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Updated: October 16, 2018

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    NEW LISTING --

    URBAN ADULT CONTEMPORARY SONGS with Female Vocals are needed QUICKLY for an (up to) $5,000, Direct-to-Production Company/Music Supervisor placement on a HIT TV Show airing on a Major Broadcast Network.

    Note: The show’s production company routinely takes 100% of the Publisher’s share of songs that get placed on the show. You’ll keep 100% of the Writer’s share and get the full sync fee (up to $5,000). We think they do this to keep the song from appearing elsewhere, and to give themselves the control they would likely prefer to have, should they want to include the song on an album released at a later date or in syndicated episodes, DVD collections, etc. in the future.

    They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would fall in the general ballpark of the following references they provided to us:

    “Next To Me” by Emile Sande

    “If This Isn't Love” by Jennifer Hudson

    Please submit commercial sounding Urban A/C songs with awesome melodies, solid song structure, and a memorable chorus. Your production approach can vary, but should incorporate some organic instrumentation. Having a vocal performance with a soulful quality in the general style of the references should help your submission stand out for this request.

    Although they didn’t ask for specific lyric themes, lyrics that avoid references to specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity 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.

    The estimated license fee is up to $5,000, depending on the ultimate placement. This is a Direct-to-Music Supervisor/Production Company placement where the show’s production company will likely get the Publisher’s share and you’ll get 100% of the sync fee and any applicable performance royalties that would come from your retention 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 by a TAXI screener who was handpicked by the Music Supervisor, and who will be judging based on his "gut" – Short critiques only.   Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT), on Thursday, October 18th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181018UA

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    ADULT CONTEMPORARY/POP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Top-Tier A&R Executive for a Tony Award-winning Artist and Actor who’s working on his debut album.

    Quoting the A&R Executive: “I’m looking for songs that have the emotional narrative of Ben Folds and Sara Bareilles, with the Pop narrative of Charlie Puth’s “We Don't Talk Anymore” or James Arthur’s “Say You Won't Let Go” coupled with the soulfulness of “Overjoyed/Georgia On My Mind.”

    "Landed" by Ben Folds

    "Love Song" by Sara Bareilles

    “We Don’t Talk Anymore” by Charlie Puth

    “Say You Won't Let Go” by James Arthur

    "Overjoyed" by Stevie Wonder

    "Georgia On My Mind" by Ray Charles

    Please submit well structured UP-TEMPO Songs with infectious melodies, engaging production, and a huge, compelling chorus that brings it all home. You can go with a relatively simple Stripped-Down Guitar/Vocal or Piano/Vocal performance, as well as versions with a small ensemble or a full production. Having a compelling vocal performance could be the icing on the cake to get this artist and the label excited about cutting your song!

    Your recording and mix need to be clean and well balanced to represent the song well and get them excited about cutting it. 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 the A&R person himself (time permitting), or by a TAXI Screener selected by the A&R if his schedule gets too busy - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT), on Sunday, October 29th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181029AP

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    Christmas / Holiday

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    ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a super well-connected Publisher for a wide range of Film, TV, and Commercial placements.
    They’re looking for Songs in All-Tempos that could fall in a pretty wide range of styles, including but definitely not limited to the examples referenced below:

    “Snowman” By Sia

    “Snowed In” By Chance The Rapper & Jeremih

    “Mistletoe” by Justin Bieber

    “Santa Tell Me” by Ariana Grande

    NOTE: Songs can be in just about any current, modern, commercially viable genre: Singer/Songwriter, R&B, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Country, Hip-Hop, EDM, etc., etc., as long as it instantly puts listeners in the Christmas/Holiday spirit.

    Please submit Original Christmas Songs that deliver a Christmas sound, style, and tone that’s in the general wheelhouse of the references above. Instrumentation can vary from a simple acoustic/vocal performance to a fuller production, and should utilize instruments you’d commonly hear in Christmas music, such as (but not limited to) sleigh bells, hand bells, chimes, etc. Our observation is that if you add too many of those Christmas-y sounds, it might be overbearing. Add them tastefully!

    Be sure to have a vocal performance that’s well-performed from start to finish.  Lyrics that are more in the holiday season ballpark will probably work better than religious songs, considering the context of the references. 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, 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 - No full critiques. Time permitting; somebody from the Publishing Company may screen some or all of the submissions. All submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT), on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181017OC

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    Country

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    CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY/POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a great Music Row Publisher for a Charting Artist whose last album was #1 on the Country Charts. They’re looking for top-notch, Songs in All Tempos that would appeal to the fans of acts and songs like:

    “Queens Don't” by RaeLynn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjhyYpwPN_Q

    “Sway” by Danielle Bradbery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr1Fpkkad2c

    “Love Me Like You Mean It” by Kelsea Ballerini: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r6N2JQQwg0

    Give them songs that sound like a Country smash waiting to happen! Pack your submissions with catchy, modern melodies, and of course, great big hooks. Your songs should be well-crafted (to a Nashville/Music Row standard) from start to finish, with visually descriptive, conversational lyrics, and a super-catchy chorus that sounds like something that hasn’t already been done a thousand times before. This artist has an amazing vocal range, so having a strong vocal on your demo could help get this artist and publisher excited about cutting your song.

    Quoting our client: “We need songs that have a fresh feel with a lot of personality, and lyrics with some meat.”

    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 11:59 PM (PDT), on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018. TAXI #Y181017CC

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    RADIO-WORTHY COUNTRY SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a well-established, highly-regarded Music Row Publisher for a charting, up-and-coming Country Act.
    Please submit great songs in All-Tempos that would appeal to fans of artists like:

    “Burn Out” by Midland:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBCrkFB8nvc

    "I Lived It" by Blake Shelton:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_nLsG_asQg

    “Friends In Low Places” by Garth Brooks:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvCgSqPZ4EM

    Please submit well-crafted songs that have an authentic Country sound, with strong melodic ideas and authentic lyrics that rise to the bar of Nashville’s top writers. Be sure your submissions have a Country structure with genre-appropriate instrumentation. You’d be wise to have a solid and super confident vocal performance to get the Publisher and the Artist excited about cutting your song.

    TAXI Tip: They would love to hear great country songs with a 90's country vibe, clever hooks, and unique storylines.

    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 (PDT), on Thursday, October 18th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181018RW

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    Gospel

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    ORIGINAL GOSPEL SONGS with Female Vocals are needed for an (up to) $5,000, Direct-to-Production Company/Music Supervisor placement on a HIT TV Show that’s airing on a Major Broadcast Network.

    Note: The show’s production company routinely takes 100% of the Publisher’s share of songs that get placed on the show. You’ll keep 100% of the Writer’s share and get the full sync fee (up to $5,000). We think they do this to keep the song from appearing elsewhere and to give themselves the control they would likely prefer to have should they want to include the song on an album released at a later date or in syndicated episodes, DVD collections, etc. in the future.

