Icon Trailer Music’s latest!

Icon Trailer Music has released their next public album “i2”. Below you may find the press release. We hope that you’ll give it a whirl! Epic listening as always!

(January 11, 2018– Los Angeles, CA) – Los Angeles-based epic music label ICON announces the release of i2, its second ever retail-only album on December 8, 2017 (available at http://icontrailermusic.bandcamp.com and all major digital providers).

Like its predecessor Dawning Promises, i2 was produced as an end-to-end listening experience specifically for the awesome community of epic music fans.

i2 is the collaboration of a small group of veteran film, trailer and game composers, each with impressive credits. “All of the composers on this album, including me, were given infinite room to explore and experiment, to push the envelope to its limit. I think the results are what happens when you let great artists loose, free from restrictions”, says ICON co-owner and composer/producer Frederik Wiedmann.
Wiedmann, an Emmy-winning composer, recently scored the thriller Hangman, starring Academy Award-winner Al Pacino, and the action drama Acts of Vengeance, starring Antonio Banderas. He also continues to work on his TV shows Mission Force One (Disney) and All hail King Julien (Dreamworks Animation).

Multi-award winning composer Gareth Coker brings strong gaming influences to the album. He recently scored the hit video game ARK: Survival Evolved, recorded at Abbey Road with the 93-player Philharmonia Orchestra. In June, Coker appeared live on stage at the E3 Expo to perform the announcement trailer for Ori and the Will of the Wisps, the sequel to 2015’s critically acclaimed game, Ori and the Blind Forest. Coker wrote the music for both games.

ICON co-owner and composer/producer Joel Goodman adds, “With this album we broke down any limitations. We asked ourselves, while looking at our past releases for film & TV, what else can we do? We decided to break down the standard trailer music form, go beyond typical durations, and reach for instruments and sounds that are totally unexpected.”
Goodman, also an Emmy-winner, recently finished scoring the film Shadowman about the life of famed street artist Richard Hambleton, and the Netflix original documentary Voyeur, which follows best-selling journalist Gay Talese as he reports one of the most controversial stories of his career. Both were released in theatres this month.

Rounding out the album are composers Zach Lemmon and Axel Tenner, both seasoned composers doing top-level work across film, TV, games and trailers.
“What I love about this album is that every single piece takes the listener on an epic journey,” says Wiedmann. “And that journey is different for everyone.”
Goodman agrees.  “Our goal is to draw fans into this alternate universe we’ve created, musically speaking, and then let their imaginations run wild. These are three-minute adventures into worlds we can really only dream of.”

i2 is available now via most major online retailers and streaming services.  To purchase the album, visit http://icontrailermusic.bandcamp.com.


ICON Trailer Music was founded in 2011 by veteran and award-winning film and television composers Joel Goodman and Frederik Wiedmann. ICON’s music has been featured in films, television shows, ads, promos and trailers around the world, and is composed and produced by a small group of acclaimed artists working on top properties across these fields.
For interviews and more information contact: info@icontrailermusic.com
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News from Concentrix Music

Charlotte, NC, February 12, 2018 – Renowned music composer Fred Story, founder of Concentrix Music and Sound Design, Inc., has announced his company’s latest projects across a number of film, TV, radio and streaming platforms.

Regarding his latest accomplishments, Story said, “Thanks to my eclectic musical upbringing, I love the opportunity to work in so many musical styles. My Dad and his brothers were great bluegrass musicians and I grew up with that music. I fell in love with classical music in grade school – and jazz in high school. In college, I played in cover bands and piano bars and was even a club deejay. I’ve been a musician in orchestras, big bands, rock bands and country bands; I’ve played funk, R&B and world music. It’s all been nourishment for my musical soul. As a composer, all these experiences allow me to write in a variety of styles from the inside – as someone who’s been on stage and in the studio making that music happen. Whatever the genre, it’s about doing it credibly…digging in to make sure the musical choices serve the material and contribute to the emotional impact.”

Details of Story’s most recent projects are as follows:

** For a new documentary film entitled “Double Take: The Art of Elizabeth King,” Story composed original music – a hybrid score for electronic instruments and a string quartet. The Bechtler Ensemble recorded Story’s score at Concentrix Studios. The film is slated for an April 2018 release.

