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What Record Companies, Publishers, and
Film & TV Music Supervisors Are Looking For!

Updated: March 15, 2015

When you become a TAXI member you can submit your music to these opportunities. Our experts will carefully listen to, and pre-screen each song. The best and most appropriate are forwarded to the Record Label, Music Publisher, or Music Supervisor that requested the material. This is how our members get deals! These listings are updated on the 1st and 15th of every month, so check back often. Click here to have free updates of these listings emailed to you.



Adult Album Alternative/Alternative/Modern Rock
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INDIE ROCK BANDS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by the VP of A&R at a very successful Independent Record Label that's in roster expansion mode. They're eager to find some fresh new acts that would appeal to the fans of bands like The Mowgli's, The Postelles, Royal Teeth, etc., etc., etc. Please submit strong Indie Rock Songs that highlight your band's compelling and original sound. Songs should have engaging melodies, cool hooks, and a killer chorus. A unique and instantly identifiable vocal signature will definitely help you shine for this pitch. Touring experience, a growing fan base, and any CD or online sales are always a big plus, so be sure to include any or all info you have in your bio. Your recording needs to be appropriate for this genre. 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 Tuesday, March 24, 2015.
TAXI # S150324IR

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ENERGETIC, CONTEMPORARY ALT ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by an A-List Music Library with an extensive list of amazing placements in Feature Films, Top TV Shows, Film Trailers, and Commercials. Please send them emotionally upbeat, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the stylistic wheelhouse of acts like Imagine Dragons, Walk the Moon, Bastille, American Authors, etc., etc., etc. Hook-driven songs that are rhythmically and melodically compelling, with relatable lyrics, and a great big chorus are what they need! Your vocal performance should echo the general style of the referenced acts, with a confident delivery that's full of Alt Rock charisma. Lyric themes are open for this pitch, as long as they're universal and PG-rated. Please avoid specific references to names, places, dates, times, and brands. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for feel, texture, and tone. They offer a 3-year EXCLUSIVE deal. You'll keep 100% of the writer's share and they'll split the Publisher's share and sync fees 50/50 with you! This is an EXCLUSIVE deal, so your songs can NOT be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. 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 Thursday, March 26, 2015.
TAXI # S150326AR

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EMOTIONALLY UPBEAT, INDIE ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a High-End Music Library with a huge list of great placements in Films, TV Shows, and Commercials. They need fun, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as acts like Peter Bjorn and John, Portugal The Man, Local Natives, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "Lyrics and song titles should be broad, open-ended, and versatile in that they can be applied to a variety of scenarios. Nothing too love or relationship focused though." Songs should be rhythmically and melodically compelling, with solid hooks, and a really memorable chorus. Vocally, please be sure your songs have a true Indie aesthetic, with an engaging performance from start to finish. Universal lyrics that could work for a variety of scenes and storylines will work best for this pitch. Please avoid referencing any specific names, dates, places, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced bands in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for feel, texture, and tone. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). This is an EXCLUSIVE deal, so your songs can NOT be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. You'll KEEP all of your master rights, and the licensing fee will be split 50/50. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Company - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Saturday, March 28, 2015.
TAXI # Y150328IR

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NEW LISTING -- ALT ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by the Creative Director of an awesome, high-end Music Library for placements in Ads, TV shows, and Feature Films. They want kick-ass Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as acts with a darker edge like Black Veil Brides, Bullet for My Valentine, Asking Alexandria, etc., etc., etc. Give them driving songs with great guitar riffs, propulsive drums, rolling bass lines, and an engaging vocal performance that's full of bravado. Your vocal performance can have a bit of grit and growl to it, but they're NOT looking for a "cookie monster" type delivery. Universal lyrics that can work for a variety of scenes and scenarios will do best. Please avoid specific names, places, dates, times, brands, etc. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, and tone. This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You'll split any sync fees 50/50 with the Publishing Company. You'll keep 100% of the Writer's share and the company will get 100% of the Publisher's share. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure your material is NOT already signed to any other Libraries or Catalogs. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright to pitch for this. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Sunday, March 29, 2015.
TAXI # Y150329AR

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EMOTIONALLY UPBEAT, CONTEMPORARY ALT ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by the Owner of a NON-Exclusive Music Library that nails down lots of great placements in reality TV shows. Give him bright, fun, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic wheelhouse of acts like American Authors, Bleachers, Imagine Dragons, etc., etc., etc. Submit rhythmically and melodically engaging songs with a memorable chorus, and a vocal performance that's full of confidence. Please be sure your lyric themes are universal, avoiding references to specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way shape or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, and tone. This Library offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 split. You'll collect 50% of any sync fees and 100% of the Writer's share. They'll get 50% of the sync fee and 100% of the publisher's share. You must own or control 100% of the Master and Copyright. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). Please submit one to three Songs online or by CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than Monday, March 30, 2015.
TAXI # S150330AR

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EDGY INDIE ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a high-end Music Library with an almost never-ending list of really great placements in Film, TV, and Commercials. Give them angst-y, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as bands like Divine Fits, Spoon, Wild Party, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "Lyrics and song titles should be broad, open-ended, and versatile, in that they can be applied to a variety of scenarios. We want to avoid love or relationship based songs for this pitch. Songs should have a true Indie Rock sound, with real instrumentation." Pleas submit songs that are a bit rough around the edges vocally and musically. Songs should have a believable Indie Rock vibe, with an attitude-filled vocal performance that's right down the lane of the referenced acts. Universal lyrics that could work for a variety of scenes and storylines will work best for this pitch. Please avoid referencing any specific names, dates, places, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced bands in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for feel, texture, and tone. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). This is an EXCLUSIVE deal, so your songs can NOT be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. You'll KEEP all of your master rights, and the licensing fee will be split 50/50. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Company - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Wednesday, April 1, 2015.
TAXI # Y150401IR

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INDIE ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals and an Alt Pop appeal are needed by a really cool band working on their debut album for M-a-j-o-r Record Label. Give them innovative, Mid-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as "Sweater Weather" by The Neighbourhood, "Breezeblocks" by Alt J, "Mistakes Like This" by Prelow, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "Songs should have a radio-friendly sound, with lyrics that appeal to today's millennials. Songs can have a bit of an Indie Hip Hop vibe, but overall we'll need to music to be rooted in Indie Rock." Please submit songs that have a true Indie approach in terms of overall sound, style, and lyrics, with captivating melodies, and a killer chorus. Your songs should have a cool rhythmic and melodic quality that's just outside the norm of Indie Rock songs, and still appealing to a broad audience. Your production should be competitive for this pitch (in an Indie sort of way)! Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Label - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Friday, April 3, 2015.
TAXI # Y150403IR

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NEW LISTING -- Guitar-Driven ALT ROCK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals and some Blues influence are needed by a Top-Shelf Music Library that's constantly landing killer placements in big budget Feature Films, Hit TV Shows, and Commercials. They want driving Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as acts like The Black Keys, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Band of Skulls, etc., etc., etc. Songs should have rockin' guitar and bass, driving drums, and a highly expressive vocal performance. Great song structure, with engaging melodies, and a really hooky chorus. Remember, this is Blues-influenced, so please keep your guitar centric Blues Rock on the shelf for this pitch. Lyric themes can vary, but should be universal enough to work for a variety of scenes and storylines. Please, do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for feel, texture, and tone. They offer a 3-year EXCLUSIVE deal. You'll keep 100% of the writer's share. They'll split the Publisher's share and sync fee 50/50 with you! Yes, you'll get half of the Publisher's share in this super sweet deal. This is an EXCLUSIVE deal, so your songs can NOT already be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than Monday, April 6, 2015.
TAXI # S150406AR

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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY, BLUES-INSPIRED ALT ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a very successful Production Music Library that has a huge list of really cool placements in Feature Films and a ton of TV shows. Give them Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic ballpark of acts like Band of Skulls, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Black Keys, etc., etc., etc. Please submit well-structured songs that have instantly catchy riff-based guitar parts, driving drums, and a compelling vocal performance that's loaded with Rock attitude. They're not looking for Blues Rock like Stevie Ray for this pitch, so please submit songs that are more hip, and current sounding (not that we don't love Stevie Ray)! Lyric themes are pretty wide open for this pitch, but you'd be smart to avoid specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, and tone. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). This company offers an Exclusive deal. You'll split all upfront sync fees 50/50. They'll get 100% of the Publisher's share, and you'll get 100% of the Writer's share. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure your material is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit one to three instrumentals online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than Friday, April 10, 2015.
TAXI # S150410AR

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Adult Contemporary
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NEW LISTING -- ADULT CONTEMPORARY SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by an awesome Music Publishing Company for an talented artist that's making a comeback. They want well-crafted, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic wheelhouse of artists like Jon Secada, Richard Marx, Michael Bolton, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "We ideally want songs like 'Just Another Day' by Jon Secada, but with a more contemporary production and style. They're mostly working in-house for this project, but are open to outside songs that have the lyric and melodic influences of 'Just Another Day,' but with a contemporary, radio-ready take." Songs should have a radio-friendly song structure, with well-crafted melodies, great lyric and melodic hooks, and an unforgettable chorus. This Publisher operates on a deal-by-deal basis. Your recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Company - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Thursday, April 30, 2015.
TAXI # Y150330AC

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NEW LISTING -- RETRO-INSPIRED, ADULT CONTEMPORARY SONGS with plenty of POP CROSSOVER APPEAL and Female Vocals are needed by an awesome Music Publishing Company that's working with a new artist. They want super catchy, Mid-Tempo Songs that are stylistically consistent with the timeless quality of artists like Madonna, Kim Wilde, Cyndi Lauper, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "This is a new artist, but they're eager to find commercially appealing songs that have a more retro-inspired feel. Melodies have to be undeniably catchy, but the LYRIC is as, if not more important than the melody. They want something the artist can emotionally connect with." Songs should have a solid song structure from start to finish, with amazing hooks, great melodies, and an expertly crafted lyric. This Publisher operates on a song-by-song, deal-by-deal basis. Your recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Company - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Sunday, April 5, 2015.
TAXI # Y150405AC

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NEW LISTING -- ADULT CONTEMPORARY SONGS with Male or Female Vocals and CROSSOVER APPEAL are needed by the Senior VP of A&R at a M-A-J-O-R Record Label for an legendary act that's working on a brand new record. Give them original, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs that would appeal to the fans of artists like Celine Dion, Michael Bolton, Delta Goodrem, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "Songs should feature very strong melodic components which show a vocalists range, but aren't overtly Classical, like some of the Adult Contemporary acts out now. Additionally, while lyrics themes can vary, they need to be thoughtful, visual and have the ability to connect to younger audience as well as more mature adults. Structure needs to be radio oriented. Stripped-down demos are okay as long as the vocal performance is able to showcase the song's melodic complexities." Your recording quality (even for stripped-down demos) needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Record Label and must be received no later than Thursday, April 9, 2015.
TAXI # S150409AC

