Today we look at some people who's music has a truly global reach.
Film composer Jeff Rona has scored dozens of film and television projects for directors like Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg and Steven Soderbergh. He talks with our hosts about the detriment of emotional ambiguity, the importance of being really good at what you do and how technology is democratizing music production.
Our musical guests are Belle du Berry and David Lewis from Paris Combo. Over twenty years, twenty-one US tours and five albums, Paris Combo's electric fusion of jazz, swing, and other generas has captured ears across the world. They share the secret to the group's longevity, the power of a creative hiatus and their new song, Le Magasin De Pocelaine.
On this week's episode of MusicLink, we talk to HTGR's Jonathan Christiansen and Activision's Katie Sippel - both are bright young music supervisors. Jonathan shares his experiences in the placement of music in TV shows and film trailers, and how events like the Electric Daisy Carnival inspire him as a DJ.
Then, fresh off E3, Katie talks to us about the new Guitar Hero release, the long and colorful process of picking songs for the game and where indie musicians fit into the gaming mix.
Epoch Failure is an urban pop duo based in New Jersey. Their latest song, Champion was featured in a month-long promotional campaign for Fox Sports as well as a national TV ad campaign.
We ask them about their music, how they formed their group and what role marketing had in shaping their name.
This episode features three songs from Epoch Failure:
Every Day Great (Dreamers)
A New Day
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All three songs can be heard and licenced by going to OMCMusicLink.com and searching Epoch Failure.
We talk with Andrew Oye, an award-winning composer who's music has been featured in smash television shows as well as blockbuster movies. Jamie and Sean ask about how Andrew got his start and what it's like for him to work for himself.
Next, the gang meet Chris Edwards who is VP and Executive Producer at Porter Novelli. He has over 15 years of experience in broadcast production, having produced and edited award-winning content for global clients.
They discuss quantity, quality and shrinking timeframes when it comes to developing music for a world whose appetite for content is ever-expanding.
Today we're doing things a bit differently. Sean is hosting this episode solo and with three guests instead of two.
As the role of technology changes the way music is created and shared, some people are choosing to eschew the traditional roles and responsibilities to create a richer end product.
Sean's first guest is Cavin Huang who is an Associate Creative Director at Interbrand New York. Cavin works with brands to bring projects to life through all mediums including websites and apps.
He is very involved in deciding how a brand should sound, then using that to tailor a rich user experience for the consumer.
Then we hear from artist Elijah And The Grapes as well as Anthony Verderosa from KBV Music.
Anthony is KBV's Music Supervisor, Composer and Label Owner who has worked very closely with artist Elijah to compose and produce new music. They have found technology to be extremely helpful in sharing files enabling them to compose, edit and add lyrics remotely.
Some of their collaborations include:
KBV is a hybrid music company that is a record label, publisher and produces original music for picture.
Josh Kessler works at Downtown Music Publishing and has also started his own company called Heavy Duty Projects specializing in custom music creation for film, TV and other projects where music is matched with images.
Jamie and Sean meet with Josh to talk about the broken system of music publishing and royalty collection in the Digital Era. He also talks about how he feels technology will help artists get the royalties they're owed.
Then Trentino stops by to share his insights into the DJ and production landscape. Trentino won the 2013 Red Bull Freestyle competition and has been traveling consistently since then.
Trentino has collaborated on a number of projects, including a Bacardi rum project with Sean.
His song Hold On is featured throughout the interview.
Today we talk about the ways some people in the music industry are shaking up the status quo in advertising, recording and at music festivals.
Our first guest is Carlotta Stankiewicz, a Creative Director at ad agencey GSD&M. While her competitors were using sentimental music for jewelry commercials, Carlotta finds that hard-driving rock songs help her jewelry ads break through the clutter.
On the artist side, Cory Chisel is in the process of converting a former retreat for monks into a massive recording space for fellow artists. He also curates a music festival that is largely free to the public and artists use the honor system rather than stage managers to stay on schedule.
What are your thoughts on innovation in music? Let us know by tweeting us @OMCMusicLink
Today is our last day at SXSW and we wrap up our four-part special with Erin Ivey and Diane Magnuson also known as Tourmaline.
Erin is a singer-songwriter in Austin with a unique urban folk sound. She serenades the gang with a sultry melody sung in both French and English.
More of Erin’s work can be found at www.erinivey.com.
Our final guest at SXSW is DJ and Producer, Tourmaline. She talks about what its like being a woman in the male dominated genera of house music and what other aspiring female DJ’s can do to break into the industry.
Do you have a guest you’d like to have us interview? Want to be on the show yourself? Tweet us at OMC MusicLink to let us know.
Sharon Jennings, Vice President of Music and Marketing at APM Music swings by to bring her perspective on the changes in the ways people find and use music as branding tools for videos, commercials and other media outlets.
Then we switch gears as Greta Morgan aka Springtime Carnivore sits down with Jamie and Sean to talk about how she got her start as a solo artist. She also plays a song called Keep Confessing courtesy of the guitar she borrowed from her 4 year old niece.
More about Greta including her music is available at www.springtimecarnivore.com.
As always, if you have recommendations for guests you’d like to hear on our show or would like to be a guest yourself, tweet us at OMC MusicLink.
In this second episode of our SXSW special, the MusicLink team meets with musician Wendy Colonna, a Louisiana native who combines a unique sound along with a masterful understanding of the music industry.
Next, the gang speaks with Jane Mohr who is the lead broadcast producer at RAPP a leading marketing communication agency in Los Angeles. Jane helps brands utilize the right music to create engaging experiences for consumers.
If you have a recommendation for a guest, or would like to be a guest yourself, tweet us at OMC MusicLink.
You can hear more of Wendy’s songs at www.wendycolonna.com.
Welcome to the first episode of MusicLink The Show.
We're kicking off this podcast at SXSW talking with influential women in the industry to get their take on the relationship between brands, bands and fans.
Today, hosts Jamie Hannah and Sean Sirkin meet with musical guest Sisi Berry who talks about her experiences in the music industry and performs a powerful acoustic song called "Working Man".
Then Jamie and Sean speak with Warner Bros. executive Lori Feldman and muisc artist Andra Day about brand marketing opportunities and developing artists' careers.