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Updated: March 29, 2020

Adult Contemporary

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Lots of HEARTFELT ADULT CONTEMPORARY SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a high-quality, boutique-sized Music Licensing Company!

They’re on the hunt to find several great, PIANO-DRIVEN Songs in All Tempos that could fit in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the references they gave us below:

"Gravity" by Sara Bareilles

“Superwoman ” by Alicia Keys

“Give You Up ” by Dido

“Winter” by Tori Amos

IMPORTANT Lyric Tip: They’re open to various lyrical themes, but they’re ideally seeking inspirational lyrics about hope, staying strong, getting through tough times, recovery, and taking care of others.

TAXI Tip: We strongly suspect these Songs will be used in the inevitable TV shows and movies about the Coronavirus Pandemic when we come out of "lockdown."

Please submit heartfelt A/C Songs with moving melodies, solid Song structure, and super memorable, infectious choruses. Stripped-down, piano/vocal performances can work for this request, but only if your Songs are really amazing! Be sure to have well-executed vocal performances.

Lyrics that avoid reference to specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity will likely be the most appealing to this client. You'd also be smart to not have lyrics that specifically say, "virus, COVID-19, Coronavirus," etc. Do NOT copy the references in any way, shape, or form. Broadcast Quality is needed.

The Licensing Company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll split all upfront sync fees 50/50. They’ll get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control the 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 and critiqued by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Monday, April 20th, 2020.  TAXI # S200420HF

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Advertising

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Several Heartfelt SINGER-SONGWRITER SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for a few (up to) $10,000, Non-Exclusive placements by a Successful Publisher in Online Commercials for a big company!

They’re looking for some stripped-down, Singer/Songwriter-style Songs that are Mid-to-Up-Tempo and in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the following reference that our client gave us:

“What I Came Here For” by Luca Fogale

NOTE: The Ad Agency really likes “What I Came Here For” as an example of what could work in this Commercial. That being said, they are NOT looking for clones, copies or soundalikes, but they’d love to find something that captures the positive, warm, uplifting vibe, sound, and feel.

LYRIC Tip: Your Songs should have emotionally positive lyrics touching on one or more of the following themes, topics, concepts, or keywords: Love, caring, helping, camaraderie, emotionally supporting someone, a treasured friend, I'm here for you, etc.

Keep it simple, keep it positive, and stay away from anything that’s dark or depressing. Think warm and fuzzy. Awww ;-)

Please submit heartfelt Singer-Songwriter Songs with moving melodies and choruses that are positive, inspiring, and infectious. Stripped-Down Guitar/Vocals (maybe even finger-picked, if you really want to capture the vibe) and honest, touching vocal deliveries are likely the way to go for this request.

Note: You can have other instruments in your Songs, but they should be secondary to the acoustic guitar parts. There are delicate touches of acoustic piano in the reference!

Please avoid lyric references to specific names, dates, times, places and brands. Also, your Songs must be free from any profanity. Do NOT copy the referenced act or Song in any way, shape or form. Use it only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed.

The estimated license fee for each of these placements is between $5,000 - $10,000, depending on the ultimate usage. This Publisher 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 and critiqued by a TAXI screener who was handpicked by the Publisher. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Friday, April 10th, 2020. TAXI # S200410AD

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INDIE POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a successful Marketing/Branding Agency that’s now building a catalogue and pitching to a bunch of other ad agencies for placements in TV Commercials!

They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that are in the broad, general stylistic wheelhouse of the following references and other acts in the ballpark:

“Wild” by LOLO

"Trampoline" by SHAED

“Let's Go” by The Highfields

Please submit well-crafted Indie Pop Songs that have an "advertisement-friendly” sound and vibe. Positive, emotionally uplifting Songs with super catchy melodies and simple, yet catchy, lyric phrases in the choruses could really help you get their attention. Having confident, well-executed vocal performances could also help your chances of nailing this request.

Although they didn’t request any specific lyric themes, positive lyrics that avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity are strongly recommended. Do NOT copy the referenced artists or Songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, tone, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

The specific deal points will be handled on a case-by-case basis with the client. You must own or control your Masters 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 and critiqued by a TAXI Screener. All Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, April 1st, 2020.  TAXI # S200401AB

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Children's

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ORIGINAL CHILDREN'S SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a very successful Music Publisher with a long track record of placements in Film, TV, and Commercials.

They’re looking for emotionally upbeat Children’s Songs that are Mid-to Up-Tempo and in the general stylistic wheelhouse of these references:

“Baby Shark” by Pinkfong

“Shake Your Sillies” by The Learning Station

“Freeze Dance” by Kai Luo

Please submit Original Songs that are well-produced, with simple melodies that are easy to sing along with and will appeal to young children. Instrumentation and genre can vary, but should be something kids would gravitate to (and parents would probably hate after they hear it 500 times). You’d also be wise to have vocal performances that would be engaging and appealing to young kids.

Lyric Tip: Please remember the audience will be very young, think along the lines of the ages 2-10, so keep your Songs SIMPLE, somewhat REPETITIVE, and FUN! Lyric themes that are positive, educational, and universal in nature should work best!

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. 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 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 and critiqued by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Friday, April 17th, 2020.  TAXI # S200417CH

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Christmas/Holiday

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ORIGINAL, MODERN CHRISTMAS SONGS IN ALL GENRES with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a very successful Music Publisher with a long track record of placements in Film, TV and Commercials.

They’re looking for Contemporary Christmas Songs in All Tempos in a pretty wide range of styles including, but definitely *not** limited* to the styles referenced in the Songs below:

“Christmas Tree Farm” by Taylor Swift

“Bring Me Love” by John Legend

“True Love” by Ariana Grande

“Christmas Every Day” by Simple Plan

NOTE: Songs can be in just about any popular, commercially viable genre: Singer/Songwriter, R&B/Soul, Pop, Rock, Country, EDM, etc., etc., as long as they sound current!

Give them original, well-crafted Christmas Songs with solid productions, great vocal performances, and a modern sound and style that captures the spirit of the Holiday Season. Instrumentation can vary from simple acoustic/vocal performances to more fully arranged productions, depending on the genres/styles you choose.

Lyric Tip: Lyric themes can vary; however, lyrics that are in the ballpark of the Holiday Season will probably work better than Religious Songs, considering the references they gave us.

Please do NOT copy the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

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 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 and critiqued by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Thursday, April 16th, 2020.  TAXI # S200416HQ

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Country

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CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed for a Multi-CMA-Winning Artist by a well-known Music Row Publisher.

They’re looking for Songs in All Tempos in the stylistic ballpark of artists like (but not limited to) Kelsea Ballerini, Lauren Alaina, Astrid S, etc., etc., etc.

Please listen to the following references to get a feel for the style and vibe they need for this chart-topping artist:

“homecoming queen?” by Kelsea Ballerini

“Getting Good” by Lauren Alaina

“I Do” by Astrid S x Brett Young

Please submit well-crafted Songs that have all the fundamental elements of current Country Pop! Be sure your submissions have a Country vibe with a Pop-leaning production style and sound. Pop vocal stylings (and lyrics) with plenty of confidence, personality, and Country authenticity could help get this artist and the publisher excited about cutting your Songs.

NOTE: Your submissions can be stripped-down demos or full productions, as long as your material is competitive with writers on the Row.

