BIGGEST PRODUCTION MUSIC CONFERENCE…

THE 2017 PRODUCTION MUSIC CONFERENCE CONCLUDES WITH BIGGEST TURNOUT EVER: OVER 600 ATTENDEES ENJOY THE MARK AWARDS, KEYNOTE TALKS AND COMPELLING INDUSTRY SESSIONS

Los Angeles, CA, October 12, 2017 – The Production Music Association (PMA,) the leading advocate and voice of the global production music community, has announced that its just concluded 2017 Production Music Conference drew over 600 attendees from all areas of the music industry. The event was held October 4-6 at the Hollywood Loews Hotel.

Conference attendees, many of whom came from Europe and elsewhere around the world, enjoyed the third annual Mark Awards event on Oct 4, as well as keynote speeches from David Israelite, president and CEO of the NMPA, and film composer Mychael Danna. A total of sixteen unique industry panels were presented during the three-day conference, including those with such titles as “Production Music is the Record Industry,” “How Big Data Can Double Your Income,” “Writing a Production Music Hit,” and “Trailerizing Your Music.”

Three renowned music industry executives were honored at this year’s Mark Awards: Romano Di Bari of Italy’s Flipper Music received the “Hall of Fame Award,” Alison Smith of BMI received the “Ambassador Award,” and Dr. Lynne Lummel, formerly with ASCAP, received the “Visionary Award.”

 

Adam Taylor, Chairman of the PMA and president of APM Music said, “We were delighted with the turnout for this year’s conference. Our panelists and guest speakers were top notch and presented not only compelling and intriguing topics, but also offered practical advice to our members as to where the future of our production music industry is heading, and the hurdles we all must face together as we move further into the digital age.”

 

The winners of the 2017 Mark Awards were:

Best Non-Categorical / Wildcard Music Track

“Clockwork”

Richard Pryn

Immediate Music (Immediate Music)

Best PML Artist In Pop / Rock

Monica LaPlante

Black Label Music (Black Label)

Best Cover Art

Cry Baby

Ryan “Roadkill” Quickfall

Sonic Quiver (5 Alarm Music)

Best PML Artist In Country

Christopher McDonald

Black Label Music (Black Label)

Best PML Artist In Folk

Hanging Lanterns

A-List Records (A-List Records)

Best PML Artist In Hip Hop / Urban

Vylan Lyf

A-List Records (A-List Records)

Best PML Artist In Indie / Vocal

Horses Heaven

Bodan Kuma (Bulletproof Bear)

Best PML Artist In Jazz

Leigh McAllister Gracie

KPM (EMI Production Music)

Best Production Music Track in Ambient

“Peaceful Inner Feelings”

Sylvain Ott and Gilles Laurent

AXS Music (AXS Music)

Best Production Music Track in Country

“Good Life”

Christopher McDonald

Black Label Music (Black Label)

Best Production Music Track in Dark/Mysterious/Investigative

“SkyNet”

David Arkestone

Legacy (APM Music)

Best Production Music Track in EDM

“Summer Dance”

Frederic Le Quere

Super Pitch – Entertainment (SuperPitch)

Best Production Music Track in Film Trailer

“Legions of Oceania”

Yoav Goren

Immediate Music (Immediate Music)

Best Production Music Track in Folk

“No Better Place To Go”

Jonathan Monroy, Claire Barnhart, Chris Mathieu and Matthew Naylor

Surefire (APM Music)

Best Production Music Track in Hip Hop / Urban

“Play With Fire”

Nicolas Boscovic, Ashley Clark and Tom Hillock

Justement Music (APM Music)

Best Production Music Track in Jazz

“Steppin’ Out”

Robert J. Walsh

5 Alarm Music (5 Alarm Music)

Best Production Music Track in Orchestral

“Adventure of a Lifetime”

Colleen Sharmat

Scoring Stage (Warner/Chappell Production Music)

Best Production Music Track in Pop / Rock

“City Lights”

Nicolas Boscovic, Tom Hillock and Jennifer Jordan

Justement Music (APM Music)

Best Production Music Track in Vocal

“I’m In Love With You”

Kate Paxton and Charlie Silver

Nightingale Music (APM Music)

Best Production Music Track in World

“Ole Bongo”

Norbert Galouo, Jose Ortegon Tovar and Francisco Smith Angulo

Cezame (APM Music)

Best Usage of Production Music in Theme Song in TV Programming

“The Toy Box”

Jonathan LaCroix and Jason Moss

Super Sonic Noise | VTown Cartel (Bulletproof Bear)

