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

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Updated: June 18, 2018

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    CURRENT-SOUNDING ADULT CONTEMPORARY SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a European Music Library with lots and lots of great placements in Film and TV. This well-established company is still very new to TAXI and hasn’t run many listings yet, so it’s very unlikely that you’ve got any music in their catalog. This is a killer opportunity to get in on the ground floor!

    They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would appeal to fans of artists like (but not limited to), James Arthur, Niall Horan, Ed Sheeran, Tom Walker etc., etc., etc. Please take a listen to the following references we got from the Music Library to get yourself in the general stylistic range of what they need:

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

    “Naked” by James Arthur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXyLdg4mJxo&feature=youtu.be

    “Too Much To Ask” by Niall Horan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljXSjIph5ZM&feature=youtu.be

    “Happier” by Ed Sheeran: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWZmdoY1aTE

    “Leave a Light On” by Tom Walker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqnkBdExjws

    Please submit commercial-sounding A/C songs with awesome melodies, solid song structure, and a super memorable chorus. Your production and arrangement can vary, but the client asked that you please avoid using the following instrumentation: Marimbas, Epic Drums (Orchestral), and Distorted Guitars.

    Make sure your vocal performance is strong and confidently performed. Be sure your submissions are well produced and have a great, commercial-sounding mix.

    NOTE: Your song should be no longer than 3 minutes and 30 seconds, and should include a clearly defined ending, such as a final phrase or chord that will easily edit into 29 and 59-second cuts without fade-outs or unresolved 'hanging' endings.

    Lyric themes can vary but should be something you’d typically hear in the Adult Contemporary genre. Universal lyrics that avoid references to specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity are always a good idea. Do NOT copy the referenced artist 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, 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 11:59 PM (PDT), on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018. TAXI #Y180619AC

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    EMOTIONALLY UPBEAT CHRISTMAS SONGS (Original or Public Domain) with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an extremely busy Music Licensing Company with a really long track record of awesome placements in Film, TV, and Commercials. They’re looking for Songs in All-Tempos that are in the general stylistic wheelhouse of (but not limited to) the following references:

    “All I Want for Christmas” by Mariah Carey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXQViqx6GMY

    “Mistletoe” by Justin Bieber: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUjn3RpkcKY

    “Jingle Bells” by Tiffany Alvord: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDMmJ6u0R3w

    Please submit fun, joyful (Original or Public Domain) Christmas Songs that aim to get listeners into the Christmas spirit. Your production can range from simple arrangements (like a Ukulele, claps, and a celeste), up to bigger, more fully developed arrangements - genres like Pop, Pop/Rock, Rock, Electronic, Indie Pop, Punk, or Indie Rock could all work here.

    If you’re submitting an ORIGINAL song, lyrics that are about the Holiday Season will probably work better than Religious songs, considering the context of the references. Please do NOT copy the referenced material in any way, shape, or form. Use it 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.

    There are no performance royalties for cover versions of Public Domain material. If you’re submitting Public Domain songs, please double check to make sure the songs you submit are truly in the Public Domain! In case you’re unsure, here’s a link that will help: Public Domain Christmas Songs: https://www.easysonglicensing.com/pages/help/articles/copyright/christmas-songs-in-the-public-domain.aspx

    You must own or control your Master and Copyright for any original songs you pitch. You need to own or control the Master Recording if you’re submitting a cover of a Public Domain song. 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 Monday, June 25th, 2018. TAXI #Y180625UC

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    ADULT CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a well-known Indie Label that’s always on the lookout for great new talent to sign. They’re currently on the prowl for some great new acts that would appeal to fans of artist like (but not limited to) Sam Smith, Adele, Ed Sheeran, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following examples to get an idea of what they seek:

    “Too Good At Goodbyes” by Sam Smith: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_ub7Etch2U

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

    “Castle On The Hill” by Ed Sheeran: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0ibBPhiaG0

    CHECK THIS OUT! This label just signed a TAXI act to a full Record Deal, and they found them through a request like this!

    Please send well-crafted A/C songs that highlight your ability to captivate an audience musically, vocally, and lyrically. Your melodies should be immediately memorable, your production should be solid, and your choruses should scream “radio hit!” Be sure to have a competitive vocal performance that’s so strong and confident that it would fit seamlessly on a playlist with multi-platinum chart toppers!

    Note: They’ve asked for THREE songs per submission, so they can see if you’ve got depth in your material.

    Your production and recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. You’d be wise to highlight any touring / live show experience, fanbase, or impressive sales / 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! Please submit three Songs online or per CD, with lyrics, photos, and bio. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Monday, July 2nd, 2018. TAXI #Y180702AC

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    ADULT CONTEMPORARY/POP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label A&R Executive for a newly signed, up-and-coming Artist. They’re looking for chart-worthy Songs in All-Tempos, in the general stylistic ballpark of artists like (but not limited to) Ed Sheeran, Matt Maeson, Mondo Cozmo, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get a feel for the general style they need:

    “Hallucinogenics” by Matt Maeson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doRUhDIB29s

    “Shine” by Mondo Cozmo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pOUbcbTvOU

    “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UQzJfsT2eo

    Quoting our source: “He’d would love to hear songs that have an Ed Sheeran style, but with a Johnny Cash-like attitude. Country-ish songs are also welcome, but they MUST have some Pop sensibilities.”

    They’re looking for contemporary songs that live on the “edgier” side of the current hits in this genre. Your productions must sound contemporary (even if your recording is somewhat stripped-down.)

