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sweetwaveaudio says

Hi Guys,

Ive only started my audiojungle account last week so looking for some opinions. So far iv had 6 sales which isnt too bad for the first week. I’ve looked into another stock site as well and it seems a lot less user friendly than audiojungle. For both buyers and sellers. I decided to be an exclusive author on here but I was just wondering what peoples opinions were regarding other sites [...] Audiojungle seems like the best one so far but i dont know if its best to focus soley on this account or split my time between 2 or 3 sites.

What do you guys do?

Cheers

James

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TimMcMorris says

This thread is going to get locked just so ya know because it’s not good to discuss competitors sites on the forums, but for the record, you’re in the right place to make good money with high quality files ;)

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JuanFrancisco says

Stay exclusive!

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JCKerosene says

I faced this decision as well when signing up…seems like your hearts in the right place with your question. Im quite new to Royalty Free musuc as well and actually started communicating with an audiojungle author on a different stock site. He pointed me to audiojungle which I had dissmissed sort of for the lower non exclusive rate. So while I was signing up I decided to give being exclusive a shot since I could always see how it went and reassess in six months. I was planning on being exclusive here with certain types of material and would create tracks as well for non exclusive. I liked the vibe here and the fact that the authors actually are existent and forum well used. So once I joined exclusively at first and Ive made some sales here, prob around 9 now I think. Ok for a beginner I guess…Ive been told it takes awhile to get traction so, right now anything is a bonus. I just recently started a non exclusive site here as well the reason being sometimes I do the odd collaboration and with my non exclusive stuff, I’m treating it more as a throw everything at the wall type of thing. Hopefully to be able to cross traffic over from both maybe. Also for me to be on a few sites, like say one site rejects something..well Ive had another say..sounds good. lol. So, if quantity helps I definetly like to maximize those options as well. But it makes for a ton of work so Im always faced when Im creating a new piece, where do I want the focus of the track marketing wise to be.

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jhunger says

I agree with Tim’s comment – I am surprised we haven’t gotten locked yet :). In the meantime, here’s my rambly non-exclusive-y take:

AudioJungle is far and away the best site for artist promotion, community, collaboration, and freelance hits IMO . In terms of sales/revenue it’s my second best by quite some distance (though if you factored in exclusive rates it would be close). However, on any other site for which I get decent sales there is very little ability to promote yourself as an artist. This works for me because I don’t have a lot of spare time (or skills) for promotion, or really anything besides getting my music produced and uploaded.

That said, I spend about 80% of my stock music browsing time on AudioJungle because of the great community :).

When I started, the choice to go non-exclusive on AJ was obvious (to me) because it was a lot smaller and the exclusive rates weren’t that appealing. Since then they have become very appealing and the choice would be much harder now.

Keep in mind that if you manage your songs on several sites you will be hard pressed to concentrate promotion efforts on one over another, and also there is a maintenance cost to uploading tunes (say, 10 minutes a pop over 6 sites is an hour per song). On the other hand, if you’re exclusive to AJ, you can funnel your marketing from YouTube, SoundCloud, Twitter etc right into one place rather than having to pick one site out of several.

It really depends on your goal. If you’re in this to get your name out there, make contacts, and do freelance work while making a few bucks on the side selling stock, I’d say stay exclusive on AJ because this is the best place to meet that goal. Not that you can’t make bank selling stock in one place – there are some authors here making a significant amount of monthly income just from AJ. I still think that you may be able to make strictly more stock revenue posting to multiple sites, but there are drawbacks in terms of maintenance time, etc. that I mentioned above that may not make it worth it.

Another thing – AJ is growing fast. Many other sites are not as much. If you go exclusive anywhere, this is the place to be.

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donrobertsmusic says

I was originally referred to another site by a friend but then after investigating, found out you can’t even be a MEMBER if you are a member of a performance rights organization (PRO) like ASCAP or BMI . I didn’t even really look very hard but I think there are quite a few places like that. AudioJungle was the first place I found where you could be a PRO member, as long as you didn’t upload a track that was associated with one.

After I joined here, I never even bothered looking elsewhere since I enjoy everything about this site so much!

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ADG3studios Envato team says

No need to lock anything :) Thread content was just tweaked so everything is certified kosher (or halal, whichever you prefer) for the forum :P

jhunger said
Another thing – AJ is growing fast. Many other sites are not as much. If you go exclusive anywhere, this is the place to be.

On a personal note, I really have to agree with that statement :)

Oh, and welcome to the AJ forum James 8)

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thesecession says

I’m 100% happy with my decision to call audiojungle my exclusive home :)

On second thought, make that 200% :grin:

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sweetwaveaudio says

Thanks for all the feedback guys. I reckon Il focus on AJ for now and see how I get on. I don’t have a revenue target as I have no personal reference point in this market so Il just see how I go. After reading all replies, what would be handy is tips on self promotion! How exactly would you guys use youtube, soundcloud etc to reach potential buyers? surely the buyers would be looking on AJ and not elsewhere… Unless I’m missing something. I was assuming it was all about ratings/sales numbers? Doubt Il make a living from doing this but its a good piece of added income. But I guess Il find out soon!

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