First album deal

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First album deal

Post by Pvgeldrop » Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:46 pm

Even though it's not a direct TAXI success, it nevertheless started with Taxi. A few months ago, there was a listing for Beethoven covers. I got a track forwarded on that, but haven't heard anything on it yet. However, as I was rather pleased with the endresult, I decided to contact a library owner I had been in contact with before. He liked the track, and I proposed an album of classical covers, to which he agreed.

I finished the last track today after about 3 months (these tracks are not easy to make, and truth be told there was another listing in between that I had to spend time on), and the library owner liked what he heard. Now it's on to the various edits, paperwork, et cetera, which I hope to have done in a few days. Feeling quite pleased with the results, and of course very pleased to have that first album out there. :-) So, in a way, definitely a TAXI success story!

Now to figure out how to get those 15/30 seconds edits done.. onwards!
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Re: First album deal

Post by cosmicdolphin » Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:54 pm

Congrats ! Jut putting the finishing touches to my 4th , this ones a co-write so it's good to share the workload.

At least with covers you haven't got to keep coming up with new ideas, the well can start to run dry after 8 or 9 straight.

Hope you get some good placements and props for getting yourself that deal.

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Post by Pvgeldrop » Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:58 pm

Thanks Mark! Doing a cover album allowed me to focus on the learning curve of mixing/mastering orchestral pieces, and it has been an education for sure. Though I'd love to get back to composing my own stuff, I think another album like this is the likely next step. I'm hardly a skilled mixing engineer, and doing this album has taught me a lot.
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Post by mwb2 » Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:32 am

Congrats Paul! An album is a big milestone :)
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Re: First album deal

Post by SamGreene » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:33 pm

Nice work! Congrats on putting that music to good use. I read a book before joining taxi and the advice was to shop albums to libraries. Based on this and other evidence, it seems to be the way to go.

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Post by LamarPecorino » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:56 pm

Congrats on the album deal!
Onward and upward!
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Post by Kolstad » Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:35 am

Congrats, awesome project, and respect for taking on the taskS! I am working on a few albums too, and the workload is so big, I wonder if I’ll ever get through it. Im glad they are not signed in advance.

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Re: First album deal

Post by JohnnyP » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:33 am

Pvgeldrop wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:46 pm
Even though it's not a direct TAXI success, it nevertheless started with Taxi. A few months ago, there was a listing for Beethoven covers. I got a track forwarded on that, but haven't heard anything on it yet. However, as I was rather pleased with the endresult, I decided to contact a library owner I had been in contact with before. He liked the track, and I proposed an album of classical covers, to which he agreed.

I finished the last track today after about 3 months (these tracks are not easy to make, and truth be told there was another listing in between that I had to spend time on), and the library owner liked what he heard. Now it's on to the various edits, paperwork, et cetera, which I hope to have done in a few days. Feeling quite pleased with the results, and of course very pleased to have that first album out there. :-) So, in a way, definitely a TAXI success story!

Now to figure out how to get those 15/30 seconds edits done.. onwards!
Congrats Paul!
Not a genre I would even attempt to dip a pinky into...much respect! Btw how many pieces did you do for your collection? And yes those 15 and 30 second edits are a royal pain. Did you have to do stingers too?? I can only think of one natural stinger off the top of my head ( 5th Symphony) for a Beethoven piece lol!
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Re: First album deal

Post by Pvgeldrop » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:33 pm

Thanks!

It was a total of 10 tracks, averaging around 3 minutes. In the Beethoven-case, I had to cut it somewhat early, ending on a tutti chord, so that was a pretty easy stinger.
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