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Updated: April 30, 2016

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Adult Contemporary
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NEW LISTING -- ADULT CONTEMPORARY BALLADS with Female Vocals and lots of Crossover Appeal are needed by a Major Record Label for a Legendary, Multi-Platinum MEGASTAR artist working on her new record. They’re looking really hard to find killer, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Ballads that would appeal to the fans of artists like (but not limited to) Leona Lewis, Adele, Meghan Trainor, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references they gave us to get an idea of the style that could work for this pitch:

“Bleeding Love” by Leona Lewis:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_weSk0BonM

“Hello” by Adele:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQHsXMglC9A

“Like I’m Gonna Lose You” by Meghan Trainor:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-MBfn8XjIU

Give them well-structured, radio-worthy Ballads that have an excellent top-line (lyrics/melody), with a strong, emotionally powerful chorus that’s ready for the charts! Lyric themes should be appropriate for the Adult Contemporary Market, yet still resonate with a younger audience as well. Your production and recording quality should be competitive enough to get this legendary artist interested in your song, although it’s likely they’ll be cutting a new version. 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. Please submit 1-3 Songs online or per CD no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Monday, May 2nd, 2016. TAXI #U160502AC


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Christian
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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN ARTISTS are needed by the VP of A&R of a well-respected Independent Nashville Record Label that's looking to expand its already impressive roster. Male, Female, or Groups are all welcome for this pitch! Please submit well-crafted Songs that would appeal to the fans of (but not limited to) great artists/acts like:

Chris Tomlin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqeLm6pUWgI

Kari Jobe:
https://www.youtube.com/user/KariJobeVEVO

Casting Crowns:
https://www.youtube.com/user/CastingCrownsVEVO

Aaron Shust:
https://www.youtube.com/user/aaronshustube

Francesca Battistelli:
https://www.youtube.com/user/FrancescaBattistelli

Please submit your very best songs that highlight your contemporary sound and style. Songs should be well-crafted from start to finish, with compelling melodies, wonderfully crafted lyrics, and vocals that really sell you as an artist. Your demo quality needs to be competitive for this pitch. The specific deal points will be negotiated on an Artist-by-Artist basis directly with the Label.

Please submit two to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics, bio, and photo. If you've got any CD or download sales, streaming success, a big fan base and touring experience, please make mention of those in your bio! If you're an amazing artist with killer songs, but you don't have a fan base yet, you might still want to submit for this, as hit songs and great talent can still get you signed! All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016. TAXI #S160504CC


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Country
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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY MALE COUNTRY ARTISTS are needed by the VP of A&R at a very desirable Independent Record Label in Nashville that's looking hard to find some great new artists to sign to their roster. We recently ran this opportunity as TAXI Listing #S160319MC, and we didn't come up with that many submissions. If you made a submission to Listing #S160319MC, please send different material this time around. These guys are pretty picky, but very hungry to find the next big thing. They're looking for artists that would appeal to the fans of (but not limited to):

Billy Currington:
https://www.youtube.com/user/BillyCurringtonVEVO?nohtml5=False

Josh Turner:
https://www.youtube.com/user/JoshTurnerVEVO?nohtml5=False

Dustin Lynch:
https://www.youtube.com/user/DustinLynchVEVO?nohtml5=False

Give them your very best, with songs that showcase your great songwriting, with strong, radio-worthy melodies, Nashville quality lyrics, and a vocal performance that really sells it! Your demo quality should be competitive for this pitch. The specific deal points will be negotiated on an Artist-by-Artist basis directly with the Label. If you've got any CD or download sales, streaming success, a big fan base and touring experience, please make mention of those in your bio! If you're an amazing artist with killer songs, but you don't have a fan base yet, you might still want to submit for this, as hit songs and great talent can still get you signed! Please submit two to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics, bio, and photo. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Sunday, May 1st, 2016. TAXI #S160501MC


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NEW LISTING -- "PATRIOTIC" CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Nashville-based, Grammy Award-Winning Producer who needs great songs for the artists he's currently working with. Give him radio-worthy Songs in All-Tempos in the general stylistic ballpark of these references:

"Till My Dyin' Day" by Brooks & Dunn:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpZeC7cmKb8

"America Will Always Stand" by Randy Travis:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W-FK689Yf8

"Where the Stars & Stripes & the Eagle Fly" by Aaron Tippin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTKmjhJ1__o

"Arlington" by Trace Adkins:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJO7lJIxG10

"American Soldier" by Toby Keith:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWrMeBR8W-c

Submit original, current-sounding Songs with chart-ready Country song structure, competitive melodies, and a stand-out chorus that makes listeners feel proud and patriotic. Please avoid lyrics with cliches, profanity, and references to drinking, cheating, or drugs. Keep your lyrics relaxed and conversational, with vivid imagery that’s instantly engaging. Your demo quality must be competitive with songs being pitched on Music Row. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, and include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Monday, May 2nd, 2016. TAXI #Y160502PC


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NEW LISTING -- MALE, ALT COUNTRY ARTISTS are needed by the VP of A&R of a busy and well-respected Independent Nashville Record Label. We recently ran this opportunity as TAXI Listing #S160322AC, and he's eager to hear more new artists. If you made a submission to Listing #S160322AC, please send different material this time around. Give them cool, "Indie" style Songs that would appeal to the fans of artists like (but not limited to):

Sturgill Simpson:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlOk5wV0DRo

Andrew Combs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk4F7gZVjeg&list=PL2VivD1Kh51tnWW7RfmTqIDqfksDaEIQO

John Fullbright:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5teMqHsThI

Please submit your very best songs that showcase your innovative Alt Country sound, with well-structured songs that combine fresh melodic ideas, story-telling lyrics, and a vocal style that's all your own. Your demo quality should be competitive for this pitch. The specific deal points will be negotiated on an Artist-by-Artist basis directly with the Label. If you've got any CD or download sales, streaming success, a big fan base and touring experience, please make mention of those in your bio! If you're an amazing artist with killer songs, but you don't have a fan base yet, you might still want to submit for this, as hit songs and great talent can still get you signed! Please submit two to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics, bio, and photo. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Saturday, May 7th, 2016. TAXI #Y160507AC


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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a hard-working, Nashville-based Music Publisher for a Multipule Award-Winning Country Artist that’s working on a brand new album. They’re looking for radio-worthy, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs (incredibly strong ballads will be considered) that could be found on the same playlist as acts like:

