“Live as Lions”!

Non-Stop Trailers has released a brand-new album called “Live as Lions”!

Album Preview:

“Live as Lions” was recorded in London at Abbey Road and also in Budapest, using about 132 musicians and singers. This one is all epic themes for orchestra.

Album Description:

Epic orchestral themes recorded at Abbey Road paired with dazzling trailer sound design, GO+B serves up a modern masterpiece of trailer music artistry.  Spanning genres from futuristic superhero action to timeless period drama, each song is crafted around an instantly memorable orchestral melody.

 

At times triumphant and at others, dire.  With emotional sweeping strings and a huge brass section.  Featuring powerful percussion and victorious choir.  Better to live one day as a lion than 1000 years a lamb!

Want to hear the full album? Head on over here!

Epic Listening!

More Speakers for PMA!

THE PRODUCTION MUSIC ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES

ADDITIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKERS JEFF DANNA & MYCHAEL DANNA

FOR 2017 PRODUCTION MUSIC CONFERENCE

Los Angeles, CA, August 7, 2017 – The Production Music Association (PMA,) the leading advocate and voice of the global production music community, has announced two additional Keynote Speakers who will be featured during the group’s annual Production Music Conference (PMC) – Composers Jeff Danna and Mychael Danna. The Danna brothers will speak on October 6 at 2PM. This year’s PMC event will take place October 4-6 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. Please see: http://pmc.pmamusic.com/

Currently celebrating its 20th Anniversary Year, 2017 will also mark the PMA’s Fourth Annual Production Music Conference. The event presents industry leaders from the production music industry joining forces for two days of panels, sessions, state of the art presentations, and networking.

Adam Taylor, Chairman of the PMA, said, “Jeff Danna and Mychael Danna are two of the most talented and in-demand composers today whose accomplishments are equally impressive across motion pictures and television. They work with many of the top directors in the entertainment industry, and have won numerous awards. I’m sure attendees to this year’s Production Music Conference will be eager to hear them discuss their career highlights and advice they can offer about the state of the production music industry.”

Add Jeff Danna and Mychael Danna, “We are very excited about being able to attend and share our recent experiences in the fast changing world of music production with our friends at the PMA.”

ABOUT JEFF DANNA:

Jeff Danna was born in Burlington, Ontario. A reluctant piano student at age eight, he found solace in the guitar at age eleven and began playing professionally at fifteen until a hand injury at age 21 curtailed his performance career. He subsequently began composing for films and moved to Los Angeles to continue working.

Danna has created scores for a long and varied list of films.  His credits include such diverse projects as the hit film adaptations of the video game/action franchises “Resident Evil: Apocalypse,” “Silent Hill” and “Silent Hill 2”; the Ryan Gosling-Anthony Hopkins legal drama “Fracture”; “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus” and “Tideland,” both directed by Terry Gilliam; “Lakeview Terrace,” directed by Neil LaBute; a series of films for director Brett Morgen, including “The Kid Stays in The Picture,” “Chicago 10,” and, most recently, the Kurt Cobain biopic “Montage of Heck”; “Closing the Ring” for director Richard Attenborough; and the cult classic “The Boondock Saints,” among others.

Additionally, his collaborative Orchestral Celtic albums with his brother, composer Mychael Danna, have enjoyed worldwide success and placed in the Top Ten on the Billboard chart in the United States.

For television, Jeff and Mychael Danna wrote the original music for the FX series “Tyrant,” which earned them both Emmy nominations in the categories of Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) and Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music in 2015.  They were previously Emmy-nominated for “Camelot” in 2011.

In 2015, Jeff and Mychael Danna worked on the score for “The Good Dinosaur” and received an Annie nomination for Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated Feature Production.

Jeff and Mychael Danna most recently wrote the original score for the animated film “Storks” which was released in theatres in September 2016 and for “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” directed by Ang Lee which opened in November 2016.

Upcoming projects for Jeff and Mychael include the animated film “The Breadwinner”, which will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and is scheduled for release in theaters in Fall 2017. For television Jeff and Mychael are writing the music for “Alias Grace” for Netflix.

ABOUT MYCHAEL DANNA:

MYCHAEL DANNA is an Academy Award-winning film composer recognized for his evocative blending of non-western traditions with orchestral and electronic music. His body of work includes his Oscar-winning score for Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” and his many Canadian Academy Award-winning scores for director and longtime collaborator Atom Egoyan.

