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

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Updated: December 19, 2018

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    CHART-WORTHY ADULT CONTEMPORARY SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Leading Music Event Company that just started a new Music Publishing Division. They're aggressively looking for talented, new Adult Contemporary Songwriters to sign.

    Please listen to the references below to get in the general wheelhouse of what might get this Music Publisher interested in what you’re doing:

    “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” by Adele

    “One” by Ed Sheeran

    “Rise Up” by Andra Day

    Please submit radio-ready Songs that have top-notch lyrics, engaging melodies, stellar production, and a big, compelling chorus to bring it all home. Be sure your vocals have a delivery that could potentially work for the references and other acts in that ballpark.

    NOTE: You’d be smart to submit THREE Songs per submission, so they can see if you’ve got depth in your material. It’s not necessary to land a deal with them, just a suggestion!

    Your production and recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your songs well. Please submit as many songs as you’d like, online or per CD. Include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener that’s been handpicked by the Publisher. Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST) on Sunday, December 23rd, 2018.  TAXI #Y181223CW

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    Country

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    CURRENT-SOUNDING COUNTRY SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a well-known Music Row Publisher for a Major Label Artist. They’re looking for top-notch Mid-to-Up-Tempo songs that would appeal to the fans of acts and songs like:

    “Love Someone” by Brett Eldredge

    "Sounded Good Last Night" by Cole Swindell

    “Sixteen” by Thomas Rhett

    Please send them super strong, well-structured songs that sound like HITS and would be considered competitive on Music Row.

    Your song should have a fun energy and groove, with catchy melodies and innovative, unexpected hooks. Your submissions can be stripped-down demos or fuller productions, as long as what you send is competitive with what the client gets from writers on the Row. Be sure your vocal performance is believable, with an honest Country delivery that will make this artist and publisher want to cut your song!

    The specific deal points will be negotiated directly with the Publisher on a song-by-song basis. Please submit as many songs as you’d like, online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT) on Thursday, December 27th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181227CS

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    CHART-WORTHY COUNTRY SONGS with Female or Duet Vocals are needed by a well-known Music Row Publisher for a Multi-Grammy Award-winning act that’s working on their next album. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that will appeal to fans of Sugarland, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references below to get yourself in the right wheelhouse:

    “Babe” by Sugarland ft. Taylor Swift

    “You Look Good” by Lady Antebellum

    “Summer Fever” by Little Big Town

    Please submit Contemporary Country Songs that would fit right in with today's Country Hits. Your submissions should be well-crafted with fresh, new melodies that haven't been used 1,000 times before and original storylines that haven’t been told 1,000 times before. This super well-connected Publisher wants to hear a Song that they can get excited about pitching, so be sure that your song is very current-sounding and ready for the big leagues! A believable vocal performance with an honest Country vocal delivery could help you nail this request.

    NOTE: Stripped-Down demos and full productions are both okay to submit. Your demo quality should be competitive with songs being pitched on the Row.

    The specific deal points will be negotiated on a song-by-song basis directly with the Publisher. Please submit as many Songs as you'd like online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a Nashville-based TAXI screener that’s been handpicked by the Publisher - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than11:59PM (PDT), on Friday, December 28th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181228CD

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    CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY POP SONGS with FEMALE Vocals are needed by a well-known Music Row Publisher for a newly signed, up-and-coming Artist. Please submit great Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would appeal to the fans of acts and songs like (but not limited to):

    “Tailgate” by RaeLynn

    “Closer To You” by Carly Pearce

    “Sway” by Danielle Bradbery

    Please submit top-notch songs with a mainstream Country Pop sound that reflects the general style of the referenced acts. Your submissions should have a well-crafted song structure, killer melodies, powerful lyrics, and a chorus that sounds like a chart-bound hit.

    NOTE: Stripped-Down demos and full productions are both okay to submit; however, your demo quality should be competitive with songs being pitched on the Row.

    The specific deal points will be negotiated on a song-by-song basis directly with the Publisher. Please submit as many Songs as you'd like online or per CD, and please include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a Nashville-based TAXI screener that’s been handpicked by the Publisher - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Friday, December 28th, 2018. TAXI #Y181228CT

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    ORIGINAL, 1960s-Style (or early 1970s) COUNTRY SONGS with Male Vocals are needed for an (up to) $1,000, Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Supervisor placement in an Independent Feature Film.

    The Supervisor is on the hunt for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic ballpark and vibe of the reference the Supervisor gave us:

    “I'm Movin' On” by Elvis Presley

    NOTE: The Music Supervisor is currently looking for a Song that would work well as a replacement for “I'm Movin' On,” which is currently temped in. To be clear: They’re NOT looking for clones or soundalikes! Similar tempo, style, and overall vibe? Yes. Clones? No.

    Please submit authentic-sounding Country Songs that have that classic 1960s (or early 1970s) feel, style and vibe. Your songs should have a traditional Country sound in terms of structure, lyric themes, melodies, and production. Imagine the type of music that would be playing on a car radio in a montage scene as two people drive their RV down the freeway.

    TAXI Tip: This Music Supervisor used a bunch of songs from TAXI members in the last film she worked on! Recently recorded/Retro-sounding, as well as Vintage recordings are both welcome for this request!

    They didn’t specify any lyric themes, but you’d be wise to avoid specific names, dates, times, places, brands, and profanity in your lyrics. It just makes it easier for a Music Supervisor to use it because it won't conflict with the film's storyline! Do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, and tone. Broadcast Quality is needed.

    The estimated license fee for this placement is between $500 - $1,000, depending on the ultimate placement. This is a Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Master and Composition rights, plus you’ll also get 100% of the sync fee and any applicable performance royalties. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Somebody from the Music Supervisor’s team is slated to screen submissions for this, time permitting. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST), on Saturday, December 29th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181229CM

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    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 searching for a brand-new single. Give them radio-worthy Songs in All-Tempos that could be heard on the same playlist as:

    "I Lived It" by Blake Shelton

    “Beautiful Crazy” by Luke Combs

    “On My Way To You” by Cody Johnson

    Please submit fresh, one-of-a-kind Songs that have great stories filled with visual imagery and hooks with a clever twist. Your song should have solid production with an incredibly strong chorus that sounds like it’s ready for radio! Stripped-Down demos and full productions are both okay to submit, however, your demo quality should be competitive with songs being pitched on the Row.

    The specific deal points will be negotiated on a song-by-song basis directly with the Publisher. Please submit as many Songs as you'd like, online or per CD.  Include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a Nashville-based TAXI screener that’s been handpicked by the Publisher - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST) on Saturday, January 5th, 2019. TAXI #Y190105CS

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    ORIGINAL OUTLAW COUNTRY SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a Music Library that primarily pitches to Advertising Campaigns. This company has just started running Listings with TAXI, so it’s very unlikely that you’ve got any music in their catalog. We think this is a killer opportunity to get in on the ground floor and build a relationship with this company.

    This Music Library is looking for Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs that are in the general stylistic ballpark of the following references they provided to us:

    “Nothin' Feels Right But Doin' Wrong” by Sarah Shook & the Disarmers

    “Lies” by Nikki Lane

    "Hurtin' (On The Bottle)" by Margo Price

    Please submit roots-y Songs that reflect the rugged, OUTLAW vibe and style of the above references and other acts like them. Shape your songs with authentic-sounding instrumentation, solid musicianship, and a convincing vocal performance.

    Although the company didn't give us any specifics about lyrics, it's always a good idea to avoid lyric references to specific names, dates, times, places, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal, with a 3-year reversion. If they don’t get your song used during that term, you can get your rights back. You’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. Since this company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed to any other Libraries or Catalogs. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener who was handpicked by the Music Library – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST), on Monday, January 7th, 2019. TAXI #Y190107CO

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    Electronic

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    EDM-Style POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a high-quality Music Library with tons of credits in countless Feature Films, TV Shows and Commercials. They’re looking for mainstream sounding, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on a playlist with the following references, which our client gave us:

    “Wake Me Up” by Avicii

    “Don't Let Me Down” by The Chainsmokers ft. Daya

    Please send well-crafted Pop songs that have an obvious EDM sound and a fresh rhythmic, melodic, and lyrical approach. Your submissions should have modern Electronic arrangements and production techniques, with tons of catchy ear candy woven in from top to bottom. Be sure your vocal performance has plenty of personality, with a slick Pop delivery!

    NOTE: Please do NOT fade out the song as your ending! Non-faded, Buttoned/Stinger endings are required by this company.

    Although they didn’t specifically request them, songs with universal lyrics are typically the most easily placed; so please try to avoid specific details like names, dates, places, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy the referenced acts or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for feel, texture, and tone. Broadcast Quality is needed.

    NOTE: They will need an instrumental-only version of your song as well, but not just yet! All you need to submit for now is the Full Song with vocals. Please have a mix-minus-vocal on hand and ready to send it at a moment’s notice if you get a call or email from the Music Library. If you don’t have the ability to get your mix-minus-vocal in the Music Library's hands within an hour after being contacted, please do NOT submit for this!

    This Music Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal with a cool twist. You’ll keep 50% of all gross income generated by your music, plus you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share income generated by your PRO. In other words, if the company licenses your music under a blanket deal, you’ll get income. If they license it for a YouTube video, you’ll get income. Not all music libraries pay you for things like that! The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share.

    Because this is an Exclusive deal, the music you submit for this pitch cannot already be signed with any other Libraries or Publishers. You must own or control your Master and Composition rights. Please send as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST), on Wednesday, December 19th, 2018. TAXI #Y181219ED

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    CONTEMPORARY, HIGH-ENERGY ELECTRONIC DANCE SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for several $3,000, Direct-to-Music Supervisor, NON-Exclusive placements in a Dance-Based Feature Film. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could stylistically fit on a playlist with these references, which we got directly from the Music Supervisor:

    “Electricity” by Silk City, Dua Lipa ft. Diplo, Mark Ronson

    “Feel My Needs” by Weiss

    “Sushi” by Merk & Kremont

    “You Are The Reason (Tiesto Remix)” by Calum Scott

    “I Got Love” by Don Diablo, Nate Dogg

    Quoting the Music Supervisor: “This film needs exciting, dynamic dance tracks that could be heard in the best dance clubs or dance music festivals around the world.”

    Please submit cutting-edge Electronic Dance songs that have a fresh, current sound; with great builds, engaging melodic hooks, and cool-sounding ear candy throughout.
    Make sure your production has strong, infectious beats and a ton of fist-pumping energy. Your vocals should be confident and well performed from top to bottom!

    NOTE: Please make sure the song’s energy starts as soon as possible. NO covers or remixes, please! Original music only.

    Lyric themes can vary but should be stylistically consistent with the references. These songs will likely be used as Background Source music, so lyrics that avoid references to specific names, dates, times, places, brands and profanity are not an absolute necessity, but it couldn’t hurt!

    Do NOT copy the referenced artists/acts or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed.

    The estimated license fee for each these placements is $3,000, depending on the ultimate placement. This is a Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Master and Composition rights, plus you’ll also get 100% of the sync fee and any applicable performance royalties. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD, and please include Lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Time permitting; the Music Supervisor himself might be able to screen submissions for this request! No promises, but we’re hoping!! Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST), on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019. TAXI #Y190102ED

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    Folk

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    CONTEMPORARY FOLK POP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed for an (up to) $1,000, Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Supervisor placement as Opening-Title Music in an Independent Feature Film. The Supervisor is on the hunt for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic ballpark and vibe of the reference the Supervisor gave us:

    “Budapest” by George Ezra

    NOTE: The Music Supervisor is currently looking for a Song that would work well as a replacement for “Budapest,” which is temped in. To be clear: They’re NOT looking for clones or soundalikes! Similar tempo, style, and overall vibe? Yes. Clones? No.

    Quoting The Music Supervisor: “The tone of the song should be carefree and quirky, to keep the feel light.”

    Please submit Folk Pop songs that have a bit of a quirky quality to them, with a captivating melody and chorus. Your production can be relatively simple, or it can have a fuller band sound. As long as it’s somewhat consistent with the reference above, you should be in the ballpark you need to be in. Group harmonies, foot stomps, and handclaps are all elements that could potentially fit nicely for this request, but they’re not a requisite. Having a well performed and distinctive vocal sound/identity could also help you stand out.

    TAXI Tip: This Music Supervisor used a bunch of songs from TAXI members in the last film she worked on :-)

    The Supervisor didn’t specify any lyric themes, but you’d be wise to avoid specific names, dates, times, places, brands, and profanity in your lyrics. It just makes it easier for a Music Supervisor to use, because it won't conflict with the film's story or script!

    Do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, and tone. Broadcast Quality is needed.

    The estimated license fee for this placement is between $500 - $1,000, depending on the ultimate placement. This is a Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Master and Composition rights, plus you’ll also get 100% of the sync fee and any applicable performance royalties. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Somebody from the Music Supervisor’s team is slated to screen submissions for this, time permitting. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Friday, December 21st, 2018.  TAXI #Y181221FP

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    Songs from CONTEMPORARY FOLK ARTISTS or BANDS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an excellent Music Licensing Company that has a TON of awesome placements in high-end Films, TV Shows, and Commercials.

    They’re looking for acts that would appeal to fans of the following references, or that could appear on a playlist along with them:

    “Budapest” by George Ezra

    “Guiding Light” by Mumford & Sons

    “Made It Fly” by Cookhouse

    Please submit current-sounding Folk Songs with emotionally engaging melodies and great musicianship. Songs with an acoustic-based Folk structure and production should work best. Something as simple as a guitar/vocal could work for this, as long as it’s done well! A small ensemble could also work. Group harmonies, foot stomps, and handclaps could all potentially fit nicely for this request. Having a well performed and distinctive vocal sound/identity could also help you stand out.

    NOTE: Your bio should highlight any touring/live show experience, your fan base, or impressive sales and/or streaming figures you may have. If you’re a new artist or band and don’t yet have much of a story or track record, but you do have an amazing sound and the songs to back it up, they’d still very much like to hear from you.

    Ultimately, the deal will be negotiated between you and the Music Licensing Company. Please do not submit songs that are already in any other catalogs or signed to any other publishing companies as you could potentially be offered an Exclusive deal. You must own or control your Copyright and Master Recording to pitch for this opportunity.

    Please submit as many Songs as you like, online or per CD, include lyrics, photos, and bio. Submitting more than one song to this Listing is a good idea, as it can be a great way to showcase different aspects of your sound.  All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - Short Critiques only. We have it on good authority that somebody from the requesting Company might be screening these for TAXI, time permitting. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Monday, December 31st, 2018.  TAXI #Y181231FA

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    Gospel

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    CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for a NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Supervisor placement in a Popular TV Series entering its 4th season on a Major Cable Network.

    They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic ballpark of artists like (but not limited to) Marvin Sapp and Koryn Hawthorne. Please listen to the following references they provided to us to get an idea of what they’re looking for:

    “Close” by Marvin Sapp

    “Won't He Do It” by Koryn Hawthorne

    Please submit well-crafted original Songs that have a mainstream Contemporary take on Gospel Music. Your song should have super catchy melodies, well-crafted lyrics, and a great big, inspirational chorus. Be sure your production has all the contemporary hallmarks of the references above and is competitive with what’s on contemporary Gospel radio today. Having some R&B/Soul flavor in your songs certainly couldn't hurt for this pitch!

    Quoting our Source: “Your songs have to have a sound that's on the Contemporary end of the Gospel spectrum in order to work. Nothing "old-school" or "musically dated" is needed at this time.”

    Lyrics that don’t have references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and places could make your song more appealing. Please do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

    This is a Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Master and Composition rights, plus you’ll also get 100% of the sync fee and any applicable performance royalties. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener who was handpicked by the client – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Wednesday, December 26th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181226CG

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    Hard to Classify / Specialty / Novelty

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    ORIGINAL VINTAGE SONGS IN ALL GENRES with Male or Female Vocals are needed by the TOP PUBLISHER of VINTAGE MUSIC for Film and TV Licensing.

    This company is very aggressive and incredibly successful in getting Songs placed in Top-Rated TV Shows and some really big Feature Films. Nobody in the Vintage Music space even comes close to the number of placements this awesome company has nailed! And all reports from our members are that the company is extremely straight-ahead and ethical in its business practices. We concur!

    If you’ve got old Songs that date anywhere from 1939 to 1995, this company wants to hear what you’ve got! Seriously, these folks LOVE older music and get tons of placements with it!

    Folk, Country, Singer/Songwriter, Classic Rock, Soft Rock, Prog Rock, Pop, Disco, all types of Jazz, R&B, Big Band, Orchestral, Adult Contemporary, Americana, Punk, Soul, Hip-Hop, Punk, Grunge, and any other popular genres you can think of, are all fair game for this pitch, as long as the material you submit was written and recorded prior to 1995!

    This company has even been known to sign old 4-track recordings or vintage vinyl and bring them back to life. They love finding really good demos that sound like they should have been a hit back in the day but never got signed or released!

    As long as you own or control the Master Recordings and Copyright, you can submit for this Golden Opportunity to get CASH up front and back-end income from any applicable Performance Royalties when the Songs are licensed! You CANNOT submit for friends because you need to own or control the copyright and masters!

    Have you inherited original old recordings that a parent or grandparent created? Can you prove that you own and control their use? This Publisher is very interested in hearing those too!

    NOTE: If you know somebody who might have material like this, and they don’t belong to TAXI yet, please forward this email to them! This company is hungry to find as many oldies as they can, so your friend may want to join TAXI to take advantage of this incredibly rare opportunity!

