it’s not the same, if they use our songs for their files, it’s not much of a hassle….. they download the audio and add a link to the description… basically they promote us.
but if you use their previews on youtube, you’re 1. on a different network & 2. they have to send you a free copy of the AE project file which might not be under 100mb I suppose (and they probably not happy to give out their work for free). or even render the video for you because you have no AE or they won’t give you the source file, rendering takes time. and time is money.
so I can understand why they’re disagreeing, it’s easy to download a watermarked song, but an AJ author wouldn’t send the source file aswell….. kinda the same right?
it’s free promotion for AJ, how could you disagree to that? since you pay them nothing and they present your audio in the best light, if it’s a good choice that fits the video, sales going to rain.
@Jen which kind of DAW do you use? Logic?
as graphic designer, I worked with a mac 4 months long (so not in particular music production)... but I just find myself less productive with it, I guess in the end it’s whatever works best for you. few years back the iMac sounded interesting, but now there’s dozen of All-in-one’s from Dell, Lenovo and Asus which work and look just as great…. while the iMac abandoned the CD/DVD drive!
One can use a Mac with Logic and produce not-so-great music, and another can use Windows with for example FL or Ableton and do top quality music… either or the other way around, in the end it depends on the guy behind the keys, right?! and what system makes you more productive.
6 months later take a look at windows 8, and tell me if OSX is still better regarding innovation and performance?
microsoft innovated with the latest OS Windows 8, once you’ve got the hang out of it (after around 5 – 10 minutes) it’s easy, simple & charming.
now apple went with the same Userinterface on OSX for years, can’t think of 1 significant feature or innovation they did for their OS. it’s still glossy, and the icons and interface still as dated as before.
obviously it doesn’t matter, whatever works for you… but as far as the question of this thread goes, Windows still has 90% of the market share, where OSX has the rest. they sold 40 million windows 8 licenses in 1 week if I remember right.
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what do you mean with presentation? a personal website?
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when a buyer loves your work and buys all your items at once
when you receive a notification about a sale
around 2006 or 2007 I discovered “Flashden” through google somehow, back then Audiojungle was a part of Flashden in their “Audio” section (which know is called Activeden), and the Audio watermark on these files were also “flashden”, there were only around 300’000 – 500’000 users.
I was not active on AJ since 2010, I’m really surprised to see it now up at 2,2 million users…. I guess it’s time for me to start producing again!
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