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Updated: September 24, 2016

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Adult Contemporary
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HOT A/C SONGS with a bit of an "Alternative" Vibe and Male Vocals are needed by the Director of A&R at a Huge, Global Music Publishing Company that consistently lands cuts and hits with some of the biggest artists on the charts today! They're looking for fresh Songs in All-Tempos that would appeal to the fans of artists like (but not limited to):"All We Ever Knew" by The Head and the Heart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W50zP8K04-E"Up&Up" by Coldplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPNTC7uZYrI"Better Love" by Hozier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm4CrOfbHMIGive them emotionally engaging songs that that are well-crafted from top to bottom, with great melodies, fresh lyrics, and a chorus that's really compelling. Your production, overall demo presentation, and vocal performance should be really strong if you want to impress them! Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Publisher and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Saturday, September 24th, 2016. TAXI #S160924AC


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NEW LISTING -- ADULT CONTEMPORARY SONGS with Female Vocals and some Alt-Pop influences are needed by an emerging, Major Label Artist with an amazing voice. BTW, when we say, “emerging,” we mean she’s already won The Voice and has had a Top 20 Single and is looking to really take off! Please listen to the references our source gave us to get an idea of the ballpark of what would work for this artist:

“Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” by Adele:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk4BbF7B29w

“Piece by Piece” by Kelly Clarkson:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqCqYP7hDWI

Please submit songs with top-notch songwriting, powerhouse vocal melodies, and a hit-worthy, hook-driven chorus. This lady has talent for days, so virtually nothing will be too vocally challenging for her! But, if you’d really like to give yourself an edge, submit songs that allow her to highlight her talent in an authentic, non-gimmicky way. She’s got a great voice, but she’s more like an edgy version of Rachel Platten than a vocal gymnast like Mariah Carey. Lyric themes should be a tad more mature than typical Pop songs, but still commercially viable and radio-ready.

Your demo should be competitive enough to get the label and the artist excited about cutting your song. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016. TAXI #S161005AC


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NEW LISTING -- ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROCK SONGS are needed by a Multi, Multi, Multi-Platinum, Multi-Grammy--and every other award you can think of--winning MEGA-BAND for their next album. They’re looking for Mid-To-Up Tempo Songs that have the potential to rocket to Number One and stay on the top of the charts for weeks on end! Please listen to the references to get some ideas of the range of styles that could work for this band:

“Counting Stars” by OneRepublic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT_nvWreIhg

“Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktvTqknDobU

“She Will Be Loved” by Maroon 5:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIjVuRTm-dc

Send upbeat, solid songs with great structure, fresh, well-crafted lyric ideas, lots of ear candy in all sections, and of course, a killer chorus that has such a massive hook that it’s an undeniable hit. Your song should have tons of radio appeal and an alternative, nostalgic Rock edge, but packaged in sort of A/C wrapper so it appeals to a more adult demographic without sounding dated.

Your vocal performance should have enough character, charisma, and emotion that it helps get the band, their label/A&R person, and their manager all excited about them cutting your song. Your demo production should be strong enough to be competitive as well. They’re looking for that once in a decade hit. If you’re the person who has it, pretty much every door in the music business will swing wide open for you! Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Friday, October 7th, 2016. TAXI #S161007AC


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Blues
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NEW LISTING -- BLUES ARTISTS and/or BANDS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a prominent Indie Record Label that's always on the prowl for interesting new artists for their roster. Please listen to the references below to get an idea of the range of what might get this Label excited:"Treat Me Right" by Eric Sardinas:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIxNUigLvkg"Sweat" by Popa Chubby:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DICAkBT7mWQ"Don't Bear Down on Me" / "Sitting on top of the World" by Ana Popovic:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4ibook13h4"Barrelhouse Blues" by Albert Cummings:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOmuqi28epc"You Were Never Mine" By Janiva Magness:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK1RgJzMgwc"Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" by Luca Sestak:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Esn8pESKwSEThis awesome label would love to hear Blues artists in all styles and sub genres: Chicago Blues, Blues Rock, Delta Blues, etc. Solo acoustic Blues artists or electric Blues guitar slingers could work. So would piano-based artists or bands, Blues vocalists, male or female


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Children's
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NEW LISTING -- VINTAGE RECORDINGS of ORIGINAL and/or OLD COVER VERSIONS of PUBLIC DOMAIN (written pre-1922) CHILDREN’S SONGS recorded prior to 1990 are needed by an A-List Publisher for Film and TV sync licensing opportunities. Lullabies, educational songs, sing-a-longs, and even kid-oriented Holiday songs could all work for this request! Here are just a few examples of some classic Children’s Songs:

“Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?" by Henry Hall:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIOSOlqMaj8

“Hush Little Baby” by Do-Re-Mi Children’s Chorus:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3T-o5ScE4w

“Frère Jacques” by Peter Pan Records:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsyRVdJpV3M

“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from Mary Poppins:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRFHXMQP-QU

“Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC_mV1IpjWA

“I Love You Song” by Barney:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq734_nZ7Eo

Here’s a list of Public Domain Children’s Songs:
http://www.pdinfo.com/pd-music-genres/pd-children-songs.php

Please do not copy or rip off these artists or their songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as reference for music that dates back to some of the pre-1990 decades! You can submit old masters or demos for this pitch. The recording quality is not expected to be on par with today’s broadcast quality! Many TAXI members have been signed by this publisher with nothing more than good demo recordings! They’re much more interested finding music that sounds authentic to the time period!

This Publisher is the hot, go-to company for a long list of extremely popular TV shows and big Feature Films when they need music that is authentically from a particular time period. The Publisher pays you upfront for the master rights and the Publisher’s share of the copyright, and you keep the Writer’s Share of the publishing and earn income from performance royalties paid by your Performing Rights Organization.

This company often averages several placements per week, and many of those are TAXI members who’ve been signed with this company because they submitted to a listing like this! Dozens of TAXI members have signed buy out, cash-up-front deals with this company. Several have even received up front checks for $10,000 - $15,000 (or more!) Deal sizes and buyout amounts vary depending on the quantity and quality of the songs signed by the Publisher.

They DO NOT want material that was recently recorded and made to sound old. They can only use AUTHENTIC, VINTAGE RECORDINGS, as long as the sound quality is reasonably good. This is a golden opportunity to make money with music you might have thought had no hope in today’s market!

Your name needs to be on the copyright for original songs. If you’re submitting covers of Public Domain Songs, you need to own and control the Master Recording. DO NOT SUBMIT FOR FRIENDS! Please submit one to three songs online or per CD. Please include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis. No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Monday, October 10th, 2016. TAXI #Y161010CS


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Christian
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NEW LISTING -- VINTAGE RECORDINGS of ORIGINAL CHRISTIAN SONGS and/or OLD COVER VERSIONS of PUBLIC DOMAIN (written pre-1922) CHRISTIAN SONGS (of all types) recorded prior to 1990 are needed by an A-List Publisher for Film and TV sync licensing opportunities. Here are just a few examples of the range of material that could work for this request:

“Great is the Lord by Michael W. Smith:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdqfAkHCZnA

“What If Someone Had Not Shared” by Christine Wyrtzen:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAsDRidYKzg

1960’s Christian Music Sampler 3:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KUqWy76r2Y

“Rock of Ages” from Public Domain Christian Hymns Project:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKQlL4z573w

“This Train Is Bound For Glory” Public Domain Christian Hymns Project:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oymoNW_wyYQ

“He Covers Me” by Steve Camp:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWohxDEYGPg

Please do not copy or rip off these artists or their songs in any way, shape, or form. ALL STYLES of Christian Music are needed, as long as the copyright and the recording pre-date 1990!

You can submit old masters or demos for this pitch. The recording quality is not expected to be on par with today’s broadcast quality! Many TAXI members have been signed by this publisher with nothing more than good demo recordings! They’re much more interested finding music that sounds authentic to the time period!

This Publisher is the hot, go-to company for a long list of extremely popular TV shows and big Feature Films when they need music that is authentically from a particular time period. The Publisher pays you upfront for the master rights and the Publisher’s share of the copyright, and you keep the Writer’s Share of the publishing and earn income from performance royalties paid by your Performing Rights Organization.

This company often averages several placements per week, and many of those are TAXI members who’ve been signed with this company because they submitted to a listing like this! Dozens of TAXI members have signed buy out, cash-up-front deals with this company. Several have even received up front checks for $10,000 - $15,000 (or more!) Deal sizes and buyout amounts vary depending on the quantity and quality of the songs signed by the Publisher.

They DO NOT want material that was recently recorded and made to sound old. They can only use AUTHENTIC, VINTAGE RECORDINGS, as long as the sound quality is reasonably good. This is a golden opportunity to make money with music you might have thought had no hope in today’s market!

If you’re submitting covers of Public Domain Songs, you need to own and control the Master Recording. If you’re submitting Original Songs, you need to own or control the Copyright and the Master Recording. DO NOT SUBMIT FOR FRIENDS! Please submit one to three songs online or per CD. Please include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis. No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Thursday, October 6th, 2016. TAXI #Y161006CS


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Christmas / Holiday
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NEW LISTING -- FUN, CONTEMPORARY COVERS of NON-RELIGIOUS, PUBLIC DOMAIN CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY INSTRUMENTALS are needed quickly by a division of an A-List Music Library that’s new to running Listings with TAXI! They’re looking for a wide range of Mid-to-Up-Tempo Holiday Instrumentals that are FUN, cool and contemporary – not classic, warm and fuzzy, sitting around the fireplace renditions of what your Grandma might listen to! Please AVOID submitting the big, heart-warming Orchestral string, horn, sleigh bell stuff we’ve all heard a million times!

Their primary focus is finding Instrumentals that would work well in the context of Commercial Advertising, most likely for use in Online Ads (that generally pay in the $200 - $1,500 range, which would be split with the company). Some of these could end up in bigger, mainstream broadcast or cable channel spots that pay much larger creative fees!

Please submit Fun, Festive, Joyful, and Emotionally Uplifting Covers of Public Domain Christmas/Holiday Instrumentals that can range from simple arrangements (like a Ukulele, claps, and a celeste), up to bigger, more fully developed arrangements in genres like Hip Hop, EDM, Pop/Rock, Rock, Electronic, Indie Pop, Punk, or Indie Rock, etc.

TAXI Tip: We know that one particular style that’s high on their wish list is sort of a bouncy Electronic style! Imagine what could work for a Target Holiday Ad featuring consumer electronics like phones or iPads, etc. You could even go for a cool “8-Bit Chip-Tune” style. Bright, bouncy synths and cool beats would work well!

TAXI Tip 2: This Publisher needs a lot of these, so get busy!!!!

Here are some examples of secular, Public Domain songs: Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls, Toyland, Twelve Days of Christmas, Up on the House Step, etc., etc. Please double check to make sure the piece(s) you’re going to submit are really in the Public Domain!

All submissions should be at least 2:00 minutes long. Good edit points and Non-Faded/Buttoned endings would be best, but are not an absolute requisite. Genre appropriate Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. You must own or control the Master Recording. Please submit one to three Instrumentals online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a yes/no basis – no full critiques - and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), SUNDAY, September 25, 2016. TAXI #Y160925XI


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Country
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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY-ESQUE POP SONGS are needed by a new Male/Female Singer-Songwriter Duo that’s a “high priority” at the Major Record Label they’re signed to. They’re looking for Songs in All Tempos that would work well in the context of a Duet with Male/Female Vocals, or with a lead vocal sung by one of the singers, and prominent harmonies sung by the other half of the duo. Please listen to these songs to get an idea of the range of styles that could work for this act:

“If I Die Young” by The Band Perry:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NJqUN9TClM

“Heartbeat” by Carrie Underwood:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg50JGPEoo8

“You Belong With Me” by Taylor Swift:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuNIsY6JdUw

“Stuck Like Glue” by Sugarland:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iDPw_qjhtM

Please send contemporary sounding Songs with mostly organic instruments in the arrangement and production. Skewing toward the hipper, more modern side of what would work on Country radio, with enough Pop in the production style that it sounds like it could easily cross over to Top 40 radio will make your song stand out. Ballads to Mid-Tempo songs should feature more “meaningful” lyrics and exceptional song craft. Up-Tempo songs can be more fun, rhythmically driven and have lyrics that are maybe a bit more simplistic, but very, very hooky, especially in the chorus. They will accept sketches and simple home demos as long as the song craft, lyric and melody are fresh and sound like a hit in the making.

Sketches they love, may result in a request to co-write with the act or the act’s producer. Great songwriting is the key for this pitch, no matter how you slice it. Demos with duet vocals will be met with open arms, but they’re not a requirement. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Saturday, October 8th, 2016. TAXI #S161008CP


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NEW LISTING -- NEO-TRADITIONAL COUNTRY SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a hard-plugging Nashville-based Music Publisher looking for fresh songs to pitch to Music Row’s finest. They’re mainly on the prowl for Mid-To-Up-Tempo Songs, but competitive power ballads will also be considered. Please listen to the references below (given to us by the source) to get an idea of the range of what they’re looking for:

“Here’s To The Farmer” by Luke Bryan:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa4ZshB3Jyg

“Head Over Boots” by Jon Pardi:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3odIdmuFfEY

“Talladega” by Eric Church:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rek_Cxrc1pE

Please submit fresh, radio-friendly songs that are rooted in traditional Country, yet just modern enough to be competitive on major Country radio stations. Sounding modern (as in not dated), yet having the ring of truth and authenticity that neo-traditional Country fans love is the name of the game for this pitch. Give listeners traditional song forms and stories with fresh lyrical perspectives that capture their attention from the first line. Kick off your lyric with a line you haven't heard before that's different, yet conversational, visually descriptive and down-to-earth. Keep lyrics direct, visual, vulnerable, honest and emotional for this high-bar pitch.

Acoustic demos can work for this pitch, but your recording quality (even for stripped-down, guitar/vocal demos) needs to be clean, clear, and good enough to represent your song well. Fully produced demos are also welcomed, as always. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened by a TAXI A&R person handpicked by the Publisher! Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Friday, October 14th, 2016. TAXI #S161014NC


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Instrumental
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Many FUTURISTIC, TENSION-based INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a really large media company for placements in several projects, including hit cable TV shows, other shows on their own network, and online media. This rapidly growing industry giant is building its own Exclusive, In-House Music Library and will pay an initial buyout fee of $250 for 100% of the Composition and Master rights. On top of the per track fee, you will also keep 100% of the Writer’s share of the publishing and make applicable performance income. Take a listen to the references they gave us to get an idea of the range of styles that could work for this pitch:

“Stranger Things Main Theme” by Survive:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpHNlx0pPIU

“Mr. Robot Main Theme” by Mac Quayle:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfqlbHadp40

“Blindspot Theme” by Blake Neely:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2hDqHtVfSA

TAXI Tip: There are several different kinds of Cues within the Tension genre. This company is NOT looking for the kind you’d hear in the Kardashians when Kim can’t figure out how to remove the cap from a milk container. They’re also NOT looking for game show Tension Cues like you’d hear on Family Feud, or the “waiting to get picked or sent home” Tension Cues like you’d hear on an elimination-style show like The Bachelor. This company needs the type of Tension Cues like you’d hear playing under a scene when somebody is trying to hack into a government database or when a docu-series reporter is heading into a sketchy, un-safe neighborhood to interview an underworld boss.

Please send in Tension-inducing Cues ranging from sparse and minimal to driving and intense. Craft your Cue around a simple melodic theme that’s engaging and alluring, gradually adding elements as it progresses to create an epic build. Electronic, futuristic sounds will work best for this pitch, keeping in mind the mood and feel of contemporary television music, especially the kind you’d hear in dramas and some of the hipper, new docu-series shows you’d find on HBO or Fuse.

All submissions should be at least 2:00 minutes in length, with good edit points and Non-Faded/Buttoned endings. Do NOT copy or rip off the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, texture and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

This new, Exclusive, In-House Library will pay an initial buyout fee of $250 for 100% of the Composition and Master rights. On top of the per track fee, you will also keep 100% of the Writer’s share of the publishing and make applicable performance income. This Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so the music you submit for this pitch CANNOT be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. Please submit 1-3 Instrumentals Online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Monday, September 26th, 2016. TAXI #S160926FT


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DRIVING STRING ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a really large media company for placements in several projects, including hit cable TV shows, other shows on their own network, and online media. This rapidly growing industry giant is building its own In-House Music Library and will pay an initial buyout fee of $250 for 100% of the Composition and Master rights (more deal info below). They’re looking for Down-To-Mid-Tempo Orchestral Cues in the general stylistic range of these references we got from our source:

“House of Cards Intro Credits” by Jeff Beal:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zREOQuaqSVk

“Downton Abbey” The Suite:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7ULKKJ5UpI

“Game of Thrones Extended Theme” by Ramin Djawadi:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9d9UrK0Jsw

Give them Cues with high-energy string arrangements, and include some percussive elements that give your Cues some forward momentum. Your Cue should have an epic, grand melodic theme that’s engaging, “visually” vivid, and could work nicely as the perfect intro for one of their shows. Use of other Orchestral instrumentation such as horns, woodwinds, piano, and even non-lyrical vocal/choral samples could work well for this pitch. Your endings can be a dramatic crescendo or a simple resolution that sounds like it would lead nicely into a show’s opening scene. Passionate and/or possibly even heroic Orchestral Cues that sound realistic (great use of virtual instruments) and not too “synth-y,” stiff or obviously MIDI-driven will work well. Please avoid dated sounding samples or virtual instruments. Melody, emotion, and forward movement are the secret to success for this pitch.

Your Cues should be at least 2 to 3 minutes in length. Non-faded endings with a natural decay or ring out should work best for this pitch. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

This relatively new, Exclusive, In-House Library will pay an initial buyout fee of $250 for 100% of the Composition and Master rights. On top of the per track fee, you will also keep 100% of the Writer’s share of the publishing and make applicable performance income. This Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so the music you submit for this pitch CANNOT be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. Please submit 1-3 Instrumentals Online or per CD. Please submit 1-3 Instrumental Online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016. TAXI #S160827DS


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NEW LISTING -- PIANO-DRIVEN TENSION INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a very successful, NON-Exclusive Music Library that gets tons of placements. They’re looking for a wide range of Down-To-Mid Tempo Cues that would work well in Reality TV, Scripted Dramas, or Feature Film placements. Because they’re looking for a range of styles that could work for a variety of placements, we’re not giving references in this Listing.

That said, you can send them anything from Solo Piano, Piano as the main instrument in a small ensemble, Piano as the main instrument in an Orchestral Hybrid, or Piano as the main instrument in a piece that’s got nothing more than a cello or tension-inducing synth pad(s) under it. Get creative, but remember that Tension is the mood, they need Down-To-Mid Tempo pieces, and the Instrumental Cue needs to feature Piano as the main instrument. Follow those ideas, give them quality music, and you should be good to go!

What might play while a “Bachelorette” is waiting to find out if she’s getting knocked out of the competition? That could work!

How about a dramatic Feature Film scene in which somebody’s child has just gone missing and the freaked out parents have just realized what’s happened? Yep, that could work.

And how about a scene in a futuristic dystopian Drama when the lab team is working to find out if a virus is highly contagious or not? Yeah, now you’re getting the picture!

Your piano can be a straight up recording of a classic sounding grand, something more modern that’s steeped in reverb, or for that matter, even a great sounding electric piano as the main instrument with a pulsing, muted rhythm under it! As long as your Cue builds tension as it moves forward, you’re probably looking good!

TAXI Tip: Don’t try to score an entire film with this piece. They really need Cues that stick to one melody, mood, and tempo throughout. Add and subtract layers of Instrumentation as your Cue progresses to keep it from sounding too repetitive or linear, and avoid using anything that sounds dated, or obviously stiff or MIDI-driven.

All submissions should be at least 2 minutes in length. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll split the sync fee 50/50. You’ll retain 100% of the Master rights, and the Library will keep 100% of the Publishing for any placements they generate. You must own 100% of your Master and Copyright in order to submit for this opportunity. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than, 11:59pm Wednesday, September 28, 2016. TAXI #Y160928PT


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NEW LISTING -- ORIGINAL, TRADITIONAL ODRECILLO BAGPIPE INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a really large media company for inclusion in its Exclusive, In-House Music Library and placements in its TV shows, documentaries and online media. This industry giant is building its own Exclusive, In-House Music Library and will pay an initial buyout fee of $250 for 100% of the Composition and Master rights (more info below).

Just in case you’re wondering what an Ordrecillo Bagpipe is, here’s what Wikipedia said: “The odrecillo was a small bagpipe of medieval Iberia (modern Spain and Portugal). The instrument is found with or without drones. The term is derived from the word odre ("goatskin").

Here are some examples (and trust us, there weren’t many!)

“Dized’ ai trobadores” by Ismael Cabero & Jota Martinez:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuUe66K97pY

Iberian Medieval Bagpipe - Odrecillo - Gaita Medieval Ibérica (Start at :45):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJhHKkinr80

Even though one of the examples had vocals, please submit only instrumentals for this pitch. Authenticity is the name of this tune, as in real bagpipes - no synths. Traditional Iberian (Spain and Portugal) style with sustained drones (optional), and well-placed grace notes should work. Mood and tempos can vary, but we’ve been told they’d prefer “bright melodies” when possible. Bagpipes aren’t generally associated with happy, bright melodies, so feel free to send whatever you’ve got! If you’ve got something “bright,” you’ll be ahead of the pack in that regard ;-) Small bagpipe ensembles are welcome. If you’ve got a Lute, Frame Drum or other Medieval instruments you’d like to throw in there, go for it!

All submissions should be at about 2:00 minutes in length and have Non-Faded endings. Frankly, after two minutes of Odrecillo Bagpipes, you’ll have heard enough! Do NOT copy or rip off the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tone, texture and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality (within the context of this request) is needed.

This Exclusive, In-House Library will pay an initial buyout fee of $250 for 100% of the Composition and Master rights. On top of the per track fee, you will also keep 100% of the Writer’s share of the publishing and make applicable performance income. This Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so the music you submit for this pitch CANNOT be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. Please submit 1-3 Instrumentals Online or per CD. Submissions will be screened on a yes/no basis, no full critiques. All Submissions must received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Saturday, October 8th, 2016. TAXI #Y161008OB


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NEW LISTING -- SOLO FLAMENCO GUITAR INSTRUMENTALS in All-Tempos and Moods are needed by a really large media company for inclusion in its Exclusive, In-House Music Library and placements in its TV shows, documentaries and online media. This industry giant is building its own Exclusive, In-House Music Library and will pay an initial buyout fee of $250 for 100% of the Composition and Master rights (more info below). Here are a couple of examples of the style they're looking for:" Maya" by Don Cortes:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=359Bxg4Tp1w"Fantasia" by Sabicas:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnFtLjQ_rr8"Flamenco Guitar, Spanish Guitar":https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC3hJFvQv3A TAXI Tip: While this listing does ask for SOLO Instrumentals, if your piece(s) have castanets, cajon, or the sound of a dancer's shoes in them, we think that should be fine! If your piece has a second guitar part in it, we also think that could work. As long as your Instrumental sounds authentic, you should be good to go.Strong musicianship and authentic (not MIDI-driven) sounds are needed. Sticking to one central melodic motif and overall mood in your Instrumental is probably a good idea. While that might not be completely authentic, it might make your piece easier for editors and music supervisors to use. It's not absolutely necessary, we're just tossing that idea out there for your consideration. In the end, authenticity probably matters most. All submissions should be at least 2:00 minutes in length, with good edit points and Non-Faded endings. Do NOT copy or rip off the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, texture and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).This Exclusive, In-House Library will pay an initial buyout fee of $250 for 100% of the Composition and Master rights. On top of the per track fee, you will also keep 100% of the Writer's share of the publishing and make applicable performance income. This Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so the music you submit for this pitch CANNOT be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. Please submit 1-3 Instrumentals Online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a yes/no basis, no full critiques. Submissions must received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Friday, September 30th, 2016. TAXI #Y160930FG


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NEW LISTING -- ORIGINAL BOSSA NOVA-Style INSTRUMENTAL CUES with Contemporary Pop and Electro elements/influence are needed for $250 Buyouts (you keep the Writer's share) by a really large media company's In-House Music Library for placements in TV shows and online media. They're looking for a bunch of Mid-to-Up-Tempo Bossa Nova-Style Cues, ranging from Traditional-sounding to Contemporary-sounding Cues that would be more like what you'd hear on current Pop playlists with Electro elements combined with Bossa Nova inspired melodies. There aren't a lot of great references, but here are a couple to get your wheels turning:"Malevo" by Jimena Fama:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ8nELmfywc"She's So Cold" by Bossa nStones:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mvoe3Hl2rAcAlthough one of the references has vocals, please submit instrumentals only for this pitch. Get creative while mashing up some cool, contemporary Pop sounds and rhythms, but never forgetting to put that Bossa Nova melody on top. Try stuff that's fresh, original, and contemporary, but don't go so far outside the box that your Cues wouldn't work well in travel or documentary scenes. All submissions should be at least 2:00 minutes in length, with good edit points and Non-Faded/Buttoned endings. Do NOT copy or rip off the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, texture and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).This Exclusive, In-House Library will pay an initial buyout fee of $250 for 100% of the Composition and Master rights. On top of the per track fee, you will also keep 100% of the Writer's share of the publishing and make applicable performance income. This Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so the music you submit for this pitch CANNOT be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. Please submit 1-3 Instrumental Cues Online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a yes/no basis and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Sunday, October 2nd, 2016. TAXI #Y161002BN


