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Updated: December 12, 2019

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OLD-SCHOOL PARTY HIP-HOP JAMS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for a Direct-to-Ad-Agency placement in a National TV Commercial for a Huge Telecommunications Company!

NOTE: They have not been given a budget on the music yet, but our GUESSTIMATE based on past requests from a company of this caliber is between $50,000-$100,000. That's our educated guess, but please don't hold us to that!

We know that the music will play an imperative role in this spot in a funny way, as the music will bring an edge and/or some dirtiness to this commercial. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would fit well on a playlist with the following references they gave us:

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

“Whoomp! (There It Is)” by Tag Team

“Push It” by Salt-N-Pepa

“Blow The Whistle” by TOO SHORT

NOTE: Recently recorded and Vintage Songs can both work for this request!

Please submit original, well-crafted Hip-Hop Songs that have a convincingly authentic "old-school party" style and vibe. Make sure your music productions are rhythmically and melodically engaging and in the general stylistic ballpark of the references. Be sure your vocal deliveries are packed with tons of energy and attitude.

TAXI Tip: Unison/gang call-and-response vocals in the choruses ("There it is!") could be incredibly helpful. Not a requirement, only our suggestion – but they were pretty common in these old-school party jams!

Lyrics that avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, profanity, and places will make your Songs more usable. Do NOT copy the referenced artists or Songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for feel, texture, tone, and vibe. Please avoid any material with unauthorized samples of other artists’ music, sounds, or any other form of media. Era-appropriate Broadcast quality is needed.

This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Agency placement, so you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Copyright and Master Recording. You’ll also get 100% of the Master License Fee and any applicable performance royalties. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All Submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a screener that's been hand-picked by the Ad Agency. Short critiques only. All Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Thursday, December 12th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191212HH

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PARTY-Style HIP-HOP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for a Direct-to-Ad-Agency placement in a National TV Commercial for a Huge Telecommunications Company!

NOTE: We are also running a TAXI Listing for Party-Style Hip-Hop Instrumentals as #Y191212HP, so please don’t confuse the two!

NOTE: They have not been given a budget on the music yet, but our GUESSTIMATE based on past requests from a company of this caliber is between $50,000-$100,000. That's our educated guess, but please don't hold us to that!

We know that the music will play an imperative role in this spot in a funny way, as the music will bring an edge and/or some dirtiness to this commercial. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that fall in the general stylistic wheelhouse of (but not limited to) the Songs below:

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

“Haute” by Tyga ft. J Balvin, Chris Brown

“Throw It Back” by Missy Elliott

“TINTS” by Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar

“BOP” by DaBaby

NOTE: For this request, they’re open to hearing a wide range of Hip-Hop styles, ranging from modern Hip-Hop to Trap. Some upbeat, funkier Hip-Hop could also work too as long as it sounds modern and has ENERGY!

Give them fresh Hip-Hop Songs with great energy and banging beats that get the party started! You’d be wise to have really catchy choruses and some engaging hooks that grab the listener. Compelling lyrics and vocal deliveries that display plenty of swagger and attitude could get you to the top of their list!

Avoiding references to specific names, dates, times, places, brands, and profanity in your lyrics is strongly recommended. Please do NOT copy the referenced Songs or artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and vibe. Please avoid any material with unauthorized samples of other artists’ music, sounds, or any other form of media. Broadcast quality is needed.

This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Agency placement, so you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Copyright and Master Recording. You’ll also get 100% of the Master License Fee and any applicable performance royalties. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All Submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a screener that's been hand-picked by the Ad Agency. Short critiques only. All Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Thursday, December 12th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191212DP

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UPLIFTING, INSPIRING FOLK/SINGER-SONGWRITER SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for an (up to) $40,000, Direct-to-Ad-Agency placement in a TV Commercial for a big company.

They’re looking for a Mid-to-Up-Tempo Song in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the following reference we got from them:

“Everything Is Possible Now” by Clouds and Thorns

NOTE: The Ad-Agency absolutely loves “Everything Is Possible Now” by Clouds and Thorns as an example of what could work in this Commercial. To be clear: They’re NOT looking for clones or soundalikes! Similar tempo, style, and overall vibe? Yes. Clones? No!

It's probably the anthemic, joyful proclamation of the best of humanity that resonates with this company's brand managers and the ad agency's creative team. "Aren't we lucky to be alive and loving life?" seems to be the implied message.

Most of this company's Commercials have a similar vibe and message; and it's notable that while all of the music they use is "feel good" in the melodies and lyrics, some of the tunes they've used in the past do NOT have super-slick productions. They clearly go for uplifting lyrical messages and a joyful spirit. They will use Songs with somewhat stripped-down arrangements and productions if the feeling and messages are on point!

That said, they did give us the reference, so that's likely your best clue. Other Songs they gave us that fit musically, but NOT lyrically are:

“Riptide” Vance Joy

“House of Gold” by twenty one pilots

Please give them well-crafted Folk/Singer-Songwriter Songs in the inspirational, uplifting style of the references and other Songs in that ballpark. Your submissions should have solid melodies with really uplifting choruses, coupled with great vocal performances. Your productions should have primarily acoustic-based instrumentation and should be rhythmically and melodically appealing from start to finish.

Using some group/gang vocals or some non-lyrical chants (“ooohs,” “yeahs,” “heys,” “woo-hoos,” etc.) could help give your Songs a more advertising-friendly sound; however, those are not necessary to land this – just a suggestion!

LYRIC TIP: Lyrically the Songs/concepts need to express either loving others (non-romantically), helping others, camaraderie, hope, inspiration, feeling good and/or anything else along those lines. Please avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity in your lyrics.

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

The estimated license fee is up to $40,000, depending on the ultimate use. This is a Direct-to-Ad-Agency pitch. You’ll keep all ownership of the Copyright and Master Recording, but you won’t be able to license your Song to any other TV Commercials for the duration of the term of the agreement, which will be determined by the Ad Agency and you.

You must own or control the Master and Composition rights to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All Submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener hand-picked by the Ad Agency. Short critiques only. The screener will largely be basing his decision on what his gut tells him will work well for this commercial, and feedback will be minimal. All Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Tuesday, December 17th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191217UP

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ORIGINAL VINTAGE GOSPEL SONGS RECORDED BEFORE THE YEAR 2000 with Male, Female, or Choir Vocals are needed by an A-List Music Publisher for Film and TV sync licensing.

If you’ve got old recordings that sound like they could be on a playlist with the following references (and others in that general stylistic ballpark), you might have exactly what this awesome publisher needs:

“How Much We Can Bear” by Hezekiah Walker

“Nobody Knows” by Pastor T.L. Barrett & the Youth For Christ Choir

“I'm a Soldier In the Army of the Lord” by Rev. James Cleveland

“God Is Not Dead” by Joshua's Troop

The recording quality is not expected to be on par with today’s broadcast quality for this pitch, and you can submit old masters or old demos. Many TAXI members have been signed by this publisher with nothing more than a good demo recording. The Publisher is much more interested in finding music that sounds authentic to the time period. They are the hot, go-to company for a long list of extremely popular TV shows and Feature Films when music from a specific time period is needed.

The Publisher pays you upfront for the master recording rights.

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

Make sure your Songs were actually recorded before the year 2000, otherwise this company cannot use them! They DO NOT want material that was recently recorded and made to sound old. They can only use AUTHENTIC, VINTAGE RECORDINGS, and only if the sound quality is reasonably good. This is a golden opportunity to make money with music you might have thought had no hope in today’s market!

Your name needs to be on the copyright. Your Songs need to be original compositions (no covers), and you need to own or control the copyright and master recordings to submit for this pitch.  DO NOT SUBMIT FOR FRIENDS! Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. Please include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Thursday, December 26th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191226TG

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Country

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CHART-WORTHY COUNTRY SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a super well-connected A&R Executive for a Platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated artist working on his next album.

He's searching for Hit Songs in All Tempos that would appeal to the fans of the following references our client gave to us:

“I'm Comin’ Over” by Chris Young

“What She Wants Tonight” by Luke Bryan

“Hangin' On” by Chris Young

NOTE: They would prefer to hear Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs; however, they are open to hearing super strong ballads as well!