Your recording quality (even for stripped-down demos) needs to be clean, clear, well-balanced and good enough to represent your Songs well. The specific deal points will be negotiated directly with the Publisher on a Song-by-Song basis. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD, and please include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, April 21st, 2020.  TAXI # S200421PC

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CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a super well-connected A&R Executive for a HUGE chart-topping artist that's working on his next album!

He's looking for Songs in All Tempos that could be found on the same playlist as the following references:

“Today” by Brad Paisley

"Better than Beautiful " by Joe Nichols

“Better Off ” by Trace Adkins

NOTE: Your submissions can be well-crafted, stripped-down demos OR they can be larger productions with more arrangements, as long as what you send in is competitive with what the client gets from writers on the Row.

Please submit Contemporary Country Songs that would sound at home on today’s modern Country radio stations and/or charts. Please be sure your submissions have great melodies and a visually descriptive, conversational lyric approach. Be sure your vocal performances have believable, authentic-sounding Country deliveries that will excite this artist and his label!

Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. Please include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, April 21st, 2020.  TAXI # S200421CT

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CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Label A&R Executive for a chart-topping, Multi-Platinum act!

He’s looking for Songs in All Tempos that could be found on a playlist with:

“Just Got Paid” by Emerson Drive

“Back To Life” by Rascal Flatts

“Famous” by Adam Doleac

NOTE: This A&R Executive will listen to either stripped-down or fully produced demos! That said, your Songs have to sound like hits in the making – especially if you’re submitting stripped-down demos!

Please submit A-Grade Songs with stellar melodies, descriptive lyrics, and incredibly strong choruses that sound like they're ready for radio! Your submissions can lean a bit toward the Pop side of the spectrum but should stay firmly rooted in the Country genre. The bar will be high for this request, so please be sure your Songs can compete with other Songs being pitched on Music Row!

TAXI Tip: If you want to get this A&R Executive and the Artist excited about cutting your Songs, then your vocal performances should be strong with an honest Country flavor. It makes it easier for the artist to imagine themselves singing them. Once you've accomplished that, your chances of getting cuts could go up exponentially (if the Songs are great)!

Your recordings need to be well-balanced and 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 and critiqued by a TAXI Screener. All Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Thursday, April 16th, 2020.  TAXI # S200416CT

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CHART-WORTHY COUNTRY SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major Label A&R Executive for a HUGE, Multi-Award-winning act!

He’s looking for Songs in All Tempos that could be found on a playlist with:

“Talk You Out Of It” by Florida Georgia Line

“Kinfolks” by Sam Hunt

“Knockin' Boots” by Luke Bryan

TAXI Tip: The bar is high for this request, so pull out your best and pay special attention to your lyric craft!

Please submit chart-worthy Songs with great songwriting that sound like they could be the next big HITS in Country music! Your lyrics should tell a story with plenty of visual details and a conversational tone. Your vocals and productions should have a slick, polished sound if you’d like to get this act and label excited about cutting your Songs. Getting Songs cut by this act could be absolutely career-changing!

TAXI TIP: This A&R executive is willing to listen to stripped-down or fully produced demos! That said, your Songs have to sound super strong – like Hits in the making – especially if you’re submitting stripped-down demos!

Your recordings need to be well-balanced and 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 and critiqued by a TAXI Screener. All Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Saturday, April 18th, 2020.  TAXI # S200418FG

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CHART-WORTHY COUNTRY POP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a well-known Music Row-based Publisher for a hot, up-and-coming act!

They’re looking for top-notch Songs in All Tempos that would appeal to the fans of acts and Songs like:

“10,000 Hours” by Dan + Shay, Justin Bieber

“Don't Let Her” by Walker Hayes

“Take Me Home” by Restless Road, Kane Brown

Please submit fresh, original Songs that could shake up the Country charts! Be sure your submissions have fresh, yet digestible melodies and a visually descriptive, conversational lyric approach. Your vocals should be polished, with a youthful Country Pop sound if you want to this artist and the publisher excited about cutting your Songs.

TAXI Tip: Your submissions can be well-crafted, stripped-down demos or fuller productions, as long as what you send would be competitive with what they’ll get from writers on the Row.

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, and please include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Saturday, April 4th, 2020.  TAXI # S200404CT

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BLUEGRASS SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a super-successful, Nashville-based Publisher that gets lots of big cuts on A-List records with the top Bluegrass artists in today's market.

They’re looking for really strong Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs that would appeal to the fans of (but not limited to) acts and Songs like:

“Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show

“Crossing Muddy Waters” by Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan

"Scrape Me Off the Ceiling" by The Steel Wheels

TAXI Tip: This Publisher has a super high bar, and we will only be forwarding the BEST of the BEST. We'll be giving the TAXI A&R team this simple mandate: “If you hear something that you’d personally slap on this Publisher's desk and say, 'Here's your next big Bluegrass hit!' then forward it!"

Your submissions need to hit on all cylinders: Songwriting, authenticity, and overall demo quality (and we're not necessarily talking about recording quality). It's more about, do these Songs sound like, and are they presented, like something a leading publisher could play for the top Bluegrass artists in the business, and they'd be happy they got to hear them? If you've got something that meets that criteria, then please send them in!

All deals will be done on a case-by-case basis between the Publisher and you. We expect that the deals offered will be in the range of what is typical for one-off signings, with no surprises. This Publisher has a very positive reputation.

Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD, and make sure you include lyrics with your submissions. All submissions will be screened by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, April 15th, 2020.  TAXI # S200415BG

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Electronic

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INSTRUMENTAL-Centric FUTURE BASS or ELECTRONIC TRAP SONGS with "Hooky" NON-LYRICAL VOCAL PARTS are needed by a very busy Music Library.

Please listen to the following references they gave us to get yourself in the general stylistic wheelhouse of what they’re looking for:

“Tell Me” by RL Grime & What So Not

“Bad Karma” by Axel Thesleff

“Mmmm” by TroyBoi

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please listen closely to the references as they are NOT looking for full songs or  Instrumentals that are purely instrumental. They ARE looking for Instrumental tracks with minimal, sparse lyrics (Male or Female Vocals) that are not in a traditional song structure.

Please submit rhythmic, Instrumental-driven Future Bass and/or Electronic Trap Songs that have catchy Non-Lyrical Vocal Parts. Your submissions should have contemporary electronic elements and genre-appropriate instrumentation. Your productions should be modern and innovative, with plenty of great Electronic “ear candy.”

Phrases that avoid specific names, places, dates, times, and brands could give you an added edge. 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 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 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 by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Thursday, April 9th, 2020.  TAXI # S200409FB

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CONTEMPORARY POP or EDM SONGS with Male or Female VOCALS performed in PORTUGUESE are needed by a NON-Exclusive Music Licensing Company that specializes in music for content creators as well as TV shows and Film projects!

They’re searching for Mid-To-Up-Tempo Songs in the stylistic ballpark of artists like Giulia Be, Anitta, etc. Please listen to the following Songs to get yourself in the general stylistic ballpark of what they need:

“menina solta” by Giulia Be

“Paradinha” by Anitta

NOTE: Your vocal performances should be primarily in Portuguese, but can have some light English included as well.

Please submit polished-sounding Pop and/or EDM Songs with catchy melodies, driving dance beats, and plenty of ear candy. Your submissions should have a solid structure, with danceable rhythms and super-catchy choruses that pop out and turn heads. Be sure your vocals are also well-performed from top to bottom.

They didn’t specify any lyric themes, however, lyrics that avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity are generally recommended, as they’re easier to use. 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.

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 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 and critiqued by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, March 31st, 2020.  TAXI # S200331PD

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Hard to Classify/Specialty/Novelty

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Lots of 1980s-Style SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a very busy Music Library with a great track record of placements in Films and TV shows! They're building a “1980s" compilation that will be distributed by a larger Music Library, and they need more material. We're glad they're reaching out to you guys to find it :-)

They’re looking for Songs in All Tempos that could be found on a 1980s playlist with artists like (but not limited to) Pat Benatar, Madonna, Depeche Mode, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the references below to get an idea of the sound and style they need for this request:

“Hit Me With Your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar

“Like a Virgin” by Madonna

“Just Can't Get Enough” by Depeche Mode

“Girls Just Want To Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper

“Hungry Like The Wolf” by Duran Duran

TAXI Tip: From Pat Benatar-style "Rock" to Duran Duran-style "New Romantic" – many different styles and genres could potentially work for this request. Just make sure your submissions sound like they could have been hits in the '80s!

Submit original Songs that have a clear 1980s sound, style and approach. Your submissions should have era-appropriate instrumentation and production techniques that sound like they were plucked straight from that time period! Be sure your vocals are well performed from start to finish, with solid '80s-style deliveries.

NOTE: You can submit recently recorded material that sounds retro, or you can submit authentic vintage masters recorded in the 1980s.

Lyric themes can vary but should be era appropriate and universal in nature. Please avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity. 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.

Era-Appropriate Broadcast quality is needed.

This company offers an EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal with a 3-year reversion. If they don’t get your music used during that term, you have the option to claim your rights back. You’ll split any applicable sync fees 50/50 with the company. You’ll keep 100% of the Writer’s share and the Library will get 100% of the Publisher's share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this opportunity. Please submit as many Songs as you'd like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020.  TAXI # S200422AT

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Lots of ORIGINAL SONGS with LYRICS about “Cars, Motorcycles and/or Driving” with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an extremely busy Music Library that signs lots of TAXI music!

They are in search of SONGS in:
• Any Genre
• Any Tempo
• From any Era (as long as the sound quality is reasonably good)

Please listen to the following references to get a general idea of the styles that could work for this request:

“Roadhouse Blues” by The Doors

“Shut Up And Drive” by Rihanna

“Low Rider” by War

“Life is a Highway” by Tom Cochrane

“Fast Car” by The Dream (Focus on the chorus starting at 1:10)

Lyric Tip: Songs that have specific names of streets, highways, or specific car models might not work as well as Songs that are more general and universal. For example, “Riding down Route 66 in my Chevrolet,” might not work as well as something more general, like “Cruising down the road in my pick-up truck”.

Please submit great Songs with well-performed vocals, genre-appropriate productions, and thematically appropriate lyrics that could work in a wide array of auto-related TV Shows, Commercials, and Films!

NOTE: They’re open to hearing Songs in all popular, commercially viable genres (Indie Pop, EDM, Rock, Hip-Hop, Blues, Electronic, Country, Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter, etc.)

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

This company offers an EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal, with a 3-year reversion. If they don’t get your music used during that term, you can get your rights back. You’ll split any applicable sync fees 50/50 with the company. You’ll keep 100% of the Writer’s share, and the Library will get 100% of the Publisher's share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this opportunity. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Friday, April 17th, 2020.  TAXI # S200417MY

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Indie/Alternative

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INDIE POP SONGS with Hopeful Lyrics and Male or Female Vocals are needed for an (up to) $500, NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Film Director Montage placement in an Independent Feature Film.

He's currently looking for a Mid-to-Up-Tempo Song that would work well as a replacement for “I Wanna Get Better,” which is currently temped in:

“I Wanna Get Better” by Bleachers

NOTE: This film's Director is NOT looking for clones or soundalikes! Similar tempo, style, and overall vibe? Yes. Clones? No!

Please submit Indie Pop Songs that have an aspiring, hopeful feel, spirit, and vibe. Being a little bit outside the box is okay for this request, but don't go crazy ;-) Make sure your submissions have a distinct Indie Pop aesthetic with memorable melodies, distinctive vocals, and super-strong choruses.

Lyric Tip: The film’s Director didn’t offer any specific lyric themes; however, he does want to hear lyrics that are emotionally uplifting and hopeful. At least we got that much out of him ;-) Your submissions can also be a bit wistful, or even a tad bittersweet, but please avoid anything sad or depressing.

The lyrics of your submissions should be universal in nature, so please avoid reference to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy the referenced artist or Song in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed.

The license fee for this placement is (up to) $500, depending on the ultimate use. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Film Director 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 and critiqued by a TAXI A&R Screener who works directly with the Film’s Director! Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Saturday, April 11th, 2020.  TAXI # S200411ND

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Instrumental

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LATIN ROCK INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a successful Music Library with international distribution and a great list of TV, Film and Commercial placements.

They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals in the general stylistic ballpark of (but not limited to) these references our client gave us:

“Smooth " by Santana ft. Rob Thomas

"Stand Up" by Ozomatli

Although the references have vocals, this request is for INSTRUMENTALS only.

Please submit well-crafted Rock Instrumentals with obvious Latin flavors in the instrumentation, rhythms, and/or melodies. Adding in some Latin percussion could give your pieces a more authentic feel. Please avoid submitting anything that sounds stiff, MIDI-driven, or over-quantized. The more they sound like real bands, the better!

Your submissions should stick pretty close to 2 minutes long, give or take. Non-Faded, buttoned/stinger endings will work best for this request. Do NOT copy the referenced acts or Songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, tone and overall vibe. 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 you and 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 and critiqued by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Sunday, April 19th, 2020.  TAXI # S200419LR

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Lots of  EERIE, AMBIENT DRONE INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a very successful NON-Exclusive Music Licensing Company that’s feeding music directly to a specific TV Series.

They need a bunch of Drone Cues that are in the general stylistic ballpark of the following references below:

True Detective S1 OST - The Tiara

Arctica & DeepDark - Heart of the Dead City

“I'm Sick” by Cliff Martinez

Please submit ambient Drone Instrumental Cues that deliver an eerie and ominous feel with very little to no melodic movement. For the purpose of this request, you’d be wise to stick to a singular motif and mood throughout your pieces, so your submissions are cohesive from top to bottom. Your Cues can have faint, cinematic sound design elements as well as sparse percussion, but don’t go overboard. Remember, less is more! Keep it simple and ambient. This is more about the mood being really evident than winning "Composer of the Year."

Note: Although your Drones should have little to no melodic movement, the client would like to hear Instrumental Cues that create a sense of development over time to maintain interest from start to finish.

Your submissions should be about 90 Seconds long, give or take. Non-faded endings will work best. Do NOT copy the referenced material 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 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 will be screened and critiqued by a TAXI Screener. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Sunday, April 12th, 2020.  TAXI # S200412ER

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PULSING, SCI-FI-Style INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a very successful NON-Exclusive Music Licensing Company that’s feeding music directly to a specific TV Series.

They need a bunch of Cues in a variety of tempos. Please listen to the references they gave us below to get an idea of the style they’re looking for:

"The Birds Are Doing That" by Cliff Martinez

"100 Doses" by Cliff Martinez

"There's Nothing In There" by Cliff Martinez

Please submit well-composed Instrumental Cues that could work well in the context of Sci-Fi-related content. Your submissions should be arpeggiator-driven and can cover a range of moods from Tense and Anticipatory to Haunting and Sinister. Build your Cues around a simple, central melody that will sit easily behind a scene’s dialogue, while adding new elements as they progress to create a sense of propelling movement and development.

