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Music Library Executive Michael Kruk [Song Reviews]

Watch This Episode on YouTube: Music For Income Courses: I’m excited to have a Music Library owner from far, far away join me on Monday for the live broadcast of the big show! He’s very smart, and by virtue of him living on another continent, I’m curious to see if there are any musical or business differences from U.S. music libraries that he can point out. Why am I not disclosing exactly who this guest will be? Because this email goes to...


TAXI Trivia and Giveaways

Watch This Episode on YouTube: Michael's going to be out of the office on Monday, so he asked Tom and I to come up with something new and fun for this episode! Our answer: TAXI Trivia! Get right answers, win a bunch of cool prizes: Several great books, and a Shure microphone! Tom and I are going to be asking you questions about all things TAXI––so be sure to do your research before tuning in! :) Make sure you're logged in to you YouTube account and active in the...


Social Media Promotion for Musicians with Bobby Owsinski

Watch This Episode on YouTube: Get Bobby's Book: Michael will be back in the saddle for Monday's TAXI TV, and he'll be helping you learn about one of his favorite topics -- Marketing Music! Fishing was a good guess, but not for this show ;-) Many of you know Bobby Owsinski for his best-selling books on engineering and mixing, but you may not know that he's also a world-class expert on marketing with social media, websites, and email as well! If...


TAXI Road Rally Convention Q&A

Watch This Episode on YouTube: Michael is going to be out of the office for this week's episode of TAXI TV, so he's asked Tom and I to cover for him again! This week we're going to be answering your questions about the TAXI Road Rally (TAXI's Members-Only Convention) and giving you insider tips on how to make the most of this awesome event! Tom and I have collectively been to over fifteen TAXI Road Rallies, so we would consider ourselves experts on the subject (:...


How to Get More Music Signed and Licensed + Shure MV5 Microphone Unboxing

Watch this Episode on YouTube: How to Interpret TAXI Listings: TAXI's Forwards Blog: TAXI member Henry Winckel was an unexpected and undeniable hit when he did a phone interview on TAXI TV a few weeks ago. He also has some very specific and incredibly valuable insights on how to get more music forwarded by TAXI, which will ultimately lead to more publishing deals and licensing deals in TV shows, films, and...


Overcoming Fears & Challenges to Succeed in Music

Watch This Episode on YouTube: Demystifying the Cue by Dean Krippaehne: Demystifying the Genre by Dean Krippaehne: Writing Production Music for TV by Steve Barden: I’m excited to have Adriana Lycette join me on Monday’s show to take a deep dive into why men make up the larger percentage of Film/TV music creators, by far! We want to encourage more ladies to become comfortable with gear, so...


How to Make TAXI Work for You & TAXI Road Rally Preview [2018]

Watch This Episode on YouTube: Check Out the TAXI Road Rally: There are very few moments I enjoy more than when a skeptical TAXI member sees the light and discovers how to best use TAXI to become successful. Henry Winckel wasn’t happy with TAXI. He was frustrated, discouraged, and not enjoying any success. Henry is also a good listener, a determined individual, and opened his mind to new and different ideas, tactics, and techniques. I’m...


Can You Pick the Best Song for a Film Placement?

Watch This Episode on YouTube: Check out the Forwards Blog: There’s no better way to sharpen your own writing and production skills than trying to pick what made the grade and what didn’t for a really high-bar request for music! Do you think you can pick which songs our A&R Team thought were good enough that they should be considered for a $10,000 placement in a Big Budget Feature Film? ------------------------------------ Learn More About...


Recording, Mixing, & Engineering Tips with Ronan Chris Murphy

Watch This Episode on YouTube: Ronan's Recording Boot Camp: Modern Recording Techniques book: We’re extremely excited to have one of our favorite guests Ronan Chris Murphy back in the office for a brand new episode of TAXI TV! We’ll be taking a deep dive into everything you need to know about Engineering and Production––so come with your learning cap on! Want to know more about Ronan? As a producer, engineer and/or...


Advanced Music Licensing Tips with Jeff Freundlich [Q&A]

Watch This Episode on YouTube: I’m beyond excited to have one of my favorite people from the Film/TV Music Licensing world join me on the upcoming episode of TAXI TV. He’s incredibly smart, extremely hard working, highly successful, and on top of all that, he’s a great guy! His energy and intellect are contagious, and he doesn’t dish up B.S. He’s a straight-shooter of the very best kind. I’ve wanted to have him on the show for the last 8 years, and I’m absolutely...


TAXI 101 for New Members [Part 2]

Watch the Episode on YouTube: ------------------------------------ Buy "Shortcuts to Hit Songwriting": Buy "Shortcuts to Songwriting for Film & TV": Learn More About TAXI: Rub Elbows with Music Industry Pros at Our FREE Yearly Convention: View Our Current Music Industry Opportunities: Connect with Fellow Songwriters on the TAXI Forum:...


Writing Country & Pop Hits with Ralph Murphy [2018 Trends]

Watch the Episode on YouTube: Get Ralph's Book, "Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting" here: ---------------------------------- Ralph Murphy has long been a favorite speaker, teacher, and mentor at the TAXI Road Rally. His insight into what makes a song a hit song is a deep dive into the art, craft, and maybe even a little bit of science thrown in for good measure. His decades of experience, research, and love of passing on what he’s learned from...


TAXI 101 for New Members

Watch this Episode on YouTube: We love to see our members succeed using TAXI, so we like to give new members sort of a Quick Start Guide to make sure they get the most out their memberships! We know people don’t like to read, so our Quick Start Guide comes in the form of a fast-paced, informal video hangout on TAXI TV. We’ll turn you on to on some tips that could literally mean the difference between success and failure in the music industry! If that sounds like...


Your Questions About the Music Industry & TAXI Answered [AMA]

Watch this Episode on YouTube: Problem: Michael always feels badly when he sees questions flying by in the live show chat room and he doesn’t answer them if they aren’t relevant to the topic for that day’s show! Solution: Every so often, Michael does a show that’s dedicated to answering any and all questions about the music industry, TAXI, the screening process, film/TV music, building a career, avoiding procrastination, and just about any other topic you can...


Successful TAXI Member Shares Tips & Strategy [with Bob Mete]

Watch This Episode on YouTube: We’re really excited that one of our successful members let us know he’s going to be in Los Angeles and available for a “pop-up,” special edition of TAXI TV, today! Long-time member, Bob Mete is going to join me for this special WEDNESDAY edition of the show, and I’ll be asking him questions that will help viewers learn how to best use TAXI, and what he’s done that has helped him become successful! Bob is a Composer, Producer and...


The 7 Deadly Sins That Cause Musicians to Fail

Watch the Episode on YouTube: For the last 42 years, I’ve been heartbroken by watching musicians fail to achieve their dream of succeeding in the music business. My crusade to help each and every musician succeed is never-ending, and I’m always adding new failure-causing "sins" to my list. If you've been dreaming of a music business career for more than a decade, and you don't have one yet, please join me for this pivotal episode of TAXI TV. This is the one...


How to Write Contemporary Songs with Robin Frederick [Song Reviews]

Get Robin's Books: "Shortcuts to Hit Songwriting": "Shortcuts for Songwriting with Film & TV": ____________________________ Want to know if your song is contemporary or dated? Would you like to know how to fix it, if need be? Truth be told, we've had a number of people tell us that we spend too much time on each song during past episodes. While Robin and I are trying to give you guys as much information as possible, the viewing audience is...


How Songwriters Become TV Composers With Steve Barden

Get Steve's Book: Are you a songwriter who’d like to create music for TV and Film, but you don’t know where to start? Do you think the word “composer” means you have to know write charts and program orchestral music? Would you like to find out how TAXI members are making tens of thousands of dollars a year extra income, when they have day jobs, families, and all kinds of “adult responsibilities?” Would you like to know the secret to making a six-figure income from...


TAXI CEO Michael Laskow Interviewed by TAXI Member

TAXI Member Craig Robart will be interviewing Michael in a no holds barred session on TAXI TV Today. Craig will be asking questions that he and many other TAXI Members would love to know the answers to. We look forward to seeing our boss squirm in the hot seat ;) and so should you! Watch Last Week's Episode: Learn More About TAXI: Rub Elbows with Music Industry Pros at Our FREE Yearly Convention: View Our Current Music...


Q&A with TAXI A&R Team Member Brooke Ferri [Song Reviews]

NOTE: We removed 2 song reviews because of Copyright claims! Brooke Ferri is one of the most highly regarded and often-complimented members of the TAXI A&R Team. She gets a lot of “fan mail” from our members, and she’s highly esteemed by industry colleagues and the TAXI staff as well. We’re very excited to have her join us to answer our questions, your questions, and give some feedback on viewer music as well! Watch This Episode on YouTube: Learn More About TAXI:...