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NEW LISTING -- HEARTFELT, ADULT CONTEMPORARY BALLADS with Mainstream Appeal and Female Vocals are needed by a Grammy Award Winning, Multi-Platinum Record Producer who's actively hunting for great songs for artists he's currently working with. Submit Down-Tempo Ballads that could be found on the same playlist as artists like Adele, Leona Lewis, Katherine McPhee, etc., etc., etc. Give him emotionally stirring ballads with captivating melodies and a big, radio-friendly chorus. Lyric themes about the good and bad aspects of love could work really well for this pitch, but other lyric ideas are welcomed, as long as they're fresh, creative, and relatable. Simple acoustic demos could work for this pitch, but your song needs to be super strong and your recording quality (even for stripped-down demos) needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than Thursday, April 16, 2015.
TAXI # S150416AC

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Alternative Country / Americana / Folk
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INDIE FOLK ARTISTS and/or BANDS are needed by the VP of A&R at a very successful Independent Record Label. He's hunting for acts that would appeal to the fans of bands like The Head And The Heart, Us the Duo, Of Monster and Men, etc., etc., etc. Please submit your very best acoustic-based material that shows off your songwriting, unique but commercial sound, and that you've got something fresh and new to bring to the table. Memorable melodies, great harmonies, crafty hooks, amazing lyrics, and an honest vocal delivery will help you lead the pack for this pitch! Any touring experience, growing fan base, or any CD or online sales you might have are always a big plus, so make sure you mention them in your bio. Your recording should be appropriate for this genre, and strong enough to get them excited about signing you. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics, photo, and bio. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Tuesday, March 17, 2015.
TAXI # Y150317IF

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INDIE FOLK ROCK ARTISTS/BANDS with Male Vocals are needed by the VP of A&R at a very successful Indie Record Label that's eagerly hunting for new acts to sign to its roster. Give them well-crafted, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would appeal to the fans of acts like Fleet Foxes, Kurt Vile, Bowerbirds, etc., etc., etc. Please submit acoustic-driven songs that showcase your act's cool, current, Indie sound and style. They'll be looking for catchy melodies, hooks, vocals, and fresh lyrics. They'll also want to see that you're out there building a fan base and have a cool Indie vibe, so please submit a photo and a bio that shows you've got some touring experience and any CD or online sales you might have. Your recording should be appropriate for this genre, and strong enough to get them excited about signing you. 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 Friday, March 20, 2015.
TAXI # S150320FR

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HEARTWARMING, CONTEMPORARY AMERICANA SONGS with Male and Female Vocals are needed by a Nashville Music Publisher that's actively pitching to a very popular duo. They want well-crafted songs in the broad stylistic wheelhouse of acts like Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs, Nickel Creek, Emmylou Harris, etc., etc., etc. Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs are preferred, but All-Tempos will be considered. Quoting the source: "This duo is known for their love-themed songs, so give us material that evokes a genuine emotion. Songs should have a radio-friendly blend of roots-y, neo-traditionalist Country, with Pop/Country vocal harmonies. Lyrics should be visual, positive, conversational, inventive, and be able to tug at the heartstrings. Predictable lyrics won't work for this duo. They write much of their own material, making the bar fairly high for this one. They're not looking for sad love songs about breaking up, divorce, death of a spouse, etc. Song structure is important, so a common structure like ABABCB and AABABCB that feature a great chorus would work best." Give them immediately engaging songs that can lend a hand to this duo's uplifting and positive persona. Melodies, hooks, lyrics, and song structure should be top-notch for this pitch. Submissions need to be well recorded, featuring strong vocals and musicianship if you'd like them to love what you pitch. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Publisher and must be received no later than Tuesday, March 24, 2015.
TAXI # S150324AM

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HEARTFELT, ACOUSTIC, INDIE FOLK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a busy, Top-Tier Music Licensing Company with a long and impressive list of high-end placements in Feature Films, Hit TV Shows, Movie Trailers, and TV Commercials. Please submit well-structured, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as acts like Mumford & Sons, Phillip Phillips, Head and the Heart, etc., etc., etc. They're looking for well-crafted songs that sound like a real Indie Folk act, with believable sounding instrumentation, coupled with a really compelling vocal performance. Any material that sounds synthetic or obviously MIDI-driven won't work for this high-end company. The more authentic-souding, the better! Songs should have solid musicianship, catchy melodies, great hooks, and a really engaging chorus. Your lyric themes can vary for this pitch, but should be universal, so please avoid references to specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for feel, texture, and tone. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright. This Licensing Company offers both EXCLUSIVE and NON-EXCLUSIVE deals. The specific deal points will be negotiated on a Song-by-Song basis directly with the Company. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Company - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Thursday, March 26, 2015.
TAXI # Y150326IF

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ACOUSTIC-BASED INDIE FOLK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by the CEO of a NON-Exclusive Music Library that gets tons of Reality TV placements. He wants sync-friendly, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as acts like Head and the Heart, Of Monsters and Men, The Lumineers, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "Song should have a summer-friendly sound with great energy, maybe a bit quirky." Give them well-crafted songs that sound like a true Indie Folk act, with authentic-sounding acoustic instrumentation. Songs should have an emotionally upbeat melody, with some tasty hooks, and a great chorus. Lyrics can vary, but should stick to positive themes. NOTE: Just because the listing company mentioned "summer-friendly sound," that doesn't mean the lyrics have to be about summer. He's probably thinking more along the lines of what you might hear in a TV commercial for summer fashions, etc. Universal lyrics that avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity will work best. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way shape or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, and tone. This Library offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 split. You'll collect 50% of any sync fees and 100% of the Writer's share. They'll get 50% of the sync fee and 100% of the Publishing. You must own or control 100% of the Master and Copyright. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). Please submit one to three Songs online or by CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than Wednesday, April 1, 2015.
TAXI # S150401IF

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Christmas
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NEW LISTING -- Original ADULT CONTEMPORARY CHRISTMAS SONGS with Male or Female Vocals and CROSSOVER APPEAL are needed by a successful Music Licensing Company that gets lots of placements in Film and TV. They want well-crafted Songs in All-Tempos that could be found on the same Christmas playlist as "One More Sleep" by Leona Lewis, "Mistletoe" by Justin Bieber, "Christmas Lights" by Coldplay, "Underneath the Tree" by Kelly Clarkson, etc., etc., etc. Songs should capture the holiday spirit in a fresh, current, and creative way, with memorable hooks, engaging melodies, and a great sing-a-long chorus. Please avoid cheeky, whacky, or corny Christmas songs for this pitch. Your Christmas related lyric themes can vary, but should be universal enough to work for different scenes. Please avoid specific names, places, dates, times, brands, etc. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, and tone. This company offers an EXCLUSIVE 50/50 deal, so please be sure your Songs are NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. You'll keep 100% of the Writer's share, and the Publisher gets 100% of the Publisher's share. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright. 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 Wednesday, April 8, 2015.
TAXI # S150408XM

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Contemporary Christian
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CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Nashville-based Music Publishing Company for a "Boy Band" that's currently working on their next album. They want great songs in All-Tempos that would appeal to fans of acts like Plus One, Anthem Lights, The Katinas, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "We want songs that sound like an N' Sync or Backstreet Boys type cut, but with a clear Christian message. Christian themes and messages, can be overtly Christian OR inspirational, so long as theme is in line with Christian values. Love as a lyric theme could work, but we'd stick with love for the Lord, family, and innocent love." Please submit songs with solid song structure, well-crafted melodies, memorable hooks, and a great, uplifting chorus. Harmonies will definitely help your song standout from the rest of the pack for this pitch! Your vocal and instrumental presentation must be great. All deals will be made on a song-by-song basis. 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 Company and must be received no later than Wednesday, March 18, 2015.
TAXI # S150318CC

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Country
(also see Americana listings)
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LOVE-THEMED, CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY SONGS with Male Vocals and mainstream appeal are needed by an extremely busy Nashville Publisher that's actively pitching to many of Music Row's top acts. She needs well-crafted Songs in All-Tempos that would appeal to the fans of artists like Hunter Hayes, Keith Urban, Scotty McCreery, David Nail, Blake Shelton, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "Songs need to be immediately appealing, radio competitive, and convey an authentic, hip, modern country persona. No Bro-country, break-up, or sad love songs. Songs need to be visual, positive love songs that emotionally connect with listeners for younger artists (18 to approx. 30 yrs. old). Songs with more mature viewpoints that talk about being married, having kids, getting divorced/re-married, etc. won't work. No trite, predictable, or overly repetitive lyrics. Lyrics should be direct, VISUAL, sincere, and conversational. Unique story-based lyrics and fresh lyrical concepts are especially welcome." Couldn't have said it better ourselves! Submit chart-worthy songs with demo quality that's 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 Publisher and must be received no later than Tuesday, March 17, 2015.
TAXI # S150317CO

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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY HITS with Male Vocals are needed by a well-connected Row Publisher for a Country Superstar that's working on a brand new record. Give them well-crafted Songs in All-Tempos that could be found on the same playlist as "Dirt" by Florida Georgia Line, "Drink A Beer" by Luke Bryan, "Shotgun Rider" by Tim McGraw, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "Same old story, give me undeniable smash hits that can go toe-to-toe with the best songs from Music Row's top writers. This guy wants a huge "career" song that's the encore tune of every concert. Keep in mind that I spend most of my time listening to songs, so throw me something I haven't heard before, but that is still marketable enough to be a hit. It can't be so original and so quirky that it can't be a huge smash for radio, but something fresh and a little different will stand out." Submit well-crafted songs from start to finish, with engaging melodies, attention-grabbing hooks, and a fresh, original storyline that's super relatable. Demo quality needs to be competitive with songs being pitched on Music Row. The specific deal points will be negotiated on a song-by-song basis directly with the Publisher. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Publisher - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Monday, March 23, 2015.
TAXI # Y150323CH

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YOUTHFUL, CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label for a Grammy nominated, CMA-winning Country Artist that's working on a brand new record. Submit single-worthy, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would appeal to the fans of artists like Dan + Shay, Hunter Hayes, Luke Bryan, etc., etc., etc. Songs should have immediately compelling lyrics, with well-crafted melodies, great hooks, and a super solid Country chorus. This artist appeals to the younger side of the Country market, so please be sure your lyric themes are suitable for a younger audience, with an engaging quality that's fresh and relatable. Any references to drinking, cheating, or lewd behavior won't work for this artist. Your demo production needs to be competitive enough to beat what they're going to hear from Music Row writers! Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Label - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Friday, March 27, 2015.
TAXI # Y150327CO

