It seems like we have a lot of people on the forums who are very down in the dumps about a recent rejection. It’s totally understandable, but it’s definitely not the end of the world. It’s probably not even that big of a deal. I think most people get tripped up on the wording. If you take it the wrong way, it sounds something like, “this track is not worthy, ye peon!” When really, it’s supposed to read like, “This track simply won’t be viable in the specific vibe and feel of the Envato marketplace.”
I thought I’d share a track of mine that was recently hard rejected. I put a lot of work into it, and I like it just the way it is. I have no intention of changing it and I totally understand why it was rejected. There’s no way Sam Adams or eHarmony would ever use it, nor was that ever my goal. My target audience is hard to hit here, as I’m mostly looking to work with indie game devs and indie film devs.
If you’re like me at all and your target audience is a little off base, don’t get discouraged. Audio Jungle is exactly one destination for stock music, nothing more or less. It’s a cool place to submit and find music, but don’t let it completely determine your musical self worth. Some tracks will sell really well here, others need to go elsewhere to hit their mark. Whatever you do, keep writing whenever and whatever you want!
Without further ado, here is my rejected submission, a quirky little electronic track called Thermosphere Dreams:
A raucous romp through space and time, this track takes after the NES and Super Nintendo era space shooters which inspired it. Equally at home in a retro side-scroller or cutting edge iPhone game, this track is designed to be exciting in both a mono mix and full stereo. Reminiscent of sounds from Life Force.