David Banks

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Fab, Shrink!

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David Banks posted 5 days ago


Thank you Amber! Love you!


AmberAstron Christo6348266 posted 4 days ago


Ditto


Anxious Rabbit posted 7 days ago to David Banks


Hey David, i'm fairly new to Broad Jam compared most, but have some grey hair on the music side. You have an impressive body of work and it's plain a very flexible musicality. I have a personal question, which i'd prefer not to ask on an open forum if i may. My email is [ timkoerber@earthlink ] - unless you'd prefer otherwise, no worries. Cheers! TK

   
 
David Banks posted 7 days ago to Barry Osbourn


Barry, I can see this being used in lots of places! Not too busy and a great vibe!

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Barry Osbourn posted 7 days ago


Thanks David for checking them out and the thumbs up, I value your opinion and its good to know I'm on the right track. I did, fix and stat doing button endings on all my stuff too. Something I would have never thought of as a problem.


David Banks posted 7 days ago to Barry Osbourn


Love the mood on "Cruising"

   
 
Barry Osbourn posted 1 week ago to David Banks


Hi David, just wanted to thank you again for the advice and inspiration you shared with me back in April. I'm not one of those empty talkers, I actually do what I say I will. I went back into the studio and have been working ever since. I ended up with like 40 new instrumentals and really expanded my beats and textures and moods thanks to your inspiration. I didn't listen to any of your music again after that so any resemblances are purely coincidental. I very mush like to pursue my own passions. anyway. I wish there was a way to highlight new songs on our song list here but don't see such a function. 4 songs that were inspired by listening to you are: "Cruising" "Broken", " Passion and Pride", and "Triumph and Defeat". The last one oddly enough could fit in the same sub genre as your vastest work. the Zeitgeist at work. and I too find the Broadjam description list wanting. Take care and thanks again. Barry Osbourn

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David Banks posted 1 week ago


You are welcome Barry! I never mind anyone being inspired/influenced by my work! Or borrowing the odd riff here and there! I take it as a compliment. You are probably unaware about the time I was working with Peter Gabriel (many years ago) and my friends phoned me and said "have you heard the latest Peter Gabriel album! It has quite a bit of your work in it!" They thought I would be upset but the opposite! If Someone like Peter Gabriel wants to nick parts of my work then it only validates my worth! I was a struggling musician at the time so it was a huge compliment! And I've never shut up about it since! I will listen to your new tracks shortly and give some feed back! But well done in writing all those tunes in such a short time!


Barry Osbourn posted 1 week ago


Thanks David, any feedback is welcome, I do know one thing, My production isn't quite as good as yours, I'm just working on a laptop with garageband so it has its limitations. A real studio would be nice but oh well.


Jim Pfeifer posted over 30 days ago to David Banks


Fantastic track "Triumphantly Flawed", love it!

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David Banks posted over 30 days ago


Thanks Jim!


Randy Calado posted 4 weeks ago


Thank you for the 5-star rating on my piano song, "Coming Home." I really appreciate it! Your music is great! I really enjoyed listening to "Triumphantly Flawed." Best of luck to you!


George Michael John posted over 30 days ago to David Banks


Hey David,
Thanks for the stars on Plastic, much appreciated!!


   
 
Jim Pfeifer posted over 30 days ago to David Banks


Thanks so much for the 5-star rating on my song Keepsakes, very much appreciated! You're one of the composers on Broadjam that I truly look up to, so it means a lot coming from you. Good luck with all of your music projects!

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David Banks posted over 30 days ago


Thanks Jim! Only had a handful of placements this year! Have you had many placements your self? I hope so, some of your music is amazing!


Jim Pfeifer posted over 30 days ago


I've only had 1 or 2 placements in the last year. One of the placements ran on a few different episodes of a show, which was nice. But overall my placement numbers haven't been high. I'm still trying to find the right libraries to approach for the kind of music that I have. Its a work in progress. I'm also trying to get better and making tracks that are more usable for placement for TV and film - that is another aspect to the whole game.


David Banks posted over 30 days ago


Hi Jim, I played one of your tracks to Epitome Music Library and they like what they heard! They are exclusive but they do get things placed on a regular basis. Epitome is willing to place you on their contact list when they need tracks (they are very fussy). I can give you the CEOs email address if you are up for it? He asked me to give it to you! Are you interested? It's a great library!


Jim Pfeifer posted over 30 days ago


David, thanks so much!! Yes, I'm interested. I can't thank you enough for helping me make a new contact. I owe you one!


David Banks posted over 30 days ago


Just sent you an email with contact details


Teri Feaser posted over 30 days ago to David Banks


Thanks for the 5 stars on Love Overwhelms me!!!

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David Banks posted over 30 days ago


Thanks also Teri for your support! Keep up the good work!


David Banks posted 3 days ago


Teri, I just heard the good news that you have been selected to do an album for HD Music Now! Congratulations and well done I'm very happy for you!


Barry Osbourn posted over 30 days ago to David Banks


So, I'm asking around, I've been reading a lot lately from amazing composers like yourself who have been on Broadjam, for 3-10 years and submitted to hundreds of opps, and never made a penny here. Just wonder what your story is, You've been here for 9 years and have hundreds of really professional pieces of music. Have you ever landed a license? BJ doesn't have a success story thread, and I'm quite honestly beginning to get quite suspicious about the whole endeavor.