TAXI Tip: Gentle pulses, clock-like ticks, chimes, arpeggiated leads, and droning synth pads are all potentially great elements to build these kinds of Cues around. Please make sure the instrumentation you use doesn't sound like it's stock music or sound cheesy. Send them the good stuff!

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 them only as a general guide for tempo, tone and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

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 will be screened and critiqued by a TAXI Screener. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Monday, April 13th, 2020.  TAXI # S200413PL

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URBAN TENSION INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a new division of a Music Licensing Company that gets tons of placements in TV Shows and is now expanding!

NOTE: They’re currently building a few new catalogs, so this is a killer opportunity to start a relationship with an awesome company!

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: Atlanta (From 1:27 – 1:55)

Basketball Wives (From 3:09 – 3:53)

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 90 seconds to 2 minutes in length (give or take). Non-faded, Buttoned/Stinger endings will work best. Please do NOT copy the referenced material 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 already signed with other Libraries or Catalogs.

Please submit as many Instrumental Cues as you'd like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by a TAXI Screener who also works for the Licensing Company! Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Friday, April 24th, 2020.  TAXI # S200424UR

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Lots of EMOTIONAL TRAP (EMO-TRAP) INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a new division of a Music Licensing Company that gets tons of placements in TV Shows and is now expanding!

NOTE: They’re currently building a few new catalogs, so this is a killer opportunity to start a relationship with an awesome company!

They're looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the following references:

“Lucid Dreams (Instrumental)” by Juice WRLD

“SAD! (Instrumental)” by XXXTENTACION

“Betrayed (Instrumental)” by Lil Xan

Give them well-crafted Trap Instrumental Cues that effectively deliver a sad and/or melancholy mood and feel. Your submissions should be rhythmically engaging from start to finish and have contemporary Trap elements.

Stick to a central motif throughout, and give your Cues a developmental arc that gives the editors some options!

Hint: That will increase your chances of getting your Cues used more often!

TAXI Tip: Please be sure your virtual instruments and samples sound current (not dated), and are of high quality!

All submissions should be around 90 seconds to 2 minutes in length (give or take). Non-faded, Buttoned/Stinger endings will work best. Please do NOT copy the referenced material in any way, shape or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Do NOT submit any material with unauthorized samples of other artists’ music, sounds or any 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 Instrumental Cues as you'd like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by a TAXI Screener who also works for the Licensing Company! Sweet - you'll get heard by one of the "deciders." Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, April 15th, 2020.  TAXI # S200415ET

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ANTHEMIC, RHYTHMICALLY Driven INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a very active and fast-growing Music Licensing Company that specializes in music for big TV Commercials.

NOTE: We recently ran this request as a TAXI Dispatch Listing (#D200309AN), but the company wants to hear MORE material! If you submitted to listing #D200309AN, please send in different material this time around.

They’re searching for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals in the general ballpark of (but not limited to) the following examples they gave us:

INFINITI Employee of the Month (starts at 00:08)

INFINITI The New QX80 World Premiere

Please submit well-composed, anthemic Instrumentals that would work well for TV Commercials. Your submissions should be sound current, with pro-level productions and driving beats. Your submissions can be primarily percussive, or you can include other instrumentation – just be sure your Instrumentals are rhythmically appealing and the energy is on par with the references.

Your Instrumentals can be anywhere from 60 seconds to 3+ minutes in length; however, 2:30 to 3:00 is ideal, per the client. Non-Faded, Buttoned/Stinger endings will work best for this request. Do NOT copy the referenced examples in any way, shape, or form. Use only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 split. You’ll split all 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’ll keep 100% of the original copyright. You must own or control your Masters and Copyright to submit for this pitch. Please submit as many Instrumentals as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Sunday, April 5th, 2020.  TAXI # S200405AN

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Several 1960s-Inspired INSTRUMENTALS that would sound great in TV Commercials are needed by the Publishing division of a well-known Label.

NOTE: We recently ran this request as a TAXI Dispatch Listing (#D200306XT), but the company wants to hear MORE material! If you submitted to listing #D200306XT, please send in different material this time around.

NOTE: This request is pretty wide-ranging, so we've opted out of including references. We felt they could be more misleading or limiting, than helpful. If you need a refresher on the decade, here's a list of hits from the 1960s (use this list only to get you in the '60s zone, as this company does NOT want to hear any copies, covers, or soundalikes): Top Songs of the 1960s

Please submit Instrumentals with a 1960s-era sound and style that could work well for TV Commercials. Motown-esque Soul, Folk, Psychedelic Rock, etc., etc., are all on the table for this request, and you'd be wise to keep them emotionally upbeat and feelin' groovy!

TAXI Tip: They’re NOT interested in hearing Instrumentals that sound like backing tracks minus vocals. Your submissions should have a melody on top!

NOTE: Recent recordings that sound retro can work for this request, but if you’ve got any original vintage pieces that actually date back to the 1960s, this publisher wants to hear them as well!

Your Instrumentals should be 3 minutes or less. Short intros (or no intro at all), easy edit points and Non-faded, Buttoned/Stinger endings are all strongly recommended for this pitch. Era Appropriate Broadcast Quality is needed.

The deal points will be negotiated directly with the Publisher on a song-by-song basis. Please submit as many Instrumentals as you'd like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by a TAXI Screener who has a strong relationship with the Label Owner. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Saturday, April 11th, 2020.   TAXI # S200411SX

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CONTEMPORARY ALT-POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed QUICKLY by a hard-working Music Library that works closely with their artists and is constantly landing cool placements in TV Shows!

They’re looking for Songs in All Tempos that would fall in the general ballpark of the following references we got directly from our client:

“everything i wanted” by Billie Eilish

“Graveyard” by Halsey

“Princesses Don’t Cry” by Cheryl Blossom

Quoting The Music Library: “We are looking for Pop Songs that have a unique feel to them. Using lightly saturated sounds on top of big drums would be cool, and so would non-faded, stinger endings!"

Please submit well-crafted Songs that have a fresh, left-of-center sound with a distinct Alt-Pop aesthetic. Memorable melodies, super-strong choruses, and solid indie vocal performances could all help you stand out for this request.

Production Tip: Please make sure your Songs are geared towards production music, and be sure to use stinger endings.

Lyrics that don’t reference specific names, dates, times, brands, and places will make your Songs more "sync- friendly."

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.

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

This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so please be sure the Songs you pitch for this request are NOT already signed with other Companies or Catalogs. Sync fees will be split 50/50 with the Company. You'll get 100% of the Writer's share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit. Please submit as many Songs as you'd like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Thursday, April 2nd, 2020.  TAXI # S200402AP

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Lots of TOP 40-Style POP SONGS with some R&B/URBAN Flavor and Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Successful Record Producer for several (up to) $5,000 placements for some notable artists in the Chinese market!

This Record Producer is looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that are in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the following references:

WARNING: Some references may include graphic and explicit lyrics. Listener discretion is advised.

“7 rings” by Ariana Grande

“Stack It Up” by Liam Payne ft. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

“Sorry Not Sorry” by Demi Lovato

“Lying” by PRETTYMUCH ft. Lil Tjay

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your lyrics DO NOT need to be in Chinese. Lyrics in English are fine. If your Songs are selected, your lyrics will be translated into the appropriate language. You will most likely keep the majority of your publishing, but you may need to share a percentage with the Chinese lyricist who translates your lyrics from English.

