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Manhattan Production Music Establishes First-Ever Los Angeles Office and Names Long Time Production Music Executive Andrew Robbins, Senior Director Of Film/TV Music

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New York City and Los Angeles, January 21, 2016 – Based in New York City, Manhattan Production Music (MPM,) an industry leader in providing music to entertainment, broadcas
ting, advertising, and multi-media clients, has established its first-ever Los Angeles office. Concurrently, the comcddc313f-62c7-4c2b-b866-63fe50e05472pany has named Andrew Robbins as its new Senior Director of Film/TV Music.

Based in MPM’s new Los Angeles office, Robbins will be responsible for utilizing his long-standing relationships within the entertainment, broadcasting, and media industries to present and place MPM Music’s extensive music and song catalogs within feature films, movie trailers, TV shows, TV promos, videogames, commercials, and multi-media projects. MPM Music’s offerings include over 28,000 tracks across nine libraries, and several indie labels and artists worth of one–stop, hassle-free, licensable songs, trailer music, program/underscore and other post-audio elements.

MPM has placed its music in films such as “Race: The Jesse Owens Story” and “Dirty Grandpa,” in trailers promoting such hit films as “Trainwreck,” in such top TV shows as “Madame Secretary,” “Silicon Valley” and “The Big Bang Theory,” and in commercials for such major brands as AT&T and Toyota.

“Andrew is a highly regarded and well-respected executive within our specialized universe of production music,” said Norman Chesky, CEO/Founder, Manhattan Production Music. “He has established hundreds of strong relationships with key producers, editors and music supervisors, and will surely become a key representative of our music catalog across all media platforms. We welcome him to the team.”

“I can’t think of a better opportunity for someone with my history in the production music industry than to become part of the elite MPM team,” adds Andrew Robbins. “This versatile company offers dozens of truly amazing, one-stop licensing music libraries, songs from the multi-Grammy Award winning Chesky record label, and top notch custom scoring services. They are a real triple threat. I look forward to introducing their remarkable music products to my client base across Hollywood, Los Angeles, and beyond. ”

ABOUT ANDREW ROBBINS:
Prior to joining MPM Music, Robbins served as Director, Film/TV Music both at MusicBox (2007-2015) and at Megatrax (1997 -2007,) where his prolific sales, work ethic, and insight into the needs of each company’s clientele greatly aided in the growth of those two prominent production music library companies. During that time, he enjoyed such successes as multiple music placements within the Best Picture Oscar winning film “Crash.” His other music placements within feature films include “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” “Stigmata,” “Memento,” “Bad Santa,” and “Big Fish.” His placements within TV programs includes “Switched at Birth,” “Pawn Stars,” “Nashville,” “The Mentalist,” and “American Restoration,” to name a few.

During the course of his career, Robbins has also been responsible for well over 29,000 additional music placements in feature films, network & cable television programs, feature film trailers, and within commercials for such top brands as Buick and KMART.

ABOUT MANHATTAN PRODUCTION MUSIC/CHESKY RECORDS:

Manhattan Production Music continues to be an industry leader, committed to providing its clients with a music source experience with great ease of use, optimal sound and superb music choices for all their production needs. MPM’s sister company, Chesky Records, is a multi-Grammy Award winning and world renowned audiophile label specializing in jazz, world, and classical recordings, and represents an important part of the MPM package.

It is this access to some of the finest producers, engineers, and musicians in the world that makes the Manhattan Production Music library sound like music you would want to take home.

MPM has placed its music in films such as “Race: The Jesse Owens Story” and “Dirty Grandpa,” in trailers promoting such hit films as “Trainwreck,” in such top TV shows as “Madame Secretary,” “Silicon Valley” and “The Big Bang Theory,” and in commercials for such major brands as AT&T and Toyota.

