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

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Updated: May 22, 2017

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    ADULT CONTEMPORARY SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a “big deal” Producer who’s worked on tons of hit records in several genres. He’s looking for super-strong, Mid-to-Up-Tempo A/C Songs that can range from what you might expect to hear from artists like (but not limited to) Michael Buble and Adele, to guitar-based songs like you might hear from John Mayer and other artists like him who sometimes venture into the A/C arena.

    “I Believe In You” by Michael Buble: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94MHIeeGwys

    “Water Under The Bridge” by Adele: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BBvHRB5vQE

    “Love On The Weekend” by John Mayer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzqLtnBc1dg

    Please submit Songs with top-notch songwriting, contemporary melodies, and a hit-worthy, hook-driven chorus that would make a big-time producer play it for an artist he’s working with. Your vocal performance should be engaging enough that when the producer plays it for the artists he’s working with, they’ll be begging to cut it before somebody else does!

    TAXI Tip: This producer will listen to simple, stripped-down demos done with guitar/vocal or piano/vocal, but they’ve got to be so strong that the song sounds like a hit just waiting for the right artist to carry it to the top of the charts.

    Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Friday, June 2nd, 2017. TAXI #S170602AC

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    CONTEMPORARY ELECTRONIC DANCE SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label for a Chart Topping, Internationally known DJ that’s working on his next record. Send them Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that you wouldn’t be surprised to hear on the same playlist as acts like Calvin Harris, DJ Snake, Major Lazer, and you’ll be in the ballpark of what they need.

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

    “How Deep Is Your Love” by Calvin Harris & Disciples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgqUJOudrcM

    “Waiting For Love” by Avicii: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHHLHGNpCSA

    Please submit well-crafted songs that have a ton of mainstream appeal, with a fresh rhythmic, melodic, and lyrical approach. As you can see by the titles of the references, “love” seems to be a popular theme, but we don’t think it’s a pre-requisite, by any stretch. Just an observation ;-) Songs should be well-structured, with really cool, current-sounding synth parts and plenty of “ear-candy” throughout the song. This guy is a big deal, and we think the way to his heart is by being what “next year” sounds like, not last year. Be innovative, but keep it very commercial at the same time! Don’t color so far outside the lines that people won’t get it. But at the same time, find some way to create something that’s attention-getting and different enough to impress this DJ. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Sunday, June 18th, 2017. TAXI #Y170618ED

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    Blues

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

    “Smokestack Lightnin” by Howlin' Wolf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ri7TcukAJ8

    “Hound Dog” by Big Mama Thornton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoHDrzw-RPg

    “Mannish Boy” by Muddy Waters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0NyvFDQPTQ

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

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

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

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

    Your name needs to be on the copyright. Your songs need to be original compositions (no covers), and you need to own or control the copyright and master recordings to submit for this pitch. DO NOT SUBMIT FOR FRIENDS! Please submit one to three songs online or per CD. Please include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017. TAXI #Y170530OB

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    Country

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    NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY SONGS with some Pop influence and Male Vocals are needed for some $700, Direct-to-Music Supervisor, NON-Exclusive placements in a new show airing on a Major Broadcast Network. Please submit well-crafted, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found sharing a playlist with artists like (but not limited to):

    “Burnin' It Down” by Jason Aldean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdImDqbgc2g

    “Wasted Time” by Keith Urban: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMqUat-Oqsk

    “Body Like A Back Road” by Sam Hunt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mdh2p03cRfw

    Give them Songs that sound like what you’d hear on Country radio: great structure, memorable melodies, and a undeniably catchy chorus! Lyrics themes can vary, but should be crafted like what you’d hear on Music Row, and in the topical range of what you’d typically hear in the Country genre. Universal lyrics will work best, so please avoid using specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy the referenced bands or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, and tone and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    The estimated license fee for this use is $700, depending on the ultimate placement. We think it could be higher, but we’re being cautiously conservative. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll get 100% of the sync fee, you’ll keep 100% of your Publishing and Master ownership, and you’ll also get 100% of any applicable performance royalties. No Publisher splits! You must own or control the Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017. TAXI #S170530CC

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    CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a hard-working, Nashville-based Music Publisher for a Feature Film. They’re looking for Songs in All Tempos that could be found on the same playlist as songs like (but not limited to) these:

    "You'll Think Of Me” by Keith Urban: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2en4ofkt1eo

    "Church Bells " by Carrie Underwood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2-yVryNjUM

    "God, Your Mama, And Me" by Florida Georgia Line Ft. Backstreet Boys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMhkdatUUPA

    TAXI Tip: They’re not looking for clones of these songs, but they think they’re great examples of contemporary Country songs with positive lyrics. If you’ve got songs that are this strong, with positive lyrics, keep reading…

    Please submit songs that have a great, radio-friendly structure, killer hooks, and a big, memorable chorus. Avoiding references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity will help you for this pitch because it’s for a film. Please do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for vibe and overall lyric directions.

    Quoting the Publisher: “[The film’s producers] are looking for compelling, memorable, contemporary Country songs with positive lyrical themes about overcoming extreme circumstances and adversity. While faith is part of the story, the film will be marketed to mainstream audiences, so the lyrics should not be overtly Christian for this pitch.”

    NOTE: They will accept strong demos as well as master recordings for this pitch because they’re looking for the perfect song they can re-record with a major Country artist for inclusion in the film.

    No matter what you submit, the bar is high for this pitch. Your song’s construction/form, melody and lyrics need to be expertly crafted. Your lyrics need to be positive in nature, and so good that the major artist they get to cut the song for this film will be proud to put his or her “stamp” on it!

    The specific deal points will be negotiated on a song-by-song basis directly with the Publisher. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017. TAXI #S170531CC

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    ELECTRONIC POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Major Label A&R Executive for an up-and-coming DJ recently signed to the label. Please submit Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that are in the general stylistic range of songs by artists like (but not limited to), Skrillex and Diplo, Vanic, Kygo, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to hear examples of the vibe and style of what could work:

    “Where Are U Now” by Skrillex and Diplo ft. Justin Bieber: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nntGTK2Fhb0

    “Too Soon” by Vanic ft. Maty Noyes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heeqMP_wwFw

    “Firestone” by Kygo ft. Conrad Sewell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Sc-ir2UwGU

    Please submit really fresh songs with catchy melodies and captivating lyrics that have a great big, infectious chorus. Your submission should have a modern sounding beat with plenty of great big builds, catchy ‘ear candy,” and a Pop-style vocal performance. Your recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Friday, June 9th, 2017. TAXI #Y170609EP

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    Instrumental

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    UPLIFTING, ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROCK INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a very hard-working Music Library that gets loads of great Film and TV placements. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals that are in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the references below that we got from them:

    “Where The Streets Have No Name” by U2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FsrPEUt2Dg

    “Forget About Tomorrow” by Feeder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KE08awT4Ljo

    “Invincible” by Lemar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJz5vuaBb14

    Although the references have vocals, please submit only Instrumentals for this pitch. Please submit well-crafted Instrumentals that are compelling from start to finish and have inspiring, uplifting melodies and an anthemic vibe overall. If you’re using samples and/or Virtual Instruments, please make sure they sound incredibly convincing and real, as they are looking for “live band orientated” instrumentals with traditional Rock instrumentation like; guitars, bass, drums, and keyboards. In general, your production should sound like a real band with real instruments – anything that sounds stiff or obviously MIDI-generated won’t work for this pitch.

