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Fiverr Music logo test

Fiverr Music Logo Test

Fiver Music Logo Test

Find out how my experience of creating a music logo went on Fiverr

Most likely you already know that a lot of the music I produce is available for movie, game and app designers to use in their products as royalty free music. To help market my music productions further, I carried out this Fiverr Music Logo test to see whether I could acquire a nice graphic to accompany my royalty free music for minimal cost.

My premium music productions are published via the website Audio Jungle, where prospective users of my music can purchase a license and download individual tracks as necessary.

I needed a logo to accompany my individual music submissions for use on the Audio Jungle website. Previously, I uploaded individual thumbnail images which depicted the content of the particular music item. However, I’ve noticed a trend for uploading a standard logo image on the website to provide a brand image for producers contributing their music to the site.

So, after first setting about trying to create my own logo, I quickly realised that the image processing tools available to me were inadequate and that my artistic skills were also lacking.

What to do?

Fortunately, I’d previously stumbled across the website Fiverr, which offers all kinds of services for prices starting at a standard price of $5.00.

And so, after an hour-or-two of frustration trying to create my own logo in MS paint, image creator and so on, I finally gave up and decided to give Fiverr a try.

I quickly located the Fiverr website and typed in logo design into their search form. Immediately I was overwhelmed with the number of people offering to provide a logo for a measly five dollars. My luck was in. I could save myself hours of trying to upskill my artistic talents, and simply just buy a logo instead.

So, I found someone with a good star rating, and who could deliver me a logo within 2 days (some of them say they take up to 2 weeks). So I made my decision, signed up and ordered this service for a Fiver.

While placing my order, I was asked to provide the answer to five questions so that the logo could be tailored to suit my requirements. Here is how I answered them:

1. Company Name:

Alien Atmospheres

2. My site:

http://www.alienatmospheres.co.uk

3. My clients:

Anyone who needs background music

4. Color scheme

Green

5. Describe the logo you want to create

Needs to be a square logo, and easily able to read the word ALIEN in a 80px by 80px avatar.
Preferably with some kind of picture of an alien embedded in the wording. If you can squeeze some kind of music production reference in, such as having the alien playing a keyboard or guitar even better, but I guess that is quite a challenge and might be difficult to integrate. Whatever works best in your experience is fine.

And that was that. My order was placed.

So, let’s see in a couple of days how things turn out.

Update: the results of my Fiverr Music Logo test are in

So here we are then. Two days have passed, and as promised, the company I found on Fiverr has met their end of the bargain and provided me with a .jpg and .png logo based on the requirements I gave them.

Here are the results?

What do you think? Worth the money? Or have I been conned?

Please leave a comment because I’m interested to hear whether you guys think this is a worthy investment of my $5.00 or whether my Fiverr music logo test has been a failure.

Fiverr Music logo test
Fiverr Music logo test

 

Update: How to find a reliable and high quality logo designer on Fiverr

Since writing my article, I received an correspondence from a fellow blogger: Lettering Lad. He pointed me in the direction of some tips for avoiding being scammed on Fiverr and choosing a decent designer from the myriad of services available.

To read his information, please visit his website here:

http://www.textlogodesign.com/p/find-logo-designers-fiverr-tips.html

 

 

best free piano vst

One of the best Piano VSTi’s I’ve ever used for (nearly) free!

There are a lot of piano sample libraries out there, costing several hundreds of pounds for multi-gigabyte libraries, some of which I already own.

Incredibly, the piano library I find myself calling up most in the Kontakt sample VST, is the “Soft Piano” instrument from Spitfire Labs.

In case you don’t know – Spitfire Audio produce some of the finest orchestral and natural instrument libraries available, usually priced at a premium for high quality instrumentation and audio perfection.

In addition to their regular retail offerings, they also offer some experimental sampled instruments via their Spitfire Laboratories label, which can be purchased for a minimum charity donation of £2.00 to UNICEF.

In amongst other great sounds, you will find their Soft Piano – which sounds incredible. It’s a dark, moody, spooky piano sound, which you can hear used in my Crafting Mines track here.

To download the instrument for yourself, check out their special laboratories offerings by visiting their store here:

http://www.spitfireaudio.com/labs

Leave me a comment to let me know if you liked my recommendation for the best free piano vst.

make a professional music website

How to quickly make a professional looking music website

Fellow musicians – forget Dreamweaver, fiddly Flash design or HTML coding. Before creating this website, I considered my options, and in the end decided on using WordPress to produce the website you are using right now. This guide shows you how to make a professional music website exactly like this one.

If you’re wondering – I’d estimate that it took around 3 hours to get the basic framework of the site going. Since then, all I’ve needed to do is create and publish the content on a regular basis, to keep my visitors coming back for more.

In all, it cost me about £30.00 maximum. That includes the domain name and web hosting. WordPress is free!

I found this great tutorial on youtube, which told me everything I needed to know to create this site as you see it now.

You too can easily make a professional music website just like mine to provide royalty free music or publish your music online.

Follow the 1 hour tutorial here, and you could be up and running too.

Create A WordPress Website In 1+ Hours! Tutorial For Beginners 2014

how to make a long list of relevant keywords

How to make a long list of relevant keywords

I found a great new tool today. If you ever got stuck for inspiration when needing to create tags, keywords or search terms for your music productions, this is what you need.

If you ever wondered how to make a long list of relevant keywords, keep reading because this will quickly generate all the words you need to find get your music features in search engines.

Click on the link below to use the free tag generator on the AG Soundtrax website.

I have used this tool myself multiple times when trying to think up relevant keywords for my library music which is published on the audiojungle website. After using this tool I have watched hits on my music pages increase dramatically because of the increased traffic driven my more varied keyword density. Try it – you cannot go wrong.

Let me know using the comments option if you find it useful.

http://agsoundtrax.com/tags-generator/

 

Most popular style library music making money

Most popular style library music making money

Most popular style library music making money

Ever wondered whether you are targeting your music at the right audience or the most popular style library music making money right now?

After pondering whether to take the odd break from my creative masterpieces and aim for some more commercial appeal to make some cash from doing what I love best, I came across this fantastic article which scientifically analyses the highest selling library music tracks to see what style library music makes money.

As a fellow music producer for media, you should find this article quite intriguing.

To summarise the key findings in the article, in case you are short of time: Go for corporate, motivational categories in a key of D major at around 130bpm.

Keep the instrumentation simple and basic – e.g. ukuleles, bells, pianos, guitars and between 2.30 and 3.00 minutes in length.

Here is a link to the research performed by a fellow library music producer, which explains the concept in more detail:

How to write a corporate motivational track that sells

Free images for music websites

Hi,

Here is a great site I would like to share with you.

After several hours of trawling the web in search of quality images, which are available for use in our artist websites, I finally ended up with the page below.

I’m sure you will find this recommended link as useful as I did and provide you with free images for music websites created by you.

A lot of the photographs and art used on my website come from here, and you can see that they are of a very professional standard and add a great sense of atmosphere and imagery for the music they have been used to represent.

I hope you find the free resource as useful as I did. Post comments below if you can recommend other useful sites for adding imagery to our productions.

http://morguefile.com/archive