January 23, 2015

Q&A: Inside Warner/Chappell’s acquisition of Gari

Earlier this month, Warner/Chappell Production Music announced the acquisition of Frank Gari Productions and Gari Communications, adding Gari’s music assets to its expanding news music lineup. Warner/Chappell now controls the news music packages of 615 Music, Non Stop Music, Shelly Palmer and Gari Music. This mega-library includes iconic themes, such as “Eyewitness News,” “The Enforcer,” “The NBC […]

January 21, 2015

Chicago ABC goes with heavier beat for 7 p.m. news

WLS-TV, the ABC O&O in Chicago launched a new 7 p.m. newscast on Weigel Broadcasting’s independent WCIU-TV this week and along with it came a heavy hitting new open. For the new open, ABC 7 is using a cut with a decidedly heavier beat. The same announcer is used, though the “Chicago’s Number 1 News” […]

January 12, 2015

Warner/Chappell acquires Gari

Warner/Chappell Production Music has acquired the music assets of Frank Gari Productions and Gari Communications. With this acquisition, W/C will become the largest news music company, with brands 615 Music and Non-Stop Music already part of the company. “I’m thrilled to welcome the undisputed champions of news theme music, Frank Gari Productions and Gari Communications, […]

January 12, 2015

Stephen Arnold launches ‘Sound of Your Story’ contest

Recognizing local stations’ creative work, Stephen Arnold Music has launched the “What’s the Sound of Your Story?” contest. Submissions are open until January 23, with voting from January 26 – February 5. Stations are encouraged to submit notable promos, branding, image campaigns, PSA’s, specials and graphic opens. “We’re constantly amazed and inspired by the local station […]

January 7, 2015

‘Good Morning Britain’ updates set, music

ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” tweaked its warm and inviting studio this week, along with a debuting a refined opening theme. The largest change is seen camera center with a new curvy anchor desk, reminiscent of “Good Morning America’s.” The desk includes the shows logo front and center and has layers of acrylic with illuminated ribbons. The riser, which […]

January 7, 2015

Viewer calls station ‘bunch of jerks’ for changing to new graphics

Whenever a TV station changes graphics there’s always viewers who aren’t thrilled with the new look — but one Pennsylvania viewer felt so strongly about the new look at WNEP-TV in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre he called the station a “bunch of jerks.” “Can you people do me a favor and go back to your old graphics?” the […]

December 30, 2014

Warner/Chappell music promotes 18 Golden Globe nominees

Awards season approaches, and no company is better represented than Warner/Chappell Production Music with 18 films, trailers and/or TV shows nominated for 2015 Golden Globe Awards using its tracks. “We are so pleased to have played a musical role within, or promoting, 18 Golden Globe Award-nominated projects this year – a company record,” said Randy […]

December 30, 2014

BBC launches Orchestral Toolkit to create music tracks

BBC Production Music has debuted The BBC Orchestral Toolkit, a way for editors to create their own music tracks from a collection of interchangeable sections. “While there is no substitute for a custom score in your production, the BBC Orchestral Toolkit comes as close as possible to having an orchestra at your fingertips,” said Gary […]

December 22, 2014

Stephen Arnold Music continues partnership with Little Kids Rock

Stephen Arnold Music is continuing its holiday tradition of benefitting Little Kids Rock, a non-profit that restores and revitalizes music education in disadvantaged schools. Last year, SAM raised over $3,000 through The Six Strings of Christmas, which put 60 brand new acoustic guitars into the hands of children in need. All of the proceeds from The […]

December 2, 2014

Vintage music now available for productions

Riptide Music Group announced this week new catalogs of music which feature classic 60’s vintage music for film, TV and commercials. “We are very happy to associate with Riptide Music, a great company with a great team. We are very excited to see our catalog’s music, now in its 45th year, being serviced directly to […]