Thanks for the thoughtful response, Michelle. This must be a pretty crazy time over there switching all the marketplaces over to the new search engine.
I know the search engine is a work-in-progress and it must be a very challenging puzzle to solve.
At this point though, the search is both too random and at the same time not varied enough.
A search for “quirky” brings up lots of corporate motivational music, sentimental music and just a generally strange collection of tracks. I don’t think anyone looking for quirky music is going to pick up a motivational track. I don’t think the previous title-heavy search engine before was great, but at least titles with the word “quirky” were likely to actually be quirky.
Try a variety of common search terms like “happy”, “cheerful”, “positive”, “corporate” etc. and you will see a very similar list of results. This makes it look like AJ has very little range of music to offer these different search terms. Again, the title-heavy search was flawed, but at least the title-heavy search produced a fresh variety of tracks for each of these terms.
I needed to reference the description for one of my tracks and I did a title search for it. It’s a one-word title. I had to dig and dig until I found it deep on page 3. That’s not good. If a buyer has done their research and is now headed for a track title they need to find it immediately. How frustrating it must be for a buyer who knows what track title they want to have to sift through hundreds of tracks to find something they should be able to find instantly.
Perhaps a percentage of additional weight should be given to the title to make the search more effective. It seems out of balance and I think the functionality is suffering.
Thanks to the search team for all their efforts at trying to make the best search possible.
wow look what I found all this for a song a posted lol just read all the comments.. Btw the video got 10k views in like five days I made you famous bro your welcome! And also the girls name was elisha cuthbert just in case you wanna check her out..
I appreciate that you liked the song, man. I really do. And I appreciated your kind comments about the music. It just put me in a funny situation where I needed to figure out how to best capitalize on the growth from the popularity of the Comic Con video and still try to protect the intellectual property rights. It was a new issue for me to figure out. Perhaps there was a better way for me to handle it. Peace.
Ugh, what a headache. I hope this gets resolved for you.
Hey, all. Thanks for the thread, LumenMedia and thanks for the nice comments.
I was actually the featured author more than two years ago. This time around it is part of the prize for the AJ song contest (same goes for having the featured track a few weeks ago).
Just didn’t want there to be the impression that I hadn’t gotten exposure from the AJ crew until now. I’ve had my turn.
I have only been asked for an unmastered version one time. Puzzled, I inquired as to why an unmastered version was needed.
I was told it was because the track was to be used as part of an album project and they needed to match the mastering to the other tracks. I explained this was against the license rules and they were very quick to apologize and explain that it had been a misunderstanding and that they had interpreted the licensing rules incorrectly.
I would stick to mastered versions only.
Just now checking out this thread. Glad everyone had a great time. Looks like it was a blast!
@Scott – that’s too funny about the early morning airport commercial playing my track.