The publisher of millimeter and Mix magazines has created an online business-to-business community called Reel-Exchange.com-a place where movie, commercial, television and other content creators can find composers, audio professionals and music libraries. Currently, more than 3,300 creative professionals display their work, demos, equipment lists and credits on Reel-Exchange. For free! Here is a small sampling of the music library community. You can register today for free at Reel-Exchange.com using promo code REX011. If you have any questions or need assistance, email: [email protected]. Then show us your tracks!
Warwick, N.Y. | reel-exchange.com/members/89f5d862/profile
Audio Alchemy does custom sound design and mixing for picture, and it was started in 2006 by five-time Emmy Award winner Dave Smith. Clients include ABC News, CBS Sports, ESPN, HBO, and The History Channel. Online audio post makes Audio Alchemy unique. Working with clients via the Internet, the company is able to deliver audio mixes and sound design with tremendous convenience in scheduling, turnaround, and location.
Asheville, N.C. | reel-exchange.com/members/ad131260/profile
2BruceStudio is the culmination of almost 20 years of New York experience in the media and entertainment industries, specializing in original music composition, sound design, and audio postproduction for film, television, and all media. Its facility features high-definition gear, a vast sound-effects library, and the latest in audiovisual software. Best of all, they say at 2BruceStudio, it’s more fun because they’re good. Additionally, 2BruceStudio is an interactive design studio specializing in web design/development and media-rich creative campaigns.
BIG SOUND MUSIC
Chicago-based Big Sound Music (BSM) provides custom and stock music for television, commercials, feature films, and broadcast clients internationally. Formed in 2000 by composer partners Vincent and Kathyjo Varco, BSM has consistently delivered innovative, on-target music using the latest audio technology and the best instrumental talent Chicago has to offer. With many broadcast credits including the Discovery Channel’s Future Car, The History Channel’s Decoding The Past, and NBC’s Men in Trees; commercials for Nike, Budweiser, and the whole family of P&G products; and independent feature films, Big Sound Music has provided custom production for some of the best and biggest. The company’s latest offering, The Big Sound Music Library: Volume 1, is a collection of compositions including quirky lullabies, truly funky street rhythms, and earnest and quite moving orchestral themes. It is an affordable buyout solution for media producers.
Rochester, N.Y. | reel-exchange.com/members/9bc9240f/profile
BMAP (Bernard Matthews Audio Production) specializes in custom music and sound design for all media, serving clients from Los Angeles to London with Internet delivery and digital broadcast. With more than 20 years of experience producing music for major commercial campaigns, feature films, television shows, and critically acclaimed albums, BMAP offers a unique approach to each project. The company specializes in full 5.1 surround sound to make the most of today’s digital broadcast standards. Whether you know exactly what you want or you’re searching for a new sound to help your project stand out, BMAP can deliver.
BIG YELLOW DUCK
New York | reel-exchange.com/members/db2e37bd/profile
The talent at New York-based audio-post house Big Yellow Duck (BYD) brings a fresh, creative approach to every project — providing mixing, sound design, original music, and recording for commercial, film, and long-format television. Recent work includes mixing spots for ESPN, Ikea, and Sweet’N Low, and creating the entire soundtrack for The History Channel’s new series about biblical battles — including an original epic score and the sound design and mix that brought the reenacted battles to life. BYD sound-designed and mixed the film Drive and Deliver by acclaimed director Brett Morgen, about International Truck’s new semi — tailor-making sounds to fit this powerful, bold truck. BYD mixes docudramas and reality television, including A&E’s The First 48 and the Discovery Channel’s The Shift. BYD also provides sound design for logo stings, such as that of Spike TV, as well as custom sound-effects creation for Blue Man Group.
THE BURST COLLECTIVE
Milwaukee | reel-exchange.com/members/712e1ef5/profile
The production music portion of The Burst Collective’s former BurstLabs.com venture is now known as the Mixtape Music Library (available through a joint venture with Sony/ATV and Extreme Music), and its Indie Artist collection (with emerging artists and bands joining the artist material from Burst Labs) will soon be available at TheLicenseLab.com, using the innovative search and discovery engine that made BurstLabs.com so popular with the online crowd. Burst also remains available for custom music production, supervision, and licensing.
