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TimMcMorris says

I’ve decided I’m going to start taking some serious time to dedicate to writing for Audio Jungle alone, and see where it leads. That led me to think about everyone else on AJ and so I have a few questions for you if you’d like to answer :)

1.) How many of you have committed to doing the same (Full time, almost full time on AJ, or are “trying” to be full time?

2.) Do you have any type of success story?(sales etc) and what inspires you to compose?

3.) Have any of you made good contacts from AJ that have led to greater work, or been contacted by larger name companies / producers who liked your material and wanted to work with you?

Thanks! :)

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Sonicbyte says

C’mon people, this guy needs some help here !!!... Nobody has a success story to share ? I bet many of you made thousands of juicy money hehe…

Maybe some day I could write on this post has a super succesful author (although I am making progress :) )

Good Luck Tim

PS: By the way, I think the best tip comes from Scott Willis, he said: “This (to be successful on AJ) isn’t a race, it’s a marathon”, you must keep uploading good songs. I also use alot Tweeter to share my new music….Hope it helps.

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soundroll says
Hey, Tim. here is my input:

1. I am trying to be “full time” author on AJ. I think it is possible, but very hard work. I would say – I am trying to have here stable and high enough income (to pay studio rent and other expenditure) so I can work with more clients in my studio.

2. It is relative. Depends on what is your wills. For me – yes, but you have to keep on it all the time and be attentive. The second part of your question – so many things inspires me :) It can be new song I hear on radio, TV, or some music from commercial, or it canbe just good morning, or some raining day. You know, everything can inspire.

3. Yes. I don’t know how big their companies, but I enjoined to work with them (good communication and payments). Once they was satisfied to work with me, they keep work with me and opposite for me. There was also not successful work too, but It is like in life – not everybody likes you :). so, learn from the mistakes and keep onward.

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TimMcMorris says

Sonicbyte , Soundroll,

Thanks so much for taking the time to write / offer suggestions, I really appreciate it a lot!

I was hoping more authors, would chime in, but either everyone else is too busy or don’t care haha, but I am glad for both of your replies – the fact that you did both reply tells me a lot about your character and the ones who are willing to help others are often times the ones who will go the furthest! (Maybe that’s the secret hmmm….)

I will definitely keep in mind what you both have said as I move forward into the land of AJ.

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palmtreep says

Hey Tim, I’ll give this a go :P

1. I’ve been trying to make it “full time” work. I do have another job other than AJ, but I am consistantly writing new material and working on new ideas. The more music I work on, the better I can get at knowing what people are looking for. Film music is very hard to get across to people sometimes.

2. I agree with what Soundroll said. It really depends on what exactly it is. In the most sense, yes. As I’ve started making more great audio for individuals and companies, this increases sales. But I’m not all about the sales. I just want to make creative film scores and hope that people find a good use with them. I’ve always been fascinated with how people use different aspects of audio in projects, whether it be a commercial, and film or a video game. I’ve been lucky enough to work with a few companies and individuals who have helped push my music even further out into the masses, letting everyone hear and enjoy what I write. That leads me to the inspiration part. Anything can inspire you to write music; having a good/bad day, the weather, people around you, events that happen to you or even something you see or hear on tv, movies or radios. The biggest part of my inspiration are the people who take time to listen and enjoy my music. The ones who say “hey..this is really good. I really liked this one”. They push me to create something even greater than before, making my creativity ever evolving and changing for the better.

3. I’ve been lucky enough to meet a lot of people since coming to AJ. All the experiences I’ve had so far have been good. I’ve worked with a few companies on everything from promo videos to ads to video games. It’s been a great experience and I hope more people will work with me in the future on creating something amazing and something that people will enjoy.

Okay, there ya go :) A little long, but hey..still works right? :)

- Derek

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TimMcMorris says

Thanks Derek – you had lot of good things to say as well! I especially can identify with what you said:

“I’m not all about the sales. I just want to make creative film scores and hope that people find a good use with them”

I am exactly the same way… I mean sure I prefer to make sales if possible, but at the end of the day that isn’t why I create music, I create it because I simply love to create!

Thanks for the help :)

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palmtreep says

Completely agree with you Tim. I’ve been writing music long before I decided to sell it. Back then, I wrote it, put it on CD’s and gave them out to people on the street randomly. It always made me feel good that I got a positive response from it.

Honestly, without music, it would be a very boring day for me. Music is my life and if I’m not writing it, then I’m playing and listening to it. Creativity has consumed me :P

I’m just happy that people can enjoy what I produce. As always, happy to help out on this tim :)

Best wishes!

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Sonicbyte says

“I’m not all about the sales. I just want to make creative film scores and hope that people find a good use with them”

I completely agree with that :)

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soundroll says
“I’m not all about the sales. I just want to make creative film scores and hope that people find a good use with them” – and pay for it :)

Guys, don’t you work hard enough for saying “I’m not about the sales”? Of course, you or I create first for ourselves, for our pleasure, but don’t you really want to get paid for your creativity? :) I’m in doubt. :)

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rtofvnt says

Hi guys … I wanted to start new topic with something I’ve noticed … Look at the last 60 new positions in AJ … only 3 sales. I was trying to count in ThemeForest … I lost a count. So … success ? It’s depend – if you measure that in money – I think AudioJungle is the most difficult. I know – there are few people constantly selling – it seems like their job.

However – for me … it is success to be here having some tunes on best selling tracks last week. Actually thanks to AudioJungle I’m able to pay back some instruments I bought on finance and I’m happy I don’t have to touch home budget for that. And also – I’m 100% if one day we meet in real world and I tell you – yep – I’m this “rt of vnt” guy – you’ll gladly come to have a drink with me :-) As well as I would be happy to join you.

Cheerio – keep up good work.

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