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Updated: September 16, 2019

Adult Contemporary

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CHART-WORTHY ADULT CONTEMPORARY/POP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Label A&R Executive for a Platinum, Grammy-nominated artist working on his next album.

They’re searching for hit Songs in All Tempos that could appear on a playlist with the following references:

“How Do You Sleep?” by Sam Smith

“Us” by James Bay 

“Almost (Sweet Music)” by Hozier

Please submit Songs with great songwriting, contemporary melodies, and choruses loaded with commercial appeal. Be sure your top-notch production is in the general stylistic range of the references.

Stripped-Down Songs with just an intimate vocal and piano/guitar might work for this pitch, but only if your compositions are really strong. Please make sure your vocal performances are convincing and compelling enough to get this artist and label excited about cutting your Songs.

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 (PDT) on Monday, September 30th, 2019.  TAXI #Y190930AC

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Christmas/Holiday

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ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Music Industry Veteran for several (up to) $5,000 placements in a Christmas Special!

NOTE: We are also running a TAXI Listing for Christmas INSTRUMENTALS as TAXI #Y190914MB, so please don’t confuse the two!

Quoting Our Source: "Looking for Christmas Songs that have a commercial style and sound that ranges from Adult Contemporary to R&B/Pop."

Give them festive Songs in All Tempos that could be found on the same holiday playlist as artists like Mariah Carey, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande, Michael Buble, etc., etc., etc. Take a listen to the following Songs they gave us to get in the general wheelhouse of what could work for this pitch:

“All I Want for Christmas” by Mariah Carey

“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” by Sam Smith

“Santa Tell Me” by Ariana Grande

“It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” by Michael Buble

NOTE: Old-school-leaning material can work for this request, but they're not looking for anything Vintage. Stay within the range of the late '90s through today.

This is for an entertainment industry veteran who is looking for top-notch Christmas Songs. It’s important your submissions have a strong mainstream sound and presentation. He doesn't want any Songs that sound "library-ish" (this is what he's moving away from).

Capture the true essence of the holiday season! Please submit well-crafted, original Christmas Songs with engaging melodies and a memorable chorus. Little Christmas-y accents like bells, glockenspiel, or tubular bells could give your submission some added Christmas cheer, but they’re not absolutely necessary. A positive, well-performed vocal performance could be the icing on the cake that helps you nail this request!

Lyric themes should stay consistent with the themes commonly heard in Christmas music. Non-Religious lyrics will probably work best in this context. Fun, festive, warm, family-friendly themes are all good ideas. Do NOT copy the referenced artists or Songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for texture, tone, and overall vibe.

The estimated license fee for this use would be between $3,000–$5,000 depending on the ultimate placement. Broadcast quality is needed.

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’s already signed with any other libraries or publishers. You must own or control your Master and Composition to submit to this opportunity. Please submit 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 person who has been handpicked by the company who owns the Library – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT), on Monday, September 16th, 2019.  TAXI #Y190916XD

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Electronic

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CONTEMPORARY EDM SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Music Supervisor-owned Library with a huge number of TV placements.

They’re on the hunt for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that have the general style and vibe of the following references we got from the Library's CEO:

“All Around The World” by Matoma ft. Bryn Christopher

“Wish You Well” by Sigala, Becky Hill

“Ritual” by Tiësto, Jonas Blue & Rita Ora

Please send well-crafted EDM Songs with a contemporary style and polished productions. Your Songs should have plenty of great builds, engaging hooks, and big, infectious choruses. Be sure your Songs have plenty of energy and feel positive overall. Your vocal performances should be well-performed and right down the lane of the references above and other acts like them.

Lyrics that don’t reference specific names, dates, times, brands, and places will probably be more appealing to this company. Please do NOT copy the referenced artists or Songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Do not submit any material with unauthorized samples of other artists’ Songs, sounds, or any other form of media. Broadcast Quality is needed.

This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll split any upfront sync fees 50/50. They’ll get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with other Libraries or Catalogs.

Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. Time permitting, the library owner himself may screen this. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Monday, September 30th, 2019.  TAXI #Y190930UB

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Folk

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ANTHEMIC, UPLIFTING INDIE FOLK or ELECTRO/ORGANIC HYBRID SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a really cool Music Licensing Company with tons of credits in Feature Films, TV Shows, and Commercials.

They’re looking for rhythmic Indie Songs in All Tempos that fall within the general stylistic range of the following references we got from our client:

“God’s Whisper” by Raury

“Fire” by Barns Courtney

“Home” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

“Ho Hey” by The Lumineers

Quoting the Music Licensing Company: “We’re looking for uplifting, anthemic, percussion-driven Indie Folk or Electro/Organic hybrid styles. Ideally, Songs should have the type of structure and build that can carry a spot. In addition, they should have an inspiring, emotional or celebratory feel.”

Please give them well-crafted Songs that are in one of the inspirational, uplifting styles of the references above. Your submissions should have modern instrumentation with anthemic rhythms and melodies. Be sure your vocals are well-performed and have plenty of emotion and attitude.

Lyric Tip: They want to hear positive, universal lyric themes about friendship, togetherness, gratitude, unconditional love, the future, dreaming, and believing. Please avoid references to specific names, dates, times, places, 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.