“Double Take: The Art of Elizabeth King” engages the viewer in the work of sculptor and stop-action animator Elizabeth King, who embarks on each new project by posing a single question to herself: “How/Can this be physically done?” Tracing King’s creative flow, curiosity and obsessive drive to solve the inevitable series of artistic and technical problems that arise in creating her disconcerting sculptures and animations, balanced between realism and surrealism, the film explores King’s interest in automatons and puppetry, and the role of gesture and the body in her work.

For this project, Concentrix’s client was Durham, NC-based Producer/Director Olympia Stone and her company, Floating Stone Productions. Regarding Story’s contributions to her film, Stone said, “Working with Fred is a total pleasure!  He manages to be completely ego-free, and his instincts for what the music needed to be for our film, how to illustrate it with his score, was always spot on. He comes up with the most beautiful music, not to mention the fact that he’s an incredibly creative and kind person – very generous of spirit. His music has enhanced my film 200% – it’s added so much. I feel very lucky to have worked with him.”

** For the syndicated radio program zMax Racing Country from PRN (the Performance Racing Network), Story is currently working on an upcoming theme music package which will feature Nashville musicians.

zMax Racing Country, now in its 27th year, is a weekly, two-hour, music intensive variety show featuring insights and interviews from behind the scenes of NASCAR and Nashville. zMax Racing Country reaches millions of listeners weekly, playing the best selection of country music and original interviews straight from the NASCAR Garage and Nashville recording studios.

For this project, Concentrix’s client is Speedway Motorsports, Inc., and zMax Racing Country’s show producers Kelly Watts and Doug Rice. Regarding Story’s work, Rice said, “Fred is always able to interpret our wishes and turn them into reality. He has always furnished PRN with the highest quality music imaginable.”

** Story and Concentrix have just created and delivered a new package of background music for client Wells Fargo. The new music, described as contemporary, soft rock and smooth jazz, will be heard by customers in 6,000 Wells Fargo banking stores, coast to coast. This is the sixth consecutive year for which Story/Concentrix have provided Wells Fargo with this background, in-store music. Wells Fargo recently ran a profile of Story on their website: https://stories.wf.com/the-best-music-ever-heard-in-a-bank/

In addition to Story having written most of the music himself, an additional one dozen composers from around the country also contributed to this new initiative as well.

For this project, Concentrix’s client was Dave Warlick, Corporate Communications, Wells Fargo, who is based in Charlotte, NC. Regarding Story’s new music, Warlick said,

“There are two important points in working with Fred: when doing music for us – he has always been extremely responsive to the feedback we give him from our internal partners and marketing research about our customers. He’s really attentive to that and gets the exact sound we’re looking for. Another of his strongest points is his ability to talk to people who are not musicians and understand the feelings and goals they are trying to achieve. He can then translate that input and reflect it back into his music through the musicians he’s working with to record a new score. I’ve worked with Fred for a long time, and he’s absolutely fabulous.”

 ** Story contributed his work as a string arranger on a new studio contemporary Christian single from Elevation Worship, written by songwriter/composer Aaron Robertson. The new song, which was mixed in Nashville, will be released soon. For this project, Story supervised a remote recording session with The Bow Tie Orchestra in Moscow, one of the best symphony orchestras in Russia. The orchestra, which was formed specifically for online remote recordings, was conducted by Vladimir Podgoretsky.

Based in Charlotte, NC, Elevation Worship is the group name given to a series of album releases related to the Elevation Church located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The first Elevation Worship release, “Live Worship,” was released in 2006. In 2016, Elevation

had their greatest success yet, releasing a live album, “Here As In Heaven,” which debuted at the top of the Billboard Christian chart and broke into the Top 20. To date, Elevation Worship has 13 albums available on Apple iTunes.

For the new studio single project, Concentrix’s client was Garrett Davis, Head of Audio Engineering, for Elevation Worship. He said, “Fred took our orchestration and arranged it perfectly to fit in with a real orchestra and helped facilitate the session. He’s a great guy to work with, and he cares a lot about his craft. We love Fred.”

** Story recently did the audio post production and mix for a  new TV pilot entitled “Paint,” which made its debut at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, in the festival’s new “Indie Episodic” category.

“Paint” is a half-hour comedy/drama that follows the adventures and exploits of three young artists living in Brooklyn, as they struggle to make it not only in the art world but in life.

For “Paint,” Concentrix’s client was director Michael Walker. Previously, Story had also done all of the audio post production and mixing for another of Walker’s films, entitled “Cut Shoot Kill.” Walker’s earlier directing credits include “Price Check,” which featured Parker Posey and Amy Schumer, and “Chasing Sleep,” which starred Jeff Daniels. Regarding “Paint,” Walker said, “Concentrix and Fred Story did the post sound work and final mix for my last two projects. Although I was working from New York most of the time, Fred did an excellent job down in North Carolina.  He is great to work with, has a ton of experience, and is very quick and responsive to notes. I was with Fred in N.C. for the final mix of my feature film – his facility is top notch and his work is equal to or better than anyone I could find in New York.”

** Story recently scored, and Concentrix recently provided the audio post production and mix for, a new documentary entitled “A Spark of Nerve.” That film has just become available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

“A Spark of Nerve” is the story of a brutally stabbed teenage girl and other desperate patients who find hope with Dr. Susan Mackinnon and her pioneering nerve transfer surgeries. The St. Louis-based Dr. Mackinnon is renowned for restoring movement to limbs that many other doctors believe to be permanently paralyzed.

For this project, Concentrix’s client was the San Francisco-based Fogline Features, and the film’s co-directors Linda and Tim Schaller. Regarding Story’s contributions to “A Spark of Nerve,” Linda Schaller said, “’Serendipity’ on all levels surrounded our amazing experience with Fred Story on this project. We were introduced by a mutual friend via email since we live on opposite coasts. When we sent him a copy of our rough cut to preview, it was Fred’s incredibly intuitive response that made us decide he was the right composer and audio mixer for us – he completely got it. Working by long distance, Fred made us truly comfortable with this process at every stage. We didn’t even meet him in person until the film festival premiere. Our score is outstanding. And so is Fred!”

** Finally, Story has recently composed and produced the original score for an upcoming biographical documentary entitled “Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices.” The documentary was the recent winner of the “Best Music” Award at the prestigious Breckinridge Film Festival, and also won “Best Documentary Film” at that same event.

Story’s original score, written for a chamber string ensemble, was performed by The Bechtler Ensemble, with Alan Yamamoto serving as conductor. The documentary was mentioned by the New York Times in an article honoring Robert Shaw’s remarkable career:  https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/28/arts/music/saluting-robert-shaw-a-conductor-of-humanist-spirituality.html

Story’s client for this project was the program’s executive producer Kiki Wilson, a longtime member of the Atlanta Symphony Chorus, and Directors Pamela Roberts and Peter Miller. Regarding Story’s work on “Man of Many Voices,” Wilson said, “Fred is unbelievably wonderful to work with in general. The way he works, his speed for turning things around, and the quality that he produces is just terrific. Anybody who took on original music for a film like this – a documentary jam-packed with some of the greatest classic pieces of music of the past century – would be facing a daunting task. But Fred did it wonderfully. His music balances so nicely with those classic original recordings, which were very high quality. I would work with him again in a heartbeat – he’s just a delight to work with, and an exceptional human being.”


Fred Story is President/Composer of Concentrix Music and Sound Design, Inc., of Charlotte, NC. Story has been composing for film, television, and advertising since 1990. Since that time, he has scored dozens of independent feature films and documentaries. In addition, his music for television has been heard on major network and cable outlets including PBS, ABC, Discovery, A&E, History Channel, HGTV, Food Network, and more, as well as on numerous regional public TV affiliates across the country. Films scored by Story consistently receive honors at major film festivals.

Having majored in Music Education in college, Story next found himself in a career in broadcasting, and relocated to Charlotte in the early 1980s to work at an album rock radio station. What began as an effort to improve his jazz piano chops turned instead into seven years of private study in composition with the great Ziggy Hurwitz (who’d written, arranged and performed with everyone from Woody Herman to the London Symphony), during which time Story focused on orchestral writing. His broadcast industry connections next led him to numerous scoring opportunities, and his demand as a composer flourished. In 1990, Story left the radio industry and launched Concentrix.

In addition to his most recent projects cited above, Story has also contributed original music to such TV programs as “Red October” for Discovery, “Pope John Paul II – A Light for the Nations” originally for ABC Network, “Food Finds” on Food Network (for which he was the composer for seven seasons,) and for the PBS programs “Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel,” “Thank You Eddie Hart,” “Marching Once More” and “Laugh At Us.” Fred and his wife Becky, an Emmy Award winning lyricist, composed songs and score and managed the music team for 195 episodes of the international children’s show “Raggs”. He also contributed the scores to a number of feature and documentary films, including “A Man Named Pearl” (a film which the New York Times said was “aided by Fred Story’s jazzy score”), as well as the films “Children of all Ages,” “In the Footsteps of Elie Weisel,” “War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II,” “Redneck Roots,” “Among Brothers,” “Fudgie and Jane,” “Liberating Jesse” and “Saying Goodbye.”

Story is the winner of 14 Regional Emmy Awards, as well as four Telly Awards, 18 Addy Awards, a “Best Music” New York Festival Award, a Cine Golden Eagle Award, a “Best Music” Breckenridge Film Festival Award, and dozens of Silver Microphone Awards. He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, ASCAP, NATAS, and the Production Music Association.


Founded by Fred Story in Charlotte, NC, in 1990, Concentrix Music and Sound Design, Inc., is a leading, original music production company spearheaded by Story, and owned and managed by Story and his wife Becky.

Regarding the origin of his company’s name, Story says, “Sound moves in concentric circles. But the laws of physics don’t explain how sound can and does elicit emotion. Our specialty at Concentrix Music is to help create emotion through sound. We provide original music and audio production for film, television, radio, advertising, streaming, and multi-media presentations across the United States and beyond.”

For more information, please see: www.concentrixmusic.com

Q & A with Music Supervisor Christine Pappa

– What led you to enter into the field of music supervision?
I am originally a composer myself, and this has been my passion for many years. I have studied Composition, Piano and Music Technology. I have also recorded an album and participated in several other projects.
Music Supervision is something that combines all these skills, but most of all it gave me another perspective as a composer and I love that. I aimed to familiarize myself a variety of different music styles. It allowed me to become much more adaptable with other composers, directors, producers.
Since I was a kid, I used to be getting involved with any music related stuff in theatrical plays at school, such as playing the piano, supervise / decide  whether a music piece is suitable for a play or project, and every single time got to be the one to do this. Every single day I get to listen to tons of new tracks and meet new musicians from all around the world. This is something I am really grateful for.
– I see that you have a decent pool of musical influences to draw upon, such as jazz, contemporary and classical. Can you explain how this factors into your production of music?
Well, I am a classical trained composer and pianist. This is home. My base lets say ! Jazz is something else. A brand new world with no limits. I got into the jazz as a vocalist and I fell in love with it. I didn’t study jazz composition that much, but I met wonderful and talented people, which helped open doors for me. I learned how to write and arrange jazz music which now makes it natural thinking in both classical and jazz.
– What do you like most about the classical music genre?
 It is where I feel extremely comfortable to compose and arrange. I have also studied opera so I literally enjoy every single aspect of classical music up to Contemporary. I guess that is the reason I turned to Film Composing as I see it to be the evolution of music in general.
– Have you done any music collaborations recently?
I have just started working for an up and coming production company and I am really excited about it. It is an amazing team and I can’t wait for our official launch so I can tell you more about it.   I am preparing my next  jazz/swing album to be released in early 2019.
I recently collaborated with a British director on an independent horror film which I did the score for. It is to be released in March. I also composed for a beautiful Piano Collection (according to ABRSM guidelines) that will be released from Musica Ferrum Editions. It is original piano pieces for 8 grade levels
– What are you most excited for in the future of your musical career?
Well, I came in London late 2016 and I plan on staying here for the next 3 years. Wonderful things happening here, I have plenty of upcoming projects and a Master degree I want to complete. I am thinking that L.A. would be my next stop. This is my dream.

Nice Music Deal Reached!


Los Angeles, CA, January 31, 2018 — SourceAudio, the world’s leading white label music DAM platform, has announced that its Alpha Libraries for Radio,    the radio industry’s largest production library service, has signed a multi-year deal with Entercom, a leading American media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S. The new deal states that Alpha Libraries for Radio will provide its content and platform to all of Entercom’s radio stations.

