Good stuff JC! I understand what you’re thinking because I’m kind of in the same boat. Whilst taking part here in AudioJungle I’m also working as a business consultant for a band and a solo artist. Both are tons of work and I don’t know where to put my efforts for better efficiency and money output. But the one thing that I do see that would perhaps make me give AudioJungle that little bit more is the fact that I keep hearing about people here getting private commissions and also the fact that once your account is established you get money for work you did ages ago. Passive income! Isn’t that the dream?
TortoiseTree saidDefinetly. What band are you consulting for?
Passive income! Isn’t that the dream?
It’s a soul band called “The Forty Five”, it’s a band made up of various session musicians from different backgrounds. They’ve had a few gigs here and there but we’re still working on the EPK , website etc. so they don’t have too much online exposure yet. I’m trying to prep them up for a kickstarter campaign, see how that goes.
But I keep my “band” stuff and my AudioJungle stuff completely apart, so like none of the people in the band or the solo artist I’m working with have anything to do with my account here. I suppose you’re the same. What type of band do you have?
Thats cool. Yeah it can be alot of work with the initial ramp up. I’m in a country rock band called SwitchGear. It was basically a rock project with southern influences thrown in, so we play covers and mix it up with our original songs. This strategy has allowed us to break in while still getting people interested in the original aspect. Alot of original acts dont see much money. We ve been getting asked to play private parties more and now into some fairs and rodeo type settings. Playing about 3 times a month on average at this point, and growing. It too can be a fair amount of work as I’m doing the engineering and production and most of the songwriting. But it`s fun and lets me get the immediate reaction of fans coming over and saying good job or what not. Website is nothing fancy but a work in progress. On reverbnation we re number one from eastern Ontario to Windsor for our genre, so it`s gaining momentum. We re in a contest to play on the same stage as Taylor Swift and Sheryl Crow. So fingers crossed, switchgearband.com
Well, I heard a good quote today.
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. Lance Armstrong.
The guys are right! Your tracks sound great you just need to hang in there and I’m sure the sales will come for you, just keep uploading. We all have our up’s and down’s, of that I’m sure.
You have your own style and that has only gotta be a good thing (Higher) I think is a really good track, but if I can make a suggestion, it’s not meant in a negative way at all! but just a thought….........why don’t you upload a shortened instrumental version without vocals as I think that sometimes buyers don’t always want really strong melodies, as it cannot always be used for background purposes, but if you give buyers the option then I think it’s more likely to sell. It’s just a suggestion and maybe something you haven’t thought of.
Just an idea
By the way…...I saw Sheryl Crow a couple of years ago in Florida and I have to say one thing “What a band” and what a voice! (That’s two things)
That’s a great suggestion, I haven’t thought of. Adding instrumental versions as well. It’s interesting because Ive been asking myself, am I stacking my productions too much? From a band songwriter point of view used to writing lots of layers in. I hear other authors here and the amount of instrumentation ect is alot less busy for lack of a better term. Not in a bad way just more sparse. So that something definetly Ill look at as well.
That’s a really good piece of advice. I too have been doing a lot of “over-producing” might try a slightly more “minimalist” approach!
Thanks Simaudio, That’s a great suggestion, I haven’t thought of. Adding instrumental versions as well. It’s interesting because Ive been asking myself, am I stacking my productions too much? From a band songwriter point of view used to writing lots of layers in. I hear other authors here and the amount of instrumentation ect is alot less busy for lack of a better term. Not in a bad way just more sparse. So that something definetly Ill look at as well.
You could add both versions to the file as this would give the buyers options, don’t forget you can update anytime. Sorry if i didn’t explain myself properly
It is a fine line on the production side i’m still trying to figure out haha