Please submit chart-ready Pop Songs that have excellent productions and a distinct Urban/R&B Flair! The bar will be high for this request! Top-notch songwriting, slick production techniques, and confident vocal performances are all elements that could help you sell your Songs to the artist and their Record Label!

Lyric Tip: Positive, edgy, confidence-fueled lyric themes will work best for this request. Think dance-able, BIG anthemic concepts that evoke ENERGY.

The estimated songwriter/producer fee is (up-to) $5,000 per placement. You can potentially earn an additional fee if they choose to keep your productions as-is and buy the entire Songs from you!

The specific deal points will be negotiated directly with the Producer and on a Song-by-Song basis. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by a TAXI screener. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020.  TAXI # S200422PS

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Several INSPIRING and MOTIVATING POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for a bunch of (up to) $5,000, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placements in a TV Series.

They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs with a vibe and sound that would feel at home on a playlist with the following references our client gave us:

“Keep Your Head Up” by Andy Grammer

“Brave” by Sara Bareilles

“Count On Me” by Bruno Mars

Quoting the Client: “Songs need to be lyrically inspiring, as well as have a sound and vibe that's on par with the references.”

Please submit polished Pop Songs with great melodies and catchy choruses that deliver strong, positive messages. Your production style can vary, just be sure to have great vocal performances that are polished and in the general style of the references above.

Although the Supervisor didn’t ask for specific lyric themes, you’d be smart to make sure your lyrics are uplifting, inspiring and motivational. Lyrics that avoid specific names, places, dates, times, brands and profanity are always a good bet. 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.

The estimated license fee is (up-to) $5,000 per placement. These will be Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music-Supervisor placements, so you’ll get 100% of the sync fee, you’ll keep 100% of your Publishing and Master ownership, and you’ll also get 100% of any applicable performance royalties. No Publisher splits! You must own or control 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 and critiqued by a TAXI screener who was handpicked by the Music Supervisor. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Friday, April 3rd, 2020.  TAXI # S200403MP

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Several CONTEMPORARY, EDM-Influenced POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a very successful boutique Music Library that's distributed by Universal and has tons of credits in Big Films, Countless TV Shows and Commercials!

NOTE: We recently ran this request as TAXI Listing #S200308EP, but the Music Library didn't find what they were looking for. If you submitted to listing #S200308EP, please send in different material this time around.

This is a catalog you want to be in! They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that are stylistically in the wheelhouse of these references:

“In Your Eyes” by Robin Schulz ft. Alida

"Ritual" by Tiësto, Jonas Blue & Rita Ora

“Takeaway” by The Chainsmokers, ILLENIUM ft. Lennon Stella

Please submit mainstream-sounding Songs with a commercial sound and style. Your Songs should have all the appeal of modern Electronic Pop Songs – contemporary sounds, modern production techniques, memorable melodies, and really catchy choruses. Vocal performances should have polished deliveries in the general ballpark of the references.

IMPORTANT: No fade-outs, please!! Non-faded, Buttoned/Stinger endings are required by this company.

Please avoid lyrics with references to 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 guide for tempo, texture, and tone. Broadcast Quality is needed.

NOTE: They will need instrumental-only versions of your Songs as well, but not yet! All you need to submit for now are the Full Songs with vocals. Please have mixes-minus-vocals on hand and ready to send at a moment’s notice, should you get a call or email from the Company. If you don’t have the ability to get your mixes-minus-vocals in the hands of the Music Library within an hour after being contacted, please do NOT submit for this!

This company is only interested in signing material from composers who have worked with music libraries/licensing companies in the past and understand how those deals work. If you don't understand the drill on library deals, they politely ask that you don't submit to this request.

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 keep 100% of the Writer’s share income generated by your PRO. In other words, if the company licenses your music under a blanket deal, you’ll get income. If they license it for a YouTube video, you’ll get income. Not all music libraries pay you for things like that! The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share.

Because this is an Exclusive deal, the music you submit for this pitch cannot already be signed with any other Libraries or Publishers. You must own or control your Master and Composition rights. Please submit as many Songs as you'd like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, April 8th, 2020.  TAXI # S200408EP

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ORIGINAL, 1950s CROONER-Style POP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a very successful Music Publisher with a long track record of placements in Film, TV, and TV Commercials.

Our client is eagerly searching for Songs in All Tempos that might fit on a playlist with the following references we got from them:

“Fly Me To The Moon” by Frank Sinatra

“Everybody Loves Somebody” by Dean Martin

“It Had to Be You” by Harry Connick Jr

Please submit original Songs that sound like they're straight out of the 1950s and have a classic, timeless approach with plenty of crooner swagger. Your submissions should have solid musicianship and believable instrumentation (meaning the instruments you use should be of the kind that really nails that old-timey sound.) Your vocal deliveries should be  in the general style/wheelhouse of the references.

NOTE: Recently recorded Songs or old vintage master recordings can both work for this request. The more authentic-sounding, the better!

Avoiding references to specific names, dates, times, brands and places could make your Songs more usable. 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. Era-Appropriate 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 Composition to submit to this opportunity. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Friday, April 17th, 2020.  TAXI # S200417FT

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INDIE 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 ballpark of these references we got directly from our client:

“Belong” by Dashboard Confessional feat. Cash Cash

“Soul Meets Body” by Death Cab for Cutie

“Ways To Go” by Grouplove

Please send in well-crafted Pop Songs that have a cool, hip Indie sound with one-of-a-kind melodies and memorable choruses. Your production approach can vary, but should live in the middle-ground between Synth-Pop and Pop/Rock. Some Indie edge and attitude in your vocal deliveries could also help your Songs grab the attention of this Company!

LYRIC TIP: Lyrically they want to hear Songs that talk about togetherness, destiny, belonging together, new love, and/or being on or finding a new path (presumably in life). Avoiding references to specific names, dates, times, places, brands, and profanity in your lyrics is recommended, as it will make your Songs more “sync-able.”

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. 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. Time permitting, an executive from the Company may screen some or all of the submissions! No promises, but we're hopeful. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Thursday, April 16th, 2020.  TAXI # S200416MO

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EPIC, CINEMATIC ALT-POP/ALT-ROCK 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 Songs in All-Tempos that could be found on a playlist with artists like (but not limited to): Bishop Briggs, Imagine Dragons, Ruelle, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references they gave us to get an idea of the style that could work for this request:

“Dark Side” by Bishop Briggs

“Believer” by Imagine Dragons

“Madness” by Ruelle

Quoting the Music Licensing Company: “We’re looking for powerful, epic, percussion-driven, cinematic Alt-Pop/Alt-Rock Songs that have the type of structure and builds that can carry a scene or advertisement spot.”

Please submit driving Alt-Pop/Alt-Rock Songs that have an Indie edge, and noticeable cinematic appeal and flavor. Your Songs should have solid, percussion-driven productions and arrangements that evolve and build to climactic crescendos. Using a three-act trailer approach for this request wouldn't be a bad idea. Having big, chant-y, anthemic choruses and vocals with lots of swagger and emotion could serve you well for this pitch.

NOTE: They’re open to hearing a wide array of moods, ranging from dark and haunting to celebratory or victorious, and just about anything in between. And don't forget about that epic cinematic appeal that they're looking for!

Lyrics that avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands and profanity are strongly recommended. Do NOT copy the referenced artist/acts or Songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed.

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 by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, April 15th, 2020.  TAXI # S200415EP

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1980s-Style POP SONGS with Synths and Female Vocals are needed for an (up to) $500, NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Film Director placement in an Independent Feature Film.

