Exciting New Developments for 2016!

It’s been a very busy six months at 5 Alarm Music! We were acquired by ole, the world’s fastest growing independent rights management company, moved offices from Pasadena to Burbank, and added a fantastic new team member.

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So who is ole? ole is one of the world’s foremost rights management companies with investments of over $500M in music intellectual property (IP). Founded in 2004, with operations in Toronto, Nashville, New York, Los Angeles and London, ole is engaged in IP acquisitions, creative development, and worldwide rights management. The ole catalog includes over 50,000 songs and 60,000 hours of TV and film music across all genres. Copyrights under ole’s control include songs recorded by artists such as the Backstreet Boys, Beyoncé, Blake Shelton, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, Michael Jackson, One Direction, Rihanna, Rush, Taylor Swift, and Timbaland.

ole controls substantial A/V music and secondary rights including catalogs from Sony Pictures Entertainment, MGM, Miramax, Nelvana, and Nu Image/Millennium, as well as an extensive production music library of over 750,000 tracks including Jingle Punks, 5 Alarm Music, MusicBox, Nelvana Production Music, Auracle, and Cue.

We’re all very excited to be a part of the ole family and the transition means we are also repping quite a few awesome new libraries, and handling all the new clients and relationships that come along with all of these quality catalogs.

Beta Rhythm Farm – Rhythmic Invention, Sound and Motion beyond the ordinary. Raw to refined.

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Boom Music – Boom Music is a diverse, contemporary catalog of highly useful, media-friendly styles from harmonic blues to the latest electro styles. All of BOOM’s music is passionately played, full of energy and recorded superbly.

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Camaleon – Popular Latin Artists drive this collection of reggaeton, hip hop, merengue and dance.

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Clockwork Orange Music – Characterized by compositions that are ideally suited for television programs, documentaries, commercials and other audiovisual productions. Beautiful, melodious music beds composed by composers who have earned their spurs.

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CUE – A collection of dramatic underscore and various popular genres.

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EPIC – By Survivor, Fear Factor, Pirate Master composer Russ Landau. Powerful orchestral music for winners, heroes, the terse, the nominated, the eliminated, cliffhangers, judgement day, tragedy and adventure.

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Full Clip Music – Frankensteined hybrids spanning every genre of rock, hip hop, orchestral and electronic music that will instantly grab hold of your ears with their mismatched hands.

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Gourd Music – With various ensembles of guitar, cello, flute, oboe, harp, fiddle, hammered and mountain dulcimer, banjo, mandolin and more. Gourd Music creates texture and tone color. Part folk, part classical – and uniquely Gourd’s.

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Hens Teeth Music – An underground library from Down Under, featuring uplifting slices of indie electro pop.

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ICON – A new breed of trailer music combining the emotional sound of a live orchestra with modern recording and mixing techniques and contemporary instrumentation.

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L’il G’rilla Music – Kicking it old school with great contemporary live recordings of old soul style tracks with awesome horns.

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Music for Sport – Tailored for media by some of today’s top UK composers. Whether you are sports based or not, you will find this modern music library extremely useful.

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Nelvana – Nelvana Production Music offers you access to the orchestral drama, swinging jazz bands and hard to find niche music from calliope to spaghetti western.

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Private Reserve – A collection representing a cross section of genres, styles and moods.

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Scorebuzz Music Library – Scorebuzz Music is an original collection of film scores and contemporary tracks. We cover a wide range of musical styles and genres to fit any and all media needs.

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Spider Cues – Epic cinematic energy and high impact music for soundtracks, television and film.

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The Pitch – A collection of songs perfect for your next corporate production or infomercial.

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Tread Music Library – A distinctive catalog of genre-hopping rock and electronic hybrids from composer Troy Stoilkovski

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Vibey Library – Real Ska/Reggae and eclectic Sixties Pop Punk from real bands recorded the old school way for new school production needs.

