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“I’m on a CD with Amy Winehouse Because I Joined TAXI.” Anj Granieri – TAXI & ASCAP Member


y name is Anj and I’m 26 years old. Thanks to TAXI, I’ve recently signed a 5-year contract to compose for a publisher that supplies music for the #1 highestrated daytime talk show in American television history.

Myth: Living in N.Y. or L.A. is a Must

I moved to NYC when I was 23 to “make it big” in the music business. I ended up living in a shoebox-sized apartment with broken windows and cockroaches all over the place. Not quite as glamorous as the movies make it out to be. I was frustrated and deflated. That’s when a friend told me about TAXI. She said it would provide me with the ability to make valuable connections that would advance my career. I was so intrigued that I called and signed up that day.

the song a trusted source sent, or one from the pile of unsolicited stuff from people you don’t know? I used to spend countless hours trying to make connections, let alone the right connections! With TAXI, when my music is on-target and great, it’s placed in the hands of people who need exactly what I have to offer. The results have been nothing short of amazing. My music has been sent to more than 15 major record labels by TAXI, and my single, Former Stranger was released on a Universal Records compilation with Amy Winehouse and Duffy in Europe and Asia. It’s also been placed in a prominent publishing

catalog that features music on the CW network. All because I joined TAXI.

Myth: All Music Executives Are Cutthroat

My biggest success yet came from TAXI’s annual free, membersonly convention, the Road Rally. I met the decision-maker from a prominent publishing company that provides music for the #1 highest rated, day-time talk show on the air. I performed for him at TAXI’s openmic and he signed me on the spot. The Road Rally is loaded with insightful seminars and the nicest executives you could ever meet. It’s the only convention I’ve ever been to with a true “family feel.”

Reality: Dreams Can Come True!

There are two types of people in the world: those who dream of what could be, and those who make what could be into their reality! So which are you? Call TAXI and do something with your music!

Myth: Cold Calls Work

Imagine that you’re a busy music executive. Are you going to listen to

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