- 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
The soundtrack CD is available on Lakeshore Records and is also
available for download on iTunes and other web sources.
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
- 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 &
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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
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
and Armada Pictures' highly acclaimed Drum (score by BME's Cedric
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.
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
(Snapdragon, Natalie Imbruglia, Meatloaf), film score composer Harry
(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.
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
- 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
- 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.
Brewer named President of the Board of Directors for the Nashville Film Festival
2004-2005 season. (Press
Swerling, the Vice President and staff conductor for CALA RECORDS, BME’s
classical record label client, is set to “Let The Trumpets Swing” in
- 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