Best Usage of Production Music in a Commercial Advertisement

“Sainsbury’s Food Dancing”

Alan Hawkshaw, Keith Mansfield and MysDiggi

KPM (EMI Production Music)

Best Usage of Production Music in Theatrical / Video Game Trailer

“Fairy Dust” in Mad Max Fury Road

Bruce Hall

Cute Music Library (Cute Music Library)

Best Usage of Production Music in On-Air Promo

“Waves of Emotion” in This is History

Steward Winter and Joseph Saba

VideoHelper (VideoHelper)

Best Usage of Production Music in Online / Digital Advertising

“The Passing of Time” in ACTIVIA InSync Ingrid

Johann Sebastien Bach and Matteo Locasciulli

SuperPitch (SuperPitch)

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/

Epic Music Family – #EMF

If you’ve been a follower of epic music for the last several years, no doubt you can relate to the fact that you can freely interact with other like-minded individuals who share the same passion for epic music, perhaps on YouTube, Facebook as well as other media platforms.

With that in mind, we now turn to the latest project on that front, which is Epic Music Family, or EMFx for short. This project was co-founded and is overseen by composer Christian Baczyk and Kai Rathsack, founder of the popular EpicMusicWorld channel on YouTube.

 


 

 

You have been a composer and followed epic music for some years. What led you to begin EMFx?

Christian:
I believe that by combining profession and purpose big things can happen. EMFx is a charity organization that I have started together with my two friends Kai Rathsack (Founder: Epic Music World I and II) and Kevin Mantey (Founder: Trailer Music World I and II, End Of Silence).
Our goal is to give aspiring music producers from all over the world the chance to make a living with their passion.
At the same time we want to give parts of our earnings away to support charity projects.
Kevin, Kai and I have been dreaming about working together for three years. After creating four of the most successful music-promotion channels for trailer-music on Youtube (“Trailer Music World I”, “Trailer Music World II”, “Epic Music World I”, “Epic Music World II”) with an evergrowing community of over one million people in total, followed by our very own music-production company “End Of Silence”, we decided to use all our resources and work on our newest project, EMFx.

We understand that there was a recent gathering of some in the epic music community over in Munich, Germany not too long ago. Could you let us know what was the purpose of it and how it went?

Kai:
In the first place we wanted to get to know the people we already communicate with over social media for such a long time. It was truly a fascinating and inspirational weekend and it made us many more possibilities for EMFx. The meet up turned out to be exactly as we have expected it to be like. It was the gathering of a big family. Of course we discussed a lot of things depending EMFx there and for us it was definitely just the first meeting of many.

While epic music has continued to grow in terms of the amount of listeners and overall fan base, it may appear that there may not much evidence of other growth to the outsider. How does EMFx address that aspect?

Kevin:
You mentioned the aspect of a growing audience but thanks to EMFx there is definitely a huge growth on the side of the composers, too. While a few years ago one often had to struggle for a long period of time, starting with small and probably even unpaid projects – just to gain more recognition and reputation to finally establish as a professional composer – we now have the chance through our Youtube network to directly recognize potential and give young composers the chance to immediately enter the Trailer/TV industry with just a little guidance from us (sometimes it’s not even necessary).
Since you mentioned the meet up in Munich I remember when we entered the piano store and the guys started playing the most beautiful compositions and we just thought to ourselves ‘’Damn, they are very good. Why aren’t they famous yet?’’ We can give them a chance to get their music professionally produced and also create music which is less constructed for to the trailer industry but more for listening purpose which means the music will be often longer and more free in terms of structure and composition.
Also in general we are building a community and try to connect like minded people which we connect with through more than just the music. We ourselves have found a lot of new, great friends.

Leighton:
From what we can see, this is only the beginning for this project. There must be much more exciting things in store we hope?

Christian:
This is only the beginning indeed. I can only say so much. 🙂

Trailer music is billion dollar industry “hidden in plain sight”

PRODUCTION MUSIC CONFERENCE TO GATHER

A BILLION DOLLAR GLOBAL INDUSTRY “HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT”:

Fourth Annual Production Music Conference is Oct 4-6 in Hollywood

 

I don’t normally say this, but this is pretty cool to see! Someone is actually recognizing the value inherent in trailer music, production music or epic music. Let’s see what the future brings!


Los Angeles, CA, September 19, 2017 – For the very first time in its 20 years history, the Production Music Association (PMA) has placed a dollar value estimate on the revenues generated by production music – citing it as a one billion dollar a year global industry. “Yet one that is almost quite literally ‘hidden in plain sight,’ according to PMA Chairman Adam Taylor, who is also the president of APM Music.