    TAXI Tip: If you’re submitting a mix minus vocal version of one of your songs, it’s frequently a good idea to add what we like to call, “Melody Lite” back into the production so it doesn’t sound like a rhythm track with no melody. It’s also not a great idea to add the full vocal melody back using an instrument because that often sounds like a Muzak version ;-)

    All submissions should be at between 3:00 and 5:00 minutes long, give or take. Non-Faded/Buttoned endings with a natural ring out will work best. Do not copy the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as general guide for overall feel, texture and tone. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE 50/50 deal, and an 80/20 split in the Writer’s favor for any applicable download fees by clients from their Library! Please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. You’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit. Please submit one to three Instrumentals online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017. TAXI # Y170523AC

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    FUTURE BASS INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a very successful, NON-Exclusive Music Library that gets tons of placements in TV Shows, Films, and TV Commercials. They’re on the hunt for Mid-To-Up-Tempo Cues that are in the general stylistic range of the references below:

    “Restart” by Subtact: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5A46A2txC4

    “Roses” by Deon Custom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFtgkkPA9tw

    “Triumph” by WRLD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YxVMyeIGvA

    Please send them well-crafted Future-Bass Instrumental Cues that use very modern, up-to-date sounds and super-current production techniques. Build your submissions around a catchy central melodic theme, and keep it interesting by layering electronic elements in and out as your Instrumental Cue progresses to keep it dynamic and forward moving. Be sure to throw in some cool breaks, drops, and pieces of ear candy to help make your Cue exciting and cutting edge!

    All submissions should be about 90 seconds long (give or take). If you go longer, don’t sweat it! 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. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE deal. Applicable sync fees will be split 50/50. You’ll get 100% of the Master rights and the Library will get 100% of the Publishing for any placements they generate. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this opportunity. All Submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis. No full critiques. Please submit 1-3 Instrumental Cues online or per CD no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017. TAXI #Y170523FB

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    FUNK INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a big Production Company’s NON-Exclusive, In-House Music Library for placements in a several of the Hit Reality TV Shows they produce. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues in the somewhat broad stylistic range of songs like (but not limited to):

    “Bustin Out” by Rick James: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKjBuSoJtQM

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

    “High On You” by Sly Stone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8Amv2QjE3M

    Although the references have vocals, please submit Instrumentals only for this pitch. Please send Funky Instrumental Cues from any era, as Vintage, Vintage-sounding or Contemporary sounding productions could all work for this pitch. Your Cues should have awesomely funky bass lines, solid drum parts, and super-funky rhythm guitar and keyboard parts. They’re looking for tracks that have a nice build, interesting melodies, and chord structures that “go beyond the typical I-IV-V (1-4-5) progression.”

    All Cues should be at least 2 minutes long, give or take. Non-faded, buttoned/stinger endings are strongly recommended. Please do NOT copy the referenced artists or their music in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal. You’ll split any applicable sync fees 50/50. You’ll get 100% of the Master rights and Writer’s share, and the Library will get 100% of the Publishing for any placements they generate. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Instrumentals online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Thursday, May 25th, 2017. TAXI #Y170525FI

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    INDIE ROCK INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a big Production Company’s NON-Exclusive, In-House Music Library for placements in a variety of Hit Reality TV Shows they produce. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals (not Cues!) that are in the general stylistic wheelhouse of acts like, (but not limited to) The White Stripes, The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references we got from the client to get an idea of the feel and vibe they need:

    “Seven Nation Army” By The White Stripes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J2QdDbelmY

    “Die By The Drop” by The Dead Weather: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWZVIcpR7Ya

    “Level” by The Raconteurs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqFb6VXW86Y

    Although the references have vocals, please submit Instrumentals only for this pitch. Give them authentic sounding Indie Rock Instrumentals that generally reflect the vibe and feel of the references above. Arrangements should include typical Rock band instrumentation and a catchy central melodic theme. Authentic sounding instruments would be best for this pitch. Please avoid anything that sounds stiff, unnatural, or obviously MIDI-driven.

    All submissions should be at between 2:00 and 5:00 minutes long, give or take. Non-Faded, Buttoned/Stinger endings will work best. Do not copy the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as general guide for overall feel, texture and tone. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal. You’ll split any applicable sync fees 50/50. You’ll get 100% of the Master rights and Writer’s share, and the Library will get 100% of the Publishing for any placements they generate. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Instrumentals online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received 11:59PM (PDT), on Friday, May 26th, 2017. TAXI #Y170526RI

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    HIGH-ENERGY, DISCO and/or NU DISCO DANCE Instrumentals are needed for several $2,000, Direct-to-Music Supervisor, NON-Exclusive placements in a Major Fitness Company’s new Workout Video. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals in the somewhat broad stylistic range songs like (but not limited to):

    “Disco Sensation” by Funkatron: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc0jPLw86aU

    “Get On The Floor” by Michael Jackson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdYwglFL6iM

    “Love Sublime” by Tensnake ft. Nile Rodgers, Fiora: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD4YQplTYAk

    Although the references have vocals, please submit Instrumentals only for this pitch. Please submit original, well-crafted instrumental that have a timeless vibe, with great Disco-era inspired rhythms and melodies. Your submission should have a cool and retro vibe with dance worthy drumbeats, insanely funky bass lines, and Disco inspired guitar riffs. Please make sure that at least some of your instrumentation sounds like real musicians playing real instruments, even if you’ve used virtual instruments and/or samples.

