(Beverly Hills, CA) – Cutting
Edge Group announces the launch of Music.Film
(https://www.music.film/) a new world class,
one-stop portal where production companies, advertising agencies, trailer
houses, filmmakers, local TV/radio stations, and any/all companies that may
require music can license film music for their projects. The catalog features the original recordings from
over 400 films, including music from Academy Award®-winning and critically-acclaimed
composers including Justin Hurwitz (Whiplash),
Rachel Portman (Belle, Their Finest, The
Right Kind of Wrong), Cliff
Martinez (Drive), Jóhann Jóhannsson (Sicario and Arrival),
Carter Burwell (Carol), Steven Price
(Fury) and Rupert Gregson-William (Hacksaw
Because of the dual licensing nature of film
music recordings, where the licensor needs to obtain both master and publishing
rights, securing original film music for secondary use in TV programming,
advertising, games, trailers and other contexts has often proved difficult –
and sometimes cost prohibitive. Music.Film offers convenience,
accessibility, and one-stop licensing of cinematic music – music that was
created to convey emotion and tell stories – for film, TV, advertising, and
games projects at a reasonable rate.
Through the Music.Film portal, Cutting Edge Group is in a prime position to
revolutionize how film music is licensed.
Cutting Edge Group owns or controls both master and publishing rights
for their catalog. The user-friendly
search mechanism allows licensors to search for and temp music from the catalog,
and then submit their licensing request to quickly receive a quote. Depending on the usage request many of the
tracks can even be licensed immediately from the website. With creative and licensing teams in both
London and Los Angeles Music.Film
can offer rapid responses to queries and license requests around the clock,
whether for one-off individual needs or for annual blanket deals.
“At Cutting Edge, we have been privileged to
work with most of the best composers in the world and on some of the finest
films of recent years and we’re delighted to be able to make those soundtracks
accessible for everyone to use to the benefit of both the composers and the new
projects,” said Philip Moross, CEO of Cutting Edge Group.
Composers, whose compositions often sit
fallow once the film has run its theatrical or broadcast course, doubly benefit
– composers receive a share of the license fees and the active solicitation of
their recordings lead to increased royalty revenues for their catalogs.
“It’s always nice when those royalty checks
come in,” joked Cliff Martinez, composer of Drive, Spring Breakers, and Aribtrage. “It’s been great
having Cutting Edge Group, and now Music.Film,
working to maximize secondary usage licenses for these scores.”
Are you involved with a charity campaign for
a licensed 501c3? Music.Film will on request waive the sync license fee for
charitable causes and PSAs (public service announcements) as part of the
company’s commitment to be a socially responsible corporation.
Can’t afford a 100-piece orchestra for a
company video or corporate branding? Looking
for music by Academy Award® winning composers like Michael Giacchino, Dario
Marianelli or Rachel Portman for your independent film? Visit Music.Film
and ask for a quote. Looking for
inspiration on what to use for your film trailer? Check out the “Made For Trailers” playlist. The easy-to-navigate portal allows you to
browse, listen to, and license these cinematic recordings in just a few clicks.
“Audio-visual creators will now be able to
have their productions sound like a multi-million dollar project without the
multi-million dollar price tag,” said Chuck Ansel Executive Vice President of
Music.Film. “The production timeline
moves so incredibly fast. Being able to offer simple one-stop master &
synch licensing for all broadcast platforms allows us to both super-serve music
licensees while increasing revenues for composers. It’s a win-win situation for
here to find out: What
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information contact Beth Krakower, The Krakower Group, 310.294.3600,
Beth@KrakowerGroup.com, or @KrakowerGroup on Twitter
Music.Film is the new online film music search,
licensing and community portal brought to you by the Cutting Edge Group.
With over 10 years of supporting film music and over
$30m invested in the creation of film scores and original soundtracks, Music.Film
is the world’s pre-eminent independent Film Soundtrack catalog, giving our
users access to over 400 scores, including the likes of Drive, The King’s
Speech, Arrival, Whiplash, Hacksaw Ridge, Carol and Sicario.
We are the one-stop destination for licensing
great film scores for secondary usage across all media types. We actively
support and invest in film music, and are consequently in a unique position to
revolutionize how movie soundtracks are licensed for secondary use in TV
programming, advertising, games, trailers and other commercial
contexts. Traditionally, use of major film scores has often been difficult
to directly license. Because we control both master and publishing
rights, Music.Film is uniquely placed to break this mold and allow extended use
of the catalog.
As we develop, Music.Film aims to become the destination
to educate, inform and participate in the film music space by regularly keeping
its followers up to date with all the latest developments in film music through
interviews, events and news, whilst allowing potential licensees access to our world
class, one stop catalog including scores by the cream of modern
composers including Jóhann Jóhannsson,
Rachel Portman, Thomas Newman, Carter Burwell and Cliff Martinez.
World-class music. Easy one-stop licensing.
ABOUT CUTTING EDGE GROUP
Cutting Edge Group (CEG) is a leading
international music financier and services provider for film, television, and
advertising, working directly with film and TV studios, independent producers,
and global brands. CEG has invested in and provided a range of music services
to over 400 feature films, including The King’s Speech, which won the Best
Picture Academy Award for 2010, Brad Pitt‘s Fury, the John Wick franchise,
Drive, Hacksaw Ridge, multi Academy Award-nominated Sicario, and the three-time
Academy Award winner, Whiplash. CEG is made up of an asset division, which
accumulates media music IP, and a music services business, which works closely
with content owners to help maximize and enhance the value of their music. CEG’s
service companies include; Varese Sarabande (Record Label), Music.Film (Music
Licensing Platform), CORD Worldwide (Music Consultancy) and CEG Analytics
(Royalty Tracking & Analysis). For more information
about Cutting Edge Group, visit http://www.cuttingedgegroup.com.