AudioSparx Newsletter - August 2010 - Summer's Almost Over, Get Ready For Back To School

AudioSparx Newsletter - August 2010
August 2010
Summer's Almost Over, Get Ready For Back To School
Fall Fashion, Shopping and Productions For Kids, Tweens & Teens

Summer's almost over and the Fall Season is just ahead.  For audio production, this is the busiest time of the year.  The major events coming up are back-to-school shopping, Labor Day (Sep. 6th), Rosh Hashanah (Sep. 9), Oktoberfest (Sep. 18 - Oct. 3), Yom Kippur (Sep. 18), Halloween (Oct. 31), Thanksgiving (Nov. 25), and finally Christmas and New Years.  AudioSparx has a great assortment of exciting production music and Hollywood sound effects to help you complete your projects' audio with the perfect tracks!

For back-to-school shopping and any kind of productions for kids, check out our great children's music, after-school music, music for toddlers, music for tweens, and teens.  For more upscale shopping, check out the fashion music, rich & luxurious, and corporate music.

Oktoberfest is always a rousing good time - we have the perfect Oktoberfest music for you right here.  For the Jewish holidays we have Jewish Folk as well as Jewish Spirituals.  For Ramadan, we have a large catalog of Arabic and Middle-Eastern music.

And of course, we have a hot witch’s brew of blood-curdling music and sfx for your upcoming Halloween Horror productions, and our Christmas music catalog is second to none!

. . . T H E   R E V O L U T I O N   C O N T I N U E S . . .

Top Music Artists
Erwin Steijlen
Jon Lawson
Pierre Langer
RFCM Symphony Orchestra
Bjorn Lynne
SMM Productions
Dan Gautreau
Dan Radlauer
Really Free Music
Top Exclusive Artists
Music Candy
Music For TV and Games
Christmas Music Boutique
Chris Whatley
Michael Wheeler
Hollywood Post
Michael Keck
Kenji Aoi
Jeroen van Rooij
HarpString Productions
Top Vocal Artists
Erwin Steijlen
RFCM Symphony Orchestra
Really Free Music
Antoinette Tredanary
Julian Scott
Disquiet Music
TJ Kross
Michael Huang
ARC Music Productions
Dan Radlauer
Top Classical Composers
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ludwig van Beethoven
George Frideric Handel
Johann Sebastian Bach
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Antonio Vivaldi
John Philip Sousa
Giacomo Puccini
Julius Fucik
Richard Wagner
Spotlight On Our Artists

Michael Wheeler and Dan Gautreau are two veteran composers in great demand in the production music industry. With numerous Film, TV and commercial credits to their name, they are exceptionally talented and innovative -- and perfect examples of the world-class talent at AudioSparx.

Michael Wheeler                 Exclusively at AudioSparx!
Michael Wheeler is a multi-instrumentalist songwriter and producer whose styles include Pop, Rock, Dance, Electronica and Childrens Music. His music has appeared in the movie trailer for "Real Time" and in a "KFC" TV commercial. Michael also brings us music for documentaries, video games, corporate, theater and educational presentations. Check out "Innovate," a sweet little number for corporate, runway modeling or travel documentaries. Michael's Dramatic tracks would work beautifully in almost any media production.

Dan Gauteau
Dan Gautreau has worked professionally as a Recording Engineer for clients such as Alicia Keys, George Michael, Anders Bagge and Trevor Horn. He plays Guitar, Keys and Programming on most of his own works, which includes commercial song writing credits with artists such as Kylie Minogue, Five, and Shaznay Lewis (All Saints). Dan's brilliant music spans the entire musical spectrum of genres, and his sterling composing and producing skills have resulted in substantial commercial success.

Fall Fashion and Branding
Many of the world’s largest retail brands and ad agencies use music and sound effects from AudioSparx. Our clients include Walmart, Target, Saatchi & Saatchi, BBDO, Wieden+Kennedy, Droga5, TBWA Chiat Day, and many more. With over 400,000 Hollywood SFX and music tracks from over 2,600 composers, producers, orchestras and independent bands, we've got the deepest catalog around! Whether you’re working on sonic branding for a large multi-media campaign, or need a signature music track for your next commercial spot, we make it easy to find what you need. Our amazing HyperSearch engine with 17 filters speeds up your success in matching the perfect music or SFX to your production.