    Dozens of TAXI members have signed deals and received checks from this company. Some of those checks have been in the $10,000-plus range, depending on the catalog size and quality of the material! And many of those deals have been made with TAXI members who never could have imagined that their old recordings would be worth anything in today’s market. Surprise!

    They DO NOT want material that was recently recorded and made to SOUND old. They will only take AUTHENTIC OLD RECORDINGS that were actually recorded back in the day and have copyright dates that prove it! If you’ve got Demos or Masters in any genre, then you could very well have what they need!

    Worried that your old recordings and production might sound “lo-fi,” dated, and not contemporary enough? They could actually be perfect for this company! They DO NOT want slick, ProTools-generated recordings!

    Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. Include lyrics if applicable. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No Basis. Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Friday, December 28th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181228AV

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    SHORT "SONGS" with LYRIC/VOCAL PHRASES about MONEY, EXCESS, POWER, etc., and Male or Female Vocals are needed by a very busy, Exclusive Music Library that’s building a new playlist that will be pitched for TV Commercials and TV Promos!

    Quoting the Listing Company: "We can use more songs that have cool vocal motifs and phrases about things like money, excess, and other basic words that would help sell shows and products in commercials and promos without too much vocal getting in the way of the Voice Over. These would be used in TV commercials for finance and banking, as well as darker TV promos for shows about, big business, greed, politics, power, etc."

    TAXI's Take: If you had a chorus with a simple vocal/lyrical phrase like, "Money, Money, Money," it could be used in a TV Commercial for a bank or investment company, and it would also work well in a TV promo for a show like Dirty Money.

    They’re looking for SHORT Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs (really, we think they're asking for Choruses that are 30 and 60 seconds long, see details below) with sparse lyric/vocal phrases. Your submissions can fall in a pretty wide range of styles, including, but definitely not limited to the examples referenced below:

    “Glamorous” by Fergie ft. Ludacris (From 0:31 - 1:00)

    “Money” by Cardi B (From 0:26 - 0:55)

    “Rich” by Maren Morris (From 0:38 - 1:18)

    “For The Love of Money” by The O'Jays (From 0:15 - 0:45)

    IMPORTANT NOTE: They're NOT looking for Full-length Songs for this request. Your submissions should ONLY  be 29.5 seconds long or 59.5 seconds long with buttoned/stinger endings (including  ring outs and reverb tails)!

    NOTE: Songs can be in just about any popular genre: Pop, Adult Contemporary, Rap/Hip-Hop, EDM, Pop/Rock, Soul, Rock, Alt Pop, Smooth Jazz, Electronic, Indie Pop, Punk, or Indie Rock, etc.

    Please do NOT copy the referenced examples in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed.

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal, with a 3-year reversion. If they don’t get your song used during that term, you can get your rights back. You’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. Since this company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed to any other Libraries or Catalogs. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Please submit as many Songs as you like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - Short critiques only. All submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST) on Sunday, December 30th, 2018. TAXI #Y181230BZ

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    Instrumental (Multiple Genres)

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    POSITIVE, EMOTIONALLY UPLIFTING INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a really strong Music Library with tons of credits in big Feature Films, countless TV Shows, and plenty of TV Commercials! They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues that would fall within the general stylistic wheelhouse of the following references we got directly from our client:

    Believe 1

    Believe 2

    Believe 3

    Quoting The Music Library: "We need Instrumentals that can be used for moments of belief. Your Instrumental Cues should be hopeful, positive and forward-going in various structural forms/build-ups.”

    Please give them quality Instrumental Cues in the inspirational, uplifting style of the references above. Your submissions should have primarily organic-sounding instrumentation, with a believable and authentic-sounding performance. Having an “advertising-friendly” sound and vibe (the kind that would work well as background music in a variety of media) could help get this company excited about signing your Instrumental Cue!

    You’ll notice with each example that there’s a continuous and subtle development during the arrangement; so be sure to structure your Cue around a central melodic idea, while layering instrumentation in and out as your Cue progresses to add dynamics, forward movement, and to keep it from getting repetitive.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Please also refer to the examples in regard to how they are structured. It’s NOT verse – chorus – verse; it’s rather a theme that evolves as it progresses. Also, there are mostly no prominent leads or melodies; instead, it’s built in the chords and the arrangement by a clever combination of patterns. Broadcast Quality is needed.

    All submissions should be approximately 2 minutes long. Good edit points (when possible) and Non-Faded Buttoned endings are preferred.

    This Music Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal with a cool twist. You’ll keep 50% of all gross income generated by your music, plus you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share income generated by your PRO. In other words, if the company licenses your music under a blanket deal, you’ll get income. If they license it for a YouTube video, you’ll get income. Not all music libraries pay you for things like that! The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share.

    Because this is an Exclusive deal, the music you submit for this pitch cannot already be signed with any other Libraries or Publishers. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Composition rights. Please send as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST), on Wednesday, December 19th, 2018.   TAXI #Y181219EU

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    FUN, INSPIRING POP/ROCK INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a High-End Music Library with countless credits in big Feature Films, countless TV Shows, and TV Commercials.

    They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues that would fall within the general wheelhouse of the following references we got from our client:

    Song/Instrumental Reference 1

    Song/Instrumental Reference 2

    Song/Instrumental Reference 3

    Please give them well-crafted Pop/Rock Instrumental Cues in the inspirational, uplifting style of the references above. You can incorporate some minimal electronic elements, but your Instrumental should be primarily driven by organic instrumentation like guitars, bass, drums, etc.. Please be sure your submissions feel uplifting and sincere, and have a developmental “arc” that builds throughout. Material that sounds stiff, synthetic, or obviously MIDI-driven will not work for this company.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Please also refer to the examples in regard to how they are structured. It's NOT verse – chorus – verse; it’s rather a theme that evolves as it progresses. Also, there are mostly no prominent leads or melodies; instead, it’s built in the chords and the arrangement by a clever combination of patterns.

    All submissions should be approximately 2 minutes long. Good edit points (when possible) and Non-Faded Buttoned endings are preferred. Broadcast Quality is needed.

    This Music Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal with a cool twist. You’ll keep 50% of all gross income generated by your music, plus you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share income generated by your PRO. In other words, if the company licenses your music under a blanket deal, you’ll get income. If they license it for a YouTube video, you’ll get income. Not all music libraries pay you for things like that! The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share.

    Because this is an Exclusive deal, the music you submit for this pitch cannot already be signed with any other Libraries or Publishers. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Composition rights. Please send as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST), on Wednesday, December 19th, 2018. TAXI #Y181219PR

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    CONTEMPORARY R&B INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a Leading Company that just started a new Music Publishing Division. They're aggressively looking for R&B Instrumental Tracks (Not Film/TV Cues) from talented producers in All Tempos that are in the general stylistic ballpark of (but not limited to) these references:

    WARNING: Some of the references have explicit lyrics and/or images. Listener discretion is advised.

    “Trip” by Ella Mai

    “Better” by Khalid

    “Girls Need Love” by Summer Walker

    Although the references have vocals, this request is for Instrumentals only!

    Give them current-sounding R&B Instrumentals that feel like they are stylistically down the lane of the references. Your Instrumentals should be fresh and innovative, and reflective of current trends in the R&B scene. Please send them Instrumental Tracks with beats that sound like what's next, not what has already happened! Competitive production chops should help you get their attention.

    NOTE: You’d be smart to submit THREE tracks for this request, so they can see the range and depth you've got in your material. It’s not necessary to land a deal with them, just a suggestion!

    Your production and recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your Instrumental well. Please submit as many Instrumentals as you’d like online or per CD, with photos and bio. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener that’s been handpicked by the Publisher – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST), on Friday, December 21st, 2018.  TAXI #Y181221RB

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    DUBSTEP INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by the CEO of a Production Music Library with placements in TV, Film, Commercials, and Film Trailers. He’s on the hunt for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues that would fit well on a playlist with the following references:

    “Tarantula (SYN Remix)” by MONXX

    “Scary Hour” by Pendulum

    Although the references have vocals, please submit instrumentalsonlyfor this pitch. 

    Please submit well-composed Instrumentals that have cutting-edge production techniques to create a real-deal Dubstep vibe and style. Submissions should have fresh-sounding electronic elements/instrumentation, with plenty of melodic and rhythmic hooks, great builds, and an epic Dubstep drop! Adding and subtracting layers of instrumentation as your Cues progress will give them a sense of forward movement and a dynamic build.

    Your submissions should be at least 2 minutes in length. Good edit points (so the Cue can be edited down and used for TV promos) and buttoned/stinger endings are needed. If the company likes your material and offers to sign some of your pieces, they will likely ask for cut-downs of 0:59 and 0:29 lengths so they can use them for TV promos.

    Please do not copy the referenced music in any way, shape, or form. Broadcast quality is needed.

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE 50/50 deal, so please be sure the Instrumentals you submit to this pitch are NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. You’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Please submit as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like, 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, December 22nd, 2018.  TAXI #Y181222DC

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    CURRENT-SOUNDING EDM INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a European Music Library that's expanding like crazy to keep up with their increasing demand. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals in the ballpark of the references below:

    “I Found You” by Benny Blanco & Calvin Harris

    “Burn Out” by Martin Garrix & Justin Mylo ft. Dewain Whitmore

    “Crazy” by Lost Frequencies & Zonderling

    Although the references have vocals, this request is for Instrumentals only!

    Please send great-sounding EDM Instrumentals with a contemporary style and polished-sounding production. Your submissions should have awesome builds and drops, engaging melodic hooks, and tons of ear candy. Be sure your synth patches sound current and not dated.

    All submissions should be roughly 2-4 minutes in length, give or take, with Non-Faded endings. Do NOT copy 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.

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so please be sure the Instrumentals you pitch for this opportunity are NOT already signed with any other Companies or Catalogs. Any sync fees will be split 50/50 with the Company. You'll get 100% of the Writer's share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit. Please submit as many Instrumentals as you'd like 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 Monday, December 24th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181224EM

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    SOUTHWESTERN, DESERT-Style TEX-MEX INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a very hard-working Music Licensing Company for a particular TV series. They’re looking for Down-to-Mid-Tempo Instrumentals that could fit stylistically with the following examples:

    “Across The Borderline” by Ry Cooder

    “Cancion Mixteca” by Jose Alaves

    “Canción Mixteca” by Ry Cooder

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

    Give them authentic-sounding Tex-Mex Instrumentals built around the classic Mexican Instrumentation typically used in the genre. If you’re going to be using Virtual Instruments, you’d be smart to capture the realistic sound of the instruments used in the genre, as instruments that sound stiff or MIDI-driven won’t work for this pitch. Authenticity is key! Think of what types of Instrumentals would be used in a scene where a cowboy is riding into the sunset. That’s what they need!

    All submissions should be about two to four minutes long, give or take. Non-Faded endings with a natural ring-out will work best. Do not copy the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for the overall feel, texture, and tone. Broadcast quality is needed.

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll split any 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 as many Instrumentals as you’d like online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST) on Monday, December 24th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181224TM

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    TRADITIONAL-SOUNDING COUNTRY INSTRUMENTAL TRACKS (not Cues for film/TV) are needed by a Leading Company that just started a new Music Publishing Division. They're aggressively looking for talented, new Country Music Producers to sign.

    Please listen to the references below to get in the general wheelhouse of what might get this Music Publisher interested in what you’re doing:

    "I Lived It" by Blake Shelton

    “Got My Name Changed Back” by Pistol Annies

    “She Got the Best of Me” by Luke Combs

    Please submit well-produced Instrumental Tracks that deliver a Traditional Country vibe and style that’s in the general lane of the references. They're not looking for tracks that sound just like those artists, but instead they'd like to hear tracks that tell them you could create tracks for artists like that on a pro level. If they hear something that's ready for radio in its current state, it's entirely possibly they could play "Let's Make a Deal" for that track and others you have as well.

    You’d be smart to submit THREE Instrumentals so they can see if you’ve got depth in your material. It’s not necessary to land a deal with them, just a suggestion!

    Please submit as many tracks as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a woman that’s been handpicked by the Publisher. Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST) on Monday, December 24th, 2018. TAXI #Y181224CI

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    INSTRUMENTALS or INSTRUMENTAL CUES by SEASONED FILM and TV COMPOSERS are needed by a Leading Company that just started a new Music Publishing and Licensing Division. They are fully funded and are aggressively signing new deals.

    NOTE: We purposely passed on putting references in this request, as they could potentially be more misleading or limiting than helpful. The company is open to virtually any Film and TV styles including Dramedy, Urban Dramedy, Tension, Cinematic Orchestral, World Music, Dark and Moody Drones, Hybrid Trailer Style, etc., etc., etc.

    If you’ve already landed Music Library deals and placements, this could be the perfect opportunity to get in on the ground floor with this venture! If you’re a new Composer and don’t yet have much of a track record yet, but you do have an amazing sound and the Instrumentals or Instrumental Cues to back it up, they’d like to hear what you've got as well!

    Please submit well-composed Instrumentals or Instrumental Cues that could work well in a variety of media like (but not limited to) Film, TV, Documentaries, and Commercials. If you are submitting an Instrumental Cue, your submission should follow a standard Cue format (build your Cue around a central melodic idea, add and subtract layers of instrumentation as your Cue progresses to give it forward momentum and a sense of dynamics.)

    While we aren’t giving specific time or length requirements for this request, Instrumental Cues should probably be in the one to two-minute range (give or take), and Instrumentals would probably be best if they come in at four minutes or less, give or take.

    NOTE: Even though this request is pretty open, the bar will be extremely high. Only the best of the best will be sent to the client. Your music needs to be top notch for this company!

    TAXI TIP: You’d be wise to submit THREE Instrumentals or Instrumental Cues per submission, so they can see if you’ve got depth in your material. It’s NOT necessary to land this, just a suggestion!

    Please submit as many Instrumentals or Instrumental Cues as you’d like, online or per CD. All Submissions will be reviewed based on their “usability factor” by the Screener, who has been handpicked by the Publisher. He will be judging based on his “gut.”~~~~ Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST) on Wednesday, December 26th, 2018. TAXI #Y181226TV

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    TRADITIONAL TEJANO INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a very hard-working Music Licensing Company for a particular TV series. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals that could fit stylistically with the following references:

    NOTE: We are also running a TAXI Listing for Tejano Songs as listing TAXI #Y181224TE, so please don’t confuse the two!

    “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” by Selena

    “Como La Flor” by Selena

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

    Please submit original, authentic-sounding Instrumentals that are rhythmically and melodically engaging. Your submissions should be well-produced with a distinctive Tejano sound, style, and feel.

    NOTE: Recently recorded songs or old-school-leaning material can both work for this request.

    Your submissions should be about 2-4 minutes long, give or take. Non-Faded, Buttoned/Stinger endings will work best for this request. Do NOT copy the referenced music in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll split any 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 as many Instrumentals as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Wednesday, December 26th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181226TT

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    DARK and EERIE DRONE INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a very active British Music Library that’s looking to TAXI to find a lot of music to meet their increased client demand. Please submit “drone-y” Instrumental Cues in the general stylistic ballpark of the following references:

    Vice - The Opioid Effect (From 0:00 – 0:55)

    True Detective S1 OST - The Tiara

    “Under the Midnight Sun” by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

    Please submit dark, eerie Instrumental Cues that could support creepy or ominous scenes. Your submissions should have a consistent droning quality, and very little to no melodic movement. Be sure to stick to a singular vibe and sound throughout the entirety of the Cue to keep your piece emotionally cohesive from beginning to end. VERY sparse percussion can also be added; but remember, less is more. Simplicity and mood are the keys to this pitch.

    NOTE: Please remember, they don’t need horror-based pieces, so much as something that delivers an unsettling, dark and moody feeling.

    Your submissions should be about 90 seconds in length, give or take. Non-faded endings with a natural decay/ring out will work best. Do NOT copy the referenced material in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so please be sure the songs you pitch for this opportunity are NOT already signed with any other Companies or Catalogs. Any sync fees will be split 50/50 with the Company. You'll get 100% of the Writer's share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit. Please submit as many Instrumentals as you'd like 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, December 27th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181227DR

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    ADULT CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL TRACKS (not Cues for film/TV) are needed by a Leading Company that recently started a new Music Publishing Division. They're aggressively looking for talented, new Adult Contemporary Music Producers to sign.

    The company is searching for Instrumentals in All Tempos that that would fall within the general stylistic ballpark of the following references:

    “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran

    “Lights Down Low” by MAX ft. gnash

    “Love Someone” by Lukas Graham

    Although the references have vocals, this request is for Instrumentals only!

    Give them quality Instrumentals that could be used for records and have a mainstream Adult Contemporary sound, vibe, and style. Your instrumentation and arrangement can vary but should include great melodies and infectious rhythms and grooves. Your submissions can be minimalist, Piano or Guitar-Focused productions with a small ensemble, OR they can be a more fully-produced track. You're good either way!

    NOTE: For this request, you’d be wise to submit THREE Instrumentals per submission, so they can see if you’ve got depth in your material. It’s NOT a necessity to land this, merely a suggestion!

    Your production and recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your Instrumental well. Please submit as many Instrumentals you’d like, online or per CD, include photos and a bio. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener that’s been handpicked by the Publisher – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST) on Thursday, December 27th, 2018. TAXI #Y181227AC

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    ORIGINAL VINTAGE INSTRUMENTALS IN ALL GENRES are needed by the TOP PUBLISHER of VINTAGE MUSIC for Film and TV Licensing.

