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

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Updated: February 27, 2017Print Listings

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    NEW LISTING -- ADULT CONTEMPORARY SONGS with some R&B Influence and Female Vocals are needed by a Major Label A&R Executive for a MULTI-Platinum Artist. They're looking for soulfully expressive songs that are Down-to-Mid Tempo, and could generally fit in the stylistic wheelhouse of these references:

    "Cranes In The Sky" by Solange: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0qrinhNnOM

    "Breathing Underwater" by Emile Sande: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye-3d2QCz2o

    "All Night" by Beyonce: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM89Q5Eng_M

    Please submit songs that are well-structured from start to finish, with innovative, contemporary melodies, compelling hooks (both lyrically and melodically), and a chorus that can emotionally connect with fans of this genre. You'd be wise to have a really great vocal performance on your recording 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 and critiqued by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Label and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Sunday, March 5th, 2017. TAXI #S170305AC

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    Christmas / Holiday

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    NEW LISTING -- ORIGINAL, CONTEMPORARY CHRISTMAS SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a very active and fast-growing Music Library for placements on a bunch of TV Shows they're currently supplying music to on a regular basis. They're looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that you'd expect to hear on playlists with songs and artists like (but not limited to):

    "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXQViqx6GMY

    "Christmas Eve" by Justin Bieber: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbh7RFWS4Ro

    "Wit It This Christmas" by Ariana Grande: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El79WQpXyPQ

    Please submit original, festive, Christmas songs that would get listeners in the spirit of the holiday season. Your submission should have great melodies, a strong chorus, and current sounding production. Having a solid vocal performance could also help you with nailing this pitch! Lyric themes can vary, but should be consistent with themes commonly heard in current Christmas music.

    Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (Great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This Company offers both EXCLUSIVE and NON-EXCLUSIVE deals. The specific deal points will be handled on a case-by-case basis. If you're inclined to do an Exclusive deal, please do NOT submit material for this pitch that's already signed with any other libraries or publishers. You must own or control your Master and Composition to submit to this opportunity. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Monday, February 27th, 2017. TAXI #S170227CC

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    Country

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    NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a hard-plugging, Nashville-based Music Publisher for a Chart-Topping, Multi-Platinum Country SUPERSTAR who's working on a brand new record. Give him radio-worthy Songs in All Tempos that could be heard on the same playlist as:

    "Record Year" Eric Church: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvvYMxV6TmI

    "Mine Would Be You" by Blake Shelton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JkdBnT7j2I

    "Any Ol' Barstool" by Jason Aldean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMX0mSSgbRU

    Please submit well-structured songs with fresh melodies, relatable lyrics, and a great big chorus that sounds like it's ready for Country radio. Lyric craft for this pitch needs to be super strong, and your melody should be something fresh, yet accessible. You'd be wise to have a strong, super confident vocal performance to get the Publisher and Artist excited about cutting your song. Your demo quality should be competitive with songs being pitched on the Row.

    Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way shape or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and vibe. 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 11:59PM (PST), on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. TAXI #Y170228CS

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    NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Music Row-based Music Publisher for an Award-Winning, Chart-Topping Country SUPERSTAR who has had a total of nineteen Top 40 Hits! Please submit Songs in All-Tempos that you could hear on the same playlist as acts like Billy Currington, Jake Owen, Brantley Gilbert, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the references the Publisher gave us to get a great idea of what they're looking for:

    "Drinking Town with a Football Problem" Billy Currington: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPeImIH1J54

    "American Country Love Song" by Jake Owen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnyOOSE0z1c

    "One Hell Of An Amen" by Brantley Gilbert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IMn4c4MwM0

    Quoting The Source: "No stock melodies or bro country, something that you just don't hear every day, but is still relatable and marketable enough to be a huge smash".TAXI Tip: They'll take songs in any Tempo, but if you're pitching a ballad, it's got to be super-duper strong!Give him one-of-a-kind songs that have conversational lyrics and are filled with visual imagery and engaging melodies. A solid and confident vocal performance will help get the Publisher and the act excited about cutting your song. Your overall demo quality should be competitive with what's being pitched on Music Row.

    Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way shape or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics.

    All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017. TAXI #S170302CC

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    NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY HITS with Male Vocals are needed by a well-connected Nashville Music Publisher for a SUPERSTAR Country Duo that's working on a brand new album. Give them radio-friendly, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that you'd hear on the same playlist as artists like: Florida Georgia Line, Brothers Osborne, Old Dominion, etc., etc., etc. Please review the following references the gave us to get a good idea of the type of songs he needs:

    "8th Of November" by Big & Rich: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_OyFoxp_uo

    "Dirt" by Florida Georgia Line: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42uphHWxmFU

    "Something To Be Proud Of" by Montgomery Gentry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXg8E0kzF1c

    Please submit Songs that are incredibly fresh and original, with one-of-a-kind story. Your song should have a well-developed melodic structure, with big commercial hooks, and a chorus that's instantly engaging and totally unforgettable. Lyrics themes can vary, but should be well-crafted, and in the range of what you'd typically hear in contemporary Country songs. You'd probably be smart to avoid songs about your girlfriend and her Daisy Dukes, and lean toward songs about American values, friends, family, and heartwarming or inspiring themes. Your demo quality should be competitive, with a solid vocal performance that can capture the attention of this Publisher and the artist. The bar is high for this pitch, so pull out your best, and pay special attention to your lyric craft!

    Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way shape or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and vibe. 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 11:59PM (PST), on Monday, March 6th, 2017. TAXI #Y170306CH

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    Hard to Classify / Specialty / Novelty

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    COMPELLING COVER SONGS with an INDIE approach are needed by a NON-Exclusive Music Library that’s getting lots of requests for those slow, haunting, and moody covers you hear in Movie Trailers all the time. They don’t have enough material to pitch, so they’re asking our members to submit lots and lots of these!! They’re looking for compelling, re-imagined, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Cover Songs that you’d expect to find on a playlist with material like (but definitely not limited to) the references below:

    “Smells Like Teen Spirit (Cover)” by Malia J.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-nkRX4FQEc

    “The Boy Is Mine (Cover)” by StarGzrLily Anjolee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoHS5QBdA-w

    “Unbrella (Cover)” by J2 Ft JVZEL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLhpq35nrug

    Please submit edgy Cover Songs that have a haunting, moody vibe and a vocal performance and style that’s well-suited for the types of Covers that get used quite often in Film Trailers these days. Your covers can come from genres such as Rock, R&B, Country, Pop etc. as long as it delivers that haunting, ominous vibe they’re looking for.

