I don’t think it’s a good idea to have a dedicated category for video games music, because this type of music can’t be classified in that way. Is it electronic, ambient, pop, cinematic? But it would indeed be nice to generally have the option to put an uploaded track in up to three categories, like it’s the case with other marketplaces.
To be honest, as I’ve said before AudioJungle is NOT going to raise prices so this topic is pretty moot. People say things like “Authors will start leaving” but we all know that’s not true. More and more authors and tracks are coming by the day. There are dozens of other sites that sell tracks for more but isn’t it interesting how it’s AudioJungle that is growing more than the others. I’ve seen the other sites as I previously experimented putting some of my artist’s other tracks there and to be honest I haven’t seen activity like here on AJ.
Why should Envato not raise the prices? They would profit from higher prices more than average, because most authors are non-exclusive here. And buyers won’t leave the marketplace, because the prices would still be the best on the market. It’s a simple calculation!
I have a suggestion regarding the pricing scheme here on AJ, perhaps to be a base for discussion where staff members of Envato could possibly join in. I know, there was a discussion here about two years ago about a pricing scheme. But that scheme suggested differences between new and established authors, which I think is the wrong way.
During the last weeks I analyzed the prices of the most important stockaudio marketplaces out there and the result was, the prices here on AJ are the lowest compared to overall quality and reputation. AJ is one of the most popular sites among the competition (if not even the most popular) with a wide reach only topped by istockphoto.com
Last year Envato established a new pricing scheme for themeforest, which led to overall higher prices to take into account the high level of quality and support the authors reached with their marketplace items.
My suggestion is to do the same here on AJ. So my proposal is the following new pricing scheme. With the new prices, AJ would still be the marketplace with the best prices to attract buyers throughout, but the gap wouldn’t be that huge as it is at the moment. I want to hear, what do the other authors here think about it, what’s your opinion?
Wie definately need such a feature! And what we need too, is a redesigned frontpage of AudioJungle where you can filter new (top) files quicker. And what’s needed from the buyers point of view is that long awaited extended search feature! 4000 new tracks each month and only the current simple search doesn’t attract new buyers!
Thanks, will give it a try!
Hey, congratulations bosone! Some days ago we sold our first extended licence too. And what should I say, today the second sale came in!
You just have to be patient and work hard. Good quality music will get sales. As already stated, it’s a marathon!
Thanks guys for these very helpful answers
One more thing occured to me. For a single track, I always include in total 4 audio files: loopable and faded-out version, MP3 and WAV for each. For a pack of 5 tracks, it would be 20 files, some of them quite large. I might even be annoying to download for the buyer. So I got an additional marketing idea, that would keep tracks still selling separately. What if I put only the basic version – faded out WAV – in the pack, and added information, that the buyer can get also MP3 and loopable version if buying the track separately? In future, I might also include a few more edits in a ZIP file of a track sold separately, to give the buyer an alternative between cheaper pack with single versions of the tracks or paying more for one track and getting a few more files.How do you think? Would it be right to do it that way? I doubt that including too many formats and edits in the pack is a good idea.
To make a MP3 out of WAV is as easy as making coffee these days, but the idea to include the basic version in the pack and make special edits for the single track is great!