    Your 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. All submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018. TAXI #S180703PS

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    Blues

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    BLUES ARTISTS and/or BANDS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a well-known Indie Record Label that’s on the lookout for great new talent to sign their eclectic and well-known label. Please listen to the references below to get an idea of the broad range of what might get this really cool Record Label interested:

    “Lucille” by John The Conqueror: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dvSJaKl4A4

    “Stop” by Joe Bonamassa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44qoaeTsucA

    “Bright Lights” by Gary Clark Jr: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFjMeOnqAPI

    NOTE: This awesome label is open to hearing all Blues artists in all styles and sub genres such as (but not limited to): Country Blues, Chicago Blues, Blues Rock, Delta Blues, Gospel Blues, etc. Solo acoustic or electric Blues artists could work, or even full Blues bands with big horn sections could work.

    Please submit well-crafted Songs that have terrific musicianship and a believable Blues vocal that sounds like the real thing. BTW, this label recently signed a TAXI act!

    Note: They’ve asked for THREE songs per submission so they can see if you’ve got depth in your material.

    They’re mostly interested in artists and bands that are active and out there working on their careers, so please include any touring, fan base, or sales, streaming, or impressive social media figures you have in your bio. If you’re a 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! Please submit three original songs, with lyrics, photos, and bio. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by TAXI - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Thursday, July 5th, 2018. TAXI #Y180705BA

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    Country

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    CURRENT-SOUNDING COUNTRY SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a very busy and extremely active Music Library with a really impressive list of great placements in Film, TV, and Commercials. Send them top-notch, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that you’d expect to hear on playlists with artists like (but not limited to):

    “Downtown's Dead” by Sam Hunt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9EhU8oVvRY

    “Doin' Fine” by Lauren Alaina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byb839QUSO0

    “Small Town Boy” by Dustin Lynch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz9yRC-LWhU

    Please submit Songs that have a well-developed melodic structure, great lyrics, and an instantly engaging chorus. Your production should be strong, and your arrangement should have instrumentation that’s commonly found in Contemporary Country music.

    Lyric themes should be in line with what you’d typically hear in the modern Country market, but if you can avoid using references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity, your songs will have a much better chance of getting placed (in our opinion).Please do NOT copy the referenced artists 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 submit for this pitch aren’t already signed to another catalog or any other libraries. Sync fees will be split 50/50, the Publisher will get the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control your master and composition rights. Please submit as many Songs as you like online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Thursday, June 21st, 2018. TAXI #S180621CC

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    CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY POP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a well-known Music Row Publisher for a Major Label Artist. They’re looking for Up-Tempo Songs that are in the general stylistic ballpark of artists and Songs like (but not limited to) Seth Ennis, Walker Hayes, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get a feel for the style and vibe they need:

    “Look At You” by Seth Ennis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXi344atARY

    “You Broke Up with Me” by Walker Hayes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A56p-ZSZ5Vc

    Please send them super strong, well-structured songs that sound like Hits, with fresh melodies and a visually descriptive, conversational lyric approach. Your submissions can be well-crafted, 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 Saturday, June 23rd, 2018. TAXI #Y180623CP

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    CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY POP ARTISTS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a well-known Indie Label that’s always on the lookout for great new talent to sign. They’re currently on the prowl for some great new Country Pop acts that would appeal to the fans of artists like:

    “Downtown's Dead” by Sam Hunt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9EhU8oVvRY

    “Next Boyfriend” by Lauren Alaina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3zhOoDKVvs

    “Heaven” by Kane Brown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRX0wDNK6S4

    CHECK THIS OUT! This label just signed a TAXI act to a full Record Deal, and they found them through a request like this! Please submit commercially appealing Songs with modern-sounding Country Pop production and choruses that are instantly engaging and totally unforgettable. Your submissions can be well-crafted, stripped-down demos or fuller productions, as long as what you send is competitive with what’s on top of the Country Charts! Be sure to have a radio-friendly vocal sound that has plenty of confidence, personality, and Country authenticity!

    Note: They’ve asked for THREE songs per submission so they can see if you’ve got depth in your material.

    Your production and recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well, even if you’re submitting a stripped-down demo. Please be sure your bio includes any highlights such as, (but not limited to), touring, fanbase, or impressive sales or streaming figures you may have. If you’re an artist or band that’s just starting out 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! Submit three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics, photo, and bio. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018. TAXI #Y180626CC

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    Electronic

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    ORIGINAL, VINTAGE ‘90s HOUSE/DANCE SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an A-List Music Publisher for Film and TV Sync licensing. If you’ve got old recordings that sound like they could be on a playlist with the references below, or any other popular acts in that genre from that era, you might have exactly what this awesome publisher needs:

    “Nightcrawlers” by Push The Feeling On (The Dub of Doom): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBR2sraqEVI

    “Show Me Love” by Robin S: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps2Jc28tQrw

    “I'm Gonna Get You” by Bizarre Inc: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhRlAbJvVDc

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

    This Publisher is the hot, go-to company for a long list of extremely popular TV shows and big Feature Films when they need music that is authentically from a particular time period. The Publisher pays you upfront for the master rights and the Publisher’s share of the copyright, and you keep the Writer’s Share of the publishing and earn income from performance royalties paid by your Performing Rights Organization.