Blake Shelton:
https://www.youtube.com/user/blakeshelton

Dierks Bentley:
https://www.youtube.com/user/DierksBentleyVEVO

Josh Turner:
https://www.youtube.com/user/JoshTurnerVEVO

Lee Brice:
https://www.youtube.com/user/LeeBriceMusic

Quoting the source: “This artist is known for his incredible low notes, rich baritone vocals and wholesome good looks. He's looking for hit tunes for his next project that instantly engage listeners and connect on a deep level. Songs for this listing need to be distinctively unique, visual, conversational, current sounding, radio-competitive, energetic, and have fresh melodies with that something extra that make listeners want to hum along. It's been a while since he's had a top 10 hit, and that's what this listing is focused on. He's known for his love songs. The artist is co-writing songs with some of Nashville's best for his next project, so you'll want to focus on top drawer, contemporary country tunes with a solid groove that are radio-friendly. Melodies need to be current, tightly structured, and feature stand-alone, super compelling hit choruses that come in by 1:00 minute into the tune. Limit verses to 2 or 3 max, and this publisher prefers tight structures like ABABCB or AABABCB that feature clear sectional contrast. It's recommended that you listen to recent hits by the artists mentioned to get a general vibe of tunes that could work for this artist. Lyrics need to be conversational, VERY VISUAL, unique, confident, uplifting and present fresh lyrical perspectives that folks can relate to. This artist has a wholesome image, so you'll want to avoid bro-country themes, references to cheating and drinking, as well as dark or depressing stories since they won't work for him. Lyrics that are packed with compelling details and imagery, rather than familiar clichés and overly repetitious lines will work best here.”

Incredible info, right? Give them Hit songs that are immediately amazing, with fresh, competitive melodies, great hooks, and above all, a unique storyline that Nashville begs for. Your chorus needs to be incredibly strong and ready for radio. You’d be wise to have a really solid vocal performance on your demo to help capture the attention of this Publisher and the artist. Your demo quality needs to be competitive with songs being pitched on the Row. The specific deal points will be negotiated on a song-by-song basis directly with the Publisher. 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 - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Monday, May 9th, 2016. TAXI #Y160509CO


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Electronic
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NEW LISTING -- CHILLWAVE SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Music Licensing Company that's not looking for "typical library music." They're looking for music that is either from real artists, or sounds so convincing that you can't tell that it's not from a working artist or band. This company routinely pitches for high-end placements! Please submit super hip, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs that you'd expect to hear on a playlist with acts like (but not limited to):

Washed Out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZwcmJIYKu4

Small Black:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TZB0EJP6lI

Blackbird Blackbird:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CGhx8H9h-U

Chad Valley:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PacABIu9k8Q

Please submit dreamy, reverb-drenched Songs with mellow grooves, heavy (yet tastefully awesome) effects, and a trippy vocal performance that you'd expect to hear in this genre. Lyric themes can vary, but should something that's commonly heard in the Chillwave genre. Universal lyrics will work best, so please avoid specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, tone, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

They offer an EXCLUSIVE deal. You'll split all upfront sync fees 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. Since 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. Please submit one to three Songs, 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 (PST), on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016. TAXI #Y160503CW


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NEW LISTING -- “TRAP” ELECTRONIC DANCE SONGS with Male or Female Vocals (rapped or sung) are needed for Non-Exclusive deals by a Music Supervisor-owned Production Music Library with tons of placements in Film, TV, and Commercial Advertising. The Music Supervisor/Library owner is well-known, incredibly well-connected, and he’s been working on top Reality TV Shows (and more) for at least a decade! He’s got a very long history with TAXI, and has been responsible for tons of TAXI member placements. He’s got some time off between shows, so he’s running Listings to beef up his own library’s catalog. Give him authentic sounding Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as artists like (but not limited to) Diplo, Flosstradamas, Sam Gellaitry, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get in the stylistic wheelhouse of what he’s looking for:

“Set Me Free” by Diplo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFRyNEldHns

“Drop Top” by Flosstradamus ft. Travis Porter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUbsKY8JCvw

“Long Distance” by Sam Gellaitry:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynCf7aHUO0c

Quoting the Supervisor/library owner: “We need EDM Trap, with deep kick drums and other prominent melodic hook elements that would capture and keep listener’s attention for placement in Film, TV, and Advertisements. I’m not looking for remixes of other people’s tracks. Original material only.”

Please submit rhythmically and melodically engaging songs that capture the true spirit of this contemporary genre, with a vocal performance that’s in line with the references above. You’d be smart to have a super compelling melodic hook that grabs and holds the attention of the audience, in a danceable, fresh, and innovative way.

Your lyric themes can vary, but should be something you’d expect to hear in the Trap genre. Universal lyrics are needed, so please avoid using specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced acts or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, tone, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (Great sounding home recordings are fine).

They offer a NON-EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll split any syncs fee 50/50. You’ll retain 100% of the Master rights, and the Library will get 100% of the Publishing for any placements they generate. You’ll get 100% of the writer’s share. You must own 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 by the Supervisor himself (subject to his availability). No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Monday, May 9th, 2016. TAXI #U160509TS


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Folk
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NEW LISTING -- ACOUSTIC-based INDIE FOLK SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by an aggressive Music Library that's always pitching to high-end Films and TV shows. They're on the hunt for authentic-sounding Indie Folk Songs in All-Tempos that you'd expect to hear on playlists with acts like (but not limited to):

Kurt Vile:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=659pppwniXA

Woods:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TydslHzRaMo

Sufjan Stevens:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJJT00wqlOo

Please submit well-structured Songs that sound like an authentic, current Indie Folk act, with instrumentation that's typical of the genre, and a vocal performance that's engaging from start to finish. Your submissions can be solely Acoustic-based, or have a Folk/Rock edge with additional instrumentation. Lyric themes can vary, but should be universal, so please avoid specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity. 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 feel, texture, tone, and vibe.

