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Updated: January 20, 2018

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    UPLIFTING, ADULT CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by Major Record Label for a HUGE MEGASTAR Artist who is currently working on her next album. They’re looking for amazing Songs that would appeal to fans of these references and other songs that could appear on a playlist with them (but not limited too):

    “I Look to You” by Whitney Houston: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Pze_mdbOK8

    “Incredible” by Celine Dion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvO5z5tx4ZA

    “Rise” by Katy Perry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdw1uKiTI5c

    Please submit songs that have a super compelling lyrics that sound like they could be a mega hit for this MEGA ARTIST with a HUGE voice. Your submission should be well-structured with a super strong melody, some awesome ear candy, and a big chorus that knocks it so far out of the park, that they can’t resist cutting it. This Artist has a BIG vocal range, so give her a melody that will allow her show off her amazing vocal chops.

    Lyric Tip: They would love to hear uplifting songs about the future and moving forward. Please avoid any melancholy or depressing themes or anything about death or mourning.

    This is one of those high-bar opportunities that could change your life if you get your song cut by this artist who’s known all over the world… possibly the universe! Be sure to pitch your best! Your production and recording quality should be competitive enough to get the label and the artist excited about cutting your song. Please submit as many songs as you like 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, January 20th, 2018. TAXI # S180120UA

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    INDIE POP/ROCK INSTRUMENTALS CUES are needed by a large, NON-Exclusive Music Library with a gargantuan list of TV, Film, Commercial, and Video Game placements. Please send Mid-To-Up-Tempo Instrumentals Cues in the stylistic ballpark of the references below:

    “Lifted Up” by Passion Pit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeINWQDg7zg

    “What You Know” by Two Door Cinema Club: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpCcJY-rJSs

    “Diane Young” by Vampire Weekend: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG6lTQNW04I

    Although the references have vocals, this request is for Instrumentals only! Please submit well-crafted Instrumental Cues that are rhythmically and melodically engaging, and convey a genuine Indie Pop Rock sound. Instrumentation should be what you’d hear in a typical Indie Rock Band, with some electronic elements sprinkled in. Adding and subtracting layers of instrumentation as your Cue progresses will give it forward momentum and a sense of dynamics. Please avoid any sounds that are so bombastic that they could distract from a show’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 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 Company 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 any sync fees and 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Composition to submit to this pitch. You’ll maintain full ownership of the original Copyright and Master Recording. Please submit as many Instrumentals Cues as you’d like online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Sunday, January 21st, 2017. TAXI #Y180121PR

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    URBAN ADULT CONTEMPORARY SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an A-list Record Producer’s Publishing Company that’s always pitching to big artists’ projects. Please submit Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs in the wheelhouse of artists like John Legend, Yuna, Solange, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references for the sound and vibe he’s on the hunt for:

    “Love Me Now” by John Legend: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmCFY1oYDeM

    “Crush” by Yuna ft. Usher: ` https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SGHPQ2FVm8

    “Cranes in the Sky” by Solange: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnUV4cz0gv8

    Give them well-crafted Urban A/C songs with awesome melodies, modern production, and a solid song structure with an unforgettable chorus. Your vocal performance should have a soulful quality that’s in the general style of the references and other acts in that ballpark.

    Note: This Producer does not need to hear fully produced songs. He’s open to hearing basic demos if they’re done really well and the songs are super strong! You can also submit songs with fuller productions if you’d like. This Producer has cut TAXI members’ songs on past records, so pitch your best stuff if you’d like to be part of that “club.”

    Do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Monday, January 22nd, 2018. TAXI #S180122UA

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    ADULT CONTEMPORARY/POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Brand New, Non-Exclusive Music Library just started by the CEO of another successful company. This company has asked TAXI to find them hundreds (probably thousands) of Instrumentals, Cues, and Songs over the next few months. It’s very unlikely that you’ve got music in this new catalog, so this is a killer opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a new catalog that will probably get a ton of placements!

    “Say You Won't Let Go” by James Arthur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yW7w8F2TVA

    “Love So Soft” by Kelly Clarkson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy6vBxqlapw

    “Perfect Duet” by Ed Sheeran ft. Beyoncé: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=817P8W8-mGE

    Please submit, current-sounding, commercially appealing songs with inviting melodies, infectious beats, and a big, radio-ready chorus. Your vocal performance should be strong and really bring it home. Instrumentation can be as a simple as an acoustic or electric guitar/vocal or piano/vocal, or you can go bigger and land somewhere in the middle lane, as long as your song is well-crafted and your production sounds modern and not dated.

    Your lyrics can be along the lines of what you’d typically hear in this genre, but should ideally avoid references to specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy the referenced artists 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 Company 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 any sync fees and 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Composition to submit to this pitch. You’ll maintain full ownership of the original Copyright and Master Recording. Please send as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Thursday, January 25th, 2018. TAXI #S180125AP

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    EDM “STADIUM BANGER”-Style INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a Brand New, Non-Exclusive Music Library recently started by the CEO of another successful company. This company has asked TAXI to find them hundreds (probably thousands) of Instrumentals, Cues, and Songs over the next few months. It’s very unlikely that you’ve got music in this new catalog, so this is a killer opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a new catalog that will probably get a ton of placements!

    They’re looking for Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues in the general ballpark of artists like (but not limited to), DJ Snake, Lil Jon, Benny Benassi, Calvin Harris etc., etc., etc. Please check out the references below to get in the stylistic wheelhouse of the sound, style, and vibe they need:

    Turn Down for What” by DJ Snake, Lil Jon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMUDVMiITOU

    “Bring The Noise” by Benny Benassi & Public Enemy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zCy3EWs9Q0

    “Let's Go” by Calvin Harris ft. Ne-Yo: (1:00 – 1:45) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zCy3EWs9Q0

    Although these references have vocals, this pitch is looking for Instrumentals (with Group Vocal Chants) only. Do NOT pitch songs with full lyrics, please.

    Please submit rhythmically and melodically engaging EDM Instrumental Cues with tons on fist-pumping energy that would get a stadium crowd on its feet. Your Cues should have awesome builds and drops, melodic hooks, and ear candy, with catchy Vocal Chants. Vocal parts like: “whoas,” “yeahs,” “heys,” “woo-hoos,” etc. will all work for this pitch, but don’t limit yourself to just those vocal chant ideas, those are just some suggestions! You’d be wise to give them phrases that will work well in the context of sports. Keep them simple, short and unforgettable!

    TAXI TIP: The key to this pitch is for your submission to have a lot of energy and excitement. If you can picture hearing your Instrumental Cue playing in sports arenas or in any sports-related highlight reel, then you could be in the stylistic ballpark – pun intended!

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

    This Company 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 any sync fees and 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Composition to submit to this pitch. You’ll maintain full ownership of the original Copyright and Master Recording. Please send as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018. TAXI #Y180203SB

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    Blues

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    BLUES/ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals are U-R-G-E-N-T-L-Y needed for an (up to) $2,000, Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music-Supervisor Montage/Teaser Placement in a Award-Winning TV Series on a Major Cable Network. They’re searching for compelling, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could generally fit in the stylistic wheelhouse of the following reference we got from our client:

    “Legendary” by Welshly Arms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2CZn966cUg

    Note: This Music Supervisor needs a song that’s in the general wheelhouse of the referenced song, without copying it in any way, shape or form. In other words, NO sound-alikes.

    Similar vibe? Yes.

    Similar genre? Yes.

    Similar tempo? Yes.

    Similar instrumentation? Yes, but it doesn’t need to be instrument-by- instrument the same, nor should it be!

    Similar gravitas and heaviness overall? Yes!

    Please send them something in the Blues Rock vein, with some distortion, “rust,” and “grease,” with plaintive, anthemic vocals, and lyrical concepts such as ((but not limited to) running things, being the boss, being epic, or being tough, could all work great for this pitch.

    If your song could have played during a badass scene in Sons of Anarchy or Justified, but is also clean enough to be on a show like Deadliest Catch, Lobster Wars, or Bering Sea Gold, you could be on the right track.

    Avoiding specific names, places, dates, times, and brands in your lyrics is probably best. Do NOT copy the referenced acts in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, tone, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine

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

    The estimated license fee will range between $1,500-$2,000, depending on the ultimate use. This is a Non-exclusive, Direct-to-Supervisor placement, so you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Master and Composition rights, plus you’ll also get 100% of the sync fee and any applicable performance royalties You must own or control 100% of the Master and Copyright to submit to this pitch. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or on CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener who was handpicked by the Music Supervisor – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Sunday, January 21st, 2018. TAXI # U180121AR

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    Christian

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    CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Grammy-Winning Producer’s Publishing Company. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs that would appeal to fans of the following references and other songs that could appear on a playlist along with them:

    “Old Church Choir” by Zach Williams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOEviTLJOqo

    “Broken Prayers” by Riley Clemmons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBDt_-tIfLI

    “Broken Things” by Matthew West: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdUu6ZsdVfM

    Please submit well-structured Contemporary Christian Songs with compelling melodies, inspiring lyrics, and an emotionally powerful chorus. You’d be smart to have a vocal performance that’s very heartfelt if you’d like to get this producer and any of the artists he presents it to excited about cutting your song.

    TAXI TIP: This producer is willing to listen to either stripped-down or fully produced demos! That said, your song has to be super strong and sound like a hit-in-the-making, especially if you’re submitting a stripped-down demo!

    Your production and recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Please submit as many songs as you’d like, online or per CD, include lyrics. All Publishing deals offered will be negotiated directly with the company on a case-by-case basis. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Friday, January 26th, 2018. TAXI #Y180126CS

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    Country

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    CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a well-known Music Row Publisher for a newly signed, for an up-and-coming Country Duo. Please submit current-sounding, Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs that could be found on a playlists with artists like (but not limited to): “Up Down” by Morgan Wallen ft. Florida Georgia Line: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77qc4ZtufzM “Body Like A Back Road” by Sam Hunt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mdh2p03cRfw “Star Of The Show” Thomas Rhett: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8O-XzhtKGs

    Give them songs that sound like a smash hit, with modern-sounding Country production and a chorus that’s instantly engaging and totally unforgettable. They’re seeking fun songs with fresh melodies, with great, innovative lyrics that don't say the same things you always hear. You’d be wise to have a solid and super confident vocal performance to get the Publisher and Artist excited about cutting your song.

    Quoting The Publisher: “Songs need to have great visuals, killer melodies, and just make you feel good, overall!”

    The specific deal points will be negotiated on a song-by-song basis directly with the Publisher. Please submit as many songs as you’d like, online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Sunday, January 28th, 2018. TAXI #Y180128CS

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    CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY SONGS with a SINGER/SONGWRITER influence and Female Vocals are needed by a well-known Music Row Publisher for an up-and-coming Country Duo that’s starting to really make a name for itself. They’re looking for Songs in All Tempos in the general stylistic ballpark of artists/Songs like (but not limited to) Maren Morris, The Sisterhood, Kacey Musgraves, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get a feel for the style and vibe they need: “I Could Use a Love Song” by Maren Morris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErdZ_W35xRs “Tenderize My Heart” by The Sisterhood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2UsdWBLWT8 “Follow Your Arrow” Kacey Musgraves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ8xqyoZXCc

    Submit well-crafted songs with captivating melodies, compelling hooks, and an incredibly strong and memorable chorus. Songs should have a great vocal range and a raw, organic earthy sound and feel. Your production should have acoustic based instrumentation and sound like a real band playing real instruments. Be sure your vocals have an honest and believable delivery that’s in the general ballpark of the referenced acts.

    Quoting The Publisher: “ Your lyrics should be captivating with original topics. Think Joni Mitchell meets the Beatles meets Tom Petty.”

    The specific deal points will be negotiated on a song-by-song basis directly with the Publisher. Please submit as many songs as you’d like, online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Monday, January 29th, 2018. TAXI #Y180129CC

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    NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY ROCK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a well-respected Music Library with a very solid track record of TV and Film placements. This company ran a lot of listings with TAXI about 10 years ago, and they successfully placed a bunch of material for our members. They’re currently building a whole new library, so this is a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor. This company pays an Upfront Fee to Composers and Songwriters!

    They’re looking for great songs that are Mid-to-Up-Tempo, and could generally fit in the stylistic wheelhouse of these references:

    “Bottoms Up” by Brantley Gilbert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukick72Qafc “Good Girl” by Carrie Underwood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-uothzTaaQ

    “That's My Kind Of Night” by Luke Bryan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crCqWK3SmRo

    Please submit current-sounding songs that have great melodies, solid hooks, and a compelling chorus. Your submissions should have stellar Country production with an obvious Rock influence that would sound at home on a playlist with the references above. Be sure your vocal performance is believable, with an honest Country vocal delivery.

    Lyric themes can be in the range of what you would typically hear in a Country song. You’d be wise to avoid lyrics that mention specific dates, times, places, profanity or brands if you’d like to increase your chances of getting placed in this Music Library! Do not copy the referenced acts or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This Company pays $100 per Song added to their Library. They offer an EXCLUSIVE deal. They’ll get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. Sync fees over $1000 will generate additional income for the composer. 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 send as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Thursday, February 8th, 2018. TAXI #S180208CR

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    Instrumental

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    DRUM & BASS INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a great Music Library with a glorious and super long list of TV, Film, and Commercial placements. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Drum & Bass Cues that would fit well on a playlist with the following references:

    “Got To Be” by Topi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80Rd9h_cqhI

    “Bass Inside” by AC Slater: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XJkPtxqWM8

    “Collider” by Noisia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Pb-MQCPQsc

    Although some of the references have vocals, please submit Instrumentals only. Please submit rhythmically and melodically engaging Instrumental Cues that have an authentic Drum & Bass sound and style. Your submissions should be focused on a simple, central melody and a beat that’s typical of the Drum & Bass genre. Adding and subtracting layers of instrumentation as your Cue progresses will keep your submissions from sounding too repetitive or linear. Please avoid anything that’s so busy or frenetic that it could distract from a scene’s dialogue.

    All submissions should be at least 2 minutes in length. Solid edit points and buttoned/stinger endings are encouraged. Please do not copy the referenced music in any way, shape, or form. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    They offer 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 as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Saturday, January 20th, 2018. TAXI #Y180120DB

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    CONTEMPORARY R&B/POP INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a Brand New, Non-Exclusive Music Library recently started by the CEO of another successful company. This company has asked TAXI to find them hundreds (probably thousands) of Instrumentals, Cues, and Songs over the next few months. It’s very unlikely that you’ve got music in this new catalog, so this is a killer opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a new catalog that will probably get a ton of placements!