    This company is very aggressive and incredibly successful in getting Instrumentals placed in Top-Rated TV Shows and some really big Feature Films. Nobody in the Vintage Music space even comes close to the number of placements this awesome company has nailed! And all reports from our members are that the company is extremely straight-ahead and ethical in its business practices. We concur!

    If you’ve got old Instrumentals that date anywhere from 1939 to 1995, this company wants to hear what you’ve got! Seriously, these folks LOVE older music and get tons of placements with it!

    Folk, Country, Singer/Songwriter, Classic Rock, Soft Rock, Prog Rock, Pop, Reggae, Disco, all types of Jazz, R&B, Big Band, Orchestral, Adult Contemporary, Americana, Punk, Soul, Hip-Hop, Punk, and any other popular genres you can think of––are all fair game for this pitch, as long as the material you submit was written and recorded prior to 1995!

    This company has even been known to sign old 4-track recordings and bring them back to life. They love finding really good demos that sound like they should have been a hit back in the day but never got signed or released!

    As long as you own or control the Master Recordings and Copyright, you can submit for this Golden Opportunity to get CASH up front and back-end income from any applicable Performance Royalties when the Instrumentals are licensed! You CANNOT submit for friends because you need to own or control the copyright and masters!

    Have you inherited original old recordings that a parent or grandparent created? Can you prove that you own and control their use? This Publisher is very interested in hearing those too!

    NOTE: If you know somebody who might have material like this and they don’t belong to TAXI yet, please forward this email to them! This company is hungry to find as many oldies as they can, so your friend may want to join TAXI to take advantage of this incredibly rare opportunity!

    Dozens of TAXI members have signed deals and received checks from this company. Some of those checks have been in the $10,000-plus range, depending on the catalog size and quality of the material! Many of those deals have been made with TAXI members who never could have imagined that their old recordings would be worth anything in today’s market. Surprise!

    They DO NOT want material that was recently recorded and made to SOUND old. They will only take AUTHENTIC OLD RECORDINGS that were actually recorded back in the day, and have copyright dates that prove it! If you’ve got Demos or Masters in any genre, then you could very well have what they need!  Worried that your old recordings and production might sound “lo-fi,” dated, and not contemporary enough? They could actually be perfect for this company! They DO NOT want slick, ProTools-generated recordings!

    Please submit as many Instrumentals as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No Basis. Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST) on Sunday, December 30th, 2018. TAXI #Y181230VI

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    HAPPY, ACOUSTIC-Based INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a High-End Music Library with countless credits in big Feature Films, countless TV Shows, and TV Commercials. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues that would fall within the general wheelhouse of the following references we got from our client:

    Song/Instrumental Reference 1

    Song/Instrumental Reference 2

    Song/Instrumental Reference 3

    Please send them well-composed Instrumental Cues that rhythmically and melodically create an emotionally positive mood. Some folks would call that "happy." These cues will be used for a wide range of placements in Film and TV Commercials. Your production should be driven by mainly organic-based instrumentation and should instantly convey a clear, happy, easy-going vibe and mood. Be sure to layer your instrumentation in and out as your Cue progresses, to give it a sense of building and forward momentum.

    TAXI Tip: For this request, your typical Happy, Clappy Cues are welcome, but feel free to push the envelope a bit to make your submissions stand out from the rest. Don’t forget to bring the positivity!

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Please refer to the references in regard to how they are structured. It’s NOT verse – chorus – verse. Instead, it's a theme that evolves as it progresses. Also, there are mostly no prominent leads or melodies; instead, the melody is baked into the chords and the arrangement by a clever combination of patterns.

    All submissions should be approximately 2 minutes long. Good edit points (when possible) and Non-Faded, Buttoned/Stinger endings are preferred. Broadcast Quality is needed.

    This Music Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal with a cool twist. You’ll keep 50% of all gross income generated by your music, plus you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share income generated by your PRO. In other words, if the company licenses your music under a blanket deal, you’ll get income. If they license it for a YouTube video, you’ll get income. Not all music libraries pay you for things like that! The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share.

    Because this is an Exclusive deal, the music you submit for this pitch cannot already be signed with any other Libraries or Publishers. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Composition rights. Please send as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST), on Sunday, December 30th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181230HA

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    Lots of CONTEMPORARY CHILLWAVE INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a rapidly growing British Music Library that’s looking for quite a bit of this genre because of heavy demand from their clients. They love music from TAXI members, and they've been requesting a TON of it lately!

    This time, they're looking for Down-to-Mid-Tempo Instrumentals that would fall within the general stylistic ballpark of the following references:

    “Face Up” by Washed Out

    “Dive” by Beach House

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

    Please send Instrumentals with a laid-back feel and vibe that fits the style of the references mentioned above. Your production should have current-sounding electronic elements/instrumentation, mellow grooves, and laid-back, grooving beats. As is often the case, simple is better as this pitch is all about establishing a chill, dreamy mood!

    Your submissions should be about 2 minutes in length (give or take). Non-Faded endings will work best for this pitch. Do NOT copy the referenced acts or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, tone, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so please be sure the songs you pitch for this opportunity are NOT already signed with any other Companies or Catalogs. Any sync fees will be split 50/50 with the Company. You'll get 100% of the Writer's share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit. Please submit as many Instrumentals as you'd like online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Sunday, December 30th, 2018. TAXI #Y181230CW

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    FUTURE BASS INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by the CEO of a Production Music Library with placements in TV, Film, Commercials, and Film Trailers. He’s on the hunt for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues that are in the general stylistic range of the references below:

    “Fools Gold” by Ship Wrek & Essy

    “Eva” by Trendkiller

    “In The Name Of Love” by Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha

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

    Please send them well-composed Future Bass Instrumental Cues with current-sounding electronic elements. Your submissions should be polished-sounding, using innovative production techniques that are in line with the references above and other artists in that genre. Build your submissions around a catchy central melodic theme. Keep it dynamic and forward-moving by layering electronic elements in and out as your Instrumental Cue progresses.

    TAXI Tip: Throwing in some cool breaks, drops, and ear candy will help make your Cue more exciting and cutting edge!

    Your submissions should be at least 2 minutes long. Good edit points (so the Cue can be edited down and used for TV promos) and non-faded, buttoned/stinger endings are needed. If the company likes your material and offers to sign some of your work, they will likely ask for cut-downs of 0:59 and 0:29 lengths so they can use them for TV promos.

    Please do not copy the referenced music in any way, shape, or form. Broadcast quality is needed.

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE 50/50 deal, so please be sure the Instrumentals you submit to this pitch are NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. You’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Please submit as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like, 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 Monday, December 31st, 2018. TAXI #Y181231BC

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    NEW LISTING --

    CONTEMPORARY, HIGH-ENERGY ELECTRONIC DANCE INSTRUMENTALS are needed for several NON-Exclusive, $3,000, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placements in a Dance-Based Feature Film.

    They’re looking for Up-Tempo Instrumentals that could stylistically fit on a playlist with these references, which we got directly from the Music Supervisor:

    “Electricity” by Silk City, Dua Lipa ft. Diplo, Mark Ronson

    “Feel My Needs” by Weiss

    “Sushi” by Merk & Kremont

    “You Are The Reason (Tiesto Remix)” by Calum Scott

    “I Got Love” by Don Diablo, Nate Dogg

    Although the references have vocals, this request is for Instrumentals only.

    NOTE: We are also running a TAXI Listing for Electronic Dance SONGS as listing TAXI #Y190102ED, so please don’t confuse the two!

    Quoting the Music Supervisor: “This film needs exciting, dynamic dance tracks that could be heard in the best dance clubs and festivals around the world.”

    Please submit well-produced Electronic Dance Instrumentals that have a current sound, catchy appealing melodies, and fresh, epic EDM drops and builds. Your submissions should be rhythmically and melodically engaging from start to finish, with tons of cool sounding ear candy throughout. Be sure your synth patches are current sounding and not dated.

    NOTE: Please make sure the energy of the Track starts as soon as possible - NO slow-building Intros.  Also, NO covers or remixes, please! Original music only.

    All submissions should be two-to-three-minutes long, give or take. Do not copy the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for the overall feel, texture, and tone. Broadcast quality is needed.

    The estimated license fee for each of these placements is $3,000, depending on the ultimate placement. This is a Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Master and Composition rights, plus you’ll also get 100% of the sync fee and any applicable performance royalties. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit as many Instrumentals as you’d like, online or per CD, and please include Lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. The Music Supervisor himself might be able to screen submissions for this request, time permitting! No promises, but we’re hoping!!
    Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST), on January 3rd, 2019.  TAXI #Y190103HE

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    Latin

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    CURRENT-SOUNDING LATIN RAP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a very hard-working Music Licensing Company for a specific new TV series. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could fit stylistically with the following examples:

    “Mia” by Bad Bunny ft. Drake

    “Falso Amor” by Jon Z X Arcangel

    “Brindemos” by Anuel AA ft. Ozuna

    NOTE: They are NOT looking for anything that has a Miami or Pitbull-like style!