This is an EXCLUSIVE deal, so please be sure the material you pitch for this opportunity is NOT already signed to any other Libraries or Publishers. You must own or control the Master and Copyright to pitch for this. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). 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 (PST), on Friday, May 6th, 2016. TAXI #S160506IF


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NEW LISTING -- INTIMATE, ACOUSTIC-based INDIE FOLK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for many NON-Exclusive, $3,000 placements by the Music Supervisor of a Feature Film. The Supervisor is looking for intimate, reflective, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs that could be found on playlists with artists like (but not limited to) A.A. Bondy, Marissa Nadler, J. Tillman, Sharon Van Etten, etc., etc., etc. Please take a listen to the references the Supervisor gave us to get an idea of what could work for this Film:

“A Slow Parade” by A.A. Bondy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EePkaW6pALY

“Leave The Light On” by Marissa Nadler: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3uH8ipVEmA

“Love No Less Worthy” by J. Tillman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34jx3snEXCo

“Give Out” by Sharon Van Etten:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exJ3AG0JIeo

Quoting the Music Supervisor: “The film is a dark and dramatic modern day love story, with a really well-known cast, similar to the Film ‘Unfaithful.’ We’re looking for moody, dark, emotional, lost love, soul-searching type songs. Songs should be able to support and play under very emotional scenes and montage sequences.”

Give them well-crafted songs with emotionally engaging melodies, thought provoking lyrics, and a vocal performance that’s delivered in a intimate, sincere, and captivating way. Instrumentation can be solely acoustic, or have a fuller band sound, but should be somewhat consistent with the references above.

Introspective lyric themes about lost love will work really well for this pitch, but don’t limit yourself to just that idea!. Universal lyrics will work best, so please avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and places. 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).

These will be Non-Exclusive, $3,000, Direct-to-Supervisor placements, and you’ll keep 100% ownership of your copyright and master recordings. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI A&R person handpicked by the Music Supervisor. No full critiques. Please submit 1-3 Songs online or per CD, no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Saturday, May 7th, 2016. TAXI #U160507IF


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Gospel
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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL SONGS with Male Vocals and some "Country Flair" are needed by a busy and well-respected Nashville Music Publisher for a legendary, Grammy-Winning Gospel artist working on his next record. Give them heartfelt, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs (amazing Power Ballads will be considered) that would appeal to the fans of artists like:

Josh Turner:
https://www.youtube.com/user/JoshTurnerVEVO

Jason Crabb:
https://www.youtube.com/user/JasonCrabbMusic

George Strait:
https://www.youtube.com/user/GeorgeStraitVEVO

Steven Curtis Chapman:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrWMBC6yoME&list=PL0B6BED66F36756CD

Quoting the source: "We need Contemporary Country-Gospel (not old-timey Southern gospel). The artist is co-writing songs with some of Nashville's best for his next project, so you'll want to focus on top drawer, contemporary Country-Gospel tunes with single potential for radio formats from progressive Southern Gospel to neo-traditional Country. Old-timey, Traditional Southern Gospel tunes will NOT work for this artist. Melodies need to be current, tightly structured, and feature stand-alone, super compelling hit choruses. Limit verses to 2 or 3 max, and this publisher prefers ABABCB song forms. It's recommended that you listen to recent hits by the artists referenced to get a general vibe of tunes that could work for this artist. Capture listeners with an undeniable, unique title/hook that will help your song stand out above the clutter. It's hard to underestimate the importance of having a totally original, catchy title/hook and fresh lyrical concept that tugs the heartstrings for this listing. (The honest truth is that if the title doesn't pique this artist's interest, then he probably won't find the time to listen to the song given his incredibly busy schedule). Lyrics need to be conversational and present fresh lyrical perspectives. Relatable story songs set in the present day are welcome. Keep in mind that uplifting themes of grace, hope and redemption will work best here. Please avoid using Christian clichés and scriptural sounding phrases, and opt for unique, conversational lines that are packed to the brim with visuals, original detail, and that include a compelling story line that tugs the heartstrings.”

Great info, right? Your demo quality needs to be competitive with songs being pitched on Music Row. The specific deal points will be negotiated on a song-by-song basis directly with the Publisher. 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 Publisher - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Thursday, May 5th, 2016. TAXI #Y160505GO


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Hard to Classify / Specialty / Novelty
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NEW LISTING -- CINEMATIC-SOUNDING COVER SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a NON-Exclusive Music Library that has lots of great Film and TV placements, and is currently building a new catalog for Trailer music. Give them contemporary-sounding, well-performed Covers in All-Tempos of "memorable" Songs, not deep album cuts that nobody remembers. Take a listen to the following references to get an idea of what could work for this pitch, and how they work incredibly well for the Trailers:

"Creep" in The Social Network Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FnijiMZDaM

"Crazy In Love" in Fifty Shades of Grey Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfZWFDs0LxA

"Sweet Child of Mine" in The Last House On The Left Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EZyJxabVck

"Addicted to Love" in Endless Love Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRXGch6675Q

"California Dreamin" in San Andreas Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23VflsU3kZE

"Black Hole Sun" in A Walk Among The Tombstones Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JjRoh13vzY

They're NOT looking for sound-a-likes for this pitch! Your vocal, instrumental performance, and production should be really solid for this pitch. They're open to stripped-down Covers if they have a great vibe-y quality similar to some of the references above. You'd be wise to avoid covers of songs that would be unaffordable or nearly impossible to license like; The Rolling Stones, U2, The Beatles, Neil Young, etc. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced covers in any way shape or form. Use them only as a general guide for the type of songs that could work for this pitch. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

This Library offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 split. You'll get 50% of any Master License Fees and the company will get the other 50%. You must own or control the Master Recording to submit for this pitch. The original copyright holders will get any income from Publishing. 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 (PST), on Saturday, April 30th, 2016. TAXI #S160430CV


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Instrumental
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NEW LISTING -- HIGH-ENERGY, ELECTRONIC DANCE INSTRUMENTAL CUES (aka EDM) are needed by the CEO of a Production Music Library that's building a catalog for Sports programming on Network TV. Give them pumping, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues that you'd expect to hear sharing the same playlist as artists like (but not limited to):

"S.A.X" by Laidback Luke:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIbqvbwI5Pg

"Harmony" by Nicky Romero:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awa188svgmg

"The Hum" by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exJlapzPnlc

Although the references have vocals, please submit Instrumentals only for this pitch.

Please submit killer, well-crafted, energetic Instrumental Cues that sound like a believable EDM cut, with slick EDM production that's reminiscent of the references above. Build your Cue around a central melodic idea, while bringing various instruments in and out as the Cue progresses to add dynamics and interest. Give them Cues that could give Sports programming a driving, high-powered vibe! All submissions should be at least 2 minutes long, with easy edit points and button/stinger endings. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). This company offers an Exclusive deal, so please make sure the Cues you submit aren't already signed to any another libraries or catalogs. The Library will get 100% of the Publisher's share. You'll get 100% of the writer's share and a portion of the sync fee (TBD). You must own or control your Master and Composition to submit to this pitch. 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 (PST), on Sunday, May 1st, 2016. TAXI #Y160501ED


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NEW LISTING -- INDIE-Style INSTRUMENTALS are needed quickly for a $1,000, Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Company Placement by the Creative Marketing Director of a cutting-edge, food-related product. They’re looking for fresh and contemporary Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals that could be found on the same playlist with the band Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Take a careful listen to the reference they gave us to get in the general ballpark of what they need:

“Can’t Keep Checking My Phone” by Unknown Mortal Orchestra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpD_74Vc3mA

Even though the reference has vocals, they are looking for Instrumentals only for this pitch!