    They’re looking for songs in All-Tempos that could be found on a playlist with these references (which our client provided to us):

    “Precious Lord Take My Hand” by Aretha Franklin

    “Lord Lift Us” by CeCe & BeBeWinans

    “Step Aside” by Tamela Mann

    Please submit soulfully expressive and deeply inspiring Gospel Songs that are emotionally engaging on all cylinders: vocally, melodically, and lyrically. Be sure your production has all the hallmarks of the references above, with instrumentation, rhythms, and chord progressions you might hear in traditional Gospel music.

    NOTE: There is a possibility that your song may be re-recorded and/or re-sung for the show. That said, having a compelling vocal style that sounds consistent with the approach heard in the references (and the genre in general) could help you in nailing this request!

    Lyric themes can vary, but should be something you’d expect to hear in the Gospel genre. Please avoid 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 is up to $5,000, depending on the ultimate placement. This is a Direct-to-Music Supervisor/Production Company placement where the show’s production company will likely get the Publisher’s share and you’ll get 100% of the sync fee and any applicable performance royalties that would come from your retention 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 11:59 PM (PDT), on Thursday, October 18th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181018OG

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    Hard to Classify / Specialty / Novelty

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    THIS LISTING IS ONLY FOR TAXI MEMBERS WHO WILL BE AT THE 2018 ROAD RALLY AND WANT A CHANCE TO HAVE THEIR SONG PLAYED DURING THE PANEL BELOW. GUESTS CANNOT SUBMIT FOR THIS PANEL, SORRY!

    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND, 2018 – GRAND BALLROOM

    2:45pm – 4:15pm:
    Film & TV Song Pitch and Feedback Panel – Songs (from TAXI members only) will be played for Music Supervisors and Music Licensing executives Frank Palazzolo (Music Supervisor); Bob Mair (CEO, Black Toast Music); Mason Cooper (Music Supervisor); Beth Wernick (CEO, Imaginary Friends); and Shannon Quisenberry (Director of Creative, Think Music). Songs only! Music played during this panel will be chosen randomly from a playlist generated from a panel-specific TAXI Listing that ran prior to the Rally. Submissions not played will be screened on a yes/no basis after the Rally, and Forwards will be sent to all the panelists.

    Please submit ONE SONG that you think would be good for placements in TV Shows, Feature Films, Indie Films, or Documentaries. By submitting, you acknowledge and understand that you are not guaranteed that your song will be played on this panel of Music Licensing Executives and Music Supervisors.

    • Songs submitted will NOT be pre-screened, so every song submitted has an equal chance of being played on the panel!

    • Songs that do not get played on the panel will be screened by TAXI on a Yes/No Basis about 10 business days after the Rally has ended!

    • You get two chances at having the panelists hear your song 1) Randomly during the panel, or 2) By getting Forwarded by TAXI’s A&R people after the Rally!

    IMPORTANT NOTE: We will call out the name of each person whose music is randomly pulled. If you are not in the ballroom, we will move on to the next person’s music. No exceptions.

    The mandate for TAXI’s post panel screeners will be, “Forward songs that you think are really, really strong and appropriate enough that Music Licensing Companies would want to sign it or Music Supervisors could find it usable in a Film or TV project they are working on."

    You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this opportunity. Please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any Music Libraries or Catalogs.

    Once again, all songs that do not get played on the panel will be screened on a Yes/No basis - Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on WEDNESDAY, October 24th, 2018. TAXI #Y181024FT

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    THIS LISTING IS ONLY FOR TAXI MEMBERS WHO WILL BE AT THE 2018 ROAD RALLY AND WANT A CHANCE TO HAVE THEIR SONG OR INSTRUMENTAL PLAYED DURING THE PANEL BELOW. GUESTS CANNOT SUBMIT FOR THIS PANEL, SORRY!

    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd, 2018 – GRAND BALLROOM

    3:45pm – 5:15pm:
    Music Supervisor Pitch Panel – Songs and Instrumentals, Members only pitch – Music Supervisors Mason Cooper (Film/TV), Frank Palazzolo (Scripted TV), Jonathan Weiss (Unscripted TV), Karl Richter (Commercials/TV/Film), and Naaman Snell (Trailers/Promos) will listen, give feedback, and maybe even take some music home! Music played during this panel will be chosen randomly from a playlist generated from a panel specific TAXI Listing that ran prior to the Rally. Submissions not played will be screened on a yes/no basis after the Rally, and Forwards will be sent to all the panelists.

    Please submit ONE SONG or ONE INSTRUMENTAL that you think would be good for placements in TV Shows, Feature Films, Indie Films, or Documentaries. By submitting, you acknowledge and understand that you are not guaranteed that your Song or Instrumental will be played on this panel of Music Licensing Executives and Music Supervisors.

    • Songs and Instrumentals submitted will NOT be pre-screened, so every Instrumental submitted has an equal chance of being played on the panel!

    • Songs and Instrumentals that do not get played on the panel will be screened by TAXI on a Yes/No Basis about 10 business days after the Rally has ended!

    • You get two chances at having the panelists hear your Song or Instrumental 1) Randomly during the panel, or 2) By getting Forwarded by TAXI’s A&R people after the Rally!

    IMPORTANT NOTE: We will call out the name of each person whose music is randomly pulled. If you are not in the ballroom, we will move on to the next person’s music. No exceptions.

    The mandate for TAXI’s post panel screeners will be, “Forward Songs or Instrumentals that you think are strong and appropriate enough that Music Licensing Companies would want to sign it or Music Supervisors could find it usable in a Film or TV project they are working on."

    You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this opportunity. Please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any Music Libraries or Catalogs.

    Once again, all Songs and Instrumentals that do not get played on the panel will be screened on a Yes/No basis - Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on FRIDAY, October 26th, 2018. TAXI #Y181026SP

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    Instrumental (Multiple Genres)

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    LATIN-INFUSED RAP/HIP-HOP INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a successful Music Licensing Company with a great track record of TV placements. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals in the general stylistic wheelhouse as these references:

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

    “I Like It” by Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin

    “Wild Thoughts” by DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller

    “Merengue” by Kent Jones

    TAXI Tip: Please note that this music is fairly emotionally upbeat. You’d be smart to avoid submitting anything that's dark or has a Trap feel.

    Although these references have vocals, this request is for Instrumentals only!
    Please submit well-composed Rap/Hip-Hop Instrumentals that are rhythmically and melodically engaging, with an obvious Latin flair or flavor but still rooted in the Rap/Hip-Hop genre.

    All submissions should be about 2 minutes in length, give or take. Non-faded, Buttoned/Stinger endings will work best. Please do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall 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 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 Tuesday, October 16th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181016LI

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    ORIGINAL PIANO AND STRING INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a heavy-hitting U.K. Music Library that’s expanding to meet their growing demand! They’re looking for Instrumentals in the general ballpark of the references below:

    "Wings (Piano & String Instrumental Version)" by Sam Yung

    "Kingdom Hearts: Passion (Piano & String Version)" by Sam Yung

    “Sad Romance” by Ji PyeongKeyon

    NOTE: Please make sure your arrangement ONLY includes the two instrument styles.

