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#1151131 - 02/23/19 04:20 PM Broadjam  
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Anyone ever use Broadjam to pitch material?

#1151171 - 02/24/19 09:19 PM Re: Broadjam [Re: Everett Adams]  
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Years ago. Nothing came of it. I've never heard of any success stories like I heard from TAXI.


#1151173 - 02/24/19 11:59 PM Re: Broadjam [Re: Everett Adams]  
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Out of ALL the JPF users, I wonder how many can claim anything from such sites.

John Lawrence Schick has a publisher, which is how he got and gets pro placements. (Congrats again, John)! Wish I was smart enough to find such a publisher, or to have material worthy of placements, even with a publisher! Did Broadjam or Soundcloud or others help you?

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Actually a Member Since 1996 or 97 (Number One Hundred Something).

#1151180 - 02/25/19 07:35 AM Re: Broadjam [Re: Everett Adams]  
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Broadjam seems to put out request for many songs of all kinds, but if you are not a premium member it cost 20.00 dollars per song to pitch, if you are a premium member it cost 5.00 dollars to pitch. Could get costly if you do much pitching. Membership is not cheap either.

#1151182 - 02/25/19 08:10 AM Re: Broadjam [Re: Johnny Daubert]  
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Originally Posted by Johnny Daubert
Out of ALL the JPF users, I wonder how many can claim anything from such sites.

John Lawrence Schick has a publisher, which is how he got and gets pro placements. (Congrats again, John)! Wish I was smart enough to find such a publisher, or to have material worthy of placements, even with a publisher! Did Broadjam or Soundcloud or others help you?

Thanks Johnny, but there's a lot of luck involved. Years ago I used TAXI (20+ years). They got me my first placements on Bad Girls Club and Dateline NBC. Broadjam was once connected to TAXI. TAXI used Broadjam's website to review submitted songs. Broadjam then decided to leave TAXI and do a watered-down version of TAXI. A lot of Broadjam opportunities are with music libraries.

Best, John smile

#1151199 - 02/25/19 02:02 PM Re: Broadjam [Re: Everett Adams]  
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I thought this was about a bunch of broads getting together for a jam

#1151884 - 03/25/19 05:15 PM Re: Broadjam [Re: Everett Adams]  
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I've gotten a couple of songs "selected" contracts offered, some accepted, some rejected, but so far, no license deals ( most of the opportunities are with music libraries, though not all, I got a contract with one publisher who had a few major hits, but no success there, either, the 2 year period elapsed and the contract terminated ).

Taxi is another, and they are probably better. But, Taxi staff, as opposed to publisher staff behind the opportunity, screen the songs. That is why I like Broadjam. Also, Broadjam has two monthly programs, one is $10 per month, and somee submission fees are $5 (film and TV) and $10 for artist submissions ( or maybe I have it backwards ) and the other is $20 per month, and all submissions are $5. Compare that to Taxi, who wants the yearly fee up front, which is $300 first year, $200 subsequent years and $5 per submission. But, i find both of these to be the better ones out there.

On Music X ray, given that MXR charges you two fees, one of wich goes to them, the larger portion goes right to the publiser, so an unscrupulous publisher can make nice money on $15 submission fees ( I've seen it go higher) which is on top of the $5 MXR fee, so they are reaming their members. I quit submitting to them. MXR ( Mike, McCready, CEO ) will have you believe his "MIPS" ( music industry pros" ) are beyond reproach.

Maybe, for the most part. But, what of the publisher who once had a few hits, who is now resting on his laurels, using past success to eek out a living on MXR with these submission fees, or the borderline sheister who does a few legit deals, but dips into the MXR trough whenever things are tight, i;e., there is no way MrCready can tell me that this type of thing is not going on, for his business model gives it way too much temptation, and that is in a world fraught with temptations of one kind or another.

The long and short of it is that the vast majority will not benefit from these services, but they do give you a sense of hope ( and one could argue "if" you are a sucker ), and that might make it worth it for some.

I do Broadjam, but limit it to 2 or three submissions per month, i can afford to lose a little, but not a lot. You can look at it like you do Vegas responsibly. Gamble with only what you can afford to lose.

But, truth be told, you can get a directory of music libraries, there are some 500 or so, and inquire to their submissions policy, and most will listen to your music, and if you have a competent song, that fills a definite niche ( is it rock? Old rock, new? Pop? Hip Hop? Country? and the various subgenres, including period sounds ) you just might get a contract, it costs them nothing to add you to their library, (but it can't be so bad that it would reflect on them badly ) and most deals such libraries will be able to do for your are license deals to TV, commercials, film etc., but not artist placements, that world is much much much harder. None of the big three publishers give single song contracts, anymore, ( afaik they give contracts only for writers with established catalogs ). So the point is, you can do just as well by yourself, than use any of these websites.

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#1151922 - 03/26/19 07:29 AM Re: Broadjam [Re: Everett Adams]  
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Thanks Pat for a very detailed description of these companies. First you have to get past the screeners, paying a fee for them to reject or approve you, then you have to be accepted by the one looking for the music. Too much temptation to milk the writer by offering chances that might not even exist. Or you could get pitched to some bottom feeder publisher who signs songs just hoping to catch something big.

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