NOTE: This Music Licensing Company is primarily looking for active artists with a strong social media presence, solid streaming numbers, touring, press, etc. If you 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 from you!

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 you've already signed with other libraries or publishers. 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 (PDT) on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019.  TAXI #Y190918FK

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Instrumental

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PUBLIC DOMAIN CHRISTMAS INSTRUMENTALS in a Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Eastern European, or Balkan style are needed by an International Music Library with worldwide distribution through Universal!

NOTE: We recently ran this request as a TAXI Dispatch Listing (TAXI #D190828PD), but the company didn’t get enough material. If you submitted to D190828PD, please submit different material this time around!

Please listen to the references to get an idea of what they’re looking for:

Jingle Bells (Arabic Song)

“Deck The Halls” by Brothers Of The Baladi

Please submit well-composed Instrumental Covers of Public Domain Christmas Songs that use the instrumentation, rhythms, and melodies of the Middle East. Your submissions can vary from simple arrangements up to bigger, more fully-developed productions. Be sure that your Instrumental Covers contain the original melody so that they feel familiar to listeners.

Your submissions should be at least 2 minutes long. Non-Faded, Buttoned/Stinger endings will work best for this pitch. 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 must own or control your Master Recording in order to submit to this pitch.

In case you’re unsure if your selection is in the Public Domain, here’s a link that will help: Public Domain Christmas Songs

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 (PDT) on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019.  TAXI #Y191001XM

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DARK and DRONE-Y INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a very successful Music Library for placements in a specific TV Series.

They’re searching for Instrumental Cues in the general stylistic ballpark of the following references:

“Decrepit City” by Atrium Carceri

“Ecstatic Paradigm” by Enmarta

Please submit subtly textured Instrumental Cues with very little to no melodic movement. Your Cues should have a consistent droning quality that delivers a moody and ominous feel from start to finish. Instrumental Cues that use atmospheric synths, pulsing bass notes, softened drumbeats, and lush pads could all work for this request. Please be sure to stick to a singular vibe and sound throughout each of your Cues to keep your submissions emotionally cohesive from beginning to end.

NOTE: Your submissions can include some minimal sound design elements, but don’t go crazy! Be sure to keep your Cues fairly simple, which is ultimately what works best for this type of request. Less is more, and they'll be looking for emotion and vibe more than compositional brilliance.

Your submissions should be at least 90 seconds long. Non-faded endings with a natural decay/ring out will work best. Please do NOT copy the referenced examples in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed.

This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll split any upfront sync fees 50/50. They’ll get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Friday, September 27th, 2019.  TAXI #Y190927DD

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DARK, HORROR-Style TENSION INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a very successful Music Library that’s pitching directly to a TV Series.

They need a bunch of Instrumental Cues in the general stylistic ballpark of the following examples:

Deadly Cults (From 0:37 to 1:23):

Haunted Towns (From 3:22 -3:59)

Please submit eerie, hair-raising Instrumental Cues that create a tense and ominous feeling. Cues can include Electronic or Orchestral Instrumentation, or a hybrid of both, as long as they’re horror-inducing. Stick to one main thematic idea from top to bottom to make it easy for a Music Supervisor to use your Cues. Adding some sound design elements is okay, but do NOT overdo it! Less is more!!!

Your submissions should be at least 90 seconds long. Non-faded, Buttoned endings will work best. Please do NOT copy the referenced examples in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed.

This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll split any upfront sync fees 50/50. They’ll get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Thursday, September 26th, 2019.  TAXI #Y190926TN

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EMOTIONALLY UPLIFTING EDM INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by an established Music Library with a huge list of TV placements!

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

Reference #1

Reference #2

Reference #3

Reference #4

Please submit well-composed EDM Instrumental Cues with a current sound, catchy melodies, and epic EDM drops and builds. Your submissions should be rhythmically engaging from start to finish, with infectious hooks and cool-sounding ear candy throughout. Be sure to build your Instrumental Cues around central melodic themes, while adding and subtracting layers of instrumentation as they progress to add dynamics, interest, and some forward movement.

TAXI Tip: Any virtual instruments you use need to sound current and of high quality for this request. Material that feels stiff or MIDI-driven will not be accepted.

All submissions should be between 1:30 and 2:30 in length (give or take) with Non-Faded, Button/Stinger endings. Do NOT copy the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, texture and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll split any upfront sync fees 50/50. They’ll get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019.  TAXI #Y190925EM

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INSPIRING ORCHESTRAL-BASED INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a Music Supervisor-owned Music Library with a huge number of Sports TV placements.

They’re looking for Instrumental Cues in All Tempos that would fall within the general stylistic ballpark of the following references he gave us:

Reference #1

Reference #2

Reference #3

Reference #4

Reference #5

Please submit well-composed Instrumental Cues that could be played behind inspiring sports stories about overcoming adversity as well as triumphant celebrations. There’s no need to throw the kitchen sink at this request as they’re looking for simple arrangements with natural-sounding instrumentation and strong melodies that will not interfere with dialogue. Think of the type of music you would hear when an athlete talks about how they overcame a life obstacle and made it to the Olympic games against all odds! That’s what they’re looking for!

TAXI Tip: Please make sure any Orchestral instrumentation you use sounds very realistic and convincing as synthetic-sounding material won't work for this company.