Please submit chart-worthy Country Songs with fresh, unique ideas that haven’t been heard before! Your submissions should have lyrics full of visual imagery if they're going to compete with Nashville’s best writers! One-of-a-kind melodies, great productions, and instantly engaging choruses are all elements that could help you get this A&R Executive and the Artist excited about cutting your Songs!

NOTE: Just stripped-down Songs with intimate vocals and piano/guitar might work for this request, but only if your compositions are really strong and sound like Hits waiting to be fully produced!

Your recording quality needs to be good enough to represent your Songs well. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, 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 11:59 PM (PST) on Sunday, December 15th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191215CO

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CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY POP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a super well-connected A&R Executive for a Chart-topping act that’s looking for their next single.

He's looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as the following references:

“Look What God Gave Her” by Thomas Rhett

“Tequila” by Dan + Shay

“Kinfolks” by Sam Hunt

Please submit contemporary Country Pop Songs that would fit right in with the Country hits on today’s charts! While Songs should have a bit of a POP sound, they should also have a predominantly Country style and vibe. Your submissions should have conversational lyrics filled with visual imagery, incredibly strong choruses, and a solid vocal performance that ties it all together.

NOTE: Stripped-Down demos and full productions are both okay to submit as long as your Songs are great and your recordings are clean, clear, and well-balanced!

Recording quality needs to be good enough to represent your Songs well. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, 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 11:59 PM (PST) on Monday, December 23rd, 2019.  TAXI #Y191223CC

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CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an A-List Film/TV Music Publishing Company that always shoots for high-end placements.

They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic ballpark of artists like (but not limited to) Mackenzie Porter, Sam Hunt, Kelsea Ballerini, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get an idea of what they’re looking for:

“About You” by Mackenzie Porter

“Kinfolks” by Sam Hunt

“Miss Me More” by Kelsea Ballerini

Give them well-crafted Songs that have all the fundamental elements of current Country Pop! Be sure your Songs have a Country vibe with a Pop-leaning production style and sound. Vocal performances should be solid from top to bottom and presented with a healthy dose of good ol’ Country authenticity.

You’d be smart to avoid references to specific names, dates, times, places, brands, and profanity for this request. Do not copy the referenced acts or Songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll split all upfront sync fees 50/50. The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Wednesday, December 18th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191218CO

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Folk

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Foot Stompin’ INDIE FOLK/AMERICANA SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Music Licensing Company that gets TONS of placements on numerous TV networks!

They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic ballpark of the references they gave us below (and other Songs/acts in that wheelhouse):

“Ho Hey” by The Lumineers

“Little Talks” by Of Monsters And Men

“I Will Wait” Mumford & Sons

Please submit roots-y Songs that capture the essence of the Indie Folk/Americana genre. Your submissions should have organic-based instrumentation, moving melodies, inspirational lyrics, and vocal performances that engage the audience on an emotional level. Your production style can range from very simple tracks with just acoustic guitar, handclaps, and foot stomps, etc. to small acoustic-based ensembles and even all the way up to more fully produced tracks. Having a well-performed and distinctive vocal sound/identity could also help you stand out.

TAXI Tip: Adding in some simple, non-lyrical Group harmony vocal parts like: “whoas,” “yeahs,” “heys,” “ohhhs,” etc., could be an icing on the cake, but they’re not absolutely necessary…just an option!

Although they didn’t ask for specific lyric themes, universal lyrics that avoid references to specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity could make your Songs more appealing. Please do NOT copy the referenced artists or Songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, and they guarantee placements within 18 months! If they don’t get your Songs used during that term, you get your rights back. You’ll split all upfront sync fees 50/50. You’ll keep 100% of the Writer’s share and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright.

Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Wednesday, December 18th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191218FK

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Instrumental

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ENERGETIC, EMOTIONALLY UPBEAT ROCK INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a NON-Exclusive Music Licensing Company for the Music Supervisor of a new competition-based Reality TV Series!

We recently ran this request as a TAXI Listing (TAXI # Y191202RK), but they didn’t find what they were looking for and asked us to re-run the listing one more time. If you submitted to listing # Y191202RK, please send in different material this time around.

NEW NOTE: For this request, the fidelity and sound quality of your Instrumental Cues have to be professional. They only want top-notch productions and will settle for nothing less!

They’re on the hunt for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues – pay close attention to the references they gave us to get yourself in the right ballpark:

“What R We Stealing” by David Holmes

“Best Friend” by Foster The People

Although one of the references has vocals, this request is for Instrumental Cues only!

Please submit well-produced Rock Instrumental Cues with an upbeat tone and an energetic pace. Your submissions should have clean, jangly rhythm guitars and tight, in-the-pocket bass and drum grooves. The bass and drums parts are going to be key! As always, you’d be wise to build your submissions around a memorable central melodic theme and keep them interesting and forward-moving by layering elements in and out as they progress.

TAXI Tip: Make sure your productions sound like a real band with great musicianship, even if you’re using Virtual Instruments!

Your submissions should be about 90 Seconds long, give or take. Non-faded, buttoned endings will work best. Do NOT copy the referenced material in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

NOTE: This show is on a Major Network and pays good back-end, so your Cues must be of the highest quality!

This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll keep 100% of the Writers share and Master rights and the Library will get 100% of the Publisher’s share for any placements they generate. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this opportunity. Please submit as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions must be received  no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Wednesday, December 18th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191218RK

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FUN SOULFUL and/or FUNKY INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a very busy Music Library that's supplying music to a Popular TV Show on a big Cable Network!

They’re on the hunt for a bunch of Mid-To-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues that are in the general stylistic range of the references they gave us below:

RHOA | Bravo (Starting From 0:08 – 0:34)

RHOA | Bravo (Starting From 1:17 – 1:40)

Please submit well-crafted Instrumental Cues that have a Funk and/or Soul feel to them. Your Instrumental Cues should be rhythmic, soulfully expressive, and funky! Build your submissions around a central melodic theme, while adding and subtracting layers of instrumentation as they progress to create dynamics, interest, and forward movement. Please avoid anything that’s too busy as it could potentially interfere with dialogue.

TAXI Tip: Although some electronic elements can work, you’d be wise to compose your Instrumental Cues mostly around live/organic-sounding instrumentation.  Having brass/horns in your Instrumental Cues could also help your submission stick out to the Music Library, but that’s not an absolute requirement.

All submissions should be between 90 seconds and 2 minutes long, give or take. Non-Faded, Buttoned/Stinger endings are strongly recommended. Do NOT copy the referenced tracks in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

This Library offers an EXCLUSIVE 50/50 deal with a 3-year reversion. If they don’t get your tracks used during that term, you get your rights back. You’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. Since this company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed to other Libraries or Catalogs. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Please send as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Tuesday, December 17th, 2019. TAXI #Y191217RB

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ELECTRO POP INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a very busy Music Library that's supplying music to a Popular TV Show on a Major Cable Network!

They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues that could fit stylistically with the following references:

“All For You” by Years & Years

“Right Now” by Nick Jonas, Robin Schulz

Although the references have vocals, this request is for Instrumentals only!

Please send in well-produced Instrumental Cues that have the general vibe and style of the references and other music in that category. Your submissions should be current-sounding, with catchy chord progressions, hooky melodies, and rhythmic drum beats! As always, be sure to craft your Cues around a main melodic idea, while adding and subtracting layers of instrumentation/elements to create dynamics and forward momentum.

TAXI Tip: Be sure your instrumentation – including any electronic elements you use – sound modern and on par with what you’d hear in the references above.

All submissions should be between 90 seconds and 2 minutes long, give or take. Non-Faded, Buttoned/Stinger endings are strongly recommended. Do NOT copy the referenced tracks in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

This Library offers an EXCLUSIVE 50/50 deal with a 3-year reversion. If they don’t get your music used during that term, you get your rights back. You’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. Since this company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed to other Libraries or Catalogs. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Please send as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Wednesday, December 18th, 2019. TAXI #Y191218EP

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URBAN-Based TENSION INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a very busy Music Library that's supplying music to a Popular TV Show on a big Cable Network!

They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues that would fall within the general stylistic ballpark of the following references:

Best Real Housewives Bus Fights | Bravo (From 3:45 – 4:07)

“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” (From 8:04 – 8:37)

Please send them well-crafted Instrumental Cues that could support and amplify tension-based scenes. Your compositions can contain Orchestral, Electronic or hybridized elements, as long as they're built around rhythmic, Urban/Hip-Hop beats. Construct your Cues around a central melodic theme while adding and subtracting layers of instrumentation as they progress to create dynamics, interest, and a sense of forward movement. Please avoid anything that sounds too busy, as it could potentially interfere with dialogue.

All submissions should be between 90 seconds and 2 minutes long, give or take. Non-Faded, Buttoned/Stinger endings are strongly recommended. Do NOT copy the referenced tracks in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

This Library offers an EXCLUSIVE 50/50 deal with a 3-year reversion. If they don’t get your tracks used during that term, you get your rights back. You’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. Since this company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed to any other Libraries or Catalogs. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Please send as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Tuesday, December 17th, 2019. TAXI #Y191217HY

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OLD-SCHOOL PARTY-STYLE HIP-HOP INSTRUMENTALS are needed for a Direct-to-Ad-Agency placement in a National TV Commercial for a Huge Telecommunications Company!

NOTE: We are also running a TAXI Listing for Old-School Party Style Hip-Hop Songs as #Y191212HH, so please don’t confuse the two!

They have not been given a budget on the music yet, but our GUESSTIMATE is between $50,000-$100,000 based on past requests from this company/brand. That's our educated guess, but please don't hold us to that!

HINT: We know that the music will play an imperative role in this spot in a funny way, as the music will bring an edge and/or some dirtiness to this commercial. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals that would fit well on a playlist with the following references they gave us:

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

“Whoomp! (There It Is)” by Tag Team

“Push It” by Salt-N-Pepa

“Blow The Whistle” by TOO SHORT

NOTE: Recently recorded Instrumentals and/or Vintage Instrumentals can both work for this request!

Although the references have vocals, this request is for Instrumentals only!

Please submit original, well-crafted Hip-Hop Instrumentals that have a convincingly authentic "old-school party" style and vibe. They’d be happy to hear recently recorded Instrumentals that are produced to sound like they’re from back in the day, or Instrumentals that were actually recorded during that older time period! Having retro sounds and production techniques could work in your favor for this request!

Your submissions should be at least 2 minutes in length. Non-Faded, Buttoned/Stinger endings will work best for this request. Please do NOT copy the referenced Songs or artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and vibe. Please avoid any material with unauthorized samples of other artists’ music, sounds, or any other form of media. Era-appropriate Broadcast quality is needed.

This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Agency placement, so you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Copyright and Master Recording. You’ll also get 100% of the Master License Fee and any applicable performance royalties. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit as many Instrumentals as you’d like, online or per CD. All Submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a screener that's been hand-picked by the Ad Agency. Short critiques only. All Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Thursday, December 12th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191212JM

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PARTY-Style HIP-HOP INSTRUMENTALS are needed for a Direct-to-Ad-Agency placement in a National TV Commercial for a Huge Telecommunications Company!

NOTE: We are also running a TAXI Listing for Party Style Hip-Hop Songs as listing #Y191212DP, so please don’t confuse the two!

NOTE: They have not been given a budget on the music yet, but our GUESSTIMATE based on past requests from a company of this caliber is between $50,000-$100,000. That's our educated guess, but please don't hold us to that!

We know that the music will play an imperative role in this spot in a funny way, as the music will bring an edge and/or some dirtiness to this commercial. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals that would fit well on a playlist with the following references they gave us:

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

“Haute” by Tyga ft. J Balvin, Chris Brown

“Throw It Back” by Missy Elliott

“TINTS” by Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar

“BOP” by DaBaby

NOTE: For this request, they’re open to hearing a wide range of Hip-Hop production styles, ranging from modern Hip-Hop to Trap. Some upbeat, funkier Hip-Hop could also work too, as long as it sounds modern and has ENERGY!

Although the references have vocals, this request is for Instrumentals only!

Give them fresh Hip-Hop Instrumentals that are rhythmically and melodically appealing from start to finish. Your submissions should have great energy, current-sounding instrumentation, and banging drums designed to get listeners on their feet! Any virtual instruments you use must be current-sounding and of high quality. Please, no dated sounds or productions/arrangements!

Your submissions should be at least 2 minutes in length. Non-Faded, Buttoned/Stinger endings will work best for this request. Please do NOT copy the referenced Songs or artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and vibe. Please avoid any material with unauthorized samples of other artists’ music, sounds, or any other form of media. Broadcast quality is needed.

This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Agency placement, so you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Copyright and Master Recording. You’ll also get 100% of the Master License Fee and any applicable performance royalties. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit as many Instrumentals as you’d like, online or per CD. All Submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a screener that's been hand-picked by the Ad Agency. Short critiques only. All Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Thursday, December 12th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191212HP

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SOULFUL INSTRUMENTALS are needed for several (up to) $3,000 NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Ad-Agency placements in a Digital/Online Commercial for a Major Retailer.

NOTE: We are also running a TAXI Listing for Soulful Snippets (Songs) as listing #Y191213UP, so please don’t confuse the two!

They’re looking for Up-Tempo Instrumentals that would fit on a playlist with the following reference (which we got from the client):

“I Feel Good” by James Brown

NOTE: The energy, soulfulness, and "hook-y" quality in the reference Song is what the production company is trying to capture.

Please submit expressive, feel-good Soul Instrumentals that have plenty of spunk and personality with soulfully expressive melodies, funky bass lines, and solid rhythmic elements. This Ad Agency is open to hearing both Vintage and/or recently recorded Instrumentals. Anything that sounds stiff, synthetic or obviously MIDI-driven won’t work well for this request.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All submissions should be a minimum of 30 seconds long and no longer than 1 minute (including ring outs and reverb tails). Short intros (or no intros) and Non-faded, buttoned/stinger endings are all recommendations for this request. Do NOT copy the referenced music in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

The estimated license fee for each placement is (up to) $3,000, depending on the ultimate placements. This request is for digital/online ads, hence the relatively low creative fee (when compared to a broadcast Commercial). Keep in mind, online ads that do well often migrate to broadcast or cable TV with additional fees paid when that happens!

This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Agency placement, so you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Copyright and Master Recording. You’ll also get 100% of the Master License Fee and any applicable performance royalties. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit as many Instrumentals as you’d like, online or per CD. All Submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a screener that's been hand-picked by the Ad Agency. Short critiques only. All Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Thursday, December 12th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191212SF

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EDM INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a fast-growing European Music Library that's building a new catalog and is looking for a bunch of music in this style!

NOTE: This hard-working company has just started asking for music from TAXI’s members. It’s very unlikely that you’ve got any music in their catalog, so this is an awesome opportunity to get in on the ground floor and build a relationship with this company!

He’s actively searching for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Cues that are in the stylistic range of the references below:

“Animals” by Martin Garrix

“I Could Be The One” by Avicii vs Nicky Romero

“Save The World” by Swedish House Mafia

Please submit cutting-edge Electronic Dance Instrumental Cues that have a fresh, current sound with great builds, engaging melodic hooks, and cool-sounding ear candy throughout. Make sure your productions have pulsing rhythms and a ton of fist-pumping energy. Structure your Cues around a central melodic idea, while layering instrumentation in and out as your Cues progress to add dynamics, keep them moving forward, and to keep them from sounding linear and/or repetitive. Please avoid anything that’s overly busy, as it could interfere with a scene’s dialogue.

TAXI Tip: Because this new catalog is being built from the ground up, the company will need a LOT of Cues in this genre, so if you’ve got them, don’t be shy about submitting several for this!

Submissions should be about 2 minutes long, give or take. Non-faded, buttoned/stinger endings will work best. Do NOT copy the referenced music in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so please be sure the Instrumental Cues you pitch for this opportunity are NOT already signed with any other Companies or Catalogs. Any sync fees will be split 50/50 with the Company. You'll get 100% of the Writer's share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit. Please submit as many Instrumental Cues as you'd like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Friday, December 27th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191227EM

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EMOTIONALLY UPBEAT POP/ROCK INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a fast-growing European Music Library that's building a new catalog and is looking for a bunch of music in this style!

NOTE: This hard-working company has just started asking for music from TAXI’s members. It’s very unlikely that you’ve got any music in their catalog, so this is an awesome opportunity to get in on the ground floor and build a relationship with this company!

They want Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the following references:

“Superheroes” by The Script

“Hymn For The Weekend” by Coldplay

“Rescue Me” by OneRepublic

Although the references have vocals, please submit Instrumental Cues only for this pitch.

Please submit well-developed Pop/Rock Instrumental Cues that have a mainstream sound and vibe. Your Instrumental Cues should be built around contagious rhythms and captivating melodies. Be sure to stick to a central motif from beginning to end, while adding and subtracting layers of additional instrumentation as your Cues progress to give their developmental arcs some forward momentum and nice builds. Please avoid sending in anything that that sounds stiff, synthetic, or obviously MIDI-driven. Adding some real guitars over tracks that have been built with Virtual Instruments could help give them a “real deal” feel.

Submissions should be about 2 minutes long, give or take. Non-faded, buttoned/stinger endings will work best. Do NOT copy the referenced music in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so please be sure the Instrumental Cues you pitch for this opportunity are NOT already signed with any other Companies or Catalogs. Any sync fees will be split 50/50 with the Company. You'll get 100% of the Writer's share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit. Please submit as many Instrumental Cues as you'd like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Friday, December 20th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191220PR

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CONTEMPORARY DANCE INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a veteran Music Publisher to present to the Music Supervisor of an iconic TV Show!

NOTE: We recently ran this request as a TAXI Dispatch Listing (#D191017DA), but the company didn’t get enough material. If you submitted to #D191017DA, please submit different material this time around!

They’re on the hunt for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals in the general stylistic ballpark of the following references we got from the client:

"Addicted to a Memory" by Zedd ft. Bahari

"Home" by Martin Garrix ft. Bonn

"1999" by Charlie XCX ft. Troye Sivan

"Lullaby" by Sigala, Paloma Faith

NOTE: This company has asked us for Instrumentals that are "fully produced, well-recorded (and mixed), totally current-sounding, and ready for broadcast.”

Although the references have vocals, please submit Instrumentals only for this pitch.

Please submit well-composed Electronic Dance Instrumentals that have a fresh, current sound. Your submissions should have great builds, memorable hooks, and cool-sounding ear candy throughout. Make sure your productions also have pulsing, danceable rhythms and catchy, appealing melodies.

Your submissions should be at least 2 minutes in length (give or take). Non-Faded, Buttoned/Stinger endings will work best for this request. Do NOT copy the referenced artists or Songs in any way, shape, or form. Broadcast Quality is needed.

This company offers an EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal, with a 3-year reversion, so please be sure the Instrumentals you pitch for this opportunity are NOT already signed with other Companies or Catalogs. Any sync fees will be split 50/50 with the Company. You need to own or control your Master Recording.  Please submit as many Instrumentals as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Tuesday, December 17th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191217DN

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URBAN TENSION CUES are needed by an Internationally distributed Music Library with a long history of great TV and Film placements, many of which are outside of the U.S.!

They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues that could stylistically be right up the alley of (but not limited to) these examples:

Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood (From 1:07 – 1:48)

The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 12 (From 0:58-1:11 & 1:11 -1:25)

Please submit well-composed Urban Tension Cues that instantly give the impression that something dramatic is about to go down! Your submissions should have contemporary-sounding instrumentation that's built around Urban/Hip-Hop rhythms and elements. Build your Cues around a central melodic theme while adding and subtracting layers of instrumentation as they progress to create dynamics, interest, and a sense of forward movement. Please avoid submitting anything too busy as it might distract from dialogue.

All submissions should be about 2 minutes long, give or take. Non-faded, Buttoned/Stinger endings are strongly encouraged for this pitch. Do NOT copy the referenced Cues in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for feel, texture, tone, and vibe. Broadcast quality is needed.

This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll split all upfront sync fees 50/50. You’ll keep 100% of the Writer’s share and they’ll get 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed to other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Thursday, December 19th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191219TN

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A BUNCH of DRAMEDY INSTRUMENTAL CUES with MIDDLE EASTERN Flavor are needed by an International Music Library with worldwide distribution through Universal!

NOTE: Due to the unique nature of this request, we purposely didn't include references as we felt they could potentially be more misleading or limiting than helpful.

Please submit well-crafted Dramedy Instrumental Cues that utilize the instrumentation, rhythms, and melodies of the Middle East! Your submissions should tastefully blend Dramedy elements like Pizzicato strings, Piano, Violin, Clarinet, etc. with Middle Eastern instrumentation like Duduk, Ney, Santoor, Saz, Bouzouki, etc.

NOTE: Although they’re open to Instrumental Cues that fall pretty much anywhere on the Dramedy spectrum, they DO NOT want to hear anything that sounds childish or child-like.

Be sure to structure your Cues around a central melodic idea while layering instrumentation in and out as they progress to keep them moving forward with a developmental arc. Your submissions should be at least 2 minutes in length. Non-Faded, Buttoned/Stinger endings will work best for this pitch. Broadcast Quality is needed.

IMPORTANT NOTE FROM THE CLIENT: "If you plan to incorporate 'ready-made' loops into your productions, please make sure each stem has at least 2 layers! That way, every loop has an additional layer that distinguishes it from the original ‘source’ loop.”

This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so please be sure the Instrumental Cues you pitch for this opportunity are NOT already signed with any other Companies or Catalogs! Any sync fees will be split 50/50 with the Company. You'll get 100% of the Writer's share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit. Please submit as many Instrumental Cues as you'd like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Friday, December 20th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191220DR

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MIDDLE EASTERN ROCK INSTRUMENTALS are needed by an International Music Library with worldwide distribution through Universal!

They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals that could generally be right up the alley of (but not limited to) these references:

Arabic Heavy Metal Instrumental Music

Oriental Arabic Metal Music

Although the references have vocals, please submit Instrumentals only for this pitch.

Please send in well-composed Rock Instrumentals that are combined with Middle Eastern elements – melodies, rhythms, instruments, or all of the above! Your submissions should still have some instrumentation commonly found in the Rock genre, but they need to convey a Middle Eastern vibe!

TAXI Tip: If you plan on using Virtual instruments, make sure they sound incredibly convincing and real. Please avoid submitting anything that sounds synthetic, stiff, or obviously MIDI-driven or over-quantized.

Your submissions should be at least 2 minutes in length. Non-Faded, Buttoned/Stinger endings will work best for this request. Do NOT copy the referenced artists or Instrumentals in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

IMPORTANT NOTE FROM THE CLIENT: "If you plan to incorporate "ready-made" loops into your productions, please make sure each stem has at least 2 layers! That way, every loop has an additional layer that distinguishes it from the original ‘source’ loop.”

This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so please be sure the Instrumentals you pitch for this opportunity are NOT already signed with other Companies or Catalogs. Any sync fees will be split 50/50 with the Company. You'll get 100% of the Writer's share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit.

Please submit as many Instrumentals as you'd like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Monday, December 16th, 2019. TAXI #Y191216AR

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POSITIVE INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed for TV COMMERCIALS by a High-End Music Library with countless credits in Feature Films, TV Shows, and Commercials.

NOTE: We recently ran this request as a TAXI Listing (#Y190920TV), but the company didn’t find enough material last time around. If you submitted to #Y190920TV, please submit different material this time around!

They’re looking for Instrumental Cues in All Tempos that would fall within the stylistic wheelhouse of the references we got from our client:

Positive Ad-Friendly Examples (Dropbox playlist)

Please submit well-composed Instrumental Cues that have an "advertisement-friendly” sound and vibe. Your productions should be driven by organic-based instrumentation and should have some development as they progress.

The key elements that make this Music Library happy are:
• Cues can have a Positive mood (they can be “warm” and/or  “motivational”, but ALWAYS positive.)
• Cues MUST have good edit points
• Cues must be Library ‘friendly’ (i.e.: a clear theme right from the start. Proper mood and pacing.)
• Instrumental Cues can have an ABAB structure, but certainly don't need to (check out the referenced examples). Prominent leads/solos are not needed. Each theme/motif should be found more in the arrangement/chord progressions (again, listen to the examples).
• High quality compositions, tones, and performances are all required.

All submissions should be approximately 2 minutes long, give or take. Non-Faded, Buttoned endings are preferred. Broadcast Quality is needed.

This Music Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal with a cool twist. You’ll keep 50% of all gross income generated by your music, plus you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share income generated by your PRO. In other words, if the company licenses your music under a blanket deal, you’ll get income. If they license it for a YouTube video, you’ll get income. Not all music libraries pay you for things like that! The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share.

