BME Highlights

  • The Warner Bros feature film release "American Pastime," starring Gary Cole, Aaron Yoo (Disturbia) and Sarah Drew is now available on pay-per-view and DVD.  ALAN BREWER served as Music Producer/Supervisor, arranging and producing several 1940's style jazz tracks for the film.  Two songs written and performed by MATT KING were used in the film, as well.  This deep and poignant film tackles the subject of Japanese-Americans interned at a U.S. government camp in Utah during WWII.  "American Pastime" features lot of jazz and lots of baseball.
  • The ASHLEY JUDD starring film, "Come Early Morning," featuring an original score composed and produced by ALAN BREWER received rave reviews and is now available on Weinstein/Genius DVD.  Set in a small town in Arkansas, the film was written and directed by "Chasing Amy" and "Big Daddy" star, JOEY LAUREN ADAMS.  The soundtack album, featuring Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Merle Haggard, Billy Joe Shaver, and Eric James Jochmans, contains nine tracks from Brewer's original score.  The soundtrack CD is available on Lakeshore Records and is also available for download on iTunes and other web sources.
  • Independent artist KEITH CHAGALL, whose latest album includes three songs produced by BME’s Alan Brewer, enjoyed the highest-charting, longest-running independent artist release in the history of the industry insider FRIDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK AC RADIO CHART, sitting in the Top 5 along with Los Lonely Boys, Hoobastank, Maroon 5, and Five For Fighting.  Brewer worked with Chagall on the George Harrisonesque “Out Of The Night,” the Oasis influenced “Lilac” and the post-grunge “Share.”
  • Alan Brewer completed production (along with his co-producer Doug Johnson) on new Curb-Asylum Records act COWBOY CRUSH, an all-girl country band that is making big waves with their energetic performances across the country.
  • BME client Joe Wolfe shows his wide range of musical abilities, contributing the only original song for the Sc-Fi Channel’s hit movie “The Hidden Secret of M. Night Shyamalan” (ala Massive Attack style), a smooth jazz track for the USA Studios movie “Bugs,” and quirky cues for CMT’s Greatest Road Trips - creating all those while on tour programming for EARTH, WIND & FIRE.


BME eNewsletters
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  • BME Goes Global (or... From Australia to South Africa -- Blues to Broadway) – BME added two very special clients to its roster – expanding its global services to the worldwide entertainment community. Gary Nicholson, one of the most successful songwriters of this generation, has a track record that reads like a who’s who of music in styles ranging from Blues to Rock to Country – including Bonnie Raitt, Ringo Starr, B.B. King, The Dixie Chicks, Garth Brooks and Etta James.  City Productions Music is the Australian based company associated with Paul Mason and Andrew Mason (“The Matrix,” “Scooby Doo,” “Danny Deckchair”).  Co-supervising projects with City, bringing Nicholson’s music to the broader Film/TV world, enjoying new licensed uses of its songs in films, and screening new features scored by BME composers...  So far so good in 2005!
  • BME: Beethoven Is In Your Budget - Don't let the major labels bust your budget... BME brings you the Cala Records classical catalogue, performed by world renowned ensembles such as the London Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic, and the New York Symphony brass.  Wish you could afford the William Tell Overture, Beethoven's 5th Symphony, The Nutcracker Suite, or other classics by Mozart, Wagner, Chopin and more?  Your wish has come true - contact BME and score with the Cala Records classical catalogue.
  • BME @ Sundance '05 - With Score and Song Placements in films such as the Casey Affleck/Liv Tyler starrer Lonesome Jim and Armada Pictures' highly acclaimed Drum (score by BME's Cedric Sampson), BME will be visible at the event through the attendance of company president Alan Brewer.  Check out info and pics from the films, as well as more about Brewer's music and film world.
  • BME: Midem Notes - Artists & Opportunities - BME had a great time at Midem '04, and as Midem '05 is heading up fast, we highlight opportunities to work with some of our superstar artists.  Read news and view photos of Rick Wakeman, Slaughter, Cowboy Mouth, The Scoldees, Matt King, and Lindsi Weaver.
  • BME: New Roster Signings - BME is proud to announce the addition of three exciting new clients to its talent roster for representation in the film and television world: artist/producer/songwriter Rick Jude Palombi (Snapdragon, Natalie Imbruglia, Meatloaf), film score composer Harry Manfredini (Friday 13th, Jason X, Spring Break, Aces: Iron Eagle III) and film/television production company Cloudland Filmworks (owned by director/producer Thom Oliphant - Dixie Chicks, Brian McNight, Lifetime TV, Viacom).  Read more about each of these, and how BME is helping their artistry work for you.
  • BME: Studio Sessions & Soundtrack Opportunities – Many of BME’s clients have been combining successful concert tours with writing and recording for upcoming albums.  Projects by Matt King, Slaughter, Cowboy Mouth, The Scoldees, plus the Robert Ellis Orrall produced album by teen phenom, Lindsi Weaver, and the Alan Brewer co-production for Curb-Asylum’s Cowboy Crush are some of the highlights. These artists are finishing up their studio sessions with their new music available for licensing in film productions, television programs and soundtracks.
  • BME: a Classical approach to a Global vision - We are glad to announce the recent signing of top classical record label Cala Records to the BME roster, as well as BME’s new affiliation with Holland-based Fintage House for worldwide administration and film/television music consultation.
  • BME: Thanks Editors and Mixers - BME recognizes the important (but too often unheralded) roles that music editors and score mixers play in film and television production.  Here is a reminder of the recent BME CD Pak that was serviced, with some links and photos to tie it all together.  As always – BME makes it easy for you (as if you had the time to have it any other way)!!!
  •  BME: Rick Wakeman, Nashville Film Fest - BME owner Alan Brewer has been named Board President of the Nashville Film Festival for the 2004-2005 season. The NaFF has become a major festival with its winning features automatically eligible for Academy Award consideration, while uniquely bridging the music and film industries with awards, special events, and seminars focused on music in film. Also... Rick Wakeman recently took time during the international YES tour, joining BME VP Mason Cooper for a whirlwind of meetings at many of  Hollywood’s top studios.  Fun pics, including a backstage shot with actor Jack Black.

BME News Archive

  •  Alan Brewer named President of the Board of Directors for the Nashville Film Festival 2004-2005 season. (Press Release)
  •  Jeremy Swerling, the Vice President and staff conductor for CALA RECORDS, BME’s classical record label client, is set to “Let The Trumpets Swing” in Baltimore.  (read article)
  • School Of Rock’s Jack Black raves about Rick Wakeman’s “greatest keyboard solo in history.....” (Boston Globe article)
  • YES keyboardist and solo artist Rick Wakeman signs with entertainment firm BME as Film/TV music reps.  (Press Release)