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Here are the other 2 out of 4 recent forwards I was grateful to have and actually heard back from the publisher on....
EPIC, MIDDLE EASTERN-Style TRAILER INSTRUMENTALS are needed by an International Music Library with worldwide distribution through Universal! They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals in the general stylistic wheelhouse of music heard in Trailers like:
BEIRUT | Official Trailer
Dajjal The Slayer and His Followers
TAXI TIP: For this request, try going outside the box a bit by replacing brass hits with a Zorna, or replacing Timpani or Taiko drums with a Daf and/or a Tar drum, etc. Think big and epic Hollywood Trailer tracks, but with Arabic Scales and Middle Eastern instrumentation!
Please submit well-composed Trailer-Style Instrumentals that have a clear Middle Eastern sound. The structure of your Instrumental should follow a typical film trailer model, with three distinct acts that crescendo to a big, climactic, Stinger-style ending. Your submissions can have some standard Hollywood Trailer instrumentation like big string sections, dramatic drum hits, and sound design elements, but you should maintain a Middle Eastern sound, feel, and style throughout.
NOTE: Your Submissions can also have some non-lyrical, Middle Eastern-sounding vocalizations. That’s not a requisite… just a suggestion.
Your submissions should be at least 2 minutes long, give or take. Great edit points and crescendos that lead to Buttoned/Stinger endings are strongly encouraged. Do NOT copy the references in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.
Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PST) on Sunday, March 24th, 2019. TAXI #Y190324MT
ORIGINAL MEDITERRANEAN SOLO PIANO or PIANO-Based INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a Leading International Music Library with worldwide distribution through Universal! This company has just started requesting music from TAXI members, so it's very unlikely that you’ve got any music in their catalog. This is a killer opportunity to get in a very busy Music Library!
Quoting the Music Library: “We do NOT want any Western or American style pieces. Instrumentals should have a sound that represents a Mediterranean styling.”
They’re looking for Instrumentals in a variety of Styles, Tempos, and Moods that could generally be right up the alley of (but not limited to) these references that the Music Library provided to us:
"Valse” by Evgeny Grinko:
“Elegy For The Arctic” by Ludovico Einaudi:
“ANTSCHO” by Adanayi Voghperge:
“Ölsəm Bağışla” by Emin Sabitoğlu:
NOTE: They would also love to hear Piano-based Instrumentals with a Bass and Lead instruments like (but not limited to) the Flute, Ney Duduk, Clarinet, Accordion, and/or Violin.
Please submit well-crafted Piano or Piano-based Instrumentals that can instantly help set a Mediterranean location and mood. Your submission should have compelling melodies and solid musicianship without getting too busy or overly complicated. You’d be wise to keep them simple enough that they don’t get in the way of dialog. Be sure any virtual instrumentation you use sounds indistinguishable from the real thing. Anything that sounds stiff, unnatural, or obviously quantized and MIDI-driven will not work for this request.
Submissions must be received no later than11:59 PM(PST), on Thursday, March 21st, 2019. TAXI #D190321MI
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