Because this is an Exclusive deal, the music you submit for this pitch cannot already be signed with other Libraries or Publishers. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Composition rights. Please send as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Thursday, December 12th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191212FR

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ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTAL VERSIONS of MOZART PIECES are needed by a Music Licensing Company that’s building a new classical music collection for Film and TV placements.

Please listen to the following examples to get an idea of what could potentially work for this request. Don't limit yourself to just these references though because any original, orchestral-based performances of Mozart's instrumental compositions will be considered for this pitch:

Mozart - Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K

Mozart - Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504, "Prague"

Give them Classical Orchestral Covers of Mozart compositions that sound like the real deal! Your covers should stick to the original melodies and arrangements so they’re easily recognizable. Anything that sounds stiff, obviously quantized, or MIDI-driven won’t work for this pitch. Poorly produced and/or dated-sounding Instrumentation won’t get this company excited, so please pull out your best Virtual Instruments for this request.

All submissions should be between 2:00 to 4:00 minutes long, give or take. Non-Faded endings will work best. Do not copy the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for the overall feel, texture, and tone. Broadcast quality is needed.

This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so please be sure the Instrumentals you pitch for this opportunity are NOT already signed with other Companies or Catalogs. Any sync fees will be split 50/50 with the Company. You'll get 100% of the Arranger's share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit.

Note: Please double check to make sure the material you submit is indeed a Mozart composition! In case you’re unsure, here’s a link that will help: Musical Works of Mozart

Please submit as many Instrumentals as you'd like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Thursday, December 12th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191212MZ

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EMPOWERING INDIE SYNTH POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed QUICKLY for 2 (up to) $500, NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Supervisor placements in an Indie Feature Film.

They need TWO Songs that would work as replacements for “Graffiti” and “Make Them Gold”  which are both currently temped in and need to be replaced.

“Graffiti” by CHVRCHES (For a party scene where people are playing party games and dancing)

“Make Them Gold” by CHVRCHES (To be used during a Montage of Students walking in the Halls)

They are NOT looking for clones or soundalikes! Similar tempo, style, and vibe? Yes. Clones? No!

Please send them well-crafted Indie Synth Pop Songs that have a fresh and youthful vibe. Your submissions should have engaging melodies and strong, catchy hooks and choruses. Be sure your Songs' production is compelling, with current-sounding synth sounds, danceable rhythms, and some ear candy sprinkled throughout. Having a distinctive vocal sound and identity could also help you stand out for this request!

Lyric Tip: For this request, they ONLY want to hear coming of age and female empowerment lyrics. Please avoid sending any Songs that are about boyfriends, romance, or break-ups. Please avoid references to specific names, dates, times, places, brands and profanity, as well.

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

The license fee for each of these placements is (up to) $500, depending on the ultimate usage. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music-Supervisor placement, so you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Copyright and Master Recording, plus you’ll also get 100% of the License Fee and any applicable performance royalties. No Publisher splits!

You must own or control your Copyright and Master Recording to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI A&R Screener who works directly with the Music Supervisor – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST) on Saturday, December 14th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191214CH

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YOUTHFUL CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed for an (up to) $3,000, NON-Exclusive placement by a successful Music Licensing Company presenting directly to a TV Series.

NOTE: We recently ran this request as a TAXI Listing (Y191127FV), but the company didn’t get enough material. If you submitted to #Y191127FV, please submit different material this time around!

The client is looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could fit in the general stylistic ballpark of these references they gave us:

“Falling” by HAIM

“Look at Me” by Kali J.

Please submit fun, well-crafted Songs with a very modern approach to the lyrics, melodies, and productions. Your submissions should have an overall vibe that could represent a teenage protagonist well. Seal the deal by delivering unforgettable choruses with polished Pop vocals that are on par with the referenced artists and other artists in their ballpark!

Although your Lyrical themes can vary for this pitch, all lyrics should feel fresh and contemporary. Lyrics that avoid mentioning specific brands and profanity are the way to go for this request. Do not copy the referenced artists or Songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, and tone. Broadcast Quality is needed.

The estimated license fee for this placement is (up to) $3,000, depending on the ultimate use. This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 split. You’ll split any upfront sync fees 50/50. 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 Masters and Copyright to submit for this pitch. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Tuesday, December 17th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191217FF

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FEMALE EMPOWERMENT POP SONGS with Female Vocals and some URBAN FLAVOR are needed by an EXCLUSIVE, A-List Music Library with a long list of great TV, Film, and Commercial placements.

They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic ballpark of artists like (but not limited to) Demi Lovato, Lizzo, etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get a feel for the style they need:

“Sorry Not Sorry” by Demi Lovato

“Juice” by Lizzo

Please send them fun, contemporary Songs that have an uplifting, feel-good, URBAN-FLAVORED vibe and style. Your Songs' productions should be polished and have unapologetic, female-forward lyrics!  Be sure to have soulfully expressive vocals that are full of confidence! You can sing or rap (or both) for this opportunity.

They’re looking to hear lyrics that talk about the real-world experiences that women go through today. Lyrics that avoid specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity will work best. Please do NOT copy the referenced artists or Songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and vibe. Broadcast quality is needed.

This Company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so the material you submit for this request CANNOT be signed with other publishers or catalogs. Sync fees will be split 50/50. The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Wednesday, December 25th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191225HH

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YOUTHFUL POP ARTISTS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an A&R Executive at a leading Major Label that’s on the lookout for a breakout act.

This A&R person is looking for radio-ready acts that would appeal to fans of the following references, as well as other Songs and/or acts that could appear on a playlist with them:

"Unbelievable" by Why Don't We

"I Heart You" by Baby Ariel

"COULD HAVE BEEN YOU " by Jake Miller

NOTE: The bar will be really high for this request; so the more chart-ready your Songs sound, the better your chances are of nailing this pitch. This A&R person is looking for an act that she could play for the label's president and confidently say, "I've got our next big hit in my hands."

Please submit fresh Pop Songs that show off your unique sound and style! Your Songs should sound ready for the big leagues with contemporary-sounding productions, great choruses, and vocals that are well-performed from top to bottom!

IMPORTANT NOTE: This A&R Executive is primarily looking for Artists or Bands that have Songs with a large number of plays on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, and also have a big following on social media (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). Your bio should highlight any touring/live show experience and impressive sales and/or streaming figures you may have. If you’re a new artist or band and don’t have much of a track record or social media following yet, our client politely asks that you refrain from submitting to this particular request.

You’d be wise to submit 2-3 Songs per submission so they can see if you’ve got depth in your material. They’re looking for consistent acts with hit Songs! Please highlight any impressive touring, fan base, sales, or streaming figures in your bio.

Please submit 2-3 Songs, online or per CD, and include lyrics, a photo, and bio. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Tuesday, December 24th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191224PA

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ALT-POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a successful Music Licensing Company with a great track record of Film and TV placements.

They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would fall within the general stylistic wheelhouse of the following references we got from the client:

“Don’t Delete The Kisses” by Wolf Alice

“Can’t Do Without You” by Caribou

“No Roots” by Alice Merton

Please send Alt-Pop Songs with a bit of a unique slant, but that still have an appealing mainstream sound. Your submissions should have great-sounding production, unforgettable melodies, and great choruses. Some edge and attitude in your vocal delivery could also help you get the attention of this company!

Lyrics that avoid specific references to names, dates, times, brands, and places could make your Songs more sync-able. Please do NOT copy the referenced artists or Songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

This Company offers both EXCLUSIVE and NON-EXCLUSIVE deals. The specific deal points will be handled on a case-by-case basis. If you’re inclined to do an Exclusive deal, please don’t submit material that you've already signed with other libraries or publishers for this pitch.

You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit to this opportunity. Please submit as many Songs as you'd like, online or per CD. All submissions will be reviewed on a Yes/No basis by a Screener who has been specifically selected by the Publisher – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Friday, December 20th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191220AP

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CURRENT-SOUNDING INDIE POP ARTISTS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by the Manager of A&R at a Major Label!

They’re currently on the prowl for some great new Indie Pop acts that would appeal to the fans of artists like:

“Mine Right Now” by Sigrid

“Thru These Tears” by LANY

Give them well-crafted Pop Songs that have a noticeable Indie quality while maintaining a commercially viable appeal. Your Songs should have fresh lyrics and melodies, solid productions, and really well-performed, fittingly stylized vocals.