All submissions should be between 1:30 and 2:30 in length (give or take) with Non-Faded, Button/Stinger endings. Do NOT copy the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, texture and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll split any upfront sync fees 50/50. They’ll get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like, online or per CD. Time permitting, the library owner himself may screen this. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Friday, September 27th, 2019.  TAXI #Y190927CR

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URBAN DRAMEDY INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a Top-Tier Music Library that gets tons of big Feature Film and TV placements!

They’re on the hunt for Mid-To-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues that are in the general stylistic range of the references:

Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood (From 0:12 - 0:36)

Love & Listings (From 2:46 - 3:05)

Please send them well-produced Instrumental Cues that are built around rhythmic Urban/Hip-Hop beats. They need Cues that could be used in a variety of mischievous and comedic scenes in Reality TV Shows. Build your Cues around a central melodic theme, while adding and subtracting layers of instrumentation as they progress to create dynamics, interest, and forward momentum. Avoid anything that sounds busy as it could interfere with a scene’s dialogue.

TAXI Tip: This Music Library most likely has a bunch of "typical" Urban Dramedy in their catalog. Adding a fresh “twist” to your Instrumental Cues could help you grab this library’s attention!

All submissions should be about 90 seconds long, give or take. Solid edit points and Non-Faded, Buttoned/Stinger endings are strongly encouraged. Please do not copy the referenced music in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and vibe. Broadcast quality is needed.

This Music Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll split all upfront sync fees 50/50. They’ll get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Saturday, September 28th, 2019.  TAXI #Y190928UB

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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 (TAXI #Y190810PN), but the company didn’t get enough material and asked us to re-run this request to see if we could find even more. If you submitted to TAXI #Y190810PN, 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 "advertising-friendly” sound and vibe. Your production should be driven by organic-based instrumentation and should have some development as it progresses.

The key elements that make this Music Library happy are:

• Cues should have a Positive mood (it 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. The theme/motif should be found more in the arrangement/chord progressions (again, listen to the examples).

• High quality in composition, tone, and performance is all required.

All submissions should be approximately 2 minutes long. 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 (PDT) on Friday, September 20th, 2019.  TAXI #Y190920TV

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LATIN JAZZ INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a successful Licensing Company that focuses primarily on Latin Music and has tons of placements in Commercials, TV Shows, and Feature Films!

NOTE: This hard-working company 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’re scouting high and low for authentic-sounding Latin Jazz Instrumentals in a range of Tempos and Styles. Please listen to the following references to get an idea of what might work for this request:

“Nica's Dream” by The Essence All-Stars

“Ixtapa” by Poncho Sanchezz

Papo Lucca & The Cuban Jazz All Stars Vol. 1

Your Original Latin Jazz Instrumentals can range from sophisticated and elegant to more light-hearted and romantic. Everything from a solo piano performance to a full ensemble can work for this pitch as long as your piece has an obvious Latin vibe and sticks to one cohesive mood from beginning to end. Imagine the music that might play while you’re drinking margaritas in the lobby at an upscale resort or restaurant in Mexico! That’s, what they’re looking for!

If you’re using samples or Virtual Instruments to create your piece, please avoid the use of anything that sounds overtly MIDI-driven. Your submissions should be about 2-4 minutes long, give or take. Non-Faded endings will work best for this pitch. Do NOT copy the referenced music in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

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’s already signed with other libraries or publishers. You must own or control your Master and Composition to submit to this opportunity. Please submit as many Instrumentals as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be reviewed on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI Screener – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Monday, September 16th, 2019.  TAXI #Y190916JZ

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LATIN POP INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a successful Music Licensing Company that focuses primarily on Latin Music. They have had tons of placements in Commercials, TV Shows, and Feature Films!

NOTE: This hard-working company just started asking for music from TAXI’s members. It’s very unlikely that you’ve got 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’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals that fit stylistically with the following references

“Loco Contigo” by DJ Snake, J. Balvin, Tyga

“Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi” by ROSALÍA, Ozuna

“Pega Pega” by Tito "El Bambino"

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

Please submit well-composed Latin Pop Instrumentals in the ballpark of the references above. Contemporary Pop elements with some melodically and rhythmically appealing Latin-flavored instrumentation should help get you in the wheelhouse for this request.

Your submissions should be about 2 minutes long, give or take. Non-Faded, Button/Stinger endings will work best for this pitch. Do NOT copy the referenced examples in any way, shape, or form. Broadcast Quality is needed.

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’s already signed with other libraries or publishers. You must own or control your Master and Composition to submit to this opportunity. Please submit as many Instrumentals as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be reviewed on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI Screener – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019.  TAXI #Y190917LP

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CONTEMPORARY EDM INSTRUMENTALS are needed for several NON-Exclusive $100 placements in a Digital Commercial.

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

“All Day and Night” by Jax Jones, Martin Solveig, Madison Beer

“Play It Cool” by Steve Aoki & Monsta X

“Fill Me In” by Loud Luxury & Ryan Shepherd

NOTE: They’re also open to hearing Instrumentals with some non-lyrical vocal samples sprinkled in. Some people in the industry refer to that as "vocal-eses."

Please submit danceable, cutting-edge Electronic Dance Instrumentals with a fresh, current sound. Your submissions should have engaging melodic parts and cool-sounding ear candy throughout. Be sure your productions have pulsing rhythms and a ton of fist-pumping energy. Grab the attention of the audience in a fresh and innovative way!