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

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

    “Keep On” by Kehlani: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzdoRiikiFI

    Although the references above have vocals, this request is for Instrumentals only! Please send them current-sounding R&B Instrumental Cues with solid grooves, awesome melodies, and a modern sound that’s right down the stylistic lane of the references. Structure your Cue around a simple-but-catchy melodic theme, while adding and subtracting instrumentation as it progresses to keep it dynamic and forward-moving from top to bottom. Your Instrumental Cue can have some Pop influence, but please make sure it’s mostly an R&B feel, vibe, and style.

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

    This Company 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 any sync fees and 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Composition to submit to this pitch. You’ll maintain full ownership of the original Copyright and Master Recording. Please send as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Saturday, January 20th, 2018. TAXI #Y180120RP

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    PERCUSSION-BASED INSTRUMENTAL TRACKS for TV COMMERCIALS are needed by an A-List Music Licensing Company for high-end, big dollar projects! They’ve just recently started using TAXI as a resource, and they’ve loved what they’ve gotten from our members so far! Chances are, you don’t have anything in their catalog yet! Here are just a few examples to check out, but don’t limit your ideas to following the styles in these examples!

    Activia Percussion Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3ufOOkbR_8

    Land Rover Commercial 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stFu2tw11aI

    “Tribal World”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmHMj1diooM

    “Bucket Drummin” by Phillup T. Bucket: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j5YCdIDgNg

    Please send them well-recorded, well-produced, Mid-to-Up-Tempo percussion-based Instrumentals that are at least One-Minute Long! Your pieces can be entirely percussion instruments, or mainly percussion, with some minimal, additional instrumentation, as heard in the Land Rover and Activia Commercials.

    This company often lands really big dollar placements in super, well-known commercials, so they need music that is as classy as the placements they get. In other words, they need material that is just plain better than what can be found in most music libraries. Great sounds, great playing, great mixes, super-infectious rhythms, and truly a cut above!

    You can send them world/ethnic percussion pieces, marching/drum line pieces, mechanical sounding pieces, pieces that are created using pots, pans, forks, and knives, organic, woodsy sounding pieces with drums, gourds, etc. Use your imagination, but make sure they really punch through and feel like they’d be super-impactful in a high-end TV commercial!

    We think the trick is to not show how complicated you can make a piece of percussion as much as it is to make people want to move when they hear it. Simple, but powerful! Buttoned/Stinger endings will probably work best, but are not required. Pieces that can be edited in 30 second chunks will likely be appreciated by editors, but again, that’s not a requirement!

    Do NOT copy the referenced music in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a guide for tempo, texture, and tone and overall vibe. Genre appropriate 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. The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You need to own or control your Master and Composition to submit to this pitch. Because this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Sunday, January 21st, 2018. TAXI # Y180121WP

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    BLUES/ROCK INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a globally distributed Production Music Library with an awesome, 20-year history of great TV and Film placements. They’re looking for moody, soulful, Mid-to-Up Instrumentals that could stylistically be right up the alley of (but not limited to) these references:

    NOTE: We recently ran this request as a Dispatch Listing (TAXI #D171217MR), but the company didn’t get enough material and asked us to run this request to our full membership to see if we could find them even more great material. If you submitted to TAXI #D171217MR, please submit different material this time around!

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

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

    “Way Down We Go” by Kaleo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-7IHOXkiV8

    Although the references have vocals, this request is for Instrumentals only! Please submit Blues/Rock Instrumentals that sound a little ragged and not too slick or polished. Go for genre-driven authenticity and capturing a moody vibe, while not showing off what a great Blues soloist you are. Instrumentals that have too much soloing could be harder for Music Supervisors and Editors to use. Go for the overall vibe, and maybe just have an 8 or 12-bar section with a little soloing in case they need it. Some grease, dirt, and a little distortion might just give you a lo-fi recording that could work well for this. Any material that sounds stiff, synthetic, or MIDI-driven won’t work well for this pitch. They’re looking for the real thing here, folks! Guitar or piano-based versions could both work, as long as they sound and feel like authentic Blues/Rock material.

    All submissions should be at least 2:00 long (give or take). Non-Faded, Buttoned Endings will work best. Please do not copy the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as general guide for overall feel, texture and tone. Genre Appropriate-Broadcast quality is needed. In other words

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll split all upfront sync fees 50/50. You’ll keep 100% of the Writer’s share and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit as many Instrumentals as you’d like online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Sunday, January 21st, 2018. TAXI #Y180121MB

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    FUN, EMOTIONALLY UPBEAT INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed for several $250, NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Supervisor placements in a new Kids’ Game Show on Major Cable Network. They’re looking for Up-Tempo Instrumentals that are in the general stylistic wheelhouse of these examples:

    BrainSurge (0:06 - 0:30): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=occhsPjeDq4

    Splatalot! - Season 2 (0:16 - 0:30): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIGWaSM_o5A

    Send them emotionally upbeat, high-energy Instrumental Cues that deliver a positive, fun vibe, and sound like something that would work well in the context of an exciting kids’ competition game show. Your Cues can be a little bit crazy or zany, but don’t go too far. Come in fast and strong, and structure your Cue around a central melodic theme while adding and subtracting instrumentation as it progresses to give it dynamics and lots of forward momentum. They need a bunch of Cues in this style, so if you’ve got them, don’t be shy about submitting for this!

    TAXI Tip: Please DO NOT use any clock or ticking sounds/EFX to indicate any sort of countdown.

    All submissions should be 30 to 60 seconds long (give or take), with non-faded, Stinger endings. Do NOT copy the referenced music in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (Great sounding home recordings are fine).

    The estimated license fee for this placement is (up-to) $250, depending on the ultimate placement. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Copyright and Master Recording, plus you’ll also get 100% of the Master License Fee and any applicable performance royalties. You must own or control your Copyright and Master Recording to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Sunday, January 28th, 2018. TAXI # Y180128VC

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    ACOUSTIC-Driven (Guitar, Ukulele, Piano) SINGER/SONGWRITER INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a Brand New, Non-Exclusive Music Library being started by the CEO of another successful company. This company has asked TAXI to find them hundreds (probably thousands) of Instrumentals, Cues, and Songs over the next few months. It’s very unlikely that you’ve got music in this new catalog, so this is a killer opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a new catalog that will probably get a ton of placements!

    “5 Years Time” by Noah and the Whale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-VOTcatok8

    “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztGPYPArAyE

    “You and I” by Ingrid Michaelson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdEN1b-dwlw

    Although the references have vocals, this request is for Instrumentals only! Please submit well-crafted Instrumentals Cues that deliver an emotionally upbeat vibe, with authentic sounding acoustic-based instrumentation. Your Instrumentals can range from very simple tracks with just a Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, etc., (maybe with some handclaps, whistling, etc.); to small acoustic-based ensembles; and all the way up to more fully-produced tracks with a full band, as long as it’s acoustic instrument-driven at its core. Build your Cue around a central melodic idea and keep it interesting by adding and subtracting layers of instrumentation as it progresses. Avoid using any instruments that sound stiff or MIDI-driven, as well as anything that could distract from dialog in a scene.

