Thanks so much for your answer, really appreciate your effort and good words.
I allways state in the “message to reviewer” field, that it is a track that i move from my other portfolio. I do also not re-upload tracks where i know the quality is not appropriate anymore (or i rework it). This process is the only solution for us authors to switch a title between exclusive and non-exclusive, and furthermore choose for new submittings the exclusivity, unless Envato gives us finally a per item option ( like most other stocksite does).
Writing to support now, thanks everyone for chiming in
Sure, standards might have changed as well. But this would mean, an author has no chance to switch an item to non-exclusivity (or vice versa) without taking the risk of loosing that track in the portfolios….... Clever !
While i appreciate if some VH author is using any of my music, i have to say that i gave up a long time ago “begging” for some collaborations. Anyway, most of the VH authors need the tracks beforehand, as they get inspiration from it and they can cut and edit according to the track. If this is best practice, i don’t know – i would prefer to work like others allready mentioned … Creating an amazing and tailormade soundtrack to the finished project.
I like this track man, the only thing I’d say about the vocal, its a little bit annoying to me.. but that’s only my opinion.. I’m curious what the others are saying.
Yes, i can handle if someone says it’s not in their taste, that’s not the problem. It’s just that i’m wasting so much time by moving from one to another account just because Envato still does not listen to exclusivity per item requests, but then hard reject a track that has been featured before.
now this is quite funny (or not). I’ve had a item on my exclusive account and as it’s still not possible to select on the same user account if an item is exclusive or not, i had to open a new Non-Exclusive account.
Now i moved an title that sold quite ok from my exclusive account to my non-exclusive account (a track that has won a Envato competition and has been featured on AJ).
And funny thing, on my new account the reviewer rejected my item for “This submission does not meet our commercial production (recording/mixing/mastering) standard” which is quite funny, as it sure does meet the criteria as they even featured it in the past. OK, it might not suit the reviewers taste, but common, this is just wasting my time if it was OK on my account and i only moved it because Envato does not give the opportunity to select exclusivity on a item basis.
here’e the track : https://soundcloud.com/sonic-media-design/again-n-again
what do you guys think ? Open a ticket and wasting even more time and nerves or just shut up and skip it ?
Hello fellow Enavto Authors
I’m a musician and Studio owner. As i have a good contact to the scene worldwide, i know there are so many requests for a mp3 download / e-commerce template that really has real world features. Everything available for sale out there is programmed by poeple who have obviously no knowledge about how such a store should look and work. Mostly the available templates are “just” Woocomerce templates with some additions for having mp3 files and digital content donwloads available, but not working solutions for a business.
So i started investigating in available plugins and asked around how everyone would wish the template works and which functions should be available for a good user experience.
Now i’m in need for someone EXPERIENCED in creating mp3 e-commerce stores based on Woocommerce (or similar) to team up with. CSS, HTML and basic PHP could be done by myself and most of the desired PHP / Shop functions are allready available.
If you know how a good mp3 Download store works ( functionality and user friendly ), please get in touch with me. Please see http://www.beatport.com for a good example regarding finctionality (not design).
PLEASE do only apply for this job / project if you have experience with stuff like this and / or are a proofed php expert and music lover. I would need to see work examples from you in this direction (mp3 e-commerce and/or extensive woocommerce customizations). I will not reply to offers without the according examples on Music Download stores.
45 so far, looks like things getting back to “normal” again. Good luck everyone !!
I wrote this a while ago in another thread, and would love to bring this to your (or Envatos) attention again.
As a more or less “huge” company, in regards of the amount of electronic data, you should realy take in account to have a mirrored system for tests and developement.
I have worked many years in a IT (SAP) developement departement, and it’s crucial to work on business critical changes in a test environment before going live with it. Envato should understand that they are responsible for many individuals here which are living on the income from this marketplace. So it’s not something that should be taken light hearted and see how it goes.
Don’t get me wrong, i don’t want to offend anyone here, especialy not the hard working developers at Envato, but you should explain your “Bosses”, that it’s absolutely wrong to make changes and tests on a live system before everything has been tested and verified to work 100%.
Thanks for reading and sorry for my english.
I absolutely agree on the fact that every individual has the right to decide if he wants to tell the world how much he earns ( at least if it’s a legal business ).
In most western civilisations it’s safe to tell how much you earn, you will probably see some jealous reactions but not more.
But as the OP said, there are other countries and cultures. My parents worked for a support project in a very poor country in the eastern part. There you can get in trouble only for wearing good shoes or for having enough money to travel to this country. So i can understand that your life can be threatened by the fact people know you are earning thousands of dollars a month. And for those saying he has the wrong friends surrounding him, you probably have no idea how difficult it can be for someone with money to be surrounded by people who have nothing at all. Friendship is allmost impossible then, just don’t ignore that !
For me it’s ok to hide ALL the badges as an option. We have the right to choose what we want to be public and what not. Even if Envato make the rules and the badges are one of the main reasons for their success. It’s more important to keep their authors/workers safe then having fear for changes.