Newbie- What genre am I?

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Newbie- What genre am I?

Post by annalynchmusic » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:21 pm

Hello! I am pretty new to TAXI and am wanting to submit to a lot of listings but am a little hesitant because I realized I am not quite sure what genre I write best in?
When I gig I play country/americana however that doesn't mean some of the songs I write couldn't be jazzed up a bit to fit a different genre entirely, and I am more than ok with that.

Is there a good general rule for what kind of content works best within certain genres? Would I be silly to submit one of my bummed out girl music tunes to a pop listing?

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Re: Newbie- What genre am I?

Post by jaywilliams » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:49 pm

annalynchmusic wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:21 pm
Would I be silly to submit one of my bummed out girl music tunes to a pop listing?
Hi Anna welcome to Taxi!

I'll focus on your last question, as that may help you with your other questions and concerns.

Short answer: yes, that would be silly.

Longer answer: listen to the reference tracks provided in the listing, if the track you want to submit sounds like the reference tracks then go for it!

Its great to have a back catalog, but you'll probably have greater success by writing songs specifically for Taxi listings.

Do that a few times, read the listings closely, and listen to the reference tracks a bunch.

That will help you understand what the screeners are listening for, and then you'll be better able to evaluate which tracks from your back catalog will likely suit any given listing.

Hope that makes sense, if not keep asking until it does!

Jay :)
see you at the top!

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Re: Newbie- What genre am I?

Post by annalynchmusic » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:51 pm

Thank you Jay!
That does make sense 👍🏻

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Re: Newbie- What genre am I?

Post by AnneHouse » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:01 pm

Hi Anna,

Jay hit it on the nose with his advice. Just wanted to say I checked out your songs; nice Americana vibe there. I enjoyed your music!
Nice to meet you and welcome to taxi!
-Anne

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Re: Newbie- What genre am I?

Post by teraannsitzmann » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:15 pm

Hi Anna,

I just wanted to say I enjoy your music very much. I loved the lyrics and arrangement of Bitter Bones.

Tera

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Re: Newbie- What genre am I?

Post by cosmicdolphin » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:29 am

One of the most common return reasons is " Stylisically Off Target " so I wouldn't try to fit a square peg in a round hole on a Listing, it just won't fly no matter how great a song you send them.

Usually the best advice is study the refrence tracks ( i.e. note it all down ) and then write for the Listing

Mark

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