Cue Sheet Amanda to the Rescue Season 1

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Cue Sheet Amanda to the Rescue Season 1

Post by enblossman » Mon May 06, 2019 1:25 pm

Greetings everyone,
It's been a long battle to this point but wanted to share a new milestone for me. I signed a publishing deal about 2 years ago and started writing cues for them exclusively (since I had no other publishing deal) in 2017. I got this publishing deal through a Taxi Forward. They licensed about 25 tracks of mine out the gate and I started answering their specific calls for music and over a 2 year period through today I have licensed by 180th track with them. I would periodically check my ASCAP for cues and wasn't seeing anything listed during the entire 2 year period. As you can guess, I was getting very discouraged for the amount of time I was spending and since these high volume publishers don't really have time to encourage you or tell you how you are doing I had to take a leap of faith that they were as strong as I felt they were. (some background I did see a lot of credits for this publisher on various cable tv shows so I felt I was in the right place). long story short I was getting to a place where I felt I was going to give this publisher up and move along when I received an email that I was going to be put on their short list and they were purging their composers. With this information, I thought well maybe they landed some tracks for me. (I had no idea). Well, fast forward to last week when I saw a cue sheet under my ASCAP account, and they used 4 cues of mine in Episode 5 of "Amanda to the Rescue" on Animal Planet. (all 4 combined to just over a minute). The most comforting aspect of this story is that THIS WAS THE VERY FIRST TRACK I LICENSED WITH THEM! I can only assume that from the date you submit to the date it shows up could be over 2 years. This episode aired on 11/2018 and didn't show up until last week. I wrote the track for an Investigative cue and they didn't use it in that context at all. Anyway, thought I would share if there was someone else in my shoes waiting for cues to appear and about to give up. Keep going! It will come!

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Post by ResonantTone » Mon May 06, 2019 7:04 pm

Great story.. thank you so much for sharing! As someone that’s just starting to plant seeds, I’m mentally prepping myself for the long haul.

Congrats on the placements! I can only imagine how awesome that feels!! :)

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Post by enblossman » Mon May 06, 2019 8:28 pm

Thanks Andrew!
Good luck!

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Post by ChrisW » Tue May 07, 2019 8:32 am

Thanks for posting - this is so helpful to hear just starting out.

Congratulations!

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Post by SteveBaruah » Wed May 08, 2019 1:45 am

Hi!

Congrats and great story!
It's so true, you need to wait 2 years, until you can really expect placements.
Hang in there!

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Post by enblossman » Thu May 09, 2019 6:38 am

Thanks Everyone!

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Re: Cue Sheet Amanda to the Rescue Season 1

Post by DannyWeber » Thu May 16, 2019 4:35 pm

I'm glad you stuck it out! That is very encouraging!!!
Thanks for sharing!


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Post by DavidSJH » Fri May 17, 2019 9:07 pm

Such great news. Write, submit, forget, repeat. Really happy to read about your persistence and dedication. Congratualtions.


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Re: Cue Sheet Amanda to the Rescue Season 1

Post by Joseph » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:26 pm

Congrats on the placement! I think I know what library this is because I got placements on the same show for the same listing. For the most part, this library has seemed pretty good on placing and registering things so just stick with it and try working for other companies in the meantime.

-Joseph

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