Great post Mark, and very interesting replies.
It must be nice to have so many baskets to place your eggs in.
After a couple of years I've had loads of forwards but just 3 follow-ups. One was my first library, the second was a dud (discussed elsewhere) and the third was the same library I'm already with!!
. That library hasn't earned me any placements yet, but seems to be changing gear very recently and getting more high profile clients, so I'm now happier to load them up - 18 tracks signed so far. By Matt's statistics, that's not so many but I'll be sending them more, no doubt.
The path to other libraries seems to be getting ever-more elusive though. At the time I joined Taxi there was a good proportion of instrumental listings (which is what I submit). The bias has swung heavily towards songs now, so I don't even submit as much any more (or have many of the instrumental gone on dispatch ?). Personally, I'd be happy to see the pendulum swing back but I realise many songwriters would be less happy. Better still, more of both!
Otherwise, the advice to concentrate on your strongest genre is increasingly difficult. I'm still not sure what mine is
Anyway, I'm still hoping for another basket to show up. Until then, I'll just carry on laying those eggs
Best of luck to all those with plenty of baskets....and eggs (OK, enough of this metaphor
By the way, and just to make it clear, I'm not grumbling. On the contrary, I'm really, truly grateful to Taxi for getting me into that library. We all have to start somewhere, and I wouldn't have got going at all without Taxi.