No one does whirlwind quite like RHR (looking at you JB), and we’re about to take off on a couple very exciting trips! TO friends and friends visiting, we will be at CMW tomorrow to Sunday morning – get at us if you haven’t done so already:) we love grabbing food and drinks. We will also be in Saint John for East Coast Music Week – catching up with friends, attending conference sessions and of course, enjoying the evening’s festivities.

Hope to see new and old friends alike over the coming week!

Oh, right – that Coversion logo? 🙂 That’s some news for another day.

See ya!


Our latest addition to the RHR team brings Rolling Stone recognized pop artist Henry Hall on board! Hall’s music is fun, catchy and clever drawing humour from his own personal experiences and doesn’t shy away from belting it out. Hall’s inherent quirkiness fits right in with us at Rocking Horse Road and we’re stoked to have such a cool industry shaker on board. He attributes a lot of his sound to the likes of The Weeknd and Paul McCartney, who like Hall are not afraid to sing in a higher octave. Are we ever thankful for that! He has already scored a really cool sync – which we’re not sure we can talk about yet, so we’re just going to keep you on your toes until we’re ready to announce.

Welcome to the fam Henry – we’re happy to have you!

Check out Hall’s video for his song “Company” off his latest EP My Friends Don’t Like Me below!

“As one upbeat, off-kilter track bleeds into another, there’s a sense of unabashed, mood-lifting, retro goodness that feels boldly infectious” – Lauren McKinney, The Wild Honey Pie

 

 

We’ve been waiting patiently waiting to let all of you in on what we’ve have been working on these past few months and well… Today is the day! Read below to get the detailed release on our new Production Music Library.

ROCKING HORSE ROAD’S EASY CLEARANCE PRODUCTION MUSIC LIBRARY LAUNCHES TODAY

(February 7, 2017 – Halifax, NS). Rocking Horse Road Productions (RHR), a rapidly expanding multi-service music licensing house operating out of LA, London, and Halifax today announces the launch of its new online PRODUCTION MUSIC LIBRARY – an easily searchable, one-stop shop offering pre-cleared click-through licenses for your creative projects.

www.rockinghorseroad.sourceaudio.com

The wide range of tracks each have royalty-free pre-set rates for regional, national, and worldwide use in perpetuity. BROWSING IS WELCOMED – NO NEED TO SIGN IN until you want to purchase.

Our roster of quality artists and composers covers everything from hip-hop to bebop, and includes Canadian singer-songwriter / composer, Jim Guthrie, and three-time Emmy award winner Jeff Whitcher.

Plus, you can sound good, do good, and feel good as our Charity Program and tie-in with Unison Benevolent Fund (http://unisonfund.ca) meaning every sync gives back.

Rocking Horse Road Productions is a Canadian multi-service music licensing house offering sync licensing, production music, publishing, and music clearance services.  Established in December 2012 in Halifax, NS, the company now has satellite offices in Los Angeles, CA and London, UK markets.

 

Oh happy day – the sun is shining, it’s no longer Monday and the 2017 ECMA nominations have been announced which happen to be (but unsurprisingly) packed with RHR artists! We are also honoured to be nominated for Company of the Year next to some seriously stiff competition! See below for a list of Rocking Horse Road Sync and Production Music Library Artist’s nominations and here for the full ECMA nomination list:

Dance Recording of the Year
PINEO & LOEB – “Soul Shakin”

Folk Recording of the Year
Quiet Parade – Quiet Parade
Thom Swift The Legend of Roy Black

Group Recording of the Year
REPARTEE – All Lit Up

Jazz Recording of the Year
Donald MacLennan – Belleville

Pop Recording of the Year
Dylan Menzie – Adolescent Nature
REPARTEE – All Lit Up

Rising Star Recording of the Year
Devarrow – The Great Escape

Rock Recording of the Year
Adam Baldwin – No Telling When (Precisely Nineteen-Eighty-Five)
The Motorleague Holding Patterns

Solo Recording of the Year
Ben Caplan – Birds With Broken Wings

Songwriter of the Year
Ben Caplan

Song of the Year
REPARTEE – “Dukes” (Producer: REPARTEE, Young Wolf Hatchlings)

Album of the Year
REPARTEE – All Lit Up (Producers: Matt DeMatteo, Alexandre Bonenfant, Young Wolf Hatchlings, Howard Redekopp, and Adam King)

Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year
Adam Baldwin
Ben Caplan
Dylan Menzie
The Motorleague
REPARTEE

Fans’ Choice Video of the Year
Adam Baldwin – “Daylight” (Director: Scott Simpson)
Ben Caplan – “Birds With Broken Wings” (Director: John Rosborough)
The Motorleague – “The Boards” (Directors: Don Levandier & The Motorleague)

Congrats to all the nominees and see you in Saint John!

With our newest addition to the RHR family things have gotten a little quirkier – in the best way possible. UK lads The Helmholtz Resonators have joined forces with us at Rocking Horse Road to share their unique take on music and life with the rest of the world. Heavily inspired by the ethos behind concept albums, the band have created a repertoire of songs as eccentric as their imagine – drawing influences from The Kinks, LCD Soundsystem and other music industry game changers. Their most recent album “The Mystery of Woolley Mountain” was released as not only a digital album, but also a video game and an interactive song e-book. These guys bring something new to the table and after all – variety is the spice of life, right?

Welcome to the team guys, we’re excited to have you on board!