His passion for presenting complex ideas in a musically accessible way began as Danna learned his craft at the University of Toronto. There, he was exposed to early and world music that later influenced his style. Danna earned the school’s inaugural Glenn Gould Composition Award in 1985 and also began scoring for student theatre groups, as he launched his artistic partnership with Egoyan.

Danna received the 2013 Golden Globe and 2013 Oscar for scoring Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi,” following his collaborations with Lee on “The Ice Storm” in 1997 and “Ride with the Devil,” in 1999.

His other celebrated collaborations include those with Bennett Miller on his multiple Oscar-nominee “Moneyball,” in 2011 and his Oscar-winning drama “Capote,” in 2005; with Terry Gilliam on his Oscar-nominated “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus,” in 2009 and “Tideland,” in 2005; with Mira Nair on “Vanity Fair,” in 2004, “Monsoon Wedding,” in 2001 and “Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love,” in 1996; and with Billy Ray on “Breach,” in 2007 and “Shattered Glass,” in 2003.

Danna’s credits also include the 2006 Oscar-winning “Little Miss Sunshine,” for which he shared a Grammy Award nomination for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album; Marc Webb’s acclaimed romantic comedy “(500) Days of Summer” in 2009; and James Mangold’s 1999 Oscar-winning film “Girl, Interrupted.”

For television, Mychael and Jeff Danna wrote the original music for the FX series “Tyrant,” which earned them both Emmy nominations in the categories of Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) and Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music in 2015. They were previously Emmy-nominated for “Camelot” in 2011.  Mychael won an Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score) for “World Without End.”

In 2015, Mychael and Jeff Danna worked on the score for “The Good Dinosaur” and received an Annie nomination for Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated Feature Production.  Mychael also scored the Oscar-nominated short preceding the film, “Sanjay’s Super Team.” Mychael and Jeff also wrote the original score for the animated film “Storks” and for “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” directed by Ang Lee which were both released in 2016.

Upcoming feature films for Mychael and Jeff include the animated film “The Breadwinner”, which will have itsworld premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and is scheduled for release in theaters in Fall 2017. Mychael Danna is also working on “The Man Who Invented Christmas”.  For television, Mychael and Jeff are writing the music for the Margaret Atwood dramatization of “Alias Grace” for Netflix.

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION MUSIC ASSOCIATION:

Founded in 1997, the Production Music Association (PMA) is the leading advocate and voice of the production music community.  A non-profit organization with over 40 member companies, plus composers and industry professionals, the mission of the PMA is to elevate the unique value of production music and to ensure the viability of the production music industry.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, the PMA strives to fulfill its mission by:

► Working with performing rights organizations, legislators, legal counsel and broadcasters with the aim of improving the reporting, monitoring, collection and distribution of performance fees and royalties for PMA members;

► Providing its members with a forum in which issues of common concern and interest can be discussed;

► Educating its members and the marketplace about music rights and other issues affecting the production music community; and

► Enhancing the value of PMA members’ music through research, education and public relations.

For more information about the PMA, please visit: http://pmamusic.com/

                                                        # # #

PMA Contact:

Morgan McKnight

Executive Director

310/913-2289

morgan@pmamusic.com

Media Contact:

Dan Harary

The Asbury PR Agency

Beverly Hills, CA

310/859-1831

dan@asburypr.com

Production Music Association Announces 2017 Keynote Speaker

THE PRODUCTION MUSIC ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES

NMPA PRESIDENT/CEO DAVID ISRAELITE AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER

FOR 2017 PRODUCTION MUSIC CONFERENCE

Los Angeles, CA, July 26, 2017 – The Production Music Association (PMA,) the leading advocate and voice of the global production music community, has announced that David Israelite will be the Keynote Speaker during the group’s annual Production Music Conference (PMC). Israelite, the President/CEO of the National Music Publishers’ Association, will speak on October 5 at 10:45am. This year’s PMC event will take place October 4-6 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. Please see: http://pmc.pmamusic.com/
Currently celebrating its 20th Anniversary Year, 2017 will also mark the PMA’s Fourth Annual Production Music Conference. The event presents industry leaders from the production music industry joining forces for two days of panels, sessions, state of the art presentations, and networking.