    Please submit Songs that are rhythmically, melodically, and lyrically engaging, with a style, sound, and vibe that generally reflects what you’d hear on today’s Latin charts. Be sure your vocals are performed with a solid, confident, and authentic-sounding delivery.

    TAXI Tip: Your Songs should feature vocals performed in Spanish, or at least mostly in Spanish with a little English sprinkled in.

    Please try to avoid using specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity as it will help make your song more sync-friendly. Do NOT copy the referenced acts or songs 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.

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll split any 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 as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM(PST) on Saturday, December 22nd, 2018.  TAXI #Y181222LR

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    ORIGINAL, TRADITIONAL TEJANO SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a very hard-working Music Licensing Company for a particular TV series. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could fit stylistically with the following references:

    “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” by Selena

    “Como La Flor” by Selena

    Please submit well-crafted Songs that reflect the general vibe, feel, and style of the references above. Seal the deal by delivering a polished, genuine-sounding vocal performance  performed in Spanish. Authentic instrumentation and performances are key if you want to grab this Music Library’s attention.

    Please try to avoid using specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity as that will help make your song more sync-friendly. Do NOT copy the referenced acts or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, tone, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll split any 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 as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM PST) on Monday, December 24th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181224TE

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    NEW LISTING --

    ORIGINAL, VINTAGE RECORDINGS of LATIN SONGS, recorded in 1995 or before, with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an A-List Film and TV Music Publisher.

    We’re not providing any references for this request, as they want to keep this pretty open. They’re open to hearing Latin Songs in any sub-genre, from Salsa, Mariachi, Banda, Bossa Nova, Bolero, Plena, Samba, Tango, Plena, Zouk, Bachata, etc., etc., etc.

    TAXI Tip: You can submit old masters or old demos for this pitch!  The recording quality is not expected to be on par with today’s broadcast quality. Many TAXI members have been signed by this publisher with nothing more than good demo recordings! They’re much more interested in finding music that sounds authentic to the time period.

    This company often averages several placements per week, and many of those are TAXI members who’ve been signed with this company because they submitted to a listing like this! Dozens of TAXI members have signed buy out, cash-up-front deals with this company. Several have even received upfront checks for $10,000 - $15,000 (or more!)
    Deal sizes and buyout amounts vary, depending on the quantity and quality of the songs signed by the Publisher.

    They DO NOT want material that was recently recorded and made to sound old. They can only use AUTHENTIC, ORIGINAL, VINTAGE RECORDINGS, and only as long as the sound quality is reasonably good. This is a golden opportunity to make money with music you might have thought had no hope in today’s market!

    Your name needs to be on the copyright. Your Songs need to be original compositions (no covers), and you need to own or control the copyright and master recordings to submit for this pitch. DO NOT SUBMIT FOR FRIENDS! Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST) on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019. TAXI #Y190102LS

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    Pop

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    TOP 40-Style POP SONGS with FEMALE Vocals are needed by a successful Music Licensing Company with a really impressive list of placements in Film, TV, and Commercials. They're in search of Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that you’d expect to hear on playlists with artists like (but not limited to):

    “Woman Like Me” by Little Mix ft. Nicki Minaj

    “Without Me” by Halsey

    “Sue Me” by Sabrina Carpenter

    Please submit well-crafted Songs that have the style, sound, and vibe of artists and acts on today's Pop charts. Your songs should have commercial-sounding production, memorable melodies and an unforgettable chorus. Be sure your vocal performance is super modern, with a confident Pop-style delivery.

    They didn’t specify any lyric themes, but you’d be wise to avoid specific names, dates, times, places, brands, and profanity in your lyrics. It makes it easier for a Music Supervisor to use it! Do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, and tone. Broadcast Quality is needed.

    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 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 as many songs as you’d like online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST), on Thursday, December 20th, 2018. TAXI #Y181220TP

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    CONTEMPORARY POP HITS with Male Vocals are needed by a big-time Major Label A&R Executive for a Chart-Topping Superstar who’s working on his next record. Give them well-structured, Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as artists like:

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

    “Mine” by Bazzi

    “Chains” by Nick Jonas

    “Big Mistake” by Alex Aiono

    Give them immediately engaging Songs that fire on all cylinders - amazing melodies, fresh lyrics, and a chorus that instantly gets stuck in the head of listeners! Your production should be top notch, with a polished vocal performance that will get them excited about cutting your song.

    Make sure your production and recording quality are clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Please submit as many Songs as you like, online or per CD.  Please include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST) on Thursday, December 27th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181227PH

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    TOP 40 POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a big-time, Major Label A&R Executive for a Multi-Platinum Pop SUPERSTAR who is searching for her next big single!

    They’re looking for chart-worthy Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that you’d expect to hear on playlists with artists like, (but not limited to) Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Rita Ora, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the references to get an idea of the sound and style that could work for this pitch:

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

    “thank u, next” by Ariana Grande

    “Solo” by Clean Bandit ft. Demi Lovato

    “Let You Love Me” by Rita Ora

    Please send A+ Songs that have well-crafted lyrics and tons of commercial appeal. Your songs should have all the essential elements of current Pop music––strong hooks, infectious melodies, a fresh beat, and an unforgettable chorus. Your vocal performance should sound like a real-deal, chart-topping Pop artist 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 as many Songs as you like online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Wednesday, December 26th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181226FV

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    CONTEMPORARY, YOUTHFUL INDIE POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a British Music Library that's knee deep in expansion mode. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic ballpark of these references:

    “Don't Kill My Vibe” by Sigrid

    “Good For It” by B00TY

    “Think Before I Talk” by Astrid S

    Give them well-crafted Indie-style Pop songs that have a fun, hip, youthful vibe; sound; and style. Having instantly memorable melodies, fun lyrics, and a super strong chorus are all things that could make your song stand out. Your vocal performance should radiate youthful energy and a ton of indie swagger.

    Lyric themes can vary but should be consistent with what you’d typically hear in the Indie Pop genre. Lyrics that avoid specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity will work best for this pitch. Do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so please be sure the songs you pitch for this opportunity are NOT already signed with any other Companies or Catalogs. Any sync fees will be split 50/50 with the Company. You'll get 100% of the Writer's share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit. Please submit as many Songs as you'd like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT) on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019. TAXI #Y190102YP

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    Punk

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    ORIGINAL, POWER POP/PUNK SONGS Recorded in the 1990s with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Successful, high-end Music Library that primarily pitches to Advertising Campaigns. This company has just started running Listings with TAXI, so it’s very unlikely that you’ve got any music in their catalog. We think this is a killer opportunity to get in on the ground floor and build a relationship with this company.

    Please listen to these references to get yourself in the general stylistic range of what will work for this request:

    “Brain Stew/Jaded” by Green Day

    “Gotta Get Away” by The Offspring

    “I Was Wrong” by Social Distortion

    Please submit Pop/Punk Songs that would stylistically fit the 1990s vibe and style of the references above and others like them. Your songs should be built around some great melodies, a bit of aggression, and a big anthemic, in-your-face chorus. Be sure your production and arrangement are full of authenticity. Standard Punk band instrumentation will work best for this request.

    They didn’t specify any lyric themes; however, if you can imagine hearing your lyrics fitting in with the references above, then you’re probably in the ballpark. Please avoid references to specific names, dates, times, places, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe.

    NOTE: All Songs needs to be genre/era Broadcast Quality. Solid demo recordings (even if they are 4 track recordings) may be considered, but only if the fidelity is good enough to use in the context of media placements.

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal, with a 3-year reversion. If they don’t get your song used during that term, you can get your rights back. You’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. Since this company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed to any other Libraries or Catalogs. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener who was handpicked by the Music Library– Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST), on Thursday, December 20th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181220PU

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    1980’s-Style PUNK ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by an EXCLUSIVE A-List Music Library with a seriously long list of impressive TV, Film, and Commercial placements. They’re looking for Mid-To-Up-Tempo Songs (Vintage or Contemporary Recordings can both work) in the stylistic ballpark of the references below:

    “Psycho Therapy” by The Ramones

    "Die Die My Darling" by Misfits

    “Nervous Breakdown” by Black Flag

    “Stepping Stone” by Sex Pistols

    Give them infectious, well-crafted Punk Rock songs that have a sound, vibe, and style that echo the 1980’s era. Your submissions should have raucous, authentic sounding live band instrumentation, with a compelling vocal performance that authentically reflects an ‘80s Punk style.

    NOTE: Recent recordings that sound retro can work for this, but if you’ve got any original vintage pieces that actually date back to that era, this Music Library would LOVE to hear them!

    Lyric themes can vary, but should be similar to what you’d typically hear on Punk Rock records back in that era. Avoiding specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity is always a good bet. Do not copy 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.

