My name is Pedro Costa. I’ve been a member of AJ for several years but never uploaded anything yet. I thought I would give it a try not really understanding what it was about. Fast forward to now… I have been learning about music for media for a couple of years now and have successfuly placed music on ABC, TLC, SyFy, Headline News, TruTv, Fuel TV, Telemundo, and Discovery channel. I’d like to take a crack at using AJ but would love some advice on what type of music would be best to upload.
Also when dealing with music libraries I have treated even non-exclusive libraries as exclusive. How do you guys handle the music that you post here, do you have it signed elsewhere?
Looks like a really great community here. Wish I had started earlier. But it’s never too late
- Author has had an Item Featured
- Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
- Exclusive Author
- Most Wanted Bounty Winner
- Has been a member for 1-2 years
- Bought between 1 and 9 items
- Referred between 50 and 99 users
- Grew a moustache for the Envato Movember competition
- Interviewed on the Envato Notes blog
Hi Pedro and welcome to the jungle!
If you want to have a rough idea of what sells here, you can listen to the popular files under Music category, or browse every music category sorting items by sales. If you are real good at one genre you could upload only that kind of music and try to become a reference point for customers.
By the way if you already had your music on tv you won’t have any problem on creating and uploading the “right” song
About exclusivity, search the forum and you will find many interesting threads. My opinion is that it’s better stay exclusive here, otherwise you will spend a lot of time managing various sites.
Thanks a lot Luca! Nice to meet you Well, I hope you’re right. I’m guessing it’s a different client that buys music from AJ. So to understand that demographic is a new learning curve I’m guessing. But I’m up for the challenge!
Welcome Pedro! Explore popular items here – it will show the right direction. Good luck!
Thanks a lot MastaBlack! Nice to meet you!
Hi Pedro! Welcome to AJ
I think we have a lot of mutual friends through the “yellow cab” company, if I’m not mistaken? If you have any specific questions or whatever, feel free to message me anytime!
Welcome dude and good luck! Cool to see you have a lot of placements already, I’m sure you will do great here
Welcome Pedro, looking forward to listen to your tracks!!!
Thanks a lot guys! I think I’m starting to understand how the site works. All the music is royalty free so any music registered with a PRO need not be uploaded here. So that takes out my current non-exclusive catalogue. I’m thinking the best approach is to sing on to the exclusive contract and create tracks specifically for AJ. Does this sound about right or I am still not understanding the premise of the site. Thanks again for all the warm wlecomes and support