I finally got around to uploading some new royalty free tracks to Pond5, RevoStock and ProductionsTrax. Three of the tracks are new and the last two I composed before I started this whole Royalty free music project.
With the additions below I’m at a total of 17 royalty free tracks. I now only have to do 33 more to complete my goal of 50 tracks online before the end 2013.
Make sure to create good titles, descriptions and tags!
To do the titles, descriptions and tags well does take some time, but in the long run I’m sure this will pay of.
I think very few will take the time to go back and edit tags and descriptions so I make sure to do it the best I know from the start.
I also uploaded the new tracks to YouTube and SoundCloud. At the time of this post I have 13 people following me on SoundCloud and 679 views on YouTube, but have done nothing to promote either – I just uploaded and tagged my music.
This blog has had a total of 2,330 visitors so far and on twitter there’s 12 people following me, despite the lack of regular posting and updates.
The New Royalty Free Music Tracks
Gold Rush – Big Machines
Magic – Forest Of The Ancients
Powerful Music – Transform
Cinematic – League Of The Dark Knight
Honor – Why We Fight
Should you compose with music libraries in mind or just ignore?
Sometimes it can be more fun just to do your own thing instead of composing with selling in mind – I really think you should do both.
There can be no doubt about that a track composed specifically for the libraries has a better chance of making many sales. For example a corporate track that has the right: length, style, instrumentation, emotion etc. will stand a good chance of making sales. But in the long run its not really that fun to do a ton of similar stuff.
I for one want to become a better composer and just doing the same thing over and over wont make me any better. Also some of the tracks I made, just because I thought they sounded cool, have actually ended up selling a few times. In the future I suspect that I will continue to get sales from most of my tracks.
Therefore the solution for me is to do a bit of both. Make tracks similar (better) to the ones that has most downloads at stock music libraries and tracks that I just cant help myself composing anyway. From here on everything (of a decent quality) gets uploaded.
I challenge you to look around and find some tracks you initially did not think of as royalty free material, then get them out there. In the end more tracks will lead to more sales – so get on with it! 🙂