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Updated: October 14, 2019

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HEARTFELT SONGS that focus on the word “HELLO” are needed by a 5-Star Publisher for an (up to) $30,000, Direct-to-Ad-Agency placement in a TV Commercial.

They’re looking for Down-to-Mid-Tempo Songs with Male or Female Vocals. Contemporary, Old-School, or Vintage Recordings can all work. Here’s an example Song we got from the Publisher that uses the word “Hello” prominently in the lyrics. Keep in mind, they’re not looking for clones or soundalikes!

“Hello” by Adele

TAXI Tip: Although “Hello” by Lionel Richie was not a reference given to us by the client, we think it is another really great example:

“Hello” by Lionel Richie

NOTE: You’d be smart to make sure the word “Hello” is used in the Chorus/Hook. Having the word “Hello” mentioned in a verse or just popping up once in the Song probably won’t cut it. They are going to need “Hello” to be big, obvious, and central to your lyrics.

Stripped-down Guitar/Vocal or Piano/Vocal Songs can work for this request, as can larger arrangements, but don’t go too big. No matter what you submit, please make sure they have really heartfelt, honest, and believable vocal performances.

NOTE: The bar is high for this request but so is the creative fee, so be sure your Songs have wonderfully crafted lyrics, great melodies, and huge, compelling choruses that bring it all home.

Please avoid references to specific names, dates, times, places, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy the referenced artists or Songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

The estimated license fee is (up to) $30,000, for this request. This Publisher offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll split all upfront sync fees 50/50. They’ll get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener that’s been handpicked by the Publisher – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191030HF

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HEARTFELT SONGS about HUMAN KINDNESS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a 5-Star Publisher for an (up to) $30,000 placement in a big TV Commercial.

They're looking for Down-to-Mid Tempo Songs in the general wheelhouse of the following references they gave us:

“People Help The People” by Birdy

“One Call Away” by Charlie Puth

Please submit compelling Songs with emotional lyrics, engaging melodies, and infectious choruses. Stripped-down Guitar/Vocal or Piano/Vocal tracks can work for this request. You can also submit more fully produced Songs. Be sure your vocals are well-performed with honest, heartfelt deliveries in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the references and other Songs in that ballpark.

LYRIC Tip: Your Songs NEED TO HAVE LYRICS ABOUT, or touching on, one or more of the following themes, topics, concepts, and/or keywords:
Human Kindness
Togetherness
Unconditional Love
Friendship
Togetherness
"I Got Your Back"
The Human Heart
Human Connection

Those are suggestions. Variants could work if they're in the spirit they're trying to convey. In other words, if the main thrust of the lyrics to your choruses are something like, "Make the call and I'll be there," or "Making memories of a lifetime," those ideas (and others like them) seem to be in the spirit of what they need for this commercial.

Please avoid references to specific names, dates, times, places, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy the referenced artists or Songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

The estimated license fee is (up to) $30,000, for this request. This Publisher offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll split all upfront sync fees 50/50. They’ll get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI screener that’s been handpicked by the Publisher – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191030KD

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HIGH-ENERGY SONGS that start at one speed and then build and get faster with Male or Female Vocals are needed for an (up to) $20,000, NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Ad-Agency placement in a Commercial!

They’re looking for Up-Tempo Songs that would fall within the general  wheelhouse of (but not limited to) the following reference:

“This Is What You Came For” by Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna

NOTE: They didn’t give us any parameters as far as the genre goes, as the client stated, “SURPRISE US with your ideas." However, we think you’d be wise to stick to genres that are currently on the Hot 100 charts i.e. Pop, Hip-Hop, EDM, etc.

Please submit well-crafted Songs with some dimension. Ideally, they’re looking for Songs that will have a slightly sentimental start, then build and shift into something with high energy. We know that each spot will start with the slower lead-in and then go into full energy, so imagine the type of Song that could play when a person is training and builds with intensity when the person really hits their stride in a tough work out!

LYRIC TIP: For this request, please try your best to avoid wall-to-wall lyrics, as there will be voice-over in this commercial to work around. Lyrics that don’t have specific names, dates, times, brands, and places will make your Songs more appealing to the Ad-Agency.

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 all your mix-minus-vocal versions on hand and ready to send at a moment’s notice, should you receive a call or email from the Ad-Agency. If you don’t have the ability to get your mix-minus-vocal versions in the Ad-Agency hands within an hour after being contacted, please don’t submit for this!

The estimated license fee for this placement is up-to $20,000, depending on the ultimate use. This will be Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Ad-Agency placement. You’ll keep 100% ownership of your Copyright and Master Recording, although we suspect that you won’t be able to license your Songs for any other Commercials for the duration of the agreement, which will be determined by the Ad Agency and you. You must own or control the Master and Composition rights to pitch for this opportunity.

Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All Submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a Screener who has been handpicked by the Ad Agency - Short critiques only. All Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Monday, October 14th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191014HE

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ANTHEMIC URBAN SONGS with a Crossover Appeal and Male or Female Vocals are needed for an (up to) $20,000, NON-Exclusive, Direct-to-Ad-Agency placement in a Commercial!

They’re looking for a Mid-to-Up-Tempo Song that would fall within the general stylistic ballpark of the following reference we got from the client:

“All Of The Lights” by Kanye West ft. Rihanna, Kid Cudi

NOTE: The Ad Agency likes the reference as an example of what might work for this TV Commercial, as it clearly sits at the intersection of Pop and Hip-Hop. They are not looking for clones, copies, or soundalikes; but they’d love to find something that captures the vibe, sound, and feel found in the reference.

Please submit well-crafted Urban Songs that have an anthemic vibe and a driving rhythmic quality. Be sure your submissions sound polished and have great lyrics and epic choruses. Your Songs can be sung or rapped, as long as you display plenty of energy and attitude.

LYRIC TIP: For this request, please try your best to avoid wall-to-wall lyrics, as there will be voice-over in this commercial to work around. Lyrics that don’t have specific names, dates, times, brands, and places will make your Songs more appealing to the Ad-Agency.

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

The estimated license fee for this placement is up-to $20,000, depending on the ultimate use. This will be Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Ad-Agency placement. You’ll keep 100% ownership of your Copyright and Master Recording; although we suspect that you won’t be able to license your Songs for any other Commercials for the duration of the agreement which will be determined by the Ad Agency and you. You must own or control the Master and Composition rights to pitch for this opportunity.

Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All Submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a Screener who has been handpicked by the Ad Agency – Short critiques only. All Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Monday, October 14th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191014AK

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Christmas/Holiday

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ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a super well-connected Publisher for a wide variety of Film, TV, and Commercial placements.

They’re searching for festive Songs in All Tempos and styles that are in the general stylistic ballpark of the references below:

“Santa Tell Me” by Ariana Grande

“What Christmas Means to Me” by John Legend ft. Stevie Wonder

“Underneath The Tree” by Kelly Clarkson

Please submit original Christmas Songs that have plenty of mainstream appeal to get listeners in the spirit of the holiday season. Your submissions should have great melodies, strong choruses, and current-sounding productions. Having awesome vocal performances also couldn't hurt!

NOTE: Your productions can range from simple arrangements, up to bigger, more developed arrangements, as long as what you send conveys a Christmas/Holiday mood, style, and vibe.

Quoting Our Source: “Your Songs must be well-produced and broadcast ready. We seek material that effectively represents the Holiday Season!”

Lyric themes should be consistent with what you commonly hear in Christmas music. Fun, festive, non-Religious lyrics will probably 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.

This company offers an EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal, with a 3-year reversion, so please be sure the Songs you pitch for this opportunity are NOT already signed with other Companies or Catalogs. Sync fees will be split 50/50 with the Company. You need to own or control your Copyright and Master Recording.

Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Thursday, October 31st, 2019.  TAXI #Y191031OC

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Country

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CHART-WORTHY COUNTRY SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a great Music Row Publisher for an Award-Winning Country Star.

Please submit great Songs in All Tempos that could fit in the general stylistic ballpark of these references:

“My Town” by Montgomery Gentry

“Hell Right” by Blake Shelton ft. Trace Adkins

“Brand New Man” by Brooks & Dunn, Luke Combs

Please submit Songs with fresh and unique ideas, coupled with original Country melodies and super strong choruses that are ready for the charts! Your submissions should have lyrics full of visual imagery and should be able to compete with Nashville’s best writers! For this request, Songs should have a more organic, traditional sound and feel, especially the vocals!

NOTE: This artist hasn’t put out records in a while, so they are going to be looking for "HITS that can bring the artist back to the top of the charts." In other words – the bar for this request will be high, and only the best of the best will be forwarded.

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

NOTEWORTHY: If time permits, someone from the Publisher's staff (who has been trained as a TAXI screener) will review the submissions for this request. That means that people directly involved in this request could be the "ears" reviewing your submissions!

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 on a Yes/No basis – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Sunday, October 20th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191020CN

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A RANGE of MODERN TOP 40-Style COUNTRY SONGS with Male, Female, or Duet Vocals is needed by a super well-connected Publisher that gets a lot of Film, TV, and Commercial placements.

They’re looking for contemporary, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic wheelhouse of artists like Blanco Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Lil Nas X, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the references to get an idea of what could work for this pitch.

“The Git Up” by Blanco Brown

“homecoming queen?” by Kelsea Ballerini

“One Thing Right” by Marshmello & Kane Brown

“Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus

NOTE: It’s okay if your submissions lean a tiny bit toward genres like Pop, Hip-Hop, and EDM, as long as your Songs are still rooted in the Country genre.

Please submit fresh, well-crafted Songs that sound like they could be on Country Radio right now. Your submissions should have as much mainstream appeal as the references above, with catchy melodies, great lyrics, and choruses that sound like what you'd hear on the charts!

Lyric themes can vary, but please avoid references to brands, places, profanity, and names for this request. Do not copy the referenced acts or Songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

This company offers an EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal with a 3-year reversion, so please make 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 must own or control the Master and Composition rights to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191029CT

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Electronic

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

NOTE: We recently ran this request as TAXI Listing #Y190930EC, but the company didn’t get enough material. If you submitted to TAXI #Y190930EC, please submit different material this time around!

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

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

“On The Regular” By Shamir

“MOVING AS ONE” by LOYAL

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

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

No specific lyric themes were requested, but you’d be smart to avoid references to brands, places, profanity, and names for this request. Do NOT copy the referenced artists, or Songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed.

The specific deal points will be handled on a case-by-case basis. If you’re inclined to do an Exclusive deal, please don’t submit material that’s already signed with other libraries or publishers. You must own or control your Master and Composition Rights to submit to this opportunity. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on  Saturday, November 9th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191109EP

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Folk

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A RANGE of “INDIE” SONGS with a Folk/Roots Style and Male or Female Vocals are needed by a super successful Publisher with lots of placements!

They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that have a vibe and sound similar to the following references they gave to us:

“Life in the City" by The Lumineers

"In Hell, I'll Be Good Company" by The Dead South

"Mad as a Hatter" by Larkin Poe

Please submit well-crafted Songs that have a rootsy, down-home feel and a distinct Indie sound and vibe. Stripped-down, acoustic guitar/vocal performances or arrangements with a small ensemble (at most) can work for this pitch! Great vocal performances with some left-of-center melodies could really help you stand out for this request.

NOTE: Your submissions can have a bit of a quirky quality to them, but make sure they still maintain a commercially viable appeal. In other words, don’t color too far outside the lines, but being a tad different might be a good thing here.

Lyric themes can vary, but avoid references to specific brands, places, and names for this request – and no profanity, please. Do not copy the referenced acts or Songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

This company offers an EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 deal with a 3-year reversion, so please make 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 must own or control the Master and Composition rights to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191030CT

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Hard to Classify/Specialty/Novelty

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THIS LISTING IS ONLY FOR TAXI MEMBERS WHO WILL BE AT THE 2019 ROAD RALLY AND WANT A CHANCE TO HAVE THEIR SONG OR INSTRUMENTAL PLAYED DURING THE PANEL BELOW. GUESTS CANNOT SUBMIT FOR THIS PANEL, SORRY!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2019 – GRAND BALLROOM

3:45pm – 5:15pm:
Music Supervisor Pitch Panel – Songs and Instrumentals, Members only pitch – Music Supervisors: Mason Cooper (Film/TV), Frank Palazzolo (Scripted TV), Jonathan Weiss (Unscripted TV), Joe Brandt (Unscripted TV/Documentary/Film), and TBA (Indie Film/TV) will listen, give feedback, and maybe even take some music with them! Music played during this panel will be chosen randomly from a playlist generated from this TAXI Listing!  Submissions not played will be screened on a yes/no basis after the Rally, and Forwards will be sent to all the panelists.

Please submit ONE SONG or ONE INSTRUMENTAL that you think would be good for placements in TV Shows, Feature Films, Indie Films, or Documentaries. By submitting, you acknowledge and understand that you are not guaranteed that your Song or Instrumental will be played on this panel of Music Licensing Executives and Music Supervisors.

• Songs and Instrumentals submitted will NOT be pre-screened, so every piece of music submitted has an EQUAL CHANCE of being randomly selected by a randomization algorithm to be played on the panel!

• Songs and Instrumentals that do not get played on the panel will be screened by TAXI on a Yes/No Basis about 10 business days after the Rally has ended!

• You get two chances at having the panelists hear your Song or Instrumental 1) Randomly during the panel, or 2) By getting Forwarded by TAXI’s A&R people after the Rally!

IMPORTANT NOTE: We will call out the name of each person whose music is randomly pulled. If you are not in the ballroom, we will move on to the next person’s music. No exceptions.

The mandate for TAXI’s post-panel/Rally screeners will be, “Forward Songs or Instrumentals that you think are strong and appropriate enough that Music Licensing Companies would want to sign it or Music Supervisors could find it usable in a Film or TV project they are working on."

You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this opportunity. Please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any Music Libraries or Catalogs. If your music is already published by CDBaby, TuneCore, or any other services, you cannot submit it for this panel!

Once again, all Songs and Instrumentals that do not get played on the panel will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Sunday, October 27th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191027RR

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THIS LISTING IS ONLY FOR TAXI MEMBERS WHO WILL BE AT THE 2019 ROAD RALLY AND WANT A CHANCE TO HAVE THEIR SONG PLAYED DURING THE PANEL BELOW. GUESTS CANNOT SUBMIT FOR THIS PANEL, SORRY!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2019 – GRAND BALLROOM

4:15pm – 5:45pm:
Film & TV Song Pitch and Feedback Panel – Songs (with lyrics and vocals, from TAXI members only) will be played for Music Supervisors and Music Licensing executives: Frank Palazzolo (Music Supervisor), Bob Mair (CEO, Black Toast Music), Mason Cooper (Music Supervisor), Jeff Freundlich (COO, Wild Whirled), and Shannon Quisenberry (Director of Creative, Think Music). Songs (with lyrics and vocals) only! Music played during this panel will be chosen randomly from a playlist generated from this TAXI Listing! Submissions not played during the panel will be screened on a yes/no basis after the Rally, and Forwards will be sent to all the panelists.

• Songs submitted will NOT be pre-screened, so every piece of music submitted has an EQUAL CHANCE of being randomly selected by a randomization algorithm to be played on the panel!

• Songs that do not get played on the panel will be screened by TAXI on a Yes/No Basis about 10 business days after the Rally has ended!

• You get two chances at having the panelists hear your Song: 1) Randomly during the panel, or 2) By getting Forwarded by TAXI’s A&R people after the Rally!

IMPORTANT NOTE: We will call out the name of each person whose music is randomly pulled. If you are not in the ballroom, we will move on to the next person’s music. No exceptions.

The mandate for TAXI’s post-panel/Rally screeners will be, “Forward Songs that you think are strong and appropriate enough that Music Licensing Companies would want to sign it or Music Supervisors could find it usable in a Film or TV project they are working on."

