It’s almost a shame, such a great song never shouldn’t be free! Congrats Jon, this is really amazing, great playing, great vocals, great mix, great mood, great song, just amazing! You are a great artist mate!
Thanks a lot for sharing! I downloaded it and I love it!
Thanks a lot Mat! I put a lot of time into this one. And no worries, I think all music should be free to listen to, just not to make on demand. Music is just moving air after all
Sophonic and JonBuice do you think that the problem could be just mixing technique that possibly affects the quality? The ideas are good but not realised because of the mix and that we must consider the end user setup. Fit for purpose!
I mean, most of the problems are with the mix. I know a lot of artists are mixing on Rokit series monitors, which I used to have but switch because they just dont translate mixes well. It’s funny though because now I can tell the difference. Theres also a portion of artist that complain and “don’t understand” the review teams rejection. This is often due to poor arrangements. A lot of item just…don’t make sense musically.
Maybe the review team should have a set of rating standards and just rate item as they are reviewed? I realize people would be outraged however, but that could be a case for “tough titties” so to speak.
I don’t think forum activity has any influence, or some of us would have made it to the top authors list in a hurry!
Rather, I feel like the market is being a little saturated, and with more and more submissions everyday, it is going to be harder and harder to make your mark.
So if you don’t upload at all, don’t expect any results.
But again, it’s just a feeling… it is hard to measure. What we do know is that the number of files keeps growing rapidly. What we don’t know is if whether the customer base is growing as well or not. We can only make assumptions…
Yeah I think you’re right on with the saturation theory. I thats becoming the biggest problem on AJ. Honestly the last few times i’ve listened through the font page, there have been a lot of items where I thought “gees, this passed the review team?”. Not that my stuff is uber amazing or anything, but i’ve noticed a HUGE quality scale for AJ items. But anyway, yeah I’m sure if I an find time for AJ, this all would pick back up. Sigh, until then though..
So i’ve been SUPER busy with work and other music projects and, subsequently, have not been able to devote much, errr any time to AJ in a little while. But I didn’t expect my account to just die! I’m talkin no sales and minimal activity since mid Feb! I’m not complaining really, just more confused. I didn’t think that forum activity played such a huge role, if that is what’s responsible in the first place.
Hopefully just a rut!
Wah! Wish I had time to attack this contest next time.
Good work Jacob!! 50 is a solid landmark It’s only up from here!
Woo!! Congrats sschafi! That’s such a great feeling keep up the good work.