Hi all,Just registered on the boards and thought I'd spend my first post telling y'all about my first forward...I'm pretty jazzed, as I really expected it to take longer (it was my second submission).Here's the listing:The Director of A&R/Creative at one of the largest Publishers in the world is seeking amazing, very current-sounding ADULT CONTEMPORARY-POP SONGS for a huge Female artist a la CELINE DION. Gentle, intimate songs are OK as is more up-tempo, energetic, dramatic material. Great hooks, solid lyrics, memorable melodies - all are essential. We'll be very selective with this one as they're only seeking hit songs. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD, include lyrics. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than Aug. 17, 2007. TAXI # S070817ACHere's a link to the song (hope it works):http://www.taximusic.com/song.php?song_ ... stream=1Of
course I'm not going to put a lot of emotional eggs into this basket - I realize a forward is only the musical equivalent of handing your business card to a potential customer, but I'm particularly gratified about 2 things:1. I was scramblng to meet the deadline on this listing, so I opted to go with a "Band in a box" backing track with a couple of real guitar tracks over the top. Hardly a "broadcast quality" version of the song, and it still got forwarded (with mostly "7's" for technical marks).2. I'm particularly gratified & encouraged by that bit in the listing about "We'll be very selective with this one as they're only seeking hit songs". Obviously, someone in a position to know thinks this has the potential to be a hit song! I can't tell you how validating that is to my whole musical existence! That, right there, is well worth the price of admission!I've been a TAXI member for 10 years now and I've only just now gotten my writing, my studio, and my life to the point where I'm ready to begin seriously demo-ing and submitting songs (I did submit one time at the very beginning - so I guess this was really my third submission).Anyway, this forward tells me that all of that time and effort weren't wasted after all... Man, that's a beautiful feeling!!!
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