Your submissions should be 2-4 minutes long (give or take) with Non-Faded, Buttoned/Stinger endings. 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 vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

The license fee we were quoted for each of these placements is $100. The specific deal points will be handled on a case-by-case basis with the client. You must own or control your Masters and Compositions to submit to 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 – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Thursday, September 26th, 2019.  TAXI #Y190926RL

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Jazz

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SMOOTH JAZZ ARTISTS or BANDS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a super well-connected Industry Veteran who was directly responsible for a TAXI Member signing a deal with an awesome Jazz Label and subsequently becoming a breakout artist a few years ago.

NOTE: We are also running a TAXI Listing for Smooth Jazz Instrumentals as listing TAXI #Y190913SJ, so please don’t confuse the two!

We're not using references for this opportunity because they might be more limiting, than helpful. If you're not already familiar with the leading Smooth Jazz artists, you might not want to submit for this golden opportunity.

Ideally, this gentleman would like to find incredibly talented artists or bands with a fresh yet traditional “Smooth" sound! Please avoid submitting material that’s avant-garde, experimental, or too outside the Smooth Jazz wheelhouse. You’d be wise to submit THREE pieces per submission so he can see if you’ve got depth in your writing.

He's looking for the whole package: a unique but commercial sound, great musicianship, a killer live show, and Songs that are strong enough to climb to the top of the chart and get tons of spins on Jazz radio and streaming services.

Recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well-balanced, and good enough to represent your material well. While Artists and Bands that already have touring and live show experience, an existing fanbase, and impressive sales and/or streaming figures will get this gentleman the most excited; those things aren't an absolute necessity if your material is good enough to kick the collective butts of other Smooth Jazz artists! If you 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 as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. Include lyrics, photos, 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 (PDT) on Monday, September 16th, 2019.  TAXI #Y190916VJ

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CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Label A&R Executive for a Chart-Topping, multiple Award-Winning MEGASTAR!

He's looking for competitive, HIT-worthy, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as:

“i'm so tired...” by Lauv & Troye Sivan

“No One Compares To You” by Jack & Jack

“I Don't Care” by Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber

Please submit contemporary, radio-worthy Songs with super catchy melodies and fresh, memorable choruses that scream, “HITS!”

Great vocal performances with plenty of confidence and personality should help get the attention of this A&R executive and the artist he's working with. His artist is HUGE, so your "demo" productions should be on par with what he's used to hearing. Sparse, guitar/vocal or piano/vocal demos will also be considered for this pitch, but only if the Songs are truly "hits in the making" – swing for the fences on this one!

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 (PDT) on Sunday, September 29th, 2019.  TAXI #Y190929PH

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MAINSTREAM-SOUNDING POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a Major Record Label A&R Executive for a chart-topping act that has sold Millions of records worldwide.

He’s looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would appeal to fans of the following references, as well as other Songs that could appear on a playlist with them:

“7 rings” by Ariana Grande

“Bounce Back” by Little Mix

“Motivation” by Normani

Please submit well-crafted Songs that have fresh melodies, contemporary productions, and super memorable choruses. Having confident and contemporary vocal performances will really help you sell your Songs to this A&R Exec and the artist he’ll pitch it to. They want to hear Songs that sound like HITS waiting to happen!

Your productions and recording quality need to be clean, clear, and well-balanced enough to represent your Songs well. 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 by a screener handpicked by the Label – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Friday, October 4th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191004AG

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CURRENT-SOUNDING POP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major A&R Executive for a Grammy-nominated, Billboard-charting Artist who is working on his next release!

He’s currently on the hunt for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same Pop Chart as these references:

“Dancing With Nobody” by Austin Mahone

“If I Can't Have You” by Shawn Mendes

“Attention” by Charlie Puth

Please submit chart-worthy Pop Songs with killer, hook-driven choruses and loads of radio appeal. Lyric and melodic ideas should sound fresh and super memorable! Be sure your submissions have modern-sounding productions. Your vocal performances and production style should be competitive enough to get this A&R executive and his Artist excited about cutting your Songs.

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 (PDT) on Tuesday, September 24th, 2019.  TAXI #Y190924PS

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A Range of ELECTRO POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals is needed by a very successful Music Publisher with a long track record of placements in Film, TV, and Commercials.

The Client is eagerly searching for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that might fit on a playlist with the following references they gave us:

“Best Friend” by Sofi Tukker ft. NERVO, The Knocks & Alisa Ueno

“On The Regular” By Shamir

“MOVING AS ONE” by LOYAL

NOTE: This company is still fairly new to requesting music from TAXI, so chances are you don’t have any music in their catalog yet!

Give them unique, emotionally upbeat Electro Pop Songs that use trend-setting production techniques and sounds to push the boundaries a bit. Your submissions should have engaging hooks, catchy melodies, and big, infectious choruses. Make sure your vocal performances are really solid and right down the lane of the references and other acts in that wheelhouse.

No specific lyric themes were requested, but you’d be smart to avoid references to brands, places, profanity, and names 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, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed.

