SQUEE. To the max.
Yep, even better than a baby hippo pic.
Though not quite as good, as, “Hey, peasants, guess what, i has agent with William Morris Agency,*sounds of triumphant squees* and The Thing is represented round the world by people who will foment a publishers’ bidding war for meh.”
Instead of the William Morris Agency and publishers fighting in jelly, but quite good, all by itself, I haz announcement….
Since about 2007, when the super-cool 70′s/80′s US world famous pop duo (or one of them) happened to be in a farmhouse in Wales with a world famous member of a UK 60′s supergroup, who happened to be playing some songs of mine he’d recorded because he knows the guy who’s one of my co-writers *pauses for breath* well, since then, there’s been no interest in my music.
I hadn’t been pushing it, the people playing it at gigs weren’t gigging much, and I wasn’t expecting anything. But then i got the phonecall.
Someone wants to record one of them. Ooh? Ooh! OMG! Squee! And other things that signify excitement. So now i have to join PRS. Wait, all my musical education is non Aussie, and about 2 decades out of date (when i left the business side of the music industry).
It’s not even called Performing Rights Society here, but praise be to Baby Jebus and His Holy ButtPlug! There’s an Aussie version, which is completely free to join. ARPA… wait, no APRA-AMCOS! And it’s free – did i mention that? (And thanks again to the delicious and delightful @Gabfran, who helped!) Now we hope the person records it, and doesn’t just blow their brains out on coke.
See, i’ve seen it happen heaps. Too often to get excited. Not only did i see the business side, i was in bands, had friends in bands. One friend ended up with no money left, half an album, and a producer flying on keys of Bolivian marching powder. A change of hierarchy at the record company left him without a contract. He was one of the lucky ones, they didn’t come after him for the advance.
The other thing? I wrote that song back in the 1990′s. So long ago i’d have to look it up in the archives to find out when exactly. Probably about ’96. So long ago i’d stopped bothering to punt it about. And here we are, fourteen years later, and someone’s sniffing around.
This is the music biz. *sigh*
We iz nearly faymoose. Again.
The post title? oh – songschreiber = songwriter. “I am a songwriter.” With a bit of Lolspeak chucked in. It’s like when Kennedy said, I can haz Hamburger! Wait. He said Ich Bin Laden ein Berliner. Something like that. It was bad German, allegedly, just like my title.