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So Excited!! 4 Forwards for 4 Listings

Post by 1107proLLC » Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:36 am

The last forward that we got was back in March 2015 which was our first and only one. We took 6 months off from submitting to work on our production skills based on feedback we received here in the forums (thank you all!), from other composer friends and taxi screeners. We started submitting to listings again in October and you can imagine my surprise and excitement when I saw 4 forwards in our email today!! So here they are:

1. https://soundcloud.com/mitchmusicco/brink-of-extinction (Industrial Percussive Tension)

INDUSTRIAL, PERCUSSIVE TENSION INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a Music Library for upcoming projects. They’re searching for Down-to-Mid Tempo, mechanical, dissonant, and industrial sounding, Tension Instrumental Cues. Please listen to the following references to get in the stylistic ballpark of what they’re looking for: “The Boy Official Trailer #1 2016” (1:50-2:08) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1U21VBSbSs “Transformers: Dark of the Moon official Trailer” (:36-:58) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTIrEZM-cFE “Transformers: Age of Extinction” (1:16-1:50) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkIPIkPPbdo Please submit well-crafted Hollywood style tension Instrumental Cues that are dissonant, and industrial sounding with percussive beats. Build your Cue with the sounds of bowed and mangled metals while the percussion propels it forward. The tension should rise as you add layers of instrumentation and sounds until your Cue comes to a climactic finish. Current sounding electronic elements, and a touch of strings with engaging rhythmic percussion will work really well for this pitch. Imagine the tension that builds in a horror movie as the scene leading up to a horrific moment happens. That’s what they’re looking for! Easy Edit Points and Non-Faded/Buttoned/Stinger endings will work best for this pitch. Your submissions should be at least 90 seconds in length. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced tracks in any way, shape, or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll split the sync fee 50/50. You’ll retain 100% of the Master rights, and the Library will keep 100% of the Publishing for any placements they generate. You must own your Master and Copyright in order to submit for this opportunity. All music will be screened on a Yes/No basis. Please submit 1-3 Instrumental Cues by no later than 11:59PM (PDT) on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. TAXI #U151110IP

2. https://soundcloud.com/mitchmusicco/the-lotus-code (Electro-Asian)

ELECTRO-based INSTRUMENTAL CUES with an “Asian” flair are needed by a busy Boutique Music Licensing Company that’s feeding music to a travel-based TV Show. They’re NOT looking for traditional music for this pitch; they are looking for hybrids of Contemporary Electro-based Cues with elements of traditional Asian Instrumentation. Please take a listen to the following references to get in the ballpark of what they need: China Wave: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfcbKNl6Bao “Cirrus” by Bonobo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9dJliHNJAU The Great Forest Spirit” by Psych0Naut: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjMADEB ... ao&index=5 Please submit well-crafted Instrumental Cues that have a current Electro vibe, with traditional Asian elements added to them. Build your Cue around a focused melodic theme, while adding and subtracting various elements as it progresses to keep your submissions interesting and not overly repetitive sounding. All submissions should be at least 2 minutes long. Easy edit points are needed, and button/stinger endings are highly encouraged. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). This Company offers an EXCLUSIVE agreement with a 50/50 split. The specific terms of this agreement will be determined directly between you and the Library. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Composition rights to pitch for this. Because this is an Exclusive deal, please submit music for this pitch that is not already signed to any other Libraries or Publishers. Please do not copy, or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Please submit one to three Instrumental Cues online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI on a Yes/No basis and must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT), on Thursday, November 5th, 2015. TAXI #U151105EA

3. https://soundcloud.com/mitchmusicco/the-fire-within (Acoustic Minimal Hip Hop)

ACOUSTIC GUITAR INSTRUMENTAL CUES with “MINIMAL” HIP-HOP BEATS are needed by the Owner of a NON-EXCLUSIVE Film/TV Music Library that’s beefing up their catalog for various reality projects they currently supply music to. Please give them Down-to-Mid Tempo Instrumental Cues that have an overall feeling of being sad or reflective. Please listen to the following references to get in the general stylistic wheelhouse of what they’re looking for: “Sad Guitar Rap/HipHop (Old School) Instrumental Beat 2014 "Paper Lines" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBv5NqzcwOY “Instrumental Rap Guitar Emotional” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BZkPkNkPr0 Please give them thoughtful, well-crafted Acoustic Guitar Instrumental Cues with minimal Hip-Hop beats. Build your Instrumental Cues around a simple melodic theme and chord structure, while using current sounding, simple Hip-Hop beats. Don’t let your beats or guitar part get too busy or frenetic, as the sad and reflective mood they’re looking for typically works well with an arrangement that has plenty of room to breath. Imagine the type of music used on a reality show about young people coping with illness, or rehabilitation. That’s the type of music they need! Please submit Instrumental Cues that are at least 90 seconds long, with easy edit points and button/stinger endings. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE deal. This company offers a NON-EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll split the sync fee 50/50. You’ll retain 100% of the Master rights, and the Library will keep 100% of the Publishing for any placements they generate. You must own your Master and Copyright in order to submit for this opportunity. Please do not copy, or rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape, or form. All music will be screened on a Yes/No basis. Please submit 1-3 Instrumental Cues by no later than 11:59PM (PDT) on Monday, November 2nd, 2015. TAXI #D151102GH