    TAXI Tip: Your productions can range from stripped-down versions that might only be a guitar/vocal, piano/vocal, ukulele/vocal, or a band-sized ensemble, or a full orchestral version. Any acoustic instruments you use should sound real and organic, not synth-y or obviously quantized.

    TAXI Tip 2: Sticking to the song’s original melody and lyrics is the best way to go. If you stray too far away from the original melody or lyric, your cover may not be as appealing.

    Using a different tempo is totally okay and changing the style is totally fine as well! We’ve heard killer versions of songs that were originally Up-Tempo Punk songs that were slowed way down and covered on ukulele, and they were super moody and incredibly cool! Haunting vocals (often steeped in reverb) are part and parcel to this very popular style of covers.

    Your songs should be full-length, in the 3 to 4 minute ballpark. Non-Faded/Buttoned endings will work best for this pitch. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This Library offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 split. You’ll get 50% of any applicable sync fees. You must own or control your Master recording to pitch for this. Please submit 1-3 Instrumentals online or per CD. All submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST) on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017. TAXI #S170301CS

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    NEW LISTING -- ROAD TRIP SONGS needed! Original "ROAD" Songs about "Going On The Road," "Heading Out," "Traveling The Country," etc., etc. with Male Vocals in ALL Genres and from ANY Era are needed by an EXCLUSIVE A-List Music Library that gets a lot of requests for this type of song and needs to build up their stash. Below, are some examples to get you on the right path (pun intended), but DO NOT limit yourself to just the styles of these references!

    "Truckin" by Grateful Dead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pafY6sZt0FE

    "On The Road Again" by Willie Nelson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBN86y30Ufc

    "Take Me Home, Country Roads" by John Denver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vrEljMfXYo

    TAXI Tip: They're looking for songs that have some "movement" – in other words; what you might hear in a scene with a car cruising along a two lane highway, a motorcyclist carving through a beautiful mountain road, somebody boarding a plane to head home, or the classic scene with carload of troublemakers heading out to Vegas for some debauchery!

    Some genres that might work well for this are: Country, Country Rock, Pop/Rock, Folk/Rock, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Singer/Songwriter… stuff with “movement!”

    Genres that might NOT work would be slow songs or ballads (no movement ;-) or Heavy Metal (maybe too much movement ;-)

    Plain and simple: They need travelling music with travelling lyrics.

    Please submit songs with infectious melodies, a travelling rhythmic feel, and a chorus that really drives home the point that somebody is on the road, heading out, heading home, movin’ on… you get the idea! You’d be smart to avoid lyrics with specific names, dates, times, places, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced acts or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a very broad and general guide for the range of possible tempos, textures, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so the material you submit for this pitch CANNOT be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. Sync fees will be split 50/50. The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Instrumental Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017. TAXI #Y170307RT

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    Instrumental

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    NEW LISTING -- ORIGINAL LULLABY INSTRUMENTALS are needed by the CEO of a very active and successful Music Library for TV, Film, Commercials, and Toy Licensing. Even Lullabies don’t always age gracefully, so this company needs to freshen up their stash of baby-friendly Instrumentals.

    Please send them some Down-to-Mid Tempo Lullaby Instrumentals that would make you yawn like this broad range of examples:

    “Go To Sleep Lullaby Instrumental” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETUg_0FbMQg

    “Baby Lullabies for Bedtime” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVDgVe1yGOg

    “Rock-a-Bye-Baby” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfztbon4KnQ

    Give them full-length, original, soothing Lullaby Instrumentals with simple melodies and light, delicate arrangements.

    It’s not rocket science, so don’t be afraid to create a simple, yet awesomely catchy melody and do NOT try to win Composer of the Year with this pitch. We know that repetition can be boring, but isn’t that the point?!

    Your instrumentation can include (but doesn’t need to be limited to) acoustic piano, electric piano, nylon or steel string acoustic guitars, bells, flutes, violins, vibraphone, cellos, and even a children’s toy piano or xylophone. You can use any instruments that are mellow enough to put even the most restless child to sleep! Avoid any harsh sounds or anything that would startle a baby.

    All submissions should be about 3 – 5 minutes long (give or take). Faded or Non-Faded endings are both okay for this pitch. Do NOT copy or rip off the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, texture and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    TAXI Tip: Dated, old recordings might be the reason this library needs to update its catalog of Lullabies. Good, clean, modern recordings that don’t sound dated should be appreciated.

    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 the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit one to three Instrumentals online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), Friday, February 24th, 2017. TAXI #Y170224LI

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    NEW LISTING -- HIP-HOP INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a very active and fast-growing Music Library for placements on a bunch of TV Shows they're currently supplying music to on a regular basis. They're looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Hip-Hop Instrumentals in the stylistic range of the following references:WARNING: Some of the following references have graphic and explicit lyrics. Listener discretion is advised.

    "Why You Always Hatin?" by YG ft. Drake, Kamaiyah: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkVS79y4p4Y

    "T-Shirt" by Migos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VUa99-tJqs

    "No Shopping" by French Montana ft. Drake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDU-5jwPKmQ

    Although the references have vocals, please submit instrumentals only for this pitch.Give them current-sounding Rap/Hip-Hop Instrumental Cues that have a polished production and sound. Craft your Cue around a main melodic idea, while maintaining interest throughout by adding and subtracting layers of instrumentation/elements to keep it dynamically interesting and forward moving. Please avoid harsh, bombastic, or frenetic sounds that could distract from a scene's dialogue.

    Submissions should be at least two-minutes long, with good edit points and Non-Faded/ Buttoned Endings. Please do NOT copy or rip off the referenced material in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). This Company offers both EXCLUSIVE and NON-EXCLUSIVE deals. The specific deal points will be handled on a case-by-case basis. If you're inclined to do an Exclusive deal, please do NOT submit material for this pitch that's already signed with any other libraries or publishers. You must own or control your Master and Composition to submit to this opportunity.