Adam Taylor, Chairman of the PMA, said, “David Israelite is an industry leader who is well versed in the importance of production music and protecting intellectual property across all facets of the entertainment and media industries. We are delighted to welcome him as our keynote speaker for our 20th anniversary event!”

Adds Israelite, “I am honored to keynote the PMC Conference. The NMPA works to protect creators on many fronts, and production music has specific challenges that I look forward to discussing. I thank Adam Taylor and PMA Executive Director Morgan McKnight for inviting me into this important discussion. I am excited to see – and speak to – the many talented composers and music publishers who are sure to be in attendance.”

ABOUT DAVID ISRAELITE:
David M. Israelite is President and CEO of the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA), a position he has held since February 2005.
Israelite is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the NMPA’s operations, from legal strategy and implementation, to government affairs and advocacy. His tenure to date has produced landmark legal successes on behalf of publishers, groundbreaking industry collaboration in royalty rate agreements, and raising the profile of the publishing community within the music industry. He has been named to Billboard’s Power 100 multiple times, and serves on several boards, including the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Special Olympics DC.
Prior to leading NMPA, Israelite held senior positions in various capacities for the U.S. government, including at the Department of Justice, where he was appointed Chairman of the Department’s Task Force on Intellectual Property. He also worked in the U.S. Senate, where he was chief of staff for Missouri Senator Kit Bond. Israelite earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri, and his undergraduate degree from William Jewell College.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION MUSIC ASSOCIATION:

Founded in 1997, the Production Music Association (PMA) is the leading advocate and voice of the production music community. A non-profit organization with over 40 member companies, plus composers and industry professionals, the mission of the PMA is to elevate the unique value of production music and to ensure the viability of the production music industry.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, the PMA strives to fulfill its mission by:

► Working with performing rights organizations, legislators, legal counsel and broadcasters with the aim of improving the reporting, monitoring, collection and distribution of performance fees and royalties for PMA members;

► Providing its members with a forum in which issues of common concern and interest can be discussed;

► Educating its members and the marketplace about music rights and other issues affecting the production music community; and

► Enhancing the value of PMA members’ music through research, education and public relations.

For more information about the PMA, please visit: http://pmamusic.com/

News for Mark Awards from Production Music Association!

Los Angeles, CA, June 28, 2017 – The Production Music Association (PMA,) the leading advocate and voice of the global production music community, is now accepting entries for the 2017 Mark Awards. Deadline for submissions is August 11, 2017. The awards event will take place on October 4, 2017, during the group’s annual Production Music Conference (PMC). Entries can be submitted here:https://markawards.secure-platform.com/

This year’s PMC event will take place October 4-6 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. 2017 marks both the PMA’s 20th Anniversary as well as the organization’s Fourth Annual Production Music Conference. The PMC presents industry leaders from the production music industry joining forces for two days of panels, sessions, state of the art presentations, and networking.

 

The Production Music Association is now actively seeking submissions for the third annual Mark Awards, an awards ceremony dedicated to honoring excellence in the production music community. Named in honor of the late Andy Mark, who was himself a library owner and a founding member of the PMA, the Mark Awards recognize the very best in production music across 25 categories.

 

A panel of industry professionals will guide the judging process for the annual event, which is open to both PMA and non-PMA members. In addition to the Mark Awards’ 25 categories, a Hall of Fame Award and an Ambassador Award will also be handed out on October 4th.

Morgan McKnight, Executive Director of the PMA said, “We are very excited to be presenting the Mark Awards for the third straight year. Production music has been the sonic life force behind countless films, TV shows, promos, commercials and marketing campaigns. The Mark Awards are unique in that they are the first and only event to honor the contributions production music makes each year to so many multi-media projects from around the world. They are the production music industry’s highest form of recognition.”