GEORGE FREITAS, DIVINE NATURE MUSIC
Garden Grove, Calif. | reel-exchange.com/members/01bfdd69/profile
George Freitas composes original scoring and can provide sound effects as well as audio design. With experience in the pre- and postproduction processes, Freitas has done mixing, tracking, and mastering for videogames, television, the Web, and film. The contents of Freitas’ Divine Nature music library go from orchestral to electronic, jazz, and bossa nova.
THE DOG AND PONY SHOW
Las Vegas | reel-exchange.com/members/90a63da2/profile
The Dog and Pony Show, a leader in postproduction audio in Las Vegas, is a Grammy- and Emmy-Award-winning creative audio boutique specializing in sound design for games, television, radio, short films, feature films, and corporate clients. This state-of-the-art, 1200-square-foot facility features two control rooms and two sound booths with ISDN connectivity. The Dog and Pony Show’s list of regional, national, and international clients includes Skechers, HBO, MTV, Bally Technologies, Aristocrat Technologies, and MGM Mirage. The Dog and Pony Show: sound design, mixing, voices, and composers.
GRIND MUSIC & SOUND
Los Angeles | reel-exchange.com/members/0964c107/profile
Grind is an audio postproduction company located in Los Angeles that provides award-winning sound for independent film and television. The company offers full sound supervision for your project from post start to finish. Its boutique-style approach provides excellent service to its clients at competitive rates and allows customization for every individual project. Grind’s experience and resources can provide every audio post need for your project to bring the sound of your vision to life. With more than 20 years of experience, Grind is committed to earning clients’ trust and developing long-term relationships.
JACK SCHELL, MERKABA PUBLISHING
San Antonio | reel-exchange.com/members/9489c444/profile
Jack Schell, owner of Merkaba Publishing, has years of experience as a composer, musician, and audio engineer. His creations, drawing from the broadest range of musical styles and genres, evoke visual images in listeners’ minds to form what may be called “soundscapes” or “musical art pieces.” Schell’s compositions have been used in television on syndicated sports shows and in local radio and television advertising. His music has also been featured in promotional videos and websites for luxury resort properties. He often collaborates with Earl Slick, famed lead guitarist for David Bowie, and he has recently provided original music for animations by New York-based Jonathan Lourenco. Express the essence of your business campaign strategy with a musical selection from Schell’s library, or have him create an original sound for your special program.
Los Angeles | reel-exchange.com/members/14af6712/profile
Killer Tracks offers more than 2,000 CDs from 21 unique libraries as well as thousands of quality sound effects and production elements; fast and easy one-stop licensing; friendly and knowledgeable music supervisors and account representatives ready to help you find and license the perfect track; and convenient music access online, on hard drive, and on CD/DVD. Killer Tracks is the only production music company bringing you exclusive new hip-hop from Chuck D; a new reality library from the composer for Supernanny, The Amazing Race, and Big Brother; epic trailer cues from the world’s leading choirs and orchestras; pop rock from Miley Cyrus’ writers; dramedy from the composer of the Sex and the City theme; and so much more.
LEONARD WOLF MUSIC
Nashville, Tenn. | reel-exchange.com/members/42f9ee30/profile
Leonard Wolf has composed and sound-designed thousands of projects, working in just about every form of media you can imagine. He has won four Emmys and many advertising awards over the last 22 years. He has just (in 2009) won an Addy for music composition for a film for the United Methodist Church that features a fusion of world music, black gospel, and orchestral styles. At the other end of the musical and theatrical spectrum, his score for Side Sho, a horror movie distributed by Lionsgate Films, took top honors at the Philadelphia Horror Fest (2008). He has also been a pioneer in digital music-production techniques. For his latest personal project, The Skallywaggle Tails, he is also dabbling in scriptwriting and animation with partner Holly Heise. He loves to compose with the client in the room, and with the giant world-class talent pool in Nashville, he is ready for anything. Wolf Music also has a large private library of songs and music cues.
MAURICIO DOMENE, ESTUDIO NEXT
São Paulo, Brazil | reel-exchange.com/members/e4060253/profile
Mauricio Domene is a Brazilian composer looking for creative and collaborative work opportunities throughout the world. His main style is a creative mixture of modern techno with great melody and intriguing textures, but he is also capable of composing music in a lot of styles — such as orchestral, Brazilian music, rock, etc. Mauricio has a fully equipped studio capable of delivering high-quality audio in 5.1, and he has been working with major ad agencies in Brazil, winning several awards (five-time Profissionais do Ano da Rede Globo).
THE MUSIC FACTORY
The Music Factory provides creative soundtrack design for film, video, and mixed-media projects. Music Factory is currently celebrating its 15th year of making noise.
OBT FILM MUSIC LIBRARY
Westborough, Mass. | reel-exchange.com/members/651a3d0c/profile
OBT Music is a film music library consisting of works written for major network documentary films, feature films, planetariums, s, and museums. It is music that was scored to real films by veteran award-winning composers Tom Phillips and Tom Martin, projecting a depth in composition and a sensibility to visuals that is unlike other production libraries. Recent OBT credits include several PBS Nova episodes, including “The Four Winged Dinosaur” and “The Big Energy Gamble.” Anyone can browse the library with the filmmaker-friendly, easy-to-use search engine and download full-length MP3s to try in the company’s work in progress. Licensing is simple and extremely affordable. Customization of the music, as well as original composition, is available.
Hollywood | reel-exchange.com/members/7924fd7c/profile
Pearl Music is a one-man company operated by composer/producer/sound designer and audio electronics guru Richard Zeier that specializes in helping independent artists and directors realize their vision by enhancing audio with the creative use of modern tools. Located close to Warner Bros. and Universal Studios, Pearl Music’s studio is spacious and allows seven or eight people to occupy the control room comfortably during sessions. Zeier believes in a project, he will often kick in extra time of his own as a bonus. “I just love elevating the level of a film or commercial project with original music and sound elements,” Zeier says.
Promidi Music is a full-service music production company completing music and sound projects that include original music scoring for both television and radio commercials, as well as web projects, videogames, and film. Promidi is an award-winning music company with more than 20 years of experience.
PROPELLER MUSIC & SOUND DESIGN
New York | reel-exchange.com/members/00059ef8/profile
Propeller Music & Sound Design is a full-service music production resource in New York creating innovative original music, rearrangements, sound design, and mixing for commercials, films, television, radio, and the Web. Dedicated to the highest level of creativity, artistry, and communication, Propeller provides direct collaborative access to award-winning creative director/composer Doug Hall along with other outstanding recording artists, composers, and sound designers. As a value-added service, Propeller also offers a premium music library of ready-to-license music tracks. The music in this library is not stock music, but top-quality original music created for high-end advertising and broadcast production. Many of these outstanding commercial-length tracks can be customized to your specifications.
SCOOTMAN MUSIC PRODUCTIONS
Nashville, Tenn. | reel-exchange.com/members/39353fc2/profile
Scootman Music Productions provides award-winning original and library music, sound design, sonic branding, audio recording, and 5.1 mixdown (studio or location), as well as voice talent for any project. The company has provided cutting-edge music and audio solutions to the Documentary Channel, Groundswell Productions (Smart People, Milk), Scholastic Video, CMT, Oxygen Network, Ridiculous Software, Vanderbilt Cancer Center, and many others.
Twistedtracks.com is a royalty-free production-music and sound-effects library. Sounds this good usually come with a high price tag and complicated licensing, but not with this company. You get great music, high-quality sound effects, affordable pricing, and no hassle. Twistedtracks.com specializes in modern genres including ambient, downtempo, electronic, rock, soundtrack, and world music — providing the styles you need and the variety from which to choose. All sound-effects and music tracks and volumes are offered in uncompressed AIF and WAV or MP3 format for immediate download or delivery, with intelligent search capabilities to find the right one fast.
VICTOR ORTEGA, SENSORBURN PRODUCTIONS
Woodside, N.Y. | reel-exchange.com/members/e9977ead/profile
This New York-based production company concentrates on unique and alternative solutions for your project. It provides interesting visual content and commits itself to artistic integrity. Mainly focusing on audio and video editing, Sensorburn Productions also includes graphic design elements that complement your idea. Recent work has included website construction for fashion designer Michelle Korn, audio production of a DreamRiders documentary trailer, and science-fiction cyber noir series The Con-Sci Chronicles. If you need to transfer content, a commercial designer touch, or assistance in your latest creation, Sensorburn Productions can meet your demands.