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August 2012

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Sound Library News FirstCom Music's BBC Production Music adds three new releases D ALLAS — FirstCom's newest library, BBC Produc- tion Music, was officially launched earlier this year during NAB. This collection of music contains original works from world-renowned composers such as Paul Englishby, Ty Unwin, Miguel D'Oliveira, and many oth- ers. The library also includes music from a plethora of BBC dramas and documentaries. The next album, Ancient Empires by composer Ty Unwin, delves into lost cities, forgotten lands, ancient rituals, and battles that shaped our world. "Majestic, ethereal, terrifying and echoing with intrigue and suspense, this album captures the essence of times long lost." Unwin specializes in writing music for media. He has also worked with commercial artists, including Roger Daltrey and Alice Cooper. Finally, "music to con- vey the passion and gran- deur of world explora- tion" can be found in Cultured Traveller. Com- poser Miguel D'Oliveira masterfully creates "a world of new discoveries, FirstCom Music (www.firstcom.com) has also released three new and diverse albums within the BBC library. Paul Englishby, BBC composer, brings "chilling textures to intensely dark and dramatic orchestral works" in Serial Killer. The album was created for psy- chological thrillers, crime dramas, horror and investiga- tion productions. His film and television scores include the Oscar-nominated An Education, Magicians, and the popular BBC series Luther. new places, culture, food and lifestyle." The album is organized into sections that depict the mood of the music: Travel Diaries, Journeys, Immersed in Culture, New World Experiences and Exotic Experiences. Additionally, all of the underscores and alternative mixes are available. This album would work for poi- gnant drama, human and world documentary, animal and epic nature programming. All three albums are now available for audition and download. Sonixphere targets trailer market C Warner/Chappell Production Music releases pop, quirky offerings HICAGO — Sonixphere (www.sonixphere.com) has launched a new division that targets trailers — an audio resource that provides a broad range of library solutions for trailers spanning genres such as alterna- tive, rock, heavy metal, R&B, jazz and pop. "We love working on trailers because they are like mini-films," says CEO/creative director Greg Allan, who was a partner in Spank Music & Sound Design for over a decade before launching Sonixphere. "Our cus- tom sound library is built to accommodate the peaks and valleys that contribute to the excitement factor that trailers demand. Trailers need to be enticing and persuade viewers to take action. We've created a sound library that can match the dynamics of the picture." Since its inception, Sonixphere's global composer team has provided music and sonic branding for over 40 TV shows. To receive 10 fresh sound library tracks delivered to your inbox, go to info@sonixphere.com. L OS ANGELES — Warner/Chap- pell Production Music's (www. warnerchappellpm.com) latest monthly releases include 615 Plati- num Series' Easy Pop and Non- Stop Producer Series' Comedy A La Carte. Easy Pop provides a collection of indie acoustic tracks in styles rang- ing from "sweet and simple pop to acoustic-driven and ambient." Per- fect for advertising agency and tele- vision show placements, the collection includes the tracks Love Me Anyway, Wild Ride, Take Me Home and Hold On, among others. Comedy A La Carte is described as Fun, Funnier, Funniest! With tracks titled My TV Mom, Game On and March to Camp Runamuck, it's a varied collection for a quirky television show, commercial or movie. Warner/Chappell Production Music's library clients have access to over 150,000 cuts spanning more than 70 catalogs on search.warnerchappellpm.com, where they can not only search and preview tracks, but also save projects and download their music on the spot. Warner/Chappell Production Music is also home to the Custom Music and News Music divisions. 22 Post • August 2012 www.postmagazine.com Megatrax releases Piano Classics' N ORTH HOLLYWOOD — Megatrax, with its new HTML5-based Website (www. megatrax.com), has released Piano Classics, a two-album set containing 39 well-known clas- sical piano selections performed by concert pianist Mikhail Korzhev on a Hamburg Stein- way-D grand piano. The collection includes compositions from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern eras. Works by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin and Debussy are all features in the two-album set.

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