    Please submit one to three Instrumental Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017. TAXI #Y170302HI

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    NEW LISTING -- SOLO COCKTAIL JAZZ PIANO INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a NON-Exclusive Music Library that loves what they've been getting from TAXI Members. They're eagerly looking for Down-to-Mid-Tempo Piano Cues in a variety of moods that would work well in lounge, bar, and restaurant scenes in TV Shows and Films. Please listen to the following references to get an idea of the general style and vibe they're looking for:

    Desperate Housewives https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcT3ZA7o4Nw

    "Here's That Rainy Day" by Dorothy Donegan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mmqu9PNerSU

    "Round Lights" by Thelonious Monk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIspU_KrB10

    Please send them well-played original, Instrumental Cues that can range from sophisticated to elegant, to light-hearted, to bluesy, to romantic – just imagine the range of moods that might work for scenes in an upscale lounge, fine dining restaurant, or maybe even a smoky, day-drinkers’ bar. Stick to one mood from top to bottom in each piece you submit. Anything that sounds too stiff, over-quantized, or obviously MIDI-driven won’t work for this pitch. Your performance needs to be organic and natural sounding. Be careful not to give them anything that’s overly complex or busy as it might distract from a scene’s dialogue. Yep, we know that the Monk piece above breaks that rule a bit, but we really like Monk! Don’t go as outside as he does ;-)

    Your submissions should be about 2 minutes long (give or take), with Non-Faded/ Buttoned endings. Please Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced bands or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This Library offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 Deal. You’ll get 50% of any applicable sync fees and 100% of the Writer’s share. The Publisher will get 50% of applicable sync fees and 100% of the Publisher’s Share on the version they pitch. You’ll keep 100% of the original copyright and master recording. You must own or control the Master and Copyright to submit to this pitch. Please submit one to three Instrumental Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Friday, March 3rd, 2017.TAXI #Y170303JP

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    NEW LISTING -- ORIGINAL, CHRISTMAS INSTRUMENTAL CUES in ALL genres, tempos, moods, and ensemble size are needed by an extremely active Music Library for placements on a bunch of TV Shows they're currently supplying music to on a regular basis. They're looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues that you'd expect to hear on playlists with songs like (but not limited to):

    Kringle Candle Christmas Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fRv1cvZTg8

    Cartoon Network Christmas Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6Snj_gSE8k

    How The Grinch Stole Christmas - Opening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz8JFLMP5so

    Although some of the references above have vocals, this pitch is for instrumentals only.Please submit original Instrumental Cues that capture the true Christmas spirit. Build your Cue around a festive central melodic motif, while adding and subtracting layers of instrumentation as your Cue progresses. You can go with relatively simple, stripped-down arrangements, or more full-blown arrangements/productions.

    TAXI Tip: Try to not get carried away with Christmas Bells in your arrangement. It's a common mistake that we hear all the time!All submissions should be at least 2 minutes in length. Non-Faded/Buttoned endings with a natural ring out will work best.

    Do not copy or rip off the references in any way, shape, or form. Use the references only as general guide for overall feel, texture and tone. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).This Company offers both EXCLUSIVE and NON-EXCLUSIVE deals. The specific deal points will be handled on a case-by-case basis. If you're inclined to do an Exclusive deal, please do NOT submit material for this pitch that's already signed with any other libraries or publishers. You must own or control your Master and Composition to submit to this opportunity.

    Please submit one to three Instrumental Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Saturday, March 4th, 2017. TAXI #Y170304CI

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    NEW LISTING -- SWAMPY INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by the CEO of a NON-Exclusive Music Library that gets lots of placements in popular TV shows and Trailers. They're searching for Down-to-Mid Tempo Instrumental Cues in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the following references:

    Duck Dynasty (:20 to 1:21) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOpOrPK05to

    "Swamp People" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q79BB_FpSVI

    "Swamp Blues" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw7gRASUD4g

    Please submit Instrumental Cues that could be heard while traveling down the bayou or exploring the backwoods. Your Cues should have traditional, organic, backcountry Instrumentation such as Acoustic Guitar, Fiddle, Banjo, Slide Dobro, Harmonica, etc., etc., etc. Stick with one central melodic theme throughout and weave instrumentation in and out to add dynamics as your Cue progresses. Avoid anything that sounds too stiff, artificial, or obviously MIDI-driven, as that won't work well for this pitch. Be sure not to submit anything that sounds overly frenetic or busy, as it could distract from a scene's dialogue.

    Your submissions should be about 2 minutes long (give or take), with good edit points and Non-Faded/ Buttoned endings. Please Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced bands or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This Library offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 Deal. You'll get 50% of any applicable sync fees and 100% of the Writer's share. The Publisher will get 50% of applicable sync fees and 100% of the Publisher's Share on the version they pitch. You'll keep 100% of the original copyright and master recording. You must own or control the Master and Copyright to submit to this pitch. Please submit one to three Instrumental Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Saturday , March 4th, 2017. TAXI #S170304SI

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    NEW LISTING -- DRAMATIC TENSION INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a NON-Exclusive Music Library that's always getting placements in a bunch of TV Shows, Film projects, and most recently, Movie Trailers. They're searching for Down-to-Mid Tempo Instrumental Cues in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the following references:

    Scandal: (0:00-3:13) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wmV6zKxx-0

    Law & Order: SVU: (0:00-2:55) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvcHATh8bpY

    How To Get Away With Murder: (0:00-0:55) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZI42B-BtrM

    Please submit Tension-inducing Instrumental Cues that can be Orchestral-Based Hybrids that use edgy, current-sounding patches/Virtual Instruments and production techniques or Cues that are mainly done with synths, Virtual Instruments, or even guitars, and no Orchestral layers. In any case, your Cues should add a sense of expectancy and/or anticipation to a scene. Stick with one mood from beginning to end, and give your Cues forward movement and a sense of building by layering instrumentation in and out to keep them from sounding too linear or one-dimensional. Please avoid any parts in your arrangement that are overly busy, frenetic, or in the higher registers, as that could distract from dialogue in a scene.

    Please submit Instrumental Cues that are at least 2 minutes in length. Short intros, or no intro at all, easy edit points and non-faded, buttoned/stinger endings are strongly recommended for this pitch. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced tracks in any way shape or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This Library offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 Deal. You'll get 50% of any applicable sync fees and 100% of the Writer's share. The Publisher will get 50% of applicable sync fees and 100% of the Publisher's Share on the version they pitch. You'll keep 100% of the original copyright and master recording. You must own or control the Master and Copyright to submit to this pitch. Please submit one to three Instrumental Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Monday, March 6th, 2017. TAXI #S170306DT

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    NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY R&B and HIP-HOP INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a Major Record Label for a chart-topping SUPERSTAR artist's new record. They're looking for Instrumentals in a variety of Tempos that have the general style and vibe of the references below, and other artists in that ballpark:

    "Party" by Chris Brown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9eMk051dYg

    "Let Me Love You" by DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMs0GnYze34

    "Starboy ft. Daft Punk" by The Weeknd https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMMUH_ZpbB0

    Please send in danceable Instrumentals that would work for the Urban and Pop markets alike. Give them pieces with a well-crafted beat, with plenty of hooks and ear candy throughout. Your Instrumental should be instantly engaging, with a contemporary sound and vibe, and maybe have a few unique breaks and drum parts to add interest and momentum to your piece. Your production values should be competitive with the referenced artists to get them excited about cutting your Instrumental.