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Vibey Underscores – A new music library dedicated to Beds, Drones, Atmospheres and Underscores. Grouped in Musical Genres and Moods. If you’re looking for that subtle little rhythmic conga touch, thumbing underscore or atmospheric mood…we have it.

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4 Elements Music – Built for today’s discerning and fast moving music users, the 4 Elements Music Library is packed with carefully selected, creative music to take projects to new heights.

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Blue Dot – The coolest new broadcast/netcast music on the planet. Designed exclusively for ultra fast commercial production, targeted to match your audience.

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Brand X Music  – Widely regarded as the premiere music library for motion picture and advertising.

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BURN – Loaded with energy. Rock, hip hop and dance tracks from the hottest producers packaged into broadcast-ready edits for grabbing attention and never letting go.

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Crush – A blistering new collection of high energy production music for sports and action. A rock-based explosion of pure adrenaline, Crush is perfect for sports highlights, hard-driving car commercials or any other situation that calls for maximum impact.

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Deep East Music – Based in Soho, London and set up by Ciaran McNeaney and Alex Marchant.

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Flashpoint – Global security or local trouble? FlashPoint is the soundtrack of real life drama.

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Indie Production Music – Using first-rate production with hints of retro, the Indie Production Music Library captures the elusive but unmistakable sound of independent film soundtracks.

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L.A. Edition – L.A. Edition is the editor’s choice for contemporary film and television production.

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Mediatracks – Established 15 years ago, Mediatracks Music Library is a UK independent music library, delivering the best in British contemporary themes and commercials.

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Music Outside the Box – The world’s most perception shattering, ear bending, paradigm shifting music tracks.

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Omni – An 8200-plus-track music resource packed with the highest quality music tracks in the styles most needed for any contemporary media production.

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Posthaste – PHM is a full service catalog for motion picture advertising that creates original music and scores for trailers, commercials, television and film.

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Sonic Quiver – Sonic Quiver is an electrified and vibrant mix of moods and styles. This collection has been designed with aesthetics in mind and offers music that is original and useful.

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Spice Vocal Libray – A collection of fresh and powerful songs from some of the best songwriters.

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As you can see, we’ve got a wide and varied range of fantastic new music to offer our clients, and lots of new clients to show our libraries off to. It’s definitely an exciting time for us!

Our new offices in Burbank are an amazing, fresh new space adjacent to Warner Brothers and many other Burbank landmarks. After 15 wonderful years in Old Town Pasadena, it was hard to part with our funky old digs, but we’re loving the new view from the 8th floor!

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All of us here at 5 Alarm is also very excited to welcome Lindsay Stella to our team as Account Executive. Originally from Simi Valley, CA, Lindsay has a background in music clearance and music supervision, having previously worked at EMG Inc and Full Pursuit. She also spent many years as a touring musician with well-regarded indie bands. She collects instruments (Lindsay plays piano, violin, bass and guitar!), loves to play softball and has hilarious stories behind some of her tattoos. Welcome, Lindsay!

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And that’s just a little sampling of what’s been going on in these parts for 2016. Lots of new exciting developments to write about in the weeks to come!

PMC, Big Dawg and Placements, Oh My!

Ah, it’s fall in Southern California – that means only a few more weeks of temperatures in the 90s! We hope everyone is enjoying bidding summer farewell as much as we are. TV season bustles on and we’ve got some exciting new developments to share!

The 5 Alarm Music team recently had the opportunity to attend the PMA’s Production Music Conference, held at the Director’s Guild of America, Los Angeles. This was a fascinating, fun and informative event with a full schedule of panels – all moderators and panelists were pulled from the ranks of the industry’s top composers, music supervisors, and production music professionals.

We learned a lot about how the industry is changing, especially with alternative income streams such as AdRev, and the rise of streaming channels such as Netflix, Amazon and Hulu producing Emmy-worthy original content. The highlight of the conference was the 1st Annual Mark Awards, named in honor of the late Andy Mark, who was a library owner and founding member of the PMA. Two of the fantastic libraries we represent were nominated – 9 Lives Music for Best Ambient Track and Montmorency Records for Best Electronic Track. Happily, both tracks won the coveted Mark Awards trophy! 5 Alarm was nominated in two categories for Best Usage of Production Music as Theme Song in a TV program and Best Use of Production Music as Underscore in a TV program. While we didn’t take home trophies that night, it was a fantastic event and we look forward to many more gatherings of our friends in the industry.

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The view from our seats at the Mark Awards!

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5 Alarm team, (only missing two important members!)

Another exciting development has been the addition of a new urban library – Big Dawg Music. “Finally, something to clean out your eardrums! Big Dawg raises the bar for our standard in quality with a fresh new collection of modern songs and instrumentals. Big Dawg’s composers have worked with some of the most legendary artists in the industry such as RZA (Wu Tang Clan), KRS-One, Bone Thugs and Harmony, Busta Rhymes and G-Unit. Our collection of urban and pop songs will help any project stand out.”

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Big Dawg is starting its run with 4 amazing albums – Urban Mixtape, Chart Toppers Volume 1, Old School Urban and Symphonic Hip Hop.

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Bringing back the mixtape, Big Dawg’s collection of modern hip-hop and upbeat anthems takes you from the boroughs of New York to the hottest clubs in LA. 

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Fresh and cutting-edge, ‘Chart Toppers Vol. 1’ is a collection of distinctive songs and instrumentals that stand toe to toe with today’s platinum hits.

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Bringing you back to the streets of New York, ‘Old School Urban’ produces an authentic and reminiscent vibe to the signature boom bap sound and classic era.

 

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Taking a fresh and edgy approach, Big Dawg’s ‘Symphonic Hip Hop’ collides southern trap with orchestral elements. Fitting for everything from sports highlights to blockbuster action flicks, this album has what you need to keep the energy going.

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Last but not least, we’re riding high on some incredible placements so far in 2015. On television, you can hear us in a diverse range of programs from Hand of God to Mistresses to The Astronaut Wives Club. You’ve heard us in trailers for Batkid, Hitman: Agent 47 and Kung Fu Panda 3. National advertising campaigns include Coca-Cola, AT&T, Dow Chemical and Centrum Gummies as well as internet spots for McDonald’s and Enterprise.

Now that the seasons are changing and you’re putting on your boots and scarves, try on some new selections from any of our 72 high-quality music libraries and hear all the amazing music we have to offer. We’re always here to help and tailor the perfect search to your project at lightning speed.

Celebrating Milestones As We Approach TV Season

Weekends at the beach, exotic vacations and warm breezy nights – we’re certainly enjoying the dog days of summer here in beautiful Pasadena! As we sign new libraries and gear up for the 2015 TV season, our staff has been celebrating some fantastic milestones.

Our dear Danielle Malmlund, Marketing Director and Operations Manager, was recently on vacation in Tulum, Mexico – on the beach, under the stars and enjoying an adult beverage (or two.) To her surprise, her boyfriend of nine years had planned the moment perfectly and got down on one knee to propose! We’re so excited for Danielle and Jason, as they plan their wedding for June 2016. She’ll be a truly stunning bride!

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In other exciting news, our much beloved Evelyn Wong is changing roles here at 5 Alarm. For nine years, she has served as Licensing and Royalty Manager – she’ll now be Director of Licensing and Royalties, and is adding Music Director to her title! Evelyn is an incredibly talented violinist, composer and musician, performing as soloist with the North Carolina Winston-Salem Symphony at the tender age of 10. She toured the US and Asia with the acclaimed North American Elite Youth Orchestra, and is an alumna of the Meadowmount School of Music. Evelyn studied violin with Elaine Richey of the North Carolina School of the Arts, and Margaret Pardee of the Juilliard School of Music. She was also the concertmistress of the St. Paul’s School Chamber Orchestra, and winner of the St. Paul’s School Kaiser Competition in Music Composition. Evelyn attended Duke University, where she was the recipient of the 2000-2001 Mary Duke Biddle Music Composition Scholarship. She also has extensive experience in Music Licensing (Goal! The Dream Begins) and as a Music Supervisor, on such feature films as Some Girl(s) and the upcoming Mattresside. Other little known facts about Evelyn include that she has perfect pitch (an excellent party trick!) and a one-eyed rescue dog named Diego. Her knowledge of music is vast and varied, and along with a great sense of humor, she brings true professionalism and a deep understanding of clients’ needs to the table. She is the perfect person to join me as a Music Director and we all offer our congratulations!

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Evelyn’s Picks

We’re also incredibly happy and proud to have the talented Natalie Gilbert joining our team, as Music Licensing and Royalties Administrator. Natalie has a great deal of experience in the world of licensing, royalties and entertainment law. We love adding creative people to our team who have extensive backgrounds in the music industry, and Natalie certainly fits the bill. She’s a singer, songwriter, composer and producer, with fifteen years in broadcast radio as a host and voiceover talent, nine solo albums, and four singles! She loves vintage architecture, classic cars and is great at kickball. So should we ever form a 5 Alarm team to play in the minor leagues, we’re covered. Welcome, Natalie!

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Let’s talk about new music and our fantastic new additions. Imagem Production Music UK have teamed up with London’s pioneering record label WotNot Music to bring you a contemporary catalogue of cutting-edge electronic music. The WotNot Music Library showcases producers fresh from the club scene, playing sell-out nights at well-known UK clubs as well as festivals such as Dimensions and Shambhala, to name but a few. With records out on a range of underground labels, their unique take on production music provides a refreshing spectrum of current sounds and innovative ideas, ripe for the picking. You can check out the 5 brand new releases from WotNot live on our search engine.

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Additionally, we’ll be adding new libraries to our catalog in the fall – stay tuned for Big Dawg, Hibou Music and Tonic!

Here’s wishing you all a beautiful rest of the summer, and we’ll be checking back in as the seasons turn with more exciting updates. Don’t forget, we’re your Music Concierge, always here to help!

A Night Out With Made Up Music

Music comes from a vast and mysterious place with the biggest catalyst being inspiration.  In an age of TV ratings behemoths like The Voice or American Idol which focus on the singer alone, it’s rare to see people on a stage working together and making a sound that can only come from a collaborative creative energy.  On 5/13/15, the violin-driven rock sounds of The Waterboys tore the house down at The Fonda Theater in Hollywood with Made Up Music‘s very own Ralph Salmins manning the drums.

The Waterboys at The FondaThey played their hits that include Fisherman’s Blues and The Whole Of The Moon to a crowded house full of loyal fans who sang along to every lyric sang by powerhouse frontman Mike Scott.  The energy was infectious as the seasoned band (which also included bassist David Hood of The Swampers/Muscle Shoals fame) didn’t take any note for granted.

5 Alarm Music’s very own Danielle Malmlund and Sarah Scarlata were there to soak it all in with wide eyes.  Who said rock n’ roll is dead?

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This same creative spirit can be found in Made Up Music’s diverse and comprehensive catalog, here are some highlights:

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MUM168_04 Too Good To Be True

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Support Songwriters

A lot of interesting decisions have recently been made in regards to songwriter royalty payouts. Please see the below articles for information on what’s been going on.

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Google, Amazon and Pandora Join Forces To Fight Music Industry Over Royalty Rates

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Pandora and the like, are determined to stand in the way of meaningful music licensing reform so that they may continue to shortchange songwriters. This is a wake up call for creators to stand together, get involved and fight for their right to be paid a fair market rate for the use of their works.

The End of an Era Indeed

The Music of Mad Men

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It’s the end of an era, indeed! The past 8 years have been a dramatic roller coaster ride through the lives of Dick Whitman (AKA Don Draper) and his ad agency cohorts in AMC’s hit series Mad Men. We will miss all of Roger’s witty one-liners, Peggy’s ladder climbing successes, Don’s inspirational boardroom pitches and the endless shots of whiskey with all of the regrettable decisions that tend to follow! Here is a playlist of 5 Alarm Music tracks that helped paint the musical landscape of the 60s and early 70s in the series:

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Blooming In The Desert: NAB 2015

Spring is a season of rebirth and vibrant colors blooming in panoramic Technicolor. The cold and stormy weather gives way to a brighter and lighter feeling in the air. It’s only fitting that the biggest music library gathering of the year, The NAB Show (National Association of Broadcasters), happens every April when Spring is in full swing!

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This year’s gala was one for the record books! We were graced with a strong turnout to our party at the Picasso terrace at the Bellagio Hotel which supplied an elegant environment to the festivities. How about that fountain show?

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We also kept Vegas classy by hosting limo rides through the Las Vegas strip for all of our guests, sub-publishers, clients and friends. You may have struck out at the casino, but you’re always a winner when riding in a limo!

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Amidst all of the fun, some giant leaps forward were made in protecting the rights of music publishers. David Israelite, President and CEO of the NMPA (National Music Publishers’ Association), was the esteemed guest speaker at the annual PMA (Production Music Association) meeting and discussed protecting the rights of music publishers in the digital streaming age. With music streaming services becoming the main source of public music consumption, it is becoming more important to ensure that writers and publishers still get paid fairly for their creative efforts. Fair pay will enable writers and publishers to continue to release all of those beautiful sounds that make the World a better place to live. We’re supportive of the fight and are grateful to see progress pointing in the right direction!

Thank you to all who joined us for this year’s NAB celebration, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Made Up Music: Nothing Beats The Real Thing!

Since the dawn of mankind, people have gathered and made music.  It binds cultures and enriches everyday life.  The music from an era can say more about the times than chapters in a history book.

There has been no place and time more influential on modern music than Great Britain in the 1960’s.  If it weren’t for the British Invasion bands from the early to mid 60s, our musical landscape would be vastly different today.  Not to mention a lot less rockin’!

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With all of that being said, meet Made Up Music!  This British catalog embodies the long musical history of its founders – Ray Russell (David Bowie, Tina Turner, John Barry), Ralph Salmins (Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, Madonna) and Rik Walton (Queen, Eric Clapton, Pete Townsend).  Usually when someone says “I can play anything,” it’s a little suspect.  In this case, they really can play everything and have contributed to some of the most famous songs in rock n’ roll’s long and illustrious history.  Their dedication to preserving studio techniques while utilizing the tools of the trade that captured sounds of the most classic recordings of all-time shine through on their productions.  The proof is in the pudding with their placements in Mad Men, Trophy Wife, Revenge, Vegas, Hell on Wheels, The Lying Game, Magic City and The Secret Circle.

When you sit down and chat with the jolly chaps from Made Up Music, you hear “the real deal” stories from guys who were there.  Here’s one of my favorites: Ray Russell was on tour as Cat Steven’s guitarist in the late 60s.  Late one night, he was awoken to a man looking into his hotel window by the fire escape.  Once his eyes adjusted to the dark of the room, he notices that the tall lanky creeper waving at him was none other than Jimi Hendrix!  Turns out Jimi locked himself out of his room and was already an acquaintance of Ray’s, so they proceeded to talk the night away over a cup of tea.  That, my friends, is the definition of “being there!”

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Ray Russell doing what he does best in the 1960s

Their latest release, MUM178 The British Invasion, harkens back to their not-so-humble-beginnings in the music industry and features the finest players that were actually a part of the British Invasion.

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Here’s a rundown of some of the artists featured:

Clem Cattini has appeared on 43 number one hit singles.  Forty-Three – writing it out might give that number real weight!  He was a member of British Invasion darlings The Tornados (Telstar!) and performed on some classic tunes and albums we all know and love: You Really Got Me by The Kinks, Hurdy Gurdy Man by Donovan, Lou Reed by Lou Reed, With A Little Help From My Friends by Joe Cocker, Rock And Roll Highway by Jimmy Page and To Whom It May Concern by The Bee Gees among many others.  Here’s a piece of Rock n’ Roll trivia: Clem Cattini was Jimmy Page’s first choice to play drums in Led Zeppelin, but he was too busy at the time to join the band.

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Legendary drummer Clem Cattini with The Tornados

Brett Bennett was a member of The Shadows and has built a solid reputation as an arranger, conductor, producer and composer for TV and film music since the mid-1970s.  Some of his composition credits have been for TV favorites like Dallas, Knotts Landing, Pulaski, The Royal Wedding and Dennis Hopper’s film The American Way.  He has collected many awards for his music including three Ivor Novello awards, a Gold Badge Award from the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters Society and an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) for his services to music which was awarded from The Queen at Buckingham Palace in 2004.

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Brian Bennett hard at work composing original score

Dave Richmond was a founding member of Manfred Mann in the 1960s.  He continued to be a staple session player after leaving the group in 1963 with credits that include Elton John, Dusty Springfield, Cliff Richard, Serge Gainsbourg and Olivia Newton-John.

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Dave Richmond with Manfred Mann in 1963

Mo Foster is a well-known session player who has played with a long list of legends like Phil Collins, Jeff Beck, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Cher, Eric Clapton, Sting and Meatloaf among many others.  He started his career with the jazz-fusion group Affinity in the late 60s and has had a long and illustrious career.  Some of his stories and anecdotes have been collected in his books Seventeen Watts? and British Rock Guitar.

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Mo Foster (far left) with Affinity.
Mo Foster (far left) with Affinity.

Graham Preskett is a multi-instrumentalist who has worked with a who’s who of pop/rock stars: Cher, Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Jon Bon Jovi, Deep Purple, John Williams and Hans Zimmer.  Some of his film credits include Muppet Treasure Island, Tomorrow Never Dies and The Da Vinci Code.

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Graham Preskett rocking an old school Hohner ad

There are many sides to MUM beyond the British Invasion.  Made Up Music continues the tradition of making music with passion and skill while continuing to push the boundaries with each CD.  Here are some more tracks from this iconic catalog:

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The players today: Ralph Salmins (far left), Ray Russell (2nd on the left), Clem Cattini (seated front), Graham Preskett (middle back), Dave Richmond (2nd on the right) and Rik Walton (far right).

MUM174_01 It’s Showtime

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MUM113_03 The Connection

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MUM172_15 Tracking The Victim

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MUM167_06 A Traveling Man

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MUM_171_03 And How She Moves

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MUM168_03 You And Me

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MUM114_01 Don’t Stray

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MUM121_04 Metropolis

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MUM124_02 Devil’s Curve

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MUM143_11 Lacrymosa

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MUM144_01 Roof Top Chase

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MUM141_01 The Small Hours

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MUM153_01 Bhangra Daybreak

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For these and many more great tracks, visit our search engine HERE!

 

NAB 2014: What Happens In Vegas, Goes On Our Blog!

Our yearly pilgrimage to the NAB Show was yet another success!  We love seeing our long-time friends as well as making new ones.  As they say in Vegas: What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.  That’s no fun!  For those of you who were not able to make it, here’s what we were up to:

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                There were a lot of new and exciting developments in 5 Alarm-Land to unveil.  Like our ear-addicting new libraries!

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                Counter Music brings you the best in mainstream and underground EDM, Electronica, Dubstep, House, Trap, Electro, dance and club anthems!  With vocal songs and highly innovative instrumentals written by some of the top DJs in the UK, this library has street cred galore to go along with their infectious beats.

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Check out Counter Music artist Adam Brown’s (aka MC AD-APT) live performance for Wilkinson on BBC Radio 1 on 4/9/14 HERE.

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Scott Lawrence (pictured on right) from Counter Music with the 5 Alarm team

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                Lesterbeat Records ain’t your Grandpa’s Jazz!  Each track is bursting at the seams with personality and tongue-in-cheek sense of humor.  Lesterbeat Records may not have invented Jazz, but they sure did make it more fun!

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                Library Of The Human Soul taps into human emotions with elegance and grace.  These lush orchestral pieces are perfect for painting any emotion onto the screen.  Each volume focuses on one mood with alternate ambient mixes for each track.  Their first release, Happiness, explores the many faces of the emotion.

LHS001_34 Rejuvenation Cinematic

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LHS001_25 Discovery Cinematic

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                SonicTremor electrifies your trailer with power and dynamic force!  Any track can go “boom,” but it takes a special kind of track to tell an epic tale.  This library also offers many sound design elements that are perfect for adding essential ramps, hits and risers to your trailer.  Buckle up and get ready to take a ride!

STRM001_001 Caverns

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STRM002_036 Beyond Repair

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                Opensound Vintage takes you back to the good ol’ days by bringing you the best archival recordings from bygone eras.  With full orchestral recordings from the golden days of advertising in the 1950’s to the swooning grooving 1960’s to 1970’s soap string ballads and all the way up to pulsing 1980’s pop, this library captures the mood and styles of each time period.  Those were the days!

OVCD001_02 Stars Holiday

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OVCD002_05 Surfology

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                We’re not done yet!  There are two great new additions to the 5 Alarm Music catalog that are coming soon: Superstore and Song Junkies.  Stay tuned!

  It was great to see everyone in Las Vegas as always, we are already looking forward to seeing you again next year!

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Auld Lang Syne With 2014 In Mind

2013 was a banner year for 5 Alarm Music, but as Bachman-Turner Overdrive once sang “you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!”  Before unveiling what’s to come, let’s revel in our glory a bit.  It was an honor and privilege to add musical collaboration on Justin Timberlake’s Only When I Walk Away off his newest album The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2.  I wish we could take credit for his sweet dance moves, but alas…..the musical nod will definitely suffice!

 

Ron Burgundy likes our Sax.

We’re also big with Lemurs.

Even The Biebs approves!

Now that all of the New Years’ confetti is swept up and the Christmas decorations are put away for another 11 months,  we’re ready to rock the house even harder in 2014!  Here’s a sign of what’s to come:

We are happy to unveil 166 instrumental CDs from Global Graffiti!  This treasure trove of sound features everything from traditional Mariachi to classic Jazz to Hip Hop to hard rock and more.  Check ’em out!

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GGM001_03 Jesusita En Chihuahua

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GGM054_06 Rainy Day Calypso

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GGM054_08 I Miss You

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GGM055_10 Bug In My Soup

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GGM114_03 Hi-Watt Scrunge

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GGM152_04 Cuz We Can

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Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?!  Even if you failed PE in high school, you can at least appreciate good tunes right?  Click on the football (that oblong brown shape with white stitching for all of you non-sports people!) to hear tracks perfect for the Superbowl or for your all-around listening enjoyment:

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The Winter Olympics is the best thing to ever happen to freezing weather!  How many times have you watched speed skating and thought, “I can do that!”  Lucky for us, we can sit in front of the fire and picture ourselves edging out Apolo Ohno for the Gold Medal while eating potato chips.  Click on the snowboarding dude to hear the perfect tracks for Olympic moments:

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We are also fast approaching our favorite Hallmark holiday, Valentine’s Day!  Will you be mine?  No?  Okay.  Click on the hearts to hear sounds dedicated to those warm and fuzzy (and sometimes awkward) feelings:

Valentine's Day Drop Shadow

What’s the next best thing to traveling the world?  Blasting some authentic world music and using one’s imagination.  You can almost taste the salt water…..oh wait.  That’s a fresh tear of nostalgia that I’m tasting…..*sniff, sniff*!  Here are some World tracks that are fresh off the boat:

PNBT1036_01 Anse Maloya

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ZONE532_01 Fire Down Below Shanty

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NLM067_01 Maracana

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JUST081_01 Ling Dao

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PNBT1037_03 Sirba For Grandpa

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MUM171_02 And How She Moves

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OSCD055_01 Devadasi

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05A109_01 Bailando

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AB230_002 Celebration

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We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and look forward to scoring all of your finest TV and Movie moments in 2014!