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The reason stock music is lagging behind

The reason stock music is lagging behind

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 […]

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Creativity while working from home

Creativity while working from home

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.

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“How to become more creative”

“How to become more creative”

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!

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How David became his own publisher of stock music

How David became his own publisher of stock music

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 […]

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Create with intent

Create with intent

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 […]

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Success Strategies – Learning From Failures

Success Strategies – Learning From Failures

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.

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Stock Creator “Borrel”/Meetup

Stock Creator “Borrel”/Meetup

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.

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Royalty Free Music Libraries and Subscription models

Royalty Free Music Libraries and Subscription models

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.

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I don’t feel creative….

I don’t feel creative….

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.

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‘Side hustle’ is a stupid name

‘Side hustle’ is a stupid name

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.

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Don’t be an *ssh*le

Don’t be an *ssh*le

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.

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Logic Pro X versus ProTools

Logic Pro X versus ProTools

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!

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