RHR Sync Themed Song This Week: Closing Borders

KYAN

Kyan – Neighbours

The Cambridge born R&B/Soul musician has recently joined the Rocking Horse Road roster and we couldn’t wait to share his music with you. The stand out track from his latest release ‘Nothing Beyond’ (which was mastered at Abbey Road) is Neighbours – it’s the anthem we need for this day and age. This track is provocative, incredibly relevant to the current world state of affairs and proves he really has something to say. The rest of album is filled with songs that are dark with a spark of hope, have big builds and feature Kyan’s raw & powerful vocals. Just ask Reggie Yates – the two became pals at a recent Amnesty International event. Reggie’s been singing his songs since (just kidding but we wouldn’t be surprised).

Main Themes: Immigration, Xenophobia, Confronting Stereotypes, Injustice, Closing Borders

Key Lyrics: “This room is the only thing we trust, because the TV says the world out there is still too dangerous. This room is our woods and prairie now. And though we’ve had to sacrifice our open skies just to keep the neighbours out – we’ve got to keep the neighbours out.”

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COVERSION MUSIC IS LIVE!

COVERSION IS LIVE!

Coversion Music – the sync-focused high quality covers catalogue is officially live! The company launched on Friday (the 15th) at the London Sync Sessions in Barcelona. If you missed the event or want to hear more – head on over to https://coversion.sourceaudio.com/#!home to browse through our current song selection. We’ve included a link to one of Coversion’s tracks below (if you needed any more convincing). Have a listen and see what we have to offer!

We own our masters 100% and you can try before you buy. Drop a track in to your media and show your clients immediately. We can also get you stems for you to make changes as needed.

Read Janesta’s interview re: Coversion and music supervising video games, including the recently announced Jurassic Park Evolution HERE.

www.coversionmusic.com / jb@coversionmusic.com

 

RHR Sync Themed Song Of The Week: Travel

SYNC THEMED SONG OF THE WEEK:
TRAVEL


“The Great Escape”

Perfect For Themes Of: Escaping, Independence, Freedom, Summertime, Road Trips

This song screams adventure, travel and will inspire anyone to get out on the open road. So how else would we cap off our August other than with a song perfect for that last great summer hoorah! ‘The Great Escape’ comes from our artist Devarrow’s sophomore album with the same name – which was released in 2015.

Key Lyrics: Restless minds of adventurous kinds are gonna find… Whoa whoa it’s a great escape

 

Theme SOTW – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun/Coversion!

Introducing: Coversion Music

What is Coversion? RHR’s new baby offers a catalog of sync focused, curated covers – providing fresh versions of known tracks – customized for use in your / your client’s media. We own the masters 100%, we move quickly, can help make changes, and we can help you clear the publishing through our clearance partners in Europe and North America, if needed.
Check out our first track below.

Perfect For Themes Of: Girl Power,  Independence, Feminism, Leading Ladies, Strength

This track is the Girls JUST wanna have fun for a new generation. Women who are fierce and proud and kick ass.

Key Lyrics: “I want to be the one to walk in the sun, oh girls they wanna have fun”

Sync Themed Song of the Week: Brave The Dark

SYNC THEMED SONG OF THE WEEK:
Brave The Dark

“Brave The Dark”
Perfect for themes of: Fortitude, Courage, Supporting One Another, Strength

Do you ever hear a song and that makes you believe you can do anything? It’s so empowering and positive that you think ‘man, I’m awesome!’. Well, that’s what our featured track “Brave The Dark” from RHR artist Bird Passengers does for us. It’s catchy, uplifting and groovy – seriously, try not to break out into a dance when listnening to it. Bird Passengers have released 3 EPs and are currently located in Sacramento.

Key lyricsRemember the sun that we lose in the weather. Remember we’ll always come back to the center. And after we live today, we can brave the dark

RHR Sync Themed Song of the Week: Crowns

SYNC THEMED SONG OF THE WEEK:
CROWNS

“I Lost The Crown”

Perfect for themes of: betrayal, heartbreak and loss of control or power

This week we have, for you, an exclusive first listen of “I Lost The Crown” by RHR artist The Mearielles. Think Game of Thrones meets Gossip Girl (Queen B, anyone?) meets The Royals. It’s sassy, dramatic and damn catchy. These ladies are our own secret little super group (a clue is in the name), but we’ll leave it at that.

Key lyrics“I was in the pocket but I couldn’t lock it down. Said I’d never wait, lost the faith and lost the crown. I was in the running, didn’t see it coming or hear a sound – I lost the crown. I lost the crown.”

 

RHR Sync Themed Song of the Week: Community

SYNC THEMED SONG OF THE WEEK:
COMMUNITY

“Where Everybody Knows Your Name”

Perfect for themes of: friendship, home, family, familiarity, comfort

Hi friends and welcome to our very first sync themed song newsletter – which will be coming to your inbox every 3 weeks or so. Let’s not waste time dilly-dallying and get right to the good stuff. This week we’re sending you ‘Where Everybody Knows Your Name’ (Cheers, anyone?) by Canadian Dylan Menzie. It perfectly envelops how it feels to hangout with the ones you love and to be surrounded by that comfortable, familiar warmth of home. Menzie’s unique & powerful voice is unmistakable – his track ‘Kenya’ can currently be heard on Destination Canada’s latest promo vid.

Key lyrics: “I’ve been away such a long, long time but I’ll always call this place home. And if they ask you won’t you tell them. If they ask you won’t you say – I’m going to the place where everybody knows your name”

 

2017 ECMA Nominations Announced

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!

RHR APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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!

RHR Library Composer Scores Big Across The Pond

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:)