Posts by Sophonic

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Sophonic says

When I was new I complained on the forums because I wasn’t having much success until I decided to do something about it. I took 2 months away from music and learned how to make a website, studied search ranking Seo, keywords and made social promotional sites work for me.

It really paid off as before I had my main money maker “hit” song I was having not huge, but steady sales on my music from referral links plus making referral income. I see some of the guys posting here have not a single referral because if you did you would have at least a level one badge. Even if someone comes here through your link and buys someone else’s song you still make money.

I still think Audiojungle creates as fair of a market place the best they can but like someone mentioned it’s human nature to want or feel secure buying what everyone else is. Almost every site I have ever shopped on has had the option to filter by sales, rankings, or the default search is on best selling. Its a no-brainer in business to do it like that. But others have come here as new authors and overcome that with relative ease.

I recommend searching the forums for promotion topics and give some of the ideas a shot. Audiojungle can only do so much until you have to do things yourself.

Read this thread just posted, a lot of success for being here just one year and with just 30 items, Congrats. http://audiojungle.net/forums/thread/digital-high-five-and-beer-to-everyone-/124354
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Sophonic says

One man show gets the job done fine for royalty free music. So much easier just dealing with me. If your good at midi programming and know how different instruments are supposed to function in the group you can get plenty of groove.

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Sophonic says

They probably broke up, lol. That’s the problem with a group effort, especially with “creative” people.

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Sophonic says

Actually Audiojungle is pretty fair and does a great job of pushing new guys . There are plenty of weekly features, author of the week, and bundle features that have helped out many new authors. I have seen a lot of new comers come in and Push their way to the top in a years time. It’s possible.

Also the current search function allows a new author or item to make an impact. New items show up at top of search for keywords at first and if they make sales can stay there, if the item does not get any initial sales it gets pushed down and away from proven items that have staying power. The biggest mistake is new authors thinking they need quantity here. Quality, usability, and what’s trending will be the difference between career or hobby.

To say that there is a “pyramid scheme” here is a bit over the top, almost implies something illegal. When I was new Envato/A.J. gave me a great opportunity in a bundle and opened a life changing door for me. As far as showing item sales and sorting by sales that’s pretty much every market place on the planet.

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Sophonic says

Congrats Gareth, audiojungle is in good hands. Always felt like you should be working on the audiojungle team in some capacity.

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Sophonic says

Just tell him prices for full buyouts start at $1000 and up and wait for no reply.

On the other hand if it’s a song he wants with no sales and doesn’t sell on other sites might as well sell it cheaper and invest in new equipment or something.

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Sophonic says

Big Congrats! Now thats an accomplishment!

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Sophonic says

I guess I’m trying to say that as nice as it is for Tim to see where his music has been used especially on TV/Film, it’s probably pretty bitter sweet at this point if not frustrating.

If you’re not aware there is a big issue with authors right now in the lack of broadcasting license options.

I’m sure he’ll appreciate you pointing it out for him though.

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Sophonic says

If you saw it on TV I believe they should have bought the Extended License. Am I right? =)

Sadly no, $17 gets it.

I had a song on a major company’s TV commercial running nationwide here in the USA and I was almost embarrassed to tell people because the following question usually is, “wow, how much did you get paid for that”?

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Sophonic says

It’s not like the track would cost a large amount to license even for broadcast(it should), why wouldn’t they just pay $17 and get the real deal. Weird.

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