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’s already signed with other libraries or publishers. You must own or control your Masters and Compositions 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 (PDT) on Monday, September 30th, 2019.  TAXI #Y190930EC

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MODERN POP SONGS with some URBAN Flavor and Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Music Licensing Company founded by a Multi-Grammy Award-winning Producer!

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

They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that you’d find on a Pop playlist with the artists below as well as other artists in that same general ballpark.

“Hate Me” by Ellie Goulding, Juice WRLD

“Soul Searching” by Bazzi

“Bad Behaviour” by Mabel

Please submit Pop Songs with modern productions and contemporary Urban appeal that fit with the references above. Your submissions should have great Song structure and fresh rhythmic, melodic, and lyrical approaches. Seal the deal by delivering polished Pop vocals in line with the referenced artists and others in their ballpark!

Please avoid references to specific names, dates, times, places, and profanity in your lyrics. 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, and tone. 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 do an Exclusive deal, please don’t submit material for this pitch that’s already signed with other libraries or publishers.

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 (PDT) on Sunday, September 29th, 2019.  TAXI #Y190929MP

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DARK, MOODY POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Music Licensing Company founded by a Multi-Grammy Award-winning Producer!

NOTE: This hard-working company has just started asking for music from TAXI Members. It’s unlikely that you’ve got 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’re on the hunt for Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs that are in the general stylistic ballpark of the following references:

“All For Us” by Labrinth · Zendaya

“Call Out My Name” by The Weeknd

“lovely” by Billie Eilish, Khalid

“Gasoline” by Halsey

Please submit Dark Pop Songs that sound appealing on all levels: rhythmically, melodically, lyrically, and vocally. Make sure your productions are polished and current-sounding, with plenty of unique and contemporary instrumentation. Having polished, emotionally charged vocal performances will help you stand out for this request!

Lyrics that avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, 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 tempo, texture, and tone. 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’s already signed with other libraries or publishers.

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 (PDT) on Sunday, September 22nd, 2019.  TAXI #Y190922MP

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TOP 40-Style POP SONGS with some REGGAE/DANCEHALL FLAVOR and Female Vocals are needed by a Major Label level Producer who is currently working on several projects for some very BIG Artists.

He’s looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would appeal to fans of the following references and other Songs that could appear on a playlist with them:

“Be Honest” by Jorja Smith ft. Burna Boy

“Work” by Rihanna (Explicit) ft. Drake

“Toast” by Koffee

Please submit well-crafted Top 40-Style Songs with great structure and a fresh commercial sound that leans towards the Reggae/Dancehall side of the spectrum. Your submission should have killer grooves, captivating melodies, and authentic dancehall rhythms. Be sure your vocals are well-performed with a solid, confident, and authentic-sounding delivery.

Ultimately, the deal will be negotiated between you and the Songwriter’s Publishing Company. Please do not submit Songs that are already in other catalogs or signed to any publishing companies. If you land this, you will likely be offered an EXCLUSIVE publishing or co-publishing deal. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or on CD. Please include Lyrics!

All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a Screener selected by the writing team – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Monday, September 23rd, 2019.  TAXI #Y190923DH

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CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed for a Multi-Platinum Major Label Artist.

He’s looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would appeal to fans of the following references and other Songs that could appear on a playlist with them:

“I Don't Care” by Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber

“Pyro” by Aaron Carter

“Where Are Ü Now” by Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber

Please send him radio-worthy Pop Songs with a fresh lyrical edge. Your submissions should be well-structured with incredibly catchy melodies, current-sounding, rhythmic beats, and unforgettable choruses. Be sure to have solid vocal performances with mainstream Pop-style deliveries.

Ultimately, the deal will be negotiated between you and the Songwriter’s Publishing Company. Please do not submit Songs that are already in other catalogs or signed to any publishing companies. If you land this, you will likely be offered an EXCLUSIVE publishing or co-publishing deal. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or on CD. Please include Lyrics!

All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a Screener selected by the writing team – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Sunday, September 29th, 2019.  TAXI #Y190929CP

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CONTEMPORARY, ACOUSTIC-Based POP ARTISTS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a prominent Los Angeles-based Independent Record Label that's searching for the Next Big Thing in this genre.

This Record Label JUST started requesting music from TAXI members, so this is a great chance to hit their radar! They’re looking for acts that would appeal to fans of artists like:

“Best Part Of Me” by Ed Sheeran ft. YEBBA

“I Could Use a Love Song” by Maren Morris

“I'm With You” by Vance Joy

Please send commercially viable, acoustic-based Pop Songs that highlight your ability to captivate an audience. Your production should fit within the general vibe and style of the references above and should include a vocal performance that really captures the essence of the acoustic Pop sound and vibe.

NOTE: You’d be wise to submit THREE Songs per submission, so the Label can see if you’ve got depth in your material and you're not just a "one-hit wonder."

They’re interested in artists and bands that are actively working on their careers and have some traction, so please include any impressive touring, fan base, sales, streaming, or social media figures you have in your bio. That said – if you’re an artist or band that’s just starting out and don’t have much of a story or track record, but you DO have an amazing sound and some killer Songs to back it up, they still want to hear you!

Please submit as many Songs as you'd like, online or per CD, and please include lyrics, photos, and a bio. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI A&R team member who has a strong relationship with the company and great ears – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Saturday, September 28th, 2019.  TAXI #Y190928AP

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Rap/Hip Hop

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SEVERAL URBAN PARTY SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for a few (up to) $5,000, NON-Exclusive placements by a successful Music Licensing Company that’s pitching directly to a specific TV Series that has an ongoing need for this style.

