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Stockwaves
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It’s called “Google Analytics” and I’m not quite sure why regular authors are disallowed to use it. I read somewhere that you can have access to some of the data as Elite Author. I guess we’ll have to wait a while for that to happen ;)

Here’s my tip in the meantime: Start a Youtube Channel with your music and use the Analytics data from the channel to figure out search trends and patterns.
That’s a legit idea for figuring out statistics, but you can’t really get into the buyers mind like you could with custom survey made by authors. I have a YouTube channel and it’s very useful for promotion of my AJ work

Right, only if you’re planning to have a lot of sales you’re gonna need a lot of buyers. Focus groups or limited surveys tend to be interesting but will only give half the story. What I mean is, a buyer may say “I type in two keywords and listen to the items on the first search result page” but the analytics stats may show he actually (buyers in general) only listens to the top 10 items. Numbers don’t lie, people do ;)

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Stockwaves
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It’s called “Google Analytics” and I’m not quite sure why regular authors are disallowed to use it. I read somewhere that you can have access to some of the data as Elite Author. I guess we’ll have to wait a while for that to happen ;)

Here’s my tip in the meantime: Start a Youtube Channel with your music and use the Analytics data from the channel to figure out search trends and patterns.

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Stockwaves
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what’s happen here? I can’t see your image :/

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Stockwaves
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Thanks!

Just to be clear… I’m not “Elite Author” just yet… but I am one of the few “1337 Auzorz” (there’s only 1 at a time, too) ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet

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Stockwaves
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It finally happened ;)



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Stockwaves
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200+ items… here we go :P

...and…done 8)

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Stockwaves
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200+ items… here we go :P

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Stockwaves
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Cool template. Just curious, would one license cover use for all tracks on a YT channel or would we need to buy 1 license per track?

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Stockwaves
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+1

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“Perfect pitch” seems to be defined differently by different people. If we’re meaning perfect like in tuner-perfect then I doubt anyone can say, for example, “this is 440 Hz” or “this is 441 Hz” (at least not if they don’t here the notes after one another or have a reference note to compare with). If it’s just about telling “OK, this is a C, this is an F” etc, then I believe it’s a matter of sonic memory. Some people can remember a song or a sound and play it in their head in the same key they heard it. So just by comparing to that memory, by relative pitch skills it’s easy to tell what note they’re hearing. I can do that, but the memory fades with time. If I hear a song in the morning that I know the key of, I can tell notes from other tunes for the rest of the day. After a few days it’s not so easy ;)

Relative pitch is another thing, and most musicians seem to be able to pick out intervals or notes in chords with varying degrees of resolution. But that’s not what I like to think is “perfect pitch”, even if some people insists that it is.

When it comes to telling if a vocal or an instrument is in tune or not, I have a lot of practice from correcting vocals, tuning pianos, guitars etc. Interestingly I’ve found that if I’m very tired or my ears are fatigued, EVERYTHING sounds out of tune, even if it’s not. I’ve had nights working on tracks where I struggled for hours trying to get some bass notes to harmonise with the rest of the track. It was really weird, since I knew from before that the samples in the bass track were perfectly tuned… but when I played it, some notes were in tune, some weren’t. I finally gave up, and the next day to my surprise it all sounded fine! I think the brain can play tricks on you when you’re running low on fuel, so to speak ;)

In the end, pitch isn’t everything and I frequently find that keeping some instruments or vocals slightly out of tune creates a more vibrant and life-like sound which can be more preferable to the listener.

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