The categories for the 2017 Mark Awards are:

 

Best Production Music Track

01 Best Ambient Track

02 Best EDM Track

03 Best Folk Track

04 Best Hip Hop/Urban Track

05 Best Jazz Track

06 Best Pop/ROCK Track

07 Best Orchestral Track

08 Best Vocal Track

09 Best World Track

10 Best Dark/Mysterious/Investigative Track

11 Best Film Trailer Track

12 Best Country Track

 

Best Usage of Production Music

13 Best Usage of Production Music In a Commercial Advertisement

14 Best Usage of Production Music In On-Air Promo

15 Best Usage of Production Music In a Theatrical/Video Game Trailer

16 Best Usage of Production Music As Theme Song In TV Program

17 Best Usage of Production Music In Online/Digital Advertising

 

Best PML Artist

18 Best PML Indie/Vocal Artist

19 Best PML Pop/Rock Artist

20 Best PML Hip Hop/Urban Artist

21 Best PML Country Artist

22 Best PML Jazz Artist

23 Best PML Folk Artist

 

Additional Awards

24 Best Non-Categorical / Wildcard Music Track

25 Best Cover Art

26 Hall of Fame Award

27 Ambassador Award

 

ABOUT THE MARK AWARDS JUDGING:

 

Each year, the PMA assembles an independent group of industry professionals, culled from executives working within TV networks, ad agencies, promo departments, trailer companies, and licensing organizations, to facilitate the submissions, judging, and final selection of all Mark Awards winners.

 

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION MUSIC ASSOCIATION:

Founded in 1997, the Production Music Association (PMA) is the leading advocate and voice of the production music community.  A non-profit organization with over 40 member companies, plus composers and industry professionals, the mission of the PMA is to elevate the unique value of production music and to ensure the viability of the production music industry.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, the PMA strives to fulfill its mission by:

  • Working with performing rights organizations, legislators, legal counsel and broadcasters with the aim of improving the reporting, monitoring, collection and distribution of performance fees and royalties for PMA members;
  • Providing its members with a forum in which issues of common concern and interest can be discussed;
  • Educating its members and the marketplace about music rights and other issues affecting the production music community; and
  • Enhancing the value of PMA members’ music through research, education and public relations.

For more information about the PMA, please visit: http://pmamusic.com

Truffle Music releases Arisen

Another music group has appeared on the scene–Truffle Musica. The composers’ collective is made up of Marc, Ibrah and Amos.

A strong-smelling underground music  that resembles an irregular, rough-skinned sound, growing chiefly in broad-leaved woodland on calcareous studios. It is considered a musical delicacy and found, especially in Spain, with the aid of trained composers and sound designers.

They have recently released their trailer music album-Arisen, published by X-IT Music, the latter being a well-known repertoire of production music.

“Arisen” is a collection of primarily (but not solely) Hybrid Orchestral cues for epic Action, sweeping Drama and slick Sci-Fi. With great intros, unique sound design, and weighty backends, these tracks can help your protagonists overcome adversity, your villains up their ante and your projects bring home shiny awards.

Have a listen to the twelve-minute preview of the album below!

Tracklist:
01. Vendetta Rising
02. Rapid Free Fall
03. Imperative Action
04. All To Arms
05. Predator Pursuit
06. Noble Calling
07. Renaissance Heist
08. Undying Odysseus
09. Obscurantia
10. Unchained Reaction
11. The Way
12. Arisen
13. Striving For Greatness
14. Life Force
15. Dharma
16. Nostalgia (feat. Ewa Bajjo)
17. Singular Journey

Find both X-IT and Truffle at Facebook below!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Trufflemusica
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xitmusicinc/

Universal Publishing Production Music teams up with drummer Kye Smith

“Punks on Speed” by Kye Smith and Michael Ferfoglia is out now on SpotifyiTunes and UPPM

LONDON, UK, June 2017: Universal Publishing Production Music (UPPM), the world’s leading production music company, has teamed up with masterful drummer Kye Smith for the release of “Punks on Speed”. In collaboration with Michael Ferfoglia, the new album is now available to stream and download on SpotifyiTunes and UPPM.

Drummer Kye Smith, became a YouTube sensation in 2013 after the world saw him burn through the entire back catalogue of Nirvana in just five minutes. Kye also honoured the likes of Blink-182, The Beatles and Foo Fighters in his 5 minute drum chronologies – shared on social media by Dave Grohl himself.

Originally from Australia, Kye’s notorious talent for drumming saw him travel to the USA to perform his famous The Beatles chronology live at Madison Square Garden during a New York Knicks halftime show in 2016. Kye is also the drummer and manager of punk rock band Local Resident Failure who are currently performing a season of gigs.

