Ken Eichler “watched” TAXI for 10 years before he became a member. He had his doubts. Do any of these questions sound familiar?
“Is TAXI legit?”
“Do I have the right music?”
“Should I build up my catalog before I join?”
Ken Finally Joined After Waiting 10 Years, and This is What Happened…
“Since joining TAXI I have signed hundreds of pieces of music with top-name licensing companies, which has led to hundreds of placements in the past few months alone.”
If Ken hadn’t waited for 10 years to join TAXI, he could have had thousands of placements by now. Read this unedited excerpt from an interview with Ken we recently ran in our newsletter:
What was it that made you become a TAXI member?
Curiosity, hope. The concept of TAXI seemed really good to me. I just wanted to make sure it was legit before I dropped $300 on it.
How has TAXI helped you and your career?
Hmm. Let’s start with hope. Without hope, it is hard to focus on a goal and my goal was to resurrect my career in music after a 25-year hiatus.
TAXI gave me hope that serious industry insiders would actually consider my recorded music. Then TAXI gave me information-better yet, a real education-and knowledge is power!
The TAXI Road Rallies [TAXI’s FREE, Members-Only Convention] have been amazingly worthwhile-so many experts sharing so much experience-I never stop trying to learn and improve, and TAXI has been perfect for me in that respect. TAXI’s critiques have also helped me to produce music that is better suited for TV and film.
Since joining TAXI, I have signed hundreds of pieces of music with top-name licensing companies, which has led to hundreds of placements in the past few months alone.
What musical/career achievement are you most proud of?
That’s a hard question, but I recently got one of my tunes placed in the opening scene of a Criminal Minds episode. That was definitely a rush.
What has TAXI taught you about the music business?
How much time do you have? Seriously, a lot! Way too much to fit into a couple sentences.
What are your goals for 2013?
To write and record more music, increase my catalogue, generate more income from music, and to have fun doing it.
And Here’s the Genius in Ken’s Plan!
Now, instead of watching from the sidelines while other TAXI members are having success, Ken is using TAXI to create the right music. And it’s working for him!
A Few Musicians Have Earned Millions Because They Joined TAXI.
Others quit their day jobs and earn their living making music now. Many are just starting out-making a couple hundred here, a few thousand there. But they’ve all done three critical things you probably haven’t done yet.
- They didn’t wait until their music was “ready” before joining TAXI. They used our expert feedback to get ready.
- They didn’t wait until they “had more music.” Instead, they used TAXI to build a catalog of the right music.
- And they all moved past that fear that makes so many musicians “watch TAXI” from the sidelines for years before joining.
What is That Fear?
It’s that insidious little voice of doubt that lives deep inside the heads of most creative people.
“Am I good enough?”
“Is my music ready?”
“What if I’m ‘rejected?'”
You’ve Been Robbed…
That voice of doubt is a “procrastination generator,” and I’ll bet it’s already robbed you of your dream of doing music and nothing else. Stephen Baird joined TAXI, and here’s what he wrote (unedited!) in a recent email:
I joined TAXI in September of 2007 with nothing more than Reason 2.5 and an old Roland keyboard from the 1980’s. Until joining TAXI, I knew nothing about the Film/TV/Advertising market. Actually, I was quite the newbie.
Now, nearly 5 years later, I’m in my second year of making a full-time living writing music for TV Shows, Commercials, Promos, and Movie Trailers. Nearly every penny I’ve made can be traced back to TAXI-either through my music being sent to a company by TAXI, or through people I’ve met at TAXI’s free convention, or on the TAXI forum.
I’m really quite ecstatic with the way things have turned out. Not only am I making as much or more money than most of my friends, but I’m doing so via a career that I have dreamed about since I was a child.
If it weren’t for TAXI, I wouldn’t have a music career. I can’t even imagine what my life would be like right now.
So, I’d just like to thank you for offering such a great service to aspiring musicians, composers, artists, and bands. Not just for the opportunities offered through TAXI’s Industry listings, but for creating such a great environment for musicians to learn and grow.
You’ve definitely changed my life, and for that, I am forever grateful.
Don’t Expect a Miracle…
I want to be frank with you. It’s not likely that you’ll join TAXI and start making money right off the bat. Like any other business, raw talent usually isn’t enough. You need to invest your time and energy to make it work. And you need to be patient!
Are Ken and Stephen Exceptions or the Rule?
Click here and judge for yourself!
And click here too!
The bottom line is our most successful members all seem to do what I’m about to tell you.
Three “Secrets” That Improve Your Odds…
1. Carefully read all of TAXI’s Industry Listings and be selective when you pitch your music.
2. Use the feedback you get from our experts.
3. Become part of the community on our Forum.
And Here’s a FREE Bonus!
Watch TAXI TV every Monday. Nearly every successful member I met at our recent convention told me they regularly watch TAXI TV. You can watch the live shows and all the archived shows here!
Another FREE Bonus!!
In case you didn’t notice, virtually all of our successful members come to our FREE, members-only convention (the Road Rally) every year. Click here to see what you’ve been missing.
Do TAXI members meet industry people and sign deals at the Rally? Again, you be the judge after you click here.
Are You Ready to Get Your Music Heard?
If you’ve read this far, you’re obviously serious about doing something with your music. You have a couple choices. You can sit on the sidelines another year, or you can start NOW, and learn what the music industry needs and how to give it to them!
Remember Ken Eichler, who waited ten years before he joined TAXI, then got hundreds of placements in a few months?
Make sure you don’t waste another year. Start down the path of making money with your music right now!
P.S. Need a refresher course on how TAXI works? Click here!