200! :-)

For my final (and late) summer update, I'm happy to announce that the "Winds and Lute Loop" has been official published for sale on Audio Jungle. I've finally hit the 200 items for sale mark.
The "Corporate Tech Loop" and "Classic Rock Instrumental" were both rejected, and I'll move them over to the freebee page for potential backing tracks to your favorite home extreme sports video.
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Simple Success

My Simple Waltz was accepted for sale an Audio Jungle, bringing my total collection of recordings up to an agonizing 199. My goal was to make 200 by the end of the summer. A few in the pipeline - we'll see.
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Small batch of rejection

Three of the songs I had in the review queue were rejected, which means three more additions to my Free Audio Page! (It's GOOD news, right?!)
In any case, "Relaxing Woodwind Quintet," "Strings and Horn Horror Ident," and "Tropical Pop Loop" all got the axe. Back to the studio.
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2 in the win column

I just got word today that both the "Comic Folk Dance" and the "7 Second Violin Ident" were accepted by Audio Jungle, bringing my total number of recordings for sale up to 298. So close to 300 I can taste it, and that's with three new submissions already in the queue to be reviewed. Here's hoping.
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Xylo & Uke Children's Theme rejected

Another rejection - C'est la vie. My Xylo & Uke Children's Theme has been added to the Free Audio page.
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Synth & Bass Loop Rejected

My Synth & Bass Loop didn't get any love from Audio Jungle, so I'm reposting here without the watermark and have put it up on the Free Audio page for download. Quirky - but I liked it.

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Violin & Harp Ident accepted

Another setback (laptop battery recall) has kept me from doing much for the last 2 weeks. Could have been worse - I was away on vacation for part of that time anyhow, and wouldn't have done much anyway.

The good news is, the computer's back, and I'm ready to jump back in to all the half-finished projects on it's hard drive.

My Violin and Harp Ident was accepted, and is up for sale on Audio Jungle as I write. It was nice to not have to add it to the free music page.

Now to make up for lost time, and get some more submissions in…
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Rejection #2

The "Dark Heroic Fanfare Logo" was not accepted by Audio Jungle. The 2nd standard boiler-plate rejection to date, but the more times you go to bat, the more likely you are to get a hit. I'll get to 200 eventually.

Anyway, I've moved it over to the "Free Audio" Page for anyone who could use it.
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First rejection!

I got my first rejection today! They're an inevitable part of the process. There are so many submissions now that it is becoming more and more difficult to keep the gatekeepers happy. They've heard it all before.
Anyway, I figure I'll try something new. I've added a "Free Audio" Page to allow downloads of all of the music that Audio Jungle doesn't want. They're registered on a website called Adrev, that keeps track of audio used on YouTube, and funnels a little bit of advertising revenue your way when it's used in videos. It's really just pennies, but they add up - to nickels eventually. With time.

Anyway, my "Rising and Falling Logo" was the first to get the axe, and is now available for download on the Free Audio page. Anyone need a logo?
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Scorecard update

I just got an email saying AJ accepted my "Surreptitious Symphony" for sale. I figure I'll own that search term. It brings my total count up to 195 recordings for sale online. Five to go to hit my goal for the summer.
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Update

Both my "Pizzi Ident" and "Twinkle Ident" were accepted for sale on Audio Jungle, bringing my total online catalogue up to 194. The goal is to hit 200 by the end of the summer. I have 4 more waiting in the queue, and I'm adding one more today - here's hoping.

BTW, new discovery. AJ is now limiting the queue to only 5 pieces in each category. And it's taking a good 2 weeks for approvals. I think I may max out the music queue soon, so I may need to put more time and effort into idents or maybe do some music packs. Either that or just file them for future submission. Oh the trials of being such a prolific artist…..
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August Week 3 Scorecard

Struck out on both counts. They rejected both "Small Island" and "On Target", leaving me with a summer score of 9/16. Last summer I got in 26/40. Huge drop in the number of submissions, but I could point out that the bulk of this summer's songs were much longer. I'm still going to end the summer with half the submissions of the year before. They'll sell for a lot more money, but only time will tell if it's the right approach.
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August Week 2 Scorecard

Short and sweet. Only one submission last week due to a trip to Pgh. "Simple Children's Theme" was rejected, and the scorecard now stands at 9/14.

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End of July Scorecard

Last weeks submissions have all cleared the queue, and I got 2 out of 3 accepted. The current scorecard is 9/13. For the record, AudioJungle accepted "Medieval Nocturne" and "How It's Done," but rejected "Mallet Folk Loop."
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Last Week's Scorecard

Songs that made the cut were "There is a Fountain" and "Comic Tedium." "Spaghetti Western" and "Hybrid Funk" were both cut. The summer scorecard now stands at 7/10.

The frustrating thing is that I worked on "Hybrid Funk" for hours, but tossed together "Comic Tedium" in about 30 minutes. Just goes to show that you never know what they are going to think is "marketable." I worked for hours on the Middle Eastern song, too. I guess that only time will tell which ones people think are worth buying. Who knows what next year's top 3 will be.
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Second Submissions Scorecard

Last week I submitted "Middle East," "Folk Tune," and "Happy Uke Tune." The good news is that all 3 were accepted, bringing the summer total up to 5/6.

I have two in the cue for the current week now, and probably about a dozen in different stages of development. Guess I better post some updates.
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First Submissions Scorecard

My first submissions where "In Motion" (I listed it here as EDM Jam and submitted it anyway), "Sarasponda", and "Short Theme". They took "In Motion" and "Sarasponda", but rejected "Short Theme". The summer is off to a very slow start, and the score is 2/3.

