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

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Updated: April 29, 2017

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    CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with an R&B Influence and Female Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label A&R Executive for a huge, but relatively new act who’s working on her next album. Her debut album was certified Gold by the RIAA. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs that could be found on a playlist with acts like (but not limited to) Zayde Wolf, Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko, Alessia Cara, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the references the company gave us to get yourself in the stylistic ballpark of what they need.

    “Ain't My Fault” by Zara Larsson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC-F_VZ2T1c

    “Stay” by Zedd , Alessia Cara: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h--P8HzYZ74

    “Everyday” by Ariana Grande ft. Future https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LELFIuhSPCI

    Give them songs that sound like they should be on today’s Pop charts, with an unforgettable melody and a great big hook-driven chorus that’s super infectious. Having a contemporary beat and lots of cool melodic and rhythmic ear candy will serve you well! Your vocal performance should have a slick Pop delivery to get them excited about cutting your song. Your recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced, and good enough to represent your song well. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Thursday, April 30th, 2017. TAXI # S170430PS

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    Christian

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    ORIGINAL, VINTAGE CHRISTIAN, FAITH-Based SONGS with Male or Female Vocals Recorded in the 1990s or before are needed by an A-List Music Publisher for Film and TV sync licensing. If you’ve got old recordings that sound like they could be on a playlist with the references below, or any acts in that broad genre from the ‘90s or ealier, you might have exactly what this awesome publisher needs:

    “Sing To The Lord” by Sandi Patti: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl0TbTb490g

    “We Are Persuaded” by Bill Gaither Trio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voe9iQsF6bs

    “I'm Yours” by Jamie Owens-Collins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMVUWB2lcGM

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

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

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

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

    Your name needs to be on the copyright. Your songs need to be original compositions (no covers), and you need to own or control the copyright and master recordings to submit for this pitch. DO NOT SUBMIT FOR FRIENDS! Please submit one to three songs online or per CD. Please include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017. TAXI #Y170502VC

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    CHRISTIAN ROCK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an extremely busy Music Licensing Company with a really long track record of awesome placements in Film, TV, and Commercials. They’re searching for Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs that fall in the general stylistic wheelhouse of artists like (but not limited to), Micah Tyler, The Afters, Fireflight, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get yourself in the general range of the sound they need:

    “Never Been a Moment” by Micah Tyler: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0apupwTkof0

    “Lift Me Up” The Afters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBy2D8p5Kpw

    “For Those Who Wait” by Fireflight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcRMNiZtj5s

    Please submit original, well-crafted Christian Rock Songs (Pop/Rock and Alt/Rock can work for this pitch) that have an inspirational, uplifting tone, feel, and vibe that generally reflects the range of what you’d hear from artists like (but not limited to) the references above. Your submission should have Rock instrumentation and a great vocal performance that’s as emotionally compelling as the lyrics. They would prefer to hear songs that have positive, “Christian Neutral” Lyric Themes – in other words, lyrics that aren’t overtly using “Jesus” or “God,” but instead have references to “Him,” “Halleluah,” “lift me up,” etc.

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

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal. This Music Library splits ALL sync fees 50/50 with you. They’ll get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Please do not send material for this pitch that is already signed to any other libraries or catalogs. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday May 10th, 2017. TAXI #S170510CR

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    POSITIVE, CHRISTIAN POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a very active and well-respected Independent Music Library that’s always landing great placements in Film and TV. They’re looking for contemporary sounding Christian Pop Songs in All-Tempos that can be found on playlists with artists & songs like (but not limited to):

    “Beautiful Day” by Jamie Grace: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPy0ctqMwE0

    “Me Without You” TobyMac: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qGa5rIOB28

    “In The Middle” by Isaac Carree: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxtdql1Crsc

    Please submit original, well-crafted Christian Songs with a modern, positive Pop take on Christian Music. Your song should have a super catchy melody, well-crafted lyrics, and a great big, infectious chorus. Be sure your production has all the contemporary appeal of the references above, with current sounding instrumentation, rhythms, grooves and beats you might hear in Christian Pop Music.

    Lyric themes can be about anything that you’d typically hear in current Christian Pop music, however, they would prefer to hear songs that have upbeat, “Christian Neutral” Lyric Themes – in other words, lyrics that aren’t overtly using “Jesus” or “God,” but instead have references to “Him,” “Halleluah,” “lift me up,” etc. Do not copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal. This Music Library splits ALL sync fees 50/50 with you. They’ll get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Please do not send material for this pitch that is already signed to any other libraries or catalogs. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Saturday, May 13th, 2017. TAXI #Y170513CP

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    Country

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    ORIGINAL, VINTAGE COUNTRY SONGS with Male or Female Vocals that were recorded in the 1990’s are needed by an A-List Music Publisher for Film and TV sync licensing. If you’ve got old recordings that sound like they would have been a playlist with the acts below (or anything else from that era), you might have exactly what this awesome publisher needs:

    “Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)” by Joe Diffie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMiEFyTuuh8

    “Wide Open Spaces” by Dixie Chicks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dom7VlltBUc

    “God Blessed Texas” by Little Texas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbH60wCO-Yw

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

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

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

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

    Your name needs to be on the copyright. Your songs need to be original compositions (no covers), and you need to own or control the copyright and master recordings to submit for this pitch. DO NOT SUBMIT FOR FRIENDS! Please submit one to three songs online or per CD. Please include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Sunday, April 30th, 2017. TAXI #S170430VC

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    EDGEY ALT-COUNTRY ARTISTS or BANDS (Male, Female, or Duets) are needed by the President of a super successful Nashville-based Indie Record Label that makes hits and breaks new artists. This company frequently colors outside the lines, and they’re well-known for taking chances on acts that other labels are afraid to sign! Please don’t take that to mean that they’ll take mediocre material. They’re picky, but they really get behind the acts they sign !

    They’re looking for something or somebody that’s got a lot of “cool” going on. They didn’t give us parameters, other than asking us to “Find [them] new artists who push the envelope with killer songs, a really identifiable vocal sound, and the kind of cool that’s hard to describe, but you know it when you hear it.”

    They’re not looking for straight up, right down-the-center lane Country artists. They’ll get excited if you’re combining Country with other genres like Rock, Indie Singer/Songwriter, Hip Hop, Pop, or Americana, and sticking big old hooks right in the middle of your unforgettable chorus. Mid-to-Up-Tempo songs will work best, especially if listeners can smell the sweat, feel the pride, or hurt from the heartbreak while singing along at the top of their lungs. These guys are looking for Country’s next big sound, and the artist or band that can deliver it to the heartland.

    We’re not giving any reference artists or songs for this request because they’re looking for “What hasn’t been done yet, but will influence those who follow.” Because of the unusual nature of this Listing, we’re asking our A&R staff to judge this by asking these questions when they’ve finished listening: “Do I have a burning desire to listen to it again,” and “Is this totally different, but still commercial enough to get Country radio stations to play it?”

    If the vocal is a little pitchy in all the right places, the guitar strings sound rusty, and the electric guitar is on the cusp of feeding back, you might have the right thing. If your harmonies sound like the Eagles on top of some dirty Hip Hop beats backed by a twangy guitar, you’ll probably get their attention. If you’re so “Indie” that Johnny Cash would beg to record with you, then you could be perfect for this label!

    The bar is high for this Listing. Remember, they’re looking for the next big thing, not the last thing!

    If you’re selling out shows, getting tons of streams, or lighting up Youtube, make sure those numbers/stats are included your bio! Include a photo that makes you look as cool as your music sounds, and please make sure to include lyrics with your submission! Submit three songs online or CD, and include photo and bio. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis, with no full critiques and must be received no later than Monday, May 1st, 2017. TAXI #Y170501CO

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    CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY HITS with Male Vocals are needed by a Nashville-based Music Publisher that’s working hard to find great songs for an Award-Winning Country Star. Please submit radio-ready, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that you’d hear on the playlists with artists like: Tyler Farr, Cole Swindell, Chris Young, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references the Publisher gave us to lock into the vibe they need:

    “Guy Walks Into A Bar” by Tyler Farr: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hVqG44A6No

    “You Should Be Here” by Cole Swindell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8WlCqZPTeg

    “Who I Am With You” by Chris Young: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je_24df8BZs

    Give him well-structured Hits with modern, fresh, unique melodies, and an engaging visually descriptive storyline and lyric. Your chorus needs to be incredibly strong and ready for radio. You’d be really smart to have a solid, super confident vocal performance to get the Publisher and the Artist excited about recording your song. The specific deal points will be negotiated on a song-by-song basis directly with the Publisher. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017. TAXI #Y170503CH

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    CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a hard-plugging Nashville-based Publisher for a Multi-Platinum Country SUPERSTAR who’s working on his next album. Give him A+ songs in All Tempos that could be heard on the same playlist as:

    “Any Ol' Barstool” Jason Aldean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoNAbDoXros

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

    “Cop Car” by Keith Urban: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJAe5miXN_Y

    Quoting the Publisher: “No stock, over-used melodies, and preferably no ‘heading to the river with my girl by my side and her feet on the dash’ types of ‘bro country’ stories.”

