YouTube video with my music goes viral!!!

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YouTube video with my music goes viral!!!

Post by daveydad » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:04 am

One of the first orchestral pieces I ever composed (Aslan is on the Move) was just used in a dolphin/whale video filmed using a drone. It's about to hit 2 million views!! Wish I could get $1 for every view!! I guess in this case it's fame over fortune! :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo_f8mV5khg

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Re: YouTube video with my music goes viral!!!

Post by cassmcentee » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:44 am

That's a great one Dave!
Congrats
Did they loop your piece or did you make it that long?
It fits very nicely with the footage
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Re: YouTube video with my music goes viral!!!

Post by daveydad » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:55 am

It's almost a 5 minute piece that fit their footage perfectly. They'd like to use my music in future endeavors, too.

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Post by DanLuedke » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:08 pm

HA! I already saw this video earlier this week before reading your post. Makes me wonder how often I hear Taxi members' music without realizing it.

Nice piece! Congrats!
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Post by DanLuedke » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:29 pm

Also, I hope you register to get royalties for digital if you haven't already.
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Post by daveydad » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:49 pm

I have it registered with BMI. What else would I have to do? I am also getting on iTunes via CD Baby.

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Post by bobporri » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:20 pm

Awesome David.

Loved the video and music.

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Post by Kolstad » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:54 am

daveydad wrote:I have it registered with BMI. What else would I have to do? I am also getting on iTunes via CD Baby.
You should make it very easy to buy the track, and link to CD Baby from the top in the text window on YouTube.
Won't you make something from those commercials on You Tube, per view?

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Re: YouTube video with my music goes viral!!!

Post by RonKujawa » Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:18 am

Congratulations! Great music and cool video. :)

Doesn't SoundExchange pay out the royalties for digital streaming like YouTube? http://www.soundexchange.com

The video has over 3 million hits now.

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Re: YouTube video with my music goes viral!!!

Post by daveydad » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:42 am

Yeah, I'm not sure how the views thing works. I did sign it up with CD Baby's PRO feature hoping that would help and enabled syncing. I was hoping eventually their software would detect and put a link to to iTunes when it appears there. Since it's not my video I can't do anything with it but did make one of my own on my page and need to figure out how to put a hyperlink in it. So far I've had enough sales to pay for CD Baby's fee!

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