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WIP Remix for American Idol Listing...finally playing.

Post by ThirdStrand » Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:34 pm

Hi folks...I've redone this tune so many times and never felt like I drilled it. Let me know what you think...I tried to create more lift into the choruses and at the same time make them more spacious like the referenced tracks, by yanking some lines of text that were in the rockier version. I feel like the choruses need a rewrite, but it wasn't in the cards for this weekend.

If Today (Pop Mix A) WIP
http://www.taxi.com/mattcurleemusic

Thanks much, everybody...

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AMERICAN IDOL needs POP SONGS! Quoting one of the show's Producers here: "We need HEARTFELT, MOVING SONGS that can be positive or negative: 'I'm going to conquer it all' to 'I've totally messed up and lost it all' lyric themes could work well. The songs need to have a BIG CHORUS and a big, EMOTIONAL feeling. Piano pop is preferred, but not an absolute must. Avoid songs that are very beat driven. Some songs that are good examples for 'feel and vibe' are 'Apologize' by Ryan Tedder/One Republic, and 'She Will Be Loved' by Maroon 5. Artist Jared Lee is also a good a la." There you go folks, direct from the horse's mouth. DO NOT rip off the referenced artists in any way, shape or form. Quoting the show's Producer again, "These songs will be used during the Idol auditions. We make video clips of certain contestants, and some of those audition clips make it on to the show." Your submissions need to sound like CONTEMPORARY HITS! Keep the dated stuff on the shelf for this pitch. MALE and FEMALE vocals are BOTH okay for this pitch. ALL TEMPOS will be considered. Broadcast Quality is needed (excellent home recordings are fine). You must own or control 100% of the Master and Composition rights. If your song is selected for the show, the producers will contact you directly. They told us that any attempts to contact the show's staff directly will result in being disqualified from this and future submissions. We believe them, they sounded serious! Please submit one to three SONGS online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a YES/NO BASIS. NO CRITIQUES FROM TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than MONDAY, October 24th at 11am (PDT). TAXI# Y111024PO
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Re: WIP Remix for American Idol Listing...thoughts?

Post by ThirdStrand » Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:35 pm

Oh, here are the lyrics for this version:

If Today
Room4One featuring Holly Kluge
Words and Music by Matt Curlee
© 2011 Third Strand Music

If today
These walls are getting taller
If today
I choke on every word,
If today
The sky was never smaller
If today
You tell me you don't care

Yeah, maybe I'm broke-
I kill what I love,
I love what I hate
You sang, I awoke
In chains, but I know
I'm always too late
Never was more than a fools hope

That if today, if tomorrow...
If today, if tomorrow,
There's gonna be, gonna be,
Gonna be something I can bring.

If today
You lived light on a promise,
Yeah, just halfway,
Is it so small a thing
If today
To have loved, to have fought, to have done,
If today
You cut me down, slice me up, and read my rings?

Yeah, maybe I'm broke-
I do what I hate,
My love can't create,
You sing, I misstate,
You say, I negate
Cause it don't relate,
But yeah, I still believe

That if today, if tomorrow,
Gonna say what I mean.
If today, if tomorrow
There's gonna be, gonna be,
Gonna be something I can bring.

Yeah, I prob'ly had it coming-
Never been one to escape my fate.
But when I kissed the ground,
When I touched my heart,
For a moment I could see,
And beyond, and beyond, and beyond...

If today, if tomorrow,
Gonna say what I mean.
If today, if tomorrow
There's gonna be, gonna be,
Gonna be something I can bring.

Yeah, maybe I'm broke-
I kill what I love
I love what I hate,
It's always too late
But maybe this time
I'll kill this stupid rhyme

Yeah, maybe I'm broke-
I kill what I love
I love what I hate,
But there's gonna be, gonna be,
gonna be, yeah...

If today, if tomorrow
These curtains of rain,
Gonna show me the way to say what I mean
If today, if tomorrow
There's gonna be, gonna be,
Gonna be something I can bring.

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Re: WIP Remix for American Idol Listing...thoughts?

Post by eeoo » Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:22 pm

That mix doesn't seem to be playable on your Taxi page Matt, did you make it public?

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Re: WIP Remix for American Idol Listing...thoughts?

Post by cardell » Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:53 pm

eeoo wrote:That mix doesn't seem to be playable on your Taxi page Matt, did you make it public?
I tried too, but there is no Play button next to that track. :(

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Post by pedrocosta » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:34 pm

same here :(
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Re: WIP Remix for American Idol Listing...thoughts?

Post by ThirdStrand » Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:26 am

Thanks so much for trying, friends...not sure what's going on, but must still be some digital fishiness on TaxiMusic. Deleted the old one and uploaded a new one, but now there are TWO copies up there, both without play buttons.

Sorry about that!

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Re: WIP Remix for American Idol Listing...thoughts?

Post by cardell » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:36 am

ThirdStrand wrote:Thanks so much for trying, friends...not sure what's going on, but must still be some digital fishiness on TaxiMusic. Deleted the old one and uploaded a new one, but now there are TWO copies up there, both without play buttons.

Sorry about that!

Matt
I hope these technical issues don't affect your (and our) submissions... :o

Have/will you contact Taxi about this?

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Re: WIP Remix for American Idol Listing...thoughts?

Post by ThirdStrand » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:00 am

I'm going to give them a call once our west coast friends are awake. :) I have no doubt they'll be great about taking care of anything that arose with the technical issues over the weekend; never gotten anyone on the phone at Taxi who wasn't absurdly helpful. In thus case, I did go ahead and submit, in case I had issues with that, and everything seemed to work properly, although the play button still isn't showing.

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Re: WIP Remix for American Idol Listing...thoughts?

Post by ThirdStrand » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:47 am

Hi everybody - they're not sure why that play button isn't showing up, but just FYI for anyone else who might be having the issue, they guy at Taxi said that it won't affect the submission...guess the system for streaming from our hosting accounts is separate from however they submit to screeners.

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Re: WIP Remix for American Idol Listing...thoughts?

Post by slowdance » Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:11 pm

m,

nice song....I would get that lead vocal out in front...gets lost with the background voices....good job...

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