One of the hardest things about being a success isn't whether or not you sold something, as much as I complain about not being a financial success with this music, I don't let that define success alone. The hardest part is how to put yourself out there. In my case, I started with social media, only had one paying customer after years of trying to promote myself. Then I went to newgrounds. Had more critical success that I truly appreciate yet after two years, not one person bought my stuff. Looked for other ways to make some extra cash so I could better my craft, one of which causing me to get recently bitched out by some jerk who has some fucked up perception of who I am without even knowing me. But I'm past that.
Getting off topic. I noticed that I made so many songs, but limited their use on Newgrounds and other projects to my permission. I did this because it was the only way I could make sure no one stole my work and refuse to credit me. I seen many download counters on some of my works, but aside from a few projects here, I would only hope to assume it's because someone likes to listen to my music. However, I also know that a lot of you have many projects that need music for the background. So starting this month I will host a monthly trivia contest.
I will post a trivia question once a month on a random subject making it easier for those that know and those that don't know the answers to be able to use their expertise to answer.
The rules are this:
There is only 1 winner per contest. No second prize beyond.
The winner gets full permission to pick 5 songs in my library of their choosing to use on their projects. Under the usual conditions of course. Such as crediting me and showing me your project, so I can promote it for you. No more, no less. You want more after, then DM me first so you can ask.
There is no closing date. The contest ends when at least three people answer. Should you all have the same answer I'll decide the winner by elimination.
Since this is the first one, I'll make easy for you.
Who was the star of the John Carpenter Film, They Live and what was his occupation before and after?
Update: Contest is now closed. The winner is @shintsukimi205. I was gonna wait until at least three, but with the month almost over I want to move on to the next contest. Maybe next time.