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Sensaphonics announces Economic Stimulus Program

Sensaphonics Hearing Conservation, the industry leader in custom silicone earphones for musicians, has announced a limited-time trade-in program for users of other brands of custom earphones. The program, first of its kind in the industry, offers a $250 price reduction on all Sensaphonics custom earphones – including the 2X-S, 2MAX, and 3D Active Ambient models – to customers who send their old custom earphones in trade. The program runs through the end of the 2008 calendar year.

Sensaphonics president and founder Michael Santucci explained, “People get into the habit of buying the same brand, over and over, then wondering why they’re not getting great bass response, or why they have discomfort and soreness after long playing sessions. We’re the only company that offers silicone earphones, and it’s really the only solution to these problems. And we’re so confident that our earphones are the solution, we’re paying a bounty to get these conventional hard plastic designs off the stage.�

Under the program, 2X-S will cost $500 (regular $750) and the new 2MAX, optimized for wireless applications, will run $600 (regular price $850). All 3D Active Ambient IEM Systems, which start at $2,000, will be reduced by $250. This “earphone amnesty” approach gives customers the lowest pricing Sensaphonics has ever offered. To qualify, users need only supply Sensaphonics with new ear impressions and their old custom earphones – which can be any brand, in any condition. All sales and trade-ins are final.

For full details, visit www.sensaphonics.com or call toll-free at 1-877-848-1714.
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Universal Publishing Production Music to Represent Immediate Music Catalog

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Los Angeles, CA, November 4, 2008– Universal Publishing Production Music (UPPM,) a division of Universal Music Publishing Group, and Immediate Music, Hollywood’s preeminent supplier of original music for high profile, major studio feature film trailers, today announced they have entered into a worldwide deal by which UPPM will be representing music from the catalog of Immediate Music in all territories outside the U.S., Japan, Korea, and Benelux.
The announcement was jointly made today by Mr. Gary Gross, Worldwide President, UPPM, and by Yoav Goren and Jeffrey Fayman, co-founders/composers/producers, Immediate Music.

Regarding the new agreement, Mr. Gross said, “Immediate Music is famous for their unique sound, high quality productions and reputation of supplying music for blockbuster film trailers. We are thrilled to be representing this important catalog of work, and to generate new revenue opportunities for Immediate Music composers in expanded territories.�

Mr. Fayman said, “Universal Publishing Production Music was the natural choice for our decision to market our music internationally, because we believe they are the preeminent supplier of high level production music throughout the world. Their sincere support of our music, combined with our trust in their global marketing vision and leadership under Gary Gross, made us want to be part of the Universal Publishing Production Music family.�

Adds Mr. Goren, “Immediate Music is thrilled to join with Universal Publishing Production Music in opening new avenues of creative and publishing opportunities for both entities. We are looking forward to very fruitful alliance with UPPM’s talented international team.”

Universal Publishing Production Music (a unit of Universal Music Publishing Group,) is the leading production music group in the world, with a diverse and comprehensive portfolio of 5,000 CDs of UMPG-owned repertoire, encompassing over 100,000 titles from over twenty-five different labels. The company’s catalogues include Atmosphere, Bruton, and Chappell from the U.K, Chronic Trax, EVO, FirstCom, Killer Tracks, MasterSource, Network Music, and OneMusic from the U.S., Galerie and Koka Media from France, Match Music from Sweden, UBM from Germany, RCAL from Italy, and Vitamin A from Australia. Universal Publishing Production Music has production music library operations in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Benelux, Hungary, Italy, Scandinavia, South Africa, Australia, Spain, Greece, Turkey and throughout Asia.
UPPM Libraries are consistently a top choice for all major television networks, film studios and corporate clients of all sizes. Recent major motion picture placements include “Sex In the City,� “Love Guru,� “The House Bunny,� “Bolt,� “Beverly Hills Chihuahua,� “Hamlet 2,� “The Mummy 3,� “Tropic Thunder,� “American Teen,� “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,� “Superhero Movie,� and more.

Television placements have included “Ugly Betty,� “Desperate Housewives,� “Brothers & Sisters,� “Army Wives,� “Burn Notice,� “Prison Break,� “Medium,� “Unhitched,� “America’s Next Top Model,� and “Law & Order,� to name a few. Recent advertising campaigns include Mercedes Benz, Philips, Miller Beer, Peroni, Quizno’s, and Dodge, among others.

UPPM serves the niche business that creates, produces, and licenses music for use primarily as “background� or “mood� music for use in film/TV, advertising, broadcast and corporate clients. Owning both the Master and the Copyright for the composition, UPPM allows clients to license both, in an easy and affordable one-stop shop.

Immediate Music was co-founded in 1993 by composers/producers Yoav Goren and Jeffrey Fayman, and is currently celebrating its 15th anniversary year. 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 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 “Hancock,� “The Incredible Hulk,� “Iron Man,� “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,� “Pirates of the Caribbean 3,� “Horton Hears a Who,� as well as the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.� 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,� “John Adams,� The Olympics, NFL Super Bowl telecasts, NHL playoffs and more. Ad campaigns to which the company has provided music include those promoting Toyota, Ford, DirecTV, Amstel, Hitachi, and Blu-Ray. For more info: www.immediatemusic.com

About Universal Music Publishing Group

With 47 offices in 41 countries worldwide, Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is the industry’s largest global music publishing operation and is part of Universal Music Group. UMPG’s represents music in every genre from many of the world’s hottest songwriters and catalogs including U2, Elton John, Bernie Taupin, 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, R. Kelly, Coldplay, Nelly, Ciara, Dave Grohl, Prince, Diana Krall, Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5, Britney Spears, Godsmack, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, No Doubt, 3 Doors Down, Beastie Boys, Anastacia, Robbie Williams, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Paul Simon, Henry Mancini, Christina Aguilera and Linkin Park, among many others. UMPG is also a global leader in the areas of Production Music, Christian and Classical Music. For more information, visit: www.umusicpub.com.

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EASTWEST ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF BEST SERVICE CHRIS HEIN HORNS VOL. 2 – SECTION HORNS

eastwest_best-service-chris-hein-horns-vol-2_box.JPGHOLLYWOOD, NOVEMBER 4 , 2008 – EASTWEST, exclusive US distributor of Best Service products, is pleased to announce the release of Chris Hein Horns Vol. 2 – Section Horns, the perfect companion to Chris Hein Horns Vol. 1 (version 1.5). Based on the popular NI Kontakt Player 2, the new library delivers a wide range of 17 solo instruments and 10 section combinations, perfect for a variety of musical genres including pop, jazz, funk and big-band. more

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JAZZ BY THE BOULEVARD FESTIVAL RESONATES WITH D.A.S. AUDIO

jazz_boulevard_hi.jpgFt. Worth, TX – November 2008… As part of its ongoing efforts to revitalize Fort Worth’s historic Camp Bowie Boulevard, the Camp Bowie District, Inc. recently completed its Sixth Annual Jazz By The Boulevard festival. Featuring performances by Buddy Guy, the Fort Worth Jazz Orchestra featuring Randy Brecker, Lee Ritenour, and the David Sanborn Group with Adonis Rose, this year’s festivities offered something for every musical preference. Complete with a Cooking Carnivalè pavilion that included wine seminars, specialty food vendors, along with cooking demonstrations and samplings by top area chefs, this was the place to be—and all the while, revelers were treated to great music that reached far and wide, thanks to a potent D.A.S. Audio sound reinforcement system. more

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