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NEW LISTING -- ANGELIC ORCHESTRAL STRING INSTRUMENTAL CUES are need by an industry giant that’s building its own Exclusive, In-House Music Library and will pay an initial buyout fee of $250 for 100% of the Composition and Master rights. They’re on the hunt for peaceful, sweet Down-to-Mid-Tempo Instrumental Cues that can include solo instruments, small ensembles, full orchestras, harps, or any combination thereof. Please listen to the references to get some ideas of the wide range of what could work for this request:

“Relaxing Harp Music”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEEZ5jB5pWk

“Healing And Relaxing Music for Meditation” by Pablo Arellano:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjFgeY5gaio

“Sound of an Angel”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NguIpRFLM4M

Your “Angelic” Instrumentals should have a light, ethereal, otherworldly feel that falls within a range of emotions like; wistful, hopeful, peaceful, celestial, bewitching, etc., etc., etc. Please do not submit tracks that are dark, ominous, or scary – that’s the wrong kind of angel ;-)

Cues with recurring melodic motifs and dynamic builds are encouraged, and please stick to one motif throughout your entire piece. In other words, don’t try to score an entire film, just one scene! Please avoid anything that’s too heavy, busy or bombastic. Any material that sounds stiff or “synthy” won’t work for this pitch.

All submissions should be at least 2:00 minutes in length, with good edit points (when possible) and non-faded endings with natural decay/ring outs will work best for this pitch. Do NOT copy or rip off the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, texture and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

This new, Exclusive, In-House Library will pay an initial buyout fee of $250 for 100% of the Composition and Master rights. On top of the per track fee, you will also keep 100% of the Writer’s share of the publishing and make applicable performance income. This Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so the music you submit for this pitch CANNOT be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. Please submit 1-3 Instrumental Cues Online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Monday, October 3rd, 2016. TAXI #S161003AO


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NEW LISTING -- UPBEAT, LOUNGE INSTRUMENTALS are needed for several $2,000, Direct-to-Music Supervisor, NON-Exclusive placements in a series of Virtual/Augmented Reality Video Games by a AAA Game Developer. They're looking for smooth and slightly quirky Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals that could be played in the background of a swanky uptown gastropub. Please listen to the following references that the Supervisor gave us to get an idea of the RANGE that could work for this pitch: "Smoke Signs" by Philipp Handke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzGI3v3Mwpc"Rush Hours" by Sunburn in Cyprus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG6s-lC3A5oGive them forward moving, yet laid back Instrumentals that incorporate either classic Lounge instrumentation or a more contemporary spin on things. Light and breezy to kind of fun and bouncy are adjectives that come to mind when hearing the references. You can craft your submissions by using inventive arrangements that incorporate percussive instruments that make for toe-tapping coolness. Your submissions should have lots of character, with a light build and steady movement. Your Instrumentals can be playful, but be careful to not make them feel too busy or hyper. All submissions should be at least 2:00 minutes long with good edit points and Non-Faded/natural endings. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced acts/artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).There will be a Non-Exclusive license fee of $2,000, All-Inclusive per Instrumental, for a five-year period. The deal is NON-Exclusive, but you will not be permitted to license the same song for other video games during the contract period. You must own or control the Master and Copyright. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Video Game Company! No full critiques. Please submit 1-3 instrumentals online or per CD, no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016. TAXI #Y161004UL


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NEW LISTING -- SOLO FLUTE INSTRUMENTALS in a very wide range of Styles, Tempos and Moods are needed by a really large media company for placements in TV shows and online media. This rapidly growing industry giant is building its own Exclusive, In-House Music Library and will pay an initial buyout fee of $250 for 100% of the Composition and Master rights. On top of the buyout fee, you will also keep 100% of the Writer’s share of the publishing and make applicable performance income.

They’re looking for Solo Flute Instrumentals in just about any style you can think of (within reason) and in All Tempos: Classical (aka Western flute), Peruvian Pan Flute, Chinese flute, Japanese flute, Arabian flute, Irish flute, African flute, Native American flute… you name it!

If you had a TV scene about the long workdays of Peruvian coca farmers, what music would you put in it? If you had a travelogue scene showing a highbrow Viennese museum, what might you expect to hear in that? If you had a sunset scene on the Yantze River, what would you hear? You get the idea!

You could create several different moods with the same flute. A Classical flute could play Classical music at George Washington’s birthday party or a raucous Rock solo like Ian Anderson would have played on Aqualung. A Japanese flute could play a light, emotionally upbeat piece that could work with visuals of cherry blossoms or a sad, legato piece in a scene about the death of a legendary samurai warrior. Again, you get the idea!

Any genre could potentially work, and any mood and tempo within that genre could also work. Stick to one melodic idea within each piece. Don’t try to score an entire film, just give them one idea that would work in one scene! Think mood, emotion, authenticity, and more often than not, simplicity!

TAXI Tip: Title your Instrumental in a way that tells the person choosing the music for the TV show or film what it sounds like: Peruvian Wonder Flute, The Melancholy Samurai’s Flute, Snooty Flutie, Agualungz Rocks, etc. Don’t assume your flute pieces will be on a list of only flute pieces when they’re on an editor’s hard drive!

All submissions should be about 2:00 minutes long with good edit points (when possible) and Non-Faded/natural endings. You can try your flutes steeped in reverb, looped with repeating delays, or bone dry – experiment! Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). If you’re using Virtual Instruments, they need to sound real and not MIDI-driven or “synth-y.”

This Exclusive, In-House Library will pay an initial buyout fee of $250 for 100% of the Composition and Master rights. On top of the per track fee, you will also keep 100% of the Writer’s share of the publishing and make applicable performance income. This Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so the music you submit for this pitch CANNOT be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. Please submit 1-3 Instrumentals Online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a yes/no basis and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Friday, October 7th, 2016. TAXI #Y161007SF


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NEW LISTING -- ORIGINAL, TRADITIONAL ODRECILLO BAGPIPE INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a really large media company for inclusion in its Exclusive, In-House Music Library and placements in its TV shows, documentaries and online media. This industry giant is building its own Exclusive, In-House Music Library and will pay an initial buyout fee of $250 for 100% of the Composition and Master rights (more info below).

Just in case you’re wondering what an Ordrecillo Bagpipe is, here’s what Wikipedia said: “The odrecillo was a small bagpipe of medieval Iberia (modern Spain and Portugal). The instrument is found with or without drones. The term is derived from the word odre ("goatskin").

Here are some examples (and trust us, there weren’t many!)

“Dized’ ai trobadores” by Ismael Cabero & Jota Martinez:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuUe66K97pY

Iberian Medieval Bagpipe - Odrecillo - Gaita Medieval Ibérica (Start at :45):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJhHKkinr80

Even though one of the examples had vocals, please submit only instrumentals for this pitch. Authenticity is the name of this tune, as in real bagpipes - no synths. Traditional Iberian (Spain and Portugal) style with sustained drones (optional), and well-placed grace notes should work. Mood and tempos can vary, but we’ve been told they’d prefer “bright melodies” when possible. Bagpipes aren’t generally associated with happy, bright melodies, so feel free to send whatever you’ve got! If you’ve got something “bright,” you’ll be ahead of the pack in that regard ;-) Small bagpipe ensembles are welcome. If you’ve got a Lute, Frame Drum or other Medieval instruments you’d like to throw in there, go for it!

All submissions should be at about 2:00 minutes in length and have Non-Faded endings. Frankly, after two minutes of Odrecillo Bagpipes, you’ll have heard enough! Do NOT copy or rip off the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tone, texture and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality (within the context of this request) is needed.

This Exclusive, In-House Library will pay an initial buyout fee of $250 for 100% of the Composition and Master rights. On top of the per track fee, you will also keep 100% of the Writer’s share of the publishing and make applicable performance income. This Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so the music you submit for this pitch CANNOT be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. Please submit 1-3 Instrumentals Online or per CD. Submissions will be screened on a yes/no basis, no full critiques. All Submissions must received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Saturday, October 8th, 2016. TAXI #Y161008OB


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NEW LISTING -- CLASSIC, OLD SCHOOL-STYLE R&B/SOUL SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an EXCLUSIVE, A-List Music Library. They’re looking for Down-To-Mid-Tempo Songs that could be heard on a playlist with artists like (but not limited to):

“A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEBlaMOmKV4

“Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COiIC3A0ROM

“What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-kA3UtBj4M

“At Last” by Etta James:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-cbOl96RFM

“Chain Of Fools” by Aretha Franklin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGAiW5dOnKo

Please send Old School-Style R&B/Soul Songs with tons of authentic groove, and a vocal performance and style that just ooze the soulful emotion those classic artists all shared. Simple, super-memorable melodies and powerfully catchy lyrics that harken back to that golden ear will get you to the head of the line with this publisher. Doing your homework and submitting songs with instrument sounds that sound pretty authentic to that time period will be very much appreciated by this company and the music supervisors that use their music! In other words, your recordings should sound slick and modern. Mixes should sound classic as well. This should really be fun, if you think about it!

TAXI Tip: If you happen to have some old recordings from back in the day, they’d be very excited to hear those!

Your submissions should be about 3-4 minutes long. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced music in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Appropriate (old school) sounding Broadcast Quality is needed.

This Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so the material you submit for this pitch CANNOT be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. Sync fees will be split 50/50. The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Instrumental Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Saturday, October 8, 2016. TAXI #Y161008RB


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NEW LISTING -- ORIGINAL VIHUELA GUITAR SOLO INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a really large media company for inclusion in its Exclusive, In-House Music Library and placements in its TV shows, documentaries and online media. This industry giant is building its own Exclusive, In-House Music Library and will pay an initial buyout fee of $250 for 100% of the Composition and Master rights (more info below). Here are a couple of examples of the style they're looking for:"Silva de Sirenas" by Enriquez de Valderrabano:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKe62wktItg"Fantasia No. 8" by Luis Milan:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDzarstm1v8Imagine how pieces like these would help create an authentic mood and set the location when used in documentaries and travel shows. That's what they need! Instrumentals can be in All Tempos, as long as they have a mood-setting quality. Strong musicianship and authentic (not MIDI-driven) sounds are needed. All submissions should be at least 2:00 minutes in length, with good edit points and Non-Faded/Buttoned endings. Do NOT copy or rip off the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, texture and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).This Exclusive, In-House Library will pay an initial buyout fee of $250 for 100% of the Composition and Master rights. On top of the per track fee, you will also keep 100% of the Writer's share of the publishing and make applicable performance income. This Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so the music you submit for this pitch CANNOT be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. Please submit 1-3 Instrumentals Online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a yes/no basis, no full critiques. Submissions must received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Sunday, October 9th, 2016. TAXI #Y161009VG


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NEW LISTING -- ORIGINAL MARIACHI-STYLE INSTRUMENTALS with HORNS in All-Tempos and Moods are needed by a really large media company for inclusion in its Exclusive, In-House Music Library and placements in its TV shows, documentaries and online media. This industry giant is building its own Exclusive, In-House Music Library and will pay an initial buyout fee of $250 for 100% of the Composition and Master rights (more info below). Here are a couple of examples of the style they're looking for:"Best Mariachi Music":https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klVe7_2UEQ8"Lo Mejor de la Musica Mexicana":https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va04K1yJx1U While some of the referenced examples may have vocals in them, this request is looking for Instrumentals only. That said; if your piece(s) have some non-lyrical shouts or vocal exclamations in them, those could work for this pitch. Imagine how pieces like these would help create an authentic mood and establish a geographic location when used in documentaries and travel shows. Think of what types of Instrumentals would be used in an Up-Tempo, celebratory, Mexican festival scene or maybe something a little slower, more somber and serious, like a Down-Tempo piece in a scene about how drug lords have decimated a small village. Those are good examples of what they need (along with other moods and tempos). TAXI Tip: All types of Mariachi arrangements are needed, from small, "lo-fi" ensembles (like you might hear table-side at a Mexican restaurant) to fuller, Orchestral Mariachi, as long as the Instrumentals have authentic sounding horns in the arrangement.Strong musicianship and authentic (not MIDI-driven) sounds are needed. All submissions should be at least 2:00 minutes in length, with good edit points and Non-Faded endings. Do NOT copy or rip off the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, texture and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).This Exclusive, In-House Library will pay an initial buyout fee of $250 for 100% of the Composition and Master rights. On top of the per track fee, you will also keep 100% of the Writer's share of the publishing and make applicable performance income. This Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so the music you submit for this pitch CANNOT be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. Please submit 1-3 Instrumentals Online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a yes/no basis, no full critiques. Submissions must received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Thursday, October 13th, 2016. TAXI #Y161013MS


