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Updated: October 1, 2016

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Adult Contemporary
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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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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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NEW LISTING -- ADULT CONTEMPORARY BALLADS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Multi-Platinum Record Producer who's actively hunting for great songs for several artists at the moment. We ran this Listing back in June as TAXI Listing #Y160907AC, and he's still looking for the perfect ballad. They're hard to find!!! If you made a submission to TAXI Listing #Y160907AC, please send different material this time around. Please submit Down-Tempo Ballads that could be found on the same playlist as artists like (but not limited to): Jordin Sparks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suPlYwJ3YvMMichael Buble: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbSOLBMUvIEAdele: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQHsXMglC9AJennifer Hudson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB_IvRcr04ESeal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tedYk88X9AGive him emotionally moving ballads with a fresh, modern, and captivating melody and a big, radio-ready chorus. Lyric themes about the good and bad aspects of love will work well for this opportunity. Other lyric ideas are welcomed, as long as your lyrics are fresh, creative, and relatable to a broad audience. This Producer is happy to listen to stripped-down, Guitar/Vocal or Piano/Vocal demos, but your recording quality still needs to be clean, clear, and well balanced enough to represent your Song well. Please submit one to three ballads 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 21st, 2016. TAXI #S161021AC


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NEW LISTING -- HEARTFELT, ADULT CONTEMPORARY SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label for a Multi-Platinum, Chart-Topping SUPERSTAR that's on the hunt for great songs for his next album. They're eager to find vocally powerful, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs that you'd expect to hear from artists like:Josh Groban: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJxrX42WcjQClay Aiken: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie7tVCUFS3MRussell Watson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfBCBGNXinwPlease submit well-structured songs with compelling lyrics, a great melody, and a big, Hit chorus that sounds like it's ready for radio. Please avoid overly moody or dated sounding songs for this one. The more uplifting and inspirational, the better! Your overall production should be really solid to help get them excited about cutting your song. This artist and his team are looking high and low to find something fresh, contemporary, and wonderful! If you've got it, send it in. 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 Wednesday, October 26th, 2016. TAXI #Y161026AC


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Blues
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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=Esn8pESKwSE

This 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… it doesn’t matter as long as you’re really, really good and have deep roots in the Blues sound and culture. No posers please. These guys are looking for the real deal, and if they find it, they’ll know what to do with it! Excellent musicianship, captivating, authentic Blues vocals, and great songs are all part of the Blues stew that will get this label excited. They’re primarily interested in artists and bands that are active and out there working on their careers, so please include any touring, fan base, or sales, streaming, or impressive social media figures you have in your bio. If you’re a young artist or band, and don’t yet have much of a story or track record, but you do have an amazing sound and songs to back it up, they’d still like to hear you! Please submit three original songs, with lyrics, photos, and bio. 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 #S161001BA


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Children's
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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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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 -- VINTAGE RECORDINGS (1970 or earlier) of ORIGINAL SOUL/R&B CHRISTMAS SONGS are needed by an A-List Publisher for Film and TV sync licensing opportunities. The reference song below was given to us by the Publisher, and it dates back to 1960:"Please Come Home for Christmas" by Charles Brown:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itdNoGtPQ3IThe publisher is not looking for clones, copies or sound-alikes, but they'd love to find something of that general vibe, tempo, and mood! Anything that's in that ballpark and pre-dates 1970 is something we're sure they'd like to hear!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 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. 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 Tuesday, October 18, 2016. TAXI #Y161018RC


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Country
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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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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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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for a $1,000, Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Supervisor placement in a new, Prime Time, Broadcast Network TV Series. They're looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that sound like they'd be on a playlist with artists like (but not limited to) Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, etc., etc., etc. Take a listen to the following references to get a general idea of what could work for this: "Boys Round Here" by Blake Shelton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXAgv665J14"Kerosene" by Miranda Lambert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB7ONnfIjaI"Gonna Know We Were Here" by Jason Aldean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyBNd_-F5Ts"Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaSy8yy-mr8Please submit original songs that sound like they're plucked from a recent Country album, with great melodies, proper instrumentation, and a vocal that you'd expect to hear in the genre. Because this is for a background source placement, the lyric themes aren't critically important. In any case, you'd be smart to stick to themes you'd expect to hear in current Country music. Avoiding profanity would be a good idea! 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 the vibe they need. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).The estimated license fee for this is $1,000. This is a 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. 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 Saturday, October 22nd, 2016. TAXI #Y161022CO


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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY SONGS with Male Vocals and some Pop/Rock Influence are needed by a Major Record Label for an Artist who's already had a Top 20 single. They're on the prowl for songs that would appeal to fans of artists like these, and help this guy knock them off the charts!"You Look Like I Need A Drink" by Justin Moore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_61chfSDxs"Sleep Without You" by Brett Young: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H06Ep1MTRW0"How Country Feels" by Randy Houser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7v2TmV3ZucSubmit well-structured, current sounding Songs with visually descriptive lyrics, a fresh melody, and an undeniable chorus that sounds like it's ready to bust out on Country radio. Your demo quality should be competitive with what's being pitched on Music Row. 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 Monday, October 24th, 2016. TAXI #S161024CO


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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Nashville-based Music Publisher for a promising new artist, who's working on his Major Label debut album. They're looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could work for artists like those referenced below:"Cop Car" by Keith Urban:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJAe5miXN_Y"Wanted" by Hunter Hayes:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruyaKdPfTN4"H.O.L.Y." by Florida Georgia Line:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXDAYlhdkygPlease submit very well crafted, current sounding Songs with radio potential, lyrical imagery, and a strong, unique melody. This up-incoming Country act could quickly become one of the most recognizable vocalists in the business, so give him Songs with a memorable melody and a captivating hook. They're looking for hits, not album cuts, so send your best for this pitch! Your demo quality needs to be competitive with what's 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 (PDT), on Thursday, October 27th, 2016. TAXI #Y161027CO


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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by Music Row-based Music Publisher for a Country Music Star with nine Number One Hits! Please submit Songs in All-Tempos that you could hear on the same playlist as acts like Billy Currington, Eric Church, Justin Moore, etc., etc., etc. Listen to the references below to get a great idea of what this Publisher is looking for:"Drinking Town With A Football Problem" by Billy Currington:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPeImIH1J54"Record Year" by Eric Church:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvvYMxV6TmI"You Look Like I Need A Drink" by Justin Moore:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_61chfSDxsPlease submit Songs with fresh, unique ideas that haven't been heard before, along with an original, modern Country melody and a super strong chorus that's ready for radio. Showing some unique individuality without going to far outside the lane of what radio will play is always a smart idea! Your demo quality should 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 and critiqued by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Publisher and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016. TAXI #S161103CO


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Electronic
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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY NEW WAVE-inspired ARTISTS/BANDS are needed by a prominent Los Angeles-based Indie Record Label looking to add some uniquely talented artists and bands to their roster. Please submit Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be played on the same playlist as artists like Le Cassette, Timecop1983, Trevor Something, etc., etc., etc. Listen to the references to get in the general wheelhouse of what this label is looking for:"Electric Paradise" by Le Cassette:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf6ZZx0JLlk"Lovers" by Timecop1983 (feat. Seawaves):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q-QAnmC0PA"Girlfriend" by Trevor Something:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxaxV4pmbgoPlease submit music that emulates the retro sound and vibe of the early 1980's, but with a contemporary spin on things. Use contemporary production techniques along with the retro appeal of the referenced acts if you'd like t hand it to them on a silver platter. Including cool synth lines, some sweet beats, and a smooth, "lux" vocal performance should help grab their attention. Be sure your bio includes any info you've got on touring, your fanbase, social stats, and sales, downloads, and/or impressive streaming figures you may have. Those things get labels excited, especially when you've got killer songs! 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 13th, 2016. TAXI #S161013NW


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Instrumental
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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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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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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 -- SPAGHETTI WESTERN INSTRUMENTALS are needed by an established and well-known Production Music Library that gets tons of placements in Film, Television Shows, and TV Commercials. They’re eagerly searching for Instrumentals in ALL-Tempos that could be found on a playlist with the “Godfather” of Spaghetti Western Music, Ennio Morricone. Take a listen to this collection of his best compositions to get in the general ballpark of what they need:

“Spaghetti Western Music Collection” by Ennio Morricone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dpNQFpeo6U

Please submit original Instrumentals that evoke the spirit and grit of the American Wild West, with a memorable melodic theme, and authentic or believable sounding instrumentation. In other words, if you’re using orchestral samples, they need to sound real. You’d be smart to weave appropriate instrumentation in and out to keep your piece dynamic and interesting as it moves forward.

Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced composer or compositions in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, and overall vibe. Pieces that are at least 2 minutes long are recommended. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

This Library 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 Thursday, October 6th, 2016. TAXI #Y161006SW


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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 -- CONTEMPORARY HIP HOP INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a NON-Exclusive Music Library for a popular television show that’s currently in post-production. They’re looking for Mid-To-Up-Tempo Cues that would fit on a broad-ranging playlist with the references below (given to us by the source):

Warning: Some of the references have language that may be offensive to some listeners.

“No Problem” by Chance The Rapper ft. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVkkYlQNmbc

“Drive Me Crazy” by Kaytranada ft. Vic Mensa:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTYhEYiqkI0

“One Dance” by Drake ft. Kyla & Wizkid (Start at 1:56):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYIkwgyVhsU

Although the references have vocals in them, this request is for Instrumentals only. Please send contemporary sounding Hip Hop Cues that have a banging beat, with a fun vibe and smooth, interesting instrumentation. The references above are somewhat wide-ranging, so take that as your cue to create something uniquely your own, that would still fit on a playlist with those references. The third reference has a Dancehall influence that the Library executive really likes. The focus for this pitch is the fun, contemporary beat, along with the cool accompanying instrumentation. Adding layers of instrumentation as your Cue progresses is typically a good idea because it adds interest and some dynamics to keep your piece moving forward. For this request, you’d be smart to stay on the somewhat leaner, less busy side of things so your Cue doesn’t compete with dialogue in this show’s scenes.

All submissions should be at about 2 minutes long. Good edit points and Non-faded, Buttoned/Stinger endings will work best. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced music in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and vibe. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 split. You'll get 100% of the Writer's share. The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this pitch. Please submit one to three Instrumentals online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a yes/no basis with no full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Friday, October 7, 2016. TAXI #Y161007HH


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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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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 -- MODERN, UPBEAT FUNKY INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a Music Library that works with Ad Agencies, Trailer Houses and Television Networks. They're searching for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues that could be played on the same playlist as artists like (but not limited to) Mark Ronson, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the references below to get an idea of the ballpark of what they're searching for:"Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson (ft. Bruno Mars):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPf0YbXqDm0"Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfWlot6h_JM"Lips Are Movin" by Meghan Trainor:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDc_5zpBj7sAlthough the references have vocals, please submit Instrumentals Only for this listing. Give them rhythmically compelling Cues that are crafted with a funky, "strut worthy" groove, an infectious, super catchy melody, a poppin' bass line, some awesome hand claps and maybe even some horn stabs, and you could be hitting a home run for this request!Short-to-no intro, and jumping right into the "red meat" is a great idea. Build it up, break it down, build it back up and wrap it up with a big, powerful finish that's got a non-faded, stinger ending, and you're probably good to go!All submissions should be at about 2:00 minutes long, give or take. Good edit points and Non-Faded/Buttoned endings are advised. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).This 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 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 (PDT), on Sunday, October 9th, 2016. TAXI #Y161009FC


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NEW LISTING -- GUITAR-based (Acoustic and/or Electric) POP/ROCK INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed for $250 Buyouts by a really large media company's In-House Music Library for placements in TV shows and online media. 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 Cues with a distinct, guitar driven approach similar to these references: "Love Yourself" by Justin Beiber: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyEuk8j8imI"We Don't Talk Anymore" by Charlie Puth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AtDnEC4zak"Treat You Better" by Shawn Mendes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY2yjAdbvdQPlease submit cues that generally reflect the guitar-focused approach of the references above, with a current, slick, Top-40 sound and style. Your submissions should feature a central melodic idea and build momentum by adding and subtracting different elements to add dynamics and interest as your Cues progress. Good edit points and buttoned endings are recommended. 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. All submissions should be about 1:00 to 2:00 minutes in length, with good edit points and Non-Faded endings. 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 and critiqued by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Supervisor and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Sunday, October 9th, 2016. TAXI #S161009PR


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NEW LISTING -- TRADITIONAL Sounding, EUROPEAN-Style WORLD MUSIC INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a Top Shelf Music Library that works with Ad Agencies, Trailer Houses and Television Networks. Please submit original Instrumental Cues in All-Tempos that you'd hear on a playlist with references like these:NOTE: Use these references only as an example of what could work for this pitch. There are many more styles, moods, etc. that could work!(Italy): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiENvviVSO4(France): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anN-MpSxJHI(Greece): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_d9Da69FYM(Germany): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bzziAv9o4w(Ireland): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRvvpgbT7D8Give them traditional sounding Instrumental Cues in the styles of European countries like (but not limited to) Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, etc. Authenticity in the sounds, instrumentation, performances and style are all very important for this pitch. Any moods could potentially work, but think of hip travel shows and documentaries. Would you piece set the location before the viewer even looked at the video? If it does, you're on the right track! All submissions should be at about 2:00 minutes long, give or take. Good edit points and Non-Faded/Buttoned endings are advised. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).This 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 and 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. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016. TAXI #Y161011EC


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NEW LISTING -- ELECTRONIC DANCE INSTRUMENTAL CUES (aka EDM) are needed for $250 Buyouts by a really large media company's In-House Music Library for placements in TV shows and online media. On top of the buyout fee, you will also keep 100% of the Writer's share of the publishing and make applicable performance income. Give them fresh, energetic Mid-to-Up-Tempo Cues that are in the general stylistic range of what you'd hear from artists like Diplo, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, etc., etc., etc. Take a listen to the following references to get a general idea of the sound they need: "Beats Knockin" by Diplo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO6EeBCWuzI"To U" by Skrillex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NwZdxiLvGo"This Is What You Came For" by Calvin Harris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOkQ4T5WO9EAlthough the references have vocals, please submit Instrumentals only for this pitch. Please submit rhythmically and melodically compelling EDM Instrumental Cues with a believable, contemporary sound, with great builds, engaging melodic hooks, and a big chorus section. Build your submissions around an infectious central melodic theme, and keep it compelling by layering electronic elements in and out as your piece progresses to keep it dynamic and forward moving. All submissions should be about 1:00 to 2:00 minutes in length, with good edit points and Non-Faded endings. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for texture, tone, and 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 and critiqued by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Supervisor and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016. TAXI #S161012EC


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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 -- ELECTRONIC-Based DANCE POP INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed for a $2,000, Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor Placement for an Online Ad for a popular Beauty Brand. They're looking for runway-style Mid-to-Up-Tempo Cues that generally match the vibe, intensity, and style of these references: "I Remember" by Deadmau5 & Kaskade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUzVCw8BEXA"How Deep Is Your Love" by Calvin Harris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgqUJOudrcM"Be Right There" by Diplo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIJ5XvZeb-kPlease submit Cues that have a swanky and sophisticated vibe, with a strut-worthy "four-on-the-floor" beat, cool Electro "ear candy," and a theme that's both melodically and rhythmically engaging. 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).The estimated license fee for this is $2,000. This is a 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. Please submit one to three Instrumentals online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Supervisor - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Thursday, October 13th, 2016. TAXI #Y161013DP


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NEW LISTING -- GAME SHOW TENSION CUES are needed by a prominent Music Library that needs to seriously beef up this genre in their catalog. In other words, they need a lot of great music! They’re on the prowl for Cues that are in the general wheelhouse of the references below:

“Deal Or No Deal”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-zluACA39A

“Family Feud” (14:19-14:32):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT_DEZz99VQ

“Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iqwh6bxJPe0

Please send suspenseful, tension-inducing Cues, which are perfect for those decisive moments in many of the game shows we’ve all seen thousands of times. Your Cue can loop in segments, but should then smoothly ramp up the tension in places to increase the tension. Subtly is key though – this is not high-octane action tension music. They’re looking for something that’s more like that “anticipating-what’s-next” type of tension Cue. If the contestants are sweating, your music should serve to make the viewers at home sweat along with them! Gentle pulses, muted, clock-like ticks, and droning synth pads are all possibilities for your “tension palette.

Your submissions should be about 2 minutes long, give or take. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced shows’ music in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed. 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 Friday, October 14, 2016. TAXI #Y161014GT


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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 -- INSPIRING, UPLIFTING INDIE ROCK INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by an A-List Music Library, mainly for their Advertising clients. They're looking for Mid-To-Up-Tempo Cues that are stylistically similar to the annotated sections of the references below (given to us by the company):"Highway Patrol Stun Gun" by Youth Lagoon (starting at 1:30):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKQrO5xO8QQ"Death And All His Friends" by Coldplay (starting at 2:00):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_wcRxGbqdUAlthough the references have vocals, please send Instrumentals only for this pitch. We know that Coldplay isn't really considered "Indie," but the section of the song they referenced feels pretty Indie Rock-ish. Please submit emotionally upbeat Instrumental Cues with a fun, lighthearted vibe and catchy melodies that give you an "I'm having an awesome day out the forests of the Pacific Northwest kind of vibe." We often hear this type of music used in commercials when they're conveying the "having a great day" vibe. Your Cue should have a Film/TV sync-friendly sound with bright instrumentation and a solid groove.All submissions should be at about 2:00 minutes long, give or take. Faded or Buttoned/Stinger endings could both work. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).This 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 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 (PDT), on Sunday, October 16th, 2016. TAXI #Y161016RC


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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY, R&B STYLE INSTRUMENTALS with a strong Pop influence are needed by a newly signed band that's working on its Major Label debut. They're hunting for hits. Got one? Great, get in on the ground floor and become part of their posse. Please submit ear-catching, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals that would instantly appeal to the fans of artists like (but not limited to):Pharrell Williams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCAYStI0_EYBruno Mars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjhCEhWiKXkRobin Thicke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyDUC1LUXSUPlease submit rhythmically engaging Instrumentals that could be the perfect foundation for a great, Top-40 topline (lyrics/melody). Your structure is important for this pitch, so please be sure its up to the standards of contemporary R&B music. Your production and recording quality should be contemporary and competitive enough to get them excited about cutting your track. If they use your track, you'd be in a co-write with them because they'd be creating the topline over your best. Please submit one to three tracks online or per CD. 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 Monday, October 17th, 2016. TAXI #Y161017RB


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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 -- OLD SCHOOL, 1990's-Sounding HIP HOP INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a NON-Exclusive Music Library for a popular television show that's already in post-production. They're looking for Mid-To-Up-Tempo Cues that would fit on a playlist with the references below (given to us by the Library's CEO):"The Dreamer" by Anderson Paak:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv95aptVSUk"No More Parties in LA" by Kanye West:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m5Cj7-XCo8"Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1" by Kanye West:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXdQ8ZCzqkYPlease send positive feeling, emotionally uplifting Cues without getting too triumphant


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NEW LISTING -- SURF PUNK INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a Top Notch Music Library with an incredible track record of placing music in hundreds of TV shows, films and commercials. They're interested in Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues that could fit on a playlist with acts like, (but not limited to) Fidlar, The Frights, Surf Curse, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the references below to get your ears pointed in the right direction!"No Waves" by Fidlar:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioMuDdNPIxQ"You Are Going to Hate This" by The Frights:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLa1S_gj9lM&list=PLi1qn1W8tYnpvni1rMTO2uye4uQxt9SU3&index=9"Freaks" by Surf Curse:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL-D9CVj-PcIt's okay if your sound is Lo-Fi, and has a touch of Garage Rock in it, but note that there IS a difference between Lo-Fi, and just plain poorly recorded. We know that doesn't sound good on paper, but you'd be able to hear it if we played them side-by-side!Although the references have vocals please submit Instrumentals only for this request. Please submit energetic Surf Punk Instrumental Cues with that touch of retro influence. Your Cues should be hip, cool, and a bit quirky. A fun, catchy melody with some classic surf guitar sounds (tremolo and whammy bars are all the rage), along with some Punk-ish edge and attitude should serve you well! Anything that's obviously synthetic sounding or MIDI-driven won't work well for this pitch.Your submissions should be about 2 minutes long and have good edit points with non-faded, buttoned/stinger endings. 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. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).This 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. 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 20th, 2016. TAXI #Y161020SP


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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY RAP/HIP-HOP "BEATS" are needed by a Major Record Label for a Chart-Topping Artist that's working on his next record (that's likely to be a hit!). Give them solid, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Beats that would appeal to artists like Wiz Khalifa, J. Cole, DJ Khaled, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get an idea of what could work for this pitch: "Roll Up" by Wiz Khalifa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhQz-0QVmQ0"Planez" by J. Cole: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--5u48IaR4M"Work For It" by DJ Khaled: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3yXuYHNH10Please submit rhythmically and melodically modern beats that would appeal to the fans of the artists above. Be sure your submissions have a big, radio-friendly chorus/hook section that's ready for radio. 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 Instrumental online or per CD. 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 Thursday, October 20th, 2016. TAXI #Y161020HB


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NEW LISTING -- ETHNIC UNDERSCORE/HYBRID CUES are needed by an EXCLUSIVE, A-List Music Library. They're looking for Down-To-Mid-Tempo Instrumental Underscore that could work in scenes that take place in a wide range of geographic locations. Quoting the company: "We need a broad spectrum of beds with different moods and styles. Tension, uplifting, sad, somber, ambient, etc., with flavors from the following countries: Sicily, Italy, Istanbul, Turkey, Morocco, Russia, Ukraine, Greece, Germany, Sweden, Nigeria, Vietnam, Japan, Syria, etc." Please give them well-crafted Instrumentals that can sit nicely behind dialogue or voiceover, with the addition of a pinch of ethnic instrumentation to give your pieces some regional identity. Moods can vary, but you'd be smart to stick to a single emotion, mood and motif throughout your Cue. Your submissions should be about 2 minutes long and have good edit points with non-faded endings. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).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 Friday, October 21st, 2016. TAXI #Y161021EU


