Megatrax’s Custom Scoring Division Produces New Themes for ABC Affiliate
JULY 18, 2011 – North Hollywood – Aircast Custom Music has contributed to Kansas ABC-affiliate KAKE News’ brand refreshment with sound, creating a new set of themes for their newscasts and a new audio logo.
Says Tim Boknecht of KAKE: “We looked far and wide for the right company to help us create a new signature music identity for KAKEland. The open personalities at Aircast and their deep experience in the industry combined to craft an out-of-this-world package that ultimately speaks for itself. We couldn’t be happier.”
Aircast’s modular approach to KAKE’s package has resulted in a memorable audio logo and a two-staged vamp for each daypart with a variety of mixouts, which gives the station maximum flexibility for all of their needs. Stylistically, the custom music has a rhythm section basis with some orchestral backing – a very contemporary sound that retains the sanctity of the news music application.
Says Randy Hart, Creative Services Director for Aircast: “With KAKE’s virtual statewide reach in Kansas, they needed to find a music style that would fit a wide demographic. Finding that “sweet spot” stylistically was the initial focus, then working that into the different dayparts. Ultimately it turned out to be a very universal and contemporary sounding news package.”
In addition to custom scoring for all television, film, radio and commercials, Aircast offers packages for television and radio news programs and has recently started representing Jerome Gilmer’s NewsMusic Central, a product offering that has become a standard in the News Music industry.
To learn more about Aircast News Packages, please visit the Aircast Custom Music site at www.aircastmusic.com or call Joe Falkner at 818-255-7107 or email him at JFalkner@Megatrax.com. To see the new KAKE package, visit the Aircast YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/aircastcsd.
Megatrax Music, the leading independent production music source for film, broadcast, advertising and multimedia, was founded in 1991 and has been serving the media and entertainment industries for 20 years. Originally established by composers JC Dwyer and Ron Mendelsohn in a studio adjacent to ABC Network, Megatrax is currently based in North Hollywood and maintains a 14,000 square foot facility housing multiple recording studios, edit rooms and offices.
Its staff has grown to include 38 full- and part-time employees and a growing network of award-winning artists, composers and producers. The company has expanded beyond its original flagship Megatrax library to a total of nine premium music catalogs including Amusicom, Beat Bites, Intervox, LA Riot, Sensacion, The Scene, and Tonal Injection, plus their indie artist Marquee Music label.
In addition to their music catalogs, the company now offers a host of additional services including custom scoring and broadcast news/ID packages through their Aircast Custom Music division. Megatrax has always striven to be a leader in technological advancement, most recently leading the charge with their unequalled music search and hard drive music delivery systems.
Among the notables who have contributed to Megatrax’s body of music in the last 20 years are:
- Acclaimed Film/TV composer Chris Hajian
- Emmy-nominated Film/TV composer Donn Wilkerson
- Emmy-nominated Film/TV composer Craig Stuart Garfinkle
- Emmy Award-winning Film/TV composer Danny Pelfrey
- Grammy Award-winning composer and arranger Jorge Calandrelli
- Trailer Music veteran producer Robert Etoll
- Veteran urban/hip-hop producer Christian Salyer
- Acclaimed Chronic Music producers Eric Cunningham and Chris Lang
Connect with Megatrax at their:
- Blog: www.MegatraxBlog.com
- Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Megatrax
- Facebook: www.Facebook.com/Megatrax
- LinkedIn Company Page: www.LinkedIn.com/Company/Megatrax-Production-Music
- YouTube Channel: www.YouTube.com/MegatraxMusic.
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