Nashville, TN & New York, NY, Sept. 27, 2007 -- 615 Music, one of America‘s preeminent Production Music companies, providers of library and production music (both original and custom) for television networks and programs, feature films, radio, commercials, on-air promos, interactive applications and multi-media clients, has acquired renowned music library company Metro Music Inc. 615 Music President and CEO Randy Wachtler, and Mitch Coodley, Owner/Composer of Metro Music Inc., jointly made the announcement.
Regarding the deal, Mr. Wachtler said, “Strategically, this acquisition made a great deal of sense for us, and helps us expand 615 Music‘s global outreach. I have known Mitch Coodley for many years, and have always admired his music. We are delighted that he will continue to write and produce original new music for Metro. Because we know that his clients have grown to love the Metro library, we have decided to continue to market Metro Music under its own brand name in the coming months. With our marketing expertise, we will have the ability to help extend the reach of the Metro library even further.”
Added Mr. Coodley, "I'm a composer and producer first and foremost. This deal will allow me to spend even more time on the creative side of producing the
Metro catalog. Randy was looking to continue the Metro sound, and that's why this deal works so well for me. I know the library is in good hands and that 615 Music will serve us both well in terms of expanding our client base and keeping our long-term clients happy.”
“615 is a great company with excellent client services and strong marketing capabilities. Having the Metro label under the 615 banner allows me to do what I do best, and at the same time, to benefit from working with a larger, more diverse company and its highly respected staff. It's a good fit all around,” Coodley concluded.
With the addition of the Metro library, 615 Music now has 12 production libraries and well over 500 CDS worth of music available to its clients. The combined 615 Music & Metro Music libraries are 615 "Gold" and “Platinum” Collections; 615 Song Library; AMP; Kingsize NYC; Metro Music; Music Shop; Music Gallery; Promo Accelerator; Scoring Stage Film & TV; and ZEN.
ABOUT METRO MUSIC INC.:
Mitch Coodley, composer/producer/guitarist, founded Metro Music in New York City in 1985. His studio and freelance guitar experience led him to composing for TV and video, and he soon developed Metro Music which comprised a catalog of original production music. Clients at the four networks were quick to gravitate toward the burgeoning library, which now contains over 1,500 titles. (For more info, please see www.metromusicinc.com )
The Metro Music Production Library has long been regarded as the best small production music library in the industry. The catalog contains all original titles, fully cleared and ready to license for any film, video, or interactive/multi-media project.
Metro‘s catalog has been geared to provide quality, unique music for the high-end television or film producer, local broadcasters, and Fortune 500 corporations, with the catalog providing music with a distinct edge and tremendous variety. The company‘s contributing composers have been--and remain-- leading talent in the music business. Metro Music is utilized regularly in over 100 countries worldwide, and can be heard daily and nightly on TV and radio networks and local affiliates across the U.S.
ABOUT 615 MUSIC:
Founded by president/CEO Randy Wachtler in Nashville, Tenn., in 1984,
615 Music is a multi-award winning, full-service music development, recording, post-production and sound design company with clients that include broadcast and cable television networks and programs, local market TV stations, radio stations and syndicates, advertising agencies, and filmmakers, among others.
615‘s client roster is comprised of virtually every major broadcast and cable television network, including ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, PBS, MSNBC, HBO Worldwide, A&E, HGTV, The History Channel, The Family Channel, Discovery, and CMT. Additionally, the company has written and produced musical themes and promotions used within, and to promote, numerous television series and shows. These have included “The Today Show,” “Live with Regis and Kelly,” The Discovery Channel, “Frasier,” ABC Sports College Football, and PBS‘s “Nova.”
Internationally, 615 Music also enjoys a worldwide presence. The company‘s various libraries are currently being distributed to over 30 countries via its sub-publishers. In addition, 615 Music has written and produced a great deal of original music work for clients based in India, Germany, and the U.K.
Among 615 Music‘s numerous awards is a National Emmy for the memorable theme the company created for A&E‘s acclaimed “Biography” series.
For the past two years in a row, 615 Music was also Emmy Award nominated for “Best Original Song” for two songs the company wrote and produced for NBC‘s “The Today Show”--those songs were entitled “Live for Today” and “It‘s a New Day, Today.”
615 Music is located at 1030 16th Ave South, Nashville, TN, 37212.
The company‘s phone number is 615/244-6515 and its new website can be accessed via www.615music.com