    All submissions should be at between 3:00 to 5:00 minutes in length. Non-Faded/Buttoned endings with a natural ring out will work best. Do not copy the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as general guide for overall feel, texture and tone. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    The estimated license fee for these placements is $2,000, depending on the ultimate placement. This is a Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Master and Composition rights, plus you’ll also get 100% of the sync fee and any applicable performance royalties. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Music Supervisor - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), Saturday, May 27th, 2017. TAXI #Y170527HD

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    URBAN DRAMEDY INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a big Production Company’s NON-Exclusive, In-House Music Library for placements in a variety of Hit Reality TV Shows they produce. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up Tempo Instrumental Cues that you’d hear in TV shows like (but not limited to) Real Housewives, Basketball Wives, Braxton Family Values etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get a general idea of what they’re looking for:

    LA Hair (0:02 – 0:20) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx6tF8k_j0g

    “Real Housewives Beverly Hills Theme Song” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EQtLTVgJ7A

    Braxton Family Values (1:01 - 1:32) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyEHbhcA28I

    Please send well-crafted Instrumental Cues that are built around a fresh Urban/Hip-Hop beat and would support a variety of scenes in an Urban-based Reality TV shows. Be sure your production is solid, contemporary sounding, and has a noticeable Urban vibe, feel, and style. Build your cues around a central melodic theme while adding and subtracting layers of instrumentation as they progress to add dynamics, interest, and forward movement. Avoid anything overly busy or frenetic, as it could interfere with dialogue.

    Your submissions should be about 1:30 in length, give or take. If they’re a little on the long side, don’t sweat it! Non-faded, buttoned/stinger endings will work best. Do NOT copy the referenced material in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal. You’ll split any applicable sync fees 50/50. You’ll get 100% of the Master rights and Writer’s share, and the Library will get 100% of the Publishing for any placements they generate. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Instrumentals Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Saturday, May 27th, 2017. TAXI #Y170527UH

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    EMOTIONALLY UPBEAT POP INSTRUMENTALS with some Rock influence are needed by a large TV Production Company’s NON-Exclusive, In-House Music Library that supplies music directly to the editors of its roster of Hit Reality Shows. They’re looking for fun, Mid-to-Up Tempo Instrumentals that could work well for Reality TV Shows in the general stylistic wheelhouse of these examples:

    “Moves Like Jagger” By Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEPTlhBmwRg

    “Party In The U.S.A.” by Miley Cyrus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M11SvDtPBhA

    “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” by Katy Perry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlyXNRrsk4A

    Although the references have vocals, they’re only looking for Instrumentals for this pitch. Please submit well-crafted, full-length Instrumentals that have a fresh, fun, feel-good vibe. They’re NOT looking for any material that sounds moody or dark. Your production should contain both live and electronic instrumentation and be in the general ballpark of what you’d hear from the references and other acts like them.

    All submissions should be at between 2:00 and 5:00 minutes long, give or take. Non-Faded, Buttoned/Stinger endings will work best. Do not copy the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as general guide for overall feel, texture and tone. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal. You’ll split any applicable sync fees 50/50. You’ll get 100% of the Master rights and Writer’s share, and the Library will get 100% of the Publishing for any placements they generate. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Instrumentals online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Sunday, May 28th, 2017. TAXI #Y170528UP

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    EDGY, HYBRID ROCK INSTRUMENTALS are needed for (up to) $2,500, NON Exclusive, Direct-to-Editor placements in a Feature Film promo for a major film studio. They’re searching for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals that would fit well on a playlist with artists & songs like (but not limited to): Nine Inch Nails, Rammstein, Marilyn Manson, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the references the client gave us to get a general idea of what could work for this pitch:

    “The Hand That Feeds (Instrumental)” by Nine Inch Nails https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK9scALc7eA

    “Feuer Frei (Junkie XL Remix)” by Rammstein https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h0fA_HEHVs

    “The Beuatiful People” by Marilyn Manson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ypkv0HeUvTc

    Although some of the references have vocals, this request is for Instrumentals only! Give them well-crafted, full-length Instrumentals that are a hybrid of Rock and Electronic elements. Your Instrumental should have a dark tone and vibe, and should support aggressive, tense scenes from a futuristic-type action movie.

    Quoting The Client: “Think heavy guitar, hard hitting rock-style drums, electronic elements, as well as sound design type elements like risers, hits, sub bass drops, etc.”

    TAXI Tip: They’re looking for Instrumentals that have a distinct A-B-A-B structure with a short intro, and a big, non-faded, stinger ending.

    Your submissions should be 3:00 to 5:00 minutes in length, give or take. Non-faded, buttoned/stinger endings are strongly recommended for this pitch. Please do NOT copy the referenced artists or their music in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    The estimated license fee for syncs in these promos is (up to) $2,500, depending on the ultimate placements. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Editor pitch. You'll get 100% of the sync fee, and 100% of any applicable performance royalties. Plus, you'll also keep 100% of your Publishing and Master ownership. You need to own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit 1-3 Instrumentals online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Sunday, May 28th, 2017. TAXI #Y170528HR

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    INDIE ROCK INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a plucky, hard-working TV and Film Music Publishing Company for a variety of Film, TV, and Commercial placements. This super well-connected Publisher is building a brand new catalog, so this is a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor! They’re searching for Mid Tempo Instrumentals that fall in the general stylistic wheelhouse of artists like (but not limited to), Fitz And The Tantrums, X Ambassadors, Passion Pit, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get yourself in the general ballpark of the sound they need:

    “Spark” by Fitz And The Tantrums: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh-pGxZBQ1Y

    “Unconsolable” by X Ambassadors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzP5KsYSGD0

    “Take a Walk” by Passion Pit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZX6Q-Bj_xg

    Although the references above have vocals, this pitch is for instrumentals only. Please give them well-crafted Indie Rock Instrumentals that are melodically and rhythmically compelling, with instrumentation you’d expect to hear in a current Indie Rock band. Your Instrumental should have cool guitars riffs, some electronic elements, and rockin’ drum parts that deliver an authentically Indie style vibe and feel.

    Your Instrumentals should be 3:00 to 5:00 minutes in length give or take. Non-faded, buttoned/stinger endings are strongly recommended for this pitch. Please do NOT copy the referenced artists or their music in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    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 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 one to three Instrumentals 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 11:59PM (PDT), on Thursday, June 8th, 2017. TAXI #Y170608RI

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    Latin

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    CONTEMPORARY LATIN SONGS with some POP Influence and Male Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label for a Multi-Grammy-Winning Superstar who’s working on a new album. They’re looking for chart topping, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlists along with songs and artists like:

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

    “Back It Up” by Prince Royce ft. Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w9dXWU5nMI

    “Algo Me Gusta De Ti” by Wisin & Yandel ft. Chris Brown, T-Pain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rgwIp6D3ow

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

    Give them well-crafted songs that are very danceable, with catchy melodies, infectious beats, and a chorus that could hold its own in a shootout with the references above. Your song needs to be competitive with what’s coming from the top writers in this market, but don’t let that scare you. The top songwriters all had to start somewhere, and they weren’t born as hit songwriters! The industry is always looking for the next big thing! Your vocal and instrumental presentation should be strong enough to get them excited about cutting your song. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Sunday, June 11th, 2017. TAXI #Y170611CL

