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Taxi Music Forward - Dramedy with Middle Eastern Flavors 

..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."

Had a little fun with a virtual duduk, udu, dejembe, and baya. (Say, what?!)

A BUNCH of DRAMEDY INSTRUMENTAL CUES with MIDDLE EASTERN Flavor are needed by an International Music Library with worldwide distribution through Universal! 

NOTE: Due to the unique nature of this request, we purposely didn't include references as we felt they could potentially be more misleading or limiting than helpful. 

Please submit well-crafted Dramedy Instrumental Cues that utilize the instrumentation, rhythms, and melodies of the Middle East! Your submissions should tastefully blend Dramedy elements like Pizzicato strings, Piano, Violin, Clarinet, etc. with Middle Eastern instrumentation like Duduk, Ney, Santoor, Saz, Bouzouki, etc. 

NOTE: Although they’re open to Instrumental Cues that fall pretty much anywhere on the Dramedy spectrum, they DO NOT want to hear anything that sounds childish or child-like. 

Be sure to structure your Cues around a central melodic idea while layering instrumentation in and out as they progress to keep them moving forward with a developmental arc. Your submissions should be at least 2 minutes in length. Non-Faded, Buttoned/Stinger endings will work best for this pitch. Broadcast Quality is needed. 

IMPORTANT NOTE FROM THE CLIENT: "If you plan to incorporate 'ready-made' loops into your productions, please make sure each stem has at least 2 layers! That way, every loop has an additional layer that distinguishes it from the original ‘source’ loop.”

A Songwriter Looks Back In Hindsight 

I'm gonna call my latest song (though not latest written) finished.

It's a title I just thought too interesting not to write. But notice I wrote the song in a literal sense. Oh, there's nothing wrong with that, but looking back, my songwriter brain starts thinking, "What if it was written in a figurative sense?"

Say, the singer was so infatuated with the other person, his friends were telling him, "Go home, you're drunk"? (I think I actually got the idea from a meme where some sort of technology like a printer or whatever was acting annoyingly out of character and the text read something like, "Go home, HP, you're drunk")

Why do I care about this?

Well, as a songwriter that would love to have an artist other than myself record one of my songs, I think it would work better as a song in that context. I could write another song with the same title. I could, I don't know if I will. (You can't copyright a title)

Okay, but until then, I'll still put it on the next album and play it live....but see, songwriting is hard!! Ha ha

Taxi Music Forward - Dramedy-Style Instrumental Cue 

..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."

DRAMEDY-Style INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a NON-Exclusive Music Library with a fast-growing list of placements and clients. 

They’re searching for Instrumental Cues in All Tempos that are in the general stylistic range of the references below: 

“KUWTK” (From 0:22 - 1:25) 

Basketball Wives LA (From 0:01-0:16) 

Please send in playfully, sneaky Dramedy Instrumental Cues that could work well under quirky and mischievous scenes. Structure your Cues around a central melodic idea, while layering instrumentation in and out to add dynamics and to keep things moving forward. Please avoid anything that’s overly busy, as it could interfere with a scene’s dialogue. 

Your submissions should be about 90 seconds 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 them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed. 

This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll get 100% of the Master rights and the Library will get 100% of the Publisher’s share for any placements they generate. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this opportunity. Please submit as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Tuesday, December 10th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191210DR

Taxi Music Forward - Instrumental Cue 

..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 LISTING IS ONLY FOR TAXI MEMBERS WHO WILL BE AT THE 2019 ROAD RALLY AND WANT A CHANCE TO HAVE THEIR INSTRUMENTAL PLAYED DURING THE PANEL BELOW. GUESTS CANNOT SUBMIT FOR THIS PANEL, SORRY! 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2019 – GRAND BALLROOM 

9:15am – 10:30am: 
Instrumental Pitch and Feedback Panel – Panelists: Joy Basu (CEO, Lab Hits Music), Jonathan Weiss (Music Supervisor), Chuck Henry (CEO, 10 West Music), Pedro Costa (CEO, InStyle Music), and Elyse Schiller (Executive Producer, Masterphonic) will listen, give feedback, and possibly take some music home! Music played during this panel will be chosen randomly from a playlist generated from this TAXI Listing! Submissions not played during this panel will be screened on a yes/no basis after the Rally, and Forwards will be sent to all the panelists. 

• Instrumentals submitted will NOT be pre-screened, so every piece of music submitted has an EQUAL CHANCE of being randomly selected by a randomization algorithm to be played on the panel! 

• Instrumentals that do not get played on the panel will be screened by TAXI on a Yes/No Basis about 10 business days after the Rally has ended! 

• You get two chances at having the panelists hear your Instrumental 1) Randomly during the panel, or 2) By getting Forwarded by TAXI’s A&R people after the Rally! 

IMPORTANT NOTE: We will call out the name of each person whose music is randomly pulled. If you are not in the ballroom, we will move on to the next person’s music. No exceptions. 

The mandate for TAXI’s post-panel/Rally screeners will be, “Forward Instrumentals that you think are strong and appropriate enough that Music Licensing Companies would want to sign it or Music Supervisors could find it usable in a Film or TV project they are working on." 

You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this opportunity. Please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any Music Libraries or Catalogs. If your music is already published by CDBaby, TuneCore, or any other services, you cannot submit it for this panel! 

Once again, all Instrumentals that do not get played on the panel will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short Critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Sunday, October 27th, 2019.  TAXI #Y191027RO

Taxi Music Forward - Light Dramedy Tension Cue 

..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."

LIGHT DRAMEDY TENSION INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a NON-Exclusive Music Licensing Company for the Music Supervisor of a new competition-based Reality TV Series! 