Quoting the Marketing Director: “The mood we’re trying to create with this video is anticipation and excitement. We really like the vibe of ‘Can’t Keep Checking My Phone’ by Unknown Mortal Orchestra for the interesting, energetic, yet chill vibe. But, we’re also open to other ideas that are more energetic, and less chill. It’ll be the musical backdrop in a 45-60 second teaser video for a game-changing product from a cutting-edge food-tech company. The product is amazing, and we believe it will cause quite a buzz.”

Give them fun, lively, and energetic Instrumentals that can lend the right vibe to their exciting marketing campaign for this game-changing product. Your instrumentation should be that of a typical Indie Rock band, with a quality that’s generally in line with the reference above. A believable “Indie” quality is what they’re after for this pitch, so please be sure your submissions are not dated sounding. Having a great Indie sound that’s got some hipster, modern quality to it will go a long way for this pitch. We think it’s really important that you listen carefully to the reference, and while NOT copying it, match the vibe, overall sound, and texture to help you nail this unique request.

Your submissions should be at least a 1:30 in length, with good edit points. No-faded endings will probably work best, but if you’ve got something that really hits the nail on the head and it has a faded ending, go ahead and send it. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced band or song in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a general guide for feel, texture, tone, and vibe. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

The estimated license fee for this placement is $1,000. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Company placement, so you’ll get 100% of the sync fee, you’ll keep 100% of your Publishing and Master ownership, and you’ll also get 100% of any applicable performance royalties. You must own or control the Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. All Submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis. No full critiques. Please submit 1-3 Instrumentals online or per CD no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Sunday, May 1st, 2016. TAXI #U160501IN


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NEW LISTING -- HIGH-ENERGY ALT ROCK INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed for several (up to $500) Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Supervisor placements in a sports-themed Reality TV Show. They’re looking for rockin’ Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues that could be found on playlists with bands like (but not limited to) Arctic Monkeys, The Subways, Dirty Pretty Things, The Hives, etc., etc., etc. Take a listen to the following references to get in the stylistic ballpark they’re after:

“I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor” by Arctic Monkeys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQNyTo4k_TA

“Like I Love You” by The Subways:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2Xuo2uDXiY

“Doctors & Dealers” by Dirty Pretty Things: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6OLBzfVYZw

“Abra Cadaver” by The Hives:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUdevXDzrcc

Although the references have vocals, please submit Instrumental Cues only for this pitch.

Please submit high impact, full-throttled Alt Rock Cues that use authentic sounding Rock band instrumentation with a driving rhythm section that’s full of bravado! Build your submissions around a killer guitar riff, while adding and subtracting various instruments to add interest throughout, and keep it from sounding too repetitive, linear, or one-dimensional. Please avoid any screechy guitar solos in the higher registers that could distract from dialog. Also, please avoid using any instruments that sound synthy, stiff, or MIDI-driven. The more authentic sounding the better!

Your submissions should be at least 2 minutes long. Easy edit points and Non-Faded/Buttoned/Stinger endings will work best for this pitch. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced bands or 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).

The estimated license fee for this placement is $250 to $500, depending on the ultimate placement. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll get 100% of the sync fee, you’ll keep 100% of your Publishing and Master ownership, and you’ll also get 100% of any applicable performance royalties. You must own or control the Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. All Submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis. No full critiques. Please submit 1-3 Instrumental Cues online or per CD no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016. TAXI #U160503AR


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NEW LISTING -- TENSION-BASED ELECTRONIC/ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a Non-Exclusive Production Music Library for a range of upcoming projects. They're searching for Instrumental Cues in All-Tempos that you'd hear on shows like (but not limited to): The Flash, Arrow, Gotham, The Blacklist, etc., etc., etc.

Please give them well-crafted Tension Cues that have both Electronic and Orchestral elements that are super fresh and current-sounding. Your submissions should have a dark and slightly menacing tone, while weaving in orchestral strings and percussion to create a fresh cinematic sound. Your cues should layer instruments in and out to create dynamics, space, and a moody atmosphere as your Cue progresses. Please avoid anything that sounds stiff or MIDI-driven, or has dated sounding samples.

All submissions should be at least 2 minutes long with easy edit points and a crescendo that leads to a buttoned/stinger ending. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, tone, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (Great sounding home recordings are fine). This Library offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 Deal. You'll get 50% of any applicable sync fees and 100% of the Writer's share. The Publisher will get 50% of applicable sync fees and 100% of the Publisher's Share on the version they pitch. You'll keep 100% of the original copyright. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit to this pitch. 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 (PST), on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016. TAXI #Y160504EO


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NEW LISTING -- “TRAP” Style ELECTRONIC DANCE INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a very active Independent Music Library that’s always landing great placements in Film, TV, and Commercials. They’re looking for high-energy, danceable Mid-to-Up-Tempo Cues that could be found on playlists with acts like Springboard, Antiserum & Mayhem, Flinch & Infuze, Gent & Jawns, Dillion Francis and DJ Snake, etc., etc., etc. Take a listen to the following references to get in the general stylistic ballpark of what they need:

“Fast Foot & Farleon” by Springboard (Skellism Festival Remix): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJKJpXDS0CM

“Trippy” by Antiserum & Mayhem:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o95ZTp5fuF8

“One More Night” by Flinch & Infuze: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pCRkeBwDLk

“SWIZZY” by Gent & Jawns:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG-d-QQMELQ

“Get Low” by Dillion Francis and DJ Snake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12CeaxLiMgE

Please submit rhythmically and melodically expressive Cues that sound like an authentic “Trap” cut, with plenty of great builds that lead to a great, big, danceable section. Build your Cue around an engaging central melodic idea that sounds modern and uses trendy, current production techniques. Add and subtract layers of instrumentation as your Cue moves forward to keep it from sounding too linear or boring. At the same time, please avoid anything overly busy or frenetic, as that could be a distraction from a scene’s dialog.