 

So most of you have probably heard of a little movie that hit theatres recently titled Moonlight – you know, the 2017 Golden Globe winner for Best Motion Picture – Drama? The movie starring Mahershala Ali which has created a ton of Oscar buzz? Now that you’re up to speed we can excitedly tell you that the Ad running on tv and online promoting the film features a composition written by RHR Composer Jeremiah Pena and was cleared through RHR!

Check out the trailer below and give a big hoorah for the team at RHR – we told you 2017 was going to be our year.

 

“It was done with such incredible understanding. It was so human.” – Helen Mirren on Moonlight

“From first shot to last, Moonlight is about as beautiful a movie as you are ever likely to see. The colors are rich and luminous. The music — hip-hop, R&B, astute classical selections and Nicholas Britell’s subtle score — is both surprising and perfect.”- A.O. Scott, The New York Times

“I cannot recommend this film enough. Every idea, every theme, every emotion you could possibly feel as a human being you feel on screen.” – Trevor Noah, Television Host

Moonlight offers a broad audience the chance to see that humanity, love, and affection exist inside—and, in fact, are freed within—the intimate realms of queerness, Blackness, and carcerality.” Steven Thrasher, Esquire

 

The Stones say “you can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you get what you need”. Well, we got both! We are over-the-moon happy to announce that Alanna Uhrich – former Director of Ticketing at Official Community, has joined our team as Director of Business Development.

Now based in LA with a foothold still in New York, Alanna has a huge network of contacts and business knowledge that we feel will be an excellent fit with RHR, especially as we continue to grow and expand in to new territories.

Welcome Alanna  – 2017 is going to be our year and we can’t wait to see what happens next with you on board.

GO TEAM RHR!

We’ve got a secret that we have been dying to tell you, something exciting this way comes from the team at  Rocking Horse Road Productions and it’s almost time to spill the beans…

Ok, screw it, Rocking Horse Road’s newest endeavour – our Production Music Library – is up and running which features many different compositions, soundscapes, film scores etc., from talented musicians all around the globe. We haven’t officially launched yet but because we like you all so much, we thought we’d tell you a bit early. A composer featured in our library has recently been involved with a major project across the pond in the UK and we’re super proud to share his great news with you – and even more proud to be able to say that we get to work with this ‘gent on the daily and feature his incredible music in our library.

So who is it.. Answer? Jim Guthrie! A Canadian singer-songwriter, who is the featured composer for the brand new construction and management simulation video game Planet Coaster. You can hear all of Jim’s incredible tracks throughout the game and the entire soundtrack (You, Me & Gravity: The Music of Planet Coaster) can also be purchased/played from his online Bandcamp profile – have a listen below! The team at Frontier Developments worked very hard on this project and it has definitely paid off. So go check it out, will ya?

 

Needless to say we’re pretty excited for Jim and even more excited that our Production Music Library will have its official launch very, very soon where you can hear more from him as well as many other talented musicians:)

birdpass

The team at Rocking Horse Road is proud to welcome indie-electronic trio Bird Passengers from the great state of California to the RHR roster! The band, comprised of Nate Dodge, Jonathan Jones and Caleb Loveless, have been successful with several songs featured on film/TV and have a growing fan base on Spotify and SoundCloud – exactly how we found these talented musicians. The band’s new single “Wanderer” has charted on Spotify, peaking at #10 on the Global Viral list.

Having released their second EP “Brave The Dark” in August of this year and their debut EP “Mountain To Cover” in August of 2015, these guys have been pumping out upbeat, get you out of your seat, fun electronic tracks embodying Stars, SOHN, Foster The People and more. They carry an unmistakeable positivity and passion for what they do in all their music which is one of the many reasons we’re currently obsessed with Bird Passengers – and why we’re sure you will be too!

Give ‘em a listen, fall in love and try to resist planning a trip to Cali to see these guys live.

 

nsmwIt’s that time of year again – the temperature is starting to drop, the kiddies are back in school and Music Nova Scotia has announced their 2016 music and industry award nominations for Nova Scotia Music Week 2016! There were quite a few RHR artists nominated this year and we wanted to give them a special little shout-out for all their hard work over and kick ass music they released. Congrats to everyone nominated and RHR is super excited to see/hear everyone in Truro this November! Check out which of our artists were nominated below and the full list of music/industry award noms and voting info here!

Entertainer of the Year
Adam Baldwin
Ben Caplan

Solo Recording of the Year
Thom Swift

Group Recording of the Year
Quiet Parade

Music Video of the Year
Adam Baldwin – “Daylight”

New Artist Recording of the Year
Donald MacLennan – “Belleville”

Recording of the Year
Adam Baldwin – “No Telling When (Precisely Nineteen Eighty-Five)”
Ben Caplan – “Birds With Broken Wings”

SOCAN Songwriter of the Year
Adam Baldwin – “Rehtaeh”
Ben Caplan – “Birds With Broken Wings”

Acadian/Francophone Artist of the Year
Maxim Cormier

Alternative Recording of the Year
Ominar – “Leaving”
Quiet Parade – “Quiet Parade”

Americana/Bluegrass Recording of the Year
Thom Swift – “The Legend of Roy Black”

Digital Artist of the Year
Ben Caplan

Electronic Artist of the Year
Scientists of Sound

Folk Recording of the Year
Ben Caplan – “Birds With Broken Wings”

Jazz Recording of the Year
Donald MacLennan – “Belleville”

Loud Recording of the Year
Black Moor – “Brave to the Grave”

Musician of the Year
Donald MacLennan
Maxim Cormier

Rock Recording of the Year
Adam Baldwin – “No Telling When (Precisely Nineteen Eighty-Five)”

Industry Professional of the Year
Janesta Boudreau (Rocking Horse Road Productions Ltd) – Go JB!!