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Seeking Country and Americana compositions for ABC News Special Feature

We are currently submitting Country/American compositions to be used for an ABC News Special Feature.

This song should should reflect ideas about the country and the upcoming election results. No ballads or instrumentals please.

Submissions will be presented directly to the project music supervisor and show producer for final approval.

Songs 4 Screens is a Los Angles based, boutique, music sync-placement agency that specializes in specific placements of music in TV, Movies, Video Games, Commercials and Corporate Videos.

- Will Griggs / Songs 4 Screens

Deal Type: Sync Placement
Decision Maker: Selected tracks will be pitched for final decision
Deal Structure: Non-Exclusive
Compensation: $5,001 - $10,000
Song Quality: Fully mastered, Broadcast ready

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Arkatech Beatz Seeking Talent + Feedback/Advice

Arkatech Beatz has a long history of producing for some of Hip Hop's greatest and most notable artist (Big Pun, Nas, Raekwon, Game, Mya, Max B, Meek Mill, Jadakiss, Waka Flocka, Shawty Lo, Killer Mike, etc). We are currently looking for the next talented artist/producer to help reach the next level in their career. Drop your best song/track for us to check it out and we'll provide feedback and advice.

- Mike D. / Arkatech Beatz

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Getting your music ready for release with advice from The Music Box!

This dropbox is for artists who are seeking production advice on their music or music/sound based productions. Using our experience we aim to help artists get their tracks ready for self release or for submission to labels or publishing companies.

The submission price includes feedback on tracks and we will answer specific questions based on our knowledge and experience.

Get your mix ready for release!

As part of this service we would listen to the tracks in an acoustically treated control room and check overall mix/master levels, balance and phase check as well as listening in mono/stereo through various monitoring systems. This would be the first stage, then we could give feedback based on specific questions and offer our critique on the mix and arrangement from an engineer/producer perspective.
We look forward to hearing from you!

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Creative Process and Career Coaching

I have many decades of experience in developing one's original voice. Both as an artist and as a coach to musicians and artists. In addition to 11 solo recordings I've worked with King Crimson, David Sylvian, Vernon Reid, Brian Eno, TOOL, Steven Wilson and Puscifer.

I can listen to your music through, both, your ears (to hear if you are reaching your musical aims) and my ears (to hear how the piece matches up with my experience as a player/producer.) I will give advice, opinions, critiques, commentaries, articulations and 'the works' about where you are heading.

Additionally I run my own record label (7d Media) and am a fully independent musician (recording, performing/touring, producing, licensing, composing and more.) All of my experience and advice is available to you.

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Professional Song Critique from Eliot Sloan of Blessid Union Of Souls

Submit your song to Eliot he will provide you with a professional critique to help take it to the next level. Whether it is tips on lyrics, arrangement or melody, he will give it several listens and offer constructive criticism on what can be done to make the best song possible. As lead vocalist and song writer for international pop group, Blessid Union of Souls, Eliot has an impressive track record of hit songs and a knack for hearing memorable melodies to catch the ear of music executives and fans alike. He has worked with artists of several genres including pop/rock, AC, country and R&B so submit your MP3 and let him help steer you in the right direction for your song.

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Song Critiques by Former VH1 Song of the Year Winner ~ Holly Steele
All songs will be reviewed confidentiality and will receive a personal, detailed critique based on Emotional Impact (Lyrics - Impact of words, phrasing & clarity of content); (Title Review - Ability to attract listener & pertinence to the song); Technical Evaluation (Structure - Compostion, Elements & Arrangement); (Writing Mechanics - Grammar quality & Rhyme structure) and last but not least Marketability!
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Song Critiques & Career Coaching From Reggie Calloway

Reggie Calloway is eager to offer you his ear, taste, and professional criteria to make your music better, more adapted to what the industry is currently seeking, and general songwriting advice.

Additionally, and based on the questions you ask in the submission message space, Reggie will answer specific questions about your career path and strategy.

The five time Grammy-nominated Reggie Calloway has always displayed a unique ear for music and trends. It is no surprise that the music pioneer received a Grammy nomination for R&B Songwriter of the Year for the hit song “Casanova” in 1987.

Best known as the founder and leader of one of the most popular Techno-funk bands, Midnight Star, Calloway led the group to international success by writing, producing and arranging a string of top mega #1 hits including, “Operator,” “No Parking On The Dance Floor,” “I Wanna Be Rich” and “Freak-a-zoid.”

One of Calloway’s original compositions entitled, “I’ll Be Good For You,” was featured on N’Sync’s multi-platinum CD, No Strings Attached (highest selling album of the last decade). He has also penned songs for the chart-topping group Levert (“Casanova”), the sultry Teddy Pendergrass (“Joy”), Grammy-winning Gladys Knight (“Love Overboard”) and “Jump Start My Love” for Natalie Cole.

