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Killer Tracks launches production music label for promos, trailers and more

Killer Tracks, an online resource offering pre-cleared music, has started a new label, called Icon, featuring music for movie trailers, television promos, advertising, sports, games and other media.

Frederik Wiedmann

The initial release includes 16 albums created and produced by award-winning composers Frederik Wiedmann and Joel Goodman, the founders of independent music producer Icon Trailer Music. The collection runs the gamut from orchestral scores to electronica.

After initially focusing on orchestral trailer music, Wiedmann and Goodman have recently been expanding beyond that niche, creatively and conceptually. “We spend a lot of time researching trends and market demands,” says Wiedmann. “We anticipate where the market is headed and are working with edgier and more contemporary styles.”

Joel Goodman

Whenever possible, Icon records with live orchestras, choirs and musicians. It also produces music with editorial in mind, creating tracks with numerous edit points, creating alternate mixes, and providing stems and musical toolkits. “We deliver lots of components that are useful to picture editors,” Goodman notes.

Wiedmann won an Emmy Award for the animated series All Hail King Julien. His credits also include the series Miles from Tomorrowland (Disney) and Green Lantern: The Animated Series (Cartoon Network), as well as the films Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox, Hostel: Part III, Mirrors II and Hellraiser: Revelations.

Goodman has more than 140 film and television credits, including the acclaimed PBS documentary series American Experience, for which he wrote the main theme. He has also scored more than 30 films for HBO, including Saving Pelican #895, for which he won an Emmy Award.

Megatrax offering music that targets local news broadcasts

Megatrax Production Music has added another tool for local television news broadcasts with its HyperLocal, music specifically designed for local TV news promos. The collection launched at the end of June 24 with two volumes that will be updated regularly.

The first volumes were produced by Randy Hart, CSD for Aircast, Megatrax’s custom music division. “Noting a general void in contemporary news related music, we assembled a group of CSDs, promo producers and news directors to give us input on what they would want and need to make their news promo production more efficient and more effective,” explains Hart.  “This collection is designed to answer today’s news promotion needs based on that feedback.”

According to Megatrax CEO Ron Mendelsohn,“Clients have indicated to us that it is difficult to find the right track (since tracks are usually given generic titles) and that they desire fresher, more contemporary music to connect with younger viewers. In addition, they have [a] desire for a full array of cutdowns (:30, :20, :15, :10) for each track rather than having to do their own editing. HyperLocal was conceived to meet these needs and deliver a complete music solution for local TV news.”

 

Meet Audio Post Pro Will Bates

NAME: Will Bates

COMPANY: Brooklyn-based  Fall On Your Sword  @fallonyousword 

CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR COMPANY?
We are an audio post production company specializing in custom music composition to picture (films and commercials) and audio mixing.

WHAT’S YOUR JOB TITLE?
Founder, principal and composer.

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Audio Network ups Ian Ginsberg, adds others

New York — Audio Network, an international music company specializing in music for film, television and video, has promoted Ian Ginsberg to VP of sales, Audio Network US.

He joined Audio Network in 2011 bringing an impressive resume with him, including music industry experience having worked across major labels at Columbia and Epic Records (both part of Sony Music) and as an artist manager. His new role covers all sectors including broadcast, commercials, film and corporate.

The company has also made a number of key appointments to its US sales team and copyright department. This coincides with the continued growth of its music catalog with a spotlight on authentically produced American music, including a series of collections specifically produced for the US market.

The US sales team now includes Moira McCarthy, manager, music licensing, and Tristan Efremenko, manager, music licensing, who will focus on the advertising and corporate markets.

In addition Michael Matosic joins the New York team in role of US copyright manager.

Meet The Game Composer: James Hannigan

NAME: UK-based James Hannigan (http://www.jameshannigan.com, @James_Hannigan)

TITLE: Game composer.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO COMPOSING FOR VIDEOGAMES?
It was almost by accident… but in retrospect a happy one. I liked early game music and recognized its uniqueness but didn’t actually envision myself becoming a game composer.

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UK-based Audio Network opens LA office

LOS ANGELES— London-based Audio Network (www.audionetwork.com)an international music company specializing in music for television, film and video, has opened an office in Los Angeles, which will be headed up by Cheryl Frohlich, head of business development at Audio Network US.

The new office will enable Audio Network reach a broader customer base on the West Coast and to work more closely with its clients in the region. Audio Network, which already operates a New York facility, as well as offices in London, Sydney, Toronto, Munich and Amsterdam.

Audio Network’s music catalog currently offers over 65,000 original tracks, covering every musical genre from full orchestral pieces to hip-hop, and has a composer base of over 450 artists.

Meet the Artist: Scott Lee Miller

Scott Miller, Creative Director, The Hit House, Los Angeles

Being the Supreme Overlord of all things musical within his studio is quite a responsibility… but one he absolutely loves!

NAME: Scott Lee Miller aka Mojo Magnet

COMPANY: The Hit House (www.thehithouse.com), Los Angeles, @HitHouseMusic

CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR COMPANY?

Music composition, custom scoring, sound design, and high-end production music.

 WHAT’S YOUR JOB TITLE?

Creative Director and Supreme Overlord of all things musical.

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Meet The Artist: Walter Werzowa

Behind the title…

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Owning a company means wearing many different hats, including one that says “therapist” on it.

NAME: Walter Werzowa

COMPANY: MusikVergnuegen 

CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR COMPANY?

We are an audio concept entity based in Hollywood. Our goal: that every 20 seconds, someone in the world is enjoying our music. We are currently at 58 seconds. Continue reading