May 22, 2015, 12:54

In memory of B.B. King, we asked one of our newest musicians for parting thoughts on the reigning King of Blues. This particular musician, Robert Heft, was the right guy to ask because tracks he uploaded such as Bottom of the Blues and Hey Baby exhibit a depth and authenticity that goes way beyond the mechanics of pentatonic scales and cigarettes. This guy’s lived through some serious stuff and it oozes through his music:

“B.B. King was the first guitarist I can remember seeing on television,” Heft explains. “I was about 12 years old and already learning to play. He had this amazing vibrato, I’d never seen or heard anything like it. It changed the way I looked at and listened to not only guitarists but all string players, horn players, vocalists, etc. This was a guitarist’s signature, their stamp, their individuality, their tone. Hearing B.B. King play MEANT something, made me FEEL something. Every electric guitarist on the planet is influenced by him and owes him a debt of gratitude and respect. B.B. King may be gone, but the THRILL will never be and his music will live on forever.

Robert Heft joined MusicRevolution.com the week B.B. King passed away. At the risk of being shmaltzy, we’d like to think something reincarnated it’s way into our humble collection that day.

Welcome, Robert. Thanks for being a part of MusicRevolution.com.

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Mike Bielenberg is a professional musician and co-founder of http://www.musicrevolution.com, a production music marketplace with over 35,000 tracks online where media producers, video producers, filmmakers, game developers, businesses  and other music buyers can license high-quality, affordable royalty-free music from an online community of musicians. mbielenberg@musicrevolution.com.

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May 17, 2015, 23:38

A few weeks ago we wrote about acoustic guitar music on MusicRevolution.com. We also wanted to give the electric guitar equal billing, so here it is. We have some great royalty-free electric guitar music on MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com) that could be used for film, TV, video, ad campaigns, media productions, background music and a range of other commercial applications. We have a huge selection of royalty-free electric guitar music that is worth listening to.

 

 

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “electric guitar” yields over 9,000 royalty-free tracks where the electric guitar is used—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=electric+guitar&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=22&y=4

A search for “rock, electric guitar” yields over 5,000 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=&application=0&mood=0&genre=38&instrument=52&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=31&y=9

A search for “jazz, electric guitar” yields over 900 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=&application=0&mood=0&genre=30&instrument=52&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=39&y=6

A search for “blues, electric guitar” yields over 900 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=&application=0&mood=0&genre=18&instrument=52&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=41&y=8

A search for “electric guitar solo” yields over 100 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=electric+guitar+solo&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=31&y=4

When I think of musicians who are synonymous with outstanding electric guitar work, among others, Jimi Hendrix. Eddie Van Halen, B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Chuck Berry, Steve Miller and Keith Richards come to mind. When I think of musicians who are synonymous with great guitar work, both electric and acoustic, I needed to add Eric Clapton and Neil Young to the list. When our musicians tag their music for search on MusicRevolution.com, they often describe which popular musician might have influenced the style of the track. This becomes useful when searching on MusicRevolution.com because music buyers often think about or describe the type of royalty-free music they are looking for based on popular musicians.

A search for “Hendrix” yields the following 22 royalty-free tracks that were influenced by Jimi Hendrix—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=hendrix&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=0&y=0

A search for “Van Halen” yields the following 46 royalty-free tracks that were influenced by Eddie Van Halen —

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=van+halen&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=42&y=3

A search for the late, great “B.B. King” yields the following 13 royalty-free tracks that were influenced by B.B. King—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=b.b.+king&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=0&y=0

A search for “Stevie Ray Vaughan” yields the following 41 royalty-free tracks that were influenced by Stevie Ray Vaughan—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=stevie+ray+vaughan&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=28&y=3

A search for “Chuck Berry” yields the following 13 royalty-free tracks that were influenced by Chuck Berry—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=chuck+berry&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=33&y=5

A search for “Steve Miller” yields the following 6 royalty-free tracks that were influenced by Steve Miller—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=steve+miller&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=29&y=4

A search for “Keith Richards yields the following 14 royalty-free tracks that were influenced by Keith Richards—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=keith+richards&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=45&y=2

A search for “Eric Clapton” yields the following 63 royalty-free tracks that were influenced by Eric Clapton—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=eric+clapton&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=43&y=3

A search for “Neil Young” yields the following 50 royalty-free tracks that were influenced by Neil Young—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=neil+young&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=45&y=6

With over 38,000 tracks of royalty-free music online in our production music library, MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com) has some of the best royalty-free music available anywhere.