This film's Director is searching for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that are in the general stylistic wheelhouse of these examples we got from him:

“I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston

“Material Girl” by Madonna

Please submit fun, emotionally upbeat 1980s-style Synth Pop Songs with era-appropriate synth sounds and solid productions.

LYRIC and VOCAL Tip: Your lyrics should be about going out, having fun, and the excitement of living life to the fullest. The spirit and vibe with which Whitney sings her vocal in, "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," is a great example of how your lyrics should feel emotionally! Lettin' loose and lovin' life, presented in a 1980s-sounding vocal style.

Recent recordings that sound retro can work for this request, but if you’ve got any vintage Songs that actually date back to the 1980s, this Film’s Director wants to hear them, as long as the sound quality is reasonably good.

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. Era-Appropriate Broadcast quality is needed.

The license fee for this placement is (up to) $500, depending on the ultimate use. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Film Director 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 and critiqued by a TAXI A&R Screener who works directly with the Film’s Director! Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Monday, March 30th, 2020.  TAXI # S200330AT

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1950s or 1960s-Style POP SONGS with “Lyrics about Young Love” and Male or Female Vocals are needed for an (up to) $500, NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Film Director placement in an Independent Feature Film.

This film's Director is searching for Songs in All Tempos that are in the general stylistic wheelhouse of these examples we got from him:

“I Want To Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles

“Then He Kissed Me” by Suspect Parts

“Love Letters in the Sand” by Pat Boone

LYRIC Tip: Your lyrics should be about themes like young love, teenage sweethearts, first love, going out on a first date, or hopeful new love!

Please submit original Songs with a classic, timeless vibe that sounds straight out of the 1950s or 1960s. Authenticity in style and sound could help you a lot with this request, so please be sure your Songs have genre and era-appropriate instrumentation, solid musicianship, and vocal performances that fit with the deliveries and style of the references.

Recent recordings that sound retro can work for this request, but if you’ve got any vintage Songs that actually date back to the 1950s or 1960s, this Film’s Director wants to hear them as well, as long as the sound quality is reasonably good.

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. Era-Appropriate Broadcast quality is needed.

The license fee for this placement is (up to) $500, depending on the ultimate use. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Film Director 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 and critiqued by a TAXI A&R Screener who works directly with the Film’s Director! Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, April 8th, 2020.  TAXI # S200408FT

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EDGY ARTISTS with Male Vocals are needed by the CEO of a hard-working Indie Record Label that’s looking for fresh, new talent to sign to its eclectic roster.

NOTE: We recently ran this request as TAXI Listing #S200321BB, but the Record Label didn't find what they were looking for. If you submitted to listing #S200321BB, please send in different material this time around.

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

“Shake Your Rump” by Beastie Boys

“Berzerk" by Eminem

“Too Many Rappers" by Beastie Boys, Nas

Quoting the Label's CEO: "We’re looking for something that is a little left-of-center or  wants to go in that direction. There’s a lot of range with this. The sound does not have to specifically be of those artists, as the quality of the Songs is most important.

Please send genre-bending Songs that are influenced by Eminem and/or The Beastie Boys,but still highlight your individual, one-of-a-kind sound! Your submissions should have an undeniable edginess to them, and great vocal performances that exude attitude and swagger!

Demos are okay to submit, as long as your recording quality is good enough to represent your Songs well. You’d be wise to highlight your touring, live shows, fan base and impressive sales or streaming figures in your bio, although it is not a requirement. While the client would prefer that the act is SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA-based, it's not a necessity. If you live someplace else, but you have an amazing sound and the Songs to back it up, they would still like to hear from you!

Please submit TWO or THREE Songs to show depth in your catalog. Submit online or per CD, and include lyrics, photos, and a bio. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Monday, April 13th, 2020.  TAXI # S200413MM

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Several INSPIRING and MOTIVATING URBAN SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for a bunch of (up to) $5,000, Direct-to-Music Supervisor placements in a TV Series.

They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs with a vibe and sound that would feel at home on a playlist with the following references our client gave us:

“All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled

“I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas

Quoting the Client: “Songs need to be lyrically inspiring, as well as have a sound and vibe that's on par with the references.”

Please submit well-crafted Urban Songs that have a positive, uplifting vibe, sound and style. Please be sure your submissions sound polished and have emotionally uplifting choruses. Your vocals can be sung and/or rapped, just be sure they're well performed, and display plenty of energy and attitude!

Although they didn’t ask for specific lyric themes, you’d be smart to make sure your lyrics are uplifting, inspiring, and motivational. Lyrics that avoid specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity are always a good bet. 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. Do NOT submit any material that includes any unauthorized samples of any music or media not owned or controlled by you. Broadcast Quality is needed.

The estimated license fee is (up-to) $5,000 per placement. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Music-Supervisor placement, so you’ll get 100% of the sync fee, you’ll keep 100% of your Publishing and Master ownership, and you’ll also get 100% of any applicable performance royalties. No Publisher splits! You must own or control 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 and critiqued by a TAXI screener who was handpicked by the Music Supervisor. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Friday, April 3rd, 2020.  TAXI # S200403MU

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FUN FEMALE RAP/HIP-HOP SONGS (with Female Vocals) are needed by a very successful Music Publisher with a long track record of placements in Film, TV and Commercials.

They're searching for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that might fit on a playlist with the following references they gave us:

“Carry On” by “Tkay Maidza ft. Killer Mike”

“Play” by Baby Blue

Please submit fun Rap/Hip-Hop Songs that have rhythmically compelling vocal deliveries full of swagger and a sassy attitude. Your recordings should have insanely cool beats, with great lyrics and really memorable choruses!

They didn't request specific lyric themes; however, the lyrics of your Songs should be positive and fun. 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. Please avoid any material with unauthorized samples of 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. 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 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 and critiqued by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, April 14th, 2020. TAXI # S200414HH

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CONTEMPORARY RAP/HIP-HOP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an A-List Film/TV Music Publishing Company that always shoots for high-end placements. Tons of TAXI members have had sync placements through this company!

They’re looking for a range of Mid-To-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same charts as the following references:

WARNING: Some references may include graphic and explicit lyrics. Listener discretion is advised.

"The Box" by Roddy Ricch

“Yikes” by Nicki Minaj

“Hot Shower” by Chance the Rapper ft. MadeinTYO & DaBaby

Please submit well-produced Rap/Hip-Hop Songs that are energetic, with great beats, fresh lyrics, and confident vocal deliveries that are full of swagger. Be sure your submissions have a modern sound that’s right down the lane of the references.

NOTE: They’re open to hearing a range of Rap/Hip-Hop styles; however, this client has specifically stated they want to hear CLEAN VERSIONS ONLY (NO profanity).

Lyrics that avoid specific names, places, dates, times, and brands could give you an added edge. 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. 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 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 other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Monday, April 6th, 2020.  TAXI # S200406MH

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RAP/HIP-HOP SONGS in a FOREIGN LANGUAGE (no English) with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a well-known Indie Label.

NOTE: Songs can be in languages as wide-ranging as Spanish, Arabic, French, Italian, Mandarin, Russian, Greek, etc. Just no English, please! Naturally, the most common languages will be more appealing to the client. Obscure languages could be less appealing to the label.

We purposely avoided putting references in this request, as we felt they could potentially be more misleading or limiting than helpful. They’re open to hearing all sub-genres of Rap/Hip-Hop like (but not limited to) East Coast Rap, Rock Rap, West Coast Rap, Trap, Latin Rap, and traditional boom-bap Hip-Hop as long as it's in a language other than English.

