So I sent out about two dozen pieces of music to a lot of major publishers A YEAR AGO, and got a ton of rejections, but heard back from one of them today and they have offered a contract on one of my pieces. I'm very pleased, but proceeding carefully. I've been in this boat before, dealing with clauses and paragraphs in the contract, but all seems up front and well so far. Everything appears to be industry standards. All good! (I hope.)
The reason this is big news is because I've just spent the past 12 years publishing all my music myself. (Over 400 pieces) So to have a major publisher take interest gives me a little enthusiasm to keep writing fresh, original stuff.
Just wanted to share the news with my friends here!
Oh Daniel, That is well deserved Congratulations to you!
fantastic news Daniel.Must check out your hubs to find out the type of music you are into.Congrats.
wow, that is wonderful!
i was just having a conversation with a friend last night about perseverance towards getting published, and here you are, you hung in there and made it! that's very inspiring Daniel.
Congatulations. I write lyrics but sadly have no talent to write the music, and no one I know does. Way to go DUDE!
Good Luck in the negotiations!
Now comes the Big money Daniel!
1 New Mercedese
2 New House
3 New Boat
4 Help out Dean?
Surely you jest, amigo.
3. Car payments
4. Adult, newly married kids who struggle financially.
5. Help out Dean when I have a 100 other contracts...(maybe)....
Thanks, guys. It's a milestone for me. I've published with regional publishers for years, but this is a new part of the journey.
I'm working with a young photographer to put together photo collages of my music and posting them on youtube as videos. I'm hoping it won't be much longer before I can write hubs and post vids of the music.
I'll keep you posted...
Oh awesome one! Just goes to show, if you don't give up on your dreams, you will eventually achieve them!
wonderful news daniel! congratulations!! must feel good to get that validation from a major publisher. dreams come true.
Good Job! They just got someone that knows good music when they hear it! It takes alot of moxie just put yourself out there, I can't play a pickle!
I'm so happy for you Daniel!
You certainly deserve it my friend
*Dances a jig, throws confetti, and pops a bottle of champagne*
That Is AWESOME!!! Congratulations!!!
I'll be praying that everything is above the board and that all works out for you. I wish you great success!
Goodness what a long time to wait! Congratulations on your success, how exciting for you!
This is awesome Daniel! Being a musician myself I really can understand what that means to you. You must be on cloud-nine. Congratulation on this honor.
If I may join the chorus, congratulations on this major milestone in your life. May the breeze be always at your back!
Congratulations, that is awesome!! What kind of music?
What kind of stuff do you write? Just for one instrument or for a whole bunch? What are they publishing exactly?
Good luck, this will surely lead to more successes!
Very Awesome, Congratulations..I wish I would of known before , I happen to know a few people from my days of having a very close person to me in a major band and another good friend in another major band...
Hard to go into details, one guy has passed away, but I still have access to contacts in my lil black book.
that's wonderful Daniel.... It's how I've always seen you.. inspiring people and doing great things with your life...
Happy for you Daniel. Hope everything works out and we will hear your music (even on the other side of the Pacific). Congrats!
That is brilliant news, Daniel! Congratulations on achieving something I haven't managed with any of my songs as Bard of Ely.
Congratulations from me too Daniel! Look forward to hearing your music!
Get a lawyer to once over the contract before you sign!
Congrats! What wonderful news. And, I agree with you... and Churchill.
I am inspired! It is always great to hear someone having success and making it one step closer to their dream. I may not be a musician of any sort but a dream is a dream and to hear the stories of people making good steps toward their dreams is always inspiring, thanks for sharing this with us!
Thanks, everyone, for you well-wishes!
I wrote choral music for churches for over 30 years, and have a lot of it published with smaller, regional publishers, as well as publishing a few hundred pieces myself. Nothing big, but it adds up, except when you're the publisher, if you don't have a broad consumer base, you always use your earnings for printing, promotion and distribution. So I'm glad to have major choral publisher interested.
The company does a lot more than choral, and I'm heading into a lot of new areas. There are some great opportunities coming my way through musical theater and possibly some film. Things I've wanted to do for a long time.
I'm familiar with music contracts, and this one seems very standard. Nothing out of the ordinary, so I feel pretty good about it.
I'm working with a small group of people to create some music videos to post on youtube. I doubt I'll get to any of the choral stuff for the videos. I'm focusing on instrumental pieces, songs, and previews of the musical and other things I'm working on. Should be fun. Very time consuming.
It's hard to find time to do all this stuff when I work a full-time job as well, but I'm enjoying the process a lot.
That is absolutely FANTASTIC news, Daniel! Congrats! It is well-deserved. I wish you all the very best!
Daniel what fabulous news. Congrats and here is to the music world picking up many many more of your pieces.
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