So, our open thread topic for this week. One of the most common letters I get goes something like this:
"Hey, Chris: I know you get a lot of songs in TV shows and video games, and that's what I want to do. Can you hook a brother up?"
This is the one area in which I'm generally unwilling to help people out, and I would think the reasons are obvious. My wife and I have spent almost a decade building our list of consistent placement contacts, and it is probably the single most valuable thing we own. Sharing it is quite simply out of the question. I know several other people that do what I do in some fashion, be it for a production music house, scoring, or placement of existing songs (the latter is what we do) and they're all like us, inasmuch as there's no fucking way they're gonna drop names.
Is this a bad thing? Hard to say. This is a competitive business, and there are always more people out there willing to poop out music than people that have a place for it. What I do know is that reading shit like this is a big fat waste of time.