Give them well-crafted Rap/Hip-Hop Songs with great wordplay and rhythmically compelling vocal deliveries full of swagger. Your productions should be polished, and should have engaging melodies and rhythms throughout. The more radio-ready your Songs sound, the better your chances are of grabbing their attention!

NOTE: Recently recorded Songs or old-school-leaning material can both work for this request.

The specific deal points will be negotiated on a Song-by-Song basis directly with the Label. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD, and include lyrics. All submissions will be screened by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, March 31st, 2020. TAXI # S200331HH

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R&B/Soul

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CURRENT-SOUNDING URBAN/R&B SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a European Music Publisher that's pitching to artists’ projects!

NOTE: We recently ran this request as a TAXI Listing (#S200228UR), but the company wants to hear MORE material! If you submitted to listing #S200228UR, please send in different material this time around.

They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same playlist as these references:

“Come Thru” by Summer Walker ft. Usher

“Confidence” by Colby O'Donis

“All Me” by Kehlani ft. Keyshia Cole

Please send in current-sounding Songs with modern productions and contemporary R&B structures. Your Songs should have a ton of mainstream appeal, great lyrics, awesome melodies, and unforgettable choruses. Top-notch vocal performances could increase the chances of getting this Publisher excited about pitching your Songs to the artists he finds music for.

The specific deal points will be negotiated directly with the Publisher on a Song-by-Song basis. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD; include lyrics. All submissions will be screened by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, March 31st, 2020.  TAXI # S200331RB

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MODERN INDIE ROCK SONGS with a FOLKSY, AMERICANA influence and Male or Female Vocals are needed by an A-List Film/TV Music Publishing Company that has landed tons of placements for TAXI members over the years!

They’re looking for Mid-To-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on the same charts as the following references:

"Avant Gardener" by Courtney Barnett

"Pretty Pimpin" by Kurt Vile

Please submit contemporary Indie Rock Songs with some obvious Americana and/or Folk influence. Your submissions should have authentic instrumentation, with solid musicianship and Indie-style vocal performances. Your Songs can be a bit more stripped-down – using only acoustic-based instruments – or have a fuller sound with additional Rock-based instrumentation.

Lyrics that avoid specific names, places, dates, times, and brands could give you an added edge. 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 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 other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Saturday, April 18th, 2020.  TAXI # S200418FR

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ROCK ARTISTS/BANDS with a “NEW WAVE of BRITISH HEAVY METAL” influence and Male or Female Vocals are needed by the Rock Division of a U.K.-based Record Label. They're on the prowl for some exciting acts to sign, and we'd love for you to be one of those acts!!

Please listen to the references below to get an idea of what might get this really cool Record Label interested:

“The Trooper” by Iron Maiden

“Overkill” by Motorhead

“Angel Witch” by Angel Witch

Please submit Original Rock Songs that are heavily influenced by the 1970s or 1980s Eras of New Wave, British Heavy Metal! Your submissions should have authentic-sounding Rock Band instrumentation with big guitars, well-performed vocals, and classic-sounding productions. This Record Label has an eclectic roster and is all about finding one-of-a-kind acts, so please be sure your submissions have a style, vibe, and feel that’s reminiscent of the NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) era!

They’re interested in artists and bands that are actively building their careers. In your bio, please include any touring, fan base, sales, streaming, and social media figures you may have. If you’re an artist or band that’s just starting out and you 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 still want to hear you!

Please submit at least 2 Songs, online or per CD, and please include lyrics, photos, and a bio. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Friday, April 10th, 2020.  TAXI # S200410HM

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HIGH-ENERGY POP/ROCK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for several (up to) $200 NON-Exclusive placements in Online Commercials!

NOTE: We are also running a TAXI Dispatch Listing for Pop/Rock INSTRUMENTALS as #D200404PR, so please don’t confuse the two!

This Marketing Agency is looking for fun, Up-Tempo Songs that would fit on a playlist with the following references:

“I Want It” by 3 One Oh

“Turn Up The Heat” by Juliet Roberts

Please submit high-energy Pop/Rock Songs with a driving pace that would sound great in some cool, hip, youthful-sounding, empowering TV Commercials. Your Songs should be rhythmically, lyrically, and melodically engaging, with authentic-sounding Rock instrumentation (some electronic elements are fine). Having confident, well-executed vocal performances could also help your chances of nailing this request!

TAXI Tip: Group Unison Vocal Chants could work well in this context. "Whoa-whoas, uh-huhs, etc.," you get the idea, right? They're NOT a requirement by any stretch, we just think they might be a cool addition.

Keep your lyric themes simple, relatable, direct, and to the point. Memorable, repetitive, one-line hooks will work best. Lyrics that avoid references to specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity are strongly recommended. Do NOT copy the referenced artists or Songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, tone and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

The estimated license fee for each of these placements will be between $100 and $200, depending on the ultimate usage. This request is for digital/online Ads, hence the relatively low creative fee (when compared to a Broadcast Commercial).

This is a Non-Exclusive Marketing 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 and critiqued by a TAXI Screener. All Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, April 14th, 2020.  TAXI # S200414PR

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ACOUSTIC INDIE ROCK SONGS with Sad Lyrics and Male or Female Vocals are needed for an (up to) $500, NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Film Director placement in an Independent Feature Film.

This film's Director is searching for Songs in All Tempos that have the general style and vibe of these examples we got from him:

“Our Life is Not a Movie or Maybe” by Okkervil River

“'The Crane Wife 3” by The Decemberists

Please submit Acoustic Guitar-driven Songs that have a genuine Indie Rock style and sound like something an angsty (emo) teenager would be listening to. Your submissions should have authentic-sounding Indie Rock productions and vocal deliveries.

Lyric Tip: Lyrics should be introspective and a bit melancholy. Lyrics that avoid specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity are always a good bet!

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. Genre-Appropriate Broadcast quality is needed.

The license fee for this placement is (up to) $500, depending on the ultimate use. This is a Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Film Director 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 and critiqued by a TAXI A&R Screener who works directly with the Film’s Director! Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, April 1st, 2020.  TAXI # S200401RK

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ROCK SONGS in a FOREIGN LANGUAGE (no English) with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a well-known Indie Label.

NOTE: Songs can be in languages as wide-ranging as Spanish, Arabic, French, Italian, Mandarin, Russian, Greek, etc. Just no English, please! Naturally, the most common languages will be more appealing to the client. Obscure languages could be less appealing to the label.

We purposely avoided putting references in this request as we felt they could potentially be more misleading or limiting, than helpful.

TAXI TIP: They’re open to virtually any contemporary Rock-based genre/style – from Pop/Rock, Metal, Alt-Rock, Indie Rock, Blues Rock, Punk, Hard Rock, Rap Rock, etc., etc. Just be sure your vocals are not in English for this pitch!

Please send Rock Songs with authentic-sounding instrumentation and great rhythm sections. Please be sure your vocal performances sound authentic to the region the music comes from, as well as the style of music you choose to submit. Do NOT copy the references in any way, shape or form. Use them only as a guide for feel, texture, tone, and overall vibe.

The specific deal points will be negotiated on a Song-by-Song basis directly with the Label. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened by TAXI. Submissions must be received  no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Monday, April 20th, 2020.  TAXI # S200420FN

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1960s-Style FOLK ROCK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an A-List Film/TV Music Publishing Company that typically gets really nice, high-end placements! These guys are thought of as being "a cut above."

