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Temp Love Signing

LONGTIME MUSIC INDUSTRY PRO MARC MANNINO TO

NOW REPRESENT TEMP LOVE’S MUSIC CATALOG 

San Rafael, CA, August 6, 2018 – Audio Story-Tellers Temp Love, currently celebrating their 5-Year Anniversary, have signed longtime music industry pro Marc Mannino to serve as Representative of their music catalog. The announcement was made by Temp Love Co-Owners John McDermott and Christian Hanlon.

A young, up and coming music company built from years of experience, the Temp Love team, comprised of 20 audio professionals nationwide – composers, mixers, music supervisors, and music legal specialists – brings a holistic audio approach to every one of their clients’ productions. Temp Love’s new headquarters is within the historic 32TEN Studios site in Marin, CA.

“We are pretty damn happy and stoked to have Marc Mannino now representing our catalog,” said Hanlon. “He’s the type of guy that understands the value of music across all media, and has a laser focus on forging innovative and lasting relationships between multiple content creators.”

Adds McDermott, “Given his past experience, our approaching Marc to bring the Temp Love catalog to the masses seemed like a no-brainer. But what really sealed the deal for us was his well-kept beard! As a company that prides itself both on great music and meticulous facial grooming, the thinking behind this relationship was, of course, a slam-dunk.”

Regarding his new working relationship with Temp Love, Mannino responds enthusiastically: “I’m thrilled to be working with Temp Love’s John McDermott and Christian Hanlon to represent their strong catalog. In only five years, these guys have already developed and produced a robust and fresh roster of production music in an ever-expanding and highly competitive marketplace. Plus, they have proven expertise in bringing together diverse work strategies. All of which is sure to lead to solid end results.”

 

ABOUT MARC MANNINO:

Originally hailing from the “wrong side of the tracks” in New York City, Marc

Mannino has an extensive background representing some of the largest music publishers in the world. Before his association with Temp Love, Mannino had most recently been the East Coast Director of Music Licensing for Elias Arts. There, he developed strategic relationships with Netflix, Showtime, Grey Advertising, Ogilvy and McCann, among countless other end clients.

Prior to his role with Elias Arts, Mannino had earlier been the Director of Music Synchronization for IMAGEM Publishing USA, also based in New York. There, he drove significant revenue growth across three wildly diverse catalogs: Rodgers & Hammerstein, Boosey & Hawkes, and IMAGEM Music Pop, including the acquisition of the Elvis Presley catalog.

Mannino relocated to the tech-savvy, rainbow-loving paradise of San Francisco in 2015, to pursue what he saw as “the explosion of global content happening at the intersection of technology, entertainment, and advertising.”

Mannino’s wildcard? He began his professional career gathering competitive intelligence for clients within the pharmaceutical industry.

ABOUT TEMP LOVE:

Founded in San Francisco in 2013, Temp Love is a full-service music production company that offers clients original scores, compelling sound design, and nearly 3,000 tracks of easy-to-clear production music from their rapidly-growing library.

Working closely together, company Co-Owners John McDermott and Christian Hanlon have overseen, produced, and created music and sound design for Oscar-nominated films, major national advertising campaigns, and an array of ground breaking digital projects.

With their brand new creative and production studios at the legendary 32Ten Studios (the birthplace of George Lucas’s Industrial Light and Magic, and the site of numerous “Star Wars”- related film productions), Temp Love offers clients the ability to craft the perfect sounding score for each of their productions, ranging from the grandest orchestral movements to the filthiest, untamed, three-chord garage rock imaginable.

To date, the company’s narrative placements within the entertainment industry have included tracks heard within the HBO series “Girls,” A24’s “Obvious Child,” the upcoming FX/Anonymous Content series “Quarter Life Poetry,” and the Academy Award-nominated documentary film “Facing Fear.” Other Temp Love entertainment clients have also included CBS TV and Syfy.

Temp Love regularly works with such top ad agency clients as AKQA, Oglivy, Pereira O’Dell, and Weiden + Kennedy. The company’s direct corporate clients have included Google, LinkedIn, Nestlé, Twitter, Old Navy and Reddit. Additionally, Temp Love has also provided music to promotional campaigns for such other top brands as Target, Nationwide, Titleist, Hidden Valley, and NVIDIA, to name just a few.

For more information, please visit: http://templove.com/

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Rep for Temp Love:

Marc Mannino

917/848-1966

marc@templove.com

Media Contact:
Dan Harary

The Asbury PR Agency

Beverly Hills, CA

310/859-1831

dan@asburypr.com

Netflix at Production Music Conference!