They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could fit in the general stylistic ballpark of these references our client gave us:

WARNING: Some of the references may contain graphic or explicit lyrics. Listener discretion is advised.

“lalala” by bbno$ & y2k

“Tempo” by Lizzo ft. Missy Elliott

“Be Like Me” by Lil Pump ft. Lil Wayne

“My Type” by Saweetie

Please submit fun, well-crafted Songs that have all the commercial appeal of the references above, with catchy melodies and choruses that sound like you’d hear them on Top-40 Radio. Your productions should be modern, fresh, and Urban/mainstream-sounding. If you can picture your Songs working well in a club or party scene, send it in!

NOTE: You can SING or RAP (or both) on your submissions, as long as your vocal performances are solid, confident, and have plenty of attitude.

Lyrical themes can vary for this pitch but should have a fresh, contemporary approach. Themes commonly heard in the contemporary Urban genres are probably the safest bet. 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 fees will range between $2,000-$5,000, depending on the ultimate placements. 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 on CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, September 24th, 2019.  TAXI #Y190924UP

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Rhythmic and Percussive HIP-HOP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a very successful Music Publisher with a long track record of placements in Film, TV, and Commercials.

NOTE: This company has just started requesting music from TAXI’s members. You probably don’t have any music in their catalog yet, so this is a killer opportunity to start a relationship with them!

They’re searching for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that fall within the general stylistic ballpark of the following references they gave us:

“POWER” by Kanye West

“Black Skinhead” by Kanye West

Please submit well-crafted, rhythmically engaging Hip-Hop Songs with driving, percussive beats. Your vocal performances should have the kind of attitude and swagger you’d expect to hear from the referenced artist as well as other acts in that wheelhouse.

For this request, please avoid the use of specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity in your lyrics. Do NOT copy the referenced artist 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.

The specific deal points will be handled on a case-by-case basis. 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 screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Saturday, September 21st, 2019.  TAXI #Y190921KW

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Rock

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FUN INDIE POP/ROCK SONGS with Female Vocals are needed for a few (up to) $3,000, NON-Exclusive placements by a successful Music Licensing Company for a specific TV Series.

They’re looking for several Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could fit in the general stylistic ballpark of these references our client gave us:

“I'll Be Back Someday” by Tegan and Sara

“Star City" by Olympia

“Pineapple Girl” by Molotov Jukebox

Please submit cool, contemporary-sounding Indie Pop/Rock Songs with a fun, youthful appeal. Your productions should tastefully blend authentic-sounding live instrumentation with electronic elements. Having an Indie vocal approach could help you win over this Music Library, as well!

TAXI Tip: Please avoid sending anything that's obviously mature for this request. Please keep your Songs' content pointed towards the younger side of the spectrum. Avoid sending anything that's dark, depressing, or sexualized. This show appeals mostly to female “tweens.”

Lyrics that avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity will probably 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.

The estimated license fee for this sync is (up to) $3,000 (each), depending on the ultimate placement(s). 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 on CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019.  TAXI #Y191002RK

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1970s or 1980s-Style NEW WAVE POP/ROCK SONGS 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 on one of their incredibly popular compilations!

They’re looking for original Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on a playlist with artists like (but not limited to) Blondie, The Romantics, Pat Benatar, The Cars, 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:

“One Way Or Another” by Blondie

“What I Like About You” by The Romantics

“Hit Me With Your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar

“My Best Friend's Girl” by The Cars

Please submit authentic-sounding New Wave Pop/Rock Songs that have a believable late 1970s or early 1980s sound and style. This label wants to hear songs with top-notch production, catchy melodies, engaging rhythm sections, and well-performed vocals.

NOTE: Recent recordings that sound retro can work for this; but if you’ve got any original Vintage pieces that actually date back to those eras, this Indie Label would LOVE to hear them!

LYRIC Tip: They’re looking to hear lyric themes in the ballpark of what you might have heard in the late 1970s and early 1980s New Wave Pop/Rock music, so be sure not to reference anything outside of that era.

Era-appropriate Broadcast Quality is needed.

The deal points will be negotiated directly with the Label and 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 strong relationship Record Label Owner – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019.  TAXI #Y190918NW

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ACOUSTIC-Based INDIE POP/ROCK ARTISTS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a prominent Los Angeles-based Independent Record Label that’s currently looking for talented new artists to sign.

NOTE: This Record Label has only recently started requesting music from TAXI members, so this is a great chance to hit their radar!

They’re looking for acts that would appeal to fans of artists like these references that were provided to us:

“iMi” by Bon Iver

“What it's Like” by Everlast

“Brick” by Ben Folds Five

NOTE: This label is looking for special artists who work in this style, but do things very much in their own way – no cookie-cutter classic acoustic Folk Rock, please.

Please submit well-crafted, melodically engaging Pop/Rock Songs with an authentic “Indie” sound. Songs that are primarily acoustic-based (perhaps accompanied by a small ensemble) will work best for this request. A well-performed and distinctive vocal sound/identity should help you grab this label’s attention.

