Feedback Requested..... please help!!


#1

Hey everyone!

I’ve been trying to get into the AudioJungle game for months now, and just had three of my newest compositions hard rejected. The reason listed for all three was the same as my previous attempts:

“This item does not meet the general commercial quality standard required to be accepted on AudioJungle, unfortunately.”

Any tips, feedback or advice? Any help is greatly, greatly appreciated!

Song 1

Song 2

Song 3

Thank you so much for the help!

Cheers!


#2

Hi @audiohamster! Sorry to hear about the rejections - I think it’s a common part of every AudioJungle author’s story so don’t take it too much to heart!

Here’s a few things I noticed listening through:

  • Samples feel a bit outdated, particularly the bass guitar in “Inspiring Corporate Motivation”. I would stick to a synth bass or playing the part with a real bass rather than emulating a bass guitar (which is really hard to do with software in my opinion). The vocal parts in “Uplifting Upbeat Acoustic” also feel quite artificial. I think the market really values “real” sounding instruments!

  • Some of your melodies are quite complex and move a lot. Place yourself in the shoes of an editor that needs to use this music underneath someone talking. A complexing moving melody makes this a lot harder. Simple, short phrased and repeated melodies seem to work best for the corporate genre. If you’re layering melodies, consider panning as well to leave some space in the centre for V/O.

  • Work on your endings. The first track ends abruptly, as does the second. People are most likely using your track to tell some type of visual story, so if you don’t give them an ending you’re not giving your track the utility it needs to be helpful to their needs.

I think song 3 (Bright Upbeat Motivation) is your best track for sure. All three of your tracks have a good mix and volume, though, so I think with some improvements you’ll be well on the way.

Don’t be discouraged though, there are so many tracks that to my ears sound amazing (better than anything I could ever produce anyway!) that get rejected. Keep persevering and good luck!


#3

Hey @Singhstudio,

Thanks so much! Now that I listen again with your advice in mind, I can totally see what you mean about the melodies.
Do you think submitting to a different category would be beneficial? Corporate seems to be the trickiest to get into…

Thanks again!


#4

@audiohamster, I think your tracks would suit the corporate genre with some improvements. It is a fairly saturated category with lots of tracks though. I’m just starting out on AudioJungle, and I’ve been experimenting with different genres and styles. Maybe you could try some different genres as well?

Here are a couple of great articles from some well established authors that have lots of great information in them:


#5

Another hard reject… Beginning to give up hope for this site!

Any critique for this composition?

Thanks again! This community is really helpful!


#6

very good point! :slight_smile: thanks!