    This is a high bar opportunity, but remember, even huge artists like this like to find new writers/producers who don't have their stuff on everybody else's records yet. Send them something fresh and irresistible if you'd like to become part of this SUPERSTAR's go to camp of writers. Please submit one to three Instrumentals online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017. TAXI #S170307RI

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    NEW LISTING -- FUN, CAREFREE INSTRUMENTALS are needed for a $500, NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music-Supervisor placement in an Online Commercial for a popular, new Beverage. They’re looking for emotionally upbeat, Mid-to-Up- Instrumentals in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the references below: “Come Get It Bae” by Pharrell Williams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfGMj10wOzg

    “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfGMj10wOzg

    “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfGMj10wOzg

    Although the references have vocals, please submit Instrumentals only for this pitch. Give them well-crafted Instrumentals that are rhythmically and melodically engaging, while creating a feel-good vibe. Your Instrumentals can range from very simple tracks with just a Ukulele, handclaps, and a whistle; to small acoustic-based ensembles; and all the way up to more fully-produced Instrumentals. Feel free to get creative with styles and tones, as long as you keep the overall mood happy and emotionally upbeat. Finger snaps are pretty cliché, but they still work! Try them with a tuba and a banjo or something fun like that!!

    All submissions should be at least 40 seconds in length. They can be a minute or two as well, as long as they’re easy to edit and have non-faded, stinger endings. Please do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    The estimated license fee for this use is $500. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll get 100% of the sync fee, you’ll keep 100% of your Publishing and Master ownership, and you’ll also get 100% of any applicable performance royalties. No Publisher splits! You must own or control the Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. All Submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis. No Full Critiques. Please submit 1-3 Instrumental Cues no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017. TAXI #Y170315CI

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    CURRENT-SOUNDING POP INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a well-established and quickly-expanding, NON-Exclusive Music Licensing Company with an extensive history of TV and Feature Film placements. Please send them contemporary Mid-to-Up Tempo Instrumental Cues that are in the stylistic wheelhouse of the following references they gave us:

    “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqyT8IEBkvY

    “Don't Wanna Know” by Maroon 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANS9sSJA9Yc

    “CAN'T STOP THE FEELING!” by Justin Timberlake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru0K8uYEZWw

    Although the references have vocals, please submit instrumentals only for this pitch. Please submit slick, rhythmically and melodically POP Instrumental Cues with a fun, upbeat, feel-good vibe. Your instrumentation can vary, but should be current, and something that’s typical of the genre. Be sure to craft your submissions around a central melodic motif, while adding and subtracting instruments and elements as your Cue progresses to keep it from sounding too repetitive or one-dimensional. Short intro, or no intro at all. Build it up, break it down, build it back up again, and go for the big finish with a sting ending. You know the drill!

    Your submissions should be at least 90 Seconds long. Good edit points and non-faded, buttoned/stinger endings will work best. Please do NOT copy or rip off the referenced music in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    NOTE: This Music Library is new to running listings with TAXI, and it’s extremely likely that you don’t have anything in their catalog yet. The company is owned by two highly-experienced industry veterans with very long histories and tons of placements under their belts.

    This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 split. You'll get 100% of the Writer's share. The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this pitch. Please submit one to three Instrumental Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Friday, February 24th, 2017. TAXI #Y170224CC

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    CURRENT-SOUNDING POP SONGS with an Urban Influence and Female Vocals are needed by a Major Label A&R Executive for an up-and-coming International Artist whose last single had 280 million views on YouTube! They're looking for soulfully expressive, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic ballpark of artists like (but not limited to) Rihanna ft. Drake, Bebe Rexha ft. Nicki Minaj, Cashmere Cat & Selena Gomez, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get a feel for the style they need:

    "Work" by Rihanna ft. Drake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL1UzIK-flA

    "No Broken Hearts" by Bebe Rexha ft. Nicki Minaj: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoiEkEuCWog

    "Trust Nobody" by Cashmere Cat & Selena Gomez ft. Tory Lanez: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8dtphILC08

    Give them captivating songs with a radio-friendly structure, well-placed hooks, and a BIG catchy chorus that will appeal to a broad audience. Your lyrics should have a fresh, contemporary approach, with themes commonly heard in the contemporary Pop genre. You'd be wise to have a really great vocal performance to help sell the artist and label on cutting your song. Your recording quality needs to be clean, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well.

    Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Monday, February 27th, 2017. TAXI #Y170227CP

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    NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with some Latin/ Reggaeton Influence and Female Vocals are needed by a Major Label A&R Executive for an up-and-coming Artist. They're looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic wheelhouse of artists like Rihanna, BeBa Rhexa, Drake, etc., etc., etc. Check out the following references to get a general idea of what they need:

    "Booty" by Jennifer Lopez ft. Iggy Azalea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxtIRArhVD4

    "Work" by Rihanna ft. Drake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL1UzIK-flA

    "Beautiful Liar" by Beyonce, Shakira https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrOe2h9RtWI

    Quoting The Source: " This artist is going into a rhythmic direction, sexy world sound a la Reggaetone"Please submit well-crafted songs that are rhythmically creative, dynamic, as well as lyrically engaging. Your submission should have a cool, contemporary-sounding beat with plenty of melodic hooks and ear candy from beginning to end. You'd be smart to have a great vocal performance on your recording to help sell the artist and the label on cutting your song. Your recording quality needs to be clean, clear and well balanced.

    Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Monday, February 27, 2017. TAXI #S170227CP

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    NEW LISTING -- HEARTFELT POP or SINGER/SONGWRITER-STYLE SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for a (up-to) $15,000, NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Supervisor placement in a Feature Film with A-List Stars in it. They’re looking for compelling, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic ballpark of artists like (but not limited to), Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the references they gave us to get an idea of the general ballpark they’re searching in:

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

    “I Know You Care” by Ellie Goulding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BRdY0NR08g

    “I'm Not The Only One” by Sam Smith: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCkpzqqog4k

    Please submit expressive, heartfelt Songs that have unforgettable hooks, emotionally moving melodies, and a big, fat, hit-you-in-the-face chorus. Your submissions can be a Stripped-Down, Acoustic-Based performance with piano/vocal or guitar/vocal, or a more fully produced track with strings, drums, pads, etc. Your vocal should have a slick overall performance that’s right down the lane of the references above.