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

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

    Your name needs to be on the copyright. Your songs need to be original compositions (no covers), and you need to own or control the copyright and master recordings to submit for this pitch. DO NOT SUBMIT FOR FRIENDS! Please submit 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 (PDT), on Monday, June 18th, 2018. TAXI #Y180618HD

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    CONTEMPORARY ELECTRONIC DANCE SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed QUICKLY for an (up-to) $8,000 (to the writer/composer), placement by a Very Successful One-Stop Music Publisher for a National TV Commercial. They want Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that are in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the following references that we got from our client:

    “Batsh*t” by Sofi Tukker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDndE432GpU

    “Best Friend” by Sofi Tukker ft. NERVO, The Knocks & Alisa Ueno: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Vx7MTU-UVE

    NOTE: You’d be wise to submit material that matches the tempo of the reference tracks. They’re not looking for knockoffs or sound-alikes, but your submissions should be inspired by the “vibe” of referenced examples.

    Give them beat-heavy Electronic Dance songs with the general feel and style of the references above. Your song should use trend-setting production techniques and sounds that push the boundaries of Electronic Dance music. Super catchy melodies, a memorable chorus, and a compelling vocal performance could all serve you well for this request!

    Quoting the Publisher: “We’re looking for tracks that have great developmental arcs with dynamic movements, forward momentum, and some excitement!”

    They didn’t specify any lyric themes, however, fun, clean, positive, lyrics will likely work best for this request. Lyrics that avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity are strongly recommended. 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 use is [up-to] $8,000 (to the writer/composer), depending on the ultimate placement. This company offers an EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal, with a 1-year reversion. If they don’t get your Instrumental Cue used during that term, you can get all 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 - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT) on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018. TAXI #Y180620ED

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    NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY EDM/POP INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a Successful, high-end European Music Library that primarily pitches to high-profile Feature Films, Trailers, and Advertising Campaigns. This company recently started running Listings with TAXI, and they’re now launching another new catalog. This is a killer opportunity to build a new relationship with an awesome company run by some very smart, hard-working people!

    They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals in the general stylistic ballpark of the following references (as provided by the client):

    “Confident” by Demi Lovato: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwLRQn61oUY

    “…Ready For It?” by Taylor Swift: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIft-t-MQuE

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

    Quoting the Music Library: “Taylor Swift’s latest hard-hitting electronic sound is a great angle for this collection, while Demi Lovato's huge hit 'Confident' has a similar explosive feel to it while keeping an insanely catchy hook at the forefront.”

    To be clear: They’re NOT looking for clones or sound-alikes!

    Please send them well-crafted, full-length Instrumentals (Not Cues) that have a driving beat and energy that mirror the vibe of the references, and nothing more. Your submissions should have modern Electronic sounds and production techniques, with tons of catchy ear candy woven in from top to bottom. Having a great developmental arc with dynamic movement, forward momentum, and excitement could help you grab their attention.

    Your submissions can be anywhere from Two-to-Four Minutes long. Non-Faded, buttoned/stinger Endings and good edit points are recommended. Please do NOT copy the referenced artists 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 deal. You’ll split all upfront sync fees 50/50. You’ll keep 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. 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 send 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 (PDT), on Sunday, June 24th, 2018. TAXI #Y180624ED

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    HIGH-ENERGY ELECTRONIC DANCE SONGS (aka EDM) with Male or Female Vocals or “INSTRUMENTALS” are needed for several $2,500, Direct-to-Music Supervisor, NON-Exclusive placements in a Video Game by a AAA Video Game Developer. They’re looking for Up-Tempo Songs or Instrumentals in the general stylistic ballpark of artists like (but not limited to), Avicii, Al Sharif, Afrojack, ANG & Dirty Ducks, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references we got from the Music Supervisor:

    “I Could Be The One” by Avicii, Nicky Romero: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bek1y2uiQGA

    “Frequency” by Al Sharif, Henry Carlin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5t8pZkWO_8

    “Keep Our Love Alive” by Afrojack, Matthew Koma: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTMjCS0Qv2g

    “Let The Music” by ANG & Dirty Ducks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X_RWQQbTzY

    NOTE: This game has several radio and source music channels that are user selectable. Five or more original tracks are needed for each channel/genre. No Covers or Remixes Please! Original music only.

    This Music Supervisor needs exciting and uplifting EDM Songs/Tracks that could be heard in any dance club or dance music festival around the world. Your submission should have infectious beats, strong melodies, and tons of hooks and ear candy sprinkled in. Be sure your vocals are confident and well performed from top to bottom!

    NOTE: They’re primarily looking for songs, but an awesome, high-energy “Instrumental” with minimal, sparse lyrics that’s not in the traditional song structure could work as well!

    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. Do NOT submit any material with unauthorized samples of any other artists’ music, sounds, or any other form of media. Broadcast Quality is needed.

    The estimated license fee for each of these placements is $2,500. These are Direct-to-Music Supervisor placements, so you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Master and Composition rights, plus you’ll also get 100% of the sync fee.

    Note: Video Games don’t pay performance royalties, but there are times when the songs used in the games are used in films, soundtracks, etc., and could generate performance royalties.

    You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by the Music Supervisor himself (time permitting), or a Screener selected by the Supervisor if his schedule gets too busy - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Thursday, July 5th, 2018. TAXI #Y180705ED

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    Folk

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    ACOUSTIC-Driven INDIE FOLK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a successful and very active Music Licensing Company with a really impressive list of Film and TV placements. They’re eager to find modern, Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs in the general wheelhouse of artists like Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Blake Shelton, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references for the sound and vibe they’re on the hunt for:

    “Home” By Phillip Phillips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoRkntoHkIE

    “Hollow Coves” by The Woods https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyNcgqUjRe4

    “The Kitchen” by Tow'rs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5Glh2zYzrk

    Please submit rootsy songs that capture the essence of the Indie Folk genre, with organic-based instrumentation, moving melodies, meaningful lyrics, and a vocal performance that engages the audience on an emotional level. Something as simple as a guitar/vocal could work for this, as long as it’s done well! A small ensemble could also work for this. Group harmonies, foot stomps, and handclaps could all potentially fit nicely for this request.

