PMC 2015 and the Mark Awards are less than a week away! We have announced the "Hall of Fame Award", the "Ambassador Award", as well as the nominees for the other great categories. The Nominees for the 2015 "Mark Awards" are:
The AIMP recently hosted a lunch panel on production music and invited the PMA to present and moderate it. Panelists included PMA member and board director, Randy Wachtler (President, Warner/Chappell Production Music); PMA members, Brian Brasher (President, Pitch Hammer Music)
The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that it would be reviewing the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees. These decrees, originally entered into in 1941, emanated from lawsuits brought by the United States against ASCAP and BMI to address concerns
September 24, 2012 by David Weiss Original Article on Sonic Scoop In the media world, production music is a vital component of sound-for-picture. These sonic libraries – which can range from specialized boutiques to all-encompassing collections numbering in the thousands – provide music supervisors, music editors, producers, and other media pros with a ready-to-go availability that composers and licensed artist tracks are hard-pressed to match.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... In many ways this famous opening line in Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities can apply to the State of production music libraries today.
From TV commercials to feature films, radio jingles to websites, production music is everywhere these days. And it’s no wonder that it’s gaining in popularity: bundled together in easy-to-license libraries, production music can offer a simple solution for all types of projects in need of music. In 1997, the leaders of eight production music houses banded together to form the Production Music Association (PMA), an organization dedicated to promoting the interests of this specialized community. Today, the PMA’s member libraries employ thousands of composers and songwriters a year. Some of them have earned Emmys and other top industry awards for their work. Many of them build their livelihoods from writing music for PMA libraries. We caught up with Randy Wachtler, President of the PMA, to get his perspective on the state of the production music industry and find out where it’s headed.
Variety By ROBERT MARICH In the cavalcade of big-budget TV commercials for the Super Bowl, at least 24 spots were embellished by audio supplied by production music libraries, which represents a coming of age, of sorts, for suppliers of tunes that some considered second-rate just a few years ago.
(From Music Industry Newswire) by Scott G - The G-Man You probably noticed that the music business is more about business than music. As a music publisher, this fact is made clear to me every day, but it really hit home this month in events held by the CCC, NARIP, AIMP, PMA, and NMPA.