So when I got back from lunch to find an email stating that one of my songs (Please, an older track of mine that didn’t make the cut for my first EP and I hadn’t had available on my site) was selected from a production catalog for a TV show, I was pretty excited. The show also wanted additional rights to stream the song from its website and include it in a soundtrack CD.
Then less than 30 minutes later, I received a message from a talented young filmmaker who has a movie on the festival circuit (Cannes, etc.). It’s a marvelous short that has won many independent film awards. He said he’d been listening to my EP nonstop on Spotify and wanted to make me a music video as a labor of love.
Thanks all! I’m still kind of surprised at my good fortune. I had my first Skype call with the filmmaker and he’s going to be writing a script for the next month. Given his amazing first film, this won’t be some ‘band playing in a warehouse’ video–it will be a true work of art.
I still have basically no details about the how the reality show will be using the track (up on my site again because of the expected exposure). But that will be interesting too.