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#790544 - 01/25/10 03:43 PM I'm having a song of mine used in a radio commercial!  
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Okay, so it's a local spot. A VERY local spot (just in the far north suburbs of Chicago). And it's a spot for a friend's restaurant. But, it's still exposure and he's still paying me.

That's a first for me.

Okay, so I tried telling him that I didn't want to take his money, as he needs every penny that he has, opening a new restaurant. But he is insisting. So... I'm getting paid.
Cool. Maybe I'll take that money and record another song with it. Why not?

And, FYI, if you're curious:
It's an instrumental that I've included on my new album that he just thought sounded "right" for the spot. A strange, strange instrumental. But people seem to like it.

#790551 - 01/25/10 04:13 PM Re: I'm having a song of mine used in a radio commercial! [Re: PopTodd]  
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Congratulations! I've gotten boots, free meals, thanks, and had my carpets cleaned for doing radio spots. Money is great!!! smile Make sure you get a copy of the spot itself to put in your demo. Strange is good.


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#790556 - 01/25/10 04:33 PM Re: I'm having a song of mine used in a radio commercial! [Re: Mike Dunbar]  
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Strange? Did someone say that wonderful "S" word? As Mike says "strange is good" - except no one remembers your name. grin

Congratulations Todd! Hope the restaurant's a success and he continues to use your strange tune.

Best, John smile

#790570 - 01/25/10 05:53 PM Re: I'm having a song of mine used in a radio commercial! [Re: John Lawrence Schick]  
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Congrats Todd!!


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#790623 - 01/25/10 11:07 PM Re: I'm having a song of mine used in a radio commercial! [Re: PopTodd]  
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Heya Todd! Awesome & what a hoot!!!

Whatcha should do next is write a specific song for your friend's restaurant....Perhaps not as long as Arlo's for his friend Alice's, but something catchy & upbeat...He's gonna need a new commercial someday, right?

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#790624 - 01/25/10 11:08 PM Re: I'm having a song of mine used in a radio commercial! [Re: MidniteBob]  
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Well done, Todd! wink

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#790627 - 01/25/10 11:47 PM Re: I'm having a song of mine used in a radio commercial! [Re: DonnaMarilyn]  
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Congratulations on your latest success. Paid is paid. grin


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#790628 - 01/25/10 11:49 PM Re: I'm having a song of mine used in a radio commercial! [Re: Jean Bullock]  
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How many of us has even had this success? You go Pop!



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#790630 - 01/26/10 12:03 AM Re: I'm having a song of mine used in a radio commercial! [Re: Janet Snow]  
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Hi Pop,

GOOD FOR YOU MAN !!

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#791009 - 01/27/10 04:02 PM Re: I'm having a song of mine used in a radio commercial! [Re: Calvin]  
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Excellent!


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