2,040 Usages on ONE SONG

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2,040 Usages on ONE SONG

Post by deankripp » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:45 pm

Just a note of encouragement for those who sometimes feel like their songs or cues have been gathering dust on a library/publisher's shelf.

I was surprised when I opened my ASCAP royalty statement yesterday to find that one of my cues/songs had been used 2,040 times on over 40 networks for a promo campaign (in 2017/2018). Yeah, and each instance paid.

This cue had been written back in 2009 and signed with an active publisher/library. For almost 10 years it has gathered dust.... and then, suddenly, this last year it decides to shake off the dust and start dancing again ;-)

We never know exactly when or where our creations are going to find a home. All we can do is create, submit, forget and repeat. If we do this consistently over a number of years, good things will happen.... and those good things will start adding up.

Anywayz.... keep writing, keep submitting, keep getting better.... that... is the recipe.

I should also add that this "deal" came from a publisher connection made at the 2008 Taxi Road Rally. So it should be noted that attending the Taxi Road Rally is indeed a integral part of the success recipe.

Now go get back to work :-)

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Re: 2,040 Usages on ONE SONG

Post by Holmseth » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:29 pm

Wow Dean that is just incredible.
Congratulations on the success, that must be some kind of a record :D
Thank you for sharing.
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Post by markhimley » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:51 pm

man that's awesome, Dean!!! Big congrats

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Post by ronnie35 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:58 pm

OMG I am speechless

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Post by jdstamper » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:03 pm

That's great Dean! YES

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Post by VanderBoegh » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:53 pm

WOW Dean, that's amazing!!! What a fantastic story. It's a million times better than reaching into the pockets of a pair of jeans that you haven't worn in years, and finding a $20 bill. Same concept of discovering money that you had completely forgotten about. Only in this case, it's an old long-forgotten track that finally gets pulled out of the pocket, and I'm sure will line your bank account with oodles of great moolah.

How cool!!!!!!! I gotta share this story with everyone I work with musically here in the Boise area.

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Post by stansongman » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:12 am

Dean, you are the man!!

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Post by songmaster » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:47 am

Sounds like that cue aged like a fine wine :) Thanks for the encouragement !

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Re: 2,040 Usages on ONE SONG

Post by Tunesmith » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:00 pm

Wow! So cool! Congrats and thanks for the encouragement! Have really enjoyed your books Dean! Very informative!

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Re: 2,040 Usages on ONE SONG

Post by ksutton1207 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:52 pm

Thanks for sharing, Dean, and congrats to you! Talk about encouraging.

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