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Honest Appraisal of Your Song

Hi my name is Tim Hegarty a professional Top 10 songwriter (Gloria Gaynor, D:Ream) and platinum selling record producer. I love good songs but sometimes your work is let down either because the demo is not up to scratch but more importantly maybe the song just needs something else.

So if your song is not up there then it just won't get the break. You have got to understand that music supervisors and A&R get thousands of songs so what will make your hard work stand out? You've sent it round but just not gotten any feedback why? You know it's good but somehow no one else seems to think so, how is that?

Well maybe you are a bit too close to your baby and need a bit of HONEST advice from someone who knows about songwriting and production but is not your best friend, co-worker, relative and so is able to tell it to you straight. And HELP you.

What can you do with the song to give it that edge? Is it taking too long to get to the chorus? Let me hear it and I will give you friendly but firm advice for you to take or leave but always with the best intentions for your song.
Keep believing.

- Timothy Hegarty - Songmaster Publishing ltd / SyncnyS

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Song Critiques from SelasiMusic (Rocksteady Music)

Please submit your songs for an unbiased critique. I am Selasi Duse, producer/songwriter based in Atlanta. I work on a daily basis with record labels, publishers, and exec's also have personal relationships with A&R rep's from Atlantic, Warner Bros, Universal, Def Jam,Empire, etc.

I'll critique your song and let you know whether your song needs more work, pertaining to lyrical content, sonics, mix etc. Or if it would be great for another artist to sing, etc. Many times a song may not be a hit commercially, but it could be a hit for films, TV, advertising, etc.

I'll provide critique for most genres. Pop, Rap, R&B, Soul, Neo Soul, Country, Reggae, Rock, EDM, House, Afrobeat, Dubstep, Adult Contemporary, World, Latin, etc.

There may even be an opportunity for me to work your songs with some of my affiliates.

- Selasi Duse / Rocksteady Music

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Offering song critiques for J-pop and K-pop markets

In this dropbox, Audity Music is offering the opportunity for expert critique of your song with an eye towards helping you understand what is required to make records that work in the Japan and Korea markets.

Audity has an especially strong niche in Asia, having relationships with top songwriters, producers, record labels, publishers and other key players that are difficult to rival. Our on-the-ground experience in Japan and Korea has given us the opportunity to develop a unique expertise in both markets. Now, we are offering to share our knowledge with you in order to boost your chances of successful pitching and placement in Asia. A lot of writers come to us seeking information about and access to the Asia markets. Here's your chance.

Why YOU should consider Asia?
Japan is the second largest music market in the world, not very far behind the U.S. in terms of annual music revenues. If you ignore Japan, you could be giving up substantial income as a songwriter; indeed you may find that income in Japan exceeds income in your home market if you can create the music sought in the Japanese market and have the right avenues in which to pitch it. Additionally, Korea is a very strong market in Asia that tends to lean a bit more Western in its music soundscape. the K-pop market has been growing increasingly strong in recent years, especially on the international scene as Korean record labels have been excellent as pushing K-Pop outside of Korea and even outside of Asia to Europe, America, South America, etc.

China/Taiwan is another growing force to be reckoned with and strongly considered by songwriters as China's intellectual property protection and licensing regime comes into form. You will find that all the major U.S. labels, Korean labels, Japanese labels, etc are now partnering with Chinese companies to be prepared for when China's regime truly comes online. And, Mandopop is a strong force in China, largely emanating from Taiwan.

If you want Audity Music's expertise on Asia markets for your benefit, submit here! We encourage writers to pursue the diversification of markets for their music and always have an international mindset. Music is the universal language after all!

If we REALLY like your song(s) and think has placement potential with some additional production/editing/co-writing, we may be in touch via direct message to work further with you and offer such services. And, if we think your song(s) is already a good fit for the markets, we may reach out to discuss representation of your music in Asia and beyond. Again, Asia is our particularly unique niche. However, we pitch music around the world. We're not here to just take fees. We want to find great writers and work with them! Our expert critiques will take time significantly more time than simply voting "Selected" or "Not Selected", thus the higher submission fee.

Looking forward to hearing your songs!

- Audity Music, LLC

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Songwriting & Production critique from Multi-Platinum Producer/Songwriter, Jonathan Perkins

HD Music Now has teamed up with Multi-Platinum Producer/Songwriter Jonathan Perkins to provide artists, producers & songwriters with a professional critique to help take your song and/or master to the next level.

Please make note of what particular elements you would like Jon to focus on in his critique (lyrics, arrangement, instrumentation, production, composition, melody).

