director of production wendie colter on megatrax’s 20th anniversary

Ten years ago, I started my career in production music library.  Though I’d been in music for many years as a composer and performer, I was new to this side of the industry, and the broad scope and history of the production library business took me by surprise.  I felt as if a curtain had been pulled back and I was able to see, and hear, something I’d never been fully aware of before.  I was excited to find a perfect fit for myself in a unique and creative side of the entertainment industry. That experience of finding “the perfect fit” is a cornerstone of the Megatrax brand, and what […]

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megatrax promotes ileana landon to senior division manager

MEGATRAX PROMOTES ILEANA LANDON TO SENIOR DIVISION MANAGER Veteran Employee Advances in Radio Division North Hollywood – Megatrax Music, the leading independent production music source for film, broadcast, advertising and multimedia, is proud to announce the promotion of Ileana Landon from Division Manager to Senior Division Manager in the Radio division. Landon, who has been with Megatrax since 2003, has been managing and directing Megatrax’s U.S. and Latin American presence in the radio space since 2003.  She will continue to do this in her new role for both mainstream radio accounts as well as those in the Latin radio market. Ileana has been involved at all levels of radio sales – […]

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A Night At The Opry

Steve Wariner Backstage at the Opry Feb 12, 2010 from SelecTone Records on Vimeo. OK, Time for a little entertainment. For those of you who are regular readers, you know that our blogs usually have some connection to our music productions. Or they are intended to provoke some thoughts about something, in some fashion. Not here. For a long time, I have enjoyed the privilege of playing music with Steve Wariner, a multi Grammy award winning artist and songwriter. From packed Texas dancehalls to Presidential inaugurals to the Grand Ole Opry. It’s always fun. We always have great musicians in the band, and playing at the Opry is one of […]

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myspace music partners with songtrust

MySpace Music and Songtrust announced a partnership today that may contribute to the overall value of MySpace for musicians. Reports Robin Wauters for TechCrunch: Songtrust (founded in October, 2010) and Myspace Music this morning announced a partnership to bring Songtrust’s music publishing management services to the social network’s (vast) audience of DIY songwriters and bands. A division of Downtown Music, Songtrust’s digital rights management solution empowers indie songwriters and artists to manage their music publishing and related rights. Songtrust thus aims to streamline what has historically been a complicated process of protecting song copyrights, collecting royalties, and maximizing creative licensing opportunities through a single dashboard.

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five questions with… michele rene

In this week’s episode of Five Questions With…, we talk with Marquee Music artist Michele Rene about her background as a musician, the work she’s done for Megatrax, and more. Megatrax: Can you tell us a little about yourself and how you got into music? Reluctantly at first….My dad had a huge vinyl collection that covered an entire wall, floor to ceiling, in our living room. Lots of ‘60s rock, jazz, but even obscure new wave. He and I shared an interest in music and would make regular trips to the local record stores. My parents always recognized my talent in music but didn’t push too hard. In my late teens, […]

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megatrax cfo steven naugle reflects on the company’s 20th anniversary

If you are like me, the lines between what happened from decade to decade have begun to blur, let alone remembering what happened in 1991.  However, I remember 1991 as the year when I first started to hear the terms “modern” or “alternative” rock.  My hometown even had a cutting-edge radio station that switched its format to this type of music.  Unfortunately, this meant they would continuously loop REM’s “Losing My Religion” and EMF’s “Unbelievable” every hour on the hour despite the breadth of musical talent in this genre at the time.  This is why I find it funny that Megatrax had its humble beginnings in 1991. Despite the perception […]

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megatrax music celebrates its adrenaline-filled la riot catalog

MEGATRAX MUSIC CELEBRATES ITS ADRENALINE-FILLED LA RIOT CATALOG Chronic Music Founders Eric Cunningham & Chris Lang Produce Hip Hop, Hard Rock & More FEBRUARY 16, 2011 – North Hollywood – Megatrax Music, the leading independent production music source for film, broadcast, advertising and multimedia, is shining a spotlight on its third-party catalogs during its 20th anniversary year, starting with LA Riot, the brainchild of Chronic Music and Killer Edge founders Eric Cunningham and Chris Lang. The catalog, which came to Megatrax in 2008, features high-energy extreme sports tracks, shredding rock and techno, banging hip-hop and ultra-groovy retro styles. Cunningham and Lang agree that the unifying philosophy behind the music in […]

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apple stirs the pot with new subscription service

Apple is inspiring the competition and drawing cries of “monopoly!” with its new subscription service, and the web is buzzing with it. In a piece for the Wall Street Journal, Yukari Itwatani Kane and Russell Adams reported: Apple Inc. laid out a new subscription service and broad rules cementing its power as gatekeeper for most of the digital content sold through the iPhone and iPad, setting up a battle with media companies that may be thrown off the devices if they won’t share revenue or cede control of customer data. Some media companies criticized the plan, saying that the restrictions stack the cards too much in Apple’s favor. For instance, […]

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five questions with… larissa lam

In this episode of Five Questions With…, we talk with Marquee Music artist Larissa Lam, whose husband Only Won spoke with us last week, about her musical background & work with Megatrax. Megatrax: Can you tell us a little about yourself and how you got into music? I grew up in Diamond Bar, CA and went to college at UCLA. I actually graduated with a degree in business economics. While I was in school, I interned at major labels and recording studios like Columbia & Polygram. My first major job was as the Chief Financial Officer of dance/electronica label, NSOUL Records. It was there that I started singing with a […]

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licensing notes from leisa korn for 2/14/2011

My favorite winter activity is my annual trip to Europe for meetings with the Megatrax subpublishers at Midem.  Every January, I pack my warmest sweaters, hats and gloves and head first to London where I am greeted warmly by our EMI subpublishers from around the world. I then travel to the warmer south to Cannes for Midem and meetings with the rest of the world. It is always fascinating and enlightening to hear what is taking place in production music outside the US. For our composers, all the trends you’ve been concerned about in the US are happening all over the world and I will touch on a few: The […]

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