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New Upcoming Release from Sencit Music

Sencit Music’s second commercial release is coming very shortly. The title?  Tenth Dimension: VOLUMES.volu

This album will feature 16 classic trailer scores that have propelled so many great trailers, including Avengers, Iron Man 3, The Amazing Spiderman, and….Inception. This mix of action hybrid, epic and dramatic orchestral music will be available to stream and download everywhere on July 14 (iTunes pre-order is now available as of today,  July 6).

Included in this release are the tracks “Something to Fight For” composed by Joseph Trapense and also used in a trailer for Iron Man 3 and “Detonation Control” composed by Mike Zarin for the critically acclaimed superhero ensemble film “Avengers”.

Surely attaching your music to huge summer movie blockbusters is a surefire way of grabbing music fans’ attention the world over. The fact that Sencit has released this second public album is only an indication of this.

Epic listening!

Warner/Chappell Production Music Wins Award

wcLas Vegas, NV, July 1, 2015– Warner/Chappell Production Music has won a 2015 PromaxBDA Local Gold Award for Use of Original Music in a Promo. The winning custom music track, “Get Your Fix on TV36,” was created in conjunction with TV36 KICU San Francisco Bay Area Producer Morgan Jenkins.

The annual PromaxBDA Local Awards celebrates and honors the best in local media, marketing and design, driving excellence, creativity and innovation from the local market. The Local Awards are presented at Station Summit 2015, the yearly gathering of networks, station groups, syndicators and local broadcasters where we discuss, dialogue and debate the issues, trends and emerging business opportunities driving success in local television.

“We are delighted to take home this award with our longtime client-partner, KICU,” said Randy Wachtler, Warner/Chappell Production Music President & CEO. “This honor speaks to the power of quality custom music in television promotion. Congrats to our team and the team at TV36!”

Mark Agent, Director of Licensing, Local Television, added, “Working with Morgan Jenkins and Steve Poitras, Director of Marketing, at KICU is always a great experience. We love helping the station get their message to the viewers of the Bay Area!”

About Warner/Chappell Production Music:

Warner/Chappell Production Music is a worldwide leader in 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 Emmy®, Telly, ADDY and Promax honors.

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Contact for WCPM:
Jennifer Stowe, Marketing Manager
Warner/Chappell Production Music
Jennifer.stowe@warnerchappellpm.com
615/ 244-6515

Media Contact:
Dan Harary
The Asbury PR Agency
Beverly Hills, CA
310/859-1831
dan@asburypr.com

Production Music Awards debut!

PRODUCTION MUSIC ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF

FIRST ANNUAL “MARK AWARDS” FOR EXCELLENCE

WITHIN THE PRODUCTION MUSIC COMMUNITY:

Awards Event Will Take Place Concurrently with Production Music

Conference Sept. 9th At Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles

 

Hollywood, CA, June 29, 2015 – The non-profit Production Music Association (PMA,) the leading advocate and voice of the production music community, has announced its first Annual “Mark Awards” for Excellence in Production Music. The inaugural event will take place from 7-9 PM on September 9, 2015, at the Directors Guild of America headquarters in Los Angeles. The PMA is
comprised of over 675 members, including music publishers, composers, and industry professionals. The announcement was made today by PMA Executive Director Hunter Williams.

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Named in honor of the late Andy Mark, who was a music library owner and a founding member of the PMA, the Mark Awards will recognize the very best in production music in 17 categories. Entries for submissions for the first annual Mark Awards are open to both PMA and non-PMA members. For details on the submissions process, visit: http://pmamusic.com/themarkawards/

The PMA has assembled 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 Mark Awards winners.

Regarding Hollywood’s newest awards event, Mr. Williams said, “Production music has long been the sonic lifeblood of so many audiovisual productions, ranging from television programs to promotional campaigns to major theatrical releases. With its proliferation across the gamut of media productions and distribution channels, companies responsible for the contribution of production music to the creative process have never before had their own awards event. These people and companies are truly worthy of long-overdue recognition – thus the establishment of the Mark Awards.”