For more information, please visit: http://www.mpmmusic.com/ and on Facebook please see: https://www.facebook.com/manhattanprodmusic/?fref=ts

 

Media Contact:

Dan Harary

The Asbury PR Agency

Beverly Hills, CA

310/859-1831

dan@asburypr.com

Imagine Music – Nucleus

Russian trailer music company “Imagine Music” has released what is termed as organic hybrid tracks in their fourth album The Nucleus.

nuclIf you’re interested in licensing this music, please see Imagine Music’s official site. You can also sample a preview of the tracks below, particularly Massive Darkness and Exhaustion.

 

Production Music nominated for Golden Globes awards!

Music from Multiple Warner/Chappell Production Music And

Non-Stop Trailers’ Catalogs Appears Within–Or in Promotional Media For–

18 Golden Globe® Award Nominated Films, Trailers & TV Shows

Including Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, Spotlight, Spy, The

Hateful Eight, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Orange is the New Black, And Others

 

3a447448-8a0d-455f-851d-7181a8a007e4Los Angeles, CA, December 10, 2015 — Warner/Chappell Production Music today announced that music from several of its catalogs appears within, or in promotional media for, 18 films, trailers and/or TV shows which have just been nominated for a total of 35 Golden Globe® Awards for 2016. These include:

** Music from the Warner/Chappell Production Music catalog “Pedigree Cuts” was featured within the feature films and TV shows “99 Homes,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and “Blunt Talk,” respectively.

** Music from the catalogs “Full Tilt,” “Cute Music,” “RSM,” “Ear Drum,” “Non-Stop Premiere,” “615 Platinum Series” and “Elephant Music & Sound Design” was featured within movie trailers promoting the films “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Spotlight,” “Inside Out,” “The Big Short,” “Spy,” “Trumbo,” “Steve Jobs,” “Concussion,” “The Martian,” “The Good Dinosaur,” “Trainwreck” and others.

 

** Music from the Warner/Chappell Production Music catalog “Full Tilt” and “Elephant Music & Sound Design” was featured within promotional TV spots for the Netflix series “Narcos” and “Orange is the New Black.”

Randy Wachtler, President & CEO, Warner/Chappell Production Music, said, “We are pleased to have played a musical role within, or promoting, 18 Golden Globe® Award-nominated projects this year – tying a company record.”

David MacMahon Mount, Warner/Chappell Production Music VP, Business Development, adds, “We are extremely proud to be featured in so many amazing movies, TV shows and trailers again this year. It speaks volumes to our incredible songwriters, composers and dedicated licensing team.”

Said David Epstein, Director of Licensing – Trailers for Warner/Chappell Production Music, “We at Non-Stop Trailers are thrilled for all of our clients who have been nominated and wish them the best of luck. Congrats to all the trailer houses we’ve partnered with on these outstanding – and now Golden Globe® Award nominated projects!”

The Hollywood Foreign Press will announce the winners of the 2016 Golden Globe® Awards during a live event on January 10th, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Ricky Gervais will return for his third time as host.

About Warner/Chappell Production Music:

 

Warner/Chappell Production Music is a worldwide leader within the production music industry, with over 35 years of experience and success. It unites many of the most successful and respected independent brands in production music, including 615 Music, Non-Stop Music, 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.

Warner/Chappell Production Music is a proud part of Warner Music Group, home to a collection of the best-known labels in the music industry, including AtlanticElektraFueled By RamenRhino, and Roadrunner, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world’s leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide. Please see:www.warnerchappellpm.com

 

About Non-Stop Trailers:

 

Non-Stop Trailers is Warner/Chappell Production Music’s film trailer division, a worldwide leader in music and sound design specifically tailored to motion picture and video game advertising campaigns. Comprised of cutting-edge, boutique collections of music composed and producer specifically for trailers, including world-renowned brands like Full Tilt, Xtortion Audio and Glory Oath + Blood, Non-Stop Trailers has music featured in hundreds of well-known campaigns.