    Please submit well crafted Piano and String Instrumentals that evoke a deep sense of emotion. Your musicianship must have great articulations, emotion, and tonality from start to finish. Your instrumentation should sound like realistic Piano and Strings, whether they came from a computer or not. Anything that sounds synthetic or synth-based won’t work for this pitch - however you get there, the end result needs to sound realistic and authentic!

    All submissions should be two-to-five-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.

    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 11:59 PM (PDT), on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018. TAXI #Y181016OP

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    INDIE ROCK INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a super well-connected Publisher that’s pitching directly to a TV Series on Showtime. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals that would fall in the general ballpark of the following references:

    “Factory” by Sharkmuffin

    "Passion" by Kino Kimino

    Although the references above have vocals, this pitch is for Instrumentalsonly.
    Please send them Indie Rock Instrumentals that sound like a real band, not a band in a box, studio-only project. Your submissions should have modern-sounding guitars; cool melodies; and believable, hipster-flavored musicianship. The more authentic to the genre your songs sound, the better your chances are of landing this placement!

    NOTE: Anything that sounds midi-driven or like a “one-man-band” trying to sound like a real band won’t work well for this request. If you can pull it off all by your lonesome, more power to ya!

    Your submissions should be in the range of three-to-four minutes long (give or take), with short (or no) intros. Include Non-Faded, Buttoned/Stinger endings. 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.

    Genre-Appropriate Broadcast Quality is needed. A little rough around the edges might work just fine in this context.

    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 Instrumentals as you’d like online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Time permitting; someone from the Publishing Company may screen the submissions. All submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT), on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181016IP

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    VINTAGE, PUBLIC DOMAIN CLASSICAL-Style MUSIC INSTRUMENTALS that were recorded BEFORE the year 2000 are needed by an extremely successful Publisher of Period Music for Film and TV Licensing.

    NOTE: We are also running a TAXI Listing for ORIGINAL "CLASSICAL-Style MUSIC INSTRUMENTALS" as listing TAXI #Y181012VC, so please don’t confuse the two!

    Your submissions can range from classical piano pieces, to string ensembles or quartets, all the way up to a full orchestra!

    NOTE: We purposely passed on putting references in this request, as they could potentially be more misleading or limiting than helpful. It really just boils down to this: They’re looking for Vintage Recordings of Public Domain Classical-Style Music recorded BEFORE 2000 – 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 buyout deals with this company, and 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.
    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!

    Please double check to make sure the Instrumental you submit is truly in the Public Domain! You must own or control the Master Recording to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit as many Instrumentals 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 than11:59 PM (PDT), on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181017PD

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    SINISTER, TENSION-INDUCING DRONE INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a European Music Library with lots and lots of great placements in Film and TV.
    They’re searching for a few ominous Instrumental Cues in the general stylistic ballpark of the following references:

    Arctica & DeepDark - Heart of the Dead City

    “Cocytus” By Ager Sonus: (From 0:00 – 6:29)

    Please send them dark, tense Instrumental Cues (with very little to no melodic movement) that deliver a gloomy, menacing vibe. Your Cues should have a consistent droning quality that conveys an unsettling, moody feeling. Please be sure to stick to a singular vibe and sound throughout the Cue to keep your piece emotionally cohesive. VERY sparse percussion can also be added, but remember, less is more. Remember, this style generally doesn't tend to have a predominant beat or pulse to it. Simplicity and mood are the keys to this pitch. Note the arrangements laid out in the references to get a better idea.

    Your submissions should be at about 90 seconds in length. Non-Faded endings with a natural decaying ring out 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, so please be sure the Cues 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 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 11:59 PM (PDT), on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181017ST

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    CURRENT-SOUNDING TRAP INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a hot European Music Library that’s expanding their reach and catalog size. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals in the general stylistic wheelhouse of these references:

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

    “APES**T” by THE CARTERS

    “OKAY” by Moneybagg Yo ft. Future

    “Who Want The Smoke?” by Lil Yachty, Cardi B, Offset

    Although the references have vocals, they’re looking for Instrumentals only.
    Give them well-crafted Trap Instrumentals (not cues) that have a rhythmically and melodically engaging approach. Your submission should have modern instrumentation such as (but not limited to) great synths, 808s, rhythmic hi-hats and snares, vocal chants, and cool-sounding ear candy throughout. Please be sure your overall production sounds current, unique, and not dated.

    Your submissions should be about 2 minutes long, give or take. Non-faded, buttoned/stinger endings will probably work best. Do NOT copy the referenced music in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall 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 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 11:59 PM (PDT), on Sunday, October 21st, 2018.  TAXI #Y181021TI

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    DANCE-Y, GAME SHOW-Style INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a British Music Library with lots of placements. They are currently in catalog/genre expansion mode!
    They’re on the hunt for a bunch of Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals that are stylistically in the range of these examples we got from the Music Library:

    JACKPOT Example 1

    JACKPOT Example 2

    Please submit lively, fun Instrumentals that sound like they could have been lifted right off a game show or slot machine. For this pitch, you don’t necessarily need to have the latest samples or virtual instruments on your tracks. Having some quirky melodies with some (retro) synth sounds could actually work in your favor for this request! It really just boils down to this: They’re looking for very simple, catchy Dance Instrumental music!

    Your submissions should be about 2-4 minutes long, give or take. Non-Faded 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, 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 s 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, October 23rd, 2018.  TAXI #Y181023DG

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    HIGH-ENERGY, EXTREME SPORTS-Style ROCK INSTRUMENTALS are needed by the CEO of a Production Music Library with placements in TV, Film, Commercials, and Trailers. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals that could stylistically be right up the alley of (but not limited to) these references:

    “Tick Tick Boom” by The Hives

    “Champion” by Fall Out Boy

    “The Quitter” by NoFx

    Although the references have vocals, this request is for Instrumentals only!
    Please submit heart-pumping Rock Instrumentals that will bring added energy and excitement to Major League-type Sports highlight reels and Extreme Sports shows. Your submission should be adrenaline-filled with authentic sounding Rock instrumentation, awesome melodies, and a killer rhythm section. If you can imagine hearing your Instrumental while watching extreme sports, this company wants it, and lots of it!

    TAXI TIP: Please avoid using any Instruments that sound stiff or obviously MIDI-driven. The more believable and authentically Rock your performance and production sounds and feels, the better your chances are of landing this request!

    All submissions should be between 1.5 and 2 minutes long, give or take. Non-Faded, button/stinger endings are recommended. Do NOT copy the referenced tracks in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

    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 gets 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. 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 (PDT), on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018. TAXI #Y181023HE

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    TECHNO INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a hot European Music Library that’s expanding their reach and catalog size. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the references they gave us:

    "Melodic Techno Phrases" by Engineering Samples RED

    "Techno Offense" by Engineering Samples RED

    Crafted Techno Samplepack

    Give them Techno Instrumentals that use cutting-edge production techniques. Make sure your Instrumental is current-sounding with plenty of unique and contemporary electronic elements and instruments. Your submission should have infectious beats, strong melodies, and tons of hooks and ear candy sprinkled in. Think of the type of music that would be heard in an underground dance club or an EDM/Dance music festival!