Week 2 was also slow. I spent it driving to Pgh. and Buffalo to check out pianos. We didn't fall in love with one, so I just spent three days under the hood of the one I have replacing all of the dampers. While I'm waiting for more parts to arrive in the mail, I'll see how much catching up I can do. I would like to get the online portfolio up to 200 recording by the end of the summer - right now I have 180. With summer almost half over, I better get moving.
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Week 9 Scorecard

My submissions have made it through the queue this week, and I got 4/5 accepted. Pizzi Intro, Simple Winds Loops 1, 2, & 3 all made it in, the Blue Jazz Loop didn't. The summer total is now 26/40. A much better showing than last week.
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Week 8 Scorecard - Painful post

I've never had to make a post like this. I only managed to submit three songs last week because I was busy with other projects, and all three were rejected. Ouch.

So I am not a single item closer to my goal of 175 by the end of summer. That brings my summer total up to an abysmal 22/35.

With this many rejects racking up, it may be time to create a "reject page". Honest truth? Some of them deserved it. Not all of them deserved it. I'm actually pretty happy with some of the stuff they are rejecting. It may be time to shop around for other alternatives for some of the tracks Audio Jungle turned up it's nose at. If I can find an alternative sales platform, and those tracks start selling on that platform, I'll feel a little better about myself, and will face Australia and blow a raspberry at whatever overly-picky reviewers are canning some of those tracks. Research time.

I'm still going to make that goal. Just you watch.
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Week 7 Scorecard

Got 3/5 approved this week, bringing the summer total up to 22/32.

The ones making it in were the Jazz Combo Loop, the Light Broadcast Intro, and the Rough Edge Loop - that's right, the one I was pretty sure wasn't going to make the cut because it didn't seem very "commercial". The ones that made the cut were the two that I actually thought were the most promising of the lot, the Happy Pop loop and my Mellow Jazz song. The mellow jazz one kind of hurt. I liked that one. I guess the reviewer didn't.

No matter, I'm working on a fresh batch for week #7, and I'm on track to have 175 by September. I already have 170 in, so let's hope I can keep getting 3/5 approved a week.
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Week 6 Scorecard

All 5 of last weeks submissions have worked their way thru the queue over the weekend, and it was a mixed bag. 3/5 made the cut - not a stellar week, but I'll take it.

The Pizzicato String Loop, Oriental Journey, and Ukulele and Marimba Theme made the cut, The Metro Strut and Free Range Organ didn't. That brings the summer total up to 19/27. I'm not setting the world on fire here, but still on track to get to 175 items for sale by the end of the summer. If it takes 5 submissions to get 3 in, I need about 13 submissions to get there. With a little extra effort, maybe I can get there by mid-August.
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Week 5 Scorecard

Results are in from week #5 submissions. I got 3/5 this time around. The "Accordion Duet," "Whistle & Ukulele Loop," and "Harp Boys & Chime" all made it in. "Clav Dance" and "Spy Vibe" were both politely rejected with a form letter. Se La Vi.

My running count for the summer is now 16/22. The more times you're at bat, the more often you're likely to get a hit.
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Week 4 Scorecard

A much better showing this time around - I actually got in my quota of 5. Four out of the five got accepted (Pizzicato Theme, Dance Mod, Walking Jazz Combo, and Swamp Loop). The one that didn't make the cut was my "Dit Doo Dah loop", so my first attempt at vocal audio flopped. I get knocked down, but I get up again.

That brings the summer scorecard up to 13/17 for the summer at the end of week 4. I now have 162 songs up for sale on Audio Jungle. I'm thinking that 175 would be a good target for the summer. We'll see.
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Week 3 Scorecard

Results are in from last week's submissions, and I went 3/3. That brings me up to 9/12 for the summer so far.

I have already submitted three for this week. I've got enough in process that I should be able to get my quota of 5 this time around. I hope.
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Week 2 Scorecard

My final submissions have worked there way through Audio Jungle's review process. I got 3/5 for week 2 submissions, bringing the total up to 6/9. "Warm Fuzzies," "Harp and Pads Ident," and "Island Bounce Loop" all made the cut. "Free Electron" and the "Tremolo Strings & Piano Ident." weren't accepted. You win some, you lose some.
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Week One Score Card

The results are in from last week's submissions. "Wobble Bass," "Victor's Circle," and "Jazz Cat," have all been accepted. "Tech Ident" was rejected. I like to try submit 5 a week, but was one short for the first week. Slow start.

That makes the first summer score card 3/4. I'm tempted to add my early bird submissions to improve my percentage and make my quota, but it would feel dishonest. I couldn't do that to the faithful thousands who read my blog every day. (OK. Maybe I would just be lying to myself. What's the point?)

I have three more working their way through the queue this week. Two to go to recapture my self-respect.
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"Wobble Bass" is in

For convenience sake, I'm calling the "Wobble Bass Talkover" my first official submission of the summer. I'll just call the two before that 'warm up freebies'.

Why? Because that way I start the summer submission season with 150 items for sale on Audio Jungle, which is easier to keep track of than 148. Pathetic, I know. It's just the way my mind works.

In any case, "Wobble Bass" was accepted by AJ, and is already up for sale on the site. Jazz Cat is #2, and #3 has already been submitted, and will be my next post. So that makes me 1/1 for the summer so far. Well, it's a start.
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