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 [...]

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White Listing: How To Eliminate Ads On Your YouTube Content

Like mosquitoes buzzing around your ears on a humid Summer evening, ads on YouTube can be annoying.  Either they show up before the video starts or they pop up right when your audience is about to get to the good part!  If the ads are really long, some people might give up and move onto [...]

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The Story Of Our Lives: New Releases – 5/31/13

How many times have you heard a song and thought, “This song is a page out of my diary.”  It’s as if the songwriter sneaked into your brain while you were sleeping and borrowed a few storylines for lyrical fodder.  Great songs often act as a mirror to our personal stories and have the same [...]

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Get Me To The NAB! New Releases And Happenings – 4/2/13

Spring is a fresh and fragrant time of year when our clocks spring forward an hour, flowers are in full bloom and we pack our bags for Vegas, Baby.  Yes, The NAB Convention (National Association of Broadcasters) is upon us and we’re gearing up!     Per usual, our booth (# SL9027) offers many reasons [...]

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Reelect Doug Wood For ASCAP Board Of Directors: Preserving Composers’ Rights

Composer and producer Doug Wood has been a champion in preserving the integrity and the value of music throughout his career. His service on the ASCAP Board Of Directors for the past 14 years has been a fruitful mission in utilizing technology to improve payments to members and ensure fairness in policies.     Doug [...]

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Music And Movies = The Fonz And His Leather Jacket: 5 Alarm Music In The 85th Annual Academy Awards

When you live in Los Angeles, you always know The Oscars are upon us when Hollywood Boulevard loses a lane at a time until it is ultimately closed off.  Isn’t it ironic in a town that logistically requires every resident to own a car will also close off roadways as often as Taylor Swift writes [...]

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Grammy Countdown!

The Grammys are right around the corner folks.  This Sunday, February 10th , live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.  Did you know that the original category count for nominees in the 50’s was only 22?  Now it’s 78.   This year’s event has a huge line-up of performers and presenters, including  the lady-of-the-moment, [...]

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New Year, New Music: The Newest Fab 4 CDs From 5 Alarm Music

New Year’s resolutions made in January tend to fade quickly into the February sunset.  Before you pay that second monthly bill to the gym, those new gym clothes tend to be hidden deep into your closet.  Oh well, it was a nice idea at the time.   But unlike most resolutions that quickly fade, 5 [...]

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