With 2 submissions a month and more than 50% of rejections is imposible to build a portfolio in this place. Is the only marketplace rejecting me so I don´t really understand what is going on. Should I only make the same Corporate and Trap songs everybody is uploading to get to be accepted?
here’s my last track rejected if you like to give it a hear.
Hi Wonderdogmusic. I love the composition. Two elements I would think about. At the beginning there is an airy synth or reverb that sounds like a wind. I would cut that. To my ears it is over powering and I know the reviewers won’t like it. I like the lead synth. It takes me back to my childhood. I imagine watching a drama on the BBC, someone getting off the night shift in an inner city, seeing the newspapers get delivered as they get back to their flat. Some might prefer that synth to not be there. Did you include a version without it? You then give the buyer a choice. Also when you write your description try to give contexts where the track can be played to make it commercially viable. The problem you have because of the sounds you’ve used as much as I like it makes it less commercially viable in Audiojungle’s eyes. I don’t think you should only do corporate or trap songs. You have managed to make a track that for me transforms me to a place I have very clear memories and feelings. I think that is largely what music should be about.
Thank you benmanhire for your kind reply and your review. I sometimes get frustrated with the opacity of audiojungle’s curators when they hard reject. I feel they only see the commercial viability in the same cliches and anything minimally original is not good enough for their library, I know my track has lots of imperfections, but when it’s approved in any single marketplace except for audiojungle makes me want to throw the towel in this place.
Don’t throw in the towel Wonderdogmusic you just need to learn to play by their rules a little. When I started I had so many rejections. I do think the rejections help you reflect on your work which does make you grow as an artist over time. The reviewers just don’t have time to give feedback to all of us. Have you tried approaching it from a different angle. Take a video and write music to it. I think your sounds would go well with gardening or countryside contexts if you change the synth because I think the bass and guitar sounds are very relaxing. Title it gardening … something… and in the description say how it could be used for gardening videos and give examples. Do 2 or 3 versions as well. One could be an intro, one a loop and one a long version. Try and make it obvious what context it will be used for. Then ask yourself if I was making a video about gardening would I decide to buy this music over others in the catalogue. It doesn’t have to be gardening I’ve just used that as an example. Hope this helps.
remove the synth theme, add a sound on the second part and shorten the pieces. this is what I would do but it is only my opinion. the chorus or theme too present is annoying in the video music. otherwise the atmosphere is superb.
Yes: Stop synth at 0:42! A soft piano release…?
Wonderful music to my ears! This synth is perfect, I love it!
But… yes, “stock” music is mostly use to have voice over it, so some lead solos are ok, but here it is way too present.
The suggestions are good; first make a shorter version; and a “no lead” version.
Please don’t give up!
You can check my portfolio to see what kind of tracks are accepted, I am not in the corporate thing; and well, yes, granted, I added the word “trap” in my recent hiphop track
Thank you all for your advices, I’ll try making a soft version with no lead and a cleaner background and see what happens. I know I’ll have no sales or very few on this, but at least hope it’s approved!
Thank you all for your kind words