Douglas Reed, EVP, SourceAudio Radio and Library Services, says, “We’re extremely excited to be working with a company as forward-thinking as Entercom. As radio faces new challenges and opportunities, particularly with podcasting, we’re thrilled to offer our radio clients innovative licensing solutions as we grow our advanced technology platform.”

Alpha Libraries releases six albums each day and currently features more than 1.3 million music beds and sound effects.

Alpha Libraries for Radio is available for cash or barter. Interested parties should contact Steve Wall, VP, SourceAudio Radio & Library Services, at  steve@sourceaudio.com or 206-661-5551.


SourceAudio is the world’s leading music licensing platform, technology partner, and digital asset and rights management platform, providing services to over a thousand companies. Based in Los Angeles, SourceAudio is a white label B2B music technology platform for publishers, labels, broadcasters, production companies, and creative agencies. Iconic brands across the media landscape leverage SourceAudio’s industry leading music search, distribution, licensing, monitoring, and management capabilities to generate revenue, enhance creative, and maximize efficiencies.

SourceAudio’s network-based approach for buyer, publisher, and sub publisher connectivity in one cloud based ecosystem is revolutionizing the music-for-commercial media supply chain.

SourceAudio is also the same company behind other innovative, technology-powered music solutions like Alpha Libraries for Radio, the single largest production music resource for radio. Alpha Libraries has significantly enhanced the way radio groups, clusters, and stations license music for programming, promos, commercials, jingles, and other production elements. Recently, SourceAudio launched PodcastMusic.com, a one-stop licensing solution for using music in podcasts.


For more information, please see: http://www.alphalibraries.com

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Evolving Sound – Dystopia Press Release



Manchester, UK, January 10th, 2017 – Dystopia is a collection of tense, unnerving and sinister cues, that fuse dystopic live strings and brass, mangled solo instruments, and abrasive sound design, to deliver profoundly dark, moody and powerful trailer-scores, carefully designed for theatrical promotion.

Rather than rely purely on sound-design, Evolving Sound wanted the album to be built primarily around menacing tonal ideas – shuddering brass and string bends, grating clusters, dissonant spiccatos, mutilated solo violin recorded, processed and resampled. They worked with hand-picked, custom ‘dark brass’ and ‘dark string’ ensembles from the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, and recorded a host of brooding, unnerving parts, featuring dissonant, jarring playing styles and articulations not achievable with samples.


The result is a set of tracks which stalk ominously around the edges of horror, into dark action and drama, adult fairy-tales and tense, sinister thriller territory, showcasing a distinct blend of minimalist orchestral arrangements and signature sounds, hauntingly blended with grating sound-design.


This ambitiously austere album features 9 of the industry’s best composers, some of Europe’s leading orchestral players, and suitably unnerving, custom artwork by ‘dark artist’ Jarek Kubicki.


Dystopia will be released on 24th January to industry clients only, via direct download and the Evolving Sound client site on Source Audio – visit https://evolvingsound.sourceaudio.com  or contact info@evolvingsound.com  for access. It will be available on general release later in the year.


DYSTOPIA TEASER VIDEO: https://youtu.be/EtiIpn8Htzw


Dystopia is the boutique UK trailer label’s 7th album since their launch 8 months ago. Latest placements include the new trailer for the forthcoming Jennifer Lawrence movie ‘Red Sparrow’, and game promos for Blizzard’s ‘Heroes of the Storm’.


RED SPARROW TRAILER: https://youtu.be/PmUL6wMpMWw


All enquiries: https://www.evovlingsound.com / info@evolvingsound.com


For more information, please contact Jules on +44 (0)161 883 2221 or

email info@evolvingsound.com.


Ivan Torrent – Immortalys

Renowned music composer Ivan Torrent has recently released his latest work, Immortalys that is available for purchase via BandCamp and iTunes. This is Ivan’s second studio album and contains a total of eighteen tracks.

…orchestral and electronic music meet again to forge a new sonic voyage, through mystical landscapes and emotional melodies performed by the amazing musicians of the GIOrquestra, and the wonderful voices of Lara Ausensi, Celica Soldream, Julie Elven, Merethe Soltvedt, Marta Merino, Estela Martin, Irene Rodriguez and Alek Bazerak.

Music is a universal language that unifies the spirits of Mankind. It’s meaningful as it connects with our deepest feelings and experiences. It’s transcendental as it has no frontiers. It belongs to the world. It belongs to the Universe. And its nature is…


Let me just say that this album is really good. Words cannot describe how good it is. It is a great combination of vocals, electronic sounds and promises a ride for the seasoned epic music connoisseur.

The first half of the album is available as a preview here:

Epic listening!

My Thoughts

As we come to the close of 2017, I was reflecting a bit on the state of epic music. Some of us may have been there from the beginning, when this music was starting to make its way into the public sector on the Interweb. We’ve had the opportunity to be a part of this journey.

The evidence behind shows us what can be done when there is a collective effort to promote this music from all over the world. Numerous public releases, more noteworthy events and so on.

No need to rehash all of that right?

I’m sure you’ve been hearing recently about the increasing investments into bitcoin. Notice this quote from an article:

 Bitcoin was for the community, maintained by the community and was the community.

Community was a key word. It was a word that was paramount to the success of Bitcoin. Without it, we wouldn’t see the staggering numbers we see today. This push ever onward by the community is why Bitcoin was able to get its footing and build the foundation it vitally needed to survive and prosper.”

Interesting right? Did you notice the word that appeared the most in that exercpt? Community. It was mentioned that it was the community that played the key role in the promotion of bitcoin. Even though there wasn’t so much craze about it in the beginning, it eventually took off.

Can you guess where I am going with this?

Just as how the community helped to power the bitcoin phenomena in the past several years, surely it is the community for epic music that has but will also continue to play an integral role in the continued future growth of epic music.

It’s incredible to be a part of all this and the future promises to be exciting!

SourceAudio Launches PodcastMusic.com



Los Angeles, CA, December 05, 2017 — SourceAudio, the world’s leading white label music DAM platform, has announced the launch of PodcastMusic.com. The new subscription-based service simplifies the difficulties of obtaining the licenses necessary for podcast use by bundling the master use, synchronization, mechanical and direct performance licenses into a single monthly transaction. And, once a podcast episode is produced, no additional royalties need ever be paid. The announcement was made today by Douglas Reed, EVP, Radio and Library Services, SourceAudio.


PodcastMusic.com allows podcasters to grow their podcasts by significantly enhancing their sound — to both audiences and advertisers — thus eliminating music-related worries forever. Creatively and legally, PodcastMusic.com provides simple steps for podcast producers to ensure easy, efficient access to a broad range of music. Subscribers have unlimited use of a selection of over 500,000 music beds and sound effects from top music libraries such as Manhattan Production Music, Strike Audio, Alibi Music Library and Sound Ideas.Subscriptions to PodcastMusic.com start at as little as $10 a month.

Regarding the launch of PodcastMusic.com, Mr. Reed said, “Podcasting is a unique business, and it required a specialized solution. It took us over a year of research to put together this exciting new service. We have perfected a soup-to-nuts e-commerce platform by which to distribute and track music for use specifically within podcasts.”

PodcastMusic.com also provides users a diverse range of easy-to-access tracks:

** Unlimited access to the most premium music, sound design elements, and SFX — from the world’s top music libraries — in one single service.

** New music added constantly. No other company has more libraries and puts out more new music than SourceAudio does.

** Find what you need fast. PodcastMusic.com is powered by SourceAudio, the world’s premium music hosting and search platform.

** PodcastMusic.com allows one to dig through podcast-specialized playlists to help find that perfect track. No other service compares.


SourceAudio is the world’s leading music licensing platform, technology partner, and digital asset and rights management platform, providing services to over a thousand companies. Based in Los Angeles, SourceAudio is a white label B2B music technology platform for publishers, labels, broadcasters, production companies, and creative agencies. Iconic brands across the media landscape leverage SourceAudio’s industry leading music search, distribution, licensing, monitoring, and management capabilities to generate revenue, enhance creative, and maximize efficiencies.

SourceAudio’s network-based approach for buyer, publisher, and sub publisher connectivity in one cloud based ecosystem is revolutionizing the music-for-commercial media supply chain.

SourceAudio is also the same company behind other innovative, technology-powered music solutions like Alpha Libraries for Radio, the single largest production music resource for radio. Alpha Libraries has significantly enhanced the way radio groups, clusters, and stations license music for programming, promos, commercials, jingles, and other production elements.


For more information, please see: http://www.sourceaudio.com

Zone Music Trailers – Best of

A new release has arrived from Zone Music!

Zone Trailers bring together a brand new ‘best of’ compilation to celebrate their first year of cinematic releases.

Brought to you by UK production music label Zone Music, the trailer-focused label was ignited after the successes of previously released albums “Big Cinematic Trailers”, “Epic Cinematic Trailers” and “Big Screen Heroes”.

Taking the stand-out tracks from eight powerfully charged albums “Best Of Zone Trailers Vol One” showcases the broad quality of material housed on the label. From inaugural release “Epic Trailer Power” to the brooding intensity of “Maximus”, the ancient cinematic “Colossus” and powerful “Apocalypse Rising” to the exciting “Dramatic Edge”, pounding action of “Enforcer”, the gripping “Riders Of The Storm” and triumphant determination of “Total Combat”.

Featuring compositions from the talents of composers Gustavo Coutinho Pereira, Matthew Chastney and Vlado Hudec, this album is the best representation of what Zone Trailers has to offer.

Now available worldwide for the first time on various online stores: http://smarturl.it/BestofZoneTrailers1

Riptide Music news

Culver City, CA, November 14, 2017 — Riptide Music Group (Riptide), a leading synchronization and rights management company that provides music to advertising, movie trailers, TV programming and promos, major motion pictures, videogames, and multi-media productions, has named George Howard as Chief Innovation Officer. The announcement was made today by Riptide executives Rich Goldman, President, and Keatly Haldeman, CEO.

Howard was an early founder of Tunecore, one of the leading digital aggregators. Additionally, he is the co-founder of Music Audience Exchange, served as president of Rykodisc, and formerly managed superstar Carly Simon. A JD/MBA, Howard is a professor at Berklee College of Music and Brown University.

The news about Howard comes fast on the heels of Riptide’s recent announcement naming longtime music and entertainment industry executive Mark Ross as a Partner. Ross brought a $ 4-million cash infusion into Riptide to help grow the company. Howard, a long-time associate of Ross’, will become an integral member of Riptide’s next phase of business growth and development.

In a joint statement, Goldman and Haldeman said, “George is a cutting edge digital music thinker who helps turn great ideas into reality. He’s plugged into the technology of music, and brings to Riptide his solid entrepreneurial and strategic experience across many aspects of the music industry. He’ll help to drive our business development and strategic growth initiatives on a global level.”

Adds Howard, “I was powerfully drawn to Riptide because of their innovative approach to synch and music rights management. At this stage in my career, I only get involved with companies that I think have a strong chance of break-out success, and I haven’t been this excited about a company in a long time.”



George Howard has a long career across numerous sectors of the music industry. He was an early founder of Tunecore, one of the leading digital aggregators. He also held the title of President of Rykodisc.

Formerly the manager of Carly Simon, Howard is also a co-founder of Music Audience Exchange, a technology company that helps consumer brands and music artists form mutually beneficial partnerships.

Via his consulting firm, Howard has advised a wide-range of companies — from the Fortune 500 (Intel, CVS/pharmacy) to the Ivy League (Brown University); as well as non-profits (Easter Seals, Landmark); countless innovative startups; as well as renowned Grammy and Oscar winning artists, such as Carly Simon and Mark Isham — on creating value around technological change.

A professor at both Berklee College of Music, and Brown University, Howard holds MBA and JD degrees.


Formed in early 2014 by the merger of Riptide Music and Pigfactory, Riptide Music Group is comprised of five operating units: Riptide Rightslooks after publishing and master rights for administration and sync representation; Riptide One, a carefully curated catalog of independent artists, bands, producers and composers, master & publishing controlled 100% by Riptide; Pacifica Music Library, a modern production music library focused on current popular music styles; DIVER, a boutique catalog of label-signed, active and touring artists; and Incubator, Riptide’s pop and urban songwriter, producer and artist development division.

Riptide Music Group is located at 9469 Jefferson Blvd., Ste. 114, Culver City, CA 90232. The phone is 310.437.4380. For more information, please see: www.riptidemusic.com

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