POP POWER BALLADS a la Christina Aguilera's Beautiful, Mariah Carey, etc. needed by very successful European Producer who is working with a new female artist in Nashville. Songs must have incredible hooks and really showcase vocal talent. Please submit one to three songs online or per CD/cassette. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI and must be received no later than May 20, 2005.
The TAXI listener had the following comments:
"A well-written ballad with good emotional dynamics and solid transitions between sections."
"An outstanding lyric! Excellent use of imagery to communicate your powerful message. Vocal is just right."
"Tom, this is a very strong gospel-tinged ballad with a first-rate lyric and solid melody. I am happy to forward this."
"This big ballad has the kind of gospel-flavored hook and big dynamic build that would 'showcase vocal talent' as asked for in the listing."
So now I wait. With any luck, I will hear from the producer and work out a deal. If not, I will continue to submit songs. This past year I submitted twelve times and this was the second time one was forwarded. Unfortunately, I never heard from the publisher for the last one which was forwarded, "Tom's Boogie." But that means I'm hitting about 17%. I believe one of these days, if I stay persistent, I will hear a song of mine on the radio or in a movie or TV show as a result of TAXI.