Nashville, March 13, 2009 — 615 Music, one of Americaâ€™s preeminent Production Music companies and providers of production music and original themes for television networks, programs, feature films, radio, commercials, on-air promos, interactive applications and multi-media clients, has launched a comprehensive new music search engine called â€œ615 Music Search,â€? and concurrently has redesigned its website. The company will demonstrate its new website and new Music Search features during NAB 2009. 615 Music President and CEO Randy Wachtler made the announcement. (NOTE: During NAB, the company will have booths located at: NAB Booth # SL9111 and RTNDA Booth #R303.)
615 Musicâ€™s newly redesigned website can be seen at www.615music.com . The companyâ€™s newly launched â€œ615 Music Searchâ€? system can be accessed by clicking on â€œSearch and Download Musicâ€? from the home page, or by going directly to http://Search.615music.com .
According to Mr. Wachtler, the newly launched â€œ615 Music Searchâ€? allows the companyâ€™s users to log in and enter information into one basic search box, as opposed to using scrolling lists that had, previously, encompassed key words, genres, styles, instruments, etc. The search results are displayed in a similar fashion to iTunes with a scrolling list or by CD cover only. The features of â€œ615 Music Searchâ€? also extend to auditioning tracksâ€”users can simply follow the audio wave form and fast forward or rewind at the point in the track of their choice. Another benefit to the new music search is its ability to create cue sheets of particular play lists. That allows 615 Music clients to report usage between an agency and the production houseâ€”a more streamlined approach which prevents errors. It also allows users to drag and drop songs into those play lists, which can then be e-mailed to clients. Users have two options to download music: AIF (48k) or MP3 files (320K.) Each track that is downloaded carries metadata with it, allowing the client to proceed with searches on their own in-house systems.
615 Music IT Manager and Webmaster Bo Boswell said, â€œOverall, our new â€˜615 Music Searchâ€™ presents our clients with an entirely different experience. The new search bar functions in a similar fashion to Google, in that the userâ€™s search term is mined across all of the metadata in our catalog of more than 30,000 cuts. And the search results can be modified. For instance, if the user searches under the phrase â€˜quirky guitar,â€™ it instructs the search engine just where to look.â€?
In other 615 Music News: During NAB 2009, 615 Music will be offering â€œHappy Hoursâ€? with beer and wine to guests who visit the companyâ€™s NAB Booth # SL9111, on Monday April 20 and Tuesday April 21, from 2:30–4:30 PM. Live music, under the umbrella â€œ615 Music Unplugged Happy Hour,â€? will be provided by artist Mark Slaughter from the band â€œSlaughter,â€? who will play a set and sign autographs during each of those time frames.
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. The company is comprised of 15 production libraries, and offers clients well over 600 CDs and more than 30,000 cuts of music.
615â€™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 â€œTODAYâ€? show, â€œLive with Regis and Kelly,â€? The Discovery Channel, â€œFrasier,â€? ABC Sports College Football, and PBSâ€™s â€œNova.â€?
In Fall 2007, 615 Music acquired the renowned Metro Music library. All of 615 Musicâ€™s libraries are available to the companyâ€™s clients via CD, Hard Drive, or through digital download. The combined 615 Music & Metro Music libraries are 615 “Gold” and â€œPlatinumâ€? Collections; 615 Song Library; AMP; Kingsize NYC; Metro Music; Music Shop; Music Gallery; Promo Accelerator; Cosmind Production Music; Plan 8 Music; Interpulse; Scoring Stage Film & TV; and ZEN.
Internationally, 615 Music also enjoys a worldwide presence. The companyâ€™s various libraries are currently being distributed to over 60 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 Musicâ€™s numerous awards is a National Emmy for the memorable theme the company created for A&Eâ€™s acclaimed â€œBiographyâ€? series.
For the past two years in a row, 615 Music was also Emmy Award nominated for â€œBest Original Songâ€? for two songs the company wrote and produced for NBCâ€™s â€œTODAYâ€? showâ€”those songs were entitled â€œLive for Todayâ€? and â€œItâ€™s a New Day, Today.â€?
615 Music is located at 1030 16th Ave South, Nashville, TN, 37212.
The companyâ€™s phone number is 615/244-6515 and its new website can be accessed via www.615music.com