By Jimi Heath

If one word could describe Matt Hirt's time as a TAXI member, it would most certainly be rewarding.

Matt joined TAXI over seven years ago and for the last two he has been fortunate enough to make a living on his music alone. However, he will be the first to tell you, that it wasn't instant success. In his words, "It's very frustrating to get a forward and no response. It took me about two years from my first forward until I signed my first deal, and I had a pretty good forwarding ratio too. There were two reasons I remained a member during that time: First, I had met Michael and Doug in person and had a really good feeling about them. Secondly, I felt that my writing was improving as a result of the critiques and I was gaining more insight into the way the business works, so I was getting something out of my membership."

We're all glad he stuck it out. To date, Matt has earned $50,000.00 from deals he's cut through TAXI. And as we all know, the cash won't stop there; it takes time for those checks to come in from your PRO.

There's a good chance you've heard Matt's music. He's had placements in Dateline (NBC), Law and Order SVU (NBC), Judging Amy (CBS), The Division (Lifetime), Masterpiece Theatre (PBS), The Osbournes (MTV), Angel (WB), America's Most Wanted (FOX), and the list goes on and on. In fact, he's had about 330 episode placements so far. Not too shabby for a guy cutting tracks with a home studio set-up.

Matt's music has also been in two major motion pictures; the first, Universal Picture's "Connie and Carla" and most recently, New Line Cinema's hit comedy, "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle".

While Matt stays pretty busy pitching his music, he has also become a vital part of our TAXI Community. He takes time to encourage and help out other musicians and songwriters who may be in the same place he was in when he started with TAXI. The one sentiment Matt sticks to is simple: "Use the critiques and constantly improve your music," and he's living proof that this philosophy works well.











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