..Which means: “Hey cool track, I'm going to pass this on. It may be usable to the TV/Film person that will hear it next."
Okay, so one of these days I'm going to get a call back from someone that's actually going to use one of these little creations! But until then, I'll just keep writing, learning, submitting! "Quirky" = Fun
QUIRKY DRAMEDY-Style INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by an International Production Music Library with an awesome, 20-year history of great TV and Film placements. They’re very eager to find some fresh Dramedy Cues that can range from quirky and mischievous, to playful and silly.
Please listen to the following references to get in the general stylistic wheelhouse of what they’re looking for: Will Dives In | The Little People” (0:00-0:55) Project Runway (:23 - :47) Leah Remini: It’s All Relative (0:29 – 1:09)
Please send them well-crafted Instrumental Cues that reflect the fun and quirky range of styles in the references above. Build your Cue around a central melodic theme while adding and subtracting layers of instrumentation as it progresses to add dynamics, interest, and some forward momentum. You’d be smart to avoid submitting anything that’s too frenetic or overly busy for this pitch, as it could distract from a scene’s dialog.
TAXI Tip: Many music libraries already have a lot of Dramedy-style Cues, so this company is looking for material that sounds fresh, with that little something extra that will make TV editors gravitate to it. Your submissions should be about 1:30 in length, 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 (great sounding home recordings are fine).