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

    This Company 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 any sync fees and 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Composition to submit to this pitch. You’ll maintain full ownership of the original Copyright and Master Recording. Please send as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Monday, January 29th, 2018. TAXI #Y180129AS

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    ACTION METAL INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a Brand New, Non-Exclusive Music Library being started by the CEO of another successful company. This company has asked TAXI to find them hundreds (probably thousands) of Instrumentals, Cues, and Songs over the next few months. It’s very unlikely that you’ve got music in this new catalog, so this is a killer opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a new catalog that will probably get a ton of placements!

    “Going To Hell” by The Pretty Reckless: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmtbg5b7_Aw

    “Psychosocial” by Slipknot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5abamRO41fE

    “Walk” by Pantera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkFqg5wAuFk

    Although the references above have vocals, this pitch is for instrumentals only! Please send them hard-driving, Up-Tempo Action Metal Instrumental Cues that are at least Two-Minutes long with a short (or no) intro, propulsive drums, hooky, repetitive, guitar riffs, and a bass part with the kind of attack that hits you in the chest. Stick with one central musical idea from beginning to end, while creating a sense of forward momentum by adding and subtracting instruments as your Cue progresses. Add dynamics by building it up, tearing it back down, building it back up again, and the going for the big finish! Non-Faded, Button/Stinger endings are strongly recommended.

    Send them great sounding, well-crafted Cues that are exciting enough that they would work well for Sports TV, Extreme Sports videos and high-energy Chase Scenes in big feature films.

    Please do NOT copy the referenced artists or their music in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This Company offers a NON-Exclusive 50/50 deal. You’ll get 50% of any applicable sync fees and 100% of the Writer’s share. The Publisher will get 50% of any sync fees and 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Composition to submit to this pitch. You’ll maintain full ownership of the original Copyright and Master Recording. Please send as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Tuesday, January 30th, 2018. TAXI #Y180130AM

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    IRISH and CELTIC INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a Brand New, Non-Exclusive Music Library recently started by the CEO of another successful company. This company has asked TAXI to find them hundreds (probably thousands) of Instrumentals, Cues, and Songs over the next few months. It’s very unlikely that you’ve got music in this new catalog, so this is a killer opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a new catalog that will probably get a ton of placements!

    “Paddy's Leather Breeches” by Global Journey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfgULjiH8YM

    “The Farmer's Frolic” by Gaelic Storm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJMSfmXi26g

    “Up Among the Heather” by The Irish Rovers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEEpI0fwwrA

    Although some of the references have vocals, this request is for Instrumentals only! Give them Instrumentals in All Tempos that are rhythmically and melodically engaging, with a distinct Irish/Celtic sound and style. They’re open to hearing anything from Traditional Irish music to Celtic Folk Instrumentals, to Contemporary versions of anything that sounds authentic and instantly transports the listener to the Irish countryside, villages, or even shopping areas featured in modern day travel shows. If you’re using samples or Virtual Instruments to create your Cues, please be careful to avoid anything that sounds obviously MIDI-driven. Over-dubbing a live instrument or two would be a nice touch! Adding authentic sounds for pitches like this can be the thing that makes your music stand out!

    TAXI Tip: Adding and subtracting layers of instrumentation as your Cue progresses will keep it from sounding too repetitive or linear. Please avoid anything that’s so busy or frenetic that it could distract from a scene’s dialogue.

    All submissions should be about 2:00 in length (give or take), with Non-Faded endings. Do NOT copy the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, texture and overall vibe. Genre-appropriate Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine.)

    This Company 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 any sync fees and 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Composition to submit to this pitch. You’ll maintain full ownership of the original Copyright and Master Recording. Please send as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Wednesday, January 31th, 2018. TAXI #Y180131CC

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    CONTEMPORARY, TOP 40-Style POP INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a quickly expanding NON-Exclusive Music Library that already has a very long track record of placements. They’re looking for slick, Mid-to-Up Tempo Instrumental Cues that would sound at home on a playlist with music like (but not limited to) these references they gave us:

    NOTE: We recently ran this request as a Dispatch Listing (TAXI #D171231PI), but the company didn’t get enough material and asked us to run this request to our full membership list to see if we could find them more great material. If you submitted to TAXI #D171231PI, please submit different material this time around!

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

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

    "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPf0YbXqDm0

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

    Although the references have vocals, this pitch is for Instrumentals only. Please submit fresh, current-sounding Instrumental Cues that have top-notch production. Your Instrumental Cues should sound “entirely original, as [they] do NOT want any parodies or sound-alikes of the references or other songs in that ballpark.” Be sure your Cues have current-sounding instrumentation and engaging melodies that can stand on their own without becoming monotonous. Adding and subtracting additional instrumentation/elements as your Cue progresses will help give it forward momentum and dynamics.

    TAXI Tip: They do NOT want “any polysynth or synth lead sounds to TAKE THE PLACE of a vocal. If those are included, music editors may say it sounds ‘too synthy,’ and NOT use them at all.”

    Quoting the Music Library: “Pay attention to the sounds. If you do not have the right sounds, do not submit. We need relevant sounding drums, warm tracks…no mid range elements or harsh mixes that get in the way of dialogue. They should sound like mastered Pop hits! This is a very challenging category. But those who do it right will be put on the front of the line with editors. We need a ton of these current sounding tracks!”

    NOTE: This company is beefing up their catalog in a big way, so if they love what they hear from you, be prepared to have them ask you to send in 10 MORE Instrumental Cues in the same style in a relatively short period of time. This could be a case in which submitting three Instrumental Cues that are all “forward-able” is a good idea. It could show them you have the depth in your catalog.

    Your submissions should be at least 90 seconds long with button/stinger endings. Do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way shape of 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 a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 split of all income generated by your music. In other words, you’ll equally co-own the Writer’s share and the Publisher’s share of the new title and split all income. Due to the nature of this deal, all composers need to have or be willing to set up Publishing Company with your P.R.O. if accepted into this Music Library. (It’s not that hard. You’re basically giving the P.R.O. an entity to which they can send your money!) You must own or control your Master and Composition to submit to this pitch. You’ll maintain full ownership of the original Copyright and Master Recording. Please submit as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018. TAXI # Y180131IC

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    POSITIVE, OPTIMISTIC INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a boutique Music Library with tons of credits in big Feature Films, countless TV Shows, and TV Commercials. They’re looking for Mid­to­Up Tempo Instrumental Cues that would fall within the general stylistic range of the following references The Music Library gave us:

    Song/Instrumental Reference 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_2PNXr1TWU

    Song/Instrumental Reference 2:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NLLzYZt42c&t=38s

    Song/Instrumental Reference 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJSoiIofews&t=64s

    Please submit contemporary sounding Instrumental Cues with a cheerful, optimistic, and positive feel, sound, and vibe. Your Instrumentation can be solely acoustic, or a combination of acoustic and electric instruments, as long as the overall production is solid from top to bottom. Be sure to stick with one mood and motif from beginning to end, while adding and subtracting layers of instrumentation as your Cue progresses to add dynamics and a sense of forward momentum. Any organic/acoustic instrumentation you use should sound indistinguishable from the real thing! Anything that is obviously synthetic sounding or MIDI-driven won’t work for this pitch

    Quoting the Company: “You’d be smart to not include a prominent melody. Instead give it a nice motif that gives a sense of melody without fully including a melody that sounds like what a vocal part might do. Touches of melody work better for this type of instrumental.”

    All submissions should be around Two-Minutes long (give or take) with non-faded, buttoned endings. Do NOT copy the referenced examples 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 50% of all gross income generated by your music, plus you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share income generated by your PRO. In other words, if the company licenses your music under a blanket deal, you’ll get income. If they license it for a Youtube video, you’ll get income. Not all music libraries pay you for things like that! The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share.

