Zach Balch
Community

Zach Balch Named National Division Manager at Level 77 Music, Where He’ll Direct Sales

Zach Balch has joined Level 77 Music as National Division Manager. An award-winning musician, record producer, recording engineer, and production music sales executive, Balch will direct sales for the company’s rapidly growing catalog across the U.S. and seek new business relationships among film and television producers, advertising agencies, corporate media, and branded media producers, among others. “We are thrilled to have Zach join our team,” Level 77 Music founder/CEO Patrick […]

Louise Rider
Commercials

Louise Rider Promoted to Executive Producer at Audio Post-Production Company Another Country

Louise Rider has been promoted to Executive Producer at noted audio post-production company Another Country, it was announced Thursday by the company’s managing director, Tim Konn. Rider has been an integral team member at Another Country since landing as an Assistant Engineer back in 2008. Originally from Bethesda, Maryland, she relocated to Chicago in 2003 to pursue a B.A. in Music Technology at Northwestern University and later received a Master’s […]

TK
Community

Sound for Film & TV Event at Sony Brings Out Mixers, Foley Artists, and The Whale Composer Rob Simonsen

Last weekend, Mix magazine’s annual Sound for Film & TV conference returned to its first in-person event since the COVID-19 pandemic began, bringing thousands to the Sony lot, where the event has been held since 2014. Mix editor Tom Kenny led the opening keynote address, introducing a panel discussion on “Sound Changes” that was focused on “the nature of today’s re-recording stage, the rise of streaming services, new technologies and formats, […]

Brett Morgen
Crafts

Moonage Daydream Director/Editor Brett Morgen on His Deep Exploration Into David Bowie’s Life and Music

When it comes to documentary filmmaking, director Brett Morgen continues to be one of the more interesting filmmakers working in the format. His 2002 film The Kid Stays in the Picture (co-directed with Nanette Burstein) introduced millions to studio exec Robert Evans, who (among other things) was responsible for bringing Mario Puzo’s The Godfather to the big screen. 2007’s Chicago 10, which kicked off Sundance that year, recreated the famed […]

Level 77 Music
Community

Level 77 Music Launches New Film and TV Scoring Division, Sonic Score

Level 77 Music, a leading, independent production music company, has launched a new division called Sonic Score that will provide original scoring for film, television, documentaries, games, and other entertainment projects. The new entity aims to deliver studio-caliber original music while capitalizing on Georgia’s production tax incentive program, which offers credits of up to 30 percent for work produced in Georgia. Founder Patrick Avard says that despite the growth and […]

Ré Olunuga
Composers

Rise Composer Ré Olunuga on Infusing the Disney Score With Greek and African Influences, and Exploring Themes of Love and Family

There are very few players in the NBA who are quite as dominant as Giannis Antetokounmpo, who has been dubbed “The Greek Freak” due to his jaw-dropping athletic prowess. Giannis has averaged more than 26.9 points per game in each of the last five seasons and has been voted to the Eastern Conference All-Star team for the past six consecutive years. He’s also a two-time NBA MVP, an NBA Finals […]

Olafur Arnalds
Composers

Surface Composer Ólafur Arnalds on Writing Full Classical Pieces Vs. Scoring a TV Soundtrack

Ólafur Arnalds is one of Iceland’s foremost musicians and composers, but when he set out to write film and television scores, he hadn’t anticipated the fundamental difference between his career as a recording artist, writing songs for full-length albums, and breaking into the world of the two-minute song cue. Rather than get frustrated, Arnalds was excited to shift gears and learn a new set of musical parameters. His hard work […]

Kevin Kiner
Composers

Samaritan Composer Kevin Kiner on Co-Writing the Score for Sylvester Stallone’s Superhero Movie With Jed Kurzel, Plus Star Wars

When Kevin Kiner first got a call from fellow Samaritan composer Jed Kurzel, he thought he was simply signing up to help out a colleague, but instead, he found himself co-writing the score for Julius Avery‘s superhero movie, which is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Kiner has collaborated with other composers before, of course, but he wasn’t terribly familiar with Kurzel’s style going into the project, so he had […]

ALIBI Music
Featured

ALIBI Music Updates Its Extension Panel for Adobe Premiere Pro

ALIBI Music is bringing Adobe Premiere Pro users even more of its website’s robust functionality with an exciting extension panel update that is now available on the Adobe Creative Cloud. The production music company — a trusted resource for content editors working in film, television, advertising, streaming, and video games — has made four key enhancements that strengthen the connection to its fresh pipeline of music and sound effects directly […]

David Klotz
Awards

Stranger Things Music Editor David Klotz on the Sonic Secrets Behind the “Massacre at Hawkins Lab”

David Klotz is hitting all the right notes as a Music Editor, having won seven Emmy Awards and been nominated for 12 more. He worked on Christopher Nolan‘s Memento, while his many TV credits include American Crime Story, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Game of Thrones, Glee, Scream Queens, and Stranger Things, the latter of which has brought him his latest Emmy nod in the category of Outstanding Sound Editing for […]