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

TAXI's Industry Listings

Updated: February 19, 2017Print Listings

  • Display All Genres
  • Adult Contemporary
  • Christmas/Holiday
  • Country
  • Hard to Classify/Specialty/Novelty
  • Instrumental
  • Pop
  • R&B/Soul
  • Rap/Hip Hop
  • Rock
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Adult Contemporary

    Return to List of Categories

    ADULT CONTEMPORARY SONGS with an R&B Influence and Female Vocals are needed by a Major Label A&R Executive for an Award winning, International recording artist and songwriter whose last album sold One Million copies in the U.K. Please submit soulfully expressive Songs in All-Tempos that could generally fit in the stylistic wheelhouse of these references:

    "Girl On Fire" by Alicia Keys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J91ti_MpdHA

    "Conqueror" by Estelle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvvimH5_Ap4

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

    Note: Mid and Up-Tempo Songs are usually favored by A&R people, but if you've got a killer ballad that's super strong, submit it!

    Please submit expressive Songs that are lyrically top-notch with modern production, engaging melodies, and a huge chorus that brings it all home. You'd be wise to have a really great vocal performance on your recording to help sell the artist and label on cutting your song. Your production should be competitive for this pitch.

    Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Monday, February 20th, 2017. TAXI #Y170220AC

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.


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

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

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

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

    Please submit songs that are well-structured from start to finish, with innovative, contemporary melodies, compelling hooks (both lyrically and melodically), and a chorus that can emotionally connect with fans of this genre. You'd be wise to have a really great vocal performance on your recording to help sell the artist and label on cutting your song. Your production should be competitive for this pitch.

    Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Label and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Sunday, March 5th, 2017. TAXI #S170305AC

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

    Christmas / Holiday

    Return to List of Categories

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

    Country

    Return to List of Categories

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

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

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

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

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

    Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way shape or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. TAXI #Y170228CS

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

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

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

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

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

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

    Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way shape or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Monday, March 6th, 2017. TAXI #Y170306CH

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.


    Hard to Classify / Specialty / Novelty

    Return to List of Categories

    NEW LISTING -- ORIGINAL, VINTAGE ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals, Recorded in the 1970’s or before are needed by an A-List Music Publisher for Film and TV sync licensing opportunities. If you’ve got old recordings that sound like they could be on a playlist with the references below, or anything that would have been a playlist with those acts, you might have exactly what this awesome publisher needs:

    “Burn” by Deep Purple: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCnebZnysmI

    “Can't Get Enough” by Bad Company: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAPUxvjbdcU

    “Slow Ride” by Foghat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcCNcgoyG_0

    Please submit old ‘70s era recordings of authentic, vintage, guitar-driven songs with great vocals on them. Do you have old masters or demos from back in the day? They could still be perfect for this company if they sound reasonably good. They DO NOT want slick, modern, ProTools generated recordings. The recording quality is not expected to be on par with today’s broadcast quality!

    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 an upfront fee for the master and composition rights. You’ll keep the Writer’s share of the Publishing and make applicable income through your P.R.O.

    This company often averages several placements per week, and many of those placements 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.

    This is a golden opportunity to make money with music you might have thought had no hope in today’s market! 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 (PST), on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017. TAXI #Y170223VR

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

    Instrumental

    Return to List of Categories

    TRADITIONAL-Sounding ASIAN INSTRUMENTALS CUES are needed by an EXCLUSIVE Music Library that has an exceptionally long list of great TV and Film placements. They're looking to find Mid-to-Down Tempo Cues that are in the range and styles of the references below and just about any other traditional music you might expect to hear anywhere on the Asian continent :

    "Japanese Folk Music" - Sakura https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chwADnoFDng

    “Blooming of Rainy Night Flowers” – Traditional Chinese Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1hKGu0miL8

    “Traditional Vietnamese Court Music” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVwuU24YEJQ

    Please send in Traditional Asian Instrumental Cues that sound like they’re coming straight out of East and Southeast Asia. Instrumental Cues that can be used in travel documentaries, food shows, and TV commercials are what they’re looking for! Anything that instantly establishes locations ranging from parks with cherry blossoms, dense jungles, and the Great Wall of China will work well as long as it’s well done and the Instruments sound organic and authentic. Your Instrumentation can range from solo Instrumentals to small ensembles, and can include traditional Asian instrumentation such as the Erhu, the Pipa, and the Taiko Drums. Assuming that you’ll be using mostly Virtual Instruments, please make sure they sound convincing. Instruments that sound stiff, obviously quantized, or synthy sounding won’t work for this company.

    All submissions should be at least 2 minutes long, give or take. Buttoned/Stinger Endings are encouraged for this company, and good edit points will be appreciated. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced composers in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for feel, texture, tone, and vibe. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so the material you submit for this pitch CANNOT be signed with any other music libraries, publishers or catalogs. Sync fees will be split 50/50. The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Instrumental Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Sunday, February 19th, 2017. TAXI #Y170219AI

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

    NEW LISTING -- ACOUSTIC AMERICANA INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a very busy Music Library that’s landed copious amounts of TV and Film placements for TAXI’s members. They’re on the hunt for really good Down-to-Mid-Tempo American Instrumental Cues that capture the general style and vibe of the references below (but without vocals):

    “The Fall” by The Black Lillies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvFOThAymS0

    “Long Time Comin’” by John Hiatt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPLp_sMxyZI

    “Fish & Whistle” by John Prine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G487EDeXadA

    Although the references have vocals, please submit Instrumental Cues only for this pitch! Give them roots-driven, acoustic-based Cues that use traditional Americana instrumentation like Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Slide Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle, Harmonica etc. Your Cues should deliver an authentic-sounding backwoods vibe with a laid-back feel. Add and subtract instrumentation as your Cue progresses to keep it interesting and give it some forward movement. Any material that sounds synthetic, stiff, or obviously MIDI-driven won’t work for this pitch. Imagine the kind of music you’d hear while driving down an endless back road with the sun setting on the horizon. That’s what they’re looking for!