The first Mark Awards event will be held concurrently with the PMA’s Second Annual Production Music Conference (PMC,) which will also be held on Sept. 9th at the Directors Guild of America headquarters in Los Angeles. That event runs from 8 AM to 7PM. For more information about the PMC, please visit: http://pmamusic.com/pmc-schedule-announced/

The Categories for the First Annual “Mark Awards” Are:

** Best Production Music Track

Defined as an original or arranged track released for licensing in the respective genre for which relevance is ascribed by keywords and/or meta-tags containing that genre name. Awards will be given to the best track in each of the following categories:

Best Ambient Track
Best Dance Track
Best Electronic Track
Best Hip Hop Track
Best Jazz Track
Best Orchestral Track
Best Rock Track
Best Vocal Track
Best World Track

** Best Use of Production Music

Defined as the uniquely effective use of an original or arranged library track that compellingly enhances the visual storytelling of the respective production type.
Awards will be given to the best track in each of the following production categories:

Best Use of Production Music In Commercial Advertisement
Best Use of Production Music In Full-Length Theatrical Film
Best Use of Production Music In On-Air Promo
Best Use of Production Music In Theatrical Film Trailer
Best Use of Production Music As Theme Song In TV Program
Best Use of Production Music As Underscore In TV Program

** The Hall of Fame Award

The first Hall of Fame Mark Award will be given to an individual of a current or pre-existing production music library whose work has made significant contributions towards the advancement of the production music industry.

** The Ambassador Award

The first Ambassador Mark Award will be given to an individual from any field who has devoted exceptional service towards ensuring a thriving and sustainable production music industry.

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 675 members, including music publishers, 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 both Los Angeles and Nashville, the PMA strives to fulfill its mission by:

**Working with performing rights organizations, legislators, legal counsel and broadcasters in 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 and decisions made;
**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 Mark Awards, please contact: markawards@pma.com And… For more information about the PMA, please visit: http://pmamusic.com/

Contact for PMA:
Hunter Williams
Executive Director
Nashville, TN
615/406-9290
hunter@pmamusic.com

Media Contact for PMA:
Dan Harary
The Asbury PR Agency
Beverly Hills, CA
310/859-1831
dan@asburypr.com

Film Composer Profile: Graham Dean Satterthwaite

craGraham is a keyboard player, composer, and sound engineer who has lived, worked and toured across various continents and countries, including the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the USA. Clients, artists, and projects have included Sony, Coca-Cola, Ford, Football World Cup 2010, Dubai TV, The Christians, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, China Crisis, BBC, Level 42, Salt n Pepper, Apollo Theaters, Mango Groove, Brenda Fassie, Caiphus Semenya, Peabo Bryson, Shine, Principal Records, SABC, and more.

Graham’s catalog of musical works is constantly expanding. Projects include solo albums, collaborative works, and music/sound for the broadcast, production, event, and web media industries. He has spent half his life on stage as a keyboard player, and the other half in the studio as a sound engineer, producer, and composer. These attributes, along with experimentation and a “think outside of the box” way of working, make Graham a truly versatile artist.

LINKS

YOUTUBE
https://www.youtube.com/user/GDSMUSIC

ALBUM SALES
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/gds

BROADCAST / PRODUCTION MUSIC SALES AT ENVATO
http://audiojungle.net/user/CUTS?WT.ac=search&WT.z_author=CUTS

BROADCAST / PRODUCTION MUSIC SALES AT POND 5
https://www.pond5.com/artist/Nomadic_Hippies

WEBSITE
https://www.reverbnation.com/grahamdeansatterthwaite

FACEBOOK PAGE
https://www.facebook.com/GDSMUSIC

TWITTER
https://twitter.com/GDSMUSIC

Audiomachine releases MAGNUS – new epic music public album

mThe trailer music company Audiomachine has released their next public album Magnus. Composed by Paul Dinletir, Kevin Rix, Ivan Torrent, Danail Gatz and Mark Petrie, this work contains twenty-four tracks. Some are tracks compiled from prior industry music releases, so it may be sort of a reminder for the keen epic music collectivist.

That aside, let me say that Wars of Faith by Ivan Torrent is certainly an emotional and powerful track, while bearing the trademark signatures of Audiomachine.

You can purchase this album below:

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/magnus1
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/magnus2
CDBaby (physical copy): http://smarturl.it/magnus3
Stream on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/magnus4

Meet Composer Marcelo Zarvos in TMV interview!

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One of the nice things about epic music is that it doesn’t necessarily limit itself to strictly trailer music. Along with their respective composers, film soundtracks are also an integral aspect as well and help to give one a more rounded view of this field.  Today, we’ll center on a composer in particular.

He is a noted film composer for TV and film that has scored The Affair and also an upcoming television series Extant from director Steven Spielberg. The music has been well received and even the soundtrack for The Affair is up for Emmy consideration!

His name? Marcelo Zarvos and he’s our featured composer in this interview with TMV.

What piqued your interest in becoming a composer?

I think I was always attracted to both storytelling and music. Books and movies were my childhood obsession and when I started playing piano the first few pieces I learned were from scores. Most notably The Sting and Blade Runner. Other films that marked me were Spielberg’s great 70’s movies (and their scores) as well as a lot of horror scores such as The Omen and The Shining.

 

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I started working very early and I believe on my first gigs playing piano and keyboards I was barely 14 years old. Film scoring has always been a passion and after graduating from Music School at Cal Arts I moved to NYC to pursue my composing career. My first breaks in film came through working in indie films in New York such as Kissing Jessica Stein and studio films like The Door in the Floor.

I understand that you’re all in as far as composing the music for Extant and the Affair. How’s the work going?

It’s great! Both shows are so different and so amazing in their own way. The Affair is very internal and psychological while Extant is a really exciting sci-fi thriller. The scores couldn’t be more different but interestingly the idea of what constitutes a family comes up in both shows often, but with wildly different takes.

 

Steven Spielberg is a celebrated film director and producer in Hollywood. When making the score, do you ever feel any sort of pressure to, say make the score extra special?

100%. Just knowing he was going to listen to Extant made things very different. And of course in the sic-fi genre in particular he, along with John Williams, literally wrote the book. It was important to him that the characters had distinctive themes, and of course the music had to generate plenty of excitement and tension. All that while working at break neck TV speed. It’s been a thrilling ride!

 

 

What would you say have been your primary inspirations in your productions?

The stories and characters along with the filmmakers themselves. I find that the director (on in the case of TV the writer/ producer) always has really strong instincts and different takes on what the story needs. I find that interaction to be the most amazing and inspiring element of what I do.

 A congratulations are in order for Marcelo as we wish him all the best in his future musical endeavors!

Trailer music to hot up the scene from Hit House

EPIC NEWS FROM THE HIT HOUSE:

 

“EPIC FUNNY BONE THE THIRD: ORCHESTRAL ESCAPADES”

 

GUARANTEED TO SET THE TRAILER INDUSTRY ON FIRE

 

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Los Angeles, CA, June 17, 2015 – Music production company The Hit House has launched “Epic Funny Bone The Third: Orchestral Escapades.” This release is comprised of eleven soaring orchestral pieces jam-packed with mystery, energy, excitement and adventure—all created and produced by Composers Scott Miller, Will Hunt and Dan Diaz.

 

Sally House, Owner/EP with The Hit House, said, “We had a lot of fun with this new release by naming each track after a mythical dragon—since there’s no such thing as real dragons. Obviously.”

 

She adds, “We want everyone in the movie trailer business to take a listen, and see how these ‘Epic Family Adventure’ tracks can breathe a little fire, ahem, into their upcoming marketing campaigns. So cue the music – your next adventure starts here.”

 

“Epic Funny Bone The Third: Orchestral Escapades” can be downloaded at www.thehithouse.com/epic   Also please see: #thehithouse #epic

 

About The Hit House:

 

A premier, multi-award winning, custom music and sound design company in Los Angeles, recent work from The Hit House has also been used in national and global television campaigns for clients such as Netflix, Google, Playstation, Lexus, Jell-O, Porsche, and The Ritz Carlton; in motion picture campaigns for the upcoming films “Pan” and “Ted 2;” and for the recent films “Godzilla,” “Big Hero 6,” “Book of Life,” “Frozen,” “Thor: The Dark World” and “Iron Man 3,” among others.

 

Hear more at: www.thehithouse.com

 

And please visit the company’s social media sites:

https://www.facebook.com/thehithousemusic

https://twitter.com/HitHouseMusic

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheHitHouseMusic

 

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Hit House Contact: 

Sally House

Executive Producer

310/378-8633

sally@thehithouse.com

 

Media Contact: 

Dan Harary

The Asbury PR Agency

Beverly Hills, CA

310/859-1831

dan@asburypr.com

News from Alloy Tracks!

atNorth Hollywood, CA, June 1, 2015 — Alloy Tracks, a boutique company renowned as a source of both original music and sound design tracks for the motion picture advertising industry, has secured dozens of music and sound design placements which have recently been, or which will soon be, included within trailers promoting major Spring and Summer 2015 motion pictures. Troy MacCubbin, Founder/Musician/Composer, Alloy Tracks, made the announcement.

Alloy Tracks’ most recent placements includtme trailers promoting “Furious 7,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Terminator: Genisys,” “Poltergeist,” “Tomorrowland,” “Mad Max,” “The Fantastic Four,” “SPY,” “TED 2,” “Jurassic World,” “Entourage,” “Ant Man,” “Mission Impossible 5,” “Insidious,” “Sinister 2,” “Everest,” “The Peanuts Movie,” “Black Mass” and “Crimson Peak,” among many others.

 

MacCubbin said, “As we celebrate out 8th year in business, we are very pleased to have secured a solid name for ourselves as a reliable, diverse resource of custom music and sound design for the motion picture trailer industry. Moving forward, our goal is to expand further by continuing to place original music and songs into movies, TV shows, TV promos, commercials and videogames. In addition, we are currently building our own state-of-the-art recording studio in North Hollywood which we plan to use both for our own material and to rent to outside clients. More details on our new studio coming soon!”

 

ABOUT TROY MACCUBBIN:

 

Alloy Tracks founder and proud Australian Troy MacCubbin is a longtime professional guitarist, singer and songwriter. He began playing guitar at the age of 10 while growing up on a small farm in the Bush of Australia. A real life “Crocodile Dundee,” he often had kangaroos, koalas, snakes and lizards as pets. Troy joined his father’s band when he was 14. After many years of playing guitar in numerous rock & roll bands throughout his native country, and earning extra cash by teaching guitar to students of all ages, he leftAustralia in 1997, relocating to Los Angeles to further his musical career.

 

To initially survive his new life in LA, Troy was forced to perform numerous unusual jobs – these included impersonating Austin Powers, delivering flowers, working as a DJ, and even wearing a giant Jellybean costume onHollywood Blvd. to sell candy. Eventually, he landed an audition as a guitarist for a band that went on to win the LA Music Rock Awards. Following this success, Troy performed as a guitarist with a number of LA-area bands. After one such performance at the legendary Viper Room, Troy was scouted by Interscope Records and asked to join famed Russian singing duo T.A.T.U. Troy toured the world with them.

 

After his gig with T.A.T.U., Troy began to tour as a guitarist with other noted superstars. These have included singers Kelly Clarkson, Enrique Iglesias, and, most recently, Wilson Phillips.

 

Currently, Troy is collaborating on new creating music with noted international writers and with producer/drummer Mark Damian for a new band and recording project the men are calling “GorillaBear.” The new project will be infused with distinct styles of music that Troy expects will work extremely well for placements within movie trailers and advertising campaigns through Alloy Tracks.

 

ABOUT ALLOY TRACKS:

 

Alloy Tracks is a cutting-edge source for audio needs across all media and platforms, specializing in Custom Sound Design, FX, Orchestration, Rock, Industrial, Original Songs and Instrumentals. The boutique company was founded in 2007 in Los Angeles by musician/composer Troy MacCubbin as an innovative enterprise dedicated to creating original music and sounds for the motion picture, television, advertising and videogames industries.

 

Historically, the company has provided music and/or sound design to many hundreds of movie trailers. In addition to those cited above, the company has also placed music and/or sound design tracks within trailers promoting such hits as “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “2012,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “Maleficent,” “Transformers 4,” “The Hobbit,” “Divergent,” “Fast  Furious 6,” “Man of Steel,” “World War Z,” “Wolverine,” “Star Trek,” “Iron Man 3,” “Saw 4,” Drag Me to Hell,” and dozens more.

 

In addition, Alloy Tracks has also provided music and sound design tracks to such hit TV shows as “Game of Thrones” and “Ugly Betty,” and to Videogame trailers, including “Call Of Duty: Blacksmith” and “Destiny: Comet.” The company’s slogan: “Originality. Innovation. Emotion – We Mix It All Into Our Music.” For more information, please visit: http://alloytracks.com/ or contact Alloy Tracks via email: AlloyTracks@mac.com

 

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Media Contact:
Dan Harary

The Asbury PR Agency

Beverly Hills, CA

310/859-1831

dan@asburypr.com

“Framework” Sound Design from the Hit House

A new sound design music album known as “Framework” has been released from The Hit House featuring work solely by composer Chad Hughes. Hughes was willing to answer some questions from TMV regarding his work on the album. Check out the interview below as well as the press release that follows.

