I've been prepping a few tracks to send for the meditation instrumentals listing that's due near the end of this month. While I think I'm pretty much on track with what I have for this genre, I've been wrong before, so would love some feedback before locking it in.
Here's the listing....
... and here's a pretty typical example of what I've come up with:CALMING, MEDITATION-Style INSTRUMENTALS are needed by well-known, NON-Exclusive Music Library with a very long list of TV, Film, and Commercial placements. They’re on the hunt for Full-Length Instrumentals (not Cues) that are in the general stylistic ballpark of the following references:
Meditation, Relaxation Music:
Healing Music, Meditation Music:
Tibetan Music Zen Meditation:
NOTE: Please do NOT include any sound effects in your music such as animal sounds, waterfalls, wind, etc.
Give them soothing material that has a reflective and tranquil quality that can put a listener at ease. Some light percussive instrumentation and electronic elements are fine, but please make sure your Instrumental is peaceful, soothing, and relaxing, overall. They’re open to both Contemporary and Traditional styles of Meditation music as long as it’s calming and relaxing from start to finish. Quoting the Music Library: “Please do not submit anything that’s jarring… give us just really calm music that could be used for relaxation, meditation, massages, reiki, etc.”
Your Instrumentals should be at least 2 to 3 minutes in length, give or take. If they go to 4 or 5 minutes, that’s okay! Non-faded endings with a natural decay or ring out should work best for this pitch, but if you’ve got a great piece that ends with a fade, it’s probably fine. Do not copy the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as general guide for overall feel, texture and tone. Broadcast quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine).
This Company offers a NON-Exclusive 50/50 deal. You’ll get 50% of any applicable sync fees and 100% of the Writer’s share. The Publisher will get 50% of any sync fees and 100% of the Publisher’s share. You must own or control your Master and Composition to submit to this pitch. You’ll maintain full ownership of the original Copyright and Master Recording. Please send as many Instrumentals as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM (PST), on Saturday, December 30th, 2017. TAXI #Y171230MI
EDIT: Updated version 2 link after feedback received as below:
https://soundcloud.com/ecurb67/afterglo ... -2/s-wOFIU
... and version 3!
https://soundcloud.com/ecurb67/afterglo ... -3/s-pmdLl