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Congrats my friend, well done, already 1005! :D

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I`m sure that what really matters is a QUALITY of music. What doesn`t matter, in my opinion, is a day when it is approved for sale. If track is really good, it will sell anyway, even may go to the top-sellers list ;)
Try having a track approved at 3 o’clock Sunday morning. Then let us know how that went.

There is a reason for the expression “Timing is everything.” :)

Yes! I already sold new tracks very well when they came up on Sundays!
Even that good that I tried to get it approved on Sunday by intention (by uploading it at the right day, this threads will help to calculate ;) ) Additional: Good tracks will always sell, bad tracks won’t. Of course it’s always possible that there are occasional sale (like one or two sales) when the just came up, but in my experience ‘good’ tracks start selling later, not at the release day.
That was different one year ago as they sold the best when they were just approved.

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Why does it even matter if the queue is 3 days, 5 days or 10 days? Don’t think about it and concentrate on writing and submitting music just like you would if the queue was 10 hours instead. I was freaking out before too but then I realized that few days more or less don’t have any strategic meaning for my business. It’s just our impatience that get’s us mad.
Aren’t these wise words!? :)
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As i said…almost 10 days and rejected. Can I upload one more time the same track? Or you can upload only one time? I know that’s different subject, but some of you seems that had songs rejected, so I wanted to ask :) Cheers and thanks for answer
You can upload the same track, but 99% it will be rejected again. So it would be better for you to understand the reason or rejection, so you can fix it in future. Upload your track at soundcloud and ask other authors help you to determine, why your track was rejected (start a new thread) in this part of forum: http://audiojungle.net/forums/topic/item-discussion/17

You can upload it again, but you are not allowed to without significant changes, otherwise your account’s access could be disrupted.
And please consider Audiotrend’s advice regarding trying to improve your craft.
Even when we are not perfect, for sure we won’t reject a track without very good reasons. We all want quality tracks in your portfolio ;)
Buyers will buy the better track if they can choose, and we all know: They can choose ;)

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Reviewers have been really angry recently. Three hard rejects in 2015 and never before in the past years XD TBH, heard far worse on this website than what they turn down these days.

Well, there’s an easy explanation for this: It’s true, we are all so so angry now, since we all have problems with our weight after the Christmas holidays. All the great food made us too fat and our ears blocked, so we are very frustrated and tend to reject almost everything, because it makes the forum less boring too :p

The truth is: It’s a fact, even if we are not perfect, the quality bar for approvals is higher than it used to be. We try to do our best to make AudioJungle not just a nice and funny site, but also a real stock site with professional content. As a logical consequence some files have to jump of the cliff which would have been accepted a while ago.

So it’s not the turkey’s fault

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haha, well, I know some tracks, yes, but this time it was soundizer: http://soundizer.com/ :)

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Oh-oh, good catch!
It’s a track from Slavador: http://audiojungle.net/item/ukulele/4745507

I contacted him and the best is when Slavador tries to contact the company or the maker of the video and tell them, that obviously something went wrong and it’s not allowed to use the watermarked version.

Possible that that the video editor just forgot to replace the preview with a possible bought version.

For that reason, to prevent too many of these situations, every author should make sure to set the watermark loud enough, so it can be clearly heard, but not too loud either please :).

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Now do not take it the wrong way, but, Mat – will you marry me? :D Yeah by the way, I do not see you on the forums a lot lately.
Oh thanks Kurly, so kind of you, but I’m already married (and I think she looks even better than you :p )

:) :)
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Thanks a lot for all the warm comments! :)

But let me make this clear:
It may look now as if I’m the only nice guy who does soft rejections instead of a hard rejection.. which is absolutely not true :)
It’s standard procedure on our team to soft reject tracks where we think there’s some general commercial potential, but with some minor issues.
So, no worries mates, it’s not just Mat who is the nice guy, but all the others too! Except Gareth, he’s a scary machine cyborg reviewer man!!! ;)

Just make sure to give your best and don’t rush to upload a track when you think it’s finished, but listen to it a day after again with some distance.. This helps a lot to hear issues you weren’t aware of the day before!
Always remember: Better quality = more potential sales and a higher reputation!

Keep up the good work mates!

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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! :o

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How many items are possible to review in one go until you can’t discern good and evil anymore?
665 :)
exactly :)
After that we always soft reject the following 7 tracks for any stupid reason, then we got 40 days off, before the boss calls us and says, we’re good to go back to work :p
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