    Because this is an Exclusive deal, the music you submit for this pitch cannot already be signed with any other Libraries or Publishers. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Composition rights. Please send as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Thursday, February 1st, 2018. TAXI #Y180201OC

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    EMOTIONALLY POSITIVE INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a boutique Music Library with tons of credits in big Feature Films, countless TV Shows, and TV Commercials. They’re looking for Mid­to­Up Tempo Instrumental Cues that would fall within the general stylistic range of the following references The Music Library gave us:

    Song/Instrumental Reference 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAbPwZPit1A

    Song/Instrumental Reference 2: 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8qLzuO9ZHk

    Song/Instrumental Reference 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLrDHYWT4dE

    Song/Instrumental Reference 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4DoF_14D_w

    Please send them well-structured Instrumental Cues that rhythmically and melodically create an emotionally positive, feel-good mood that could easily work for a wide range of placements in TV Commercials. Your Cues can have a tasteful blend of organic, acoustic instrumentation and modern sounding electronic elements. Adding and subtracting instrumentation as the track develops will help keep it dynamically interesting, give it some forward momentum, and keep it from sounding too repetitive.

    There’s a good likelihood that these Cues will be pitched for TV Commercials, so the Music Library has specifically stated that all submissions must be “well-composed with nice production” and have an “advertising-friendly” sound.

    Quoting the Company: “You’d be smart to not include a prominent melody. Instead give it a nice motif that gives a sense of melody without fully including a melody that sounds like what a vocal part might do. Touches of melody work better for this type of instrumental.”

    All submissions should be around Two-Minutes long (give or take) with non-faded, buttoned endings. Do NOT copy the referenced examples 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 50% of all gross income generated by your music, plus you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share income generated by your PRO. In other words, if the company licenses your music under a blanket deal, you’ll get income. If they license it for a Youtube video, you’ll get income. Not all music libraries pay you for things like that! The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share.

    Because this is an Exclusive deal, the music you submit for this pitch cannot already be signed with any other Libraries or Publishers. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Composition rights. Please send as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018. TAXI # Y180213EP

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    WARM & COZY, ACOUSTIC-BASED INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a boutique Music Library with tons of credits in big Feature Films, countless TV Shows, and TV Commercials. They’re looking for Mid­to­Up Tempo Instrumental Cues that would fall within the general stylistic range of the following references The Music Library gave us:

    Song/Instrumental Reference 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siQ1DR8lRrQ

    Song/Instrumental Reference 2:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWEZvZIuWbE&t=45s

    Song/Instrumental Reference 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIHoFy9JCuY&t=69s

    Please give them warm, well-crafted Instrumentals that are in the stylistic ballpark of the references above. “Imagine a family sitting together in the warm light of the fireplace in their living room, or other 'cozy' places”. Instrumental Cues that are primarily acoustic-based should work best. Build your Cue around a central melodic theme, while adding and subtracting layers of instrumentation to create dynamic builds and forward momentum. Anything that sounds stiff, synthetic, or obviously MIDI-driven won’t work for this pitch. Organic sounding material is what they’re looking for!

    Quoting The Music Library: “Your Cues don’t need a prominent melody – rather, nice musical motives that work well as background music with some sense of forward movement.”

    All submissions should be around Two-Minutes long (give or take) with non-faded, buttoned endings. Do NOT copy the referenced examples 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 50% of all gross income generated by your music, plus you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share income generated by your PRO. In other words, if the company licenses your music under a blanket deal, you’ll get income. If they license it for a Youtube video, you’ll get income. Not all music libraries pay you for things like that! The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share.

    Because this is an Exclusive deal, the music you submit for this pitch cannot already be signed with any other Libraries or Publishers. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Composition rights. Please send as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Thursday, February 15th, 2018. TAXI #Y180215WC

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    NEW LISTING -- ORIGINAL, VINTAGE, 1950’s CROONER-Style SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by an A-List Music Publisher for Film and TV Sync licensing. If you’ve got old recordings that sound like they could be on a playlist with the reference below, or any other popular acts from that era, you might have exactly what this awesome publisher needs:

    NOTE: We recently ran this opportunity as TAXI Listing # Y180103VC, but the company didn’t get enough material. If you made a submission to Listing # Y180103VC, please send different material this time around

    “Just One Of Those Things” by Frank Sinatra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_dKLyqN0Ss

    “Magic Moments” by Perry Como: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ND3oghPL5M

    “Just A Gigolo /I Ain't Got Nobody” by Louis Prima: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkrb4h4weW4

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

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

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

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

    Your name needs to be on the copyright. Your songs need to be original compositions (no covers), and you need to own or control the copyright and master recordings to submit for this pitch. DO NOT SUBMIT FOR FRIENDS! Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Saturday, February 10th, 2018. TAXI #Y180210VC

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    CONTEMPORARY DANCE POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label A&R Executive for an Chart-Topping, Grammy Award-Winning Producer and DJ. They’re looking for top-notch, Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs that would appeal to the fans of acts and songs like:

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

    “The Weekend” by SZA x Calvin Harris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByucbuSe958

    “Would You Ever” by Skrillex & Poo Bear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-SurvChGFk

    Please submit well-crafted Songs with lots of mainstream appeal that have a solid song structure with engaging lyrics, memorable melodies, and a catchy chorus that pops out and sticks with the listener. Having a well-produced demo could help get the DJ excited about re-cutting your song, however, it’s very likely he’ll be contributing to the production of your song (because that’s the way he rolls). You never know… it could turn into a co-production! He’s also open to hearing basic stripped-down demos if they’re done really well. That said, your recording quality (even for a stripped-down demo), still needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well.

    Quoting the Source: “This artist wants Songs that have amazing choruses and memorable, catchy melodies!”

    Do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Please as many Songs as you’d like online or per CD, Include Lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Sunday, January 21st, 2018. TAXI #Y180121DP

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    NEW LISTING -- CONTEMPORARY, FIERCE and SASSY SONGS with Female Vocals are needed for an (up-to) $6,000, Direct-to-Supervisor placement as the Opening Theme Song for a NEW Show on a Major Cable Network! They need Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic range of (but not limited to) the following references:

    They’re open to virtually any contemporary genres from Pop, Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Country, Adult Contemporary, R&B, etc., etc., etc. Whichever style you choose to submit, it needs to have plenty energy and passion!

    “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaSy8yy-mr8

    “S&M” by Rihanna: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdS6HFQ_LUc&has_verified=1

    “Sorry” by Beyonce: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxsmWxxouIM

    “Part Of Me” by Katy Perry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuwfgXD8qV8

    Please submit Songs that are well structured from start to finish, with modern production, a super-catchy melody and a memorable chorus (like any of those requirements were a surprise). Your production should be top-notch, with a polished vocal performance that has tons of “emotion and grit!”

    Lyric Tip: Lyric themes like the “messy side of love, sex, or romantic relationships” are what the show’s producers have told us they need.

    Do NOT copy the referenced artist/acts or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This is a “SEMI-EXCLUSIVE” (our terminology) deal. The estimated license fee for this use is (up to) $6,000, depending on the ultimate placement. You’ll keep all ownership of the Copyright and Master Recording, but you won’t be able to license it for any other Projects for the duration of the term of agreement, which will be determined by the Client and you. The music you submit for this pitch CANNOT be signed with any other publishers or catalogs, as they’ll need to know that your piece won’t being playing anywhere else while this show is on the air. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Sunday, January 28th, 2018. TAXI #Y180128PS

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    CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by an a A&R Executive for a Breakout Artist who also has an has a web series that just got picked up by Youtube Red, paid streaming service. They’re looking for radio-worthy songs that are Mid-to-Up-Tempo, and could generally fit in the stylistic wheelhouse of these references:

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

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

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

    Please submit well-crafted songs that are melodically, rhythmically, and lyrically engaging and have all the commercial appeal of the references above. Your submission should have catchy melodies and a really impressive chorus that sounds like it could be all over the Pop charts. A polished Pop vocal delivery will help get this artist and her A&R person excited about recording your song.

    Your recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Please submit as many songs as you’d like, online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Tuesday, January 30th, 2018. TAXI #S180130CP

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    CUTTING-EDGE, TOP-40 STYLE POP INSTRUMENTALS are needed for an (up-to) $750, Direct-to-Supervisor placement as the Opening Theme Music for a NEW Web Series on Youtube Red. They’re on the hunt for fresh, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals in the general stylistic range of the references below:

    “Believer” by Imagine Dragons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wtfhZwyrcc

    “Animals” by Maroon 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpgTC9MDx1o

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

    Although the references above have vocals, this request is for Instrumentals only! Please submit contemporary sounding Instrumentals that are well-crafted and have a melodically and rhythmically cohesive vibe throughout. Your instrumentation/production can vary, but should be somewhat stylistically consistent with the references above, but they’re not looking for clones. Please steer clear of any instruments or elements that sound dated.

    All submissions should be about 1:30 in length, give or take. Pieces that are longer than that are okay. Do NOT copy the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, texture and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This is a “SEMI-EXCLUSIVE” (our terminology) deal. The estimated license fee for this use is (up to) $750, depending on the ultimate placement. You’ll keep all ownership of the Copyright and Master Recording, but you won’t be able to license it for any other Projects for the duration of the term of agreement, which will be determined by the Client and you. The music you submit for this pitch CANNOT be signed with any other publishers or catalogs, as they’ll need to know that your piece won’t being playing anywhere else while this show is on the air. Please submit as many Instrumentals as you’d like online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018. TAXI #Y180131TI

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

    “One Step Beyond” by Madness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-uyWAe0NhQ

    “Johnny Come Home” by Fine Young Cannibals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H5Se-9XAVE

    “Come on Eileen” by Dexys Midnight Runners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc-P8oDuS0Q

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

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

    NOTE: Your submissions can have a bit of an Punk / Ska / Reggae sound and style as long as its Authentic to the time period.

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

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

    Your name needs to be on the copyright. Your songs need to be original compositions (no covers), and you need to own or control the copyright and master recordings to submit for this pitch. DO NOT SUBMIT FOR FRIENDS! Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Sunday, February 4th, 2018. TAXI #Y180204BP

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    CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Label A&R Executive for an Multi-Platinum, Grammy-Winning Male Group that’s currently working on their next album. They’re looking for top-notch, Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs that would appeal to the fans of acts and songs like:

    “Attention” by Charlie Puth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfs8NYg7yQM

    “Best 4 You” by Maroon 5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj6TNbK5dLM

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

    Please submit your “A” songs for this pitch. Send them songs with great structure, super-catchy melodies, stellar production, and chorus that sounds like a radio hit as soon as you hear it. Your lyrics should be slightly mature (no “tween” Pop), and have some Adult Contemporary appeal as icing on the cake. Songs with vocal parts/arrangements that will showcase this group’s signature harmonies will give you an edge.

    NOTE: They would love to hear songs that have a bit of a retro feel, like a Prince “vibe,” but updated, yet with somewhat of a retro feel.

    Please submit as many songs as you’d like, online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Monday, February 5th, 2018. TAXI # S180205PS

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    CURRENT SOUNDING POP/ROCK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a well-respected Music Library with a very solid track record of TV and Film placements. This company ran a lot of listings with TAXI about 10 years ago, and placed a bunch of their material. They’ve recently started a new company, so this is a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor, and they pay an Upfront Fee to Composers!

    They’re on the hunt for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that stylistically sound like what you’d find on playlists with acts like (but not limited to):

    “Best Song Ever” by One Direction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tz8nbL6iKT4

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

    “Counting Stars” by OneRepublic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT_nvWreIhg

    Give them mainstream sounding Pop/Rock songs with a radio-friendly song structure, super-engaging melodies, and a big, infectious chorus that pops right out. You’d be smart to have a vocal performance and production style that’s in the general stylistic ballpark of the references, but is still fresh and original.

    Lyric themes can vary, but should be consistent with what you’d typically hear in the Pop/Rock genre – mostly relationship lyrics and some “going out to have some fun” type of stuff. Feeling good, loving life, etc. Lyrics that avoid specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity will be best for this pitch. Do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This Company pays $100 per Song for an EXCLUSIVE deal in which they get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. When placements generate sync fees over $1,000, additional income will be paid to the composer. 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 send as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018. TAXI # S180206PR

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    CURRENT SOUNDING INDIE POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a very prolific Music Library that has a TON of awesome placements in a bunch of high-end Films and TV Shows. This is a Grade A company with very few TAXI members in their catalog, so this is a great opportunity to connect with a top-notch company!

    They’re searching for Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs in the stylistic ballpark of artists/bands like (but not limited to), Jakil, INDIIA, Panama Wedding, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get in the general wheelhouse of what this company needs:

    “Unforgivable” by Jakil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhifpbKOwpo

    “Sunny Day” by INDIIA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TYo4eqQhnI

    “All Of The People” by Panama Wedding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q4P0SjIqoU

    Please submit commercially appealing songs that are rhythmically and melodically interesting, and have an unforgettable chorus. Your production should be unique, modern, and hip, with plenty of great Electro “ear candy.” Vocals, with a solid, confident, and Indie sounding delivery will work best.

    Lyrics that don’t have references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and places could make your song more appealing, although that’s not an absolute requisite. Please do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so please be sure the songs you pitch for this opportunity are NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Any sync fees will be split 50/50 with the Company. You’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Monday, February 12th, 2018. TAXI #Y180212IP

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    R&B / Soul

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    CONTEMPORARY R&B/SOUL SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Multi-Platinum, Grammy-Winning Record Producer’s Publishing Company that’s constantly pitching to really talented, high-level artists’ projects. He’s looking for Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs that would appeal to fans of these references and other songs that could appear on a playlist with them:

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

    “Good As Hell” by Lizzo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmbmeOgWsqE

    “Put Me Thru” by Anderson. Paak: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK2-XuLByuQ

    Give them well-crafted songs that are soulfully expressive, with a killer hook-driven chorus that’s loaded with radio appeal and a lyric idea that’s fresh and super memorable as soon as you hear it. Your vocals should have a polished delivery that reflects common trends in current R&B Soul music.

    TAXI TIP: This producer is willing to listen to either stripped-down or fully produced demos! That said, your song has to be super strong and sound like a hit-in-the-making, especially if you’re submitting a stripped-down demo!

