Hopefully this won’t sound bitter or ignorant, haha.
I’m a new, non-exclusive author. I’ve submitted about 20 tracks to AJ and most of them got rejected. 2 or my tracks were accepted (one of them is actually pretty bad, so that’s confusing). I submitted these 2 back when the review time was about 7 days, so a lot less crowded than what we’re seeing now.
Is it reasonable to assume that since there’s so much stuff being submitted right now exclusive authors might have an edge?
From what I can tell by looking at the new tracks on the site, the vast, vast majority of them are coming from exclusive authors.
Now, I’m perfectly willing to accept that my tracks are just not good enough. The thing is though, being a non-exclusive author, I’ve submitted these same tracks to a bunch of other sites. All of my tracks got accepted. Literally no rejections.
I realize AJ is a lot more popular and in a position to just accept the very best stuff, so is what I’m experiencing normal? Is the quality of tracks on AJ so much higher?
Other theories I’m working on:
- not American. maybe AJ makes less money off of non-American authors because of taxes or something and it would make sense to prioritize Americans and just accept the very best from everyone else;
- maybe reviewers aren’t paying that much attention to new authors;
- I’ve got 2 tracks on the site and only 1 sale. Maybe authors with a better number of tracks to number of sales ratio get prioritized.
Let me also mention that while I’m coming up with these theories I am also working on new music and improving my skills and all that, haha. I 100% understand that this is the most important factor determining my success on AJ.
So, let’s just discuss. Is your experience on AJ similar to mine?
Could I create an exclusive account and resubmit my some of my tracks (and delete them of off other sites)?
Thanks a lot!