Anyone who has ever watched a TV, film or mobile screen, or listened to the radio for any amount of time, is almost certain to have heard production music – and likely never realized it. From the biggest events (the Olympics, the Academy Awards, the World Cup) to the most widely-used platforms (YouTube, Facebook, Netflix), to the Billboard charts, production music is quite literally everywhere.

 

According to the PMA, the production music industry creates meaningful economic value for publishers and composers around the world. For example, in 2017 the PMA estimates that production music will generate revenue of at least $500 Million a year in the U.S. alone, and well over $1 Billion a year globally. Notably, production music is a sector that not only supports tens of thousands of songwriters, composers and musicians, but also provides increased opportunities for a host of related professions, ranging from graphic designers to music rights administrators to software developers.

 

“With substantial economic, creative and technological impact, the production music community has evolved during the past 90 years to become a significant part of the entertainment landscape in its own right,” said Joe Saba, PMA Vice Chairman. “Yet, the community has often not quite gotten the full respect or recognition it deserves – and has long been treated as the music industry’s step-child. Today, production music stands ready for its spotlight, and is poised for an even brighter future.”

 

The PMA will host its fourth annual Production Music Conference (PMC) Oct 4-6 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. Begun in 2014 as a one-day series of panels, the conference has grown significantly. This year, the PMC will be a three-day event with 80 speakers across 16 panels, and will also feature The Mark Awards, a ceremony honoring production music excellence across 28 categories.

 

Partners and sponsors for this year’s PMC event include BMI, ASCAP, Haawk, AdRev, and others. Keynote speakers will include David Israelite, CEO of the National Music Publisher’s Association, along with composers Jeff Danna and his Academy

Award™- winning brother, Mychael Danna. For full schedule and information, please see: pmc.pmamusic.com

 

Background:

 

The first production music library was established in 1927, almost immediately after the arrival of sound in motion pictures. Loosely defined as music primarily composed for media, and designed to be easily licensed for multiple projects, production music has evolved dramatically over the last several years.

While historically a relatively small community, the recent explosion in visual content creation across multiple platforms and screens has fostered tremendous growth in the production music industry. Today, the industry includes an estimated 1,000+ production music catalogs, featuring millions of copyrights in a global and dynamic multi-media marketplace.

All of the major record labels are actively invested in production music: Sony/

EMI, Warner, Universal and BMG each have substantial production music divisions, and each have greatly expanded their catalogs over the last few years while making significant commitments for the future.

 

In addition, a diverse and thriving independent music scene provides opportunities for both musical and business-model innovation. Creatively, the industry has attracted an extraordinary range of talent, from legendary figures such as Hans Zimmer, Chuck D and George Martin to current indie artists such as Tamarin and The Last Year.

 

At the highest levels, the quality of production music equals any traditional record album being released today. Indeed, production music libraries work with many of the world’s greatest musicians, including the London Symphony Orchestra, and regularly book the best studios, including as the historic studio at Abbey Road.

 

More importantly, there are thousands of talented composers and songwriters actively working in the field within the United States alone, and they’re pushing the creative envelope in everything from epic trailer music to avant-garde sound design.

 

Though traditionally behind the scenes, production music has always stood at the cutting edge of technological innovation, leading the music industry in search engine development, monetizing videos, integrating fingerprinting with rights societies, and deploying digital detection and monitoring in innovative and unprecedented new ways.

 

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, hundreds of partner companies and representing thousands of 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.

 

Adam Taylor, the president of APM Music, is the Chairman of the PMA.

Joe Saba, the Co-Founder of Videohelper, is the Vice Chairman of the PMA.

 

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: pmamusic.com

 

 

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PMA Contact:

Morgan McKnight

Operations Director

310/913-2289

morgan@pmamusic.com

 

Media Contact for PMA:

Dan Harary

The Asbury PR Agency

Beverly Hills, CA

310/859-1831

dan@asburypr.com

Love and War

 

Composer Kenny Mac has released a new trailer music album titled ‘Love and War’. The album description is as follows:

Beautiful and tender, “Love & War” explores the depth of human passion and love. From the exhilarating experience of falling in love, to the grief of separation, the epic followup to “Rise & Fall” will accompany you through a beautiful, touching, and emotional journey filled with heartfelt passion.

Sometimes we forget about the other dimensions of the epic sector, and hopefully you may very well come to appreciate one aspect of those dimensions as you listen to this album.

Available on Bandcamp now!

Interview with Composer Dirk Leupolz!