    Lyric themes can vary, but should be something you’d expect to hear in the Indie Folk genre. Universal lyrics are needed, so please avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists/acts in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

    This Company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, with a 50/50 split on applicable sync fees. The Publisher will get 50% of Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share and 50% of the Publisher’s share as well. Sweet deal! 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 must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Monday, June 18th, 2018. TAXI #S180618IF

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    INDIE FOLK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an extremely busy Music Licensing Company with a really long track record of awesome placements in Film, TV, and Commercials. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on playlists with acts like Lord Huron, The Head and the Heart, The Lumineers, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get in the general stylistic wheelhouse of what they need:

    “Time to Run” by Lord Huron https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_e8RRTT0r8

    “All We Ever Knew” by The Head and the Heart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W50zP8K04-E

    “Ophelia” by The Lumineers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTOC_q0NLTk

    Give them well-crafted Indie 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.

    Lyric themes can vary, but avoiding references to specific names, dates, times, brands, places, and profanity is a good idea. 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 company offers an EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal. This Music Library splits ALL sync fees 50/50 with you. 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. Please do not send material for this pitch that is already signed to any other libraries or catalogs. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like online or per CD. All submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018. TAXI #S180619IF

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    Hard to Classify / Specialty / Novelty

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    ORIGINAL, VINTAGE DISCO SONGS with Male or Female Vocals that were recorded in the 1970s or 1980s are needed by an A-List Music Publisher for Film and TV sync licensing. If you’ve got old recordings that sound like they could be on a playlist with the references below, or any acts in the Disco genre you might have exactly what this awesome publisher needs:

    “Night Fever” by Bee Gees: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ihs-vT9T3Q

    “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IdEhvuNxV8

    “Disco Inferno” by The Trammps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_sY2rjxq6M

    The recording quality is not expected to be on par with today’s broadcast quality! Many TAXI members have been signed by this publisher with nothing more than good demo recordings. They’re much more interested finding music that sounds authentic to the time period!

    TAXI Tip: You can submit old masters or demos for this pitch.

    This Publisher is the hot, go-to company for a very long list of extremely popular TV shows and big Feature Films - when they need authentic music from a particular time period, this is who they call! The Publisher pays you upfront for the master rights and the Publisher’s share of the copyright, and you keep the Writer’s Share of the publishing and earn income from performance royalties paid by your Performing Rights Organization.

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

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

    Your name needs to be on the copyright. Your songs need to be original compositions (no covers), and you need to own or control the copyright and master recordings to submit for this pitch. DO NOT SUBMIT FOR FRIENDS! Please submit one to three songs online or per CD. Please include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018. TAXI #Y180620VD

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    Instrumental (Multiple Genres)

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    DARK, DRONE-Y, INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a Production Music Library with tons of placements in Network and Cable TV shows. Please submit “drone-y” Instrumental Cues in the general stylistic ballpark of the following references:

    “New Breed” by Reptillum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DCkFbHnixw

    “What Have We Done To Each Other?” by Trent Reznor / Atticus Ross: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4wSJMorYK8

    Please submit subtle, minimalist Instrumental Cues with very little-to-no melodic and percussive movement. Atmospheric synths, pulsing bass notes, softened drumbeats, lush pads, and clicking percussive sounds could all work for this request. You’d be wise to stick to a singular motif throughout the entire cue to keep your submission emotionally cohesive.

    NOTE: Your submissions can have some faint, minimal, sound design elements, but don’t go crazy! Be sure to keep your Cue fairly simple, which is ultimately what this request is asking for.

    All submissions should be about 1:30 in length. Short / No intro and Non-Faded endings (with a natural decay/ring out) are strongly recommended. Do NOT copy the referenced examples in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for feel, texture, tone, and vibe. Broadcast quality is needed.

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so please be sure the Instrumental Cues you submit for this pitch aren’t already signed to another catalog or any other libraries. Sync fees will be split 50/50, the Publisher will get the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get the Writer’s share. You must own or control your master and composition rights. Please submit 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 11:59PM (PDT), on Monday, June 18th, 2018. TAXI #Y180618DD

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    TROPICAL POP INSTRUMENTALS are needed QUICKLY by a European Music Library with lots and lots of great placements in Film and TV. They’re looking for Fresh, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals similar to acts like (but not limited to) Sigala, Jonas Blue, Rita Ora, etc., etc., etc.

    Please review the following references to immerse yourself in the sound and style of what they’re looking for:

    “Came Here for Love” by Sigala, Ella Eyre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq8fE3kKIBk

    “Mama” by Jonas Blue ft. William Singe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPTfXwPf_HM

    “Your Song” by Rita Ora: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i95Nlb7kiPo

    Although the references have vocals, please submit Instrumentals only for this pitch. Please submit killer, well-crafted Instrumentals that sound like a believable Tropical Pop cut (without vocals). Make sure your Instrumental has slick electronic production, engaging rhythms with melodic progressions and tons of cool ear candy to keep your Instrumental interesting.

