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LucaFormicola says

Hi everybody, in the last few days I uploaded new tracks, but they always reject or request improvement. One of their request is to put the watermark “as I have downloaded”, so no reverb, delay, effects, every 10sec. Ok, I follow all suggestions and requestes but we all know that a lot of tracks and sounds have watermarks absolutely not “as they are”. They also have just rejected a solo piano track, while I’ve found a lot of solo piano track, so, I don’t have clear ideas at all, can you help me? Thank you all p.s. I don’t want to accuse any staff members or reviewer, I just wouldn’t go wrong anymore

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carloscerrato says

You might read the “Files we don’t need” article, I think your solo piano track falls into that category. The review team is getting a bit “tight”, but that is for us to improve our tracks quality and keep the site with a high-quality music library, which is good for all of us in the end. Just keep working on your tracks, you have an approved track that is really good!

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richspeller_music says

Hello MrLukeFor, I don’t think I have heard any track that has effects on the watermark, there is no need.

Set up a Logic File, or whatever software you use, with a watermark spread over 4 minutes and at 10 second intervals and then save it so you can use it every time you have a new track… Then simply upload the new track into this file and bounce (at 320 bit rate!!). I always set the watermark at -2dB quiter than the actual track so that it is not too overpowering…. Hope I am not telling you how to suck eggs here….!

I think I read that solo instruments are on the “files we don’t need list” but not overly sure on that…

It does hurt a little when tracks are rejected, and I suspect that most people here will admit to having tracks rejected but try to follow the advice given and all will be well!

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LucaFormicola says
I don’t think I have heard any track that has effects on the watermark, there is no need.

believe me, I’ve found a lot (check out in “sound pack” for example) About “piano solo tracks”, you know, there a section in “classical” called “piano”, so they could move my track to that section…anyway, I don’t mind, I’ve a lot of other tracks Thank you for your replies Bye ;)

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lexographics says

As a newbie I know how it feels to have tracks rejected. Three in the past week or so, but with two accepted. It’s not a nice feeling, especially when you listen to some reviewers’ own tracks and see that half of them haven’t made one sale and that many of the available Audiojungle tracks sound no better (either in quality of composition or technically) than the ones you’ve had thrown back at you… but of course it’s all very subjective, I guess.

The cut-and-paste email doesn’t help too much, as it’s just a polite way of saying “I don’t like it” and gives no specific detail as far as I can see. Rather than say that it’s “not up to our technical standards…go listen to some of our successful authors’ tracks…”, surely it would be better to say “the mix is wrong / it sounds mushy to us”, or “take out the crazy-sounding euphonium / triangle / kazoo (or whatever) and it’ll be ok” .

Maybe the reviewers will say they don’t have time, it’s not their job and that it’s down to authors to get it right. After all, what have the reviewers got to lose? They probably get paid the same for each review, whether it’s rejected or not.

Is the reviewing process monitored for quality control? Is there a performance league table to see who dishes out the most rejections? And who decides which tracks are reviewed by which reviewers? Is it completely random or does a heavy metal specialist have to review classical or jazz tracks? Does a cinematic composer get to review the dubstep, hip-hop and drum’n’bass? It would be interesting to know more about the whole process in the interests of transparency.

Audiojungle and its reviewers have maybe had some difficult stuff to deal with over the years, which is why the rejection email says “if you do this… you’ll be violating the process”, etc., but that kind of language does come across as harsh, as if you’re some kind of criminal.

The bottom line is obviously that Audiojungle can pick and choose what they want and they hold all the aces. If we don’t like it we can walk.

I guess I’m just learning fast about the online music business. If you’ve read this far, sorry for having a bit of a moan. I’ll just keep plugging away at making the music and try to get things up to their standards of excellence.

Love, peace and success to all…

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Reachground says

I don’t think I have heard any track that has effects on the watermark, there is no need.
believe me, I’ve found a lot (check out in “sound pack” for example) About “piano solo tracks”, you know, there a section in “classical” called “piano”, so they could move my track to that section…anyway, I don’t mind, I’ve a lot of other tracks Thank you for your replies Bye ;)

You’re right. There are watermarks with effects. But there are also sounds which have other voices than “Audiojungle” as well. To make a wild guess, those tracks are either created before the “dry watermark” rule was applied or it was an honest mistake by one of the reviewers. No need to get upset, just go with the flow. We all get rejections every now and then. More in the begining though.

@TheMusicService

I know that there’s a head of the review team, can’t remember his name though.

Did you try any other marketplace? If you do you’ll find out that it’s the same everywhere. I don’t think reviewers should not act as teachers. But, I’ve felt your frustration while being rejected. In the end you have to shake it off and move on.

I did ask support for a second opinion about a sound effect that I though should have been accepted. Their respons was to upload the exact same track again and ask for clarification. If you do that with every track I’m sure the reviewers will go insane but every once in a while it might be good to learn how they think.

Good luck in the future!

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lexographics says
I’ve felt your frustration while being rejected. In the end you have to shake it off and move on.

Thanks… I’m slowly learning to take that advice. It’s very welcome and appreciated, especially when you think you’re the only one being rejected! (and have yet to make a sale…) :crying:

Early days, I guess.

All the best.

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Reachground says

I’ve felt your frustration while being rejected. In the end you have to shake it off and move on.

Thanks… I’m slowly learning to take that advice. It’s very welcome and appreciated, especially when you think you’re the only one being rejected! (and have yet to make a sale…) :crying:

Early days, I guess.

All the best.

10 days since your first track was accepted. My friend, you have only just begun. Once you get that first sale you’ll be smiling all day. It’s ups and downs all the time. Eventually you’ll get a steady flow though. Patience will get you there. Your music sounds great, no need to worry I promise!

:)

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lexographics says
My friend, you have only just begun. Once you get that first sale you’ll be smiling all day. It’s ups and downs all the time. Eventually you’ll get a steady flow though. Patience will get you there. Your music sounds great, no need to worry I promise! :)

Once again, thanks so much for your encouragement and support. Solid gold to a ‘sensitive artist’. :bigsmile:

Let’s see how it goes!

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LucaFormicola says

Thank you again guys for your support, now I feel less alone ;). Well, I’ve understood a lot of new information now. Thanks

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