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#552685 - 09/03/19 05:44 AM [User Showcase] Dare To Dream The Impossible -- this song earned me $4.00 in Turkey this year!
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Amazing!

I recently discovered that earlier this year, a TV station in Turkey used my song "Dare To Dream The Impossible". This is the first time ever that I've made some royalties from a song written, arranged, performed and produced entirely by me.

In all honesty, I'm blown away by the fact that I can write a song here in Australia, it is heard by someone in Turkey and they like it enough to attach it to something on TV, and my copyright registration directs them back to me....

It seems like it's true... IMPOSSIBLE = I'M POSSIBLE

After listening to "Dare To Dream" again, I can hear just how far my production and singing skills have come in 6 years. Looks like it's time to revisit this one and apply a bit of present day pizzazz to it!

Anyway....At the moment I feel like celebrating so here is the song, warts and all. I hope it inspires someone and encourages songwriters to appreciate what PG Music, Band In A Box and the Users Showcase forum make possible for all of us. I'm so thankful and I feel so lucky that I discovered them.

VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/62522252

AUDIO (and Lead-Sheet): https://soundcloud.com/noel-adams/dare-to-dream-the-impossible

I'll get around to bringing it up-to-date sometime in the future. In the meantime, I hope you are able to enjoy it for what it is.

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#552696 - 09/03/19 07:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dare To Dream The Impossible -- this song earned me $4.00 in Turkey this year! [Re: Noel96]
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Great to hear this again, Noel.

Congratulations on the placement!

It is inevitable that Noel-dreaming-the-impossible would turn it into the possible.

fj

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#552699 - 09/03/19 07:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dare To Dream The Impossible -- this song earned me $4.00 in Turkey this year! [Re: Noel96]
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Noel,

This was a great song and performance. Congratulations on the royalties! Great news!

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#552708 - 09/03/19 08:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dare To Dream The Impossible -- this song earned me $4.00 in Turkey this year! [Re: Noel96]
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Congrats, Noel! Really enjoyed my listen - nicely catchy, and a great groove as well. I thought the mix job was concise and professional too.

Thanks for sharing smile
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#552739 - 09/03/19 01:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dare To Dream The Impossible -- this song earned me $4.00 in Turkey this year! [Re: Noel96]
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Congrats are in order! Fantastic job on this one. It must feel nice to be able to collect some royalties!
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#552785 - 09/03/19 09:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dare To Dream The Impossible -- this song earned me $4.00 in Turkey this year! [Re: Noel96]
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A toast to talent, hard work, and serendipitty! It's a wonderful feel good positive song. And hope you have many more placements. Well deserved Noel!!!

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#552793 - 09/03/19 11:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dare To Dream The Impossible -- this song earned me $4.00 in Turkey this year! [Re: Noel96]
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Well Done Noel!

Incidentally, I feel the same way as you. "Lucky to have discovered this product"!

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#552794 - 09/03/19 11:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dare To Dream The Impossible -- this song earned me $4.00 in Turkey this year! [Re: Noel96]
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Really fine, uplifting piece. The band and singer sound good to me, but it's inspiring that you are yet committed to honing and not resting on $4.00 worth of laurels.
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#552796 - 09/03/19 11:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dare To Dream The Impossible -- this song earned me $4.00 in Turkey this year! [Re: Noel96]
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Well done Noel.
Proud of you mate. Rob4580

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#552892 - 09/04/19 02:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dare To Dream The Impossible -- this song earned me $4.00 in Turkey this year! [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Great to hear this again, Noel.

Congratulations on the placement!

It is inevitable that Noel-dreaming-the-impossible would turn it into the possible.

fj


Thanks, floyd! I appreciate that you had time for a re-listen. This song was assembled using the Ultrapak and it sounds pretty good!