Check Out The Hot Music For
Commercials, Advertising and Corporate Uses

Scary Horror and Sci-Fi Music and SFX
It's not a moment too soon to start thinking about the upcoming horror that lurks just around the corner. AudioSparx is a phenomenal resource for all of your Halloween Horror and scary Sci-Fi audio buying. America’s got an on-going love affair with scary horror, blood, guts and gore! And wow, have we got a lot of creepy, psycho Elm Street-worthy music and sound effects for your freaky Halloween, Horror and Sci-Fi projects. For spooky sound effects, AudioSparx has creaky doors, torture chamber ambience, rattling chains, werewolves howling, and much more. Make this Halloween a nerve-rattling heart-stopping good time with scary tracks from AudioSparx.

Take a Walk on The Dark Side Now!

Christmas Music & SFX
We've got a magical library of Christmas and New Years tracks perfect for your every need, including: Religious Christmas music, secular music for the Holidays, Jazzy Christmas & Holiday tracks, Punk Rock Holiday Music, Roaring Fireplace SFX, Horse and Carriage SFX, Sleigh Bells Ringing, Jingle Bells Jangling, Champagne Corks Flying, New Year's Eve Countdowns, Party, Pub, Club & Bar Ambience, plus 75 versions of Auld Lang Syne! 

We have thousands of heartwarming and whimsical music tracks for your TV and Film productions, commercials, ad campaigns, games, toy embedding, etc. From Jingle Bells and Sugar Plum Groove, to Ava Maria and Deck the Halls – AudioSparx has you covered!  Make your 2010 Winter Season bright with warm Holiday Music and Sound Effects from around the world. 

Visit Santa's Studio For a Sneak Peak!

New MusicPacks & SoundPack
A unique mix of modern and cultural vibes. Exotic flavors, Electronica beats and catchy synth-lines. Great for commercials, travel, tourism, corporate branding, product presentations, big city scenes, romantic comedy, fun for teens and tweens.
A collection with 10 modern and elegant tracks, perfect for fashion shows. Art openings, elegance, lifestyle, cultural. Rich and famous people. These tracks also work well for sexy and sensuous atmospheres, as well as entertainment and Hollywood shows.
Intense 60-track MusicPack of slamming high energy dance club production element tracks, perfect for urban sophistication, high-fashion revved up intensity, nightclub district, pouty-lipped irreverence. Includes production elements for News & Game-shows.
Dramatic moods and energetic action are on order with this ten track trek along the modern edge. Pulsing percussion and synthetic soundscapes swerve between ominous and adrenaline-pumping. These tracks are great fuel for a chase or a tense investigation. Well suited for any dark drama!
The blues; from classic 40's, 50's, and 60's styles to timeless and contemporary. All original songs with clever lyrics that are soaked in the blues. Performed with full band including stinging guitar solos, horn section, Hammond organ, piano and tight swinging rhythm section. Completely Blues!
You spoke...We listened. Our clients said they wanted more...Way More...Over the top More... That's why we created Ultimate Dance Trax, to give you more. 35 pumping tracks, two solid hours, flawlessly recorded and mastered in the styles of the big names in dance - Van Buuren, Van Dyk, Oakenfold
Score your entire project with this music pack! Everything you need is right here. Beautiful compositions, orchestral dramatic underscore, and cues.35 top of the line tracks in all. From the romantic to the dark ominous and mysterious, from the exotic to the pumping this pack gives you so much more.
Score your entire music project using our Americana music pack. 3 great reasons to do so...Style...Diversity...Excellence All tracks are flawlessly recorded to enhance your production and make it special. 54 crystalline recordings by the group that specializes in Americana... Purple Mountain
57 files, 23 tracks in 9 different styles. Epic collection, wide range of moods. From Cinematic Orchestra Rock to fun Pop, Dance, Hi-Octane, News Theme Documentary series. Gems is sure to enhance the best for your visual projects. TV, Film, Corporate branding, Ads, Video game, Presentations etc.
Melodious Orchestral Tales about fairies, miracles, uncharted fantasies, magical spells etc. An adventurous and fun pack including loops & stingers to suit your imaginative visual needs.
Full version with more tracks coming soon - Powerful Epic hybrid Orchestral pieces with great dynamic impact. Perfect for scenes with high intensity action sequences. From gun fight to espionage, battle or chase-scenes. Includes loops, underscores & stingers to suit your dramatic visual needs.
38 files, 15 Edgy Cinematic Electronica pieces. From high octane Hollywood action to Sci-fi brooding, suspenseful horror. Includes Alternate mixes, Loops, Stingers, Underscores, 60, 30 edits etc. Great for Movie Trailers, Film, TV series drama, Video games, powerful product presentations etc.
A collection of 10 dark and spooky tracks, perfect for Halloween party, horror, science fiction and mystery movies. Fear, terror, and blood on the floor. Nightmares, psychos, danger. Something is waiting for you in the dark, be afraid!
A truly original, epic collection of experimental rock music. This album features huge slamming beats, amazing guitar riffs and solos and spacey ambient Electronica. Would be perfect for any media project that needs a unique modern rock/metal sound that will really catch your attention and keep it!
Young, fresh melodic idents - killer drums, stomping bass lines, ice cool string lines. Would work well for urban transitions, teen shows, and cutting edge documentaries.
Seven inspirational tracks for inspirational moments. Perfect for team-building corporate videos, and those "my personal journey" moments from shows like X-Factor and American Idol.

Want To See More? Check Them All Out!
MusicPacks      SoundPacks      ComposerPacks

Hot New Artists at AudioSparx

The summer heat wave brings you blistering hot new talent!!  Check out below some of the exciting new artists who signed with AudioSparx in the past month, or to see all of the artists at AudioSparx, visit the AudioSparx Artist Directory online. 

Lloyd English & Sia Samimi (Canada)
Lloyd English and Sia Samimi are two virtuosic guitarists that have developed a truly original international sound. Sia brings a rich Persian musical legacy through his guitar, while Lloyd has excelled as an improvisational player in every genre from Rock to Jazz during a performance career spanning 30 years. When these two nylon string guitars meet it is not only beautiful to listen to but a cultural experience for the ears as well. Many songs from their album "Dances of the Veils" have been licensed for commercial use in television, documentaries, cable, and websites.
Taka Matsuda (Japan)
Taka Matsuda is a Japan-based professional composer with a career of 15 years. He has created music and sound design for TV programs, films, commercials, video games, and animations. Clients include Coca-Cola, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Yamaha, Japan Airlines, De Beers, Toshiba, NEC, Panasonic, Epson, Clinique, SoftBank Mobile and Namco Bandai. Taka works in a variety of styles that are harmonious and atmospheric, yet powerful and energetic. His many experiences assure high-quality music that will enhance your production values and help you win over your targeted audience.
Mariah Dantu (Canada)
Mariah Dantu is a young Canadian singer and songwriter who started singing into a microphone before she could talk! Mariah wrote poetry at 8, started guitar lessons at 9, and at 12 she was writing original songs. Mariah's fresh ideas, beautiful voice and outlook on life will surprise you and make you smile. Her stories about life transcend age barriers. The song arrangements and production make you want to crank it up, roll down the windows and go for a long drive.
AudioCult (Netherlands)
AudioCult is the home of composer René Merkelbach plus a group of befriended multi-talented composers, producers and performers from the Netherlands. They have been writing scores for commercials, tv-series, animations, themeparks, corporate video, events, games, as well as hit songs for artists like Within Temptation, Tarja Turunen (Symphonic Rock), and many others. AudioCult's music has been featured in the productions of high profile clients such as Haribo, Kenwood, Opel, Amnesty International, Yamaha, JVC, Volkswagen, Nike, Philips, KPN, HOM, and many others.
Victor Marchese (USA)
Victor Marchese was one of M-G-M Studio's greatest talent discoveries of the 1950s, and arguably, one of the greatest voices on recorded media at the time. Songwriter Jimmy McHugh described Victor's voice as "thrilling," and critics often compared him to Mario Lanza, a popular tenor and movie star. His vocals are absolutely stunning!
David C. Hëwitt (UK)
A London-born composer and arranger, David C. Hëwitt began playing the piano at age six and later studied in London and America, earning a BA (Hons) in music and theology. He has just finished scoring a modern version of Shakespeare's Macbeth starring Anthony Head (Buffy, Little Britain). David also composed music for the UK's (now world famous) Death Metal band 'Gorerotted'. He contributed to their first and second albums, giving up touring in 2001 to become a film score composer. David is currently scoring trailers for the American market.
Marla Sgro (USA)
Marla Sgro is a third generation singer, songwriter and entertainer from an illustrious musical family. Her uncles are the world famous Harmonicats who appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show many times. Marla has a Janis Joplin voice quality but can bring forth a coy sweetness not found in Joplin. Her lyrics get right to the point of life's ups and downs making no apologies. With two albums released and work in progress on a third, Marla commands a dynamic stance in the world of female vocalists.
Sean Henry (Australia)
Australian Composer Sean Henry produces high quality epic cinematic music that moves the listener and evokes emotions within. With powerful and moving music, Sean's productions are perfect for Film, TV, and any visual content. His styles range from Classic soundtrack material to modern hybrid music incorporating Rock, Electronica, and World elements. With inspiration from Hans Zimmer to Charlie Clouser, it would be hard for this artist to disappoint. Sean's credits include trailer music for the 2009 Indie film "Harmless Thoughts."
Joseph Rusnak (USA)
Joseph Rusnak is an established U.S. composer and producer. He has composed music for independent films and his music has been featured in numerous commercials, video games and productions. With pieces ranging from soft, delicate string arrangements to triumphant, symphonic climaxes, to synth-laden, frenzied dance beats, Joseph's music captures and delivers a wide variety of moods and feelings.
Trevor MacGregor (Canada)
Trevor MacGregor is a full time Film and TV composer based in Toronto, Canada. Past clients include MTV, CTV, HGTV, Food Network, Visa, Molson and Bodog. Prior to writing music for television and film, Trevor played with the rock group Treble Charger. Signed to BMG, they earned two gold and one platinum records. Trevor scored the 2010 comedy-horror film "Silent But Deadly" starring Jason Mewes, and has collaborated on the soundtracks for "Turn The Beat Around" (MTV movie) and "Outlaw Inlaws," a Slice Network TV series.
Gary Wolk (USA)
US Composer Gary Wolk has been performing and writing for over 40 years. His experience as a Guitarist and Bassist has exposed him to many genres of music, from Classical to Pop, to Classic Rock and lively ethnic World Beat. Gary composes music in many different styles while keeping the sound exciting and realistic. He writes, plays, records, produces, mixes and masters all of his tracks using both real instruments and software. Gary's composes for film and TV productions and has had numerous Film and TV placements throughout his career.
Nikolay Krivin (Russia)
Russian Composer Nikolay Krivin has been creating dark, dangerous and frightening music for only five years, but is garnering critical raves in an industry that is not easy to impress. His music has a special edge, a non-standard sense of sound, often combining more than one genre in each track. Nikolay's dramatic fusions may be a blend of ambient, horror, military, classical, rock, industrial, electronic, hip-hop, and other styles and genres. His music indeed is special. A Warning: Do NOT listen to Nikolay's music in the dark!
Aural Night (Finland)
Miika Warsell, aka Aural Night, is an independent artist as well as a Film and TV composer from Finland. He has been creating music for over 20 years, and his catalogue covers instrumentals in several styles and genres, including Cinematic, Dramatic and Electronic, to name a few. Aural Night's music is perfect for TV, Film, Documentary, corporate branding, commercials, and all new media applications.
Shuly Yossef (Israel)
Shuly Yossef is a young composer from Israel who has been writing and composing music for singers and shows for years, and is now entering the international market with his elegant orchestral music. He developed a great passion for music while completing his studies at "Rimon", one of the greatest music schools available to him, in Israel. Shuly has recently launched his first album, "Infinite Love". The track entitled "Wings" is being used as an introductory composition on the popular Israli radio show called "Enyan Aher."
Case In Point (USA)
Case In Point produces music that is in hot demand today following placements of his music in several TV shows like America's Got Talent (NBC), Ace of Cakes (The Food Network), Dr. 90210 (E!), Addicted To Beauty (Oxygen), Always A Bridesmaid (WeTV), and My First Home (TLC). Case In Point music was also featured in the mountain biking film, Follow Me (Anthill Films), and three indie films, ManDate (2008), Back Soon (2007), and Supermodels (2007). Expect unique and expressive lyrics and memorable hooks. Case in Point's music promises a wild ride!

See All The Artists Now at the AudioSparx Artist Directory

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