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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY HITS with Male Vocals are needed by a Nashville-based Music Publisher for one of today's biggest Male Country Superstars. Please submit expertly-crafted Songs in All-Tempos that would be found on the same playlist as "Raise 'Em Up" by Keith Urban, "Drinking Class" by Lee Brice, "What We Ain't Got" by Jake Owen, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "Songs need to blow me out of the bass boat with killer hooks, and a really fresh storyline. Melodies should be fairly original as well. Some songs have interesting stories, but the melodies are as common as they come. It really has to be the whole package for me to get it in the hands of this chart-topping artist." Give him songs that are super well-crafted from top to bottom, with engaging melodies, catchy hooks, and a chorus that knocks it out of the park. Demo quality needs to be competitive with songs being pitched on Music Row. The specific deal points will be negotiated on a song-by-song basis directly with the Publisher. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Publisher and must be received no later than Thursday, April 2, 2015.
TAXI # S150402CH

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NEW LISTING -- NEO-TRADITIONAL COUNTRY SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a HUGE International Music Publishing Company that's constantly pitching to a ton of chart-topping artists! They want original Songs in All-Tempos that could be found on the same playlist as artists like Lee Ann Womack, Scotty McCreery, Chris Young, Reba McEntire, etc., etc., etc. Give them well-structured songs that are lyrically and melodically compelling, with attention-grabbing hooks, and a big, radio-ready chorus. Stripped-down acoustic demos are fine, but your recording quality (even for stripped-down demos) needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. 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 Company and must be received no later than Monday, April 6, 2015.
TAXI # S150406NC

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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a very busy Nashville Music Publisher for a band that just got signed to a record deal and needs some hits. He wants well-crafted, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic wheelhouse of "Round Here" by Florida Georgia Line, "Break Up With Him" by Old Dominion, "Got A Little Drunk Last Night" by Eli Young Band, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "These guys write their own stuff, and have had huge hit songs for other artists, so they know what they're doing. It's really going to have to be something phenomenal to beat out what they'd write themselves. Smash hit tunes with, clever hooks, catchy melodies and killer harmony potential." Submit original songs that have immediately engaging lyrics, well-crafted melodies, killer hooks, and an unforgettable chorus. Demo quality needs to be competitive with songs being pitched on Music Row. The specific deal points will be negotiated on a song-by-song basis directly with the Publisher. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Publisher - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Saturday, April 11, 2015.
TAXI # Y150411CO

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Dance / Electronica
(see also AAA/Alternative, Film/TV, Pop, Rock listings)
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PARTY-FRIENDLY, "TRAP" ELECTRONIC DANCE SONGS with MALE VOCALS are needed by the CEO of an A-list, Non-Exclusive Music Library that's nailed down countless high-end placements in big Feature Films, TV shows, and Commercials. Give them rhythmically compelling, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic wheelhouse of acts like DJ Snake, Lil' Jon, Brodinski, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "Songs should lyrically focus on partying, dancing, celebration, success, fame, etc. Beats need to be really strong, with an Urban edge, mixed with a current Electro feel and sound." Songs should be well-structured, with great hooks to keep the audience fully immersed in the song from beginning to end. Your instrumental presentation needs to have a distinct "Trap" sound, with the compelling rhythmic quality that defines the genre. Songs should be lyrically creative, with really clever wordplay delivered in a fresh, contemporary way. Lyric themes can vary, but should be typical of the Rap/Hip Hop genre. Universal lyrics are needed, so please avoid specific names, places, dates, times, and brands. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for feel, texture, tone, and vibe. Also, Do NOT submit any material with unauthorized samples or loops from other artists, songs, or any other form of media. This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright to pitch for this. Broadcast quality is needed (great home recordings are fine). 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 Wednesday, March 18, 2015.
TAXI # Y150318ED

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NEW LISTING -- CHILLOUT LOUNGE SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a successful Music Library that has a huge list of great placements in Film, TV, and Commercials. They want laidback Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as acts like Bonobo, Morcheeba, Thievery Corporation, etc., etc., etc. Give them smooth, cool, and hip songs that sound like a real Chillout act, with groovin' beats, inviting melodies, and a slick vocal performance. Lyric themes can vary, but should be universal and PG-Rated, avoiding specific names, places, dates, times, and brands. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for feel, texture, and tone. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). This company offers an Exclusive deal. You'll split all upfront sync fees 50/50. They'll get 100% of the Publisher's share, and you'll keep 100% of the Writer's share. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure your material is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit one to three instrumentals online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Saturday, March 28, 2015.
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NEW LISTING -- ELECTRONIC DANCE (EDM) SONGS with Male or Female Vocals and distinct POP SENSIBILITIES are needed by the President of a successful Film/TV Music Licensing Company. They want danceable Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the stylistic wheelhouse of artists like Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Tiesto, Kaskade, etc., etc., etc. Give them songs that have a mainstream friendly sound and song structure, with awesome builds, catchy melodic hooks, and a great big chorus. Your vocal performance should be current sounding, with a contemporary, Pop-style delivery. Lyric themes can vary, but please make sure your lyrics are universal, and could work well for a variety of scenes and storylines. Please avoid specific names, places, dates, times, and brands. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, and tone. This company offers an EXCLUSIVE 50/50 deal, so please be sure your Songs are NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. You'll keep 100% of the Writer's share, and the Publisher gets 100% of the Publisher's share. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright. 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 Monday, April 13, 2015.
TAXI # S150413ED

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Gospel
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NEW LISTING -- TRADITIONAL GOSPEL SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a highly respected Nashville Music Publisher that's consistently plugging songs to the Top Artists in the Christian and Gospel markets. He's on the prowl for well-crafted Songs in All-Tempos that would appeal to the fans of acts like The Booth Brothers, The Isaacs, Randy Travis, etc., etc., etc. Submit songs with instrumentation that's rooted in Country music, but have lyrics that are inspirational, with a strong, defined Christian message. Songs should have inviting melodies, great hooks, and a big chorus. Stripped-down acoustic demos are fine, but your recording quality (even for stripped-down demos) needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. 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 Saturday, April 11, 2015.
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Jazz
(also see Instrumental, Film/TV Listings)
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NEW LISTING -- ORIGINAL, DIXIELAND JAZZ SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a very successful Music Licensing Company that offers both EXCLUSIVE and NON-EXCLUSIVE deals. Please submit lively, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic wheelhouse of acts like Steamboat Willie, Dukes of Dixieland, Firehouse Five Plus Two, etc., etc., etc. Give them top-notch, emotionally upbeat songs with an expressive vocal performance and instruments that sound like the real deal. Authenticity will serve you well for this pitch. Although universal lyrics probably aren't AS critical for this listing as many others, you'd still be smart to avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Please, do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for feel, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright. This Company offers both EXCLUSIVE and NON-EXCLUSIVE deals. The specific deal points will be negotiated on a Song-by-Song basis directly with the Library. 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 Friday, April 3, 2015.
TAXI # S150403DJ

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NEW LISTING -- NU-JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ARTISTS are needed by an eclectic Independent Record Label that's looking hard to find some great new talent. Submit breathtaking instrumental performances that would appeal to the fans of artists like Keiko Matsui, 3rd Force, Acoustic Alchemy, etc., etc., etc. Give them Instrumentals that showcase your sensitive, emotionally moving musicianship, with a performance that's a perfect blend of Nu-Jazz, with a New Age inspiration. Instrumentation can vary, but should focus on a singular instrument as the lead melodic element. They'd prefer to hear artists who already have an established fan base with some sales and touring experience. If you don't have much in terms of sales, touring, or fan base, but your songs are still pretty amazing, he'll still be interested. Please submit one to three Instrumentals online or per CD, include photo, and bio. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Sunday, April 12, 2015.
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FUN, UPBEAT, CONTEMPORARY LATIN DANCE/POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by the CEO of a very successful Music Library with a long track record of great placements in Film and TV. Songs with English and Spanish lyrics are both welcome for this pitch. Give them super catchy, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic ballpark of artists like Pitbull, Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "We really like 'Bailando' by Enrique Iglesias ft. Sean Paul as an example of the type of song we need. It's fun, danceable, and really catchy. Songs can utilize rapping, but it should be in the general style of Pitbull." Give them songs that melodically, rhythmically, and lyrically engaging, with ear-grabbing hooks, and a killer chorus. Your vocal performance should be really solid from start to finish. Lyric themes can vary, but should be universal, avoiding references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do not copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, and tone. This Company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You'll split the sync fee 50/50 with the Publisher. You'll keep 100% of the Writer's share and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure your material is NOT already signed to any other Libraries or Catalogs. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright to pitch for this. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than Thursday, April 16, 2015.
TAXI # S150416LD

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New Age Listings
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MALE and/or FEMALE NEW AGE ARTISTS are needed by an eclectic Independent Record Label that's looking hard to find talented artists to sign to their roster. Give them well-crafted, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs that would appeal to the fans of acts like Enigma, Lisa Gerrard, Sarah Brightman, David Lanz, etc., etc., etc. Submit songs that showcase your unique New Age sound, with relaxing melodies, lush vocals, and strong production. This Label knows this genre like the back of their hand, so give them something that immediately grabs their attention. Show them something that makes them wonder where you've been hiding for so long! They'd prefer to hear artists who already have an established fan base with some sales and touring experience. If you don't have much in terms of sales, touring, or fan base, but your songs are still pretty amazing, he'll still be interested. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include photo, and bio. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Sunday, March 15, 2015.
TAXI # Y150315NA

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Pop
(also see Adult Album Alternative, Alternative, Film/TV, Modern Rock, R&B listings)
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HOOK-DRIVEN, TOP 40-STYLE CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a big, A-list Music Library that gets a ton of high-end placements in Feature Films, Hit TV Shows, and Commercials. Give them super catchy, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the stylistic wheelhouse of artists like Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Ke$ha, etc., etc., etc. Please submit memorable songs that sound like a true radio hit, with a solid song structure, insanely catchy melodies, incredibly catchy hooks, and a big hook-driven chorus. Your vocal performance should have a standout quality that sounds really current, with a believable Contemporary Pop delivery. You'd be smart to give them lyrics that are universal and PG-rated. Please avoid specific names, places, dates, times, brands, etc. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for feel, texture, and tone. They offer a 3-year EXCLUSIVE deal. You'll retain 100% of the writer's share and they'll split the publishing and sync fees 50/50 with you. This is an EXCLUSIVE deal, so your songs can NOT already be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. 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 Sunday, March 15, 2015.
TAXI # S150315PO

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Mainstream, Top 40 Pop Songs needed by Legendary A&R Person/Producer for an extremely talented, hard-working, young Female Artist. They're casting a wide net for this pitch, so feel free to submit Songs in All-Tempos. If you submit ballads, they'll need to be exceptionally strong! We think Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs will have the best shot. Your submissions can range from material that would work for artists like: Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, etc., etc. etc.

