He's searching for Mid-to-Up-Tempo SONGS and/or INSTRUMENTALS that have the classic Swing sound, feel, and vibe. You can submit Songs and/or Instrumentals that feature a Male or Female lead vocal performance **OR** Instrumentals with a classic sound, authentic to the Big Band era of the 1930's - 1950's. Please listen to the following examples to point you in the right stylistic direction for this pitch:
"In The Mood" by Glenn Miller
"From The Bottom Of My Heart" by The Harry James Orchestra feat. Frank Sinatra
"Sometimes I'm Happy" by Benny Goodman
You can submit ORIGINAL pieces **OR** material that's in the Public Domain. You do NOT have to submit an authentic vintage master recording for this pitch. Recently recorded Songs and/or Instrumentals that have been made to sound vintage could work very well. Please do NOT submit anything that sounds stiff or MIDI-driven. It's important that your submission has the authentic character and feel like the Standards you could find in The Great American Songbook.
If you submit a song with a vocal performance, please be sure your lyric themes have Universal lyrics. Avoid references to specific dates, names, times, places, brands, etc. Lyric themes about twerking, cell phones, Vanilla Ice, etc., probably won't work well for this pitch ;-) Keep your lyric themes true to topics relevant to the popular culture of the '30s -'50s era.
In this case, you'll need to own or control 100% of the Master. Please do not copy or rip off the referenced artists or compositions in any way, shape, or form. Broadcast Quality is needed (great sounding home recordings are fine). All songs will be screened on a Yes/No basis. No full critiques. Please submit 1-3 songs no later than MONDAY, August 25th, by 2pm (PDT). TAXI #U140825BB www.taxi.com Good luck!