I was looking for this thread yesterday! And I couldn’t find it anywhere! I swear I looked everywhere lol
I sit under the bridge and knock by passers out and collect my loot
Ever wondered if there is going to be an end? Lol
I am gonna be the first one to say hello back to you
I wish I had a song that sold 7 times within 14 hours, and if it kept selling I wouldn’t care if it was trending or not.
Sorry if I sounded ungrateful. I am grateful!
I’m just trying to understand the new trending feature and some of you have been pretty helpful, so thanks to those who have contributed to the conversation with helpful information.Trending is still not very clear and wouldn’t mind a dev or some staff weigh in on some of the questions and confusion posed: like, when do the trending banners appear? Is it immediate or does it only update at the same time other details update, like sales on top author list or new author badges? (...which is midnight in Melbourne… Oooo! “Midnight in Melbourne” would be a great song name…. Hmmm….)
Don’t worry man, I was just complaining myself lol I guess I need more tracks in my portfolio.
So big deal the guy abused a system a little bit. I wish I had a song that sold 7 times within 14 hours, and if it kept selling I wouldn’t care if it was trending or not.
I think that FM8 and Absynth 5 are pretty expensive, and going higher than that and buying something else won’t cut it. There were times when a reviewer thought that my stuff was dated and rejected it, and then the other reviewer accepted the exact same track. WHOA voot voot did I commit a crime? I think it is all about the taste, and as well tweaking the damn thing from within. The synth and most of the products are geared up to sound good on their own, but when paired with other instruments they don’t sound too well. So if you tweak them, they might sound good! Watch some youtube, it helps a lot!
Lol! Good job Did you find it with Tunesat?
My sales are zero per day! As if my music does not exist here. No matter what tracks. I uploaded a cheesy AJ tune, called it Inspiration for all. Cuz you know this shit is supposed to sell right? Well as soon as it got accepted it got pushed to the 5th page of the search, searching by the actual name. So… Anyway it has nothing to do with the IRS. But it sucks.
jhunger saidI was struck by the lack of input from US AJ authors as well considering it’s potential impact on them, especially the bigger sellers. (Maybe they know something I don’t know, since I’ve spoken out my sales have stopped rather abruptly… hopefully I’m just being paranoid.) The other problematic issue besides the reporting of more income than we actually receive is that if you are paid through PayPal, there is the real possibility of double reporting of 1099 income, because PayPal reports it as well. When the gross income the IRS sees from 1099’s doesn’t match your declared gross income, the IRS starts asking questions. Since many of us are self employed, we are already under increased scrutiny for potential audits. When the IRS gets involved, it’s not a matter of a phone call to explain the mix up… you are in for something that will drag on for months and probably go far beyond what the initial inquiry was about. Not trying to freak anybody out, but unfortunately I speak from experience.
That said, I’m quite surprised to see very few comments from US AudioJungle authors on this issue, because the Authors Fee reporting on 1099’s IMO has far more implications than many issues that have ignited passions across the board (badge sizes, for instance).
My wives dad had to fight the idiotic IRS which I hate with passion. I do not remember the details, but the were wrong as usual because they are greedy! But he did win it in court on his own without a lawyer. And it did cross my mind about the pay pal reporting the income anyway, so why would AJ bother about it? I just don’t get the whole thing.