    This Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so the material you submit for this request 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 as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST) on Saturday, December 29th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181229PR

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    R&B / Soul

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    CONTEMPORARY R&B SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Leading Company that just started a new Music Publishing Division. They are aggressively looking for talented, new R&B Songwriters to sign.

    Please listen to the references below to get in the general wheelhouse of what might get this Music Publisher interested in what you’re doing:

    “Girls Need Love” by Queen Naija

    “TAlk tO Me” by Tory Lanez, Rich The Kid

    “Karma” by Queen Naija

    Please submit chart worthy R&B Songs that have top-notch songwriting, contemporary melodies, and a hit-worthy chorus loaded with commercial appeal. Please make sure your music production is polished-sounding and on par with the level of quality showcased by the references above. Having a great vocal performance on your Song could help get them excited about it!

    You’d be wise to submit THREE songs per submission, so they can see if you’ve got depth in your material. It’s NOT necessary to land this, just a suggestion!

    Your production and recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your Song well. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. Include lyrics, photos, and bio. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener that’s been handpicked by the Publisher – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST) on Sunday, December 23rd, 2018.  TAXI #Y181223RB

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    Rock

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    ALT-POP/ROCK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Leading Company that just started a new Music Publishing Division. They're aggressively looking for talented, new Alt-Pop/Rock Songwriters.

    They want to hear chart-worthy Songs that could stylistically fit on a playlist with these references:

    “Bad Liar” by Imagine Dragons

    “My Blood” by twenty one pilots

    “Jungle” by X-Ambassadors

    Please submit commercial-sounding Alt-Pop/Rock songs that push the creative envelope a bit but still have mainstream appeal. Your production can vary, but should be somewhat in the stylistic ballpark of the references mentioned above. Your vocal performance should be top notch.

    NOTE: You’d be smart to submit THREE Songs for this request, so they can see if you’ve got depth in your material. It’s not necessary to land a deal with them, just a suggestion!

    Your production and recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your songs well. Please submit as many songs as you’d like, online or per CD. Include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener that’s been handpicked by the Publisher – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST) on Wednesday, December 19th 2018.  TAXI #Y181219AP

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    ORIGINAL GOTH ROCK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Successful Music Library that primarily pitches to Advertising Campaigns. This company has very recently started running Listings with TAXI, so it’s unlikely that you’ve got any music in their catalog. We think this is a killer opportunity to get in on the ground floor and build a relationship with this company.

    NOTE: Contemporary or Vintage Recordings can both work for this request.

    They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic ballpark of the references they provided to us, and other songs/acts in that wheelhouse:

    “Happy House” by Siouxsie And The Banshees

    “Moonchild” by Fields of the Nephilim

    “Just Like Honey” by The Jesus And Mary Chain

    “Romeo's Distress" by Christian Death

    TAXI TIP: Believability is a key factor for this opportunity, so songs that sound more like a real Goth act will have better chances of getting the attention of this Music Library!

    Quoting the client: "Your submission needs to be Goth-sounding musically, and have dreadfully dreary lyrics to help set up a sad depressing mood."

    Please avoid references to specific names, dates, times, places, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe.

    NOTE: All Songs needs to be genre and era-appropriate Broadcast Quality. Solid demo recordings (even if they are 4 track recordings) may be considered, but only if the fidelity is good enough to use in the context of media placements.

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal, with a 3-year reversion. If they don’t get your song used during that term, you can get your rights back. You’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. Since this company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed to any other Libraries or Catalogs. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener specifically selected by the Music Library – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST), on Saturday, December 22nd, 2018.  TAXI #Y181222GR

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    CONTEMPORARY INDIE ROCK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a very busy Non-Exclusive Music Library that’s building a new playlist specifically for a Major Television Network's NEW Sports Channel!

    NOTE: They are primarily looking for songs with Male Vocals; however, they are willing to check out songs with Female Vocals if the song and performance are really strong! They’re on the prowl for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic ballpark of the references below, as well as other artists/bands that would be in that wheelhouse.

    “Whatever It Takes” by Imagine Dragons

    “Forever & Ever More” by Nothing But Thieves

    “Bee-Sting” by The Wombats

    IMPORTANT NOTE: They are most interested in music that has already been released. If the material submitted is currently unreleased, they will be assembling albums specifically for this and putting them up on iTunes and other streaming services.

    Please submit well-crafted Songs that are in the general style and vibe of the references above. Your submissions should have rocking vocal performances, solid melodies, and a compelling chorus. Adding some electronic elements can work, but you’d be wise to keep them at a minimum so that they don’t take away from the Indie-Rock vibe.

    They didn’t specify any lyric themes; however, you’d be wise to submit material that sounds like it could work well in Sports-related content.  Lyrics that don’t have specific names, dates, times, brands, and places will make your songs more usable. Do not copy 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

    All deals will be done on a case-by-case basis between you and the Music Library.  They are looking to offer a one year publishing agreement, but are flexible if you can’t accommodate that. (yep, we double checked that!) These placements will not pay any upfront sync fees, but you can expect to get lots of plays and potentially rack up some pretty healthy performance royalties!

    You’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Composition to submit to this pitch. Please send as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST) on Sunday, December 23rd, 2018.  TAXI #Y181223IR

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    ORIGINAL, 1970s-Style SOFT ROCK (aka Yacht Rock) SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a very successful Music Library that’s building a NEW catalog for worldwide placements in Film, Television Shows, and TV Commercials.

    They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would fit well on a playlist with the following references they gave us:

    “This Is It” by Kenny Loggins

    “What A Fool Believes” by Doobie Brothers

    “Kid Charlemagne” by Steely Dan

    “Escape” by Rupert Holmes

    NOTE: If selected for this request, your Songs will be promoted on iTunes and other streaming services. If you DO NOT want your Songs released digitally through music streaming platforms, please do not submit to this request.

    Please submit authentic-sounding Soft/Yacht Rock Songs that would stylistically fit the vibe and style of the references above and others like them. Your submissions should have a genuine Yacht Rock style, with great musicianship, classic-sounding melodies, and a compelling chorus. Be sure your vocal is well performed and sounds like it could have come right out of the 1970s Soft/Yacht Rock era.

    NOTE: Your submission does not have to have been recorded in the 1970s, but it should capture the overall sound, feel, and vibe. However, if you happen to have some old recordings from that era, they’d love to hear them!

    They didn’t specify any lyric themes; however, lyrics that avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity could give you an edge. Do NOT copy the referenced artists 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.

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal, with a 3-year reversion. If they don’t get your song used during that term, you can get your rights back. You’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. Since this company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed to any other Libraries or Catalogs. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Please submit as many Songs as you like online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - Short critiques only. All submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST) on Wednesday, December 26th, 2018.  TAXI #S181226YR

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    Songs from INDIE ROCK ARTISTS and BANDS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a top-notch Music Licensing Company that has a TON of awesome placements in high-end Films, TV Shows, and Commercials.

    They’re looking for acts that would appeal to fans of the following references, as well as appear on a playlist along with them:

    "Can't Look Away" by Seafret

    "Kamikaze" by WALK THE MOON

    "Lonely Hunter" by Foals

    Please submit rhythmically and melodically engaging Songs with a compelling Indie Rock sound. You’d be wise not veer too far into the Indie lane to the point that it’s no longer suitable for TV. Songs with really engaging hooks that maintain interest throughout could put you at the head of the pack for this pitch. Be sure your vocals are attention-grabbing, with a solid, confident, and current-sounding delivery.

    TAXI TIP: Some electronic elements can work for this request, but you’d be wise to keep them fairly minimal so they won’t take away from the Indie Rock vibe.

    NOTE: Your bio should highlight any touring/live show experience, your fan base, or impressive sales and/or streaming figures you may have. If you’re a new artist or band and don’t yet have much of a story or track record yet but you do have an amazing sound and the songs to back it up, they’d still like to hear you.

    Ultimately, the deal will be negotiated between you and the Music Licensing Company. Please do not submit songs that are already in any other catalogs or signed to any other publishing companies as you could potentially be offered an Exclusive deal. You must own or control your Copyright and Master Recording to pitch for this opportunity.

    Please submit as many Songs as you like, online or per CD, include lyrics, photos, and bio. Submitting more than one song to this Listing is a good idea, as it can be a great way to showcase different aspects of your sound.  All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - Short Critiques only. We have it on good authority that somebody from the requesting Company might be screening these for TAXI, time permitting. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Wednesday, December 26th, 2018. TAXI #Y181226RA

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    ORIGINAL ALT-ROCK SONGS Recorded in the 1990s with Female Vocals are needed by a Successful, high-end Music Library that is hard at work pitching material for upcoming Advertising Campaigns. This company has just started running Listings with TAXI, so it’s very unlikely that you’ve got any music in their catalog. We think this is a killer opportunity to get in on the ground floor and build a relationship with this company.