    Send this Publisher songs that are really fresh in their approach, with a well-developed melodic structure, BIG commercial hooks, and a chorus that makes everything else he’s going to hear pale by comparison. Your lyrics should have lots of “visual imagery” with a super strong storyline that draws listeners in and never lets go. You’d be wise to have a strong, super-confident vocal performance to get the Publisher and the Artist excited about cutting your song. Sell it baby, sell it! Your demo quality should be competitive with songs being pitched on the Row. The specific deal points will be negotiated on a song-by-song basis directly with the Publisher. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Friday, May 5th, 2017. TAXI #Y170504CC

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    CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Music Row Publisher that’s looking “off-the-row” to find some fresh, new songs for an Award-Winning Country Star’s next record. He’s itching to find original, one-of-a-kind Country Songs in All-Tempos that could be found on a playlist with these referenced artists the client gave us:

    “Mind Reader” by Dustin Lynch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGvWrJDzcg0

    “Springsteen” by Eric Church: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2gGXlW6wSY

    “Say You Do” by Dierks Bentley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xpr1fLqEj4

    Please submit super-strong songs that have contemporary melodies, with great, relevant lyrics, well-positioned hooks, and a chorus that’s unforgettable and sounds like a hit, right out of the gate. Stripped-Down demos and full productions are both okay to submit. Your demo quality should be competitive with songs being pitched on the Row. The specific deal points will be negotiated on a song-by-song basis directly with the Publisher. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Sunday, May 7th, 2017. TAXI #Y170507CS

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    CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY SONGS that have a POP influence, with Female Vocals are needed by a busy and well-respected Nashville Music Publisher for an artist who’s currently competing on the HIT TV show, The Voice. They’re looking for chart topping, Mid-To-Up Tempo Songs (however, extraordinary, competitive power ballads will be considered) that could be found on a playlist with Songs like these:

    "Heartbeat” by Carrie Underwood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg50JGPEoo8

    "Still" by Hillary Scott & The Scott Family https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APAgH2gfNHU

    "If I Die Young" by The Band Perry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NJqUN9TClM

    Note: This Publisher knows the artist personally and will be presenting songs to her directly. Lyrics must include “fresh visuals” to capture this publisher's attention.

    Please submit current sounding songs, with great structure, fresh, memorable melodies, catchy hooks, and a great big chorus that sounds like it’s ready for Country radio. Your submission should be compelling from start to finish, with conversational, visual lyrics packed with tons of details and imagery. Your vocal performance should be heartfelt, honest, and believable. This artist's Christian faith is important to her, so you'll want to opt for lyrical themes on the wholesome side such as (but not limited to) positive outcomes, conveying hope, love of family, romantic relationships, love of country, perseverance through hardship, and friendship.

    Your demo quality should be competitive with songs being pitched on the Row Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Thursday, May 18th, 2017. TAXI #S170518CC

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    Electronic

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    HIGH-ENERGY, ELECTRONIC DANCE INSTRUMENTALS (EDM) are needed for several $2,000, Direct-to-Music Supervisor, NON-Exclusive placements in a Major Fitness Company’s Workout Video. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals that could be found on a playlist with artists like (but not limited to), Martin Garrix, Tiësto & KSHMR, Armin van Buuren, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references we got from them to get an idea of the energy and overall vibe they need:

    “Animals” by Martin Garrix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCYcHz2k5x0

    “Secrets” by Tiësto & KSHMR ft. Vassy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr1nN__-2Po

    “Waiting For The Night” by Armin van Buuren ft. Fiora: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU26cGlmkRg

    Although the references above have vocals, this pitch is for instrumentals only! Please submit fresh, energetic, EDM Instrumentals with simple melodic hooks and contemporary synth sounds that have an infectious EDM beat. Make sure your Instrumentals are current sounding with plenty of great builds, pulsing rhythms, and tons on fist-pumping energy.

    Your submissions should be at least 2 minutes in length. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    The estimated license fee for this placement is $2,000, depending on the ultimate placement. This is a Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Master and Composition rights, plus you’ll also get 100% of the sync fee and any applicable performance royalties. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Instrumentals online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Music Supervisor - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Friday, May 5th, 2017. TAXI # Y170505DI

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

    “Hey Mama” by David Guetta ft Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO59tfQ2TbA

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

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

    Quoting our Source: “Need edgy Urban, but still something that can cross crossover to the Pop[ charts. But, no big Dance tracks.”

    Please submit well-crafted songs that have a ton of mainstream appeal, with a fresh rhythmic, melodic, and lyrical approach. Songs should be well-structured, with plenty of “ear-candy” in all sections of the song, and have a great chorus. Notice that the choruses in the references are really cool and catchy, but they don’t get too big. Maybe that’s the “thing,” super catchy, but not too big or bombastic. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Friday, May 5th, 2017. TAXI #Y170505ES

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    CONTEMPORARY, ELECTRONIC POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for several $1,500, Direct-to-Music Supervisor, NON-Exclusive placements in a new Science Fiction TV Series done by the same producers as the hit TV show, Mr. Robot. They’re looking for compelling, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would appeal to fans of artists like (but not limited to), Zedd, Calvin Harris, The Chainsmokers, etc., etc., etc. Please take a listen to the following references we got from the Supervisor to get yourself in the general wheelhouse of what they need for this series:

    “Stay” by Zedd, Alessia Cara: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS2ifrLAadU

    “My Way” by Calvin Harris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4Bj7Zb-YD4

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

    Please submit current-sounding songs that are rhythmically and melodically compelling, with plenty of great big builds, infectious beats, and a great vocal performance. Your production should have great modern sounding Synths and pads with plenty of “ear-candy” in all sections of the song.

    Lyric themes can vary, but should be something that you’d currently hear on today’s POP Charts. Avoiding references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity is preferred for this pitch. Do NOT copy or rip off 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).

    The estimated license fee for this use is $1,500, depending on the ultimate placement. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor pitch. You'll get 100% of the sync fee, and 100% of any applicable performance royalties. Plus, you'll also keep 100% of your Publishing and Master ownership. You need to own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit 1-3 Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Music Supervisor - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Sunday, May 7th, 2017. TAXI #Y170507EP

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

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

    “Let You Go” by The Chainsmokers ft. Great Good Fine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiNXf0n_hrA

    “Middle” by DJ Snake ft. Bipolar Sunshine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvPT2QuCIOA

    “Thinking About You” by Calvin Harris ft. Ayah Marar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl3b7dDBLpo

    Please submit beat-driven, anthemic, pump-your-fists-in-the-air EDM Songs that are rhythmically and melodically what you’d expect to hear at a typical party with young people. Your production should be super contemporary, have the latest and greatest synth sounds, beats, and vocals that would inspire partiers to sing along. Woot, woot! Yeah, we had to throw that in there.

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

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

    You must own or control your master and copyright to submit for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Thursday, May 11th, 2017. TAXI #Y170511EP

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    Folk

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    CHRISTIAN FOLK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an extremely effective Music Licensing Company with a really long track record of awesome placements in Film and TV. They’re looking for Songs in All Tempos that you’d expect to hear on playlists with songs like (but not limited to):

    “You Are My Vision” by Rend Collective Experiment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGbNDf32RCs

    “Lord You Know” by Riana Nel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O40bH9Kb2Yg

    “The Same Love” by Paul Baloche: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAK3t6uG58Q

    Please submit well-crafted songs that are lyrically and melodically engaging, and have attention-grabbing hooks, and a powerful chorus that delivers an inspirational message. When we say “powerful,” we don’t mean big, bombastic, and lots of guitar amps type of “powerful.” We’re taking about the emotional impact being powerful. Songs with typical Folk structure and production that’s primarily acoustic-based should work best. Your vocal performance should be heartfelt, honest, believable, and inspiring.

    Lyric themes can vary, but should be consistent with themes you’d typically hear in the Christian Based music. Family, faith, good values, and nothing too overt will probably work best. Lyrics that don’t mention specific names, places, dates, times, brands, or profanity will be appreciated. Do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, and tone. Genre appropriate Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). In other words, organic recordings that don’t sound too slick or over-produced can work well for this.

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal. This Music Library splits ALL sync fees 50/50 with you. They’ll get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Please do not send material for this pitch that is already signed to any other libraries or catalogs. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Sunday, May 14th, 2017. TAXI #S170514CF

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    Gospel

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    BIG, GOSPEL CHURCH CHOIR SONGS are U-R-G-E-N-T-L-Y needed by a very active Independent Music Library that’s always landing great placements in Film, TV, and Commercials. This Music Library needs compelling, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Gospel Songs (Vintage or Contemporary productions can both work) that are in the general stylistic range of these references:

    “I'll Make It” by Hezekiah Walker Ft. John P. Kee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHw5uxPlRF0

    “God Is Not Dead” by Joshua's Troop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcAkvF1iv0c

    “Wanna Be Happy?” by Kirk Franklin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mo8OxWgk8k

    Please submit emotionally expressive songs that have inviting melodies, great melodic hooks, and a really uplifting chorus. Group Vocals or Church Choirs that feature a main soloist can both work as long as it has a big, classic Gospel sound. Your submission can be can be an original Song or a Public Domain classic.

