Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Music Notes

  • Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018
Alchemy Post Sound's Leslie Bloome performs live Foley for Halloween screenings of "The Unsilent Picture"
A screening of "The Unsilent Picture"
WESTCHESTER, NY -- 

Foley artist Leslie Bloome is performing his distinctive craft live as part of special Halloween screenings of The Unsilent Picture at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Bloome is using an assortment of props and tools to create live sound effects to accompany the spooky black-and-white film, based on a Washington Irving short story. Directed by Alex Harvey and starring Tony Award-winning actor Bill Irwin, The Unsilent Picture screens through October 31. It also features live musical accompaniment.

Co-founder of Alchemy Post Sound, Bloome is an accomplished Foley artist who has contributed to more than 400 films and television shows, including such recent projects as Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, The Looming Tower, and Berlin Station.

Screenings of The Unsilent Picture are being held in a huge tent on the grounds of Philipsburg Manor. Bloome is set up next to the cinema screen with two large tables filled with props ranging from plates and silverware to swords and creaky wooden chairs. He uses these with practiced dexterity to support the action in the film and punctuate its funniest and scariest scary moments. “Because it’s a live performance with music, subtleties won’t play,” said Bloome. “Everything is over the top. It’s really quite fun!”

One of Bloome’s favorite scenes depicts the film’s central character, Dr. Crayon (Irwin), and several of his eccentric friends having dinner. “Dr. Crayon is a grumpy old vegetarian who is stuck at the dinner table while the rest of the crew are stuffing their faces with pork,” he said. “I have a lot of fun with that scene. The eating, the plates and the chewing is all over the top, but very funny. When Crayon drops a piece of lettuce on his plate, I use a glockenspiel to make a funny doo-oop sound. The ‘salt incident’ is one of many comic plot points in the opening scene. I use an old metal shake that has a distinctive and funny sound.”

Performing Foley live presents unique challenges. In his normal film and television work, Bloome works on a stage specially designed for Foley, and if things don’t go exactly right, he has the luxury of the re-take. For The Unsilent Picture, Bloome works non-stop through its 33-minute span with hardly a pause between sound effects. And he works four performances each night. “I’m a musician at heart and this is just like playing a live gig,” said Bloome. “When I was approached about this opportunity, I immediately said, ‘I’m in.’”

Bloome says that he is enjoying the challenge of performing live and loves seeing the reaction of the audience. “Foley is all about performance, even when I’m working in the studio,” he said.

  • Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018
NBC's "Songland" contest to search for hit tunesmiths
In this July 13, 2018 file photo shows Ryan Tedder from the band OneRepublic performing on NBC's "Today" show in New York. Tedder will serve as a producer for the competition series "Songland." (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

Songwriters get the spotlight in a new NBC talent contest.

The network said Tuesday that its 11-episode series, "Songland," will give undiscovered songwriters the chance to create a hit.

In each episode, five contestants will work with music producers and a recording artist to perfect their tunes.

One winner per episode will have his or her song released as the artist's next single, NBC said.

The first episode includes Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, songwriter Ester Dean, country singer-songwriter Shane McAnally. Charlie Puth is the recording artist.

Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart and Maroon 5's Adam Levine are among the executive producers of "Songland."

Would-be contestants will be able to apply at an upcoming website, NBC said.

A series debut date wasn't announced.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018
Taylor Swift wins big at AMAs and encourages fans to vote
Taylor Swift accepts the award for favorite pop/rock album for "Reputation" at the American Music Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 

Taylor Swift kicked off her week with a rare political post on social media, and at the American Music Awards she continued the conversation by encouraging fans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections.

Swift won four honors including artist of the year at the fan-voted show on Tuesday in Los Angeles, beating out Drake, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons and Post Malone for the top prize.

"This award and every single award given out tonight were voted on by the people, and you know what else is voted on by the people," she said, "the midterm elections on November 6."

Swift announced on Sunday that she was voting for Tennessee's Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, breaking her long-standing refusal to discuss anything politics.

