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illuminations says


Please, don’t launch with broadcasting in the first tier.

Didn’t realize the effects of including broadcast licenses in the first tier until now.

That’s a HUGE disappointment and obviously the opposite of what authors were hoping for.

Thanks to Tim for analysing the issue so thoroughly and eloquently.

If I’m not mistaken the current system has never had a restriction for broadcast. The current extended license only added the ability to use the audio track in a distributed product people would pay for. So currently anytime someone purchases an extended license it’s not for broadcast use, which is why we see so few of them on average.

A couple pages back I had made the suggestion that if envato was going to choose to allow broadcast for the standard license at all that they lower the estimated audience to 100k rather than 1 million. This would mean only really extremely small markets would be able to use the standard license at all.

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illuminations says

August was surprisingly my second best month ever in regards to earnings.

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illuminations says

I also think that the buyers who purchase the $18 license for their YouTube videos will get a better sense of the quality of the music and the value they are getting for their money when they see that the large broadcast license is more like $750.

That’s a good point pink. I for one am super happy that the system is changing. In addition, I also agree with many of the others who’ve already said it, that the two upper tiers should probably be at least double the quoted rates. In addition, If the standard license will still allow for broadcast use I think the audience max needs to go down. I’m not an expert in gauging audience size but I would think a million people would cover a lot of broadcast commercial uses even for mid size markets. If that’s the case I think a more fair audience size would be sub 500k.

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illuminations says

I use a similar sound effect in this logo: Are you interested in getting just that sound effect? I can get you that sound effect isolated from everything else.

http://audiojungle.net/item/epicus/7517570
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illuminations says

So I think the concept of trending is great I really don’t think it’s fully there yet. First as many have mentioned it still seems to be overly weighted towards top selling products.

Another issue is that I think setting trending files should also have to do with what department on the site they are in. So for example on audiojungle not only should the overall catalog be analyzed to determine what’s trending but then also doing another round of analyzation based on genre specific as well as by file type (full track, audio logo, sfx, packs, source files). So for example currently there are 5 audio logos that are trending but if you look at audio logos by themselves and reanalyzed you’d probably come up with a couple dozen logos you could consider “trending” based on their recent history but just within the logo part of the catalog.

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illuminations says

+1 here too. this week is really picking up compared to the summer slow down (which was real for me). Particularly the last few days have been really good.


Been a slow summer but things are starting to look better as far as what’s normal for me anyways. Wish everyone good luck.
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illuminations says

In looking at the trending items on audiojungle it seems that the majority matches all time top sellers and items in the weekly popular pages. For some of these this is fine but I think if an Item is 4 years old with 3000 sales I usually wouldn’t call that “trending”. I think the system should be weighted a little more heavily on items that have recently seen a heavy increase in interest and not ones that have a long history of interest and aren’t necessarily “on the rise”.

I think an item with 3000 sales could potentially be on a trending list but only if say that particular item has just seen a dramatic increase in sales/likes/pages views etc…from previous weeks. Newer items should more easily hit the trending lists since it would take less sales an interest to increase it’s relative popularity. Basically the whole system needs to be weighted on a curve and if it is already I think the curve needs to be adjusted a bit more from what I’m currently seeing.


Just had this idea which would be useful for the search, since results are jumbled around. This would be a nice exposure boost to new items, highlight what’s trending / moving up and also show what’s popular – hot sellers. \\
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illuminations says

LOL! Oh Sweet Moses! this request was from 4 years ago. Come on people do just a little research before replying to these. I’m pretty sure the moderators can shut this one down now.

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illuminations says
At least one of the tracks from that video are from Tim McMorris http://audiojungle.net/item/give-our-dreams-their-wings-to-fly/151759

I have a few tracks similar to some of these styles as well. If you want something with and island type feel here is a good one: http://audiojungle.net/item/ukulele-island-breeze/6962726

Also at the end of the video was an uptempo rock track during the ending title sequence: I have a few of those which would be a good fit:

http://audiojungle.net/item/indie-rock-revolution/5940153 http://audiojungle.net/item/dare-to-dream/4321538 http://audiojungle.net/item/rock-ignition/7808785

hope you find what you are looking for!

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Now if you are on multiple sites, surely some sites would benefit from Google changes, and some would not. The changes can’t possibly mean that a search for “royalty free music” yields no results…
Interestingly however, I’m seeing that AudioJungle is now climbing the search results and now appearing on the first page (I’m searching anonymously through a VPN as not to influence my results). I’m still thinking that the sales dips we’re seeing here is mostly because of the homepage testing, and hopefully more of a temporary dip similar to what we saw during the marketplace search engine changes we saw a few months ago.

I’m not sure I can blame any homepage style changes on my slower sales here. I haven’t uploaded anything for a few weeks so the only effect I can see the homepage having is that the “latest releases” is pushed down a bit. So perhaps that could have some effect but really I rarely have a sale on an item while it’s actually on the new releases section on the homepage for just a few hours. And for full disclosure, my sales have picked up this week after a super slow week last week. Pretty sure all this is just the general ups and downs of this site and the slight summer time lull and not any sinister envato master plan or massive google analytics changes.

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