    Quoting Company’s CEO: “Songs can sound professional and produced or very raw and natural, straight recording from Church.”

    Lyric themes can vary, but should be something you’d expect to hear from a choir in the Gospel genre. Do NOT copy or rip off 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 an EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal. This Music Library splits ALL sync fees 50/50 with you. They’ll get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright. Please do not send material for this pitch that is already signed to any other libraries or catalogs. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Sunday April 30th, 2017. TAXI #U170430GC

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    Hard to Classify / Specialty / Novelty

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    VINTAGE FRENCH “CHANSON” STYLE SONGS with Male or Female Vocals in ANY language Recorded in the 1960s or before are needed by an A-List Music Publisher for Film and TV sync licensing opportunities. If you’ve got old recordings that sound like they could be on a playlist with the references they gave us, or anything that would have been a playlist with those acts, you might have exactly what this awesome publisher needs:

    “Ne Me Quitte Pas” by Jacques Brel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2wmKcBm4Ik

    Dans le Port d Amsterdam Jacques Brel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2kkr0e_dTQ

    “Padam Padam” by Edith Piaf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kya3c4WJZAk

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

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

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

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

    Your name needs to be on the copyright. Your songs need to be original compositions (no covers), and you need to own or control the copyright and master recordings to submit for this pitch. DO NOT SUBMIT FOR FRIENDS! Please submit one to three songs online or per CD. Please include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017. TAXI # Y170516FC

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    Instrumental

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    EMOTIONALLY UPLIFTING, HOPEFUL INSTRUMENTALS are needed for a $1,500, Non-Exclusive, Digital (online) Commercial for a top Automotive Brand. They’re looking for compelling, Mid-To-Up-Tempo Instrumental that are in the general stylistic wheelhouse of songs by (but not limited to): U2, The Fray, One Republic, etc., etc. etc. Please review the flowing songs to get yourself in the ballpark of the vibe and style of what they need:

    “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvgZkm1xWPE

    “You Found Me” by The Fray: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFg_8u87zT0

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

    Even though the references have vocals in them, this request is for Instrumentals only! Your Instrumentals should have an uplifting and inspiring quality to them, with a driving beat that leads to a triumphant build in the hook. Be sure to keep it simple and avoid anything that would be distracting under dialog!

    All Instrumentals should be at least 90 seconds in length, but no longer than 4 minutes (give or take). Please do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    The estimated license fee for this use is $1,500, depending on the ultimate placement. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor pitch. You'll get 100% of the sync fee, and 100% of any applicable performance royalties. Plus, you'll also keep 100% of your Publishing and Master ownership. You need to own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit 1-3 Instrumental Cues Online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Saturday, April 29th, 2017. TAXI #Y170429UI

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    CONTEMPORARY POP INSTRUMENTALS with an R&B Influence are needed by a Major Record Label A&R Executive for a HUGE Chart-Topping SUPERSTAR that’s currently searching for new material for his next record. Give them well-crafted, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals that you might hear on a playlist with songs by artists like (but not limited to):

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

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

    “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqt8Z1k0oWQ

    Although the references have vocals, please submit instrumentals only for this pitch. Please submit rhythmically engaging Instrumentals that have all the contemporary appeal of the references above, with synth parts and beats you might hear on a Top 40 radio hit. Your instrumentation should be unique and forward thinking, yet still accessible enough to work on radio. It’s got to be up to the standards of contemporary Pop and R&B music and take it to the next level at the same time. This artists and his “posse” work with the best people in the business, but they’re always looking for something and somebody great to work with! Your overall recording quality should be competitive enough to get them excited about cutting vocals to your track. Please submit one to three Instrumentals online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Sunday, April 30th, 2017. TAXI #S170430PI

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    NEW LISTING -- FUN, QUIRKY INSTRUMENTAL CUES are U-R-G-E-N-T-L-Y needed for several, $300, NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placements in a Popular Reality Show on a Major Broadcast network. They’re looking for Instrumental Cues in a variety of Tempos and Styles that you might hear on shows like Kitchen Nightmares, Chopped Junior, Masterchef, etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get an idea of what they’re looking for:

    Kitchen Nightmares (0:00 - 0:43) and (1:11 to 1:33) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXD5vlWFQ98

    Chopped Junior (0:12 - 0:35) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTh1zKmHvSk

    Master Chef (0:06 - 0:52) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVKTomWmXJk

    Please give them a wide variety of Cues that could support funny, quirky, and even eyebrow-raising scenes in Reality Television shows. Instrumentation that could work for this pitch can range a bit, but some of the more common instruments you’d hear in pieces like this are (but not limited to): Pizzicato strings, xylophone, Oboe, Whistles, Horns, etc., etc. Layer your instrumentation in and out as your Cue progresses to create some dynamics and forward momentum. Avoid sounds that are harsh or overly busy, as it could distract from dialogue in a scene.

    Your submissions should be 90 seconds long with non-faded, buttoned endings. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced shows 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)

    The estimated license fee for syncs in this show is (up to) $300, depending on the ultimate placements. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor pitch. You'll get 100% of the sync fee, and 100% of any applicable performance royalties. Plus, you'll also keep 100% of your Publishing and Master ownership. You need to own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit 1-3 Instrumental Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017. TAXI #U170502QI

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    SCARY, GHOST-HUNTING Style UNDERSCORE INSTRUMENTAL CUES are U-R-G-E-N-T-L-Y needed for several $300, NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placements on a Popular TV Reality Series on a Major Broadcast Network. They’re on the hunt for eerie, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Instrumental Cues that have a creepy and scary quality just like the Cues in shows like Ghost Hunters, The Haunted, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the references below to get in the stylistic wheelhouse of what they’re searching for:

    The Haunted (2:58 to 3:09): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMUKWZF3Dv4

    Ghost Hunters International (2:38 to 3:06): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuSgjG93ci0

    Please submit dark, ominous Instrumental Underscore Cues that give the audience a feeling of unsettling anticipation. Build your Cue around a simple central melodic motif that keeps your Cue sparse, but also be sure to add in some variation and dynamics that can help move a scene forward. Cues that are on the drone-y side of underscore can work for this, as well as Cues that would be considered underscore, but with a tension “vibe.”

    Your submissions should be 90 seconds long with non-faded, buttoned endings. Do NOT copy the referenced Instrumental Cues 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)

    The estimated license fee for syncs in this show is (up to) $300, depending on the ultimate placements. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor pitch. You'll get 100% of the sync fee, and 100% of any applicable performance royalties. Plus, you'll also keep 100% of your Publishing and Master ownership. You need to own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit 1-3 Instrumental Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017. TAXI #U170502SG

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    Several QUIRKY, DRAMEDY-Style INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed for several $100, NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placements in a new Reality TV Series. They’re eagerly looking to find some Mid-to-Up-Tempo Dramedy Cues that can range from quirky and mischievous, to playful and sneaky. Please listen to the following references to get in the stylistic wheelhouse of what they’re looking for:

    Long Island Medium (:00 - :15) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JBdrFhK7qs

    Our Little Family (1:00 – 1:42) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OMq8QDlqDY

    Kendra On Top (:05 - :16) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAGRfI-ketI

    Please submit fun, lighthearted, bouncy, plucky Instrumental Cues that could work for silly, funny, or sneaky scenes in Reality Television Shows. Instrumentation that could work well for this pitch includes (but is not limited to): Pizzicato Strings, Glockenspiel, Marimba, Xylophone, Tympani, Oboe, Clarinet, Whistles, etc., etc. Layering Instrumentation in and out as your Cue progresses to create dynamics and forward momentum is a good idea. Please avoid submitting anything that’s so frenetic or overly busy that it could distract from a scene’s dialogue.

    Your submissions should be no more than 2 minutes long. Good edit points and non-faded, buttoned/stinger endings will work best. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced material in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    The estimated license fee for this show is $100, depending on the ultimate placement. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Master and Composition rights, plus you’ll also get 100% of any applicable sync fees and any applicable performance royalties. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Music Supervisor - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017. TAXI #Y170503QD

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    NEW LISTING -- UPLIFTING, ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTALS with some ROCK influence are needed by a very successful Music Library that gets tons of placements in Film, Television Shows, and TV Commercials. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that are in the broad stylistic range of the references below:

    “A Sky Full Of Stars” by Coldplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp7NtW_hKJI

    “Poppiholla” by Chicane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaPNnVTRgE8

    “Feel So Close” by Calvin Harris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGghkjpNCQ8

    Although the references have vocals, please submit only Instrumentals for this pitch. Your submission should have a contemporary Electronic sound with some Rock elements blended in. Make sure your Instrumental has great melodies, captivating drumbeats, and an overall polished sound. Your instrumental should lead into some type of uplifting, triumphant build in the hook at some point in your Instrumental. Be sure your mood stays up beat and uplifting throughout!