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Chris Cardell is the co-founder of MusicRevolution.com http://www.musicrevolution.com, a royalty-free music marketplace with over 38,000 tracks online where media producers, video producers, filmmakers, game developers, advertisers, businesses and other music buyers can license high-quality, affordable royalty-free music from an online community of professional musicians. MusicRevolution.com also provides custom music production and custom music streams. The entire MusicRevolution.com production music library is available for third-party distribution and bulk licensing for background music for retail, restaurants, hotels and businesses, and for other commercial applications. Cardell has been involved with digital content and E-Commerce since the mid-1990′s.

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May 5, 2015, 12:09

Memorial Day is a United States holiday held on the last Monday of each May honoring all Americans who have died in wars for our country. We salute and thank the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our country, our freedom and the American way of life. With Memorial Day, May 25, 2015, less than a month away, we wanted to highlight some of the excellent royalty-free music on MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com) that would complete for your Memorial Day media production or be used for background music on Memorial Day.

 

We have a great collection of royalty-free Memorial Day music that will touch and move your listening audience.

 

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “memorial” yields 13 royalty-free tracks-http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=memorial&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=0&y=0

A search for “tribute” yields the following 81 royalty-free tracks–

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=tribute&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=25&y=5

A search for “patriotic” yields over 130 royalty-free tracks–

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=patriotic&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=22&y=7

A search for “honor” yields over 100 royalty-free tracks–

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=honor&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=34&y=6

A search for “remembering” yields the following 45 royalty-free tracks–

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=remembering&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=37&y=6

A search for “freedom” yields over 140 royalty-free tracks–

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=freedom&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=46&y=5

A search for “glory” yields nearly 300 royalty-free tracks–

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=glory&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=37&y=9

Some time ago we had a customer request for royalty-free music that could be used for a war memorial for fallen soldiers. The following are some of the royalty-free tracks that were submitted for that project—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=track+request+46&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=28&y=9

With over 38,000 tracks of royalty-free music online, there are many affordable music choices for your Memorial Day production or any other media project on MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com). MusicRevolution.com has some of the best royalty-free music available anywhere.

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Chris Cardell is the co-founder of MusicRevolution.com http://www.musicrevolution.com, a royalty-free music marketplace with over 38,000 tracks online where media producers, video producers, filmmakers, game developers, advertisers, businesses and other music buyers can license high-quality, affordable royalty-free music from an online community of professional musicians. MusicRevolution.com also provides custom music production and custom music streams. The entire MusicRevolution.com production music library is available for third-party distribution and bulk licensing for background music for retail, restaurants, hotels and businesses, and for other commercial applications. Cardell has been involved with digital content and E-Commerce since the mid-1990′s.

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May 2, 2015, 15:23

As a kid, watching those murders take place as Michael Corleone calmly baptized his nephew in church was horrific. But years later, after I was promoted to corporate manager, it seemed obvious to me that Michael was just doing what he needed to do. Classic media such as The Godfather or The Holy Bible bring up different reactions in me as I get older. Although that media hasn’t changed over the years, I certainly have.

So in this blog I’ll share an aspect of the band Van Halen that looks far different to me in my 40′s than it did when I was in high school. Not only because I have changed, but because some juicy facts have recently come out about the band. 

I still remember the exact spot where I stood as Van Halen’s “Eruption” blared out my buddy’s cheap monophonic cassette player – forever changing what I believed was possible in music. Guitarist Eddie Van Halen’s groundbreaking technique made such an impact on musicians that every profile article in Guitar Player Magazine in the following years had to begin with a disclaimer classifying the subject as either “Pre-Eddie” or “Post-Eddie”.