    Your submissions should be 2 minutes long, give or take. Non-Faded, Button/Stinger endings will work best for this pitch. Do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. 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 (PDT), on Monday, June 25th, 2018. TAXI #Y180625TP

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    ANTHEMIC URBAN INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a European Music Library that’s currently building a new catalog for Sports TV programming. They’re looking for Mid-To-Up Tempo Instrumental Cues in the stylistic ballpark of the references below:

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

    “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGXzlRoNtHU

    “WIN” by Jay Rock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrO46CJd9ns

    “Black Skinhead” by Kanye West: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF7_tsKaRx8

    Although these references have vocals in them, this request is for Instrumental Cues only. Give them adrenaline-fueled Urban Instrumental Cues that can get listeners pumped for a workout or a big championship game. Your submissions should have anthemic melodies and energetic, hard-hitting beats! Your Cues should stick to a central motif from beginning to end, while adding and subtracting layers of additional instrumentation as it progresses to create a nice developmental arc, and to keep it from sounding repetitive or too linear. Forward momentum is key!

    Your submissions should be 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. 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, 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 (PDT), on Monday, July 2nd, 2018. TAXI #Y180702UC

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    Latin

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    NEW LISTING -- CURRENT-SOUNDING LATIN POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a European Music Library with lots and lots of great placements in Film and TV. They’re looking for authentic sounding, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Latin Pop Songs that you’d hear on a playlists with acts like (but NOT limited to) Jennifer Lopez, Luis Fonsi, Nacho , etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get in the general stylistic wheelhouse of what they’re looking for:

    “Ni Tú Ni Yo” by Jennifer Lopez ft. Gente de Zona: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfM3P2jT9qE

    “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72UO0v5ESUo

    “Mayores” by Becky G ft Bad Bunny: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMFewiplIbw

    NOTE: Your songs can feature vocals performed in either Spanish, English, OR a combination of both!

    Please submit songs that are rhythmically, melodically, and lyrically compelling, with a great vocal performance that generally reflects what you’d expect to hear on today’s Latin Pop charts. Having contemporary Pop beats with some Latin-flavored instruments, rhythms, and grooves could do the trick.

    TAXI Tip: Your submissions can be rooted in Latin sub-genres such as Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Bomba, Bachata, etc., etc., etc., as long as it’s rhythmically and melodically engaging, and generally reflects what you’d expect to hear on today’s Latin Pop charts.

    Lyric themes can vary, but should be consistent with themes you’d typically hear in the modern Latin Pop genre. The more universal your lyrics are, the better - so please avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy the referenced songs in any way, shape, or form. Use the references only as a general guide for the vibe and lyric theme they need. 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 (PDT), on Monday, July 2nd, 2018. TAXI #Y180702LP

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    Pop

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    TOP 40 STYLE POP HITS with Female Vocals are needed by an A-list Record Producer’s Publishing Company that’s currently pitching to several big artists’ projects, including some that he is personally working on! He is looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would appeal to fans of these references (he gave us) and other songs that could appear on a playlist with these references:

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

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

    “Queen” by Jessie J: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw8k0dW3Drk

    “Sorry Not Sorry” by Demi Lovato: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MsvER1dpjM

    Please submit slick, current-sounding, radio-friendly songs - full of fresh beats, super catchy melodies, and a chorus that’s as infectious as it gets. Your submissions should have a Contemporary Pop song structure with melodically, rhythmically, and lyrically engaging hooks in all sections of the song.

    Note: This Producer’s Publishing Company is open to hearing simple, basic demos if they’re done really well and the songs are super strong! You can also submit songs with fuller productions if you’d like.

    The deal will be negotiated between you and the Publishing Company. Please do not submit songs that are already in any other catalogs or signed to any other publishing companies. The company typically does EXCLUSIVE publishing or co-publishing deals from what we’ve observed. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or on CD, Include Lyrics. All submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT) on Sunday, June 24th, 2018. TAXI #S180624TP

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    EMOTIONALLY UPBEAT POP/ROCK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for an (up to) $8,000, Direct-to-Production Company/Music Supervisor placement as the Opening Theme Song for a Reality TV Show. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could generally fit in the stylistic ballpark of the following references:

    “Good Life” by One Republic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZhQOvvV45w

    “Raise Your Glass” by P!nk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjVNlG5cZyQ

    “Sugar” by Maroon 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09R8_2nJtjg

    Please submit emotionally upbeat Songs that are appealing on all levels, with a rhythmically, melodically, lyrically, and vocally engaging approach. Your song should be well-crafted and lean more toward the Pop side of Rock, with lots of mainstream appeal. Your overall production as well as vocal performance should generally match the vibe, style, and energy of the referenced artists and other Pop/Rock artists in that ballpark.

    Lyric Tip: They’re looking for general lyrics about life, family, and the pursuit of happiness and success. Please avoid sending songs with lyrics that have references to specific names, dates, times, 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. Broadcast quality is needed.

    The estimated license fee for this use is (up to) $8,000, depending on the ultimate placement. This is a Direct-to-Music Supervisor/Production Company placement. We’ve not been able to find out if this will be Exclusive or Non-Exclusive yet, but our guess is EXCLUSIVE, as most TV shows need to be able to control their Theme songs to make sure nobody else uses the music, and they can syndicate the show, etc. without problems. Once again, that’s an educated GUESS on TAXI’s part! Better safe than sorry. The music you submit for this pitch CANNOT be signed with any other publishers or catalogs, as they’ll need to know that your piece won’t being playing anywhere else while this show is on the air. 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 (PDT), on Sunday, June 24th, 2018. TAXI #Y180624EU

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    ACOUSTIC-Driven POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for a bunch of (up to) $3,800, NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Production Company/Music Supervisor placements in several of the TV Shows they produce. They’re looking for compelling, Mid-Tempo Songs that could generally fit in the stylistic ballpark of the following references:

    “Everything Has Changed” by Taylor Swift ft. Ed Sheeran: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1oM3kQpXRo

    “Magic” by Colbie Caillat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KifeOPZJJSs

    “Lucky” by Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acvIVA9-FMQ

    Please submit well-crafted Pop Songs with super catchy melodies, memorable hooks, and a chorus that’s immediately engaging. Couple those elements with a great vocal performance, and you’re on your way!

