Huge congratulations to my friends & colleagues who also participated in this festival. I’m happy to announce that out of hundreds of submissions, I took fourth place! Not too shabby, eh? Check out the demo that I submitted above–
Meanwhile, back at the Hall of Justice…
Josh recently helped out with music preparation on The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies (always such a pleasure!) and is now scoring & music supervising three films… Future World Media’s hilariously compelling – BADA BING, BADA BOOM, Michael Minard’s introspective and hard-hitting boxing drama – STANDING 8, and a third project yet to be announced.
(Anyone catch the Adam West joke above? …Anyone?)
I’m excited to announce that I’ll be expanding my website over the next few weeks into the realm of Music Supervision!
As the thousands of my loyal followers may have noticed over the years, my career & education in film, television, and theatrical music has been sprinkled with a licensing job here and a song placement there. Well, this exciting avenue of music supervision and licensing has become fairly prevalent in my life, and I’m excited to now share it all with you!
Check back soon for a new tab that outlines all of the Music Supervising fun that I’ve been having over the years. But in the meantime, here is a little taste of what I’ve been up to in addition to composing & arranging:
-Creative Licensing & Song Placements in feature films & made-for-TV movies
-Location music clearance for documentaries
-Rate & Term negotiations with major publishers & master owners on feature films and theatrical productions
-Drafting specific legal agreements with multiple options and terms
-Rights owners research
-Temp music placement, editing, re-recording, and mixing
-Also: Grand Rights, Mechanical Licenses, and Arranging permissions
Happy Fourth of July!
If I ever write a self-help book for up & coming composer/music supervisors, I think I’ll title it “New Placements, New Scores, New You”… eh, eh? In actual news though, there are some hot new song placements and some upcoming new scores. Unfortunately, your stuck with the same “me”. But here’s what the “same me” has been up to:
First off, now that the long weekend is upon us, I’ve had a moment to sit down and update the website with some new music! I’m not going to tell you what though… it’s a 4th of July Easter Egg hunt! … that’s a thing, right? Your first clue: It’s in one of the genre categories on the left… ;)
A new feature length documentary has been in post-production for about 2-months now… top secret stuff… but, I hope to wrap the score in another month and will be able to divulge all sorts of juicy information. The anticipation!! What I can say, is that not only am I about 3/4th’s of the way done with composing the original score, but I am also the music supervisor on the film, and have had the opportunity to place some pretty wild tracks!
In this new frontier of Music Supervision, I’ve recently licensed a handful of songs for the upcoming feature film- Gaucho Del Norte. A really beautiful film that tells the story of a Patagonian sheepherder’s nomadic, isolated journey through the mountains.
On the docket are two new show choir arrangements… the relentlessly talented mixed choir, From Start to Finish and the superstar diva’s of Nothin’ But Treble have hired (and re-hired!) me to write their new shows.