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!
Frontier releases the OST for Jurassic World Evolution TODAY! Music Supervisor and soundtrack producer – Janesta Boudreau.
Friends of RHR, apologies it’s been so long, we have much to catch you up on.
2018 has been a big year for the team at Rocking Horse Road and Coversion Music. Not only have we secured some killer placements, but we’ve also travelled the globe. From Cannes to LA, Amsterdam to Truro, and everywhere in between, RHR has been working hard to become internationally recognized.
So, here’s a quick recap for you all.
The year started off with a bang, with RHR team member Janesta travelling to Northern Ireland for Output Belfast to chat about music supervision in video games.
The month of May began with RHR team members Janesta & Emma meeting in Halifax for the East Coast Music Week , followed by the two flying to Toronto travelling to Toronto for CMW (see previous post).
Shortly after returning home from a busy time in Canada for ECMW and CMW, Janesta hopped on a plane (again) and landed in Amsterdam for the 2018 BUMA Music in Motion conference. She shared her knowledge/experience working with cover songs in sync, and looked pretty damn professional doing so!
The spring also saw the release of “Jurassic World: Evolution”, the latest game from Frontier Developments and music supervisor Janesta Boudreau. She grabbed a nomination (and an award! See previous post) for her work on this (but more on that later…) and is currently working on a super, secret new game.
June was a busy month for owner/operator Janesta. Making two trips to the sunny location of Cannes, France. Her first trip was to the Midem Music Festival, where she spoke on a panel discussing music supervision in video games. She got to hang out with fellow music supervisors, and mingle with RHR Artist Toya Delazy.
Later in the month, team members Janesta and Emma traveled back to the beaches of the French Riviera for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Connections were made, celebrities were spotted and ocean meetings were invented. It was a week for the books!
Fast forward to August, Jetsetter-Janesta hopped back on a plane to travel all the way to Los Angeles for meetings, meetings and more meetings.
For the second year in a row, Janesta was nominated for ‘Best Music Supervisor – Video Games’ at the Music Week Sync Awards for her work on Jurassic World: Evolution. While she didn’t walk away with a win this year, we’re looking forward to 2019 – third time’s the charm right?
Back in Canada, team member Emma travelled up to Truro, NS for another year of Nova Scotia Music Week. It’s always a great time to be surrounded by so many talented local artists, and Music Nova Scotia has worked hard to bring in delegates from all around the world – with a lot of focus on music supervision, naturally 🙂
That’s all for now friends, looking forward to a great 2019!
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.
Check out the full list of winners here
Some photos from this years CMW. Full credit goes to Grant W. Martin Photography.
‘What Is Love’
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.
& The Deltas
‘I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas’
The Holiday season is upon us which means lots of eggnog, family, shoveling snow (our Canadian friends) and of course, long wishlists. What’s on Coversion artist Jessica Herandez & The Deltas list? Why, a hippopotamus of course. This fun, jazzy new take on the Gayla Peevey classic will keep you dancing all the way into 2018.
We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday’s and will see you in the new year!
Listen / Download Here.
Dark, brooding and oh so suspenseful – Coversion artist Ben Collier’s take on the Seal hit is just as the name describes, ‘Crazy’. This track has gotten the Seal of approval (JB showed him it on a flight from London to LAX – true story), and would fit perfectly in a trailer, a BIG film or a dramatic television show scene.
We own the commissioned master & all the stems 100% – making it easy to download, tweak and show your clients for immediate feedback.
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