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If you are New to pitching songs to Songrunner, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING:
  1. PREFERRED SONG PITCH METHOD:  low resolution MP3’s via email to mason@songrunner.com (1 or 2 songs maximum per email, no zip files, UNDER 10mb PER EMAIL please)
  2. LINKS and PLAYLISTS OKAY (ie your weblist playists, your Box account, etc.) - Playlists/Folders should be specific to a Project & Spot (and be listed as such) and allow for downloads and streaming (* please provide links that don't expire (or stay active for at least 1-3 months)...
  3. CONTACT:  NO phone calls please – post questions via email.
  4. RESPONSES:  due to the large quantity of material being reviewed, you WILL NOT be contacted unless we are considering your pitch for a project.
  5. TARGET YOUR PITCHES:  please stay targeted to the “needs” or styles listed per project (NO GENERAL, or NON-PROJECT PITCHES!).
  6. LICENSING / INFO:  please include info with your pitch regarding what % of rights you license (master & synch), any relevant bio/info on artist and songs, etc.


 

CHECK BACK OFTEN ON THE LISTED PROJECTS, AS NEEDS GET UPDATED PERIODICALLY !!  
 


 
COMING SOON (please do NOT pitch music yet):  
Films:  Lamborghini, others To Be Announced soon
 

 



 NEW PROJECT – 11,1,18

"YOU ME HER" (Season 4)  -  Television Series

Cast:  Greg Poehler (Welcome To Sweden), Rachel Blanchard (Snakes On A Plane, Fargo, Peep Show), Priscilla Faia (Rookie Blue), Melanie Papalia (The Newsroom, Suits)

Network:  DirecTV/AT&T's Audience Network

Production Company:  eOne Television

Music Supervisor:  Mason Cooper

Status:  In Production  

 

SYNOPSIS:  YOU ME HER pays homage to classic romantic comedy even while contorting it into “polyromantic comedy” - Season 1 began as an impulsive  “date” between the suburban husband Jack and neophyte escort Izzy that spun into a whirlwind scenario that included Jack’s wife Emma. Season 2 saw the “throuple” come out and try to merge their lifestyle into a normal life pattern, but running through a gauntlet of emotions and societal opinions, they found themselves at differing crosswalk of life, with one of them moving on to new opportunities and a new city. Season 3 discovered Jack, Emma and Izzy all conflicted – emotionally, about each other, about their own lives – and discover that love just might help them conquer their own choices and options, including marriage, children, career and home.  Now in Season 4: the throuple settles back into the ‘burbs to live a tweaked version of the conventional about-to-be “married with children” life, while their best friends’ lives are simultaneously turned upside down. Are “the accidental polyamorists” trying to jam a triangular peg into a round-hole world? Will they break the neighborhood, their peculiar romance, or both?

 

MUSIC NOTES

·       INDIE and EMERGING ARTISTS and Songs - open to Males, Females, Bands 

·       The ‘setting’ of the show is Portland – think Portland style alt.folk, indie rock, folk rock, college pub as the core of the sound.

·       **Special Note:   For a general sense of song/artist style – please reference the Spotify Playlists titled: YOU ME HER OFFICIAL SEASON 2 PLAYLIST  (and also YOU ME HER OFFICIAL SEASON 1 PLAYLIST)

 

MUSIC STYLE NEEDS - PRIMARY:      

1.     YMH4 - STYLE A1:  Coffee Shop / Singer-Songwriter (full productions to guitar/vocals, all tempos) – ala Conor Oberst/Bright Eyes, Ryan Adams, Amos Lee, Courtney Barnett, Civil Wars, Rose Windows, Hollow Coves

2.     YMH4 - STYLE A2:  General Indie/Alt (rock, folk) - ala The Cave Singers, Iron & Wine, Matt Nathanson, The Decembrists, Fleet Foxes, The Rural Alberta Advantage, The Lower Caves

3.     YMH4 - STYLE A3:  College Pub (vibey/cool/alt.rock) - ala Portugal. The Man, The Neighbourhood, Atlas Genius, Minus The Bear, July Talk, The Wombats, The High Violets

4.     YMH4 - STYLE A4:  Hypnotic/Ennui (vibey and moody) – ala Feist, Cat Power, Andrew Bird, Kate Havnevik, Lady Lamb, Elenowen, Hannah Georgas, Young Summer

 

MUSIC STYLE NEEDS - Additional 1:      

5.     YMH4 - STYLE B5:  Sexy/electro/rock (from subtly ‘sultry’ to ‘playful’ to sexy/rock) - ala Phantogram, Banks, Lykke Li, Oh Land, Friendly Foes, Language-Arts

6.     YMH4 - STYLE B6:  Bluesy/Sexy (range from subtly ‘sultry’ to ‘playful’) - ala Banks, Fiona Apple, Amy Winehouse, Madeleine Peyroux, Kara Hesse

7.     YMH4 - STYLE B7:  Female Rock/Alt (not too hard, mid vibes) - ala Halestorm, Flyleaf, Greta Ray, Alex Lahey, Bloodboy, Friendly Foes, Lowell

 

PITCH NOTES:    
•      Email Subject Line:  Please say project and spot (i.e. YMH4 STYLE A1 ; YMH4 STYLE B5, etc...) in your subject line.
•      Format:  MP3's via email preferred - limit 1-2 per email (if using links to your ftp, wetransfer or streaming sources, provide links that won't expire prior to retrieval as downloads may be on a periodic, not regular, basis).
•      Licensing %:  Please state what % of sync rights and % of master rights you control/license on behalf of for your pitches. 
•      Budgets:  This is an indie micro-budget project – limited fees negotiable - Primary compensation Performance Royalties via inclusion on Cue Sheets and End Credit Listing.