On the slower side, if you've got songs that could work for the references above, take the shot! Like we said, this artist is pretty wide open. The Producer did tell us to shy away from "songs with dumb lyrics," so consider yourself forewarned. If you've got songs with lyrics that skew a little "deeper," those should put a smile on the Producer's face.

Although this artist isn't signed yet, she's working with one of the greatest (and most well-connected) A&R people of all time. He tells us she's got all those special things that add up to being chart-bound, and nobody knows better than this guy! This is a great chance to get in on the ground floor and become part of her "camp" before she hits and the competition to get songs to her becomes much harder. It's also a great opportunity to be on this producer/A&R person's radar for other projects as well.

Your songs should have infectious melodies, well-crafted (not "dumb") lyrics, and a big, fat Pop chorus with tons of commercial appeal. They'd prefer to hear demos with high production quality. However, this producer is a "song guy" who is also willing to listen to basic stripped-down guitar/vocal or piano/vocal demos if the song is "exceptional." Your recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Monday, March 16, 2015.
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CONTEMPORARY, YOUTHFUL POP SONGWRITERS/ARTISTS with songs in the stylistic wheelhouse of artists like Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen, Big Time Rush, etc., are needed by the President of a non-profit organization that creates personalized songs for children who are terminally ill. It's extremely rare that we send out listings that generate zero income for members. However, in keeping with the spirit of the TAXI Cares initiative, we'd like to present to you this awesome opportunity to join artists like Jason Mraz, Billy Joel, and Michael Bolton, using your music to better the lives of these precious children. We've run listings for this organization in the past, and our members have been featured next to some iconic artists, and they loved the experience! Give them songs that sound like hits, with traditional song forms, great verse lyrics, and a huge chorus. The songs do not need to be geared towards children, but please don't submit songs with mature or suggestive lyrics. Your song's production needs to be record-ready for this pitch! 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 Tuesday, March 17, 2015.
TAXI # Y150317YP

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YOUTHFUL, CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a busy, high-end Music Licensing Company for all kinds of great placements. This company has a super impressive list of placements in Hit TV Shows, Top Feature Films, Sports Promos, Film Trailers, and Major Advertising campaigns. They want well-structured, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic ballpark of artists like Selena Gomez, Austin Mahone, R5, One Direction, etc., etc., etc. Songs should have mind-blowing Pop melodies, huge hooks, and a confident vocal performance that sounds like a real-deal Pop star. Your lyric themes can vary for this pitch, but they should be universal, so please avoid references to specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for feel, texture, and tone. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright. This Licensing Company offers both EXCLUSIVE and NON-EXCLUSIVE deals. The specific deal points will be negotiated on a Song-by-Song basis directly with the Company. 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 Company and must be received no later than Friday, March 20, 2015.
TAXI # S150320PO

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ENERGETIC INDIE POP SONGS with Male or Female are needed by a Top-Tier Music Licensing Company for a variety of placements in Feature Films, TV Shows, Commercials, and Movie Trailers. They're eagerly hunting for solid, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic wheelhouse of acts like Echosmith, MisterWives, The Colourist, etc., etc., etc. Give them songs with instantly memorable melodies, engaging lyrics, and a really catchy chorus. Having interesting hooks is really important as well, so please be sure your song is peppered with cool melodic, rhythmic, and lyrical hooks to maintain interest from beginning to end. A unique and compelling vocal signature will go a long way for this pitch. Your lyric themes can vary for this pitch, but should be positive and universal, avoiding references to specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for feel, texture, and tone. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright. This Licensing Company offers both EXCLUSIVE and NON-EXCLUSIVE deals. The specific deal points will be negotiated on a Song-by-Song basis directly with the Company. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Company - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Saturday, March 21, 2015.
TAXI # Y150321IP

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CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with a "distinct R&B flair" are needed by the VP of A&R of a MAJOR RECORD LABEL for a talented, newly signed artist that's soon to make a name for himself. Give them well-crafted, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would instantly appeal to the screaming fans of artists like Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "Songs need great melodies, with carefree, fun lyrics. Various lyric themes are fine, but they're NOT looking for dancing/partying in the club-type material. Your song structure should be radio ready and if the demo is stripped down, the hooks need to be clear and well supported by the vocal performance." Submit songs that have a really impressive melody, with fantastic hooks, and a killer chorus that sounds like a big, fat radio hit as soon as you hear it. Stripped down demos are okay for this pitch! Your recording quality (even for stripped-down demos) needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Label - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Sunday, March 22, 2015.
TAXI # Y150322PO

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ELECTRO-BASED INDIE POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a Major Music Publishing Company with tons of high-profile placements in Film, TV, and Commercials. Submit emotionally upbeat, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic ballpark of artists like Goldfrapp, Little Boots, Oh Land, etc., etc., etc. Give them innovative songs with interesting electronic sounds and elements, with a rhythmically and melodically compelling approach. Songs should have a super catchy melody, with plenty of well-placed hooks, and a killer chorus. You'd be wise to have a vocal performance that generally matches the stylistic ballpark of the referenced acts, with a great delivery that's confident and believable. Lyric themes can vary, but should be universal, PG-Rated, avoiding specific names, places, dates, times, brands. Do not copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, and tone. Broadcast Quality is required (excellent home recordings are fine). This is an EXCLUSIVE deal, so your songs can NOT already be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. This company only gets 30% of the overall copyright, you keep the other 70%! You must own or control 100% of the Master and Copyright. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Company - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Monday, March 23, 2015.
TAXI # Y150323IP

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URBAN-FRIENDLY, CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label for a recently signed artist working on her debut record. They want solid Mid-Tempo Songs that would appeal to fans of artists like Ke$ha, Jessie J, Fergie, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "We just started the project and we imagine her as a female version of Drake, so songs should have that general feel, with a bit of a Pop twist. We'll be focusing more on her singing with this record, so songs should be fun and creative, but with a serious edge in the lyrics. Musically, songs by Ke$ha, Jessie J, and Fergie would work perfectly, but way more edgy." Submit well-crafted songs that are instantly engaging rhythmically, melodically, and lyrically. Your songs can use elements that are rooted in Hip Hop, but appeal to the Pop and Urban market alike. Songs should have compelling hooks, catchy melodies, and a great big chorus that appeals to a broad audience. Your lyrics and themes do NOT have to be PG-Rated for this pitch. All deals are made on a case-by-case basis. 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 Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
TAXI # S150325PO

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ACOUSTIC-BASED, CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label for a young-ish TV star working on a new record. Submit solid Mid-Tempo Songs that could be find on the same playlist as artists like Sara Bareilles, Colbie Caillat, Ingrid Michaelson, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "We want songs that are on the organic side of current Pop music. Songs should have a Top 40 style, structure, and sound. She's still fairly young, so themes shouldn't be too mature in nature." Give them well-crafted songs that deliver amazingly catchy melodies, memorable hooks, and a chorus that knocks it out of the park. Songs should have Singer/Songwriter sensibilities that can draw the listener in to make them feel apart of the story, with all the appeal of current Pop hits. You'd be wise to have a strong vocal performance to get them excited about your song. Your recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Thursday, March 26, 2015.
TAXI # Y150326AP

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CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with a bit of an Urban flair and a KILLER "TOP LINE" are needed by a world renowned, Grammy-winning, Multi-Platinum Record Producer who's consistently working with the biggest names in the industry. Give them melodically and lyrically solid Songs in All-Tempos that would immediately appeal to the fans of Rhianna, Reyonce, Rita Ora, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "We're eagerly looking for a seasoned 'Top line' writer. They should be able to bridge the gap between Contemporary Pop and R&B, without leaning too far into the Urban market. Your song needs to have a killer melody, with a distinctive quality that really sets it apart from the run of the mill Pop songs. Lyrics should showcase depth, originality, and cleverness, with a poetic writing style. He's looking for someone who has a way with words that will resonate across a variety of genres. He's NOT looking for slick Urban writers, or crazy melodic styles, just straight up Pop/R&B tunes who can keep the audience engaged throughout the verses, and absolutely kill 'em with a great hook!" There's not much more we can add to that other than, your songs should be well-crafted from start to finish and knocks the socks off of this Music Industry legend! All deals will be made on a deal-by-deal basis. Please submit at least two to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Producer and must be received no later than Saturday, March 28, 2015.
TAXI # S150328PO

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SOULFUL, PIANO-BASED, CONTEMPORARY POP/R&B SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label for an extremely talented artist who's working on a brand new album. Industry insiders and the press have called this young artist, "The next Stevie Wonder." They want well-crafted, Mid-Tempo Songs that would appeal to the fans of artists like John Legend, Sam Smith, Aloe Blacc, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "We want radio-friendly songs in the general direction John Legend to Sam Smith. He's an excellent pianist with an amazing voice, so songs should cater to his piano playing, with a soulful vocal that connects to a broad audience." Give him an emotionally moving song with an unforgettable melody, a great groove, some really great hooks, and a super strong chorus that will make this guy beg to cut your song! Your vocal performance should be really strong to help "sell" the label and artist on your song. All Songs will be screened by a person hand-picked by the artist's Producer! No full critiques. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Label - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Monday, March 30, 2015.
TAXI # Y150330PP

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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an A-list Music Licensing Company for a variety of placements in Feature Films, TV Shows, Commercials, and Movie Trailers. They're hunting for solid, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic wheelhouse of artists like Katy Perry, Nick Jonas, Jessie J, Adam Levine, etc., etc., etc. Please submit songs that sound like a true, chart-topping Pop hit, with infectious beats, super catchy melodies, a killer hook-driven chorus, a great vocal performance, and slick production quality. Lyric themes can vary, but should sound like something you'd typically hear in the Pop genre. Universal lyrics that avoid specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity are needed. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for feel, texture, and tone. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright. This Licensing Company offers both EXCLUSIVE and NON-EXCLUSIVE deals. The specific deal points will be negotiated on a Song-by-Song basis directly with the Company. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Company - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY POP BALLADS with a distinct URBAN FLAIR and Male Vocals are needed by an outstanding Music Publisher for a charted artist that's working on a brand new record. Give them well-crafted, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Ballads that would appeal to the fans of artists like Nick Jonas, Jason DeRulo, Adam Levine, Justin Timberlake, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "The top line is more important than the track on this one, so melodies should be really, really solid. Same goes for the lyrics." Submit hook-driven songs that have fresh, emotionally engaging melodies, and a strong chorus that can connect to a broad audience. Fresh lyrics that sound like they're radio ready will help you get over the bar as well. Your recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Company - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Friday, April 1, 2015.
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CONTEMPORARY POP/ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label that's looking hard to find super catchy songs for an artist that's already had chart success in the U.S. and internationally. They want well-crafted, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as "Dangerous" by David Guetta, "Animals" by Maroon 5, "Counting Stars" by OneRepublic, etc., etc., etc. Songs should have a lively four-on-the-floor feel, with well-crafted hooks, and a chorus that's as catchy as it gets. Lyric themes should be fresh, with a hook-driven approach that's instantly engaging. Your demo production needs to be really competitive for this pitch! Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Label and must be received no later than Thursday, April 2, 2015.
TAXI # S150402PR

