Posts by AlumoAudio

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AlumoAudio
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No- not directed at you Alumo- I was referring to the visiblity thing, Michikawa was talking about.

Ahh I get you, my apologies :)

1325 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
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AlumoAudio
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Speaks volumes really, with Envato finally turning the faders down on us non exclusive authors. Don’t worry Envato, I can take a hint. ;)
But maybe you’re right Alumo, and this really is a hint for us to pack up and leave. If it is the case, rather than turn the dial down on sales and leave us in perpetual silence, why not be straight up with us and then we can weigh things up as a business decision?

Transparency is sadly something that doesn’t really exist in the world of selling on online marketplaces I’ve come to realise. We just have to muddle through and look at the data, as it’s all we’ve really got to go by.

Right now all I’m seeing is dwindling sales, the sudden demise of my popular files with no real signs of reason or improvement, which to me is a marker that something is up and a decision was probably made in an Envato coffee meeting at some point.

I totally share your feelings about being a part of a ‘family’ here (although I have always felt like the naughty teenage son smoking cigs behind the shed, as a non exclusive here). Decision making is so much harder, especially when we’ve become ‘institutionalised’ in the way we have, but as in any business that’s feeling the pinch, decisions have to be made in order to move on. I’m going through this right now in fact, so you’re not alone.

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AlumoAudio
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Really?

Why sound so shocked at following authors because they’re personal acquaintances or regular community members? As much as I enjoy listening to a constant stream of corporate motivational music, is does all tend to get a bit samey year after year.

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AlumoAudio
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It’s mostly about visibility. Link to your profile and your icon will be shown on another profile for some time. At least I believe this is the main reason.

Not always though. I usually follow another author when I’ve spoken to them personally or they’re regular faces within the forums/community. More a tip of my hat to them, rather than egotistical self promotion on their profile.

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AlumoAudio
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But the worrying thing is that we all actually believed him. So there must be an “air” of truth to this “joke”!
...... I did think have to think twice about it. ;)

Matt, I think you had to think twice about your answer too! :D

Or was that just your clever play on words? :)

Haha no clever play on words there. Just me fumbling around like an idiot! :bashful:

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AlumoAudio
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6284 / 33

CPU = 190.4 GHz

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AlumoAudio
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But the worrying thing is that we all actually believed him. So there must be an “air” of truth to this “joke”!

Yes, “many a true word spoken in jest” as the old English idiom goes. I have to admit though, when I first read Leon’s post, I did think have to think twice about it. ;)

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AlumoAudio
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Just the 2 sales here. ‘Your last sale was 1 day ago’ is now pretty much a common occurrence for me me these days, considering I used to rack up around 15-20 sales a day and have a regular top selling item, up to just a couple of months ago (which strangely enough, still is on other sites).

Speaks volumes really, with Envato finally turning the faders down on us non exclusive authors. Don’t worry Envato, I can take a hint. ;)

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AlumoAudio
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I want to see Boba’s face when he receives an email from youtube saying:

“Due to a copyright claim, you are no longer monetizing the following YouTube video. It is still playable on YouTube, but the copyright owner could choose to show ads on it.”

how I got it? The system is so vigilant that it flagged my own videos with my own music…ahh, anyway…

That’s true and the uploader may well have ended up reluctantly purchasing a license in the meantime to show YouTube, in order to monetize the vid. (Although through experience, I highly doubt it.)

Either way, we never know for sure and is why it’s probably not a good idea to flag YouTube vids containing AJ music, for everyone’s sake. (Maybe just inquire in the comments, like you have).

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AlumoAudio
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That video has close to 2 million views, so fingers crossed the composer has their music registered with ContentID/AdRev.

That’s several hundred, if not thousands of dollars worth of earnings right there in just under 2 weeks…and as long as that video remains, the composer will keep on earning from it. A bit better than the usual one off $9.

Yet another instance highlighting why getting our material tracked is so important to us online musicians! :)

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