Michael, also a member of ‘Local Resident Failure’, has a strong background as a studio engineer and punk rock producer. A talented guitarist, he has previously composed music for high profile TV adverts in Australia and was instrumental in bringing Punks on Speed to life.

Now partnering with UPPM, the duo’s debut album for production music is part of the Bruton label and is the latest offering in its Burn series. The Bruton label delivers cutting edge contemporary sounds using a rich catalogue with over 40 years of heritage. Punks on Speed was mastered in the famous Metropolis Studios in London, features 12 tracks composed by Kye Smith and Michael Fergolia. The album boasts a balanced harmony of speed and precision, fulfilled with a lurking influence of Travis Barker and Tre’ Cool. With heavy guitar laden hooks backing the drumming skills, Punks on Speed is best suited to intense, fast paced and energetic style productions and for those who like their music turned up loud!

Craig Beck – Head of Production at UPPM says: “Kye and Michael have executed a refreshing new album which caters for both production and commercial use. Punks on Speed will take you on a journey through adolescence, evoking Green Day and NOFX nostalgia. It is the perfect album for listeners craving high tempo music and ideal for fast paced productions.”

Punks on Speed is now available to download  here and below:

Universal Publishing Production Music

Spotify

iTunes

Apple Music

Tidal

Deezer

Amazon Music Unlimited

YouTube

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‘Punks on Speed’ – track list:

  1. Wise Up
  2. Wheels in Motion
  3. Power Slide
  4. Stay Gold
  5. Ska After Party
  6. Ignite the Fire
  7. Bottles and Rockets
  8. Chasing New Heights
  9. Thrasher
  10. Short View
  11. Gotta Live Hardcore
  12. Bucket List

Warner/Chappell Production Music Nominated!

NASHVILLE, TN (May 25, 2017) – Warner/Chappell Production Music, Warner Music Group’s production music arm, today announced its nomination in the PromaxBDA Local Awards’ Use of Original Music in a Promo category. 
 
The nominated piece, “The Ones for Texas,” was created in conjunction with KTVT-TV/CBS 11 in Dallas-Fort Worth.
 
Mark Agent, Warner/Chappell Production Music’s Director of Licensing, Local Television, stated, “I’m excited that this collaboration with KTVT is nominated for a Local Award, and proud to have been a part of a campaign that celebrates diversity and connects to its viewers’ Texas pride. To be nominated in a category that we’ve won with KTVT before is a thrill.”
Click the link below to view the nominated promotional video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6dkPZSAXcE&feature=youtu.be

Warner/Chappell Production Music Appoints New Director of Licensing

Warner/Chappell Production Music today announced the appointment of Steve Swenson to Director of Licensing.  In this role, Steve will focus on developing the company’s licensing reach in sports, broadcast and corporate markets, and he will be based in Tampa, Florida.  Steve joins Warner/Chappell Production Music from HSN, where he oversaw audio strategy.
Congratulate him directly at steve.swenson@warnerchappellpm.com.

Steve Swenson

About Warner/Chappell Production Music
Warner/Chappell Production Music is a worldwide leader within the production music industry, with over 35 years of experience and success. It unites many of the most successful and respected independent brands in production music, including 615 Music, Non-Stop Music, Gari Music, Groove Addicts, V – The Production Library, and many others. The brands comprising Warner/Chappell Production Music have been the recipients of many industry awards, including multiple Emmys®, Tellys, ADDYs and Promax honors.
Warner/Chappell Production Music is a proud part of WarnerMusic Group, home to a collection of the best-known labels in the music industry, including Atlantic, Elektra, Fueled By Ramen, Rhino, and Roadrunner, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world’s leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

Fired Earth Music interviews Jesper Kyd

 

 Jesper Kyd Headshot

  

An Interview with Jesper Kyd

 

JESPER KYD’S LEGACY

By FIRED EARTH MUSIC

 

             Including ‘Questions from Fans’

 

Hello Epic music fans, this is actually an older interview with composer Jesper Kyd regarding the release Legacy through Fired Earth Music. I hope you enjoy it!

 

This is your second trailer album with Fired Earth Music.  Ultimatum was released in 2011 and described as an album of ‘Radical Epics’, what can we expect from LEGACY?

