My first upcoming deal

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My first upcoming deal

Post by Pvgeldrop » Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:25 pm

So, not a success through Taxi directly, but nevertheless started because of it.

I wrote a track for a listing last week and submitted it. As I had seen that some people had also gotten deals by cold-mailing libraries, so I decided to give it a try and sent a Soundcloud-link to two libraries as an example of my work. One of them wasn't interested, but the other one just mailed to tell me that they loved the tracks, and asked if I'd be interested in writing a 10-track album in my favourite genre with a nice up-front fee. So, while we still have to sign the deal, I definitely wanted to chalk this one up as a success, and thanks to Taxi too! :-)
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Re: My first upcoming deal

Post by Razor7Music » Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:31 pm

That's cool. Good luck!

Just curious, if you don't mind, where did you get the library list that you cold-sold to?
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Re: My first upcoming deal

Post by Pvgeldrop » Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:47 pm

Razor7Music wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:31 pm
That's cool. Good luck!

Just curious, if you don't mind, where did you get the library list that you cold-sold to?
Library list? I just googled, went through the results until I found a serious library that wasn't royalty-free, had good recent placements and had music in their catalogue that matched my genre, and contacted them.
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Re: My first upcoming deal

Post by Razor7Music » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:47 pm

Ah, the old Google search trick, eh? 😉

I appreciate that.
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Post by tonedimension » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:38 pm

Congratulations and well done! I’ve been researching that very same approach. Great to hear that it really can yield some results.
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Post by johnnyrowing » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:41 pm

Congratulations. It was smart to really consider what kinds of music the library signs before contacting too. Good luck.

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Re: My first upcoming deal

Post by DavidSJH » Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:31 am

Congratulations. I listened to the music you have on Soundcloud.
Brilliant compositions Paul. A real treat to hear such great music.

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Post by Pvgeldrop » Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:27 am

Thanks for the kind words guys, I'm really looking forward to start working on the requested tracks. They're in one of my favourite genres. I'm still a bit hyper from the news, even though I have to remind myself that there's not a signed deal yet just to keep my expectations realistic. :D
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Re: My first upcoming deal

Post by VanderBoegh » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:46 am

Congrats Paul! And damn, you got yourself some upfront money!?!?! Those are rare.

Sounds like it's time to burn some of that money on a celebration dinner!

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Post by Pvgeldrop » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:49 am

Thanks Matt! Well, as I said, I don't have a signed deal on my desk yet, so no celebration dinner until then. ;-)

Yeah, I was pretty amazed to get asked to do something like that. They must have liked what they heard, and probably needed an album just like that.. good timing and a bit of luck, I'd say. :-)
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