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Taxi Music Forward - Asian Dramedy 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."

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

Since this is a specialty request, we have decided not to include references as we feel they might be more misleading than helpful. 

Please submit well-composed Asian Dramedy Instrumentals (or Cues) that seamlessly incorporate traditional Asian instruments and musical elements (melodies, chord structures, etc.) to create an overall lightly stealthy, suspenseful, and quirky sound and vibe. Your instrumentation should contain pizzicato strings and traditional Asian instruments like Koto, Shakuhachi, Erhu, etc. to give your pieces the distinctly Asian sound needed. Some additional Orchestral instrumentation to supplement your pieces (like woodwinds and strings) could work, as well – but please be sure not to overdo it! Craft your pieces around a central motif and layer instrumentation in and out as they progress to create a sense of dynamics, interest, and forward motion. Your production should be polished and any virtual sounds or samples you use need to be high-quality and realistic sounding. 

TAXI TIP: There is room to get creative with this pitch since this Library is looking for a fresh, new take on Dramedy. Think of changing up the cadences, rhythms, instrumentation, etc., to help give your pieces an added edge. 

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 submit any material with unauthorized samples of other artists’ Songs, sounds, or any other form of media. Broadcast Quality is needed.

New Video! - To Catch A Cloud 

I finished a track a while back for a pitch then forgot to submit it! So, I just made a video to show it off!

To get started writing this track, I found some short hang gliding footage seen at the beginning of this montage (the first 20 seconds) to get inspired. I started fiddling with the simple, upward-moving piano motif, and then the arrangement just....took off from there! 

I added some additional footage later to fit to the whole music track.

This "Uplifting Orchestral Instrumental" was composed, orchestrated, and mixed by Yours Truly.

The track is also on Soundcloud:

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.

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