The only request I’ve received was from someone who barely spoke english, so I had a hard time even understanding the e-mail request. I think he wanted me to mix his song & one of mine into a video for some UN peace program….The wording was either poorly written, or was possibly a bot of some kind.
Either way, I didn’t write back.
Pretty much all of them…haha
I’ve also taken Berklee College of Music online classes (a couple years back) in electronic composition, and they were very useful, though a bit expensive (over 1k per course).
I recommend going the free route. Even if you pay for a course, the heavy lifting will be done by you, sitting in your room for hours on end…Pretty much what most of us do anyway.
Weren’t you JUST a featured author?...and you don’t think you’re getting as much homepage exposure as you deserve?
What were the reasons for it not being approved in the first place?
They said it was too experimental/quirky.
It’s an electronic track, and a bit of a hybrid of styles, which is why it was rejected, I’m sure.
It was one the first tracks I wrote with intent to sell, so my instincts for commercialized music weren’t very good. Even in a few months I think I’ve gotten a much better grasp on what sells here and what doesn’t.
My best selling (Only 9 sales across a few sites.) is called Indie Rock Credits. Several others that I consider just as marketable, but with more vague titles, still have 0 sales. I think generic titles help new guys like me to get noticed…But, for more established folks around here, I doubt the titles make much difference.
Look around at what sells. Work in that direction, and put your own spin on it. Produce in several different genres and find out what you do best, and what you can create somewhat quickly, without sacrificing quality.
I’m new here too, and I didn’t get a sale until I uploaded 15 or more songs. I was worried at first, but once you get that first sale I bet it motivates you to keep writing (it did for me).
Good luck, NRH
Definitely recommend Komplete. I’m on Komplete 7 currently, and it’s fantastic, even though there are newer versions out.