    Your submissions should be 2-4 minutes long, give or take. Non-Faded 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 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 11:59 PM (PDT), on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181024TI

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    THIS LISTING IS ONLY FOR TAXI MEMBERS WHO WILL BE AT THE 2018 ROAD RALLY AND WANT A CHANCE TO HAVE THEIR INSTRUMENTAL PLAYED DURING THE PANEL BELOW. GUESTS CANNOT SUBMIT FOR THIS PANEL, SORRY!

    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd, 2018 – GRAND BALLROOM

    9:30am – 10:45am:
    Instrumental Pitch and Feedback Panel – Panelists Joy Basu (CEO, Lab Hits Music), Jonathan Weiss (Music Supervisor), Michael Kruk (CEO, Platinum Music), Pedro Costa (CEO, InStyle Music), and Tim Hogarth (Reality Show Video Editor) will listen, give feedback, and possibly take some music home! Music played during this panel will be chosen randomly from a playlist generated from a panel-specific TAXI Listing that ran prior to the Rally. Submissions not played during the panel will be screened on a yes/no basis after the Rally, and Forwards will be sent to all the panelists.

    Please submit ONE INSTRUMENTAL that you think would be good for placements in TV Shows, Feature Films, Indie Films, or Documentaries. By submitting, you acknowledge and understand that you are not guaranteed that your Instrumental will be played on this panel of Music Licensing Executives and Music Supervisors.

    • Instrumentals submitted will NOT be pre-screened, so every Instrumental submitted has an equal chance of being played on the panel!

    • Instrumentals that do not get played on the panel will be screened by TAXI on a Yes/No Basis about 10 business days after the Rally has ended!

    • You get two chances at having the panelists hear your Instrumental 1) Randomly during the panel, or 2) By getting Forwarded by TAXI’s A&R people after the Rally!

    IMPORTANT NOTE: We will call out the name of each person whose music is randomly pulled. If you are not in the ballroom, we will move on to the next person’s music. No exceptions.

    The mandate for TAXI’s post panel screeners will be “Forward Instrumentals that you think are really strong and appropriate enough that Music Licensing Companies would want to sign it or Music Supervisors could find it usable in a Film or TV project they are working on."

    You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this opportunity. Please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any Music Libraries or Catalogs.

    Once again, all Instrumentals that do not get played on the panel will be screened on a Yes/No basis - Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on THURSDAY, October 25th, 2018. TAXI #Y181025RI

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    NEW LISTING --

    DRAMATIC, ORCHESTRAL-Based TENSION INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a U.K. Music Library with lots of placements. They’re knee deep in expansion mode and are currently looking for lots of dramatic sounding Tension Instrumentals that would fall in the general stylistic ballpark of these examples:

    "Apocalyptic Dawn" by Fired Earth Music

    A Scene from "Takers"

    NOTE: These examples above were likely scored to picture and go through different moods, tempos, etc. because of scene changes. For the purpose of this request, you’d be very wise to stick to a singular motif and mood throughout your entire piece so your submission is cohesive from top to bottom. One cue = one feel!

    Please submit Instrumentals that use Orchestral Instrumentation to create a sense of drama and tension. Your Instrumentals should be compelling from beginning to end, and able to support high-energy, action-packed scenes. Using a mix of Orchestral and Electronic instruments is totally fine for this request.

    TAXI Tip: Please make sure any Virtual Orchestral Instruments or samples you use sound convincing and authentic! The more realistic, the better.

    Your submissions should be about 2-4 minutes long, give or take. Non-Faded 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, 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 11:59 PM (PDT), on Thursday, October 25th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181025DO

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    NEW LISTING --

    DRAMEDY-Style INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a hot European Music Library that’s expanding their reach and catalog size. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals in the general stylistic wheelhouse of these examples:

    WARNING:  The subject matter in some of the reference videos might require Viewer Discretion.

    “KUWTK” (From 0:29 – 0:50)

    “RHOC” (From 0:00 – 0:26)

    “Little Women: Dallas” (From 2:21 – 2:35)

    Send them fun Dramedy Instrumental Cues that could work for silly, funny, or sneaky scenes in Reality TV Shows. Instrumentation that could work for this pitch can include Pizzicato Strings, Marimba, Xylophone, Clarinets, Whistles, etc. Structure your Cue around a central melodic idea, while layering instrumentation in and out as your Cue progresses to add dynamics, keep it moving forward, and to keep your Cue from sounding too repetitive. Simpler is better for this pitch!

    TAXI Tip: Tastefully adding an instrument that isn't often heard in this genre could help your music stand out. Stick to something that works well in context, and doesn't make end users say, "OMG!" when they hear it. Try things like a touch of bassoon or maybe a tiny little pinch of mouth hard here or there. Whatever you try, do it sparingly... don't overdo it!

    Your submissions should be around 90 seconds 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 Instrumental 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 (PDT), on Thursday, October 25th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181025IC

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    INVESTIGATIVE TENSION INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by the CEO of a Production Music Library with placements in TV, Film, Commercials, and Trailers.
    Please listen to the following references given to us by the client to get an idea of what might work for this pitch:

    Crime Watch Daily (From 0:45 – 1:26)

    Dateline NBC (From 0:01 – 0:16)

    Please submit dramatic, suspenseful Instrumental Cues that could support a variety of Investigative and/or Crime-based scenes. Your submissions should have a sound, style, and production values that would be considered current for the standards of today’s TV Crime Dramas, and can incorporate instrumentation like (but not limited to) strings, pads, percussive accents, piano, etc.

    Craft your Cue around a simple melodic idea that’s suspenseful and tension-filled, while adding new layers of instrumentation as it progresses to create dynamics, interest, and forward momentum. Be sure to keep your Cue on the simple side, and remember that this is all about setting the mood!

    All submissions should be between 1.5 and 2 minutes long, give or take. Non-Faded, button/stinger endings are recommended. Do NOT copy the referenced tracks in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

    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 gets 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 11:59 PM (PDT), on Saturday, October 27th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181027IT

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    ANTHEMIC, SOULFUL / RHYTHMIC POP INSTRUMENTALS are 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 that would fit well on a playlist with the following references:

    NOTE: We recently ran this request as a TAXI Dispatch Listing (TAXI #D180927AR) but the company didn’t get enough material and asked us to run this request to our full membership list to see if we could find them even more. If you submitted to TAXI #D180927AR, please submit different material this time around!

    Unstoppable” by The Score

    “Human” by Rag’n’Bone Man

    Although the references have vocals, please submit Instrumentals only for this pitch.
    Please send them well-crafted Instrumentals in the vibe and style of the references above. Your submissions should have a polished production with impacting melodies and a killer rhythm section! Having a tasteful blend of contemporary electronic instrumentation and Rock elements could help you hit the sweet spot for this request.

