Mazz and Barry introduced me to the same great library owner that Dave Walton mentioned, so I think Mazz is talking about Dave and me in the following quote from earlier in this thread. My point
in quoting Mazz here is for you to see how he talks about his fellow colleagues -- who in some sense are his competitors, but he's so above that -- and this, to me, epitomizes the Rally/TAXI spirit:
I was pleased to have introduced at the Rally a couple of colleagues whom I have known for a few years now to a client of mine that has gotten my music on 75 episodes (so far) of a well known daily show about Hollywood. I have known these folks for a few years now and I know their music (I've collaborated with one) and I know firsthand that they are pros. I totally trust that they will be a great asset to this client and help raise the quality of his catalog, which helps us all. ...
Look at that! That amazing support, generosity and respect cannot be bought, but a TAXI membership w/two tickets to the Rally can -- and that's a great place, along with this forum, to forge and foster such relationships.
I can't stress enough that a 2-year TAXI membership, at $150/yr, which gets you Rally tickets, should be a no-brainer. If you're a composer, you're a small business owner. Compare that $150/yr, plus submissions and travel expenses, to what any other small business spends on marketing. Seriously.
[steps down from soap box, wipes froth from mouth]
So, yes, Mazz and Barry (THANK YOU!) introduced me to a library owner with particular Access to Hollywood (nice one, Dave!) and I sent that gentleman a link to my work from the Westin lobby before leaving LA.
Sometimes you just can't beat being there in person.