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NEW LISTING -- ORIGINAL FLABIOL FLUTE INSTRUMENTALS (Up-Tempo and in “Bright” Melodic Moods) are needed by a really large media company for inclusion in its Exclusive, In-House Music Library and placements in its TV shows, documentaries and online media. This industry giant is building its own Exclusive, In-House Music Library and will pay an initial buyout fee of $250 for 100% of the Composition and Master rights (more info below). Here are a couple examples of what could work for this unusual and intriguing request:

Catalonian 5 Holed Flute (Flabiol):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiJO3gtIFOs

Sardana "Dos canaris" (ob 2 flabiols) Cobla Ciutat de Terrassa:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5FliSUfwNg

Música al vol · Parròquia de la Mare de Déu del Carme (start at 00:11):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4LWyBaNYEI

TAXI Tip: It was pretty hard to find any examples of Flabiol Flute pieces with the flutes in the clear. It appears that the flutes are typically accompanied with at least a simple drumbeat done with one hand, while the other hand plays the flute – cool, huh? We’ve also noticed that many (but not all) Flabiol Flutes pieces fall into a Polka style, so take that for what it’s worth. It’s also noteworthy that most Flabiol music has at least two flutes, and might even include an ensemble of several flutes and drums.

Here’s a little Wiki-education on the Flabiol Flute:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flabiol

Note: We’ve included that link because we want to encourage you to take a shot at this opportunity because we don’t think many people will! If you submit some quality pieces, you could rule the Flabiol Flute world in all of this company’s productions that need perky little Flabiol pieces for years and years to come. Where else will they find them except from TAXI’s members?!!!

Authentic sounding pieces are needed. It’s conceivable that a sampled Flabiol flute that’s masterfully played with the right dynamics and great articulations could do the job. Are you up for becoming the “master of the Flabiol domain?” Little pond, big fish! All submissions should be at least 2:00 minutes in length, with good edit points and Non-Faded endings. Do NOT copy or rip off the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, texture and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

This Exclusive, In-House Library will pay an initial buyout fee of $250 for 100% of the Composition and Master rights. On top of the per track fee, you will also keep 100% of the Writer’s share of the publishing and make applicable performance income. This Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so the music you submit for this pitch CANNOT be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. Please submit 1-3 Instrumentals Online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a yes/no basis, no full critiques. Submissions must received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Saturday, October 15th, 2016. TAXI #Y161015FF


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NEW LISTING -- FUN, HIP, RHYTHMIC ELECTRO-BASED INSTRUMENTALS for TV and ONLINE COMMERCIALS are needed by an A-List, highly regarded Music Library that’s new to running Listings with TAXI! They’re looking for a range of Up-Tempo, Electronic Instrumentals that would fall into the general category of music you’d often find in Apple’s commercials like the examples below:

Apple iPhone 6 – Loved:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4YUNJ65nXM

Apple Watch Ad:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmzFff-UvZE

Apple Watch Ad – Fitness Apps:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5IXsMcialE

Please submit Instrumentals that are very rhythmic, super fun, and electro-based, that would work well in the context of Commercial Advertising -- most likely for use in Digital/Online Ads (that generally pay in the $200 - $1,500 range, which would be split with the company). Some of these could end up in bigger, mainstream broadcast or cable channel spots that pay much larger creative fees!

Rhythmic, quirky, bouncy, modern and very hip are all adjectives that come to mind for this pitch. You do NOT need to check all of those boxes for each submission. Just ask yourself when you listen to your piece, “Did I check off at least some of those boxes?” If your answer is “yes,” you’re probably in the ballpark! Your Instrumentals can have influences that come from genres like Trance, Neo Soul, Drumline, EDM, Indie Pop, or Electro Pop, etc., as long as they’re so hip that companies like Apple would drool all over them at first listen. Having horn stabs, guitar stabs, non-lyrical vocal “stabs,” or other well-placed and inventive parts could work, but don’t overdo it. Sometimes less is more!

TAXI Tip: Bright, emotionally upbeat, fun, and rhythmically infectious are the keywords of the day! Minor or 7th chords probably won’t work well for this pitch.

Your arrangements can by structured like a Cue (mostly A section, with a possible B section), or more like a song would be structured (ABABCB), as long as your Instrumental starts out with a bang, and keeps the forward momentum going throughout. Short intros, or no intro at all are best!

TAXI Tip 2: This Publisher is looking for a lot of these, so get crankin’!!!!

All submissions should be at about 2:00 minutes long, give or take. Faded or Buttoned/Stinger endings could both work, as commercials often “fade” with a quick dump done by the editor or post mixer. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

This awesome Publisher offers an EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal. The publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. You’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. Sync fees will be split 50/50. Please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. You must own or control the Copyright Master Recording. Please submit as many Instrumentals as you’d like online or on CD. If you’re submitting online, please note that you have to submit in batches of no more than three per transaction. All submissions will be screened on a yes/no basis – no full critiques - and must be received no later than Sunday, October 16th at 11:59pm (PDT). TAXI # Y161016RI


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NEW LISTING -- CLASSIC-Sounding 1950s-1960s ROCK INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by an established and well-known Music Library that gets tons of placements in Film, Television Shows, and TV Commercials. They’re looking for Up-Tempo Cues in wide stylistic range that would include the references below and other acts of that genre and era:

“Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj0Rz-uP4Mk

“Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8JULmUlGDA

“Keep A Knockin’” by Little Richard:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcJrExewkYA

Although the references have vocals, they’re looking for Instrumental Cues only for this pitch. Please submit authentic sounding Rock ‘n’ Roll Cues that have that classic 1950s-1960s feel and vibe. What would be playing on car radio as four young men with jeans and white T-shirts (with their Camels rolled up in the sleeves) cruise the strip looking for some action? What would you hear in the background at Peggy Sue’s birthday party? Yep, that’s what they need! Draw inspiration from the styles of the references and send something reminiscent of that classic, legendary era. Your Cue should have the kind of swing that Elvis could gyrate to, guitar licks that would make Chuck Berry tip his hat, or a rockin’ piano pounding out eighth notes in the upper register, and you should be in the ballpark! This pitch is all about capturing the essence of the era with authentic-sounding parts, sounds and style. If listeners can shut their eyes and be transported to 1957 and some fuzzy dice hanging from the rear view mirror, you’ve done your job well!

A short intro, or no intro at all, a rocked out A section, and maybe even a little B section to keep it interesting and forward moving, could all work well.

Your submissions should be at least 2 minutes long. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced acts in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Era-appropriate Broadcast Quality is strongly recommended. This company offers an EXCLUSIVE 50/50 deal, and an 80/20 split in the Writer’s favor for any applicable download fees by clients from their Library! Because this is an Exclusive deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. You’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit. Please submit one to three Instrumental Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. TAXI #Y161018CR


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NEW LISTING -- ALTERNATIVE LATIN ARTISTS and/or BANDS are needed by a well-known Indie Label that’s always looking for and signing great new talent. They are looking for Mid-To-Up-Tempo Alt Latin Songs that are in the wide range of styles, including, but not limited to the references below:

“Afuera” by Caifanes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF0miVDHdGc

“Cobarde” by Yuridia:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro_F5hJsZss

“No Eres Un Sueño” by MonteRosa:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSiXGtN7Hdg

We did our homework and found out that Alt Latin is very wide ranging, and can include just about any sub genre of Latin music that you’d hear on big Latin radio stations, but with an Alt twist of that genre. Basically, if you’re an Alt Latin artist or band, you already know it, and our screeners’s job will be to listen for quality in the song craft, style and production of what you submit. We’re not going to nit pick over the specifics of whether or not you fit into one “box” or another. Please submit songs that are rhythmically, melodically, and lyrically engaging, with a vocal performance that generally sounds like what you’d expect to hear on today’s Latin charts, but with an Alternative twist. As with most Alt sub-genres in non-Latin market, if you’re so alternative that your music would have a hard time finding an audience, that could work against you. In other words, “Alt” doesn’t mean that your music is so totally outside the norm that nobody would want to hear it. “Alt” usually means that you’re just pushing the envelope a bit. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics, photo, and bio. All submissions will be screened on a yes/no basis. No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016. TAXI #Y160927AL


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New Age
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NEW LISTING -- RETRO NEW AGE ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTAL ARTISTS are needed by a distinguished Indie Record Label that's on the hunt for new talent to sign to its roster. They're happy to listen to new recordings that give a strong nod to this retro style, or authentic, vintage recordings done back in the day (1970s, '80s, and to some extent, the early '90s). Listen to the references below to get some stylistic guidance for this often under-appreciated genre that this record label has found an audience for:"Fields of Coral" by Vangelis:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad1wFWdmZUs"Stratosfear" by Tangerine Dream:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w8VsvJ40sM"Escape From New York Main Theme" by John Carpenter:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1JYDmo19toPlease submit ORIGINAL Instrumentals with the distinctive sound, inspired by New Age music, and created with classic, early synth sounds, and sometimes combined with acoustic instruments as well. Although this label is well known for putting out compilations and is interested in hearing and finding single tracks, they'd also love to find artists or bands that have full albums of this type of material that they could release. Retro sounds and production are the order of the day, and of course, compositions that are in line with this genre's core style of atmospheric, ambient pieces is what they'd love to find. Please submit one to three Instrumentals online or per CD, include lyrics, photo, and bio. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Monday, October 3rd, 2016. TAXI #S161003NA


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Pop
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NEW LISTING -- STRONG, CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a super popular DJ and Producer working on his new, Major Label album. He's looking for Mid-To-Up-Tempo Songs, so please listen to the wide-ranging references below for some general ideas as to the directions that will interest him:"Close" by Nick Jonas:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgJFqVvb2Ws"Stitches" by Shawn Mendes:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbfpW0pbvaU"Sugar" by Maroon 5:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09R8_2nJtjgPlease send songs that are contemporary and emotionally moving. We've been told by his Record Label that, "He loves songs about love and emotion, but he also understands heartbreak," so your submissions can vary in emotion as long as they're powerful and well-constructed. This artist is moving away from his traditional EDM sound to a more mainstream Pop lane, so songs with plenty of hooks, great song craft, fresh lyrics and lots of mainstream appeal should do well. The references above are pretty wide-ranging, so take them in that light, and submit songs with a fresh and slightly ahead-of-the-curve sound that's radio-friendly. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a yes/no basis. No full critiques. All submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Sunday, September 25th, 2016. TAXI #Y160925CP


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CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with lots of radio appeal and Male or Female Vocals are needed by the Director of A&R at a M-A-J-O-R Music Publishing Company with huge cuts and hits with many of the biggest artists on radio today! They're on the hunt for killer Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would be heard on playlists with artists like (but not limited to):"Into You" by Arianna Grande: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ekZEVeXwek"We Don't Talk Anymore" by Charlie Puth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AtDnEC4zak"Me Too" by Meghan Trainor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDRORgoZxZUPlease submit solid songs that are rhythmically, melodically, and lyrically compelling, with a killer chorus that's ready for mainstream radio! Lyric themes are wide open for this pitch, but they should be something that's fresh, innovative, and original. They're not looking for something that's been done a hundred times before. Your demo production should be really strong for this pitch! Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Publisher and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Monday, September 26th, 2016. TAXI #S160926PO


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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with either Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label for an emerging act’s new album. They’re looking for Songs between 110-130 BPM without drums that the artist can add beats to and “produce up.” Please listen to the references (provided to us by the source) below to get some ideas of the styles the Label thinks could work well for this artist:

“Heading Home” by Gryffin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vswWarb38uY

“Hey Now” by London Grammar:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMEHJPuggHQ

“Desire” by Years & Years:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNb4FBawH_U

Please submit Songs that are well-crafted and very contemporary with smart lyrics and great, hooky melodies. This act has a very successful single out right now and he’s looking to follow it up with something that’s commercially viable and artistically “emotive.” Including Pop and Electronic influences, irresistible hooks, and an epic chorus will make your song stand out! As mentioned above, he is requesting Songs without drums that he can add his magic production touches and beats to. If you’ve got a song with great groove interaction between synths and drums, hit the mute button, and submit it sans drums so this cutting edge artist can fill in the blanks. It’s entirely possible that your song with his additions could result in a co-write. We see that as a good thing! Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a yes/no basis (no full critiques) and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016. TAXI #Y160928CP


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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS WITH A HUGE, BELTING CHORUS VOCAL are needed for a media industry giant’s In-House Music Library and a possible placement as a Theme Song for a particular show. This company typically pays an initial buyout fee of $250 for 100% of the Composition and Master rights (more deal info below). They’re looking for Up-Tempo songs with big chorus vocals in the broad, general ballpark of the references below:

“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” by Kelly Clarkson:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn676-fLq7I

“Rolling In The Deep” by Adele:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYEDA3JcQqw

“The Hills” by The Weeknd:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzTuBuRdAyA

At first blush, these three references may not appear to have much in common. That’s okay because it’s the big chorus vocal that they all exemplify and share. Pop is a very broad, inclusive, and ever-changing genre, so think of this “Pop” request as being more about that big, powerful chorus vocal than it is about matching the exact styles of the references.

