Nashville, TN, January 24, 2008 — 615 Music, one of Americaâ€™s preeminent Production Music companies, providers of library and production music (both original and custom) for television networks and programs, feature films, radio, commercials, on-air promos, interactive applications and multi-media clients, is revving up its engines and starting 2008 with a bang, producing hot new promo music for two high profile clients, and by releasing 28 new library CD titles. 615 Music President and CEO Randy Wachtler made the announcement.
About 615 Musicâ€™s newest work:
CLIENT: SPEED CHANNEL
615 Music wrote and produced the fast paced musical anthem â€œBe Thereâ€? for SPEED Channelâ€™s â€œNASCAR on SPEEDâ€? 2008 campaign. Written by G. Barnhill, G. Kesner and R. Wachtler, this new song was designed to aurally illustrate the high energy, excitement and fully immersive NASCAR experience on SPEED. â€œBe Thereâ€? features Chad Harris on lead vocals, with SPEED CHANNELâ€™s Creative Director Dusty Schmidt and Paul Wilson also contributing to this campaign.
Glenn Kesner, whose branding agency Auracana led the campaign for SPEED, said, â€œ615 Music really rocked one out of the raceway with this highly memorable musical theme that connects all the energy and emotion of what â€˜NASCAR ON SPEEDâ€™ is all about. Many race fans will be heading to SPEED in 2008 thanks, in part, to Randy Wachtler and the folks at 615 Music.â€?
CLIENT: KNBC, LOS ANGELES
For the TV station KNBC, Los Angeles, 615 Music contributed the new promotional tune â€œWeâ€™re 4 L.A.â€? Ginger Zumaeta, Vice President, Advertising and Promotion, for KNBC-TV, requested from 615 Music a song that viewers in South California could relate to, while simultaneously delivering a young, alternative and fresh feel. 615 Musicâ€™s â€œWeâ€™re 4 L.A.â€? tune reflects the high energy and fun Southern California lifestyle, giving Randy Newmanâ€™s classic pop tune â€œI Love L.A.â€? a run for its money! The images in the accompanying KNBC video promo of â€œWeâ€™re 4 L.A.â€? depict a cross-section of Californians actively enjoying their city and their lives. â€œWeâ€™re 4 L.A.â€? was written by G. Barnhill, R. Wachtler and G. Zumaeta, with lead vocals by J. Skorik.
ABOUT 615 MUSICâ€™S NEW LIBRARY TITLES:
From the 615 Platinum Series:
SFL-1168 â€“ â€œModern Pop-R&B:â€? Urban influenced pop music that designed to make the listener groove or bring him to his feet.
SFL-1167 â€“ â€œ1950â€™s Popular Styles:â€? Classic, 1950s-styled popular music with that nostalgic sound and spirit that everyone will remember.
SFL-1166 â€“ â€œAlternative Rock Vol. 3 (With and Without Vocals):â€? Contemporary Alt Rock with and without vocals.
SFL-1165â€”â€œI-Team Investigative Vol. 3:â€? News promo music beds for every occasion, from inviting human drama, to investigative, to breaking news.
SFL-1164 â€“ â€œIndie Acoustic:â€? Features acoustic driven, adult alternative music with and without vocals. Songs are from David Cleveland, veteran composer and musician for 615 Music, and performances by other well-known and respected musicians such as Matthew Burgess (percussionist,) Mike Childers (drummer,) and Danny Olannerghty (bassist.)
SFL-1163â€”â€œHip Hop/Rap Vol. 2.:â€? This new release offers authentic hip hop and rap tracks as real as it gets.
SFL-1162â€”â€œYuletide Spirit, Vol 4.:â€? Classic and original holiday and Christmas favorites, both traditional and modern.
From the Scoring Stage Series:
SS-011 â€“ â€œEpic Drama:â€? Orchestral film scores that tip their hat to the award winning epic films of the recent past.
SS-010 â€“ â€œFantasy and Childrenâ€™s Adventure:â€? Fun, adventurous orchestral music that brings to life the magic inside a childâ€™s imagination.
SS-009 â€“ â€œMagic and Mayhem:â€? An impressive variety of â€œlarger than lifeâ€? orchestral cues from mysterious and magical to chaotic mayhem.
SS-008 â€“ â€œLight Drama:â€? Pushing orchestral drama on the lighter side of desperate.
SS-007 â€“ â€œRock Orchestra:â€? Cinematic heavy rock blended with dramatic orchestral elements.
SS-006 — â€œExplosive Percussion:â€? Features an atomically charged and eruptive raging torrent of percussion power.
From the Promo Accelerator Series:
PA-017 â€“ â€œDrums and Percussion:â€? A broad assortment of rhythmic instruments and dynamic beats to get toes tapping.
PA â€“ 016 â€“ â€œAlt Rock #3:â€? Promo Acceleratorâ€™s new Alt Rock title delivers a pulsing, raging alternative rock set with drums, bass and in-your-face power chords.
From the Music Shop Library:
EM-5252 â€“ â€œAfrican Perfumes:â€? An invitation to travel, inducing the listener to wander along a rhythmic path of African atmospheres.
EM-5251â€”â€œHip Hop Philosophy: This title offers a full set of laid back urban beats featuring male and female vocals.
EM-5250 – â€œPiano and Co.:â€? Soothing arrangements of positive and lively instrumental duets featuring the piano.
From the 615 Song Catalog Series:
SEC-022â€”â€œCary Cooper:â€? A fun and whimsical set from award winning songwriter Cary Cooper.
From the Kingsize Series:
KSM-038 â€“ â€œWindfall:â€? A subtle, groovy collection of acoustic guitar landscapes,with a few rough edges left in for that “real feel.”
KSM-037 â€“â€œPolkas and Tangos:â€? Earthy, passionate and sometimes quirky — hoist your beer stein or your Buenos Aires Baby. Who doesn’t love an accordion ???
KSM-036 â€“ â€œMakeover:â€? The perfect â€œunderscoreâ€? for â€œoverhaul.â€? Music to make-over your home, body, spirit, and mind — the soundtrack of beauty, dÃ©cor, fitness, fashion, and attitude adjustment.
KSM-035 â€“ â€œMotion:â€? Juicy, hybrid cues incorporating ethnic, techno, and jazz elements — perfect for underscore requiring a sense of movement.
From the Metro Music Library:
MMP-083 — â€œDrama/Danger 3:â€? Offering an escalating level of tension and violence, from moderate generic drama to high anxiety and action. A mix of current techno pallete and orchestral and sound design elements — perfect for dramatic promos, teasers, trailers, extreme action, and sports.
MMP-084 — â€œToo Funky:â€? So funky it hurts! A mix of extreme R&B, funk, hip hop, and urban dance grooves with all the bells and whistles of TV production. Hooky riffs, stabby horn licks, and bluesy melodic licks generate just the right level of high-energy fun. Grooves that just wonâ€™t quit entertaining!
From the AMP Library:
AMP-030 â€“ â€œLaid Back 5:â€? Tracks which bring peace and harmony to any production. Pure, mellow and soft with a crystal clear sound. Relaxed and meditative backgrounds; warm, yet positive and peaceful.
AMP-029 â€“ â€œPositive Drive 6:â€? Positive minded, suitable for life-style and trendy productions. The music is timeless as well as modern, with styles like R&B, funk, jazz, rock, and slightly techno.
From the ZEN Library:
â€œZEN-011:â€? Delicate & classy piano with jazzy drums & soft bass.
ABOUT 615 MUSIC:
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.
615â€™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 â€œThe Today Show,â€? â€œLive with Regis and Kelly,â€? The Discovery Channel, â€œFrasier,â€? ABC Sports College Football, and PBSâ€™s â€œNova.â€?
In Fall 2007, 615 Music acquired the renowned Metro Music library. As a result, 615 Music now has 10 production libraries and well over 500 CDS worth of music available to its clients. The combined 615 Music & Metro Music libraries are 615 “Gold” and â€œPlatinumâ€? Collections; 615 Song Library; AMP; Kingsize NYC; Metro Music; Music Shop; Music Gallery; Promo Accelerator; Scoring Stage Film & TV; and ZEN.
Internationally, 615 Music also enjoys a worldwide presence. The companyâ€™s various libraries are currently being distributed to over 30 countries via its sub-publishers. In addition, 615 Music has written and produced a great deal of original music work for clients based in India, Germany, and the U.K.
Among 615 Musicâ€™s numerous awards is a National Emmy for the memorable theme the company created for A&Eâ€™s acclaimed â€œBiographyâ€? series.
For the past two years in a row, 615 Music was also Emmy Award nominated for â€œBest Original Songâ€? for two songs the company wrote and produced for NBCâ€™s â€œThe Today Showâ€?â€”those songs were entitled â€œLive for Todayâ€? and â€œItâ€™s a New Day, Today.â€?
615 Music is located at 1030 16th Ave South, Nashville, TN, 37212.
The companyâ€™s phone number is 615/244-6515 and its new website can be accessed via