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

    How to Create FILM Trailer Music The RIGHT Way!

    How to Create FILM Trailer Music The RIGHT Way!

    Watch This Episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ttXoASaxoaA

    In this episode of TAXI TV, we'll be going over how to create film trailer music the right way! We have special guest and super knowledgeable TAXI member - Randon Purcell - join us for this info-packed episode! If you compose and make film trailer music (or even if you've ever wanted to try) this is the episode that will take your pieces to the next level, so that you can land more film placements!

    If you’ve ever dreamed of hearing your music in some Hollywood Film Trailers or TV Promos, there are some incredibly important things you need to know before you start laying down your big, bombastic electro/orchestral hybrids!

    Yes, landing your music in a big, blockbuster Film Trailer can be one of the most lucrative deals you could nail down, but you’ve got to compete at a high level to do that. We want to help you do that, and here’s how…

    Want to Eliminate the Guesswork?
    On this week’s TAXI TV, Trailer Composer - Randon Purcell - is going to share his extensive knowledge to help you get off to a great start crafting music for Film Trailers and TV Promos.

    Randon is a partner in a music software company that makes some of the coolest tools I’ve seen for Trailer Composers, and he’s going to let us give some away for, wait for it…. Yes, FREE!

    You’ve got to be in the chat room during the live show to win it!

    Check out what the prize is here:
    https://falloutmusicgroup.com/
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    NEW MEMBERS - This TAXI TV is Just for You [2020]

    NEW MEMBERS - This TAXI TV is Just for You [2020]

    Watch This Episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Td6xiGKWC1A

    On this episode of TAXI TV, we will cover the best of the best, need-to-know tips for new members of TAXI Music. Newbies, if you've ever wondered how to use TAXI, how we work, how to be successful with the music opportunities and listings that we have, then this is the TAXI TV just for you.

    If there’s a good aspect of the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s that most of you are hunkered down at home and have plenty of time to work on your music. That may be the only good thing to come from this horrible time in human history.

    We hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy!

    Heads Up New Members!
    We’ve had a lot of new TAXI members coming on board in the last week. With them in mind, I’d like to dedicate this week’s episode to helping our newest members learn how to use your memberships most effectively!

    I’m going to work really hard to give you tips that will help you shave months — maybe even years off your timeline to success. I’m going to share the “secrets” that our most experienced and successful members have uncovered over the last 28 years, and give you the condensed, “Reader’s Digest” version in this power-packed episode!

    If you’re new to TAXI, an older member who isn’t progressing quickly enough, or somebody who is “TAXI Curious,” you really don’t want to miss this episode of TAXI TV!

    Just some of the things I plan to cover during this week’s episode:
    - The fastest, easiest way to find success in the music licensing business.

    - The most frequently requested genres and styles of music.

    - What TAXI’s A&R people look for when they listen to your music.

    - A simple “trick” that will make it easier for music supervisors and video editors to find your music.

    - What a Buttoned/Stinger ending is.

    - How long it takes to hear back from TAXI when you submit your music.

    - What “Broadcast Quality” means.

    - What Universal Lyrics means.

    - Three things Country Artists and A&R people need to hear in your songs.

    - Why a sax part or a screaming lead guitar might hurt your chances for licensing your music in TV or film.

    - What often works best when pitching music for TV Commercials.

    - The simple type of instrumental cue that can get used over and over.

    I’m sure I’ll have plenty more “tricks of the trade” to share with you, so don’t miss this episode!

    Win a FREE Book!
    Don't forget to leave a comment under the video on YouTube! We’re going to give away a FREE copy of Steve Barden's book, Writing Production Music for TV: The Road to Success, to the viewer who posts the best comment after the live show.

    Here's the link to buy the book on your own!
    https://amzn.to/2Us3YVz

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    12 THINGS MUSICIANS Can Do from HOME [During COVID-19]

    12 THINGS MUSICIANS Can Do from HOME [During COVID-19]

    Watch This Episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/mJSb1fd8nV8

    On this episode of TAXI TV, we'll be going over the 12 best things musicians can do from home. This is especially relevant information right now with the current state of the world with the COVID-19 pandemic. This episode will show you that there's no excuse to not be focusing on music right now! :)

    We’re now running TAXI remotely from our respective homes, and it’s going pretty seamlessly, I’m happy to say!

    Lemons into lemonade!

    I came up with some ideas that I think you’ll love! Why not take this time to power through the list of things that could truly move your music career forward?

    Please join me for what is shaping up to be a really, really good episode of TAXI TV!

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    FLEETWOOD MAC'S Producer - The Making of TUSK [ft. Ken Caillat]

    FLEETWOOD MAC'S Producer - The Making of TUSK [ft. Ken Caillat]

    Watch This Episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/TXWDAsNCJK4

    On this episode of TAXI TV, we have Grammy-winning Producer, Ken Caillat, join us. He worked on both Fleetwood Mac albums: Rumours and Tusk. Join Ken and I to hear all about the engineering, production, and personalities in the studio, along with some good ol’ Rock & Roll mischief.

    Ken was an unabashed hit when he joined me on stage at our last Road Rally Convention to breakdown Fleetwood Mac’s seminal, Grammy-winning Rumours album. People who were there are still talking about it!

    Well, Ken has invited the TAXI TV remote crew and me to join him in his studio on Monday to discuss the making of Tusk, Fleetwood Mac’s follow-up to Rumours! It was definitely not a sequel, that’s for sure!

    Unless you know the band members personally, you’ll probably never get a behind-the-scenes look into this one of a kind, genre-bending record!