Los Angeles, CA, August 07, 2018 — The Production Music Association (PMA,) the leading advocacy group for the $1-billion a year global production music industry, has announced that Dominic Houston, Head of the Music Team at Netflix, will be the business keynote speaker during its 5th annual Production Music Conference, to be held September 26-28 at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood, CA. Houston will speak on September 28 at 2 pm.

As previously announced, renowned film composer Tyler Bates (“Deadpool 2,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “John Wick”), will be the creative keynote speaker for this year’s Production Music Conference. Bates will be interviewed by leading film and TV music journalist Jon Burlingame on September 27th at 10:45 am.

During his keynote talk, Dominic Houston, who is based in London and is also a frequent visitor to Los Angeles, will discuss how production music is incorporated into over-the-top (OTT) content, the latest music industry trends and their relationship to production music, and other related music topics.

“Dominic will be a fantastic keynote speaker for our attendees,” said Adam Taylor, Chairman of The Production Music Association. “Netflix has been re-defining the world’s entertainment industry paradigm and the Netflix Music Team is spearheading and innovating every conceivable element of securing music for series, specials and movies, on a global scale. We are delighted Dominic has agreed to appear during this year’s conference.

ABOUT DOMINIC HOUSTON:

Dominic Houston heads up the Music Team at Netflix. The team, which is 25 strong, has global responsibility for all music strategy and music related business and legal affairs matters at Netflix. This encompasses Netflix’s studio business producing Netflix Originals, managing Netflix’s relationships with collective management organizations, data & technology projects around music, and the administration of Netflix’s music rights.

In this role, Houston is responsible for setting strategy & the overall music budget within Netflix, negotiating contracts with key partners, and leading music/CMO related public policy initiatives in the EU and the US. Prior to Netflix, he has had a variety of legal & business roles in digital media and technology businesses, including: Omnifone; last.fm/CBS Interactive; AOL Europe; MTV Europe; and in the (very) distant past, he managed a record and publishing company. 

PMC Schedule:

In addition, The PMA has also announced the schedule for its 2018 conference. Among the highlight sessions:

September 27th:

** Women in Production Music: Styles, Strategies and Survival – with Christy Carew, Cassie Lord, Karen Falzone, Mamie Coleman and Alicen Schneider

** Composer All-Stars: How to Score Big in Production Music – with Dan Brown, Jr., Brad Segal, Jason Moss, Lindsay Tomasic, Devin Powers, and Robert Anthony Navarro

** Battle of the Music Directors – with Alan Lazar, Maggie Phillips, Jason Market, Ieva Berberian, Mark Rome and Belinda Robles

** Interview with John Josephson with SESAC – hosted by Joel Goodman

** Interview with Sam Trust, the PMA’s 2018 Mark Awards Hall of Fame recipient – hosted by Randy Wachtler.

September 28th:

** Production Music in Asia – with Jonny Thompson, Ludan Bone, Andrew Jones, Ron Mendelsohn and Jae Kim

** The State of Audio Recognition and Monitoring Technology: What Every Publisher and Composer Should Know – with Adam Taylor, Hunter Williams, Iñigo Ugarteburu, Paul Sims and Shane Sanders.

** AI Generated Music: How will this Impact Music Creators and Publishers? – with Andrew Gross, Drew Silverstein and Mick Kiely

** International Sub-Publisher Meeting

** Metadata Matters – a workshop hosted by Marina Garza and Dan Korobkin

** Advertising Music: How to Compete, Survive and Thrive – with David Grow, Randy Wachtler, Celestina Lucero and Sam Walsh

To view this year’s entire schedule, please visit: http://pmc.pmamusic.com/schedule/

Finally, the Fourth Annual Mark Awards, honoring excellence within the production music industry, will be held on the evening of September 26th. More information about the Mark Awardscan be found at http://www.pmamusic.com/mark-awards

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION MUSIC CONFERENCE:

The PMA’s Production Music Conference (PMC) will be back for its fifth year, from September 26th through 28th, 2018, in Hollywood, CA. During the three day event, production music industry leaders from around the world will join forces for a series of panels, learning, and networking. The PMC mission is to provide valuable information and share best practices in a positive and inspired forum to attend

ees involved in ALL aspects of production music. The three day event is an absolute “must attend” for anyone working within the production music arena. Please see: http://pmc.pmamusic.com/