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

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE 50/50 deal, and an 80/20 split in the Writer’s favor for any applicable download fees by clients from their Library! Please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. You’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit. Please submit one to three Instrumental Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Monday, May 8th, 2017. TAXI #Y170508UI

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    CURRENT SOUNDING ELECTRONIC DANCE INSTRUMENTALS (aka EDM) are needed for several $1,500, Direct-to-Music Supervisor, NON-Exclusive placements in a new Science Fiction TV Series done by the same producers as the hit TV show, Mr. Robot. They’re looking for contemporary, Mid-to-Up Tempo Instrumentals that are in the broad stylistic range of artists like (but not limited to): Steve Aoki & Headhunterz, Flashmob, ANG, Bitas, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following examples to get a general idea of the style they need:

    “The Power Of Now” by Steve Aoki & Headhunterz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amLi06dhx5w

    “Need In Me” by Flashmob: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibCvMVFKh1w

    “Galactic” by ANG, Bitas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EUfiAuuH8I

    Although the references above have vocals, this pitch is for instrumentals only! Please send infectious, rhythmically engaging EDM Instrumentals that have a mainstream-friendly sound and structure. Your Instrumentals should be innovative with plenty of unique and big-sounding synths, awesome pads, moving melodies and contemporary beats.

    All Instrumentals should be at least 2 minutes in length, but no more than 4 minutes (give or take). Please do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    The estimated license fee for these placements is $1,500, depending on the ultimate placement. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor pitch. You'll get 100% of the sync fee, and 100% of any applicable performance royalties. Plus, you'll also keep 100% of your Publishing and Master ownership. You need to own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit 1-3 Songs Instrumentals Online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Music Supervisor - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017. TAXI #Y170509ED

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    TRADITIONAL KOREAN INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a successful Non-Exclusive, Boutique Music Library that’s building up a Korean Music Collection for the 2018 Olympics. They’re looking for Traditional Korean Instrumentals in a variety of Tempos, Styles, and Moods. Please listen to the following references to get an idea of the broad range of what could work for this request:

    Sleep Together with the Flower Tonight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzRQjAi64xk

    Korean Temple Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgsrdGhCihs

    Korean Traditional Instrumental Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KCikXm6hic&t=202s

    Please submit well-crafted Korean Instrumental music that sound like what you might hear in a travel-show, documentary or a Korean restaurant. Your Instrumentals should fit well under dialogue, while quickly establishing a location and mood. Your instrumentation can range from Solo Instrumentals to ensembles of various sizes, and should stick to one mood and musical motif from beginning to end. If using Virtual Instruments or samples, the closer they sound to the real deal, the better.

    Your submissions should be between 3:00 – 5:00 minutes long. Do NOT copy or rip off 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. You'll get 100% of the Writer's share. The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this pitch. Please submit one to three Instrumentals online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a yes/no basis and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017. TAXI #Y170509KI

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    AMBIENT ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a very successful, NON-Exclusive Music Library owned by two highly accomplished industry veterans. They’re looking for compelling Instrumental Cues in All Tempos that could be heard on a playlist with artists like (but not limited to) Gold Panda, Teen Daze, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get yourself in the general wheelhouse of what they need:

    “5th Ave” by Gold Panda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRLreGvjC4c

    “Autumnal” by Teen Daze https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9S6WawYU_o

    “Perihelion” by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npFeMDdODi0

    Although some of the references may have vocals, please submit Instrumentals only for this pitch. Please submit well-crafted Electronic Ambient Instrumental Cues that have an innovative beat and somewhat of a neutral tone. Build your Cue around a simple, central melodic theme that you can develop ambient tones and textures around. You’d be wise to avoid any sounds that are screeching, or overly frenetic as they could potentially distract from dialog. You can get a little weird for this pitch, but when your music goes off the reservation, it needs to sound like you’re a creative genius and it didn’t happen by accident.

    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 Cues in the same style in a relatively short period of time. This could be a case in which submitting three 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 2 minutes long. Non-faded endings are needed for this pitch. Do NOT copy or rip off 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. You'll get 100% of the Writer's share. The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this pitch. Please submit one to three Instrumentals Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Saturday, May 13th, 2017. TAXI #Y170513AE

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    TOP 40 POP-STYLE INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a very successful, NON-Exclusive Music Library with tons of placements to their credit. They’re looking for contemporary sounding, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues that would sound at home on a playlist with acts like (but not limited to) these:

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

    “Don’t Wanna Know” by Maroon 5 ft. Kendrick Lamar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxPv8mSTv9U

    “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ2ClPjFnB8

    Although the references above have vocals, this pitch is for instrumentals only! Please submit fresh, current-sounding Instrumental Cues that have a polished production. Your Cues should be rhythmically and melodically engaging with a contemporary sound and vibe you’d hear from the references and other acts in the same ballpark. Be sure to stick with a central melodic motif and inject some dynamics, interest, and forward movement by adding and subtracting layers of instrumentation as your Cue progresses.

    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 Cues in the same style in a relatively short period of time. This could be a case in which submitting three 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 2 minutes long. Non-faded, buttoned/stinger endings are needed for this pitch. Do NOT copy or rip off 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. You'll get 100% of the Writer's share. The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this pitch. Please submit one to three Instrumentals Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Sunday, May 14th, 2017. TAXI #Y170514PI

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    NEW LISTING -- SAD, MELANCHOLY INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a great, NON-Exclusive Music Library with a long history of placements, primarily, but not entirely on Reality TV Shows. They need Instrumental Cues in a range of styles and tempos. Please listen to these references to get an idea of the broad range of styles that could work for this pitch:

    Extreme Makeover: (starting at 1:15 to 3:00) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nMrFh-RJMA

    America's Next Top Model: (starting at 3:13 to 4:10) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdASrSBndC8

    Undercover Boss: (starting at 0:30 to 1:12) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahJ3PBD6n48

    Please send subtle, somber Melancholy Underscore Cues that can be as simple as a solo piano, a piano with a small string section, or fuller pieces that combine synth pads with orchestral instruments. As long as your piece evokes emotions like sadness, regret, or longing, and it doesn’t get too big or dramatic, you should be in the range of what this Music Library needs.

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

    This company offers a Non-Exclusive deal. They’ll get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share and applicable performance royalties. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Please submit one to three Instrumental Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Music Library Owner. No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Sunday, May 14th, 2017. TAXI #Y170514MC

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    FUN, EMOTIONALLY UPBEAT INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a great, Non-Exclusive Music Library with tons of placements in Film, TV, and Commercial for a Style/Beauty Reality Show Competition on Lifetime. The library’s owner is a very well-known, well-connected Music Supervisor who’s been working on really big TV shows for more years than he’d probably like to remember! He’s looking for Mid-To-Up Tempo Instrumental Cues that would fall in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the following references:

    America's Next Top Model (Starting at 0:19 – 0:43): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l-hP0VwQ0A

    Hair Battle Spectacular (Starting at 5:47 – 5:58): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-c9khCekdQ

    Project Runway (Starting at 2:02 – 2:30): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQVfMWYsWGY

    Please submit fun, emotionally upbeat Instrumental Cues that deliver a positive, uplifting, and all-around good vibe. Your Instrumentals can range from very simple tracks with just (for example) a Ukulele, Piano, Handclaps, and Whistling; to small acoustic-based ensembles; and all the way up to Cues with a fuller compliment of instrumentation. Please avoid anything that’s so busy or frenetic that it could distract from a scene’s dialogue.

    Your submissions should be at least 2 minutes in length. Good edit points and non-faded/buttoned/stinger endings will work best. Please do NOT copy the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This company offers an NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal. This Music Library splits ALL sync fees 50/50 with you. They’ll get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Please do not send material for this pitch that is already signed to any other libraries or catalogs. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017. TAXI #Y170516EW

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    LIGHT-HEARTED UPLIFTING INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a Music Supervisor (who also happens to own a Music Library). This Supervisor has run a bunch of listings with TAXI over the last few years, and recently asked us to send her some “samplers to reacquaint her” with how good TAXI’s members are!

    This Supervisor typically works on three or four Independent Films a year. Several of them have been award-winning, critical favorites. Please submit emotionally upbeat Instrumental Cues in All-Tempos that are in the general stylistic wheelhouse of songs like:

    “1234” by Feist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pYMZKVZ9Ws

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

    “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkHTsc9PU2A

    Although the references have vocals, this request is for Instrumental Cues only! Give them well-crafted Instrumental Cues that are breezy, light-hearted, and have an emotionally upbeat feel to them. Your Cues should have a simple, inviting vibe with a joyful melody on top. Your instrumentation can vary but it should generally reflect the acoustic-driven sound of the references. Little accents like handclaps or whistles might give your submission some added spark, but they’re not absolutely necessary. Adding and subtracting instrumentation as your track progresses will help keep it dynamically interesting and forward-moving while avoiding becoming too linear, flat or repetitive. Avoid anything that sounds stiff, MIDI-driven, or over-quantized. For this pitch, less is definitely more!

