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what a beautiful voice you have sends chills
Hi Buc: I just listened to Thinkin About Drinkin. Another great song. I didn't realize you were a fellow New Yorker. I just read your biography and I was very moved. Keep up the songwriting for you and for all us fans who get to hear your work.
Hi Belle, thanks for the listen. How'd a country girl end up in the big city? I have some good friends I work with there. I produce a childrens TV show with Chris Burke, who played "Corky" on an old TV show called "Life Goes On". (www.ForeverFrinedsShow.org)
Thanks a lot for listening to my new one and your comments. Best of luck, You've got some excellent material yourself!
Thanks for the connection Belle :) ... peace
Hi Belle ! how are you doing ? thanks for adding me , best , Marie.
i wanna be that girl--great song--i like it a lot--nice spirit to it--nice flow--cheers--joe.
You've sweet songs here that'd take you somewhere. Good luck on your journey!
Thank you so much for your comment. Good luck on your musical journey as well
Hi Roy: First off thank you for a truly wonderful website - I have a question for you - it comes more out of frustration than anything else and I don't know if you even have the answer - I submit to many licensing opportunities and often I see that my artist profile has been looked at by the opportunity provider which leads me to believe they are at least slightly interested in my work - yet I to date have not had any selections - maybe I am missing some crucial element in my profile that could help get me chosen? Anyway it's nice to say hi and introduce myself - I am sorry I missed you when you came to New York a few months ago
Belle, Thanks for the note. Before I answer questions like this, I listen to the artist so I can give a qualified answer. Sometimes I would say an artist might need to work on the production, arrangement or vocal. With you none of this is the case. Your stuff is well performed well with good productions so it makes it that much harder to provide guidance. If the providers are viewing your profile and considering your songs, it's probably coming down to artistic preference between you and another writer/producer. That's my guess and I would not get discouraged and actually be encouraged by this......I have been listening to your list. Again and Cry For Me have jumped out to me. Very good songs.....I will follow up with an email as well.....All the best, Roy
In addition to what Belle has said, we'd like to know if one's country of residence plays a role as to who wins in the end. Wouldn't it be fair and advisable to view an artist's profile once the consideration process is done and a final decision has been made?
Isn't every song judged on merit in terms of how much it conforms to the provider's requirements? Isn't that the reason why Broadjam says; "See how others interpreted this opportunity"? For example in the cellphone ad, the two considered songs are great but did any of them include anything that promotes the mobile company? Wasn't this opportunity about that? Wouldn't one say this song does? It's "When You're Gone" http://www.broadjam.com/player/player.php?play_file=62866_544204 1
Should we be discouraged by this? Or is there something we don't know about the provider's synopsis?
Waiting for some enlightenment.
Hi DRM,...I don't think Roy can do much about a particular Provider's reasoning and the choice he/she makes...I've been at a loss for words sometimes when the Provider has chosen 3 songs that to my mind/ear.....had non of the elements the Provider asked for in the first place...one I remember quite recently...asked for a piece containing Staccato strings...or horns....none of the selected songs had staccato anything...in fact...one of the chosen was a solo piano...Legato .....lol....sometimes I wonder how some of these "Providers "....got their gig.....? Best...Ian.
Thanks a lot for sharing these sentiments. If the winner is a Broadjam member, maybe we'd take heart in the fact that we're a a family! Not so? Otherwise some of us are gonna give up completely.
Hi all. I've worked in custom composition and music licensing for a many years and can tell you more than once I've carefully met a clients description and audio examples only to learn that providing exactly what they asked for was wrong!
Ian is right. We ask for as much information as the can give us. Most of the time they know what they want. At other times, they think they know and find something that triggers an idea.....Just like songwriting, being a music supervisor is a very creative process and the direction can be altered with a good suggestion from a writer. We have no influence on their decision.....Every provider has their own unique process. I have never heard of anyone selecting music based on the country of residence. If that was their reasoning for picking a song, we wouldn't use them......Hope this helps. All the best, Roy
One other thought....If you are interested in placing music in film or tv, it's good to understand the ever changing market. My recommendation is to view some of the top shows on television on a regular basis. Listen closely to the music that is selected by our providers and note the similarities. (We display what is being considered and selected for this reason).... Most of us believe that our music would be perfect for film and tv. But the reality is, music supervisors choose music for a reason. And none of us will ever know why a person picks a certain song. If your style is similar, then your chances are better. If your style is completely different, then it will be more difficult to get placed.
For example...A Zappa like piece will probably not get placed in tv. However, that style might work perfectly in a film.....It has always been difficult to place country and rap in tv shows, primarily because of the strong lyrical content in both genres. But that is changing for the better as well.
Hopefully this will help give you clearer direction....Best of luck, Roy
That's so soothing to hear!
For more years than I care to say, I provided music to ad agencies by using the many stock music libraries I had in my studio. They would come in, tell me what they were looking for and I would play various cuts according to what they asked for. So many of them didn't have a clue. When they asked for something like "such and such a band", you never knew if it was the melody, the rhythm, the guitar sound or what that had actually perked their ear. Sometimes I would send them 10 cuts of what they asked for and a couple that were entirely different but generally it was the different ones that they picked. It is extremely hard for anyone to second guess what the client really has on their minds. That was the big problem with TAXI. It went thru an extra step of someone trying to guess what should be sent forward to the client. Really, most of the "providers" don't really know what they want. IMO.
You just hit the nail right on the head! I think it's a waste of time trying to write a song for a specific opportunity then. All we've got to do is just submit whatever song we feel like and hope it's the one that's gonna tickle their taste buds!
You hit me hard with your awesome voice that won't ever hurt! You are too good!
Dear Chalam: Thank you so much for your comment - I can only take the credit for the songwriting - the awesome voice belongs to Julie Burton, an amazing demo singer in the Nashville area. Thanks for listening to the song
i wanna be that girl--pretty good song--all the way around--cheers--joe
Thank you so much Nashville Joe - I appreciate the kind words
Thanks Belle for a very honest review of That's the Sound. Ed