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION MUSIC ASSOCIATION

Founded in 1997, the Production Music Association (PMA) is the leading advocacy group of the production music community.  A non-profit organization with over 60 member companies representing over 500 music libraries around the world, plus composers and industry professionals, the mission of the PMA is to elevate the unique value of production music and to ensure the long term viability of the production music industry. For more information about the PMA, please visit: http://pmamusic.com/

                              

                                                                                                                                                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

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PMA Contact:

Morgan McKnight

Executive Director

The Production Music Association

(310) 913-2289

morgan@pmamusic.com

Media Contact:

Dan Harary

The Asbury PR Agency

(310) 859-1831

dan@asburypr.com

RipTide #Music #News

Culver City, CA, August 6, 2018 – Riptide Music Group (Riptide), a leading synchronization, rights management and creative company that provides music to advertising, movie trailers, TV programming and promos, major motion pictures, video games and multimedia productions, has joined forces with leading dance music label Armada Music for sync representation in the U.S.

As of today, Riptide Music represents a select number of releases from the Amsterdam-based record label; tracks from (among others) Goldfish, Dirtcaps, Dirtyphonics, Arston, W&W and SAYMYNAME are available for licensing in DIVER, Riptide’s division focused on sync representation for record label releases.

In addition, Riptide has also launched a new label imprint under Armada Music called ‘Royal Sharx’. The label will focus on fun, irreverent EDM with strong, forward-moving energy. Riptide will highlight these releases for sync use in TV, film, advertising and trailers.

The first single on the Royal Sharx label, ‘Riot!,’ out now, comes from the hand of debut artist Lyloh. ‘Riot!’ is an edgy, French house-inspired track reminiscent of Justice, and is a perfect representation of the sound of the label.

To Hear the single ‘Riot!’: https://soundcloud.com/lyloh-music/lyloh-riot

Keatly Haldeman, CEO of Riptide Music Group, comments: “I’m a massive EDM fan. I learned to produce music by mimicking trance artists like Paul van Dyk, Darude and Paul Oakenfold, so it’s a personal joy to work with such a legendary label as Armada Music. Riptide has always focused on developing artists as a publisher and sync company, and now, with our imprint, we can provide full-service creative support to our dance music roster. The sound of Royal Sharx will focus on high-energy party bangers with a groove. This is going to be fun!”

“Hugely passionate about developing artists and finding new ways to bring value to their music, I am proud to see the launch of our new label imprint, Royal Sharx,” adds Dan Silver, Vice President of Creative and A&R. “Announcing our first release with LyLoh is exciting, and we look forward to working together to bring this music to ears afar. Working with Armada Music has been a pleasure. Their roster brings a new flavor to the DIVER catalog, and our team is thrilled to be pitching their artist releases for U.S. sync opportunities.”

“Considering where we’re standing partnership-wise, offering Riptide their own imprint definitely seemed like a step in the right direction,” Maykel Piron, CEO of Armada Music, says“They have a great team and a solid vision, and they know what makes the difference between a great track and an outstanding one. We’re looking forward to working with them on the Royal Sharx imprint. LyLoh’s debut single is a great way to kick things off accordingly.”

Rich Goldman, Riptide’s President adds: “The label imprint with Armada is a perfect example of Riptide’s planned expansion into records and global publishing. We’re closing the circle of being a fully creative music company; drawing attention to new music through syncs, while simultaneously distributing and promoting to music fans.”

ABOUT ARMADA MUSIC:

Armada Music is the biggest independent dance music label in the world, founded in 2003 by Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron and David Lewis (AR-MA-DA). Celebrating its 15-year anniversary this year (2018), the six-time winner of the IDMA for ‘Best Global Label’ boasts the globe’s biggest dance music catalog of over 40.000 titles and a roster that includes a mouth-watering range of artists, including Afrojack, Andrew Rayel, Armin van Buuren, Dash Berlin, Erick Morillo, Fedde Le Grand, Gareth Emery, Kevin Saunderson, Lost Frequencies, Loud Luxury, Morgan Page and W&W. Through this star-studded dance music army, Armada Music collects over 500 million streams per month, secures weekly airplay on the biggest nation-wide broadcasting stations (such as BBC Radio 1 and Sirius XM), and frequents the top spots of the U.S. Mediabase Dance Airplay charts. Please see:https://www.armadamusic.com/

ABOUT RIPTIDE MUSIC GROUP:

Riptide is a creative music company, built by musicians and performers who have spent decades on stages and in studios. The company is best described as a mashup of a music publishing company, sync house and record label, with a focus on placing music to picture.

Riptide Music Group is organized into five divisions: Riptide Rights looks 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 visit:

http://www.riptidemusic.com/

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The Asbury PR Agency

310/859-1831

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Interview with Michael Nielsen from Ninja Tracks

A brief interview with composer Michael Nielsen. Ninja Tracks was formerly known as Groove Addicts.

– How did Ninja Tracks come to be?

Kaveh and I had been friends for a long time. We both were working a lot, and had done some work on the same projects. So it occurred to us to team up. The first thing we did was to create a music library called Full Tilt, which had a lot of success in film and TV advertising. In 2009 we sold the Full Tilt library. We built a studio and brought in Collin Perry as a partner who interfaces with all of our clients, and we’ve been very busy working on “Revolution”, our new trailer music library ever since. Through it all, we’ve managed to score some film, tv, video games as well. Lots of fun projects!

– How did you guys both begin your venture as composers? Into the trailer music arena?

I started out on the rock and pop side of things. I think my songs were always a little too dramatic and cinematic for mainstream. But, when I started working a bit on commercials and movie trailers, everything really just clicked for me. Now I feel like my background in record production is one of my strengths. Kaveh started with piano lessons and a deep love of film music. John Williams’ score for E.T. really set it off for him. He knew he wanted to be a composer pretty early on.


– Ninja Tracks, “One” is the first release of your work on iTunes for the general public. How did it feel to see your work reach a wider audience?

When we started out, our clients wanted to keep the music discrete, so we kept everything as an industry only release. But things changed, and it’s fantastic to be able to release our music. We’ve done some very cool remixes that we’ve proud of as well, like, of Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Beck, Van Halen. It would be nice be able to release some of those as well, but there’d be a infinite amount of red tape with the record labels and publishers. “One” is the first release we did. It was a compilation of our first few Revolution albums. Ever since then we’ve been putting out a steady stream of albums. We’ll have a few more releases later this year.

– Any future projects?

We’re always working away on movie trailers. We’re always trying to come up with new ways to tell that story. It takes a good bit of experimentation. Kaveh and I recently scored the Xbox game Forza Motorsport as well. We’re excited to have some vinyl releases and deluxe releases coming of those soundtracks.

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Temp Love – Music Library

AUDIO STORY-TELLERS TEMP LOVE CELEBRATE 5th ANNIVERSARY:

Full Service Music Company Relocates into Historic 32Ten Studios,

And Provides Original Scores, Sound Design, and

A Nearly 3,000 Track Production Music Library to Diverse Client Base

San Rafael, CA, June 18, 2018 – Rapidly rising “Audio Story-Tellers” Temp Love are celebrating their 5-Year Anniversary with a new home base, having relocated into the historic 32Ten Studios site in San Rafael (Marin County) California. The announcement was made by Temp Love Co-Owners John McDermott and Christian Hanlon.

A young, up and coming music company built from years of experience, the Temp Love team, comprised of 20 audio professionals nationwide – composers, mixers, music supervisors, and music legal specialists – brings a holistic audio approach to every one of their clients’ productions.

With their brand new creative and production studios at the legendary 32Ten Studios (the birthplace of George Lucas’s Industrial Light and Magic, and the site of numerous “Star Wars”- related film productions), Temp Love offers clients the ability to craft the perfect sounding score for each of their productions, ranging from the grandest orchestral movements to the filthiest, untamed, three-chord garage rock imaginable.

Temp Love also owns a one-stop, easy-to-clear, production music library of over 2,750 tracks (and growing), so clients can quickly find just the right song or background music track to enhance their in-progress production or campaign.

To date, the company’s narrative placements within the entertainment industry have included tracks heard within the HBO series “Girls,” A24’s “Obvious Child,” the upcoming FX/Anonymous Content series “Quarter Life Poetry,” and the Academy Award-nominated documentary film “Facing Fear.” Other Temp Love entertainment clients have also included CBS TV and Syfy.

Temp Love regularly works with such top ad agency clients as AKQA, Oglivy, Pereira O’Dell, and Weiden + Kennedy. The company’s direct corporate clients have included Google, LinkedIn, Nestlé, Twitter, Old Navy and Reddit. Additionally, Temp Love has also provided music to promotional campaigns for such other top brands as Target, Nationwide, Titleist, Hidden Valley, and NVIDIA, to name just a few.

At the core of Temp Love stand the company’s Co-Owners, John McDermott and Christian Hanlon, true collaborators and partners-in-crime. They say, “Our passion is telling stories with audio. Whether creating a custom score, finding the perfect song, or inventing compelling and exciting sound design – our goal is to always make the story sing, while having a hell of a lot of fun doing it. We also believe in ‘giving back’ to those who have helped us get to where we are today. In this regard, we regularly donate 10% of all of our license fees to children’s music programs located across the United States.”

ABOUT THE FOUNDERS:

John McDermott has toured the world (and elsewhere!) as a founding member of the band Stroke 9. He has a Gold Record and a BMI Songwriting Award, and has collaborated in the studio with super producers Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads, No Doubt), Rupert Hine (Tina Turner, Bob Geldolf, Stevie Nicks, Rush), and Butch Walker (Taylor Swift, Weezer, Pink).

He’s also worked closely with such top film directors such as Kevin Smith and Ron Howard, yet, somehow managed to pass on a co-write with John Mayer!

Christian Hanlon is a 15-year entertainment industry executive, most recently having served as the Executive Audio Producer at Nestlé Skin Health. There, he oversaw branded audio content for global products totaling over $900-million in yearly sales.

Christian has supervised global audio-driven ad campaigns, featuring appearances and music by Katy Perry, Adam Levine, Diddy, and Tinashe.  As a composer, Christian most recently finished work on his original score behind the upcoming FX/Anonymous Content series “Quarter Life Poetry.”

His biggest claim to fame to date? He once spilled a beer all over Eddie Vedder at a Stereolab show.

ABOUT TEMP LOVE:

Founded in San Francisco in 2013, Temp Love is a full-service music production company that offers clients original scores, compelling sound design, and nearly 3,000 tracks of easy-to-clear production music from their rapidly-growing library.

Working closely together, company Co-Owners John McDermott and Christian Hanlon have overseen, produced, and created music and sound design for Oscar-nominated films, major national advertising campaigns, and an array of ground breaking digital projects.

For more information, please visit: http://templove.com/

Riptide Music Update

Culver City, CA, June 19, 2018 — Riptide Music Group (Riptide), a leading synchronization, rights management, and creative company that provides music to advertising, movie trailers, TV programming and promos, major motion pictures, videogames, and multi-media productions, has announced a new alliance with music industry veteran Jonathan Palmer along with his music catalog A Suit of Leaves.

Palmer will work with Riptide’s roster in Creative Licensing, while concurrently continuing to serve the music community with A Suit of Leaves, the music licensing and consulting company he founded earlier in 2018. A Suit of Leaves’ dynamic roster includes Ziggy Marley, Nina Nesbitt, Gothic Tropic, Fantastic Negrito, Diane Birch, Noah Gundersen, Dead Horses, WAX LTD, Faction Management, and many other artists.

Palmer will be based at Riptide’s offices in Culver City.

Dan Silver, Riptide’s Vice President of Creative and A&R, said, “Jonathan is totally integrated across the full spectrum of today’s music industry – we are thrilled to welcome him to the team! He brings amazing curation and unites his own roster, A Suit of Leaves, which is now available in DIVER – our newest division representing record label releases for active touring mid-major level bands and artists. Palmer will be focused on presenting artists for entertainment and advertising placements. He’s a very welcome new player in our creative team.”

Adds Palmer, “I’d been seeking a powerful ally for my company, A Suit of Leaves – I’ve found that in Riptide Music Group, a company with a rock-solid track record that values the creative side of our business. I’m excited to expand my partnership with the team here, creating new music moments in film, TV, advertising and beyond.

Rich Goldman, President of Riptide, said, “Jonathan is one of the few people that I’ve had the pleasure to know who combines his broad musical knowledge with an enviable level of taste, to execute on the work that he loves to do – syncing great music with picture. His over-all chops are exemplary, not to mention the wide respect he enjoys from the community. We couldn’t be happier to have Jonathan and A Suit of Leaves partner with Riptide.”

ABOUT JONATHAN PALMER:

Jonathan Palmer is a music industry veteran whose diverse experience encompasses music supervision, licensing, management, A&R, publishing, songwriting, production, and live performance. Past in-house positions Palmer has held include posts with Columbia Records, SONGS, Sanctuary Records, Sony/ATV and Bug Music.

During the course of his career, Palmer has worked with a number of major artists, including Adele, Beyoncé, Daft Punk, John Legend, Jack White, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Thievery Corporation, Ryan Adams and Rosanne Cash, to name some.

Palmer recently music supervised the popular series “Ugly Delicious” for Netflix. His numerous soundtrack credits include the Oscar and Grammy Award-winning “20 Feet from Stardom.” A member of NARAS and the Guild of Music Supervisors, he is also lead vocalist for the lounge-pop band Love Jones.

ABOUT RIPTIDE MUSIC GROUP:

Formed in early 2014 by the merger of Riptide Music and Pigfactory, Riptide Music Group is comprised of five operating units: Riptide Rights looks 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 visit: http://www.riptidemusic.com/

Interview with Pitch Hammer Music

I recently had a chance to speak with Veigar and Brian Brasher of Pitch Hammer Music. Feel free to check the other videos on their website. They were more than happy to speak with TMV and now we present their interview to you.

-What exciting new projects can you tell us about?
Veigar & Brian: There are many exciting projects in the pipeline, but as you probably know, strict NDAs prohibit us from talking about a lot of them.
 
Some of the recent cool placements include blockbusters such as Ready Player One, Black Panther, Star Wars; The last Jedi, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, Deadpool 2, Jurassic World 2, Annihilation, Dunkirk, Darkest Hour, The Jungle Book, Bridge of Spies.
 
We also recently had the amazing opportunity to create a new music logo for the new WIZARDING WORLD film studio. It was based on John William’s “Hedwig” theme from The Harry Potter movies and we recorded it live. It was really an exciting project and opportunity for us and we are so thankful to everyone who made this possible and allowed us to be a part of this one. 
       – What was your inspiration to begin composing?
 

Veigar: I started my music training at the age of 10. Started on the trumpet and soon after added piano lessons and became quite proficient in playing by ear along with my classical training. In my late teens, while playing in jazz- and rock bands, I got very interested in jazz arranging and from there I gradually segued into composing. While studying composing and orchestration at The University of Miami I fell in love with film music and orchestral music and then there was no turning back.

 

-Your music was recently used in a trailer for ‘Ready Player One’. How does it feel to be apart of a project like that?
 
Veigar & Brian: That was a custom job that we started on almost a year before the first teaser aired. The head producer and co-owner at JAX, Scott Goldman, is a long-time collaborator of mine. He asked us to come up with a creative – and Trailerized ® – version of the iconic song “Pure Imagination” from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  It really turned out to be an epic mind blowing track and we are really proud for the opportunity to work with everyone involved on the creative teams on this project.  
 
Even though we didn’t meet Mr. Steven Spielberg in person, messages went back and forth. And it is hard to find a more legendary filmmaker to work for. It was thrilling to say the least
-What future do you envision for production and trailer music?
Veigar & Brian:  There will always be a need for it! The landscape is changing with the technical evolution. Streaming services such as Amazon, Hulu and Netflix are here to stay, and the way things are marketed is constantly changing. That’s a challenge for us all, but its also a great opportunity to stretch and create great new things.  We are excited about the future and all of the growth opportunities and great music ahead from our Pitch Hammer team!

Sky Television Music Deal

SKY TELEVISION SIGNS DEAL WITH RIPTIDE MUSIC GROUP:

RIPTIDE WILL REPRESENT SKY’S NEW TRAILER MUSIC LABEL

“WALL OF NOISE” ACROSS THE U.S.A. AND CANADA

 

Culver City, CA, May 8, 2018 — Riptide Music Group (Riptide), a leading synchronization, rights management, and creative company that provides music to advertising, movie trailers, TV programming and promos, major motion pictures, videogames, and multi-media productions, has announced that Sky Television, “Home of Movies in the UK,” has signed Riptide to represent Sky’s newly launched trailer music label, “Wall of Noise,” across the USA and Canada. The “Wall of Noise” trailer music catalogue, joins some of the biggest names in trailer music already being represented by Riptide.

 

The team behind “Wall of Noise” enlisted the contributions of some of the best composers in the business today, to deliver this carefully crafted new catalogue, and tailored it specifically for producers, editors and creatives working in motion picture advertising and major network TV Promo.  The “Wall of Noise” team crafted the library from scratch, by working with Sky Television’s trailer producers to address the specific needs for its numerous movie channels. The executives at Riptide Music Group believe that the “Wall of Noise” label has a strong potential within the U.S. and Canadian marketplace.

Geoff Cox, “Wall of Noise” Producer, has overseen the project from conception to release. He said, “Riptide is a dynamic company with big ambitions – we are hugely excited about this new partnership. They have a great reputation with proven success in the trailer market, and we are confident of a long and fruitful relationship.”

Adds Keatly Haldeman, CEO, Riptide Music Group, “Sky TV produced this catalog of trailer and promo music because they couldn’t find anything previously available that matched the positioning and quality of their brand. Sky is an iconic UK network, not to mention a very prestigious partner for us. We’re truly honored that they chose Riptide to represent their official music catalog in the U.S. and Canada.”

Brandon Rauch, Riptide’s Creative Manager, Trailers, said, “The ‘Wall of Noise’ catalog is going to be a game changer! I’m excited about the catalogue’s extensive dramatic cues, its use of strings, and the variety of organic sonic elements it features. Through our collaboration with the ‘Wall of Noise’ team, we will also be creating an entirely new sound design catalog – one that will be useful on a regular basis for music supervisors and trailer editors.

“Our newly acquired ‘Wall of Noise’ catalogue is going to be a great asset to any music supervisor or editor in the trailer world!” adds Taylor Amazon, Riptide’s Creative Manager, Trailers. “From the easily searchable ‘Hard As Nails’ sound design, to organic driving drum cues, to the intimate, high quality production value of their strings, these releases will quickly become a reliable, trustworthy, ‘go-to’ resource for so many different production needs.”

ABOUT RIPTIDE MUSIC GROUP:

Formed in early 2014 by the merger of Riptide Music and Pigfactory, Riptide Music Group is comprised of five operating units: Riptide Rights looks 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 visit: http://www.riptidemusic.com/

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The Asbury PR Agency

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Production Music Association

Los Angeles, CA, April 23, 2018 – In recognition of the global impact of production music and the growth in international mobile, streaming and social media productions and distribution, The Production Music Association (PMA,) the leading advocacy group for the global production music industry, is expanding its focus to embrace the many opportunities and challenges of the international marketplace. This worldwide focus is reflected in its new tagline, “Creating Global Value. Forward Together,” and will be a central component of its 5th annual Production Music Conference, to be held September 26-28 at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood, CA. The announcement was made by Adam Taylor, PMA Chairman.

In addition, Taylor welcomed three new members to the PMA Board of Directors: Michael Sammis, Global President of Universal Production Music, John Clifford, SVP Global Sales, Marketing & Repertoire for BMG Production Music, and Edwin Cox, President/Creative Director for West One Music. Taylor said, “Mike, John and Edwin have made invaluable contributions to the success of the production music industry over many years. We are delighted and honored to have them join our board.”

Taylor also noted that the PMA has continued to expand its global membership with the addition of a number of internationally-based music library companies, including: Chapel of Rock (UK), JW Media (UK), Hard Music (Canada), Flipper Music (Italy), KPM (UK), Legacy (UK), MYMA (France), Sentric Music (UK), Sonoton (Germany) and UBM (Germany). These international libraries join a number of U.S. based companies that have also recently joined the PMA, including Audio Network, Beats Bakery, BMG Production Music, Extreme Music, Kingdom 2, Liquid Cinema and West One Music.

Regarding the PMA’s latest activities, Taylor said, “Last fall, Variety reported our findings that the production music industry generates $ 1billion annually on a global basis: http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/production-music-billion-dollar-business-study-1202563223/.  That number represents the massive contribution production music makes to the tens of thousands of film, television, advertising, video game and multi-media projects that are produced each year. Our goal in 2018, as it has been since our founding in 1997, is to preserve the value of music in the eyes of our clients and creators; to educate publishers, libraries, composers and songwriters; and to create a robust and open community, sharing ideas, business concepts and best practices to ensure the long term viability of our industry. Added to this mission is the embracing of the truly global nature of our business and the acknowledgement of the creative thinking and innovation that will always be required to forge our collective futures. Hence our new tagline, ‘Creating Global Value. Forward Together’.”

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION MUSIC ASSOCIATION: 

Founded in 1997, the Production Music Association (PMA) is the leading advocacy group of the production music community.  A non-profit organization with over 60 member companies representing over 500 music libraries around the world, plus composers and industry professionals, the mission of the PMA is to elevate the unique value of production music and to ensure the long term viability of the production music industry.

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

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

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

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Company Contact:

Morgan McKnight

Executive Director

The Production Music Association

(310) 913-2289

morgan@pmamusic.com

Media Contact:

Dan Harary

The Asbury PR Agency

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ReallySlowMotion’s 5th Year Anniversary

Hollywood, CA, April 18, 2018 – Agus Gonzalez-Lancharro, Owner and Creative Director of the original music for all media company Really Slow Motion Music & Sound Design (RSM),  has announced that 2018 marks the Five Year Anniversary of his successful enterprise.

“We love creating fresh new, high-end, cinematic music for the world’s biggest movie trailers, but we’d like the industry to know we would also love to be considered for smaller, independent films, comedies and documentaries, in addition to the blockbusters,” Gonzalez-Lancharro says.

Originally from Barcelona, Spain, Gonzalez-Lancharro launched Really Slow Motion in London in 2013, relocating to Los Angeles in 2017. The renowned musician and composer spearheads an international team of composers

and music super-visors who contribute their talents to this music and sound design company which specializes in providing sonic branding for motion picture advertising.

Since its start in 2013, Really Slow Motion has counted every major film studio and production company, as well as every top trailer house as clients. These studios and production companies include Universal Pictures, Disney,

Paramount, Sony Entertainment, Warner Bros, Marvel, 20th Century Fox, CBS TV, Lionsgate Films and Relativity Media. The company’s client base also includes Trailer Park, Ant Farm, Buddha Jones, Create, mOcean and

virtually every other noted trailer house in Hollywood.

To date, Gonzalez-Lancharro and Really Slow Motion have provided original music for trailers promoting such major hit motion pictures as “Black Panther,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,”

“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” “Captain America: Winter Soldier” (including a 2014 SuperBowl TV spot which premiered that trailer), “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Star Trek

Into Darkness,” “World War Z,” “Pacific Rim,” “300: Rise of an Empire,” “The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug,” “Maleficent, “RoboCop” (2014), “47 Ronin,” and many others.

In addition to custom scoring, Gonzalez-Lancharro also oversees regular production of a constantly growing catalogue of production music ready for licensing and publishing. The Really Slow Motion library, consisting of over

3,000 tracks available for licensing, is comprised of two catalogues: The X-Motion, primarily for use for television promotion and for in-show content, and Postcards from the World, which features world music available for

all media. Recent TV commercials promoting Porsche and Samsung have featured music culled from Really Slow Motion libraries.

Gonzalez-Lancharro also regularly deals with sub-publishers in over 40 countries throughout the world, who handle licensing for Really Slow Motion’s catalogue. These include Warner Chappell, BeatBox Music,

musicDIRECTOR/BMG, Sound Machine, Echo Music, Studio Fontana, and Hi-Five, among them.

Pete Hasty, Director of Music/Associate Producer with Buddha Jones, said, “Agus provides an amazing combination of talent, consistency, and reliability – qualities that are high currency in today’s environment. I can trust him to deliver exactly what I need, and I believe that his dedication to quality and creativity is applied to everything he does.”

Adds Simone Benyacar, Head of Music/Composer with Ant Farm, “Agus and Really Slow Motion have managed to find their voice in the trailer music world with a fresh new sound.”

About Agus Gonzalez Lancharro:

Really Slow Motion founder Agus Gonzalez Lancharro was born in Barcelona, Spain. A noted guitarist, Lancharro specializes in: Music Supervision and Sync Licensing; Music Composition and Performance; Music Production; Team Management; Marketing and Sales: and Music Journalism.

He moved to London in 2005, and from 2010 to 2013 he was the Editor in Chief of several online Spanish music instrument websites for the company Cutaway and Bajos y Bajistas. He was the company’s music technology expert, and interviewed wide ranging music artists including Billy Sheehan, Reggie Hamilton, Abe Laboriel, Marco Mendoza, Jeff Berlin.

Also during this time frame, he was the Editor for Bateria & Percusion Magazine, another online publication, where he interviewed such drummers as Simon Phillips, Thomas Lang, Carl Palmer, Kenny Aronoff, and many more.

From 2007-2013, Agus was also the Editor for Cutaway Magazine, during which time he interviewed such music artists as  Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Tommy Emmanuel, Albert Lee, Brent Mason, Paul Gilbert, Greg Howe, and Steve Morse.

In 2013, Agus began composing original music for movie trailers, working under the umbrella name of Really Slow Motion. He expanded the business in 2016 when he relocated to Los Angeles to continue his outreach to the top motion picture studios and trailer houses.

Agus holds a Master of Arts Degree in Composing for Film & TV from Kingston University. He also holds a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Music Performance from the University of East London. In addition he attended  the Guitar Institute in London from 2005-2006, earning a Diploma in Contemporary Music Performance.

ABOUT REALLY SLOW MOTION:

Founded in 2013 by composer and musician Agus Gonzalez-Lancharro, Really Slow Motion is one of Hollywood’s preeminent providers of original music for motion picture advertising. The company has composed

original music featured in dozens of trailers promoting some of the biggest movie blockbusters in Hollywood history. RSM also offers over 3,000 tracks of production music for film, television, advertising,

videogames, and multi-media licensing. For more information, please see: http://www.reallyslowmotion.com/

Media Contact:

Dan Harary

The Asbury PR Agency

310/859-1831

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