    Instrumentation can vary for this pitch, but should be predominantly acoustic driven (Piano and/or Acoustic Guitar), and loosely in the general style of the references mentioned. A small, subtle ensemble/band behind the singer could work as well!

    Lyric Tip: The most important part here is the lyrics. They’re looking for songs that have lyrics about “staying together,” “making it work,” “loving you always,” etc. Sounds to us like somebody needs a visit with a marriage counselor ;-)

    Please avoid references to specific names, dates, times, places, brands, and profanity in your lyrics. 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.

    The estimated license fee for this use is (up to) $3,800, depending on the ultimate placement. These will be Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor/Production Company placements, 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 these opportunities. 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 (PDT), on Sunday, June 24th, 2018. TAXI #Y180624AP

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    INDIE POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an extremely busy Music Licensing Company with a really long track record of awesome placements in Film, TV, and Commercials. They’re searching for Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs that fall in the general stylistic wheelhouse of artists like (but not limited to), SAINT MOTEL, Fitz And The Tantrums, Walk The Moon, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references we got from the client to get yourself in the general range of the sound, style, and vibe they need:

    “My Type” by SAINT MOTEL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyVPyKrx0Xo

    “Out Of My League” by Fitz And The Tantrums: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4mbxaa3XL8

    “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk The Moon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JCLY0Rlx6Q

    Give them songs that sound like a real Indie Pop act, with lots of Indie “vibe” in the performance and vocal delivery. You’ll grab their attention with memorable melodies, killer hooks, and an unforgettable chorus. Your production and arrangement can vary but should be in the general stylistic ballpark of the references above.

    No specific lyric themes were requested, so anything that sounds like what you’d typically hear in the Alt Rock genre could potentially work. Avoiding 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 company offers an EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal. This Music Library splits ALL sync fees 50/50 with you. 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. Please do not send material for this pitch that is already signed to any other libraries or catalogs. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Thursday, June 28th, 2018. TAXI #S180628IP

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    NEW LISTING -- BIG, CONTEMPORARY-SOUNDING POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label A&R Executive for a newly signed artist who’s currently working on her debut album. Send them Songs in All Tempos, and in the general stylistic range of the references below:

    “Tears” by Clean Bandit ft. Louisa Johnson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc-nyGo0aC8

    “Now Or Never” by Halsey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9jNSwmEQ3s

    “Fall In Line” by Christina Aguilera ft. Demi Lovato: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q2j5ApzSqs

    NOTE: They would love to hear songs that are reminiscent of Christina Aguilera in her prime (shhhhh, don’t tell Christina they said that), but with 2018 flair.

    Please send them emotionally-driven songs with big melodic arcs and a really strong chorus that sounds like a hit the instant you hear it. Be sure your production sounds current and polished, with a vibe that’s similar to the artists mentioned above. Your vocal performance should generally match the style and energy of the referenced artists and other Pop artists in that wheelhouse.

    NOTE: They’re open to hearing either stripped-down or fully produced demos as long as the songs are excellent!

    Your recording quality (even for stripped-down demos) needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened by a person handpicked by the Record Label. All submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Sunday, July 1st, 2018. TAXI #Y180701BP

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    Punk

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    ORIGINAL, VINTAGE 1980s-ERA PUNK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an A-List Music Publisher for Film and TV Sync licensing. If you’ve got old recordings that sound like they could be on a playlist with the references below, or any other popular acts from that era, you might have exactly what this awesome publisher needs:

    "We're Only Gonna Die (From Our Own Arrogance)" by Bad Religion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAPNNUqFy14

    "Vampira" by Misfits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mOCCVBwQZQ

    “Banned in D.C.” by Bad Brains https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnWKhq8l_5c

    "Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs" by Minutemen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb9QxQgqcDg

    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 Publisher is the hot, go-to company for a long list of popular TV shows and big Feature Films when they need authentic music from a particular time period. The Publisher pays you upfront for the master rights and the Publisher’s share of the copyright, and you keep the Writer’s Share of the publishing and earn income from performance royalties paid by your Performing Rights Organization.

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

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

    Your name needs to be on the copyright. Your songs need to be original compositions (no covers), and you need to own or control the copyright and master recordings to submit for this pitch. DO NOT SUBMIT FOR FRIENDS! Please submit as many song as you’d 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 (PDT), on Thursday, June 21st, 2018. TAXI #Y180621VP

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    POST PUNK INSTRUMENTALS re needed by a European Music Library with lots and lots of great placements in Film and TV. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals (Vintage or Contemporary Productions can both work) that could generally fit in the stylistic wheelhouse of the following references:

    "Rise" by Public Image Ltd. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPj-8_wOZcA

    "Nick The Stripper" by the Birthday Party https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5I2vEcVC_I

    "Ether" by Gang of Four https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7sNfbprnKU

    Although these references have vocals in them, this request is for Instrumentals only. Please submit Post Punk Instrumentals that would stylistically fit the vibe and style of the references above and others like them. Recently recorded songs or old vintage master recordings can both work for this pitch. Please avoid submitting anything that sounds stiff, synthetic, or obviously MIDI-driven. The more authentic sounding, the better!