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    Pop

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    INDIE, ALT POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label for a Chart-Topping Act that’s currently working on a new record. They’re eager to find super contemporary, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as acts like (but not limited to):

    “Then We Kiss” by Icona Pop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JZcNKC3KX8

    “Break The Rules” by Charli XCX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABhDiXbUaBE

    “Shut Up Kiss Me” by Angel Olsen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nleRCBhLr3k

    Give them well-crafted songs that are fresh, innovative, and hitting on all cylinders: rhythmically, melodically, and lyrically. Be sure your submission has a radio-worthy chorus that’s super catchy and instantly memorable. Having an irreverent attitude in the vocal couldn’t hurt! If your vocal style generally falls in the stylistic category of the references that will help to get them excited about the song itself. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Monday, May 22nd, 2017. TAXI #Y170522AP

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    CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label A&R Executive for a up and coming, charting Artist who’s last single was certified Gold by the RIAA. She’s currently working on her debut album and is on the hunt for radio-worthy, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Pop Songs that could be heard on the same playlist with songs like these:

    “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry ft Juicy J: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KSOMA3QBU0

    “Do It Like A Dude” by Jessie J: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOf3kYtwASo

    “FAB.” by JoJo ft. Remy Ma: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_4b9ZcewYI

    Quoting The Source – “ Looking for Pop songs with a soulful attitude and some sass. Think Jessie J meets Katy Perry.”

    Please send mainstream, radio-friendly Songs that are well-written and well-structured. Your songs should have all the essential elements of current Pop music – strong, catchy hooks, infectious melodies, a fresh beat, and an unforgettable chorus. You’ll be smart to deliver a super confident vocal performance that’s full of “attitude” and “sass” to get the Label and Artist excited about cutting your song. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017. TAXI #Y170524CP

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    EMOTIONALLY UPBEAT POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Music Supervisor (who also happens to own a Music Library). This Supervisor has run a bunch of listings with TAXI over the last few years, and recently asked us to send her some “samplers to reacquaint her” with how good TAXI’s members are!

    This Supervisor typically works on three or four Independent Films a year. Several of them have been award-winning, critical favorites. Please send Mid-to-Up-Tempo, Pop Songs that would be great for background source placements in Party Scenes with twenty-somethings drinking, dancing, and hanging out doing what millennials do. Here are some good examples of the general feel and vibe, but as always, she’s looking for original songs and not clones!

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

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

    “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PCkvCPvDXk

    Please submit fun, emotionally upbeat songs that are rhythmically and melodically what you’d expect to hear at a typical party with young people. Your production should be contemporary sounding with awesome beats, and a radio-worthy Pop-style vocal performance.

    Lyric themes should be fun and positive and something that would work well in the context of a party, or possibly as background source in a scene with a few young people in car on their way to a party. Fun, fun, fun! Avoiding references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity will probably work best for this pitch. Please do NOT copy or rip off the referenced acts/artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    As we mentioned, this request isn’t for a particular project. Hypothetically, if this Supervisor hears something she loves, it could land in a Film or possibly in her Music Library. She tends to do Non-Exclusive deals, but deals will likely done on a case-by-case basis, depending on the situation or ultimate use. Licensing fees for her past TAXI Listings have ranged from $500 to $2,000. She has also Music Supervised TV Commercials and used TAXI as a resource for those!

    You must own or control your master and copyright to submit for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), Thursday, May 25th, 2017. TAXI #Y170525UP

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    CONTEMPORARY, HIGH ENERGY POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed for (up to) $1,300, Direct-to-Music Supervisor, NON-Exclusive placements in an new, up-coming Drama on a big cable network. They’re on the hunt for fresh, mainstream sounding, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that you’d find on a playlists with the artists below, as well as other artists in that general ballpark:

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

    “Worth It” by Fifth Harmony ft. Kid Ink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBHQbu5rbdQ

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

    Please submit well-crafted songs that have a commercial sound and structure, with unforgettable melodies, killer hooks, and a really catchy chorus. Be sure your vocals sound stylistically current, and has a great Pop delivery. Lyrics should be in the range of what you’d typically hear in a contemporary Pop song. Although they didn’t specifically request them, songs with universal lyrics are typically the most easily placed, so please try to avoid specific details like names, dates, places, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy the referenced acts or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for feel, texture, and tone.

    The estimated license fees for these placements is $1,300, depending on the ultimate use. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll get 100% of the sync fee, you’ll keep 100% of your Publishing and Master ownership, and you’ll also get 100% of any applicable performance royalties. No Publisher splits! You must own or control the Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Monday, May 29th, 2016. TAXI #S170529HP

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    LIVELY, TOP 40 POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed for an (up to) $5,000, Direct-to-Music Supervisor, NON-Exclusive placement as the Opening Theme Song for a new Drama on a big cable network. They’re on the hunt for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be heard on the same playlist as artists like (but not limited to) Beyonce, Demi Lovato, P!nk, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the references get a general idea of the broad sound and style that could work for this pitch:

    “Freedom”- Beyonce ft. Kendrick Lamar: (starting at 0:45) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1CfWg6iLhI

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

    “So What” by P!nk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJfFZqTlWrQ

    Please submit commercially appealing songs that are rhythmically and melodically interesting, with a fresh, 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 super competitive with what’s currently on the charts. Your song can have a slight R&B influence, but should generally convey a Top 40 Pop sound and feel.

    They’re looking for lyric themes about empowerment for all, equality, love, trust, justice, “being there” for others, and being tough or strong. Female empowerment themes are okay, but nothing too relationship based. In other words, lyrics about being strong, being a survivor, standing up against the odds are all good possibilities, but “I’m done with you and moving on” type of lyrics won’t work for this. They are NOT looking for break up songs! Universal lyrics that avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity will likely 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 feel. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    The estimated license fee for this use is $5,000, depending on the ultimate placement. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll get 100% of the sync fee, you’ll keep 100% of your Publishing and Master ownership, and you’ll also get 100% of any applicable performance royalties. No Publisher splits! You must own or control the Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017. TAXI #Y170530LP

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    CURRENT-SOUNDING POP SONGS with some Urban Influence and Female Vocals are needed by a Major Label A&R Executive for an up-and-coming International Artist whose last single had 376 million views on YouTube! They’re looking for contemporary, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic ballpark of artists like (but not limited to) Rihanna, Sia, Cashmere Cat & Selena Gomez, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get a feel for the style they need:

    “This Is What You Came For” by Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOkQ4T5WO9E

