From AudioJungle’s perspective I think they should definitely do it when a well selling non-exclusive author sets up an exclusive account. A kind of (insert New England country club manager’s voice here) “Welcome, I’m glad you’ve finally joined the club” welcome gift basket. One case that springs up to mind is Joel Hunger (his AJ account name is JHunger) he’s a great musician and super guy, always helping out new authors on the forums. He’s been a top selling author here for a while and a real column of strength for AudioJungle. He opened up a an exclusive account recently and whilst his sales have been very healthy so far and he no longer has newbie badges, I still feel that they should have given him the senior badges.
Oh jeez, I must have glossed over this the first time I read this thread – it’s still early here and I need more coffee . Thanks for the compliments, Antonio!
Good thread, and good comments!
I’m pretty much in the same boat, though vice-versa as I was already non-exclusive and wanted to sell some songs exclusive. It felt like kind of a bummer to have to start from the ground up for what seemed like a system limitation, but those are the rules I guess. When I started my exclusive account I had already reached Elite, so I asked if I could go straight in at 70% but was told no . But on the bright side, maybe I’ll get another care package some time in the future!
It would be great to see per-item exclusivity in the future, or some ability to link two accounts under one portfolio, but I’m sure there are some pretty serious obstacles to refactoring the system to do that.
Thanks, Adrien, for chiming in on transferring files from one account to another – it’s good to know that’s an option.
Agreed! Congratulations, Luca!
I also find that these days I’ll use a stereo pair of condenser mics to capture acoustic guitar performances for songs that have very few instruments, whereas I will record in mono if there are a wide range of instruments.
IMO you need more than one mic to truly capture an acoustic guitar, but if it’s going to be an accompaniment with a bunch of other instruments, I find recording with a single SDC makes it much easier to sit in the mix.
Should I post in my profile to please rate my tracks?
Several authors do this and I don’t think it would hurt – at least it’s a reminder for the buyer.
As far as ratings go, for my non-exclusive account I have about a 13% ratings to sales ratio, and for my exclusive account I’m at about 7%. Other authors may get more, but generally I think that only a small percent of buyers leave ratings. You could take a look at the top authors list and see which authors appear to have more ratings as a percentage of sales than others, and then see if they’re doing anything differently.
Really my lame answer is that the only sure way to get more ratings is to get more sales, and that it’s a marathon and not a sprint, yada yada.
Hey Mike, nice work – it looks like you’ve really picked up steam in the last few months!
Careful about the web links, though – that might be considered self promotion and wiped by a moderator.
Mine is a combination of the two first initials of my names to-ra-ha. However I’ll leave it up to you to guess my names
Apparently that’s similar to the way that Sabian cymbals got their names – Robert Zildjian, who founded the company, had three children -SAlly, BIll, and ANdy.
Anyway, my profile name is the one that was given to me – Joel Hunger. I just used my first initial because I hate typing.
That was an excellent exercise! My results:
Perfect pitch – 0 of 12 Relative pitch – 10 of 12
Guess I have to work on both, actually