Beat Bites Gets the Movie Munchies – New Trailer Music from Megatrax

  Beat Bites, our catalog of “urban ear candy” from producer Christian Salyer, has entered the Trailer Music game with the series “Movie Munchies” (BB033 Movie Munchies:Rock Cinema, BB034 Movie Munchies:Urban Cinema). Christian took a few minutes to share the inspiration for this move, and to talk about the latest release. Megatrax: Beat Bites has started creating music with more of a trailer feel in the Movie Munchies series. Can you tell us a little bit about what inspired this move? Christian Salyer: Actually, it was something I had planned since I first laid out the idea for the catalog. I always loved doing these types of tracks… the half-contemporary-half-score hybrids. […]

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Marquee Music Presents Asian Pop!

Megatrax co-founder and CCO JC Dwyer and K-Pop A&R man Adam LeBlanc have been hard at work producing a slew of radio-quality Asian Pop tracks for our premier artist catalog, Marquee Music.  MQ010 Asian Pop features pop songs sung in Korean and Japanese, and is being released in this update.  Adam gave us some behind-the-scenes details and let us visit the studio to create the video below. Megatrax: Tell us a little about the team contributing to this project. Adam LeBlanc: Artist Sounds Asia is my team, and my partner and co-founder of A.S.A., Daniel Merlot (aka Crash Berlin), is already very established in Japan as a producer, DJ, and musician, […]

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The Heathers are ELECTRIC!

The Heathers are a dynamic musical duo and partnership based in Los Angeles. Their track “Electric” is featured on the new release “Indie Nation” from Marquee Music (MQ009). They’re also in the Spotlight on Megatrax.com in July and August, and we will be showcasing the debut of their new video for “Electric”! They took a few moments to talk with us about their sound, this song, and life in general… Heather: I’ve always been obsessed with the guitar sounds of New Order. I discovered them, and other bands from the amazing Factory Records Brit pop era, around the age of 12, which impacted me in a huge way. Vocally, I’ve always loved the […]

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From the Vaults: Spotlight on Megatrax Composer Chris Hajian

Composer Chris Hajian has contributed a slew of amazing tracks to Megatrax over the years. When we caught up with him last, two documentaries he’d scored were just being released. Since then, he’s added nine (!) titles to his IMDB profile, including the upcoming “Runner, Runner” starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake. Chris was candid in our interview last year about his process scoring films, and we thought it was worth a second look… Chris Hajian, an established composer for documentary and narrative films, and a long-standing member of the Megatrax family, has scored two great documentaries slated for release this spring. We chatted with him about the films, his […]

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The Virtual Choir and The Power of Music

It starts with a single drop of water. You follow its trail downward until it reaches a theater stage below where the conductor stands. It moves through him, and then at once is dispersed in a wave of energy across the floor. The movement of the now electrified water imitates the dance of aquatic creatures under a luminescent bay. When the visualized energy reaches the back of the stage, it begins its climb upward. It illuminates row upon row of video monitors. In each, a face. And from each face, a voice. Eric Whitacre is a composer of classic music. One day a friend stumbled on a YouTube video that’d […]

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Isaac Simons Aspires To Recording In A Cabin In The Woods…

Isaac Simons has been releasing tracks and quietly amassing a loyal following for the past 10 years. Having toured solo-acoustic, with a full band, released an EP with a reggae group, and shot a series of music videos directly for the internet, Isaac’s musical career has been as unpredictable as the music itself. Recognized more recently for his acting roles in various feature films, Isaac continues to defy categorization and pursue creativity, but always with his songwriting closest to heart, and we’re so lucky to have one of his tracks in our Marquee Music catalog: Strange Place (MQ005, Track 3). Isaac is in the spotlight for the months of May and June, […]

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Our Guest Music Supervisor, David Helfant, Talks About The Music For “The Call”

David Helfant is something of a Renaissance man in the music industry. As the President and CEO of Arpeggio Entertainment, he manages a cadre of upcoming artists, is involved in the production of several programs for PBS, and moonlights as a music supervisor. As the Senior Partner of the Law Offices of David A. Helfant, he “leads, directs and counsels a wide variety of corporations and artists in their transactional and new media needs.” He serves on the Board of Governors for the L.A. Chapter of the Recording Academy, has worked in A&R for the labels and management for venues, and more. While wearing his Music Supervisor hat for the […]

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From the vaults: Christian Salyer & Beat Bites present Song Bites!

There are several hot selections from Beat Bites in our latest round of new releases. Check them out HERE, and read on to get a feel for the man behind the urban ear candy… In the world of urban music production, there is very little that Christian Salyer has not yet done.  He has worked with Brandy, Tyrese, Justin Timberlake, Maya, Mario, Howard Hewett (Shalamar), FourPlay, Back Street Boys and many other hugely successful recording artists. He has also composed music for a whopping 700 TV shows including:Access Hollywood, Bones, Chappelle Show, CSI, Dancing With The Stars, Desperate Housewives, Friday Night Lights, Gossip Girl, Joan Of Arcadia, Malcolm In The […]

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Cary Ginell Brings Cannonball Adderley to Life in New Biography

Cary Ginell is a busy guy. He splits his time between acting as Publishing Administrator for Megatrax, writing, and playing flute and piccolo for the Sedalia Ragtime Orchestra. In March, he published the first in a new series of jazz biographies for Hal Leonard Books,Walk Tall: The Music & Life of Julian “Cannonball” Adderley. Walk Tall is Cary’s sixth book, following his successful Hot Jazz for Sale: Holly zz Man Record Shop, for which he won the “Best Research in Recorded Jazz” award from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC). Cannonball Adderley was an influential alto saxophonist who helped introduce soul and gospel to jazz in the 1960s. He met impresario Quincy Jones when […]

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Phil Macko on Digital Production BuZZ

Each week Digital Production BuZZ works to keep people in touch with trends and technologies, people and practices that they need to know to keep up to date with digital production, postproduction and distribution opportunities, and last week they featured our SVP of Sales, Phil Macko. Check out the episode by clicking here or clicking on the image below. Phil’s section starts at the 28:00 mark! The Digital Production BuZZ airs LIVE Thursday from 6-7 PM Pacific Daylight Time at www.digitalproductionbuzz.com/live-this-week.

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