And on top of virtuosity, Van Halen had a sensational side too.  According to rumor, whenever the members would arrive at a new tour stop they would immediately inspect the candy bowl for brown MnM’s. If any were present, they would fly into a decadent rage and trash the dressing room. You see, Eddie’s guitar sound – for reasons that didn’t concern my teenager ADD at the time- was known as the “brown sound”. As lead singer David Lee Roth explained in an interview, “Brown is a sound. It doesn’t belong in a candy bowl.”  That explanation made complete sense to my pimply-faced self. My beloved band was so passionate about their music and its place in the world they would accept no compromise. 

20 years later, it turns out the band’s reasons for destroying those dressing rooms wasn’t just to feed a PR machine, but also a brutally efficient quality control measure. Watch as David Lee Roth explains:


The fogged-out teenager I used to be wouldn’t have understood what the heck quality control even was. But the 40-year-old me who’s been screwed by my share of legal contracts now has a whole new reason to love and respect Van Halen. 

The other aspect of the band that looks far different to me – after years of troubleshooting technical stuff on the internet – is Eddie Van Halen’s legendary “brown sound.” No matter how loud he turned up his amp or how distorted he played a power chord, there was never any harshness to his sound. There was a certain softness to his tone even as the decibal levels were loud enough to break glass. It was a massive part of Edward’s mystique. 

As it turns out, this all happened by accident….and by necessity. Eddie’s first amplifier was ordered from an overseas catalog and therefore didn’t use standard US voltage levels. As a workaround, Van Halen employed the use of a variable transformer that could lower or raise the voltage going into his amplifier. The current level that sounded most pleasing to his ear was approximately 90 volts, lower than the usual 110 volts routed to Marshall stacks. Eddie Van Halen essentially created a “brownout” – the kind you hear about in big cities – within his guitar rig. His power chords wet still powerful; just more..well…brown.

So just like me, stadium PA systems across the US took a small amount of energy current from Edward Van Halen and amplified it into something bigger. Something that served us. Something that met a need at that time.
Here’s to looking back in history at whatever turned you on back then. Not so you can turn back time. But so you can see how you’ve changed.

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Mike Bielenberg is a professional musician and co-founder of http://www.musicrevolution.com, a production music marketplace with over 35,000 tracks online where media producers, video producers, filmmakers, game developers, businesses  and other music buyers can license high-quality, affordable royalty-free music from an online community of musicians. mbielenberg@musicrevolution.com.

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Apr 26, 2015, 12:17

Location: Westford, Massachusetts U.S.A.

Member since: August 2, 2012

Tracks in portfolio on MusicRevolution.com: 31 (click here to hear all tracks) http://www.musicrevolution.com/search?artist=6254

–Background

Led by Zac Cataldo and Zac McIntyre, Black Cloud Productions is a unique music publishing company that has successfully placed tracks with such companies as Discovery Channel & Warner Bros. Black Cloud Productions represents a growing roster of over 30 up and coming Indie artists, composers, writers and producers with 100% Master/Sync controlled music designed for film, TV, commercials, and video games. Black Cloud Production’s music ranges across all genres.

-High profile projects or clients you have worked for?
Verizon Wireless, Nationwide Insurance, PBS, MTV, Discovery, VH1, A&E,  History Channel, TLC, OWN, Oxygen, SYFY, BRAVO, G4, Warner Bros., USA, National Geographic  & E! Network

–Film score or song you admire? Why?

We love big epic and powerful scores that you move and really enhance what’s happening on screen.  The “Book of Eli” main score by Atticus Ross and Hans Zimmer’s score of “Inception” are two examples of scores like this.  We also enjoy the quirky, moody and uniqueness of the scores Danny Elfman writes.

–If you had a time machine and could record or perform once with any artist, who would it be?

We would love to record with any of the Muscle Shoals artists or the Beatles of course.

–Moment you first knew you would be a musician?

When I first held my father’s guitar–  Love at first note.

–Advice you would give to a younger family member interested in a music career?

Practice, practice, practice.  Also, more practice.  It’s not an easy business to get into, so maybe also have a solid day job?

–If you could master another instrument, what would it be?

Recently I started learning the ukulele.  I’m already in love and want to master it!

–Favorite time of day to work in your studio?

3:30am.  Not a second before.  Not a second after.

–Some of your favorite tracks that you would want us to feature in the blog.

“Soft Upon Entry” http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=27575

“Meet The Revolution” http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=27581

“Strung Out” http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=27562

 

We thank Zac Cataldo and Zac McIntyre of Black Cloud Productions for sharing some of their musical background with us and for contributing tracks to MusicRevolution.com, the Royalty-Free Music Marketplace.  The next time you need tracks for film, TV, commercials, video games and other commercial media applications, check out Black Cloud Production’s music on MusicRevolution.com.

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Chris Cardell is the co-founder of MusicRevolution.com http://www.musicrevolution.com, a royalty-free music marketplace with over 38,000 tracks online where media producers, video producers, filmmakers, game developers, advertisers, businesses and other music buyers can license high-quality, affordable royalty-free music from an online community of professional musicians. MusicRevolution.com also provides custom music production and custom music streams. The entire MusicRevolution.com production music library is available for third-party distribution and bulk licensing for background music for retail, restaurants, hotels and businesses, and for other commercial applications. Cardell has been involved with digital content and E-Commerce since the mid-1990′s.

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Apr 22, 2015, 11:40

The acoustic guitar is widely used in many musical genres. No instrument conveys friendliness and sincerity like the acoustic guitar. We wanted to highlight some of the great royalty-free acoustic guitar music available on MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com) that could be used for film, TV, video, advertising campaigns, background music and a range of other media applications. We have an extensive selection of royalty-free acoustic guitar music.

MusicRevolution.com has a number of CDs, available in both physical and download CD formats, with hand-picked royalty-free tracks. We compiled an amazing collection of acoustic guitar music on “Acoustic Guitar, Vol. 1” —

http://www.musicrevolution.com/cd_details/acoustic_guitar_vol_1/

The royalty-free acoustic guitar tracks on this CD come in a range of tempos and keys but all contain a certain kind of warmth that can only be created with a well-played six string acoustic guitar. In addition to the CD, these acoustic guitar tracks can be licensed as single tracks as well.

 

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “acoustic guitar solo” yields the following 171 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=acoustic+guitar+solo&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=35&y=3

A search for “acoustic guitar” yields over 6,700 royalty-free tracks where the acoustic guitar is used—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=acoustic+guitar&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=33&y=4

A search for “folk guitar” yields over 300 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=folk+guitar&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=0&y=0

A search for “jazz guitar” yields over 1,000 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=jazz+guitar&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=33&y=7

A search for “jazz guitar solo” yields the following 44 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=jazz+guitar+solo&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=26&y=6

A search for “classical guitar” yields nearly 100 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=classical+guitar&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=42&y=6

A search for “Spanish guitar” yields over 150 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=spanish+guitar&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=18&y=5

For background music for your retail establishment, restaurant, hotel, business, fitness club or website, MusicRevolution.com’s Internet Music Stream offers nine unique playlists that provide a continuous stream of royalty-free background music for your commercial environment. MusicRevolution’s Internet Music Stream playlist includes an “Acoustic Vibes” playlist that provides a stream of continuous acoustic guitar music—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/music_streams

With over 37,000 tracks of royalty-free music online in our production music library, MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com) has some of the best royalty-free music available anywhere.

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Chris Cardell is the co-founder of MusicRevolution.com http://www.musicrevolution.com, a royalty-free music marketplace with over 37,000 tracks online where media producers, video producers, filmmakers, game developers, advertisers, businesses and other music buyers can license high-quality, affordable royalty-free music from an online community of professional musicians. MusicRevolution.com also provides custom music production and custom music streams. The entire MusicRevolution.com production music library is available for third-party distribution and bulk licensing for background music for retail, restaurants, hotels and businesses, and for other commercial applications. Cardell has been involved with digital content and E-Commerce since the mid-1990′s.

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Apr 17, 2015, 16:32

When I first heard the phrase “creative class” I instantly got excited. Much like the phrase “group think” or “food coma”, a name had finally been created for something that’s been around for hundreds of years without a proper label.

I thought, finally there’s some acknowledgement of people from whom original thought constantly emanates, an umbrella for people with whom music/film/books resonate so deeply they miss meals and show up late for everything.

In this blog series we’ll explore the idea of a creative class and understand where global citizens who possess these traits have been – as a stratum of society- and where they may be headed.

Online research quickly taught me that the creative class has already lived through a dot.com bubble of sorts, thanks to the hopeful and entrepreneurial vision of Richard Florida, an economist at the Martin Prosperity Institute in Toronto.

In 2002, Florida published a book called the “The Rise of the Creative Class” which espoused the idea that whenever leaders of a floundering metropolitan city wish to revive their economy, they should simply create conditions that attract artistic folks. This makes sense to me. I don’t need charts and graphs to understand how magical the streets of Paris must have felt in the early 20th century. And I recently watched a roomful of auto industry titans agree with instant consensus that Austin, TX would be ideal for their next gathering.

But Florida’s template for success didn’t meet the expectations held by everyone who paid his high consulting fees. While the re-building efforts legitimately could be credited for boosting real estate values in Portland’s Pearl District and Chicago’s Wicker Park, the gestalt of these civic efforts in many cases often “ended up looking something like the metropolitan equivalent to a midlife crisis.”

The economic gains from planting cafes, street musicians and home brewing shops in the middle of cities like Cleveland and Memphis in order to attract “young, largely single, childless and sometimes gay people into urban neighborhoods” paled in the comparison to cities like Pittsburgh and Houston who enjoyed a resurgence due to the natural gas boom.

There are more people who need to pump gas than hear a poetry-reading. I get it. But the world didn’t stop needing web programmers just because Pets.com tanked in 2000.  And the internet has continued to advance very nicely long after Wall Street shifted its investment money over to condominiums in Miami.

So in these blogs I’ll explore other prisms through which this “creative class” people – my group of people – have been (and could be) viewed, exploited, utilized and enriched. Stay tuned.

Sources:

http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/drilling/

 http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03/20/richard-florida-concedes-the-limits-of-the-creative-class.html

 http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115982/richard-florida-creative-class-prophet-now-talks-rust-belt

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_class

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pets.com

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Mike Bielenberg is a professional musician and co-founder of http://www.musicrevolution.com, a production music marketplace with over 35,000 tracks online where media producers, video producers, filmmakers, game developers, businesses and other music buyers can license

high-quality, affordable royalty-free music from an online community of musicians mbielenberg@musicrevolution.com.

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Apr 13, 2015, 11:04

Location: Tustin, California U.S.A.

Member since: May 3, 2010

Tracks in portfolio on MusicRevolution.com: 199 (click here to hear all tracks) http://www.musicrevolution.com/search?artist=209

–Background

Led by Brian Curtin, United Sonic Alliance is a select team of diverse composers, songwriters, instrumentalists and sound designers based in Southern California offering a varied selection of audio content covering a wide spectrum of styles, genres and moods suitable for TV, film, video games and new media industries.

Curtin practices the mysterious art of combining musical tones with moving pictures. His passion is creating unique, contemporary music in today’s media world. Combining his love of thematic orchestral music and electronics into one unique voice, his dramatic and provocative scores have involved full studio orchestras, as well as hybrid scores using both acoustic and electronic elements.

–High profile projects or clients you have worked for?

Music created by United Sonic Alliance can be heard on various networks including ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, MTV, VH1, Discovery, History, Bravo, Biography, TLC, TNT, OWN, Travel Channel, Telemundo, Comcast, CMT, E!, G4 Tech TV, Logo TV, Oxygen, TBS, and Syfy and others.

–Music education?

With a B.M. and M.M in Music Composition from the CSU Fullerton, Brian Curtin comes from both a background of traditional and contemporary music. Curtin later continued his studies and won the prestigious BMI Jerry Goldsmith Film Scoring Scholarship while completing the UCLA Film Scoring Certificate Program. He also was selected for the SCL Mentor Program and more recently; Curtin participated in film composer Christopher Young’s mentorship program.

–Any studio collaboration you experienced that stands out in your mind?

As co-owner of “Music Merchants”, a recording studio in Newport Beach, California, Brian Curtin’s clients included Brian Wilson (Beach Boys), Larry Gatlin (The Gatlin Brothers), Russ Freeman (The Rippingtons) and others. Curtin is always sensitive to craft a distinctive soundscape that ultimately serves the project and the desires of its visionary creators. He’s a team player who realizes that the creative process involves flexibility and collaborative communication to enable the project to maximize and exceed its full potential.

 –Some featured tracks from United Sonic Alliance–

“Lowdown” http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=41269

“Revealing Moment” http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=37858

“Taking Time Out” http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=9804

“Scenic Drive” http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=9802

“Ocean Boulevard” http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=9794

“Hopeless Romantic” http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=9787

“Heroic Quest 2 Big Finish” http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=9831

“Will to Win” http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=26416

“Love and Honor” http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=25908

We thank Brian Curtin of the United Sonic Alliance for sharing some of his musical background with us and for contributing tracks to MusicRevolution.com, the Royalty-Free Music Marketplace. If you need acoustic and electronic music for TV, film and a range of other commercial applications, check out United Sonic Alliance’s music on MusicRevolution.com.

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Chris Cardell is the co-founder of MusicRevolution.com http://www.musicrevolution.com, a royalty-free music marketplace with over 35,000 tracks online where media producers, video producers, filmmakers, game developers, advertisers, businesses and other music buyers can license high-quality, affordable royalty-free music from an online community of professional musicians. MusicRevolution.com also provides custom music production and custom music streams. The entire MusicRevolution.com production music library is available for third-party distribution and bulk licensing for background music for retail, restaurants, hotels and businesses, and for other commercial applications. Cardell has been involved with digital content and E-Commerce since the mid-1990′s.

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Apr 6, 2015, 11:11

The piano is among the most popular musical instruments in the world. The piano is often used in classical music, jazz music, blues and rock, as well as in many other musical genres. The acoustic piano has an emotional range unlike any other instrument. We wanted to highlight some of the excellent royalty-free piano music on MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com) that could be used for film, TV, video, ad campaigns, media productions, background music and a range of other commercial applications. We have a huge collection of royalty-free piano music.

MusicRevolution.com has a number of CDs, available in both physical and download CD formats, with hand-picked royalty-free tracks. We have assembled an outstanding collection of royalty-free piano music on “Piano, Vol. 1” —

http://www.musicrevolution.com/cd_details/piano_vol_1/

In addition to the CD, these piano tracks can be purchased as individual tracks for your media projects as well.

 

A search on MusicRevolution.com for “piano” yields nearly 13,000 royalty-free tracks where the piano is used—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=piano&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=38&y=6

A search for “classical piano” yields over 200 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=classical+piano&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=18&y=5

A search for “jazz piano” yields over 1,000 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=jazz+piano&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=34&y=6

A search for “blues piano” yields over 200 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=blues+piano&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=32&y=5

A search for “rock piano” yields over 400 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=rock+piano&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=42&y=6

A search for “piano solo” yields over 400 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=piano+solo&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=41&y=5

A search for “keyboard” yields over 300 royalty-free tracks—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=keyboard&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=28&y=8

And in addition to the acoustic piano, we also have tracks where the electric piano is used. A search for “electric piano” yields over 3,000 royalty-free music tracks where the electric piano is used—

http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?keyword=electric+piano&application=0&mood=0&genre=0&instrument=0&influence=&vocals=1&results=20&x=44&y=3

With over 35,000 tracks of royalty-free music online in our production music library, MusicRevolution.com (www.musicrevolution.com) has some of the best royalty-free music available anywhere.

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Chris Cardell is the co-founder of MusicRevolution.com http://www.musicrevolution.com, a royalty-free music marketplace with over 35,000 tracks online where media producers, video producers, filmmakers, game developers, advertisers, businesses and other music buyers can license high-quality, affordable royalty-free music from an online community of professional musicians. MusicRevolution.com also provides custom music production and custom music streams. The entire MusicRevolution.com production music library is available for third-party distribution and bulk licensing for background music for retail, restaurants, hotels and businesses, and for other commercial applications. Cardell has been involved with digital content and E-Commerce since the mid-1990′s.

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Mar 27, 2015, 01:51

Location: Brentwood, Tennessee U.S.A.

Member since: July 1, 2013

Tracks in portfolio on MusicRevolution.com: 47 (click here to hear all tracks) http://www.musicrevolution.com/search?artist=53138

–Background

Jason Garner of run.fire.stop offers some great music that can be described using terms like modern, techno, electronica, pop, fun, energetic, moving and inspiring.

–High profile projects or clients you have worked for?

I’ve done a lot of different things in the business, from assisting on a Wynonna Judd record, to playing keyboards on the road with Steve Holy and Blaine Larsen.  I’ve also done drum and keyboard programming work on the Grammy Award Winning children’s record “Songs from the Neighborhood:  The Music of Mister Rogers”.  It was a song that featured the late Donna Summer on vocals.  That was pretty cool.

–Primary instrument? Favorite music-making piece of gear or software you currently use?

I’m mainly a keyboard player, using tons of plugs.  I love Omnisphere as well as Kontakt’s “Giant” piano, as well as the LASS strings.  I’ve picked up playing bass over the past couple of years, and play about the heaviest jazz bass I’ve ever known (loaned to me by a friend).

–Piece of gear or software you wish you owned?

ELAM 251.  And someday, I’ll get a P-bass.

--Film score or song you admire? Why?

There’s a song demo I heard a few years back (passed onto me by a great session vocalist) by a well-known songwriter by the name of Hugh Prestwood.  Never made it onto an album, but every now and then I listen to it and think “that’s from a different planet”!  It’s called “Agave Blue”. Groove, lyric, melody. Everything is just seamless.

–Music education background?

I got a music engineering degree (bachelors in music, minor in electrical engineering) from the University of Miami in Florida.

–Memorable “Aha!” moment during your musical education?

I had an electronic music class where we had to orchestrate a classical work using some obsolete programming software, and I stayed up all through the night perfecting it; I completely lost track of time, and had a blast doing it!

–Most embarrassing music-related moment?

Too many to count.  Playing live still causes me stress, and just about always leads to an embarrassing moment.

–Moment you first knew you would be a musician?

I’m still hopeful.

–Advice you would give to a younger family member interested in a music career?

Learn the computer side of things and embrace it.  Just like being able to engineer on any console (Neve, SSL, Trident, etc.) was critical to get work a few years ago, you’ve got to be able to handle the computer and engineering side of things if you want to have enough ways to generate revenue.  And if there’s ANYTHING ELSE you can imagine doing for work that you like more, DO THAT!

–Five songs or albums you’d take with you to a desert island?

I know I’d need at least one Oscar Peterson record.  Beyond that, would be too hard to pick!

–If you could master another instrument, what would it be?

Guitar

–Any studio collaboration you experienced that stands out in your mind?

I actually got to write a song with Gloria Gaynor a few years ago.  It never went anywhere, but the whole time I was writing with her I was thinking “I Will Survive” over and over again in my head!  And the funniest thing was, she didn’t want to sing the demo!  I ended up hiring a male vocalist to sing.

–Some of your favorite tracks that you would want us to feature in the blog.

This is tricky, I’ve got songs I like but I will also share some tracks of mine that are popular with customers. Here you go–

“Retro Organ Groove” http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=59530 –just as a fun song

“Maximum Progress” http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=58939

“Inspiring Orchestral Pop Anthem” http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=48970

“Fun Whistling Ukulele” http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=59533

“Time to Reflect” http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=45480

“Take This” http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=45806

“Tender Sweet Piano String Song” http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=48968

“Reach the Top” http://www.musicrevolution.com/search/?trackid=45378

 

We thank Jason Garner of run.fire.stop for sharing some of his musical background with us and for contributing tracks to MusicRevolution.com, the Royalty-Free Music Marketplace. If you need modern, electronic, inspiring music, check out run.fire.stop’s music on MusicRevolution.com.

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Chris Cardell is the co-founder of MusicRevolution.com http://www.musicrevolution.com, a royalty-free music marketplace with over 35,000 tracks online where media producers, video producers, filmmakers, game developers, advertisers, businesses and other music buyers can license high-quality, affordable royalty-free music from an online community of professional musicians. MusicRevolution.com also provides custom music production and custom music streams. The entire MusicRevolution.com production music library is available for third-party distribution and bulk licensing for background music for retail, restaurants, hotels and businesses, and for other commercial applications. Cardell has been involved with digital content and E-Commerce since the mid-1990′s.

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