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New Epic Indie EP released for licensing
August 23, 2017
Recently I put together an EP for an LA publisher / library. To explain, what often happens in the licensing game is that someone hears a track, and they ask you to put together an EP or album of those tracks. I'm not crazy about putting together whole albums under pressure as the results can be less than great unless you're on a strict brief. But I like the EP idea because it allows you to concentrate on the quality-not-quantity side of things. Time is still of the essence though so its pressurised.
I was asked the other day about this stuff and how much of "me" is on there? Interesting and fair question. And I would say on this EP, there is probably about 50% of what I might write I was totally free to make whatever music I wanted to make. Now that's pretty good relatively speaking. I really enjoyed making it. I like the catchy, often thunderous choruses, the dark and angsty tones, the heaviness of the percussion and electronics, and the apocalyptic nature of the lyrics etc. And the production was a big challenge with all the elements involved. So maybe it's closer to 60% than 50%. I was asked to write on EP of stuff based on a song of mine the Library Owner enjoyed. Usually in this game, you're asked to write something which sounds like an established artist or genre, so this was cool in that respect too.
The idea is the library will be targeting high-profile placements like trailers and end credits etc. That would be nice. Nothing is guaranteed in this game and I could even end up with nothing for my efforts...but let's hope for the best! The key in this game is moving on the next thing. Job done, lots learned, move on.
If you're curious and would like to listen then be my guest. Feel free to share: