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PatrickAThompson
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Ok… So, I’ve said this many many times in the AJ Forums – especially when people wonder why their tracks aren’t selling.

Let’s assume that the music is cool and that the track is produced well and sounds great… Even then, not all tracks will sell.

My mantra that I keep repeating is “you can’t sell it if you don’t write it”..

(This is the encouraging part)

I’ve had a track on here which went completely untouched, unloved, and unsold for about 2 months… and today… BAM ! Extended license.

I don’t say this to brag – but more so to prove my point. It will happen for you… Just be patient and keep doing your thing!

Best of luck!

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jhunger
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It will happen for you… Just be patient and keep doing your thing!

Probably the best advice you can give for this stock music gig.

Congratulations on the extended sale!

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PatrickAThompson
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And to go even further – someone just bought a normal license for the same track…

Weird.

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SoundFix
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Great advice dude, it’s been annoying me that my latest track still hasn’t sold once, but I guess it will at some point, I’ll just keep writing new stuff :D

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tacoMusic
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Something to also keep in mind is that not all tracks fit a purpose at the time of release i.e. people bookmark tracks they like, share them with colleagues etc. which I think is why things like extended licences seemingly pop up out of the blue as customers keep the tracks they like ‘on file’ until they find a use for them.

I’m pretty sure that happened to me last month a couple of times as I got a couple of extended licences. Ultimately, I think it’s about improving your craft (whether for personal or commercial reasons), as in the long run you’ll form your own sound that is unique which will help sales as well.

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MeGustaMusic
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That is a great advice, and just happened to me after reading your thread. When someone compared AJ with a Marathon was 100% right.

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Congrats. I have many of the same story too. You just can never tell when a track is going to sell. My most beloved tracks are the ones that don’t sell much, but when they do, make you realize that the track did have purpose after all. Thanks for the reminder to keep the faith. Cheers!

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Blinn
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There’s a taste for everyone and there’s always someone out there who might go the extra mile for even the least known items.

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