    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 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 11:59 PM (PDT), on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181030AS

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    ORCHESTRAL COVERS of CLASSICAL PUBLIC DOMAIN PIECES are needed by an experienced, fast-growing European Music Library with placements in Film, TV, and Commercials. Please take a listen to the references below to get an idea of what could work for this request:

    “Egmont Overture Op. 84” by Ludwig van Beethoven

    “Piano Concerto No. 21 - Andante” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    "Air Suite Nr. 3 - Air on the g string” by Johann Sebastian Bach

    Please submit Instrumentals of Public Domain pieces with authentic-sounding Classical instrumentation and great musicianship. You’d be wise to stick closely to the original melody and arrangement so your Instrumental is easily recognizable.

    Your submissions can range from a small ensemble to a full-blown Orchestra and anything in-between, as long as it sounds like the real deal and is well played and articulated.Please read that last sentence again, it’s important! Anything that’s stiff, synthetic, or obviously MIDI-driven won’t work well for this pitch.

    Submissions can be between two and five minutes long, give or take. Non-Faded endings will work best. 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 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. There are no performance royalties for covers of Public Domain material.

    You must own or control your Master Recording to pitch for this opportunity. Please double check to make sure the pieces you submit are truly in the Public Domain! Please submit as many Covers 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 Wednesday, October 31st, 2018.  TAXI #Y181031PD

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    CURRENT SOUNDING POST-ROCK INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a Successful, high end Music Library that primarily pitches to Advertising Campaigns.

    NOTE: 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.

    They’re looking for Instrumentals in All Tempos that are in the general stylistic wheelhouse these references they provided to us:

    "KIN" [Full Album] by Mogwai

    “Ratio” by Floating Points

    "Helios / Erebus" (Full Album) by God is An Astronaut

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

    Quoting the Music Library: “We’re looking for modern composers or bands who do Post-Rock influenced Instrumental tracks. We’re open to any sub-genre of Post-Rock. We’re NOT looking for new age-y material ala Kitaro or Kenny G. Modern Post-Rock and/or Electronic-based Post-Rock influenced Instrumentals of all energy levels and tempos are welcome.”

    To deliver an authentic Post-Rock sound, give them Instrumentals that use Rock instrumentation in a compelling, cinematic, and atmospheric way. If you plan on using Virtual Instruments, please make sure they sound incredibly convincing and real. This is a high-end company, and they will be very picky about this! Please avoid submitting anything that sounds synthetic, stiff, or obviously MIDI-driven or over-quantized.

    Your submissions should be about 2-4 minutes in length, give or take. Non-Faded endings with a natural decay/ring out 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, 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 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 Tuesday, November 6th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181106PR

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    TOP 40-STYLE POP INSTRUMENTALS with some EDM influence are needed by a Successful Music Library that primarily pitches to Advertising Campaigns.

    NOTE: This company has just started running Listings with TAXI, so it’s extremely 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.

    They’re looking for fresh, Up-Tempo Instrumentals that would sound at home on a playlist with music like (but not limited to) these references they gave us:

    “New Rules” by Dua Lipa

    “Promises” by Calvin Harris, Sam Smith

    “Habits (Stay High) - Hippie Sabotage Remix” by Tove Lo

    Although the references have vocals, please submit Instrumentals only for this pitch.
    Please submit well-crafted Pop Instrumentals that have great, catchy melodies, driving dance beats, and catchy ear candy throughout. Your submissions should have a contemporary Pop sound with some EDM elements mixed in. Your production should be current-sounding (not dated, please) with a slick, polished, Top 40 sound.

    NOTE: If you want to get on this company’s radar, you’d be wise to submit Instrumentals that sound more like records someone could sing over, and less like typical “library” music!

    Your submissions should be about 2-4 minutes in length. Non-Faded endings will work best for this pitch. 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, 50/50 deal, with a 3-year reversion. If they don’t get your music 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 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 Wednesday, November 7th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181107IE

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    HIGH ENERGY EDM INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a British Music Library currently in catalog expansion mode. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals in the general stylistic wheelhouse of these references:

    “Where Have You Gone” by Lucas & Steve

    “Like Fire” by Madison Mars ft. Nevve

    “Best Part Of Me” by METAFO4R

    Although the references have vocals, this request is for Instrumentals only!
    Please send in well-produced EDM Instrumentals that have cutting-edge production techniques and a contemporary sound, with tons of fist-pumping energy. Your Instrumentals should be innovative with plenty of big-sounding Synths, moving melodies, and driving rhythms. Be sure any instrumentation you use sounds current and not dated.

    Your submissions should be about 2-3 minutes long, give or take. Non-Faded Stinger endings will work best for this pitch. Do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs 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, 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 11:59 PM (PDT), on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181107ED

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    SPANISH LANGUAGE SONGS in ANY GENRE and STYLE with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a well-known Indie Label that has signed TAXI members from past Listings! They’re on the hunt for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that are in the broad stylistic range of (but definitely not limited to) the references below:

    “No Es Justo” by J. Balvin, Zion & Lennox

    “El Anillo” by Jennifer Lopez

    “Me Acostumbre” by Arcangel ft. Bad Bunny

    TAXI TIP: They’re open to hearing Songs in popular, and commercially viable genres like Pop, Rock, EDM, Indie-Rock, Hip-Hop, Electronic, Reggaetón, Punk, and even Country! Just be sure your vocals are NOT in English! Lyrics must be in Spanish only, please.

    Please submit songs that are rhythmically, melodically, and lyrically engaging from beginning to end. Your production and ensemble size can vary from small arrangements to a larger, fuller beat-driven production. Please be sure your vocal performance is solid from start to finish and is performed en Español.

    The specific deal points will be negotiated on a song-by-song basis directly with the Label. 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 11:59 PM (PDT), on Thursday, October 25th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181025SL

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    EMPOWERING and INSPIRING TOP-40 STYLE SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for an up to $15,000, Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Ad-Agency placement in a Commercial for an Energy Drink.

    NOTE: They are ONLY open to the following genres: Rap (but NO cursing or negative lyrics), Pop, and Pop/Rock.

    They’re looking for Up-Tempo Songs that would fall within the general stylistic ballpark of the following references we got from the Ad Agency:

    “No Brainer” by DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo

    “My House” by Flo Rida

    “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift

    “Stay” by Zedd, Alessia Cara

    “What Lovers Do” by Maroon 5 ft. SZA

    NOTE: Although some of the reference Songs are thematically and topically different from what the Ad-Agency is looking for, please use the references only as a directional guide for the emotionally upbeat style, vibe, and production approach that could work for this pitch.

    Please submit commercially appealing songs that are rhythmically and melodically engaging and have a contemporary sound and beat. Your songs should have a modern/contemporary sounding vocal performance, with well-crafted melodies, incredibly catchy hooks, and a solid chorus that’s competitive with what’s on the charts.

    LYRIC Tip: **Lyrics are the most important element for this request! **The Ad Agency is looking to hear lyrics or themes about “Living life to the max, being there for people, loving the life you live, and getting your satisfaction.” Essentially, they're looking for lyrics that could work in Nike or Adidas commercials (but this isn't for either of them). Send them songs with lyrics about being your best self and achieving or exceeding personal goals, all done in a context of authenticity - this brand and its consumers are "allergic to fakeness."

