first round of featured panelists for 7th annual ascap “i create music” expo announced

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Carly Simon, Peter Frampton, The Smeezingtons (Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine), Desmond Child, Darrell Brown, Mark Isham, Allen Shamblin, Dan Wilson to Lead Three-Day Event’s Eclectic Programming NEW YORK, NY and LOS ANGELES, CA, Feb 29, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via … Continued

whitney

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Several weeks have gone by since the passing of Whitney Houston on February 11. So much has been written and spoken about the passing of this remarkable artist, a performer who whose most exquisite work was done many years ago. Indeed, I … Continued

rio’s time to shine

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On Saturday I joined hundreds of masked, festively dressed samba lovers at the 20th annual San Diego Mardi Gras. On this night, Fat Tuesday met Sambadrome in a night filled with rhythmic percussions. Dinner was an American version of Feijoada, … Continued

photos from the guild of music supervisors’ 2nd annual awards brunch

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Megatrax Production Music was an Official Sponsor of the 2nd Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards Brunch on Sunday, February 12, 2012, celebrating the best Music Supes in the business with pre-Grammy cocktails and honors. Here are a few photos … Continued

the perils of loops and sample libraries: too much of a good thing?

Not so long ago composing music used to involve writing for real instruments or for midi keyboards and synths. However this quaint scenario has radically changed over the past few years due to the explosion of commercials loops and sample … Continued

streaming entertainment battle between netflix & redbox ripples to internet & mobile service providers

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Netflix made the news twice this week in stories that sound an alarm that the digital media era is going to change a lot of traditional business practices, that the media giants of 2013 may be significantly different from the … Continued

when to license, and when to create: a guest post by rossanna wright, co-founder of catahoola

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The question of whether to license an existing piece of music or to have a custom piece created for a project comes up in almost every song search for a music supervisor. This question comes up a lot at my … Continued