Here’s some perspective on how similar discussions pertaining to popular files have gone in the recent past: http://audiojungle.net/forums/thread/popular-files-question-/48983?page=1
Thanks for pointing us to these old discussions! I have to admit: Reading this old thread I found myself wondering:
How would a “Top New Files” category hurt anybody?
I really don’t see the problem here and I honestly don’t understand, why a lot of posts in this old thread seemed to imply, that new authors wouldn’t acknowledge that the top authors deserve to be where they are. I think this is just beside the point.From my point of view an additional ‘Top New Files’ category would be something everybody would benefit from.
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Found a post in a german forum few weeks ago about “Highend Plugins” vs Freeware Plugins that made me chuckle and I’d like to share it here, so here’s the translation:
“A simple plugin gets released as a “Highend Plugin” with “Highend Marketing”, “Highend Advertising” financed through “Highend Prices”. Then there will be “Highend Food” for “Highend Journalists” who then will be writing about “Highend Plugins” in their “Highend Magazines”. After that, many wannabe-highend-producers go out to buy those “highend plugins” in order to become real highend-producers.
Those self-proclaimed highend-producers then tell everybody in various forums that they are now “highend producers”, because they’re now using “highend-plugins”. And because that’s still not enough to stand out, they also write and tell everywhere that there is absolutely no way to produce any professional music with non-highend-plugins or even freeware. So every producer who doesnt own any “Highend plugins” is automatically only an average producer and sure you dont want that, do you ?!?”
If I can share a little more insight as I forgot to mention it before (and of course I know this isn’t new news to many of you) – but for those who aren’t aware – a large part of the driving force is not an item being on the popular page alone…but rather the multiple videohive projects using the songs that are keeping them there.
I know this for a fact – if I didn’t have so many VH authors backing my work by using them repeatedly, many of those songs would have disappeared by now. Here is an experiment – take each track and try to find how many projects they are used in….you will begin to see that that is the REAL force that drives the list, not just the list itself.A song on it’s own will only stay so long. VideoHive projects are what cement them in the list.
Thx Tim. I already had a feeling about this and I’m really looking forward to finding the right video/audio partnership.
Awesome, Phil! Congrats. Well deserved!!
Yes, definitely more than 4 weeks, I’d also say three months is a good time period.
Hey guys. Welcome to the jungle.
timmcmorris saidI’ve been here for half a year and the files list on that page has hardly changed… I believe that every newcomer to AJ first of all checks the Popular Files, and since the files offered there are great he’s most likely to purchase something from there. But are those files really that exceptional? Well, they are really good, but I’ve seen in people’s portfolios stuff not inferior to these best sellers. It’s just for some reason certain files get discovered and others are not. Go figure.
Getting in the popular files page is for sure a huge bonus, but as many will testify I’m sure, it’s much harder to stay there then to get there the first time.
Exactly and that is why I support randomnoise’s idea of a “Top new files” category so strongly!
As I said in this other thread already ( http://audiojungle.net/forums/thread/top-new-files-category/62427 ) :
I really think that it would not only benefit new authors or the authors in general, but also the marketplace itself. Why? It would be an great place for buyers and new customers to come to and check regularly for NEW items. The frontpage with its huge stream of new tracks is too overwhelming and confusing for this while the “popular files” category only tends to cement itself, like randomnoise correctly pointed out.
And apart from this, there is just the “Top New Authors” category – not really a big help with its strange system – and 5 spots a week on the frontpage. (4 weekly features and a featured author). And of course, customers who dont have a lot of time always go to the popular files section. That’s why there is so little change in there. There is so much great music uploaded every day here but it literally gets lost in the jungle atm.
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