Please submit Contemporary, Up-Tempo Songs with ballad-like elements that would be right at home on the Top-40 charts, while still maintaining the emotional essence of the song’s core. Your submissions should be generally minimalistic, with a powerfully compelling, huge, belting vocal performance as its centerpiece.

Your Songs should be at least 2 to 3-plus minutes in length. Non-faded endings with a natural decay or ring out should work best for this pitch. Lyric themes can vary, but should be something you’d expect to hear in the genre. Universal Lyrics that avoid references to specific names, dates, times, and brands will probably work best, but they’re not absolutely necessary. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

This Exclusive, In-House Library will pay an initial buyout fee of $250 for 100% of the Composition and Master rights. On top of the per song fee, you will also keep 100% of the Writer’s share of the publishing and make applicable performance income. This Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so the music you submit for this pitch CANNOT be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. Please submit 1-3 Songs Online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a yes/no basis by TAXI (no full critiques) and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Thursday, September 29th, 2016. TAXI #S160929CP


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NEW LISTING -- CURRENT “Feel Good” POP SONGS with Male and/or Female Vocals are needed by an EXCLUSIVE, Top-Shelf Music Library that’s landed tons of placements for TAXI’s members. They’re looking for Mid-To-Up-Tempo Songs in the stylistic ballpark of the references below (given to us by the listing company):

“Cake By The Ocean” by DNCE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWaRiD5ym74

“Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru0K8uYEZWw

“Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEI4qSrkPAs

Please send current, contemporary sounding, fun, feel-good Pop Songs with tons of ear candy and mainstream appeal. Your Song should have killer melodies, beats, and a quality that really drives home the get-the-party-started vibe with really catchy hooks, and a big, unforgettable chorus. Lyrics should be what you’d typically expect to hear in the Pop genre.

Universal lyrics will work best for this pitch. Please avoid referencing any specific names, dates, places, and brands. Do NOT copy or rip off the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for feel, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

This Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so the songs you submit for this pitch can NOT be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. Licensing fees will be split 50/50. The Publisher will get the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of Writer’s share of applicable performance fees. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. All songs will be screened on a Yes/No basis. No full critiques. Please submit 1-3 Songs online or per CD, no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Friday, September 30, 2016. TAXI #Y160930CP


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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Female vocals are needed by an A&R Executive at a Major Record Label for a “rising star artist that [they] are making a priority.” It’s always good to be a “priority” when signed to a Major Label ;-)

Further quoting the Label: “If Robyn and Rihanna had a baby, it would sound like this artist.” Here are some references from the Record Label:

“Tired Of Talking” by LÉON:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u69lXmBs08o

“Good For You” by Selena Gomez:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TsVjvEkc4s

“Call Your Girlfriend” by Robyn:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6ImxY6hnfA

Send cool, unique, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Pop songs with bouncy, contemporary production, cool beats, and hooky lyrics that would lend themselves well to a glossy vocal approach. Your submissions should be rhythmically and melodically engaging with strong, modern lyric themes and an irresistible chorus. Great songwriting, song construction, and a super hooky chorus will get your submission to the front of the line!

TAXI Tip: This artist has typically put out music that’s a little left of center… somewhat in the Sia ballpark. It’s obvious that the label is trying to take her in a more mainstream direction so she can find a bigger audience. If you can masterfully combine a mainstream approach and incorporate some left of center elements, you may hit the bullseye! Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Saturday, October 1st, 2016. TAXI #S161001CP


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NEW LISTING -- POP ROCK SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a MEGASTAR artist working on her next Major Label album. Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that sound like a hit single are the order of the day! Listen to the references below to get an idea of the range of what she's looking for:"Party In The USA" by Miley Cyrus:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M11SvDtPBhA"Confident" by Demi Lovato:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwLRQn61oUY"Roar" by Katy Perry:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CevxZvSJLk8Give them radio-ready Songs that walk the line between Rock and Pop. Unforgettable melodies and an infectious chorus delivered with a super-confident, first-rate vocal will help get them excited about cutting your song! Fresh lyric concepts, and a contemporary approach will get their attention.NOTE: They will listen to both fully produced songs or "song sketches" are both okay to submit for this pitch. If they hear a "sketch" that they love, they could ask you to co-write with the artist herself or a known hit songwriter. That would be a good thing for your career!Incorporating cool, modern ideas and forward-thinking production will help you get noticed for this pitch. Having super strong melodies and some hip rhythmic ideas that are just a little bit ahead of the curve should get them excited about cutting your song. They're not looking for what's already been done, so much as they'd like to hear what's "next," but not so far ahead of the curve that radio won't play it. If you can nail that, you've probably got what they need! Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Sunday, October 2nd, 2016. TAXI #S161002PR


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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY BLUES POP/ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Music Licensing Company/Indie Label that specializes in placing artist-driven music in TV and film. They're looking for compelling Mid-To-Up-Tempo Songs that you'd expect to find on a playlist with acts like (but not limited to) the references below:"Jungle" by X Ambassadors and Jamie N Commons:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSMY2CVjCZA"Fire" by Barnes Courtney:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLEoictM8p4"Tighten Up" by The Black Keys:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpaPBCBjSVcPlease submit Songs that have that greasy, distorted vibe, with bombastic swamp stomp beats, and some delta-style acoustic guitar parts or beautifully distorted electric guitars, depending on which approach you take! Awesome sounding handclaps are another signature element often found in this type of song. Lyrics should be in the conceptually simple stylistic range of what you'd typically hear in the Blues Rock or Blues Pop genre. Although this company didn't specifically ask for universal lyrics, songs that shy away from references to specific names, dates, times, places, brands, and profanity could be more appealing to Music Supervisors. Your songs should be full-length -- in the 3 to 4 minute ballpark. Good edit points and Non-Faded/Buttoned endings will work best for this pitch. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).This Company offers an EXCLUSIVE 50/50 deal, with a one-year reversion, so please be sure the songs you pitch for this listing are NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. If they don't place your song in 12 months, all rights go back to you! You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, and include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Company. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016. TAXI #S161004BR


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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Female Vocals and a bit of an R&B twist are needed by a veteran Producer who’s working with a successful Latina artist that’s crossing over into the U.S. market. They’re looking for Mid-To-Up-Tempo Songs that will give her an edge and some commercial appeal. Songs that would be found on a playlist with the examples below are in the general ballpark of what could work:

“Body Say” by Demi Lovato:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jca0B2lbqpU

“Kill Em With Kindness” by Selena Gomez:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHP5MKgK0o8

“Into You” by Ariana Grande:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ekZEVeXwek

Quoting our source: “She’s looking for great melodies and lyrics that are a little more on the edgy side – also, she and her producers are open to refining anything that is a little rough around the edges but still has a great hook or room for potential.”

Please send Top 40-style Pop Songs with some R&B “flavor.” Great structure, a fresh lyrical approach, some cool ear candy in all sections of the song, and you could be hitting the nail on the head! Having a strong vocal on your demo could help get this artist and her producer excited about cutting your song. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a yes/no basis. No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016. TAXI #Y161011CP


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NEW LISTING -- INDIE POP ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Six-times Platinum act working on their next Major Label album. Give them Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs that have an Indie sensibility, combined with a Pop/Rock sound and you should be good to go! Please listen to the references below to get a feel for the range of what could work for this act:

“Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster the People:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDTZ7iX4vTQ

“Electric Feel” by MGMT:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmZexg8sxyk

“Take A Walk” by Passion Pit:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZX6Q-Bj_xg

Send Pop-influenced Rock songs that immediately grab attention with their groove and contemporary/Indie production. Hip Indie-style lyrics with melodies that lend themselves to a vocal delivery that would appeal to hip Millennial listeners will work well for this pitch. Group vocals (both unisons and harmony stacks) are often found in this band’s songs, so keep that in mind.

Radio-friendly tunes with a nostalgic, authentic-rock vibe combined with plenty Pop, mainstream-appeal will get this band excited to cut your record!

Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016. TAXI #S161012PR


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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY ALT POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a Music Licensing Company/Indie Label that specializes in placing artist-driven music in TV and film. They're looking for compelling Mid-Tempo (maybe even a little bit Up-Tempo) Songs that would appeal to fans of acts like (but not limited to) the Charlotte OC, Lorde, Halsey, etc., etc., etc.:"On and On" by Charlotte OC:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVmEzu_k7II "Team" by Lorde:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2JuxM-snGc"Gasoline" by Halsey:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRHNi3QfFlE Please submit Songs that have an (for lack of a better way of describing it, sorry, no letters please!) angst-y, self-absorbed, haunting Alt "Pop" vibe with vocals that are velvety, delicate and emotionally hard as nails all at once. Melding melodically dark-ish Pop sensibilities with a sparsely avant-garde, yet accessible production style will get this company very excited. Doing that while giving the lyrics and vocals the space they need to showcase your "I don't give a damn about you" attitude will show your genius and have this company clamoring to sign you!It's difficult to imagine asking for universal lyrics from artists in this genre, so we're not going to do it! That said, if you can express your inner pain or disdain for humanity in a way that skirts references to specific names, dates, times, places, brands, and profanity, you're probably a musical prodigy and could be super appealing to even the hippest of Music Supervisors. Your songs should be full-length -- in the 3 to 4 minute ballpark. Good edit points and Non-Faded/Buttoned endings will work best for this pitch. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).This Company offers an EXCLUSIVE 50/50 deal, with a one-year reversion, so please be sure the songs you pitch for this listing are NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. If they don't place your song in 12 months, all rights go back to you! You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, and include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Company - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Friday, October 14th, 2016. TAXI #Y161014AP


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NEW LISTING -- STRONG, CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a super popular DJ and Producer working on his new, Major Label album. He’s looking for Mid-To-Up-Tempo Songs, so please listen to the wide-ranging references below for some general ideas as to the directions that will interest him:

“Close” by Nick Jonas:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgJFqVvb2Ws

“Stitches” by Shawn Mendes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbfpW0pbvaU

“Sugar” by Maroon 5:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09R8_2nJtjg

Please send songs that are contemporary and emotionally moving. We’ve been told by his Record Label that, “He loves songs about love and emotion, but he also understands heartbreak,” so your submissions can vary in emotion as long as they’re powerful and well-constructed. This artist is moving away from his traditional EDM sound to a more mainstream Pop lane, so songs with plenty of hooks, great song craft, fresh lyrics and lots of mainstream appeal should do well.

