CUTS! I'm actually a songwriter now!!

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CUTS! I'm actually a songwriter now!!

Post by janbaars » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:39 am

It's all official! I just got my first cut!!

Our publisher just emailed that a song I wrote a couple of months ago just got released with this huge Japanese boy band Kis-My-Ft2.
I'm so stoked!

I've been working towards this goal for the past 5 years.




When Roar came out I fell in love with pop music. I'd known about this guy Max Martin, but that song got me hooked.
I started working on some of my own songs.

Soon I heard about Taxi. I didn't really have the money to become a member, but after about a year of trying to write some good songs I decided to put down that 300 bucks and start sending Taxi some of my music..
I soon found out my lyrics were ridiculously bad, so I found 'LyricsMatter' here on the forum. Together we wrote some really cool songs, one of which just got used in a cool show called 'Good Trouble' on Freeform.

I did a lot of cues and got a little lucky and a lot of cues started being used on The Kardashians an other shows. I got into a bunch of libraries not directly through forwards, but definitely through the Taxi community.

Then about two years ago I started getting into K-pop. Again a year later I met my two co-writers here in The Netherlands. Together we started writing one song a week. We found a publisher in Stockholm, and got really good feedback from these huge record companies in Asia.
About 3 months ago we started getting e-mails from Japan and Korea that these huge acts were interested in a couple of songs.


And now, our first cut!
And even better, we got 2 more cuts coming up with these HUGE acts in Korea.


We keep grinding and cracking out a song a week, and I'm sure we'll have a lot more releases coming up.

I'm so proud that I can finally call myself a 'songwriter' now.
Thank you so much Taxi, and the Taxi community. I learned SOO much from you all. I love Taxi and it's community. Thanks!!!
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Post by LyricsMatter » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:00 am

Congratulations, Jan!

I am over-the-top happy for you! :D

I've witnessed this journey of yours almost from the beginning, and I know firsthand how incredibly hard you’ve worked to achieve this goal.

Glad to call you friend and proud of what we've accomplished as co-writers through collaboration.

The "first" of many more artist cuts to come, for sure!

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Post by Tunesmith » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:08 pm

Jan...so, so, so Wunderbar!!! Congratulations big time!! Great story and so happy for you, you songwriter!!!

Keep us posted and would love to hear the song and others!

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Post by funsongs » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:22 pm

Domo arigato! How cool is that?
CONGRATS & CHEERS.
Imagine what doors that might open for you... :? :shock: :)
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Post by lesmac » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:43 pm

Big congrats!!
If that ain't validation I don't know what is! :D 8-)

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Post by andygabrys » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:51 pm

Wow! That's amazing!

Way to go and put in the work. You story is a testimonial that it IS possible. :D

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Post by relse1 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:06 pm

Way to go! Congratulations! And I love the band name. Hope you get to hear them do it live someday - how cool would that be?
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Post by jdstamper » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:11 pm

Great Story Jan! Congrats!
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Post by ComposerLDG » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:29 pm

Wow, that is FANTASTIC! Congratulations all around! I'm sure your success will grow and continue!
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Post by dotted8 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:40 pm

That's very cool! Have you stopped dancing yet ? :D A few months ago I was in SK for a couple months and it's amazing how huge K-Pop is there. Looks like your rocket is taking off. Congrats!
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