All submissions should be at least 2 minutes in length. Buttoned/Stinger Endings and Easy Edit Points are encouraged for this pitch. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced music in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for feel, texture, tone, and vibe. Also, do NOT submit any material with unauthorized samples of other artists’ songs, sounds, or any other form of media. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

This is an EXCLUSIVE deal, so please be sure the material you pitch for this opportunity is NOT already signed to any other Libraries or Publishers. You must own or control the Master and Copyright to pitch for this. 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 (PST), on Thursday, May 5th, 2016. TAXI #U160505ET


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NEW LISTING -- HIGH-ENERGY, ROCK-ORCHESTRAL HYBRID INSTRUMENTALS that would work for Film Trailers are needed by a great Music Library with lots of placements in really big Feature Film Trailers! They're on the hunt for adrenaline-filled, powerful, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals in the general stylistic ballpark of music heard in epic, action packed Trailers like:

Kill Zone 2 Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXh0zf2Qbbc

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SlILk2WMTI

Pacific Rim Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5guMumPFBag

Give them heart-pounding Instrumentals with massive drum hits, epic strings, powerful horns, with the addition of driving, aggressive Rock guitars that all build to a dynamic climax. Your submissions should be structured in three acts, typical of an action/adventure Trailer. Your submissions should focus on a central melodic motif that uses layers of instrumentation to build energy and excitement as it progresses. Great sounding Orchestral samples and top-notch production will definitely give you an added edge for this pitch. All submissions should be at least 2:30 long. Please do not copy or rip off the referenced music in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (Great sounding home recordings are fine). This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You'll split all upfront sync fees 50/50, (which can be very substantial for Trailer Music). 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 Composition rights. Since this is an Exclusive deal, please be sure your material is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit one to three Instrumentals 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 (PST), on Friday, May 6th, 2016. TAXI #Y160506OH


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NEW LISTING -- DRIVING, INDIE ROCK INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a well-connected Music Licensing Company for placements in TV, Film, and Commercials. They're eagerly searching for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues that generally reflect the vibe and style of acts like (but not limited to):

PUP:
https://www.youtube.com/user/puptheband?nohtml5=False

Cloud Nothings:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhyhPvMfe14&nohtml5=False

Wavves:
https://www.youtube.com/user/wavves?nohtml5=False

Although the references have vocals, please submit instrumentals only for this pitch.

Give them propulsive Indie Rock Cues that are full of epic energy, with instrumentation that's typical of a standard Rock band. Build your Cue around a guitar-driven melodic motif, while adding and subtracting layers of Instrumentation as your Cue progresses to keep it from sounding too repetitive or linear. Avoid any screeching guitar solos in the higher registers that could distract from dialog, as well as using any instruments that sound synthy, stiff, or MIDI-driven. The more authentic sounding the better!

Your submissions should be at least 2 minutes long. Easy edit points and Non-Faded/Buttoned/Stinger endings will work best for this pitch. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced bands or 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. 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. Please do not send material for this pitch that is already signed to any other libraries or catalogs. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Sunday, May 8th, 2016. TAXI #S160508RC


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NEW LISTING -- EMOTIONALLY UPLIFTING INSTRUMENTALS that would work well in TV Commercials are needed by the Owner of a Music Supervision Company specializing in Film, Trailers, TV, and Commercial Advertising placements. Please submit engaging, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals in the general stylistic wheelhouse of these references:

Match.com Commercial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYWgA2FYg3Q

Swiffer Sweeper Commercial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeqKDKJCd98

Bounty Commercial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruIpTQAIbLE

Give them lighthearted, joyful Instrumentals that sound like they'd work perfectly for the brands above, with welcoming melodies, and a bouncy, lighthearted, inviting vibe. Your instrumentation can vary, but it should generally reflect the acoustic-driven sound of the references. Hand claps and whistles might give your submissions an added edge for this pitch, but they're not absolutely necessary.

All submissions should be at least 2 minutes long. Buttoned/stinger endings are recommended. Please do not rip off the referenced music in any way, shape, or form. Use the references only as a guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). All deals will be made on a case-by-case basis, depending on the ultimate use and/or project. Please submit one to three Instrumentals 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 (PST), on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016. TAXI #Y160510UI


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NEW LISTING -- ORCHESTRAL TENSION-based HYBRID INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a well-connected and extremely busy Music Licensing Company for placements in TV, Film, and Commercials. They're on the hunt to find Down-to-Mid-Tempo Cues that you'd hear on shows like (but not limited to): Arrow, Gotham, Daredevil, etc., etc., etc.

Please submit well-crafted Instrumental Cues that blend Electronic and Orchestral elements to help create a unique, yet mood-setting quality you'd expect to hear in the references above. Instrumentation and electronic sounds can vary, but should be focused on a central melodic motif, while layering various instruments in and out as your Cue progresses to keep it compelling, forward moving, and filled with a growing sense of tension.

All submissions should be at least 2 minutes long with easy edit points and Buttoned/Stinger endings that will make them more desirable to the shows' editors. Broadcast Quality is needed (Great sounding home recordings are fine). This company offers an EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal. You'll keep 100% of your Writer's share, and the Publisher will keep 100% of the Publishing. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Please submit one to three Instrumental Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Wednesday, may 11th, 2016. TAXI #S160511TC


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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY HIP-HOP INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a Production Music Library for placements in Film, TV, and Commercials. They're on the hunt for great, authentic sounding Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues that generally match the intensity of these references:

WARNING: The following references have some graphic and explicit lyrics. Listener discretion is advised.

"F*ck Up Some Commas" by Future:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKl6umkwKfU

"Hard In Da Paint" by Waka Flocka Flame:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ9gzp1AL88

"Down In the DM" by Yo Gotti:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXSpXO4N-tI

Although the references have vocals, please submit instrumentals only for this pitch.

Give them current sounding Instrumental Cues with engaging melodic lines, and beats that generally match the vibe of the references above. Add and subtract layers of instrumentation as your Cue progresses to add dynamics, and forward momentum. Please avoid anything that's too repetitive or linear for this pitch. Your submissions should be at least 2 minutes in length, with easy edit points and Non-Faded/Buttoned/Stinger endings. 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. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). This company offers an EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal. 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. Please do not send material for this pitch that is already signed to any other libraries or catalogs. Please submit one to three Instrumental Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Thursday, May 12th, 2016. TAXI #S160512HC


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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY, TOP-40 Style POP INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a successful NON-Exclusive Production Music Library with a long list of placements in TV and Commercial Advertising. They're on the hunt for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues that you'd find on playlists with acts like (but not limited to)

Ariana Grande:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf_wVfwpfp8

Nick Jonas:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taViGR5VT1U

Demi Lovato:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwLRQn61oUY

Justin Bieber:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK_0jXPuIr0

Although the references have vocals, please submit instrumentals only for this pitch.

