Once again I would suggest buying and using video loops from videohive, as they are great hd visuals and you can also send people there via refferal link from your youtube video and maybe get a referral credit from people that need stock footage. Probably same crowd that is searching out royalty free music.
When you buy a videohive video you get a license as well in case youtube comes knocking. It would be a shame to get your promo video ranked and then have to take it down. Another site is bottled video. Com. You can use there stock video free with just a credit. But no hd quality stuff, like I see on videohive. Even if you get one referral from your video you pay off the low video hive purchase fee. Always looks better to use professional looking things.
I think ETA is only really important for corporate/motivational tracks and nothing else and even so what’s really important what day it lands rather than what time. If your corporate/motivational track lands on a friday (afternoon) then it’s pretty doomed to not be seen for the whole weekend (even though there are exceptions) as many businesses close during the weekend. Then there’s two days of releases until monday in which your song may be put a bit further away on the most recent page. In general you don’t want the track landing on any day of the weekend and you want it to land early in the week so it has corporate exposure. For any other genre I think it doesn’t matter at all, as people will look for specifically what they want in that genre and date of release or time of release won’t affect it. Also the reviewers are the ones that control this time so really there are few ways to control this (for example, we normally get the same reviewer for most of our songs, I don’t know if it’s a time zone thing but he’s a great guy so we’re good) so all our tracks seem to be released at the same time. I think home page display time gets me more views from other authors than anything else…
This is very true. Thats why I really liked the old queue bar because you could figure out the best time to put your song in for review. With motivational corporate category it is very important to time the release. You want a chance to get a full week of sales starting Mon or Tues to hopefully get on a weekly top seller list since there is no “new item” top seller list which almost everyone sounds like they would like and would give a great opportunity to newer authors that aren’t as established.
Also like tortoise said, the weekend is most likely going to be the worst time for it to drop. Since I have heard people write straight up blues songs with slide guitar and then label them corporate motivational just to be in that category it is a very fast moving category. You have a day at most to be on first page of results when someone clicks on corporate category. Of course those results by default are sorted from newest item to oldest. Anyone who knows about websites knows if you not on the first page of google search results your not getting found.
Would probably be smart for people to take advantage of the categories that don’t move as fast but do get steady sales. I think the rock categories are underestimated.
I feel most of the time a song has zero sales for a reason. If you are an exclusive author and can find another use for it, than it makes sense to do something else productive with it. I would take it down after a decent amount of time has gone by and promotion for the item has been done with no results. Although if you are non-exclusive cant see the problem with just leaving it and also trying to sell it elsewhere.
Although it does look bad if you have a large portfolio and alot of songs are at zero it kind of is unattractive to buyers looking through you portfolio. It stinks that some real gems go without a sale, but if items have sales numbers next to them it makes buyers want it. People feel secure they are making a good choice if they see others have made the same choice.
Hey Richspeller, I tried the twitter thing and I also noticed every time I tweeted a promo with a referral link to my song it gave me like 3 click throughs instantly. They were not coming from people instantly checking out my stuff it was something that twitter does. I kept trying it and every time I would tweet it was about 3 click throughs. You might think the tweet thing gets real results because you see click throughs but in fact the bulk of the click throughs you see are just some automated process.
I would try other forms of promotion as well as twitter if that is in fact your only source of referral click throughs. I saw you have a twitter account so I figured that is where you are promoting. I think the twitter thing works best when you have gained lots of “fans” and buyers, and they follow you. I don’t know if many people are searching out there background music by searching twitter.
If you mean 35 referrals by just click throughs thats not going to do it. To give you a idea I had almost 600 clickthroughs last month and only got 7 deposits.
Congrats Guitar Jock, and I like the color coded guitar category system on your profile page.
Tim I guess you mean comments about the watermark like these:
“Yeah,, its a good music, i really want to use it on some of my video editing works, but the voice is really anoying so,? never mind”
“You know,? if you want us to use your music don’t put voices in them”
“She’s saying audio jungle..?
__” Wish she didnt. It’s so annoying”
One thing I noticed about all 3 of you guys is no badge for referrals. This means no one is coming to buy because of promotion. If you are not constantly uploading or on some kind of featured top list it is easy for your music to be lost in the pile up of music here.
I pretty sure when people come here they search in a category and they only check out first few pages of items which are by default in order from newest to oldest unless changed. Then they probably listen to things that only have sales because it catches their eye and people always want what other people want. If they do change the sort of the search it is then probably by sales. Also popular files list is the other feature that gets a lot of attention.
Use video hive video for some nice hd visuals, they got some nice loop stuff. I used some time lapsed clips from there that looked cool even looped a few times for the length of the song. Leave a referal link to the videohive author and maybe someone looking for good stock video will get you a referal commission by buying footage.
Do you have other musical projects besides AJ?
I like a progressive death metal and I have a band of “Affective State” where I scream and I play keyboards. http://vk.com/affectivestate Can be here eat fans of more hard music?I think the commercial and creative music – it’s a little different concepts, but there are exceptions to every rule!
Leon cool music man, I love progressive metal myself and this is great. Love the changes in the songs, organ sounds very cool on intro to isolated souls. Wish the singer used singing voice I heard at 2:08 on clock of “Isolated souls” more often. I personally don’t listen to bands with the death metal screaming thing, maybe Im just getting old.
Cool music man,