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CUTS! I'm actually a songwriter now!!

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:39 am
by janbaars
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!!!

Re: CUTS! I'm actually a songwriter now!!

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:00 am
by LyricsMatter
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!

Trisha

Re: CUTS! I'm actually a songwriter now!!

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:08 pm
by Tunesmith
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!

Best,
Linda C

Re: CUTS! I'm actually a songwriter now!!

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:22 pm
by funsongs
Domo arigato! How cool is that?
CONGRATS & CHEERS.
Imagine what doors that might open for you... :? :shock: :)

Re: CUTS! I'm actually a songwriter now!!

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:43 pm
by lesmac
Big congrats!!
If that ain't validation I don't know what is! :D 8-)

Re: CUTS! I'm actually a songwriter now!!

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:51 pm
by andygabrys
Wow! That's amazing!

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

Re: CUTS! I'm actually a songwriter now!!

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:06 pm
by relse1
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?
Robert

Re: CUTS! I'm actually a songwriter now!!

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:11 pm
by jdstamper
Great Story Jan! Congrats!

Re: CUTS! I'm actually a songwriter now!!

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:29 pm
by ComposerLDG
Wow, that is FANTASTIC! Congratulations all around! I'm sure your success will grow and continue!

Re: CUTS! I'm actually a songwriter now!!

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:40 pm
by dotted8
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!