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Your stuff is great! You deserver it!

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Inspired? Yes. Made in the Style of? Yes. Rip-off? No

He had some unique elements throughout that were different as well. To me they both sound like upbeat rock with similar chord progression and drum feel but that’s about it. There isn’t any melodic content that was ripped off.

I suppose I’m a little sensitive to this ever since Pharrell was successfully sued for his song Happy. I really thought that was a horrible precedent. While I am 100% for music protection we really need to have a clear line from completely ripping an artist off as opposed to finding inspiration from something. Every single one of us use elements from other songs we like and hear to form our own interpretations of music when we compose.

If anyone should be mad it should be the FIRST person on audiojungle to post a harmonic guitar arppeggio along with a light 4 on the floor beat and a light piano melody!

This all being said I think your track rocks Petran!

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This is my third summer in the jungle and have found July/August and December/January to have pretty significant dips in sales. I had surprisingly strong sales in July but August seems to be making up for that now with the expected summer lull. September will pick up I’m sure!

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Hey Wild Kitty, Just checked out your track you uploaded. You will certainly sell some of that one. It’s really well done and hits the popular style on AJ. Best of luck moving forward!


I’m waiting my first sale :) Nervous a little bit :D But i’m optimYstic! Hwaiting!
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This is why you’re the best Adrien!


Dear Mr. MusicBox,

Well, it’s evident that your comments have created a stir and struck a nerve with a good deal of authors, of many degrees of success and experience.

The bottom line is, based on what you’ve presented thus far, as the caliber of your offerings (as heard on Soundcloud) which is admittedly only the tiniest fraction of what you claim to have; it only begs the question as to why you are only displaying content that is by all accounts egregiously outdated sounding and generally substandard, as far as current production values go?

Would you not want to put your best foot forward first, when introducing yourself in any new arena?

Whether you feel your bridge here is burned or not, the stark reality of the stock industry is that while you may encounter some feedback for a large groups of items as a whole, the stock audio industry does not operate on the basis of providing detailed reasons to every individual person and for each item it cannot accept. If it did that, it wouldn’t be able to exist. Please think about this. You’re talking about hundreds of thousands of emails and messages, if not millions over the years, for the slimmer chance of being able to glean an improved return. The odds do not favor such an approach.

When comparing with current established library content quality, in today’s day and age, most respectfully, are you genuinely not able to distinguish the objective disparity (not subjective) between the way your submissions sound and what is genuinely more apt to be successful as stock audio?

Are you yourself not able to hear the categorically obvious weaknesses of your own rejected submissions here? It is an exercise in introspection, in the rightful sense of the word.

It appears that for one reason or another, you have seemed resistant to take on what feedback was volunteered to you, on your older forum posts, a few weeks ago.

To your point about this library expecting its authors to provide feedback to others, it could not be further from the truth. No one has a gun to anyone’s head to do so. Authors who provide feedback to others do so simply because they want to, because it pleases them to kindly help another person out, as a personal fulfillment. If they chose not to, no one would tell them otherwise.

It simply illustrates the biggest and most important difference between Envato libraries and others out there, in that here, for all the flaws you may find, you will also find a firmly entrenched *community”, that is both a fixed and fleeting group of likeminded souls who inspire each other in many instances, all trying to pursue a common passion, or simply looking to make a buck on the side, with many finding a measure of fulfillment in relating to other artists, to talk shop as it were.

So, not to excuse the abrasiveness of many of the immediate responses you’ve elicited here, one might personally understand it all in hindsight, i.e. if you were to walk into a busy bar with guns drawn, so to speak, and yell “This Place Sucks” with nothing to show for yourself but objective mediocrity (objective, again, in the rightful sense), even if you actually had diamonds hidden in your pants, would you not expect to get shot at? :)

It looks like that’s what happened here.

In any event, it appears the points are now moot. So finally, to your claim stating that Audio only gets rejected due to it being unfit for use in “presentations”, well what other use do you refer to?

Keep in mind, any game, show, movie, web or use in other visual medium is, in essence, a presentation.

Since buyers are not licensing music from libraries for personal listening, what other uses are there for stock library audio, other than providing support for carrying a presented message? Even “On Hold” music as such, can be arguably meant to support the passage of time, as a means to an end.

So you see, it is not about rejecting tracks in order to ensure VideoHive’s success. Quite the opposite, in fact, would be moreso true.

Ending this note, we can only say that we hope you’ll manage to find a degree of consistency in your experiences venturing into the stock audio universe, be that as it may, and for what it’s worth, that you might consider in the future leading with your best foot forward first. That would only help you more, sincerely.
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well you can’t win them all! Thanks for taking the time out to check it out either way.


Shit. (Just my opinion).
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Thanks for all the kind words friends. Make sure if you didn’t get a chance to do the A/B comparison of the two mics. It seems most people who have clicked on this thread just played the 2m57 link that I originally posted months ago.

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We have a few other sketches laid out on some fairly obscure songs but just need some time to fully determine the musical direction. Good stuff to come for sure though!


What’s your next cover?
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I did have a number of followers who are potential future clients so it’s probably not without some added benefit in the long run but either way it’s kind of fun to be up there for a week. Here is to increased sales for all of us though! (cheers!)

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I always enjoy when people share their experiences through being a featured author or having a featured track. I have now had both. Two weeks ago I was the featured Author so I thought I would share with you some stats.

Week Prior Feature: 41 Sales

Feature Week: 29 Sales

Week After Feature: 30 sales

The Dollar amount was slightly higher than the week after but a good deal lower than the week before. I had roughly 25 new followers the week of being featured which is obviously way more than I would usually get.

So while it was nice to be featured it really did nothing for sales which seems to be the case generally for other Authors who have discussed their feature week. A couple years ago when I had the featured file that file skyrocketed to the top sellers list for the 4 weeks it was visible on the AJ homepage and then went back to normal after it was off the homepage. I guess you could conclude that actual customers generally aren’t all that interested in crawling a single authors profile to find the track they are looking for. Either way it was nice to have my week up there.

Feel free to comment with your own experiences on here!

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