Killer Tracks is introducing two new labels to the U.S. production market featuring what the company says is the work of some of the best up-and-coming music talent from the UK and beyond.
lock, created in partnership with urban and hip-hop management firm London Boy Entertainment and launched in the UK by Universal Publishing Production Music, draws on the urban scenes in England and the United States to produce hip-hop flavored tracks crafted for television, film, radio and advertising. The label’s initial plans are for a series of releases featuring work from artists on the LBE roster including Tiago, Alan Sampson, ADB and Charles Drew.
Sound Pocket Music was created by a team of British music supervisors with deep experience in television, independent film and advertising. Its releases feature specially commissioned tracks spanning a range of genres and styles including orchestral, cinematic, acoustic, pop, electronica and emotional. Soundtrack composers/producers on its roster include Aaron Wheeler (Being Human), Louise Dowd (The Chatroom), Sam Hooper (The Fallen), Ben Parsons (Kings of the Wild), Lennert Busch (Room 8) and Stephen McKeon (The Clinic).
“We are very excited to bring these two labels to the U.S. as each represents a slate of artists who are pushing boundaries and creating new sounds,” said Andrew Donahue, Killer Tracks director of marketing. “Block is a great source for authentic, high quality urban beats. Their writers are working with high profile recording artists and labels around the world. Sound Pocket represents talented, young British music supervisors and composers who bring fresh energy, and know how to write for the screen.”
LBE managing director Sef Naqui calls the partnership with Killer Tracks an opportunity to introduce the label’s artists to storytellers worldwide. “It creates the potential for great media coverage for our incredible artists,” he said. “And for Killer Tracks clients, it means access to music from the next big urban artists before they break.”
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