5 Minutes with Dirk Leupolz

Composer of BERLIN – Contemporary Cinematic from Sonic Quiver

Dirk Leupolz is a German composer living and working in Berlin since 1993. He has composed more than 100 episodes of Germany’s top-rated crime series for all major TV networks and more than 35 movies. He was nominated for the prestigious Grimme-Award and is a recipient of the Deutsche Fernsehpreis, the highest rated Award for TV in Germany.

Leupolz’s latest release is BERLIN – Contemporary Cinematic for Sonic Quiver, described as a stunning collection of contemporary cinematic cues from the award-winning German film and TV composer Dirk Leupolz. Chilling thriller, epic trailer, enigmatic crime, modern warfare, ethereal sci-fi and romantic drama. Recorded with live orchestra, orchestrated by Johannes Vogel.

Q: Can you briefly speak about your music background and how you got into music composition?

DL: I had classical piano lessons from 6-16, but once I discovered Pete Townshend, Jimmy Page and Andy Summers I switched to guitar.Played in lots of (bad) bands, studied BeBop Guitar in Cologne for two years from 90-92, worked as a music journalist and producer for a couple of years when I came to Berlin, but desperately wanted to get back to playing and writing music.

After seeing the movie Mullholland Falls in 96 with a great score from Dave Gruisin I naively thought I should try out this”film-music thing”, and somehow got stuck with it.

Q: I see you have over 60 instruments – what are you favourites and why?

DL: I guess it´s a bit like asking which of your children is your favourite – I love them all, but definitely have a soft spot for my old rattly gretsch, gibson and fender guitars (Yeah, I´m bragging, I know)

Q: Which music composers do you admire and which of their works?

DL: Too many to mention – I like all the big Hollywood composers very much, but I usually don´t listen to film music too much.I seem to be a big fan of The Police since I was 11. Here are my favourite tracks of the moment:

  • Disasterpeace – Vignette:Panacea
  • Nick Cave + Warren Ellis – Memory
  • Soundgarden – My Wave
  • Brahms – Symphony 3 Poco Allegretto Gustavo Santaolalla – Atacama
  • Paul Kalkbrenner – Acces RapideMiles Davis – So What
  • Grauzone- Eisbär
  • Club der toten Dichter – Schon mal gelebt?

I also really like John M Keane and Sean Callery – they did the music for CSI and 24 and totally changed the game with their cool atmospheric sound-design attitude towards scoring. The scores from Nick Cave and Warren Ellis are awesome. I could go on for hours…

Q: Where was the album recorded? What can you tell us about that experience?

DL: I have a studio full of hoarded instruments in Berlin and a tiny composing room in the countryside. I wrote and recorded piano, synths, guitars etc in both places. I played some guitarviol tracks and did an orchestral mockup, which we happily replaced with live players which we recorded in Budapest.

Q: What was your favorite part of working on this project?

DL:To have total creative freedom inside the given parameters (Urban modern drama if I remember correctly) and not writing to picture, which in the end was quite a challenge, but was really enjoyable!Q: Did you have any collaborators?

DL: I composed and played all tracks and parts myself but then gladly handed over the orchestration to my good friend Johannes Vogel who has a ton of experience working with really good composers like both Gregson-Williams brothers, Hans Zimmer and David Newman. I was actually quite happy that he could make the time for somebody like me!Together we recorded the brilliant Hungarian Studio Orchestra who played their hearts out.

Q: How do you find the inspiration for writing an album like Berlin? What can you tell us about your creative process?

DL: Not too much, I´m afraid. Whenever I sit down at my old Yamaha CP 70 piano I always seem to find some unused notes between the keys that I can turn into a melody…My creative process is buried deeply in my subconscious mind and I´m just trying not to interfere with myself whilst writing.

Q: Berlin is a varied album of ‘contemporary cinematic’ cues not all ‘epic trailer’. Describe a few of the different vibes and genres you focused on.

DL: We wanted the album to have an modern atmospheric and emotional feel, that sometimes would turn dark with tension + suspense and sometimes have a little more light and beauty.

Q: What are your future goals?

DL: It would be a privilege if I could continue with what I´ve been doing over the years. And if I could get the tomatoes in our garden to grow a little more I´d be the happiest man around.

Track Listing:

BERLIN – Contemporary Cinematic, Dirk Leupolz

1 Intelligence

2 The listening tower

3 Terror plot

4 The ultimate price

5 Decipher the code

6 Berlin Dawn

7 Moonlight

8 Life and Light

9 Borders between us

10 Kino

 

“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/

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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/