I was just curios as to why Trax files were showing up on the AJ weekly top sellers list – anyone know what that is?
I think you are totally missing the intent of this marketplace. This is a MARKETPLACE , a place where people do commerce and try to make money – Envato is in the business of making money, all businesses are. They are totally within their rights to screen out content they don’t think they can make money with – honestly I wish they were harder in their reviewing process.
If you don’t like the rejection open a support ticket, be a pro. Take your file to another market or sell it yourself if you believe in it, open your own website…. take the time you spend venting getting better at your craft…
Unfortunately that’s just a personal opinion.. what is “better” and what isn’t …
There are a lot of threads about music being subjective and not being able to define “better”. I think that is bogus. I live in Nashville which has a very high concentration of musicians, writers and engineers. Everyone knows who the great players are, who the great engineers are and who the great writers are – they are “better” than everyone else. I can have a track mixed by an a list engineer and it will sound “better” than my mix, I can have a guitar track cut by one of the a list session players and it will sound better than my guitar track. Yes, music is subjective but I bet I can pick two tracks (similar in style) and post them in a thread and have 90%+ of the people pick one as being better than the other.
Just my two cents.
I’m not being nasty or anything just truthful… The “top” authors are going to say it takes time and thats all well and good if one of your tracks is selling 15/20+ in a week, i would probably say the same thing… but its taken well over a year for me to sell 43 tracks never mind 3,576 .. and thats the truth
All writers need to be honest – especially with themselves. Unless your tracks are better than Soundrolls or Tim McMorris it is un-likely that you will have similar sales volume or break into the top authors spot. Soundroll, McMorris etc all create amazing tracks – I listen and learn from them everyday.
I have to agree with Soundroll. We were all new authors at one time. Also, I rarely have a file in the “Top Files” list but have a pretty large library and consistent monthly sales.
I like Logic Pro but would wait to see which direction the wind blows with Apple. It appears that they are leaving the pro market space. They have dumbed down and ruined their flagship editing software Final Cut Pro and they discontinued Shake (which was the software used for many of the effects in Lord Of The Rings). I would be afraid of them deciding Logic was to “difficult” for the average user and rewrite it as garage band pro – they have a history of doing this with pro apps.
This is a question for anyone that has had the free file of the month. Did doing that increase your sales on other files? Just curious.
It might be nice for the purchaser to have the option of allowing the author know who they are or remain anonymous.
Hey all, I have a question about referrals. Are any of you making decent money from them? If you are are you willing to share what kind of revenue they generate? I will go first, I have been here around two years and not had one referral, I have never put any effort into it.
I guess I am curious if anyone has had success with referrals and if it is worth the time putting effort into getting them or if I am better off writing more music.
I work as a video editor and downloaded the app, looked at it and saw it was missing SO MANY PRO FEATURES that I called and got a refund. I am really sad about the product, not so much that the product is awful for pro users but that Apple is basically telling pro users to bug off – all we care about are semipro and hobbyist.
I guess it is time to look at premier and avid since it looks like they want to develop and support pro users.
It is a sad day considering that many of the most “hard-core” apple users I know feel absolutely betrayed.