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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.”

 

 

Taxi Music Forward - Dramatic Orchestral-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."

DRAMATIC ORCHESTRAL-Based INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a very successful Music Licensing Company with worldwide distribution in over 50 countries that lands hundreds of placements a year – many of them on Major Networks! 

This Company is on the hunt for Instrumental Cues in the general stylistic ballpark of the following references: 

American Ninja Warrior (from :00 to :37) 

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

Survivor (from 6:20 to 6:56) 

Please submit top-tier Orchestral-Based Instrumental Cues that could add dramatic intensity and energy to Reality TV competition shows. Your instrumentation should be Orchestral focused, and some sound design or hybrid elements are okay to include, as well. However, this Library asks to avoid any instrumentation that could give the Cues a tribal feel. Craft your Cues around a singular motif, and create a sense of forward momentum and dynamics by layering instrumentation in and out as they progress. This Library is open to hearing pieces that are tension-based as well as more epic Cues – check out the references to hear what we mean. Please be sure that your production and any virtual instrumentation you use are high-quality and fresh – nothing stiff, synthetic, or MIDI sounding will work for this request. If you have pieces that would work well in the context of dramatic scenes in competition reality TV shows, this company wants to hear them! 

Your submissions should be about 90 seconds to 2 minutes long, give or take. Non-faded, buttoned/stinger endings will work best. Do NOT copy the referenced material in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

2 Taxi Music Forwards - Fantasy-Style Trailer Instrumentals 

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."

Well, WOW. I got another one of these (and then the previously submitted Trailer Inst) sent on to a music publisher. This is some real encouragement right here!

I modeled this one after the trailer for the Christopher Robin movie. It's like a self-paced, online course into everything that goes in to writing these. The previous forward is posted down below as well. 

Here's what I used where about 1:30 worth of music somewhat fits the video. After that I'm not writing the music to the video any more, just focusing on the build to the climactic ending, as the end goal is such that the music has to stand on it's own for another project. 

FANTASY TRAILER-Style INSTRUMENTALS and/or INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a NEW International Music Licensing Company started by highly experienced, successful founders! 

TAXI TIP: This is a hot new Library that's BRAND NEW to requesting music through TAXI, so chances are you don’t have any material in their catalog yet! This company is all about "new, fresh music," so this is a great opportunity to get in first and create a new outlet for your music and begin a new relationship with an awesome new company! 

This Company is searching for Instrumentals and/or Instrumental Cues in the general ballpark of these references: 

Come Away Trailer 

The Mysterious Benedict Society Trailer 

Christopher Robbin Trailer 

Please submit top-tier Fantasy Trailer Instrumentals (or Cues) that could help create an epic, wonder-filled mood and work well in the context of family-friendly fantasy movie trailers. Enchanting, sweeping melodies, top-notch arrangements, and three "acts" that build throughout to a climactic ending are all musts for this request. We think Orchestral-based instrumentation will probably suit your submissions best. If you are planning to use any virtual Orchestral instrumentation, please be sure it is indistinguishable from the real thing – nothing that sounds stiff or obviously MIDI-driven will work for this request. Overall, your production should be polished and generally competitive with the references. 

TAXI Tip: Don't be afraid to layer up your instrumentation to create a majestic, blockbuster sound – the bigger the better for these types of Instrumentals! 

IMPORTANT NOTE: This Company offers an Exclusive deal, and has a strong preference for signing material from songwriters 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, they politely ask that you don't submit to this request. 

All submissions should be at least 1:45 minutes long and no longer than 2:45 minutes, with non-faded, buttoned endings. 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.

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