Page 1 of 1

Latin instrumental -1 fwd / 1 return

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:48 am
by henryvan4444
I submitted 2 instrumentals for TAXI Dispatch #D190913LT.

This one was forwarded:

This one was returned:

In case its are the screeners comments.
Nice job on this, this was a fun listen and it's a nice groove, but it's a little repetitive and could stand some more instruments and layers as you progress. What you have is quite good, but it stays in the same place throughout and might stand another section altogether.

So, after hearing the returned one again the screener's comments make live you learn! I'll revise it and keep it ready for the next time! :D

Have an awesome day everyone!!

A Wide Range of TRADITIONAL LATIN INSTRUMENTALS and/or INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a successful Latin Music-specific Music Licensing Company with tons of placements in TV Commercials, TV Shows and Feature Films!

This hard-working company has just started asking for music from TAXI’s members. It’s unlikely that you’ve got any music in their catalog, so this is an awesome opportunity to get in on the ground floor and build a relationship with this kick-butt company!

NOTE: We’re not providing any references for this request as they’d like to hear a wide range of Latin styles including (but NOT limited to) Salsa, Mariachi, Banda, Bossa Nova, Bolero, Samba, Tango, etc., etc., etc.

Please submit well-composed Instrumentals and/or Instrumental Cues that could quickly establish a location – like the music you might hear in a documentary or a travel show when they feature a certain country or place. Authentic sounds, instrumentation, and performances are needed by this company, and their quality bar is high! Much of the music that's already in their catalog is from real Latin artists, so your authenticity needs to be on that level.

TAXI Tip: If you’re using samples or Virtual Instruments to create your pieces, please be careful to avoid anything that sounds stiff or obviously MIDI-driven. Over-dubbing a live instrument or two into each of your mixes will add a nice layer of realism to your Instrumentals.

Submissions should be between 90 seconds and 3 minutes long, give or take. Non-Faded endings will work best for this pitch. Do NOT copy the referenced music in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a general guide for tempo, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed.

The specific deal points will be handled on a case-by-case basis. If you’re inclined to do an Exclusive deal, please don’t submit material for this pitch that’s already signed with any other libraries or publishers. You must own or control your Master and Composition to submit to this opportunity. Please submit as many Instrumentals or Instrumental Cues as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI A&R person – Short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Friday, September 13th, 2019. TAXI Dispatch #D190913LT

Re: Latin instrumental -1 fwd / 1 return

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:48 am
by Ted
Henry, congrats on the forward! Both of those tracks sound great to me, though I get what the screener was saying on the second one. Wishing you luck on a "call back" from the library. ;)

I'm thinking of joining Dispatch as I've seen a lot of really interesting instrumental listings pop up lately that I want to jump on This listing was one that seemed like it would be a lot of fun-- I have zero experience with this style of music, but as a guitarist, primarily, I always did love Al DiMeola and how he explored Latin music. I'm gonna have to devote some time to learning the different sub-styles of Latin music and their respective rhythmic and tonal peculiarities.

Again, great job with both those tracks and thanks for posting.

Re: Latin instrumental -1 fwd / 1 return

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:00 am
by henryvan4444
Thanks for your kind comments and best of luck to you as well!!!