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NeilHampton says

Hey everyone,

(Non-exclusive question) I’m sure this has happened to many of you, but recently I sold a track on a “website-who-shall-not-be-named” that was previously rejected by Audiojungle for being “too experimental/quirky.” Now, I’m not complaining, because I made 3 times as much from that track as I would have on AJ (higher sale price + higher non-ex percentage).

I know there are TONS of files uploaded every day, so they need to be strict, but you would think AJ would want a piece from items that are selling elsewhere, yeah?

Do you think it would work to re-upload and explain in the comment section that the track has sold before? Or, would that just be wasting my, and the reviewer’s time?

Cheers,

Neil

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matsteiner says

Did you sell the track just once? Was that maybe just by accident?
MHO: I wouldn’t try to upload it again as is, but try to “spruce it up” a little bit by making it more commercial, then upload it again and see what happens. (Or put it on Soundcloud so we can listen to it! ;) )

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kristopherfisheraudio says

What were the reasons for it not being approved in the first place?

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AmethistLab says

Hey Neil,

For sure i am not the expert, but i had my fair share of rejections in the past to qualify me on the subject. I also had items being rejected in audiojungle that sold elsewhere. As “matsteiner” correctly guessed they sold once :) What i learned from my early rejections is that the reviewers are really good on what they do and besides the initial rejection ego slap, if you pay close attention on what they say it will help you develop as a producer.

So if you get rejected go to the next one with the lessons you learned from your last rejection

Welcome to Audiojungle and i wish you all the best

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NRHmusic says

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.

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thesensercomplex says

I’ve read post like this before where authors say they’ve sold tracks that were rejected on AudioJungle, but not put a link to the track where it has supposedly sold. Lets have some proof, and let us determine for ourselves whether it is market viable. Could be a good learning experience for all :)

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