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Sophonic says



Hello!

You have only 17 tracks, the probability that your music will find a buyer: = 2179 pages x 30tracks =65370 tracks,

17×100 / 65370 = 0.026%)), example: but 100 tracks =0.15%, which is not bad …

good luck

Hello! Mathematics… Great thing… But numerous authors here have smaller portfolio and good constant sales, I think quantity is not the main indicator
I agree, maybe a good track in the portfolio and sold well, if he has a “name”, but if a potential buyer listens your portfolio not often (Analytics), think it is necessary to increase the number of tracks …. think about the quality, but do not forget about number of)) ... just a thought

Best situation is a large quantity of quality tracks. Phil has a lot of tracks in a short period of time and I think they are all very good, he is a good example to follow. There are others that I see upload tracks relentlessly and they all sound similar to each other, almost like they just keep the same template and change a few things and presto, “new” track.

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Sophonic says

Yes todays royalty free music for things like tv commercials are simple acoustic type of music and electronic type dance stuff. Female singer songwriter stuff kills as well. This site needs a female version of Tim Mccmorris, they would do great. Some of the female authors should have a go at singing.

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Sophonic says

Alex Rich hang in there, every month you learn a little more at this royalty free music thing. I don’t believe in quantity at all. I rather take 2 weeks with a track and make sure mix, instrumentation, harmony and every note is a perfect as possible before uploading (i get better every song I create). I would never be able to release 3 or more tracks a week like some authors. For me it is impossible, besides taking time with my music, I have job plus 2 kids and wife.

You don’t have to upload that much, instead make each one count. If you look at most profiles with a ton of uploads they have inconsistent sales, and a lot of zeros. The goal should be getting your track good enough to hit the top seller list for the week it is released every time. That is when you get noticed and sales on your track equals more sales. When buyers are scrolling down the pages most probably don’t even click play on items that have zero sales. They want whats others have bought.

I really started uploading in October 2011 and only have 13 tracks and almost all have decent sales. Now I wouldn’t mind have 70 more songs with sales like that, just don’t have the time. I have found promotion that works and it helps keep some sales going between when I upload tracks. Thats why its good to have your music in collaboration with a VideoHive item, probably best promotion. (I’m still waiting on that)

Its important to pay attention to the most current pop music, and the type of music and sounds being used in todays tv shows and commercials and also what sells on here.

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Sophonic says

That’s the one I was referring to, keehi lagoon. Should I title my stuff more generically? For instance, should I rename keehi lagoon to happy ukulele? To me that’s kind of lame but whatever it takes, I guess.

No, if you look at the top sellers list most of the names are nice thoughtful names. I think buyers actually like something with a cute or cool name. I do it myself sometimes but I don’t like seeing names like “business success motivation loops 1 through 299”. A nice title makes the song more personal and inviting. If the song is great it doesn’t matter what the name is, it will take off.

Lol, I almost went with “Happy Ukulele” on my latest track but it was taken. Hehe, so I chose the next best thing, “Upbeat Ukulele”

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Sophonic says

It doesn’t take that long, new authors have come in here and sold more songs with one great tune than people who upload a ton of songs every week. Sometimes its the one that you don’t think will do that well that will surprise you and sell good.

I am surprised your tune Keehi Lagoon didnt sell even one. That is the most commercial tune you have so far and “within your reach” is nice as well.

Also maybe your putting some of your music in the wrong category. I see “Jazzy Skip” listed in motivational corporate but I feel that should be somewhere better suited where people looking for that sound will find it. Sometimes I’m surprised what they let into the corporate category, there is a definite type of sound that works there. (Keehi Lagoon fits corp) Since everyone thinks they will sell in that category people write anything and slap corporate label on it. I wish reviewers would be more picky on this.

Hang in there its obvious you know how to make good music, just need to listen to what sells and be inspired by it, but of course never copy. Be mindful of the instrument patches and sounds you are using as well, you want the most modern sound you can have.

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Sophonic says

Its all great music for sure but if you want to have success in royalty free music you have to sound current. I love progressive metal but I will not be writing much of that kind of music because it just does not have a lot of commercial value. But then again you can have success in the smaller niche styles because there is not much competition.

Since I started writing royalty free music this year I have really paid attention to music being used in tv shows and commercials. I also have satellite radio where I listen to todays top 40 kind of music. While the acoustic/uke/bell thing is big for last couple of years, it will soon be old news. I am interested to see what the next big sound will be.

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Sophonic says

Yes, but this site from what I have seen is the most organized, and user friendly. That’s why I sell here exclusive. Plus great community.

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Sophonic says

Total mistake on their part. Don’t read into it too much. Don’t delete it, move on and keep on uploading good music.

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Sophonic says

Congrats, hope you have a good week.

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Sophonic says

Logic user here. Thanks for the tip, could come in handy someday.

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