Jonathan Perkins is a Multi-Platinum songwriter/producer and an Emmy Award-winning composer. He is currently signed to a publishing deal with Reach Music Publishing and Orange Factory Music, the production team behind worldwide phenomenon Jay Sean. He was a writer on Jay Sean's smash sensation "Down" featuring Lil Wayne, which went 6x Platinum internationally, reaching no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2009, as well as on Jay Sean’s single “Do You Remember” featuring Sean Paul & Lil Jon, which went Platinum and reached the Billboard Top 10. Gold records include Jay Sean's "2012" featuring Nicki Minaj, and the album “BTR” by Nickelodeon teen sensation Big Time Rush.

His other placements have included Frankie J, Cody Simpson, and Cover Drive among others. One of his most recent records with Australian superstar Jessica Mauboy has achieved gold status in Australia, a collaboration with Pitbull entitled “Kick Up Your Heels”, released October 2013 on Jessica’s album, “Beautiful”.

Jonathan also has extensive experience in scoring and orchestration. He won an Emmy in New York in 2010 in the Outstanding Program/Special in the Business/Consumer category for composing the score for a 2009 documentary by The Atlantic Monthly and The New York Times entitled "Doing Business in China.” Jonathan’s music can also be heard on MTV'S "Room Raiders," "Teen Cribs," channels VH1, BET, The Hub, and others. In addition, his arranging and scoring talents have led him to work with Bad Boy Entertainment, Richard Horowitz (composer for Oliver Stone’s ‘Any Given Sunday’), the Nashville String Machine, and Iranian singer/composer/activist Sussan Deyhim, to name a few."

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Critical Song Help, Arrangement Detail & Inspiration

I will usually try to critique any regular submission I receive to provide help when someone submits their music - it just feels right.
*This BOX will be different*

When you submit records here - I will not only write a detail critique(per usual), but I will speak on the record you have sent if you are questioning anything on it. Whether that be where to go with the song, if you're stuck on the arrangement, or even if you're second guessing some chords, etc..

We, as musicians, are always constantly growing & learning from one another. I am only adding this because I feel like if I had this option on the rise, I would've grown to be a greater music producer/musician at an exponentially faster pace.

*Obviously, my ears are always open, that is the end goal*

Helping people along the way is also my passion.
If taking more time with it & stating what I may do with the particular song can take it to the next level & aid in someone's journey, I am all for it.
Enjoy & Thanks!

D.K.A.D. has produced for artists such as 50 Cent & G-Unit, Denzel Curry, OG-Maco, Deniro Farrar, Pill, Ransom and many more.

- D.K.A.D - Producer / DJ / Audio-Engineer

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Let Your Song Be Critiqued & Advice on How to Break Your Artist & the Business in General

Let your song be critiqued by A&R, business exec, and entrepreneur Bobby Springsteen. I'll also provide advice on how to break your artist and navigating the music business in general.

Bobby Springsteen is currently the CEO/Founder of Dreamwire Entertainment. Dreamwire is a multi-media company focusing on management, artist development, production, and publishing. We acquire new artists and producers while creating a brand, developing talent, placing songs within the music and tv/film industries, and landing recording contracts through the brand. After years of signing several writers and producers to various publishing companies, Dreamwire Ent. is it's own publishing entity with an initial focus as an administration company.

- Bobby Springsteen / Dreamwire Entertainment

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Industry critiques for synch potential

Submit to Pop-Up Music! Have your track critiqued and prepped for synch by Co-Director of Pop-up Music Mark Garfield. Key song writing elements will be covered, arrangement, composition, lyrics, musicality, as well as production values such as the mix/mastering, frequencies and stylistic awareness. Constructive criticism will be aimed at the songs synch potential for Film, TV, Advertising and Gaming.

Mark Garfield has co-written songs with Cream's lyricist Pete Brown and Co-produced records with legendary producer Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin…) As a drummer toured the world and played major festivals such as Glastonbury not once but twice! Mark has a degree in Music Performance and teacher training.

All feedback will have comprehensive detail which comes with an honest and professional insight to your song - WARNING which at times might be brutal! I look forward to hearing your song!

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Bryan-Michael Cox Offering A Detailed Song / Production Critique

While I am always on the lookout for talented songwriters, producers, and artists, perhaps you're not seeking to necessarily work with me but you would like my professional feedback and critique on your songwriting and/or producing. I'm always thrilled to offer insights and tips/tricks to people who are emerging as tomorrow's top talent. I have to keep the price tag on this one a little high if only to not be overwhelmed but as long as I can keep up I'm happy to engage.
Thank you,
Bryan Michael Cox

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Song Critique and Analysis from award-winning multi-instrumentalist musician, singer/songwriter, educator and journalist Robbie Gennet

Submit your song and I will provide you a professional critique, offering constructive criticism about how to improve your potential masterpiece. Each critique will be approx. 1,000 words.

