Oct 22, 2012, 11:30

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My colleague Joel Zimmerman has experienced something that many of us have not…he’s stayed up all night shuffling parts around in a music program (let’s assume it’s Logic) so that the following night throngs of beautiful, under-the-influence, colorfully costumed twenty-somethings could lose their minds hanging on every note, every part, every build-up, every vocal sample . Joel didn’t realize that his time slot during the show was shorter than usual so adjustments had to be made.

He was furious.

When a career-defining moment, or even season, is happening in our lives we are often unaware of it. Most of us are focused on the urgency of the moment and can’t mentally pull the camera back and fully see what’s happening.

Here’s what’s happening: My colleague Joel Zimmerman (now known as DeadMau5 – pronounced “dead mouse”), who I once thought of as a  hyper-opinionated, super-talented insomniac living somewhere in Canada, is now  a full-on international rock star. He is regularly shuttled to dance venues all over the globe commanding six figure fees to play music that has been sculpted by his own gifted, well-traveled musical mind.  He knows exactly what to make a computer do so that thousands of bodies will jump up and down at the same time. That is wicked cool.

And so it is with great pleasure I announce that here on MusicRevolution.com, we offer a collection of over 100 royalty-free tracks written by Joel Zimmerman (now known as DeadMau5) for licensing in your media projects.

How is this possible? Many moons ago, Joel was commissioned by music publisher KillTheSilence to create tracks for their production music library. KillTheSilence controls the rights to those tracks and has graciously uploaded that music to MusicRevolution. Therefore, that music is available to our customers under the same easy-to-understand, royalty-free license terms as the other 18,000+ tracks on our site. Legal circumstances such as this are kind of rare so if I were a music buyer I’d start grabbing these tracks immediately.

Click here to check out MusicRevolution tracks created by Joel Zimmerman (now known as DeadMau5)

When you listen to these tracks you’ll notice that many of them are in loop format. They don’t have stingers at the end and many of them are shorter than one-minute.  This is because they were specifically written to be used by Flash developers who require their licensed in an unique format.

Interestingly, this format will also work well for media producers who want to feature a Joel Zimmerman “element” in their work. It could be a song that uses the loop as its primary element. It could be a video that uses the loop only as an introduction before segueing into another piece of music. The creative possibilities are pretty endless.

So here’s to our friend Joel, who made it to the Big Show….and left behind some goodies.

Congratulations on your well-earned success, Mr. Zimmerman. You stayed focused. You never stopped cranking out great music. And now you’re living the dream.  Well done, sir. When you’re ready to crank out some more TV music, please come back and see us.


Mike Bielenberg is a professional musician and co-founder of http://www.musicrevolution.com, a production music marketplace with over 18,000 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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