4. https://soundcloud.com/mitchmusicco/evelyns-got-beef (Urban Dramedy)

URBAN-INFUENCED DRAMEDY INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a very successful Music Library with a long list of great placements. They’re on the hunt for Mid-to-Up Tempo, Urban Dramedy Instrumental Cues with moods ranging from light and fun, to mysterious and sneaky. Please listen to the following references to get an idea of what they’re looking for: “The Real Housewives of Orange County” (10:40-11:10): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLRwmNB_raw “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (:47-1:08): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nK6I48 ... Jxv8-6rtSk “Basketball Wives LA”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DF4twl4Lt4 Please give them well-crafted Instrumental Cues with current sounding Urban/Hip-Hop style beats, and strings played with either pizzicato or staccato articulations. Other electronic elements, as well as guitar and bass could work for this pitch, as long as the main focal point of your Cue is based around a cool Hip-Hop beat, and string melody. Build your Cue around a central melodic theme that keeps the audience interested by adding and subtracting layers of instrumentation as it progress. Imagine the type of music you’d hear behind a group of friends socializing on a reality show, as they joke at someone else’s expense. That’s the type of music they’re looking for! Easy edit points and Non-Faded/Buttoned/Stinger endings will work best for this pitch. Your submissions should be at least 90 seconds in length. Do NOT copy or rip off the referenced tracks in any way shape or form. Use them only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). They offer an EXCLUSIVE deal. Sync fee splits will be determined on a case-by-case basis. The Publisher will get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control your Master and Copyright. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you pitch for this opportunity is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. 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 11:59PM (PDT), on Friday, October 23rd, 2015. TAXI #D151023UH
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Re: So Excited!! 4 Forwards for 4 Listings

Post by joyfrost » Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:25 am

Hey congratulations! That must be great Validation to know that you're growing and are on the right track! Wishing you many more Forwards in the future ;)

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Post by ComposerLDG » Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:53 am

That is awesome, Nate, congratulations! Well deserved, I say, as I hear the tracks you're turning out. Good job!
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Post by 1107proLLC » Wed Dec 02, 2015 6:36 am

Thanks so much Joy! I love your name by the way...my youngest daughter's middle name is Joy! I think the thing that helped me the most was participating in the forum and providing feedback to other members. It helps me to really look objectively at a piece of music and how it matches up to the requirements of the listing brief. I use the same approach with our music too and it helps tremendously!

Loren, thanks so much! You always provide really thoughtful and helpful feedback. I appreciate it so much! Here's to many more forwards and deals for us all!! Cheers!

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Post by TerrellBurt » Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:07 am

Congrats! That's a great ratio.

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Post by 1107proLLC » Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:32 am

Thanks Terrell!! I see you crushing it out there man! I saw your name pop up and I had to go and listening to Dirty Job with you and MVB to get my mind right...love that one! Cheers!
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Post by TerrellBurt » Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:31 pm

1107proLLC wrote:Thanks Terrell!! I see you crushing it out there man! I saw your name pop up and I had to go and listening to Dirty Job with you and MVB to get my mind right...love that one! Cheers!
I appreciate that! You show a lot of love on my Soundcloud page.

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Post by VanderBoegh » Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:27 pm

Nice going, Nate!! Sounds like you're getting this thing figured out. Really liked "Evelyn's Got Beef". Cool bass guitar sound on that track too!

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Post by 1107proLLC » Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:50 pm

Aw man, thanks Matt!! I was hoping you'd dig that...we've been listening to your Dramedy showcase on soundcloud as reference which is super helpful! I love all your stuff, it's so funky and it's like a roadmap to success! Thank you!

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Post by shenrichs » Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:39 pm

Nice going Nate! Thanks for posting - thanks for posting your stuff.
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