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- February 25, 2021 at 4:44 am in reply to: Can you still use your own music in your own content after selling to a library? #37413
As soon as I have written any exclusive work and the contract is signed I consider it gone. I don’t send it to anyone or sample it or rework it or try to use it in any way. The library will send it where they want to and do with it what they will – I just move on to the next project.
I’m full time – I got my first ever back-end royalty in 2011 – it was £23 and I purchased a frame for the PRS statement with that lofty amount printed on it and a botle of cheap bubbly to celebrate with my wife. The framed statement is still on the wall in my studio. Five years later I quit my job, as my earnings (which are almost entirely all back end) had surpassed my salary. If it all ended tomorrow and I had to go out and get a ”real” job I’d be thankful I had five years doing the thing I love for a living.August 25, 2020 at 3:12 pm in reply to: Selling via WordPress BeatStars Widget on personal web site? #35659
I notice Beatstars isn’t listed here – is it somewhere one can make money?
I love Shooting Star – I can definitely hear that being used. Have you tried submitting to any libraries?July 27, 2020 at 1:50 am in reply to: Newb wondering if he can hang with the big boys/girls? :) #35470
Go for it. Spend as much time making music and as little time complaining about how it’s not like it used to be as you can
Busy working – I have twins due this week (!) so trying to get a ton of music finished so I can take some time off.
Welcome @BeatSqueezer – I’m sure you’ll find MLR invaluable.
It doesn’t necessarily have to be either. A lot of UK libraries are back end only. Have you tried asking the library you are referring to or have you found them listed here?
BUMPY…April 14, 2020 at 10:54 am in reply to: Seeking advice. Client reached out to me directly on RF site #34623
I was approached by an advertising agency who had downloaded a track from P5 and used it in a commercial. They then wanted something exclusive and bespoke for another client. If you can work out a deal and all parties are happy go for it !March 26, 2020 at 10:19 am in reply to: What are your predictions for the impact on library music? #34524
I was thinking recently (perhaps optimistically) there is going to be more demand for content than ever because everyone’s at home. I have noticed plenty of plays recently on lots of best moments/greatest game/top 100 type sports shows, (presumably editors can work remotely and put these programmes together) and as Music1234 says there will be plenty of repeats on TV – hopefully they will be repeats of shows with our music! Most of us who are a one person operation can continue to work as normal. I for one am very grateful for that. I think those of us who have been doing this for a long time – who are self-sufficient and are making a living – will survive it. Anybody attempting to break into this business right now – well it was already harder than ever before and I really feel for them, but my message to anyone would be the same as it always is – if you can, keep on keeping on.