NOTE: This label has specifically asked to hear 2 or more Songs so they can see if you’ve got depth in your material.

The Label is interested in artists and bands that are actively working on their careers and have some traction, so please include any impressive touring, fan base, sales, streaming, or social media figures you have in your bio. That said – if you’re an artist or band that’s just starting out and don’t have much of a story or track record, but you DO have an amazing sound and some killer Songs to back it up, they still want to hear you!

Please submit at least 2 Songs (so they can see if you've got some depth), online or per CD, and please include lyrics, photos, and a bio. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI A&R team member who has a strong relationship with the company and great ears – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Sunday, October 6th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191006AT

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HIGH-ENERGY ROCK ARTISTS or BANDS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a prominent Los Angeles-based Independent Record Label that's searching for the Next Big Thing!

This Record Label is brand new to requesting music from TAXI's members, so this is a great chance to hit their radar! They’re open to Rock-Based acts in genres/styles like Pop Rock, Metal, Alt-Rock, Indie Rock, Blues Rock, Punk, Hard Rock, Rap Rock, etc., etc.

Please listen to the references they gave us below to get in the general range of what might get this Record Label interested in what you’re doing:

“Going Out In Style” by Dropkick Murphys

“Just A Girl” by No Doubt

“The Pretender” by Foo Fighters

Please submit Rock Songs that have all the appeal of the references above including outstanding melodies, great lyrics, and anthemic, in-your-face choruses. Your production must feel on par with the bands listed above, and your performances should be packed with great musicianship. Keep the energy high!

They’re interested in artists and bands that are actively working on their careers and have some traction, so please include any impressive touring, fan base, sales, streaming, or social media figures you have in your bio. That said – if you’re an artist or band that’s just starting out and don’t have much of a story or track record, but you DO have an amazing sound and some killer Songs to back it up, they still want to hear you!

You’d be wise to submit THREE Songs per submission so the Label can see if you’ve got depth in your material. Please submit online or via CD, and include lyrics, photos, and a bio. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a handpicked TAXI A&R team member who has a strong relationship with the company and great ears – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Monday, September 30th, 2019.  TAXI #Y190930RK

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Singer/Songwriter

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EMOTIONAL SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for a few (up to) $5,000, NON-Exclusive placements by a successful Music Licensing Company that’s pitching directly to a TV Series in need of this style.

They’re looking for Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs that could fit in the general stylistic ballpark of the references our client gave us:

“Better Days” by Old Sea Brigade

“Love of Mine” by Keelan Donovan

“End of July” by Paper Lions

Please submit emotionally moving Singer/Songwriter Songs with captivating lyrics and big, infectious choruses. Your vocal stylings should be as confident and engaging as the ones found in the references. Instrumentation can be as simple as an acoustic guitar/vocal or piano/vocal. A small, subtle ensemble or band behind the singer could work as well!

They didn’t specify any lyric themes; but based on the references, hopeful and introspective lyrics seem to be the order of the day. You’d be wise to avoid specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity in your lyrics. It just makes it easier for a Music Supervisor to use it! Do NOT copy the referenced artists or Songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, and tone. Broadcast Quality is needed.

The estimated license fees will range between $2,000-$5,000, depending on the ultimate placements. 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 on CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019.  TAXI #Y191002SS

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EMOTIONALLY UPBEAT, ACOUSTIC-BASED SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Music Licensing Company founded by a Multi-Grammy Award-winning Producer!

NOTE: This hard-working company has just started asking for music from TAXI Members. It’s unlikely that you’ve got 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’re on the hunt for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that are in the general stylistic ballpark of the following references:

“Whole lot to love” by Clouds And Thorns

“Moonlight” by Grace VanderWaal

“Saturday Sun” by Vance Joy

Submit Acoustic-driven Songs that are well-crafted and in the general wheelhouse of the references above. Your submissions should have emotionally upbeat melodies and choruses that are immediately engaging, coupled with great vocal performances.

NOTE: Stripped-down, Acoustic guitar/vocal performances can work for this pitch!

Lyrics that avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, places and profanity will be easier to place. 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.

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’s already signed with other libraries or publishers.

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 (PDT) on Saturday, September 28th, 2019.  TAXI #Y190928HS

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CONTEMPORARY SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by the President of a super successful Nashville-based Publishing Company with a great track record.

NOTE: This Top Shelf Publisher just began requesting music from TAXI’s members, so this is a killer opportunity to get in on the ground floor with this gentleman.

He's looking for Songs in All Tempos that would appeal to fans of the following references as well as Songs that could appear on a playlist along with them:

“Outnumbered (Acoustic)” by Dermot Kennedy

“Moonlight” by Grace VanderWaal

“By and By” by Caamp

Please submit Contemporary Singer/Songwriter Songs with engaging melodies, well-crafted lyrics, and compelling choruses that are ready for the Big Leagues! Simple, Stripped-Down Guitar/Vocal or Piano/Vocal performances can work for this request, or you can go with a small ensemble instead. Great vocal performances will help you get this Publisher excited about your Songs.

TAXI Tip: Your lyric craft needs to be top-notch for this request! Remember, this client is a big deal, so please be sure the quality of your Songs are strong enough to make him want to represent you!

Your recording quality needs to be clean, clear, and well-balanced enough to represent your Songs well. The specific deal points will be negotiated on a song-by-song basis directly with the Publisher. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. Please include lyrics.

