Member Pam Quinlan’s band Fez Fatale had a song placed on the History Channel.
James Kernick and Phil Francis had songs placed on the Style Channel and on the E! Entertainment Network’s show “Rank”.
Bob Kroeger’s stock shot up, as he received a check from BMI for a piece that an established NYC production house picked up. It was played on a major TV network for promos and it was heard on Howard Stern’s radio program. He also completed a 22 track deal with another publishing company.
Member Corey Tanner from Chicago, IL got his song “Aint A Damn Thing Changed” placed in the upcoming film “Lost In The U.S.A.” from Indie Zone Pictures.
Charity Chapman also placed her song “Closer To Perfect” in the feature film “Slap Her, She’s French” scheduled for an early 2002 release.
Daniel James of Southbury, CT signed a deal with a leading music library to represent the audio-visual rights for two of his world music tracks.
Lizard McGee placed two songs with an LA film and TV publisher, was forwarded to Prestige Management and has developed an ongoing relationship with them. He has also recently been contacted by Disney-owned Hollywood Records.
Chuck Henry of Hollywood, CA completed production music CD for a UK-based music library. “I did 15 tracks for it, and it will be promoted and distributed to broadcast and production companies in England and Japan. Also, I have recently signed 8 songs over to another music library and have more deals pending.”
Tony Hall of Coral Springs, FL signed 20 spooky tracks to an international music publisher for an upcoming Horror CD. He has also been contacted by several US-based publishers.
8 members (that we know of ) have signed a number of songs with a big league publishing company: Instant Guru - Dino Haak (2 songs) Peter Elman - (8 songs) Peter Sivo - (20 songs) 53 Days - Tom Robinson (3 songs) Acoustic Food Chain - Steve Glotzer (3 songs,) Amelia’s Dream - (1 song) Congratulations to all!
A powerhouse music library has signed a twenty song publishing deal with with Destin, Florida artist PB&J—otherwise known as James Kernick and partner Phil Francis—after hearing their incredible Electronica music played at the Road Rally. The music library will now be placing their tracks in films and television productions around the world. Phil and James use nothing but “Sonic Foundry and a PC” to make their master quality recordings.
Miami member Pete Masitti had his song “When I See You Smile” played during the Publishers Panel at the Road Rally to a rousing reaction from audience and publisher panelists alike. One panelist couldn’t wait, and called Pete at home that same night!
Gabriel Dorman’s band Book Of Sun had their song “Situation” used in MTV’s production of “Making The Video” featuring Eminem.
Member Alice Leon from Monmouth Junction, N.J. had her song “Jane Is On The Phone” used in the independent festival film “Random Shooting in L.A.
Dave Gedosh got a song placed in the independent film “Second to Die”. The film stars a couple of academy award winners. He also signed a publishing deal with a prominent music library.
Boston-area band Entrain placed three songs (including a long feature usage) in the film “Cutaway” starring Stephen Baldwin and Tom Berenger on the USA network.
TAXI members James Kernick and Phil Francis’ band PB&J placed music in the Danish Dogme (a new avant garde film style) film “Reunion.”
Rob Khurana and Guy Maisonneuve of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada have been getting lots of placements as a result of their deals with a leading TV music publisher. Their music has appeared on such shows as The Queen Latifah Show, True Hollywood Stories on E! Entertainment Network, Showtime’s Beggars and Choosers, Fox TV’s Malcolm In The Middle; and many more shows in Japan and Canada.
Another Canadian member, Brian (Hoot) Gibson of New Westminster, B.C. writes: “Through TAXI, I have just signed a single song contract with a music supervision company in Palos Verdes, California. The song title is “Don’t Touch.” The first deal, with many more to come!! Thanks!”
Gary Partin of Covington, KY signed a one song deal with a UK publishing company. The song, “Drive,” co- written by Greg Thomas, is going on a Motosport compilation for British television.
Melinda Johnson, of Fixed-Wing Productions in North Hollywood, CA signed a license agreement with Ellipsis Arts Records for the use of one of her instrumental harp tracks for their upcoming compilation CD entitled Mediterranean Lullabies.
Erik Nilsen and Pat Phillips of Slipstream Music in St. Paul Minnesota signed five songs to an international publishing company.
Bill Gordon of Miami, FL got a deal with Surreal-to-Reel Film Music. And they want to hear more.
Adam Watts has a cut by multi-platinum UK artist Jerome Flynn on BMG Records through Rain Turtle Music; and has placed five compositions with Muzak via a west coast publisher.
Fran Lucci’s song “Sheree” was recently used on an episode of Dawson’s Creek.
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