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AlumoAudio says

Its not the number of items, its really making the ones you do make count. I would rather put more time and effort into a few killer songs than flood the market place(which we dont need) with 200 tracks that either all sound the same or are just low quality because your just trying to push stuff out. I have seen a new author come in and make 1 killer songs that goes on to sell more than someone that has been here a while with 200 plus tracks. If you do this over time you will have a large portfolio of quality and in the long run you will be very happy. Just make music that people need. open your ears when watching tv and commercials there are certain trends that = $$$

+100. Exactly! Spot on Sophonic, couldn’t have said it better myself.

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LucaFormicola says

I also agree with SophonicMedia, but you know, I only have 19 items, too too few. I see that new authors uploaded at least 30 items, probably a “basic” number of items. Anyway I’m woking on them so my aim is to get 30/40 items of good quality and then stop, just promotion ;)

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Sophonic says

Yeah sounds good. I didn’t mean you should limit yourself to only a few songs, i meant more like take your time and put out well thought through music to build your portfolio. If you have 100 bad songs just because you rushed them out that isn’t going to get you sales. Take your time and put out music buyers will want, that is the reason or should be that we are all here. But sounds like you have a good plan. They always say “its a marathon not a sprint” and that really does seem to be the truth.

Good Luck to you MrLukeFor, I personally think that someone giving you a link to music theory website was a bit over the top. I think your material is fine. I actually thought renaissance love was a very nice track, and just because it has the name renaissance in it doesn’t mean you have to have the exact instrumentation, rhythms, and chord progressions from that era as someone mentioned.

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LucaFormicola says
just because it has the name renaissance in it doesn’t mean you have to have the exact instrumentation, rhythms, and chord progressions from that era as someone mentioned
Exactly, that’s exactly what I think about our works here, and also about TITLE ;) People who buys items isn’t musician, so they just feel the impressions, the mood of the music, not the Dominant goes on the Tonic, or root position/first inversion…. Well, anyway thank you for your support, I appreciate it…Good music ;)
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thesensercomplex says

I still consider myself a newbie, and hear this question a lot from other newbies in this forum. Do not fret, my friend. If you’ve sold items, you’ve proven that your music is viable to this market. Sales stutter from time to time, often, and all the time :) Give your buyers time to finish a project before they start on another. Give others time to find your music. Continue to write, write, write. Build a diverse portfolio, and upload weekly. No stress here, my friend. This is fun stuff we’re doing. Cheers and good luck to you, MrLukeFor (interesting name).

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SkyProductions says

I just wanted to help.
Maybe a marketplace is not the best place to experiment. Here customers come with certain expectations and they want the music to fit to their project, which might not be art projects but some advertising, games, websites…etc.
I like also to experiment but I keep those experiments away from my AJ page.

You can also try to advertise on Soundcloud, there are two groups that you can join:
http://soundcloud.com/groups/professional-royalty-free-audio-tracks
and
http://soundcloud.com/groups/audiojungle

Mihai, you did not just “want to help”, you wanted to sound smart while demeaning Luke. This is his thread and you pounced on him.

Giving someone a link to “musictheory.net” is a slap in the face. And to be honest your music could actually benefit from that site.

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Mihai_Sorohan says
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Mihai_Sorohan says

Giving someone a link to “musictheory.net” is a slap in the face. And to be honest your music could actually benefit from that site.
Because you don’t know me, you should not judge me. As I agree that knowledge is always something to search for and something that is never enough, I agree that my music could benefit from better theory, harmony and some orchestration lessons as much as from some new libraries.
Almost all my portfolio is made with free software which I happily shared here on forum (with exception of files made this year when I got a better job and bought some libraries).
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SkyProductions says


Giving someone a link to “musictheory.net” is a slap in the face. And to be honest your music could actually benefit from that site.
Because you don’t know me, you should not judge me. As I agree that knowledge is always something to search for and something that is never enough, I agree that my music could benefit from better theory, harmony and some orchestration lessons as much as from some new libraries.
Almost all my portfolio is made with free software which I happily shared here on forum (with exception of files made this year when I got a better job and bought some libraries).

So your saying you can dish it out, but not take it?

Your music is good, but so is Lukes.

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Mihai_Sorohan says

So your saying you can dish it out, but not take it?
Sorry, I don’t really understand that. You say about the link to “musictheory.net” ? I think I have it somewhere… a here musictheory.net.

So, I said not to judge me because you stated, as if you know for sure:
you did not just “want to help”
As I originally said in my first post
Also, with absolutely no intention to criticize or offense…
Well, too bad I can’t give links to other forums (Envato policy & stuff) but if you would know me, you would agree that I always want to help. That’s why I was proposed for several times as “the most helpful Audio Forum member” and here on AJ forum I got the “superstar badge” for helping around.
Also, if you would search around this forum, you would find people happy because I recorded live trumpet on their tracks, go PM them and ask them how much money I was asking for it.

Your music is good, but so is Lukes.
Thank you for your kind words :) Your music sounds very good, very clean, clear and powerful
Disclaimer:
I apologize if what I say it’s not what I really mean. English is not my native language. I’m a Romanian guy from Transylvania who had Hungarian and German friends, now I’m married to a Russian girl from Lithuania and I live in Norway. The drummer in my ex-rock band was Polish (well, he still is Polish I guess). During Music Academy I was studying Italian (and forgot everything). My colleague at work is a trombone player from Ukraine.
:D

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