no reply from support so far, but the search function seems to work again on Authors Portfolios since this morning.
Anyone else ?
ok, i’ve sent a support ticket with a link to this thread. Let’s see how long it will take until this is solved.
Still don’t get my point Lets keep it simple :
A wise man once said :
“There are 2 types of Music, the one i like, and the one i don’t”
Sometimes even the most complicated free Jazz stuff simply bores the untrained listener, while maybe another “producer” is able to combine 2-3 Loops so perfect and minimalsitic that the overall feel and listening experience is fantastic. I don’t like the kind of people going to a museum and standing in front of a picture arguing if it’s art or not. Watch it and enjoy it or simply skip to the next one, it’s impossible to find a common sense in taste, art, technique or whatever you might call it. But everyone seems to know it better than his fellow “Musician” or “Artist” ....
Well, what should i say if you are open minded and check the music history you will realize, there where always people doing something where the majority blamed them for not beeing artistic.
- Introduction of electric Guitars and distorted amp settings
- Keyboards on Rock Music
- The Tekkno or Techno genre
- Using Audio Tracks on a Computer
- Using Preset Sonds from Synths
- Usage of Autotune
And so on. If you listen to the radio, you will find all of this there. Many, many tracks almost completely based on a few loops.
At the end the customer decides what will suit his needs, he will never think “Oh, this is not artistic enough”...otherwise go and check the Top Selling Tracks page and tell me where the creative and never heard before stuff is on there
But as i said, i’m not judging if they did brake the rules by using these loops, this is up to Envato and not to us Authors to judge. And i gave up 20 years ago to judge what is artistic and what not, at least i keep it as my own personal opinion and keep open minded for anything out there.
So anyone else ? I will open a support ticket if a third person can confirm that.
FxProSound said+100000000 My sentiment exactly
Making tunes totally from loops means you’re not an artist or even producer – just assembling person in factory
So, going to Jazz school and playing all that you have learned / copied from your teacher is wayyyy more artistic. Playing that simple over and over used blues sheme is better ? Creating the 1001 Ukulele Clap Track genius ? Do we really need to argue what is artistic and what not ? Everyone has it’s own taste and feelings about that. Some call shiting in a corner also art
Why do you guys dare to judge if it’s a copyright violation or not ? Open a support ticket is the right thing for sure.
And for “what is artistry and what not” : that is a question everyone has to answer for them self. In my opinion art has almost no boundaries and we life in the 21st century where digital re-use and abuse and so on is a legitimate practice as long as it’s NOT violating any law, and therefore again : Let Envato or Big Fish Audio judge about that and not in the Forum !
Drop of sales ? One possible reason : http://audiojungle.net/forums/thread/search-engine-for-authors-portfolio-broken-/119784
everytime my sales drop more than 50% of the average monthly income, i try to find a reason for that. In the last few months many times a “search engine” thread poped up in the forums and some impacts on a few peoples sales have been reported.
This time the search engine does not work on the Authors Portfolio, so customers wont be able to search within our portfolios (except on the ones where authors created soem sort of their own quick find solution).
Does anyone else have this problem, and if yes since when ?