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615 Music Signs Music Deal with BELO Corp. TV Stations

2007-02-22 20:17:15

Nashville, TN, February 23, 2007 -- 615 Music has created a new News Music Package for Dallas-based Belo Corp. television stations, in addition to its existing news theme packages and production library music packages. 615 Music President and CEO Randy Wachtler made the announcement today. 615 Music is one of America‘s preeminent Production Music companies and providers of original/custom, library and production music for television networks and programs, feature films, radio, commercials, on-air promos, interactive applications and multi-media clients.

For this latest News Music Package, 615 Music created a fresh, contemporary, hi-energy package called "Propulsion." Wachtler said, “WFAA creative director Jim Glass gave us direction for the ‘Propulsion‘ package. He wanted the sound to be different -- more contemporary. We created a driving rhythm and guitar based sound that really makes these tunes stand out.”

“Belo is delighted to be able to develop a comprehensive group-wide agreement with Randy Wachtler and 615 Music,” said David Lougee, Belo‘s executive vice president/Media Operations. “615 has a proven track record for creating a wide variety of successful contemporary themes for news and other local programming.”

Wachtler also said that, as part of the agreement, 615 Music will supply other news packages, as well as the 615 Music library, to some of the individual stations which are part of Belo. The Belo stations using 615 Music news and library music include:

WFAA-TV Dallas/Fort Worth
KHOU-TV Houston
KING-TV Seattle/Tacoma
WVEC-TV Hampton/Norfolk
WWL-TV New Orleans
WCNC-TV Charlotte
KENS-TV San Antonio
KTVK-TV Phoenix
KGW-TV Portland


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.

615‘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 Today Show,” “Live with Regis and Kelly,” “Frasier,” ABC Sports College Football, and PBS‘s “Nova.”

Among 615 Music‘s numerous awards is a National Emmy for the memorable theme the company created for A&E‘s acclaimed “Biography” series.

615 Music is located at 1030 16th Ave South, Nashville, TN, 37212.
The company‘s phone number is 615/244-6515 and its new website can be accessed via www.615music.com