 

COMPANY CONTACT:

Ben Short, Marketing Coordinator

Warner/Chappell Production Music

ben.short@warnerchappellpm.com

615/687-6868

 

MEDIA CONTACT:
Dan Harary

Asbury PR Agency

Beverly Hills, CA

310/859-1831

dan@asburypr.com

Interview with Composer Ilan Eshkeri

Here is a very special interview with composer Ilan Eshkeri, who was willing to answer some questions regarding his musical background and work for his latest project Shaun the Sheep.

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Of note here to mention, per information provided by Ashley Moore of Krakower Poling PR,the  film’s writer/directors, Mark Burton & Richard Starzak, made a risky move by not adding any dialog to the film. Ilan’s music plays its own character in the film and brings the emotion that is meant to be portrayed through talking, instead through music.
Can you tell us about yourself?

I’m half French, I love skiing, surfing and cooking, and I have Synaesthesia meaning, for me, specific sounds relate to specific colours.

What inspired you to pursue composing?

Ever since I was little learning violin from 4 years old, I saw colours and stories in my mind when I played and listened to music. I always loved reading, and studied literature at university, so narrative and music has always been a passion for me.
What’s your favorite aspect to composing?

I love the moment when a group of random notes come together and suddenly stop being random and start to mean something. They become greater than the sum of their parts. I don’t know how it happens but that is the moment of pure creativity, when a tune is born. It never stops being exciting and extraordinary to me.
How did you approach creating the score for Shaun the Sheep?

I decided to take the emotion seriously. It would have been easy to think they’re just sheep and write fun tongue-in-cheek stuff for them, but the situations they find themselves are serious and epic. They [the sheep] deserved big grown-up emotions. I also think it’s wrong to patronize the audience, so the score is every bit as emotionally dramatic as any other film I’ve ever done.
– Any additional thoughts?

Tonight I’m going to see Lang Lang in concert. I worked with him once and I wrote music for him. He really is extraordinary, not just because of his skill as a musician, but there’s just something magnetic about him when he plays. I can’t wait to see him again, even if this time I won’t be standing next to him.

Sounds great Ilan! We appreciate the time taken to interview with TMV. Thanks also go to Ashley Moore of Krakower Poling PR for also helping to make this happen!

NON-STOP TRAILERS RELEASES ACCLAIMED GLORY OATH + BLOOD “BABYLON Z” ALBUM TO CONSUMER MARKET

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LOS ANGELES, CA (NOVEMBER 30, 2015) – Non-Stop Trailers, Warner/Chappell Production Music’s Trailer division, today released acclaimed Glory Oath + Blood album “Babylon Z ” to the public through major retail services including iTunes and Amazon.  Tracks include “Mithrim Horizon,” “Paxsi Moon” and “Kalseru Ascending.”

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Composed by major film and video game composers Tina Guio, Aeone Watson, Sonja Drakulich and Theom, “Babylon Z” is a tour de force of otherworldly fantasy action trailer cues that is inspired by the discovery and wonder of foreign realms that defy the imagination.

 

This follows the successful releases of Non-Stop Trailers’ Full Tilt “Ethos” and “Convergence as well as Xtortion Audio’s “Critical Mass” and “Dramatic Protocol.” Non-Stop Trailers’ primary business supplies high-end epic music to the film trailer industry, and now adds these releases to the consumer market.

 

About Non-Stop Trailers:

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Non-Stop Trailers is Warner/Chappell Production Music’s film trailer division, a worldwide leader in music and sound design specifically tailored to motion picture and video game advertising campaigns. Comprised of cutting-edge, boutique collections of music composed and produced specifically for trailers, including world-renowned brands like Full Tilt, Xtortion Audio and Glory Oath + Blood, Non-Stop Trailers has music featured in hundreds of well-known campaigns.

 

About Warner/Chappell Production Music

 

Warner/Chappell Production Music is a worldwide leader within the production music industry, with over 35 years of experience and success. It unites many of the most successful and respected independent brands in production music, including 615 Music, Non-Stop Music, Gari Music, Groove Addicts, V – The Production Library, and many others. The brands comprising Warner/Chappell Production Music have been the recipients of many industry awards, including multiple Emmy®, Telly, ADDY and Promax honors.