    Your submissions should be 2 minutes in length (give or take). Non-Faded, Buttoend/Stinger 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 11:59PM (PDT), on Saturday, July 7th, 2018. TAXI #Y180707PP

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    Rap / Hip Hop

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    CONTEMPORARY RAP/HIP-HOP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by an A-list Record Producer’s Publishing Company that’s always pitching to several big artists’ projects, including projects he’s personally working on! He’s looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would appeal to fans of these references and other songs that could appear on a playlist with them:

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

    “Savior” by Iggy Azalea ft. Quavo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3hXC5yNZOc

    “Be Careful” by Cardi B: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zSRkr1nQNw

    “Chun-Li” by Nicki Minaj: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wpm07-BGJnE

    Please submit songs that are rhythmically, melodically, and lyrically engaging, with an outstanding vocal performance that sounds like a real-deal, current Rap/Hip-Hop artist. Be sure your overall production is polished-sounding and in the general range of the references above.

    The deal will be negotiated between you and the Publishing Company. Please do not submit songs that are already in any other catalogs or signed to any other publishing companies. The company typically does EXCLUSIVE publishing or co-publishing deals from what we’ve observed. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or on 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 Saturday, June 23rd, 2018. TAXI #Y180623RH

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    CURRENT-SOUNDING HIP-HOP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed for an (up-to) $8,000 (to the writer/composer) placement by a Very Successful One-Stop Music Publisher for a National TV Commercial for a Sports Apparel Brand. They want Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that are in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the following references that we got from our client:

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

    “This Is America” by Childish Gambino: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYOjWnS4cMY

    “Stir Fry” by Migos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHUxyXZBXY8

    “EVERYDAY” by Marshmello & Logic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qQsPw4CqUI

    IMPORTANT Note from our Client: “Please pay close attention to the Tempos of the referenced tracks.”

    Please submit Contemporary-sounding Songs that are rhythmically, melodically, and lyrically engaging. Your production should be polished from top to bottom and have current-sounding instrumentation. Please try not to rely solely upon loops! Be creative in your programming. Your song should have an outstanding vocal performance that generally reflects the attitude and swagger you’d expect to hear from the references above and other acts in that wheelhouse. This company is looking for authentic-sounding Hip-Hop with some edge, but the subject matter of the lyrics has to work in advertising.

    Quoting the Publisher: “We’re looking for tracks that have great developmental arcs with dynamic movements, forward momentum, and some excitement!”

    Avoid dark lyrics and references to specific names, dates, times, places, brands, and profanity. Lyrics that sound cool and have lots of swagger will work, but negative lyrics won’t work for advertising. Do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for feel, texture, tone, and vibe. Do NOT submit any material with unauthorized samples of any other artists’ music, sounds, or any other form of media. Broadcast Quality is needed.

    The estimated license fee for this use is [up-to] $8,000 (to the writer/composer), depending on the ultimate placement. This company offers an EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal, with a 1-year reversion. If they don’t get your Song used during that term, you can get all 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 - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT) on Sunday, June 24th, 2018. TAXI #Y180624HH

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    Rock

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    INDIE ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by an extremely busy Music Licensing Company with a really long track record of awesome placements in Film, TV, and Commercials. They’re searching for Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs in the general stylistic wheelhouse of artists like (but not limited to), Vampire Weekend, X Ambassadors, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references we got from our client to get yourself in the general range of the sound, style, and vibe they need:

    “Run” by Vampire Weekend https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdjL0hBabsU

    “Jungle” by X-Ambassadors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqXW57WM9TA

    Please submit original songs with lots of attitude and Indie appeal. Your submissions should be rhythmically and melodically interesting with a super-catchy chorus. You can incorporate some minimal electronic elements, but your song should be primarily driven by traditional Rock instrumentation. Having a distinctive vocal sound/identity could also help you stand out for this pitch.

    No specific lyric themes were requested, so anything that sounds like what you’d normally hear in the Indie Rock genre could potentially work. Universal lyrics that avoid 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 company offers an EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal. This Music Library splits ALL sync fees 50/50 with you. 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. Please do not send material for this pitch that is already signed to 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 (PDT), on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018. TAXI #Y180619RS

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    CONTEMPORARY POP/ROCK ARTISTS and/or BANDS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an awesome Music Supervisor-Owned Music Licensing Company with a great track record of placements in Feature Films and TV Shows. Please listen to the references our client gave us to get a general idea of the sound and style of what might get this Library excited:

    “Whatever It Takes” by Imagine Dragons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOsM-DYAEhY

    “Sit Next to Me” by Foster The People: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKLVpDTZOPQ

    “Ride” by Twenty One Pilots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw-0pbY9JeU

    Please submit well-structured Songs with captivating melodies and an unforgettable chorus. Your instrumentation/production can vary but should be somewhat stylistically consistent with the references above. Having a compelling vocal performance with a strong, confident delivery could help your song stand out for this request!

    Quoting Our Source: “They're looking for bands or acts that have a cool, marketable sound. Having a fan-base and current streaming activity could also make you more appealing to this high-end library as well!”