    All submissions should be about 2:00 minutes in length, with non-faded/buttoned endings. Do NOT copy or rip off the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, texture and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).


    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll split all upfront sync fees 50/50. They’ll get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit one to three Instrumental Cues online or per CD. All submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Sunday, February 19th, 2017. TAXI #S170219AA

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.


    CONTEMPORARY, TRAP, HIP-HOP INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a very well-established and successful NON-Exclusive Music Library that's new to running Listings with TAXI. This company is owned by two highly-experienced Film and TV music veterans, and it's expanding its catalog due to increased demand. They're looking for current-sounding, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues that are in the general stylistic wheelhouse of artists like Future ft. Rick Ross, Young Thug, 21 Savage & Metro Boomin, etc., etc., etc., Please listen to the following references to get yourself in the ballpark of what they need:Warning: Some of these references have language in them that might be offensive to some listeners.

    "That's A Check" by Future ft. Rick Ross: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nezwjuAuFV8

    "Best Friend" by Young Thug: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tz6OUIjtM6E

    "X" by 21 Savage & Metro Boomin ft. Future: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpXw0qiy3Wo

    Although some of the references above have vocals, this pitch is for instrumentals only. Please submit fresh-sounding Instrumental Cues that have slick, modern production, and contemporary elements like cool sounding synths, stutter hi-hats, snare-rolls, and a booming 808-kick drum. Keeping your Instrumental Cue simple with a catchy, melodic motif will typically work best as well also opening your Cue up to a wider range of possible placements. As always, be sure to add and subtract instrumentation as your Cue progresses to give it some added dynamics, interest, and forward movement.

    Your submissions should be at least 1:30 long. Good edit points and non-faded, buttoned/stinger endings will work best. Please do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 split. You'll get 100% of the Writer's share. The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this pitch. Please submit one to three 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 (PST), on Monday, February 20th, 2017. TAXI #Y170220TI

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

    ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTAL CUES in a variety of Moods, Tempos, and Ensemble size are needed by a very well-established and successful NON-Exclusive Music Library that's new to running Listings with TAXI. This company is owned by two highly-experienced Film and TV music veterans, and it's expanding its catalog due to increased demand. They're looking for believable-sounding Orchestral Instrumental Cues that you'd hear in popular shows like (but not limited to) Shark Tank, My Great Escape, The Bachelor etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get an idea of the wide range of styles they're looking for:

    Shark Tank (6:05 to 6:50): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqpCfm_8RyU

    My Great Escape (:22 to :50): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5JYZy__fIE

    The Bachelor (:13 to :37): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmqeF0ImqNM

    Please submit well-crafted Instrumental Cues that can include styles like, Tension, Dramatic, Heroic, etc., and sound like a real orchestra, played by real musicians. Your submissions can range from a small ensemble, to a full-blown orchestra, and anything in-between, as long as it sounds like the real deal and sticks to one central motif and emotion, mood, and style from beginning to end. It 's really important that your Virtual Instruments and patches sound realistic and well-played. Anything that's stiff, synthetic, or obviously MIDI-driven won't work for this pitch. Build your Cue around a central melodic theme that sticks to a singular mood. Add and subtract layers of Instrumentation as your Cue progresses to keep it dynamic and not too liner or repetitive sounding. Also, please avoid anything that's overly busy or frenetic that would distract from any dialog.

    Your submissions should be at least 1:30 in length. Good edit points and non-faded, buttoned/stinger endings will work best. Please do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 split. You'll get 100% of the Writer's share. The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this pitch. Please submit one to three Instrumentals Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Monday, February 20th, 2017. TAXI #S170220OI

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

    TROPICAL HOUSE INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a Los Angeles-based, Non-Exclusive Music Licensing Company with a long history of placements in TV, Film, and online media. This company has just recently started running Listings with TAXI, and we have not seen any TAXI members in their catalog yet. That's about to change!They're looking for hip, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals that could be found on the same playlist as acts like Ed Sheeran, DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber, Mike Posner, etc., etc., etc. Please review the following references to get yourself into the sound and style of what they're looking for:

    "Shape Of You" by Ed Sheeran: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dK2tDK9grQ

    "Let Me Love You" by DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dK2tDK9grQ

    "I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix)" by Mike Posner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foE1mO2yM04

    Although the references have vocals, only Instrumentals will work for this pitch.Please submit well-crafted Tropical House Instrumentals with a solid groove, plenty of hooky melodies, and a solid Electronic foundation. Your Instrumental Cue should have all the mainstream appeal of this style of music, such as engaging chord progression, infectious rhythms and melodies, and tons of build-ups and ear candy. Add and subtract layers of instrumentation as your Cue progresses to keep it from sounding too linear or repetitive.

    Your submissions should be at least 1:30 in length. Good edit points and non-faded, buttoned/stinger endings will work best. Please do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 split. You'll get 100% of the Writer's share. The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this pitch. Please submit one to three 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 (PST), on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017. TAXI #Y170221TI

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

    COMPELLING SINGER/SONGWRITER-Style INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a very well-established and successful NON-Exclusive Music Library that's new to running Listings with TAXI. This company is owned by two highly-experienced Film and TV music veterans, and it's expanding its catalog due to increased demand. They're looking for emotional, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Singer/Songwriter Instrumental Cues that would be in the stylistic ballpark of music you'd hear from artists like (but not limited to) Ed Sheeran, Jason Mraz, James Bay, etc., etc., etc., Please listen to the following references to get a general idea of what they're looking for:

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

    "I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1-4u9W-bns

    "Let It Go" by James Bay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsPq9mzFNGY

    Although the references above have vocals, this pitch is for instrumentals only.Your Instrumental Cues should be contemporary sounding, simple and focused around an acoustic/electric guitar or piano as the primary instrument. You can add some strings and/or light percussive elements to help build toward an emotional climax. As always, layer your instruments in and out as your Cue progresses to prevent it from sounding repetitive or linear. You'd also be smart to avoid anything overly busy or frenetic that could distract from dialog. Imagine the type of music you'd hear at the end of a show when a family sees their new house, or an inspirational video segment about someone who went through hard times. Pieces that start out sparsely and build to a feel-good resolution will be best for this pitch.

    Your submissions should be at least 1:30 in length. Non-faded, buttoned/stinger endings will work best. Please do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 split. You'll get 100% of the Writer's share. The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this pitch. Please submit one to three Instrumentals Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017. TAXI #S170222SI

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

    SWAMPY INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by an internationally distributed, Exclusive Music Library with lots and lots of credits in commercials, movies, and TV Shows. They're searching for Down-to-Mid Tempo Instrumental Cues in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the following references:

    "Swamp Blues (Slide/Bottleneck)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw7gRASUD4g

    "Mean Old Thing" by Andrew Kubiszewki https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFBN14fO3S8

    "Southern Comfort Slide Guitar Cover" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euFTVlrWZI4

    Please submit Instrumental Cues that have a genuine backwoods vibe. Your arrangements should consist of mostly guitar, acoustic or electric, and can feature other authentic-sounding instrumentation such as Slide Dobro, Banjo, etc., etc. Anything that sounds stiff, synthetic, or MIDI driven won't work for this pitch. Your Cues should stick to a central melodic motif while adding layers of additional instrumentation as they progress. Avoid anything overly frenetic or complex, as it could distract from dialogue. Imagine the type of music you'd hear while a group of grizzled men enjoy a few beers after a long day of alligator hunting in the bayou. That's what they need!

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

    Because this is an Exclusive deal, the music you submit for this pitch cannot already be signed with any other Libraries or Publishers. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Composition rights. Please 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 (PST), on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017. TAXI #Y170222SC

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.


    NEW LISTING -- ORGANIC UNDERSCORE INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a hard-working Music Library with a VERY impressive list of placements in TV shows and Commercial Advertising. They've signed and placed TAXI members in past years, but haven't run any listings in a few years. They've come back to find more gold from our members! Please listen to the following references to get an idea of the broad range of styles that could work for this request:

    A Beautiful Mind Soundtrack – Main Theme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr18I1PCECg

    “Prospectors Arrive” from There Will Be Blood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6YndFacEnk

    Theme from “To Kill a Mockingbird” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t98LWNwUhI

    IMPORTANT NOTE: These examples above were likely scored to picture and go through different moods, tempos, etc. because of scene changes. For the purpose of this request, you’d be very wise to stick to a singular motif and mood throughout your entire piece so your submission is cohesive from top to bottom. If your piece goes through different moods, tempos, and styles, it’s going to be nearly impossible to use it in a scene.

    Give them well-crafted Instrumentals that effectively deliver a textural display of instruments that blend in and out of each other to create a unique piece of engaging Underscore.

    The client is very open to a variety of moods, styles, and tempos, so give them Instrumentals that convey one emotion throughout, whether it’s exploratory, mysterious, anticipatory, wondrous, or even a bit scary. In all cases, use natural sounding instrumentation. If you’re using Virtual Instruments or samples, they’ll need to sound really good, and be executed well enough that they sound like the real thing!

    Your submissions should be at least 2:00 in length with good edit points and buttoned endings so that a Music or Picture Editor could cut the music to fit a scene. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This company does Exclusive and Non-Exclusive deals. The terms of the agreement will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Composition rights. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017. TAXI #S170222UI

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

    NEW LISTING -- ORIGINAL ACOUSTIC LIGHT-HEARTED INSTRUMENTALS are needed for a $2,000, Direct-to-Ad Agency placement in a Fashion-Related Commercial. They're specifically looking for Up-Tempo Instrumentals, and it's our observation that the thing all the references have in common is a very rhythmic strumming pattern on the acoustic guitar and a buoyant overall vibe. Check them out!

    "The Remedy" by Jason Mraz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW17WAwMcoQ

    "Hey, Soul Sister" by Train https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVpv8-5XWOI

    "Jungle Gym" by Jack Johnson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01KmecwKOrA

    Although the references above have vocals, this pitch is for Instrumentals only. Your pieces should be contemporary sounding, simple, acoustic guitar-based (can include a small ensemble of instruments as long as it's acoustic guitar-based), and have a feel-good, light-hearted, emotionally upbeat mood, and the aforementioned rhythmic strumming to move it along. Although we don't know exactly what the scene is, imagine what type of acoustic-based, rhythmically strummed Instrumental would work in a scene with a young lady confidently strolling/strutting down a sidewalk in her awesome new sun dress and sandals that she just bought. What would you hear behind that? Submissions need to be at least Two-Minutes long, have some sort of build and development as the piece moves forward, and make you feel like a million bucks when you hear it! Faded or non-faded endings are both okay for this pitch.

    The estimated license fee is $2,000, depending on the ultimate use. This is a Direct-to-Ad-Agency pitch. You'll keep all ownership of the Copyright and Master Recording, but you won't be able to license it 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 100% of the Master and Composition rights to pitch 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 (PST), on Wednesday, Febuary 22nd, 2017.TAXI #Y170222OA

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

    FOLKSY, SINGER-SONGWRITER INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a boutique Music Library with tons of credits in big Feature Films, countless TV Shows, and TV Commercials. This company has just started running Listings with TAXI. They're looking for Instrumental Cues in All Tempos that are in the stylistic wheelhouse of acts like (but not limited to) Train, Jason Mraz, Passenger, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get in the general ballpark of what they're looking for:

    "Hey, Soul Sister" by Train: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVpv8-5XWO

    I"I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkHTsc9PU2A

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

    Although the references have vocals, please submit Instrumentals only for this pitch.Please give them well-crafted Instrumentals that have a lighthearted, warm, emotionally upbeat, whimsical vibe. Your Cues can be acoustic or electric guitar-based (but not big crunchy guitars), and can have additional elements like ukulele, light drums, bass, some keyboards, light percussion, etc. Adding and subtracting instrumentation as the track moves forward will help keep it dynamically interesting, while avoiding becoming too linear, flat, or repetitive sounding. Please avoid anything that sounds stiff, MIDI-driven, or obviously quantized. A human touch, with a good recording and a singular mood from top to bottom will help you get attention from this company.

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

    This Music Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal with a cool twist. You'll keep 25% of all gross income generated by your music, plus you'll get 100% of the Writer's share income generated by your PRO. In other words, if the company licenses your music under a blanket deal, you'll get income. If they license it for a Youtube video, you'll get income. Not all music libraries pay you for things like that! The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share. Because this is an Exclusive deal, the music you submit for this pitch cannot already be signed with any other Libraries or Publishers. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Composition rights. Please submit one to three Instrumentals Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017. TAXI #Y172023FI

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

    ELECTRONIC DANCE INSTRUMENTAL CUES (EDM) are needed by an awesome, Non-Exclusive Music Library that's owned by two long-time industry veterans who both have stellar histories in Film and TV music. They're searching for contemporary, energetic, Mid-to-Up Tempo EDM Cues that would appeal to fans of the references below:

    "Summer" by Calvin Harris https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebXbLfLACGM

    "Waiting for Love" by Avicii https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHHLHGNpCSA

    "Take Me Back" by Christopher & Matoma https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udzd1JHUg20

    Although the references have vocals, please send in Instrumentals only for this pitch. Please submit current sounding, energetic, EDM Instrumental Cues with great builds, simple melodic hooks, contemporary synth sounds, slick production, and a non-stop EDM beat. Build your Cue around a central melodic hook, and add and subtract layers of instrumentation to keep it dynamically interesting and forward moving. Build it up, break it down, and do it all over again! The mood should stay up beat and uplifting throughout. Get those hands in the air, people!

    Your submissions should be at no less than one and a half minutes long. Good edit points and non-faded, buttoned/stinger endings will work best. Please do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 split. You'll get 100% of the Writer's share. The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this pitch. Please submit one to three 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 (PST), on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017. TAXI #Y170223EC

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

    TOP 40 POP INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a very well-established and successful NON-Exclusive Music Library that's new to running Listings with TAXI. This company is owned by two highly-experienced Film and TV music veterans, and it's expanding its catalog due to increased demand. They need current sounding, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Cues that could be heard on a playlist with artists like (but not limited to):

    "Shape Of You" by Ed Sheeran: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dK2tDK9grQ

    "I Got You" by Bebe Rexha: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEJuoEs1UxY

    "My Way" by Calvin Harris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEJuoEs1UxY

    Although some of the references above have vocals, this pitch is for instrumentals only. Please submit slick, rhythmically and melodically engaging Cues that have all the mainstream appeal of the fresh Dance/Pop hits on the charts. Your instrumentation can vary, but should be current, and something that's typical of the genre. Be sure to craft your submissions around a central melodic motif, while adding and subtracting instruments and elements in and out as your Cue progresses to keep it from sounding too repetitive or one-dimensional.

    Your submissions should be at least 1:30 in length. Good edit points and non-faded, buttoned/stinger endings will work best. Please do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 split. You'll get 100% of the Writer's share. The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this pitch. Please submit one to three 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 (PST), on Friday, February 24th, 2017. TAXI #Y170224PI

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll split all upfront sync fees 50/50. They’ll get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit one to three Instrumentals online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), Friday, February 24th, 2017. TAXI #Y170224LI

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

    DRAMATIC, TENSION INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a very experienced Music Licensing Company that has just started running its first batch of Listings with TAXI. They're looking for Down-to-Mid-Tempo Instrumental Cues that you'd hear in tense moments in shows like Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder, Law & Order: SVU, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get a general idea of what could work for this pitch:

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

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

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

    Please submit Tension-inducing Instrumental Cues that use edgy, current-sounding patches/Virtual Instruments and production techniques to create an unsettling vibe throughout a scene. Stick with one mood from beginning to end, and give your Cues forward movement by layering instrumentation in and out to keep them from sounding too linear or one-dimensional. Please avoid any parts in your arrangement that are overly busy, frenetic, or in the higher registers, as that could distract from dialogue in a scene.

    Please submit Instrumental Cues that are at least 2 minutes in length. Short intros, or no intro at all, easy edit points and non-faded, buttoned/stinger endings are strongly recommended for this pitch. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced tracks in any way shape or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).This Music Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal with a cool twist. You'll keep 25% of all gross income generated by your music, plus you'll get 100% of the Writer's share income generated by your PRO. In other words, if the company licenses your music under a blanket deal, you'll get income. If they license it for a Youtube video, you'll get income. Not all music libraries pay you for things like that!

    The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share. Because this is an Exclusive deal, the music you submit for this pitch cannot already be signed with any other Libraries or Publishers. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Composition rights. Please 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 (PST), on Saturday, February 25th, 2017. TAXI #Y170225TI

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

    NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY POP INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a really cool Music Licensing Company that has lots of awesome placements in Commercials, TV Shows, and Films. They've signed and placed TAXI members in past years, and have come back to find more! They're on the hunt for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues that stylistically sound like what you'd find on playlists with acts like (but not limited to):

    "Sorry" by Justin Bieber: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRh_vgS2dFE

    "The Greatest" by Sia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKSRyLdjsPA

    "Lean On" by Major Lazer & DJ Snake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqeW9_5kURI

    Although the references have vocals, please submit Instrumentals only for this pitch.Give them well-crafted Pop Cues with lots of mainstream appeal, infectious rhythms, engaging melodies, and loads of "ear-candy" in all sections. Build your Cue around an engaging central melodic idea that sounds modern and uses trendy, current production techniques. Add and subtract layers of instrumentation as your Cue progresses to add dynamics and keep it from sounding too repetitive.

    All submissions should be approximately 90 seconds in length (give or take), and have a Non-faded ending. Please do NOT copy or rip off the referenced music in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a general guide for the tone, texture, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).This company does Exclusive and Non-Exclusive deals. The terms of the agreement will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Composition rights.

    Please submit one to three songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Saturday, February 25th, 2017. TAXI #S170225PI

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

    NEW LISTING -- INDIE ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a Music Licensing company with lots of great placements in TV Commercials, Films, and TV Shows. They've signed and placed TAXI members in past years, and have come back to find more! There aren't very many TAXI members in this catalog yet! They're eagerly looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues in the general stylistic ballpark of the artists referenced below:

    "HandClap" by Fitz and the Tantrums https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2V6yjjPbX0

    "Higher" by The Naked and Famous https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCsyXSr7u-Q

    "Carried Away" by Passion Pit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiEwJTOderQ

    Although the references have vocals, please submit Instrumentals only for this pitch.Please submit original, well-crafted Instrumental Cues that are rhythmically and melodically engaging. Your submission should have a unique beat, with layers of cool Electronic instrumentation. Build your Cue around a central melodic theme, while adding and subtracting layers of instruments as your piece progresses to create forward momentum and dynamic interest.

    All submissions should be approximately 90 seconds in length (give or take), and have a Non-faded ending. Please do NOT copy or rip off the referenced music in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a general guide for the tone, texture, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).This company does Exclusive and Non-Exclusive deals.

    The terms of the agreement will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Composition rights. 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 (PST), on Sunday, February 26th, 2017. TAXI #Y170226EI

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.


    Pop

    Return to List of Categories

    CONTEMPORARY INDIE POP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Label A&R Executive for a charting British Singer-Songwriter. Please submit fresh Songs in All Tempos that you'd expect to hear on a playlist with artists like (but not limited to) X Ambassadors, Jamie N Commons, AWOLNATION, The Weeknd, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get a feel for the style they need:

    "Jungle" by X Ambassadors, Jamie N Commons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqXW57WM9TA

    "Sail" by AWOLNATION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgIqecROs5M

    "The Hills" by The Weeknd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzTuBuRdAyA

    Please submit commercial sounding Indie Pop songs that have an edgy, moody vibe, and push the creative envelope. Your submission should be rhythmically and melodically engaging, with radio-friendly hooks and a strong Indie Style vocal performance that would instantly get the label and the artist excited about cutting your song. Your production and 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 and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Sunday, February 19th, 2017. TAXI #S170219IP

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

    CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Label A&R Executive for an up-and-coming Band 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), Maroon 5, DNCE, The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to hear the vibe and style of what could work:

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

    "Cake By The Ocean" by DNCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWaRiD5ym74

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

    Please submit well-structured Pop songs that have super-strong, engaging melodies, with catchy hooks throughout, and an unforgettable chorus that sounds like it's chart-bound the moment you hear it. Your song can have a slight Rock influence, but should generally convey a Top 40 Pop sound and feel. You'd be wise to have a really great vocal performance and production that's competitive enough to get the Label and Artist excited about cutting your song. Your recording quality needs to be clean, clear, and good enough to represent your song well.

    Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017. TAXI #S170221PS

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

    NEW LISTING -- INDIE, ELECTRO POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a really cool Music Licensing Company that has lots of awesome placements in Commercials, TV Shows, and Films. They’ve signed and placed TAXI members in past years, and have come back to find more! They’re currently looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the stylistic ballpark of artists like (but not limited to) Big Wild ft. Tove Styrke, Fitz And The Tantrums, Empire Of The Sun, etc. Please check out the following songs as a general guide for the range of styles that could work within the genre:

    “Aftergold” by Big Wild ft. Tove Styrke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkziIXxfMrg

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

    “High And Low” by Empire Of The Sun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntlpTad3PLM

    Give them fresh, commercially appealing Indie Electro Pop songs that can have influences/elements of Indie Pop, Indie Rock, and even some touches of ‘80s influenced Neo Soul. Beat-driven songs that have a super catchy topline, plenty of great Electro “ear candy,” and a chorus that’s just plain infectious are all things they’ll be happy to hear. Contemporary production and a top-notch vocal performance could move you to the front of the line for this discerning company.