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TOP 40-STYLE, CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by the Creative Manager of a Top-Tier Music Licensing Company with an incredible list of high-end placements in big feature films, top movies trailers, and awesome TV shows. This is a catalog you want to be in, and a company you want pitching your music! They need great Mid-To-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic wheelhouse of artists like Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "We currently have a requests for really strong Pop songs for a couple of TV shows we're working on. We're really close to the Music Supervisors of these shows, so we're hoping we can give them some really solid material. Songs need to sound modern and fresh." Give them Pop songs that have an overall sound and song structure that's as current as it gets. Songs should have a solid Pop song structure that's filled with well-placed rhythmic and melodic hooks that keep it interesting from beginning to end. Your chorus should sound like a contemporary hit. Lyric themes that revolve around parties, having fun, living life to the fullest, or relationships in a positive and empowering way could work well for this pitch. Universal lyrics are needed, so please avoid specific names, places, dates, times, and brands. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for feel, texture, tone, and vibe. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). They're looking for songs with lyrics at this time, but they may be interested in an instrumental version so please expect that they could ask for a mix minus vocal if they love what they hear and want to sign your song. This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so please be sure your songs are NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Any sync fees will be split 50/50 with the Company. As the writer, you'll keep 100% of the Writer's share, and the company will get 100% of the Publishing. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright to submit. 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 Saturday, April 4, 2015.
TAXI # S150404PO

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LYRICALLY POSITIVE, ELECTRONIC DANCE/POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by an Indie Music Publisher with Major, International Label Ties. This Publisher is actively pitching to a variety of artists, and needs original, well-crafted, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would appeal to the fans of acts like Ellie Goulding, Foxes, Incona Pop, etc., etc., etc. Songs should have a solid song structure from start to finish, with excellent melodies, interesting hooks, well-crafted lyrics, and a huge chorus that sounds ready for radio. Your overall demo presentation needs to be strong enough to get them excited about cutting your song. All deals will be offered on a case-by-case basis. 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 Friday, April 6, 2015.
TAXI # S150406DP

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NEW LISTING -- SOULFUL, CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label for a really cool new artist that's working on his debut album. They want smooth, Mid-Tempo Songs that would immediately appeal to the fans of Sam Smith, Shawn Mendes, Aloe Blacc, (the stripped-down side of) Ed Sheeran, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "He's in the general direction of Sam Smith, but a bit younger. We want songs with strong contagious melodic arrangements, a big Pop chorus, and a unique storyline." Submit melodically, rhythmically, and lyrically interesting songs with plenty of attention-grabbing hooks. Songs should have a really strong chorus that will instantly connect to a broad audience. Your production and recording quality needs to be competitive 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 on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Label - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Tuesday, April 7, 2015.
TAXI # Y150407PO

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NEW LISTING -- SOULFUL, RETRO-inspired, CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label for a SUPERSTAR artist that's working on a brand new album. Give them hit-worthy Songs in All-Tempos that could be found on the same playlist as artists like Joss Stone, Duffy, Corinne Bailey Rae, etc., etc., etc. Submit songs that simply ooze soul, with well-crafted melodies, killer hooks, and a great chorus. Songs should have an obvious throwback feel and influence, but in a fresh, contemporary way. This artist is known for her vocal prowess, so please be sure your songs cater to her world-class vocal abilities. You'd be smart to submit songs with great production value on your demo, as this artist gets to hear the best of the best, and you'll want to competitive enough to impress her! Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Label - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Wednesday, April 8, 2015.
TAXI # Y150408SP

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PARTY-FRIENDLY, CONTEMPORARY URBAN POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an Indie Music Publisher with strong ties to a Major International Record Label. Please submit original, emotionally upbeat, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would appeal to the fans of acts like Flo Rida, Black Eyed Peas, Pitbull, etc., etc., etc. Submissions can be more Hip Hop focused, or have an Urban Dance/Pop feel, as long as your submissions have a distinct party-friendly sound. Songs should be rhythmically and melodically compelling, with really catchy hooks, and a big, unforgettable chorus. Do not submit any material with unauthorized samples of other artists' songs, sounds, or any other form of media. Your overall demo presentation needs to be strong enough to get them excited about cutting your song. All deals will be offered on a case-by-case basis. 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 Thursday, April 9, 2015.
TAXI # Y150409UP

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NEW LISTING -- RHYTHMIC, CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label for a new, up-and-coming artist that's soon to make a huge splash in the Pop market. They want hit-worthy, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would immediately appeal to the fans of Ariana Grande, Jessie J, Fergie, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "Songs need great melodies but with a soulful flair that can show off a powerful, emotional range. Lyrical content can vary, but songs that speak to contemporary life experiences in a relatable way, with visual phrasing will work best for this artist. The closer the songs feel to someone's personal life experiences the better. The production can be sparse as long as the vocal performance helps sell the melody as well as the message." Submit songs with an engaging, well-crafted rhythmic quality, inviting melodies, great hooks, and a super catchy chorus. Lyric themes can vary, but should be fresh, and relatable to the life experiences of the listening audience. Stripped down demos are okay for this pitch. Your recording quality (even for stripped-down demos) needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Label and must be received no later than Friday, April 10, 2015.
TAXI # S150410RP

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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY POP/ROCK SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label for a young band that's working on a brand new album. Give them commercially appealing, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as P!nk, Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, etc., etc., etc. Songs that have a contemporary Rock edge, and would sound great with some slick radio-ready production could do well for this pitch. Give them hook-driven songs, with well-crafted melodies, and a killer chorus that's instantly memorable. This band is fairly young, so you'd be wise to avoid material that might be too mature, sexy, or suggestive. A little Rock "attitude" could be icing on the cake. Your recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Label - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Saturday, April 11, 2015.
TAXI # Y150411PR

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QUIRKY, CONTEMPORARY ALT POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by an Indie Music Publisher with strong ties to a Major International Record Label. Submit creative, Mid-Tempo Songs that would appeal to the fans artists like Lily Allen, Kimbra, Meghan Trainor, etc., etc., etc. Songs should have a solid radio-friendly structure, with ear-grabbing melodies, hooks, and lyrics. Be sure your chorus is really catchy, with an unforgettable quality that makes it sound like an undeniable hit. Your vocal performance should be well-executed to get them excited about cutting your song. Recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. All deals will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis. 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 Sunday, April 12, 2015.
TAXI # S150412AP

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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by Multi-Platinum, Grammy Winning Record Producer for a signed artist he's currently working with. He wants hit-worthy, well-crafted songs in All-Tempos that could be found on the same chart as artists like Taylor Swift, P!nk, Jessie J, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "Songs should be undeniable hits. This artist can sing and rap, so I'm open to hearing songs with some Hip Hop elements, but they should be rooted in Contemporary Pop." Submit songs that are crafted like a real-deal, chart-topping hit, with instantly engaging melodies, tasty hooks, and a super catchy chorus. You'd be wise to have a really solid vocal performance that really helps sell them on the idea of cutting your song. Simple acoustic demos will work for this pitch, but your song needs to be A+, and your recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than Tuesday, April 14, 2015.
TAXI # S150414PO

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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY POP ARTISTS (Male or Female) are needed by a prominent Independent Record Label that's eager to find some great new acts to sign to their roaster. Give them well-crafted, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would appeal to the fans of acts like Jessie J., Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Nick Jonas, etc., etc., etc. Submit songs with a solid song structure, catchy melodies, engaging hooks, and a big, hook-driven chorus. This company tends to like artists that are a little bit outside of the box, so if you're pushing the envelope a bit, that could work for this pitch. Please include any touring, fanbase, or CD sales figures you may have in your bio. Vocal and instrumental presentation need to be really fresh and strong to get them excited. Please submit two to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics, photo, and bio. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Wednesday, April 15, 2015.
TAXI # Y150415PO

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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY, RADIO-FRIENDLY POP/ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a hard-working Indie Music Publisher with International Major Label ties. He wants hit-worthy, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic wheelhouse of acts like One Republic, Coldplay, The Script, etc., etc., etc. Songs should be well-structured, with a great melody, catchy hooks, and a memorable chorus that's engaging at first listen. Lyrics can vary, but should have a fresh take on themes commonly heard in the Pop/Rock genre. The specific deal points will be negotiated on a song-by-song basis. Your recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Friday, April 17, 2015.
TAXI # Y150417PR

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NEW LISTING -- HEARTFELT, CONTEMPORARY POP BALLADS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by the CEO of a 5-Star Music Licensing Company with a massive list of really top nothc placements in Feature Films, Popular TV Shows, Commercials, and Film Trailers. Please give them sync-friendly, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Ballads that could be found on the same playlist as acts like Sia, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, etc., etc., etc. Please submit songs with emotionally moving melodies, attention-grabbing hooks, and a great big chorus. Your vocal performance should be really strong in order to draw the audience in to the message of your song. Lyric themes about love and relationships will probably work best, but they'll consider other themes as long as your lyrics are universal and PG-rated. Please avoid references to specific names, places, dates, times, and brands. Please, do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for general feel, texture, and tone. They offer a 3-year EXCLUSIVE deal. You'll keep 100% of the writer's share. They'll split the Publisher's share and sync fee 50/50 with you! Yes, you'll get half of the Publisher's share in this super sweet deal. This is an EXCLUSIVE deal, so your songs can NOT already be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than Saturday, April 18, 2015.
TAXI # S150418PB

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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY POP/ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Grammy Award Winning, Multi-Platinum Record Producer for artists he's current in the studio with. He's looking hard to find some great Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would appeal to the fans of acts Maroon 5, OneRepublic, 5 Seconds of Summer, etc., etc., etc. Give him well-structured songs with unforgettable melodies, compelling lyrics, and a big hook-focused chorus that will knock the socks off this seasoned Producer. Acoustic demos will work for this pitch, but your songs need to string enough that they sound like a hit even their stripped down form. Your recording quality (even for stripped-down demos) needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than Monday, April 20, 2015.
TAXI # S150420PR

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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with obvious TOP 40 APPEAL are needed by an Indie Music Publisher with Major International Label ties. Give them original, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the stylistic wheelhouse of artists like Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, etc., etc., etc. They need immediately memorable songs that are structured like a solid radio hit. Songs should be melodically and rhythmically engaging, with plenty of awesome hooks, and a big Pop chorus that leaves a lasting impression on the audience. Lyric themes can be about anything that you'd typically hear in current Pop music, but should be fresh and inventive enough to get them excited about your song. The specific deal points will be negotiated on a song-by-song basis. Your recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than Wednesday, April 22, 2015.
TAXI # S150422PO

