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SOUND LIBRARIES 34 POST SEPTEMBER 2018 MEGATRAX IMPROVES SEARCH FUNCTIONALITY; LAUNCHES NEW PERCUSSION SERIES NORTH HOLLYWOOD — Megatrax (www. has in- troduced a new search tool that makes finding tracks even easier than before. The "More Like This!" tool allows users to find additional tracks that sound sim- ilar to the one they've previously chosen. The tool can help narrow a search by pulling similar attributes from category and descrip- tion fields. "We are very pleased to add 'More Like This' functionality to our Website search system," says Megatrax CEO, Ron Mendelsohn. "This important feature, developed in response to many client requests, will allow Megatrax users to save valuable time and fine-tune their searches in a way never before possible." Megatrax has also introduced a new series titled "Percussion For Commercials." The drum-driven series features variation of 24 tracks that range from electro drums and bongos to tribal rhythms and hand claps. Drummers Gregg Bissonette and Joey Peters both contributed to the series. "Our music directors noticed that percussion beds are used increasingly in commercials, and we were starting to get more and more client requests for this," explains Mendelsohn. "While we have done many percussion al- bums in the library, most of them are geared toward trailers. This is the first one geared towards commercials." In addition to percussion sounds from drum sets, hand drums and electronic drums, the series features ethnic percussion, claps, toms, sticks, snaps, bells, bongos and whistles. Several tracks include vocal effects, horns and synth colors to add variety to the palette. Mendelsohn points to one of his favorite tracks in the series — "Nothing But Net" — a sports-oriented cue that features basketball dribbling, sneaker screeches, whistles and air horn blasts. PRODUCTION MUSIC CONFERENCE APPROACHES LOS ANGELES — The fifth annual Production Music Conference (pmc.pmamu- takes place this month, and a limited number of tickets are still avail- able. The event is set to run from September 26th through 28th at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, CA, where leaders in the production music industry will join forces for two full days of panels, learning and networking opportunities. The PMC's mission is to provide valuable information and share best prac- tices in a positive and inspired forum to attendees involved in all aspects of production music. The schedule is packed with learning opportunities, includ- ing keynotes by Tyler Bates and Dominic Houston. A range of presentations and panel discussions are also planned. Some of the schedule highlights in- clude the following sessions: "Music Library Audio Mastering Primer," "Women in Production Music: Styles, Strategies and Survival," "How to Score Big," "The State of Audio Recognition and Monitoring Technology" and "Production Music in Asia." The PMA is also accepting submissions for the "Demo Derby." Pros are being offered an opportunity to submit a track for realtime review by some of the top music supervisors in the field. The show will kick off with the Fourth Annual Mark Awards, which are ded- icated to honoring excellence in the production music community. Named in honor of the late Andy Mark, who was a library owner and founding member of the PMA, the Mark Awards recognize the very best in production music in 27 categories. KILLER TRACKS INKS LICENSING DEAL WITH MILES OF MUSIC SANTA MONICA, CA — Killer Tracks ( has reached an agreement with Tel Aviv-based Miles of Music to represent its 10 Miles label in the United States. Specializing in Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Balkan music, 10 Miles has produced more than 50 albums of original music for movie trailers, television promos, advertising, sports, games and other media. The collection includes work by the region's top composers, producers and artists, and runs the gamut, from traditional ethnic sounds to Middle Eastern pop, rock and hip hop. The agreement marks the first time that 10 Miles has had representation in the United States. "Miles of Music has done a phenomenal job in mining the diverse talent of its special region of the world," says Killer Tracks VP of production Carl Peel. "The music is beautifully produced and tailored to the production music market. We are excited to introduce this very unique collection to the US."

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