 

TMV: What inspired you to begin composing in general?

Hughes: Creating new and interesting sounds for motion picture is truly my passion. I enjoy chadstory telling through the use of sound.

TMV: What did you like the most in composing this album for the Hit House?

Hughes:  There are hundreds of hours of recording and designing that go into the production of a unique library like this. Hearing the various layers and processing and dynamic impact of these sounds together is always the most rewarding part of the process for me.

TMV: Is there any particular aspect of this album that you are especially proud of?

Hughes: When approaching a project like this I usually have a myriad of ideas of how to produce a particular sound I’m hearing in my head. For this collection of design I’m proud of how those ideas I had ended up working so well. Sometimes my ideas don’t translate into the sound I’m hearing and I need to keep pushing through to find the right source or combination of sounds, but in this case a large majority of the sounds I recorded and combined in the design process fit what set out to create.
TMV: How did you feel when you first learned that you’d be composing for the Hit House?

Hughes: Sally and I have been working together for five plus years prior to the creation of this library. We knew there was a gap in fresh new material trailer and picture editors needed to keep their work current and progressive. When she approached me about it I was very excited at the opportunity and we immediately started brainstorming about what we could do to be innovative and fill that void.

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From left to right: Scott Miller, Chad J. Hughes, Sally House, Dan Diaz, & William Hunt.

TMV: Are there any additional comments?

Hughes: We plan on continuing to provide top notch and new material on a regular basis for the motion picture trailer industry.

THE HIT HOUSE INTRODUCES “FRAMEWORK,”

COMPANY’S FIRST-EVER SOUND DESIGN LIBRARY

 

Los Angeles, CA, May 20, 2015 – Top music production company The Hit House is thrilled to introduce “Framework,” its first ever sound design library. This new album was created to fill the very specific needs of the motion picture trailer industry.

“Framework” is an incredible collection of original hits, rises, wooshes, crashes, booms and bangs, and original field recordings written by The Hit House’s three-time Emmy Award nominated sound designer, Chad Hughes. Hughes’ work has recently been featured on the hit TV show “Gotham,” and now he has created these one-of-a-kind sounds exclusively for clients of The Hit House.

Said Sally House, EP/Owner of The Hit House, “The ‘Framework’ project just made sense for us. After all, sound design is also music to our ears. At the Hit House, we’re always striving to deliver every conceivable type of audio that our advertising and trailer clients require. ‘Framework’ is the next step in our growth. Of course, we know there is already a world of sound design out there to choose from. That’s why we wanted to give our clients a unique offering that will help their work stand above the rest.”

About The Hit House:

A premier, multi-award winning, custom music and sound design company in Los Angeles, recent work from The Hit House has also been used in national and global television campaigns for clients such as Netflix, Google, Playstation, Lexus, Jell-O, Porsche, and The Ritz Carlton; in motion picture campaigns for the upcoming films “Pan” and “Ted 2;” and for the recent films “Godzilla,” “Big Hero 6,” “Book of Life,” “Frozen,” “Thor: The Dark World” and “Iron Man 3,” among others.

Hear more at: www.thehithouse.com

And please visit the company’s social media sites:
https://www.facebook.com/thehithousemusic
https://twitter.com/HitHouseMusic
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheHitHouseMusic

 

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Hit House Contact:
Sally House

Executive Producer

310/378-8633

sally@thehithouse.com

 

Media Contact:
Dan Harary

The Asbury PR Agency

Beverly Hills, CA

310/859-1831

dan@asburypr.com

Out of Epic Score ascends “Earthrise”

esYes, you read the headline correct..a new trailer music album is here from Epic Score. Famously known for its original Epic Action and Adventure series, Earthrise now becomes the second album removed from that association.

This isn’t to say however, that the release lacks any punch or impact that the original albums of Epic Score so strongly resonated throughout. In fact, this album was solely composed by Lasse Enersen and is his debut work with the company.

Not sold on buying the album just yet? Here’s a demo to help you decide!

Referencing the description of this demo, it mentions that this music was recorded and brought to life by over fifty string players. 

Released on May 1st,  Earthrise is now available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon.