original christmas songs

Original Christmas Songs Needed for Special

Original Christmas Songs with male or female vocals are needed by for several (up to) $5,000 placements in a Christmas special.

They are looking for Christmas songs that have a commercial style and sound that ranges from Adult Contemporary to R&B/Pop.

Festive songs in all tempos are needed that could be found on the same holiday playlist as artists like Mariah Carey, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande and Michael Buble. Take a listen to the following songs for reference:

“All I Want for Christmas” by Mariah Carey

“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” by Sam Smith

“Santa Tell Me” by Ariana Grande

“It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” by Michael Buble

Old-school-leaning material can work for this request, but they're not looking for anything vintage. Stay within the range of the late '90s through today.

It’s important your submissions have a strong mainstream sound and presentation, nothing too "library-ish."

Capture the true essence of the holiday season. Please submit well-crafted, original Christmas songs with engaging melodies and a memorable chorus. Little Christmas-y accents like bells, glockenspiel, or tubular bells could give your submission some added Christmas cheer, but they’re not absolutely necessary. A positive, well-performed vocal performance could be the icing on the cake.

Lyric themes should stay consistent with the themes commonly heard in Christmas music. Non-Religious lyrics will probably work best in this context. Fun, festive, warm, family-friendly themes are all good ideas. Use the references only as a guide for texture, tone, and overall vibe.

The estimated license fee for this use would be between $3,000–$5,000 depending on the ultimate placement. Broadcast quality is needed.

The specific deal points will be handled on a case-by-case basis. If you’re inclined to do an exclusive deal, please don’t submit material for this pitch that’s already signed with any other libraries or publishers. You must own or control your Master and Composition to submit to this opportunity. Please submit as many songs as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened on a Yes/No basis by a TAXI A&R person who has been handpicked by the company who owns the Library—short critiques only. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT), on Monday, Sept. 16.

Listing number: TAXI #Y190916XD

Submit your music here.