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!

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 Pre-cleared Music Library – is up and running which features many different tracks, 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 lead 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 Pre-cleared Music Library will have its official launch very, very soon where you can hear more from him as well as many other talented musicians:)

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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.

 

Beauts

Halifax band Beauts are the latest to join RHR’s sync roster – and boy are we excited. We were introduced to the local noisemakers by a friend in the industry and are oh so glad because these guys rock. With their latest 4 song EP Waves/Wash having been released in June of this year – shortly before their performance at the inaugural Gridlock Festival –  we wanted to scoop these guys up asap. Drawing comparisons to rockers such as Japandroids and laying down powerful, guitar driven, get you up out of your seat tracks from start to finish, there’s no wonder we were impressed at first listen.

“Beauts’ songs are full of bittersweet hooks and shout-along choruses” and RHR couldn’t be more thrilled to have them on board – give them a listen, you’ll understand.

Have a listen to the second track off their EP ‘Ether’ below and check out the rest of Waves/Wash on their Bandcamp profile!

 

As previously mentioned, we are expanding this year – and to help with that expansion, RHR is looking for some new peeps to be on the RHR team! If you are interested in being a representative for the Los Angeles or New York area, please see below. You may also download the document here.  Tell your friends!

-jb

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Sync Agency Rocking Horse Road Productions (RHR) is currently looking for additional representatives to help increase visibility and business opportunities in Los Angeles and New York.

Based in Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast, RHR represents a roster of 75+ artists – the majority of which are Atlantic Canadian artists – from a very vibrant scene and a relatively untapped market. These artists are mostly one-stops, and represent many genres, from your traditional fiddlers, to punk, indie dream pop, rap, EDM, rock, and much more.

We understand that you may also work with another company within the industry, or have your own roster or clients. Please ensure that it is ‘ok’ with your current employer / partner / team that you take on this new responsibility.

Our needs for successful representatives are below. To throw your name in the hat – please send an email outlining where you currently live, your experience in the sync industry, and why you think you’d be a nice fit with Rocking Horse Road to info (at) rockinghorseroad.ca

The successful reps MUST:

  • Become fully familiar with the RHR roster, the clients’ catalogues, and the company’s vision and goals
  • Agree to commission based compensation
  • Attend events and meetings as needed (reimbursement / paid admission or fees must be pre-approved)
  • Have existing and extensive knowledge of the industry
  • Send any sync offers to head office for final approval and allow head office to take care of paperwork and payment processing
  • Sign a non-disclosure and / or non-compete agreement if required
  • Be able to work independently and be an excellent self starter

 www.rockinghorseroad.ca

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Wohoo! We come to the end of another year, making some fantastic new connections, signing wonderful new artists and creating some exciting partnerships. Now, moving in to our 4th year, we’re stoked to say that 2016 promises to be the biggest one yet. Rocking Horse Road Productions is having two new babies! Rocking Horse Road Publishing is rolling out this month, and there is another big project that we will be announcing in the spring.

This company could not exist without the support of our friends, our colleagues, and of course, our artists – so to all of you, have a happy new year and thank you for everything!

xoxo, -JB

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If you live around here, you love Kim Harris. You just do. Either her beautiful voice, or her 100% lovely personality, or her humour, or all of it. Kim Harris is part of the new East Coast music industry royalty. One whose smile can light up a whole building, let alone a room.

CBC Music just named Kim the Next Big Thing. The article which names her “the mightiest voice coming out of the East Coast” is a good read, and if you scroll down to the bottom, you can watch her channel Biggie. What can’t this woman do?

This week’s Thursday Track is ‘Oh Lion’ – filmed by Analogue Songs. Lovely lovely lovely lovely!! Agreed?

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Happy holidays to you and yours from Rocking Horse Road Productions! To all of our friends, family, artists and clients, we wish you all the best this holiday season and for 2015!

We are ramping up our efforts again next year, with a bunch of conference trips planned and a new office set up. We can’t wait to make 2015 even better than 2014 – which was pretty stinkin’ great! Personally, as owner of RHR, I can’t tell you how much I love my job, this company and our work. To everyone who helps keep our doors open – THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.

Love, light, laughs.

-JB