A fixed 50mm lens is your best bet. There are really cheap ones with aperture that goes to 1.8, and if you spend a little more, to 1.4.
lucafrancini saidApart from the fact that this great track deserves its popularity (well produced, versatile, great commercial feeling etc) it is a great example how big the impact of the weekly feature can be. I read that this tune had like 20 sales for a year and exploded after it got featured. Right time, right place, satisfies actual customer needs perfectly—> killer track !
Production of a killer track. randomnoise is the perfect example of this case.
Too many uncut diamonds here which would deserve more exposure.
Exactly! This track had gone unnoticed for over a year before it was featured and now it’s the fastest selling track ever on AJ. Proves how incredibly important a feature can be, if it’s the right track… A featured author spot doesn’t nearly have the same effect, since it’s at the bottom of the page and only for one week.
Unfortunately the top sellers just change their order. If you made it to the top once (e.g. by being featured), VH-authors will come and feature you. And because of these features you’ll stay in that place and get found by clients and AJ-authors – and so on…
Actually, the top sellers list changes quite a bit, at least below the 15-20 best selling ones. The very top is pretty much the same week after week, but there are roughly 50 spots and there are new items there quite often.
These spots don’t last forever, not even for the #1 author on AJ (soundroll). Just look at soundroll’s non-exclusive account. It’s filled with great music but now it seems like that account has been forgotten. It used to always be in the monthly top. And I thought Ukulele Clap by jhunger was going to stay in the top forever, but that has also disappeared… The same with Successful Journey by guitarsstate. No one is safe!
I do not think this is correct since the top authors do not have that many. Should I upload new items frequently each week?
pinkzebra, soundroll, kristijanf, urbazon, pmwa, plastic3, BrownHouseMedia, MartijndeBont, Art-of-Sound and Allegro120 all have very big to HUGE portfolios.
Until you have that big seller, this is what you have to do to not disappear.
I don’t think you can just pick or identify the same reasons for all top authors.
Obviously, good quality music is a given, but depending on the author, these factors are also important:
• Sheer volume of portfolio (and thus upload frequency)
• Luck – yes – in terms of having a featured track. Many of the top selling tracks would never have been noticed if they hadn’t been featured, getting 4 weeks of exposure.
Of course, that featured track must also be VERY good, but there are only 52 spots per year, and there are MANY more really good tracks than that.
• When they joined the site. There are many new authors who are doing really well, but it is definitely an advantage to have been here for a couple of years getting a decent number of sales on many tracks, which makes you show up higher in the search results.
• Promotion from other sites. Yes, almost everyone here promotes via YouTube or SoundCloud, but some authors have managed to get 100 000+ views on some of their YouTube promotion videos, which would definitely help bring traffic to their portfolios here.
I don’t think site design has much to do with sales either, but it can’t hurt… If you have an extremely large portfolio it will help sell older tracks.
Unfortunately this happens in every single Item Requests thread… people just post random links.
Anyway, I don’t think AudioJungle contains very much music with actual lyrics at all. It’s pretty much Tim McMorris and that’s it, if you want to be sure to get really good quality. A few from pinkzebra and Benji Jackson as well.
Can you link to a perfect example (or 3) on YouTube or something of what you’re looking for?
Or an example lyric line that might be what you have in mind?
I don’t have anything with lyrics, but I’m curious about what exactly it is you need.
All the best! /GG
Most buyers don’t rate, and it doesn’t seem to make a difference whether you ask them to or not. About 1/10 buyers rate in my experience.
I believe upload date, number of sales and keywords are all factors here. So when your items aren’t new anymore, they’re given less priority, unless they’ve sold a lot.