You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this opportunity. Please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any Music Libraries or Catalogs. If your music is already published by CDBaby, TuneCore, or any other services, you cannot submit it for this panel!

Once again, all Songs that do not get played on the panel will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT), on Sunday, October 27th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191027RA

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SPY-flavored SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a NON-Exclusive Music Licensing Company.

NOTE: We are also running a TAXI Listing for Spy-style Instrumentals as TAXI #Y191019JB, so please don’t confuse the two!

They’re looking for Songs in All Tempos in the stylistic range of the references below:

“Skyfall” by Adele

“The Silencers” by Vikki Carr

"Diamonds are Forever" by Shirley Bassey

Please submit smooth Songs with a Jazzy, Retro vibe that sound like they belong in a Spy Movie. Original Songs that have a current take on 1960s Spy music with a retro-inspired sound and vibe could help you hit the sweet spot for this request! Be sure your vocal performances are well-performed, with inviting melodies and creative lyrics.

Please keep your lyrics universal enough to work for a variety of scenes and scenarios. Lyrics that don’t mention specific names, places, dates, times, brands, or profanity will be appreciated. Do NOT copy the referenced Songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a guide for tempo, texture, and tone. Broadcast quality is needed.

This Publisher offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE 50/50 deal. You’ll get 50% of the sync fee and 100% of the Writer’s share. They’ll get 50% of the sync fee and 100% of the Publisher’s Share. You’ll keep 100% of the original Copyright and Master. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Sunday, October 27th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191027SP

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COVER VERSIONS of The Cars' Song “Drive” with Male Vocals are needed by a successful Los Angeles-based Production Music Licensing Company for Commercials and Ride-sharing Advertisement opportunities.

For reference, here’s the original version of “Drive” by The Cars:

“Drive” by The Cars

For this request, you’d be wise to not go too left-of-center with your Covers. Stick fairly close to the style and feel of the original version's lyric and melody so that the root of the Song is recognizable. If you stray too far away from the original, your Covers may not be as appealing!

Quoting the Music Library: “We don't want a playlist of weird versions; we want something pretty straight and familiar to the original.”

Instrumentation can vary from stripped and minimal productions to "full band" arrangements. Strong musicianship and compelling vocal performances with a great delivery could help your Cover Songs stand out! Broadcast Quality is needed.

This Company offers EXCLUSIVE 50/50 deals. You must own or control your Master to submit to this opportunity, and the material you submit cannot be signed to any other deals. Please submit as many Cover Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI A&R person who has been handpicked by the Founder of the Music Library – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191015DR

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Instrumental

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THIS LISTING IS ONLY FOR TAXI MEMBERS WHO WILL BE AT THE 2019 ROAD RALLY AND WANT A CHANCE TO HAVE THEIR INSTRUMENTAL PLAYED DURING THE PANEL BELOW. GUESTS CANNOT SUBMIT FOR THIS PANEL, SORRY!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2019 – GRAND BALLROOM

9:15am – 10:30am:
Instrumental Pitch and Feedback Panel – Panelists: Joy Basu (CEO, Lab Hits Music), Jonathan Weiss (Music Supervisor), Chuck Henry (CEO, 10 West Music), Pedro Costa (CEO, InStyle Music), and Elyse Schiller (Executive Producer, Masterphonic) will listen, give feedback, and possibly take some music home! Music played during this panel will be chosen randomly from a playlist generated from this TAXI Listing! Submissions not played during this panel will be screened on a yes/no basis after the Rally, and Forwards will be sent to all the panelists.

• Instrumentals submitted will NOT be pre-screened, so every piece of music submitted has an EQUAL CHANCE of being randomly selected by a randomization algorithm to be played on the panel!

• Instrumentals that do not get played on the panel will be screened by TAXI on a Yes/No Basis about 10 business days after the Rally has ended!

• You get two chances at having the panelists hear your Instrumental 1) Randomly during the panel, or 2) By getting Forwarded by TAXI’s A&R people after the Rally!

IMPORTANT NOTE: We will call out the name of each person whose music is randomly pulled. If you are not in the ballroom, we will move on to the next person’s music. No exceptions.

The mandate for TAXI’s post-panel/Rally screeners will be, “Forward Instrumentals that you think are strong and appropriate enough that Music Licensing Companies would want to sign it or Music Supervisors could find it usable in a Film or TV project they are working on."

You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this opportunity. Please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any Music Libraries or Catalogs. If your music is already published by CDBaby, TuneCore, or any other services, you cannot submit it for this panel!

Once again, all Instrumentals that do not get played on the panel will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Sunday, October 27th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191027RO

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TRADITIONAL GOSPEL INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a very successful EXCLUSIVE Music Licensing Company with a long list of great TV, Film, and Commercial placements.

Please take a listen to the reference they gave us below to get an idea of what could work well for this request:

“Praise Break” by Austin COGIC Mass Choir (Starting at 1:05)

Please submit ORIGINAL, well-crafted Gospel Instrumentals with genre-appropriate productions, instrumentation, and musicianship. While your submissions should have a more traditional Gospel feel, they’re not looking for material that sounds straight from the Hymn Book. Give them uplifting Instrumentals that sound like a REAL live Gospel band, the kind that could get the whole sanctuary on their feet and clapping along in praise! Can we get an AMEN!

All submissions should be between two and four minutes in length, give or take. Non-Faded endings will work best. Please do not copy the reference in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for feel, texture, and tone. Broadcast quality is needed.

This Company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so the material you submit for this request CANNOT be signed with any other publishers or catalogs. Sync fees will be split 50/50. The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control your Masters and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit as many Instrumentals as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Friday, November 1st, 2019.  TAXI #Y191101GS

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SMOOTH JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL COVERS of PUBLIC DOMAIN CHRISTMAS SONGS are needed by a very successful EXCLUSIVE Music Library with a long list of great TV, Film, and Commercial placements.

Please take a listen to these references we got from the company to get an idea of what could work well for this request:

“God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen” by Kenny G

“Sleigh Ride” by Kenny G

“Silver Bells” by Kenny G

NOTE: Although two of the references (Sleigh Ride and Silver Bells) are NOT in the Public Domain, your Covers must be! The client wants Instrumental Covers of Public Domain Christmas Songs (i.e. Jingle Bells, Silent Night, etc.) that capture the Smooth Jazz vibe of the references above. Think about the arrangements, vibe, and production approaches you hear, then apply it to Public Domain tunes.

Your submissions should be well-composed Instrumental Covers that embody the easy listening vibe found in the references above. Your Instrumental Covers should sound authentic, with genuine-sounding instrumentation and solid musicianship from top-to-bottom. Your Covers should stick pretty darn close to the original melodies so they’re recognizable. If you stray from the original melodies, they may not be as appealing or usable.

All submissions should be between two and four minutes in length, give or take. Non-Faded endings will work best. Please do not copy the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for overall feel, texture, and tone. Broadcast quality is needed.

This Library offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so the material you submit for this request CANNOT be signed with any other publishers or catalogs.

Note: Although there won't be any performance royalties paid for these placements, you will get 50% of the master license fee. Please double-check to make sure that the Instrumental Covers you submit are truly in the Public Domain! Unsure if your Instrumental Covers are in the Public Domain? Here’s a link that will help: Public Domain Christmas Song List

You must own or control your Master to submit for this request. Please submit as many Instrumental Covers as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – No full critiques. All submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Thursday, October 31st, 2019.  TAXI #Y191031KG

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“Dreamy and Melodic” RAP/HIP-HOP INSTRUMENTAL TRACKS are needed by a Multi-Platinum, Grammy-nominated Production Team that’s always involved in big artists’ projects!

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

WARNING: The references may contain graphic and explicit lyrics. Listener discretion is advised.

“Dark Queen” by Lil Uzi Vert

“Ransom” by Lil Tecca

Although the references have vocals, this pitch is for Instrumental Tracks only!

Quoting the Client: “Your tracks should have 4-5 different Chords or more in the patterns, please, nothing too monotone.”

Please send them well-produced Rap/Hip-Hop Instrumental Tracks that have dreamy melodic chord patterns, engaging drum rhythms, and an overall sound that would feel right at home on the Rap/Hip-Hop charts. Be sure you submit Instrumentals that sound more like records rather than material that sounds like it came from a Music Library.

NOTE: You can expect that this Producer Duo will likely re-produce or re-work the track, and you’ll ultimately be entering into a co-write deal with them. We see that as a good thing. That’s how you get into an artist’s “camp,” which is exactly where you want to be.

The deal will be negotiated between you and the Collaborator(s), but it’s pretty obvious that the deal is likely to be a co-write. Please do not submit Instrumental Tracks that are already in other catalogs or signed to any publishing companies. If you land this, you will likely be offered an EXCLUSIVE publishing or co-publishing deal. Please submit as many Instrumental Tracks as you’d like, online or on CD.

All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019.  TAXI #Y191102DR

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PERCUSSION-BASED INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a NON-Exclusive Music Licensing Company for the Music Supervisor of a new "high backend-paying reality show."

They’re searching for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues that would fall into the general stylistic wheelhouse of the following references:

Earthquake (Drums/Percussion)

Massive Epic Percussion

Please submit driving, impactful Instrumental Cues that are primarily percussive and leave listeners feeling anxious and on the edge of their seats. Be sure to add and subtract instrumentation as your Cues progress to give them some dynamic interest and building momentum. Your submissions can have some additional instrumentation, but the majority should be Percussion-based. Feel free to get creative, but please avoid anything that’s so complex that it will distract viewers from what's on-screen! Our experience is the simpler, the better. The shows that use this type of music aren't looking for the most genius composer, so much as pieces of music that evoke emotion.

TAXI TIP: Think of the type of Cues that would play during an elimination round when someone is getting sent home or voted off!

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

This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll keep 100% of the Master rights and the Library will get 100% of the Publisher’s share for any placements they generate. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this opportunity. Please submit as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Monday, October 21st, 2019.  TAXI #Y191021PC

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EPIC, ORCHESTRAL-Based INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a NON-Exclusive Music Licensing Company for the Music Supervisor of a new competition-based Reality TV Series!

Please listen to the references below to get a general idea of what they need:

Survivor Island of the Idols  (From 2:18 - 3:14)

Master Chef  (From 6:38 - 7:15)

Kitchen Nightmares  (From 17:48 - 18:26)

Please submit heart-pounding Instrumental Cues that could support tense scenes. Use epic drum hits, lush strings, and brass instrumentation to build your Cues. Orchestral instruments should sound realistic and not stiff or synthetic. You’d be wise to send in Cues that are more suspenseful and anticipatory than scary or sad. Your Instrumental Cues should be able to work in the context of shows like (but not limited to) Master Chef, Kitchen Nightmares and/or Shark Tank.

Submissions should be 90 Seconds long, give or take. Non-faded, buttoned endings will work best. 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 deal. You’ll keep 100% of the Master rights and the Library will get 100% of the Publisher’s share for any placements they generate. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this opportunity. Please submit as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Thursday, October 17th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191017RA

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RETRO-INSPIRED, CONTEMPORARY FUNK/SOUL INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a NON-Exclusive Music Licensing Company.

This company hasn't requested music from our members for a while now, but they're back and hungry for some great new music - and lots of it! This could be a really good opportunity for you to build a new relationship.

NOTE: We are also running a TAXI Listing for Funk/Soul Songs as listing #Y191027RT, so please don’t confuse the two!

They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals that fit stylistically with (but not limited to) these references:

“Tightrope” by Janelle Monáe - ft. Big Boi

“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

“Valerie” by Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse

NOTE: Modern Electronic/Funk/Disco tracks (i.e Jungle, etc.)  are also welcome:

"Casio" by Jungle

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

Please submit well-composed Instrumentals with top-notch productions. Your submissions should have a feel and style that fits seamlessly on a playlist with the references above, and other material in the genre. Your submissions should include catchy melodies, great arrangements, and some live Soul/Funk instrumentation in your compositions.

NOTE: The Client told us that they would love to hear "Instrumentals with great grooves and horn parts."

All submissions should be between two and four minutes long, with a Non-Faded ending. Please do NOT copy the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed.

This Publisher offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE 50/50 deal. You’ll get 50% of the sync fee and 100% of the Writer’s share. They’ll get 50% of the sync fee and 100% of the Publisher’s Share. You’ll keep 100% of the original Copyright and Master. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this. Please submit as many Instrumentals as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Saturday, October 26th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191026RT

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SURF ROCK INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a NON-Exclusive Music Licensing Company that specializes in music for videographers and photographers, as well as TV shows and Film projects!

NOTE: This company hasn't requested any music from our members in several years, so this could be a really good opportunity to build a new relationship!

They’re searching for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals in the general stylistic ballpark of the following references:

“Dawn Patrol” by The Eliminators

“Pintor” by The Pharos

“Wipe Out” by The Surfaris

Give them well-crafted Instrumentals that are rhythmically creative, melodically captivating, and have a distinct California surf sound and style. Make sure your productions sound like a real band with solid musicianship and instrumentation that you’d hear in Surf Rock, even if you’re using Virtual Instruments. Adding real guitars played over tracks done with some Virtual Instruments will help give it a “real deal” feel.

TAXI TIP: Break out those electric guitars with tremolo if you want to get more in the stylistic wheelhouse and add some authenticity to your Instrumentals.

Your submissions should be at least 2 minutes long (give or take). Non-Faded, button/Stinger endings will work best for this pitch. Do NOT copy the referenced examples in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Genre-appropriate Broadcast Quality is needed.

This Publisher offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE 50/50 deal. You’ll get 50% of the sync fee and 100% of the Writer’s share. They’ll get 50% of the sync fee and 100% of the Publisher’s Share. You’ll keep 100% of the original Copyright and Master. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this. Please submit as many Instrumentals as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Friday, October 25th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191025SR

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SPY-Style INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a NON-Exclusive Music Licensing Company.

NOTE: This company hasn't run a TAXI Request in about 4 years (but they’re back!), so this could be a really good opportunity to build a new relationship!

They’re looking for Instrumentals in All Tempos in the stylistic range of the references below:

Ocean's Eleven Main Title Theme

“Banzai Pipeline” by Henry Mancini and His Orchestra

Snatch OST - The Mad Flute

007: James Bond Theme

Mission Impossible Theme

Please submit smooth, cool Instrumentals with a retro, Jazzy vibe like what you'd hear in a James Bond or Oceans 11-type movie. Your submissions can incorporate either classic Lounge-style instrumentation or a more Big Band Jazz sound. Please avoid any instruments that sound synthetic or obviously MIDI-driven or quantized as that could take away from the authenticity of your piece. A little bit of modern/electronic ear candy sprinkled in is okay, but don't overdo it!

Your submissions should be at least 2 minutes long (give or take). Non-Faded endings will work best for this pitch. Do NOT copy the referenced examples in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

This Publisher offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE 50/50 deal. You’ll get 50% of the sync fee and 100% of the Writer’s share. They’ll get 50% of the sync fee and 100% of the Publisher’s Share. You’ll keep 100% of the original Copyright and Master. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this. Please submit as many Instrumentals as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Saturday, October 19th, 2019. TAXI #Y191019JB

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A Wide Range of HIP-HOP HYBRID INSTRUMENTALS is needed by a very active and fast-growing Music Library that specializes in pitching to Advertising Agencies for big TV Commercials.

They're looking for Mid-To-Up-Tempo Instrumentals that could fit on a playlist with the reference they provided us:

“All Night” by Big Boi

The client would like to hear unique, out-of-the-box Instrumentals that combine Hip-Hop beats with other music genres. Your tracks should use innovative, trendsetting production techniques and stylized sounds to push the creative envelope. The moods of your Instrumentals can vary, as they're willing to consider cool vibes that motivate, empathize, and uplift – as well as swagger-filled tracks that make you want to strut or celebrate. Whichever you decide, just be sure your tracks drip style and energy!

