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new taxi member advice

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:45 pm
by Margot
Advice on the profile- I've already put a question out to Taxi but I thought I'd jump in the forum here.

Is there a way to see successful taxi profiles? To make it public or not. Who sees it if it's public? My singer songwriter music is mostly alt rock but I'm not sure if I should sell myself as that. There's music I haven't written that will be out of my typical genre to satisfy a need.

Do you thin yourself out if you submit many genres of music?

Should we be uploading and submitting hundreds of songs? As many as we can? I heard about the write, submit, forget mantra so it sounds like don't wait around to get a response, keep submitting.
Thank you!! :geek:

Margot Malia Music
Saratoga Springs, NY

Re: new taxi member advice

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:37 am
by CTWF
Margot wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:45 pm
Should we be uploading and submitting hundreds of songs? As many as we can?
Hi Margot

Welcome to the forum!

I have no contracts, no placements (maybe not yet, maybe never) but one thing is an obvious truth to me, so that it puzzles me when people take part in corresponding contests or make themselves write a certain high amount of tracks per year:

What is the point of, say, 100 bad tracks that will never find a library or placement, when compared to a single excellent track, that will get placed and makes a lot of money from then on because it is so good? Point being, creating as many tracks as possible only makes sense once the quality and the demand for them is there.

However, another obvious point is that it would make little sense to work for 6 months on a submission for a placement that would only earn $100 if it ever was going to be successful. But TAXI kind of prevents that automatically, because there are deadlines.

So, as usual, there somewhere is a golden middle.

Just my thoughts. :)

Tom

Re: new taxi member advice

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:11 am
by cassmcentee
Hi Margot and Welcome to the Forum!
My advice...
Watch Taxi TV (YouTube, on Mondays) where you will gain knowledge
Also watch past episodes regarding tunes that have been forwarded, you will hear how high/low the bar is...
Write/Record specifically to the Listings
Learn how to title your tracks and add MetaData + Moods
Use the search tool within this forum to hunt for answers to any question you may have
Almost everything has been discussed numerous times
Post up your Mix along with the Listing's text in the Peer-to-Peer section here in the Forum for feedback from genuinely helpfull members.
You will learn so much in a very short time!
Cheers,
Cass

Re: new taxi member advice

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:27 pm
by Casey H
What Cass said. Definitely don't submit like crazy, shotgunning to every listing. Listings have very specific requirements and anything that's not in the ballpark will never get forwarded. If you have something you think might be worth submitting to a listing, listen really carefully to the reference tracks and honestly compare your track to those.

Good luck! :D

Re: new taxi member advice

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:20 pm
by Kolstad
Welcome Margot,
I use the Taxi Forwards blog to hear what's forwarded for the listings http://blog.taxi.com/forward/
Many requests are repeated because it's whats popular to use, so after a while you would know some reference tracks to write/ submit for in your genre/ styles.

Good luck!