This contest has been a really defeat for me, I’m still shocked: a simple, nice track, with a nice melody, voice and text, has been “softly rejected” because of the Non Native PRONUNCIATION. Those who have listened the track, approved it and don’t find the pronunciation so terrible..I’ve also opened a ticket 3 days ago, but still no answer.. Total defeat..
Ciao Luca, sorry to read you feel defeated, however it’s always a requirement for english vocal lyrics to be enunciated in a way that makes them viable enough for general use in commercial english markets.
The review team does have a little bit of wiggle room for accents/enunciation, but approvals department has to be a lot more strict with actual grammar of the writing. Even small mistakes in english grammar writing, pronunciation notwithstanding, may result in soft rejection when all other aspects of the production are great.
It’s really encouraged for all those who submit songs to have lyrics proofread by a native english speaker before recording the vocals. Thanks for your understanding everyone.
As for the ticket, Luca, support team should have it assigned shortly, otherwise feel free to let me know the ID and we can have a look and discuss further there if you wish. Grazie.
Yeah, you should have a separate music pack, and a separate sound pack. Otherwise the review team can’t approve it. Effects and Music items can’t be bundled together, due to various pricing issues.
You can send them separately and cross link them though, or make a collection with both items.
Also, note that your records show here that you tried to update it 3 hours ago, but because you didn’t make any item update whatsoever, the system treated your Note to Reviewer as an Automatic Update only, which does not get queued and does not get seen by review team.
You need to make sure, if updating to fix for any price glitch, that you at least attach only the preview, or make at least one title or tag edit, so the review team can actually read your note to them. Thanks
matsteiner saidHow many items are possible to review in one go until you can’t discern good and evil anymore?
Hey mates! Sorry to drop in so late! Looks like I was so busy playing Santa Clause in your queue, I didn’t really check the forums the last two days, I totally missed that thread!
why is it taking so long at the moment?
“Long” is a relative term. 5 may seem long compared to 2, but it’s quite happy when it’s coming down from 10.
Every year there are established patterns. Some periods are quieter, like the summer, and some periods get a lot more submissions, like before the holidays. ‘Tis the season.
Just like the weather, we can try to forecast and predict but it’s never an exact science. So far, every year sees a lot more submissions than the previous one. So this holiday season has more than last year.
Last year it was 14 days maximum waiting time, and then we expanded the team significantly.
The fact that we’re only around 6 days now is a good sign. If the team hadn’t grown the way it did we might be at 20 or more days now.
Bottom line, while the goal is not to exceed 7 days, no one can say for 100% certain, depending how each week’s submissions go. What’s clear however is that there appears to be an industry trend.
So the best thing every author can do is.. Plan for it.
E-soundtrax saidIt’s gonna go even longer than that, holiday times approaching!
almost 6 days.
Yes, every year it’s predictable, no surprise, like the tides.
The goal however is not to exceed half the longest wait time from last year. We’ll see how it goes with the submissions in the next few weeks leading up to Xmas.