Thursday, March 15, 2012

Unique Covers of Patriotic Songs for Hollywood Feature Film

Below is a special opportunity that we wanted to give you a heads up about. Just got the word about this project today, and need the music by 9:30 AM (PST) Monday, March 19th, 2012. You can find this listing under the Hard to Classify (Film & TV) genre in the Submit Music section of your hosting site.

Top Film/TV Music Licensing Company needs covers of classic American Folk and Patriotic songs for a Hollywood film. From the company, "You know those time-honored songs that marching bands play at parades - the great American songs that proudly blare as we puff up our chests during 4th of July fireworks? My Country Tis of Thee, Glory Glory Hallelujah, I'm A Yankee Doodle Dandy, Anchors Aweigh, etc., etc. We're after UNIQUE versions of those timeless, American classics.

We're looking for tortured Singer-Songwriter, down tempo BLEAK, GLOOMY, SINISTER or OMINOUS interpretations. It could also be EXTREMELY SINCERE. It could be SOFT and HAUNTING as well. (The vibe of Johnny Cash's cover of "Hurt" or Gary Jules' "Mad World" come to mind, but there are plenty of other ways to go.) The other direction is: FUN UPTEMPO, RAUCOUS and GRITTY INDIE ROCK, HARDCORE or PUNK. MALE VOCALS ONLY, please. No contemporary songs! In fact, please do not cover songs written after the Harding administration."

NO synths or electro-sounding drums please. Instruments must sound AUTHENTIC and NATURAL. TAXI Tip: Emotion is going to go a long way on this pitch. Make the listener FEEL what you're singing! The fee for this license is estimated at $5,000. YOU WILL KEEP 70% of the ultimate fee, and you will NOT give up ANY of your master, publishing and writer's share! You must own or control 100% of the Master rights to submit for this listing.

NO SAMPLES of other songs or artists can be incorporated into your track. As always, do NOT copy or rip off the referenced artists or songs in any way, shape, or form! Broadcast Quality is needed (excellent home recordings are fine.) If you submit a SONG, please make sure you have a mix minus vocal on the shelf and ready to go if your music gets picked. Please submit one to three songs online. All submissions will be screened on a YES/NO BASIS by a person Hand-Picked by the listing company.

ALL submissions must be received no later than 9:30 AM (PST) Monday, March 19th, 2012. TAXI #Y120319AL

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