadly, with access to over 3.5 years of historic personal sales data covering 20 marketplaces, Google, YouTube and aggregator analytics and deep involvement within the SEO community, I’m afraid to report it’s a bit deeper than just a good old fashioned bad month.
Hahaha! This thread is a hoot.
My early warning system detects sarcasm.
If so, it may certainly be ‘a hoot’ for you to engage in schadenfreude, but for those of us who pursue this professionally as a full-time job to pay their rent, mortgages and put food on the table, whilst simultaneously seeing their income dwindle from a myriad of causes, it’s definitely less of ‘a hoot’.
As i said earlier, Envato need to close submission for authors with less than 30-40 tracks in portfolio and delete account with less than 10 sales. One stock, who stand behind Adrev, began process of accounts clearance. All old accounts with zero or close to zero sales switched off. Also subscribtion of new authors should be limited with very strict review process. Just check long list of authors with 1 sale. This sales could be in pockets of authors with bigger and better portfolio. I think this is time to protect Audiojungle authors.
+1000 Completely agree.
I’m very aware of that certain major RF library implementing this procedure and I actually congratulate them for it. They seem to recognise the problem.
Our once small and exciting RF marketplace industry has now become, dare I say it, an over-bloated and homogeneous business, with quite frankly a lot of people just looking to make a quick buck. It completely pushes those of us aside (and crushes our creativity in the process), who’d rather focus on quality, uniqueness and professionalism over quantity and genericness.
I totally agree that a cull of accounts is really the only effective and necessary way to combat this issue. The ’..but we might miss out on the next PinkZebra’ argument just doesn’t cut it for me I’m afraid.