The album consists of 10 tracks in an uplifting orchestral style. The music was performed by members of the Budapest Orchestra who worked with me on my last trailer album, Ultimatum.  Legacy also features several tracks recorded with vocals from Melissa Kaplan, the voice of the first four Assassin’s Creed games as well as Ultimatum‘s “Aphelion.”

 

 

Of the ten tracks on the album, which are the highlights for you?

My personal favorite tracks are Empyrean, Phantasm, Rainmaker and Freefall.

 

 

What was the direction and inspiration for this album?

I wanted to make emotional and dramatic cues that keep on building into an epic finish. “Let’s make them cry” was one of the tag lines I was working with.

 

What type of movies would these tracks complement?

I didn’t have any specific movies in mind. I was thinking more about female driven stories – love stories – tragic stories – stories where the character has to overcome immense odds – reflecting back on their life – filmic scenes that focus more on emotion and depth.

 

 

Great to hear Melissa Kaplan on this record, the voice behind Ezio’s Family from Assassin’s Creed and Aphelion from Ultimatum.  What’s the story? 

I really like her voice and working with her. I often write the vocal performance with Melissa in mind. We first met during The Chronicles of Spellborn soundtrack and shortly after I recorded her for Kane & Lynch.

 

 

How does writing for motion picture differ from writing for video games soundtracks?

Well, games are not a linear medium like film. Especially open world games, which are very different in a sense that you don’t know what the player is going to do next. So you have to keep these things in mind and often score for a wider range of possibilities. In games you are also free to score the music without having to hit certain beats, since there is no locked picture to score to.

 

 

We have to ask – do you play video games yourself and if so, which are your favourites?

Yes, I still play video games when I have the time. Some of my latest favorite titles are BioShock Infinite and Far Cry 3.

 

 

When it comes for writing for motion picture are there any dream titles that you would love to have written the score for?

No, not really. I don’t look at it like that. Some of my favorite movies are also my favorite soundtracks and I can’t imagine these movies without the soundtracks that they have.  That being said, I would love to score a huge sci-fi epic where I can fire up all my analog gear and experience working with orchestras and choirs, and bring it all together in one massive musical explosion.

 

 

What is next on the horizon for you?

I’m currently scoring the second season of the European live action TV series based on the “Heavy Metal” comic books called Metal Hurlant Chronicles. I am having a blast scoring this series. Each episode is completely different so every episode is like scoring a mini movie. I just finished the first episode of the new season, which is a Western starring Michael Biehn from Terminator, The Abyss and Aliens. I am also working on a couple of other video game projects I can’t talk about yet.

 

 

Questions from Fans:

 

 

Ana Salerno, São Paulo – Brazil

 

Does Jesper have any advice for young people that want to be composers? How to gain experience for example?

 

Hi Ana – I would try to work on short films or indie game projects. Experience is such an important part of the growth of a composer. Being able to talk to directors, game designers or producers will help you focus on creating a score with more impact.

 

                                                                                                                                   

 

Niranjan, Madurai, India

 

I’m working on a game design, and I’m doing it singlehandedly. What kind of software do you use to create and mix music?

 

Hi Niranjan – I use Cubase to create and mix my music. Then I record the music to Pro Tools. Best wishes for your project!

 

                                                                                                                                   

 

 

William McNamara, Gino Gladden

 

I often use your music for inspiration on minecraft builds and can go for hours just off of one song that inspires a city from what I get from the song. To put that much emotion into a song, there must be some epic inspiration!  Where does that come from?

Thank you William. It’s great to hear you play some of my music for inspiration. Well, often my own inspiration comes from the project itself. Other times I do a lot of research and try to come up with interesting ways of mixing music styles together to create something new and unique.

 

                                                                                                                                   

I hope you’ve enjoyed this interview! Epic listening!

 

Terrafall – Mirabilia

A group Terrafall released an album Mirabilia, available here on Spotify.

Terrafall is a coalition of three men located in southern Sweden. And much like other trailer music libraries, their focus is scoring musical themes with a cinematic touch, well suited for both games and movies.

I had a chance to listen to this album a few weeks ago. So how is the music? Overall, it sounds fairly decent. If you are an epic music diehard, then you likely wouldn’t mind more epic music. Be sure to follow Terrafall on Facebook for the latest news!