    Lyric themes can vary, but should be something that has substance, emotional pull, and the ability to capture the listener’s attention. Relationship songs are probably a good bet for this pitch! Universal lyrics that avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity will be appreciated. Do not copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    NOTE: The sync fee we were quoted is $15,000. However, our experience tells us that the sync fee quoted for this placement is probably based on the Film licensing a song from a well-known act. We think the sync fee will be lower for an unknown, independent act. We would “guesstimate” that the range for an unknown artist with the perfect song would be in the $2,500 - $5,000 range. It could go higher. We’re just being conservative.

    This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll get 100% of the sync fee, you’ll keep 100% of your Publishing and Master ownership, and you’ll also get 100% of any applicable performance royalties. No Publisher splits! You must own or control the Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. All Submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis. No Full Critiques. Please submit 1-3 Songs no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Monday, February 27th, 2017. TAXI #Y170227HP

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    NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a Major Publisher's Top A&R Executive for an up-and-coming International Artist on a Major Label. This artists has already had over 40 million views on her videos! Please submit contemporary, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that are in the general stylistic range of songs by artists like (but not limited to), Alex Hepburn, Sia, Adele, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to hear the range of what could work:

    "Under" by Alex Hepburn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGg-7cgGUMs

    "Elastic Heart" by Sia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWZGAExj-es

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

    Give them well-structured songs or ballads that are immediately infectious, with plenty of great hooks, inviting melodies, and a really solid chorus that's loaded with radio appeal. Your production should have organic instruments, with Urban/programmed drums. You'd be wise to have a super solid vocal performance with production quality that's competitive for contemporary Pop hits. Your recording quality should be competitive enough to get the artist, her A&R person, and her producer excited about recording your song. Stripped-down acoustic submissions with guitar/vocal or piano/vocal are okay if they sound good enough to represent the song really well.

    Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe.

    Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. TAXI #S170228PS

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    NEW LISTING -- FUN, PARTY-STYLE POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for an (up-to) $15,000, NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Supervisor placement in a Feature Film with A-List Stars in it. They’re looking for Emotionally Upbeat, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the broad stylistic range of artists like (but not limited to), Taylor Swift, LMFAO, Ariana Grande, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the references they gave us to get to get an idea of the stylistic range of what could work for this pitch:

    “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfWlot6h_JM

    “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ6zr6kCPj8

    “Problem” by Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS1g8G_njx8

    Please submit well-crafted Pop Songs with super catchy melodies, a very dance-y beat, and a chorus that sounds like a hit. Current sounding instrumentation, production and a great mix will help get this Music Supervisor’s attention.

    TAXI Tip: On the surface, this request boils down to, “What contemporary music would you hear blasting in a party scene?” But there might be a relationship-based “situation” taking place at the party. We noticed that two of the references (Problem and Shake it Off) would be topically in that wheelhouse. If you’ve got danceable Party Pop Songs that have something to do with dumping somebody, being better off without them, moving on with your life, etc., they could work for this pitch.

    Lyric themes should be fun and emotionally positive, and about having a good time, enjoying life, going out with friends, celebrating and having fun should work well. If you agree with our analysis in the preceding paragraph, then lyrics that are generally about breaking up or moving on could work as well. Lyrics that avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity will be probably work best. Do not copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    NOTE: The sync fee we were quoted is $15,000. However, our experience tells us that the sync fee quoted for this placement is probably based on the Film licensing a song from a well-known act. We think the sync fee will be lower for an unknown, independent act. We would “guesstimate” that the range for an unknown artist with the perfect song would be in the $2,500 - $5,000 range. It could go higher. We’re just being conservative.

    This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll get 100% of the sync fee, you’ll keep 100% of your Publishing and Master ownership, and you’ll also get 100% of any applicable performance royalties. No Publisher splits! You must own or control the Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. All Submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis. No Full Critiques. Please submit 1-3 Songs no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. TAXI #Y170228PP

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    NEW LISTING -- Contemporary Pop/R&B Songs with Male Vocals are needed by the V.P. of A&R at a well-connected Independent Record Label (owned by a Multi-Platinum industry veteran) for a recently signed artist on their roster. They’re only interested in hearing songs from writer/producers who are proficient with pro-level DAWs, have strong, contemporary production chops, and the ability to do co-writes in Los Angeles. These are just a few of the Pop/R&B artists you’d find on a playlist with the type of music this artist and his A&R person needs.

    "24k Magic" by Bruno Mars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqyT8IEBkvY

    “Starboy” by The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34Na4j8AVgA

    "Close" by Nick Jonas ft. Tove Lo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgJFqVvb2Ws

    Please submit engaging, well-crafted songs with creative beats, super catchy melodies, and fresh lyrics. The stronger your production is for this pitch, the better! If the label thinks you’ve got the whole enchilada going for you (songs and production chops), you could very well end up in this artist’s “camp,” which is exactly where you want to be! Give this V.P. of A&R something that shows you’re very familiar with what’s on the charts today, and you’re capable of creating what will be on the charts tomorrow! Give them material that shows you’re cutting edge and commercially viable. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017. TAXI #S170301PR

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    NEW LISTING -- MAINSTREAM SOUNDING POP SONGS with an Urban Influence and Female Vocals are needed by a high-level A&R Executive at a Major Publishing Company for an International Singer who's had several chart-toping songs cut by Major Artists, as well as having some hits by herself. Please send radio-worthy, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could generally match the vibe of these references:

    "M.I.L.F $" by FERGIE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsUWK-fixiA

    "Ain't Your Mama" by Jennifer Lopez: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgmx7z49OEk

    "Formation" by Beyonce: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDZJPJV__bQ

    Please submit well-crafted songs that have a commercial sound and structure, with unforgettable melodies, killer hooks, and a really catchy chorus. Your vocals should sound stylistically current, with a great Pop delivery. Your submissions should be slick, polished, and have a crossover sound that can work in both the Pop and Urban genres. Your production should be contemporary and competitive enough to get them excited about cutting 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 - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017. TAXI #Y170302PU

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    NEW LISTING -- CHART-TOPPING POP BALLADS with a little R&B Influence and Female Vocals are needed by a big, Major Label A&R Executive for a Multi-Platinum Pop SUPERSTAR who's working on a brand new album. They're looking for chart-worthy Songs that are Down-to-Mid Tempo and would appeal to the fans of artists like Rihanna, Demi Lovato, Tori Kelly, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the references below to get a solid idea of the type of material that could work for this artist:

    "Love On The Brain" by Rihanna: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NAo_-1YZ5o

    "Stone Cold" by Demi Lovato: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDAd0S92Uko

    "Hollow "by Tori Kelly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsbcKoRAiF4

    Quoting The Source: "They need Pop songs that can cross a variety of genres. The songs shouldn't lean too far Urban".Please submit hook-driven songs that have fresh, emotionally engaging melodies, and a strong, memorable chorus that can connect to a broad audience. Having fresh, innovative lyrics that sound like they're radio ready will help you get over the bar as well. Your vocal performance should be super strong to get them excited about cutting your song. Make sure your production and recording quality is 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 11:59PM (PST), on Friday, March 3rd, 2017. TAXI #Y170303PB

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    NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with an R&B Influence and Female Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label A&R Executive for a huge, but relatively new act who's working on her next record. Her debut album was certified Gold by the RIAA. Please send them well-crafted, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be heard on a playlist with songs like (but not limited to):

    "Dangerous Woman" by Ariana Grande https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFrMDGfW_Sg

    "Scars to your Beautiful" by Alessia Carahttps: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWASeaYuHZo

    "Love On The Brain" by Rihannahttps: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RyInjfgNc4

    Give them radio-friendly songs that sound like a hit, and have a similar vibe, style, and appeal of the songs referenced above. Basically, they're looking for chart-topping singles– no surprise there! Your song should have strong, catchy, and relatable lyrics that you would hear in contemporary Pop songs, as well as an infectious melody, and contemporary lyric phrasing. Having a contemporary beat and lots of cool melodic and rhythmic ear candy will serve you well!

    Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Sunday, March 5th, 2017. TAXI #Y170305CP

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    NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY SINGER/SONGWRITER/POP BALLADS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for an (up-to) $15,000, NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Supervisor placement in a Big Budget Feature Film with Major, Hollywood A-List Stars in it. They’re looking for Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic wheelhouse of ballads you might hear from acts like (but not limited to), John Legend, Cristina Perri, Ed Sheeran, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get in the general ballpark of what they’re looking for:

    “All of Me” by John Legend: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=450p7goxZqg

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

    “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp-EO5I60KA

    Give them heartfelt songs that have unforgettable hooks, emotionally powerful melodies, and a stellar vocal performance with tons of feeling. Your submissions can be a Stripped-Down, Acoustic-Based performance with piano/vocal or guitar/vocal, or a more fully produced track. In any case, they should be generally in the stylistic wheelhouse of the references above. Imagine the type of song you’d hear playing while the bride is making her way down the aisle, or what you might here while a newlywed couple dances to their first song together.

    Lyric themes can vary, but should be something that has substance, emotional pull, and is generally about love-based or relationship based-concepts. Universal lyrics will always work best, so please avoid specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, and tone. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    The estimated license fee for this use is $10,000 to $15,000, depending on the ultimate placement. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll get 100% of the sync fee, you’ll keep 100% of your Publishing and Master ownership, and you’ll also get 100% of any applicable performance royalties. No Publisher splits! You must own or control the Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. All Submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis. No Full Critiques. Please submit 1-3 Songs no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Sunday, March 5th, 2017. TAXI #Y170305HP

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    NEW LISTING -- FEEL GOOD POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for a $2,000, NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music-Supervisor placement in an Independent Feature Film distributed by Lions Gate. They’re looking for Fresh, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the stylistic ballpark of artists like (but not limited to), Pharrell, Meghan Trainor, Bruno Mars, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references they gave us to get yourself in the general ballpark of what they’re looking for:

    “Happy” by Pharrell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM

    “Me Too” by Meghan Trainor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDRORgoZxZU

    “Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjhCEhWiKXk

    Please submit well-crafted, emotionally upbeat Pop songs that are rhythmically and melodically compelling, with a vocal performance that’s competitive with artists you’d hear on the charts. Although they don’t need a specific theme for the lyrics, feel-good, positive lyrics will probably do better than moody, depressing topics. Universal lyrics will make your song more appealing, so please avoid specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, and tone. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    The estimated license fee for this use is $2,000, depending on the ultimate placement. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll get 100% of the sync fee, you’ll keep 100% of your Publishing and Master ownership, and you’ll also get 100% of any applicable performance royalties. No Publisher splits! You must own or control the Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. All Submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis. No Full Critiques. Please submit 1-3 Songs no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Monday, March 6th, 2017. TAXI #Y170306GP

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    NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY R&B SONGS with a "distinct FUNK/SOUL flair" and Male Vocals are needed by the V.P. of A&R at a Major Label for a newly signed artist that got their start on the hit TV show, Glee. Please send well-crafted, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that are stylistically in the wheelhouse of these references:

    "Love Never Felt So Good" by Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG08ukJPtR8

    "Treasure" by Bruno Mars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPvuNsRccVw

    "Redbone" by Childish Gambino: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp7eSUU9oy8

    Please submit songs that are rhythmically and lyrically engaging, with great song structure and melodies that can show off this artist's incredible vocal range and chops. Lyric themes can vary, but should be consistent with themes currently found in the R&B genre. Your production should be contemporary and competitive enough to get them excited about cutting your song, although it's likely they'll be cutting a new version. Make sure your recording quality is clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well.

    Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Monday, February 27th, 2017. TAXI #S170227RS

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    NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY FUNK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a NON-Exclusive, Major European Media Company for In-Store background music plays. They’re looking for Top Notch, Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs that you’d hear on a playlists with acts like (but NOT limited to) Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, Anderson Paak, Janelle Monae ft. Big Boi, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get in the stylistic ballpark of what they’re looking for: “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPf0YbXqDm0

    “Tightrope” by Janelle Monae ft. Big Boi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwnefUaKCbc

    “Put Me Thru” by Anderson. Paak: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK2-XuLByuQ

    Please submit original songs that have a modern Funk sound with super catchy hooks, instantly memorable choruses, and a soulfully expressive vocal performance. Your production can contain live and/or electronic instrumentation, as long as it has as much Funk appeal as the referenced acts above. Imagine the music you’d hear while shopping in Abercrombie, Hot Topic, or H&M stores, and you’ll be in the ballpark of what they need. 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).

    NOTE: This company also pitches music for film, TV, and Commercials, and it’s not uncommon for them to offer and sign deals with the composers and artists they find while hunting for the in-store music!

    NOTE 2: Please include a bio and photo with your submissions, as this company often may use them on their website or other promotional media.

    Quoting the Company: “Performance Royalties will be paid by the media company, and at ‘WAY HIGHER RATE’ than what is paid by conventional Performing Rights Organizations.”

    This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE Deal, so you will keep 100% of all Composition and Master Rights. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Monday, February 27th, 2017. TAXI #Y170227FS

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    NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY R&B SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a big, Major Label A&R Executive for a Multi-Platinum, MEGA-SUPERSTAR who's working on a brand new album. They're looking for fresh, Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs you'd hear on playlists with acts like (but NOT limited to) Rihanna, Kehlani, Niykee Heaton, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references they gave us to get in the stylistic ballpark of what they're looking for:

    "Needed Me" by Rihanna: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEjQ0Pjv3NM

    "CRZY" by Kehlani: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d7U4CX0PHk

    "Bad Intentions" by Niykee Heaton ft. Migos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uUApCWptYE

    Please submit well-structured R&B songs with super catchy hooks, instantly memorable choruses, and a soulfully expressive vocal performance that sounds like a radio hit. They're looking for edgy lyrics and song concepts that range from sex to partying and anything in between. Make sure your production is super current-sounding and your recording quality is 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 11:59PM (PST), on Friday, March 3rd, 2017. TAXI #Y170303RB

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    Rap / Hip Hop

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    NEW LISTING -- GANGSTER STYLE RAP SONGS with Male Vocals are U-R-G-E-N-T-L-Y needed for a (up-to) $15,000, NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Supervisor placement in a Feature Film with A-List Stars in it. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the stylistic range of the references below (but not limited to):

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

    “Hustler's Ambition” by 50 Cent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juoggmbU1qw

    “I'm A Thug Pt. 2” by YG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DWBxxjde1I

    “100” by The Game ft. Drake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2AcxL88DoI

    Please submit edgy, street sounding Rap Songs with engaging beats, lots of bottom end, and a gritty, hard-hitting chorus. Your song should have a tough overall vibe, with a hardened sound and vocal delivery. Lyric themes can be about anything you’d generally heard in the Rap/Hip Hop world. Lyrics that have profanity might work in the context of this film, but you should have clean version ready to go in case the Music Supervisor requests it. Please, do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and vibe. Do not submit any material with unauthorized samples of other artists’ songs, sounds, or any other form of media. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    NOTE: We were told the sync fee could go as high as $15,000, but based on our experience, that amount is probably based on the Film licensing a song from a well-known act. We think the sync fee will be lower for an unknown, independent act. Our educated guesstimate is that the range for an unknown artist’s song would be in the $2,500 - $5,000 range. It could go higher, but we’d rather be conservative and not over-promise.

    This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll get 100% of the sync fee, you’ll keep 100% of your Publishing and Master ownership, and you’ll also get 100% of any applicable performance royalties. No Publisher splits! You must own or control the Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. All Submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis. No Full Critiques. Please submit 1-3 Songs no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Monday, February 27th, 2017. TAXI #U170227GR

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    NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY HIP-HOP SONGS are needed by a successful Film/TV Music Publisher. They're searching for commercially appealing, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic ballpark of artists like Big Sean, Migos ft Lil Uzi Vert, French Montana ft. Drake, etc., etc., etc. Please review the reference songs to get an idea of the general sound and vibe they need:WARNING: Some of the following references have graphic and explicit lyrics. Listener discretion is advised.

    "Moves" by Big Sean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cIkC7s3d2o

    "Bad and Boujee" by Migos ft Lil Uzi Vert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-sJp1FfG7Q

    "No Shopping" by French Montana ft. Drake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDU-5jwPKmQ

    Give them radio-worthy, Hip Hop Songs that are well-structured, with great hooks, and a hard-hitting beat. You'd be wise to have a really catchy chorus with an instantly engaging melody to give your song that memorable quality. Your vocal performance should sound really current, and have all the appeal of mainstream acts in the genre.Lyric themes can vary, but should be in the general range of the references and other songs in that ballpark.

    Universal lyrics will work best, so please avoid specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced acts in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, tone, and vibe. Also, do NOT submit any material with unauthorized samples of other artists' songs, sounds, or any other form of media. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This Company offers both EXCLUSIVE and NON-EXCLUSIVE deals. The specific deal points will be handled on a case-by-case basis. If you're inclined to do an Exclusive deal, please do NOT submit material for this pitch that's already signed with any other libraries or publishers. You must own or control your Master and Composition to submit to this opportunity. Please submit one to three Instrumental Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. TAXI #Y170228HH

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    NEW LISTING -- COMMERCIALLY APPEALING RAP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a high-level Major Record Label A&R Executive for an artist that's already had four charting songs and two platinum selling albums! They're looking for current Rap/Hip Hop Songs in All-Tempos that you'd expect to hear on a playlist with songs like these:

    "You Got Me" by The Roots ft. Erykah Badu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJCHeEQV454

    "Sorry Miss Jackson" by Outkast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYxAiK6VnXw

    "All Falls Down" by Kanye West: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kyWDhB_QeI

    Please submit catchy Rap songs that sound like a real-deal Radio Hit and/or Album Cut (yep, one of the rare times that somebody actually asked us for an album cut), with a bass-heavy, head-bobbin' beat, and a vocal performance that's filled with over-confident attitude. Lyric themes can vary, but should be something that's commonly heard in the Rap/Hip Hop genre. Your production should be contemporary and competitive enough to get them excited about cutting your song, although it's likely they'll be cutting a new version. Make sure your recording quality is clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well.

    Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Saturday, March 4th, 2017. TAXI #Y170304RS

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    NEW LISTING -- 1990's HIP-HOP SONGS with some DANCEHALL/REGGAE influence are needed by an A-List Music Library with tons of great TV and Film placements to their credit. Please submit Songs that are Mid-to Up Tempo, and could be found on a playlist with acts like (but not limited to) Shaggy, Snow, Ini Kamoze, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the songs below to get yourself in the wheelhouse of the sound and style this company needs:

    "Boombastic" by Shaggy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W5pq4bIzIw

    "Informer" by Snow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0yGvypBwyA

    "Here Comes the Hotstepper (Heartical Mix)" by Ini Kamoze: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yHaGgtYr34

    Please submit Urban, street-sounding Hip-Hop Songs that have a convincingly authentic '90s style and vibe. Your submissions should have a compelling beat, with captivating Reggae/ Dancehall grooves, and a distinctive Reggae vocal performance. Your songs do not have to be an vintage 1990's masters, but they should sound like they could be from 1992-1996, sonically and stylistically speaking.Lyric themes can vary, but should be era appropriate. Universal lyrics that avoid references to specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity will have an edge, but are not absolutely necessary for this pitch.

    Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced bands or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, and tone. Era-Appropriate Broadcast Quality is needed. If it sounds too good, that's not a good thing for this pitch!

    This Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so the material you submit for this pitch CANNOT be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. Sync fees will be split 50/50. The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share, and you'll get 100% of the Writer's share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Instrumental Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Sunday, March 5th, 2017. TAXI #S170305HR

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    NEW LISTING -- Contemporary Hip Hop Songs with Male Vocals are needed for a recently signed artist on a Multi-Platinum industry veteran’s Independent Record Label. They want to hear current-sounding songs in All-Tempos from writer/producers who’ve mastered their studio chops and can do co-writes in Los Angeles. Songs that would be on the same charts as these references should be in the ballpark of what this artist is interested in recording.

    Warning: There may be language or images in the references that some people may find offensive.

    “Now & Later” by Sage the Gemini: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACPd7HSZkc0&spfreload=10

    “Hotline Bling” by Drake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxpDa-c-4Mc

    “Angels” by Chance The Rapper ft. Saba: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eedeXTWZUn8

    Please submit Songs with catchy melodies, fresh lyric ideas (nothing dark or raunchy), and killer beats that sound like the next big thing. Send this artist -- and the V.P. of A&R and he’s working with -- something that breaks some new ground, but doesn’t push the envelope too far, otherwise radio won’t play it. Songs that could cross over to the Pop or R&B charts could work for this as well! Cutting edge sounds and head-turning production ideas will impress this company and the artist. 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, must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Thursday, March 9th, 2017. TAXI #Y170309HS

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    Rock

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    NEW LISTING -- PARTY STYLE ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals are U-R-G-E-N-T-L-Y needed for an (up-to) $15,000, NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Supervisor placement in a Feature Film with A-List Stars in it. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic ballpark of artists and songs like (but not limited to), Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Kid Rock, etc., etc., etc. Please check out the references they gave us to hear the range of the sound, style, and vibe that could work for this film:

    “Livin’ On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDK9QqIzhwk

    “Pour Some Sugar On” by Def Leppard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ4xwmZ6zi4

    “All Summer Long” by Kid Rock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwIGZLjugKA

    Please submit songs that have a mainstream Rocker sound, with catchy melodies, great hooks, and a big infectious chorus. Your submissions should have authentic sounding Rock instrumentation with great musicianship and generally match the vibe of the references above. Your vocal performance should have plenty attitude with a ton of Rock swagger. Your submission does not have to be from the era of the references, but should capture the overall energy, feel, and vibe. However, if you happen to have some old recordings from the era of the references you can send them in as well!

    Lyric themes can vary, but should be something that’s in the range of what you’d typically hear in the Rock genre. Do not copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    NOTE: The sync fee we were quoted is $15,000. However, our experience tells us that the sync fee quoted for this placement is probably based on the Film licensing a song from a well-known act. We think the sync fee could be lower for an unknown, independent act. We would “guesstimate” that the range for an unknown artist’s song would be in the $2,500 - $5,000 range. It could go higher. We’re just being conservative.

    This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll get 100% of the sync fee, you’ll keep 100% of your Publishing and Master ownership, and you’ll also get 100% of any applicable performance royalties. No Publisher splits! You must own or control the Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. All Submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis. No Full Critiques. Please submit 1-3 Songs no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Monday, February 27th, 2017. TAXI #U170227PR

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    NEW LISTING -- COMPELLING COVER SONGS with an INDIE ROCK approach that has Female Vocals are needed by a BIG Music Licensing Company that has tons placements in TV and Films. They're looking for contemporary Down-To-Mid-Tempo Songs that you'd expect to find on a playlist with acts like (but not limited to) the references below:

    "Heart Shaped Box (Nirvana Cover)" by Lana Del Rey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZIliIa5_bY

    "Shout (Cover)" by Think Up Anger ft. Malia J: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6ftmJIHd14&feature=youtu.be

    "Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Cover)" by LORDE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaVA6sgOpws

    Please submit unique approaches to Cover Songs that have a dark, moody vibe, and pushes the creative envelope. Your submission should be rhythmically, melodically engaging, with an Indie Style vocal performance that immediately captivates the listener.

    Your songs should be full-length, with good edit points and Non-Faded/Buttoned endings. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This Company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, with a 50/50 split on applicable sync fees. You must own or control your Master recording (only). Don't forget, they are ONLY looking for Covers Songs. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs.

    Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Publisher and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017. TAXI #S170301CI

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    NEW LISTING -- IRISH, CELTIC PUB-ROCK SONGS are needed by an EXCLUSIVE, A-List Music Licensing Company with a seriously impressive list of placements. Please submit Songs that are Mid-to-Up Tempo, and are generally in the ballpark of the references we got from them:

    "Everyman is a King" by The Pogues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLNFkVozCEM

    "Streets of New York" by The Mahones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAkfPFNrMtY

    "Sally Maclennane" by The Pogues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvV5mryQF1I

    Please submit songs that sound like a believable Irish Pub-Rock band. If your songs don't make listeners want to drink a beer, do a shot, slap somebody on the back, or clink some mugs together, it might not be the right thing! If your song conjures up visions of a dank and sweaty, smoke-filled, booze-infused pub, you've probably got exactly what they need! The more authentic it sounds, the better. Loose, "sloppy" production might work well for this! Typical Rock band instrumentation can work, as well as traditional, more acoustic-based Celtic instruments like acoustic guitars, a tin whistle, fiddle, accordion, and bagpipes. They're looking for lyric themes about partying, drinking, and being rowdy (and who isn't?!).

    Do not copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a very broad and general guide for the range of possible tempos, textures, and overall vibe. Style–Appropriate Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). In other words, this pitch is about authenticity and sweaty beer drinkers, not about winning a Grammy for recording of the year.

    This Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so the material you submit for this pitch CANNOT be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. Sync fees will be split 50/50. The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017. TAXI #S170307IC

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    Dear Passengers,
    We've got about 30 fresh, new opportunities in this batch of Industry Listings, so I'm going to forego my usual letter at the top so you can get right to them!

    Talk to you soon!
    Michael

    P.S. Don't forget that all genres of Instrumental Listings are under "Instrumental," to make them easier to find!


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    If you have material you would like critiqued without responding to a specific listing, you've come to the right place. Fill out the submission form with the song title(s) and author(s) as usual, but in place of the listing number write "CUSTOM" in capital letters.

    Please include a note specifying the aspects you would like the listener to address.

    For example, some members like to have their craft (lyrics, rhyme, structure, etc.) closely critiqued. Others want to know for which genre their writing is best suited (sorry, but we can't recommend specific listings for you to pitch to). Still others want a review of their photos, bios, package, etc.

    The submission fee is $20 per song. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and make sure to specify if you want the CD back, or just a critique. Remember, these critiques are for your own edification and development and NOT targeted for a label or publisher, and therefore will not be forwarded.

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