    Lyric themes can vary, but should be in the range of what’s commonly heard in Electro Pop Songs. Something fresh and emotionally upbeat should appeal to them. Please avoid sending songs with lyrics that have references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, and tone. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This company does Exclusive and Non-Exclusive deals. The terms of the agreement will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Composition rights. 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 (PST), on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017. TAXI #Y170222IP

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

    NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a big, Major Label A&R Executive for a Multi-Platinum, MEGA-SUPERSTAR who's working on a brand new album. They're looking for chart-topping, Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs you'd hear on playlists with acts like (but NOT limited to) Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj, Galantis, Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references they gave us to get in the general stylistic wheelhouse of what they're looking for:

    "Side To Side" by Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXiSVQZLje8

    "No Money" by Galantis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUVz4nRmxn4

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

    Give them polished, fresh, and super catchy songs with memorable melodies, great hooks (ear candy) in all sections of the song, and a chorus that sounds like it would be on top of the charts. Your overall production and vocal performance should be strong enough to get them excited about cutting your song. 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 by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Label - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017. TAXI #Y170223PS

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.


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

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

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

    “Can't Feel My Face” by The Weeknd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEI4qSrkPAs

    Please submit commercially appealing Pop Songs that are melodically and rhythmically engaging, with plenty of awesome hooks, and a big Pop chorus. Your instrumentation and overall production should be contemporary sounding and innovative. Be sure your vocal performance is full of character, with a delivery that’s in the ballpark of the referenced acts.

    Lyric themes can be about anything that you’d typically hear in current Pop music. Relationship songs, party-time songs, and female empowerment songs are always in demand, but you don’t need to limit your submissions t just those ideas. Universal lyrics will make your song more sync-friendly, so please avoid references to specific names, places, times, dates, brands, and profanity. Do not copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so please be sure the Songs you submit for this pitch aren’t already signed to another catalog or any other libraries. Sync fees will be split 50/50, the Publisher will get the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control your master and composition rights. Please submit 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 (PST), on Friday, February 24th, 2017. TAXI #Y170224PS

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

    MAINSTREAM, TOP 40 POP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Label A&R Executive for a MEGA SUPERSTAR who has sold over 159 million records worldwide. He's going in a new direction for his next album, and is on the hunt for contemporary, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs hat could be found on the same playlists as these references:

    "That's What I Like" by Bruno Mars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPIm_ZZ0yVw

    "Can't Stop The Feeling" by Justin Timberlake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru0K8uYEZWw

    "We Don't Talk Anymore" by Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AtDnEC4zak

    Quoting The Source: "We're looking for songs that are lyrically driven, have creative concepts, and some ingenious play-on-words."Please submit songs that are instantly engaging, with solid a Pop song structure. Your submission should have creative hooks from beginning to end, memorable melodies, and a really, really strong chorus that jumps right out and sounds like a hit the instant you hear it. Having a fresh new approach to familiar Pop lyric themes will help you get the attention of this Major Label and this MEGA Artist. Your overall recording and production needs to be competitive for this pitch.

    Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Saturday, February 25th, 2017. TAXI #S170225MP

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

    NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a really busy Music Licensing Company that has tons of awesome placements in Film, TV, and Commercials. They're currently looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic ballpark and range of the artists referenced below:

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

    "The Greatest" by Sia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKSRyLdjsPA

    "Shape Of You" by Ed Sheeran: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dK2tDK9grQ

    Note: This company gets a lot of TV Commercial placements, and there aren't very many TAXI members in their catalog… yet! This is a good chance to make a great first impression.

    Please submit songs that have great song structure, catchy melodies, and a big, fat chorus! Having modern sounding production with an awesome vocal delivery should help your chances of catching this library’s attention. Your lyrics should be universal, avoiding references to specific names, dates, times, places, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, and tone. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This company does both Exclusive and Non-Exclusive deals. The terms of the agreement will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Composition rights. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Sunday, February 26th, 2017. TAXI #S170226PS

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

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

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

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

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

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

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

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

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

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

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

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

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

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

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

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

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

    Please submit well-crafted songs that have a commercial sound and structure, with unforgettable melodies, killer hooks, and a really catchy chorus. Your vocals should sound stylistically current, with a great Pop delivery. Your submissions should be slick, polished, and have a crossover sound that can work in both the Pop and Urban genres. Your production should be contemporary and competitive enough to get them excited about cutting your song, although it's likely they'll be cutting a new version.

    Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017. TAXI #Y170302PU

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.


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

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

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

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

    Quoting The Source: "They need Pop songs that can cross a variety of genres. The songs shouldn't lean too far Urban".Please submit hook-driven songs that have fresh, emotionally engaging melodies, and a strong, memorable chorus that can connect to a broad audience. Having fresh, innovative lyrics that sound like they're radio ready will help you get over the bar as well. Your vocal performance should be super strong to get them excited about cutting your song. Make sure your production and recording quality is clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well.

    Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Label - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Friday, March 3rd, 2017. TAXI #Y170303PB

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

    R&B / Soul

    Return to List of Categories

    CONTEMPORARY R&B SONGS with a POP Influence and Male Vocals are needed by a Major Label A&R Executive for a new POP Group that just got singed and is working on their debut release. They're looking for radio-worthy, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would immediately appeal to the fans of artists like Nick Jonas, ZAYN, The Weeknd, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get yourself in the general wheelhouse of what they need:

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

    "PILLOWTALK" by ZAYN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_3d6GntKbk

    "Party Monster" by The Weeknd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diW6jXhLE0E

    Please submit soulfully expressive songs, with unforgettable melodies, great hooks, and a big, chart-topping chorus that's as memorable as it gets. Your submission should have a crossover feel that could possibly work for both the Urban and Pop markets. You'd be wise to have a vocal performance and production that sounds competitive with what's currently being heard on today's charts 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 and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Sunday, February 19th, 2017. TAXI #S170219CR

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

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

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

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

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

    Please submit well-structured R&B songs with super catchy hooks, instantly memorable choruses, and a soulfully expressive vocal performance that sounds like a radio hit. They're looking for edgy lyrics and song concepts that range from sex to partying and anything in between. Make sure your production is super current-sounding and your recording quality is clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well.

    Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Label - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Friday, March 3rd, 2017. TAXI #Y170303RB

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.


    Rap / Hip Hop

    Return to List of Categories

    NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY HIP-HOP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an A-List Music Library with a killer list of placements in Blockbuster Films and Top TV Commercials! Their credits are insanely good! This library hasn't run a listing with us in a few years, so you probably don't have anything in their catalog yet. This is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door with this company. They're looking for mainstream sounding, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as artists like ScHoolboy Q, Migos, Future, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get yourself in the ballpark of what they need:WARNING: Some of the following references have graphic and explicit lyrics. Listener discretion is advised.

    "THat Part" by ScHoolboy Q ft. Kanye West https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ_DHRI-Xp0

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

    "Used to This" by Future ft. Drake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ekqu_Ku7nuY

    Please submit edgy, Rap/Hip Hop Songs that have a rhythmically compelling beat with plenty of bottom end and attention-grabbing ear candy. Your vocal performance should have tons of swagger and be able to hold its own with the big dogs. Lyric themes can vary, but should be something that's generally heard in current Rap/Hip-Hop music, however somewhat cleaner. Universal lyrics that avoid specific references to brands, places, times, names, and profanity will work best.

    Do not copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Please do NOT submit any material with unauthorized samples of other artists' songs, sounds, or any other form of media. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This library pays, "Cross collateralized per track advances. Once the composer is recouped, he/she will get 50% of the sync fees." In other words, whatever they advance you for the song, the first money generated from sync fees recoups that advance, then you and the library begin splitting sync fees 50/50 moving forward. You'll also keep 100% of the writer's share.This is an Exclusive Music Library. You must own or control the Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity.

    Please do not submit any music that is already signed to any other publishers, or is in any other catalogs. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Friday, February 24th, 2017. TAXI #Y170224HH

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

    NEW LISTING -- MAINSTREAM SOUNDING RAP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed for a (up-to) $15,000, NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Supervisor placement in a Feature Film with A-List Stars in it. They’re looking for commercially appealing, Mid-to-Up Tempo Rap Songs that could be found on the same playlists as popular artists like (but not limited to):

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

    “Panda” by Desiigner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5ONTXHS2mM

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

    “All The Way Up” by Fat Joe, Remy Ma ft. French Montana, Infared: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2ak_oBeC-I

    Give them contemporary sounding Rap songs that sound like they would be all over the Rap/Hip-Hop Charts! Your production should be polished and have engaging and interesting beats, with unique, current sounds and hard-hitting drums. Your vocal performance should have a Rap/Hip-Hop delivery that’s full of attitude and swagger, with a similar vibe and rhythmic quality that you’d typically hear from the referenced artists and others like them.

    Lyric themes can vary, but should be something you’d generally hear in current Urban-based music. Universal lyrics will work best, so please avoid specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, and tone. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

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

    This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll get 100% of the sync fee, you’ll keep 100% of your Publishing and Master ownership, and you’ll also get 100% of any applicable performance royalties. No Publisher splits! You must own or control the Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. All Submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis. No Full Critiques. Please submit 1-3 Songs no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Saturday, February 25th, 2017. TAXI #Y170225MR

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.


    Rock

    Return to List of Categories

    NEW LISTING -- GRUNGE SONGS with Male Vocals are needed for several $1,500, Direct-to-Music Supervisor, NON-Exclusive placements in a new Science Fiction-based TV series from the same producers as the hit TV show, Mr. Robot. They're looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Grunge Songs that capture the general style and vibe of the following references:

    "World Wide Suicide" by Pearl Jam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq-pA4R_EMM

    "Bittersweet" by Fuel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcuKjYxzh3g

    "Ashes to Ashes" by Faith No More https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPlOzJGQoKY

    Give this Supervisor songs that are gritty, intense, and have an authentic-sounding Grunge vibe with warmly distorted guitars and a growling lead vocal that has plenty of angst-ridden attitude. Your production should sound like a real rock band with real instruments – try to avoid any sounds that are stiff or obviously MIDI-driven.

    Angst-y lyric themes that steer clear of any references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity will work best. Make sure to include a Lyric Sheet in your submission. This Supervisor likes to have lyrics in his hand when he makes a decision as to what works well in a scene or not! Do not copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    The estimated license fees for these placements are $1,500, depending on the ultimate use. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor 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 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 (PST), on Friday, February 24th, 2017. TAXI #Y170224GS

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

    NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY ROCK SONGS with a POP influence and Male or Female Vocals are needed for several NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Producer placements on a Mega-Hit Reality TV Show on Major Broadcast Network. Please submit Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs in the stylistic ballpark of artists like OK Go, Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5, etc., etc., etc. Please check out these songs to hear the style, tone, and vibe needed for this pitch:

    "Here It Goes Again" by OK Go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTAAsCNK7RA

    "Stronger" by Kelly Clarkson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn676-fLq7I

    "Misery" by Maroon 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g6g2mvItp4

    They're not looking for songs just like those, but they do need songs that sound like they'd appeal to the same fans and be a playlist with them. Please submit songs that have a mainstream, radio-friendly sound, with catchy melodies, great hooks, and a big infectious chorus. Some electronic elements can work, but you'd be wise to keep them somewhat minimal as to not take away from the Rock Vibe. Lyric themes can vary, but keeping them general, positive, and family-friendly should help because this show is pretty wholesome. Please avoid references to specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity.

