Any would-be songwriter out there knows how impossibly difficult it is to track down the right people when sending out your songs. If you're looking to try and place your music in a film or television show, you must direct your songs to the people who make those decisions: the music supervisors.
The Music Business Registry Film & Television Music Guide is the definitive source in finding that information. Ritch Esra and Stephen Trumbull, the publishers of the Registry, have been doing this for a long time and for any songwriter or composer looking to send their music to the right person, they know they can only find that kind of hard-to-find information here.
There are listings for:
All the TV network, movie studio, and independent production music departments
Names/contacts for every record and publishing film/TV department
Complete lists of film composers including their managers and agents
Lists of music editors
Lists of music clearance companies
And much more.
This is a wonderful resource and if you're serious at all about making a life in music, you need to get a copy.
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On The Pale Emperor, Marilyn Manson's ninth album, the singer and multi-media artist teams up with Tyler Bates, a music producer and composer for films, television, and video games. The androgynous one met Bates on the set of Californication - Manson had a bit part on the edgy serial - and liked what Bates had written for the TV show. The singer decided to bring him onboard for the new album and the result is is a severe shift away from the industrial rock sounds heard on Manson's previous 2012 album titled Born Villain in lieu of a more open, less populated blues rock texture. In fact the artist has described the music here as "cinematic."
The album opens with a kind of half-time groove based around a sludgy and fuzzed-out bass guitar on a song called "Killing Strangers." The chorus lyric is "We're killing strangers/So we don't kill the ones we love," a typically dark and controversial element the singer brings to most of his songs. "Third Day of a Seven Day Binge" is the first single and is another down-tempo ballad reminiscent of Tom Petty with a suicide wish. Vocally, Manson brings to mind echoes of Billy Idol as the clean guitars and straight-up drum groove move the song forward.…Continue
Though the Bee Gees are probably best known as the band that broke disco wide open with their music for Saturday Night Fever, band enjoyed a huge career before and after that period. Here in this five-disc set, the Gibbs brothers showcase their unique talents on five CDS:
Mr. Natural (1974)
Main Course (1975)
Children of the World (1976)
Spirits having Flown (1979)
The Miami Years (bonus disc)
Scattered amongst this collection are hits including "Jive Talkin'", "Nights on Broadway," "You Should Be Dancing," "Love So Right," "Boogie Child," "Too Much Heaven" and many more. The bonus disc contains songs from Saturday Night Fever as well are rare b-sides and other era-centric tracks.
The Bee Gees formed in 1958 and included brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. They experienced success virtually right out of the box and truly found fame in the late 1960s and early 1970s and then again as pioneers of the disco movement as represented by this collection here in the mid- and late 1970s. They developed remarkable three-part harmonies and when Barry found his R&B falsetto, that became the band's signature sound.
This is an amazingly good band with a string of number one singles that rivaled the Beatles. This collection reveals just how incredible how they were and how groundbreaking Saturday Night Fever really was.
On Dirty Fun, the sophomore album from rock band the Compulsions, the New York City four-piece - rhythm guitarist Rob Carlyle, lead guitarist Richard Fortus [Guns N’ Roses], drummer Frank “Thunderchucker” Ferrer [Guns N’ Roses], and bassist Sami Yaffa [Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls - brings back a bluesy rock sound reminiscent of early-era Aerosmith with hints of New York Dolls punk.
The approach here is organic with minimal overdubs in the way the early classic rock records were recorded. "House of Rock," "Lucky" and "Stay Eazy" showcase this nuts-and-bolts approach in songs that drip with greasy guitar riffs, nasty solos and fiery vocals. There is a cover of Little Richard's classic "Long Tall Sally," which is given a supercharged makeover that takes the blues rock song and turns it upside down.
In a time when bands like Rival Sons are putting their own spin on the classic rock era and bands like Humble Pie, Free and Led Zeppelin, the Compulsions are plotting out their own direction with a sound that owes a nod to classic bands from the past but is entirely unique.
A great rock band with a smoking hot album. Well worth a…Continue
"The first record where we sounded like Rush." - Alex Lifeson on 2112
As the multi-platinum selling, Canadian Prog-Rock legends Rush prepare for their 2015 world tour in celebration of their 40th anniversary, Universal continues its 12 Months of Rush celebrations with the release of a special vinyl Hologram Edition reissue of the band’s epic, landmark release 2112 on March 16, 2015. This special edition will also come with a free download card for the high resolution Digital Audio version.
Pressed on high fidelity 200gram vinyl, this unique Hologram Edition showcases a custom, hand-drawn hologram of the “Red Star of the Federation” in the album’s dead wax runout of side two. To reveal the spinning hologram, fans can use any focused source of light, such as the LED flashlight on a smartphone, directly above the turntable while playing.
Check out the video demo of the test pressing here.
Originally released in 1976, Rush’s epic, landmark release 2112 was their creative and commercial breakthrough as well as one of the band’s most highly regarded releases among both fans and critics alike. With lyrics written by Neil Peart, 2112 kicks off with the ambitious seven-suite…
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LAS VEGAS, NV – March 11, 2015
RockGodz Hall of Fame to Hold 2nd Induction Ceremony and Show in Las Vegas
RockGodz Hall of Fame announces its 2nd Induction Ceremony & Show featuring a host of new inductees, including guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal from Guns N’ Roses; Vinny Appice, drummer for Black Sabbath and Dio; bassist Tony Franklin, formerly with The Firm and Jimmy Page; Glen Sobel, drummer for Alice Cooper and SIXX A.M.; guitarist Mitch Perry from the Michael Schenker Group, Cher and Glenn Hughes; Brian Tichy from Whitesnake; and other artists to be announced. These prestigious rockers join the ranks of original RockGodz Hall of Fame inductees Doug Aldrich, Rudy Sarzo, Joe Vitale, Chris Slade, Jason Ebs and Steve Vai, among others.
The Induction Ceremony takes place on March 25, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at Vamp’d, Danny “The Count” Koker’s popular Rock Bar and Grill, 6750 W Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89146, (702) 220-8849.
The ceremony will be hosted by Las Vegas personality Steve Hart from Mandalay Bay’s legendary Foundation Room. Most inductees will walk the Red Carpet meet-and-greet for press and fans and will participate in video interviews to be posted on RockGodzHallofFame.com. No gathering of musicians would be complete without hearing them play, so all inductees will hit the stage to perform their biggest or most popular hits. The Jet Velocity All Star Band, which is fronted by RockGodz’ own Janea & Jason Ebs from Ecotonic and also features Lez Warner, Gregg Fox, and Mikey Bones Gerbino, will bring down the thunder for a night of rock and roll and celebration. Merchandise will also be available for purchase at the…Continue