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illuminations says


it appears that the second part of July is going to be bad.
Yep, I’ve got that feeling too. Although saying that, my AJ sales are much, much better than anywhere else I sell on. Everywhere else is completely and utterly dead! :dead:

Hey Matt, just wondering how this makes you think in terms of exclusivity? I often get frustrated and think it’s time to go all non-exclusive but when I read this I feel like I’m better off staying exclusive.

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illuminations says

At least for me, my second summer in the jungle is confirming the horrible July sales free fall. June was really good (as it was last year) but July 4th just kicks off a slow period. Hopefully we’ll see a recovery before too long.

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illuminations says

if item names weren’t used in search results I would happily give cool and original names to my tracks, but as it is I’m going to go with the boring descriptive names until the time that changes. However, like Depard, I do also try to add a little originality to most of my tracks along with the description like “Ukulele Island Breeze” or “Indie Rock Revolution”.

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illuminations says

4 days here too!

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illuminations says

So who want to give everybody a quick run through of the most efficient and cost effective way to get up on itunes and the best way to attract a few buyers there?

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illuminations says

Can we lock this thread please. These old “item requests” are really annoying.

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illuminations says


Possibly not. Personally I think Envato implement some kind of sales/earnings limits for authors across the marketplaces. I regularly see sales drop offs (especially towards the end of the month), when other authors are suddenly enjoying higher sales. It’s most likely all part of Envato’s business strategy to make sure everyone gets a slice of the pie, keeps motivation going and to ensure they are curating and promoting the visibility of the right items and the right authors to the buying public. But I don’t think that’s a bad thing. It’s just business in my eyes.
I thick you’re spot on with this one! The patterns begin to take shape and be very evident. Also seems to apply to those who fall out of favor with staff. I’ve seen a steady decrease in sales as I became a bit more vocal on issues here despite uploading more often and increasing the quality of my uploads. Coincidence?

If Envato is limiting your sales because of how vocal you have been about the current system then you probably wouldn’t see Zineb as this weeks featured author, who has been the most vocal person in the forums lately. This doesn’t seem like they are limiting our growth to me. Yeah we all see up and down weeks but I’ve had definite growth over the 2 1/2 years I’ve been here.

The only thing envato could to change your sales is take you out of searches. You guys can check this for yourselves. On your good weeks do some searches and see where your stuff is coming up. On your bad weeks do the same searches and see if anything is changed. If not then you’ve pretty much determined that your sales are controlled by the buyers and not envato.

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illuminations says

Last July was by far the lowest month of the 2013 for me. I’m wondering if most of your experiences are similar to that? I am wondering If I should hold off uploading new stuff until after July or at least a week or so after July 4th. Any other thoughts on this?

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illuminations says


Hi ADG3 studios. Can you just give us an estimated time frame as to when a new “for broadcast” music license policy will roll out? August? September? October?...Jan 2015?

Hi Zineb. No, unfortunately I cannot give any estimates. I wish I could but I don’t have that authority. That’s not to say nothing is happening. A lot is happening and yet I can understand the frustration of largely feeling in shrouded limbo for so very long. It must feel like no one really gives a flying fox sometimes here, right?

Well, we’ve all learned from past mistakes of announcing intentions too early. That’s why very little is said at this point.

I for one know and realize full well that the community is starving on this issue, famished for any iota of inside information or insight, any inkling whatsoever to gauge what the immediate future holds in this regard.

Your vehemently passionate posts over the past months are a clear testament to this, Zineb, and while they have eventually been met in various ways, both internally and externally, the manifestedly marked and tireless, resolute resolve you’ve managed to cling to, in the face of our observedly tongue-tied staff, also attests to a certain unwavering dedication to this community.

Personally, if you really didn’t care, you’d simply have turned your back on the whole enterprise as it stands presently, would you have not? And yet you are persistently here, clamouring, arguably agitating, perhaps interpreting the reticence of muted mouths as blasé nonchalance, or even worse.

Altogether, however, I think it all essentially demonstrates just how critical this issue truly is, and that on some level you know deep down that we are very hopefully closing in on something big, something new, some result that will have made all this energy you have expended worthwhile, for one and all.

So when that day finally comes, Zineb, I’d be thrilled to buy you a beer, shake your hand and take a picture with you just to see the look on your face, sincerely. :D

It’s really understood that your intent has been always to rouse and rally authors to the ideological banner of the cause here, for the greater good of all established and aspiring musicians everywhere.

So I say, as I’ve said before, that good things come to those who wait. Everyone, please, let the people whose job it is to iron out all the innumerable details involved here, to take the time they need to get things right, to prevent any unwanted wrinkles in the outfit once the show is ready to start.

Otherwise, there’s really nothing else I can say now, wholeheartedly.

Y’all have a happy Saturday, folks :)

Thanks Adrien! I’ve always appreciated your activity in the forums here and it’s obvious you do care about the community of authors. Hopefully we will hear details sooner rather than later on this topic from those working on this behind the scenes.

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illuminations says


So at this point I feel a little unsure of what to do. If I pull everything out of AJ and then Envato fixes the issue there is no way for me to reupload my content at that point and I’m screwed. On the other hand if I continue to wait for a new system and one never comes then I’m also screwed since my music will continue to be undervalued for Broadcast situations
Steven if I were you I would pick option 2. :)

Hoping this is a sign we will hear something soon! ;)

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