The references above are pretty wide-ranging, so take them in that light, and submit songs with a fresh and slightly ahead-of-the-curve sound that’s radio-friendly. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a yes/no basis. No full critiques. All submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Sunday, September 25th, 2016. TAXI #Y160925CP


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Punk
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NEW LISTING -- PUNK ARTISTS/BANDS are needed by a really cool, Los Angeles-based Indie Record Label. They're looking for lively, Mid-To-Up-Tempo songs in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the references below:"Don't Drag Me Down" by Social Distortion:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvfhgH3RbzM"Fabled World" by Anti-Flag:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAcMiP9IJLc"Undivided" by Authority Zero:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-4m0hZIDqUPlease submit high-energy songs with killer guitar riffs, propulsive drums, and a rock solid vocal performance that's chock full of Punk attitude. Give them original, confident, hard-hitting songs that have an in-your-face attitude from start to finish. Songs should have attention-grabbing hooks both melodically and lyrically, with an outstanding chorus that's instantly engaging. Your vocal performance should command attention, with a delivery that's consistent with the referenced acts, and others like them. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics, photo, and bio. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Thursday, October 6th, 2016. TAXI #S161006PA


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R&B / Soul
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NEW LISTING -- ORIGINAL, RETRO-SOUNDING SOUL BALLADS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for a $10,000, NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor, montage placement in an upcoming, primetime Broadcast Network TV Series. This Supervisor is on the hunt for Down-Tempo Songs that would be in the general feel and stylistic ballpark of these references:

“I've Been Loving You” by Otis Redding (circa 1965):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIlWjhci01U

"How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" by Al Green (circa 1972): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgAFcvIw8J4

“You’re Letting Me Down” by Ann Sexton (circa 1971):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aB6NhDA9Ltw

Please submit Retro-Sounding Soul Ballads that capture the essence of those classics and would fit on a playlist with other soulful ballads from that golden 1960s - 1970s era. Simple rhythm tracks that start out sparsely and add horn and/or string parts as the song’s arrangement progresses should do the trick. Touches like a Hammond B-3, sparse tambourine hits, and soulful background vocals could impress this Music Supervisor. Rhythm tracks with a really deep groove/pocket and a rhythm guitar accentuating the backbeat will add to the authenticity factor, as will instrument sounds that mimic that golden era. Lyric themes about romantic relationships that have gone wrong or are painful/hurtful would be optimal. An awesomely soulful lead vocal delivery (Male OR Female) that makes listeners feel the emotional pain of the lyric could make the Music Supe do cartwheels!

Universal lyrics that avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and places could make your songs more appealing, but they’re not absolutely necessary. Please do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Era-appropriate Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). In other words, contemporary instrument sounds and production are NOT recommended!

TAXI Tip: If you happened to have a vintage version (recorded back in the day) of a song like this, and you own or control all the rights, send it in!

The estimated license fee for this is $10,000. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Master and Composition rights (no publishing splits), plus you’ll also get 100% of the sync fee and any applicable performance royalties. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a screener who was hand-picked by the Music Supervisor - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than NOON (PDT), on Sunday, September 25th, 2016. TAXI #U160925RS


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Rap / Hip Hop
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CONTEMPORARY RAP/HIP-HOP SONGS with MALE VOCALS are needed by a Major Record Label for an Award-winning, Chart topping artist that's working on his next record. Please submit radio-worthy, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found sharing a playlist artists like:WARNING: Some of the following references have graphic and explicit lyrics. Listener discretion is advised.Wiz Khalifa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiP3jC9CQUkA$AP Rocky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfVIRigPywsMeek Mill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1cxP2nCBdUGive them well-structured songs that are melodically, rhythmically, and lyrically compelling, with engaging hooks from top to bottom, and a really memorable chorus that's ready for radio! You'd be wise to have a really strong vocal performance that generally matches the vibe of the references above. Do NOT submit any material with unauthorized samples of other artists' songs, sounds, or any other form of media. Your overall production needs to be really competitive for this one! Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Company - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Saturday, September 24th, 2016. TAXI #Y160924HH


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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY HIP-HOP SONGS with CLEAN LYRICS and Male or Female Vocals are needed by a very busy, successful Music Library with a long track record of great placements. They’re looking for Mid-To-Up-Tempo Hip Hop Songs with a fun, youthful vibe. Please listen to the references below to get yourself in the general stylistic wheelhouse of what could work for this request:

Warning: Ironically, “Thrift Shop” actually has some profanity in the lyrics, but the vibe of the song is so on-the-money that we’ve used it as a reference. Make sure your kids aren’t in the room when you listen to that reference!

“Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” by Silento:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjW8wmF5VWc

“Thrift Shop” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK8mJJJvaes

Please submit commercially appealing, Pop-influenced Hip-Hop Songs with clean lyrics, with fun, contemporary instrumentation and production. This pitch lends itself to a less “edgy” style of Hip-Hop because of the need for clean lyrics and potential placements on networks like The Disney Channel or Nickelodeon. Strong hooks and catchy melodies, beats and lyrics are all key for this pitch. Your submissions should be the type of songs that young teenagers are all talking about, singing along with, and dancing to! And once again, “tween-friendly” lyrics that avoid profanity are needed.

All submissions should be full-length songs that are about 3 minutes long, give or take. Non-faded endings and Easy Edit Points are encouraged for this pitch. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall feel. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so please be sure the Songs you submit for this pitch aren’t already signed to another catalog or any other libraries. Sync fees will be split 50/50, the Publisher will get the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control your master and composition rights. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016. TAXI #Y160927HH


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CONTEMPORARY RAP/HIP-HOP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label for a newly sign artist that's working on her new album. Although the artist is female, both Male and Female Vocals are welcome for this pitch! Please submit super current Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on a playlist with artists like (but not limited to) Drake, Tinashe, Chris Brown, etc., etc., etc. Take a listen to the references they gave us to get an idea of what they need: "Jump Man" by Drake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhEVUgSn1Ps"2 On" by Tinashe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s7TCuCpB5c"Dueces" by Chris Brown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhBwt9mw7SkGive them fresh and current songs that would appeal to the fans of the references above, with great beats, vocals, and lyrics. Do NOT submit any material with unauthorized samples of other artists' songs, sounds, or any other form of media. Your overall production needs to be really competitive for this one! Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Label and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016. TAXI #S160928HH


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CONTEMPORARY RAP/HIP-HOP SONGS with MALE VOCALS are needed by a Major Record Label for a newly signed artist that's working on his debut record. They're looking for fresh, current, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Jams that could be found on a playlist with these references. Take a listen to the references they gave us to get an idea of the range that could work for this pitch: "Trap Queen" by Fetty Wap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_kF4zLNKio"679" by Remy Boys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pzz4Z-O7710"New Level" by A$AP Ferg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Srns7NiO278Give them bangin' Songs that have all the appeal of hit songs in the genre, with a rhythmically, melodically, and lyrically engaging approach. Your songs should have plenty of great ear-candy from top to bottom, with a chorus hook that's killer and sounds like a radio hit. Do NOT submit any material with unauthorized samples of other artists' songs, sounds, or any other form of media. Your overall production needs to be really competitive for this one! Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Label - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Friday, September 30th, 2016. TAXI #Y160930HH


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NEW LISTING -- VINTAGE RECORDINGS of ORIGINAL (No Covers) Early 1990’s HIP HOP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by an A-List Publisher for Film and TV sync licensing opportunities. If you’ve got old recordings that sound like they could be on a playlist with artists like those listed below (and any others in that ballpark), you might have exactly what this awesome publisher needs:

WARNING: Some of the following references may have graphic and explicit lyrics. Listener discretion is advised.

“Soulja’s Story” by 2Pac:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzOxHo_IyTw

“Gin And Juice” by Snoop Dogg:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKGJOtRaqMg

“Lil Ghetto Boy” by Dr. Dre:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhemOCLQPAc

TAXI Tip: The publisher specifically asked us to find “harder-edged stuff,” meaning, “More like what you’d hear coming from Death Row artists as opposed to De La Soul.” The Publisher also told us they’d love to find songs that “…aren’t too heavy on the Casio keyboard sound.” Your lyrics can be about anything that’s typical of the genre, and profanity is okay for this pitch!

Please do not copy or rip off these artists or their songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as reference to the stylistic ballpark your material should be in! You can submit old masters or demos for this pitch. The recording quality is not expected to be on par with today’s broadcast quality! Many TAXI members have been signed by this publisher with nothing more than good demo recordings! They’re much more interested finding music that sounds authentic to the time period!

This Publisher is the hot, go-to company for a long list of extremely popular TV shows and big Feature Films when they need music that is authentically from a particular time period. The Publisher pays you upfront for the master rights and the Publisher’s share of the copyright, and you keep the Writer’s Share of the publishing and earn income from performance royalties paid by your Performing Rights Organization.

This company often averages several placements per week, and many of those are TAXI members who’ve been signed with this company because they submitted to a listing like this! Dozens of TAXI members have signed buy out, cash-up-front deals with this company. Several have even received up front checks for $10,000 - $15,000 (or more!) Deal sizes and buyout amounts vary depending on the quantity and quality of the songs signed by the Publisher.

They DO NOT want material that was recently recorded and made to sound old. They can only use AUTHENTIC, ORIGINAL, VINTAGE RECORINDGS, as long as the sound quality is reasonably good. This is a golden opportunity to make money with music you might have thought had no hope in today’s market!

Your name needs to be on the copyright. Your songs need to be original compositions (no covers), and you need to own or control the copyright and master recordings to submit for this pitch. DO NOT SUBMIT FOR FRIENDS! DO NOT SUBMIT MATERIAL WITH ANY UN-CLEARED SAMPLES! Please submit one to three songs online or per CD. Please include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis. No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Sunday, October 2nd, 2016. TAXI #Y161002HH


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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY HIP-HOP SONGS are needed by a Gold level Female artist working on her new, Major Label record. While this artist is best known for her Mid-Tempo work that doesn't really have a big, radio-ready chorus, she's currently looking for songs that can take her into a somewhat more mainstream direction. She and her label would like to find Mid-to-Up-Tempo songs with bigger choruses that she can add her own unique "flavor" to. Listen to the references below to get an idea what she's done before, and where she'd like to head with her new material. The Nicki Minaj song is probably more in line with the new direction she'd like to move into:"Try Me" by Dej Loaf:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Hn9hLOljJI"We Gon Ride" by Dreezy ft. Gucci Mane:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIqJfixrJu8"Super Bass" by Nicki Minaj:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JipHEz53sUPlease send bangin', club-ready anthems with the kind of energy that take any party to the next level! A BIG chorus is crucial for this pitch! Incorporate contemporary, Urban style/flavor with a Pop-worthy, chart-topping hook, and you should be in the right ballpark. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics, photo, and bio. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016. TAXI #S161005CH


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NEW LISTING -- VINTAGE RECORDINGS of ORIGINAL (no covers) 1980’s HAIR BAND and/or HAIR METAL SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by an A-List Publisher for Film and TV sync licensing opportunities. If you’ve got old recordings that sound like they could be on a playlist with artists like Poison, Ratt, Warrant, Twisted Sister, etc., etc., etc., you might have exactly what this awesome publisher needs:

"Open Up and Say Ahhh" Album by Poison:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z20NStLugNE

"Round and Round" by Ratt:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u8teXR8VE4

"Sometimes She Cries" by Warrant:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAX20LoVgxE

“We’re Not Going to Take It” by Twisted Sister:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xmckWVPRaI

Please do not copy or rip off these artists or their songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as reference to the stylistic ballpark your material should be in! You can submit old masters or demos for this pitch. The recording quality is not expected to be on par with today’s broadcast quality! Many TAXI members have been signed by this publisher with nothing more than good demo recordings! They’re much more interested finding music that sounds authentic to the time period!

This Publisher is the hot, go-to company for a long list of extremely popular TV shows and big Feature Films when they need music that is authentically from a particular time period. The Publisher pays you upfront for the master rights and the Publisher’s share of the copyright, and you keep the Writer’s Share of the publishing and earn income from performance royalties paid by your Performing Rights Organization.

This company often averages several placements per week, and many of those are TAXI members who’ve been signed with this company because they submitted to a listing like this! Dozens of TAXI members have signed buy out, cash-up-front deals with this company. Several have even received up front checks for $10,000 - $15,000 (or more!) Deal sizes and buyout amounts vary depending on the quantity and quality of the songs signed by the Publisher.

They DO NOT want material that was recently recorded and made to sound old. They can only use AUTHENTIC, ORIGINAL, VINTAGE RECORINDGS, as long as the sound quality is reasonably good. This is a golden opportunity to make money with music you might have thought had no hope in today’s market!

Your name needs to be on the copyright. Your songs need to be original compositions (no covers), and you need to own or control the copyright and master recordings to submit for this pitch. DO NOT SUBMIT FOR FRIENDS! Please submit one to three songs online or per CD. Please include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis. No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Thursday, September 29th, 2016. TAXI #Y160929HM


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NEW LISTING -- CROSSOVER ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label for a successful, emerging band working on their new record. They’re looking for Mid-To-Up-Tempo Songs that can keep their hit-streak going, so please listen to the references below for some stylistic guidance:

“Ride” by Twenty One Pilots:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw-0pbY9JeU

“Adventure Of A Lifetime” by Coldplay:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtXby3twMmI

“Maps” by Maroon 5:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj6fHiF8Osg

Quoting the source: “They’re looking for outside songs and co-writing opportunities – they are a big priority with the label!” Send songs that blend Rock and Alternative styles with Pop song construction in cool, modern, band-like way, while including a great chorus hook, and you could be looking good for this pitch! Having some reverb-y Post Rock guitar parts in your production might give you some edge (we’ve heard that in some of their songs).

