(Locked) It seems the Reviewers have listened to what Authors have requested, so if your file gets rejected...

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Sky-Productions says

...just know you asked for this ;) Please don’t start a thread about your item being rejected :crying: Instead use it as an opportunity to improve your production skills! :)

If my next track gets rejected I will kiss the reviewer team ;) jk I will punch the monitor through the wall….then start to understand :) But I won’t start a thread.

I for one agree with the majority of authors that the bar should be raised for all tracks. I think this will benefit everyone. 1. AJ will become a more respected site and revenue will go up. 2. Flooding won’t occur because authors know AJ won’t accept just anything. ( in the long run reviewers and authors time will be saved substantially) 3. Authors will benefit because instead of devoting their time producing track after track of average sounding material, I believe authors will use that time to improve their production skills on all levels. Composing, recording, producing, mixing, and mastering. Therefore improving their own sales.

I understand creativity and expression but this is a marketplace, a place of business. And I, like many AJ authors feel that reviewers should continue/start showing some tuff love for the good of all parties…especially the customers!

This way good tracks won’t get lost in a sea of sub-par material.

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Kurlykovs says

Another one is asking for a Cookie. There is a similar thread already.

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JBlanks says

Sky I agree with you 100%. Just a hunch, but I think the general consensus among authors that quality needs to be improved overall has been heard by AJ. The recent evidence points to this.

As is common knowledge, submissions have increased enormously and with that comes a surge in quality work and surge in sub-par work – hence prices going up recently. I’m guessing at the ratio, but I suspect it’s around 1 good track to every 3 not so good tracks. Given that anyone in the world who can pass the test can open an account and submit audio, it’s probably higher than that ratio on certain days.

We should be grateful that we only get to hear the stuff that is posted on the site. Can’t imagine how tiresome it must be for a music lover (I assume they all are based on the evidence) to trawl through hours of sub-par music/audio every day to find the gold amongst the refuse. It’s like a cinephile being forced to watch 1980s direct to video b-grade garbage for a large chunk of his/her day to finally get to see Jaws or Citizen Kane (insert your fave movie here). But at random, in 2 minutes chunks, with crap in between – always. Every day.

This is a music marketplace, not a free music critique service. Hard rejected? – boo hoo. AJ is not here to validate you as a musician. Can’t figure out how to improve your tracks on your own?..find a collaborator. Don’t start a thread to moan about it if that’s possible…

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LumenMedia says
+1

Sky I agree with you 100%. Just a hunch, but I think the general consensus among authors that quality needs to be improved overall has been heard by AJ. The recent evidence points to this.

As is common knowledge, submissions have increased enormously and with that comes a surge in quality work and surge in sub-par work – hence prices going up recently. I’m guessing at the ratio, but I suspect it’s around 1 good track to every 3 not so good tracks. Given that anyone in the world who can pass the test can open an account and submit audio, it’s probably higher than that ratio on certain days.

We should be grateful that we only get to hear the stuff that is posted on the site. Can’t imagine how tiresome it must be for a music lover (I assume they all are based on the evidence) to trawl through hours of sub-par music/audio every day to find the gold amongst the refuse. It’s like a cinephile being forced to watch 1980s direct to video b-grade garbage for a large chunk of his/her day to finally get to see Jaws or Citizen Kane (insert your fave movie here). But at random, in 2 minutes chunks, with crap in between – always. Every day.

This is a music marketplace, not a free music critique service. Hard rejected? – boo hoo. AJ is not here to validate you as a musician. Can’t figure out how to improve your tracks on your own?..find a collaborator. Don’t start a thread to moan about it if that’s possible…
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matsteiner Envato team says

..... This is a music marketplace, not a free music critique service. Hard rejected? – boo hoo. AJ is not here to validate you as a musician. Can’t figure out how to improve your tracks on your own?..find a collaborator. Don’t start a thread to moan about it if that’s possible…
well said! +1
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Revturkey says

Even though I am new here, it concerns me that some artists feel the need to publicly complain about file rejection. I think It is very unprofessional. Asking for help correcting problems is an admirable pursuit and useful but just moaning in public is counterproductive.

