But when one is receiving messages and comments daily from YouTube users on my videos saying “it’s that song from so and so commercial” and ‘I heard this last night on so and so show” I cracked and had a little peep.
Yeah, that sucks, sorry to hear that man! Time to seek out a dark cave?
You’re right about the PRO income though and people new to the concept should realize that its not a quick route to riches. Unless you have a ton of material with a good publisher securing you top tier placements you’ll get peanuts in return. Even if you do have a good thing going it can take between 1-2 years to see any cash like you said . People also need to be cautious of the lower end PRO libraries that offer blanket deals to the smaller channels. This means no upfront licensing fees and pennies for royalties. That said, good PRO placements will reward you for years to come and AJ are missing out on a ton of extra revenue.
Another big fat +1 from me. This has been requested quite a few times in the forums but no action yet from Envato @ Rickyloca, yes support will assist in soft disabling but it takes forever (over 2 weeks in my experience). If you need to hide something quickly for whatever reason forget it
I know its tempting to see where our work ends up but using Tunesat to track AJ tunes sounds like torture mate.. I use it for my PRO stuff but thats it.. Until AJ step it up ignorance is bliss
Back to sales – Feb was not bad but far from great. Hoping for a strong March!
Exact same situation here. Its also a shame the ‘post your approved track’ thread has been locked
Chin up mate. I feel your pain and there is no doubt that we’ve all at some point felt at like we’ve hit an earnings wall. Although the above suggestions for growth have their merits, unfortunately they offer no guarantees. Sadly Udo’s method (going to see his mother) is probably just as valid. With anything else in life when you quadruple your productivity, work longer hours or even invest cash in advertising you’re almost always rewarded. At AJ that is often not the case and thats where the frustration understandably comes from. I’ve joked about it here before but in my case its most definitely true – less effort brings more sales. I’m not recommending it but time after time when I make a push to reach the next level by uploading, external marketing etc I’m rewarded with a 20-30 % drop in sales.. Kick it on a tropical island for a few weeks drinking pina coldas and sales go though the roof.. Makes no sense. Anyway buddy, I think you’re on the right track focussing on quality and external marketing. Hope things turn around for you soon!
Nice one! I will once they have been processed
Nuff respect for sharing your workflow. I’d like to do the same but I’m afraid someone here would have me sectioned!
Massive congrats! Lovely name too. I have a little boy on the way (june). I’ll hit you up for tips
Doh! Forgot to include lyrics for my second submission and its now processing. Should I delete and re-submit or will the reviewers be kind enough to let me include em later ala soft rejection?
It should turn out to be a soft rejection. Although, you still have about 3.5hrs before the deadline so you won’t be losing much time if you delete and resubmit.
I’ll be done in about 2hrs with my last submission.Good luck M2S!
Cheers man! Good luck to you too.. I wish there was a way of modifying the description!