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NEW LISTING -- MOTOWN-INSPIRED SOUL INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a successful NON-Exclusive Music Library for a very popular television show that's currently in post-production. They're looking for Mid-Tempo Cues in the general stylistic vicinity of the references below:"Shop Around" by The Miracles:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQGXa3FiXKM"Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=425GpjTSlS4"Fingertips (Parts I & II)" by Stevie Wonder:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3ubgVjp3CYWe all love that classic sound, and here's your chance dip into your bag of tricks that sound like you were in Detroit back in the day! Some awesomely simple guitar parts with plenty of backbeat, melodic bass lines and chord structures that sound like the soulful side of the 1960s should do the trick. If you're using virtual instruments, you'd be smart to overdub some real instruments on top to give your tracks the loose, but pocketed feel those awesome records had. Anything that's stiff or obviously quantized won't work for this!All submissions should be at least 2 minutes in length. Good edit points and Non-faded, buttoned/Stinger endings will work best. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced music in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and vibe. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 split. You'll get 100% of the Writer's share. The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this pitch. Please submit one to three 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 Saturday, October 22nd, 2016. TAXI #S161022MC


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NEW LISTING -- MODERN INDIE ELECTRO INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a great, A-List Music Library that needs them mainly for (but not limited to) TV and Online Advertising pitches. Please submit Mid-To-Up-Tempo Cues that would be found on a playlist with acts like (but not limited to):"Welcome To Your Life" by Grouplove:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH_BOY2ZF7c"Wow" by Beck:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyCkhPTU13wAlthough the references have vocals, this request is for Instrumentals only. Please send emotionally uplifting Cues that are primarily electro-based, with catchy, positive melodies and indie influences that evoke feelings of being young and carefree. Adding and subtracting layers of instrumentation as your Cue progresses will give it forward momentum and a sense of dynamics. Please avoid any sounds that are so bombastic that they could distract from a show's dialogue.All submissions should be at about 2:00 minutes long, give or take. Buttoned/Stinger endings will work best. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). This 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 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 Sunday, October 23rd, 2016. TAXI #Y161023EC


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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY RAP/HIP-HOP "BEATS" with a sung and/or rapped Chorus section are needed by a Major Record Label for a Chart-Topping Rap Artist. Give them radio-worthy beats in All-Tempos that would appeal to the fans of these artists: "Blase" by Ty Dolla $ign: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzXz-xLB1-0"Nasty" by Kid Ink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pMnj5M-Zfo"Trap Queen" by Fetty Wap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_kF4zLNKioPlease submit original and fresh Instrumental "Beats" (with sung and/or rapped choruses) that are structured like a modern Hip Hop track, with an incredibly memorable chorus/hook by either a Male and/or Female vocal. Your submissions should have a slick production that will get this artist and the label excited about using your track. Please submit one to three tracks online or per CD, include lyrics of the chorus section. 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 Monday, October 24th, 2016. TAXI #S161024HB


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NEW LISTING -- DIXIELAND JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by an established and well-known Music Library that wants to seriously beef up this genre in their catalog. They're looking for original, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues that echo the lively, razzmatazz vibe of these references: "Panama" by Bunk Johnson:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=397ne_szA7A"The Last Time" by Louis Armstrong & His Hot 7:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95UHXL6ZwPM"Meat On The Table" by New Orleans Owls:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PcNylUjIDQGive them fun, emotionally upbeat Dixieland Cues that get your toes tapping, with Traditional Dixieland instruments like clarinets, brass, banjo, guitar, and drums. Please submit Instrumentals that sound authentic and NOT stiff or MIDI-driven. Your submissions should be about 2 minutes long, give or take. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced music or acts in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed. 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 and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016. TAXI #S161025DJ


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NEW LISTING -- Lots of CONTEMPORARY and TRADITIONAL ASIAN INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by an A-List Music Library that's relatively new to running Listings with TAXI. Chances are, you don't have anything in their catalog yet, so this is a great opportunity to build a new relationship! Please listen to the references below. They were given to us by the company, so they're right up the alley of the range of what they're looking for:Traditional Japanese Music:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkW1iTyS8dkTraditional Chinese Music:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85Fc2amPf34&list=PL985E921E5EF0CC81Chinese and Japanese influenced Contemporary Music:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHlWMFENh2YSome of the references may have vocals in them, but this request is for Instrumentals only. Please submit Asian Instrumental Cues in any of the Asian genres or sub genres, in All Tempos, and in All Moods. They'd like to hear Cues that range from Traditional to Contemporary, and anything in between. Instrumentation can range from solo instrumentals to small ensembles, to full-blown bands or Pop productions! You can even submit hybrids that mix Traditional instrumentation with Modern styles like J-Pop, K-Pop, Hip-Hop, Pop, Rock, New Age, Smooth Jazz, etc., as long as the Cues can help establish an Asian location/setting.What would you hear in a travel show as the host searches for an off-the-beaten-path dim sum restaurant in Hong Kong? What would you hear when a documentary goes to Angkor Wat in Cambodia? How about a nightclub in Tokyo or a sun-drenched beach in Phuket, Thailand? Anything that sounds great and sets a location and mood could work! Speaking of moods, emotionally uplifting pieces are generally used more often, but you can also submit some darker, more mysterious Cues as well.Stick to one central melodic theme and vibe throughout. If your Cue is the more energetic side, adding layers to build interest and dynamics as it progresses is a good idea. If you're submitting slower pieces that would work in a scene where somebody is getting a shiatsu massage, keep it more atmospheric and laid back from top to bottom. TAXI Tip: No matter which style you go for, having Asian instrumentation that sounds organic and authentic will work best. Cues that have dated sounding samples or sound stiff and MIDI-driven won't work for this pitch.TAXI Tip 2: Having something in your title that hints at what country or region your Cue represents could be a good idea. Thai Noodles, Cherry Bloomin' Blossoms, Szechuan Sunset, Cambodio GoGo