Note: You’d be wise to submit 2-3 Songs per submission so they can see if you’ve got depth in your material. They’re looking for consistent acts with Hit Songs!

Your productions and recording quality need to be clean, clear, well-balanced, and good enough to represent your Songs well. Please be sure your bio includes any touring, fanbase, or impressive sales or streaming figures you may have. If you’re an artist or band that’s just starting out and don’t have much of a story or track record yet, but you do have an amazing sound and the Songs to back it up, they’d still like to hear you!

Please submit two to three Songs, online or per CD, and include lyrics, a photo, and bio. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Saturday, December 21st, 2019.  TAXI #Y191221PA

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TEEN POP/ROCK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a U.K. Music Licensing Company with GREAT Worldwide Distribution and lots of awesome placements in Film and TV.

NOTE: We recently ran this request as #Y191022PP and the company asked us to re-run this request to see if we could find them even more great material. If you submitted to #Y191022PP, please submit different material this time around!

Please submit Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic range of the references below:

“Sucker” by Jonas Brothers

"Release You" by Megan and Liz

“Best Song Ever” by One Direction

NOTE: This Company has a high bar and they tend to gravitate towards music that “sounds like releasable commercial Songs” rather than material that sounds like it came from a music library. Also, this library is only interested in signing material from composers who have worked for libraries in the past and who understand how standard library deals work. If you haven't worked with a music library before, please do not submit music for this opportunity.

Send in your most energetic, well-crafted Pop/Rock Songs with the right kind of youthful vibe, sound, and style. Instantly memorable melodies, fun lyrics, and super strong choruses are all things that could make your Songs stand out. Seal the deal by delivering polished Pop vocals that are on par with the referenced artists. Think of what you’d hear on Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, or other networks that have a tween-to-teen demographic.

Lyric themes can vary, but please don't send anything that's too mature for this request. Keep your lyrical content on the younger side of the spectrum without sounding childish! Avoid lyric references to specific names, dates, times, places, and brands. NO Profanity, please. Do not copy the referenced acts or Songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

This client may ask you to make adjustments to your mix and master.  If you are unable to tweak your recordings within a reasonably quick time frame, please do not submit for this request.

This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so please be sure the Songs you pitch for this opportunity are NOT already signed with other Companies 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 as many Songs as you'd like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Tuesday, December 17th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191217TP

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CONTEMPORARY INDIE POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by an A-list Record Producer for a newly signed, up-and-coming Artist who’s currently working on her debut album!

NOTE: We recently ran this request as TAXI Listing #Y191024PS, but the Producer wants to hear MORE stuff. If you submitted to listing #Y191024PS, please send in different material this time around.

This Record Producer is looking for Songs in All Tempos in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the following references:

“Black & Blue” by Nina Nesbitt

“Back In My Body” by Maggie Rogers

Please submit chart-ready Songs with beautiful melodies and great hook-filled choruses that grab you on the first listen! Your vocals and productions should have a slick and polished sound if you want to get this artist and producer excited about cutting your Songs.

TAXI TIP: This producer is willing to listen to either stripped-down or fully produced demos! That said, your Songs have to be super strong (they must sound like Hits in the making), especially if you’re submitting stripped-down demos!

Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD, and include Lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Saturday, December 14th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191214PR

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CONTEMPORARY INDIE POP ARTISTS/BANDS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a successful, long-standing Indie Record Label that’s looking for great new acts to sign to their roster.

They’re looking for acts that would appeal to fans of artists like:

“Thru These Tears” by LANY

“Lonely Generation” by Echosmith

Please submit well-crafted Indie Pop Songs that are slightly left-of-center than your typical Pop act, but are still able to resonate with Pop fans and commercial radio. Your productions should be innovative-sounding and in the general range of the references above. Be sure your overall sound is able to highlight your ability to captivate an audience musically, vocally, and lyrically.

NOTE: They’ve asked for at least TWO to THREE Songs per submission so they can see if you’ve got depth in your material.

They’re mostly interested in artists and bands that are active and out there working on their careers. Please include any touring, fan base, or sales, streaming, or impressive social media figures you have in your bio. If you’re an artist or band that’s just starting out and don’t have much of a story or track record yet, but you do have an amazing sound and some killer Songs to back it up, they’d still like to hear you!

Submit TWO to THREE Songs, online or per CD. Include lyrics, photos, and a bio. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Saturday, December 14th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191214PA

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CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with some URBAN Flavor and Male Vocals are needed by a Major Label Record Producer for an up-and-coming International Artist.

They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would appeal to fans of the following references they gave us, as well as other Songs that could appear on a playlist along with them:

“Jello” by Prettymuch

“I.F.L.Y” by Bazzi

“Say To You” by Ali Gatie

Please send danceable Pop Songs with a noticeable Urban vibe, feel, and style. Your submissions should have digestible melodies, awesome productions, and undeniably catchy choruses that sound like hits the instant you hear them. They’re looking for Songs in the style of a “new-age Justin Timberlake.”

LYRIC Tip: Lyrics can vary, but please NO swearing/profanity. Sexual innuendos can work, but only if they’re clever.

Recording quality needs to be clean, well-balanced, and good enough to represent your Songs well. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD, and don't forget to include your Lyrics! Time permitting, the Producer himself may screen some or all of the submissions – no promises, but we're hopeful! All submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Thursday, December 12th, 2019. TAXI #Y191212PS

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Rap/Hip Hop

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EMOTIONALLY UPLIFTING RAP/HIP-HOP SONGS with Male or Female VOCALS are needed by a NON-Exclusive Music Licensing Company that specializes in music for content creators as well as TV shows and Film projects!

NOTE: We recently ran this request as a TAXI Listing (TAXI # Y191202HH), but they didn’t find what they were looking for. If you submitted to listing #Y191202HH, please send in different material this time around.

They’re searching for Mid-to-Up-Temp Songs in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the references below:

“Ballin Flossin” by Chance The Rapper, Shawn Mendes

“Playinwitme” by KYLE ft. Kehlani

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

Please send them Rap/Hip-Hop Songs that have an emotionally upbeat sound and style. Your submissions should be centered around fun, catchy choruses and confident, swagger-filled vocals. Be sure your submissions have modern, feel-good beats that are as fresh as the referenced Songs!

Although they didn’t ask for specific lyric themes, you should keep things fun and positive. Avoid specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy the referenced artists or Songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Do NOT submit any material with unauthorized samples of any other artists’ music, sounds, or any other form of media. Broadcast Quality is needed.

This Company offers both EXCLUSIVE and NON-EXCLUSIVE deals. The specific deal points will be handled on a case-by-case basis. If you’re inclined to sign an Exclusive deal, please don’t submit material that’s signed with other libraries or publishers for this pitch. You must own or control your Master and Composition to submit to this opportunity. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Thursday, December 19th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191219HH

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R&B/Soul

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REFLECTIVE R&B BALLADS with Male Vocals are needed for a Direct-to-Music Supervisor Placement in an Indie Feature Film.

NOTE: TAXI normally doesn't take requests for music for indie films unless there is a sync fee paid to the music creators. This request was made early in the film's production, hence the sync fees haven't been defined yet. If there are any, they will likely be on the smaller side with most of the income earned via P.R.O. royalties paid down the road. However, this request comes from an excellent Music Supervisor who uses music from TAXI's members. We think this is a great chance to (possibly) make some money upfront; and maybe, more importantly, it's an opportunity for this extremely busy Music Supervisor to get to know you and your music (and at the very least, make some performance royalty and/or streaming income).

They're looking for Down-Tempo Songs that have the general style and vibe of the following reference we got from the Music Supervisor:

“A Song for You" by Donny Hathaway

IMPORTANT Lyric Tip: Although the above reference is a love Song, they are ONLY looking for Songs with reflective/introspective lyrics about life and purpose. Please DO NOT submit Songs with lyric themes about love and romantic relationships!

Please submit well-crafted R&B Ballads that have emotionally impacting choruses and compelling lyrics that move and engage the listener. Songs can be stripped-down with just Piano/Vocal or you can go with a bigger, grander production. Be sure your vocal performance is heartfelt, honest, and believable.

Note: This is Film is a period drama that takes place in 1992, so the music must be stylistically in vogue with that era (or before).  Nothing that sounds modern or current, please!

Lyrics that don’t have references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and places could make your Songs more appealing. Please do NOT copy the referenced artist or Song in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Era-Appropriate Broadcast Quality is needed.

These will be Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placements, so you’ll get 100% of the Sync Fee (if applicable), you’ll keep 100% of your Publishing and Master ownership, and you’ll also get 100% of any applicable performance royalties. No Publisher splits!

You must own or control the Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Wednesday, December 18th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191218RB

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SOULFUL SNIPPETS with Male Vocals are needed for several (up to) $3,000 NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Ad-Agency placements in a Digital/Online Commercial for a Major Retailer.

NOTE: In other words, give them 30 or 60 second choruses (only). Your ring out and reverb tails should be included in that time!

They’re looking for Up-Tempo material that would fit on a playlist with the following reference (which we got from the client):

“I Feel Good” by James Brown

NOTE: The energy, soulfulness, and "hook-y" quality in the reference Song are what the production company is trying to capture.

Please submit expressive, feel-good Soul Song snippets with engaging melodies and uplifting choruses. This Ad Agency is open to hearing both Vintage and/or recently recorded Songs. Be sure your vocal performances are full of Soul and sound like they would work well in the context of advertising.

LYRIC TIP: They didn’t request a specific lyric theme; however, your Songs should be something that can be used to inspire or drive consumers. Here are some ideas, but don't limit yourself to just these – put your thinking caps on! Lovin' life, it's a great day, shake things up, seize the day, living life like there's no tomorrow, etc., etc. In other words -- UPLIFTING, FUN, and ENERGETIC concepts wrapped up in a soulful package. Please avoid submitting anything that’s romantic, melancholic, depressing, or sad. Also, avoiding references to specific names, dates, times, places, brands, and profanity will increase your chances of nailing this request.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All submissions should be a minimum of 30 seconds long and no longer than 1 minute (including ring outs and reverb tails). Short intros (or no intros) and Non-faded, buttoned/stinger endings are all recommendations for this request. Do NOT copy the referenced music in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

The estimated license fee for each placement is (up to) $3,000, depending on the ultimate placements. This request is for digital/online ads, hence the relatively low creative fee (when compared to a broadcast Commercial). Keep in mind, online ads that do well often migrate to broadcast or cable TV with additional fees paid when that happens!

This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Agency placement, so you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Copyright and Master Recording. You’ll also get 100% of the Master License Fee and any applicable performance royalties. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All Submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a screener that's been hand-picked by the Ad Agency. Short critiques only. All Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Friday, December 13th, 2019. TAXI #Y191213UP

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CLASSIC-SOUNDING FUNK/SOUL SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by the owner of a well-known Indie Record Label for the lead singer of a popular Funk/Soul Band!

We recently ran this request as a TAXI Listing (#Y191114FN), but the Label Owner didn’t find what he was looking for. If you submitted to #Y191114FN, please submit different Songs this time around!

TAXI TIP: For this request, you’d be wise to focus more on the harder, Funk/Soul side of things and less on the slow, Gospel/Bluesy side.

NOTE: Although some of the references below have Male Vocals, please submit Original Songs with Female Vocals ONLY.

Use the references as a general guide for the funky, soulful style, vibe, and approach they seek:

“Respect” By Aretha Franklin

“Baby I Love You” by Aretha Franklin

“Knee Deep” by Funkadelic

“I'll Be With You” by Bernie Worrell

Quoting the Record Label Owner: “I am looking for classic, southern R&B Songs à la early Aretha. This artist has a deep history of working with different offshoots of many legendary Soul/Funk bands.”

Please submit Songs that are dripping with Soul! Use infectious grooves, great melodies, and an obvious classic Funk/Soul style and sound. Your vocals should be well-performed, with soulful deliveries that would get this artist and label excited!

Your recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well-balanced, and good enough to represent your Songs well. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. Include lyrics, photos, and a bio. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Monday, December 16th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191216NK

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Rock

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RETRO-Sounding BLUES/ROCK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a successful Music Licensing Company with a great track record of Film and TV placements.

They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would fall within the general stylistic wheelhouse of the following references we got from the client:

“Numb” by Gary Clark, Jr.

“Black Mud” by Black Keys

“Spread Your Love” by Black Rebel Motorcycles Club

“RIVER” by Leon Bridges

Give them retro-sounding Songs that lean towards the Blues-y side of Rock. Your submissions should have all the appeal of the references above, including a nostalgic feel to them. Having compelling melodies and authentic-sounding musicianship will help you shine for this request. Some edge and attitude in the vocal delivery could also help you get the attention of this company!

NOTE: They are NOT looking for vintage material for this request.

Lyric themes can vary but should fit reasonably into the Blues/Rock genre. Please avoid references to specific brands, places, dates, times, names, and profanity. Do NOT copy the referenced artists or Songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Genre-Appropriate Broadcast Quality is needed.

This Company offers both EXCLUSIVE and NON-EXCLUSIVE deals. The specific deal points will be handled on a case-by-case basis. If you’re inclined to do an Exclusive deal, please don’t submit material for this pitch that you've already signed with other libraries or publishers.

You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit to this opportunity. Please submit as many Songs as you'd like, online or per CD. All submissions will be reviewed on a Yes/No basis by a Screener who has been specifically selected by the Publisher – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Monday, December 16th, 2019. TAXI #Y191216BR

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CONTEMPORARY INDIE POP/ROCK ARTISTS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an A&R executive at a Major Label!

They’re currently on the prowl for some great new Indie Pop/Rock acts that would appeal to the fans of artists like:

“Natural” by Imagine Dragons

“Timebomb” by WALK THE MOON

“Chlorine” by twenty-one pilots

Please submit current-sounding Pop/Rock Songs that have a cool Indie vibe but enough of a crossover sound that they could connect with a broader audience. Your Songs should have great lyrics, appealing melodies, and solid production that lean a bit more toward the Pop side of Indie Rock. Be sure to have a well-performed vocal that shows off your personality and Indie attitude!

Note: You’d be wise to submit 2-3 Songs per submission so they can see if you’ve got depth in your material. They’re looking for consistent acts with Hit Songs!

Your productions and recording quality need to be clean, clear, well-balanced, and good enough to represent your Songs well. Please be sure your bio includes any touring, fanbase, or impressive sales or streaming figures you may have. If you’re a new artist or band just starting out and don’t have much of a story or track record yet, but you DO have an amazing sound and the Songs to back it up, they’d still like to hear you!

Please submit two to three Songs, online or per CD, and include lyrics, a photo, and bio. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Thursday, December 26th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191226RK

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1970s-1990s Style ROCK POWER BALLADS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an Indie Label with Major Distribution. This client is currently on the hunt for Songs to include in one of their incredibly popular compilations!

NOTE: They’d prefer to not hear DUETS, but if you have a GREAT one they’re open to considering it.

They’re looking for original, Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs that could be found on a playlist with artists like (but not limited to) Foreigner, Michael Bolton, Nazareth, Rod Stewart, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references (which we got from the client) to get an idea of what could work for this request:

“I Want To Know What Love Is” by Foreigner

“How Can We Be Lovers” by Michael Bolton

“Love Hurts” by Nazareth

“Forever Young” by Rod Stewart

Please submit compelling, well-crafted Rock Ballads full of great musicianship and authentic Rock instrumentation driving them. Be sure your submissions have a gutsy, emotional vocal performance with great melodies and anthemic choruses that will elicit an emotional response from the listener. You can submit recently recorded material that sounds retro or authentic vintage masters recorded back in the day.

LYRIC Tip: They’re looking to hear love-based lyric themes that sound like they could have been TOP 20 in any of the respective eras. If you're creating Songs from scratch for this request, please be sure not to reference anything outside of those eras!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your submissions need to be polished enough to go immediately on the compilation album if chosen by this record label. Please be sure your Songs have good production quality and are broadcast ready, as no post mixing will be taking place – please ONLY turn in finished products!

The deal points will be negotiated directly with the Label on a song-by-song basis. Please submit as many Songs as you like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI Screener who has a strong relationship Record Label Owner – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Monday, December 23rd, 2019.  TAXI #Y191223PB

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Vintage

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ORIGINAL, VINTAGE HARD ROCK SONGS - RECORDED in the EARLY 1980s - with Male Vocals are needed by an A-List Music Publisher for Film and TV sync licensing.