    Win a Signed Copy of Ken's Book - Get Tusked!
    Ken doesn’t know it yet, but I’m going to ask him to autograph a copy of his latest book, Get Tusked: The Inside Story of Fleetwood Mac's Most Anticipated Album, and we’re going to give it to the viewer who posts the best question in the comments under the video on YouTube!

    Do NOT Miss This Very Special Episode of TAXI TV, live!!!

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    • 1 hr 37 min
    SONGWRITERS: 5 WAYS You Can Use FEEDBACK [with Andrea Stolpe]

    SONGWRITERS: 5 WAYS You Can Use FEEDBACK [with Andrea Stolpe]

    On this episode of TAXI TV, we will have special guest - multiplatinum songwriter, educator, and artist Andrea Stolpe - join us to go over the 5 best ways you can use feedback in a way that's helpful and productive for you as a songwriter, rather than destructive!

    Feedback is such a big part of TAXI's value to our members. That's why we're really happy to have Andrea Stolpe on TAXI TV this week to enlighten us on that very topic!

    If that little voice in your head (or an industry professional) has ever told you any of the following, then you're going to love this episode:

    - My lyrics aren’t original or they're sometimes cheesy.

    - My friends love my song, so why was it passed over?

    - My melody wasn’t strong/memorable enough.

    - My song sounds dated.

    Who is Andrea Stolpe?

    Andrea Stolpe is a renowned creative consultant whose methodology for songwriters and artists is taught worldwide.

    A multi-platinum songwriter with 20+ years experience in the music industry, Andrea has penned songs for such artists as Faith Hill, Julianne Hough, and Jimmy Wayne and has worked at companies including Universal Music Publishing, EMI, and Almo-Irving.

    Andrea is the author of, Popular Lyric Writing: 10 Steps to Effective Storytelling, a staple text for songwriting programs at Belmont University in Nashville, Berklee College of Music, and the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music.

    Her online courses and video series have garnered Music Educator’s Grammy Nominations, and the prestigious Gold Telly Award for non-broadcast education videos.

    Andrea is also the co-founder of Writer to Writer, a series of exclusive songwriting retreats across the US and beyond.

    Click here to learn more:
    https://www.andreastolpe.com/

    Want to Win a Copy of Andrea's Book?
    Just make sure to comment your favorite moment or piece of advice from the episode, under the archived version of the TAXI TV video on Youtube! Then we'll pick the person with the best comment and send him or her a FREE copy of Andrea's book, Popular Lyric Writing: 10 Steps to Effective Storytelling!

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    View Our Current Music Industry Opportunities: http://bit.ly/28JPUyd

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    5 TIPS for LICENSING Your Solo PIANO Tracks in FILM and TV! [2020]

    5 TIPS for LICENSING Your Solo PIANO Tracks in FILM and TV! [2020]

    Watch this Episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/JOVwtH082Vk

    On this episode of TAXI TV, we'll be going over the 5 best tips for licensing your solo piano tracks in film & TV with successful TAXI Member, Bill Gordon. Solo piano pieces can often earn more income than tracks with more instruments, and we’re going to uncover the reason for that, as well! So if you want to find out how to make the majority of your income from just piano music, be sure to watch this episode.

    It might seem crazy to think that you can earn significant income licensing your solo piano instrumentals, but after watching this episode of TAXI TV, you’ll become a believer!

    Long-time TAXI member, Bill Gordon, earns most of his music licensing income with 88 keys, 8 fingers, 2 thumbs, and just 1 instrument – his piano! He’s been doing it for a couple of decades, and you can bet he’ll have at least 5 great tips for you!!

    Sometimes, the simplest pieces of music are the most easily licensed, and we’re going to find out why!

    We're also going to reveal:
    - The most requested genres.

    - The most frequently requested moods.

    - The best length for your piano cues.

    - Bill’s highest-earning placements.

    - How long it took Bill to start earning income.

    Bonus Tips...
    - Bill’s feelings about music theory.

    - Bill’s studio set-up.

    - Bill’s favorite piano microphones.

    - Bill’s favorite piano sample libraries – does he even have one?

    Bill’s approach to building and maintaining relationships with the music publishers he works with, and many more great tips that you’re going to find super helpful if you want to earn more income with your solo piano pieces!

    Who is Bill Gordon?
    Pianist, composer, and teacher - Bill Gordon, started playing professionally at age fourteen as the drummer and leader of his rhythm & blues showband in Baltimore. He later studied piano and composition at the Wiesbaden Conservatory in Germany, and then graduated from Berklee College of Music. Bill has composed, performed, and produced in many genres including: mainstream jazz, evocative solo piano ballads, quirky pop songs, a quasi-avant-garde funk fable, film and TV music, and he has enjoyed decades of teaching as well.

    Bill has recorded extensively, appeared as a soloist, accompanist, music director, sideman, and band leader throughout the United States and Europe. He taught music privately and at colleges in Boston, New York City, Raleigh, Los Angeles, Miami, Vienna and now back in Baltimore. Currently, he writes and performs with jazz, soul, and indie-pop singer/songwriters, does annual European tours, and continues composing film and TV music (The Glass Castle, Nashville, CSI, Entourage, etc.).

    Bill taught at the SAE Institute media school in Miami for 9 years, and wrote their music/music business courses. He presents song, performance, and music business workshops at a wide variety of schools in the U.S. and Europe, and has published the DIY music textbook, It’s Music, Not Theory, Damn It!, along with its online companion ear training course and the online music course, Music, No Theory.

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    Watch Last Week's Episode: https://youtu.be/GbiM7j07AnY

    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

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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...

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So much value in one show!

Amazing resource for the music licensing biz.

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