    TAXI Tip: This brand's consumers and target demographic are primarily young people. Everything that this brand does for its consumer must be true, engaging, interesting, and revealing. So, you’d be wise to make sure your song is able to convey this musically!

    The estimated license fee for this use is $15,000, depending on the ultimate placement.
    This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Ad-Agency placement, so you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Copyright and Master Recording, but we suspect that you won’t be able to license your submission for any other Commercials for the duration of the term of the agreement, which will be determined by the Ad Agency and you. You must own or control the Master and Composition rights 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 - Short critiques only. All Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT), on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181017EI

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    CONTEMPORARY, TOP 40-Style POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an A-list Record Producer’s Publishing Company, who is always pitching to BIG artists’ projects. Please submit Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general wheelhouse of artists like Maroon 5, Ariana Grande, Lauv, etc., etc., etc.
    Please listen to the following references for the sound and vibe he’s on the hunt for:

    “Girls Like You” by Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B

    “God Is A Woman” by Ariana Grande

    “I Like Me Better” by Lauv

    Please submit fresh, catchy songs with plenty of great hooks, a chart worthy chorus, and polished Pop production that sounds contemporary and not dated. Your vocals should have a slick Pop delivery that’s stylistically consistent with the references mentioned above. Having a great vocal on your demo will help get them excited about pitching your song or cutting it on one of the producer’s projects with big-name artists!

    Note: This Producer does not need to hear fully produced songs. He’s open to hearing 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. This Producer has cut TAXI members' songs on past records, so pitch your best stuff if you’d like to be part of that “club.”

    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. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT), on Thursday, October 18th, 2018.  TAXI #S181018CT

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    FEEL-GOOD, TOP 40-Style POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Music Licensing Company with a long and impressive list of great placements in Film, TV, and Commercials. They’re on the hunt for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that have the general style and vibe of the following references:

    “Feels” by Calvin Harris Ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean

    “I Like Me Better” by Lauv

    “One Kiss” by Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa

    Please submit commercial-sounding Pop songs that are reflective of what you’d hear on the radio or the Top 40-Pop Chart! Your production should be current-sounding, with a slick, polished, Top 40-Pop sound. You’d be wise to have a well executed vocal performance in the general wheelhouse of the vibe and style of the references above.

    Lyrics that avoid using specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity will probably make them happiest. 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 all upfront sync fees 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 Composition rights. Since this is an Exclusive deal, please be sure your material 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 - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT), on Thursday, October 18th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181018FG

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    CHART WORTHY POP/ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label A&R Executive for an award-winning Band whose last album peaked high on the Hot 100 charts. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as the following references our client gave to us:

    “Somebody Else” by The 1975

    “Shut Up and Dance” by WALK THE MOON

    “Give Yourself A Try” by The 1975

    Quoting Our Source: The mood and vibe of your song should be “Shut Up and Dance” meets "The 1975" – imagine if The 1975 had a baby with “Shut Up and Dance” and there was no copying going on from either existing “parent,” but there was a clear sense of each parents’ style in the baby." That’s the assignment!

    Please submit well-crafted songs that have authentic Pop/Rock instrumentation with solid musicianship and a vocal performance that’s engaging from start to finish. Your song should have solid production and lean a bit more toward the Pop side of Rock, with lots of mainstream appeal. Be sure your song has a strong melody and a super hooky chorus that sounds like it would be right at home on the charts!

    Your recording quality needs to be clean, clear, and well balanced so it represents your song well. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD.  Include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Record Label and must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT), on Friday, October 19th, 2018.  TAXI #S181019PR

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    SOULFUL A/C POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a Major Label A&R Executive for a HUGE Grammy Award Winning Pop SUPERSTAR. They’re looking for soulfully expressive, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would fit in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the following references:

    “Whole Lotta Woman” by Kelly Clarkson

    “Valerie” by Amy Winehouse

    “Telepathy” by Christina Aguilera

    Please send Songs that have a strong commercial A/C Pop structure and presence, with some Soul as the cherry on top. Your production style can vary, but should have infectious grooves and rhythms. This artist has an amazing vocal range, so please be sure your submissions can cater to an artist with exceptional vocal abilities. Bring her some big, soaring melodies!

    TAXI Tip: This artist is known for songs about female empowerment, so themes that cover topics like “I’m better off without you” or "I’m an independent woman that can pay my own bills" might be a smart way to go, here.

    Your recording and production quality needs to be clean, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. 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 Sunday, October 21st, 2018.  TAXI #Y181021SA

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    ORIGINAL 1980’s-Style POP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed for an (up to) $1,200, NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music-Supervisor placement in a TV Feature Film. They’re looking for Up-Tempo Songs (Recently recorded and retro-sounding OR Vintage Recordings can both work) that could fit in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the following references:

    “Faith” by George Michael

    “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham!

    Please submit original, well-crafted, Pop Songs that have a clear 1980’s "George Michael sound" in style and influence. Your submissions should have big, joyous melodies, cool 80's rhythms, and infectious grooves throughout. Your production can vary, as long as it has that George Michael ‘80’s appeal going for it.

    TAXI Tip: Your submissions can be actual vintage masters recorded in the 1980s, or they can be recently recorded Songs that are inspired by that era.

    Lyrics that avoid references to specific names, dates, times, places, brands and profanity might give you some edge, but we don’t think they’re an absolute necessity as these songs will be used as Background Source Music. 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.

    The estimated license fee is $1,200, 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. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT), on Sunday, October 21st, 2018.  TAXI #Y181021EP

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    CURRENT-SOUNDING POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by an A-list Record Producer’s Publishing Company. They’re looking for Top 40-Style, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist or charts as these references:

    “Let You Love Me” by Rita Ora

    “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding

    “New Rules” by Dua Lipa

    Please submit well-crafted songs that have a ton of mainstream appeal, with a fresh rhythmic, melodic, and lyrical approach. Your submissions should have a solid Pop song structure with polished production. You’ll be smart to deliver a super confident vocal performance to help sell the Producer and his Artist on cutting your song.

    Your production and recording quality should be strong enough to get them interested in your song, although it’s likely they’ll be cutting a new version. 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 - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT), on Sunday, October 21st, 2018.  TAXI #Y181021CS

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    FEEL-GOOD POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for several Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Producer placements in a tremendously popular TV Show on a Major Broadcast Network. They’re looking for Mid-To-Up-Tempo Songs that could be heard on the same playlist as artists like Daft Punk, Bruno Mars, Pharrell, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to these references to get yourself in the general ballpark:

    “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk

    “Finesse” by Bruno Mars

    “Come Get It Bae” by Pharrell Williams

    Please give them well-crafted Pop songs that have a feel-good beat, mood, and vibe. Your submissions should have catchy melodies, engaging rhythms, and solid production. Be sure your vocal performance is well performed with plenty of personality and attitude. Incorporating some live instrumentation in your production could help your submissions stand out!

    Lyric Tip: Lyric themes can vary, but should be family friendly and G or PG-Rated. You’d also be wise to avoid anything that's moody, dark, or depressing. Please avoid references to specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Keep them fun and emotionally uplifting.

