Music Libraries: A Growing List With More Options
Sports producers seeking library and production music and cues have more choices than ever before. Here are some of the leading ones.
APM offers over 375,000 tracks and thousands of CDs from 35-plus libraries. APM’s content is produced by some of the industry’s most respected libraries including KPM Music, Bruton, Sonoton, West One Music Group and Kosinus. APM provides a full range of music services including music replacement services, its interactive music library and application Quantum Tracks, custom scoring, and music director assistance to help customers find the best tracks for their production. Additionally, APM offers a wide variety of choices for digital access to our music, including search and download, and its project management application, MyAPM, as well as local server installation, portable drives and more.
Established in 1980 and headquartered in Dallas, FirstCom offers 30 music catalogs containing more than 176,000 copyrights and updated six times a year. Among the tools the company has developed are MusiQuick Online, the industry’s first online production-music–delivery Website, established in 2000; LiquidTrax, allowing editors to remix or create surround soundtracks from its libraries; MusiQuick SQL, among the first hard-drive search and delivery systems for clients on-site. Another industry first is a surround-sound series on DVD Audio/Video/ROM.
Killer Tracks offers more than 2,000 digital albums from 21 global libraries with original works from award-winning composers and producers Chuck D, Lamont Dozier, Alex Band, Rev Theory, RedZone Entertainment, Ennio Morricone, Christopher Franke, and many others. Sports clients include ESPN, Fox Sports, and NFL Films. Features include complimentary music-supervision services, along with music access online and on interactive hard drive.
Sports related links:
Action sports: bit.ly/KWc7pi
Dramatic sports: bit.ly/JO1zFh
Offering more than 60,000 tracks, including alternate and underscore versions and complete edits, MegaTrax’s new Website provides an ease-of-use interface and improved search system with custom coding. Features include portable hard-drive–update system for faster music updates and accurate metadata, full-time tech support and music supervisors with live chat, and online Spanish and Portuguese translations. Payment options include the ability to do radio and TV barter deals. Custom scoring is available via Aircast Custom Music division.
Pro Sports Music Marketing
Pro Sports delivers music to professional and collegiate sports. Through a network in professional and collegiate sports, it has become a resource for all the professional sports leagues for music and talent for such events as the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, Daytona 500, World Series, and NHL and NBA All-Star Games. www.prosportsmusic.com/
Sound Ideas offers more than 500 distinct royalty-free collections to broadcast, postproduction, and multimedia facilities, with unlimited lifetime synchronization rights with every purchase, on formats including DVD-ROM, hard drive, and CD. All .wav files are provided with full keyword metadata for search applications. Sister company Westar Music also features unlimited licensing (www.westarmusic.com/products/sports).
Sports-music link: www.sound-ideas.com/musicmenu-sports.html
Sports sound-effects link: www.sound-ideas.com/sound-effects/sports-sound-effects.html
Warner/Chappell Production Music
Warner/Chappell unites successful independents Non-Stop Music, 615 Music, Groove Addicts, CPM, and others. Its brands have composed works for TV shows, films, and such organizations as ESPN, British Open Royal & Ancient, World Cup South Africa, Major League Baseball, Cox Communications, and Speed channel. www.warnerchappellpm.com