Who doesn’t like free money? Not seeing any hands raised, we’ll move forward.

Unless they’re Bono or Mick Jagger, musicians tend to earn every penny they make, and Maine’s Pete Kilpatrick would fall into that category, so it’s nice to hear that he’s made a few bucks by having TV shows use his songs. “The Office,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Community,” and even that old soap opera warhorse “The Young and the Restless” have all woven Kilpatrick’s music into their episodes. When a song that was written and recorded months or years before gets picked up for a series, it’s pretty much free money for the musician.

Aside from being a talented singer and songwriter, Kilpatrick is a genuinely nice guy—warm, friendly and modest. Here’s hoping Hollywood keeps calling and sending him checks.

Pete Kilpatrick Band