Wow – there is a lot to talk about here! Now that our artists have been informed, it’s time to let you all know that RHR Sync is closing down to make room for more music supervision and licensing projects going forward. We will take on fitting game and film projects, licensing duties for those projects who need administrative help, and we are able to offer music searches for projects that are looking for that juuuuuuust right piece of music. For our searches, we have hundreds of label, publishing, production music library, management and sync agency contacts worldwide. If we can’t find what you’re looking for… well, that would just be somethin’… 😉
This year started with wrapping up music supervision duties for the indie film Spinster starring Chelsea Peretti, and continued with signing on to another indie film by director Stephanie Clattenburg. It was also a pleasure to act as Music Coordinator for Murmur – which premiered at TIFF this year and walked away with an award!
In the gaming world, RHR supervised Frontier’s Planet Zoo, and DLC packs for Planet Coaster and Jurassic World Evolution, including the “Ghostbusters” pack and the upcoming “Return to Jurassic Park” DLC, to name a few. RHR also produced the Planet Zoo Soundtrack (a true delight!) by J.J. Ipsen called “You, Me & Other Animals: The Music of Planet Zoo“.
While the one-stop artist sync division is closing, Coversion Music will live on, administered by Samantha Schilling at Songtradr in LA for America and Latin America (Coversion owned masters only), and by Cover Sauce throughout the UK and ROW (owned masters and third party masters). Please keep me on your cover search briefs because I now have access to more friggin’ covers than I know what to do with! I kid – we love covers. And briefs :).
What a joy to work with Ladysmith Black Mambazo‘s legacy, Young Mbazo. What a day this was – with the group directed in house in Cape Town by the incredible Toya Delazy, who was directed over Skype by Canadian composer J.J. Ipsen. Music Supervisor Janesta Boudreau listened in from the UK. Can’t wait until you can hear the full Planet Zoo soundtrack!
This past Saturday (May 12th) the inaugural Canadian Sync Awards were held during Canadian Music Week 2018, and put on by The Canadian Guild of Music Supervisors. Team RHR / Coversion’s very own Janesta Boudreau was up for the award ‘Best Music Supervision – Interactive’, for her work in Jurassic World: Evolution. As the only female nominated in this category, and the only Maritimer nominated across ALL categories, the nomination in itself was very meaningful. Not to our surprise though, Janesta won! An acceptance speech fitting for a Maritimer that started with the exclamation ‘Holy Shit!’, she was excited to say the least.
Bringing this award home to Rocking Horse Road is a huge step in the right direction, and we say (again) a massive congrats to JB and the whole team involved.
RHR Artist Kyan’s timing for the release of the first single from his upcoming album ‘Nothing Beyond‘ couldn’t be more spot on if he tried. ‘Like Summer‘ is chilled out but at the same time filled with warmth, and is the perfect start to everyone’s favourite season. It’s a track that will speak to the darkness inside, but will certainly help to bring the light to life. The single officially goes to radio May 25th and Kyan’s Colors session will be out May 28th!
Good for Themes of: Summer, Healing, Renewal, Out of the Darkness, Acceptance, New Beginnings
Key Lyrics: “I’ve never felt that down, I’ve been to the edge and back around. And I never thought I’d make it out. Now I’m awake – everything feels likes summer”
The ‘Doug and Steve Butabi head nod’ takes a heartfelt turn in this lovely take on “What Is Love”. Featuring female vox filled with longing and heartbreak, this track would pair perfectly with a TV Spot or Promo.
Themes – Heartbreak, Naivety, Falling in OR out of love, Sadness, Separation
Coversion represents the master for sync. For licensing inquires please visit our website or contact JB.
Released as the first single from Gabrielle Papillon’s latest album of the same name, ‘Keep The Fire’ is a force to be reckoned with. The track has been featured on Spotify’s ‘Fresh Finds: Six Strings‘ playlist, CBC Music’s ‘Fall 2017 Preview: 21 Albums You Need to Hear‘ and getting tons more positive reviews online. Keep The Fire speaks to battling inner darkness, to finding strength within during moments of weakness – but overall (as Gab put it) ‘It’s an acknowledgment of being in a really bad place and then suddenly pushing back. Hard.’
Main Themes: Triumph, Fighting Back, Power, Inner Fire, Rebellion, Battling Personal Demons
Key Lyrics: “This is bad, I know it’s bad – there’s no way to keep the light on. This is bad, I know it’s bad – there’s no way to keep the fire on”
Dear Global Sync Community – we really got a hold on solving all sync-focused cover song needs
Today, as Coversion Music charges into North America, we are proud to announce our first official license for The Sync-Focused Covers Catalog — an Austrialian McDonald’s campaign. Known as Macca’s Down Under, we are elated that such a efficient and collaborative effort leads the sound of the campaign with two different featured spots to date.
So, how did this happen so quickly? Level Two Music from Australia found out about Rocking Horse Road’s newest member of the stable, Coversion, at our international debut at the Sync Summit in Spain last month. They quickly reached out and requested our version of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, “You Really Got A Hold on Me”.
We didn’t yet have this classic tune in our arsenal. So, they took a chance on us and we jumped into action producing the cover in less than 24 hours. Talk about reaching across the entire world in time and space! Wherever you are, whatever you need, Coversion is your go-to resource for covers.
To learn more about Coversion, check out our North American launch announcement. And, if you need any sync at all, reach out to Janesta Boudreau at email@example.com. #whatevernext #maccas #gourmetcreations #coversongs #sync #Miracles