Some of you know me, some of you don’t… so Hey There
I’m creating original content for Envato (not only AJ) about 5 years now, and really love this community.
I apologise about my bad English, I hope that you will understand this thread:
Yes, All of us (or at least most of us) got rejected files, or soft rejected files in the past and we know the experience, we learn from it and fix our mistakes if there are any.
On the last 2 weeks I’ve uploaded 2 new Audio Jungle creations, with a specific goal behind it.
I didn’t realize I need to explain myself to the reviewer more than I did on the description while upload it.
The file got rejected with a VERY weird “instructions” I’ve never seen in my 5 years here…
I had to ask, and opened a ticket… after 6 days, I got a really not satisfying answer with blurry explanations that have nothing to do with my creation and it’s goal! (I made it for specific goal, for specific section of people to use it).
My claiming on the support didn’t change anything, the file didn’t make it, OK, I accept it with a smile (but still disagree with the decision, I’ve created lots of AJ materials I KNOW the high quality needed, and supply it always).
About an hour ago I’ve rejected AGAIN for a total different Audio Jungle creation, but this time I totally disagree… and must say Disappointed!
Just a tiny taste of what I mean:
” 1) The choir samples here are not mixed loud enough to be heard well enough. ”
That’s what I meant to do in the mix! it shouldn’t be OUT it’s for the background… Did I CREATE this music composition or the Reviewer? I don’t get it… why would you tell me how to mix my creation.
I must mention that my day job is producing music and animation at our studio for Television and other official media such as Comedy Central, Nike, MTV, Cartoon Network and more during the years. When my final mastering pass a T.V. prove I expect it to pass Envato too! because I deliver it on the best side to MY taste, it is MY creation and as long as the QUALITY (technically) sound good with no Ticks / Noises etc… it should be accepted.
Yes, I’m very disappointed, I have NOTHING against the new reviewer who decide to be super strict and “looking” for excuses on my creations or even others like myself.
It’s too bad that everything Envato tries to improve, lots of High Quality authors crashed on the way… lots of future creations will never pass this kind of reviews, so why should I even bother create and upload?
We used to see who is the reviewer, now it’s hidden from us on the email so I don’t even know who it is but… it doesn’t really matters I just know that this specific reviewer will NEVER accept any of my future creations because he or she are very strict with stuff that doesn’t really matter to the buyers.
Sorry if I sound mad or anything, but I just had to share this. I wonder if these “weird rejections” happened lately to you guys too…
Sorry about my bad English.
I did not mean to harm anybody, I fully respect the reviewers you can see how I always type something for every submission blessing them and thank them and appreciate their work.
I wish you all the best day and good luck with your creations and sales, Much Love to all of you Envato
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Thanks for the kind words guys, glad that you like my weird cartoons
@Art-of-Sound – It’s hard to say, because it is VERY dynamic and it’s up to when you upload what, and who’s your audience and what kind of ads are most active in the same time, the percent of your audience who actually click, how many clicks, each click = X (it keep changing on every case), and so on and so on… it is very dynamic, I can’t really be rich from it…. YET!
About tags: It is nice, it is helpful, it is needed, but… the NEW algorithm of YouTube isn’t about tags or titles anymore, it’s more about WHAT YOUR CONTENT ACTUALLY does, than if it’s good the new algorithm will “magnetize” more traffic from people who actually more into your content… that’s how you get bigger from people who never heard of you btw.
Yes, it is helpful… but not like the old YouTube which was all about: Tag a, Titles and Thumbnails…. you want to get bigger? work MUCH HARDER and don’t give up.
Sorry about my bad English.
I’m a partner premium on YouTube since 2009 (also have older channel since 2006).
I can try and give you a few points to start, see if you’ll get better results during time:
I apologise about my bad English, I hope that you will understand most of my post
1 – Produce 100% original content.
2 – Don’t just make content, make GOOD, High Quality content!
3 – Upload on schedule (for example, upload every Monday) – Your viewers will get used to it, and will expect for your next upload.
4 – Don’t try to be or do something you are not! be yourself, and make the things you love so your future subscribers will have common subject and a reason to stick to your channel and future uploads.
5 – Work Hard, I’m not that big on YouTube (I have around 15,000+ Subscribers and keep rising up every day) but… that’s because I work really hard and put a new video whenever I can, My Subscribers already familiar with my content, they know what to expect and they respect and love what I do which is the most important thing = Your Subscribers!
6 – Don’t count views, don’t care about views, YOUR GOAL IS: Get real subscribers, means real fans and not just “numbers”, Why? Real fans will come back to your future videos, that’s SURE future views, so you rather have 1,000 real fans, than just one time video with 500,000 views and no more views on your videos in the future.
7 – Work with Google Analytics, Learn your crowed, give them what they want combined with what you like to create and you’ll get more and more subscribers
YouTube is a VERY hard work, I wish I could work on it 24/7 I love it but unfortunately I’m not big enough… BUT I’m working on it whenever I have spare time and I 100% know for sure it will be my future work sometime in the future, the graphics just go up and up every single day… and it’s very encouraging.
Stick to your YouTube creation, if you’ll give up after a few months… you’ll gain nothing (unless you’re very lucky and you’ll get viral) but in most cases, work hard and don’t give up! at least not so quickly.
I have so many tips to give, but I don’t want to confuse with my bad English, I hope that it helped a bit or at least inspire you or anybody else who wants to get into YouTube as a creator and not just as a viewer.
You’re more than welcome to check out MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL
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And… another tiny tip from my personal experience:
When you’re working with T.V. or Radio broadcast or any other commercial media clients Always ask for their db limits, because every media/station use different compressors and maximaziers, so you want your mastered production to sound best for these formats.
And of course you want to make sure that the client will approve your work for online broadcasting!
For example: When I produced something for a T.V. network a few years ago, they asked for -0.2 db (so the final mix won’t be more than that because of their maximizers) while on local Radio station they asked for -0.4 db mastered, and some even for -0.5db !
Remember: Distortion is a nice effect as long as it’s SAFE! but most of the commercial requests out there against it (for most of them it’s EVIL) so make sure to be in the limits and not over.
Double and even triple check your mix before sending and make sure there is no distortion but still, give your sound a big boost of volume so they’ll be happy with it, and you’ll complete another work as a professional.
Sorry about my bad English…
Just a tiny Tip, Good Luck
I highly recommend you and other people to NOT use only their Studio Monitors when testing / producing your music! it is VERY important also to use a good Studio Monitor Headphones.
I highly recommend this from my personal experience in the industry, it will add some MAGIC to your ears when working with this to produce, mix and mastering especially when it comes to EQ!
Sorry about my bad English…
Keep up the good job!