My first library placement...and it's all Taxi!

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My first library placement...and it's all Taxi!

Post by devin » Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:57 am

Taxi works!!! After an exciting weekend of background work, I've just received confirmation that some of my songs are being loaded into an awesome music library...and it's all because of Taxi! What part(s) did Taxi play? Please consider this:- Since March 2007, I gave and received feedback in the Taxi forums. While trying to help others, I specifically discovered I had to develop my drumming/production skills. I received ALOT of help in return (I have a long way to go still...)- I wrote a song specifically for a listing in the fall (the song didn't exist before the listing)- I needed help on the song half way through, so I set up a collab with Marc Blackwell (who I met here on the Taxi forum)- I received feedback in the "Peer to Peer" section of the forum to sharpen my production on the song- I finished the song on time to meet the listing deadline, and I submitted- Taxi forwarded the song to a great music library- The music library contacted me last Friday, and the deal was done today.Woo Hoo!!!Now, it's still a long way from having an end client pick my song and use it. But this is the next step of a very exciting journey for me...so I'm celebrating!(OK, now I gotta go write, submit, repeat.....)Taxi works! (Didn't I say that already?!?)[Edited: forgot to share my tune...bad Dev!]This is the song that was forwarded and accepted: "One Minute Penalty"http://www.taximusic.com/stream/184793/ ... %20.mp3For this listing:MODERN ROCK/HARD ROCK INSTRUMENTALS are wanted by a very successful Production Music Library who has placements with ABC, CBS, NBC, WB, Disney, Discovery, Lifetime, Fox, USA, etc. (to name just a few). It's vital that the tracks have a lot of variation and dynamic shifts, with momentum and build. You'll want to focus on high energy, uptempo tracks with a clear forward movement and compelling dynamics. A current, radio-ready tone is essential for this one! You can submit tracks that range between 1-4 minutes in length and be sure there are NO VOCALS on these tracks. Recording & production needs to be really great and Broadcast quality is necessary - excellent home recordings should be fine. Please submit 1-3 instrumental tracks online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than November 11, 2008. TAXI #S081111RK
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Post by crystallions » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:31 am

Congratulations!!! This is awesome news! It is always exciting to hear about things like this. Thanks for sharing all the steps it took to get to this point too. May this be the first of many signed for you in 2009! ~ Lydia
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Post by vicky » Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:29 am

Fantastic!!!!! ....great news...... now the wait for a placement..... ho hum.....vtbp

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Post by davewalton » Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:44 am

Hey Devin,Congratulations! (munches popcorn while listening to excellent "One Minute Penalty" track )Dave


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Post by davekershaw » Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:51 pm

Jan 5, 2009, 12:10pm, devin wrote:OK, let me start a tally of the real payoff though...that's 1 (qty=one) Stella I owe, right Dave?!?Nah Devin,The help you've given me outweighs any I've given you.AND you've spent more of my money in the process! Cheers mate.

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Post by jchitty » Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:17 am

Devin, I am so proud of you....big congrats! My typing arm has been bothering me lately again, (for various reasons) so I'll leave a message here for all the other folks who've gotten deals (B. Flat, etc) congrats to you guys as well....yes, TAXI really does work.

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Post by guscave » Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:01 am

Hi Devin,Totally cool. I also submitted to this listing and received an offer this week. (ink hasn't dried yet.. ). This too is my first deal through Taxi, even though I've been a member for years and have had other success outside of Taxi, it's a great feeling. Congrats!!

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Post by adrienne » Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:51 am

Congrats Devin! This is great news!!

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Post by jmather » Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:44 am

Way to go Devin, BIG CONGRATS!! I've been saying all week "2009's gonna rock!" It's rockin' so far eh??

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