| We're very excited about the new clients we get to work
with (and the not-so-new ones too, of course), and thankful to the
people who have had success using our music and working with our
talented crew of... talent! So thanks for keeping up to date on
"what's happenin'" at BME. You can click the links to jump down and check out:
- New Music
Client: CALA RECORDS: international classical record label, with
top name orchestras and musicians covering the whole gamut of the
- New Worldwide
Alliance: FINTAGE HOUSE: a top administration and production services
company in Europe and around the world, working together with BME on worldwide
publishing and creative opportunities with
major film and television producers...
- What's Happenin' - Quick Hits: A few varied tidbits of song placements
in film and television, some artist touring news, and a little friendly
Geoffrey Simon, testing out his new baton for the orchestra.... practice makes perfect!
Cala Records conducts BME into the Classics...
Cala Records, one of the top independent classical record companies in
the world, has signed with BME to promote Cala's complete catalogue of
recordings and arrangements for Film, Television and Advertising
projects. U.K. based Cala is owned by world-renowned conductor Geoffrey
Simon (London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Israel Symphony, Moscow
Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, others...), and spearheaded in the United
States by Jeremy Swerling (Sacramento Symphony, Danville Symphony). The label's vast catalogue includes complete classic works such as Dvorak's "New World Symphony,"Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5," Ravel's
"Bolero," Schubert's "Unfinished Symphony" and Rossini's "William Tell
Overture," as well as contemporary standards including Gershwin's
"Rhapsody in Blue" and Henry Mancini's "The Pink Panther."
Ranging from full orchestra performances (New York Philharmonic, Royal
Philharmonic, London Symphony, Leopold Stokowski series) to small brass
and string ensembles (NY Legends, London Sound, Royal Air Force),
Cala's musical selections include the best known Classics, contemporary
works, Christmas and World music pieces, and much
more.... enough to fill the wide range of emotional palettes
necessary for your film and television productions!
Preview the music selections on the
Cala Records Web Search feature, or
contact Mason Cooper (818-470-1018) with any ideas or needs you'd like
to discuss. Whether it's licensing a specific piece of music, or
perhaps using the vast catalogue to build a "score" for your
project -- just call on Cala classics!!
Joining forces for a
creative and administrative alliance, a nice French dinner in Cannes
France during Midem 2004 just seemed the thing to do! Supporting
each other after the wining and dining are (l-r) BME President Alan
Fintage's Head of Talent Suzanne Plesman, BME VP Mason Cooper, Fintage's Head of Music Ernst Jacob Bakker.
BME and Fintage bridge the global worlds of music & film
Fintage House have joined forces to form a unique creative alliance and worldwide
Based in the
Netherlands, with offices and managers around the globe, Fintage House
/ Fintage Music is a leading worldwide administration company specializing in
collections for rights holders in the music, film and television
industries. In addition to overseeing music publishing
administration (including the BME catalogues), Fintage collects artist
royalties (as applicable
throughout various territories) and royalty/back-end fees for
screenplay writers, directors and production companies. BME will
work to bring artists and catalogues to the attention of Fintage to
satisfy their collection needs (contact BME for more administration information).
history of banking and escrow accounting for some of Europe's largest
film companies (and a reputation of never losing a dime for any
client), Fintage's ties to the worldwide film business synergize
perfectly with BME's creative approach to the music industry, which
includes utilizing BME's catalogues, songwriter/composer and
artist/producer clients, and BME's
experience and expertise in music supervision and consulting.
"This is just one
more example of how BME strives to be unique in the entertainment
industry it serves," states BME prez Alan Brewer. "We now can
offer a worldwide reach to our music clients, a more comprehensive
music component to Fintage
and its production clients, and worldwide relationships that we can
bring to our friends in the music supervision, film production and
artist/label worlds." Give us a call to see how this alliance can
benefit you... Its a creative world out there!!
What's Happenin' - Quick Hits:
- BME on
Tour: Hittin' the road lately to sold-out rooms has been BME
artists Rick Wakeman (with Yes), Slaughter, Matt King, Joe Wolfe (with
Earth Wind & Fire), and Cowboy Mouth.
- BME takes a Road
Trip: BME execs Alan Brewer and Mason Cooper just finished music
supervision for Viacom's CMT Road Trips, which features songs from BME
artists Matt King and Cowboy Mouth, along with
Montgomery Gentry, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley and The Derailers.
- BME gets sporty: From BME songs licensed for the Speed Network's "I Wanna
Date a Race Car Driver" to multiple CDs created for the Fox Sports networks and
high octane music used by ESPN's Independent Racing League -- it all boils
down to this: Alan Brewer's Yankees vs. Mason Cooper's Red Sox. Here we go again!!!
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