Recent Posts tagged with production music

NHL Puck Drop 2021: League, APM Music Cut Production-Music Deal

Under an exclusive deal with the NHL, Hollywood-based production-music supplier APM Music will provide all the music used, collectively and individually, by the league and its 32 teams for broadcast, in-venue, commercial, promotional, and social-media applications. This arrangement comes just ahead of tonight’s start of the season, with NHL broadcasts shared by Disney’s ESPN and […]  More

Tech Focus: Production Music, Part 1 — How the Pandemic Has Changed the Choices for Sports

Production music — the vast well of styles, sounds, genres, and emotions that underscores televised sports — has been both a hotbed of legal turbulence (assertions of copyright infringements and DCMA take-downs abound over licensing issues) and a generically predictable process in which NBA shows reflexively get bassy hip-hop and baseball gets crunchy rock guitars. […]  More

Tech Focus: Music Libraries, Part 1 — Production Music Is Another Score for Sports

The music you hear on sports television has remained remarkably consistent over several decades: triumphal trumpets and crunchy electric guitars still dominate major-league sports shows, with slower-paced sports like golf relying heavily on anodyne pastoral genres. However, recent dynamics are introducing some changes into these familiar formulas and how they’re being used. For instance, production-music […]  More

Tech Focus: Production Music, Part 1 — Sports Exerts Social Pressure

A year ago, the production-music business was talking about increased competition from low-overhead upstarts, about how theatrical trailers were influencing sports-music choices and how curation had become important in a market with too much content for any one person to sort through. A year later, the upstarts are still around, with the predicted impacts on […]  More

Tech Focus: Music Libraries, Part 3 — Alternative Approaches Serve an Expanding Sports Industry

The landscape for production music has long been dominated by a few major names — such as FirstCom and Killer Tracks — and portals for some of the music industry’s biggest publishers, such as Warner/Chappell. Licensing ranges from one-off uses to blanket licenses that cover thousands of titles. Fees are similarly wide-ranging, with licenses for […]  More

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