 

Warner/Chappell Production Music is a proud part of Warner Music Group, home to a collection of the best-known labels in the music industry, including Atlantic, Elektra, Fueled By Ramen, Rhino, and Roadrunner, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world’s leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

 

CONTACT:

Ben Short, Marketing Coordinator

Warner/Chappell Production Music

ben.short@warnerchappellpm.com

(615) 244-6515

 

http://nonstoptrailers.com/

http://www.warnerchappellpm.com/

 

Band Music News

AMERICA’S #1 GOLD RECORD AWARD WINNING BAND KISS TO BE CELEBRATED BY ECLECTIC ARRAY OF FEMALE ARTISTS
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“KISS AND MAKEUP” COMPILATION

 

“Rock and Roll All Nite,” “Detroit Rock City,” “I Was Made for Loving You,”All Given Fresh Interpretations By Female Artists From Around the WorldAnd Now Available for Synch Licensing for Film, TV, Advertising & Multi-Media

 

Los Angeles, CA, October 27, 2015 — Through an unprecedented, three-way collaboration, Los Angeles-based MediaHorse, a top music licensing and creative marketing firm, LA & Nashville-based HoriPro Entertainment Group, Inc., the U.S. music publishing subsidiary of Tokyo-based entertainment conglomerate HORIPRO Inc., as well as publishers of the KISS catalogue, and the classic rock band KISS, have announced the release of a first-ever compilation album to feature all female artists covering classic songs by KISS.

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Entitled “KISS and Makeup,” the album (executive-produced by MediaHorse co-owners Joe Berman and Shauna Krikorian,) includes 16 classic KISS songs,

re-invented and covered by various top female artists from around the world. MediaHorse will handle synch licensing efforts for the 16 tracks on the new album, for film, TV, multi-media, and advertising projects.

 

To stream album please visit:

https://soundcloud.com/med_horse/sets/kiss-makeup-various-artists/s-PZeI5

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Regarding the new release, KISS co-founder Paul Stanley said:

“Having performed these songs many thousands of times for millions of fans around the world for over 40 years, we loved hearing these fresh new takes on our classic hits by so many super talented female artists. KISS is rock and roll…and these ladies really know how to rock our catalog. We love ‘KISS and Makeup’…and so will you.”

 

KISS co-founder Gene Simmons said:

“We’re really excited about KISS and Makeup! It’s fun to hear our songs in a completely new and different fashion…especially by female artists.  KISS fans are really going to get a kick out of this record!”

 

MediaHorse co-founders Shauna Krikorian and Joe Berman added,

“This project has been a fun labor of love for us. We wanted to create something exciting and original that had not yet been done before with the band….KISS classics from a female perspective!  Listener’s will be quite surprised hearing these fresh takes on songs we’ve all grown to love, letting KISS fans experience them in a whole new light. It completely changes the interpretation to hear these songs in modern genres of indie rock and pop and especially with a female singer.”

 

Nobu Yamamoto, HoriPro Entertainment Group Executive Vice President based in Los Angeles, said, “We were all very impressed when Joe and Shauna from MediaHorse presented this totally unique idea to us! After more than 40 years as one of the biggest rock and roll bands in history, KISS has never before enjoyed female artists re-imagining their classic songs. ‘KISS and Makeup’ gives a whole new life to the greatest hits of the KISS catalogue in surprisingly unexpected and dramatic ways.  I believe that music supervisors working in film, TV and commercials who want to really grab the attention of their audiences – and shake them awake – will jump at the chance to license these powerful songs for their various projects.”

 

ABOUT MEDIAHORSE: 

 

Formed in Los Angeles in 2010 by Shauna Krikorian and Joe Berman, MediaHorse is a music licensing and creative marketing firm specializing in the placement of music across all forms of media. In addition to producing custom music content, MediaHorse also represents a roster of both established and emerging artists, as well as award winning composers.