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David Banks posted over 30 days ago


Barry, do not get suspicious of Broadjam! I am living proof that Broadjam can work and all is above board (of course they have to make money! we all do). I get on average 30 tracks licensed a year through this site! It's not often that I brag but I want to assure you that you're in good hands here! I don't know much about you but I'm guessing you haven't been a member for long. It was a bit slow for me too (at first) until I realised that I wasn't focusing and targeting the right listings (that has now changed hence the constant placements). I've just listened to your track "Frontier Justice" and what a professional sounding composition and nice guitar work. I wouldn't have a problem placing this! I personally wouldn't write 7 minutes (6:48 to be precise) if you are targeting libraries. If you are not familiar with dealing with music libraries just send me an email telling me about your experience and I will give you some tips to help you get the ball rolling and hopefully kick start your career!


Barry Osbourn posted over 30 days ago


Hey, we have a winner, Hi David, Thank you so much for your response and kind words. I've asked about 10 or so composers who seem to have been on here for at least 5 years and have what I would consider extremely professional soundtrack music. You being one of them. and Have had some luke warm reviews of BJ, most say they have listings in libraries or publishing deals but haven't really made any money yet. SO I'm so glad to here from you and that you have actually had some final success, I do like BJ and I suppose I've been hoping to hear success stories such as yours. I want to BELIEVE it's possible. so thanks, What do you think is a good song length, I do have many like 2 minute compositions for commercials and probably average about 4 minutes on most tracks but a few of the slower moody tracks did get a little long. Can't they just use whatever part they want and fade it out, I mean even a 3 minute song is probably never going to be played in its entirety in a movie or commercial. the way I see it, the first 60 seconds are the most important and probably all that will ever be heard in most cases, unless your an intro or credit piece. What do you think?


David Banks posted over 30 days ago


Yes they will usually use a few seconds of a piece that's why it is a good idea if you make it easy for them to cut in and out by adding edit points in your track which I tend to give them as an alternative mix (about 4 or 5 alternative mixes when they sign the track). Never fade your track (I'm sure you are aware of things like this?) Button endings or a natural fade at best. One other thing. I buy discounted packages (when they come up) and submit around 10 tracks a month and I expect at least 2 to get picked up. One annoying thing about some listings is the lack of a true description. I've just submitted a track to a listing that asks for "up-tempo pop" and they give a you a slow R


David Banks posted over 30 days ago


Not sure why I was cut short? as I was saying they give you a slow R


David Banks posted over 30 days ago


How odd BJ keeps cutting me short? You probably know all I have to say anyway!


Barry Osbourn posted over 30 days ago


Thanks again David, Your insight is invaluable, and much appreciated. edit points are a great idea I had not thought of. I hope you don't mind, I'm going to come over to your page and listen to a bunch of your music, I promise I'm not there to steal, I very much have my own ideas and styles, I just want to see hear your edit points idea, and get a better feel for music that's had success here. I do wish BJ had a success thread where all songs that have been licensed were published. It would make comparison a whole lot easier. But they probably don't want amateurs to get discouraged and walk away. Do you know any other users that have licensed material on BJ, As I said before, I've heard so many great composers here and then come to find out they're like , yea but I've never made a dime here, and I'm just blown away, But there must be many people like yourself or the whole things would become apparently fraudulent within a couple of years, I'm just hungry to hear some success stories and see if I can't listen and learn and improve my endeavors. that's really all there is to my inquiry, I'm not out to prove BJ is a fraud, I'd be really disappointed if it was. So I'm so relieved to hear your story. Thanks again, and hope you don't mind if I toss a question at you every now and then, Barry


David Banks posted over 30 days ago


I don't mind you listening at all, you can even borrow a few ideas and make them your own (not a problem). I should mention that to be realistic you need a 5 year plan. In that time you can expect to make several contacts by placing some tracks and what then happens is that the library calls on you (and 50 others) requesting various genres of music he needs by a given date. So you build your catalogue quickly that way. I recommend you should still submit via Broadjam and keep it building. You tend to need hundreds of tracks in a library or several libraries before you start earning. To get an idea about edit points I suggest you listen to "On A Festive Hop" "Compulsive U" "Caught In The Act" and maybe "Rising Of The Brave" (extra edit points). All these are on the first few pages of my music list. Feel free to get back if you have any questions. Enjoy!


Barry Osbourn posted over 30 days ago


thanks again David, great advice and insight, I did listen to many of your tracks and can see that you do have style and genre niched out for yourself, Truly inspiring , time for me to head back to the ole headphone studio and strat a new batch. I'm going to zero in on about 3 genres , I've only got about 200 more cuts to make and need to remix my fade outs and turn them into buttons. Peace out, and we'll talk again down the road. Barry


David Banks posted over 30 days ago


One more thing! You might want to check out Audiosparx a library that once they have listened to 3 tracks and accepted your work, you can upload as much music as you like into the library without having to get it cleared by the A


David Banks posted over 30 days ago


Cut me off again? looks like when I do a capital r it ends my message? Anyway, Audiosparx get me several placements a year. The only drag is filling out the metadata but a great site for media composers


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