2017 in review... from a newb

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2017 in review... from a newb

Post by annayarbrough » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:07 pm

I have loved reading all of the 2017 successes from everybody—thought I'd add my own beginner milestones :geek:

2017 marked my first year working full-time in music. I spend about half of my writing time on work that generates my short-term income (mostly session work/WFH/teaching), and the rest on writing my own material/doing biz stuff. I started submitting to listings in May.

Here are the numbers!

27 forwards (67.5%)
13 returns (32.5%)
58 new clients (several through TAXI connections)
91 sessions (ditto)
1 new library (through TAXI)
2 tracks signed (through TAXI)

Overall, I'm happy with how much I've grown over the last six months—and nothing beats loving what you do! I'm just at the beginning of my library journey, but I'm hopeful for a productive 2018.

Cheers, all—wouldn't have achieved half of it without you 8-)
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Post by cosmicdolphin » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:34 pm

Not bad..for a noob !

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Post by erynmichel » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:52 pm

Absolutely wonderful, Anna. You forgot to mention being named a TAXI staff favorite!! I just saw that today.

Thanks for posting your numbers and successes. Sometimes we get caught up in the 5+ year successes and their shiny numbers, but it’s really good to hear about what happens in the interim on the way to the big stuff. Now that you’re full time I’m sure your success will only grow! Wishing you a prosperous 2018!
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Post by Kolstad » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:24 am

Cool, you seem to have a good forward rate, which could indicate you are good at working with briefs!

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Post by songmaster » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:47 am

Congrats Anna! I think 2018 will be your year! Nice job :)

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Post by funsongs » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:46 am

Well done; great report.
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Post by Tunesmith » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:17 pm

Hi Newb! Thank you for sharing your stats! It is a wonderful track(s) record for 2017 and I am sure 2018 will really truck some forward tracking!

I wish you the very best!

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Post by markhimley » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:10 pm

so awesome, Anna!! You are killing it, keep it up!! Also worth mentioning you went to the road rally

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Post by LOCK88 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:38 am

Awesome year Anna! It seems like it started with your incredible piano playing, and ended with some sick trip-hop tracks! Keep up your very inspired playing, it shines through on all of your pieces. Here's to a great 2018!
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