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Pressateers
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Cool thread here :)

The marketplace on AJ is still a book with seven seals to me. I’m often sitiing in the studio, composing something and find my self thinking “cool, this is a catchy tune, it will probably sell nicely”. After uploading it, it’s not selling at all :) Sometimes i just do something random with no idea where it will lead to and beeing not even sure, if i should upload it to AJ. After doing so, realising it sells very well :)

So, to me the marketplace is a bit like playing black jack in the casino :)

Definitely a cool thread – I just checked out your items and I’m completely stunned! My favourite is “Smoke Orchestra” – I’m buying it as soon as I find a use!

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SonicCube
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Cool thread here :)

The marketplace on AJ is still a book with seven seals to me. I’m often sitiing in the studio, composing something and find my self thinking “cool, this is a catchy tune, it will probably sell nicely”. After uploading it, it’s not selling at all :) Sometimes i just do something random with no idea where it will lead to and beeing not even sure, if i should upload it to AJ. After doing so, realising it sells very well :)

So, to me the marketplace is a bit like playing black jack in the casino :)
Definitely a cool thread – I just checked out your items and I’m completely stunned! My favourite is “Smoke Orchestra” – I’m buying it as soon as I find a use!

Woah.. that just made my day :) Thank you for the compliment :)

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WebRa
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Cool thread here :)

The marketplace on AJ is still a book with seven seals to me. I’m often sitiing in the studio, composing something and find my self thinking “cool, this is a catchy tune, it will probably sell nicely”. After uploading it, it’s not selling at all :) Sometimes i just do something random with no idea where it will lead to and beeing not even sure, if i should upload it to AJ. After doing so, realising it sells very well :)

So, to me the marketplace is a bit like playing black jack in the casino :)

+100 :)

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jhunger
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There’s been a few different responses but I actually agree with everything that everyone has said.

Pragmatically, sure, it’s a marketplace – I attempt to provide a product the best way I know how, and buyers are coming looking for something, and when the stars (and the search engine) aligns we both get a little something out of it.

But yeah, I’m still in utter amazement after nearly a couple of years that people will pay to use my music. Of course the $$ are great, but it’s really a lot more than that. I get excited over and am grateful for every sale, because I’ve always loved creating music and now I’m able to share it in a way I never thought possible.

You’d think that I’d calm down after a couple of years, but I’m still constantly logging in to see if there are any new sales (especially since Leaflet stopped sending me notifications :)).

Also, probably the best thing that buyers have done for me is to give me new motivation to create more and more music – before posting to AJ a couple years back, I had been lagging creatively, and now I’m playing and writing more than any other period in my life.

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