Here are some approaches you could consider when composing your Instrumentals:

  • Orchestral textures with Hip-Hop beats.
  • String quartet intros that quickly transition into Hip-Hop grooves.
  • Classic Pop hit styles of the '60s with Hip-Hop grooves.
  • Unusual styles combined with Hip-Hop beats (i.e. Bluegrass, Ragtime, Country, Reggae, etc.)
  • '70 & '80s Rock hit sounds that blend with Hip-Hop grooves.

But don’t limit yourself to just those ideas – those are just some suggestions that we got directly from the client.

All submissions should be about 2 to 3 minutes long, give or take. Non-Faded, Button/Stinger endings will work best. Do NOT copy the reference in any way, shape, or form, use only as a guide for texture, tone, and overall vibe.  Do NOT submit any material with unauthorized samples of any other artists’ music, sounds, or any other form of media. Broadcast Quality is needed.

This company offers 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 Master 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 on a Yes/No basis – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019.  TAXI #Y191023HY

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

NOTE: We recently ran this request as a TAXI Listing (TAXI #Y190926RL) but the company didn’t get enough material. If you submitted to TAXI #Y190926RL, please submit different material this time around!

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

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

“Play It Cool” by Steve Aoki & Monsta X

“Fill Me In” by Loud Luxury & Ryan Shepherd

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

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

Your submissions should be 2-4 minutes long (give or take) with Non-Faded, Buttoned/Stinger endings. Please Do NOT copy the referenced acts or Songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

The license fee we were quoted for each of these placements is $100. The specific deal points will be handled on a case-by-case basis with the client. You must own or control your Masters and Compositions to submit to this opportunity. Please submit as many Instrumentals as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019.  TAXI #Y191022CS

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CONTEMPORARY DEEP HOUSE INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a European Music Library that's looking for a bunch of music in this style!

They’re looking for Mid-To-Up-Tempo Instrumentals in the stylistic ballpark of the references:

“Piece Of Your Heart” by Meduza ft. Goodboys

“Crossfire” by Robby East ft. Salvo

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

Please send them well-crafted Deep House Instrumentals in the general vibe and style wheelhouse of the references above. Make sure your pieces include captivating drum rhythms, hooky melodies, and an overall polished sound. Your submissions can include some minimal non-lyrical Vocal elements, but they're not necessary to land this – just a suggestion!

TAXI Tip: Your virtual instruments and samples must sound current (not dated) and of high quality!

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

This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so please be sure the Instrumentals you pitch for this opportunity are NOT already signed with any other Companies or Catalogs. Any sync fees will be split 50/50 with the Company. You'll get 100% of the Writer's share, and the Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher's share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit. Please submit as many Instrumentals as you'd like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Sunday, October 20th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191020DH

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INSTRUMENTAL RENDITIONS of PUBLIC DOMAIN CHRISTMAS SONGS are needed by a super well-connected Publisher for a wide variety of Film, TV, and Commercial placements.

NOTE: We are also running a TAXI Listing for Public Domain Christmas Songs (with lyrics) as listing TAXI #Y191010PD, so please don’t confuse the two!

This Publisher is known for getting out there and hustling for placements and is currently looking for Instrumentals in Various Genres and Tempos that could work on a playlist with:

“Jingle Bells” by Michael Bublé ft. The Puppini Sisters

“Silent Night” by Justin Bieber

“Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful) " by Céline Dion

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

Please submit well-crafted Instrumentals that would put listeners in the Christmas/Holiday spirit. Productions can range from small arrangements up to bigger, more fully developed arrangements – depending on the genre and style you’re submitting. Be sure to stick to the original melodies so that the Instrumentals are familiar to listeners.

Quoting Our Source: “Your Instrumentals must be well-produced and broadcast ready. We seek material that effectively represents the Holiday Season!”

All submissions should be between 2:00 and 3:00 minutes long, give or take. Non-Faded endings will work best. Do not copy the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for overall feel, 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 Instrumentals used during that term, you can get your rights back. Since this company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed to other Libraries or Catalogs.

Note: Although there won't be any performance royalties paid for these placements, you will get 50% of the master license fee. Please double check to make sure the Instrumentals you submit are truly Public Domain! In case you’re unsure if your submissions are in the Public Domain, here’s a link that will help: Public Domain Christmas Song List

You must own or control your Masters to submit for this request. Please submit as many Instrumentals as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – No full critiques. All submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Sunday, October 27th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191027PD

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ORCHESTRAL-Based INSTRUMENTAL COVERS OF PUBLIC DOMAIN CHRISTMAS SONGS are needed by a successful Music Licensing Company with tons of placements in HIT TV Shows!

They’re searching for Instrumental Covers in All Tempos in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the examples below:

“We Wish You A Merry Christmas” by London Symphony Orchestra

“Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem” by The Philadelphia Orchestra

“Deck the Halls” by Percy Faith & His Orchestra

Please submit well-composed Instrumental Cover versions of Public Domain Christmas Songs that deliver a timeless Christmas sound, style, and tone. Your submissions can range from a small ensemble to a full-blown orchestra and anything in-between, as long as it sounds like the real deal. Sticking to the original melodies of the Songs is the best way to go. If you stray too far away from the original melodies, your Covers may not be as appealing.

NOTE: Be sure your Orchestral sounds are very convincing, and please avoid anything stiff or obviously MIDI-driven for this pitch.

Your submissions should be at least 2 minutes long, give or take. Non-Faded endings will work best for this pitch. Broadcast Quality is needed.

This Publisher offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE 50/50 deal. Although there won't be any performance royalties paid for these placements (because they're Public Domain), you will get 50% of the master license fee.

NOTE: Please double check to make sure the Instrumental Covers you submit are truly in the Public Domain! In case you’re unsure if they are in the Public Domain, here’s a link that will help: Public Domain Christmas Songs

You must own or control your Master Rights. Please submit as many Instrumental Covers as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Sunday, October 20th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191020RC

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TOP 40-Style ALT-POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a successful, EXCLUSIVE Music Licensing Company for Film, TV, and Commercial placements.

They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could fit in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the following references we got from the company:

“bad guy” by Billie Eilish

"bury a friend" by Billie Eilish

"you should see me in a crown" by Billie Eilish

Please send them Pop Songs that are a little bit outside of the box, but that still have an appealing mainstream sound. Your Songs should have ear-catching melodies and super hooky choruses along with unique, modern production techniques. Having a distinctive vocal sound and identity should also help you stand out for this request!

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

This Company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so the material you submit for this pitch CANNOT be signed with other publishers or catalogs. Sync fees will be split 50/50. The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Friday, November 1st, 2019.  TAXI #Y191101PP

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HIGH-ENERGY ELECTRO POP SONGS with Female Vocals are needed by a very busy Music Library.

They’re on the hunt for Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic ballpark and vibe of the following references we got from the client:

“Someone Who Can Dance” by Icona Pop

“I Love It” by Icona Pop ft. Charli XCX

Quoting the Music Library – “I need Up-Tempo, high-energy Songs with Female vocals. No obvious Auto-Tune on the vocals please.”

Please send them well-crafted Electro Pop Songs that are on par with the vibe and energy of the references mentioned above. Your submissions should have modern Electronic sounds and production techniques, with tons of catchy ear candy woven in from top to bottom. Having solidly performed vocals from start to finish should help grab their attention!

Lyrics that avoid using specific names, places, dates, times, brands, and profanity will probably work best. Do NOT copy the referenced bands 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 Songs 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 on a Yes/No basis - No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Thursday, October 24th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191024EP

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CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a successful Music Licensing Company with an endless list of placements in Films, Commercials, and A-List TV Shows. Tons of TAXI members have had placements through this company!

Send them Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could fit in the general stylistic ballpark of the following references:

“Harder” by Jax Jones, Bebe Rexha

“If I Can't Have You” by Shawn Mendes

“Blood, Sweat & Tears” by Ava Max

Please submit Songs with a contemporary, Top 40 sound. Your submissions should have fresh, inviting melodies, great song structure, and big, infectious choruses that sound like they could be on the Hot 100 charts. Vocal performances should be super current-sounding.