    All submissions should be at least 2 minutes long. Buttoned/stinger endings are recommended. Please do not rip off the referenced music in any way, shape, or form. Use the references only as a guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

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

    You must own or control your master and copyright to submit for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Instrumental Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017. TAXI #Y170517UI

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    TRADITIONAL CUMBIA INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a great, NON-Exclusive Music Library with tons of placements in Film, TV, and Commercial Advertising. The library’s owner is a well-known, super well-connected Music Supervisor who’s been working on top-rated TV shows for more than a decade! He’s looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues that could be found on a playlist with the following references (but not limited to):

    “Cumbia de la Cobra” by Fito Olivares https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqrGeTAuLZM

    “Tonta” by Grupo Mojado https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QieOxHdmCjc

    “Cumbia Poder” by Celso Pina https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydkswUKCAxI

    Although the references have vocals, this request is for Instrumentals only. Please submit well-structured Instrumental Cues that are Traditional-sounding and have authentic Cumbia-flavored grooves, and rhythms. Your Instrumental Cue can have customary Cumbia and Latin Instrumentation such as Acoustic Guitar, Timbales, Guira, Trombones, and/or Trumpets to give your submission a true Latin feel and vibe. Craft your Cue around a rhythmically and melodically interesting motif, while adding and subtracting Instrumentation as it progresses to keep the forward momentum going. You’d also be wise to avoid any instruments, sounds, or parts in higher registers, as they could distract from dialog.

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

    This company offers a Non-Exclusive deal. They’ll get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share and applicable performance royalties. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Please submit one to three Instrumental Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Music Library Owner. No full critiques. Submissions must be received later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Thursday, May 18th, 2017. TAXI #Y170518CI

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    URBAN TENSION INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a well-established, very successful NON-Exclusive Music Library that’s looking for a LOT of new material due to a big increase in demand. They’re on the hunt for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Tension Cues that have a prominent Urban influence. Please listen to the following examples to get an idea of what could work for this pitch.

    “AK47” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVKzoRLTUk8

    Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood (2:15 – 2:50) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz2jNoNZS14

    Basketball Wives LA (0:47 – 1:00) & (1:53 – 2:09) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn5vSR8Jp1Y

    Give them well-crafted Tension Cues with strong Hip-Hop beats that would support tension filled scenes in reality TV shows. Your Cues can use pizzicato or staccato strings, sharp synths, and Hip-Hop style bass parts to create a tense, suspenseful mood. The client prefers Cues that “ebb and flow,” so try not to give them a 90 second loop of the same motif over and over again. Build your Cue around a central melodic theme, and add and subtract instruments as your Cue progresses to give it added dynamics, forward movement, and keep it from sounding too repetitive. If your Cue has natural drops and climaxes, that’s likely to get the client excited!

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

    This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 split. You'll get 100% of the Writer's share. The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this pitch. Please submit one to three Instrumental Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Saturday, May 20th, 2017. TAXI #Y170520UT

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    TENSION-Based INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed for a Style/Beauty Reality Show by a very active Non-Exclusive Music Library with lots of placements. They need Tension-filled Instrumental Cues in a range of styles and tempos. Please listen to these references to get an idea of the broad range of styles that could work for this pitch:

    America's Next Top Model (Starting at 7:50 – 8:12) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHO3gDg6iaE

    Project Runway (Starting at 2:06 – 2:47) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6-eLyzQPoI

    The Challenge: Invasion (Starting at 0:28 – 1:00) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g-5DUnkPRQ

    Please submit subtle, tension-filled Instrumental Underscore Cues that use fresh, current sounding samples and production techniques. Build your Cue around a simple, central melodic theme that can easily sit behind the show’s dialog or voiceover. Add and subtract layers of instruments as your Cue progresses to keep it from sounding too repetitive or linear.

    All submissions should be One-to-Two Minutes long (give or take) with non-faded 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 company offers a Non-Exclusive, 50/50 deal, and splits all sync fees as well. They’ll get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Please do not send material for this pitch that is already signed to any other libraries or catalogs. Please submit one to three Instrumental Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Company - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Sunday, May 21st, 2017. TAXI #Y170521TI

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    Jazz

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    ORIGINAL, VINTAGE JAZZ/POP SONGS Recorded in the 1960’s or before are needed by the CEO of a Music Licensing Company that’s building a new catalog for Film, TV, Video Game, and TV Commercial placements. This active and fast-growing Music Library is looking for authentic sounding, Mid-to-Up Tempo Jazz/POP Songs in the stylistic range of the following references:

    “Fly Me To The Moon” by Doris Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7bfudsfZjw

    “L-O-V-E” by Nat King Cole: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JErVP6xLZwg

    “I put a spell on you” by Nina Simone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua2k52n_Bvw

    NOTE: There’s some debate as to whether some of the references are truly Jazz. Wikipedia says 2 out of 3 are, but we think you would have found these songs on Pop charts back in that era. In any case, this company isn’t looking for music that’s exactly like the references, so much as music that could have been heard at a party back in that era. If you’ve got anything that dates back to that era, and conjures up images of skinny black ties and martinis, you might have just what they need!

    Please submit original, well-crafted Jazz/Pop songs with solid musicianship and awesome vocals. 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! They’re much more interested finding music that sounds authentic to the time period!

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

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll split all upfront sync fees 50/50. They’ll get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Monday, May 1st, 2017. TAXI #Y170501VJ

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    Latin

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    HIGH-ENERGY, LATIN DANCE SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for several $2,000, Direct-to-Music Supervisor, NON-Exclusive placements in a Major Fitness Company’s Workout Video. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that are stylistically in the general wheelhouse of the following references the client gave to us:

    “Taboo” by Don Omar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRWqYR3e7Xe

    “Echa Pa'lla” by Pitbull ft. Papayo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tklk9WF_1Rm

    “Agua” by Claudia Leitte: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cKtMBO9u9Q

    Please submit well-crafted songs that generally reflect the vibe, feel, and energy of the references mentioned above and others in that ballpark. Your submissions can range from Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Bomba, Latin Rock, Bachata, etc., etc., etc., as long as they have the kind of energy that’s suitable for strenuous physical workouts.

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

    Having a strong, infectious Dance beat with some Latin-flavored instruments, grooves, and rhythms should help you hit the target on this pitch. They didn’t specify any particular lyric themes, but anything that motivates people to dance is a plus! Please avoid profanity, overly suggestive language and brand names in your lyrics.

    Do NOT copy the referenced acts or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a very broad and general guide for the range of possible tempos, textures, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    The estimated license fee for these placement is $2,000, depending on the ultimate placement. This is a Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Master and Composition rights, plus you’ll also get 100% of the sync fee and any applicable performance royalties. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Music Supervisor - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Saturday, May 7th, 2017. TAXI #Y170507LD

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    HIGH-ENERGY, DISCO and/or NU DISCO DANCE SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for several $2,000, Direct-to-Music Supervisor, NON-Exclusive placements in a Major Fitness Company’s new Workout Video. Please submit Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs (Vintage or Contemporary productions can both work!) that are in the general stylistic wheelhouse of artists like (but not limited to), Michael Jackson, Chic, Christina Aguilera, Tensnake etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get an idea of the sound and vibe they need:

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

    “Le Freak” by Chic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1qQ1SKNlgY

    “Telepathy” by Christina Aguilera https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfemfQMg-1c

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

    Please submit original songs that have a genuine Disco vibe with super catchy hooks, instantly memorable choruses, and a killer vocal performance. Your overall production should be topnotch and can contain live and/or electronic instrumentation if you’re going for a more contemporary sound.

    Dance-related lyric themes can work for this pitch, but they’re not absolutely necessary if your song delivers the right kind of energy for high impact exercise workouts. Be sure to avoid profanity, overly suggestive language, and brand names in your lyrics. 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 syncs is $2,000 for each, depending on the ultimate placement. This is a Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Master and Composition rights, plus you’ll also get 100% of the sync fee and any applicable performance royalties. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener handpicked by the Music Supervisor - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Friday, May 19th, 2017. TAXI #Y170519DD

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    Pop

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    ORIGINAL, VINTAGE 1990’s POP Songs with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an A-List Music Publisher for Film and TV Sync Licensing opportunities. If you’ve got old recordings that sound like they could be on a playlist with the references below, or anything that would have been a playlist with those acts, you might have exactly what this awesome publisher needs:

    “Wannabe” by Spice Girls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJLIiF15wjQ

    “Bye Bye Bye” NSYNC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo-KmOd3i7s

    “(You Drive Me) Crazy” by Britney Spears: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4VK9_CfOLQ&index=14&list=PL969A89C857CABD51

    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 than worrying about pristine recordings. Good demos and master recordings are all of interest to this company.

    This Publisher is the hot, go-to company for a long list of extremely popular TV shows and big Feature Films when they need music that is authentically from a particular time period. The Publisher pays you an upfront fee for the master and composition rights. You’ll keep the Writer’s share of the Publishing and make applicable income through your P.R.O.

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

    This is a golden opportunity to make money with music you might have thought had no hope in today’s market! Please submit one to three songs online or per CD. Please include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Saturday, April 29th, 2017. TAXI #S170429VP

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    CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS that have some CARIBBEAN influence with Male or Female Vocals are U-R-G-E-N-T-L-Y needed for an (up to) $12,500, Direct-to-Music Supervisor, NON-Exclusive placement as the Opening Theme Song for a new Romantic Comedy on a Major Broadcast Network. They’re on the hunt for current sounding, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be heard on the same playlist as artists like (but not limited to) Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Sia, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the references we got from the client to get an idea of the sound and style that could work for this pitch:

    Note: The show’s production company routinely takes 100% of the Publisher’s share. You’ll keep 100% of the Writer’s share and get the full sync fee (up to $12,500).