 

Since its inception, MediaHorse has successfully placed music in countless television shows, trailers and global advertising campaigns. The company also provides creative consulting services for labels and music publishers, adding development and execution of non-traditional marketing practices and strategies on behalf of its diverse client base. For more information, please see: www.mediahorse.net

 

ABOUT HORIPRO ENTERTAINMENT GROUP:

 

Formed in 1990 as the U.S. subsidiary of Tokyo-based HORIPRO, Inc., HoriPro Entertainment Group, Inc., is a full-service, independent music publisher. Offering songwriter development, song plugging, music licensing and first-class administration services, HoriPro Entertainment Group provides a total publishing

solution for its valued clients.

 

Working individually with each songwriter, producer, and artist from its offices located both in Nashville, TN, and Los Angeles, CA, HoriPro develops a unique roadmap to success for each of its clients. For more information, please see: www.horipro.com

 

ABOUT KISS:

 

As America’s #1 Gold Record Award winning group of all time, and that’s in every category, KISS can easily be named one of rock’s most influential bands. The Rock N Roll Hall of Famers have released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide.  Honored by their peers, KISS received the illustrious ASCAP Founders Award in 2015.

 

Over 40 years of record-breaking global tours have brought KISS to their fans. They kicked off their recent world tour with 5 headlining shows in Japanand a #1 single in 2014 “Samurai Son” with pop group, Momoiro Clover Z.  Their 40th Anniversary World tour also rocked North America, South America and Australia.  Additionally, once a year the “KISS Army” becomes the “KISS Navy” as fans from across  the globe board the KISS Kruise (this year will be  their 5th voyage).

KISS teamed up with Warner Brothers in 2014 to create the well-received original movie ScoobyDoo and KISS: Rock And Roll Mystery.

 

Other high-profile appearances have included the Super Bowl, the Winter Olympics, Rockin’ The Corps concert, a FOX alliance with KISS appearing in multiple episodes of Family Guy, plus two special guest performances on American Idol finales.

 

KISS has been featured in major advertising and marketing campaigns for John Varvatos, Google Play, Hello Kitty— even appearing  in a Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour. This year represents the 3rd season of the LA KISS Arena Football League team bringing professional football back to Los Angeles.

 

KISS founding band members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons have also entered the culinary world by opening a string of successful restaurants aptly named Rock & Brews.

 

KISS is dedicated to numerous Veterans Organizations including: The Wounded Warriors Project, The USO, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Hire A Hero”  program, The Legacy Organization in Australia, Help For Heroes United Kingdom and The Dr. Pepper Snapple Groups Wounded Warriors Support Foundations   For more information, visit www.KissOnline.com

Media Contact for

MediaHorse and HoriPro:
Dan Harary

Asbury PR Agency

310/859-1831

dan@asburypr.com

New Vice President of Business Development at Warner/ Chappell Production Music

David Mount, new VP of Warner Chappell Production Music

David Mount, new VP of Warner Chappell Production Music

Nashville, TN, October 20, 2015 – Randy Wachtler, President & CEO of Warner/Chappell Production Music, announced today that David MacMahon Mount has joined the company as VP, Business Development, and will be responsible for the management and growth of the company’s U.S.business.

 

Mount comes to Warner/Chappell Production Music from APM Music, with experience in the production music industry, business development, broadcast programming, emerging markets and sales leadership across several industries.  In addition to his experience in business development, Mount is a musician and songwriter and is extremely passionate about delivering the highest caliber of music and service in the production music business.

 

Wachtler said, “David’s proven track record both inside and outside the production music industry will be a valuable asset to the team and to our current and future clients.  We are thrilled to have him on board and are excited to further develop our success within the North American market.”

 

“I couldn’t be more excited to be representing such an iconic company in the music industry. In a rapidly evolving and competitive marketplace, Warner/Chappell Production Music is consistently producing the best high quality music available, a critical need for all clients and productions. Coupled with a full service approach and dedication to our clients, Warner/Chappell Production Music will continue to be the go-to music library in the industry,” added Mount.

