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  • in reply to: Ok to divulge current NE library to possible new EX one? #33904
    JD
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    I have some tracks (with vocals and separate instro tracks) in a nonex library that I think have worked well for me. If I understand above posts correctly, would you be comfortable submitting these same tracks to RF libraries? If there are no concerns about competing with myself then that would give me more options of material to choose from. Of course the ultimate answer is to simply create more content but while I am working on that it could be good have some of my proven earner songs in RF libraries to maximise their potential.
    Thanks, JD

    in reply to: Ok to divulge current NE library to possible new EX one? #33900
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    Thanks Boinkeee2000,
    I haven’t yet ventured into RF libraries but if there is money to be made I will be stepping into that arena very soon.
    I understand why some ne libraries don’t want to have the same tracks that are in RF libraries, do you think that doing so is effectively competing with yourself? A client could find the same track for typical RF fees which could be less than those quoted by NE libraries.
    I don’t know the answer so am interested to get opinions on this, although I am deviating from my original post topic, any thoughts would be very useful.
    If I could use some of the tracks I already have in a NE for RF libraries it would increase the content I could make available. I am sure some of my questions have been answered elsewhere on MLR so apologies if I am repeating what has already been asked.
    JD

    in reply to: Ok to divulge current NE library to possible new EX one? #33897
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    Thanks Art and LA writer for your helpful suggestions.
    All comments have helped me in my decision to be open about the current NE library the tracks are with, (it is not RF), I think being open is a good way to start a new possible working relationship and to have or create more tracks to offer. Thank you all so much!!
    JD

    in reply to: Ok to divulge current NE library to possible new EX one? #33893
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    Thanks Michael for your reply.
    I agree that it would not be a good way to start a working relationship with a new library by being evasive, I have a strong feeling that the EX library owner would be familiar with the NE ibrary my tracks are currently with as a composer himself.
    I don’t think the 2 libraries operate in the same TV genre territorios so it may not be a problem to have the tracks signed NE with both libraries, ultimately it depends on whether the EX library is happy to sign the tracks NE as I am reluctant to withdraw the tracks from the current NE library. they are with.
    What occurred to me is to write some more material that I could offer the EX library though overall I prefer NE deals. I have about 8 tracks with 2 exclusives and although not many tracks in total, I have not had any action with any of the tracks despite a few of them being with one of the libraries for over 5 years..
    Your thoughts Michael and any other suggestions are much appreciated.
    JD

    in reply to: Libraries that specialize in vintage recordings #33691
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    There was a recent interview on Taxi TV with the owner of a library specialising in vintage recordings. I can’t remember the name but you should be able to find it on YouTube.. Good luck
    JD

    in reply to: Report subscription sites #33349
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    in reply to: Colab advice please #32560
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    Hi folks,
    Just giving an update on the thread I started a while back.
    Things with the student I described above are working out well for me.
    I asked her if the songs were already written (which they are) so we agreed that any guidance I give on pronunciation/accenting in Spanish would be as a ‘consultant’.
    We agreed that this would charged at my hourly teaching rate so now we do 1 hour guitar class followed by 1 hour consultancy on her songs.
    I and she are happy with this arrangement, no problems so far.
    All the best.
    JD

    in reply to: Library charging writers subscription fee #32362
    JD
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    Hi Art,
    Thanks for your response.
    The library is called Coney Island Music.
    JD

    in reply to: Colab advice please #32031
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    Haha!Thanks Art, maybe funny in retrospect but not at the time!
    JD

    JD
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    Thanks to everyone for your really useful feedback. I have much more clarity and confidence in an approach that works for me now.
    Much appreciated
    JD

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