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

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

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

    Please submit mainstream-sounding Pop Songs with really cool Caribbean rhythms and grooves, super catchy melodies, and in the general vein of the references and other songs in that ballpark. Your production should be polished from top to bottom and have current sounding instrumentation with cool beats and instantly catchy melodies. Be sure your vocal performance has a clean Pop delivery, with plenty of personality.

    TAXI Tip: TV Theme songs for sitcoms and rom-coms are usually pretty fast-paced and the lyric delivery is as well. Although they didn’t specify a lyric theme, we know the show is a Romantic Comedy, so common sense tells us that emotionally upbeat songs about relationships with a bit of comedic value in the lyric could serve you well. If the lyrics are zippy in their delivery and work well with the Caribbean rhythm, even better! We’ve included the following examples NOT to show you what you should be submitting, but to demonstrate how fast-paced theme songs often are, and top demonstrate that they don’t play for very long! Keep it zippy and get to the “red meat” quickly!

    The Big Bang Theme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMSYv_Z4SI8

    Friends Theme song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vuaqDDr--Q

    How I Met Your Mother Opening Theme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgtHWXYDrbE

    Lyric themes should be something that works well in the context of a Romantic Comedy and avoids mentions of specific names, dates, times, places, and profanity. Do NOT copy the referenced acts or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for feel, texture, and tone.

    The estimated license fee for this use is $12,500, depending on the ultimate placement. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement.You must own or control the Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Monday, May 1st, 2017. TAXI #U170501CP

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    CURRENT SOUNDING POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed for several (up-to) $500, NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placements in a very popular Reality TV Show. They’re looking for catchy, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could generally be heard on a playlist with artists/acts like (but not limited to) Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the references we got from them to get an idea of the RANGE of what the Music Supervisor needs:

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

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

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

    Please submit well-structured songs that have a radio-friendly sound, with catchy melodies, great hooks, and a big infectious chorus. Your vocals and production should have a slick, polished, mainstream sound. Lyric themes can vary, but should be something you’d expect to hear form one of the references above. Lyrics that avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and places could make your songs more appealing. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    The estimated license fee for syncs in this show is in $250 to $500 range, depending on the ultimate placement. This is a Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Master and Composition rights, plus you’ll also get 100% of the sync fee and any applicable performance royalties. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. All submissions will be screened by a TAXI A&R person hand-picked by the Music Supervisor. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017. TAXI #Y170503CP

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    ORIGINAL, 1980’s-Sounding SYNTH POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by the CEO of a new Music Licensing Company that has just started running its first batch of Listings with TAXI. This company is headed by a very experienced Film/TV Music Executive who already has a ton of clients and placements under his belt. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs that could be heard on a playlist with songs like (but not limited to):

    “Don't You Want Me” by The Human League: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPudE8nDog0

    “Sex Shooter” by Apollonia 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAQsjX5kDjQ

    “Midnight City” by M83: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX3k_QDnzHE

    Please submit songs that sound authentic to that 1980’s Pop era. Could you have heard it at a party or on a radio station? Then it could work well for this request! Authentic-sounding instrumentation, strong vocals, great melodies, and catchy choruses all go into the mix of what could work for this pitch. Your submissions can be actual vintage masters recorded in the late or early 1980s, or recently recorded material that sounds like it could be from that era.

    Although they didn’t ask for specific lyric themes, universal lyrics that avoid specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity are always a good bet. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll split all upfront sync fees 50/50. They’ll get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday, May 3rd 2017. TAXI #Y170503SP

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    HIGH-ENERGY, TOP 40 DANCE SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for several $2,000, Direct-to-Music Supervisor, NON-Exclusive placements in a Major Fitness Company’s Workout Video. They’re looking for exciting, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on a playlist with artists like Flo Rida, Calvin Harris, KSHMR & DallasK, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get a general idea of the type of material they need:

    “Club Can’t Handle Me” by Flo Rida Ft. David Guetta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgM3r8xKfGE

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

    “Burn” by KSHMR & DallasK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV5FGaP43qA

    Quoting the Music Supervisor: “Looking for Infectious tracks that would be heard on any top 40 radio station or in any world class dance clubs”.

    Please submit fresh, current-sounding Songs that sound like they’d be all over the Top 40 Charts! Your song should be very danceable and have all the appeal of modern Top 40 Songs with great melodies, memorable hooks in all sections of the song, and a super solid vocal performance. Your song should be able to get the listeners pumped up and able to push through the workouts in this video!

    Although they didn’t ask for specific lyric themes, universal lyrics that avoid specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity are always a good bet. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    The estimated license fee for this placement is $2,000, depending on the ultimate placement. This is a Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Master and Composition rights, plus you’ll also get 100% of the sync fee and any applicable performance royalties. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Friday, May 5th, 2017. TAXI #Y170505TD

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    YOUTHFUL-SOUNDING SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Male or Female Vocals and a POP PRODUCTION style are needed for several (up-to) $500, NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placements in a Brand New Reality TV Show on a big cable network. Give them Down-to-Mid Tempo Songs that are in the general stylistic wheelhouse of, and would appeal to fans of artists like Taylor Swift, One Direction, Natasha Bedingfield, etc., etc., etc. Check out the following references to get a general idea of the vibe they need:

    “15” by Taylor Swift: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb-K2tXWK4w

    “Story of My Life” by One Direction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-TE_Ys4iwM

    “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7k0a5hYnSI

    Please submit compelling Pop Songs that have a Singer/Songwriter feel and style. Your submission should have engaging melodies, attention-grabbing hooks, and a big stand out chorus. Be sure your vocals are polished and confident, with a Pop Style delivery. Your songs can be built around a more acoustic Stripped-down arrangement such as Guitar/Vocal, Piano/Vocal, or a fuller ensemble can also work for this pitch.

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

    The estimated license fee for syncs in this show is from $250 to $500, depending on the ultimate placements. This is a Direct-to-Music Supervisor placement, so you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Master and Composition rights, plus you’ll also get 100% of the sync fee and any applicable performance royalties. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Saturday, May 6th, 2017. TAXI #S170506YS

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    CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a Major Label A&R Executive for an extremely popular Youtube Vlogger and Artist who currently has over 1.7 million subscribers. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs that would fall in the general ballpark of the following references:

    “Cold Heart Killer” by Lia Marie Johnson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_B1x9N-rgc

    “Into You” by Ariana Grande https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ekZEVeXwek

    “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-ORhEE9VVg

    Please send in commercially appealing Pop Songs that sound like they could be played on the radio with some of today’s Top 40 artists. Your submission should have slick, contemporary production and a strong vocal performance. Your songs should also have catchy and infectious melodies, with lyrics that have an uplifting message. Your production and recording quality need to be competitive enough to get them excited about cutting your song, although it’s likely they’ll be cutting a new version. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017. TAXI #S170509PS

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    SOULFUL, CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label that’s looking for chart-worthy songs for a multiple Grammy Award Winning Pop SUPERSTAR working on Soul-Inspired Album. They’re looking for soulfully expressive Songs in All-Tempos that that would fit in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the following references:

    “Valerie” by Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HLY1NTe04M

    “I Decided” by Solange https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8f895h6a-E

    “Love On Top” by Beyonce https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob7vObnFUJc

    Please submit really strong, compelling songs with catchy melodies and captivating lyrics that have a great big, infectious chorus. Your songs production should lean more towards an old school soul-vibe mixed with modern/urban drums/beats. 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 one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017. TAXI # Y170510OS

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    CONTEMPORARY DANCE POP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label A&R Executive for a hot Duo that’s already been on the charts and working on a new record they hope will take them to the next level. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs that could be found on a playlist with acts like (but not limited to) Cobra Starship, Calvin Harris, Mike Posner, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the references to get a general idea of what could work for this pitch:

    “Ain't My Fault” by Cobra Starship ft. Sabi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpyZEzrDf4c

    “My Way” by Calvin Harris https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4Bj7Zb-YD4

    “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” by Mike Posner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foE1mO2yM04

    Please submit well-crafted commercially appealing Dance/Pop songs, with a fresh rhythmic, melodic, and lyrical approach. Your songs should be current sounding and polished, and have a style and vibe that’s consistent with the references, bit not a clone. Give them something with a fresh, new twist and they just might love you for it! Your demo’s production and recording quality should be competitive even though it’s mostly about the song. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Thursday, May 13th, 2017. TAXI #Y170513DP

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    TOP 40 SOUNDING POP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label A&R Executive for an internationally known Artist that’s currently working on his debut album. They’re on the hunt for well-crafted, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that you’d hear on a playlist with acts and songs like (but not limited to):

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

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

    “Treat You Better” by Shawn Mendes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY2yjAdbvdQ

    Please send well-crafted Pop songs with super-catchy melodies, and a great, hook-filled chorus that sounds like a radio hit as soon as you hear it. You’re probably tired of hearing it as much as we’re tired of saying it, but giving them something that sounds commercial, yet has a special “thing” or “twist” added, is a good idea. Although, it’s the song itself that matters most, having great beats and demo production that at least echoes what you’d hear on contemporary hits, will help your chances for this pitch! Combine that with a vocal performance that shows them how great your song is, and you could get on their short list!

    Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017. TAXI #S170517PS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    R&B / Soul

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    ELECTRO-FUNK POP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label A&R Executive for an International Duo that has toured all over the world and is currently working on their 5th studio album. Please submit chart-ready Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that are in the general stylistic wheelhouse of artists like Daft Punk, Majid Jordan, Chromeo, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references for the sound and vibe they’re on the hunt for:

    “Lose Yourself to Dance” by Daft Punk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF-kLy44Hls

    “Bonafied Lovin” by Chromeo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzk194IMY_4

    “Hold Tight” by Majid Jordan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3VS5xmuQ90

    Please submit super catchy, well-structured songs that are reminiscent of the ’80s era, but are also fresh and innovative sounding as well. Your submission should have a cool vocal performance with a strong, killer chorus that will make this act beg to cut your song! Your production can contain live and/or electronic instrumentation, as long as it has as much 80’s appeal as the referenced acts. Your recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well balanced. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017. TAXI #Y170502EF

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    CHART-TOPPING R&B SONGS with Female Vocals are needed for a relatively new artist who’s currently on the hunt for envelope-pushing new material for her next album. This listing recently ran as #Y170411RB, but the A&R person didn’t hear what he was looking for and asked us to re-run the listing once more. If you submitted to listing #Y170411RB, please send in different material this time around.]

    Please submit Songs in All Tempos that could be found on a playlist with acts like (but not limited to), Rihanna, Sevyn Streeter, Niykee Heaton, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get in the general stylistic ballpark of what they’re looking for:

    “Needed Me” by Rihanna: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiexmXWoQZE

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

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

    Quoting The Source: “Please don't follow any current trendy sounds. Please send me something that can come out in 2018 Urban/Pop.”

    Please submit super-fresh, soulfully expressive Songs, with modern production and a contemporary R&B structure. This artist wants material that sounds like a hot for tomorrow, not last year. Your songs should be great from top to bottom, with as much attitude and swag as the reference songs mentioned above. Your vocal performance and demo presentation should be strong enough to help get the Label and the artist stoked to cover your song! Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Monday, May 15th, 2017. TAXI #Y170515RB

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    Rap / Hip Hop

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    CONTEMPORARY RAP/HIP-HOP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an A-List Film/TV Music Publishing Company with a huge list of awesome placements. They’re looking for high-quality Hip Hop Songs in All-Tempos that could be heard on the playlists with popular artists like (but not limited to):

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

    “I'm Better” by Missy Elliott ft. Lamb: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwyPsUd9LAk

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

    Please submit very competitive, current-sounding Rap/Hip-Hop Songs that have contemporary sounding production, with a fresh, swagger-filled vocal delivery. Lyric themes can be about anything you’d typically hear in the Rap/Hip-Hop genre.

    Note: This company likes to sign material that’s more like records, and less like typical “library” music! They’re looking for great material because they get GREAT (and often, high-dollar) placements!

    Please do NOT copy or rip off 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. 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 your Master and Copyright. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Sunday, April 30th, 2017. TAXI #S170430HS

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    MAINSTREAM, HIP HOP SONGS with some POP Influence and Male Vocals are needed by a Major Label A&R Executive for a MEGA SUPERSTAR who has sold over 80 million digital downloads word wide. He just released his EP, but is now looking for a few more singles to complete the album and is on the hunt for radio worthy, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlists as these references:

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

    “My House” by Flo Rida https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo35R9zQsAI

    “Now & Later” by Sage the Gemini https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACPd7HSZkc0&spfreload=10

    Please submit well-crafted Songs that are rhythmically, melodically, and lyrically strong enough that this superstar would beat a path to your door shortly after hitting the play button. Your vocals and overall production should have a slick, polished, Top-40 sound. They’re looking for edgy lyrics that are still clean enough that they can play to all audiences. It’s all about finding that balance. Please stay away from any lyrics about getting drunk or doing drugs because this artist won’t sing stuff like that. Your production and recording quality should be clean, clear, and well balanced. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Thursday, May 11th, 2017. TAXI #Y170511MH

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    ORIGINAL, VINTAGE HIP HOP/RAP SONGS with Male Vocals Recorded in 2003 or before are needed by an A-List Music Publisher for Film and TV sync placements. If you’ve got old recordings that sound like they could be on a playlist with the references they gave us, or anything that would have been a playlist with those acts, you might have exactly what this awesome publisher needs:

    “U Can't Touch This” by MC Hammer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otCpCn0l4Wo

    “Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing Ta F*** Wit” by Wu-Tang Clan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8keTv_vpwLc

    “Always On Time” by Ja Rule ft. Ashanti: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tcDXJfAFVw

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

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

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

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

    Your name needs to be on the copyright. Your songs need to be original compositions (no covers), and you need to own or control the copyright and master recordings to submit for this pitch. DO NOT SUBMIT FOR FRIENDS! Please submit one to three songs online or per CD. Please include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Sunday, May 21st, 2017. TAXI #S170521VH

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

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

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

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

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

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    Rock

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    ORIGINAL, VINTAGE HARD ROCK SONGS Recorded in the 1990s 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 they gave us, or anything that would have been a playlist with those acts, you might have exactly what this awesome publisher needs:

    “Seether” by Veruca Salt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC9AUR-iTo0

    “Cannonball” by The Breeders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qpoqzt2EHaA

    “Real Love” by Slaughter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkrb6spsN1w

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

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

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

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

    Your name needs to be on the copyright. Your songs need to be original compositions (no covers), and you need to own or control the copyright and master recordings to submit for this pitch. DO NOT SUBMIT FOR FRIENDS! Please submit one to three songs online or per CD. Please include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Monday, May 1st, 2017. TAXI #S170501HR

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    ORIGINAL, 1990’s-Sounding ROCK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by the CEO of a fast growing, Music Licensing Company that has just started running its first batch of Listings with TAXI. They’re looking for Mid-To-Up Tempo Songs that could be heard on a playlist with Bands like (but not limited to) Nirvana, The Cranberries, Green Day, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get yourself in the general wheelhouse of what they need. They basically need anything that sounds like it could have been or a radio station or heard at a party in the 1990s. They’re not looking for clones or sound-alikes!

    “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTWKbfoikeg

    “Zombie” by The Cranberries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ejga4kJUts

    “When I Come Around” by Green Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8dh9gDzmz8

    Note: This company is headed by a veteran Music Library executive who now owns his own company and needs to grow their catalog quickly.

    Please submit songs that have a genuine 1990’s Rock sound, with catchy melodies, great hooks, and a big infectious chorus. Your submissions should have authentic sounding Rock instrumentation and a vocal performance with plenty attitude and a ton of Rock swagger. Your submission does not have to be from the era of the references, but should capture the overall energy, feel, and vibe. However, if you happen to have some old recordings from that era, they’d be tickled pink to hear them!

    Lyric themes should be in the ballpark of what was typical in that era. Do not copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll split all upfront sync fees 50/50. They’ll get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Thursday, May 4th, 2017. TAXI #Y170504OR

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    ORIGINAL, VINTAGE 1990’s ROCK RECORDINGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an A-List Music Publisher for Film and TV Sync Licensing. If you’ve got old recordings that sound like they could be on a playlist with acts like The Cranberries, The Verve, Duran Duran, or any other acts that would appeal to their fans, you might have what this awesome company needs. If your material has somewhat of a Pop/Rock sound, that’s fine as well!

    “Come Undone” by Duran Duran https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICnlyNUt_0o

    “Bitter Sweet Symphony” The Verve https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lyu1KKwC74

    “Zombie” by The Cranberries https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ejga4kJUts

    Quoting the Publisher: “We’re looking for Songs with melodic, big-sounding, ‘90s-sounding Rock/Pop commercial production.”

    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 than worrying about pristine recordings. Good demos and master recordings are all of interest to this company.