They’re on the hunt for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues that are in the stylistic wheelhouse of the following example: 

“Tension in Paradise” by Steve Barden 

Please submit well-crafted Instrumental Cues that have a Dramedy arrangement but could work well in Tense scenes where a group of individuals is competing against each other to solve something. 

Structure your Cues around a central theme while adding and subtracting instrumentation as they progress to give them some dynamics and forward momentum and also to keep them from sounding repetitive. Your submissions should not be too serious, but not too cartoony either. Find a nice blend of Dramedy and Tension music! 

NOTE: They DO NOT want any woodwind instrumentation included in your Cues. They’re particularly looking for Dramedy Tension Cues with a strong pulse that deliver a sense of time lapsing. The clock is ticking down! 

Your submissions should be about 90 Seconds long, give or take. Non-faded, buttoned 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. 

Taxi Music Forward - Investigative Tension Cues 

..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."

Two! One brand new, and one...brand old. 

INVESTIGATIVE TENSION INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by an International Music Licensing Company with lots of great placements in Film and TV. 

They need a bunch of Cues in this style! Please listen to the following references to get an idea of what could potentially work for this pitch: 

Hostage | Detroit: Become Human OST 

Crime Scene Music - Police Investigation Underscore Music 

Crime Scene - CSI Suspense Music 

Please submit suspenseful Tension Instrumental Cues that could enhance the emotion and mood in a variety of investigative scenes and scenarios. Build your Cues around a central, tension-inducing melody that will sit easily behind a scene’s dialogue. Add new elements as they progress to create a sense of forward movement and development. 

TAXI Tip: Please be sure that any Virtual Instruments or Samples you use are considered modern and current-sounding. 

All submissions should be about 1:30 in length, give or take, with Non-Faded, Button/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. 

Taxi Music Forward - Dramedy Instrumental Cues 

..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."

Two! One brand new, and one...brand old. 

DRAMEDY INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a European Production Music Licensing Company that has an impressive list of placements in Film, TV, and Commercials! 

NOTE: They’ve JUST started running requests for music from TAXI's members, so chances are you don’t have any material in their catalog yet! This is a great opportunity to begin a new relationship! 

“KUWTK” (From 0:22 - 1:25) 

Funny Background Music 

Please send them well-crafted Instrumental Cues that fall within the range of the Dramedy spectrum. Your submissions can vary from quirky and silly, to happy and even mischievous. The quality of productions and compositions has to be particularly high to please this client, so send us your best Cues! 

Be sure to build your Cues around a central melodic theme or motif, and keep it dynamic and forward-moving by layering other instruments in and out as your pieces progress. Avoid submitting anything that's busy, as it could interfere with a scene’s dialogue. 

All submissions should be about 90 seconds long (give or take). Solid edit points and Non-Faded, Buttoned/Stinger endings are strongly encouraged. Please do not copy the referenced music in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

Taxi Music Forward - Chart Worthy Country Songs 

..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."

Writing instrumental tracks is a blast, but getting a song w/lyrics forwarded has always been my primary and coveted goal. Hope this is the start of....a few more! 

I'm a member of the Jeffrey Steele Online Songwriting Bootcamp from Nashville and it just so happens a fellow member and now good friend, Mary Lyn Bates, lives a mere 40 miles or so from my house. So we got together and this song came from our very first co-write. More to come! 

All the tracks are done in my home studio.

CHART-WORTHY COUNTRY SONGS with Male Vocals are needed by a great Music Row Publisher for an Award-Winning Country Star. 

Please submit great Songs in All Tempos that could fit in the general stylistic ballpark of these references: 

“My Town” by Montgomery Gentry 

“Hell Right” by Blake Shelton ft. Trace Adkins 

“Brand New Man” by Brooks & Dunn, Luke Combs 

Please submit Songs with fresh and unique ideas, coupled with original Country melodies and super strong choruses that are ready for the charts! Your submissions should have lyrics full of visual imagery and should be able to compete with Nashville’s best writers! For this request, Songs should have a more organic, traditional sound and feel, especially the vocals! 

NOTE: This artist hasn’t put out records in a while, so they are going to be looking for "HITS that can bring the artist back to the top of the charts." In other words – the bar for this request will be high, and only the best of the best will be forwarded. 

Stripped-Down demos and full productions are both okay to submit as long as the Songs are great and your recordings are clean, clear, and well-balanced! 

NOTEWORTHY: If time permits, someone from the Publisher's staff (who has been trained as a TAXI screener) will review the submissions for this request. That means that people directly involved in this request could be the "ears" reviewing your submissions! 

Taxi Music Forward - Tension Instrumental Cue 

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

I apologize in advance for any tension you may experience from listening to this track.... yuk yuk

TENSION INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a NON-Exclusive Music Licensing Company for the Music Supervisor of a new competition-based Reality TV Series! 

They need a bunch of Tension Cues in a variety of tempos and styles. Please listen to the examples below to get a general idea of what they need: 

Shark Tank (From 6:40 – 7:15) 

Last Chance Kitchen (From 5:04 – 5:57) 

Please submit dramatic, tension-inducing Instrumental Cues that could add a sense of anticipation to a scene. Your pieces can include Electronic or Orchestral Instrumentation, or a hybrid of both, as long as they’re tension-inducing! Craft your Instrumental Cues around a central melodic idea, while gradually adding and subtracting instruments to create building dynamics and forward momentum as your Cue progresses. If you can picture your Instrumental Cue adding some dramatic intensity and tension to a Reality TV show competition, send it in! 

Your submissions should be about 90 Seconds long, give or take. Non-faded, buttoned 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. 

This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll keep 100% of the Master rights and the Library will get 100% of the Publisher’s share for any placements they generate. You must own or control your Master and Copyright to submit for this opportunity. Please submit as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Sunday, October 20th, 2019.  TAXI Dispatch #D191020TN