All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019.  TAXI #Y190917SS

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Vintage

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ORIGINAL, VINTAGE SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS Recorded between 1940 and 1999 with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a successful boutique Music Publisher and Licensing Company that places songs in Film, TV, Commercials, and Video Games!

This company has just started requesting music from TAXI, so chances are you don’t have any material in their catalog yet!

If you’ve got old recordings that sound like they could be on a playlist with these acts, you might have exactly what this company needs:

“Urge For Going”  by Joni Mitchell

“Fire and Rain” by James Taylor

“Turn, Turn, Turn!” by Judy Collins

“Mr. Tambourine Man” by Bob Dylan

“Stay”  by Lisa Loeb

Please submit original vintage recordings of Songs in the general wheelhouse of the references above. Your submissions should have captivating melodies and lyrics, and great choruses. Stripped-down, Acoustic guitar/vocal performances, as well as versions with a light ensemble, can both work for this pitch!

NOTE: Please submit old masters only. Authenticity is key! They DO NOT want material that was recently recorded and made to sound old. They can only use ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, VINTAGE RECORDINGS. The recording quality is not expected to be on par with today’s broadcast quality! They’re interested in finding music with reasonably good fidelity that sounds authentic to the time period.

The overall deal points for this will be negotiated directly with the Publisher 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 – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Monday, September 23rd, 2019.  TAXI #Y190923SS

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ORIGINAL, VINTAGE SOUL SONGS Recorded between 1940 and 1999 with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a successful boutique Music Publisher and Licensing Company that places songs in Film, TV, Artists, Commercials, and Video Games!

This company has just started requesting music from TAXI, so chances are you don’t have any material in their catalog yet!

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 company needs:

“Hallelujah I Love Her So” by Ray Charles

“I say a little prayer” by Aretha Franklin

“(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay” by Otis Redding

“Midnight Train to Georgia” by Gladys Knight & The Pips

“Let's Groove” by Earth, Wind & Fire

Please submit Original Soul Songs that have a timeless and classic sound/vibe. Your submissions should have catchy melodies, great lyrics, and compelling choruses that bring it all home. Be sure your awesome vocal performances are soulfully expressive from top to bottom!

Please submit old masters only. Authenticity is key! They DO NOT want material that was recently recorded and made to sound old. They can only use ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, VINTAGE RECORDINGS. The recording quality is not expected to be on par with today’s broadcast quality! They’re interested in finding music with reasonably good fidelity that sounds authentic to the time period.

The overall deal points for this will be negotiated directly with the Publisher 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 – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Sunday, September 29th, 2019.  TAXI #Y190929VG

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ORIGINAL, VINTAGE COUNTRY SONGS Recorded between 1940 and 1999 with Male, Female or Duet Vocals are needed by a successful boutique Music Publisher and Licensing Company that places Songs in Film, TV, Commercials, and Video Games!

We purposely passed on putting references in this request as they could be more misleading or limiting, than helpful. They’re open to hearing Songs in virtually any Country sub-genre/style, ranging from Country/Pop, Alt-Country, Country Rock, Rockabilly, Christian Country, Honky-Tonk, Outlaw Country, to even traditional Country and Western, as long as they were recorded between the 1940s and the 1990s.

For this pitch, you can submit very simple, stripped-down Songs, or you can submit more fully-arranged productions. Although this request is for vintage material, your Songs must still include the essential elements of great Country music – well-crafted structure, visually descriptive lyrics, and vocal performances with an authentic Country delivery.

NOTE: Please submit old masters only. Authenticity is key! They DO NOT want material that was recently recorded and made to sound old. They can only use ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC VINTAGE RECORDINGS.

The recording quality is not expected to be on par with today’s broadcast quality! They’re interested in finding music with reasonably good fidelity that sounds authentic to the time period.

The overall deal points will be negotiated directly with the Publisher and 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 – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Monday, September 16th, 2019.  TAXI #Y190916VC

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ORIGINAL YACHT ROCK SONGS Recorded in the 1970s or 1980s with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a successful boutique Music Publisher and Licensing Company that places songs in Film, TV, Artists, Commercials, and Video Games!

This company has just started running Listings with TAXI, so chances are you don’t have any material in their catalog yet! They’re searching for really cool, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as (but not limited to) acts like:

“I Gotta Try” by Michael McDonald

“Biggest Part Of Me” by Ambrosia

“This Is It” by Kenny Loggins

Please submit Songs with all the appeal of hit Yacht Rock (aka soft rock) music of the late ‘70s/early ‘80s era. Your submissions should have authentic-sounding instrumentation, smooth vocals, and a production aesthetic that sounds like it was plucked straight from that era!

NOTE: Please submit old masters only. Authenticity is key! They DO NOT want material that was recently recorded and made to sound old. They can only use ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, VINTAGE RECORDINGS.

The recording quality is not expected to be on par with today’s broadcast quality! They’re interested in finding music with reasonably good fidelity that sounds authentic to the time period.

The overall deal points for this will be negotiated directly with the Publisher 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 – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019.  TAXI #Y190917YR

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

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! And 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 music and get tons of placements with it!

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 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 email 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 production 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 (PDT) on Sunday, September 22nd, 2019.  TAXI #Y190922VN

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