joshhunsaker saidWell what account do you have? It’s just €70 a year for unlimited uploads, which is not much money at all https://soundcloud.com/pro?ref=t093
You can only post so many songs before it caps you Or I already would have. I literally have like 500 songs I could put up.
Well, 99 euro… and honestly for some odd reason I get like zero traffic on soundcloud lol. I would do much better I think with putting up some youtube instructional videos and then advertise releasing my music for free there.
Maybe read this thread too, quite interesting http://audiojungle.net/forums/thread/forbes-rich-listusing-my-free-music/106674?page=1&reply=0#post_reply
hehe, see that’s what I’m talking about. I think that’s cool.
but just remember how many people make their music available for free, there’s a huge amount of competition out there just for exposure.
I never had trouble with that. I was regularly getting featured in rather prominent flash games and on the front page of a lot of different websites when I concentrated more on just releasing music to the general public to use how they wanted. It just seemed like when I was more focused on the music and not the money I picked up steam extremely quickly for a while…
Whatever you decide, I wish you all the best dude
I appreciate your advice on this stuff. Very well thought out
I’ve given away over milion free downloads of my sfx files in past years… Am I famous and rich?... Probably not It’s idealistic thing and wont’ give you revenue in cash. Just try to be non-ex for some time and compare AJ with other sites, then decide:)!
Maybe this is more me taking a break. I need to venture out into the wild blue yonder and poke around a bit haha. I’ll definitely keep my page up here and maybe throw a track or two up on occasion for kicks.
joshhunsaker saidWell why not put this ‘ton of music’ up on SoundCloud for free download then under a creative commons license? Then you get the best of both worlds.
I’ve also forgone putting up a ton of music I’ve made because it didn’t fit my “branding” and wasn’t quite up to par. I kinda want to just be able to throw everything I have up somewhere and have people enjoy and use the heck out of it.
You can only post so many songs with a free account before it caps you Or I already would have. I literally have like 500 songs I could put up.
You may take your time and give this a read: http://www.deaneogden.com/blog/the-culture-of-free/ Or in short, no!
Hmmm, yes I have contemplated on that viewpoint a bit over the years… going back and forth. But at the same time I have spent literally the past 10 years of my life trying to monetize my music efforts. Have I been totally unsuccessful? Well, no I mean I’ve made like $4k from my music total and while that’s nothing to sneeze at it’s totally unviable for a career. Additionally, in many ways because I took such a staunch view on only trying to make money from my music for quite a while I missed a huge slew of chances to simply get my name out there and pick up more steam. I’ve also forgone putting up a ton of music I’ve made because it didn’t fit my “branding” and wasn’t quite up to par. I kinda want to just be able to throw everything I have up somewhere and have people enjoy and use the heck out of it.
It’s certainly not for everyone but I dunno, I guess at this point in my life it’s definitely the option I’m leaning really heavily towards.
Yup, I’ve decided. It’s been a great run here but honestly… I think it would be more valuable in terms of getting my name out to just allow everything I have written to be used completely free of charge in commercial applications (with attribution of course).
Opinions? don’t do it…?? lol
Really I seriously love this place but just not lucrative enough for me personally to tie up all the ways I could market my stuff outside here.
It seems like a great idea but I think Envato already have a lot on their plate to even start thinking about adding this. We could make an unofficial chat room for authors and buyers. I’m happy to help set one up, I use to run a chat room a few years ago
This would be pretty cool honestly
Well JackAndJerry, I believe I have figured out the secret… though I have yet to capitalize on it. Here’s how you make the perfect audiojungle best seller:
Step 1: Start with some bouncy whistling against a set of syncopated claps and ukulele. Bring in a happy bass guitar line (preferably a fender jazz bass) and tambourine after 2 measures. You’ll definitely want to spruce everything up about 8 measures in with a bright sounding glockenspiel line. Bridge with a ukulele solo and then raise the entire song up 2 semitones for the return of the chorus and end with a light crash cymbal.
Step 2: Profit!
Congrats. You’ve made an audiojungle best seller.
ooh this is a really cool idea… like a live update feed on the latest items that sold, would be pretty neat IMO
arduino + some basic knowledge of C and scrap parts
I made a super cool “analog” dub siren where I could sweep the pitch between 30hz and 21000hz with a potentiometer. I could put up an example of the code and materials I used if you like.