Voting was a hot topic at the AMAs. Host and Golden Globe-winning "black-ish" actress Tracee Ellis Ross wore a shirt that said, "I am a voter," and comedian-actor Billy Eichner told the audience, "The biggest election of our lifetime is happening."

"Please grab your friends and tell them to vote. Now is the time. If you believe in equality for women, for people of color, for the LGBTQ community. If you believe that climate change is real and that we need to do something about it," he said onstage before presenting an award.

"And you can go to Vote.org like Taylor Swift told you to," he added.

Swift made history by becoming the most decorated woman in the show's history with a total of 23 AMAs. Despite having the year's top-selling album and three No. 1 hits, Drake didn't win a single award. He did not attend the show but tied Cardi B with most nominations walking into the AMAs.

Swift kicked off the show with a performance of "I Did Something Bad," while Cardi B — who won three honors — picked up the night's first award, favorite hip-hop/rap artist, which she dedicated to her daughter.

"I really want to thank my daughter," said Cardi B, who gave birth to Kulture Kiari Cephus in July. "I gotta prove people wrong. They said I wasn't going to make it after I had a baby."

The rapper hit the stage to give a festive and colorful performance of her No. 1 hit, "I Like It," where she was joined by J Balvin and Bad Bunny, who was wheeled onstage inside a shopping cart. Cardi B's husband, Offset of the rap trio Migos, danced along in the audience with group member Quavo as Cardi B worked the stage with vibrant dance moves, including the salsa.

Cardi B returned the favor, screaming happily when Migos was named favorite pop/rock duo or group, beating out Maroon 5 and Imagine Dragons, later in the show.

"We did not know we was winning this at all," said Quavo, also giving a shout-out to group member Takeoff, who didn't attend the AMAs.

"I want to thank you sexy lady," Offset said, pointing to Cardi B.

Like Cardi B's performance, rising newcomer Ella Mai also won over the crowd when she sang the year's biggest R&B hit, "Boo'd Up," starting the performance as she walked down the aisle of the Microsoft Theater. Khalid, Quavo and Offset were some of the audience members dancing along, while others sang and some even filmed her with their phones.

Others who shined onstage included R&B singer Ciara, who showed off her skilled dance moves and was joined by a fierce Missy Elliott. Carrie Underwood was in perfect form vocally, and Camila Cabello — who tied Swift with four wins — gave a heartful, touching and vocally impressive performance of the ballad "Consequences," earning her a standing ovation.

The three-hour show closed with a rousing tribute to Aretha Franklin, who died in August. Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin and CeCe Winans were among the musicians who paid tribute to the Queen of Soul's gospel roots and her iconic album, "Amazing Grace."

Rapper-singer XXXTentacion, who was fatally shot in June, was also honored: He won favorite soul/R&B album for his 2017 debut, "17." It was days after he was named best new artist at the BET Hip-Hop Awards.

His mother, Cleopatra Bernard, said she was honored to accept the award on behalf of her son. "I'm so nervous," Bernard said as the audience cheered her on.

Kane Brown swept the country categories with three wins, including male artist, album and song.

Post Malone, who wore a baby blue suit and performed, won favorite pop/rock male artist, Underwood was named favorite country female artist and Khalid picked up favorite soul/R&B male artist.

Other performers included Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Shawn Mendes and twenty one pilots.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018
Nicks, Def Leppard among first-time rock hall nominees
In this Jan. 26, 2018, file photo, singer Stevie Nicks, center, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood, right, of Fleetwood Mac perform at the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Fleetwood Mac in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

Stevie Nicks, who's already in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Fleetwood Mac, has been nominated for inclusion as a solo artist next year, along with other first-time nominees Def Leppard, Todd Rundgren, Devo, John Prine and Roxy Music.

Nine other artists are returning to the ballot for another try, including Janet Jackson, Radiohead and The Cure.

Generally, about five to seven nominees each year are voted into the hall, located in Cleveland, Ohio. Past inductees and industry experts vote on who gets in, and fans have a ballot, too. Winners are announced in December, with the 34th annual ceremony scheduled for March 29 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

Nicks was inducted with Fleetwood Mac in 1998. But she's maintained an active solo career, with her best-known songs coming in the 1980s, like "Edge of Seventeen," ''Stand Back" and the Tom Petty duet, "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around."

The highly polished metal of Def Leppard sold tons of CDs back in the 1980s, led by hits like "Pour Some Sugar on Me" and "Photograph."

Rundgren has been overlooked through the years, despite 1970s-era hits like "Hello It's Me," ''I Saw the Light" and "We Gotta Get You a Woman," and his track record as a producer of others' work.

Devo attracted punk-era attention with their theory of deevolution and oddball cover of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." They also made hits of their own, including "Whip It" and "Beautiful World."

The artsy British band Roxy Music is best known for their romantic hits "More Than This" and "Love is the Drug." The country-folk artist Prine is a cancer survivor, with songs like "Angel From Montgomery" and the Iris DeMent duet "In Spite of Ourselves" in his discography. His new album, "The Tree of Forgiveness," is a career highlight.

Rapper and actor LL Cool J and the German electronic band Kraftwerk each received their fifth nomination. The explosive Detroit band MC5 is back for a fourth try, as are the 1960s rockers the Zombies.

Jackson has been nominated the past three years in a row and Rufus (featuring Chaka Kahn) is also a three-time nominee. The Cure, Radiohead and Rage Against the Machine are back for a second try.

Fans can make their feelings known on rockhall.org starting Tuesday. The top five vote-getters will be included as a "fan's ballot."

HBO will broadcast the induction at a later date and SiriusXM will have a live simulcast.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018
Beatles recording engineer Geoff Emerick dies at 72
This Dec. 19, 2016 file photo shows Paul McCartney as he arrives for a screening of "This Beautiful Fantastic" at the SVA Theatre in New York. McCartney paid tribute online to Geoff Emerick, the Beatles studio engineer who passed away at the age of 72. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
LONDON (AP) -- 

Geoff Emerick, the Beatles studio engineer who entered the music business in his mid-teens and by his early 20s had helped make history through his work on such landmark albums as "Revolver" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," has died. He was 72.

Abbey Road Studios, home to the Beatles and many other recording artists, confirmed the death Wednesday and vowed to ensure that Emerick's legacy lives on. Colleague William Zabaleta told Variety that Emerick collapsed and died Tuesday while they were talking on the telephone. He said Emerick had suffered from heart problems in recent years.

Paul McCartney, in an online tribute Wednesday, wrote that Emerick "had a sense of humor that fitted well with our attitude to work in the studio and was always open to the many new ideas that we threw at him. He grew to understand what we liked to hear and developed all sorts of techniques to achieve this. ... We spent many exciting hours in the studio and he never failed to come up with the goods."

A London native fascinated by music and technology from an early age, Emerick wasn't widely known to the general public, but he was an invaluable part of the Beatles' legacy as they became increasingly ambitious and experimental in the studio and helped transform rock music into an art form. He was on hand during the Beatles' early EMI sessions, in 1962, as an assistant under lead engineer Norman Smith. He was promoted after Smith left to become a producer in the mid-1960s.

"Geoff Emerick used to do things for the Beatles and be scared that the people above (in the EMI hierarchy) would find out," producer George Martin later said for a 1990s Beatles documentary. "Engineers then weren't supposed to play about with microphones and things like that. But he used to do really weird things that were slightly illegitimate, with our support and approval."

His first album as Beatles engineer was "Revolver," the 1966 release that marked the band's full embrace of such studio effects as backward tape loops and double tracking. In one famous story that Emerick told on numerous occasions, he came up with a unique solution when John Lennon told him he wanted his voice to sound like "the Dalai Lama singing from a mountaintop 25 miles away from the studio" on the tripped out "Tomorrow Never Knows." Emerick found a way to process Lennon's voice through a revolving speaker to produce a landmark of psychedelic music.

"That sort of won John over," Emerick said in 2016.

On Wednesday, Lennon's widow, Yoko tweeted that she was "shocked" by Emerick's death.

"He was the best engineer," Ono wrote. "Not only was he the best engineer, he was very, very kind."

Ringo Starr wrote in a statement, "With him and George Martin they helped us to step up on Revolver. He will be missed."

He had other innovations on the Beatles' most complex and anticipated album, "Sgt. Pepper," which came out in 1967. He enhanced the sound of Starr's drums on "A Day In the Life" by loosening the skins and wrapping a microphone in a tea cloth and placing it in a glass container. Under his supervision, McCartney recorded bass lines after the rest of a given track was done, an unusual sequence at the time.

By 1968, the Beatles had tired of studio tricks and were otherwise growing apart, in part because of Lennon's relationship with Ono. Emerick became frustrated during the recording of the double "White" album and briefly quit.

"The expletives were really flying," he later told Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn. "There was one instance just before I left when they were doing 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' for the umpteenth time. Paul was re-recording the vocal again and George Martin made some remark about how he should be lilting onto the half-beat or whatever and Paul, in no refined way, said something to the effect of 'Well you come down and sing it.' I said to George 'Look, I've had enough. I want to leave. I don't want to know any more.'"

He returned for the Beatles' final studio sessions, for "Abbey Road," and worked with McCartney on his solo "Band On the Run" album, for which Emerick's engineering brought him a Grammy. He also won engineering Grammys for "Sgt. Pepper" and "Abbey Road" and received a lifetime achievement honor in 2004. Other artists he worked with included Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello, Jeff Beck, and, early in her career, Judy Garland.

In 2006, he published his memoir "Here, There and Everywhere," which received some criticism at the time from Beatles fans for its apparent bias toward McCartney at the expense of the other band members, especially George Harrison.

"A lot of people think I'm being hard on George," he told CNN at the time. "But I haven't glossed anything over. It's my memory, it's the way I perceived, from my situation, the way we went through those albums."

On Wednesday, McCartney wrote that Emerick visited him earlier this year while he was recording his "Egypt Station" album, which came out last month.

"We kept in touch through the years and our phone calls or messages always gained a giggle or two," McCartney wrote. "He was his usual cheerful friendly self (earlier this year) and gave me the thumbs up to the mixes we played him. I'll always remember him with great fondness and I know his work will be long remembered by connoisseurs of sound."

AP National Writer Hillel Italie contributed from New York.

  • Friday, Sep. 28, 2018
New trial ordered in "Stairway to Heaven" copyright lawsuit
In this March 5, 1998, file photo, Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant, left, performs with guitarist Jimmy Page during their concert in Istanbul. A U.S. appeals court on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, ordered a new trial in a lawsuit accusing Led Zeppelin of copying an obscure 1960s instrumental for the intro to its classic 1971 rock anthem "Stairway to Heaven." (AP Photo/Murad Sezer, File)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- 

A U.S. appeals court on Friday ordered a new trial in a lawsuit accusing Led Zeppelin of copying an obscure 1960s instrumental for the intro to its classic 1971 rock anthem "Stairway to Heaven."

A federal court jury in Los Angeles two years ago found Led Zeppelin did not copy the famous riff from the song "Taurus" by the band Spirit. But the three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously that the lower court judge provided erroneous jury instructions. It sent the case back to the court for another trial.

A phone message left with an attorney for Led Zeppelin, Peter Anderson, was not immediately returned.

Michael Skidmore, a trustee for the estate of late Spirit guitarist Randy Wolfe, filed the law suit against Led Zeppelin in 2015.

Jurors returned their verdict for Led Zeppelin after a five-day trial at which band members Jimmy Page and Robert Plant testified. Page and Plant, who wrote the "Stairway" lyrics, said their creation was an original.

The jury found "Stairway to Heaven" and "Taurus" were not substantially similar, according the 9th Circuit ruling.

But U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner failed to advise jurors that while individual elements of a song such as its notes or scale may not qualify for copyright protection, a combination of those elements may if it is sufficiently original, 9th Circuit Judge Richard Paez said.

Klausner also wrongly told jurors that copyright does not protect chromatic scales, arpeggios or short sequences of three notes, the 9th Circuit panel found.

"This error was not harmless as it undercut testimony by Skidmore's expert that Led Zeppelin copied a chromatic scale that had been used in an original manner," Paez said.

The panel also found another jury instruction misleading.

The trial took jurors and lucky observers who managed to pack into the courtroom on a musical journey through the late 1960s and early 1970s, when Spirit, a California psychedelic group that blended jazz and rock was achieving stardom as the hard-rocking British band was being founded.

  • Friday, Sep. 28, 2018
Gladys Knight, Ledisi to honor Aretha Franklin at AMAs
In this April 19, 2017, file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the world premiere of "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" at Radio City Music Hall, during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

The American Music Awards will honor the Queen of Soul next month.

Dick clark productions tells The Associated Press that Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans and musical director Rickey Minor will pay tribute to Aretha Franklin's gospel roots and her iconic album, "Amazing Grace," at the Oct. 9 event. It will air live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Franklin died last month. She won six AMAs throughout her career and even hosted the show in 1976 and 1983.

Sabrina Owens, Franklin's niece and the executor of her estate, says in a statement: "When I heard some of the initial ideas for the tribute, I knew without a doubt that this tribute will go down as one of the best in American music."

  • Thursday, Sep. 20, 2018
Music modernization bill clears another hurdle in Congress
In this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo, Neil Portnow arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- 

The way music is licensed and songwriters are compensated for the digital age will be undergoing big changes under a bill making its way through Congress.

The Senate cleared a bill late Tuesday that creates a new independent entity that will license songs to companies that play music online. The nonprofit collective will then pay songwriters, including those who wrote pre-1970s classics before music copyrights protected their work.

Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander championed the bill and sought to rename it the Orrin B. Hatch Music Modernization Act after the retiring Utah senator, who also backed it.

The measure enjoys unusually strong bipartisan support from the music industry. It now goes to the House with changes from an earlier version that already passed that chamber on a nearly unanimous vote.

“The passage of the Music Modernization Act by the Senate is a historic moment for the tens of thousands of music creators across the nation,” said Neil Portnow, president/CEO of the Recording Academy. “Since first proposing the music industry unite around a common bill in 2014, our members have lobbied in Washington and all 50 states to achieve this vision. When creators raise their voices for fairness, they make great progress.”

  • Thursday, Sep. 20, 2018
Former exec sues Spotify over boys-only events and pay
This March 20, 2018, file photo shows the Spotify app on an iPad in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

A former sales executive is suing Spotify for gender discrimination and equal pay violations, saying executives organized "boys' trips" that excluded women and that the company paid men more for the same work.

The executive, Hong Perez, sued the music streaming company and its head of U.S. sales, Brian Berner, in New York State Court on Tuesday. But her lawsuit states Berner was not the only executive who was dismissive of women, and cites men-only strip club visits as an example.

Spotify Inc. says in a prepared statement that it does not tolerate harassment or discrimination, but it would not comment on pending litigation.

Perez claims that after Berner was reprimanded by Spotify for accepting free concert tickets, he blamed her and she was then fired for violating company policy.

  • Monday, Sep. 17, 2018
Mark Award nominees unveiled; special honors for Sam Trust, Karen Takata
Sam Trust has been named recipient of the PMA's Hall of Fame Award
LOS ANGELES -- 

The Production Music Association (PMA,) the advocacy group for the $1-billion a year global production music industry, has announced the nominees for the Fourth Annual Mark Awards, honoring excellence within the production music industry. With a ceremony hosted by John Houlihan on September 26 starting at 7PM, the awards will kick off the 5th annual Production Music Conference, to be held September 26-28 at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood, Calif. 

During the 2018 Mark Awards ceremonies, Sam Trust, will receive the PMA’s “Hall of Fame” Award. Trust entered the music business in 1958 at BMI, where he rose through the ranks to executive director of publisher relations. In 1969, he was named president of Beechwood Music Corporation (Capitol/EMI’s U.S. publishing company), where he achieved numerous hits and BMI’s top performing song.  In 1971, he established Trust Music Management, and in 1973 was named president of the newly formed ATV Music Corporation, was later named chief executive for ATV Music Group worldwide in 1982, and served in that capacity until 1985. In 1986, he became president and CEO of Lorimar Music Division, and three years later created and was president of Killer Tracks--the company was sold to BMG in 1997. Currently, Trust is retired in Carmel, Calif.

Also during the 2018 Mark Awards ceremonies, Karen Takata, VP, music, at CBS Corporation, will receive the PMA’s “Ambassador” Award.

The Production Music Association has also announced the 2018 nominees for the remaining 25 Mark Award categories. Here’s the full list of nominees:

Best Cover Art
Hydrazine
Designer: Ryo Ishido Brighton
Composer: Devin Powers
Company: Powers Music

Anomaly
Designer: Diego Stocco
Composer: Diego Stocco
Company: BMG Production Music

Hell on Wax
Designer: Ryan Roadkill
Composer: Sonic Quiver
Company: 5 Alarm Music

Best Production Music Library Folk Artist
Nik Freitas
Library Catalog: 5 Alarm Music
Production Library: 5 Alarm Music

Hanging Lanterns
Library Catalog: A-List Records
Production Library: A-List Music

Jay William Henderson
Library Catalog: Non-Stop Producer Series
Production Library: Warner/Chappell Production Music

Best Production Music Library Hip Hop-Urban Artist
Accent
Library Catalog: VALO Artists
Production Library: Warner/Chappell Production Music

Lance Conrad
Library Catalog: Black Label Music
Production Library: Black Label Music

R&B Hooks
Composer: Belinda Marie Robles
Library Catalog: Megatrax
Production Library: Megatrax Music

Best Production Music Library Jazz Artist
Gordon Goodwin & Dan Savant
Library Catalog: 5 Alarm Music
Production Library: 5 Alarm Music

Art Phillips/Arturo DiFilippo
Library Catalog: 101 Music Pty Ltd
Production Library: 101 Music Pty Ltd

Patrick Leguidcoq
Library Catalog: Montmorency Records
Production Library: APM Music

Best Production Music Library Pop/Rock Artist
Sikora
Library Catalog: A-List Records
Production Library: A-List Records

TETRA BL∀K
Library Catalog: A-List Records
Production Library: A-List Records

D Eddie
Library Catalog: Megatrax
Production Library: Megatrax Music

Best Production Music Track - Ambient
Tori Ross
Composer: Devin Powers
Library Catalog: Ambient Uplifting Guitar
Production Library: Powers Music

Introspective & Emotive Adagio
Composers: Glenn Cartier, Brandon Mancuso
Library Catalog: Fragile Atmospheres
Production Library: CosMind Production Music

Hammer Wil Fall
Composer: Alan Lazar
Library Catalog: Lalela I Love TV
Production Library: Lalela Music

Best Production Music Track - Country
I’ll Get to Dance With the Devil
Composers: Daniel Braunstein, Edward Wohl
Library Catalog: Sonoton
Production Library: APM Music

Red Mud Road
Composer: Ken Brahmstedt
Library Catalog: Black Label Music
Production Library: Black Label Music

Freedom Days
Composers: Kenneth Stacey, Douglas Petty, Mick Taras, Kalsey Kulyk
Library Catalog: Driven
Production Library: APM Music

Best Production Music Track - Dark/Mysterious/Investigative
In Solemnity
Composers: Eric Alexander Tannery, Jeffrey Fayman, Yoav Goren
Library Catalog: Immediate Music
Production Library: BMG Production Music

Massive Dark Forces
Composer: Jurek Zimmermann
Library Catalog: CosMind Production Music
Production Library: CosMind Production Music

Sudden Eclipse
Composers: Lior Rosner, Jack Lawrence Starbuck Wilson
Library Catalog: X-Ray Dog
Production Library: BMG Production Music

Best Production Music Track - EDM
Feel So High
Composer: Vermair (SACEM)
Library Catalog: Megatrax
Production Library: Megatrax Music

Ibiza Takeover
Composer: Boris Popov
Library Catalog: Cezame
Production Library: Cezame Music Agency / APM Music

Grapevine
Composers: Zac Porter, Marvin Daley, Stephen Green
Library Catalog: Beds & Beats
Production Library: BMG Production Music

Best Production Music Track - Film Trailer
Breathtaking Journey
Composers: Alastair Adams, Max McGuire
Library Catalog: Cinemasounds Trailer Music
Production Library: 5 Alarm Music

Waltz To the Underworld
Composer: Craig Stuart Garfinkle
Library Catalog: A-List Music
Production Library: A-List Music

Unknown Powers
Composer: William Werwath
Library Catalog: VideoHelper
Production Library: VideoHelper

Best Production Music Track - Folk
Hey
Composers: Jennifer Jordan, Tom Hillock
Library Catalog: Justement Music
Production Library: APM Music

Later
Composers: Chris Mathieu, Jonathan Monroy, Matthew Naylor, Claire Barnhart
Library Catalog: SUREFIRE
Production Library: APM Music

Wild Wind
Composer: Marcus Bentley
Library Catalog: VALO Artists
Production Library: Warner/Chappell Production Music

Best Production Music Track - Hip Hop/Urban
Fighter
Composers: Christopher Walters, Spencer Bensch
Library Catalog: Pop Machine
Production Library: APM Music

Bang Bang
Composers: Ashley Clark, Nicolas Boscovic, Tom Hillock
Library Catalog: Justement Music
Production Library: APM Music

Put it on to me
Composer: TY FRANKEL
Library Catalog: SUPERPITCH ARTIST SERIES
Production Library: SUPERPITCH

Best Production Music Track - Jazz
Blues for Bix
Composer: Stan Laferriere
Library Catalog: Cezame
Production Library: Cezame Music Agency / APM Music

Modernity
Composer: Gordon Goodwin
Library Catalog: 5 Alarm Music
Production Library: 5 Alarm Music

Showtime
Composer: Carmen Lundy
Library Catalog: Sonoton
Production Library: APM Music

Best Production Music Track - Wildcard
Tongue Tied
Composers: Grace Savage, Ben Cartwright
Library Catalog: No Sheet Music Publishing
Production Library: No Sheet Music

Navigating the Nebulae
Composers: Udi Harpaz, Or Kribos
Library Catalog: Killer Tracks
Production Library: Killer Tracks

Celebrate it
Composer: Lance Conrad
Library Catalog: Black Label Music
Production Library: Black Label Music

Best Production Music Track - Vocal
700 People
Composers: Eric Starczan, Ashley Clark
Library Catalog: Justement Music
Production Library: APM Music

Let a Little Love in
Composer: Caleb Evan Hawley
Library Catalog: The Den
Production Library: BMG Production Music

After the Fire
Composer: Sunna Wehrmeijer
Library Catalog: A-List Music
Production Library: A-List Music

Best Use of Production Music in Theme Song for TV Program
Reaching for the Pinnacle
Composer: Andrew Gross
Library Catalog: Konsonant Music
Production Library: Bulletproof Bear

None More Black
Composer: Matt Haick
Library Catalog: VideoHelper
Production Library: VideoHelper

Pumped for Action
Composers: Jeffrey Woodall, Mack Price
Library Catalog: PMOL Music
Production Library: The Vault

Best Use of Production Music in Commercial Advertisement
New Skoda Karoq
Composers: Janmaat, Mathias, Boyd, Lenka
Library Catalog: Blue Scout Music
Production Library: Blue Scout Music

Exit Plan
Composers: Scott Doran, Thom Robson, Caspar Kedros
Library Catalog: Altitude Music
Production Library: BMG Production Music

Palermo No. 332
Composer: Javier E. Fioramonti
Library Catalog: SOMOS
Production Library: West One Music Group

Best Use of Production Music in Theatrical/Video Game Trailer
The Inquisitor
Composer: Inon Zur
Library Catalog: X-Ray Dog
Production Library: BMG Production Music

Hit the Open Road
Composers: Thomas Howe, David Jones
Library Catalog: JW Media
Production Library: APM Music

Take the Field
Composer: Michael Rubino
Library Catalog: X-Ray Dog
Production Library: BMG Production Music

Best Use of Production Music in On-Air Promo
Hunted
Composer: William Werwath
Library Catalog: MODULES
Production Library: VideoHelper

Singularity
Composers: Philippe Briand & Gabriel Saban
Library Catalog: Cezame
Production Library: Cezame Music Agency / APM Music

Reserved Inhale Exhale
Composer: Robin Leclair
Library Catalog: BAM Artist Series
Production Library: BAM Library Artist Series

Best Use of Production Music in Online-Digital Advertising
Han Kjøbenhavn - “SS18 Men”
Composers: Zdenek Bartak, Asger Wilde, Peter Rockwell, Saul Guanipa
Library Catalog: Standard Music / StereoRoyal / Video Helper
Production Library: Standard Music / StereoRoyal / Video Helper

EOS
Composer: Oscar Hill, Justin Black
Library Catalog: Electronic Dance Series
Production Library: West One Music Group

Beat up the Beat
Composers: Stefan A. Litrownik, Eric T. Wincorn, Dylan R. Berry
Library Catalog: West One Music
Production Library: West One Music Group

Best Production Music Library Country Artist
Brett Boyett
Library Catalog: Megatrax
Production Library: Megatrax Music

Paul Wilkes
Library Catalog: West One Music
Production Library: West One Music Group

Jay William Henderson
Library Catalog: Non-Stop Producer Series
Production Library: Warner/Chappell Production Music

Best Production Music Library Indie/Vocal Artist
Gem and the Deadheads
Library Catalog: West One Music
Production Library: West One Music Group

Tori Letzler
Library Catalog: A-List Records
Production Library: A-List Records

Now Now
Library Catalog: Trans Records
Production Library: Bulletproof Bear

Best Production Music Track - World
Rompiendo Fronteras (Breaking Walls)
Composers: Belinda Marie Robles, Francisco Ruiz
Library Catalog: Sensación
Production Library: Megatrax Music

The Price of Progress
Composers: Gooding, Charlie Bisharat
Library Catalog: Kingdom 2
Production Library: APM Music

Waltz Happiness
Composer: Kim Collins
Library Catalog: 615 Platinum Series
Production Library: Warner/Chappell Production Music

Best Production Music Track - Orchestral
Triumvurate
Composer: Michael Alan Levine
Library Catalog: MPATH
Production Library: APM Music

The Inquisitor
Composer: Inon Zur
Library Catalog: X-Ray Dog
Production Library: BMG Production Music

Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture
Composers: Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Cornelius Oberhauser
Library Catalog: Pantheon Classics
Production Library: APM Music

Best Production Music Track - Pop/Rock
Carelessly
Composer: Caleb Evan Hawley
Library Catalog: The Den
Production Library: BMG Production Music

In My Head
Composers: Glenn Eddie Meul, Vince Peersman
Library Catalog: Sprint Edge
Production Library: Studio Fontána

Underground
Composers: David Krutten, Ashley Clark, Tom Hillock
Library Catalog: Montmorency Records
Production Library: APM Music

Hall of Fame Award
Sam Trust

Ambassador Award
Karen Takata

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Director
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