They’re looking for Songs in All Tempos in the general stylistic ballpark of artists like (but not limited to) Bob Dylan, Buffalo Springfield, The Beatles (Norwegian Wood), etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get an idea of the ballpark they're searching in:

“Like a Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan

“For What It's Worth” by Buffalo Springfield

“Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)” by The Beatles

NOTE: Recent recordings that sound retro can work for this request, but if you’ve got any original vintage pieces that actually date back to the 1960s, this company wants to hear them as well!

Please submit great Songs that authentically capture the 1960s Folk Rock sound, feel, and productions. Great melodies, ‘60s-style lyrics, and an era-appropriate vibe and performance are elements that could get this company's attention!

TAXI Tip: Please do NOT add sound effects like record pops, scratches, or clicks to make your Songs sound older.

Avoiding specific names, places, dates, times and brands could increase the probability of the Music Supervisor being able to use your Song(s). 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. Era-Appropriate 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 other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Sunday, March 29th, 2020.  TAXI # S200329FR

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Singer/Songwriter

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YOUTHFUL, CURRENT-Sounding SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a super well-connected A&R Executive for an up-and-coming Artist whose career is on the verge of exploding!

He's looking for Songs in All Tempos that could be found on the same playlist as the following references he gave us:

“I Don't Know My Name” by Grace VanderWaal

“Adore You” by Maisie Peters

“Moonlight” by Grace VanderWaal

TAXI Tip: The bar will be high for this request! The artist mostly co-writes her material, but is open to outside Songs if they're a smash! Got smashes? Send them in. We'd LOVE to land cuts for a TAXI member on this artist's next record!!

Please send in chart-worthy Singer-Songwriter Songs that have a youthful vibe, sound, and style (nothing childish, just not too mature in subject matter or overall sound). You can go with relatively simple Stripped-Down Guitar/Vocals, as well as versions with fuller productions. Vocally, your performances should be really strong, with a unique quality that will grab the ear of this artist and her label. Get them excited about cutting your Songs because your vocals make it obvious as to how good they would be for this young lady ;-)

Important Note: This act is still a teenager, so your Songs have to be lyrically appropriate. DO NOT submit anything that’s dark, derogatory, or sexual.

Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. Please include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Saturday, April 25th, 2020.  TAXI # S200425SS

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INDIE SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a successful Music Library with international distribution and a great list of TV, Film, and Commercial placements.

NOTE: We are also running a TAXI Dispatch Listing for Instrumentals as listing #D200412SS, so please don’t confuse the two!

They’re looking for Songs in All Tempos that would fit well on a playlist with the following references:

“Happiest Year" by Jaymes Young

"Fool's Gold" by Lucy Dacus

“Saturday Sun” by Vance Joy

Please send in compelling Songs that fit within the general range of the references above. Your submissions should have great melodies, captivating lyrics, and emotionally moving choruses.

NOTE: Stripped-Down Songs (just intimate vocals and acoustic guitar or piano) could easily work for this request, assuming they are really solid. A small, subtle ensemble/band behind the singer could work as well. Be sure your vocals are well-performed and have distinctive, Indie-style deliveries.

Lyric themes can vary, but should be stylistically consistent with the references. Lyrics that avoid the use of specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity will work best. 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.

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. Any sync fees will be split 50/50 with the Company. You'll get 100% of the Writer's share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit. Please submit as many Songs as you'd like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Monday, April 13th, 2020.  TAXI # S200413SG

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MODERN SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a European Music Publisher that was referred to TAXI by another very happy client!

They’re looking for Songs in All Tempos that could fit in the general stylistic wheelhouse of these references:

“Before You Go” by Lewis Capaldi

“If the World Was Ending” by JP Saxe ft. Julia Michaels

“always, I'll care” by Jeremy Zucker

NOTE: Your song craft and performances need to jump out of the speakers for this request, as this publisher is looking for great Songs that are super strong!

Please submit current-sounding Singer/Songwriter Songs with engaging melodies, great lyrics, and polished vocal performances. Instrumentation can vary for this request, but should be predominantly acoustic-driven and in the general stylistic ballpark of the references. You can go with relatively simple, Stripped-Down Guitar/Vocal or Piano/Vocal performances, as well as versions with small ensembles.

The specific deal points will be negotiated directly with the Publisher on a Song-by-Song basis. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD; please include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Saturday, April 18th, 2020.  TAXI # S200418SS

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INDIE SINGER/SONGWRITER ARTISTS and/or BANDS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a U.K.-based Record Label that's on the prowl for some exciting acts to sign!

Please listen to the references below to get an idea of what might get this really cool Record Label interested:

“isohel " by EDEN

"Delete Forever" by Grimes

“Pluto Projector” by Rex Orange County

Please submit Songs that showcase your unique sound with engaging performances that are melodically, lyrically, and musically compelling. Instrumentation can be as simple as acoustic guitar/vocal or piano/vocal. A small, subtle ensemble or band behind the singer could work as well. Your vocal performances should have distinct, Indie-style deliveries.

They’re interested in Artists and Bands that are actively building their careers. In your bio, please include any touring, fan base, sales, streaming, and social media figures you may have. If you’re an Artist or Band that’s just starting out and you 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 still want to hear you!

Please submit at least 2 Songs, online or per CD, and please include lyrics, photos, and a bio. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Monday, March 30th, 2020.  TAXI # S200330SS

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Vintage

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POP SONGS Recorded from 1990-2000 with Female Vocals are needed by an A-List Music Publisher for Film and TV sync licensing. If you’ve got old recordings that sound like they could be on a playlist with the references that follow, you might have exactly what this awesome publisher needs:

“Wannabe” by Spice Girls

“...Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears

“Always Be My Baby” by Mariah Carey

“Come On Over (All I Want Is You)” by Christina Aguilera

The recording quality is not expected to be on par with today’s broadcast quality, 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! This Publisher is much more interested in finding music that sounds authentic to the time period. This is 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 Company pays you upfront for the Master Rights and the Publisher’s share of the copyright, and you keep the Writer’s Share and earn income from performance royalties paid by your Performing Rights Organization. Win-win!

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 to $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 between 1990-2000 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, ORIGINAL, 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 and critiqued by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Sunday, April 26th, 2020.  TAXI # S200426FP

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ORIGINAL POP SONGS – RECORDED in the LATE 1980s – with Female Vocals are needed by an A-List Music Publisher for Film and TV sync licensing.

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

“I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston

“Papa Don't Preach” by Madonna

“Change Of Heart ” by Cyndi Lauper

"When I Think of You" by Janet Jackson

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 to $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 between 1985 and 1989, otherwise this company cannot use them! They DO NOT want any 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 and critiqued by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Sunday, April 19th, 2020.  TAXI # S200419AT

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ORIGINAL, VINTAGE SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS – RECORDED in the 1970s – with Female Vocals are needed by an A-List Music Publisher for Film and TV sync licensing.

NOTE: We recently ran this request as TAXI Listing #S200301CK, but the company wants to hear MORE material! If you submitted to listing #S200301CK please send in different material this time around.

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:

“Child Of Mine” by Carole King

“Anticipation” by Carly Simon

“Big Yellow Taxi” Joni Mitchell

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 to $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 1970s, otherwise this company cannot use them! They DO NOT want any 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 copyrights. 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 and critiqued by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Sunday, March 29th, 2020.  TAXI # S200329SS

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