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  • Welcome, James Iha!

    Oct 16, 2014

    James Iha has joined Evolution Music Partners!

    Welcome, James Iha!

    Oct 16, 2014

    James Iha has joined Evolution Music Partners!

    James has had a prolific career as a singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer and mixer, and is now making strides in the scoring world. He was a founding member and songwriter for The Smashing Pumpkins and toured internationally with them for 13 years. During this time, they released ten albums and sold over 20 million copies in the U.S. alone. The Smashing Pumpkins are regarded as one of the most successful and groundbreaking bands of the 90’s. James later co-founded Scratchie Records, an indie label that has released albums by The Sounds, The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr., and Robbers on High Street, as well as recording studios called Stratosphere Sound.

    After leaving The Smashing Pumpkins, James released two solo albums Let It Come Down and Look to the Sky. For the past several years, he has been the touring guitarist for the critically-acclaimed progressive rock band A Perfect Circle.

    James’ past scoring highlights include Canadian indie feature Luck, and Japanese indies Linda Linda Linda, and Kakera. He also recently worked on Deadbeat, a Hulu original series starring Tyler Labine and Brandon T. Jackson. In addition to his scoring endeavors, James is currently recording two new projects with Mason from Cerebral Ballzy and Audra Mae respectively. Stay tuned for more updates!

  • Welcome Trevor Yuile, Olivier Deriviere and Kreng!

    Sep 19, 2014

    We’re excited to announce the talented composers that have joined us within the past couple months!

    Welcome Trevor Yuile, Olivier Deriviere and Kreng!

    Sep 19, 2014


    We’re excited to announce three talented composers that have joined us!

    Gemini Nominated and Juno award-winning composer/arranger/songwriter Trevor Yuile is the composer of the acclaimed BBC America series Orphan Black. His score for this series is a complex mixture of electronica and interesting acoustic elements which perfectly complement the mystery and drama of the series. He’s also composed music for Canadian TV series King, Being Erica, and Billable Hours. As a songwriter for Universal EMI/BMI and Maple Records, Trevor has had songs featured in Grey’s Anatomy and The Ghost Whisperer.

    Olivier Deriviere has been at the forefront of video game composing for nearly a decade. His signature mix of electronic sounds with orchestra creates a filmic experience, which can be heard in his scores to the hit games Remember Me and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – Freedom Cry. Olivier will be speaking at the international video game music conference Game Music Connect 2014 in London on September 24. Partners for this year include BAFTA, Sony PlayStation, EA and Classic FM. The gallery for last year’s sold-out inaugural event can be viewed here.

    Pepijn Caudron, known as Kreng, lives in Belgium. He attended the Kunsthumanoira Brussels, an art school for actors, and began fusing his theatrical and musical talents by writing scores for plays. Perhaps his most acclaimed work has been with the bone-chillingly creepy and intense music he’s created for the avant-garde theater group Abattoir Fermè. Kreng is making his US film debut with Cooties, starring Elijah Wood and Rainn Wilson, which will be released by Lionsgate next month. He will also release his third album, “The Summoner”, in early 2015.

  • Brian Reitzell - Hannibal Soundtrack

    Aug 5, 2014

    Hannibal Season 1, Vol. 2 soundtrack, featuring music by Brian Reitzell, is now available!

    Brian Reitzell - Hannibal Soundtrack

    Aug 5, 2014

    Hannibal Season 1, Vol. 2 soundtrack, featuring music by Brian Reitzell, was released through Lakeshore Records today! Be among the first to feast on the critically-acclaimed score and purchase through iTunes! Here’s an album preview:

  • Gerry Goffin 1939 - 2014

    Jun 20, 2014

    Legendary songwriter Gerry Goffin has passed away at age 75.

    Gerry Goffin 1939 - 2014

    Jun 20, 2014

    It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing the passing of legendary lyricist Gerry Goffin. Gerry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend – and he will be greatly missed.

    Gerry, with his former wife Carole King, penned dozens of diverse, chart-topping classics such as “The Loco-Motion,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “Up on the Roof,” and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” His songs, whose universal appeal transcended genres and generations, were performed by numerous artists including The Drifters, Steve Lawrence, Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, Amy Winehouse, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Phil Collins, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and U2.

    Carole King released a statement describing the importance of Gerry’s work in popular music: “Gerry Goffin was my first love. He had a profound impact on my life and the rest of the world. Gerry was a good man and a dynamic force, whose words and creative influence will resonate for generations to come… His words expressed what so many people were feeling but didn’t know how to say. If you want to join his loved ones in honoring him, look at the names of the songwriters under the titles of songs…”




    His legacy is incomparable: the world has truly lost one of its greatest talents.

    Gerald “Gerry” Goffin | February 11, 1939 – June 19, 2014
  • Brian Reitzell - Watch Dogs

    May 27, 2014

    Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs, scored by Brian Reitzell, hits shelves today!

    Brian Reitzell - Watch Dogs

    May 27, 2014

    Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs, scored by Brian Reitzell, hits shelves today!

    “The single-player story takes place in Chicago and follows Aiden Pearce, a hacker seeking revenge for the wrongful death of his niece. Pearce is a vigilante who can hack into various electronic devices connected to the city’s central operating system, which allows the player to complete a number of goals and objectives. Players electronically break into objects using Pearce’s smartphone, which is equipped with several applications designed for this purpose.” – International Business Times

    Watch the game trailer here!

    Update: Ubisoft announced that Watch Dogs is the fastest selling game in its history!

  • Exclusive Interview With Chris Tyng!

    May 6, 2014

    Chris Tyng discusses the Grow Music Project and his web series, The Session Diaries!

    Exclusive Interview With Chris Tyng!

    May 6, 2014

    We’d like to congratulate Chris Tyng and the Grow Music Project on releasing episode four of the Session Diaries today! We have an exclusive interview with Chris, just for the occassion.

    Interview with Chris Tyng
    Composer and creator of the Grow Music Project
    By Carrin Tanaka

    Chris Tyng created the Grow Music Project with a “pay it forward” attitude, setting out to provide emerging artists and bands with the resources they need. Each round, Chris selects five artists from a pool of online applicants and invites them to his world-class studio for three days of mentorship and recording with industry veterans- all for free! The GMP has completed its second round, and recently launched a webseries called The Session Diaries that details the experience and growth of the artists. We spoke with Chris to learn more about this venture.

    You’ve stated that you created GMP in order to “pay it forward.” Who helped you early on in your career to inspire this act of kindness?

    I’ve been asked this question in a few GMP related interviews now – and it’s interesting – every time I respond, I realize even more people who helped me along when I was getting my start. One of the coolest things I’ve found, with almost anyone who has had the good fortune to have some success in this industry, is… Click to read the entire interview!

  • Roger Neill - GNC Campaign

    Apr 27, 2014

    Roger Neill scored GNC’s national campaign “Beat Average.”

    Roger Neill - GNC Campaign

    Apr 27, 2014

    Roger Neill scored GNC’s national campaign “Beat Average.” This large-scale campaign is GNC’s first in over a decade. Read the NY Times article or check out the spot below!

  • Amazon's Transparent - Bruce Gilbert

    Oct 3, 2014

    Transparent, music supervised by Bruce Gilbert, is not only a major hit, it’s a phenomenon; and the relationship between songs, story and picture is clearly a defining element of the series.

    Amazon's Transparent - Bruce Gilbert

    Oct 3, 2014

    Transparent, music supervised by Bruce Gilbert, is not only a major hit, it’s a phenomenon; and the relationship between songs, story and picture is clearly a defining element of the series.

    Created by Jill Soloway, the series stars Jeffrey Tambor as Maura Pfefferman (formerly Mort), who reveals to his adult children that he is transitioning to life as a woman.

    Flavorwire interviewed Bruce, breaking down the show’s soundtrack: “Gilbert’s almost uniformly cozy, instantaneously just-right song choices elevate Transparent to another level…”

    Read the entire article here.

    Bruce is also featured in a behind-the-scenes special at Amazon.com, where he discusses the back story of how music became a critical element for the evolution of Transparent.

    Since it’s debut on Sunday, Transparent has received astounding reviews. Willa Paskin from Slate states: “To call it Amazon’s first great series, or the only great series of the new fall season—both of which are true—is to damn it with faint praise.”

    Variety, The Huffington Post and Time have also published incredible reviews. With such an enthusiastic reception of the show, it’s no wonder that Transparent may be one of the best series of this fall.

  • Mark Orton, Mark Kilian - TIFF Premieres

    Sep 11, 2014

    We’re proud to announce that two of our composers, Mark Kilian and Mark Orton, had projects that premiered at TIFF this year!

    Mark Orton, Mark Kilian - TIFF Premieres

    Sep 11, 2014

    We’re proud to announce that two of our composers, Mark Kilian and Mark Orton, had projects that premiered at TIFF this year!

    Revenge of the Green Dragons, scored by Mark Kilian and executive produced by Martin Scorcese, premiered at the Ryerson Theater. The film is centered around New York’s 1980s Chinese American street gangs and their relentless empire of drug smuggling and human trafficking. Director Andrew Lau (Infernal Affairs, later remade into The Departed) brought on stars Justin Chon, Kevin Wu and Ray Liotta to lead the cast. Audiences are recommended to brace themselves for the twists and turns of the violent plot. The film will receive a 30-day digital release, followed by a limited US release in October.

    Check out the Enstarz review.

    My Old Lady, scored by Mark Orton, follows the story of Mathias (Kevin Kline) as he travels to Paris to claim the apartment left to him by his late father. Upon his arrival, he finds his flat is legally occupied by Mathilde (Maggie Smith) and her daughter Chloe (Kristin Scott Thomas), which causes a comedic battle to ensue. The anticipated humor takes a turn, melting into an unexpected, poignant story of love. This film marks the directorial debut of Isreal Horovitz and is a remake of his play of the same title. My Old Lady is in currently in limited release.

    Read the write-up in the NY Times.

  • Bruce Gilbert Featured in The Wall Street Journal

    Jul 24, 2014

    Bruce Gilbert and his work on Orange Is the New Black were featured in The Wall Street Journal!

    Bruce Gilbert Featured in The Wall Street Journal

    Jul 24, 2014

    Bruce Gilbert and his work on Orange Is the New Black were featured in The Wall Street Journal!

    Bruce gives details about the creative freedom he’s allowed as a music supervisor, the approach to this particular show, and his collaboration with Jenji Kohan. He also created a playlist [left] of his favorite songs from the first two seasons.

    “The show’s soundtrack comes together in a rather collaborative way, typically with Gilbert steering the ship and taking input from writers and creator Jenji Kohan. ‘I work a lot by feel,’ he says. ‘I feel like the emotion of what’s happening in the story determines more than anything. It was revealed early on that we had a lot more freedom because of the diverse, dynamic cast and the little vignettes that cut back into their lives before prison.’”

    Read the full article, “How ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Diversifies Its Soundtrack,”.

  • Brian Retizell - Auto Music

    Jun 17, 2014

    Auto Music, Brian Reitzell’s first solo album, is now available on iTunes!

    Brian Retizell - Auto Music

    Jun 17, 2014

    Auto Music, Brian Reitzell’s first solo album, is now available on iTunes!

    “‘Each song is an experiment that I just built up over time – ‘Auto Music’ isn’t a pop record by any stretch.’ [Brian explains] True to its title, the album actually became the score to Reitzell’s drive from his home to his studio and back every day. In the process, the nine instrumental compositions grew into an homage to the car-inspired krautrock grooves of Neu! and Kraftwerk, combining pulsing, repetitive electronics with organic nuance to evoke the 5 freeway in the same way those bands captured the autobahn.” – NY Times Blog

    Preview the track “Last Summer” on Soundcloud or purchase the album on iTunes!

  • Erran Baron Cohen - Just Before You Go

    May 12, 2014

    Erran Baron Cohen scored Just Before You Go, Courtney Cox’s directorial debut, which recently premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival!

    Erran Baron Cohen - Just Before You Go

    May 12, 2014

    Erran Baron Cohen scored Just Before You Go, Courtney Cox’s directorial debut, which recently had its premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival!

    “Courteney Cox proves her comedic timing extends beyond her acting chops in her directorial debut. Seann William Scott is Ted Morgan, a down-on-his-luck everyman who has decided that what life has to offer isn’t much. He gets motivated for the first (and the last) time to do himself in, but not before tying up a few loose ends back in his hometown. Enter a zany cast of characters, including Rob Riggle, Olivia Thirlby, and Garret Dillahunt, who quickly and inadvertently helps Ted discover that he’s not the only one who lives in a world that is not all sunshine and lollipops.” -Ashley Havey, Tribeca Film Festival

    In other news, The Ali G Show (2000-2004), scored by Erran, is back on the air on the FXX network! FXX has taken episodes of the original series, including ones that never aired in the US, and has reintroduced them to new audiences. Sacha Baron Cohen, Erran’s brother, has even filmed new material for the show!

    Erran has also written the music for The Infidel, The Musical, the stage adaptation of David Baddiel’s 2010 hit film. The musical will premiere October 15 at London’s Theatre Royal, Stratford East. Click to learn more!

  • 'Beautiful, The Carole King Musical' Nominated for 7 Tony Awards!

    Apr 29, 2014

    Beautiful, The Carole King Musical, orchestrated by Steve Sidwell, was nominated for 7 Tony Awards!

    'Beautiful, The Carole King Musical' Nominated for 7 Tony Awards!

    Apr 29, 2014

    Beautiful, The Carole King Musical has received 7 Tony Award Nominations, including Best Musical and Best Orchestrations by Steve Sidwell! Beautiful tell the inspiring true story of Carole King’s journey to stardom, from her early days in Brooklyn to becoming a chart-topping legend. It wasn’t until earlier this month that King herself saw the musical, surprising the entire cast by joining them onstage at curtain call.

    Here are the other nominations:

    Jessie Mueller for Best Leading Actress in a Musical
    Jarrod Spector for Best Featured Actor in a Musical
    Anika Larsen for Best Featured Actress in a Musical
    Douglas McGrath for Best Book of a Musical
    Brian Ronan for Best Sound Design of a Musical

  • Gracepoint - Marty Beller

    Oct 1, 2014

    Gracepoint, scored by by Marty Beller, premieres Thursday October 2 at 9 PM / 8 Central on Fox!

    Gracepoint - Marty Beller

    Oct 1, 2014

    Gracepoint, scored by by Marty Beller, premieres Thursday October 2 at 9 PM / 8 Central on Fox!

    The 10 part TV mini-series mystery, created by Chris Chibnall, stars David Tennant and Anna Gunn as detectives investigating a young boy’s murder in an idyllic beach town. The case exposes the town’s secrets, casting suspicion on nearly everyone.



    For more information, visit Gracepoint’s official website.

  • Abel Korzeniowski - Penny Dreadful Soundtrack

    Aug 19, 2014

    The Penny Dreadful sountrack, featuring music by Abel Korzeniowski, is now available!

    Abel Korzeniowski - Penny Dreadful Soundtrack

    Aug 19, 2014

    The Penny Dreadful sountrack, featuring music by Abel Korzeniowski, is now available! Head over to iTunes to get your copy!

    Here’s what Abel is saying about his Main Title to Penny Dreadful:

    “I wrote the main title before even seeing the animated sequence. My only guideline was John’s desire for something ‘elegiac’, and a story board with sketches and timings. That early visual concept centered around petrified human forms floating in the abysmal darkness, while evil creatures, which live inside, are cracking the sculptures to get out. This was a very stimulating image, however the main melodic theme came from one of the firsts scenes I scored — Vanessa meets Dorian Gray (#14 NEVER SAY NO) — this was where Vanessa’s Theme was born.

    The first part of Vanessa’s Theme begins with a 3-note motif — her signature, which is then stamped across the entire score. The second part reflects Vanessa’s deeper and often suppressed, emotional side (see #18 CLOSER THAN SISTERS, #26 BACK HAND OF GOD)." – Abel Korzeniowski

  • Bob Christianson Nominated for an Emmy

    Jul 10, 2014

    Bob Christianson was nominated for “Outstanding Music & Lyrics” at this year’s Emmy Awards for his work on A Christmas Carol, The Concert! Congratulations!

    Bob Christianson Nominated for an Emmy

    Jul 10, 2014

    Bob Christianson was nominated for “Outstanding Music & Lyrics” at this year’s Emmy Awards for his work on A Christmas Carol – The Concert! Congratulations!

    A Christmas Carol – The Concert. Charles Dickens beloved Christmas Carol as you’ve never seen it, or heard it before. Enjoy the timeless story of Ebenezer Scrooge through glorious, memorable and irresistible new songs in this instant holiday classic. A Christmas Carol – The Concert has musical styles that range from classical and Broadway, to blues and gospel. Bob Christianson was musical director and executive producer.” -Main Site

    Listen to the nominated track, “No Trouble,” on iTunes!

  • Vanity Fair Feature - Orange is the New Black

    Jun 11, 2014

    Vanity Fair tipped their hat at the music selection in the season two premiere of Orange is the New Black, music-supervised by Bruce Gilbert!

    Vanity Fair Feature - Orange is the New Black

    Jun 11, 2014

    Vanity Fair tipped their hat at the music selection in the season two premiere of Orange is the New Black, music-supervised by Bruce Gilbert!

    Orange Is the New Black: What Was that Great Song from the Premiere?
    By Joanna Robinson

    It’s odd to say that a song is a spoiler. But trust me, in this case, it is. So we’ve put the music after this lovely image of Ms. Taystee herself busting a move. So, unless you like spoilers, please don’t go any further until you’ve watched the episode entitled “Thirsty Bird.”

    Click here to read the entire article!

  • Penny Dreadful, scored by Abel Korzeniowski, premieres on Showtime!

    May 11, 2014

    Penny Dreadful, scored by Abel Korzeniowski, premieres on Showtime!

    Penny Dreadful, scored by Abel Korzeniowski, premieres on Showtime!

    May 11, 2014

    Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, scored by Abel Korzeniowski, premieres tonight at 10pm!

    “While DEXTER brought bountiful blood and MASTERS OF HORROR occasionally lived up to its title, Showtime traded suspense for presumed intensity while exploiting the freedoms outside of the limits of broadcast television restrictions. The atmospheric PENNY DREADFUL however, just may be the series to pull Showtime into more serious horror territory, as long as future episodes make good on the potential of the impressively creepy pilot.

    Special acknowledgement should also go to Abel Korzeniowski, who provides an exceptionally fitting and wondrous score for the series." – Fangoria

    Don’t have Showtime? Catch the pilot episode on Youtube.

  • Abel Korzeniowski - Penny Dreadful Ep. 1

    Apr 28, 2014

    The first episode of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, scored by Abel Korzeniowski, is now available to stream online!

    Abel Korzeniowski - Penny Dreadful Ep. 1

    Apr 28, 2014

    The first episode of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, scored by Abel Korzeniowski, is now available to watch online before its May 11th premiere date!

    “An erotically-charged, profoundly unsettling new saga, PENNY DREADFUL completely reinvents literature’s most iconic and terrifying characters. Dorian Gray, Victor Frankenstein and timeless figures from Dracula join a core of original characters in a dark and brutal quest to save a soul — even as they grapple with their own monstrous temptations. Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green.” -Official Site

    Head over to YouTube to watch the first episode of Penny Dreadful.