Careers At TAXI
TAXI is the World’s Leading Independent A&R Company. We originated the entire concept of independent, outsourced A&R way, way back in 1992. Since then, thousands upon thousands of dreams have been fulfilled, as independent songwriters, artists, and composers from all four corners of the globe have been connected with real music industry opportunities.
Our Road Map for Success
It was obvious that the old world music business model was broken. Finding an artist manager, agent, or music attorney to “shop” your music was often just as hard if not more difficult than landing a deal with a record label, music publisher, or getting a TV or film placement. TAXI serves two synergistic purposes—providing the filter that the music industry needs, while opening doors for talented, hard-working musicians. We created a way for music that was in hearts and minds of its creators to get heard by the people who always need to find the very best songs, instrumentals, and artists.
How TAXI Rolls
We live by the principal that always doing the right thing and taking the high road is the only way to conduct business. Offering transparency in an industry known for quick buck artists and shady characters is the cornerstone of our success.
Where We Work
Our office feels like home. No white walls, rubber baseboards or sterile offices exist at TAXI’s world headquarters. We work nestled among the oak tree dotted, golden hills of Calabasas, California—a suburb of Los Angeles. Our workspace feels more like your favorite pair of jeans rather than a haven for hipsters.
Join Us If...
You like working at a brisk pace with a group of team players who text and tweet, but prefer human interaction. We love talking with our members and helping them turn their dreams into their destiny. If you’re a people person who thrives in a friendly, stable environment and finding great music is your passion, then we want to know more about you!
We Currently Need:A&R Team Members
If you are a true expert in a genre or two of music and have held a Major or Indie Label A&R position, a creative gig at Publishing Company, a creative job with a Film or TV Music Publishing Company or Production Music Library, a creative music job at a top Ad Agency or a Video Game company, or have written or produced charted hits we’d like to meet you!
TAXI uses independent contractors in most genres of music as our “ears.” You’ll need to have a true passion for music, a deep knowledge of your genre, excellent communication skills, and the ability to act in a humanistic, mentor-like way with our members. Our screeners work in morning and afternoon shifts of 4 hours each. They can pick and choose when they work. Nearly all of our A&R team members are still very active in the music business and lend their talent to TAXI when they’re on summer hiatus, between gigs, or looking to supplement their income. Work is done in our Calabasas, California office, with occasional exceptions for talented people who live around and work on the Row in Nashville.Customer Service and Sales Team Members
If you’re passionate about music and love helping musicians achieve their dreams, you’re already well on the road to becoming part of our team. You’ll need to be highly motivated, compassionate, understanding, and most of all, patient. We do a lot of one-on-one “handholding” with folks who make great music, but may not know how or where to begin.
Our sales people are always told, “Never sell a membership to somebody who doesn’t need one,” during their first minutes working at TAXI. Nobody likes being “sold,” anything! Your job will be to help understand our prospective members’ needs and determine if TAXI can truly help them or not. We’d rather have you honestly turn away a potential customer than acting like a “boiler room” sales shark. If you speak “musician” and are the kind of person who always prefers doing the right thing, we'd like to get to know you!
Submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.