2017 Year In Review (add yours if you like)

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Re: 2017 Year In Review (add yours if you like)

Postby LOCK88 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:26 am

congrats on a great year Paulie!
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Postby Casey H » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:56 am

LOCK88 wrote:congrats on a great year Paulie!

+1 Yes, congrats Paulie!! :D
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Postby VanderBoegh » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:40 pm

Yo Paulie! Missed you at the Rally this year, my man. But very cool to see things moving up and up for you!

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Re: 2017 Year In Review (add yours if you like)

Postby niallyboy » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:31 am

Hi Paul,

Congrats on your burgeoning stable of cues in libraries. Per your request, these are my numbers in '17:

88 submissions (mostly Dispatch)
52 forwards (69% forward rate)
2 new libraries
a mere two placements (1 indie film short and 1 on-line ad)

I've had a number of requests to have my music placed in libraries whose terms were not agreeable for me. As one of the few cats in TAXI who does not have a work station-- and hence only records and submits material done live in the studio-- I have to be very picky with whom I enter into an agreement. I attribute my rate of forwards by concentrating almost exclusively to what I do best: jazz listings. Unfortunately, jazz has been a waning genre, relegated to the realm of "period" music.

Here's to 2018, fellow saxophonist in arms!

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Postby chrismugs » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:21 pm

what a year! great job Paulie! best of luck in 2018
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Postby andygabrys » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:02 pm

Like those numbahs Paulie! Have a great year :)
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Postby Sunset » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:53 pm

Great year Paulie,

Congrats.. you are a Cue Production machine!! ...continued success in 2018! Hope to see you at the Rally!!


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Re: 2017 Year In Review (add yours if you like)

Postby Paulie » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:29 pm

Got stuck in bed for almost a week with some sort of illness/funk and forgot I posted this. Thanks everyone for the kind words, and congrats to all of my friends that posted their success and numbers here as well! I'm glad to see so many familiar faces still cranking it out, as well as some new members (and return members) making progress!

The reason I posted my numbers is two-fold. For starters, I'm a numbers guy. I love big data and I cannot lie. :mrgreen: The forums were very good to me when I first joined in 2015, and it's awesome to see some of the folks that paid it forward to me back then now posting in this thread this year. Seriously, AWESOME.

Second, and most important to me, is my desire to pay it forward myself. This is a new industry for new members and it's hard to get motivated or make decisions if you don't know all of the factors involved. Some veterans shared their numbers with me in the forums back then, or via PM or email.

In life in general it is easy to get discouraged. I believe that much of the unhappiness in the world is due to two things: a lack of information, which can lead to expectations that are not really valid or reasonable. When you hear the question "how many listings do I need to submit in order to make six figures", veterans know that the person asking the question does so out of not knowing how the industry works. After all, that's probably why they are here in the first place, right?

So, I want to help folks get an understand of what it takes to be successful. Everyone defines success in their own way, having good information to work with helps all of us get to that definition faster.

So if you had your first forward last year, congrats! If you got into your first library last year. congrats! If you got your first placement, congrats! And if you managed to receive some sort of financial compensation for creating music, consider yourself a professional, and blessed! Music is a gift for many, a dream for others. Celebrate your success no matter how big or small. Ask questions when you need to, and then look around to see if anyone needs help that you can offer.

Here's to a great 2018!!!

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