Today we’d like to introduce you to Taylor Miranda.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Taylor. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I am a custom music songwriter. I have been writing songs since I was eight years old, but I fell in love with custom music after taking a songwriting class at Brigham Young University where I was assigned to write music for different prompts (e.g. a movie end-credit song for a specific movie, a song for a musical, a commercial song, etc.). I loved writing to prompts and jumping genres and knew that I wanted to do more with it.
From a song I co-wrote in that same class with my friend Eliza Smith called “Live or Survive”, I was inspired to start my band TREN, and we tried to land the end-credit spot in the last Hunger Games film. Although they ended up going a different musical direction, that carved a space for the group to create more music and videos tailored to major films. The awareness of our ability as a group to make cinematic music lead to being hired for several custom music projects and landing placements in YouTube channels, commercials and video games. The more I did custom work, the more I loved it. I created my own website to expand my work in this field originally playing off of my name calling it “Music TAYLORED to you” that has since been simplified to TaylorMiranda.com.
I have been privileged to write custom theme songs, video game music, commercials, soundtracks, wedding songs and more. I love getting to write country one week, pop another, and rap the next. And I love delivering song products that fit exactly what my clients are looking for. Today I am continuing to expand my custom music work while also pursuing music custom to what I am excited about (currently a superhero musical, a folk/bluegrass album, and collaborating with different artists in Orange County). I absolutely love what I do, and am excited to keep moving forward.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
The hardest part about working in music for me personally, has been consistency. I’m not sure why it has been this way, but I feel like I am usually hired for a lot of things at once, or have a few months where hardly anything is moving. This can be extremely frustrating in a world where it would be incredible to get one project at a time and never run out of projects. Another thing I have struggled with is standing out in a saturated market. I used to feel overwhelmed by the amount of other people pursuing music careers. But at the end of the day, if you love what you love, you make it work. And I love custom music, so I have continually persisted in spite of lulls, and fierce competition. The more I keep at it, the more opportunities come, and I realize that I have something unique to bring to the music world. Nothing worth anything ever came easy. I try to keep that in mind and continue to work as hard as I can to get to the next level of where I want to be in my songwriting career.
Tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
Through my website TaylorMiranda.com and through my band TREN (depending on the project), I create original custom music for clients. No genre is off limits and my clients range from large corporations to individuals looking to create a special wedding song. My portfolio is all over the map, and I love that. Americana for a commercial, country for a corporate company anthem, hard rock for video game. The specialty is the fact that there is no specialty! I am just as comfortable writing folk as I am jumping into musical theater. I think this is something that definitely sets my work apart. Another thing that I think sets my business apart is how fast I can deliver a product if that’s what is needed.
For example, I was once hired with my band TREN to create a cinematic pop end-credit song for a book soundtrack. When we were hired on, we were told we had several months to write and produce the song. Four days later, we found out that they had mixed up the deadline and that they needed to have song ready to go (written, recorded, produced and mixed) in three days time. Although each member of the team lived in different states, we made it work by sending ideas back and forth through text and email, sending in recorded parts from our varying locations and delivered a song called “Warrior” that became the most popular song on the album. This experience prepared me and has given me confidence that I can turn around good music products in almost any proposed time frame. I am proud of what sets my business apart, but I am most proud to have only ever had happy clients up to this point in my custom music career.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I am looking forward to expanding my business and taking on more clients and bigger projects. Before the year is over, I’m especially excited to be writing my first custom song for a car commercial and a new contract with major gaming company.
- Website: www.TaylorMiranda.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taylormirandamusic/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/taylormirandamusic/