New Releases from Megatrax: The Sizzling Sizzle Reel!

Have you heard the latest from Megatrax Production Music? Check out our latest sizzle reel to hear the highlights, then visit Megatrax.com for the full selection of 21 new releases – from our Megatrax, Beat Bites, Deep East Music, Intervox, L.A. Riot, The Scene and Tonal Injection catalogs!

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New Video from Megatrax: Belinda’s Picks, Volume 1

This is our first installment of Belinda’s Picks! Belinda Robles, Senior Music Supervisor for Megatrax Production Music, reviews three volumes from the Deep East Music, Tonal Injection & Megatrax catalogs.

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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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Celebrate May’s Everest Anniversaries with Megatrax!

May 2013 is a momentous month for Mount Everest. On the first, Jim Whittaker marked the 50th anniversary of his successful ascent, making him the first American to summit the mountain. On the 23rd, Gary Guller will celebrate the 10th anniversary of his successful ascent, making him the first person with one arm to summit the mountain. And on the 29th we’ll be celebrating the first ever successful ascent by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Whether you’re working on a project about summiting Everest, or just working on a project that feels like it, Megatrax has you covered. Here are a few tracks to check out for your next […]

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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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The 7 Deadly Sins of Production Music

A look behind the scenes at several “dirty little secrets” that exist in the production music industry. Being aware of these practices will help you make an informed decision regarding your choice of music providers. 1. Retitling Distributing music non-exclusively by assigning multiple titles to the same exact recording, thereby sowing confusion in the marketplace and rendering tracking via audio fingerprinting impossible. 2. Gratis Music Giving away music for free in the hope of earning “backend” royalties, without regard to the destructive impact on copyright value and intellectual property rights.  Relatedly: giving away performing rights for free in the hope of earning synchronization fees, without regard to the destructive impact […]

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“Best of Trailers” from Megatrax Production Music!

Are you working on the trailer for a film? Whether you’re prepping a preview for the next big blockbuster or putting the final touches on a teaser for Autumn’s buzziest indie, our Best of Trailers selection is sure to have something that meets your needs. Check out the list below, and click HERE to listen to any of them! TRAILERS Best Of Trailers – Action/Adventure/Fantasy Best Of Trailers – Epic Trailers Best Of Trailers – Heroic and Inspirational Best Of Trailers – Horror Best Of Trailers – Rock Hybrid Best Of Trailers – Sound Design – Drones & Rumblers Best Of Trailers – Sound Design – Hits & Boomers Best […]

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Freedom: An Audio Branding Package from Aircast Custom

This branding package was created originally for WTVC (ABC) in Chattanooga by Megatrax’s custom scoring division, Aircast. Are you looking for a new audio identity or branding package? Check out more work from Aircast on their YouTube channel and contact Randy Hart and Aircast to see what they can do for you!

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From the Vaults: 5 Tips for a Successful Scored Promo

We are fortunate to work with a wide variety of clients with needs ranging from a musical brand for their animated logo (about :04 long) to longform songs related to a specific subject.  However, much of our work is providing a local station with a music soundtrack or scored promo to enhance a marketing initiative.  Our depth of experience in doing this allows us a unique perspective from which we can offer some tips for a client to keep in mind throughout the process of creation and production.  Many of these ideas are related to a good lyric, but comments related to sonic quality apply to a music bed, too. […]

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