Signed six tracks to an Exclusive library deal

Once again, I have to thank TAXI for providing me with another deal. It's with an established library on the East coast.

I ended up writing 6 tracks for this deal. A couple of them were hard rock tracks that I typically write. One of them was more of a singer-songwriter track that I've recently started writing more of thanks to another deal that I have.

But the other three were brand new genres for me: Spy music and Sci-Fi. The spy track was an absolute blast to write. It was a bit challenging as I'm not accustomed to writing horn parts but I eventually got it down. And the sci-fi tracks were fun to write too. They felt more like writing sound design than actual 'music' in the traditional sense of the word.

Hope this turns into a great relationship with the library and opens the door to more placements down the road.

Back in the swing of things

I knew it had been awhile since I last posted, but until I actually looked at my site, I didn't realize it had been almost a month! Yikes! Gotta say that the blog contest I participated in definitely helped me post on a more frequent basis.

One reason for my lack of posts is that March is the height of the college basketball season here in the States and I end up spending quite a bit of time following my favorite team, the Kentucky Wildcats. I really thought we were going to bring home Championship #8 this year but alas, that didn't happen. We had our worst shooting night of the season against a team that was having one of their best and in a one-and-done type tournament, that usually spells disaster for you. But regardless, I was very proud of our team this year. I can't remember when I ever had so much fun watching the team play but it was probably the '95-96 season, ie. Championship #6, and the first one that I could remember. I was only 4 when they won #5 so I don't remember that one. But I can tell you exactly where I was at when we won #6 (and #7) :-) Earlier tonight several of the players announced that they would be entering the NBA draft so it looks like next year's team is going to be a brand new group of players. Let the fun begin!

Pop-Punk track placed

I just got off the phone with a producer of a Christian TV show called World Impact and it looks like they're going to use one of my pop-punk instrumental tracks, "The Sun Will Shine," for an episode of their show.

The show will be airing later in the summer and I should hopefully have a link to the episode once it's aired. I'll post more details as they come available.

UPDATE: I've embedded the episode below or you can view it at the following link:

My track goes from 4:10 - 4:45.

Getting Past Your Grief - Full Show from World Impact TV on Vimeo.

Placement on TLC's Toddlers & Tiaras

I was going through my ASCAP statement and noticed that I had a placement on an episode of TLC's Toddlers & Tiaras. This was a result of a forward from TAXI that turned into a deal.

I've included the clip below. My track is used from the 4:35-4:55 section. Or you can view it at this link where it's already cued up for you :-)