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Several months ago, I ended my exclusive distribution contract with TuneCore in favour of several new non-exclusive licensing contracts. Because of this, I lost the ability to publish my music to mainstream media outlets like iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon (and many others).

Fortunately, I now have my own store on my website (haelphon.com) where I can once again sell my music to all of you! While I may not be able to get my content up on the previously mentioned stores at the moment, this will definitely work in the short-term as I work on building a private publishing label for my tunes.

You can enter my store by clicking the “download” tab in the menu at the top of the website.

Please know that the site uses Paypal’s interface to facilitate transactions. It is completely safe and secure and it accepts both Paypal (of course) and all major charge cards.

As always, thank you for listening and thank you for your patronage.

—Haelphon

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This is the logo for Playup Music.

In the first half of 2016, I decided to pivot how I was going to brand my music.
Thanks to my friends at Pixability Incorporated, Haelphon has now been used in several commercials and other digital forms of media.

This triggered a new set of thoughts for me. For the longest time, I had spent my music “career” trying to somehow hit fame and fortune. Every artist hopes that one day they wake up surrounded by viral fame. Rarely ever is this the case. I decided that I needed to stop trying to become some overnight sensation and instead focus on providing music to clients privately.

With the help of my friend and colleague Bill, I began reaching out to music licensing services in hopes of getting my tracks into companies’ catalogues. After more than a month, I heard back from a company based in Australia called Playup Music whose clientele included companies like Victoria’s Secret and Armani. We signed a non-exclusive deal and some of my music can be found here through their website’s media player.

My success rate was around 50%. Out of my four different submissions to separate companies, I had heard back successfully from two; the first being Playup and the second being CrucialMusic, which licenses for TV and film. I currently await their contract.

As a producer with a library of almost entirely instrumentals, I feel like this pivot was a great way to go. I look forward to spreading my tunes further.

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