    Do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Please submit as many songs as you’d like, online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018. TAXI #Y180123RB

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    Rap / Hip Hop

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    URBAN SONGS with a Sassy, Swagger-Filled Edge and Female Vocals are needed by a high-end, NON-Exclusive, Film/TV Music Publisher. They’re looking for Fresh, Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs in the stylistic ballpark of artists and songs like (but not limited to), Iggy Azalea, Lilly Allen, Beyoncé, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references they gave us to get in the general stylistic range of the sound and style he needs:

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

    “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-zpOMYRi0w

    “Hard Out Here” by Lilly Allen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0CazRHB0so

    “Partition” by Beyoncé : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ12_E5R3qc

    Please submit current-sounding, well-crafted Songs that have super-catchy melodies, a banging, modern-sounding beat, and a really memorable chorus. They’re open to hearing songs that have either a Rap style vocal or a cool, hip singing style. In either case, your vocal performance should have a strong, confident delivery that’s full of attitude and swagger!

    NOTE: This Publisher also has a joint venture deal with a Major Record Label; so having a stellar song that really captures his attention could very well be career-changing! No promises, but stranger things have happened!

    Lyrical themes can vary for this pitch, but should have a fresh, cutting-edge approach, with themes commonly heard in the contemporary Urban Music. Universal lyrics will work best, so please avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy the referenced artist, acts, or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This Music Publisher’s sync fees typically range from $1,500 - $5,000, depending on the ultimate placements. This Publisher offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE 50/50 deal. You’ll get 50% of the sync fee and 100% of the Writer’s share. They’ll get 50% of the sync fee and 100% of the Publisher’s Share. You’ll keep 100% of the original copyright and master. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a screener who was handpicked by the publisher – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Saturday, January 20th, 2018. TAXI #Y180120US

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    PARTY-Style HIP-HOP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by an extremely active Music Library that gets tons of great placements in Film, TV, and Commercials.

    This listing recently ran as TAXI #Y171226PH, but the Music Library didn’t find what they were looking for and asked us to re-run the listing one more time to see if we get additional material. If you submitted to listing #Y171226PH, please send in different material this time around. Send them Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that you’d expect to hear on playlists with artists/songs like (but not limited to):

    “Time Of Our Lives” by Pitbull, Ne-Yo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTXJQ5ql5Fw

    “Can't Hold Us” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zNSgSzhBfM

    “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIOOwhmkoLo

    Please send bangin’ Songs that have lots of energy and sound like they’d work well in club or party scenes in feature Films and TV Shows! Make sure your Songs have a rhythmically engaging beat with catchy hooks, creative wordplay, and an instantly memorable chorus. Be sure your vocal delivery is highly rhythmic with plenty of swagger and attitude.

    TAXI TIP: You’d be wise to avoid submitting any songs that are dark, or have a laid-back Trap feel. Keep them “party-ready.”

    Lyric themes should be fun, and touch on topics about (but not limited to) friends, partying, and having a good time! Lyrics that avoid using references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity will be the most appealing to this library. Please do NOT copy the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. 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 an EXCLUSIVE deal, so please be sure the Songs you submit for this pitch aren’t already signed to another catalog or any other libraries. Sync fees will be split 50/50, the Publisher will get the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control your master and composition rights. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Sunday, January 21st, 2018. TAXI #Y180121PH

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    HIGH ENERGY, SWAMPY ROCK/RAP SONGS are needed by a Music Licensing Company with a long and impressive list of great placements in TV, Film, and Commercials. They’re on the hunt for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that have the general style and vibe of the following references the Company gave us:

    “Showdown" (Party With Guns)” by Southpaw Swagger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfJPcOVmRZs

    Give them edgy, original swampy Rock/Rap Songs with solid hooks, creative use of metaphors, slick inventive wordplay, and a Rap performance that has plenty of swagger. Be sure your overall production is “greasy,” and has some touches of Rock Metal elements, like crunchy guitar riffs, rockin’ bass grooves and hard-hitting drums.

    Lyrics that avoid using specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity will probably make them happy. Do NOT copy the referenced acts or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, tone, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (Great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You'll split all upfront sync fees 50/50. The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share, and you'll get 100% of the Writer's share. You must own or control your Master and Composition rights. Since this is an Exclusive deal, please be sure your material is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018. TAXI #Y180123SR

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    TOP 40-STYLE HIP-HOP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a NON-Exclusive, International Music Library based in Europe that has tons of credits in Feature Films, TV Shows, and TV Commercials. They’ve just recently started running Listings with TAXI, so chances are you don’t have material in their catalog yet! Send them current sounding, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that you’d expect to hear on playlists with artists like (but not limited to):

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

    “Lemon” by N.E.R.D & Rihanna: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_u97PqWX6g

    “Rockstar” by Post Malone ft. 21 Savage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UceaB4D0jpo

    “No Limit” by G-Eazy ft. A$AP Rocky, Cardi B: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGfSaVDymjk

    Give them top-notch Hip-Hop songs that fire on all cylinders and have plenty of Top 40 appeal. Your submissions should be melodically, rhythmically, and lyrically compelling, with engaging hooks throughout, and a really memorable chorus that would be right at home on Top-40 radio! Your vocal performance should have a strong, confident delivery that’s full of attitude and swagger.

    Your lyrics can be along the lines of what you’d typically hear in this genre, but should avoid references to specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy the referenced artist/acts or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Also, do not submit any material with unauthorized samples of other artists’ songs, sounds, or any other form of media. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This Company 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 any sync fees and 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Composition to submit to this pitch. You’ll maintain full ownership of the original Copyright and Master Recording. Please send as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Sunday, February 11th, 2018. TAXI #S180211HH

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    Rock

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    CONTEMPORARY MAINSTREAM ROCK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a successful Music Library that’s always getting great placements in Film, TV, and Commercials. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs that would fall in the general wheelhouse of the following references:

    “One Foot” by WALK THE MOON: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05v4nfUmBYI

    “No Roots” by Alice Merton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUdyuKaGQd4

    “The Sky Is A Neighborhood” by Foo Fighters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRqiFPpw2Fy

    Send them great Songs with outstanding melodies, instantly engaging hooks, and a really catchy chorus. Your song should have solid production from top to bottom with lots of appeal for the Mainstream Rock demographic. Some electronic elements can work, but you’d be wise to keep them somewhat minimal as to not take away from the Rock vibe. Great guitar sounds, simple but catchy Rock melodies, and propulsive drums are your friends for this pitch. A strong vocal performance with plenty of attitude, character, and confidence will also help you hit the target for this request.

    Lyric themes can vary, but should be consistent with what you’d typically hear in the Rock genre. Lyrics that avoid specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity will be appreciated by this Supervisor. Do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). They offer 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 as many Songs as you’d like online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Sunday, January 21st, 2018. TAXI #Y180121MR

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

    “Rush” by Big Audio Dynamite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h8zs898lr4

    “Save It For Later” by English Beat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bM0wVjU2-k

    “Going Underground” by The Jam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE1ct5yEuVY

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

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

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

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

    Your name needs to be on the copyright. Your songs need to be original compositions (no covers), and you need to own or control the copyright and master recordings to submit for this pitch. DO NOT SUBMIT FOR FRIENDS! Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Thursday, January 25th, 2018. TAXI #Y180125VB

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    CURRENT SOUNDING ROCK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a large NON-Exclusive Music Library that gets tons of placements in TV Shows, Films, and TV Commercials. They’re on the hunt for Mid-To-Up-Tempo Songs that are in the general stylistic range of the references below:

    “Tin Pan Boy” YUNGBLUD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wa0_CK4vgo

    “Every Day's The Weekend” by Alex Lahey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBj_magluuc

    “I Only Lie When I Love You” by Royal Blood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wa0_CK4vgo

    Please submit well-crafted Songs with great musicianship and authentic Rock instrumentation. Your submissions should be engaging on all levels, with a killer rhythm section, great melodies, and chorus that’s really solid. Your vocal performance should be well performed and have plenty of attitude with a ton of Rock swagger. This company is looking for material that sounds like a real Rock band, and not like something you’d find in most Music Library catalogs – authenticity is key for this pitch, and they’re pretty picky!

