Sunday, September 29, 2013
Cover of 1960s Hits Needed for Film, TV, and Advertising
Want to do a Ukulele/Vocal version of a classic hit? Great! How about a stripped-down Singer/Songwriter cover of Satisfaction? That could be cool! How about a Reggae version of "The Look of Love"? Why not?! Get creative, use your imagination, but stick to the original lyric and melody so the song is instantly recognizable even though you've given it a fresh twist. By the way, you can also do a cover that sounds as good as the original version as well!
Note: Do NOT send in any Beatles, Lennon/McCartney, Neil Young, or Van Morrison songs, as they are rarely licensed.
Vocal and instrumental performances must be top notch. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). Vocals that have a unique quality or texture will probably work best.
This is a great company with decades of experience, and a contact list that would make anyone drool with envy. They will be licensing these new versions to Ad Agencies, as well as Music Supervisors working on films and TV shows. They offer a Non-Exclusive, 50/50 deal on the Master Recording only. For example: if they license one of your cover song masters for $15,000 to an Ad Agency, you'll get $7,500. The song's publisher will do its own deal, and get all the income from that portion of the deal.
All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis. No full critiques. Please submit one-to-three songs online or per CD no later than MONDAY, September 30th, 2013 at NOON (PDT). TAXI # U130930CS