Long story short, I’ve uploaded a song 22 days ago and it’s still not approved.
I was here when it took 11 days to accept and it seemed a bit long, usually 9 days were enough.
Last week people were talking about 20.5 / 21 days to accept. After only one week
22 days and still waiting…I think we have to draw a line here.
Envato is one of the best emerging multimedia companies that I’ve seen on the net,
but still they lack in 2 aspects :slight_smile
- contacting them is very hard to reach someone who can forward to the guys in charge the request
(as if they were hiding or something, it’s really hard to find a way to contact the guys working for them)
- the delay in accepting stuff on AudioJungle, where you keenly sit and wait day by day, after
you created a song, managed to pack it up and upload…and you wait…wait some more…hope the limit is x days…
you find x = x + 1 then x increments again. This sounds like “we don’t care how many days it takes, people should wait :)”…anyways…
my real point is that since Envato has a bunch of money because of their success which I appreciate a lot
they can in an instant hire more people to review for AudioJungle.
I did myself a short calculus in my mind. I’ve noticed that last week there were about 381 audio items (songs, fx, packs) that were accepted in one day. If I were to be hired by them I think my personal quota of checking up new songs would be 40 songs / day, which is roughly some relaxed 8 hours a day for me, as a job doing that.
Now 381 items uploaded yesterday on AudioJungle would mean 9.52, say 10 people that are working on a daily basis to accept or deny songs on AudioJungle.
I’m really puzzled now to why Envato staff would not take into consideration hiring more people to accept their items on AudioJungle. 20 people would mean nothing for them as a payout (+10 people more).
This would totally mean cutting in half the whole 22 days waiting queue to just 11 days. Which would make …umm…how many authors happy ? I think all of them At least on AJ. At least me
And then…if they were to hire 10 more that would result in only waiting 7 days to see your item selling or being checked out by people.
If I look back at what I’ve said, it’s basically nothing. I mean I could definitely live with what we have right now and be happy. Just that usually waiting so much makes you a different person, one that you wouldn’t want to live with
So yes, all that we can do, because contacting directly someone in charge with a certain situation is kinda not possible the way they posted contact information on the main page, is to hope or pray that someone sometimes can decide there to do something about this. I am aware that there are plenty people in charge with AudioJungle matters at Envato that know how much the current queue is
Anyways, I wanted to present you all with a current issue that all music authors are facing. No pun intended for noone.
Just to write it down, see what others have to say as if they could change something about it, what they’ll do, oppinions etc.
And if we’re really lucky maybe an admin who knows someone @ AudioJungle crew who check up audio tracks will see this.
By the way, I’m new to this forum, I hope I didn’t write something to upset anyone,
and just wanted to say this. Maybe we can change things together for the good.
P.S. From the web developer point of view, this custom forum, made from scratch I believe by Envato,
is really really nice.
P.S.2. I like to think that the last 2 years as an author on AudioJungle, compared to the freelance work I’ve done in the last 12 years and other jobs, is by far the best thing that happened in my life, career wise. I’d like to congratulate everyone @ Envato for putting up a great place on the net that can really support audio producers worldwide not to mention coders, graphicians, photographers, basically everybody creating digital multimedia content. Cheers