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TAXI's 30th Anniversary Episode Of TAXI TV [GIVEAWAYS!]
TAXI turned 30 years old on January 15th, so we celebrated by doing a retrospective with some great stories and some trivia questions with great prizes like a free consult with Robin Frederick, TAXI swag, and a one-hour consult with TAXI's head screener, Craig Pilo!
Get your very on TAXI T-shirt, Hoodie, and Mug here: https://taxi-swag-central.myshopify.com/
Should This TAXI Member Renew Or Not
Member Eric Copeland posted a YouTube review of TAXI, then posted a follow-up video about whether he was going to renew his membership or not. Our fearless CEO thought some critical information was missing and reached out to Eric and suggested a public duel, like Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. Or maybe a jousting match! 😂
Eric politely declined, but he and Michael thought it might be fun, enlightening, and more gentleman-like to interview each other on this week's episode of TAXI TV.
Fun, indeed! The rules are simple: Michael will interview Eric for the first half of the LIVE episode, and Eric will interview Michael during the second half. Sticking with TAXI's penchant for transparency, no holds are barred, and all questions are on the table!
You really don't want to miss what is certain to be an episode for the ages!
TAXI Staff Music Picks - January 2022 [01.10.22]
Every month, our A&R Team makes a list of 10 of their favorite TAXI Member songs or instrumentals that they've heard lately. We call them the "Top 10," but don't let that mislead you into thinking they're THE 10 best songs or instrumentals out of ALL the music our members make.
Really, it's more like a list of, "Hey, these are really cool and you should check them out." And you should!
Check out the member's pages to hear their music below!
"Lil' Bruh" by Lew Sid: https://bit.ly/3HSxb1R
"Lighthouse" by Andrew Anka: https://bit.ly/3qivSU8
"Weekend Warrior" by Kit Benz: https://bit.ly/3HRciUI
"Setting Sail" by Emma Johnson: https://bit.ly/3nh2XOa
"Banger" by G. Scott Russell: https://bit.ly/3qgcirx
"Ooh Baby Baby" by Priscilla G: https://bit.ly/3f9KG0S
"Activate Dance Sequence 101" by Vikas Pawa: https://bit.ly/336kEsV
"Nip It With A Bud" by Matthew Soileau: https://bit.ly/3qe4vKM
"Watch Me Now" by River J: https://bit.ly/33bZnhn
NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS for MUSICIANS that ACTUALLY WORK! 
Watch this Episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/bkKneFkZxUA
Have you already made your New Year's resolutions as to how you're going to be successful with your music career in 2022? Stop lying to yourself and join me today for some actionable steps you can take that will actually work!
Bite off what you can actually chew, and just maybe you won't need to make any resolutions for your music next year!! Find your realistic steps along the path of musical success on today's show. Don't miss this one!!
Here are the links to the books Michael talked about during the show:
Shortcuts to Hit Songwriting: https://amzn.to/3dnydGX
Shortcuts to Songwriting for Film & TV: https://amzn.to/3jYaiPZ
Demystifying the Genre: https://amzn.to/3bdCAC3
Demystifying the Cue: https://amzn.to/3u6zisF
Writing Production Music for TV: The Road to Success: https://amzn.to/3sfgWnV
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles: amzn.to/3nd2p99
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Learn More About TAXI Independent A&R: http://bit.ly/2mPVGYh
Rub Elbows with Music Industry Pros at Our FREE Yearly Convention: http://bit.ly/2a9mwlp
View Our Current Music Industry Opportunities: http://bit.ly/28JPUyd
Connect with Fellow Songwriters on the TAXI Forum: http://bit.ly/2DENChs
Listen on the Go with the TAXI TV Podcast:
Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/2afebwW
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2a7cCQX
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Christmas Song Listening Party Part 2 [12.27.21]
We got so many Christmas/Holiday song submissions for last week's show (over 300 of them!!) that we've decided to listen to more of them this week!
And, not to be all "Scrooge"-like, but a TON of them submitted for last week's show were not the Piano/Vocal or Guitar/Vocal versions we asked for! We couldn't consider those, as they would not have been on a level playing field with submissions from people who DID follow instructions ;-)
Speaking of not following instructions: A gazillion of the submissions for last week were also not downloadable, as we had requested. Those were also not considered. We just don't have the time to email or call a couple hundred people to ask them to re-submit.
And finally, there were actually people who got upset with us for not playing their songs. We got more than 300 hundred submissions, and we can only play about 20 during the show. If we played all 300, that would be about 20 hours of music we've have to play. As much as we all love TAXI TV, a 20-hour show would be a very, very long show ;-)
PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY!
So... All that considered, we will be playing songs that are either Guitar/Vocal or Piano/Vocal (only!) and are downloadable, that we have left over from last week's show. We are NOT accepting any new submissions.
Please don't send emails asking us to make exceptions or imploring us to play your song. We try to be democratic about these things, and insisting that we play your song because you worked really hard on it or your friends love it or the Beatles almost recorded it won't result in it getting played. We've still got about 100 songs left over from last week from people who met the submission criteria. We will pick about 20 from those!
We hope we hear some great ones again this week. Please join us!
Christmas Song Listening Party[12.20.21]
We're getting in the holiday spirit on this week's episode of TAXI TV with a listening party of viewer-submitted Christmas songs! But, there's a catch! You can only submit piano/vocal or guitar/vocal songs.
Here's how to submit your songs...
Want a chance to get your Christmas/Holiday song played on the show? Email a link to where we can download it to email@example.com by 12 pm Pacific time on Monday, December 20th!
So much value in one show!
Amazing resource for the music licensing biz.
This show is unedited
It’s ironic a show by content gate-keepers demanding broadcast ready material don’t properly produce a podcast. Far too often I’m wondering why we’re hearing connection problems or horrible music playback. Mostly it’s host navel gazing.
Going Under? Taxi cancels subscriptions
Taxi is refunding Subscription money... Is it going out of Business? Is Taxi going under? Seems they have horrible customer service.... spend way too much on these Michael talks where he is the center of it all and don't have any good web programming... Broadjam is eating their lunch... Seems time to ask for your money back...