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60's and 70's returns

Post by mikebarresi » Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:32 pm

Hi screener 27 ( and whoever else would like to comment). I am wondering why these listings were returned60's listingDown Woodward (sounds alot like the 60's motown)http://www.taximusic.com/song.php?song_ ... m=trueGive Me Mo'http://www.taximusic.com/song.php?song_ ... am=trueand 70's listingWhite Marehttp://www.taximusic.com/song.php?song_id=8135 ... uePortrait of Lifehttp://www.taximusic.com/song.php?song_id=81358&stream=true* Down Woodward, Give Me Mo', and White Mare sound alot like those era'sthanks Mike

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Post by hummingbird » Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:04 pm

Mike, can you post the listing as well?cheersHummin'bird
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Post by mikebarresi » Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:31 pm

1970s-style original INSTRUMENTALS (no vocals) are sought by the Owner of a Music Production Library for use in film/TV/commercials, etc. ALL GENRES associated with the decade of the 1970s will work as they're open to Soft Rock, Country Rock, Jazz Fusion, Jazz, Disco, Metal, Arena Rock, etc, etc. Great, authentic-sounding performances are a must - he needs material that sounds like it was lifted straight out of the 1950s. He needs tracks with button endings - no fade-outs. This production music veteran signed many TAXI writers to his previous company, and wants to repeat that same type of success with this venture as well. This company offers a standard exclusive deal. Great performances are essential. Broadcast quality needed [excellent home recordings are OK]. All submissions will be screened on a YES/NO BASIS ONLY - NO CRITIQUES FROM TAXI. For ground submissions, please enclose a S.A.S.E. if you would like a response. Submissions must be received no later than Dec. 7, 2007. TAXI # Y071207IN1960s-style original INSTRUMENTALS (no vocals) are sought by the Owner of a Music Production Library for use in film/TV/commercials, etc. ALL GENRES associated with the decade of the 1960s will work: Folk, British Invasion Rock, Pop, Country, Jazz, Psychedelic Rock, Soul, etc, etc. Great, authentic-sounding performances are a must - he needs tracks that sound like they were lifted straight out of the 1960s. He needs tracks with button endings - no fade-outs. This production music veteran signed many TAXI writers to his previous company, and wants to repeat that same type of success with this venture as well. This company offers a standard exclusive deal. Great performances are essential. Broadcast quality needed [excellent home recordings are OK]. All submissions will be screened on a YES/NO BASIS ONLY - NO CRITIQUES FROM TAXI. For ground submissions, please enclose a S.A.S.E. if you would like a response. Submissions must be received no later than Dec. 6, 2007. TAXI # Y071206INthere you go!! thanks for checkin it out!

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Post by hummingbird » Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:05 pm

60's listing -- Down Woodward (sounds alot like the 60's motown)http://www.taximusic.com/song.php?song_ ... m=trueOkay, bear in mind this is just my opinion, and I'm just trying to help. I think the problem with this one may be that it's not catchy or distinctive enough. At the Rally, it was said more than once that uptempo is the best thing for instrumentals. In addition, you should start with the 'meat & potatoes', and be quirky or distinctive. I think this piece might work for a different listing, maybe comedy, but I'd work to bring out a quirky groove in it.60's listing -- Give Me Mo'http://www.taximusic.com/song.php?song_ ... ream=trueI think this is the better of the two. It seems a little more 50s than 60s to me, but I may not know what I'm talking about. The main issue I think is tempo. Like above, it's tension, or excitement that sells. However, this might work very nicely for a different kind of listing... again, I hear comedy theme a la 'what's my line' or something like that.70's listing -- White Marehttp://www.taximusic.com/song.php?song_id=8135 ... =trueagain - something very slow, nice playing. Starts too slowly, need to start stronger (like on the piece below). Might work nicely for the 'sad' instrumental listing that just passed. I found the overall volume to be less than the above two cuts. Imagine you are a music publisher -- what would you pitch this for? What mood does the music convey? What would it sell? This to me is atmospheric, but I don't hear anything that makes it distinctly 70s.70's listing -- Portrait of Lifehttp://www.taximusic.com/song.php?song_id=8135 ... m=trueVery nice piece - you started with a good melodic riff that pulled me in. Maybe the experts here could comment how you could take a piece like this and make it more distinctly 70s. IMO it's great. Just need to look for a home for it. Would fit that "sad" or "emotional" listing perhaps.For all of these I think the playing/production is good (altho I don't trust my production knowledge enough to know). Are you using drum loops? You're talented, for sure!Hope that helps a little,cheersHummin'bird
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Post by hummingbird » Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:39 pm

PS - check this out. I know it's hard to not be emotionally involved with your music, but when I listen to what was forwarded, it feels more in the style of the 70s than yours.http://taxi.proboards27.com/index.cgi?a ... 879&page=1
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