First of all LunyAlex, great track. Phenomenally cool.
It seems like Envato have decided to push their “commercial” standards even higher, as there’s a huge wave of great tracks ending up rejected and discussed in this thread. Your track is another example, and it really gets me worried, because only 2-3 months ago such a hybrid trailed would be accepted and generate significant sales.
It’s been moved to the right thread. Thanks!
oops. meant for this to go in the “Item Discussion” thread.
Ok, so I’ve had 3 hard rejections, all of them very recently – after 20+ uploads that have pretty much been consistently been accepted.This is most recent: https://soundcloud.com/loopsydazy/fesh-start/s-y2gfJ
The reason for the rejection was “This submission meets neither our general commercial composition/arrangement standard, nor samples quality standard, unfortunately.”
“composition/arrangement standard” this is very subjective. This was the same reason for my last 2 rejections – which I have already independently licensed, very easily, outside of AJ for $700 USD total. One for a game, and I’m not sure what the other one was for. They were both less commercial than this one, arrangement-wise.
As for “samples quality standard” – I use a variety of sample libraries (and real instruments) – All very professional and current – I know for a fact that they are used in countless TV shows, commercials and by huge mainstream recording artists.
These hard rejections are kind of a joke. I make a living producing music. I know what I’m doing. Sure they might not be the best tracks ever, and AJ does have some really fantastic, high quality content, but really?! I just had a quick listen to some of the recently published tracks and I think mine meets standard of them. It’s hard to take this site seriously at the moment.
It seems that AJ has changed it’s review policy and standards recently maybe, no? Sure, they have the right to do this but it’s problematic because an author learns what AJ likes and overtime can improve based on this. Sudden changes in opinions (they are just opinions) of what’s good will throw an author off. It’s very unprofessional.
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