If Today (Pop Mix A) WIP
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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