Music News from AH2 Music
LONGTIME UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP EXECUTIVE
SCOTT JAMES AS VP, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Valencia, CA, July 9, 2013 – Composers Jeff Lippencott and Mark T. Williams, Co-Founders of Ah2 Music, are making available a new catalog entitled “Filtered Music.” The new catalog is prominently showcased on the company’s brand new website: http://ah2music.com
In addition, Lippencott and Williams have named Scott James as the company’s new Vice President of Business Development.
“We are thrilled to announce the launch of our newly designed website, and concurrently, our ‘Filtered Music’ catalog, which features over 30,000 tracks, that can be tailored to virtually any type of television, film, advertising, trailer, videogame or multi-media need,” Lippencott and Williams said. “And we’re equally excited about having Scott James join us. Few executives in the world of music publishing have a resume that can match his diverse areas of knowledge and expertise. Scott will be helping us market and license the Filtered Music collection, and will also help us continue to build the strong Ah2 Music brand,” Lippencott and Williams add.
ABOUT “FILTERED MUSIC:”
Having composed music for thousands of hours of television and film has allowed Ah2 Music to carefully cultivate a substantial compilation known as the “Filtered Music” Catalog. Ah2 Music developed this catalog based on years of feedback from some of Hollywood’s most skilled producers, directors, editors and music supervisors. Today this new catalog features over 30,000 tracks, and is responsible for scoring many of today’s hit shows.
Ah2 Music’s vast experience has given the company unprecedented insight into what directors, producers, editors, and music supervisors want from a score catalog. The Filtered Music Catalog by Ah2 Music spans a wide range of musical genres, including Rock, Latin, Pop, Jazz, World, Country, Electronic, and many more. Each composition has been meticulously crafted to feature obvious edit points and multiple mix versions to complement a wide range of production applications.
ABOUT SCOTT JAMES:
Prior to joining Ah2 Music, Scott James held a series of progressively more senior positions over the course of 31 years with both Universal Music Publishing Group and, earlier, with MCA Music Publishing. Most recently, James had been Executive Vice President, Film, Television, and Synchronization – Worldwide, with Universal Music Publishing Group. During that time, he led the 35 person Film and Television Department for the world’s number one music publishing company.
James’ duties in that post included involvement with clearances and licensing: researching rights, negotiating fees, issuing synchronization licenses, and processing payments. He led a successful team that secured song placement opportunities in film, television, advertising, trailers, videogames, new media and consumer merchandise. His Special Markets team preserved and raised awareness of Universal’s song catalog through the design of CD samplers. E-blasts, podcasts, print ads, and other marketing tools.
Also as Executive VP, Film, Television and Synchronization – Worldwide, James directed and managed the successful integration into the Universal Music Publishing Group Film and TV and synchronization personnel and music assets, with those of the many prestigious publishers acquired during his tenure, including: All Nations, Geffen, Rondor, PolyGram, and BMG.
Earlier (1994-2008,) James was Senior Vice President of Motion Picture, Television, and New Technologies – Worldwide, with Universal Music Publishing Group. Between 1980 and l994, he held a series of posts within MCA Music Publishing, which included Vice President of Motion Picture, Television, and New Technologies – Worldwide; Vice President of Motion Picture, Television and New Technologies; Director of Motion Picture and Television Music; Manager of Motion Picture and Television Music; and Recording Engineer and Catalog Archivist.
ABOUT AH2 MUSIC:
Ah2 Music was founded in 2003 in Valencia, California, by composers Jeff Lippencott and Mark T. Williams. Since the company’s launch, the duo has become one of the most sought after composing teams in the entertainment and broadcasting industries. Along the way, Lippencott and Williams have garnered numerous, prestigious honors and awards, including two “Primetime Emmy Award” nominations, and most recently, winning eight ASCAP Awards for “Most Performed Music on Television.”
Ah2 Music has been commissioned by many of Hollywood’s top producers and directors, such as: Mark Burnett, Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Donald Trump, Ben Silverman, Martha Stewart and Gordon Ramsey, to name a few.
Ah2 has composed music for such hit television series as “Shark Tank” (ABC,) “The Apprentice” (NBC,) “The Biggest Loser” (NBC,) “Masterchef” (FOX,) “Who Wants To Be A Millionare” and “Extreme Weight loss” (ABC,) and dozens more.
From creating unforgettable themes to producing action-packed underscore, the music delivered by the composers of Ah2 has touched lives and crossed cultural boundaries. The company’s work is literally heard by tens of millions of people around the world every day.For more information, please visit: