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It's All in the Title 

Here's a quick tip from me for making tiny incomes from the songs you write. I've seen the examples of this on apps like TikTok, but this was further put to my attention after receiving a lup-sum "paycheck" of over 4 whole dollars from my music being used on Facebook. (Just make sure you use a platform like CDBaby. Your music will magically appear worldwide and whatever platforms you choose-might as well choose them all! lol)

Okay, here's my tip. Ready?...

Write songs with titles like "Say Hello to My Little Friend" and "A Girl and Her Dog". A close third would be "Mamma Gonna Whoop You".

There ya go. Now, I don't write songs just to make money. I write from titles that interest me or challenge me to see what I come up with. Though the humorous ones are fun, it seems to me they're way fun for others too!

You can find them on my store and everywhere on the internet! 

Taxi Music Forward - Fun, Pizzicato-Based 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."


FUN, PIZZICATO-Based INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a great Music Library with International Distribution and lots of success in Film and TV placements. 

This Library is on the hunt for Instrumentals that could fit on a playlist with the following references: 

"Kids Welcome" by Felix Thoma 

"Pizzicato Playtime" by Sam Fonteyn 

"Take A Walk" by Felix Thoma 

Please submit fun, well-produced Instrumentals that feature Pizzicato Strings as their focal point. Additional instrumentation like xylophone, drums, clarinet, etc. is fine, just be sure that Pizzicato Strings remain the focus. We suggest crafting your pieces around a singular mood and motif so they remain cohesive throughout. Please be sure that your production and any virtual instrumentation you use are polished, modern, and not dated or obviously MIDI-driven. 

All submissions should be about 2 to 4 minutes long (give or take) with 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, texture, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

Taxi Music Forward - Cinematic 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."


Several CINEMATIC ORCHESTRAL or ORCHESTRAL/HYBRID INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a Music Licensing Company that specializes in music for content creators as well as TV shows and Film projects! 

They’re searching for Instrumentals in the general stylistic wheelhouse of the references below: 

"The Journey" by Philipp Klein 

"Automa" by Mattia Turzo 

BMW Commercial 

"Dream Is Collapsing" by Han Zimmer 

IMPORTANT: They do NOT want Instrumentals with lots of "stops" and "starts." Instead, create developmental “arcs” that build throughout by layering instrumentation in and out as your pieces progress. 

Please submit well-produced Instrumentals composed of Orchestral, Organic, or Electronic Instrumentation - or a hybrid of any combination of the three! Your submissions should have well-crafted melodies, compelling rhythms, and an overall cinematic vibe and sound. If you're using any virtual instruments or samples, be sure that they are state-of-the-art and high-quality as nothing dated or obviously quantized will work, here. If you could imagine your Instrumentals in film or TV scenes, trailers, or promos, you could be onto something! 

TAXI Tip: We think it'd be a good idea to stick to one central motif, mood, and style throughout your Instrumentals. 

Your submissions should be at least 2 minutes in length – a little bit longer is fine. Non-Faded/Buttoned, Stinger endings will work best for this request. Do NOT copy the referenced material in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

Taxi Music Forward -Swampy Blues 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."

Setting aside my new adventures into orchestration samples and the composing with, and the manipulation of, said tools of the trade, I actually picked a guitar for this one and channeled my inner bluesmeister.

 

A Bunch of SWAMPY BLUES INSTRUMENTALS and/or INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a U.K. Music Licensing Company with GREAT Worldwide Distribution and lots of awesome placements in Film and TV. 

The client is looking for several Instrumentals/Cues in All Tempos that would fall within the general stylistic ballpark of the following examples: 

"Hoochie Coochie Man" by Muddy Waters 

"The Gypsy Woman Told Me" by John Primer & Bob Corritore 

"Come and Take It" by John Németh 

"The Thrill Is Gone" by B.B. King 

Although the references have vocals, please submit Instrumentals/Cues only for this pitch. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: This company is only interested in signing material from composers who have worked for libraries and licensing companies in the past and understand how standard deals work. If you don't have that experience and you don't know the drill on typical deals, then they politely ask that you don't submit to this request. 

Send them recently-recorded Instrumentals (or Cues) that capture the heart and soul of the Swampy Southern Blues genre. Your submissions should have solid rhythms, soulful melodies, and superb musicianship. It'd be a good idea to stick with typical Blues instrumentation, arrangements, and rhythms. They're looking for strictly Blues Instrumentals/Cues, so avoid submitting anything that has a Rock or Country tilt to it. 

TAXI Tip: If you decide to use any software instruments or samples, they need to be high-quality and convincing. Authenticity is key for nailing this request, so the more your music sounds like it's being performed by real musicians playing real instruments, the better. 

All submissions should be about 2 to 4 minutes long for Instrumentals and roughly 90 seconds to 2 minutes for Cues, give or take. Non-Faded, Button/Stinger endings will work best for this request. 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.

Taxi Music Forward -Middle Eastern Trap 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."

I thought I'd try to get that sound you hear when pulling up behind, beside, or wherever to a rumbling someone stopped at a traffic light. You know the sound. I tried to tap into that vibe. Your welcome! Lol 


A Bunch of TRAP INSTRUMENTALS with Middle Eastern Flavor are needed by a leading EXCLUSIVE Music Licensing Company for a bunch of ongoing placements that will air on Middle Eastern-themed TV programs and Documentaries. They could also air anywhere in the world, not just the Middle East! This company is distributed internationally by Universal Music! 

Send them Mid-To-Up-Tempo Instrumentals in the general stylistic ballpark of the references below: 

"HABIBI" by H E M I S P H E R E 

"Hafla" by ISRAEL BEATS 

"Ghazal" by GIP$Y HUSSLE 

Please submit modern, rhythmically engaging Instrumentals that seamlessly marry Trap beats and production with overtly Middle Eastern-influenced melodies, scales, and instrumentation. Please be sure that your production and any virtual instruments or samples you use sound high-quality and modern – nothing low-quality or dated will work for this request. 

TAXI Tip: Your submissions can include some Middle Eastern-sounding non-lyrical Vocal elements, but keep them sparse and at a minimum! Oohs, Ahs, etc. – no words! 

Your submissions should be around 3 minutes in length, give or take, and no shorter than 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Non-faded, buttoned/stinger endings will work best. Do NOT copy the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Do NOT submit any material with unauthorized samples of any other artists’ music, sounds, or any other form of media. Broadcast Quality is needed.

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