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615 Music “Revs Up Its Engines” with Hot New Promo Music and New Library CD Releases

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Nashville, TN, January 24, 2008 — 615 Music, one of America‘s preeminent Production Music companies, providers of library and production music (both original and custom) for television networks and programs, feature films, radio, commercials, on-air promos, interactive applications and multi-media clients, is revving up its engines and starting 2008 with a bang, producing hot new promo music for two high profile clients, and by releasing 28 new library CD titles. 615 Music President and CEO Randy Wachtler made the announcement.

About 615 Music‘s newest work:

CLIENT: SPEED CHANNEL

615 Music wrote and produced the fast paced musical anthem “Be There” for SPEED Channel‘s “NASCAR on SPEED” 2008 campaign. Written by G. Barnhill, G. Kesner and R. Wachtler, this new song was designed to aurally illustrate the high energy, excitement and fully immersive NASCAR experience on SPEED. “Be There” features Chad Harris on lead vocals, with SPEED CHANNEL‘s Creative Director Dusty Schmidt and Paul Wilson also contributing to this campaign.

Glenn Kesner, whose branding agency Auracana led the campaign for SPEED, said, “615 Music really rocked one out of the raceway with this highly memorable musical theme that connects all the energy and emotion of what ‘NASCAR ON SPEED‘ is all about. Many race fans will be heading to SPEED in 2008 thanks, in part, to Randy Wachtler and the folks at 615 Music.”

CLIENT: KNBC, LOS ANGELES

For the TV station KNBC, Los Angeles, 615 Music contributed the new promotional tune “We‘re 4 L.A.” Ginger Zumaeta, Vice President, Advertising and Promotion, for KNBC-TV, requested from 615 Music a song that viewers in South California could relate to, while simultaneously delivering a young, alternative and fresh feel. 615 Music‘s “We‘re 4 L.A.” tune reflects the high energy and fun Southern California lifestyle, giving Randy Newman‘s classic pop tune “I Love L.A.” a run for its money! The images in the accompanying KNBC video promo of “We‘re 4 L.A.” depict a cross-section of Californians actively enjoying their city and their lives. “We‘re 4 L.A.” was written by G. Barnhill, R. Wachtler and G. Zumaeta, with lead vocals by J. Skorik.

ABOUT 615 MUSIC‘S NEW LIBRARY TITLES:

From the 615 Platinum Series:

SFL-1168 – “Modern Pop-R&B:” Urban influenced pop music that designed to make the listener groove or bring him to his feet.

SFL-1167 – “1950‘s Popular Styles:” Classic, 1950s-styled popular music with that nostalgic sound and spirit that everyone will remember.

SFL-1166 – “Alternative Rock Vol. 3 (With and Without Vocals):” Contemporary Alt Rock with and without vocals.

SFL-1165–“I-Team Investigative Vol. 3:” News promo music beds for every occasion, from inviting human drama, to investigative, to breaking news.

SFL-1164 – “Indie Acoustic:” Features acoustic driven, adult alternative music with and without vocals. Songs are from David Cleveland, veteran composer and musician for 615 Music, and performances by other well-known and respected musicians such as Matthew Burgess (percussionist,) Mike Childers (drummer,) and Danny Olannerghty (bassist.)

SFL-1163–“Hip Hop/Rap Vol. 2.:” This new release offers authentic hip hop and rap tracks as real as it gets.

SFL-1162–“Yuletide Spirit, Vol 4.:” Classic and original holiday and Christmas favorites, both traditional and modern.

From the Scoring Stage Series:

SS-011 – “Epic Drama:” Orchestral film scores that tip their hat to the award winning epic films of the recent past.

SS-010 – “Fantasy and Children‘s Adventure:” Fun, adventurous orchestral music that brings to life the magic inside a child‘s imagination.

SS-009 – “Magic and Mayhem:” An impressive variety of “larger than life” orchestral cues from mysterious and magical to chaotic mayhem.

SS-008 – “Light Drama:” Pushing orchestral drama on the lighter side of desperate.

SS-007 – “Rock Orchestra:” Cinematic heavy rock blended with dramatic orchestral elements.

SS-006 — “Explosive Percussion:” Features an atomically charged and eruptive raging torrent of percussion power.

From the Promo Accelerator Series:

PA-017 – “Drums and Percussion:” A broad assortment of rhythmic instruments and dynamic beats to get toes tapping.

PA – 016 – “Alt Rock #3:” Promo Accelerator‘s new Alt Rock title delivers a pulsing, raging alternative rock set with drums, bass and in-your-face power chords.

From the Music Shop Library:

EM-5252 – “African Perfumes:” An invitation to travel, inducing the listener to wander along a rhythmic path of African atmospheres.

EM-5251–“Hip Hop Philosophy: This title offers a full set of laid back urban beats featuring male and female vocals.

EM-5250 – “Piano and Co.:” Soothing arrangements of positive and lively instrumental duets featuring the piano.

From the 615 Song Catalog Series:

SEC-022–“Cary Cooper:” A fun and whimsical set from award winning songwriter Cary Cooper.

From the Kingsize Series:

KSM-038 – “Windfall:” A subtle, groovy collection of acoustic guitar landscapes,with a few rough edges left in for that “real feel.”

KSM-037 -“Polkas and Tangos:” Earthy, passionate and sometimes quirky — hoist your beer stein or your Buenos Aires Baby. Who doesn’t love an accordion ???

KSM-036 – “Makeover:” The perfect “underscore” for “overhaul.” Music to make-over your home, body, spirit, and mind — the soundtrack of beauty, décor, fitness, fashion, and attitude adjustment.

KSM-035 – “Motion:” Juicy, hybrid cues incorporating ethnic, techno, and jazz elements — perfect for underscore requiring a sense of movement.

From the Metro Music Library:

MMP-083 — “Drama/Danger 3:” Offering an escalating level of tension and violence, from moderate generic drama to high anxiety and action. A mix of current techno pallete and orchestral and sound design elements — perfect for dramatic promos, teasers, trailers, extreme action, and sports.

MMP-084 — “Too Funky:” So funky it hurts! A mix of extreme R&B, funk, hip hop, and urban dance grooves with all the bells and whistles of TV production. Hooky riffs, stabby horn licks, and bluesy melodic licks generate just the right level of high-energy fun. Grooves that just won‘t quit entertaining!

From the AMP Library:

AMP-030 – “Laid Back 5:” Tracks which bring peace and harmony to any production. Pure, mellow and soft with a crystal clear sound. Relaxed and meditative backgrounds; warm, yet positive and peaceful.

AMP-029 – “Positive Drive 6:” Positive minded, suitable for life-style and trendy productions. The music is timeless as well as modern, with styles like R&B, funk, jazz, rock, and slightly techno.

From the ZEN Library:

“ZEN-011:” Delicate & classy piano with jazzy drums & soft bass.

ABOUT 615 MUSIC:

Founded by president/CEO Randy Wachtler in Nashville, Tenn., in 1984,
615 Music is a multi-award winning, full-service music development, recording, post-production and sound design company with clients that include broadcast and cable television networks and programs, local market TV stations, radio stations and syndicates, advertising agencies, and filmmakers, among others.

615‘s client roster is comprised of virtually every major broadcast and cable television network, including ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, PBS, MSNBC, HBO Worldwide, A&E, HGTV, The History Channel, The Family Channel, Discovery, and CMT. Additionally, the company has written and produced musical themes and promotions used within, and to promote, numerous television series and shows. These have included “The Today Show,” “Live with Regis and Kelly,” The Discovery Channel, “Frasier,” ABC Sports College Football, and PBS‘s “Nova.”

In Fall 2007, 615 Music acquired the renowned Metro Music library. As a result, 615 Music now has 10 production libraries and well over 500 CDS worth of music available to its clients. The combined 615 Music & Metro Music libraries are 615 “Gold” and “Platinum” Collections; 615 Song Library; AMP; Kingsize NYC; Metro Music; Music Shop; Music Gallery; Promo Accelerator; Scoring Stage Film & TV; and ZEN.

Internationally, 615 Music also enjoys a worldwide presence. The company‘s various libraries are currently being distributed to over 30 countries via its sub-publishers. In addition, 615 Music has written and produced a great deal of original music work for clients based in India, Germany, and the U.K.

Among 615 Music‘s numerous awards is a National Emmy for the memorable theme the company created for A&E‘s acclaimed “Biography” series. For the past two years in a row, 615 Music was also Emmy Award nominated for “Best Original Song” for two songs the company wrote and produced for NBC‘s “The Today Show”–those songs were entitled “Live for Today” and “It‘s a New Day, Today.”

615 Music is located at 1030 16th Ave South, Nashville, TN, 37212.
The company‘s phone number is 615/244-6515 and its new website can be accessed via www.615music.com

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NUCOMM IS HD READY WITH NEWLY DEVELOPED 7 SERIES ENG PRODUCTS

Hackettstown, NJ, January 23, 2007 – Nucomm, Inc. announced today, its new 7 Series HD and HD ready product. Nucomm‘s entire ENG/OB product line is now capable of HD operation using built in encoding/decoding technology. Presenting today‘s broadcast arena with the convenience of field upgradeability, all 7 Series products can be delivered with HD capability or delivered as SD and can be easily field upgraded to HD via a software key. Prior to this announcement Nucomm‘s HD product line consisted of the CamPac 2 HD/SD wireless camera transmitter and Newscaster DR HD/SD diversity receiver that have been well received as the premier wireless camera system in the industry. The 7 Series will displace the current SD product line as Nucomm‘s standard product. more

SonicPool “Smothers and Kills” With Audio Work on New Indie Films

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Hollywood, CA, Jan. 24, 2008 – SonicPool, one of Hollywood‘s leading post facilities, specializing in audio and video finishing, edit suite rentals, and full post-production services, has been busy with a number of exciting new, upcoming independent films for 2008. These projects include the company‘s work in the areas of providing sound design/mixing, and offline services for several production companies. The announcement was made by John Frost and Patrick Bird, co-founders, SonicPool.

SonicPool‘s latest feature film work includes:

Sound Design, Mix and Offline Picture Edit for Feature Film:

“Killer Movie:” For client Dead of Winter Productions, and first time film producer Jeff Fisher (whose TV directing credits include “The Simple Life,” “Miami Undercover,” “The Nick Cannon Show,” “The Real World,” “Big Brother” and “Making the Band,”) SonicPool provided the film mix, the sound design, and the Offline Editorial facilities for “Killer Movie,” written and directed by Mr. Fisher.

NOTE: To view the feature mix, please visit:

http://imdb.com/title/tt0988083/

“Killer Movie” stars a number of the hottest, current “up and coming” young stars in Hollywood today, including Kaley Cuoco, star of CBS TV‘s hit series “The Big Bang Theory,” Nestor Carbonell (“Cane,”) Paul Wesley (“The O.C.,”) Al Santos (“CSI,”) Jason London (“Grey‘s Anatomy” and J.C. Chasez (‘N Sync.)

The storyline behind “Killer Movie:” A reality television shoot goes terrifyingly awry when its crew becomes stranded in a remote Northern town. A killer is on the loose, stalking cast and crew, one by one.

Said Fisher, “This is our first time working with SonicPool, and they are very welcoming–this is a very friendly environment, and working with them is a pleasure on all levels. Patrick and John and their team are very hands on, they have highly positive attitudes, while still offering us a boutique approach, which is a good fit for me and for our film. The energy at SonicPool is contagious!”

Mixing of Theatrical Trailer:

“Smother:” For client Aglet Productions, SonicPool is providing the theatrical trailer mix promoting the comedy film “Smother.” That film, which stars Dax Shepard, Liv Tyler and Diane Keaton, was written by Vince Di Meglio and Tim Rasmussen and directed by Di Meglio. The film‘s storyline: What would you do if your mother moved in with you and just wouldn’t leave? When Noah Cooper (Shepard) 29, is fired from his job as a therapist, he thinks his day can’t possibly get worse. When he arrives home, his already full house gets even crazier when his overbearing mother Marilyn (Keaton,) arrives with her five dogs in tow, needing a place to stay. Comedy ensues as Noah learns to deal with the pressures of finding a job, a wife who desperately wants a baby, and, worst of all, a mother who won’t quit smothering!

Offline Services for Feature Film:

“Wonderful World:” For client Media Cooperative, SonicPool provided the offline editorial services for “Wonder World,” a dramatic romance film starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Walker. SonicPool has a long-time relationship with editor Jeff Canavan, who is also serving as the editor on “Wonderful World.” This new film, written and directed by Joshua Goldin, is the story of a bitter, divorced man who enters into a relationship with an African woman.

ABOUT SONICPOOL:

Launched in Hollywood in 2001, SonicPool was co-founded by post production specialists John Frost and Patrick Bird. Each of the men currently serves the company as a President and CEO.

SonicPool is comprised of 14 SD & HD Offline and Online Edit Suites, two Theatrical Mix Stages and two additional Mix Suites, as well as a complete Machine Room Services with all the standard SD & HD decks. The company‘s post production services include Audio and Video Finishing, edit suite rentals, and media duplication. SonicPool‘s creative services include radio production. Additionally, the company offers its clients production office space rentals to accompany Offline Edit Suites.

SonicPool‘s clients run the full gamut of the entertainment and broadcasting industries, which clients ranging from major studio releases, independent feature films, TV programs, and radio, to DVD menu sound design, TV commercials, gaming, mobile and Internet projects.

SonicPool is located at 6860 Lexington Ave, Hollywood, CA, 90038. The phone is 323/460-4MIX, and the web address is: www.sonicpool.com

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