This is not only my first track I’ve attempt to upload, but it’s also my first attempt at mixing and mastering. It got rejected, and I’d love feedback if anyone is willing to give it. I expect it to be a long process before I start getting anything accepted, so I’d appreciate any help I can get! Thank you!
When you say it’s corporate music, this track needs to be simpler and better structure. The strings sound fake and too loud against the lead instrument. The drum beat is too busy for corporate stuff, also the hook doesn’t really have commercial appeal. I think you need to work more on the arrangement, mixing, and mastering. Good luck!
I’d say the mix is the main culprit. Particularly the drums are too soft and need work in general.
Too much is happening at the same time, keep it simple, let the instruments shine through. You have some really good elements
*tip-Keep your high ends under control. 0:38 the cymbals quality is low, next time choose better sample or process them properly.