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Taxi Music Forward - Tension, Middle Eastern Drone 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."



Several TENSION-BASED, MIDDLE EASTERN DRONE INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a leading Music Licensing Company for a bunch of ongoing placements in Middle Eastern TV programs and Documentaries as well! 

They’re looking for quite a few Down-Tempo Instrumental Cues that would fall within the general stylistic ballpark of the following examples: 

"Eyn" by Burak Malçok, Serkan Alkan 

Rescuing Ex-Muslims: Leaving Islam (from 2:39 - 3:10) 

Please submit subtly textured Instrumental Cues with very little to no melodic movement. Your submissions should have a consistent, droning quality and include hints of Middle Eastern instruments, melodies, and/or percussion. Please be sure to stick to a singular vibe and sound throughout each of your Cues to keep your submissions emotionally cohesive from beginning to end. They need a bunch of Cues in this style, so if you can picture your Cues working in a Documentary about the Middle East on the Vice Network, send them in! 

NOTE: Your submissions can include some minimal sound design elements, but don’t go crazy! Be sure to keep your Cues fairly simple, which is ultimately what works best for this type of request. Less is more, and they'll be looking for mood and vibe more than compositional brilliance. 

Your submissions should be at least 90 seconds long. Non-faded endings with a natural decay/ring out will work best. Please do NOT copy the referenced examples in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast quality is needed.

Taxi Music Forward - Investigative Tension 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."

3rd time for this one!


INVESTIGATIVE TENSION INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a fast-growing European Music Library that's building a new catalog and is looking for a bunch of music in this style! 

NOTE: We previously ran this request as a TAXI Dispatch Listing (#D191223CT), but the company still needs MORE material! If you submitted to TAXI Listing #D191223CT, please send in different material this time around. 

They need a bunch of Investigative Cues in a variety of tempos, with moods ranging from tension and suspense to danger, distress, and anticipation! Please listen to the references below to get a general idea of the style and range they need: 

Crime Scene - CSI Suspense Music 

Stealth Music - Crime Scene 

Please submit well-produced Instrumental Cues that could enhance the investigative tone found in Crime-related TV Shows and Films! Craft your Cues around a simple, tension-inducing idea, and gradually add elements to create dynamics and interest as they progress. Your Instrumental Cues can be composed around Electronic and/or Orchestral Instrumentation, but don’t overdo it with this request! Keep your Cues on the simple side and remember that this is all about setting a mood! 

TAXI Tip: For this request, you'd be wise to lean towards Tension Instrumental Cues that sound like they would be heard in a show like CSI. 

All submissions should be at least 90 seconds long (give or take), with non-faded, button endings. Do NOT copy the referenced music in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed. 

Taxi Music Forward - Comedic Dramedy 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."

2nd time for this one!

COMEDIC DRAMEDY INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a premier Production Music Library with an extensive history of great placements! 

They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues that could stylistically be right up the alley of (but not limited to) these examples: 

“Sneaky Snitch” by Kevin MacLeod 

KAPTAIN MUSIC - DRAMEDY STORY 

RHOBH | Bravo   (From 1:13 – 2:09) 

Please send them well-composed Instrumental Cues that could be used in a variety of funny, playful, and comedic scenes in TV Shows. Build your Cues around a central melodic theme while adding and subtracting layers of instrumentation as they progress to add dynamics, interest, and some forward momentum. Think of what you might hear when a prank is being played or when a funny moment is happening in a scene. That’s exactly the kind of music they’re looking for! 

All submissions should be about 2 minutes long, give or take. Non-faded, Buttoned/Stinger endings are strongly encouraged for this pitch. Do NOT copy the referenced Cues in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for feel, texture, tone, and vibe. Broadcast quality is needed.

Taxi Music Forward - 70's-Style Songs 

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From my album, "III".


A RANGE OF 1970s-Style SONGS with Male or Female Vocals are needed by a Major Publisher for an (up to) $30,000 placement in a new, upcoming Series on Netflix! 

NOTE: The sync fee we were quoted was $30,000. However, our experience tells us that the sync fee quoted for this placement is probably based on them licensing a Song from a well-known act through a big publisher like Sony or Universal. We think the sync fee will be lower (in the $2,500 to $5,000 range) for an unknown, independent act or for music licensed from a music library. It could go higher – we’re just being cautious and conservative. 

They’re open to hearing all 1970s styles/genres; however, they would especially love to hear some '70s Classic Rock, Pop, or Singer/Songwriter Songs. Due to the wide range of this request, we didn't include references as we felt they could potentially be more misleading or limiting, than helpful. 

Please submit Songs that capture the essence of the classic music released during the 1970s era. Your Songs can range anywhere from stripped-down performances to fuller productions with more instrumentation. Whichever genre or sub-genre you’re pitching, the music should sound have genre-appropriate instrumentation and productions. Be sure your vocals are well-performed from top to bottom, and your Songs have great lyrics and compelling choruses that bring it all home! 

NOTE: Recently recorded Songs with a retro sound OR authentic, vintage master recordings from the 1970s will both work for this request. 

Avoiding reference to specific names, dates, times, places, brands and profanity might give you some edge, but we don’t think it's an absolute necessity as this Song will likely be used as Background Source Music. Era-Appropriate Broadcast quality is needed.

Taxi Music Forward - Quirky Dramedy Instrumental Cue 

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Seeming to be my forte, I bring you...

QUIRKY DRAMEDY INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a Music Library with a bunch of really cool placements in TV Shows. 

NOTE: This company has just started requesting Music from TAXI's members. It’s very unlikely that you’ve got any music in their catalog, so this is a really good opportunity to build a new relationship with an awesome company! 

They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumental Cues that would fall in the general ballpark of the following references: 

“KUWTK”  (From 0:39 - 1:04) 

RHOBH | Bravo  (From 1:13 – 2:09) 

Please submit sneaky, quirky Instrumental Cues that you might hear when a prank is being played, or when a funny moment is happening in a scene. Use fun-sounding instruments, like pizzicato Strings, bells, piano (and maybe a tuba) to help you create something comedic, mischievous, and most of all fresh! Keep it fun and steer clear of anything that gets too dark, moody, or dramatic-sounding for this pitch. 

All submissions should clock in around 2 minutes, 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. Broadcast Quality is needed. 

NOTE: If your Instrumental Cues are selected, please be prepared to submit alternate TV versions in the following formats: Full version, 30-second version, "no melody" version, "bass & drums only" version, and a stinger (5 sec) version. If you don’t have the ability to get your Alt-Mixes in the hands of the Music Library within 48 hours of being contacted, please don’t submit for this!

Taxi Music Forward - Dramedy with Middle Eastern Flavors 

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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.”

Taxi Music Forward - Dramedy-Style Instrumental Cue 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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.