    “Cheap Thrills” by Sia ft. Sean Paul https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYh-n7EOtMA

    “Trust Nobody” by Cashmere Cat & Selena Gomez ft. Tory Lanez https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Vn1BXfsd4Q

    Give them well-crafted songs that are rhythmically engaging, with compelling melodies, great hooks, and an unbelievably super-catchy chorus. Your lyrics should have a fresh, contemporary approach, with themes commonly heard in the contemporary Pop genre. You’d be wise to have a really great vocal performance to help sell the artist and label on cutting your song. Your recording quality needs to be clean, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017. TAXI #Y170603CP

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    CURRENT SOUNDING POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Major Label A&R Executive for a International DJ, Songwriter/Record Producer. They’re currently looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would quickly appeal to fans of songs like these:

    “First Time” by Kygo, Ellie Goulding https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubtbkgUmHHE

    “Paris” by The Chainsmokers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhU9MZ98jxo

    “Scared To Be Lonely” by Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2vBLd5Egnk

    Please submit well-structured songs that have a very current, radio-friendly sound, with super catchy melodies, great hooks, and a big, infectious chorus. While the reference songs don’t sound the same, if your song sounds like it would feel “at home” on playlist with those songs, then you could be on the right track. Your vocal and instrumental presentation needs to be strong enough to get this internationally known act and their record label excited about cutting your song! Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Monday, June 5th, 2017. TAXI #S170605PS

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    TOP 40 POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label A&R Executive for an up and coming DJ Duo. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on a playlist with acts like, (but not limited to) Lost Kings, Major Lazer, The Chainsmokers, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get yourself in the stylistic ballpark of what they need:

    “Quit You” by Lost Kings ft. Tinashe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLfphtPIdQI

    “Run Up” by Major Lazer ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR & Nicki Minaj: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKroRc-Gzva

    “Closer” by The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT2_F-1esPk

    Please submit well-structured songs, with super fresh beats, awesome melodic and rhythmic hooks throughout, and an instantly memorable chorus that has Top 40 radio written all over it! You’d be wise to have a really great vocal performance to help sell the label and the artist on cutting your song, although it’s likely they’ll be cutting a new version. It’s easier to get them excited with a great vocal. Your recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI, and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017. TAXI # S170607PS

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    CURRENT SOUNDING POP SONGS with some Rock Influence and Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Grammy-Winning Record Producer. He’s looking for Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs that would appeal to fans of these references and other songs that might appear on a playlist with them:

    “Drag Me Down” by One Direction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwgf3wmiA04

    “Chandelier” by Sia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vjPBrBU-TM

    “Sugar” by Maroon 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vw84EkHOlY

    Please submit commercial sounding Pop songs with an obvious Rock influence. Super catchy melodies, killer hooks, and an anthemic chorus that listeners will sing along with the first time they hear it are elements you’re going to need to impress him. You don’t need to submit a fully produced demo for this gent. He’s one of those people who 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’s vocal delivery should be really strong so he’s got plenty of ammo when it comes to getting his artist to cut it! 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. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI, and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Thursday, June 8th, 2017. TAXI # S170608PR

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    CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with some Urban Influence and Male Vocals are needed by an A&R executive at a Major Record Label for a Chart-Topping artist that’s working on his next record. They’re looking for radio-worthy Songs in All-Tempos, that would appeal to the fans of artists like (but not limited to) ZAYN, Charlie Puth, Justin Beiber, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following to get a general idea of the sound and style they need:

    “Still Got Time” by ZAYN ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHOrHGpL4u0

    “Attention” by Charlie Puth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfs8NYg7Yqm

    “All That Matters” by Justin Bieber: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrzSHLmChfg

    They’re looking for songs that have a strong commercial Pop structure and presence, and are also soulfully expressive. Be sure your songs sound current and polished, similar to the vibe and style of the artists mentioned above. Your production and recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017. TAXI # S170614CP

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    R&B / Soul

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    CURRENT SOUNDING R&B SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a successful Film and TV Music Publishing Company that’s building a new catalog. Please submit fresh, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found sharing a playlist with songs like:

    “No Limit” by Usher ft. Young Thug: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w0yqAdJ1iY

    “Lay Up” by Ella Mai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb_KyAT-r-k

    “Privacy” by Chris Brown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq0xEpRDL9Q

    Please submit mainstream-sounding Songs with modern production and a contemporary R&B structure. Your submissions should have unforgettable melodies, killer hooks, and a really catchy chorus. Your vocals should be great from top to bottom, with a delivery that’s in the general ballpark of the references mentioned.

    Lyric themes can vary, but they should be something that you’d currently hear on the R&B Charts. Do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, and tone. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). If it sounds too good, that’s not a good thing for this pitch!

    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 one to three Songs 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 will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Monday, May 22nd, 2017. TAXI #Y170522RB

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    COMTEMPORARY SOUL SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a super well-connected Publisher with a great track record. This material is for an entirely new catalog being built for placements in Films, Commercials, and TV Shows. Here are some great references, but don’t limit yourself to just these examples! This company is looking for anything and every thing that falls under the heading of Contemporary Soul songs!

    “Amen” by Anthony Hamilton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K_sDzmhedI

    “What You Don't Do” by Lianne La Havas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNLkD8QEnAM

    “Smooth Sailin” by Leon Bridges: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYplnRjMVhM

    Please submit Songs with catchy, memorable melodies, great hooks, and a super-strong chorus. Your submissions can have a bit of an old school vibe and style, as long as the overall song doesn’t sound dated and could work on today’s charts. Having a soulfully expressive vocal performance should help you get this publisher’s attention.

    Lyric themes can vary, but should be something you’d typically hear in the R&B Soul genre. Relationship songs often work well, but you don’t need to limit yourself to just those. Lyrics that avoid specific names, dates, times, places, profanity and brands will work best. 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 (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    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 one to three Songs 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 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017. TAXI #Y170524SS

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    CONTEMPORARY, FEMALE NEO-SOUL ARTISTS are needed by a needed by a high-level A&R person at a great Publishing company. He’s looking for a breakthrough act that would appeal to the fans of artists like:

    “Window Seat” by Erykah Badu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hVp47f5YZg

    “Scuse Me” by Lizzo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjILCNcHevY

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

    Please submit super-fresh, soulfully expressive Songs, with modern production and a contemporary R&B structure. Having a great, singularly identifiable voice, combined with a compelling vocal performance will get this gent’s attention. Besides having great songs and tons of talent, he’s going to be interested to see if you’ve played any live shows, built a fanbase, and have impressive sales/streaming numbers, so please include those items (if you’ve got them) in your bio. If you’re early in your career, and don’t have those things under your belt yet, but you do have three killers songs and an amazing voice, they’ll still want to hear you! Please submit three songs online or per CD, include lyrics, photo, and bio. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017. TAXI #Y170613NS

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    CURRENT SOUNDING R&B SONGS with a Rap Edge and Vocals that will work for a Female singer are needed by a Major Record Label A&R Executive. They’re on the hunt for hits that will break a relatively new artist. Please submit super Fresh, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on a playlist with artists like (but not limited to) Tinashe, Sevyn Streeter, Kehlani, etc., etc., etc. Take a listen to the references get a general idea of what they need:

    “Company” by Tinashe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwpj9_hrK_A

    “Prolly” by Sevyn Streeter ft. Gucci Mane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roWVtUlY4e8

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

    Please submit super-fresh, soulfully expressive Songs that would appeal to the fans of the references above, with great beats, vocals, and lyrics. They’re going to be looking for unforgettable melodies, killer hooks, and a really catchy chorus. Then again, who isn’t?! Your overall demo presentation should be strong enough to help get the Label and the artist excited enough to cut your song! Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Saturday, June 17th, 2017. TAXI # S170617RB

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    Rap / Hip Hop

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    1990’s Style HIP HOP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed a well-respected Music Publishing Company for a variety of Film, TV, and Commercial placements. This super well-connected Publisher is building a brand new catalog, so this is a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor! They’re searching for gritty, Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs that fall in the general stylistic wheelhouse of artists like (but not limited to), Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, The Notorious B.I.G, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get yourself in the general ballpark of the sound they need:

    “Gin & Juice” by Snoop Dogg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DI3yXg-sX5c

    “C.R.E.A.M.” by Wu-Tang Clan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBwAxmrE194

    “Big Poppa” by The Notorious B.I.G.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DI3yXg-sX5c

    Please submit original, well-crafted Hip-Hop Songs that have a convincingly authentic ‘90s style, feel, and vibe. Your submission should have a rhythmically engaging beat, and a vocal performance that sounds like a believable ‘90s Hip-Hop artist/act. Your submissions can be actual vintage masters recorded in the late or early 1990s, or they can be songs recently recorded and just inspired by that era.

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

    This is an EXCLUSIVE, three-year, 50/50 deal, with a reversion if they don’t get your song placed during the term of the deal. Since this company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure your material is NOT already signed to any other Libraries or Catalogs. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Monday, May 22nd, 2017. TAXI #Y170522HS

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    CONTEMPORARY HIP HOP SONGS with some Pop influence and Male Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label A&R Executive for a relatively new artist that’s already been on the charts and is working on his next album. Please submit Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would appeal to fans of artists like these:

    “Downtown” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGhoLcsr8GA

    “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgKAFK5djSk

    “Airplanes” by B.o.B ft. Hayley Williams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn6-c223DUU

    Send them commercially appealing Hip-Hop Songs with clean lyrics, and fun, contemporary instrumentation and production. Your songs should be well-crafted from start to finish, and have a rhythmically engaging beat, a super strong melody, with a lively vocal performance. Your recording quality should be good enough to represent your song well. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017. TAXI #Y170523HH

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    CONTEMPORARY TOP 40 URBAN SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a well-connected Publisher that’s building a whole new catalog. They’re on the hunt for original, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that you’d hear on playlists with artists like (but not limited to): Bruno Mars, Beyonce, The Weeknd, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get in the general stylistic wheelhouse of what they’re looking for:

    “That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMivT7MJ41M

    “Shining” by Beyonce ft. Jay Z & Dj Khaled: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va47vNPm6YA

    “I Feel It Coming” by The Weeknd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFLhGq0060w

    Please submit Songs with super engaging hooks, strong melodies, and a really catchy chorus. Your submissions should be slick, polished, and have a crossover sound that can work in both the Pop and Urban genres. Your overall song should be great from top to bottom, with a vocal performance that has as much attitude and swag as the songs mentioned above. Yep, they want it to sound like a record!

    Lyrical themes can vary for this pitch, but you should try to stick to what you’d typically hear on Top 40 charts. Relationship songs are always a good place to default to, but don’t limit yourself to just those lovey-dovey lyrics. You can certainly try other concepts as long as they feel like they’d belong on an Urban chart. 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 (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    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 one to three Songs 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 11:59PM (PDT), on Thursday, May 25th, 2017. TAXI # Y170525US

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    CONTEMPORARY RAP/HIP-HOP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label A&R Executive for a charting Rap artist. They’re looking for mainstream-friendly, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that you’d expect to hear on playlists with artists like (but not limited to):

    “Calm Down” by G-Eazy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6mDSHAfa4M

    “Not The Same” by KYLE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cZqAqR-LLU

    “No Strings” by Kid Ink ft. Starrah: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cZqAqR-LLU

    Give them bangin’ Songs that are melodically, rhythmically, and lyrically ready for the major leagues, with engaging hooks from top to bottom, and a chorus that just screams, HIT! You’d be wise to have a really strong vocal performance packed with tons of swagger and attitude so they’ll get excited about cutting your song. Do NOT submit any material with unauthorized samples of other artists’ songs, sounds, or any other form of media. Your production should be really competitive for this one! Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Friday, June 16th, 2017. TAXI #Y170616HH

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    LIGHT ROCK or ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals are needed for a (up to) $4,000, Direct-to-Ad-Agency placement in a National TV Commercial for a Major U.S. Airline. They’re looking for great, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that you’d expect to hear on a playlist with Artists/Songs like (but not limited to):

    “Maroon 5” by Daylight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDMcp4wE5fc

    “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall” by Coldplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyMhvkC3A84

    “Feeling A Moment” by Feeder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a4ScRBLUHg

    Please submit well-crafted Rock Songs with an emotionally upbeat melody and a big, anthemic lift into an inspiring chorus that gives listeners a sense of freedom… almost a sense of soaring. Please send them songs that feel like they were created with real players playing real instruments, and not stiff, obviously quantized, robotic sounding material. Any combination of acoustic and electric instruments could work for this, but avoiding super synthy songs will probably work in your favor!

    Lyric themes about traveling (in the broad sense) could work well for this pitch, as well as lyrics or concepts about “freedom,” feeling free, experiencing “a new day,” etc. Avoiding specific names, dates, times, places, brands, and profanity in your lyrics is practically a given for pitches like this. Do NOT copy the referenced acts or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a very broad and general guide for the range of tempos, textures, and overall emotional vibe and spirit. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    The estimated license fee is up to $4,000, depending on the ultimate use. This is a Direct-to-Ad-Agency pitch. You’ll keep 100% ownership of the Copyright and Master Recording, but you won’t be able to license your song for any other Commercials for the duration of the term of 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 one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017. TAXI #S170523RA

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    ORIGINAL, VINTAGE MAINSTREAM ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals recorded between 2000 and 2004 are needed by an A-List Music Publisher for Film and TV sync placements. If you’ve got old recordings that sound like they could be on a playlist with the references they gave us (below), or anything that would have been a playlist with those acts, you might have exactly what this awesome publisher needs:

    “The Reason” by Hoobastank: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV4DiAyExN0

    “With Arms Wide Open” by Creed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99j0zLuNhi8

    “How You Remind Me” by Nickelback: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cQh1ccqu8M

    Note: They would like to know what year your song was recorded in, so please notate the year in which your song was recorded in the lyric section.

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

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

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

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

    Your name needs to be on the copyright. Your songs need to be original compositions (no covers), and you need to own or control the copyright and master recordings to submit for this pitch. DO NOT SUBMIT FOR FRIENDS! Please submit one to three songs online or per CD. Please include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Thursday, May 25th, 2017. TAXI #Y170525MR

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    INDIE ROCK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a successful, well-connected Film/TV Music Publishing Company that’s building an entirely new catalog. They’re looking for super hip, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that you’d expect to hear on a playlist with Artists and Bands like (but not limited to)

    “Say It, Just Say It” by The Mowgli's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRn8Sl6-sRo

    “In The Valley Below” by Peaches https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4zbFEHZbOU

    “Waiting on the Summer” by VHS Collection https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NegV-ts35cY

    Please submit hook-driven songs that are rhythmically, melodically, and lyrically compelling, with a super memorable chorus! Your songs should have an easy-to-hear Indie aesthetic, typical Rock band instrumentation, and a vocal performance that sounds authentically Indie enough that it would be at home on a playlist with the references.

    Lyric themes can vary, but should be something that would sound appropriate in the Indie Rock genre. Universal lyrics will work best, so please avoid using specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced bands or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, and tone. Appropriate sounding broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine)

    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 one to three Songs 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 11:59PM (PDT), on Thursday, June 8th, 2017. TAXI #Y170608IR

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    NEW LISTING -- QUIRKY INDIE ROCK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a super well-connected Publisher with a great track record. This material is for an entirely new catalog being built for placements in Films, Commercials, and TV Shows. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that you’d expect to hear on a playlists with songs and artists like (but not limited to):

    “Coin Laundry” by Lisa Mitchell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90DflEOXi9E

    “Radar Detector” by Darwin Deez: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pbdLqTh_x4

    “Good Morning Sunshine” by Alex Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyLesxQ3juQ

    Please submit well-crafted Indie Rock songs that have a slightly quirky quality to them, but nothing too extreme. Songs should have a solid radio-friendly structure, with ear-grabbing melodies and a super memorable chorus. Be sure your vocal performance is full of character, with a delivery that’s in the general stylistic ballpark of the referenced acts, but not a copy of what they’re doing. In other words, does your vocal sound like an Indie Rock act did it? That’s what will get them excited.

    Universal lyrics will work best, so please avoid using specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced bands or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, and tone. Appropriate sounding broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine)

    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 one to three Instrumentals 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 11:59PM (PDT), on Monday, June 12th, 2017. TAXI #Y170612IR

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    NEW LISTING -- COMPELLING INDIE ROCK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a well-connected Publisher that’s building a whole new catalog. They’re looking for Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic ballpark of artists and songs like (but not limited to), alt-J, Daughter, Hozier, etc., etc., etc. Please check out the references to hear the range of the sound, style, and vibe that could work:

    “Left Hand Free” by alt-J: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRWUoDpo2fo

    “Youth” by Daughter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEpMj-tqixs

    “From Eden” by Hozier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI0wUoCLnLk

    Please submit songs that have an authentic Indie Rock sound, with catchy melodies, great hooks, and a big infectious chorus. Your songs should be rhythmically, melodically and lyrically engaging with really fresh and modern production that fuses Electronic and Rock elements together.

    Lyrical themes should be topically in the wheelhouse of what Indie bands and artists would write about today. Universal lyrics will work best, so 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 (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    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 one to three Songs 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 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017. TAXI #Y170614CI

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    Singer / Songwriter

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    SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Multi-Platinum Record Producer for a current project. He’s on the hunt for contemporary, Down-to Mid-Tempo, mainstream Songs that are in the broad range of artists like (but NOT limited to), Ed Sheeran, Gabrielle Aplin, Jason Mraz, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the references below to get a very general idea of what could work for this pitch:

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

    “Home” by Gabrielle Aplin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPNgq4ZRxKg

    “93 Million Miles” by Jason Mraz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5WiqJFq2-o

    He’s not looking for songs just like the references. He IS looking for songs that would appeal to artists like those referenced and others you’d find on the same playlist. Please submit well-crafted songs with catchy, modern melodies, relatable lyrics, engaging hooks, and a great, emotionally moving chorus that jumps right out.

    TAXI Tip: This producer is open to hearing basic guitar/vocal or piano vocal demos if they’re done well and the songs are super strong! A great vocal performance will go a long way. More fully produced songs are okay to submit as well!

    Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Sunday, June 1st, 2017. TAXI #S170601SS

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    CONTEMPORARY SINGER-SONGWRITER SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Label A&R Executive for a super talented, newly-signed artist that’s working on his debut album. Please submit compelling, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs that you’d find on playlists with artists like (but not limited to): Parson James, Sam Smith, Labrinth, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get yourself in the general stylistic ballpark:

    “Waiting Game” by Parson James https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=375LKMzWhAs “I'm Not The Only One” by Sam Smith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCkpzqqog4k

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

    Please submit expressive, heartfelt Songs that have unforgettable hooks, emotionally moving melodies, and a big, fat, hit-you-in-the-face chorus. Your vocals should have a slick overall performance that’s right down the lane of the references above if you want get this A&R person and Artist exited about cutting your song. Your submissions can be anything from a Stripped-Down guitar/vocal or piano/vocal, to fuller band instrumentation. Be sure your overall song and the demo you submit sound current, polished, and competitive. 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. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI, and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Thursday, June 1st, 2017. TAXI # S170601CS

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    MALE SINGER/SONGWRITERS with some FOLK influence are needed by the V.P. of A&R at a leading company. This executive works directly under a legendary CEO, and he’s currently on the prowl to find the “next big thing” for fans of acts like these:

    “From Afar” by Vance Joy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYUcqmpHJbk

    “The Promise” by Chris Cornell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPiJ79Ure1I

    “Rivers” by The Tallest Man On Earth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyPYU-FnffM

    Please submit contemporary sounding Singer/Songwriter songs with some Folkie influences, super-engaging melodies, attention-grabbing melodic and lyrical elements that sound fresh and ready for the major leagues. Your vocal performance should have an honest, sincere, and touching delivery. If you’re the sound and “face” of the next generation of Singer/Songwriters, and not the same old, same old, then this opportunity is for you!

    Please include any touring, fanbase, and sales/streaming figures you’ve got in your bio. Companies at this level love to find artists who’ve shown that they’re willing to do the work, and they just need somebody to throw some gasoline on their “fire.” Please submit two to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics, photo, and bio. If you submit a manufactured, “finished” CD, please indicate which songs should be considered. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017. TAXI #Y170606SS

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    CONTEMPORARY INDIE SINGER/SONGWRITER-Style ARTISTS or BANDS are needed by a super well-connected Music Publisher that’s pitching to Major and Indie Labels. Please send well-crafted Songs that would appeal to the fans of artists like, (but not limited to):

    “Let Her Go” by Passenger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBumgq5yVrA

    “Beautiful Inside” by Katie Herzig: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDsU_-_kuSo

    “Cocoon” By Milky Chance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idTrYbV0hhI

    Please submit radio-friendly Songs with captivating melodies, memorable hooks, and a super infectious chorus. Simple, Stripped-Down Songs with just an intimate vocal and acoustic guitar could easily work for this pitch if the songs are really strong. A small, subtle ensemble/band behind the singer could work as well. Your demo quality needs to be competitive. That doesn’t necessarily mean that your engineering has to sound like a Grammy-winner did it, but the overall quality of your songwriting, vibe, and performance should be strong enough that the Publisher will swoon upon hearing it. The specific deal points will be negotiated on an Artist-by-Artist basis directly with the Publisher. If you’ve got any CD or download sales, streaming success, a big fan base and touring experience, please make mention of those in your bio! If you’re an amazing artist with killer songs, but you don’t have a fan base yet, they’ll still be interested! Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics, bio, and photo. 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 11:59PM (PDT), on Friday, June 9th, 2017. TAXI #Y170609SS

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    World / Ethnic Music

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    LOUNGE INSTRUMENTALS with some African influence in a broad range of Styles, Genres, and Tempos are needed by a NON-Exclusive, Major Media Company for In-Store background music. They’re searching for an eclectic range of Lounge Instrumentals that have a distinct African vibe or feel. Please listen to the references the client gave us to get a broad idea of what they’re looking for:

    South Africa Chillout & Lounge Mix https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E6oLy6hFyg

    Although the references may have some vocals, please submit Instrumentals only! Give them Instrumentals that are laid-back, rhythmically engaging, with a distinct African-influence, whether by Instrumentation, overall vibe, or both. If your piece would fit in the background of a hip Johannesburg Surf Shop or a cool Moroccan-style Lounge, you’re probably on the right track! Creative instrumentation, tasteful textures, and smooth percussion with African instruments will give your piece the sound this company is looking for. They want to hear Instrumentals that will quickly establish a mood and transport listeners to a variety of locations in Africa.

    If you use Virtual Instruments or samples, please make sure that they sound like the real thing and not obviously quantized, MIDI-driven instruments that sound fake and synth-y. Faded or non-faded endings could both potentially work for this request. Non-Faded endings might serve you better because of what’s in the next paragraph…

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

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

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

    Please 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. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE deal, so you will keep 100% ownership of all rights. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Instrumentals online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017. TAXI #Y170523LI

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    CARIBBEAN SONGS in All Sub-Genres with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a NON-Exclusive, Major European Media Company for In-Store background music plays. They’re looking for authentic sounding, Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs in genres like, but not limited to Reggae, Zouk, Soca, Calypso etc. Think of the music you’d hear while shopping or dining at an outdoor restaurant in a beach-y resort setting, and that will get you in the general ballpark of what they need. Here are some examples, but please don’t limit yourself to these styles!

    “Away” by P-Square: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl9VNPzodcY

    “Sugar n Spice” by Yemi Alade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWpOl7I9U_I

    “Lucky Day” by Peter Jericho: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWrpWdrQ7H0

    Please submit songs that are rhythmically, melodically, and lyrically engaging, with a vocal performance that generally reflects what you’d expect to hear on today’s Caribbean Charts. Your lyrics can be in English or the native language of your sub genre or a combination of both! Having contemporary sounding instrumentation and beats with some Caribbean instruments added on top should help you nail this opportunity. Do NOT copy the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, and tone. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

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

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

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

    This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE Deal, so you will keep 100% of all Composition and Master Rights. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017. TAXI #Y170524CS

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    AFRICAN-Influenced Pop Songs in a broad range of Styles, Genres, and Tempos are needed by a NON-Exclusive, Major Media Company for In-Store background music. They’re searching for an eclectic range of Songs in styles ranging from Kizomba, Afrobeat, Afropop, and pretty much everything in between. Please listen to the references the client gave us so you can get an idea of the broad range that could work for this pitch:

    Cabo Verde – Kizomba Collection https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xtQtQMpW3E

    Eloko Oyo by Fally Ipupa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4KNVT2w0mU

    “The Co-Wife” by Sinamousso https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YERsEszVtKQ

    Please submit songs that are rhythmically & melodically engaging and have a very distinctive African-influence or sound. Your lyrics can be in English, or the native language you choose, or a combination of both! Your production quality should be slick and contemporary, with traditional African elements mixed in. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, and tone. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

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

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

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

    Please 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. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE deal, so you will keep 100% ownership of all rights. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017. TAXI #Y170524AP

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    LATIN EDM SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a top Music Publisher for placements in Film, TV, and Commercials. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo songs that could be found on a playlist with artists like (but not limited to) Avicii, Farruko feat. Juan Magan, Don Omar, etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get in the general stylistic wheelhouse of what they need:

    “Malo” by Avicii https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce-AUQY1Z78

    Como El Viento by Farruko feat. Juan Magan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__sVzW-lnkw

    “Ella No Sigue Modas” by Don Omar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg_rkxcHK00

    Please submit rhythmically and melodically engaging songs that sound like a chart-worthy Latin EDM track. Your song should have plenty of great builds, drops, and highly danceable beats, with a compelling vocal performance that’s performed in Spanish.

    TAXI Tip: Please read that last sentence one more time before submitting: “…a compelling vocal performance that’s performed in Spanish.”

    Lyric themes can vary, but should be something you’d expect to hear in Latin-based EDM. You’d be smart to avoid references to specific names, dates, times, places, brands and profanity 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, and tone. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). You'll split all sync fees 50/50 with this company.

    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 one to three Songs 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 11:59PM (PDT), on Saturday, May 27th, 2017. TAXI #Y170627LE

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