    Universal lyrics will work best, so please avoid references to specific names, dates, times, places, brands and profanity. Please do NOT copy the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This Company 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 any sync fees and 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Composition to submit to this pitch. You’ll maintain full ownership of the original Copyright and Master Recording. Please submit as many songs as you’d like online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Saturday, January 27th, 2018. TAXI #S180127RS

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    CLASSIC ALT-ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals are needed for several (up-to) $2,500, Direct-to-Music Supervisor, NON-Exclusive placements in a Dramatic Action Adventure Cable TV Series. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic ballpark of artists/bands like (but not limited to), Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Audioslave, Pearl Jam, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references we got directly from the Music Supervisor to get in the general stylistic wheelhouse of what they’re looking for:

    “Would?” by Alice In Chains: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nco_kh8xJDs

    “Learn To Fly” by Foo Fighters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VQ_3sBZEm0

    “Like a Stone” by Audioslave: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QU1nvuxaMA

    “Alive” by Pearl Jam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGiTPgvKktM

    NOTE: Recently recorded songs with a retro sound, or actual masters recorded in the era of the references will both work for this pitch!

    Please submit original, top-notch, Alt-Rock Songs that are rhythmically and lyrically engaging. Your submissions should have authentic Rock instrumentation, with a killer rhythm section, great melodies, and chorus that’s really solid. Please give them an attitude-filled vocal performance that’s strong and has a distinct compelling delivery that’s in the general ballpark of the referenced songs.

    TAXI Tip: This series needs several songs for the streaming/radio channels that will be created for this show, so don’t hesitate to submit a few different songs for this pitch!

    Songs that avoid specific names, places, dates, times, and brands will be appreciated by this Music Supervisor. Do NOT copy 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).

    The estimated license fee for these placements is (up-to) $2,500 per song, 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 as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD, Include Lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by the Music Supervisor himself (time permitting), or a Screener selected by the Supervisor if his schedule gets too busy – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Saturday, January 27th, 2018. TAXI #Y180127CA

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    ANTHEMIC, MAINSTREAM ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals are needed for several (up-to) $2,500, Direct-to-Music Supervisor, NON-Exclusive placements in a Dramatic Action Adventure Cable TV Series. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic ballpark of following references we got directly from the Music Supervisor:

    “Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzVJPgCn-Z8

    “Karma Police” by Radiohead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uYWYWPc9HU

    “Mysterious Ways” by U2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxcDTUMLQJI

    “Shoot To Thrill” by AC/DC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gDch1p4c_M

    Give them original, well-crafted songs that are rhythmically, lyrically, and melodically engaging, with a rockin’ performance that sounds like a true Classic Rock band with live instrumentation. Your songs should have great melodies, great Rock lyrics and a memorable chorus. Be sure your vocals are attention grabbing, with a solid, confident, and an attitude-filled vocal delivery.

    TAXI Tip: This series needs several songs for each of the streaming/radio channels that will be created for this show, so don’t hesitate to submit a few different songs for this pitch!

    Lyric themes can vary, but should stylistically in the general ballpark of what acts like the references might do. Please do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    The estimated license fee for these placements is (up-to) $2,500 per song, 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 as many Songs as you’d like online or per CD, Include Lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by the Music Supervisor himself (time permitting), or a Screener selected by the Supervisor if his schedule gets too busy – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Sunday, January 28th, 2018. TAXI #Y180128AM

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    CONTEMPORARY, Guitar-Driven ROCK SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a well-respected Music Library with a very solid track record of Film and TV placements. This company ran a lot of listings with TAXI about 10 years ago, and placed a bunch of our members’ material. They’ve recently started a brand new company, so this is a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor, and they pay an Upfront Fee of $100 per Song.

    They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on a playlist with artists/bands like (but not limited to), Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Royal Blood, Greta Van Fleet, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the references to get in the general ballpark of what this company needs:

    “Spray Paint Love” by Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llzMM4fSs44

    “I Only Lie When I Love You” by Royal Blood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BermIHe03zU

    “Safari Song” by Greta Van Fleet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxbT5jSxGJ0

    Please send them guitar-driven songs that sound like a believable Rock band, with authentic sounding Rock instrumentation, and a vocal performance that’s full of personality and Rock attitude. Your song should have a rockin’ rhythm section, with balls-out guitars, propulsive drums, thumping bass, and a big Rock chorus.

    Although the Music Library didn’t ask for specific lyric themes, anything that sounds like it would be at home on a Rock radio station could potentially work. Lyrics that avoid specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity are typically more usable. Do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This Company pays $100 per Song for an EXCLUSIVE deal in which they get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. When placements generate sync fees over $1,000, additional income will be paid to the composer. 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 send as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018. TAXI #S180207GR

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    CHART WORTHY SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label for an up-and-coming Artist who’s switching up his sound for a his next album. Give them great Songs in All Tempos Songs that could be found on the same playlist as acts like, (but not limited to): Vance Joy, The Lumineers, Clouds And Thorns, etc., etc., etc. Check out the following references to get a general idea of the direction this artist is heading:

    “Lay It On Me” by Vance Joy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXXD1Qxpisw

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

    “Where Will We Go Today” by Clouds And Thorns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6Sav67jOhE

    Please submit great songs that are inviting, with well-crafted melodies, and an infectious chorus. Stripped-down, guitar/vocal performances can work for this pitch if they’re incredibly well performed and produced. If they really like your song they could potentially have you co-write with the artist as well, so getting in on the ground floor and becoming part of this artist’s writing team could be a great opportunity!

    Your vocal performance, recording, and overall demo should be competitive enough to get the label and the artist excited about cutting your song. Please submit as many songs as you’d like, online or per CD, Include Lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018. TAXI #S180206SS

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    CONTEMPORARY SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an excellent Film/TV Music Library that has a TON of awesome placements in many high-end Films and TV Shows. This is a high-end company with very few TAXI members in their catalog, so this is a great opportunity to connect with a top-notch company! They’re searching for Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs that are in the general stylistic wheelhouse of these references:

    “Lottery” by Jade Bird: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QitrfiVlRG4

    “Saint” by Jordan Mackampa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brwO75bOQdw

    “Where's My Love” by SYML: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goWa6EzkCh4

    Please submit contemporary sounding Singer/Songwriter Songs with infectious melodies, memorable hooks, and a solid song-structure. Your production should be mainly acoustic, and have a feel and sound that are authentic to the genre. A simple acoustic-based performance with guitar or piano and vocals could do the trick if it’s really strong, or you can go with a small ensemble or fuller, band-type sound. Having a strong, compelling vocal performance will get your song to the top of the list for this pitch!

    Universal lyrics will work best, so please avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do not copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, and tone. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so please be sure the songs you pitch for this opportunity are NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Any sync fees will be split 50/50 with the Company. You’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018. TAXI #S180214SS

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