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New Age
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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NEW LISTING -- CINEMATIC SYNTH POP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a very successful Music Library that often licenses music to really big television and film projects. They're looking for Down-Tempo Songs that could be heard on the same playlist as acts like (but not limited to) Troye Sivan, BORNS, Parson James, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the references that were given to us by the company to get an idea of what they're searching for:"BITE" by Troye Sivan:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJzZOFGYMVw"Clouds" by BORNS:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ktiam5_CKE"Stole The Show" by Parson James:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgMl2C6Y0xYPlease submit well crafted, contemporary sounding Songs with a beautiful stylistic blend of Singer Songwriter, Indie Pop, and Electro elements. Your submissions should have lots of individuality, a soulful vocal approach, and some unique electronic sounds. A dreamy, atmospheric vibe that builds to something more intense and cinematic is a good way to go. Your vocal performance should be captivating, and help tell the "story" behind the lyric. Something as simple as a piano/vocal or guitar/vocal with an ambient synth element under it could work well for this pitch.Your songs should be full-length -- in the 3 to 4 minute ballpark. Good edit points and natural, ring out 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 by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Company and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Saturday, October 15th, 2016. TAXI #S161015SP


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NEW LISTING -- EDM-INFLUENCED ALT POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a top A&R Executive at a Major Record Label for a popular, charted DJ that's working on a brand new album. Please submit great songs that could be found on a playlist with these artists: "Don't Leave" by Seven Lions ft. Ellie Goulding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKlbCjNCDn4"Cosmic Love" by Florence and the Machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EIeUlvHAiM"The Greatest" by Sia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKSRyLdjsPAQuoting the source: "Looking for songs with amazing toplines, with alternative leaning vocals. Mid-to-Up-Tempo are both okay. The song will be produced by the DJ. Their looking for a strong melody and lyric more so than production value." Give them songs that have a super strong Topline (lyrics/melody), with great phrasing, strong melodies, and lyrics that say something cool, in a way it's never been said before. As mentioned in the quote, your production and overall demo presentation is NOT a deal breaker for them, but you'd be wise to have it strong 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 and critiqued by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Label and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016. TAXI #S161019AP


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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with tons of crossover appeal and Female Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label for a Chart-Topping SUPERSTAR with a killer voice. They're looking for Top 40 style, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist or charts as these references: "Save My Soul" by JoJo:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l7aUshhafo"Dangerous Woman" by Ariana Grande:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WbCfHutDSE"Stone Cold" by Demi Lovato:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDAd0S92UkoGive them vocally-driven songs (that would work well for a young lady who can sing her butt off) with a super memorable and highly catchy melody, and a chorus that has Top 40 radio HIT written all over it! Your production and recording quality should be strong enough to get them 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 and critiqued by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Label and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Sunday, October 23rd, 2016. TAXI #S161023PO


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Punk
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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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NEW LISTING -- VINTAGE RECORDINGS of ORIGINAL (no covers) of 1970s - 1980s PUNK 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 (but definitely not limited to) these, you might have exactly what this awesome publisher needs:"Rise Above" by Black Flag:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHR-rzUjCzU"Little Man With a Gun in His Hand" by Minutemen:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTVl_2ENTXo"Big Take Over" by Bad Brains:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFvYGq6k-98"Kill the Poor" by Dead Kennedys:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8zhNb8ANe8"Straight Edge" by Minor Threat:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OSnAPxyMzoPlease 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!NOTE: We've run a similar listing for this company in past months, but they still need more material because they get so many requests for this genre. If you've submitted for any other similar looking Vintage Punk Listings in 2016, please do not submit the same material again!Please send them old masters or demos of your original (no covers) Punk Rock Songs that were written and recorded in the 1970s and 1980s. 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 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. 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 Tuesday, October 18th, 2016. TAXI #Y161018PU


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R&B / Soul
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NEW LISTING -- RETRO-SOUNDING R&B SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for (up to) $15,000, NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Supervisor placements in a new TV Show. They're looking for believable, retro-sounding (late 1970's to early 1980's) Songs in All-Tempos that sound like they could be found on a playlist with references like (but not limited to) these:"Solid" by Ashford and Simpson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znkAp-utBTg"Be Ever Wonderful" by Earth Wind and Fire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLsnFQvxw3I"Don't Let It Go To Your Head" by Jean Carn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bjat__BzcKEPlease submit soulfully expressive songs with infectious R&B grooves, and an authentic sounding retro vibe that's true to the era. Your vocal performance should be solid, well-performed, with a soulful delivery that's right down the lane of the referenced acts. Lyric themes can vary, but should be clean, and well-crafted from start to finish. Lyric themes can vary, but they should be something that you'd typically hear in that era. 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 artist/acts 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 use is $2,500 to $15,000, depending on the ultimate placement. This is a Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you'll keep 100% ownership of your Master and Composition rights, 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 and critiqued by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Supervisor and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016. TAXI #S161025RB


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Rap / Hip Hop
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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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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 -- CONTEMPORARY RAP/HIP-HOP SONGS with a strong Chorus and Male Vocals are needed for a $1,500, NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Supervisor placement in a new, Prime Time, Broadcast Network TV Series! They're looking for gritty, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Rap/Hip Hop Songs that would appeal to fans of artists like (but not limited to) Chance The Rapper, Drake, Travis Scott, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get the general vibe of what could work for this Supervisor:WARNING: Some of the following references have graphic and explicit lyrics. Listener discretion is advised."All Night" by Chance The Rapper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaKKtZOP4uA"Still Here" by Drake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SLHJFgeOUU"Pick Up The Phone" by Travis Scott: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZDinQ92OZQPlease submit fresh, current-sounding Rap/Hip Hop Songs with contemporary beats, lots of bottom end, and a gritty, hard-hitting chorus. Lyric themes can be about anything that you'd typically hear in the current Rap/Hip Hop world, but without the profanity. 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, texture, tone, and vibe. 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).The estimated license fee for this is $1,500. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement. 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 by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Supervisor - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Monday, October 10th, 2016. TAXI #Y161010RS


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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY RAP/HIP-HOP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed for a (up to) $13,000 NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Production Company placement on a HIT TV Show on a Major Broadcast Network. They need original (no covers), Mid-Tempo Songs that would fit on playlist with artists like Drake, Future, Desiigner, Chance The Rapper, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get in the general ballpark of what they need:

WARNING: Some of these references have language in them that might be offensive to some listeners.

“Jumpman” by Drake & Future: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-ogX0z2bTw

“Panda” by Desiigner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5ONTXHS2mM

“Problems” by Chance The Rapper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVkkYlQNmbc

Give them engaging songs that have a compelling modern beat, and a vocal performance that’s rhythmically and lyrically engaging. Your submissions can have a sung chorus section, but it’s not absolutely necessary. Lyric themes can vary, but should be something you’d expect to hear from artists in the ballpark of the references, delivered in a current style. Universal lyrics are best, so please avoid references to specific names, places, times, dates, brands, and profanity. 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 vibe. No un-cleared samples can be used!

NOTE: The sync fee we were quoted is $13,000. However, our experience tells us that the sync fee quoted for this placement is probably based on the show licensing a song from a well-known act. We think the sync fee will be lower for an unknown, independent act. We would “guesstimate” that the range for an unknown act with the perfect song for this scene would be in the $2,500 - $5,000 range. This IS for a huge, hit TV show, and it’s very likely that they have a better budget than many other shows!

This is a Direct-to-Production Company pitch, so you’ll keep 100% of all ownership rights, plus you will also get 100% of applicable performance royalties. You must own or control the Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). All songs will be screened on a Yes/No basis. No full critiques. Please submit 1-3 Songs no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016. TAXI #Y161012RP


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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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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY POP/ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals are needed for a $2,000, NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement in a primetime Broadcast Network TV Series. This Supervisor is on the hunt for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would be in the general feel and stylistic ballpark of these references:

“Animals” by Maroon 5:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpgTC9MDx1o

“Hymn For The Weekend” by Coldplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YykjpeuMNEk

“Whenever I Go” by OneRepublic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXWrjWDQh7Q

Give them fresh, current-sounding Songs that sound like something you’d hear on the radio: great melodies, plenty of ear-candy, and a hooky chorus are all on the menu for this request! The lyric theme for this pitch isn’t critically important because it will be a background “source” placement. You’d be wise to stick to themes commonly heard in current Pop/Rock music. Avoid profanity in your lyrics, 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 the vibe they need. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

The estimated license fee for this is $2,000. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement. 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 - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016. TAXI #U161005PR


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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY POP/ROCK SONGS with lots of mainstream appeal and Male Vocals are needed for $250 Buyouts in which you'll keep 100% of the Writer's share of the publishing and make applicable performance income. They're looking for high-energy, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on a playlist with acts like (but not limited to) AWOLNATION, Imagine Dragons, Atlas Genius, etc., etc., etc. Take a listen to the references they gave us to get an idea of what they need: "Sail" by AWOLNATION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgIqecROs5M"Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktvTqknDobU"A Perfect End" by Atlas Genius: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STFy4EJ-dTUPlease submit energetic Songs that sound like a real-deal band (not an obvious one-man-band), with authentic sounding Alt Rock instrumentation (Electro elements are fine). Songs should have a compelling, contemporary-sounding vocal performance that you'd expect from one of the referenced acts. 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. 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, and 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 Songs Online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Supervisor - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Monday, October 10th, 2016. TAXI #Y161010PR


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NEW LISTING -- EMOTIONAL POP/ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Music Library that is also an Indie Record Label that lands lots of cool placements in television shows, films and TV commercials. They're looking for Songs that could be heard on the same playlist as acts like, (but not limited to) OneRepublic, The Fray, Coldplay, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the references below to get an idea of the range of what could work well for this request:"Counting Stars" by OneRepublic:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT_nvWreIhg"How To Save A Life" by The Fray:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjVQ36NhbMk"Yellow" by Coldplay:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKNxeF4KMsYPlease submit emotionally compelling Pop/Rock Songs that would be at home on a radio station or synced in a TV show or feature film. Your vocal performance should be inspired and full of character, while the Rock influenced instrumentation drives the Song forward. Your lyrics can be along the lines of what you'd typically hear in this genre, with themes that can range from inspirational, uplifting, introspective, and hopeful. A Pop song structure nestled in a Rock-edged production should help fit this Library's needs. Your Song should have some ear candy, natural builds, forward movement and a catchy chorus if you'd really like to have them fall in love with it! Please submit full-length songs -- 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 clause. If they don't place your song in 12 months, all rights go back to you! Please be sure the songs you pitch for this listing are NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. 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 Monday, october 17th, 2016. TAXI #Y161017PR


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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY POP/ROCK SONGS with tons of mainstream appeal and Male Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label for an award-winning band that's working on a brand new album. Take a listen to these references to get an idea of what they need:"Sugar" by Maroon 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09R8_2nJtjg"Let Me Down Easy" by Sheppard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=row0Jp0wlOE"Anna Sun" by Walk The Moon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDVW81bXo0sGive them commercially appealing songs with inviting, memorable melodies, attention-grabbing hooks, and an instantly memorable chorus that sounds like a hit. They really, really want to find one that cements their place on the charts. Your production and recording quality needs to be competitive enough to get them interested in cutting your song. 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, October 26, 2016. TAXI #S161026PR


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NEW LISTING -- MELANCHOLY SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are U-R-G-E-N-T-L-Y needed by SUNDAY for a NON-Exclusive, $15,000, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement in a Prime Time TV show on a Major Broadcast Network.

TAXI Tip: The Supervisor found a couple of songs through TAXI that were very close, but he's asked us to run the search again and have our members focus on lyrics that are about overcoming life’s obstacles, stress of life, secrets, pain, getting through the day, etc. They DON’T want relationship-driven songs for this pitch!

NOTE: We recently ran this as TAXI Listing #U160918SS. If you made a submission to that Listing, please send different material this time around.

“I Shall Not Walk Alone” by Ben Harper:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPH-E9hyaUw

“While We Wait” by Jack Johnson:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMvyaWrXbAc

“Come Clean” by Tristan Prettyman:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93nYW_wbNY8

Down-Tempo, acoustic-based Songs with melancholy lyrics and a moody, introspective overall vibe should do the trick. Your vocal performance should have an honest, sincere, and touching delivery. A stripped-down Song with just an intimate vocal and acoustic guitar could easily work for this request. A small, subtle ensemble behind the singer could work as well.

Moody and wistful lyric themes will work well for this pitch. Please AVOID themes that focus on relationships! 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 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 is $15,000. 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 11:59PM (PDT), on Sunday, October 2nd, 2016. TAXI #U161002SS


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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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NEW LISTING -- MOODY SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for $3,000, NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placements in a Horror/Thriller Feature Film with an A-List director and well-known cast. They’re looking for Down-To-Mid-Tempo Songs that illicit feeling of hopelessness and sorrow. Please listen to the references to get a general idea of what could work for this pitch:

“Have You Seen” by Sharon Van Etten: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjU9bycvens

“Delicate” by Damien Rice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnL3NfhOsBM

“Hypnos” by Chelsea Wolfe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwnolnhlwTk

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

“Lilac Helm” by J. Tillman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKrr4Jo7rEQ

Quoting the Music Supervisor: “Songs should evoke a solitary, moody, lonely, emotional, and intimate feeling. Anxiety provoking… feeling of being a loser, with a sparse, intimate arrangement would work best. Nothing large or overly dynamic needed for this. Solo performer or small group are both okay.”

Give this Supervisor well-crafted songs with emotionally engaging melodies, thought provoking lyrics, and a vocal performance that’s delivered in an intimate, sad, and emotionally compelling 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 or could easily be interpreted to be about lost love (in a less direct way) will work really well for this pitch. 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. 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 use is $3,000. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Master and Composition rights, plus you’ll also get 100% of the sync fee and any applicable performance royalties. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI A&R person hand-picked by the film’s Music Supervisor. No full critiques. Please submit 1-3 Songs online or per CD no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Monday, October 17th, 2016. TAXI #Y161017SS


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NEW LISTING -- MODERN SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a really cool Record Label/Music Licensing Company. They are looking for Down-To-Mid-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic ballpark of the artists referenced below:"That's What We Call Love" by Robert DeLong:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V_whaEx7Z0"Weathered" by Jack Garratt:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6bjwDFk8mo"Weight In Gold" by Gallant:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh7BCluk3wcNOTE: All three of these artists are called "singer/songwriters" on their Wikipedia pages, yet their genres include: Electro/Soul, Electronic, House, Indie Pop, Trip Hop, Alt R&B, etc. We did our homework and have found that many, if not most of today's "modern" Singer/Songwriters include influences form other genres. They're not Singer/Songwriters in the purely acoustic guitar strumming style of yesteryear. Instead, they are Singer/Songwriters who weave in all sorts of elements from other genres on top of the Singer/Songwriter root of their songs.With that in mind, please submit Singer/Songwriter Songs that have elements of any of these genres: Electro/Soul, Electronic, House, Indie Pop, Trip Hop, Alt R&B, and have a hip, modern, soulful vocal delivery. The listing company told us to think of this request as "Singer Songwriter meets Electro." So, there you have it! You can still have an acoustic guitar in your song, but adding some cool Electro elements to make it more modern will serve you well!Your songs should be full-length -- in the 3 to 4 minute ballpark. Good edit points and natural, ring out 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 by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Company and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Friday, October 28th, 2016. TAXI #S161028SS


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TAXI Member Lindsey Webster Scores First Vocal #1
on Contemporary Jazz Charts Since Sade!

Dear Passengers,

We'd like to congratulate TAXI member Lindsey Webster on having the first Vocal #1 on the Contemporary Jazz Charts since Sade! That's an incredible accomplishment.

How did Lindsey end up with that #1? She submitted to a TAXI Jazz Listing, got "discovered," ended up on Jazz stations nation-wide, and got signed to a great Jazz label. Yep, all because she saw a TAXI Listing and submitted to it!

Read more about Lindsey here!

Bud Harner, who now manages Lindsey (he'll be at the Road Rally), recently told me this. "She's probably the hottest new vocal artist in the Contemporary Jazz world to come along in years."

What Are You Missing?
I know I sound like a broken record, but there are so many great Industry Listings in this batch, that you really need to go through them with a fine-tooth comb. If you don't, you're going to miss some incredible opportunities!

For instance, if you do mostly Rock music, and you only look in the Rock section, you could be missing out on Rock Instrumental requests! There are so many great Listings in this batch, you've got to see them all.

We're drowning in great Listings this year, and frankly, we're often surprised when we get a relatively small number of submissions for opportunities from killer TV shows, often with really nice sync fees. Many of those are Direct-to-Supervisor or Direct-to-TV Production Company opportunities and you'd get 100% of the income!

Not only do the Listings we publish on the 1st and 15th of every month have tons of great opportunities, so do the daily updates we email you. We're handing you the opportunities you've always wanted on a silver platter. If Lindsey Webster didn't read the Listings and submit her music, her #1 might have never happened!

Congratulations Lindsey! We're very, very proud of you!

Talk to you soon,
Michael


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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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TAXI Member

"Getting all these critques in the mail is encouraging and instructive as well. Thanks for your help!"
— Lisa Knouse,
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 got a call back from Capitol Records — Thanks!"
— Pete Masitti,
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





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

"The critiques are awesome."
— Lole Usoalii,
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'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