This band is sometimes referred to as a modern take on early Maroon 5. By the way, they may want to co-write you if they hear something tantalizing. It’s early in this band’s career arc, so getting in on the ground floor and becoming part of their posse would be awesome for your career as well! Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016. TAXI #S161005CR


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MOODY, STRIPPED-DOWN, ACOUSTIC SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a really large media company for placements in several projects, including hit cable TV shows, other shows on their own network, and online media. This rapidly growing industry giant is building its own Exclusive, In-House Music Library and will pay an initial buyout fee of $250 for 100% of the Publisher's share and Master rights. On top of the per song fee, you will also get 100% of the Writer's share of the publishing and make applicable performance income. They're looking for Original, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs that could generally be found on a playlist with these references:"I See Fire" by Ed Sheeran: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fngvQS_PmQ"Shiver" by Lucy Rose: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o84y-5-cO0"Magnetized" by Tom Odell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fgzu9Fo66Y"Stealing Cars" by James Bay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIrE9LUX6lgPlease submit emotionally engaging, stripped-down Singer/Songwriter Songs performed with an acoustic guitar or piano, with a compelling vocal performance. Lyric themes can vary, but should be something you'd expect to hear in the genre. Universal Lyrics that avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity will probably work best, but we don't think they're absolutely necessary for this pitch. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced Songs or Artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tone, and overall live sound. This new, Exclusive, In-House Library will pay an initial buyout fee of $250 for 100% of the Composition and Master rights. On top of the per track fee, you will also get 100% of the Writer's share of the publishing and make applicable performance income. This Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so the music you submit for this pitch CANNOT be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. Please submit 1-3 Songs Online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Saturday, September 24th, 2016. TAXI #S160924SS


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STRIPPED-DOWN, ACOUSTIC GUITAR-based SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Female Vocals are needed for several $750, Direct-to-Music Supervisor, NON-Exclusive placements in a Hit DocuSeries on HBO. They're looking for coffeehouse style, intimate, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs that you'd expect to hear on a playlist with artists like (but not limited to) Lori McKenna, Schuyler Fisk, Susie Suh, etc., etc., etc. Take a listen to the references they gave us to get a general idea of what they're looking for:"The Time I've Wasted" by Lori McKenna: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgrUk5TPd2E"Fall Apart Today" by Schuyler Fisk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8TkF7iCaqM"I Do" by Susie Suh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFWjsyjlKnEGive them heartfelt Singer/Songwriter Songs with a solid acoustic guitar performance and an intimate vocal delivery. Lyric themes can vary, but should be something you'd expect to hear during an open mic at a coffee shop. Universal lyrics that avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and places will make your songs more appealing, but they're not absolutely necessary. Please do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). The estimated license fee for this is $750. This is a Direct-to-Director placement, so you'll keep 100% ownership of your Master and Composition rights (no publishing splits), plus you'll also get 100% of the sync fee and any applicable performance royalties. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Sunday, September 25th, 2016. TAXI #Y160925SS


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NEW LISTING -- SINGER/SONGWRITER-Based SONGS with Male or Female Vocals that would work well in TV Commercials are needed by a small but very successful Publisher/Music Production Company that’s been getting lots of great placements!

They’re looking for a wide range of songs that would all generally fall under the Singer/Songwriter umbrella, but can be influenced by Indie Folk, Indie Pop, Lo-Fi Singer/Songwriter, R&B/Soul, and Americana styles. Songs should be Mid-to-Up-Tempo and can run the gamut of Stripped-Down Acoustic pieces like the classic ukulele/vocal songs we’ve heard in a ton of commercials, to fuller productions with an ensemble of instruments.

If you’ve got songs that are a little bit quirky and combine things like a bouncy keyboard, a washboard, and an ukulele, cool! Got handclaps? Great! Got an acoustic guitar, tuba, and a simple uplifting lyric done with an emotionally positive group vocal? Go for it! Got a song with bouncy piano and finger snaps? Let’s hear it!

The common thread they’re looking for is that the lyrics and mood are uplifting and make listeners feel good. Does your song make people appreciate life, want to come together, or just feel glad to be alive? Will it make people feel all warm and fuzzy inside? Then you’re probably on the right track!

Here are just few examples of styles that could work. They are NOT looking for songs that sound like these. Consider these a starting point:

“A Beautiful World” by Tim Myers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0irdrHUx3Sw

“You and Me” by Penny and the Quarters – IKEA Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KwfxOfNJXY

“Beautiful Inside” by Katie Herzig:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDsU_-_kuSo

“Yes” by Tim Myers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTV4AfxyrQY

“Making Memories” by Gregory Alan Isakov:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFoENVgNGFE

“You and I” by Ingrid Michaelson:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l36CW8MUc0Y

Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced songs or artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them ONLY as a general guide for tempo, texture, and feel. Please submit positive, hopeful, uplifting songs with catchy melodies, and simple, memorable chorus hooks that leave listeners feeling really good about life (and of course, the product they’re seeing in the commercial)! This company is both a production company and a music publisher. They may want to sign your songs as finished productions and pitch them as they are. They could potentially have you co-write with other people on their roster, or they could record your song(s) with other artists and pitch those versions for commercials. It’s likely that the any songs you would sign with this company would be signed EXCLUSIVELY. Because of range of deals that could happen, it’s impossible to list all the possibilities here, but this is an extremely reputable company with a very successful track record. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a yes/no basis with no full critiques. All submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016. TAXI #Y160928SS


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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a young Major Label Artist working on his debut album. They are looking for Songs in All-Tempos with some “Alt influence.” Songs that would be in the stylistic wheelhouse of artists like (but not limited to) early Ed Sheeran and Chris Cab should help you get a feel for what they need:

“Photograph” by Ed Sheeran:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSDgHBxUbVQ

“Paradise (On Earth)” by Chris Cab:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-m7VcTB8Pg

This young man is best known as a Singer/Songwriter, and they’re looking for Songs in that ballpark, but with a hip, modern feel and approach that would play on Top 40 Radio. Cool beats and melodies with some movement would be a good start. And if you can show off your production chops in the process of pitching your songs, it just might help you get in on the ground floor with this artist.

The label would ideally love to find some writer/producers that could be part of this budding artist’s “camp.” Trust us, that’s exactly where you want to be! Great song craft, great lyrics that find a new way of saying what’s probably been said before, and some interesting, commercial production ideas could get you noticed by this artists and his record label! Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Monday, October 3rd, 2016. TAXI #S161003SS


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Get Your Music Used More Often by
Doing This Simple Little Thing

Dear Passengers,

If a music supervisor can "hear" what your music sounds like before they even play it, you've got a much better shot at a placement than somebody who didn't do "that simple little thing."

Example: A reality show needs music for a romantic, moonlit walk on a beach scene at a Bahamian resort. The show's editor has a hard drive with 10,000 tracks on it. Your cue is titled Caribbean Nights. Others have names like, Jessica's Day, Sloppy Joe's, Trippin' Lightly, and even Laid Back V2 Mix 3.

Wouldn't Caribbean Nights be the very first piece you'd play if you needed to find the right music quickly? You'd be scanning the list for best bets, and Caribbean Nights would jump right out. That's the simple little thing: the right title! That simple little thing can get your music used so much more frequently, yet most people overlook it.

Imagine how many more career-changing tips you'd get from a TAXI Road Rally panel like this one:

Music Licensing Basics Songs, instrumentals and cues defined, publishing, titling, metadata, sync and master licenses, blanket licenses, exclusive VS non-exclusive deals, perpetuity, how you get paid and how long it takes, communicating effectively with the industry, and how to start. Get a semester's worth of real world education in just ninety-minutes!

That's just one of the panels we'll be doing at this year's TAXI Road Rally!

Now, imagine how much you'd learn from Pitch Panels in all the major genres like Rock, Pop, Singer/Songwriter, Country, Urban and Jazz?

  • How about panels where you get to hear exactly which types of Film and TV Music got the most placements?
  • Would you like listening panels where Music Supervisors hear music from the audience, and another where Music Library Executives listen as well? We've got them!
  • Have you ever wondered how to build simple instrumental cues from the ground up? We'll show you, and you'll probably be surprised to see that it's easier than you think!
  • How'd you like to learn how to create killer EDM tracks or see how a Reality Show editor picks and places music in an episode?
  • Maybe you'd like to learn more about marketing your music, selling more merch or booking more shows? How about learning how to take dated-sounding songs and make them more contemporary sounding? These are just some of the 15 panel topics we'll have at this year's TAXI Road Rally: our FREE convention for TAXI members and their guests!
  • You'll also be able to meet One-to-One with producers, engineers, music supervisors, music library owners, hit songwriters, artist managers, performance coaches, and more! What will you play for them or ask them during your FREE, 15-minute, private meeting?

We'll be posting the final schedule in about a week, but for now, we just want to remind you that the Road Rally is just 48 days away and the seats are filling up and so are the discounted hotel rooms!

If you've got realistic expectations and you're willing to do some work, we can give you all the tools you need to succeed at any level you want to. The Road Rally changes lives. Let this year be when it changes yours!

What's Your "Reason" for Putting it Off?

Every TAXI member gets TWO FREE tickets to the Road Rally. Yet year-after-year thousands of people find "reasons" they can't make it. Maybe those people should have spoken to these members before they decided not to come!

"I would pose this question to anyone who could but didn't come. Are you serious about music?"  —Terry Anthony

"I travelled for 17 hours each way to get to and from the Road Rally. I am jet lagged as hell. But if I had to do it again, I would be there in a heartbeat!!!"  —Adonis Aletras

"What a great convention. This was my first year, and I could not get over the fact that it's FREE! I cannot figure out why TAXI's not charging $400-$500 for something of that caliber."  —Kerry Cox

Which One Are You?

  • If you're current TAXI member, click here to register for the Road Rally.
  • If you're a former member, click here to renew so you can come to the Road Rally and use your membership to the fullest this time around!
  • If you've been "watching" TAXI for years and you're not a member yet, click here to join now, come to the Rally, and move your music career forward faster than you ever thought possible.
  • If you'd like to see last year's Rally schedule to get an idea of what's coming your way this year, click here.

See you soon,
Michael

P.S. Don't forget to read the 34 new Industry Listings we just published today. The killer opportunities continue to roll in, but you've got to read them to take advantage of them!


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If you have material you would like critiqued without responding to a specific listing, you've come to the right place. Fill out the submission form with the song title(s) and author(s) as usual, but in place of the listing number write "CUSTOM" in capital letters.
Please include a note specifying the aspects you would like the listener to address.
For example, some members like to have their craft (lyrics, rhyme, structure, etc.) closely critiqued. Others want to know for which genre their writing is best suited (sorry, but we can't recommend specific listings for you to pitch to). Still others want a review of their photos, bios, package, etc.
The submission fee is $20 per song. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and make sure to specify if you want the CD back, or just a critique. Remember, these critiques are for your own edification and development and NOT targeted for a label or publisher, and therefore will not be forwarded.


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— Jimmy Clark,
TAXI Member





"TAXI's reviewer showed me what my actual strengths/weaknesses were. I actually felt complimented, not attacked. Thanks TAXI."
— John Trentes,
TAXI Member

"In this competitive field you need all the help you can get and with TAXI, you've got a friend in the music business."
— Richard Scotti,
TAXI Member


"Taxi costs a fraction of a songplugging company."
— Jimmy Clark,
TAXI Member

"Thanks so much for forwarding "Sheree" to Dawson's Creek. It's been selected for the show!"
— Fran Lucci,
TAXI Member





"The critques I've gotten back are really so encouraging. You listen so closely you spot all my weak spots, but also give me the feeling you really enjoy my music. I thank you."
— Willie McCulloch,
TAXI Member

"You guys rock. This service is the best!"
— Carla Ford,
TAXI Member


"TAXI is very legit and backed by all the major labels."
— Brian Evans,
comment on newsgroup

"I received 5 critiques for one song and each one was right on the money. The critiques and this membership are priceless!"
— Tammy Endlish,
TAXI Member





"With help from you guys, the music is pouring out and I'm having such fun! Thanks!"
— Willie McCulloch,
TAXI Member

"I'll be a member for life."
— John De Rosa,
TAXI Member


"I've had several meetings at Dreamworks Records and made several new contacts as a result of belonging to TAXI."
— John Scott,
TAXI Member

"I received a giant BMI check from TV airplay that I probably wouldn't have earned without TAXI."
— Julie Ann Bailey,
TAXI Member





"Thanks to you, I've recently signed a deal with a publisher in New York."
— Rene Gely,
TAXI Member

"I'm really glad you guys are there for us!"
— Brad Snyder,
TAXI Member


"The dedication you have to your members is apparent."
— Tom Kovacs,
TAXI Member

"TAXI is very helpful in getting new music to record execs. And they're probably the only legit source doing that for people who don't have an agent or manager."
— Brian Evans,
comment on newsgroup





"I can't thank you guys enough for everything you do."
— Peter Elakis,
TAXI Member

"I've received great value from the screeners."
— Mike Rawlins,
TAXI Member


"As writer/artists from another country, we see TAXI as the single best opportunity we have for direct exposure to the US music industry."
— Peter Martin,
TAXI Member

"I talk TAXI up to my songwriting musician friends."
— Roger Yeardley,
TAXI Member





"Just want to thank you again for the great Road Rally and for all the great work you guys do for us all year long."
— Hunter Payne,
TAXI Member

"I was cynical at first, but my wife convinced me to join and I'm very impressed."
— L.A. Van Fleet,
TAXI Member


"I've tried others, but they're nowhere near as good as TAXI."
— Firoz Sanullah,
TAXI Member

"TAXI provides opportunities to people who otherwise would have no access to the music industry."
— Tom Wasinger,
TAXI Member





"TAXI, thanks for all your help. My song, 'Drowning In Love,' will appear in the upcoming Mirimax film, 'Takedown.'"
— James Kole,
TAXI Member

"We came many thousands of miles to attend the Road Rally convention, and it was worth every inch of the journey."
— Peter Martin,
TAXI Member


"I had the drive, and the passion. I just needed help, and you keep supplying it."
— Justin K.,
TAXI Member

"I just want a shot, and I feel that TAXI has given that to me."
— Roger Yeardley,
TAXI Member





"I enjoyed and benefited from my TAXI membership for the last year, so I renewed for another."
— Robert Shulze,
TAXI Member

"I recently got my first deal as a result of a submission to TAXI! I'm very excited to see that this actually works!"
— George Leverett,
TAXI Member


"I wish I hadn't waited so long! Cannot thank you enough!"
— Montez S.,
TAXI Member

"You guys ROCK! In a rather daunting industry, you guys are an oasis! The positive win/win mission of TAXI stands alone in an otherwise ego-oriented, money-driven industry."
— Melinda Johnson,
Grammy-nominated songwriter





"I am enclosing a check for my third year of membership in TAXI. You've got a great thing going, and it's fun being a member."
— Thomas Hipps,
TAXI Member

"I think I'm lucky that I've found out about TAXI so early in my career."
— Djamel,
TAXI Member


"You are making an incredible difference in the lives of musicians and artists trying to break into the business!"
— Rob Khurana,
TAXI Member

"My writing and production skills have improved 200%! Although some credit belongs to me for such hard work, a lot belongs to you!"
— Chris Musulin,
TAXI Member





"You stand behind and assist your members with their songs' best interests at heart."
— Rob Belanger,
TAXI Member

"I'm impressed by how 'user-friendly' you are."
— Dean Saner,
TAXI Member


"We appreciate all that you do and try to do to help us struggling songwriters!"
— Pat Harris,
TAXI Member

"Your dedication and hard work never ceases to amaze me."
— Jimmy Clark,
TAXI Member





"I hope someday I'm in a position to promote TAXI and let everyone know that there are kind, honest people in the music business and they're working at TAXI. Even my mother trusts you!"
— James Day,
TAXI Member

"I signed a two-song deal with a major Music Library for film and TV."
— Bob Kroeger,
TAXI Member


"Thanks for your constant support of my work — I'm running out of compliments for you guys!"
— James Day,
TAXI Member

"I would like to thank Taxi for helping me and my partner and become more polished writers."
— Liz Aday,
TAXI Member





"I've been to tons of music seminars put on by reputable companies. None of them have ever come close to the Road Rally."
— Stuart Ridgway,
TAXI Member

"I was contacted by David Mellor of DMPML, which resulted in the publishing of my tune "Voyager.""
— Mark Miceli,
TAXI Member


"Entrain got three songs in "Cutaway" (starring Stephen Baldwin and Tom Berenger). One of the songs, "All One," is the feature song of the movie! "
— Brian Alex (Entrain),
TAXI Member

"One of my tunes, "Rumba Azul," was licensed to a TV show, and I'm expecting a check very soon."
— Wayne Wesley Johnson,
TAXI Member





"I recently got my first deal as a result of a submission to TAXI! I'm very excited to see that this actually works!"
— George Leverett,
TAXI Member

"Laura Becker has already gotten interest in two of my songs. You guys know the best (and nicest) people in the industry."
— James Day,
TAXI Member


"I got a call back from Capitol Records — Thanks!"
— Pete Masitti,
TAXI Member

"My band "Jake" just got three songs placed in a film called "Lady In The Box." Thanks so much for forwarding us!"
— Jessie Lee Montague,
TAXI Member





"Getting all these critques in the mail is encouraging and instructive as well. Thanks for your help!"
— Lisa Knouse,
TAXI Member

"My only regret is that I didn't join TAXI years ago — but it's never too late to make up for lost time."
— Richard Scotti,
TAXI Member


"The critiques are awesome."
— Lole Usoalii,
TAXI Member

"TAXI's reviewer showed me what my actual strengths/weaknesses were. I actually felt complimented, not attacked. Thanks TAXI."
— John Trentes,
TAXI Member





"I'm really enjoying being a Taxi member, and appreciate all the critiques . . . especially the nice ones!"
— Carole Nelson,
TAXI Member

"Thanks for creating and maintaining this great organization!"
— Angie Peckham,
TAXI Member


"In this competitive field you need all the help you can get and with TAXI, you've got a friend in the music business."
— Richard Scotti,
TAXI Member

"I signed a publishing deal this month for my song "Downward." Last year I signed two publishing deals with another publisher."
— Mike Newman,
TAXI Member





"Listen to what the critiquer is saying . . . they're usually on the money. Most important of all: don't give up."
— Jimmy Clark,
TAXI Member

"Taxi costs a fraction of a songplugging company."
— Jimmy Clark,
TAXI Member


"You guys rock. This service is the best!"
— Carla Ford,
TAXI Member

"With help from you guys, the music is pouring out and I'm having such fun! Thanks!"
— Willie McCulloch,
TAXI Member





"Thanks so much for forwarding "Sheree" to Dawson's Creek. It's been selected for the show!"
— Fran Lucci,
TAXI Member

"The critques I've gotten back are really so encouraging. You listen so closely you spot all my weak spots, but also give me the feeling you really enjoy my music. I thank you."
— Willie McCulloch,
TAXI Member


"I'll be a member for life."
— John De Rosa,
TAXI Member

"TAXI is very legit and backed by all the major labels."
— Brian Evans,
comment on newsgroup





"I received 5 critiques for one song and each one was right on the money. The critiques and this membership are priceless!"
— Tammy Endlish,
TAXI Member

"I've had several meetings at Dreamworks Records and made several new contacts as a result of belonging to TAXI."
— John Scott,
TAXI Member


"I'm really glad you guys are there for us!"
— Brad Snyder,
TAXI Member

"I can't thank you guys enough for everything you do."
— Peter Elakis,
TAXI Member





"As writer/artists from another country, we see TAXI as the single best opportunity we have for direct exposure to the US music industry."
— Peter Martin,
TAXI Member

"Thanks to you, I've recently signed a deal with a publisher in New York."
— Rene Gely,
TAXI Member


"We appreciate all that you do and try to do to help us struggling songwriters!"
— Pat Harris,
TAXI Member

"The dedication you have to your members is apparent."
— Tom Kovacs,
TAXI Member





"TAXI is very helpful in getting new music to record execs. And they're probably the only legit source doing that for people who don't have an agent or manager."
— Brian Evans,
comment on newsgroup

"It's refreshing to find an organization such as yours."
— Tom Wasinger,
TAXI Member


"I am in awe of the sheer volume of amazing ideas to help musicians that you not only come up with, but make into real opportunities."
— Mara,
TAXI Member

"Just want to thank you again for the great Road Rally and for all the great work you guys do for us all year long."
— Hunter Payne,
TAXI Member





"I've gotten one solid offer from a record company/publisher . . . and two other songs of mine are on the desks of A&R executives at major labels. Quite simply, TAXI works!"
— Paul Schwartz,
TAXI Member

"As writer/artists from another country, we see TAXI as the single best opportunity we have for direct exposure to the US music industry."
— Peter Martin,
TAXI Member


"I was cynical at first, but my wife convinced me to join and I'm very impressed."
— L.A. Van Fleet,
TAXI Member

"TAXI, thanks for all your help. My song, 'Drowning In Love,' will appear in the upcoming Mirimax film, 'Takedown.'"
— James Kole,
TAXI Member





"We came many thousands of miles to attend the Road Rally convention, and it was worth every inch of the journey."
— Peter Martin,
TAXI Member

"We appreciate all that you do and try to do to help us struggling songwriters!"
— Pat Harris,
TAXI Member


"I would like to thank Taxi for helping me and my partner and become more polished writers."
— Liz Aday,
TAXI Member

"My advice to anyone planning to go to the Road Rally for the first time is: Go! It's addictive, it's the best opportunity you'll ever get, and it's fun, friendly and free!"
— Mike Fitzsimons,
TAXI Member





"You stand behind and assist your members with their songs' best interests at heart."
— Rob Belanger,
TAXI Member

"Thanks for your constant support of my work — I'm running out of compliments for you guys!"
— James Day,
TAXI Member


"My only regret is that I didn't join TAXI years ago — but it's never too late to make up for lost time."
— Richard Scotti,
TAXI Member

"I'm really enjoying being a Taxi member, and appreciate all the critiques . . . especially the nice ones!"
— Carole Nelson,
TAXI Member





"TAXI not only helps me craft better songs, but it hones my people and business skills, as well. And that's worth a lot more than the price of admission."
— Zupe,
TAXI Member

"I have been a member of TAXI for the last two years and have enjoyed all the perks membership has offered."
— Dwight Nichols,
TAXI Member





"I can't thank you guys enough for everything you do."
— Peter Elakis,
TAXI Member

"Thanks for your constant support of my work — I'm running out of compliments for you guys!"
— James Day,
TAXI Member


"It's refreshing to find an organization such as yours."
— Tom Wasinger,
TAXI Member

"In this competitive field you need all the help you can get and with TAXI, you've got a friend in the music business."
— Richard Scotti,
TAXI Member





"Laura Becker has already gotten interest in two of my songs. You guys know the best (and nicest) people in the industry."
— James Day,
TAXI Member

"Entrain got three songs in "Cutaway" (starring Stephen Baldwin and Tom Berenger). One of the songs, "All One," is the feature song of the movie! "
— Brian Alex (Entrain),
TAXI Member


"I would like to thank Taxi for helping me and my partner and become more polished writers."
— Liz Aday,
TAXI Member

"My advice to anyone planning to go to the Road Rally for the first time is: Go! It's addictive, it's the best opportunity you'll ever get, and it's fun, friendly and free!"
— Mike Fitzsimons,
TAXI Member





"I can't thank you guys enough for everything you do."
— Peter Elakis,
TAXI Member

"Thanks for your constant support of my work — I'm running out of compliments for you guys!"
— James Day,
TAXI Member


"It's refreshing to find an organization such as yours."
— Tom Wasinger,
TAXI Member

"In this competitive field you need all the help you can get and with TAXI, you've got a friend in the music business."
— Richard Scotti,
TAXI Member





"I signed a two-song deal with a major Music Library for film and TV."
— Bob Kroeger,
TAXI Member

"We appreciate all that you do and try to do to help us struggling songwriters!"
— Pat Harris,
TAXI Member


"I would like to thank Taxi for helping me and my partner and become more polished writers."
— Liz Aday,
TAXI Member

"My advice to anyone planning to go to the Road Rally for the first time is: Go! It's addictive, it's the best opportunity you'll ever get, and it's fun, friendly and free!"
— Mike Fitzsimons,
TAXI Member





"I can't thank you guys enough for everything you do."
— Peter Elakis,
TAXI Member

"Thanks for your constant support of my work — I'm running out of compliments for you guys!"
— James Day,
TAXI Member

"In this competitive field you need all the help you can get and with TAXI, you've got a friend in the music business."
— Richard Scotti,
TAXI Member