- Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019
Killer Tracks, a Universal Publishing Production Music company, has partnered with independent record label Wax Ltd. to launch new production music label Audio Wax. The Audio Wax label will be led by multi-platinum-selling producers/songwriters and Wax Ltd. founders Wally Gagel and Xandy Barry.
Launching with four albums, Audio Wax’s catalog will span anthemic rock, indie/alternative, motivational and uplifting/atmospheric. For the recordings, Gagel and Barry enlisted musicians and producers associated with Wax Ltd., including from the bands Blondfire, Redlight King, Passion Pit, Best Coast and Family of the Year. Recorded with live musicians, Audio Wax’s albums are available now through the Killer Tracks website. Additional releases are planned throughout 2019.
Since founding Wax Ltd. In 2011, Gagel and Barry have earned an impressive track record for developing new talent across a range of genres. Successes include indie-produced singer/songwriter Zella Day’s breakout hit Kicker, as well as Family of the Year’s critically-acclaimed 2012 debut Loma Vista. Recently, Gagel and Barry co-wrote and produced Swedish singer Elliphant’s single Til the End, featured in the film Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse. Wax Ltd.’s current roster includes up-and-coming artists Blondfire, WORLDS, Nona and Emerson Star, among others.
The creation of Audio Wax builds on an existing, successful relationship between Gagel, Barry and Killer Tracks, and expands for the first time signature production music. Gagel and Barry have previously written and produced numerous songs for Killer Tracks’ library. Past works have been very successful and widely licensed, including promos for HBO and the Golden Globe awards, and commercials for Nokia and other brands.
“Wally and Xandy are rock star composers, fluent in contemporary trends and connected to an array of emerging artists through their label,” said Killer Tracks Executive Producer Ryan Perez-Daple. “We are incredibly excited about the launch of Audio Wax, which represents Wally and Xandy’s distinctive sensibilities and their dedication to quality and authenticity.”
“Our aim was to create a separate label for the production music world, focused on our studio and our network of artists and session musicians,” said Gagel. “We want it to be something special, organic and real.”
“Our concept is to deliver work that is a cut above standard production music,” added Barry. “We maximize quality by applying all of our resources, employing the same musicians and recording techniques we would for a massive commercial release with huge budget.”
Wax Ltd.’s studios are located on the site of legendary TTG Studios, which hosted classic sessions by Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, the Velvet Underground, and others. The studios offer state-of-the-art recording technology and vintage gear, including a unique collection of guitars, synthesizers and amps.
About Killer Tracks
Killer Tracks is an industry leader in production music and a global source for pre-cleared music for film, television, advertising and interactive media. With more than 3,100 active albums from 40 global libraries, the Killer Tracks catalog spans every genre and features original works from some of the music industry’s most innovative composers, artists and producers. The premium catalog is continuously enhanced with exclusive recordings and new music updates. Friendly, knowledgeable support is always available through a dedicated team of music search specialists and licensing experts. When music matters, rely on the production music experts at Killer Tracks.