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Black Toast Music Scores High Profile Music Placements in Feature Films “American Reunion” & “The Oranges,” and TV Shows “Smash,” “New Girl,” “Parks & Recreation,” “Royal Pains,” “True Blood,” “Raising Hope,” “Modern Family,” “Dexter” & “Happy Endings”

Chatsworth, CA, April 2, 2011—Prominent independent music publisher and production music library Black Toast Music and its CEO/owner/founder Bob Mair have announced the company’s latest music placements within a number of high profile feature film and TV projects.

Black Toast has placed a piece of Pop/Hip Hop music, entitled “I Can Be The One,” within the upcoming Universal Studios’ feature film comedy “American Reunion.” The film premieres nationally on April 6th. Written by Atlanta based writer/producer Renald Francoeur, “I Can Be The One” is a sexy/sultry Pop/Hip Hop song that the supervisors and producers of the film quickly recognized as a perfect fit for their scene.

Additionally, Black Toast has also placed a Pop Jazz song, “Sunny Day Blues,” featuring LA based singer/songwriter Jill Freeman, in the upcoming 2012 release of the film “The Oranges,” a comedy/drama/romance staring Hugh Laurie and Leighton Meester.

Black Toast also continues its success in placing music tracks within a number of popular network and cable TV series. Some of these latest placements include:

“True Blood”: “You’re So Mean,” featuring Black Toast Records’ “Blues” artist Biff Scarborough

“Raising Hope”: Black Toast Music has created several “custom” songs for the show, including a ‘50s Western “Valentine’s” song, and a variety of Mariachi, as well as other styles which have also been created for the show on an as-needed basis.

“Modern Family”: Black Toast’s Hip Hop songs “Booty Shakin’” (featuring Black Toast Records artist G-$tack) and “Let’s Ride” (featuring Black Toast Records artist St. John) were both featured.

“Dexter”: Latin Reggaeton/Hip Hop songs “Callate” and “Do You Want It” featuring Black Toast Records artist Cash El Principe), “Gobierno,” featuring Costa Rican based Latin artist Paco, Euro/Electro/Dance song “All Night Long,” featuring British artist Geoff Pinckney, and many other songs by Fernando Lechuga and Francisco “Chico” Guerrero have been featured.

“Happy Endings”: Mariachi song “El Jarabe Tapatio” (“The Mexican Hat Dance”) (arranged by Ed Smith)

“Smash”: Jazz songs “Paolo’s Song” (Eric Von Essen), “Poor Me” and “Tip Toe” (Tommy Reeves), Euro/Electro/Dance songs “Always Be Together” and “Do It Again,” featuring British artist Geoff Pinckney, “Skin Flick,” and “What You Lookin’ At” (both featuring Black Toast Records artist G-$tack), and “Amnesia” (Brian “Hacksaw” Williams), as well as many other Black Toast Music tracks have been used so far this season.

Other placements include:

“New Girl”: “Gonna Fly Tonight” (featuring Black Toast Records artist St. John)

“Parks & Recreation”: “Clair de Lune” (arranged by Mark Gasbarro)

“Royal Pains”: Hybrid Orchestral Rock song “Come Get Some” (Chris Hodges)

In addition, Black Toast has also announced that the company has provided the theme song featured within the new Style TV Network series “Our Big Fat Weight Loss Story.” That series presents a variety of unfit families who work together to transform themselves into healthy, happy individuals. The Style Network is a unit of E! Entertainment Television.


Founded in l990 by noted musician/composer/producer Bob Mair, Black Toast Music is a leading independent music publisher/production music library and record label based in Chatsworth, CA. Since its launch, the company has placed music in many hundreds of television series, including such hits as “True Blood,” “Dexter,” “Treme” and “The Wire.”

Black Toast also supplies music to TV specials and TV movies; dozens of high profile motion pictures, including “American Reunion,” “The Oranges,” “Arthur,” “When In Rome,” “I Love You, Phillip Morris,” “Dead Silence,” “Jiminy Glick,” and others; videogames such as “Dance Dance Revolution” for Konami; Internet and National advertising campaigns such as Domino’s Pizza, and numerous, multi-media presentations. Black Toast Music contributed the main title theme (composed by Bob Mair and David Feldstein) for the hit Nickelodeon animated TV series “Glenn Martin, DDS” (created by Michael Eisner’s company Tornante). The series airs on Nick @ Nite.

“Black Toast Records” was launched as a new label within the company during Fall 2011. The formation of the label was in response to the overwhelming demand from fans that have heard Black Toast music in various films and TV shows. The label allows those fans the means by which to find, listen, and buy the latest releases from dozens of the great indie artists and singer/songwriters whose music Black Toast has placed in hit TV series and movies.

Among the artists whose music is represented by the Black Toast Records Label are Hermanos De Alma, Arias Troubadours, St. John, Sonny Ellis, Paul Otten, G-Stack and Kelly Pardekooper. Black Toast has previously placed music from these indie artists within “True Blood,” “Treme,” “Supernatural,” “Modern Family,” “Weeds,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “30 Rock,” “CSI Miami,” and countless other entertainment properties. For the first time, these tunes are now for sale via Black Toast Records.

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