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TV or Artist Placement?

Post by VicMartinez » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:03 pm

What up everybody!!?

So this was the first song I ever wrote (about a year ago or so)....it was sort of an experiment at the time and I never really looked back at it till now. After revisiting it today Im not sure if there is a market for this type of song. Part of me saids it might work for TV/Film but not sure cause Im not to familiar with the needs of that market. Curious to see what you guys think...or if I should just completely discard this track.

https://soundcloud.com/songtagious/dakota/s-FBdHu

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Re: TV or Artist Placement?

Post by Patrick » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:06 pm

I'm not familiar with the TV/ Film Industry, but I loved this track...wonderful vocal, musicianship and production.

Congratulations and thanks for sharing! :)

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Re: TV or Artist Placement?

Post by ttully » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:04 pm

Hi Pat,

Very nice track! Great vox!

The early cymbal crashes are a little grating...at least to my ears.
Still a very nice track!
There very well could be a listing that this song would be perfect for.....

Good luck!

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Post by SawtoothPorter » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:01 am

To me, thematically this sounds like a perfect TV/Film spot. It does break the cardinal sin of placement...no names/places...ya got both here ;)

I would just work on the production to get it to the place where you are now. However, even the way it is could fit a number of listings.

Great tune!

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Post by nicotina » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:22 pm

This sounds really good to me- very professional and great singing. Hard to pin it to a genre- the sax and some guitar sounds make it sound retro like 80's, but I think it could easily be made country or contemporary rock with some tweaks. It's one of those versatile song formats.

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Re: TV or Artist Placement?

Post by lesmac » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:05 pm

Nice! I get a Train, Rob Thomas sort of vibe. It is a bit of a troubadour for genre to me. Got a slight country feel...
I felt the same about the cymbals and the general room tone of the drums could be changed up a bit if you find a genre you want to attach this to.
I think the quiet voice of the vocalist [who is that?] could be enhanced a little to bring it forward and increase intelligibility esp the first word or two of lines. Maybe the piano could duck that a little too?
Maybe you will know where this song goes when the opportunity arises and you will know then what tweaks to make.
A nice one to have tucked away for a rainy day.

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Re: TV or Artist Placement?

Post by Patrick » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:29 am

Good call, Lester...

I also felt the vocal volume could be raised just a titch. It sure is a heck of an effort for someone who says it is the first song they ever wrote. "Potential"...in spades!
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Re: TV or Artist Placement?

Post by johnlewitt » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:13 am

Great vocal. Good song. Sounds like a clean demo.

Does it work for TV? No. No one wants a song with a female's name in it, let alone a song where the title is someone's name.

Now if a TV show introduced a main character with the name Dakota....

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Re: TV or Artist Placement?

Post by VicMartinez » Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:51 am

Whats up guys! Sorry for the late response. Just moved back across the world to the US from Yokosuka Japan. I appreciate all you taking time to listen and I mean it when I say that I will consider everyones feedback in the next move I make with this tune.
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Re: TV or Artist Placement?

Post by VicMartinez » Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:53 am

Patrick wrote:I'm not familiar with the TV/ Film Industry, but I loved this track...wonderful vocal, musicianship and production.

Congratulations and thanks for sharing! :)

- Pat
Thanks for taking time to check out the track Pat! Ill let Dan know that you dig his vocal performance.
Best of luck on all your projects. See you at the RR.

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