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PrismicStudios says

Well I’m sure you’ve all experienced this, where you upload a track that you think is just going to blow up and sell 50 licenses a day aaaaaand… Nothing. I’m still pretty new at this but I’m wondering how long does it take or how many tracks do you have to upload on average before it starts to pick up a little bit? I’ve only got one sale so far! Thanks!

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Sophonic says

It doesn’t take that long, new authors have come in here and sold more songs with one great tune than people who upload a ton of songs every week. Sometimes its the one that you don’t think will do that well that will surprise you and sell good.

I am surprised your tune Keehi Lagoon didnt sell even one. That is the most commercial tune you have so far and “within your reach” is nice as well.

Also maybe your putting some of your music in the wrong category. I see “Jazzy Skip” listed in motivational corporate but I feel that should be somewhere better suited where people looking for that sound will find it. Sometimes I’m surprised what they let into the corporate category, there is a definite type of sound that works there. (Keehi Lagoon fits corp) Since everyone thinks they will sell in that category people write anything and slap corporate label on it. I wish reviewers would be more picky on this.

Hang in there its obvious you know how to make good music, just need to listen to what sells and be inspired by it, but of course never copy. Be mindful of the instrument patches and sounds you are using as well, you want the most modern sound you can have.

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PrismicStudios says

That’s the one I was referring to, keehi lagoon. Should I title my stuff more generically? For instance, should I rename keehi lagoon to happy ukulele? To me that’s kind of lame but whatever it takes, I guess.

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Sophonic says

That’s the one I was referring to, keehi lagoon. Should I title my stuff more generically? For instance, should I rename keehi lagoon to happy ukulele? To me that’s kind of lame but whatever it takes, I guess.

No, if you look at the top sellers list most of the names are nice thoughtful names. I think buyers actually like something with a cute or cool name. I do it myself sometimes but I don’t like seeing names like “business success motivation loops 1 through 299”. A nice title makes the song more personal and inviting. If the song is great it doesn’t matter what the name is, it will take off.

Lol, I almost went with “Happy Ukulele” on my latest track but it was taken. Hehe, so I chose the next best thing, “Upbeat Ukulele”

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jhunger says

Oops, sorry about that, Sophonic :) But feel free to use the name if you want – out of 65K tracks there are quite a few that share the same name, and that one is frightfully generic.

Naming is a big struggle IMO . My first 40 tracks were just called “Acoustic Loop – [n]” for that reason. I think it can make a difference to have keywords in the title (yes, it’s kind of lame, I agree, but the main purpose should be to communicate what kind of song it is to the buyer), though I do have some decent selling tracks where the name, although hopefully descriptive of the feel, does not otherwise tell you about the actual song.

@Blacklamp, you’ve got some excellent tracks and you’re going to do fine. I think Keehi Lagoon is exactly what a lot of buyers are looking for currently and that it will sell well over time. I like what you’ve called it, although I will admit that from the name I was expecting a much more mellow and lazy tune.

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permian says

... should I rename keehi lagoon to happy ukulele?

That was fun ))
You should also try “happy positive motivational corporate theme”. Totally works!

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LucaFormicola says

It just happens to me some weeks ago, I’ve upload a very nice track, but, still 0 purchase…

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Jonah-B says

I like your tracks as well so it’s most definitely not a quality issue. I’m still a noob around here so I’m not going to try to elaborate on increasing your sales when I only have five myself, but it seems like you might just be having a slow start. I’m hoping my sales increase as I build my portfolio and become a common face here at AJ. In other words, just some more time.

I’ve heard people on here saying that they had a big sales increase when they were lucky enough to get a song into something that ended up being relatively popular. I’ve experienced that myself with my older free music. I once had a song that reached a big audience, and even though it was far from my best work, I got tons of feedback through message boards and emails about it. :)

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MartijndeBont says

Keep in mind that it also works the other way around. My best selling item (+200 sales) is a track I wasn’t completely happy with but decided to upload it anyway. Glad I did :-)

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Sonic_System says

Well I’m sure you’ve all experienced this, where you upload a track that you think is just going to blow up and sell 50 licenses a day aaaaaand… Nothing. I’m still pretty new at this but I’m wondering how long does it take or how many tracks do you have to upload on average before it starts to pick up a little bit? I’ve only got one sale so far! Thanks!

Blacklamp, you got great avatar :).
Back on topic, I don’t think you need hundreds of tracks to do fine here. My guess is that portfolio of 30-50 carefully chosen items is more than enough, especially if you score a hit track from time to time :sunglasses: . Anyway, take my opinion with a grain of salt as I am fairly new here, too. Just work on your music and don’t lose faith!

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