All the best,
Noel
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#552969 - 09/05/19 03:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dare To Dream The Impossible -- this song earned me $4.00 in Turkey this year! [Re: Noel96]
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Well done Noel.
Money sin't validation or justification but it can be a nice tip of the hat.
COOL song - no shock it was picked up.
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#553068 - 09/05/19 11:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dare To Dream The Impossible -- this song earned me $4.00 in Turkey this year! [Re: Noel96]
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Very cool Noel a!

I think on one of the major streaming platforms your would have to get thousands of streams to earn that amount.
It's amazing somebody didn't just rip it off. Good for you!

So what do we think about it? How about what we said six years ago in the original post:

"To quote Janice "Great lyrics and reminds me of early Beatles." We just streamed it from phone to our living room sound system. Great sound all the way around. Will watch the video when we gravitate to the computer room, i.e., after more coffee. Another good one for sure!!"

Nice

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#553105 - 09/05/19 02:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dare To Dream The Impossible -- this song earned me $4.00 in Turkey this year! [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud


I think on one of the major streaming platforms your would have to get thousands of streams to earn that amount.
It's amazing somebody didn't just rip it off. Good for you!

Yes, my sentiments exactly. I'm really happy to hear that they were able to collect on their royalties, especially considering the type of digital age we live in where most people just take what they want and don't ask any questions about who they might be negatively impacting by doing so when it comes to music.
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#553143 - 09/05/19 05:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dare To Dream The Impossible -- this song earned me $4.00 in Turkey this year! [Re: Noel96]
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Good song, Noel! First time I hear it. It is cool that you now have an audience in Turkey!!! Maybe I will travel to your first concert in Istanbul (very nice city)...

Very well done!
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#553348 - 09/06/19 09:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dare To Dream The Impossible -- this song earned me $4.00 in Turkey this year! [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Noel,

This was a great song and performance. Congratulations on the royalties! Great news!

Bob


Thanks Bob. I'm still smiling smile
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#553365 - 09/07/19 01:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dare To Dream The Impossible -- this song earned me $4.00 in Turkey this year! [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Congrats, Noel! Really enjoyed my listen - nicely catchy, and a great groove as well. I thought the mix job was concise and professional too.

Thanks for sharing smile


Hi Deryk,

Thanks for dropping by. This was the UltraPlusPak (2013) and even listening to this song after using the Audiophile version of BIAB for a few years, the instruments still sound terrific. BIAB is such a great songwriting tool! I couldn't have written all the songs I have without it.

All the best,
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#553367 - 09/07/19 01:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dare To Dream The Impossible -- this song earned me $4.00 in Turkey this year! [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
Congrats are in order! Fantastic job on this one. It must feel nice to be able to collect some royalties!


Hi Ember,

Thank you!!! I'm over the moon with actually getting some royalties. How good is that! The amount is irrelevant. It's just good to know that someone liked my music enough to pay for it.

I appreciate the visit smile
Noel
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#553397 - 09/07/19 06:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dare To Dream The Impossible -- this song earned me $4.00 in Turkey this year! [Re: Noel96]
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Love your songs Noel. Such a positive message. Super vocal and lyric. Such a nice listen. Well done
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#553404 - 09/07/19 06:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Dare To Dream The Impossible -- this song earned me $4.00 in Turkey this year! [Re: Noel96]
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Hi Noel,

Now you see? Nothing is impossible. If even Erdogan is at your feet. That was realy an impossible thought, but look, you did it.
And I know why... It's a good song, strongly performanced, with good vocals and nice -kind of- sweet lyrics (if you know what I mean).
Very well done!

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#553537 - 09/07/19 05:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Dare To Dream The Impossible -- this song earned me $4.00 in Turkey this year! [Re: Sundance]
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Originally Posted By: Sundance
A toast to talent, hard work, and serendipitty! It's a wonderful feel good positive song. And hope you have many more placements. Well deserved Noel!!!


Thanks, Josie! You hit the nail on the head... that 'serendipity' factor is the big one!

Even if no-one else ever expresses interest in one of my songs again, I have this little bit of a milestone to bring a few smiles!

I appreciate that you found time to have a listen.

All the best,
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