    Please, do NOT copy or rip off the referenced bands or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for feel, vibe, and tone. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). This is a Direct-to-the Show's Executive Producer Pitch, so you'll keep 100% ownership of your Copyright and Master Recording. You'll also get any applicable sync fees and performance royalties! No publisher splits! You must own or control your Master and Copyright.

    Submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Saturday, February 25th, 2017. TAXI #S170225RS

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

    CONTEMPORARY INDIE ROCK SONGS with some Pop Influence and Male Vocals are needed by a Major Label A&R Executive for a Chart-Topping Duo whose last single rose to Number One in several different countries. They're currently looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo HITS that would appeal to fans of songs like these:

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

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

    "Alien Days" by MGMT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbK5idPn1mc

    Please submit commercially appealing songs, with a great melody, awesome melodic and rhythmic hooks throughout, and an instantly memorable chorus. Some electronic elements can work, but you'd be wise to keep them somewhat minimal so they won't take away from the Rock Vibe. Your overall recording and production needs to be competitive. Your vocal and instrumental demo 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 (PST), on Sunday, February 26th, 2017. TAXI #S170226IS

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

    NEW LISTING -- GRUNGE BALLADS with Male Vocals are needed for multiple $1,500, Direct-to-Music Supervisor, NON-Exclusive placements in a new Science Fiction-based TV series from the same producers as the hit TV show, Mr. Robot. They’re looking for Down-to-Mid-Tempo Grunge Ballads that capture the general style and vibe of the following references:

    “Black Hole Sun” by Soundgarden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mbBbFH9fAg

    “Down in a Hole” by Alice In Chains https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v67LpSz6Ck

    “Push” by Matchbox 20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp6AEbMqh18

    Give them songs that are edgy, emotional, and have an authentic-sounding Grunge vibe. The Music Supervisor is specifically looking for dark, powerful, and angst-ridden Grunge ballads that retain those emotions from beginning to end. Your songs should be well-crafted, with big choruses and great melodies. You should have a strong, growling lead vocal that has a ton of angst and attitude like what you’d typically hear in a late ‘90’s Grunge song. Your production should sound like a real band with real instruments – anything that sounds stiff or obviously MIDI-sounding won’t work for this pitch.

    Lyrics that are emotional, angst-y, and somewhat bitter should do well, especially if they avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Make sure to include the lyrics in your submission – the supervisor specifically requested that! Do not copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    The estimated license fees for these placements are $1,500, depending on the ultimate use. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor 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 Songs online or per CD. All submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST) on Sunday, February 26th, 2017. TAXI #S170226GB

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

    Singer / Songwriter

    Return to List of Categories

    INDIE SINGER-SONGWRITER SONGS with a Pop Influence and Male Vocals are needed by a Major Label A&R Executive for an up-and-coming Singer/Songwriter. Give them innovative Songs in All Tempos that are in the general stylistic wheelhouse of, and would appeal to fnas of artists like Gotye, Passenger, John Newman, etc., etc., etc. Check out the following references to get a general idea of the vibe they need:

    "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye ft. Kimbra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UVNT4wvIGY

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

    "Love Me Again" by John Newman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfihYWRWRTQ

    Please submit well-crafted Songs that are rhythmically creative, and melodically as well as lyrically engaging. Your submission should have a cool, Indie-sounding vocal performance with a strong, killer chorus. Your production and recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and competitive enough to get the label and the artist 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 (PST), on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017. TAXI #Y170221IS

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

    NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a NON-Exclusive, Major European Media Company for In-Store background music plays. Give them current-sounding Songs in All Tempos that would appeal to fans of artists like (but not limited to) Ed Sheeran, The Paper Kites, Passenger, etc., etc., etc. Check out the following references to get a general idea of the range of what could work for this pitch: “Photograph” by Ed Sheeran: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSDgHBxUbVQ

    “Bloom” by The Paper Kites: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8inJtTG_DuU

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

    Please submit well-crafted songs with captivating melodies, relatable lyrics, and a vocal performance that sounds current and fresh. Instrumentation can vary for this pitch, but should be predominantly acoustic driven (Piano and/or Acoustic Guitar), and loosely in the general style of the references mentioned above. Songs that make listeners feel good will probably do better than moody, depressing songs. Who wants to hear those while shopping?!! Imagine they type of Singer/Songwriter style songs you’d hear while rifling through the racks at H&M or The Limited, or sipping coffee at Starbucks. That’s what they need! Do NOT copy or rip off 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).

    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 artists they find while hunting for the in-store music!

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

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

    This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE deal, so you will retain 100% 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 must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST) on, Friday, February 24th, 2017. TAXI #Y170224SS

    Submit your music to this opportunity now.

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

    Talk to you soon!
    Michael

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


    PLEASE NOTE!

    If you are submitting by mail (ground submissions) and sending in a CD, please enclose a S.A.S.E. (self-addressed stamped envelope) if you would like a response. Thank you!


    - Changing your e-mail? Make sure to notify us so you continue to receive the eListings without interruption:

    memberservices@taxi.com

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

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

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

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

    (Return to List of Categories)