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Punk Listings
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CONTEMPORARY POP/PUNK SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a hard-working Indie Music Publisher with International Major Label ties. He wants energetic, Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as acts like Paramore, Tonight Alive, Hey Monday, Versa Emerge, etc., etc., etc. 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. The specific deal points will be negotiated on a song-by-song basis. Your recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than Thursday, March 19, 2015.
TAXI # S150319PP

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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY POP PUNK BANDS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a hip, LA-Based Independent Record Label eagerly looking to expand their roster with some fresh new acts. Give them high-energy Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would instantly appeal to the fans of acts like Paramore, Tonight Alive, Fall Out Boy, VersaEmerge, etc., etc., etc. Submit songs that showcase your raucous, yet Pop-driven Punk sound, with rockin' guitar riffs, driving drums, and a killer vocal performance that's full of Rock charisma. Please be sure to include any touring, fanbase, or CD sales figures you may have in your bio. Vocal and instrumental presentation needs to be competitive. 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 Sunday, April 5, 2015.
TAXI # S150405PP

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R&B Listings
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CONTEMPORARY R&B SONGS with POP CROSSOVER APPEAL and Male Vocals are needed by a Grammy Award Winning Producer who's working with a number of very talented artists. Submit well-crafted, Mid-Tempo Songs that would immediately appeal to the fans of artists like Justin Timberlake, Olly Murs, Bruno Mars, etc., etc., etc. Songs should sound fresh and contemporary, with great melodies, and a chorus that's ready for radio. A really impressive vocal will help get your song cut. Acoustic demos can work for this pitch, but your recording quality (even for stripped-down 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 on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Sunday, March 15, 2015.
TAXI # Y150315RB

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SINGLE-WORTHY, CONTEMPORARY R&B SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label for a really talented artist working on a new record. Submit energetic, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would appeal to the fans of artists like Rihanna, Cassie, Tinashe, etc., etc., etc. Give them well-structured songs that have a really impressive topline, with awesome hooks, and a compelling chorus that's instantly memorable. You'd be wise to have a really strong vocal performance to help sell the artist and label on cutting your song. Your production should be competitive for this pitch. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Label - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Monday, March 16, 2015.
TAXI # Y150316RB

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FUNKY, CONTEMPORARY R&B SONGS (that have potential to cross over to the Pop charts) with Male Vocals are needed by an Indie Music Publisher with Major International Label ties. The publisher is pitching to a variety of artists, and needs original, well-crafted, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would appeal to the fans of artists like Bruno Mars, Robin Thicke, Olly Murs, etc., etc., etc. Your songs should be solid from start to finish, so please be sure they have a radio-friendly song structure that's really current sounding. Give them memorable songs that deliver funk-based grooves, catchy soulful melodies, great hooks, and a killer chorus that gets the audience shakin' what their momma gave them. All deals will be negotiated on a deal-by-deal basis. Recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than Thursday, March 19, 2015.
TAXI # S150319RB

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HIT-WORTHY, CONTEMPORARY R&B SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label for a chart-topping Superstar working on a brand new album. Submit original, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would immediately appeal to the fans of artists like Drake, Usher, Chris Brown, etc., etc., etc. Give them danceable songs that would work for the Urban and Pop markets alike. Songs should have a well-developed topline, with plenty of hooks throughout, and a hit chorus that keeps the audience begging for more. You'd be wise to have a vocal performance and production values are competitive with the referenced artists to get them excited about cutting your song. Your recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Saturday, March 21, 2015.
TAXI # Y150321RB

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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY R&B HITS with FEMALE VOCALS are needed by a Major Record Label for a HUGE act that's making a surprising comeback. They're searching hard to find hit-worthy, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs that would appeal to the fans of artists like Beyonce, Rihanna, Estelle, etc., etc., etc. Your songs should be rhythmically and melodically catchy as can be, with instantly compelling hooks, and a killer chorus that screams RADIO HIT! Lyrics should be fresh, with themes commonly heard in contemporary R&B. You'd be wise to have a super solid vocal performance to expertly highlight your song's potential. Your production and recording quality needs to be competitive 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 on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Label - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
TAXI # Y150325RB

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CONTEMPORARY R&B SONGS with MAINSTREAM POP APPEAL and Female Vocals are needed by a successful Film and TV Music Publishing Company. They're hunting for Mid-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as artists like Rihanna, Beyonce, Rita Ora, etc., etc., etc. Give them well-structured songs that sound like an authentic R&B cut, with a well-crafted topline that rivals hit songs in the genre. Songs should have great hooks, with a really strong chorus that's engaging, and immediately memorable. Your lyrics should be universal, avoiding mentions of specific names, dates, times, places and profanity, coupled with vocal performance that sounds competitive with what's currently happening on today's charts. You'll split all sync fees 50/50 with this company. This is an EXCLUSIVE, three-year, 50/50 deal. You'll keep 100% of your Writer's share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share. Since this company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure your material is NOT already signed to any other Libraries or Catalogs. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright. 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, and tone. 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). All Songs will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a person hand-picked by the Publisher. No full critiques. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD no later than Sunday, March 29, 2015.
TAXI # Y150329RB

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SOULFUL, CONTEMPORARY R&B SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by an A-List Music Licensing Company that consistently nails down a large number of great Film and TV placements. Give them soulfully expressive, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as artists like Janelle Monae, Estelle, Alicia Keys, etc., etc., etc. Songs should have a smooth, polished sounding production, and a well-executed vocal performance that sounds like a real-deal R&B artist. Give them a killer groove, with a well-crafted melody, attention-grabbing hooks (melodically, rhythmically, and lyrically), with a really memorable chorus. Lyric themes can vary, but should focus on typical themes heard in the R&B genre. Please avoid references to specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, and tone. This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You'll split any sync fees 50/50 with the Publishing Company. You'll keep 100% of the Writer's share and the company will get 100% of the Publisher's share. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure your material is NOT already signed to any other Libraries or Catalogs. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright to pitch for this. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than Friday, April 3, 2015.
TAXI # S150403RB

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CONTEMPORARY R&B SONGS with MAINSTREAM POP APPEAL and Female Vocals are needed by a great Music Publisher for a Multi-Platinum artist working on a brand new album. Give them Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs that would instantly appeal to the fans of artists like Ciara, JoJo, Rhianna, etc., etc., etc. They'll be looking for well-crafted lyrics, catchy melodies, and a chorus that delivers a huge emotional release. Plenty of attention-grabbing lyric and melodic hooks will definitely help you get noticed for this pitch. Your recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Publisher - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Sunday, April 5, 2015.
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NEW LISTING -- SOULFUL, CONTEMPORARY R&B SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by the Senior VP of A&R of a Major Record Label for a (9 time) Grammy-nominated artist who's working on a brand new album. Please submit smooth, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs that could immediately appeal to the fans of artists like Jill Scott, Maxwell, Ledisi, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "Songs should have compelling rhythmic elements, a solid song structure, and a soulful vocal delivery that highlight introspective, personal lyrics. Male vocals are okay as long as the song can be convincingly delivered by a woman. Lyrical themes can vary, but those dealing with romantic heartbreak should have an empowering element." Give them soulfully expressive songs that have a tight groove, with great melodies, ear-catching hooks, and a great chorus. You'd be wise to have a strong vocal on your submission to help get this artist and her Record Label excited about cutting your song! Stripped-down demos are okay for this pitch. Your recording quality (even for stripped-down demos) needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Label - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Monday, April 13, 2015.
TAXI # Y150413RB

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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY R&B ARTISTS/ACTS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Record Label owned by a Superstar Producer with Major Label distribution. They're eagerly searching for new artists that would appeal to the fans of acts like Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Drake, etc., etc., etc. Please submit well-structured songs that showcase your talent and unique sound. Songs should have wonderful hooks, engaging melodies, and a really impressive chorus that instantly sounds like a hit record. Production quality needs to be good enough to represent you as an artist well. The specific deal points will be negotiated on a deal-by-deal basis. Please submit two to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics, bio, and photo. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Label and must be received no later than Friday, April 17, 2015.
TAXI # S150417RB

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Rap / Hip-Hop
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CONTEMPORARY RAP/HIP HOP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a well-respected and very active Film/TV Music Licensing Company with tons of great placements. Submit well-crafted, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as artists like Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Angel Haze, etc., etc., etc. Give them Rap/Hip Hop Songs that lean toward the Pop side of the market, with an immediately catchy, hook-driven chorus. Songs should be lyrically fresh and cretive, with a contemporary delivery that's highly rhythmic and instantly engaging. Universal lyrics are needed, so please avoid specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for feel, texture, tone, and vibe. This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so please be sure the songs you submit aren't already signed to any other Libraries or Catalogs. Sync fees will be split 50/50, the Company gets the Publisher's share, and you'll keep 100% of the Writer's share. You must own or control 100% of your master and composition rights. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than Wednesday, March 18, 2015.
TAXI # S150318HH

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CONTEMPORARY HIP-HOP WRITERS/PRODUCERS are needed by a Major Record Label for several artists on their impressive roster. They're itching to find new, cutting edge Producers who create Songs in the stylistic wheelhouse of artists like Jay Z, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, etc., etc., etc. Your songs need to highlight your songwriting and production skills and show them you have the chops to compete with hit making Producers who are already at the top of the charts. Songs should have a solid structure, with fresh beats, catchy hooks, and a standout chorus that's filled with radio appeal. Your lyrics should be well-crafted, with inventive wordplay delivered in a rhythmically compelling way. This publisher offers an Exclusive Co-publishing Worldwide deal. You'll keep 100% of the writer's share AND 50% of the publisher's share. They get 50% of the publishing. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright to submit. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Company and must be received no later than Sunday, March 22, 2015.
TAXI # S150322HH

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CONTEMPORARY HIP-HOP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by the VP of A&R at a Major Record Label for a talented artist that's working on a new record. Give them hit-worthy, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would appeal to the fans of artists like Azealia Banks, Angel Haze, Iggy Azalea, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "We want sassy, self assured lyrics that are edgy, but not dirty. They should have great radio hooks and a strong song structure. Songs with an empowering theme could work really well, but other themes that could work also." Submit radio-friendly songs that are rhythmically compelling, with great hooks, and a really catchy chorus. Lyrics should be relatable, with plenty of inventive wordplay that's highly creative, fresh, and original. You'd be wise to have a really competitive production to get then 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 by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Label - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Tuesday, March 24, 2015.
TAXI # Y150324HH

