I wonder if you have a song called “Monkey Business.”
If you don’t, you should.
I learned that while the system may not always be fair, find a way to swing it in your favor. Just ask the Top Authors.
What is this thing you speak of called “management?”
I should try it sometime!
What luck, eh?
EDIT: And it’s also earned me a Level 3 Author Badge!
After reading through Envato’s post on the coming changes to the way music is licensed, and the price changes that come with it, I noticed Envato saying that Sound Effects will not be included yet in this new update.
Basically, a $10 song will have 4 licenses for sale, and the author could potentially sell it for $10, $50, $80, and $170. That’s great news for musicians all across Audiojungle!
But what about sound effects? As far as I know, their prices tend to be much lower, to the point of unprofitability. No matter how good or high-quality a single sound may be, it can only go up from $1-5 at this point, even if it’s longer than a $18 music track. To my knowledge, they won’t even be included in the coming license changes, despite the fact that they are a big part of Audiojungle.
What does this mean? Sound Effects and sound designers lose out big time. Here’s the shocking truth about what I’ve earned as an Audiojungle author, purely with sound effects:
As of September 12, 2014: I have made 579 sales. I have earned $489.10.
I’ve made more sales than I have made dollars. I have been an Audiojungle author for 2 years now (exclusive, I might add). I don’t think this is fair… sound designers are worth more than this. What Envato sets our prices at speaks volumes about what people think our work is worth to them, and if we can’t even enjoy the kind of sales that musicians get, and we’re earning less than a dollar per sale on average, that is soul-destroying to someone who may be trying to earn a decent income from his work. If none of us authors have any say on what our prices are going to be, at the very least, it should be worth more than what we’re having to settle for right now.
While all the musicians are enjoying the coming license changes and have every reason to be excited, we get left behind the rest.
As audio professionals, we put just as much effort and care into sound effects as we do for our music. Please raise the ceiling on sound effects, Envato.
Hey folks, just got one question Is it ok when one guy uses your audio items at his Youtube channel with all the description e.t.c, also with referral link for his profile?
I don’t see any problem with it. If he’s promoting your stuff and making sales for you, of course he’s entitled to use his referral link.