Mine was also rejected, and the wording was so vague I don’t know what to even look at.
I’ve submitted worse to marketing companies and had it not only accepted and paid for, but had things rejected that actually met specific guidelines.
I’m sorry that $15000 in MIDI equipment means a hard pass on commercial quality grounds. I guess I’ll just keep with the harder sales. And it was 100% original, so I don’t know what their beef actually was.
How dare I try for something simpler, right?
I get an answer in 48 hours the other way, and usually one that’s a lot more specific than “it doesn’t meet with our commercial criteria, here’s a video” (and no, the video didn’t tell me a thing about what doesn’t meet the criteria… so far as I could tell, it was actually fine as it was).
Seriously, it’s not personal. It’s just that (like any platform where impersonal review occurs) people don’t really always know what they’re doing, had a bad day, got stressed out, and have a lot on their plate (all at once). But since it took them over 2 weeks to give me a hard pass, it’s really not worth the headache of submitting anything to AJ.
I’ve decided against other platforms for similar reasons. If you can’t give me specifics on what you mean, and there’s no means to ask, posting it here won’t give you an answer. I mean, I’ve had more feedback on SoundCloud than what I got here.