Avoiding references to specific names, dates, times, places, brands, and profanity in your lyrics is recommended. Please do NOT copy the referenced artists 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. They’ll get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Please send as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Saturday, November 9th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191109PS

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CONTEMPORARY TOP 40-Style POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an Internationally distributed Music Library with a super long list of TV and Film placements.

They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic ballpark of artists like (but not limited to) Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get a feel for the style and sound they need:

“Don’t Call Me Angel” by Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey

“Señorita” by Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello

“You Need To Calm Down” by Taylor Swift

Please submit well-structured Songs that have all the mainstream appeal of the references above. Your submission should have a modern sound with catchy melodies and choruses that sound like what you’d hear on Top 40 radio. Be sure your production is top-notch and has a polished vocal that’s well-performed from start to finish.

Avoiding references to specific names, dates, times, places, brands, and profanity in your lyrics is strongly recommended. Please do NOT copy the referenced Songs or artists in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, and tone.  Broadcast Quality is needed.

The Client offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll split all upfront sync fees 50/50. You’ll keep 100% of the Writer’s share and they’ll get 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191016PS

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

He's looking for Songs in All Tempos that are in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the following references:

“Black & Blue” by Nina Nesbitt

“Back In My Body” by Maggie Rogers

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

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

Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD, and include Lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Thursday, October 24th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191024PS

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CONTEMPORARY INDIE POP ARTISTS or BANDS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a top-tier British Independent Record label that needs some great new acts for their roster.

This company has just recently started requesting music from TAXI's members, so it’s a good time to get in the door early and grab their attention!

They’re looking for Songs that could be found on the same playlist as the following references:

"Borderline" by Tame Impala

"Maybe You're the Reason" by The Japanese House

"Honeypie" by Johnny Utah

Give them well-crafted Pop Songs that have noticeable Indie quality while maintaining a commercially viable appeal. Your productions should sound contemporary and use genre-appropriate instrumentation. Be sure your vocal performances feel unique and are fittingly stylized.

You’d be wise to send in THREE Songs per submission so they can see if there's depth and variety in your material. Your recording quality needs to be clean, clear, well-balanced, and good enough to represent your Songs well. You’d be wise to highlight any touring/live show experience, fanbase, or impressive sales/streaming figures you may have. If you’re a new artist or band and don’t have much of a story or track record, but you do have an amazing sound and the Songs to back it up, they’d still like to hear from you!

Please submit three Songs, online or per CD, and include lyrics, photos, and a bio. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Saturday, October 26th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191026PB

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CONTEMPORARY URBAN POP SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a Major A&R Executive for a charting artist and songwriter who is working on his next album.

Please submit Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found sharing a playlist with artists like:

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

“I.F.L.Y.” by Bazzi

“Sad Forever” by Lauv

“hot girl bummer” by blackbear

Please submit radio-worthy Songs that have a strong commercial Pop structure with some Urban flavor. Be sure your Songs have contemporary-sounding productions similar to the general vibe and style of the artists mentioned above.

Your vocal performances and production style should be competitive enough to get this A&R Executive and his Artist excited about cutting your Songs. Your recording quality needs to be good enough to represent your Songs well. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. Please include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Friday, October 18th, 2019. TAXI #Y191018UP

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INDIE DANCE POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a really good Music Licensing Company with a long list of great Film/TV/Commercial placements.

They’re searching for Mid-to-Up Tempo Songs in the general stylistic wheelhouse of artists like (but not limited to) Little Dragon, WALK THE MOON, Sigrid, etc., etc., etc. Please listen to the following references to get yourself in the general range of the sound, style, and vibe they need:

“Lover Chanting” by Little Dragon

“One Foot” by WALK THE MOON

“Strangers” by Sigrid

Please submit well-crafted Dance Pop Songs with memorable melodies, danceable beats, and unforgettable choruses. Your submissions can have a bit of a quirky quality to them, but make sure they maintain a commercially viable appeal. In other words, don’t color too far outside the lines, but being a little bit different could be a good thing! Strong musicianship and well-performed vocals are a necessity if you want to land this opportunity!

Lyrics that avoid specific names, dates, times, brands, and places could make your Songs more appealing to the Licensing Company simply because universal lyrics are easier to place! Please do NOT copy the referenced artists or Songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

This Company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, with a 50/50 split on applicable sync fees. The Publisher will get 50% of Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share and 50% of the Publisher’s share as well. Sweet deal! 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 on a Yes/No basis – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Saturday, October 26th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191026DN

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MODERN EDM POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a successful Record Label and Publisher looking for new acts for sync opportunities!

They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could be found on a playlist with artists like (but not limited to) Avicii, David Guetta, Mark Ronson, 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:

“Wake Me Up” by Avicii

“Hey Mama” by David Guetta ft Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack

“Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” by Mark Ronson ft. Miley Cyrus

NOTE: Your Songs can have an R&B/Urban influence like the David Guetta/Nicki Minaj reference or a more Pop/Rock sound like Ronson/Cyrus. Either way, just be sure your Songs are rooted in the EDM genre!

Please send in well-crafted EDM-oriented Songs with super modern productions and Top 40 Radio appeal. Be sure your submissions have a fresh rhythmic, melodic, and lyrical approach, with instrumentation that sounds modern (not dated) and in the ballpark of what you’d hear from the referenced artists above. Be sure your vocal performances have plenty of personality and a slick Pop delivery!

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.

The specific deal points will be negotiated on a song-by-song basis directly with the Record Label/Publisher. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI Screener handpicked by the Company – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Monday, October 28th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191028ED

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TOP 40-Style POP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a great Publisher with an awesome track record of placements!

They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that would fit well on a playlist with the following references:

“Señorita” by Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello

“You Need To Calm Down” by Taylor Swift

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

Give them slick, well-crafted Pop Songs that have all the mainstream appeal of the references above. Your submissions should have solid Pop Song structure and polished productions along with catchy melodies and choruses that sound like they belong on Top-40 Radio. Be sure your vocal performances are super current-sounding, with deliveries that are well performed from top to bottom.

Lyric themes can vary, but please avoid references to specific names, brands, and places for this request – and no profanity, please! Do not copy the referenced acts or Songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

The specific deal points will be handled on a case-by-case basis. You must own or control your Master and Composition to submit to this opportunity. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI Screener – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Thursday, October 17th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191017PP

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Punk

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POP/PUNK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a NON-Exclusive Music Licensing Company.

They’re on the hunt for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that could fit on a playlist with acts like (but not limited to) Green Day, Good Charlotte, Sum 41, New Found Glory, etc., etc., etc. Take a listen to the following references to get an idea of what they need:

"Basket Case" by Green Day

"The Anthem" by Good Charlotte

"Fatlip" by Sum 41

“My Friends Over You” by New Found Glory

Please send Pop/Punk Songs that have a commercial sound, style, and vibe. Your Songs should be built around some great fun melodies, authentic Punk band instrumentation, and big anthemic, in-your-face choruses. Vocals with the appropriate Punk attitude will also increase your chances of landing this request.

TAXI Tip: Finding a nice balance between Pop and Punk with the instruments you use, the way your vocals are sung, and the overall productions should help you nail the target for this request.  Big Punk guitar and drum sounds, mixed with catchy Pop hooks!

You’d be wise to avoid lyrics with references to specific names, places, dates, times, profanity, and brands if you’d like to increase the probability of Music Supervisors 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. Broadcast Quality is needed.

This Publisher offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE 50/50 deal. You’ll get 50% of the sync fee and 100% of the Writer’s share. They’ll get 50% of the sync fee and 100% of the Publisher’s Share. You’ll keep 100% of the original Copyright and Master. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Friday, October 25th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191025PK

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Rap/Hip Hop

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URBAN PARTY SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for several (up to) $5,000, NON-Exclusive placements by a successful Music Licensing Company pitching directly to a TV Series.