As a senior contributing editor, columnist, video/event host and single reviews critic at Keyboard magazine for 16 years (as well as Guitar Player, Bass Player, Musician, Gig and The Huffington Post) I have reviewed music in every genre, from country, pop, rock and hip-hop to smooth jazz, dance, ambient, AC and soul. I'm also a professional teacher of music and chord theory and have deep insight into what makes songs work and what doesn't. As a songwriter, performer and session musician, I have deep experience in song craft and can help on many levels, from chord/song structure to lyrics, melody and production.



Over my career, I've interviewed hundreds of major artists and have toured and recorded with a wide variety of artists such as Nick Lachey, Everclear and Lisa Marie Presley.

You will kindly submit a high-quality version of the song you would like critiqued (studio versions preferred over live) along with lyrics and band/artist bio. I will provide a constructive review focusing on the vocal, lyric, arrangement, instrumentation and whatever other particulars you ask me to listen for.

-Robbie Gennet

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"How to build a successful band" Career Coaching

Reggie Calloway, Grammy-nominated, multi platinum former leader of Midnight Star, this month answers questions and discusses, "How to build a successful band"

The five time Grammy-nominated Reggie Calloway has always displayed a unique ear for music and trends. It is no surprise that the music pioneer received a Grammy nomination for R&B Songwriter of the Year for the hit song “Casanova” in 1987.

Best known as the founder and leader of one of the most popular Techno-funk bands, Midnight Star, Calloway led the group to international success by writing, producing and arranging a string of top mega #1 hits including, “Operator,” “No Parking On The Dance Floor,” “I Wanna Be Rich” and “Freak-a-zoid.”

One of Calloway’s original compositions entitled, “I’ll Be Good For You,” was featured on N’Sync’s multi-platinum CD, No Strings Attached (highest selling album of the last decade). He has also penned songs for the chart-topping group Levert (“Casanova”), the sultry Teddy Pendergrass (“Joy”), Grammy-winning Gladys Knight (“Love Overboard”) and “Jump Start My Love” for Natalie Cole.

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Beewirks Is Critiquing Your Music To Help Get You To The Next Level

Beewirks is critiquing your music and is giving you a detailed breakdown of what you can do to get your music to the next level. Whether it be production or top lines, Beewirks can help you hone in on your problem areas and give you advice on how to improve your music.

Beewirks is a producer, songwriter, & topliner with a co-publishing deal with Warner/Chapell. He's worked with Pusha T, The Neptunes, Ace Hood, Chris Brown, Kanye West, The Dream, Joe Budden, and many more...

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Alonzo Jackson Offering A Detailed Song / Production Critique

While I am always on the lookout for talented songwriters, producers, and artists, perhaps you're not seeking to necessarily work with me but you would like my professional feedback and critique on your songwriting and/or producing.

I'm always thrilled to offer insights and tips/tricks to people who are emerging as tomorrow's top talent.

Alonzo Jackson has worked with, developed and produced artists such as Dr. Dre, Drake, D'Angelo, Rafael Saadiq, Patti LaBelle, Beyonce, Kellie Rowland, Tommy Lee, Tara Stenson a.k.a. Aura, Paris Hilton, Truth Hurts, Deborah Cox, Sunshine Anderson, Eric Benet, Wanyá (Boys II Men), Pink (Formerly of the group Choice) and the list goes on and on.

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Song Critiques from Eddie Caldwell Founder of Music Of the Sea<

Please submit your songs for an unbiased critique. I am Eddie Caldwell Founder and CEO for Music Of The Sea, music publishing and licensing company based out of Chicago. I work on a daily basis with television networks, record labels, publishers, advertising agencies, film production companies, directors, and music supervisors. We place songs on a weekly basis.

I have deals with CBS Television, Omnicom, Bunim Murray, Getty images, Universal, Music World Entertainment, Microsoft, etc.

We also have personal relationships with A&R people from Warner Bros, Universal, Def Jam, Interscope, Atlantic, EMI, etc. We also have personal relationships with the top Music Supervisors in the world. Weinstein Co, Dimension Films, Viacom,etc.

I'll critique your song and let you know whether your song needs more work, whether it's great for source music, feature music, advertising, retail, whether it needs more punch, how it feels sonically, would be great for another artist to sing, etc. Many times a song may not be a hit commercially, but it could be a hit for films, TV, advertising, etc.

I'll provide critique for all genres. Pop, Rap, R&B, Soul, Neo Soul, Country, Ambient, Classical, Rock, EDM, House, Lounge/Chillout, Dubstep, Adult Contemporary, Jazz, World, Latin, etc.

There may even be an opportunity for me to work your songs with my company Music Of The Sea.

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Grammy Nominated Mike Rizzo looking for EDM/Dance Remixers to critique!

Think you have what it takes to be a top notch remixer in the music biz, Mike Rizzo is part of over 50 #1 Billboard Dance Artists. Let's have a listen

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