    This Company offers both EXCLUSIVE and NON-EXCLUSIVE deals. The specific deal points will be handled on a case-by-case basis. If you’re inclined to do an Exclusive deal, please don’t submit material for this pitch that’s already signed with any other libraries or publishers. You must own or control your Master and Composition to submit to this opportunity. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI A&R person who has been handpicked by the Music Supervisor who owns the Library – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Thursday, June 21st, 2018. TAXI #Y180621PR

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    ORIGINAL, VINTAGE, CLASSIC ROCK N’ ROLL SONGS with Male Vocals Recorded in the 1970’s are needed by an A-List Music Publisher for Film and TV sync licensing. If you’ve got old recordings that sound like they belong on a playlist with the references or other Rock acts from the ‘70s, you might have exactly what this awesome publisher needs:

    “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” by AC/DC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onE43h_TUUY

    “Rock and Roll All Nite” by KISS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XfRjVo5wOE

    “Rock and Roll” by Led Zeppelin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bv_ALKkTjQ

    The recording quality is not expected to be on par with today’s broadcast quality! Many TAXI members have been signed by this publisher with nothing more than good demo recordings! They’re much more interested finding music that sounds authentic to the time period!

    TAXI Tip: You can submit old masters or demos for this pitch.

    This Publisher is the hot, go-to company for a long list of extremely popular TV shows and big Feature Films when they need authentic music from a particular time period. The Publisher pays you upfront for the master rights and the Publisher’s share of the copyright, and you keep the Writer’s Share of the publishing and earn income from performance royalties paid by your Performing Rights Organization.

    This company often averages several placements per week, and many of those are TAXI members who’ve been signed with this company because they submitted to a listing like this! Dozens of TAXI members have signed cash-up-front buyout deals with this company. Several have even received up front checks for $10,000 - $15,000 (or more!) Deal sizes / 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 if the sound quality is reasonably good. This is a golden opportunity to make money with music that you might have thought had no hope in today’s market!

    Your name needs to be on the copyright. Your songs need to be original compositions (no covers), and you need to own or control the copyright and master recordings to submit for this pitch. DO NOT SUBMIT FOR FRIENDS! Please submit one to three songs online or per CD. Please include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018. TAXI #Y180627VR

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    ANTHEMIC, RHYTHMIC INDIE ROCK SONGS are needed by a European Music Library with lots and lots of great placements in Film, TV shows, and Trailers. Send them Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic range of the references below:

    “Jungle” by X-Ambassadors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqXW57WM9TA

    “Human” by Rag’n’Bone Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3wKzyIN1yk

    “Unstoppable” by The Score: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PBlykN4KIY

    Please submit edgy Rock songs that primarily feature percussive elements such as (but not limited to) Stomps, Kick, Claps, Slaps, Bangs etc. Your submissions should have impacting melodies, a killer rhythm section, and a big, anthemic chorus. Having a solid vocal performance with plenty of attitude and a ton of Rock swagger should help get your song to the top of the list for this request!

    NOTE: A big part of this request is having a hard-hitting beat in the production. The powerful Stomp/Clap element in the references is what you should really channel for this pitch if you want to make this Music Library happy!

    Lyric themes can vary, but should be consistent with the genre. Lyrics that avoid specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity are preferred, as they are easier to pitch and place. 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 must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018. TAXI #S180703AI

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    Singer / Songwriter

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    ORIGINAL, VINTAGE SINGER/SONGWRITER RECORDINGS with Male or Female Vocals that were recorded in the 1960s or 1970s are needed by an A-List Film and TV Music Publisher. If you’ve got old recordings that sound like they could be on a playlist with the references below, or any other popular acts from that time period, you might have exactly what this awesome publisher needs:

    “Fire and Rain” by James Taylor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ALnh3w32VE

    “The Sound of Silence” by Paul Simon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zLfCnGVeL4

    “Me and Bobby McGee” by Janis Joplin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXV_QjenbDw

    “Nada One” by Heart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToYsIV8KJ18

    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!

    TAXI Tip: You can submit old masters or demos for this pitch!

    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 buyout, cash-up-front deals with this company. Several have even received up front checks for $10,000 - $15,000 (or more!) Deal sizes and buyout amounts vary depending on the quantity and quality of the songs signed by the Publisher.

    They DO NOT want material that was recently recorded and made to sound old. They can only use AUTHENTIC, ORIGINAL, VINTAGE RECORDINGS. As long as the sound quality is reasonably good, then 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 – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Saturday, June 30th, 2018. TAXI #Y180630VS

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    SOULFUL, ACOUSTIC-driven, SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label for an International Artist who’s currently searching for his next BIG single. Send them Mid-Tempo Songs that you wouldn’t be surprised to hear on the same playlist with acts like (but not limited too) Labrinth, Michael Blume, Sampha etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get a general idea of the type of songs they want to consider for this artist:

    “Jealous” by Labrinth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50VWOBi0VFs

    “Manufactured Love” by Michael Blume: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyw6rywiSsg

    “(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano” by Sampha: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NSuIYwBxu4

    Please submit well-crafted, emotionally driven Songs with great lyrics, and a super compelling chorus that sounds like hit, even in fairly stripped-down form. Acoustic songs are 100% preferred for this request, so songs that are relatively simple Piano/Vocal or Guitar/Vocal performance will be given more priority, but you can also submit songs with a small ensemble. Having a great vocal performance with a touching delivery could help you stand out for this pitch as well.

    NOTE: This artist really likes melodies that are a bit left of center, so sending songs that have a classic song structure but very fresh melodies would be most appealing to this artist and his label!

    Your recording quality (even for stripped-down demos) needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened by a person handpicked by the Record Label. All submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018. TAXI #Y180703SA

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