NOTE: We recently ran this request as a TAXI Listing (#Y190924UP), but they didn’t find enough of what they were looking for and asked us to re-run the listing one more time. If you submitted to listing  #Y190924UP, please send in different material this time around.

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

WARNING: The references may contain graphic or explicit lyrics. Listener discretion is advised.

“lalala” by bbno$ & y2k

“Tempo” by Lizzo ft. Missy Elliott

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

“My Type” by Saweetie

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

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

Lyrical themes can vary for this pitch but should have a fresh, contemporary approach. Themes commonly heard in the contemporary Urban genres are probably the safest bet. Lyrics that avoid mentioning specific brands and profanity are the way to go for this request. Do not copy the referenced artists or Songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, and tone. Broadcast Quality is needed.

The estimated license fees will range between $2,000-$5,000, depending on the ultimate uses. This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE, 50/50 split. You’ll split any upfront sync fees 50/50. You'll get 100% of the Writer's share. The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Masters and Copyright to submit for this pitch. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or on CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Thursday, November 7th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191107UB

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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.

Give them well-crafted Rap/Hip-Hop Songs with great wordplay and rhythmically compelling vocal deliveries that have plenty of swagger. Your polished productions should have engaging melodies and rhythms throughout. For this request, 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 on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019.  TAXI #Y191022HH

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TOP 40-STYLE RAP/HIP-HOP SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a successful Music Licensing Company with an endless list of placements in Films, Commercials, and A-List TV Shows. Tons of TAXI members have had placements through this company!

They're looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic ballpark of the following references:

“Ran$om” by Lil Tecca

“MEGATRON” by Nicki Minaj

“Won't Be Late” by Swae Lee ft. Drake

WARNING: The references above may contain graphic and explicit lyrics. Listener discretion is advised.

Please submit current-sounding Rap/Hip-Hop Songs that have all the commercial appeal of Songs on the Hot 100 Charts. Your submissions should have great Song structure, contemporary-sounding production, and really catchy choruses. Be sure your vocal performance is lyrically engaging and has a ton of swagger!

Lyrics that don’t reference specific names, dates, times, brands, and places will probably be most appealing to this Company. 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. Do not submit any material with unauthorized samples of other artists’ Songs, sounds, or any other form of media. Broadcast Quality is needed.

This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll split all upfront sync fees 50/50. They’ll get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll keep 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Please send as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Friday, October 18th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191018HH

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R&B/Soul

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Smooth R&B SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a very successful EXCLUSIVE Music Licensing Company for Sync placements.

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

“Lady” by D'Angelo

“Sweet Lady” by Tyrese

NOTE: Recently recorded Songs OR old-school material can work for this request.  Although they didn't expressly state it, the references lead us to believe that the Client wouldn't mind hearing some Soulful 90's Throwback flavors!

Please submit Smooth R&B Songs that have a sound, vibe, and style reminiscent of the references mentioned above. Your submissions should have expressive melodies, with genre-appropriate instrumentation/productions, and choruses that really shine. Well-executed vocal performances with a soulfully seductive quality should help you grab attention!

Lyrics that avoid specific names, dates, times, brands, and profanity will probably work best. Please do NOT copy the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and vibe. Broadcast quality is needed.

This Company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal, so the material you submit for this request CANNOT be signed with other publishers or catalogs. Sync fees will be split 50/50. The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to pitch for this opportunity. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis - Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Saturday, November 9th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191109RB

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RETRO-INSPIRED, CONTEMPORARY FUNK/SOUL SONGS with Male or Female VOCALS are needed by a NON-Exclusive Music Licensing Company.

NOTE: This company hasn't requested from our members for a little while now, but they're back and hungry for some great, new music, and lots of it! This could be a really good opportunity for you to build a new relationship!

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

“Tightrope” by Janelle Monáe - ft. Big Boi

“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

“Valerie” by Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse

NOTE: Modern Electronic/Funk/Disco tracks (i.e Jungle, etc.)  are also welcome:

"Casio" by Jungle

Please submit original, retro-sounding Songs with great melodies and a classic Funk/Soul style and sound. Your Songs' production should lean more towards an old-school Funk/Soul vibe – think great bass grooves and horn parts. Be sure your submissions have infectious choruses with soulful vocal performances!

Lyric themes can vary, but should feel at home in the Funk/Soul genre. 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 Publisher offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE 50/50 deal. You’ll get 50% of the sync fee and 100% of the Writer’s share. They’ll get 50% of the sync fee and 100% of the Publisher’s Share. You’ll keep 100% of the original Copyright and Master. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Sunday, October 27th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191027RT

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CONTEMPORARY R&B SONGS with a RETRO VIBE are needed by a Non-Exclusive Music Licensing Company.

NOTE: This is the first set of TAXI Requests that this company has run in about 4 years, so this could be a good opportunity for you to build a new relationship!

They’re searching for Songs in All Tempos that would fall in the general wheelhouse of the following references:

WARNING: The following references may contain graphic and explicit lyrics. Listener discretion is advised.

“Finesse” by Bruno Mars

“Juice” by Lizzo

“Redbone” by Childish Gambino

Please submit Retro-Influenced R&B Songs with solid grooves, great production, and a soulful vocal performance. Your submissions should have expressive melodies and really memorable choruses. They are NOT looking for old-school or vintage material, but they ARE looking for newer Songs that have a retro feel right down the lane of the referenced acts.

Avoiding references to specific names, dates, times, places, brands, and profanity in your lyrics is recommended as it will make your Song(s) 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. Broadcast Quality is needed.

This Publisher offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE 50/50 deal. You’ll get 50% of the sync fee and 100% of the Writer’s share. They’ll get 50% of the sync fee and 100% of the Publisher’s Share. You’ll keep 100% of the original Copyright and Master. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Monday, October 21st, 2019.  TAXI #Y191021RB

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CONTEMPORARY R&B ARTISTS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a well-known Sony UK imprint that’s on the lookout for great new talent to sign.

WARNING: The references above may contain graphic and explicit lyrics. Listener discretion is advised.

They’re looking to find solid acts that would appeal to the fans of artists like:

“Motivation” by Normani

“Heat” by Chris Brown ft. Gunna

“Playing Games” by Summer Walker

Please submit well-crafted R&B Songs that are fresh, innovative, and firing on all cylinders: rhythmically, melodically, and lyrically!  Great songwriting, contemporary melodies, and hit-worthy choruses loaded with commercial appeal are all requirements for this pitch. Your well-executed vocal performances should showcase your unique sound and personality.

Note: Please submit 2-3 Songs per submission so they can see if you’ve got depth in your material.

Your productions and recording quality need to be well balanced and good enough to represent your Songs well. You’d be wise to highlight your touring, live shows, fanbase, or impressive sales or streaming figures you may have. If you’re a new artist or band and don’t have much of a story or track record yet, but you do have an amazing sound and the Songs to back it up, they’d still like to hear you!

Please submit 2-3 Songs, online or per CD, and include lyrics, photos, and a bio. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Monday, October 28th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191028RB

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Rock

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FUN POP/ROCK SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed for several Non-Exclusive, Direct-to-Producer/Music Supervisor placements on a HIT TV Show on a Major Broadcast Network.

They need Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the following references:

"Can't Get Enough" by the Phantoms

"Dear Future Self (Hands Up)" by Fall Out Boy ft. Wyclef Jean

“She's Not Afraid” by One Direction

NOTE: This show loves Songs that are just plain FUN, so you’d be wise to have a positive, uplifting, and overall feel-good vibe.

Please submit authentic, original Pop/Rock Songs with Rock instrumentation and an engaging vocal performance. Your well-produced Songs should lean a bit more toward the Pop side of Rock. Some electronic elements can work, but you’d be wise to keep them at a minimum.

Lyric Tip: Lyric themes can vary but should be family-friendly and G or PG-Rated. You’d also be wise to avoid anything that's moody, dark, or depressing – remember to keep things fun!

Please avoid references to specific names, places, dates, times, and brands. No profanity, please.  Do NOT copy the referenced artists or Songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for feel, vibe, and tone. Broadcast Quality is needed.

The forwards for this pitch go directly to the Show’s Executive Producer/Music Supervisor, and you’ll keep 100% ownership of your Copyright and Master Recording. You’ll also get any applicable sync fees and performance royalties! No publisher splits! You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All Submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. All Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Monday, October 21st, 2019.  TAXI #Y191021PR

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CURRENT-SOUNDING INDIE POP/ROCK Artists or Bands with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a well-respected Indie Record Label that’s looking for great new acts to sign to their roster.

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

“Social Cues” by Cage The Elephant

“Are You Bored Yet?” by Wallows ft. Clairo

“What's It Like?” by Sure Sure

Give them well-crafted Indie-style Pop/Rock Songs with a cool, unique vibe, sound, and style. Instantly memorable melodies, great lyrics, and super-strong choruses are all things that could help you get this label’s attention. Vocal performances should have plenty of attitude and a ton of indie swagger!

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

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

Please submit three Songs, online or per CD. Include lyrics, photo, and a bio. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Monday, October 21st, 2019.  TAXI #Y191021ND

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METALCORE and POST-HARDCORE ARTISTS OR BANDS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a well-known Indie Label that’s looking for great new talent to sign.

NOTE: We recently ran this request as a TAXI Listing (#Y190602MT), but they didn’t find what they were looking for. If you submitted to listing #Y190602MT, 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:

"The Frost" by August Burns Red

"Fire" by Affiance

"10:45 Amsterdam Conversations" by Funeral for a Friend

Give them well-crafted Metalcore or Post-Hardcore Songs that highlight your band’s prowess. Your submissions should engage listeners from start to finish with authentic instrumentation and heavy lead vocals with plenty of angst-ridden attitude. Believability is going to be a key factor for this opportunity, so please be sure your submissions are the real deal!

Note: You’d be wise to submit THREE Songs per submission so they can see if you’ve got depth in your material.

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

Submit three Songs, online or per CD, and include lyrics, photo, and bio. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191030MT

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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 genres/styles – 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 a great rhythm section. 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 on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019.  TAXI #Y191022RK

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MODERN HEAVY METAL SONGS with FEMALE VOCALS are needed by a successful Record Label and Publisher looking for new acts to pitch to sync opportunities!

They’re on the hunt for well-crafted, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that you’d hear on a playlist with the references they gave us:

“I Miss The Misery” by Halestorm

“The World Is Yours” by ARCH ENEMY

“Kingdom Of Heaven” by EPICA

NOTE FROM THE CLIENT: TV and film syncs need vocal clarity; so for this request, they would prefer you do not use "Cookie Monster" style vocals. Although you may hear some evidence of them in the references, the client has asked that you generally avoid using "Cookie Monster" flavored Vocal stylings. More singing and less growling, please!

Give them well-crafted Heavy Metal Songs in the general style and vibe of the references above. Your vocal performances should have plenty of attitude and a ton of Rock swagger. Big Rock Band instrumentation with an authentic Heavy Metal sound is what they’re after, so be sure the drive on your distortion pedal is turned up and both feet are jumping on the double kick-drum!

Please avoid references to specific names, dates, times, places, brands, and profanity. Do NOT copy the referenced artists or Songs in any way, shape, or form. Use them as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

The specific deal points will be negotiated on a song-by-song basis, directly with the Record Label/Publisher. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI Screener handpicked by the Company – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Thursday, October 17th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191017HM

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CONTEMPORARY ALT-ROCK SONGS with FEMALE VOCALS are needed by a successful Record Label and Publisher looking for new acts to pitch to sync opportunities!

They’re on the hunt for well-crafted, Mid-to-Up-Tempo Songs that you’d hear on a playlist with these references they gave us:

“Avant Gardener” by Courtney Barnett

“Doin’ Time” by Lana Del Rey

“Jealous Sea” by Meg Myers

“Circadian Rhythm (Last Dance)” by Silversun Pickups

NOTE  FROM THE CLIENT: "For this request, think along the lines of modern Alt-Rock with more acoustic or electric guitars than electronic elements. Some keyboards are okay, but they shouldn’t be midi-production driven.”

Give them mainstream-sounding Rock Songs with great Song structure, compelling melodies, and choruses that sound like what you’d expect to hear on the Rock Charts. Some electronic elements can work here, but you’d be wise to keep them minimal as to not take away from the Rock vibe. Your vocal performances should be well-performed from start to finish with a solid and confident Rock-style delivery.

Avoiding references to specific names, dates, times, places, 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. Broadcast Quality is needed.

The specific deal points will be negotiated on a song-by-song basis directly with the Record Label/Publisher. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI Screener handpicked by the Company – No full critiques. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Saturday, October 19th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191019AR

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Original, VINTAGE SONGS in ALL GENRES that were Recorded in the 1990s with Male, Female, or Duet Vocals are needed by a successful boutique Music Publisher and Licensing Company that places Songs in Film, TV, Commercials, and Video Games!

NOTE: This hard-working company has just recently started asking for music from TAXI’s members. They loved what we sent them so far, and now they're asking for more. If you’ve got any old 1990s recordings, this could be an awesome opportunity to build a relationship with this company!

We purposely passed on including references as this client is open to material in all (commercially viable) styles and genres as long as the Songs were recorded between 1990 and 1999.

For this pitch, you can submit very simple, stripped-down Songs, or you can submit more fully-arranged productions. Although this request is for vintage material, your Songs must still be firing on all cylinders – engaging melodies, great lyrics, and well-performed vocals are all required for this request!

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

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

Click here to check out the List of Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of the 1990s to get inspired.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please include the Year your Song was recorded in the lyric section of the TAXI submission form! You DO NOT need to include the lyric sheet for this request, but you can if you like. However, you MUST provide us with the year the Song was recorded if you'd like to be considered for this request.

The overall deal points will be negotiated directly with the Publisher on a song-by-song basis. Please submit as many Songs as you like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Monday, October 21st, 2019.  TAXI #Y191021NT

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Original HIP-HOP SONGS – that are Sample Free or have “CLEARED SAMPLES” – Recorded Between 1980-1998 with Male or Female Vocals are needed by an A-List Music Publisher for Film and TV sync licensing.

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

“I'm Bad” by LL Cool J

“U.N.I.T.Y.” by Queen Latifah

“Express Yourself” by N.W.A.

“Flava In Ya Ear” by Craig Mack

Important Note from our Client: "Clearances covering both the Recording AND Publishing must be available upon request. This means that all rights-holders of the original tracks (that have been used as samples) were both notified of the sample and have granted approvals. Samples could have come from commercially-released music or have been included as part of pre-cleared Sample Packs."

Songs that contain cleared samples should be noted as such. When you submit, please include any notes regarding samples at the top of your lyric sheets.

The recording quality does not have to be on par with today’s broadcast quality, and you can submit old masters and demos. In fact, 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 while earning 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 received upfront checks for $10,000-$15,000 (or more!). Deal sizes and buyout amounts vary depending on the quantity and quality of the Songs signed by the Publisher.

Make sure your Songs were actually recorded between 1980-1998, 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. DO NOT SUBMIT FOR FRIENDS! Your Songs need to be original compositions (no Cover Songs), and you need to own or control the Copyright and Master Recordings to submit for this pitch. Please submit as many Songs as you’d like, online or per CD. Please include lyrics. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019.  TAXI #Y191023HH

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World/Ethnic Music

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TRADITIONAL-SOUNDING WORLD SONGS in a FOREIGN LANGUAGE 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 be more misleading or limiting, than helpful.

Give them well-crafted Songs that capture the true spirit of the Country/Region/Continent you choose. Submissions can range from solo performances or small ensembles to larger, fuller arrangements. Please be sure your vocal performances sound authentic to the region your music comes from.

TAXI TIP: They’re open to hearing recently recorded Songs and authentic vintage masters recorded back in the day.

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 on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Thursday, October 31st, 2019.  TAXI #Y191031WO

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