My track is rejected

Hi guys!

My song was rejected. Can you help me with your opinions?

It was rejected with next message:
This submission does not meet our general commercial composition/arrangement standard, unfortunately.

Thank you very much!

https://soundcloud.com/timtaj/island-tropical/s-48Ifu

Hey Tim! Take this with a grain of salt, as I don’t want to speak for the reviewers, but here are my brief thoughts.

This track sounds like a toned down EDM/trance song. Though it sounds fine in terms of production and mixing, I think it’s simply not a great fit for a stock music site, at least one like AJ.

I just said this recently to another artist, but I think it applies here as well. Basically, where does this track fit in? It’s not really upbeat enough to be an energetic romper, but it’s too aggressive to be your typical understated corporate motivator. What would be the use for such a track? I’m not saying there isn’t one, simply that it is a fairly niche market and not an ‘AJ track’.

Honestly, I don’t think there’s too many technical issues here. Overall the composition works as what it is, but it just doesn’t really fit with the typical idea of ‘stock music’.

Anyways let me know if you want something clarified or if you wanted some more in-depth thoughts, I just woke up so am a little hazy. Good luck with future tracks!

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Dear SethKL! Thank you for your opinion.

This music I downloaded into the category of “World Beat / Island tropical”.
I thought, and decided that this track suits most as “pop”. I again worked on quality, put some deficiencies and sent again to the category of “pop” I hope this time will be.

Thank you!