 

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. Please see:  www.warnerchappellpm.com

 

 

 

COMPANY CONTACT:

Jennifer Stowe, Marketing Manager

Warner/Chappell Production Music

Nashville

615/244-6515

Jennifer.stowe@warnerchappellpm.com

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Dan Harary

Asbury PR Agency

Beverly Hills, CA

310/859-1831

dan@asburypr.com

Trailer Music Vibe goes to a Classical Music Concert in Fort Lauderdale, Florida!

Hey everyone,

So this is a different article than what I normally write about when it comes to epic music news, interviews and all that jazz (no pun intended). Since I’ve started listening to trailer music through the various music groups that we’ve all come to know and love, I thought to myself, ‘What if there were more concerts for epic music?”

Of course, since the trailer music genre was only in its infancy stage at the time, the concerts were few and far between. Though to that point, Immediate Music and Globus had held a few events. Eventually though, in the last few years since this music has taken on an increased and devoted fan following, no thanks in large part to YouTube and as well social media outlets (looking at you fans in the epic music groups on Facebook). Pretty much every day, there are tons of requests by new people to join these groups.

So because of this growth, a dream of many trailer music fans finally became a reality: in the summer of 2013, the production music company known as Two Steps From Hell held their first concert live at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California. This was a significant event, as it was a good indicator as to the extent that trailer music had grown. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to present at this event.

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And then last weekend, I found about another classical music concert taking place closer to home at Broward College Central Campus at the Bailey Concert Hall in downtown Davie, Florida. It was the concert celebrating the music of noted classical music composer Frederic Chopin. The music was performed by the Broward Symphony Orchestra. It was also my first time being to a concert period. First off, I wanted to say that it was a great experience and I’m definitely glad I went.

But onto the concert! So, the pieces that the orchestra performed were as follows:

Dvorak: Slavonic Dance No. 1
Chopin: Piano Concerto #1 (Catherine Lan, piano)
Chopin: Piano Concerto #2 (Catherine Lan, piano)
Dvorak: Slavonic Dance No. 2

When the conductor and pianist came out onto the stage for each segment, there was a brief applause. At the end of the piece, there was a standing ovation which lasted close to five minutes.

The Broward Symphony Orchestra before the concert begins

It was really good to see the various sections of the orchestra respond to the movements of the conductor’s “wand”. There was also a lady performing from the percussion section using only a triangle instrument. Apparently, it is not as simple as standing in the back and hitting the triangle at random times but that’s a whole other topic which I’m sure would fill up more pages than I’d like to type today.

The pianist was Catherine Lan who did an excellent job on the concert piano, which was routinely buffed before use. At the end, I was looking to speak with one of the members. Sure enough, as I’m about to head into my car, I see the conductor of the orchestra. I managed to meet him and we had a brief chat. I told him I enjoyed the concert and the work that he and all the members of the orchestra did. He replied by saying thanks in the modest way.

The Broward Symphony Orchestra conductor, Rufus Jones

The Broward Symphony Orchestra conductor, Rufus Jones (right) and myself! Credits: Marissa Williams

 

All in all, this was wonderful musical experience to attend. I would recommend that even if you’re not a classical music enthusiast to go all the same. While I have yet to go to a trailer music concert as of this writing, seeing the orchestra perform gave me a small taste of what an actual concert would be like.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and I look forward to doing more of it in the future.  That’s it for now and keep it epic!

 

 

Boost Music Fires out Two Epic Music Albums

If any of you may recall, Boost Music released an album by the title ‘Epic Cinematic Trailers’ not too long ago. Well, now they’re back at it, having released two subsequent albums namely, Epic Cinematic Trailers 2 and Big Screen Heroes. The composers that took part in writing the music for both releases are Mike Maclennan, Ed Watkins, Philip Guyler and Matthew Chastney.

Epic Cinematic Trailers 2 is according to the Zone Music webpage, ‘a riveting collection of contemporary trailer music’ ranging from epic action adventure, powerful classical drama and intense futuristic science fiction.’ Big Screen Heroes is a collection of heroic cinematic trailer music.

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You can purchase the albums on iTunes here and here respectively.

 

Happy Anniversary to the Hit House!

THE HIT HOUSE CELEBRATES ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY  

AS ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S TOP ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSERS

FOR MOVIE TRAILERS, TV  COMMERCIALS & VIDEOGAME MARKETING:

LATEST MOVIE TRAILERS INCLUDE “PAN,” “CREED,”

“ALVIN & CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP” AND “JUNGLE BOOK 2016”

Los Angeles, CA, October 12, 2015 – Ten years ago, South African Sally House, and her husband, South Hampton-born Scott Miller, joined forces in Los Angeles to establish a new custom music house. Today, The Hit House has firmly established itself as one of Los Angeles’s preeminent suppliers of original music for major motion picture trailers, TV advertising commercials, and videogame marketing campaigns for the top movie studios, brands, and gaming publishers in the USA.

 

Scott Miller and Sally House, founders of the Hit House

Scott Miller and Sally House, founders of the Hit House

Among the most recent, high-profile projects featuring original music created and produced by The Hit House are:

 

** MOVIE TRAILERS: Upcoming “Creed,” “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip,” and “Jungle Book 2016;” Recent: “Pan,” “Pixels,” “Ted 2,” “Ricki and the Flash,” “Big Hero 6,” “Minions,” “Spy,” “Frozen;” Recent Past: “Godzilla,” “Iron Man 3,” “Pacific Rim,” “Neighbors,” “Despicable Me 2,” “Bully,” and “Thor: The Dark World,” among others.

 

** TV COMMERCIALS: HBO, Google, Netflix, Playstation, Ubisoft, Yoplait, Porsche, Lexus, Target, Pop Secret, Pepsi, General Motors, Jell-O, The Ritz-Carlton, Honda, and Sealy.

 

** VIDEOGAME MARKETING CAMPAIGNS: “Taichi Panda” starring UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey—“Taichi Panda” is a free-to-play action dungeon crawler for iOS, Android, and Amazon devices featuring fast-paced action combat from Snail Games; SONY PlayStation4’s “Bloodborne,” Ubisoft’s “Toy Soldiers: War Chest,” “Godzilla” and “Firefall,” to name some.

 

The Hit House enjoys solid relationships with many of the industry’s leading music supervisors, trailer production houses, and advertising agencies. Here below are just a few client testimonials about the powerful impact that original music from The Hit House has made to their campaigns:

 

** Holly Hung, Patrick Buchanan, and Ian Shein of Ignition Creative, the Music Supervisors behind the wildy popular and award winning Netflix “Superfan” TV campaign starring Ricky Gervais, said, “When it comes to music, you know who you need to go to without hesitation. We heard the general idea of the Netflix spot, and we knew that The Hit House team would knock it out of the park. Not only are they experts in comedy (as well as in a variety of other genres,) but they were willing to make tweaks, create re-writes, and tend to our challenging, ever changing needs — all so the spot would turn out just as we had imagined.”

 

** Japhy Grant, Content Manager with WD Ventito, the hard drive manufacturer’s recently launched branded magazine/website presented by Petrol Advertising, said, “We’re all about providing insider access to business professionals, giving our readers insight into the creative process from various points of view. We selected The Hit House to be profiled on our site because they do such an amazing job of creating stunning musical work incredibly quickly and efficiently. Their company represents both a creative business and a family business, and they’re specialists in knowing how to tell compelling stories through sound and music. The Hit House is the perfect example of a company that is able to illustrate how creativity and technique can be melded perfectly, and work in unison, to create from scratch an entirely new piece of content designed to move people’s emotions in various ways.”

 

** Craig Crawford, the Team One Advertising Group Creative Director behind a recent TV campaign designed to launch the Lexus NX, said, “The Hit House brought this spot to life with music and sound design that set the mood for the dramatic launch of the new Lexus NX. They did an incredible job for us once again. Our collaboration with them is yet another reason we value such talented and dependable partners.”

