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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What Do Music Supervisors Wish You Knew?

That’s a great question.  Whether you are a composer or work “in the industry,” getting music in TV and Film productions is as sought after as the beach on a sweltering Summer day.  It stands to reason that understanding what music supervisors are looking for is the key to the kingdom.     Our very […]

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Doug Bossi: Multiple Award Winner At 2011 BMI Awards

Hats off to our 5 Alarm compadre Doug Bossi for winning not one, but two BMI Awards!     His compositions featured in ABC’s philanthropic show Secret Millionaire and The Discovery Channel’s aviator family documentary series Flying Wild Alaska received BMI’s highest honor last week.  Doug was one of only 14 other artists that got […]

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My Favorite 5: Mary Lorraine Stewart

You can always count on Mary Lorraine Stewart, fondly known as ML around these parts, for the following: 1)  A vast knowledge of Pop Culture past and present 2)  A fond penchant for throwing and attending themed parties 3)  Laugh out loud one liners 4)  An ability to rise to the occasion at any costume […]

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KCRW’s Summer Concert Series Gives Pasadena A Dose Of Cool

KCRW + Free Show + Great Bands + Old Town Pasadena = AWESOME! Last Saturday kicked off KCRW’s Summer Nights concert series in our beloved Old Town Pasadena with a scorching performance from Hot Hot Heat (who didn’t sing along to the gargled vocals of their hit Bandages back in 03′?).  This Saturday’s performance will […]

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My Favorite 5: Maddie Madsen

Way back in 2002, 5 Alarm Music was just a wee lad born from the minds of Cassie Lord and Maddie Madsen.  Maddie is a rare breed – a shredding musician/songwriter who is responsible enough to hold a job……and even start a company!!  That’s about as common as a living breathing Dodo bird. Maddie’s taste […]

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My Favorite 5: TerriLynn Rosa

We here at 5 Alarm Music love our music.  We were the ones donning band tee shirts in high school and have the record/tape/CD collection that could fill an entire garage.  My Favorite 5 is a brand new weekly blog that outlines some of our favorite songs in the 5 Alarm Music catalog and why […]

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