Just heard Allen’s tune. Dolla!
I have a couple but I choose… .http://audiojungle.net/item/the-ice-station/4018145
Being stuck in a 1981 time warp I don’t really ‘do’ many new groups. My mate pointed me in the direction of Snarky Puppy. They can sure play. Not sure they are for me but very impressive.
Great if I helped. Good luck
Congratulations and good luck
Don’t let the rejections get you down, they happen, sometimes for tracks you thought were good work. Sometimes a reviewer just doesn’t ‘get’ the piece or think it is commercially viable or maybe think that Audiojungle doesn’t need any more tunes of a similar vein that it already has for sale etc.
Make sure to try and vent any frustrations privately with friends or colleagues. It isn’t easy sometimes as we become attached to our compositions. You seem to have a good perspective on that anyway so not an issue for you I guess. Some authours complain openly on the forums and this cannot be good business practice…it just isn’t constructive towards building a respectable image to potential customers.
Okay so on to your music! I had a listen. I can’t claim to be an expert in the style of these types of tracks that you have written…it just isn’t the kind of music that I write…but here are my quick thoughts…maybe they will help…
The compositions are interesting. They have merit and are likeable. If anything stands out for me it is a few things…Firstly, I think the production needs work. I think they sound a bit ‘thin’. Maybe if you can examine the EQ of your pieces and make sure they have more body in the lower mid frequencies? The main motif in each track is perhaps overly prominent as well.
I really like how you have tried to create some interesting and unexpected harmonic progressions. Especially in Far Away and Days. I think there are one or two mis-steps however…just a few clunky changes that don’t quite come off. That said…Generally, I like what you are doing. I love to be surprised by chord progressions and changes, however, that may not be true of stock sync track buyers. I think tracks tend to sell better if they are more predictable. It is a real shame but I think it is a reality on marketplaces like this. Listen to the top tracks on here and you’ll hear what I mean. Very high production values and classy instrumentation but nothing too wild or crazy composition wise. That doesn’t mean I think the compositions are poor, quite the opposite…they are often outstanding…but they are very often quite ‘safe’ as far as experimentation goes.
I think one of the real problems your pieces have is that they are similar to a vast amount of tracks already on Audiojungle, so they will struggle to be accepted because that style is already well covered, meaning they have to be truly exceptional to be a worthwhile addition to the roster etc.
You also might consider selling rejected tracks elsewhere? I have had a small number of tracks turned down and have got sales for them on other similar marketplaces. Worth a look.
I hope that helps. I enjoyed listening to the tunes
Thanks all just had a listen to that Ronny Jordan track…smoooooth..I like it. Great guitar tone and feel. I love those jazzy octaves on guitar like George Benson. They sound really cool.
Thanks everyone. I really appreciate all the nice comments. Cheers
Ha indeed I have been blessed. Thanks guys!