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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.

Vice Media to use music from Audio Network across all its platforms

New York — Thanks to an annual deal with Audio Network, a provider of production and stock music for television, film and video, Vice, the global youth media brand, Website, online magazine, and more, will have unlimited access to Audio Network’s music library for worldwide use across Vice’s network of platforms.

According to Juliette Squair, managing director of Audio Network (http://us.audionetwork.com), “We’re incredibly excited to work with Vice (http://www.vice.com/en_us), which has evolved from a print publication into a global powerhouse in culture and media. Audio Network’s continued investment in its fast-growing music catalogue will ensure that Vice’s production teams will be able to complement their video content with perfect high quality tracks.”

Audio Network, which has offices in London, Sydney, Toronto, Munich, New York, LA and Amsterdam, currently offers over 69,000 original tracks, covering every musical genre from full orchestral pieces to hip-hop, and has a composer base of over 450 artists.

Session Confessions

A new regular column about the interesting things that happen behind closed doors.

By Jennifer Walden

Post production is part creativity, part technical ability, and part customer service. It may even involve a bit of telepathy, especially when working with clients who have trouble articulating their creative vision. Audio engineer, Ron, in New York, shares his session story of a stock music search that required psychic powers.

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