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CONTEMPORARY RAP/HIP-HOP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label for a talented artist working on a brand new record. This artist frequently collaborates with huge hitmakers, and has already had some chart success. The record label wants to take this artist to the next level, so they're looking for super solid, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic wheelhouse of artists like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Whiz Khalifa, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "We want great songs with fresh contemporary beats that standout rhythmically. Songs should have a Hook/Chorus that's incredibly catchy. Lyrics themes are open, as long as they'd fit with the referenced artists we gave you." That pretty much gives you the road map: Great wordplay, rhythmically awesome, and chorus that sounds like a radio hit! All deals are negotiated on a deal-by-deal basis. Recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Label and must be received no later than Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
TAXI # S150331HH

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CONTEMPORARY RAP/HIP HOP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by the Creative Manager of an A-List Music Licensing Company with a HUGE list of really impressive placements in big Feature Films, TV Shows, and some really big Movie Trailers. They want well-crafted, Mid-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as artists like Angel Haze, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, etc., etc., etc. Give them songs that are rhythmically and melodically compelling, with some interesting hooks, and an awesome chorus that sounds like a true, current, Rap/Hip Hop Hit. Your vocal performance should be highly rhythmic, with an overall delivery that can compete with the referenced acts. Lyric themes can vary, but should be something commonly heard in the Rap/Hip Hop genres, with unique metaphors, and inventive wordplay. Universal lyrics are needed, so please avoid specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for feel, texture, tone, and vibe. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). They're looking for songs with lyrics at this time, but they may be interested in an instrumental version of your song as well, so please have that ready to go if they're interested in doing a deal with you. This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so please be sure your songs are NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Any sync fees will be split 50/50 with the Company. As the writer, you'll keep 100% of the Writer's share, and the company will get 100% of the Publishing. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright to submit. 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 Saturday, April 4, 2015.
TAXI # S150404HH

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CONTEMPORARY RAP/HIP HOP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by the Creative Director of a high-end Music Licensing Company with an extensive list of really great placements in both Film and TV. Submit fresh, inventive, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic wheelhouse of artists like Azealia Banks, Angel Haze, Iggy Azalea, Nicki Minaj, etc., etc., etc. Give them songs that lean toward the Pop side of the Rap/Hip-Hop lane, with a killer, hook-driven chorus. Songs should be lyrically creative, with some really clever wordplay, attention-grabbing metaphors, and common street-smart language. Lyric themes can vary, but should be typical of the Rap/Hip Hop genre. Universal lyrics are needed, so please avoid specific names, places, dates, times, and brands. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for feel, texture, tone, and vibe. Also, do not submit any material with unauthorized samples of other artists' songs, sounds, or any other form of media. This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You'll split the sync fee 50/50 with the Publishing Company. You'll keep 100% of the Writer's share and the company will get 100% of the Publishing. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure your material is NOT already signed to any other Libraries or Catalogs. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright to pitch for this. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than Tuesday, April 7, 2015.
TAXI # S150407HH

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NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY RAP/HIP HOP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a successful Production Music Library that has a super long list of great placements in Film, TV, and Advertising. They're hungry to find some really strong Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic wheelhouse of artists like Lil' Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, etc., etc., etc. Songs should be well-structured, with a super engaging rhythmic and melodic quality, combined with a really catchy chorus that sounds like a true Hip Hop hit! Your lyrics should be well-crafted, with inventive wordplay. 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). They offer an EXCLUSIVE deal. You'll split all upfront sync fees 50/50. They'll get 100% of the Publisher's share, and you'll keep 100% of the Writer's share. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure your material is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than Sunday, April 15, 2015.
TAXI # S150415HH

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Rock Listings
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ANGST-RIDDEN, MAINSTREAM ROCK BANDS with Male Vocals are needed by the CEO of a trendsetting Independent Record Label that's eager to find some fresh new acts to sign. They're looking for active bands that could be found on the same playlist as groups like Papa Roach, Nickelback, Breaking Benjamin, Seether, etc., etc., etc. Submit awesome Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that highlight your band's unique sound, with a vocal performance that's right down the middle of the Rock lane. Touring experience, a growing fan base, and any CD or online sales are always a big plus, so be sure to include that info in your bio. Vocal and instrumental presentation must be top-notch! All deals will be made on a Deal-by-Deal basis. Please submit two 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 Friday, March 20, 2015.
TAXI # S150320MR

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NEW LISTING -- MAINSTREAM, ARENA-FRIENDLY ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by an A-LIST Music Library with an almost endless list of high-end placements in Feature Films, Top TV Shows, Commercials and Movies Trailers. Please give them sync-friendly, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic ballpark of acts like Foo Fighters, 30 Seconds to Mars, Kings of Leon, etc., etc., etc. Submit rockin' songs that are both rhythmically and melodically compelling, with plenty of really cool hooks to keep the audience fully engaged. Songs should have driving guitar riffs, propulsive drums, and a rock solid vocal performance that's immediately compelling. Lyric themes can vary, but should be universal and PG-rated. Please avoid references to specific names, places, dates, times, and brands. Please, do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for general feel, texture, and tone. They offer a 3-year EXCLUSIVE deal. You'll keep 100% of the writer's share. They'll split the Publisher's share and sync fee 50/50 with you! This is an EXCLUSIVE deal, so your songs can NOT already be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than Sunday, March 22, 2015.
TAXI # S150322RK

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DEATH METAL BANDS with a Male Vocalist are needed by a prominent Independent Record Label that's eager to find great new bands to help expand their roster. Give them rockin' Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would instantly appeal to the fans of Slayer, Anthrax, Lamb of God, etc., etc., etc. Songs should have chunky guitar riffs, killer bass lines, heavy-handed drums, and a vocal performance that demands attention. They're not interested in just how you sound, so please be sure to include any touring, fanbase, or CD sales figures you may have. Vocal and instrumental presentation must be really strong to get them excited about signing your band. Please submit two to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics, photo, and bio. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Friday, March 27, 2015.
TAXI # Y150327DM

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Singer / Songwriter Listings
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HEARTFELT, ACOUSTIC-BASED, CONTEMPORARY SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by an Indie Music Publisher with Major International Label ties. Give them original, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs that would appeal to the fans of artists like Christina Perri, Colbie Caillat, Priscilla Ahn, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "We really like 'Try' by Colbie Caillat due to the heartfelt performance and originality. We're open to other lyric themes as well, but the song itself should be able to make you feel something." Submit immediately memorable, well-structured songs with unforgettable melodies, lots of cool little hooks in all the right places, and an undeniably great chorus. You'd be smart to have a really impressive, emotional vocal performance to get them excited about your song. Lyric themes should be relatable, original, and well-crafted from start to finish. The specific deal points will be negotiated on a song-by-song basis. Your recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Monday, March 16, 2015.
TAXI # Y150316SS

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EARTFELT, ACOUSTIC-BASED SINGER/SONGWRITERS with Male Vocals are needed by an outstanding and very well-known Indie Record Label that's looking to find some amazing new talent to sign to their roster. They want artists that would appeal to the fans of John Mayer, Jason Reeves, Tyrone Wells, Jason Mraz, etc., etc., etc. Songs should capture your ability to captivate your audience with fresh, well-crafted melodies, relatable lyrics, and a vocal performance that makes listeners take notice. This Label has an incredible roster of artists, so please be sure to submit your very best if you'd like to join their ranks! You should have a fresh, interesting, and unique image that will help you to stand out from the rest of the pack. Your recording needs to be appropriate for this genre. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics, photo, and bio. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Thursday, March 19, 2015.
TAXI # Y150319SS

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HEARTFELT, ACOUSTIC-BASED SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a GREAT Music Licensing Company with a super long list of placements in Feature Films, TV Shows, Movie Trailers, and Commercials. This company doesn't have a lot of TAXI members in its catalog yet, so this is a good time to build a relationship! Give them organic Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general wheelhouse of artists like Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, etc., etc., etc. Songs should have a solid structure from start to finish, with inviting melodies, great hooks, and a solid chorus that's instantly memorable. A great vocal performance in the general ballpark of the references would seal the deal for this pitch. Your lyric themes can vary for this pitch, but should be positive in nature, universal, avoiding references to specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for feel, texture, and tone. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright. This Licensing Company offers both EXCLUSIVE and NON-EXCLUSIVE deals. The specific deal points will be negotiated on a Song-by-Song basis directly with the Company. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Company - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Saturday, March 21, 2015.
TAXI # Y150321SS

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MALE or FEMALE, ACOUSTIC-BASED SINGER/SONGWRITERS are needed by a really successful Major Indie Label that's looking hard to find some great new talent to sign. They want captivating artists that would instantly appeal to the fans of artists like Sara Bareilles, John Mayer, Christina Perri, etc., etc., etc. All-Tempos are welcome for this pitch. Quoting the source: "We want active artists with lyrics that are relatable and tell a story. We're open to moody and/or upbeat material." Give them songs that showcase your unique sound, with an engaging performance that's melodically, lyrically, and musically compelling. Your vocal and instrumental performance needs to be impressive to get them excited about signing you, so send your very best for this pitch. All deals will be negotiated on a Deal-by-Deal basis. Please submit two 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 Monday, March 23, 2015.
TAXI # S150323SS

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EMOTIONAL ACOUSTIC-BASED SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a 5-Star Music Library with a huge list of high-end placements in Feature Films, Top TV Shows, and Commercials. Please submit emotionally moving, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic ballpark of artists like Christina Perri, Mary Lambert, Priscilla Ahn, etc., etc., etc. Give them songs that are well performed, with captivating melodies, engaging hooks, and a chorus that can have a profound effect on listeners. Your vocal should be sung with a passionate, emotional, and heartfelt delivery that would put it in the ballpark of the referenced artists. Lyric themes can vary, but should be universal, avoiding specific references to names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for feel, texture, and tone. They offer a 3-year EXCLUSIVE deal. You'll keep 100% of the writer's share. They'll split the Publisher's share and sync fee 50/50 with you. This is an EXCLUSIVE deal, so your songs can NOT already be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
TAXI # S150325SS

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HEARTFELT, ACOUSTIC-BASED INDIE SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by the Head of A&R at a Major Record Label for a really talented, charting artist working on a new record. Give them story-driven, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs that would appeal to the fans of artists like Damien Rice, Laura Marling, Bon Iver, etc., etc., etc. This is for a Female artist, but a submission with a Male vocal could work as long as the lyrics could be sung from a female perspective. Quoting the source: "Songs should be sensitive and introspective, with visual lyrics. Subject matter is open. Structure should be solid. Songs should have memorable melodies that support a delicate, but emotionally resonant delivery." Submit songs with a strong melodic structure that draws the audience in, coupled with a fresh, well-crafted lyric that keeps listeners fully engaged from start to finish. Be sure your vocal performance captures the honest and believable delivery the referenced artists all share. Stripped down demos are okay for this pitch! Your recording quality (even for stripped-down demos) needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Label - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than Friday, March 27, 2015.
TAXI # Y150327SS

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PIANO-DRIVEN, CONTEMPORARY SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by the Owner of a NON-Exclusive Music Library that specializes in Reality TV Show placements. Give them catchy Songs in All-Tempos that could be found on the same playlist as acts like Christina Perri, A Great Big World, Sara Bareilles, Mary Lambert, etc., etc., etc. They're open to a variety of moods for this pitch, so whether you have a great moody ballad or an awesomely catchy upbeat tune, they're interested in hearing it. Your vocal performance needs to be solid. Lyric themes can vary, but should be universal and avoid references to specific to names, dates, times, brands, and profanity. This Library offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 split. You'll get 50% of any sync fees and 100% of the Writer's share. They'll get 50% of the sync fee and 100% of the Publisher's share. You must own or control 100% of the Master and Copyright. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way shape or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, and tone. Please submit one to three Instrumentals online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than Sunday, March 29, 2015.
TAXI # S150329SS

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CONTEMPORARY, ACOUSTIC-BASED SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Mainstream Pop Appeal and Male Vocals are needed by an Indie Music Publisher with strong ties to a Major International Record Label and the artists on their roster. He's eager to find original, Mid-Tempo Songs that would appeal to the fans of artists like James Blunt, Robbie Williams, Jon Mayer, etc., etc., etc. Submit well-crafted songs that have a solid, radio-friendly song structure, compelling melodies, engaging hooks, and a great, emotionally moving chorus. Recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. All deals will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis. 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 Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
TAXI # S150331SS

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POSITIVE, LOVE-THEMED, ACOUSTIC-BASED SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a Film/TV Music Publisher that's secured tons of placements for TAXI members throughout the years. Give them commercially appealing, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic wheelhouse of artists like Sara Bareilles, Colbie Caillat, Ingrid Michaelson, etc., etc., etc. Submit Songs that have a bright, lively, emotionally upbeat vibe, with an acoustic-based production that sounds like a real artist. Your songs should have engaging melodies, with great melodic and lyrical hooks, and an awesome chorus. Love-based lyric themes can vary, but should be positive, universal, and PG-rated, avoiding references to specific names, places, dates, times, and brands. This Company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You'll split the sync fee 50/50 with the Publisher. You'll keep 100% of the Writer's share and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure your material is NOT already signed to any other Libraries or Catalogs. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright to pitch for this. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than Thursday, April 2, 2015.
TAXI # S150402SS

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NEW LISTING -- MELANCHOLY, ACOUSTIC-DRIVEN SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by the CEO of a very successful Music Library with a long track record of sweet placements in Film and TV. Give them emotionally stirring, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as the sadder tunes from acts like Damien Rice, A Great Big World, Noah Gunderson, etc., etc., etc. Give them well-structured songs with captivating melodies, coupled with expressive lyrics that can pull the audience in and keep them fully engaged. Your vocals should deliver an intimate, honest, and heartfelt performance that sounds like a real, emotionally vulnerable artist. Lyric themes can vary, but should be universal, avoiding references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do not copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, and tone. This Company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You'll split the sync fee 50/50 with the Publisher. You'll keep 100% of the Writer's share and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure your material is NOT already signed to any other Libraries or Catalogs. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright to pitch for this. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than Saturday, April 4, 2015.
TAXI # S150404SS

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NEW LISTING -- INTROSPECTIVE, MOODY SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by the Owner of a successful Music Library for placements in Film and TV. Give them sync-friendly, acoustic-based, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as artists like Christina Perri, Priscilla Ahn, Dillon, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "Songs can be sad and melancholy, or just moody and introspective, as long as the vocal performance sounds like a heartfelt artist." Songs should use authentic instrumentation, with either piano or acoustic guitar as the primary instrument. Well-crafted melodies, great lyric hooks, and a captivating chorus that's full of emotional pull are all needed for this pitch. Lyric themes can vary, but should be universal, avoiding references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity. An emotional vocal that makes listeners feel what the song is about will help seal the deal with this company. 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, and tone. This Company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You'll split any sync fees 50/50 with the Publisher. You'll keep 100% of the Writer's share and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure your material is NOT already signed to any other Libraries or Catalogs. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright to pitch for this. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than Tuesday, April 7, 2015.
TAXI # S150407SS

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NEW LISTING -- STORY-DRIVEN, ACOUSTIC-BASED SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a Film/TV Music Publisher that's secured tons of placements in Film and TV. Submit well-crafted Songs in All-Tempos that would be heard on the same playlist as acts like Sara Bareilles, Christina Perri , Birdy, etc., etc., etc. Quoting the source: "Lyrics are key for this one - they need to be relatable and tell a story. The story-telling approach can be either happy or sad as long as it pulls the audience in." Songs should be well-structured from start to finish, with catchy melodies, attention-grabbing hooks, and a well-defined chorus. Be sure your vocal performance has a believable delivery that sounds like a contemporary artist. The trick to nailing this pitch is telling the story without specific details that would prevent it from working in a variety of different scenes or scenarios. Please avoid references to specific names, places, dates, times, and brands. This Company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You'll split the sync fee 50/50 with the Publisher. You'll keep 100% of the Writer's share and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure your material is NOT already signed to any other Libraries or Catalogs. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright to pitch for this. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than Tuesday, April 14, 2015.
TAXI # S150414SS

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NEW LISTING -- HEARTBREAK-THEMED SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by the Owner of a 5-Star Music Library with an almost endless list of big-time placements in Feature Films, Top TV Shows, Commercials, and Movie Trailers. Give them emotionally moving, Acoustic-Based, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as acts like Damien Juardo, A Great Big World, Noah Gunderson, etc., etc., etc. Songs should have real-sounding instrumentation. Any material that sounds stiff, synthetic, or MIDI will not work for this pitch. A great melody, heartbreaking lyrics, and a sincere, believable vocal performance will help seal the deal. Lyrics should be universal and PG-rated. Please avoid references to specific names, places, dates, times, and brands. Please, do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for general feel, texture, and tone. They offer a 3-year EXCLUSIVE deal. You'll keep 100% of the writer's share. They'll split the Publisher's share and sync fee 50/50 with you! Yes, you'll get half od the publisher's share! Sweet deal from a great company. This is an EXCLUSIVE deal, so your songs can NOT already be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than Wednesday, April 15, 2015.
TAXI # S150415SS

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NEW LISTING -- EMOTIONALLY UPBEAT, CONTEMPORARY, ACOUSTIC-BASED SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by the CEO of a successful Film/TV Music Licensing Company. They need well-structured, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the stylistic ballpark of artists like Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, Fine Frenzy, etc., etc., etc. Songs should have inviting melodies, with plenty of catchy hooks, and an instantly memorable chorus. Vocals should reflect the same inviting delivery the referenced artists share, with a solid performance from start to finish. This is a Film and TV pitch, so please make sure your lyrics are positive, universal, and could work well for a variety of scenes and storylines. Please avoid specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, and tone. This company offers an EXCLUSIVE 50/50 deal, so please be sure your songs are NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. You'll keep 100% of the Writer's share, and the Publisher gets 100% of the Publisher's share. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright. 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 Friday, April 17, 2015.
TAXI # S150417SS

Submit your music to this opportunity now.




Building Trust in the Music Business

Dear Passengers,

It's gotten to the point where I hear about TAXI members signing publishing deals and licensing their songs in TV shows and films because of the relationships they've made through TAXI almost as often as they do pitching to our Industry Listings.

Many of those relationships start at our annual convention, the Road Rally, held each November. But I'm not writing to you to plug the Rally. Instead, I'd like to talk about something I don't think I've ever written about in the 23 years I've been sending these notes — trust.

Trust is the cornerstone of all solid relationships, and that certainly applies to the music industry. When a more experienced TAXI member meets a relatively new member at the Road Rally or on our Forum, they may offer to collaborate with them if they feel they can trust the newer member to bring something to the relationship. Trusted relationships benefit both parties.

What Kind of Trust?
Can they trust them to deliver on time? Can they trust them to always act professionally? Can they trust that person to act with integrity? Can they trust that person's skills, and know they can rely on it to lift them both up?

When your music is forwarded to a music supervisor or publisher through TAXI, they will often feel you out to see if they can trust you. It's not just about the music. There's plenty of good music out there, and no shortage of great musicians making it.

What Music Supervisors and Publishers Look For...
Companies and the people who work at them need to know they can trust you to act professionally. They need to know they can trust you to deliver your music on time. They need to trust that you own or control the music you send them so they don't end licensing something that could create legal problems down the road.

If they don't feel they can trust you from the start, they'll move on to the next person. If you do anything to break or lose their trust, they'll simply stop working with you. No big fanfare, just a closed door.

A Great Example of Trust!
I was reminded of the trust factor when I had dinner last night with a long time TAXI member who mentioned that he's had a very long and profitable relationship with the music supervisor at a huge TV production company. That relationship started with a piece of music being forwarded by TAXI, but the professional relationship that has resulted in a decade of hundreds, maybe even thousands of placements has remained in tact because of trust.

The music supervisor knows he can trust the TAXI member to make the right pitches and get them delivered on time. The TAXI member is a "go to" resource for that music supervisor because he trusts him!

The Cornerstones of Trust
I remember reading an article by best-selling author Steven Covey that spoke about the cornerstones of trust: Integrity, Intent, Capabilities, and Results. I couldn't agree more!

One more aspect of trust in this day and hyper-busy age we live in; is trusting people to not waste time. Time is a precious commodity, especially in business relationships. If you want to build solid relationships with industry professionals, don't waste their time asking them questions you could have found the answer to on Google!

Don't waste their time by not delivering what you said you would, when you said you would! Don't waste their time by "checking in" too often. For every minute they're on the phone with you, they could be pitching your music. That's how you both make money!

Making great music gets you in the door. Building trust is what keeps you in the room.

Talk to you soon!
Michael

P.S. Don't forget to check our latest batch of updated Industry Listings. There are 40 new opportunities waiting for you!


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CUSTOM CRITIQUES

If you have material you would like critiqued without responding to a specific listing, you've come to the right place. Fill out the submission form with the song title(s) and author(s) as usual, but in place of the listing number write "CUSTOM" in capital letters.
Please include a note specifying the aspects you would like the listener to address.
For example, some members like to have their craft (lyrics, rhyme, structure, etc.) closely critiqued. Others want to know for which genre their writing is best suited (sorry, but we can't recommend specific listings for you to pitch to). Still others want a review of their photos, bios, package, etc.
The submission fee is $20 per song. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and make sure to specify if you want the tape (or 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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— Willie McCulloch,
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"We appreciate all that you do and try to do to help us struggling songwriters!"
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"I would like to thank Taxi for helping me and my partner and become more polished writers."
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TAXI Member

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TAXI Member





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

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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."
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— James Day,
TAXI Member


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— 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! "
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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."
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TAXI Member