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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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Sophonic says

Its a nice idea. Phil larson started a thread couple months ago where people promoted each other right here on the forum. I think buyers read the forums so it maybe more effective to revive that thread as well as do ohmlabs idea. Everything helps.

I think more people would be down if we all agreed to form a group and pick one track from each person’s portfolio and have us all in everyones collection. That way it is larger coverage for all. If not equal promotion I’m not sure if I would want to send people away from my profile page. If anyone wants to have some co-promotion I will be happy to create a collection and add a track I like from your portfolio.

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Sophonic says

I did find this a couple of days ago: http://www.koogua.com/store/audio Maybe I’ve been out of the loop and it’s been mentioned before, but I hadn’t run across it previously. Seems like an awfully elaborate way to generate referral income :).
Yup, its all for referral income. I don’t mind if extra links are coming to are music, but that is like a mirror site. Yes pretty elaborate.
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Sophonic says


Here we go again! A BIG thumbs down to automatic watermarking. I want control over where the watermarks go as well as well as their audio levels. One size does not fit all when it comes to the volume of watermarks when laid over music. If you have a lot of difficulty adding watermarks to your demo, it may be an audio skill you need to be working on to improve. Garry
Well… when you are working f.e. with 400 tracks and you need to add that watermark… it will take long.
I hope it prevents people from spamming the site with 400 tracks.
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Sophonic says

I heard the commercial the other night and instantly recognized the voice. Thats awesome Tim! Wouldn’t be surprised if the Tims royalty free music days will soon just be a past conquering and we will see him as a national touring act soon. I saw his youtube comments, people are flooding in because they loved that song from the commercial. Plus currently number 7 on top Singer/Songwriter Itunes Chart.

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