    Please listen to these references to get yourself in the general stylistic range of what will work for this request:

    “Tishbite” by Cocteau Twins

    “Fade into You” by Mazzy Star

    “Dress” by PJ Harvey

    QUOTING THE CLIENT: "Big hooks and great vocals go to the front of the list!"

    Please submit Songs recorded in the '90s that have cool Alt-Rock rhythm sections, authentic instrumentation (think guitars), a compelling chorus, and a vocal performance that’s full of ‘90s attitude. Your submissions should have a believable tone, feel, and vibe that reflects the general style and structure of the references. Do not copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe.

    NOTE: All Songs needs to be genre/era Broadcast Quality. Solid demo recordings (even if they are 4 track recordings) may be considered, but only if the fidelity is good enough to use in the context of media placements.

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal, with a 3-year reversion. If they don’t get your song used during that term, you can get your rights back. You’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. Since this company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed to any other Libraries or Catalogs. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener who was handpicked by the Music Library– Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST), on Saturday, December 29th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181229AR

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    ORIGINAL GRUNGE ROCK SONGS Recorded in the 1990s with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Successful, high-end Music Library that primarily pitches to Advertising Campaigns. This company has just started running Listings with TAXI, so it’s very unlikely that you’ve got any music in their catalog. We think this is a killer opportunity to get in on the ground floor and build a relationship with this company.

    Please listen to these references to get yourself in the general stylistic range of what will work for this request:

    “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana

    “Even Flow” by Pearl Jam

    "Pretend We're Dead" by L7

    "Rusty Cage" by Soundgarden

    Please submit well-crafted songs that have a genuine 1990s Grunge Rock style, with BIG Rock guitars, heavy drums, solid musicianship, and a big, infectious chorus. Your vocal performance should have some attitude to it, and well performed!  Kurt Cobain still gives us chills with that wail... can you?

    They didn’t specify any lyric themes, however, if you can imagine hearing your lyrics fitting in with the references above, then you’re probably in the ballpark. Please avoid references to specific names, dates, times, places, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe.

    NOTE: All Songs needs to be genre/era Broadcast Quality. Solid demo recordings (even if they are 4 track recordings) may be considered, but only if the fidelity is good enough to use in the context of media placements.

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal, with a 3-year reversion. If they don’t get your song used during that term, you can get your rights back. You’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. Since this company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed to any other Libraries or Catalogs. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener who was handpicked by the Music Library– Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST), on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019. TAXI #Y190102RR

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    ORIGINAL, VINTAGE "NEW WAVE of BRITISH HEAVY METAL" SONGS (Recorded in the 1970s or 1980s) with Male Vocals are needed by a Successful Music Library that primarily pitches to Advertising Campaigns. This company has just started running Listings with TAXI, so it’s very unlikely that you’ve got any music in their catalog. We think this is a killer opportunity to get in on the ground floor and build a relationship with this company.

    This Music Library needs authentic, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that might be found on the same playlist as bands like Hawkwind, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the references they gave us to get yourself in the general ballpark of what they need:

    "Silver Machine" by Hawkwind

    “You've Got Another Thing Comin” by Judas Priest

    “The Trooper” by Iron Maiden

    Also, here's a Wikipedia entry describing the NWOBHM movement and it's origins.

    Please submit Original 1970s or 1980s-Era Recordings of NWOBHM Songs that sound like it would have been all over the charts doing that era. Your submissions should have authentic-sounding Rock Band instrumentation, with well-performed vocals and classic-sounding production. If you have great-sounding recordings of songs that should have been headbangers ball hits this Music Library wants to hear it!

    NOTE: Please DO NOT send material that was recently recorded and made to sound older, they only want recordings made in the 1970s or 1980s.

    Please avoid references to specific names, dates, times, places, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe.

    NOTE: All Songs needs to be genre and era-appropriate Broadcast Quality. Solid demo recordings (even if they are 4 track recordings) may be considered, but only if the fidelity is good enough to use in the context of media placements.

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal, with a 3-year reversion. If they don’t get your song used during that term, you can get your rights back. You’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. Since this company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed to any other Libraries or Catalogs. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a person who has been handpicked by the Music Library – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST), on Saturday, January 5th, 2019.  TAXI #Y190105HM

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    ORIGINAL, VINTAGE POST-PUNK ROCK SONGS (Recorded in the 1980s) with Male Vocals are needed by a Successful Music Library that primarily pitches to Advertising Campaigns. This company has just started running Listings with TAXI, so it’s very unlikely that you’ve got any music in their catalog. We think this is a killer opportunity to get in on the ground floor and build a relationship with this company.

    This Music Library needs authentic, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that might be found on the same playlist as bands like Sonic Youth, Television, Public Image Limited, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the references they gave us to get yourself in the general ballpark of what they need:

    “Silver Rocket” by Sonic Youth

    “Venus” by Television

    “(This is Not a) Love Song” by Public Image Limited

    Quoting Our Source: “The recording quality has to be good, and so does the songwriting. We’re NOT looking for pretty, glossy pop but stuff that sounds like it would have been on College radio back in the day.”

    Please submit 1980s-Era Recordings of Post-Punk Rock Songs that would stylistically fit the vibe and style of the references above and others like them. Solid Post-Punk production and a killer chorus are elements that will make you stand out for this opportunity. The more believable your overall performance sounds, the better your chances are of getting this Music Library’s attention! Do not send material that was recently recorded and made to sound older, they only want recordings made in the Eighties.

    Please avoid references to specific names, dates, times, places, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe.

    NOTE: All Songs needs to be genre and era-appropriate Broadcast Quality. Solid demo recordings (even if they are 4 track recordings) may be considered, but only if the fidelity is good enough to use in the context of media placements.

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal, with a 3-year reversion. If they don’t get your song used during that term, you can get your rights back. You’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. Since this company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed to any other Libraries or Catalogs. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener who was handpicked by the Music Library– Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST), on Monday, January 14th, 2019. TAXI #Y190114PP

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    REFLECTIVE, ACOUSTIC-BASED SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Male Vocals are needed for an (up to) $1,000, Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Supervisor placement in an Independent Feature Film.

    The Music Supervisor is currently on the prowl for Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs that are in the general stylistic wheelhouse of songs like these references the Music Supervisor provided to us:

    “Pictures” by Benjamin Francis Leftwich

    “Delicate” by Damien Rice

    NOTE: They’re NOT looking for clones or soundalikes of those songs, but the tone, tempo, and mood should be in the ballpark of the references.

    Please submit well-crafted, emotionally engaging songs with Acoustic Guitar as the primary instrument. Your submissions should have emotionally compelling melodies, with an infectious chorus that could support the scene’s mood. A small band/ensemble, or a guitar/vocal performance can both work for this request, as long as it fits the somber mood they’re after. Your vocal performance should be intimate, with a believable delivery full of emotional pull.

    Lyric Tip: They’d like to hear lyric themes that deal with reflecting on life: family, survival, memories, etc. Please avoid lyrics that reference specific names, places, times, dates, brands, and profanity.

    Please do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

    The estimated license fee for this placement is between $500 - $1,000, depending on the ultimate placement. This is a Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Master and Composition rights, plus you’ll also get 100% of the sync fee and any applicable performance royalties. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Somebody from the Music Supervisor’s team is slated to screen submissions for this, time permitting. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST), on Sunday, December 23rd, 2018.  TAXI #Y181223SS

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    CONTEMPORARY SINGER/SONGWRITER-Style ARTISTS and/or BANDS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a top-notch Music Licensing Company that has a ton of awesome placements in high-end Films, TV Shows, and Commercials.

    They’re looking for songs from several acts that could be found on the same playlist as Calum Scott, Jade Bird, Vance Joy, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get in the general ballpark of the type of acts they’re looking for:

    "You Are The Reason" by Calum Scott

    "Lottery" by Jade Bird

    "Call If You Need Me" by Vance Joy

    Please submit Songs that showcase your original, yet commercially viable sound and style that would fall in the general wheelhouse of the references. You can go with a relatively simple Stripped-Down Guitar/Vocal or Piano/Vocal performance, or with a small ensemble.

    NOTE: Your bio should highlight any touring/live show experience, your fan base, or impressive sales and/or streaming figures you may have. If you’re a new artist or band and don’t yet have much of a story or track record yet, but you do have an amazing sound and the songs to back it up, they’d still like to hear you.

    Ultimately, the deal will be negotiated between you and the Music Licensing Company. Please do not submit songs that are already in any other catalogs or signed to any other publishing companies as you could potentially be offered an Exclusive deal. You must own or control your Copyright and Master Recording to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit as many Songs as you like online or per CD, include lyrics, photos, and bio. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - Short Critiques only. We have it on good authority that somebody from the Music Company might be screening these for TAXI, time permitting. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Thursday, December 27th, 2018. TAXI #Y181227SS

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