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The Times, They Are A Changin’: RHR Sync Division Shuts Down as Growth Continues.

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’… ūüėČ

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 :).

TTFN and thank you for your continued support.

xo,

-JB

2018 In A Nutshell

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.

February
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.

May
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
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!

August
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.

October
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?

November
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 ūüôā

That’s all for now friends, looking forward to a great 2019!

Inaugral Canadian Sync Awards – Congrats, Janesta!

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.

RHR Song of the Month: Healing

Kyan

‘Like Summer’
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”
Listen Here!

Coversion Music Partners with Instant Records on Instant Love Release

Coversion is very excited to partner with Instant Records on the release of Instant Love Рa series of famous love songs sung between women for the first time. Read the full press release here!

Full Instant Love tracks represented by Coversion can be heard here

 

Coversion Song of the Week: LOVE

Deansgate Synchs

‘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.

Listen here.

RHR Song of the Week: Hippopotamus

Jessica Hernandez
& 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.

Courtesy of our friends at Instant Love, Coversion Music (a division of RHR) represents the master for sync.

We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday’s and will see you in the new year!

Listen / Download Here.