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TortoiseTree
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I will definitely contribute in any way the folks here decide.

I think at the end we’re all just doing it ourselves, which is fine too!

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TortoiseTree
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Great idea, Antonio. I’m in too if Envato want to make this happen.

Thanks Jamie. Seems like not too many people are interested so let’s all just do it ourselves! Thanks for the support mate!

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Well its an interesting idea! :) We can sure upload song to our own page and the earnings from it send to some heplin bank account or charity or somewhere but i strongly believe that with some little help fom Envato – i mean some little promotional help – it will be much effective!

I mean there were some bundles as i remember containing music, videos, animations, photos, websites and so on for some really nice price! Maybe Envato could make a bundle and all the earnings from that bundle send to the right place … all authors included in the bundle must be OK with that of course :)

Just an idea …

Man, that’s an even better idea! Authors can submit tracks they are happy to put in that bundle!

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+1 If I remember well, there was already such a similar thread and profile made exactly for that kink of purpose.If someone make that thing working, Im in!

There was a charity account for donations to the Philippines before but my idea was that we just give from our own accounts instead of creating one where we all give.

I mean I don’t mind making one but then I guess I’d just share the password with everyone interested and I just trust everyone to do their own uploads and not delete other’s uploads but I think this might be a bit messy.

I think just each of us pledging is enough, we’re all responsible to whether we comply with our own pledge.

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Hey guys,

As you all know, over 6,000 people have died in the earthquake in Nepal. Words can’t express the level of pain and suffering the Nepalese are going through and seeing the images of the tragedy really makes one think what else can I do?

So I thought since the AudioJungle community is so close-knit and awesome we could do a form of producer/composer’s pledge to help Nepal.

The idea is that we each compose a track and submit it and if/when it gets approved we promise to donate the equivalent of it’s first sale to disaster relief in Nepal.

Now I understand that not everyone is living with the same financial situation but if you can spare the time/money it would be a really nice thing to do. Also it’s a great motivation to write a new track for those that are perhaps suffering from writer’s block. The track doesn’t have to be themed towards Nepal just whatever track you can compose it would be great to donate it’s first sale to Nepal.

So what do you say fellow musicians?

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TortoiseTree
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Congrats mate! Really happy for you! Been an admirer of both your music and your brilliant comedic contributions on the forums!

P.S. I hope this convinces Jeremy to come back!

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There are a few supposed “rules of thumb” behind this. There is a standard for pay somewhere, it’s on an old thread and it’s a pdf with a guide on how much to charge depending on the project. I know it was uploaded by Gareth Coker, one of the top authors here, as an example for someone else. If you or anyone else can find it that is a good way to start.

Another thing I often hear is that audio should be given 5% of the total budget so if they spent 100,000 USD on the film then you should get 5,000 as you are not just doing the music but the foley too!

Oh as for the first question… unless I morally disagreed with the film (like if it was some propaganda about some political party I disliked) I would probably go for the gig and write the music. We all have to start somewhere right? If you already have a career going and you think this film is so bad it will kill it then maybe reject it. But normally the composer doesn’t get heat if the movie is bad.

For example Elliot Goldenthal was the film score composer for the widely panned movie “Batman & Robin” directed by Joel Schumacher. Elliot Goldenthal went on to win the oscar for film scoring in 2002. Heck, even Joel Schumacher still had a decent career after directing that stinker!

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TortoiseTree
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Big congrats to Jaime!

Awesome guy and great composer/producer!!

Let’s go Aussie authors!!

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Hi guys,

I know this is kind of an old topic but I wanted to say thank you to everyone who contributed to it and especially give a shout out to the friends that posted long and detailed responses and those who wrote me personally. It was truly a great (christmas) gift to receive so much advice and may we all have a great 2015!

Cheers, Antonio

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So when I first joined AudioJungle, nearly 3 years ago, I got very excited. I think this happens to most of us as we discover it’s a simple and relatively fast way to get our music out there and get it making money. I began writing a lot of music and uploading everything I wrote as I really wanted to improve and see what people thought of my music. I was so excited I would compose about one track a day. I would also listen to music and then get ideas, it was brilliant and very exciting. I was also really happy when I started pulling in figures that helped pay the rent, not just measly money that paid for a bit of extra gear here and there.

So after about 2 and a half years here and about 200+ tracks written I started to get really bad dry spells on ideas. I found I either re-composed music I had already written or was writing really bad and cheezy music. It was awful, as if I had run the idea factory dry. So pretty much since July my output has halved (possibly even less) and I have certainly felt it in sales. Actually, up until September I was ok due to the large size of my portfolio and my “bestsellers” keeping me alive but ever since I’ve really felt the pinch and have seen both my rank and my sales take quite a dive. I mean I do understand that we’ve had some strange months and also that competition has gotten mad tough around here (we even have an Emmy Winner and a Grammy Winner as AudioJungle authors so really, the big boys have come here to play ball!) No matter what, seeing sales and rank fall so much is a worrying thing.

Initially I thought buying new gear would help me, and so I saved up and really splurged during the black friday sales. Initially this helped as I did begin getting new ideas as I was playing with these new “toys” but soon after (about 2 weeks) I ran dry on ideas again.

This really bothers me as before I had a set time I would sit down and compose and an idea would come out no matter what. Now I can spend the whole evening in front of my keyboard and often nothing comes out.

My idea dry spell has lasted nearly half a year now and I’ve even tried staying away from music for weeks to try to “re-ignite” my ideas. Nothing has really worked so I want to ask you, my fellow authors how you get the inspiration back?

Have any of you felt/feel the way I do about all this? What are you doing to try to solve it?

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