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Immediate Music Expands, Opens New Headquarters, Adds Composers and Director of Operations

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Santa Monica, CA, September 8, 2008 – Immediate Music, Hollywood’s preeminent supplier of original music for high profile, major studio feature film trailers, has made a significant company expansion. The development involves the establishment of a consolidated company headquarters, the building of two production studios, and the addition of several new personnel. The expansion follows on the heels of the company having just provided its signature music for NBC’s 2008 Beijing Olympics. Immediate Music’s Emmy Award winning co-
founders/composers/producers Yoav Goren and Jeffrey Fayman made the
announcements.

Immediate Music has opened its new base of operations in Santa Monica, CA. In addition to office space for the company’s growing staff, the facility will also feature two innovative, state of the art production studios. Concurrently with its expansion, Immediate Music has also extended its roster of in-house composers, by adding Mark Phillips and John Samuel Hanson, and has also named Emily Weber as its Director of Operations. (more details below)

Regarding the expansion, Fayman said, “Having worked for many years producing original high quality music for film advertising, we realized that the time had come for us to branch out further – to reach out to a broader potential client base by making our catalogue available for the first time to other arenas. To do this, we decided that we needed a larger base of operations. Our new space, two new recording studios and expanded personnel will help serve that purpose.�

Said Goren,� Our new in-house composers are really extraordinary, and will help us develop more product in the coming months, as we seek to introduce our material to the TV, videogame and advertising industries. And Emily Weber is a highly experienced executive who really understands our field. We believe she will help take Immediate Music to the next level.�

ABOUT NEW IN-HOUSE COMPOSERS:

Composer Mark Phillips spent several years touring the world as a guitarist for Down By Law, The Joykiller, and Cheater, playing shows with such notable acts as No Doubt, Stone Temple Pilots, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and many others. He later studied Music Composition for Television and Film at UCLA as well as completing certification as an Audio Engineer. He has written music for the TV series “The Amazing Race� (CBS/Bruckheimer,) “Dirty Dancing� (Lion’s Gate/WE,) “America’s Most Wanted� (Barber/Fox,) “Ghost Stories� (WB), and over 70 other shows. He also contributed to the score of NBC’s hit series “American Gladiators.�

After John Samuel Hanson received his Bachelor of Arts in music composition from California State University Fullerton, he worked for composer Klaus Badelt at Hans Zimmer’s renowned production facility, Media Ventures/Remote Control. There, Hanson used his musical talents composing for many productions in television and film. He has also been a sound programmer and score assistant on the motion pictures “Constantine,â€? “Ultraviolet,â€? “The Promise,â€? “16 Blocks,â€? and “Poseidon.â€? The composer has also contributed his works to “Blind Dating,â€? “Illegal Tenderâ€? and “Suburban Girlâ€? as a score and sound programmer with virtuoso composer Heitor Pereira. Hanson has worked closely with Elia Cmiral contributing to the scores of “Pulse,â€? “The Deaths of Ian Stone,â€? “Missionary Man,â€? “Tooth and Nailâ€? and “Splinter.â€? Working on behalf of Immediate Music, Hanson has also provided music for “American Gladiatorsâ€? on NBC.

ABOUT EMILY WEBER:

Immediate Music’s new Director of Operations, Emily Weber, most recently handled Sales, Licensing, and A&R for over four years at RipTide Music, a noted source of licensed music for the motion picture, television, TV promo, videogame and advertising industries based in Los Angeles. Earlier, she worked for both ABC, Inc., and Touchstone Television, in the business and legal affairs department. In addition, Weber has been a freelance music supervisor and composer, and has also worked as a studio musician — she is a noted bassist and tenor saxophonist.

ABOUT NEW PRODUCTION STUDIOS:

Immediate Music’s new Production Studios feature an SSL AWS 900+ board, ProTools HD4 Studio rigs, and fully-loaded 64-bit Dual Quad Core MacPros capitalizing on a superfast fibre network which hosts the sounds libraries and audio recordings. Goren and Fayman note that Immediate Music is not only on the cutting edge of music for media, but also stands at the forefront in the application of modern technology in the audio industry.

The company has done away with the old modus operandi of using multiple PCs with many interfaces and cables, and, instead, is now utilizing Mac Pros using MIDI over LAN and MADI for audio streaming.

ABOUT IMMEDIATE MUSIC:

Co-founded in 1993 by composers/producers Yoav Goren and Jeffrey Fayman, and currently celebrating its 15th anniversary year, Immediate Music is widely acknowledged as Hollywood’s preeminent supplier of original music for high profile, major studio motion picture trailers. In the competitive market of motion picture advertising, the quality of Immediate Music’s compositions, as well as its high production levels, have consistently measured up against the finest motion picture scores in the entertainment industry.

In addition to the critical acclaim they regularly receive from the motion picture industry, Goren and Fayman have also had success in the world of television. The composers are the winners of a 2007 Emmy Award for “Outstanding Music Composition in a Sports Program,â€? for their work on “The XX Olympic Winter Games: The Stories of Torino.â€? This Emmy was bestowed by the National Television Academy of Arts & Sciences during the 28th Annual Emmy Awards for Sports held in NYC in 2007. Yoav Goren is also the winner of a 2008 “BMI Awardâ€? for his work on The Olympics telecast cited above.

Some of Immediate Music’s most recent campaigns include the creation of original music for trailers promoting “Hancock,� “The Incredible Hulk,� “Iron Man,� “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,� “Pirates of the Caribbean 3,� “Horton Hears a Who,� “Hellboy 2,� “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,� and the custom score for “Dragonball,� as well as the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.� Historically, the company has also provided music to the trailers behind such other renowned movies as “X-Men 1-3,� “Spiderman 2 & 3,� “Harry Potter 1-5,� “The Da Vinci Code,� “Pirates: Dean Man’s Chest,� “Superman Returns,� “Lord of the Rings,� “Gladiator� and “American Beauty,� among them.

Immediate Music has also provided music for the promotional campaigns behind such TV programs as “Lost,� “Desperate Housewives,� “Six Feet Under,� “Weeds,� “Prison Break,� “24,� The Closer,� “Saving Grace,� HBO’s “John Adams,� The Olympics, NFL Super Bowl telecasts, NHL playoffs and more. Immediate Music recently produced the theme music provided the custom in-show score for NBC’s hit TV series “American Gladiators.� Ad campaigns to which the company has provided music include those promoting Toyota, Ford, DirecTV, Amstel, Hitachi and Blu-Ray.

Immediate Music’s prestigious clients include such major entertainment and advertising companies as Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, DreamWorks, Universal Pictures, The Weinstein Company, Lions Gate, CBS, NBC, ABC, HBO, FOX, FOX Sports, Turner Network Television, IMAX and Saatchi & Saatchi to name some.

Immediate Music’s new headquarters is located in Santa Monica, CA. The phone is 310/260-4989 and the website is www.immediatemusic.com

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