First deal

Did you get a deal through TAXI? Lets hear about it!

Moderators: admin, mdc, TAXIstaff

Post Reply
timscarey
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:16 am
Contact:

First deal

Post by timscarey » Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:49 am

I joined TAXI in May of 2019 with minimal experience as a producer. I have been a performer and music teacher for 20 years, but wanted to get into composing and producing as my life goals changed.

My first attempts were (in retrospect) pretty weak in terms of the production chops, but I managed to get a few forwards right off the bat with some children's music which kept me motivated. I have been putting in around 20 or so hours a week since then, taking lessons, and researching the industry. Last week I signed my first contract with a library. I have TAXI to thank for that. Not only because of the listings, but also the amazing feedback and information I've gotten over the past 18 months. This truly is a wonderful service.

Here are the stats.

Submissions = 99
Forwards = 22
Deals = 1

People often ask me "couldn't you just send the music to the libraries yourself?" and sure, I do that as well. The biggest things taxi brings to the table IMO are:

The reference tracks
The deadlines (huge)
The community

These allow you to systematize your workflow around the listings, and the community keeps you moving forward. Good stuff.

Thanks and keep swinging!

- Tim

User avatar
superkons
Committed Musician
Committed Musician
Posts: 725
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:08 pm
Gender: Male
Contact:

Re: First deal

Post by superkons » Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:10 pm

Congratulations, here is to many more deals!

User avatar
bmete
Serious Musician
Serious Musician
Posts: 1563
Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:29 pm
Gender: Male
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Contact:

Re: First deal

Post by bmete » Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:28 pm

Congrats! Many more to come!

User avatar
funsongs
Total Pro
Total Pro
Posts: 5846
Joined: Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:18 am
Gender: Male
Location: So Cal
Contact:

Re: First deal

Post by funsongs » Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:41 pm

Great report, and even better: the attitude. :? :)
The combination will serve you well, I do believe.
Peter Rahill - aka "funsongs"
https://soundcloud.com/funsongs-1
You Tube channel: Peter Rahill
https://peterrahill.bandcamp.com/ (as of 12-2-2020)

“The future aint what it use to be.” - Yogi Berra

User avatar
gitanosoy
Impressive
Impressive
Posts: 373
Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:36 pm
Gender: Male
Location: Vancouver
Contact:

Re: First deal

Post by gitanosoy » Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:34 pm

Congrats Tim.!! ..Hopefully a placement soon, I am still waiting for my first one through Taxi then there will be popping bottles of champagne or maybe just beer...lol :lol:

User avatar
CTWF
Serious Musician
Serious Musician
Posts: 2151
Joined: Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:02 am
Gender: Male
Location: Nowitzki's place of birth
Contact:

Re: First deal

Post by CTWF » Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:44 am

Congratulations! :)
https://soundcloud.com/ctwf Optimizing the beat ... O|°_°|O ... Loser producer - zero contracts.

sol1
Active
Active
Posts: 27
Joined: Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:55 am
Gender: Male
Location: San Diego, CA
Contact:

Re: First deal

Post by sol1 » Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:38 am

nice!

ronnie35
Serious Musician
Serious Musician
Posts: 1869
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:56 am
Gender: Male
Location: Albuquerque New mexico
Contact:

Re: First deal

Post by ronnie35 » Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:41 pm

Total Congrats
Ron
Chopin: "Simplicity is the highest goal, achievable when you have overcome all difficulties. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art."


Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests