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Taxi Music Forward - Criminal Investigative Tension/Sci-Fi Inst 

Which means: “Hey cool track, I'm going to pass this on. It may be usable to the TV/Film/Publishing pro that will hear it next."

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE TENSION INSTRUMENTALS and/or INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by an International Music Library with lots of great placements in Film and TV. 

This Company is searching for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals (or Cues) in the general wheelhouse of the following references: 

"404.2 IRC Fantasy" by Mac Quayle 

Detroit: Become Human - Investigation 

"Crime Scene" by Thomas Ferriere 

Send them well-composed Instrumentals (or Cues) that could enhance the investigative tone and mood in shows like Crime Scene Confidential, Criminal Minds, and Law & Order. Your submissions should have moody motifs, strong dynamic arcs, and solid arrangements that feature Electronic or Electronic/Orchestral hybrid instrumentation that is generally similar to the references – think arpeggiated analog bass, synths, etc. Craft your pieces around a central motif so your pieces remain cohesive, and layer new elements in and out as they progress to create interest and a sense of forward movement. We recommend keeping your submissions on the simpler side for this style. 

Your submissions should be roughly 90 Seconds long for Cues, and about 2 to 4 minutes long for Instrumentals, 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. Do not submit any material with unauthorized samples of other artists’ Songs, sounds, or any other form of media. Broadcast Quality is needed.

Taxi Music Forward - Emotional, Cinematic Orchestral Inst. 

Which means: “Hey cool track, I'm going to pass this on. It may be usable to the TV/Film/Publishing pro that will hear it next."

This track, like many I've worked on, just kept getting bigger and bigger, attracting more "moving parts", and making the deadline seem unattainable. 

Now, it doesn't mean this will get signed and placed right away (or at all) in a commercial project, but I'm pleased I made it work somehow into something pleasing to the ear!

EMOTIONAL, CINEMATIC ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTAL CUES for SPORTS are needed by a seasoned Music Supervisor working on an upcoming project! 

NOTE: This Music Supervisor is BRAND NEW to requesting music from TAXI. This is a great opportunity to create a new outlet for your music and begin a new relationship with an awesome music supervisor! 

This Company is looking for moving Instrumentals in the general style of the following references: 

SC Featured: Kikimita: The Hansel Enmanuel Donato Story | SportsCenter (from 3:47 - 5:10) 

SC Featured: Josh Jacobs' rise from homelessness to becoming a 2019 NFL draft first-round pick | SportsCenter (from 0:00 - 1:43) 

Greatness Has a Cost (from 0:00 - 2:29) 

Please send well-composed Orchestral Instrumental Cues that exude an overall emotional and determined vibe that could work for inspirational or aspirational Sports segments. Your submissions should have sweeping motifs, engaging rhythms, building arrangements, and pull at the listener's heartstrings. Orchestral instrumentation that's generally similar to the references (and others like them) will suit your submissions best. Some non-orchestral instruments are okay to use as well, as long as orchestral elements are the prominent focus. Please be sure that your production is polished and any virtual Orchestral instruments or samples you use are high-quality and realistic-sounding. Craft your Cues around a central motif and layer instrumentation in and out as they progress to create a dramatic and impactful arc with peaks and valleys as well as tons of forward momentum. 

Your submissions should be about 90 seconds to 2 minutes long, give or take. Non-faded, buttoned/stinger endings will work best. 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 any other artists’ music, sounds, or any other form of media. Broadcast Quality is needed.

Taxi Music Forward - Anthemic Orchestral Instrumental 

Which means: “Hey cool track, I'm going to pass this on. It may be usable to the TV/Film/Publishing pro that will hear it next."

ANTHEMIC ORCHESTRAL and/or ORCHESTRAL HYBRID INSTRUMENTAL CUES are are needed by a Music Licensing Company that's secured tons of great placements with Major Network TV Shows, Films, Commercials, and Video Games. This Company has signed many TAXI members over many years and has garnered lots of placements for them! 

This Company is searching for Instrumental Cues that could be found on a playlist with the following references: 

"Legendary" by Antti Martikainen 

"I Am Iron Man" by John Debney 

"Formula 1 Theme" by Brian Tyler 

Please submit well-composed Instrumental Cues that exude tons of epic, anthemic energy! Memorable motifs, engaging rhythms, solid arrangements, and top-notch Orchestral-based instrumentation are all musts for this request. Your submissions can feature straight Orchestral instrumentation OR a hybrid approach combining Orchestral with Electronic, Rock, and/or Hip-Hop elements. We recommend crafting your Cues around a singular, rousing motif and mood, and creating a sense of dynamics and forward momentum by layering instrumentation in and out as they progress. Your production and any and all virtual instruments and samples you use need to be modern and high-quality. 

Submissions should be about 2 minutes long, give or take, and have non-faded, buttoned/stinger endings. Do NOT copy the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

Book Quotes - Redeeming Your Time... 

Sub-heading: Books I've read.

This installment of "Book Quotes" brought to you by Redeeming Your Time: 7 Biblical Principles for Being Purposeful, Present, and Wildly Productive by Jordan Raynor.

 

"I think Paul is telling us that part of the solution to our anxiety is found in what we’re choosing to think about—the noise and information we are inviting into our minds. Most news is not true, noble, right, pure, lovely, or admirable. It’s just noise. And much like our smartphones, news creates anxiety in our lives, making it harder for us to focus on the work God has given us to do."

 

"....Picasso, “Without great solitude no serious work is possible.”

 

"Jen Wilkin nailed it: “Our insatiable desire for information is a clear sign that we covet the divine omniscience….We must observe God’s good boundaries for how much information we can process.”

 

 

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