 

** Regarding “Hunt You Down,” the original Hit House song behind SONY’s “Bloodborne” PlayStation4 game marketing, Joe Granados, JVP and A/V Director with Petrol Advertising, said, “This assignment could only have gone to the talented team at The Hit House. The campaign behind ‘Bloodborne’ had to be remarkable in every way, since it is a major initiative for our clients at PlayStation. In keeping with the tone of the game, The Hit House simply ‘killed it’ with this terrifying new song.”

 

** When Angel Mendoza, Music Supervisor at AV Squad, needed a powerful, emotionally moving track for the trailer promoting the film “Bully,” he called The Hit House. “I knew The Hit House would bring the right emotional quality to the trailer. Their remarkable track record was only part of it. I also knew that Scott Miller would be inspired by the subject matter, and would deliver a track that truly captured the poignancy of this important project.”

 

ABOUT SALLY HOUSE:

 

A native of South Africa, Sally brings her vast marketing and branding experience to The Hit House. She started her Los Angeles career in advertising at Ogilvy & Mather, before transitioning to the client side as Director of Marketing for Kenwood USA and VP of Marketing for Clarion Corporation.

 

In her role as leader of The Hit House, Sally initiated the creation of the highly successful FUNNY BONE, OFF THE RECORD, RE:ACTION, and SPHERES production music libraries. Tracks from these libraries have been used in a long list of movie trailers, television shows, and commercials.

 

During the past two years, Sally and The Hit House have also been featured in numerous entertainment and music industry media outlets, including AdWeek, SHOOT, Pro Sound News, Variety, POST, PostPerspective, MIX Magazine, Creative Planet, Digital Pro Sound, Creative Cow, Trailer Music Vibe, Music Supervision Central, and many others.

 

In addition, Sally is a noted panelist and guest speaker, and has appeared at such industry gatherings as the Sync Summits in Los Angeles and London, NAMM, the Music Business Association, the Production Music Association, and others.

 

ABOUT SCOTT MILLER:

 

As a songwriter, composer, producer, and multi-Instrumentalist, Scott Miller serves as Creative Director of The Hit House. Scott is the soul of the company, and is responsible for the creative direction of every track written there.

 

An American born in England, Scott was raised in South Africa. After studying music at the Conservatoire of Music in Pretoria, he left South Africa to attend the Musicians Institute of Technology (MIT) in Los Angeles, where he was nominated as the most Outstanding Guitarist of the Year. He was named one of MIT’s “Most Outstanding Alumni” in 2015.

 

Scott co-founded The Hit House in 2005 along with his wife, Executive Producer Sally House. His music has appeared in trailers in motion picture marketing campaigns for the films “Pan,” “Ted 2,” “Godzilla,” “Big Hero 6,” “Book of Life,” “Frozen,” “Thor: The Dark World” and “Iron Man 3,” “Pacific Rim,” “Neighbors,” “The Hangover,” “Bully,” “Million Dollar Arm,” “The Zookeeper,” and countless other campaigns.

 

Scott has also scored commercials for Google, Netflix, Playstation, Porsche, Lexus, Target, Pop Secret, Pepsi, General Motors, Jell-O, The Ritz-Carlton, Honda, and Kettle Chips, to name just a few. He was also a featured panelist on a standing-room only panel presentation entitled “How to Get Your Music Into Film and TV” during NAMM 2015.

 

Using his talents as a songwriter, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Scott oversees every chord, note, lyric and overall creative direction of every track written and produced by The Hit House.

 

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 “Creed” and “Jungle Book 2016,” and for the recent films “Pan,” “Ted 2,” “Ricki and the Flash,” “Godzilla,” “Big Hero 6,” “Book of Life,” “Frozen,” “Thor: The Dark World” and “Iron Man 3,” among many others.

Hear more at: www.thehithouse.com

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Media Contact:
Dan Harary

The Asbury PR Agency

Beverly Hills, CA

310/859-1831

dan@asburypr.com