Give them well-crafted Pop Cues with lots of mainstream appeal, infectious rhythms, engaging melodies, and loads of "ear-candy" in all sections. Add and subtract layers of instrumentation as your Cue progresses to add dynamics and keep it from sounding too repetitive. Avoid using anything that sounds stiff or MIDI-driven, as well as anything that could distract from dialog.

All submissions should have short intros, or no intros at all, and be at least 2 minutes long with good edit points and a crescendo that leads to a big, buttoned/stinger ending. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, tone, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (Great sounding home recordings are fine).

This Library offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 Deal. You'll get 50% of any applicable sync fees and 100% of the Writer's share. The Publisher will get 50% of applicable sync fees and 100% of the Publisher's Share on the version they pitch. You'll keep 100% of the original copyright. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit to this pitch. 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 (PST), on Thursday, May 12th, 2016. TAXI #Y160512PC


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NEW LISTING -- TOP-40 Style RAP/HIP-HOP INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by the Owner of a great, Non-Exclusive Music Library that has a long list of TV placements, especially in the Reality TV world. He's looking for current, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Cues in the general stylistic wheelhouse of artists like:

Drake:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY4OJBGBOY4

Chris Brown:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXRN_LkCa_o

Kendrick Lamar:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-48u_uWMHY

Although the references have vocals, please submit Instrumental Cues only for this pitch.

Give them rhythmically expressive Cues that have a fresh, contemporary sound, style, and vibe. Your submissions should be full of forward movement, both rhythmically and melodically. Add and subtract instruments as the Cue progresses to keep it from sounding like a one-dimensional "beat." All submissions should be at least 2 minutes long. Buttoned/stinger endings are strongly recommended. Please do not rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Also, do not submit any material with unauthorized samples of other artists' songs, sounds, or any other form of media. 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 keep 100% of the Master rights and the Writer's share. The Library will get 100% of the Publishing for any placements they generate. You must own your Master and Copyright in order to submit for this opportunity. Please submit one to three 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 (PST), on Friday, May 13th, 2016. TAXI #Y160513HC


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NEW LISTING -- SOUTHERN-Style HIP HOP INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a successful Non-Exclusive Production Music Library with a long list of placements in TV and Commercials. They're on the hunt for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues that you'd hear on playlists with artists like (but not limited to):

Gucci Mane:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFd0eAuDJ10

Rick Ross:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU9TouRnO84

Birdman:
https://www.youtube.com/user/BirdmanVEVO

Give them Cues with really infectious beats, full of fast, syncopated hi-hat rhythms, a big bottom end, and catchy melodic ideas throughout. Keep your Cues interesting and full of forward momentum by adding and subtracting instruments as the Cue progresses. Easy edit points and buttoned endings are recommended. Please do NOT submit any material with unauthorized samples of other artists' music, sounds, or any other form of media. All submissions should be at least 2 minutes long with easy edit points and a buttoned/stinger ending. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, tone, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (Great sounding home recordings are fine). This Library offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 Deal. You'll get 50% of any applicable sync fees and 100% of the Writer's share. The Publisher will get 50% of applicable sync fees and 100% of the Publisher's Share on the version they pitch. You'll keep 100% of the original copyright. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit to this pitch. 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 (PST), on Saturday, May 14th, 2016. TAXI #Y160514SR


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Pop
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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY POP/ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label and Multiple Award-Winning Boy Band that's working on a new album. They're looking high and low to find radio-worthy, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as acts like (but not limited to):

The Vamps:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e12KryuLcbs

5 Seconds of Summer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2BYmmTI04I

Rixton:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JJfJgyHYwU

One Direction:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho32Oh6b4jc

Please submit well-structured, energetic songs with great melodies and ear candy hooks in all sections of the song. A homerun, radio hit chorus will help you standout for this pitch. Your production should be competitive to get them 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 (PST), on Monday, May 2nd, 2016. TAXI #S160502PR


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NEW LISTING -- ALT POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label for a Chart-Topping act that's working on a brand new record. They're eager to find high-energy, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as acts like (but not limited to):

Charli XCX:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABhDiXbUaBE

Icona Pop:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EnSqnccMyY

Neon Hitch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCnrXsGYgU0

Give them well-crafted songs that fire on all cylinders: rhythmically, melodically, and lyrically. Be sure the songs you submit have a radio-worthy chorus that's as infectious as it gets. You'd be wise to have a vocal performance that's solid from start to finish, and generally matches the style of the references above to get them excited about cutting your song. Recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song 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 (PST), on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016. TAXI #S160503AP


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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with an R&B edge and Female Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label for a Superstar Artist that's working on her next album. They're looking for chart-worthy Songs in All-Tempos that you'd expect to hear on playlists with artists like (but not limited to):

Ariana Grande:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WbCfHutDSE

Zendaya:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VGCKaTbkHA

Demi Lovato:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDAd0S92Uko

Quoting the source: "Songs should lean toward soulful R&B, with really meaningful lyrics."

Give them hook-driven songs that have immediately engaging melodies, well-crafted lyrics, and a solid chorus that's screams Top 40 hit! Your production and recording quality should be contemporary, slick, and competitive enough to get them 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 (PST), on Thursday, May 5th, 2016. TAXI #Y160505PO


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NEW LISTING -- VOCALLY IMPRESSIVE CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label that's looking for chart-worthy songs for an outstanding Pop artist working on her brand new record. They're looking for vocally powerful Songs in All-Tempos that you could imagine finding on a playlist with artists like (but not limited to):

Demi Lovato:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDAd0S92Uko

Ariana Grande:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf_wVfwpfp8

Tori Kelly:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE2drlA8vf8

Please submit well-structured songs with strong, contemporary melodies that would instantly help showcase this artist's impressive vocal range and control. Songs with ear-candy in all sections of the song, and a big, radio-friendly chorus will work best for this pitch. Your production should be competitive enough to get the label and the artist excited about cutting your song. Your recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. 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 (PST), on Sunday, May 8th, 2016. TAXI #Y160508VP


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Punk
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NEW LISTING -- PUNK ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals and Sports-friendly Lyric themes are needed by a Heavyweight Film/TV Music Industry Veteran who is building a new catalog as a joint venture with a successful Music Library that supplies music directly to a Major Sports TV Network. He needs Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on playlists with bands like (but not limited to) Ramones, The Dictators, Dead Boys, Buzzcocks, etc., etc., etc. take a listen to the following references to get an idea of the energy and vibe he needs:

“Rockaway Beach” by Ramones:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6siGKxcKol0

“Faster and Louder” by The Dictators:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMTAatF6FOI

“What Love Is” by Dead Boys:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msCiFyBQOe4

“What Do I Get?” by Buzzcocks:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfkMDqijvVs

Give them thrashin’ Punk Rock Songs that have all the appeal of the references above, with authentic sounding Rock band instrumentation, and a vocal performance that commands attention. Please try to avoid “library-ish” sounding material for this pitch. The more believable your overall performance sounds, the better!

Lyric themes can be about anything you might think could work in the context of sports, but they do NOT have to be direct or “on-the-nose” themes about sports. Universal lyrics will work best, so please avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Please do NOT copy or rip off the referenced bands or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and feel. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so please make sure the submissions aren’t already signed to any another libraries or catalogs. They offer a 50/50 split – you’ll keep 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. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis. No full critiques. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016. TAXI #U160504PS


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R&B / Soul
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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY R&B SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Music Licensing Company that's not looking for "typical library music." They're looking for music that is either from real artists, or sounds so convincing that you can't tell that it's not from a working artist or band. This company routinely pitches for high-end placements. They're looking for super current, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as artists like:

Alessia Cara:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De30ET0dQpQ

John Legend:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi3bc9lS3rg

Andra Day:
https://www.youtube.com/user/AndraDayMusic

Anthony Hamilton:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K_sDzmhedI

Please submit rhythmically and melodically engaging Songs with plenty of rhythmic and melodic ear-candy, and a killer chorus. Be sure your vocal performance has a soulfully expressive quality that's fresh, current, and really great. Lyric themes can vary, but should be consistent with themes currently found in the R&B genre. Universal lyrics are recommended, so please avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, tone, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You'll split all upfront sync fees 50/50. The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share, and you'll get 100% of the Writer's share. You need to own or control your Master and Copyright. Since 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. Please submit one to three Songs, include lyrics, photo, and bio. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Saturday, May 7th, 2016. TAXI #S160507RB


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Rap / Hip Hop
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NEW LISTING -- EMOTIONALLY UPBEAT, CONTEMPORARY RAP/HIP-HOP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a very active Independent Music Library that's always landing great placements in Film, TV, and Commercials. They're looking for commercially appealing Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found sharing the same playlist as these references:

"Young Wild and Free" by Wiz Khalifa:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa5B22KAkEk

"All I Do Is Win" by DJ Khaled:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGXzlRoNtHU&nohtml5=False

"Whatever You Like" by T.I.:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQJACVmankY&nohtml5=False

"So Good" by B.o.B:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoBP24I2lwA&nohtml5=False

Please submit songs that are rhythmically, melodically, and lyrically engaging, with an outstanding vocal performance that sounds like a real-deal, current Rap/Hip-Hop artist. Your lyrics should be positive in nature, with themes that generally reflect the references above. Universal lyrics will work best, so please avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, tone, and vibe. Also, do NOT submit any material with unauthorized samples of other artists' songs, sounds, or any other form of media. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). This is an EXCLUSIVE deal, so please be sure the material you pitch for this opportunity is NOT already signed to any other Libraries or Publishers. You must own or control the Master and Copyright to pitch for this. 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 (PST), on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016. TAXI #Y160510HH


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NEW LISTING -- POP-STYLE RAP/HIP-HOP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label that's looking for hits and/or album cuts for a huge, Chart-Topping Artist working on a new album. Please submit radio-worthy, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlists as these references:

"Get Ugly" by Jason DeRulo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2lgnitdPdc

"I Don't Like It, I Love It" by Flo Rida:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw8mpgccugc

"Make My Love Go" by Jay Sean:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovhm9TIQFws

Give them well-structured songs that are melodically, rhythmically, and lyrically compelling, with engaging hooks throughout, and a really memorable chorus that's ready for Top-40 radio! You'd be wise to have a really strong vocal performance that generally matches the vibe of the references above. Make it easy for this artist to hear himself having a hit with your song. Do not submit any material with unauthorized samples of other artists' songs, sounds, or any other form of media. Your demo/song production should be competitive enough to get the label and artist 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 (PST), on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016. TAXI #Y160511PH


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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY POP/ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label for an outstanding group that's working on a brand new record. They're looking for infectious, radio-worthy, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as songs like (but not limited to):

"Shut Up And Dance" by Walk The Moon:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JCLY0Rlx6Q

"Everybody Talks" by Neon Trees:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5G9tIe84lE

"We Come Running" by Youngblood Hawke:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ECw5DTULQ8

Give them hit-worthy songs that are incredibly catchy, with a rhythmically, melodically, and lyrically compelling approach. Your songs should be well-structured from start to finish, with plenty of attention-grabbing hooks (in all sections of the song), and a chorus that screams Top-40 radio! These guys are primed to have a hit record, and it might as well be with your song! Your vocal and overall demo presentation must be strong enough to get this group and label excited about cutting it. 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 (PST), on Monday, May 9th, 2016. TAXI #Y160509PR


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NEW LISTING -- EMOTIONALLY UPLIFTING POP/ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Music Licensing Company that's not looking for "typical library music." They're looking for music that is either from real artists, or sounds so convincing that you can't tell that it's not from a working artist or band. This company routinely pitches for high-end placements, so they don't go for "library-ish" music! Please submit mainstream-friendly, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Pop/Rock Songs in the general stylistic wheelhouse of artists like:

The Fray:
https://www.youtube.com/user/thefrayVEVO?nohtml5=False

Train:
https://www.youtube.com/user/TrainVEVO?nohtml5=False

Lifehouse:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac3HkriqdGQ&nohtml5=False

Five For Fighting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR-qQcNT_fY&nohtml5=False

Give them well-crafted songs with infectious, uplifting melodies, cool ear-candy in all sections of the song, and a big chorus that sounds like an actual radio hit! Your vocals should be passionate, convincing, and honest, similar to the references above. Lyric themes can vary, but should sound like something you'd typically hear in the Pop/Rock genre. Universal lyrics will work best, so please avoid specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, tone, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

They offer an EXCLUSIVE deal. You'll split all upfront sync fees 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. Since 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. Please submit one to three Songs, include lyrics, photo, and bio. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Friday, May 13th, 2016. TAXI #S160513PR


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UPLIFTING, ACOUSTIC-Based SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Male Vocals and lots of mainstream appeal are needed by a Multi-Platinum Producer for one of several projects he's currently working on. We recently ran a similar opportunity for this Producer as TAXI Listing #S160326SS, and he's still looking for even more material. If you made a submission to TAXI Listing # S160326SS, please send different material this time around. He's searching for radio-worthy, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in that could be found on playlists with artists like (but not limited to):

James Bay:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqiH0ZSkM9I

Ed Sheeran:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSDgHBxUbVQ

Jamie Lawson:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-lI_tgQMMk

Please submit hopeful, uplifting songs with catchy melodies, memorable hooks, and a strong, emotionally uplifting chorus. Lyric themes about the inspirational aspects of love and life could work well for this pitch, but you don't need to limit yourself to just those ideas. Acoustic, stripped-down demos will work for this producer, but your recording quality (even for stripped-down demos) needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well and get them excited about cutting it. 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 (PST), on Saturday, April 30th, 2016. TAXI #S160430SS


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NEW LISTING -- ACOUSTIC SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS (Piano and/or Guitar) in a range of moods, with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a very successful Music Library with a really long track record of placements in TV, Films, and Commercials. They’re looking for current sounding Songs in All-Tempos that could be found on the same playlists as artists/acts like (but not limited to): Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat, Eric Hutchinson, Christina Perri, etc., etc., etc. Please take a listen to the following references to get an idea what they’re looking for:

“I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1-4u9W-bns

“Try” by Colbie Caillat:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXoZLPSw8U8

“Sun Goes Down” by Eric Hutchinson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX_JVtqH2pg

“A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtOvBOTyX00

Please submit well-crafted Songs that are melodically, lyrically, and vocally engaging, with a chorus that’s compelling at first listen. They’re open to a variety of moods; emotionally upbeat, sad, reflective, romantic, hopeful, and intimate will all work well for this pitch. Your submissions can be a stripped-down Acoustic/Vocal performance (Piano and/or Guitar), or a fuller style production with additional genre appropriate instrumentation.

Lyric themes can range, but should be something you’d commonly hear in the Singer/Songwriter genre. Universal lyrics will work best, so please avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced acts or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. Sync fees will be negotiated on a Deal-By-Deal basis. 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. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit to this pitch is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Publishers. 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 (PST), on Saturday, May 7th, 2016. TAXI #U160507AS


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NEW LISTING -- HEARTFELT, ACOUSTIC-Driven (Piano and/or Guitar) SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an extremely active Music Licensing Company with a really long track record of great Film and TV placements. They're on the hunt for great Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic wheelhouse of songs like:

"I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1-4u9W-bns&nohtml5=False

"Try" by Colbie Caillat:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXoZLPSw8U8&nohtml5=False

"Broken Strings" by James Morrison:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26PAgklYYvo&nohtml5=False

"Forever And Almost Always" by Kate Voegele:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbqAooKfuwI&nohtml5=False

Submit well-crafted Songs that hit you right in the heart, with attention grabbing melodies, and a compelling chorus that sounds like something you'd hear on an actual record. Your vocals should have a commercially appealing sound and style that generally reflects the references above. Lyric themes should be honest, relatable, and universal in nature. Please avoid using specific names, places, dates, times, and brands. 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 feel, texture, tone, and vibe. This Music Library splits ALL sync fees 50/50 with you. They'll get 100% of the Publisher's share, and you'll get 100% of the Writer's share. This is an EXCLUSIVE deal, so be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed to any other Libraries or Catalogs. You must own or control the Master Recording and Copyright. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). 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 (PST), on Saturday, May 14th, 2016. TAXI #S160514SS


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4 Things That Will Make You Successful

Dear Passengers,

One of the most frequently asked questions TAXI members ask us is, "How long after you send them my music will it take for them to contact me?"

The answer is: Anywhere from a day or two... weeks, months, maybe even years. Yes, I said "Years!"

I know it's painful to even imagine waiting for years, but it happens all the time. Why would a company ask for music, and take years to contact the person who created it? Sometimes it's simply procrastination (c'mon, we're all guilty of that!).

Sometimes the person or company that requested it gets overloaded, and the music file sits on a computer desktop until the decks clear off a bit. I've got documents and ideas of all sorts sitting on my computer's desktop from two years ago. They're too important to make them invisible by filing them, so they sit on my desktop as daily reminders. Eventually I'll act on them!

Maybe the most logical reason you don't get a quick response is that the music supervisor or publisher found something else, and you'll never hear from them. But maybe they liked your music enough that they saved it in a rainy day file or on their desktop for a future project.

You'll Feel Better When You Read These...

I remembered seeing some posts on our Forum about how long it sometimes takes to hear back. I found these three examples on just the first page of our Success Stories area!

3 Forwards 2 Years Ago Return Library Deal

1 year and 2 month: 3 deals

Library wants songs 2 years after a forward

And here's a similar story from member Nathan Nasby about a relationship started at our free convention two or three years ago:

Two placements from a publisher I met at the Rally

Here's What You Need to Do...

I can't remember who first coined this "mantra," but I know that TAXI member Steven Guiles made bumper stickers and gave them out at the Road Rally a few years ago. These are the 4 things that will make you successful!

"WRITE, SUBMIT, FORGET, REPEAT"

In other words, don't wait by the phone or check your email every ten minutes when your music is forwarded by TAXI. Don't torture yourself! Be patient... actually, forget that a music supervisor, publisher, or record company has your music in their hands and move forward. Keep writing. Build momentum. Keep filling the pipeline.

The more music you make, the more music you'll get out in the world and the greater your chances will be! You'll also improve your skills and get faster at writing and producing with each new effort.

TAXI's most successful members would all tell you that it's all about quality and quantity — much more than it's about one single song or instrumental cue making a fortune.

Talk to you soon,
Michael

P.S. We just heard from a Music Supervisor that she is using EIGHT pieces of music from TAXI members in just one Independent Film. If you obsessively look at music credits like I do, then you know that it's extremely rare that any one publisher, music library, or record label gets more than a couple of placements in any single film.

Our members just nailed EIGHT placements, and the Music Supervisor on this film is very selective! Go TAXI members!!!!!

P.P.S. If you want great stuff like that to happen for you, then find some opportunities that you have the right music for! We've got 35 brand new Industry Listings for you.


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CUSTOM CRITIQUES

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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— 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