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

    This pitch goes directly to the Show’s Supervising Producer, and you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Copyright and Master Recording. You’ll also get any applicable sync fees and performance royalties! No publisher splits! 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 and critiqued by a TAXI screener and must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT), on Monday, October 22nd, 2018.  TAXI #S181022FG

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    CONTEMPORARY, ACOUSTIC-based POP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Label A&R Executive for a new Recording Artist who is also an internet personality and actor. Send them great, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that you’d expect to hear on playlists with artist/songs like:

    “There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back” by Shawn Mendes

    “Love Yourself” Justin Bieber

    Give them well crafted songs that are “lyrically & melodically in the Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes territory, but are not too glossy."

    Your songs production and arrangement should be strong from top to bottom. Keep things somewhat sparse, but with interesting drum rhythms. They've asked that there is a "presence" of an Acoustic guitar in your arrangement. Otherwise, be sure your submissions still have all the essential elements of current Pop music - strong lyrics, catchy melodies, and an unforgettable chorus. Vocally, they would love to hear an approach that has a punchy rhythmic attack in it's delivery.

    TAXI Tip: Please avoid sending anything that's too mature for this request. You'd be smart to keep song content on the younger side of the spectrum, but nothing too childish. Avoid sending anything that's dark, depressing, or too sexualized. This artist's fans are mostly female “Tweens.” We're sure he sees them as platonic fans, and nothing more ;-)

    Your recording quality needs to be clean, clear, and well balanced so it represents your song 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 – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT), on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018. TAXI #Y181023CA

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    CONTEMPORARY ALT-POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label A&R Executive for a newly signed, up-and-coming Artist. They’re looking for Songs in All-Tempos that are in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the following references:

    “West Coast” by Lana Del Rey

    “Werewolf” by Fiona Apple

    Quoting the client: “Think Lana Del Rey meets Fiona Apple.”

    Please submit innovative Pop Songs that have a cool Alternative sound, while still keeping plenty of mainstream appeal. Your submissions should be rhythmically and melodically engaging, with a tasteful blend of authentic-sounding live instrumentation and some electronic elements. Please make sure your vocal performance is compelling enough to get this artist and label excited about cutting your song.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: This artist prefers simpler productions, so the song can focus more on her lyrics and vocal performance. This artist also writes, so we expect that this act may co-write or make some top line changes to your song. If you're not open to a co-write, please don't submit to this opportunity.

    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 on CD, Include Lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI Screener and must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT), on Thursday, October 25th, 2018.  TAXI #S181025AP

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    YOUTHFUL POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label A&R Executive for a newly signed act that’s working on her debut album. They’re looking for chart-worthy, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would appeal to the fans of acts like these references they gave us:

    “No Excuses” by Meghan Trainor

    “Delicate” by Taylor Swift

    “I Believe” by DJ Khaled ft. Demi Lovato

    Please send contemporary, well-crafted Pop songs with super-catchy melodies and a hook-filled chorus that sounds like a radio hit as soon as you hear it. Your submissions should also have a current and fresh lyric perspective with a big, confident, and compelling vocal delivery that will appeal to this artist and make her want to cut your song!

    NOTE: This artist is in her teens, so please nothing provocative. They want a song that will grow with her over time, so please also avoid anything that’s too childish or young-sounding.

    Make sure your production and recording quality are good enough to represent your song well. 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 (PDT) on Monday, October 29th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181029YP

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    TOP 40-STYLE POP SONGS with an EDM or R&B influence and 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.

    NOTE: We are also running a listing for Top 40-Style POP Instrumentals, as TAXI Listing #Y181107IE, so please don’t confuse the two.

    They’re on the hunt to find great, contemporary, Mid-To-Up-Tempo Songs that could be heard on the same playlist as artists like Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris, Tove Lo, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to these references they gave to us to get yourself in the general ballpark:

    “New Rules” by Dua Lipa

    “Promises” by Calvin Harris, Sam Smith

    “Habits (Stay High) - Hippie Sabotage Remix” by Tove Lo

    Please submit radio-friendly Songs with a Contemporary Top 40 sound. Be sure your song has super strong, engaging melodies with catchy hooks throughout and an unforgettable chorus. Your submissions can lean a bit toward the EDM or R&B side of the spectrum, as long as your songs are still rooted in the Pop genre. Vocally, you’d be smart to have a polished delivery in the general ballpark of the references.

    NOTE: If you want to get on this company’s radar you’d be wise submit material that sounds more like records and less like typical “library” music!

    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. 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 (PDT), on Monday, November 5th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181105PS

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    SENSUAL ELECTRONIC SONGS with Female Vocals are needed for an (up to) $15,000, NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Supervisor placement in a popular TV Series on Starz. They’re looking for Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs that would fit well on a playlist with the following references we got directly from the client:

    “Sun Won't Rise” by Seven Lions Ft. Rico and Miella

    “Follow” by Steele

    This Music Supervisor needs sensual Electronic songs with an engaging melodic and lyrical approach that could work well in scenes representing female characters. Your submissions should have a contemporary structure that showcases compelling melodies, epic-sounding production, and a well-performed vocal performance that’s similar to the vibe and style of the references.

    Lyric Tip: They need songs with lyric themes about falling out of love, desire, escapism, introspection & love. Lyrics that avoid references to specific names, dates, times, places, brands, and profanity are recommended.

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

    The estimated license fee for placements on this show is typically between $5,000 - $15,000, depending on the ultimate use. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Copyright and Master Recording, plus you’ll also get 100% of the Master License Fee and any applicable performance royalties. You must own or control your Copyright and Master Recording to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit as many Songs you’d like online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by a TAXI screener who was handpicked by the Music Supervisor.  Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT), on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018.  TAXI #S181106SE

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    NEW LISTING --

    CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Grammy-winning Record Producer’s Publishing Company. They're always pitching to BIG artists’ projects, and this opportunity is no exception! Please submit Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs in the general wheelhouse of artists like Lauv, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, etc., etc., etc.

    NOTE: We recently ran this request as (TAXI #S180813PS), and the producer LOVED what we sent him and asked us to re-run this request again to see if we could find them even more great material. If you submitted to TAXI #S180813PS please submit different material this time around!

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

    Listen to the following references for the sound and vibe they’re on the hunt for:

    “I Like Me Better” by Lauv

    “Sorry Not Sorry” by Demi Lovato

    “No Tears Left To Cry” By Ariana Grande

    Give them fresh, super catchy songs with memorable melodies, great hooks (ear candy) in all sections of the song, and a polished chorus that sounds like it would be a radio hit. Your vocal performance and overall sound should reflect the “Pop” aesthetic the referenced acts share.

    Note: You don’t need to submit a fully produced demo for this! This Producer is willing to listen to stripped-down demos, but your song has to be really, really strong!