If you’ve got old recordings that sound like they could be on a playlist with the following reference (and others in that general stylistic ballpark), you might have exactly what this awesome publisher needs:

“Mama Weer All Crazee Now” by Quiet Riot

NOTE: For this request, this publisher is specifically looking to find vintage songs that are “theatrical, fun, anthemic, and big-sounding!"

The recording quality is not expected to be on par with today’s broadcast quality for this pitch, and you can submit old masters or old demos. Many TAXI members have been signed by this publisher with nothing more than a good demo recording. The Publisher is much more interested in finding music that sounds authentic to the time period. They are the hot, go-to company for a long list of extremely popular TV shows and Feature Films when music from a specific time period is needed.

The Publisher pays you upfront for the master recording rights.

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

Make sure your Songs were actually recorded in the early 1980s, otherwise this company cannot use them! They DO NOT want material that was recently recorded and made to sound old. They can only use AUTHENTIC, VINTAGE RECORDINGS, and only if the sound quality is reasonably good. This is a golden opportunity to make money with music you might have thought had no hope in today’s market!

Your name needs to be on the copyright. Your Songs need to be original compositions (no covers), and you need to own or control the copyright and master recordings to submit for this pitch. DO NOT SUBMIT FOR FRIENDS! Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. Please include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Saturday, December 28th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191228HR

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ORIGINAL VINTAGE SOUTHERN GOSPEL SONGS RECORDED BEFORE THE YEAR 2000 with Male, Female, or Choir Vocals are needed by an A-List Music Publisher for Film and TV sync licensing.

If you’ve got old recordings that sound like they could be on a playlist with the following references (and others in that general stylistic ballpark), you might have exactly what this awesome publisher needs:

“What A Day That Will Be” by The Cathedrals

“Standing By the River” by The Speer Family (From 0:00-1:09)

“I Wanna Go There" by Blue Ridge Quartet

The recording quality is not expected to be on par with today’s broadcast quality for this pitch, and you can submit old masters or old demos. Many TAXI members have been signed by this publisher with nothing more than good demo recordings. The Publisher is much more interested in finding music that sounds authentic to the time period. They are the hot, go-to company for a long list of extremely popular TV shows and Feature Films when music from a specific time period is needed.

The Publisher pays you upfront for the master recording rights.

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

Make sure your Songs were actually recorded before 2000, otherwise this company cannot use them! They DO NOT want material that was recently recorded and made to sound old. They can only use AUTHENTIC, VINTAGE RECORDINGS, and only if the sound quality is reasonably good. This is a golden opportunity to make money with music you might have thought had no hope in today’s market!

Your name needs to be on the copyright. Your Songs need to be original compositions (no covers), and you need to own or control the copyright and master recordings to submit for this pitch. DO NOT SUBMIT FOR FRIENDS! Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. Please include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST) on Friday, December 20th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191220SG

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ORIGINAL VINTAGE COUNTRY GOSPEL SONGS RECORDED BEFORE THE YEAR 2000 with Male, Female, or Choir Vocals are needed by an A-List Music Publisher for Film and TV sync licensing.

If you’ve got old recordings that sound like they could be on a playlist with the following references, you might have exactly what this awesome publisher needs:

“I Saw The Light” by Hank Williams Sr

"Precious Memories" by Tammy Wynette

“Go Rest High On That Mountain” by Vince Gill

The recording quality is not expected to be on par with today’s broadcast quality for this pitch, and you can submit old masters or old demos. Many TAXI members have been signed by this publisher with nothing more than good demo recordings. The Publisher is much more interested in finding music that sounds authentic to the time period. They are the hot, go-to company for a long list of extremely popular TV shows and Feature Films when music from a specific time period is needed.

The Publisher pays you upfront for the master recording rights.

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

Make sure your Songs were actually recorded before 2000, otherwise this company cannot use them! They DO NOT want material that was recently recorded and made to sound old. They can only use AUTHENTIC, VINTAGE RECORDINGS, and only if 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!

You need to own or control the master recordings to submit for this pitch. DO NOT SUBMIT FOR FRIENDS! Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. Please include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Monday, December 16th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191216CG

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ORIGINAL VINTAGE SPIRITUALS RECORDED BEFORE THE YEAR 2000 with Male, Female, or Choir Vocals are needed by an A-List Music Publisher for Film and TV sync licensing.

If you’ve got old recordings that sound like they could be on a playlist with the following references, you might have exactly what this awesome publisher needs:

“Go Down Moses” by Louis Armstrong

“Oh Freedom!” by The Golden Gospel Singers

“Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” by Etta James

The recording quality is not expected to be on par with today’s broadcast quality for this pitch, and you can submit old masters or old demos. Many TAXI members have been signed by this publisher with nothing more than good demo recordings. The Publisher is much more interested in finding music that sounds authentic to the time period. They are the hot, go-to company for a long list of extremely popular TV shows and Feature Films when music from a specific time period is needed.

The Publisher pays you upfront for the master recording rights.

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

Make sure your Songs were actually recorded before the year 2000, otherwise this company cannot use them! They DO NOT want material that was recently recorded and made to sound old. They can only use AUTHENTIC, VINTAGE RECORDINGS, and only if 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!

DO NOT SUBMIT FOR FRIENDS! Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. Please include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Wednesday, December 18th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191218SP

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Original, VINTAGE SONGS in ALL GENRES are needed by the TOP PUBLISHER of VINTAGE MUSIC for Film and TV Licensing.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This publisher was at our convention a couple of weeks ago and had numerous TAXI Members ask if they could give him or send him music. He told them (in so many words), "Give it to TAXI so they can screen it and have it go through the normal process first."

If you were one of the people who asked him about giving/sending him your music at the Road Rally, then THIS is your opportunity!

After giving it some thought, we felt it was fair to open this up to all TAXI members!

If you submitted to our last (all genre) Industry Listing for this company #Y190922VN last September, you’d be wise to submit different Songs this time around!

This company is very aggressive and incredibly successful in getting Songs placed in Top-Rated TV Shows and some really big Feature Films as well! Nobody in the Vintage Music space even comes close to the number of placements this awesome company has nailed! All reports from our members are that the company is extremely straight-ahead and ethical in its business practices. We concur!

If you’ve got Old Songs that date anywhere from 1939 to 1995, this company wants to hear what you’ve got! Seriously, these folks LOVE older recordings and get tons of placements with them!

Folk, Country, Singer/Songwriter, Classic Rock, Soft Rock, Prog Rock, Pop, Reggae, Disco, all types of Jazz, R&B, Big Band, Orchestral, Adult Contemporary, Americana, Punk, Soul, Hip-Hop, Punk, and any other popular genres you can think of are all fair game for this pitch as long as the material you submit was written and recorded prior to 1995! This company has even been known to sign old 4-track recordings and bring them back to life. They love finding really good demos that sound like they should have been a hit back in the day, but never got signed or released!

As long as you own or control the Master Recordings and Copyright, you can submit for this Golden Opportunity to get PAID UPFRONT and get back-end income from any applicable Performance Royalties when the Songs are licensed! You CANNOT submit for friends because you need to own or control the copyright and masters!  Have you inherited original old recordings that a parent or grandparent created? Can you prove that you own and control their use? This Publisher is very interested in hearing those too!

NOTE: If you know somebody who might have material like this and they don’t belong to TAXI yet, please forward this to them! This company is hungry to find as many oldies as they can, so your friend may want to join TAXI to take advantage of this incredibly rare opportunity!

Dozens of TAXI members have signed deals and received checks from this company. Some of those checks have been in the $10,000-plus range, depending on the catalog size and quality of the material! Many of those deals have been made with TAXI members who never could have imagined that their old recordings would be worth anything in today’s market. Surprise!

They DO NOT want ANY material that was recently recorded and made to SOUND old. They will only take AUTHENTIC OLD RECORDINGS that were actually recorded back in the day, and have copyright dates that prove it! If you’ve got Demos or Masters in any genre, then you could very well have what they need! Worried that your old recordings and productions might sound “lo-fi,” dated, and not contemporary enough? They could actually be perfect for this company! They DO NOT want slick, ProTools-generated recordings!

Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No Basis. Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Monday, December 23rd, 2019.  TAXI #Y191223RR

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