I think I’ve talked about this before. In my spare time I like to build guitar effects for my friends and myself and repeatedly heard that I should do something with it. Since I’m a graphic designer by trade and like to tinker with software I’ve decided to build a website dedicated to building guitar […]
I like these kind of blogs. There is a collection of 50 tracks out there that is making me money although I’ve done nothing the past months to add more. It’s still not enough to live off but it’s more than nothing.
As a creative, you most definitely appreciate the flexibility that comes with the freedom to work from home. You don’t have to deal with the rigid 9 to 5, or the claustrophobic cubicle. But remember you still need to maintain your creativity, if anything productive is to come out of it.
There are many reasons not to start composing stock music. And I know this is the thing for most people. Because at one point you won’t like composing music anymore.
This is what I’ve Googled for researching this topic. Since creativity and creating things as come up a lot on this blog, who would have known, I’d had to Google it. This result, the first one that had a little content snippet thingy, is somewhat of what I’ve expected. Partially useless crap. So let’s rewrite history (hehe) and create a new breed of creative humans. Let’s go!
A year ago, in March 2018, I started with an experiment. I created a website to sell my own royalty free music. This idea came from the fact that I ran into a few problems while selling my music on other platforms. Most of these sites keep a high percentage (often 50% or more) of […]
Let’s take the time first to realise what this means and that it is a moving target. Meaningful content can mean something totally different, lets say, two years from now. But if you can combine evergreen with meaningful, then you got it and are well on your way. Meaningful content means that what you make […]
In life, there will always be risks, obstacles, mistakes, and setbacks along the way. By human nature, we are subject to commit mistakes which result to failure. Failure is part of growth. Every venture will involve a certain amount of failure on the road to success.
This blog is about something different. Well, sort of. Last Februari I met up with David Tonnaer from Sawsonic in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands) and we had an awesome conversation about stock music, the state of the libraries, audio sausages without any dynamics and many other interesting topics.
Oh sh*t, here we go! With subscription models that Envato Elements and Motion Elements (what’s in a name) introduced, the predicted revenue will be much lower than previous years. But before we start screaming and pick up the torches, let’s see what that means for the end user of your work.
I don’t feel productive (working on my own projects) at all right now. Since I work as a graphic designer at a creative agency, creativity has to be on demand. This is not easy at all times but there are ways to handle this.
Last january I had a beer and a coffee with fellow Dutch stock music composer David Tonnaer and we had an interesting talk about dynamics and misuse of compression in stock music.
It’s totally logical that you see your stock content income as a side hustle. Lots of us (still) do and there is nothing wrong with it. What ís wrong with it, is giving up, wanting to create a living out of it too soon (giving up your day job without being able to afford it) and not investing time in figuring out how this world really works.
Have you ever been treated like dirt? It’s so unfair isn’t it? Another post about pride although I try not to mention it, or bash it, too often this time. Let’s be constructive and put our finger on some of the pain points.
Daniel from Stock Music Licensing just uploaded this video. Happy like a little kid hearing an ice-cream van’s music in the distance. Waiting for the download of Logic Pro X to finish. Awesome!