    Even though this producer would likely produce a new recording of the song, your demo 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. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT), on Sunday, November 11th, 2018. TAXI #Y181111PS

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    Rap / Hip Hop

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    TOP 40-STYLE HIP-HOP SONGS with some POP influence and Male or Female Vocals are needed by a super well-connected Publisher for a wide range of Film, TV, and Commercial placements. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could generally fit in the stylistic wheelhouse of the references below:

    “No Brainer” by DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo

    “I'm the One” by DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne

    Please submit positive, commercially appealing Hip-Hop/Pop Songs with clean lyrics. They want to capture that fun, contemporary style and vibe heard in the referenced tracks. Your submissions should be melodically, rhythmically, and lyrically compelling, with engaging hooks throughout, and a really memorable chorus that would sound right at home on Top-40 radio! Your vocal performance should have plenty of attitude and swagger. The more it sounds like a record that could be on the radio, the more they’ll love it!

    Lyrical themes can vary for this pitch, but you should try to stick to themes that sound and feel like they’d belong on the Top 40 charts. Please avoid references to specific names, places, 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. 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, 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 - No full critiques. Time permitting; somebody from the Publishing Company may screen some or all of the submissions. All submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT), on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181016TS

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    CONTEMPORARY RAP/HIP-HOP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a super well-connected Publisher for a wide variety of Film, TV, and Commercial placements. This Publisher is known to get out there and hustle for placements and is currently looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could fit in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the references below:

    NOTE: We recently ran this request as (TAXI #Y180907RH), and the company loved what we sent them and asked us to re-run this request to see if we could find them even MORE great material. If you submitted to TAXI # Y180907RH, please submit different material this time around!

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

    “Watch” by Travis Scott ft. Lil Uzi Vert, Kanye West

    “Be Careful” by Cardi B

    “Taste” by Tyga ft. Offset

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The client has specifically requested "ABSOLUTELY NO EXPLICIT LYRICS." Having ANY explicit content and/or profanity in your Song will result in your submission being returned, regardless of how good the song is. Send CLEAN versions only!

    Please send them original Rap/Hip-Hop Songs built on great hooks, a really catchy chorus, and a confident vocal delivery that’s full of swagger. Be sure your submissions have a bangin' beat that’s as fresh as the referenced songs!

    No specific lyric themes were requested, so anything that sounds like it’s what you’d normally hear in the Hip-Hop genre could potentially work. Lyrics that avoid using references to specific names, dates, times and brands will be the most appealing to this company, but they’re not an absolute necessity. And, again, NO profanity, please.

    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. 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, 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 - No full critiques. Time permitting; someone from the Publishing Company may screen the submissions. All submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT), on Friday, October 19th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181019CR

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    EMOTIONALLY UPBEAT, "Light" HIP-HOP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for several Non-exclusive, Direct-to-Producer placements on a popular TV Show on a Major Broadcast Network. They’re looking for Up-Tempo Songs that would fit well on a playlist with the following references:

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

    "Playinwitme" by KYLE ft. Kehlani

    “No Brainer” by DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo

    “Downtown” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

    Please send well-crafted Hip-Hop Songs with a positive, fun vibe and sound that could work in the context of a comedic, family-friendly show. Make sure your song has contemporary-sounding production, creative wordplay, and a catchy chorus. Your vocals should sound stylistically current, with a delivery that’s full of Hip-Hop confidence.

    TAXI TIP: You’d be wise to avoid submitting any songs that are dark or have too much of a Trap feel. Emotionally upbeat is the way to go!

    Lyric Tip: Lyric themes can vary, but should be family-friendly and G or PG-Rated. You’d also be wise to avoid anything that's moody, dark, or depressing. Please avoid references to specific names, places, dates, times, and brands.  No profanity, please.

    Do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for feel, vibe, and tone. Do NOT submit any material with unauthorized samples of any other artists’ music, sounds, or any other form of media. Broadcast Quality is needed.

    This pitch goes directly to the show’s Supervising Producer, and you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Copyright and Master Recording. You’ll also get any applicable sync fees and performance royalties! No publisher splits! 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 – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT), on Saturday, October 20th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181020EU

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    Rock

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    ORIGINAL, VINTAGE ROCK SONGS RECORDED in the 1990s with 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 other popular acts from that era) you might have exactly what this awesome publisher needs:

    “C'mon Billy” by PJ Harvey

    "Cornflake Girl" by Tori Amos

    “Cannonball” by The Breeders

    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 buyout 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, 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 – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT), on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018. TAXI #Y181017VR

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    INDIE GARAGE ROCK ARTISTS or BANDS 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 hunting for killer acts that would appeal to fans of bands/artists like:

    "Wise Up" by RedFaces

    "Nervous Young Inhumans" by Car Seat Headrest

    "How Simple" by Hop Along

    “Charity” by Courtney Barnett

    (Some of the references have explicit lyrics.  Listener discretion is advised.)

    Please submit songs that clearly showcase your authentic Garage Rock sound with gritty, raw musicianship and a vocal signature with an identifiable “Indie” quality. Songs with a retro, trippy, psychedelic vibe and pulsing drums are welcome for this request. You'd be smart to make sure your Songs are rhythmically and melodically engaging, and have an unforgettable chorus that can compete with the best of them in this genre.

    NOTE: They’ve asked for THREE songs per submission, so they can see if you’ve got depth in your material. This company has previously signed TAXI members to full record deals!

    Your production and recording quality needs to be well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. You’d be wise to highlight your touring, live shows, fanbase, or impressive sales 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! 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 11:59 PM (PDT), on Sunday, October 28th, 2018. TAXI #Y181028GR

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    Singer / Songwriter

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    STRIPPED-DOWN, ACOUSTIC-Based SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Female Vocals are needed for an (up to) $10,000, Direct-to-Production Company/Music Supervisor placement on a HIT TV Show that’s airing on a Major Broadcast Network.

    Note: The show’s production company routinely takes 100% of the Publisher’s share of songs that get placed on the show. You’ll keep 100% of the Writer’s share and get the full sync fee (which could be up to $10,000). We think they do this to keep the song from appearing elsewhere and to give themselves the control they would likely prefer to have should they want to include the song on an album released at a later date or in syndicated episodes, DVD collections, etc. in the future.

    They’re looking for Down-To-Mid-Tempo songs only. Your production for this request should be strictly Acoustic Driven (**Piano **and/orAcoustic Guitar) and loosely in the general style of the following references:

    “Chandelier (Acoustic Version) ” by Sia

    “Chelsea Hotel No 2” by Lana Del Rey

    “Furious” by Jade Bird

    Give them heartfelt songs that have emotionally powerful melodies and a memorable chorus that will resonate and connect with the listener.

    NOTE: They’re especially looking for unique “smokey or raspy” voices, comparable to Sia, Amy Winehouse, Ellie Goulding, and Lana Del Rey. That said, please make sure your song has a compelling vocal performance with tons of feeling and emotion.

    No actual lyric direction has been specified, but they want something that’s "meaningful, heartfelt and soul grabbing." Lyrics that don't mention specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity could fare better because they don't conflict with the story or scene. 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 is up to $10,000, depending on the ultimate placement. This is a Direct-to-Music Supervisor/Production Company placement where the show’s production company will likely get the Publisher’s share and you’ll get 100% of the sync fee and any applicable performance royalties that would come from your retention 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 11:59 PM (PDT), on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018.  TAXI #Y181017SD

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