Anybody who whines about file rejection on the forums is damaging their own potential sales. Hey look everybody, buyers included…my music keeps getting turned down….surely that sends out the wrong message and harms you image and buyer confidence? It’s just not good publicity.

If music gets soft rejected? Change it. Do what the reviewers ask. Simple.

If music gets hard rejected? Take it elsewhere and sell it.

If you feel aggrieved about the process? Speak to Envato directly.

If it is taking a long time for files be approved? Be patient and wait.

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SoundFix says

Sky I agree with you 100%. Just a hunch, but I think the general consensus among authors that quality needs to be improved overall has been heard by AJ. The recent evidence points to this.

As is common knowledge, submissions have increased enormously and with that comes a surge in quality work and surge in sub-par work – hence prices going up recently. I’m guessing at the ratio, but I suspect it’s around 1 good track to every 3 not so good tracks. Given that anyone in the world who can pass the test can open an account and submit audio, it’s probably higher than that ratio on certain days.

We should be grateful that we only get to hear the stuff that is posted on the site. Can’t imagine how tiresome it must be for a music lover (I assume they all are based on the evidence) to trawl through hours of sub-par music/audio every day to find the gold amongst the refuse. It’s like a cinephile being forced to watch 1980s direct to video b-grade garbage for a large chunk of his/her day to finally get to see Jaws or Citizen Kane (insert your fave movie here). But at random, in 2 minutes chunks, with crap in between – always. Every day.

This is a music marketplace, not a free music critique service. Hard rejected? – boo hoo. AJ is not here to validate you as a musician. Can’t figure out how to improve your tracks on your own?..find a collaborator. Don’t start a thread to moan about it if that’s possible…

As always, I couldn’t have put it better myself Jamie.

Just listening to some of best quality stuff on AJ puts me back in my place and I think anyone that has a track hard rejected should do the same; listen to top quality AudioJungle tunes in the same genre and ask yourself, ‘What’s the difference between this and my rejected track?’ The difference should be very clear.

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MysticRavenStudios says

This is a music marketplace, not a free music critique service. Hard rejected? – boo hoo. AJ is not here to validate you as a musician. Can’t figure out how to improve your tracks on your own?..find a collaborator. Don’t start a thread to moan about it if that’s possible…

+1

I also got a rejection this morning. And I have to say that I am grateful for this. I got a very good feedback. I think I will redesign the track someday… or maybe I delete it, because I deleted some files from my portfolio even they are reviewed succesful, and I think this file is also not suitable.

This mindset comes with this post “Am I the alone one?” (http://audiojungle.net/forums/thread/am-i-the-only-one-/96977). It engaged me a lot to think to think about my workflow and my goal. I’m a newbie of course but I really love to make music. So I asked myself: “Why I upload this stuff!?”. Impatience is the name! With this point of view I was about to delete my entire portfolio and only upload something again when I meet my and AJ’s quality. And I will do this, only three files stay in my portfolio.

Since this post above I developed my workflow and of course it will take more time but the results who I got this weekend are much better (and they are just on a piano sheet till now) and my motivation is: What’s better? Sell 10 out of 10 with a good quality or sell 10 out of hundred with an average quality!? Quality is not try and error.

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Oswwald says

I understand that the specific music is not run? or am I wrong?

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JBlanks says

Anybody who whines about file rejection on the forums is damaging their own potential sales. Hey look everybody, buyers included…my music keeps getting turned down….surely that sends out the wrong message and harms you image and buyer confidence? It’s just not good publicity.

I wish I’d thought to mention that that too Rev. Thought crosses my mind every time I see an author in the community forums direct negativity towards their profile, portfolio, talent, professionalism and image. Hard rejected? Why in the name of science do you want to announce that to your peers and purchasers? Harden up princess. Fix it and move on.

Oswwald – congrats on your first post but I have no idea what you just said…. no matter how hard I try, it just doesn’t make any sense. Sorry man. I think you are wrong though… I think. I could be wrong about that. ;)

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