 



   

COMPLETED PROJECT – 10,18,18 (no more songs needed)

"BEACONS OF HOPE"   -   TV Documentary Film
Producer:  Josh Turnbow
Production Company / Initial Distributor:  AT&T Audience Network
Status:  Post Production  
Initial Broadcast Date:  tentative mid-September
 
SYNOPSIS:  The story of the selfless men and women working to improve the lives of the people living in the worst neighborhoods of Chicago. (Program length: approx 30 Minutes)
 
MUSIC NEEDS:  From Oldies to Contemporary (BLUES / SOUL / R&B / HIP HOP)  – music that is authentic from, reflective of or otherwise represents Chicago or Chicago style…  If you have Authentic artists, recordings or songs from Chicago ala the temp ideas below please let me know – but we are also totally open to music similar to these (we don’t need major artists, more about capturing the sound and essence of Chicago and its pure and different aesthetics.    **NEED ASAP (please specific in your email pitch if it is a "chicago specific/related" song and/or what 'style/spot' the pitch is for)!!!
 
·     SPOT A:  Chicago Soul ala Impressions, Chi-lites, Koko Taylor, Staples Sisters, Billy Stewart, Sam Cooke, Curtis Mayfield
·     SPOT B:  Contemporary/HipHop ala Ravyn Lenae, The O’Mys, Phoelix, Cam O’bi, Lupe Fiasco, Common, Chief Keef
·     SPOT C:  Old Blues ala Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Howlin’ Wolf, Paul Butterfield
·     SPOT D:  Chicago House ala Felix da Housecat, Ten City, Adonis, Keith Farley, Chance The Rapper, Lupe Fiasco
·     SPOT E:  Chicago punk/rock/post-punk ala The Buckinghams, Veruca Salt, Urge Overkill, Niko Case, Rise Against
  
 
PITCH NOTES:    
•      Email Subject Line:  Please reference project name in your subject line (Beacons Of Hope, BOH, Chicago Doc, etc.), and also what Spot or style (and if it has any relation specific to Chicago)
•      Format:  MP3's via email preferred - limit 1-2 per email (if using links to your ftp, wetransfer, dropbox, etc., provide links that won't expire prior to retrieval as downloads may be on a periodic, not regular, basis).
•      Licensing %:  Please state what % of sync rights and % of master rights you control/license on behalf of for your pitches. 
•      Budgets:  This is an indie documentary budget project – limited fees / negotiable…
 

 



  COMPLETED PROJECT – 6,4,18  (updated)

"LETTERS FROM A NUT" 
  -  Independent Feature Film
Cast:  Barry Marder, Beth Kennedy, Sam Kwasman
Producers/Creators/Writers:  Jerry Seinfeld, Gil Cates Jr., Barry Marder
Production Company:  Geffen Playhouse
Status:  Post Production  
 
SYNOPSIS:  Ted L. Nancy (aka Barry Marder) is a customer in need of service. He writes to the City of Huntington Beach requesting a permit for operating his Electronic Nose Blowing Machine, invites Czechoslovakian President Václav Havel to become Treasurer of Ted’s Vacuum Club, asks Nordstrom about buying a mannequin that looks like his deceased neighbor to present to the grieving widow, and more. Time after time, well-meaning representatives offer earnest replies to his letters. Based on his bestselling series of books Letters from a Nut, Mr. Nancy/Marder/s madcap collection of correspondence staged at the Geffen Playhouse (Los Angeles) stage has been filmed and revamped for release as a feature film.


MUSIC NEEDS:  Songs reflecting the themes referencing "letters," "mail", "correspondence," "post office / mailman," "writing notes" etc...  Open to all musical styles but probably skewing to fun/quirky/classic stylings...  Two "temps" to listen to as theme and style references: "Please Mister Postman" (version: Bob Tostes) and "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter" (version: Little Fats & Swingin' Hot Shot Party).  **NEED ASAP!!!
  
 
PITCH NOTES:    
•      Email Subject Line:  Please reference project name in your subject line (Letters From A Nut, or Songs for LFAN, etc.)
•      Format:  MP3's via email preferred - limit 1-2 per email (if using links to your ftp, wetransfer, dropbox, etc., provide links that won't expire prior to retrieval as downloads may be on a periodic, not regular, basis).
•      Licensing %:  Please state what % of sync rights and % of master rights you control/license on behalf of for your pitches. 
•      Budgets:  This is an indie micro-budget project – limited fees negotiable - Primary compensation Performance Royalties via inclusion on Cue Sheets and End Credit Listing.