213 episodes

🚕 World's Leading Independent A&R Co.
🏁 Music Opportunities with:
Record Labels / Music Publishing / Film & TV
🎵TAXI.com
Phone: (818) 222-2464
Email: taxitv@taxi.com

TAXI TV TAXI Independent A&R

    • Music
    • 3.8 • 18 Ratings

🚕 World's Leading Independent A&R Co.
🏁 Music Opportunities with:
Record Labels / Music Publishing / Film & TV
🎵TAXI.com
Phone: (818) 222-2464
Email: taxitv@taxi.com

    TAXI Member Music Picks - September 2021

    TAXI Member Music Picks - September 2021

    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!

    Please join me on this week's episode of TAXI TV as we listen together!

    Listen to the Top 10 here: https://www.taxi.com/songs/featured

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Music Publisher Andrea Torchia

    Music Publisher Andrea Torchia

    If you’ve ever wondered what music publishers do on the “record side” of the music industry, you’re going to find out on this week’s episode of TAXI TV!

    Publishing executive Andrea Torchia has been in the music business for her entire adult life. She’s the daughter of legendary record producer, Denny Diante, and learned how to pick hits at a very early age.

    Here’s an excerpt from her bio:

    While other teenage girls might have enjoyed sleepovers, Andrea was evaluating playbacks at Devonshire and Conway studios. When her dad would bring boxes of demos, the two listened intently. “As he would break them down, I was his secretary,” Andrea remembers. “I might write ‘Lyrics not strong enough in the hook, ‘needs a bridge’ or ‘double chorus not necessary.’ I learned all about song structure.”

    While barely out of college, she began working in A&R, promotion and publicity at Chrysalis/ EMI while learning the music publishing business. As Creative Manager at Rondor Music Publishing, she represented contemporary and classic catalogs including the iconic songs of Gerry Goffin and Carole King.

    As Senior Creative Director of Zomba Music Publishing, she placed songs, connected writers and artists, and facilitated a roster with Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Macy Gray, and Justin Timberlake. At Universal Music Publishing, named Senior Director of Creative Services, she formulated relationships for Ron “Neff-U” Feemster, Harvey Mason Jr., and Lamont Dozier among others, while attaining covers for the company’s extensive repertoire.

    Her valuable industry experience led to her appointment as Vice President, A&R for TAXI Music, where Andrea achieved multiple label, film television and commercial placements for the company’s songwriters. Tapped as Vice President, Creative, with Razor & Tie Music Publishing, she worked the company’s multiple format catalogs, while guiding creative input and fostering partnerships both domestically and internationally.

    Two long-term consulting endeavors – with pop powerhouse Rock Mafia Recordings, and 1111/Universal Music Publishing, a co-venture with 16- time Grammy winner David Foster, preceded her tenure as VP Creative with the U.S. division of the Japanese company Avex. Andrea expedited a diverse roster ranging from the legendary Burt Bacharach to her signee, hit songwriter-producer Tommy Brown, whose number one Billboard debuts included “Thank U Next” and “7 Rings” for Ariana Grande, plus songs and productions for Juice Wrld, Meghan Trainor and many others. It was at Avex that Andrea signed The Attire, sparking their transformation into a modern pop duo. Post Avex, she continued the artist development process as co-founder and Senior VP, Creative at Base Station Media.

    Don’t Miss This Episode!

    We’re really excited to have Andrea join us so we can get a real insider’s look at what goes on behind the scenes at huge publishing companies today, and how things in the publishing world have evolved over the last decade or two!

    • 1 hr 30 min
    TAXI Staff Music Picks - August 2021

    TAXI Staff Music Picks - August 2021

    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!

    Listen to the Top 10 picks here: https://www.taxi.com/songs/featured

    • 1 hr 16 min
    How to Get SIGNED to a MAJOR LABEL

    How to Get SIGNED to a MAJOR LABEL

    Watch This Episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/U-G3d5yLs2c

    At some point, most musicians dream of landing a record deal with a Major Label. It’s a tough road, and very few people ever get to grab the brass ring. Songwriter, artist, producer Greg Shilling is one of the lucky ones!

    But was it just “luck”?

    Greg has recently signed a record deal with BMG, and I’m going to dig deep to find out what his path to the “first level of success” has been. I’m also going to ask him what it’s like being signed, and what the process and label’s expectations are going forward.

    How did he get his songwriting craft to a “signable” level?

    What did he do as an artist to make himself appealing to a record label?

    How are things different today VS the good old days when a couple of great songs were enough to seal the deal?

    Check out "Naked" by The Attire here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHSAt7Sa3zM
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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
    Stitcher: http://bit.ly/2FuSTJQ
    Soundcloud: http://bit.ly/2icUDe0
    TuneIn: http://bit.ly/2DCzKrd
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2RDYXXL
    Amazon: https://amzn.to/3cmFODv

    Follow Us On Social Media...
    Facebook: http://bit.ly/2931C7x
    Twitter: http://bit.ly/2jJ0EnQ
    Instagram: http://bit.ly/2jcg7we

    SUBSCRIBE to our channel and comment below!

    • 1 hr 26 min
    How To MAKE IT In The MUSIC BUSINESS With Rob Chiarelli

    How To MAKE IT In The MUSIC BUSINESS With Rob Chiarelli

    Rob Chiarelli is a Multi-Platinum, Multi-Grammy-Winning Mixer, Producer, Engineer, and the story about how he got to where he is today is truly inspiring. There’s much you can learn from Rob about WHY he has been so successful, and he’s going to share what he’s learned along the way that will undoubtedly help you in your quest to succeed in the music business.

    It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to make it as a TV/Film composer, hit songwriter, or as an artist — Rob’s tips are applicable for all of those pursuits!

    Use code LOVE at finalmix.biz to get your free M1LimiterLite plugin!

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Music Publishing Deep Dive With Michael Eames [07/19/21]

    Music Publishing Deep Dive With Michael Eames [07/19/21]

    I’m very excited to have my friend and music publisher Michael Eames join us on this week’s TAXI TV. Michael is a world-class expert on all aspects of publishing. He’s so knowledgeable that in my opinion, many music attorneys can’t keep pace with him.

    Here’s Michael’s bio:

    Michael Eames is a trained composer, songwriter, and pianist with experience in film scoring who studied music at Cornell University and UCLA Extension; Michael also secured a minor in Business Management from Cornell. As President of PEN, Michael oversees all aspects of the operation as well as focuses on pitching the catalogue to all media and business development. Prior to starting PEN, Michael oversaw the international activities and film & television department of Don Williams Music Group where he was responsible for song catalogues such as Jimi Hendrix, Chicago and Roy Orbison among numerous others. He also worked previously for Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and the management and music supervision firms The Derek Power Co and Seth Kaplan Entertainment. Michael is a past President of the Association of Independent Publishers (AIMP) and proudly serves on the Independent Publishers Advisory Council (IPAC) of the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA).

    He is also a member of the California Copyright Conference (CCC) and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS). Michael wrote the music publishing section of the Hal Leonard-published book entitled Five Star Music Makeover: The Independent Artist’s Guide for Singers, Songwriters, Bands, Producers and Self Publishers, co-teaches (with Bobby Borg) the UCLA Extension class, Music Publishing: A Creative And Business Perspective, as well as the co-author (with Bobby Borg) of the new book, Introduction to Music Publishing for Musicians: Business and Creative Perspectives for the New Music Industry.

    Last but not least, Michael is a frequent guest speaker in classrooms and panel discussions worldwide, including the TAXI Road Rally and TAXI TV.

    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Anna Yarbrough ,

So much value in one show!

Amazing resource for the music licensing biz.

unhillbilly ,

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.

RobbySunshine ,

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...

Top Podcasts In Music

Listeners Also Subscribed To