Posts Tagged ‘music publishing’

TAXI Q&A: Songwriting, TAXI’s Process, Critiques & More…

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

How to Submit Your Music

Thursday, December 24th, 2009
Record labels, music publishers, production music libraries and music supervisors haven't traditionally accepted music submissions directly from songwriters, artists and composers. Unsolicited music was unfiltered, often a waste of their time, and rarely targeted to fit their needs. TAXI changed all that starting in 1992. It was the first company of its kind - a true game-changer for independent musicians - TAXI has been the industry leader ever since. I just got off the phone with a Film and TV composer from Dallas, Texas who inspired me to write this. He said, "I've been to your website and the websites...

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Film and TV Licensing Opportunities Abound at TAXI’s Road Rally

Saturday, October 17th, 2009
Thursday, November 5th 5:30pm - 'til close: Rally Registration - Hotel Lobby - next to Grand Ballroom - Must have your Photo ID to get your Road Rally badge! 6:00pm - 'til close: One-to-One Mentor Registration - Grand Ballroom Foyer - next to the Rally Registration desk. Refer to the Mentor Bios sheet to make your selection. Members only, please. One Mentor per member. First-come, first-served basis. Must already be registered and have your Rally badge with you to sign up. 6:00pm - 8:30pm: Dinner 8:30pm - 11:30pm: Open Mic - Grand Ballroom - Names are drawn at random to...

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Film and TV Music Licensing Companies are Not All Created Equal

Saturday, October 17th, 2009
How to Choose the Right Music Licensing Companies It seems like so many songwriters and artists have given up on the dream of getting a record deal with major record label. Flying around on private jets and trashing hotel rooms is a dream now long forgotten. Film and TV placements are the new "record deal." Most musicians don't know how to choose the right music licensing company or companies, because they haven't done their homework yet. They haven't learned how to know which company has the best chance of getting them a film or TV placement period, and they often...

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Film & TV Music Licensing for Christian Songwriters and Artists

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009
My staff and I often get asked if there are Film and TV licensing opportunities for songwriters and artists who make Christian music. The answer is "yes," though maybe not as frequently as secular music. But fear not! Because the overall market is smaller, the number of people producing Christian Music is also smaller. It's proportionate. You could end up being a bigger fish in a smaller pond! But there's an often overlooked aspect to all this. Most artists and songwriters also do mixes without vocals as a matter of course these days. If your Christian lyrics and vocals are...

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Film TV Music Licensing – Music Libraries vs Music Publishers

Saturday, September 26th, 2009
I recently had a member of TAXI's forum ask what the difference was between a production music library and a music publisher. Great question! Here's the answer I posted: Production Music Libraries and Publishers are both publishers, and it's my observation that the best music libraries get most of their best placements by doing hand to hand combat -- meaning that they develop relationships and actively pitch. Another observation is that Film and TV music supervisors really don't like to search databases for music. They'd rather email or call a human, have them cull a few tracks they think would...

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Hit Country Songwriter Jeffrey Steele Keynotes TAXI’s Annual Convention, Road Rally 2009!

Thursday, September 24th, 2009
I just wanted to let you know that Mega-Hit Country Songwriter Jeffrey Steele will be our honoree this year and our keynote interview at TAXI's annual convention, the Road Rally. [caption id="attachment_356" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Jeffrey Steele at TAXI's 2003 Road Rally"][/caption] Here's a list of his professional accomplishments: 2007 BMI Songwriter Of The Year 2007 BMI Song Of The Year, “What Hurts The Most” 2006 NSAI Writer Of The Year 2005 NSAI Writer Of The Year 2003 BMI Writer Of The Year 2003 BMI Writer Of The Year 29 Top 10 Songs 24 Top Five Songs 8 No. 2 Songs...

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