    This Publisher is the hot, go-to company for a long list of extremely popular TV shows and big Feature Films when they need music that is authentically from a particular time period. The Publisher pays you an upfront fee for the master and composition rights. You’ll keep the Writer’s share of the Publishing and make applicable income through your Performing Rights Organization (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC)

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

    This is a golden opportunity to make money with music you might have thought had no hope in today’s market! Please submit one to three songs online or per CD. Please include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Thursday, May 4th, 2017. TAXI #S170504VR

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    ORIGINAL, 1980’s-Style ROCK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by the CEO of a Music Licensing Company that’s building a new catalog for Film, TV, Video Game, and TV Commercial placements. This company is new, and headed up by a veteran Film/TV music executive with tons of relationships and a very long list of high-quality placements. He’s looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Rock Songs that you’d hear a the same party, bar, or radio station (back in the day) as these songs and others in the same ballpark:

    “Livin' On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDK9QqIzhwk

    “Nobody's Fool” by Cinderella: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX3k_QDnzHE

    “Welcome To The Jungle” by Guns N' Roses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1tj2zJ2Wvg

    Your production should sound like a real band with real instruments – anything that sounds stiff or obviously MIDI-sounding won’t work for this pitch. Your vocals should sound like they’d hold their own in the context of ‘80’s Rock bands, and lyrics that don’t have specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity in them will be appreciated. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll split all upfront sync fees 50/50. They’ll get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Saturday, May 6th, 2017. TAXI #Y170506RS

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

    This Supervisor typically works on three or four Independent Films a year. Several of them have been award-winning, critical favorites. Please send Mid-to-Up-Tempo Alt Rock Songs that have an “Indie” sound and vibe, and could be found on a playlist with songs like (but not limited to) these on it:

    “Open Your Eyes” by STRFKR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkeOoWquAqk

    “In The Valley Below” by Peaches: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4zbFEHZbOU “Don't Save Me” by HAIM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiqIush2nTA

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

    Please send Mid-to-Up-Tempo Alt Rock Songs that would be great for background source placements, or as featured songs in video montages where the music is louder and the lyric conveys an emotion that’s happening in a story. Common emotions in Indie films are searching/finding, introspection, dealing with life, finding or losing love, general angst, etc., or even the opposite: feeling great and loving life. Not all Indie Alt Rock is weighty and depressing ;-) Think hip, cool, trendy, and modern in your approach, and try to imagine if your song would work well in an Independent Film scene.

    Avoiding references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity will probably work best for this pitch. Please do NOT copy or rip off the referenced acts/artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

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

    You must own or control your master and copyright to submit for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), Saturday, May 6th, 2017. TAXI #Y170506IR

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    INSPIRING ROCK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for a (up to) $12,500, Direct-to-Ad-Agency placement in a National TV Commercial. They’re looking for great Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that you’d expect to hear on a playlist with Artists/Songs like (but not limited to):

    “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvgZkm1Xwpe

    “Try” by P!nk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTCDVfMz15M

    “Beautiful Day” by U2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co6WMzDOh1o

    Give them well-crafted songs that have all the positive appeal of the references above, with infectious, uplifting melodies and catchy hooks/ear-candy throughout. You can incorporate some minimal electronic elements, but your song should be primarily driven by traditional Rock instrumentation like; guitars, bass, drums, and keyboards. They would “love to hear songs that have a strong dynamic build into a big melodic and anthemic chorus.” Not much of a surprise there! An inspired vocal delivery could get them excited about your song. Your recording and production quality needs to be competitive for this pitch!

    Lyric themes should be about topics that are positive, inspiring and emotionally uplifting. Concepts that are generally about loving life, living life fully, enjoying life, and appreciating life could all work well. We feel like Forrest Gump after that last sentence. We wish we could tell you more, but non-disclosure agreements are preventing us from doing that. Do your best to keep your lyrics on the universal side, avoiding specific names, dates, times, places, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced acts or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a very broad and general guide for the range of possible tempos, textures, and overall emotional vibe and spirit. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    The estimated license fee is up to $12,500, depending on the ultimate use. This is a Direct-to-Ad-Agency pitch. You’ll keep all ownership of the Copyright and Master Recording, but you won’t be able to license your song for any other Commercials for the duration of the term of agreement, which will be determined by the Ad Agency and you. You must own or control the Master and Composition rights to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Monday, May 8th, 2017. TAXI #S170508IR

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

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

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

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

    Please submit well-crafted Rock Songs that have emotionally upbeat melodies and a big, uplifting chorus. Your production should be strong for this pitch, as they are looking for “live band orientated” songs with traditional Rock instrumentation like; guitars, bass, drums, and keyboards. In general, your production should sound like a real band with real instruments – anything that sounds stiff or obviously MIDI-sounding won’t work for this pitch. By the way, when we say “live,” we don’t mean a live recording. They just don’t want songs that sound like a one-man-band studio project. They’re looking for a “band” vibe. Your overall vocal performance should also have a slick performance that’s right down the lane of the references and other acts in that ballpark.

    Lyric themes can be about anything you’d typically expect to hear in an A/C Rock Song. Topics that is positive, inspiring and emotionally uplifting could all work well. Do your best to keep your lyrics on the universal side, avoiding specific names, dates, times, places, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy the referenced acts or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a very broad and general guide for the range of possible tempos, textures, and overall emotional vibe and spirit. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

    This company offers an EXCLUSIVE 50/50 deal, and an 80/20 split in the Writer’s favor for any applicable download fees by clients from their Library! Please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. You’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit. Please submit one to three Instrumental Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Monday, May 8th, 2017. TAXI #Y170508AR

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    CONTEMPORARY ALT-ROCK SONGS with plenty of Hip Hop influence and Male Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label A&R Executive for a newly signed band that’s working on their debut album. They’re on the hunt for Fresh, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that fall in the general stylistic wheelhouse of artists like (but not limited to), Gorillaz, Twenty One Pilots, Imagine Dragons, etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get yourself in the general ballpark of the style they need:

    “Let Me Out” by Gorillaz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dONxX9rifs

    “Stressed Out” by Twenty One Pilots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXRviuL6vMY

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

    Please submit songs that are rhythmically slammin’ and melodically interesting, with well-placed ear candy, and a really solid chorus that sounds like it would be all over the Rock Charts. Your vocal performance should have a ton of attitude, with some Hip Hop swagger. Your recording and instrumental demo presentation needs to be strong enough to get this act and their record label excited about cutting your song! Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017. TAXI #S170509AR

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    CONTEMPORARY ROCK SONGS with a HIP HOP influence are needed by a Music Supervisor (who also happens to own a Music Library). This Supervisor has run a bunch of listings with TAXI over the last few years, and recently asked us to send her some “samplers to reacquaint her” with how good TAXI’s members are!

    This Supervisor typically works on three or four Independent Films a year. Several of them have been award-winning, critical favorites. Please send Mid-to-Up-Tempo Rock Songs with a pretty pronounced Hip Hop groove. Here are some great examples of the type of thing that would work for this request:

    “Heavydirtysoul” by Twenty One Pilots https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_9Kf0D5BTs

    “FENCES” by ARROWS ft. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph6fmk27grc

    “Mama Said” by Lukas Graham https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdAkYCyCZv8

    Please send Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would be great for background source placements, or as featured songs in video montages where the music is louder and the lyric conveys an emotion that’s happening in a story. Some often seen emotions in Indie films that would use this genre of music are searching/finding, being bored, feeling out of place, dealing with life, being fed up with life or some thing, general angst, etc., Think edgy and somewhat raw in your approach, and try to imagine if your song would work well in an Independent Film scene.

    Avoiding references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity will probably work best for this pitch. Please do NOT copy or rip off the referenced acts/artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).

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

    You must own or control your master and copyright to submit for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Friday, May 12th, 2017. TAXI #S170512RS

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    Singer / Songwriter

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    INDIE SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a Music Supervisor (who also happens to own a Music Library). This Supervisor has run a bunch of listings with TAXI over the last few years, and has recently asked us to send her some “samplers to reacquaint her” with how good our members are!

    She didn’t specify any particular references, but we can tell you that she does three or four Independent Films a year, and several of them have been award-winning, critical favorites. Topically, she’s worked on several coming of age films with teenaged or twenty-something young ladies who are trying to navigate life.

    The songs she uses have ranged from light-hearted and quirky, to tender and introspective, to relationship songs about falling in or out of love and the emotions that go along with that. Many of the Singer/Songwriter songs she uses are very simple and basic with just a piano/vocal or acoustic guitar and a vocal or two. Emotion is key. A contemporary Indie vibe is also important. All Tempos could work. Lyrics that don’t mention specific names, dates, times, places, and profanity will work best.

    Here are some examples of that general vibe she seems to use. These aren’t necessarily songs that she’s used, but, based on our research, we think she’d like them.

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

    “My Rollercoaster” by Kimya Dawson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lqr7l8lrqUg

    “Little Do You Know” by Alex and Sierra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3nPaL0YGSc

    Note: If you’ve got a song that fits the bill, but it’s got some Male vocals in it, go ahead and send it, as long as the female vocal is the primary “character.”

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

    You must own or control your master and copyright to submit for this opportunity. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Monday, May 8th, 2017. TAXI #Y170508QS

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    CONTEMPORARY SINGER-SONGWRITER SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Label A&R Executive for a super talented artist that’s working on his 2nd album. Please submit compelling, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs that you’d find on playlists with artists like (but not limited to): Vance Joy, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get yourself in the general stylistic ballpark:

    “Mess is Mine” by Vance Joy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1C816p-KTNk “Wasn't Expecting That” by Jamie Lawson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-lI_tgQMMk

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

    Please submit well-crafted songs, with inviting melodies, memorable hooks, and chorus that’s super infectious. If you want to impress the A&R person and get the artist exited about cutting your song, your vocals should be solid, with a delivery that generally reflects the vibe of the references. Your submissions can be anything from a Stripped-Down guitar/vocal or piano/vocal, to fuller band instrumentation. Be sure your songs and the demo you submit sound current, polished, and competitive. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Please submit one to three Songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PDT), on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017. TAXI #Y170510SS

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    World / Ethnic Music

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

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

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

    “Lucky Day” by Peter Jericho: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWpOl7I9U_I

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

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

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

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

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

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