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Re: 3 Forwards Recently - No Word From Library

Post by cosmicdolphin » Tue Nov 02, 2021 2:34 pm

melodea wrote:
Tue Nov 02, 2021 2:12 am
It's all good and I'll keep on pushing :D
That's decent going. I would be pushing to sign a lot more tracks to those 2 doors you've opened though

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Re: 3 Forwards Recently - No Word From Library

Post by melodea » Tue Nov 02, 2021 9:54 pm

🤔 you‘re right cosmic, but how to do it without beeing too pushy?

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Re: 3 Forwards Recently - No Word From Library

Post by MikeNelson » Thu Nov 04, 2021 3:44 pm

Congrats on the forwards. I heard a good saying during the Road Rally. Something like "Write, Submit, Forget, Repeat. This was great advice for me to get back to writing more. Best of luck on the forwards.

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Re: 3 Forwards Recently - No Word From Library

Post by irthlingz » Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:44 am

melodea wrote:
Tue Nov 02, 2021 9:54 pm
🤔 you‘re right cosmic, but how to do it without being too pushy?
Some advice here:

https://www.soundonsound.com/music-busi ... sic-part-1

Basically, put some tracks on a streaming service and write a polite email.

Though the article linked above assumes you have no current connection with the library, it can only help if you do!

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Re: 3 Forwards Recently - No Word From Library

Post by melodea » Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:01 am

irthlingz wrote:
Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:44 am
melodea wrote:
Tue Nov 02, 2021 9:54 pm
🤔 you‘re right cosmic, but how to do it without being too pushy?
Some advice here:

https://www.soundonsound.com/music-busi ... sic-part-1

Basically, put some tracks on a streaming service and write a polite email.

Though the article linked above assumes you have no current connection with the library, it can only help if you do!
Thanks irthlingz, great article.

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Re: 3 Forwards Recently - No Word From Library

Post by BrianSteel » Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:08 pm

Casey H wrote:
Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:41 pm
Hi!
Like Graham said, you may hear in days, weeks, months, years, or never. It's quite common to have forwards with no contact. As far as whether to pitch to other listings, YES YES YES! Keep pitching until you have a signed contract. A forward is not a deal. As a friend said, it's a "favorable introduction".

Good luck!
:D Casey
You mean even if our track gets forwarded to a library, we can pitch it somewhere else or even on taxi? The forward does not include a signed contract? All that stuff on the brief. I guess that's not binding even if we get forwarded. If the library puts our music in their library, is our status more than "forwarded" ? Sorry I am new to this biz and can learn all I can. As you can see, I am a newbie here. Please excuse my ignorance. I'm a very late bloomer.

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Re: 3 Forwards Recently - No Word From Library

Post by irthlingz » Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:05 am

BrianSteel wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:08 pm
You mean even if our track gets forwarded to a library, we can pitch it somewhere else or even on taxi? The forward does not include a signed contract? All that stuff on the brief. I guess that's not binding even if we get forwarded. If the library puts our music in their library, is our status more than "forwarded" ? Sorry I am new to this biz and can learn all I can. As you can see, I am a newbie here. Please excuse my ignorance. I'm a very late bloomer.
Hi Brian. They will/should not put it in their library without contacting you and presenting you with a contract, which you then have the option to sign or not. Once you sign, you have a "deal" -- that is the next step beyond "forwarded". Then, if someone actually uses it, you have a placement. That is the ultimate goal.

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Re: 3 Forwards Recently - No Word From Library

Post by Casey H » Sat Jan 22, 2022 8:01 am

The most important part of a contact from a library due to a Taxi listing is the relationship created. Almost always, once you sign anything with a library, they will be interesting in hearing more from you.

Polite emails with LINKS to songs (a Soundcloud or Disco playlist for example) are best. NEVER email mp3s unless they are specifically asked for. They clog up people's mailboxes.

:D Casey

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