North Hollywood, CA (Top40 Charts/ Megatrax Music)
Megatrax Music, the leading independent production music source for film, broadcast, advertising and multimedia, is shining a spotlight on its third-party catalogs during its 20th anniversary year, starting with LA Riot, the brainchild of Chronic Music
Edge founders Eric Cunningham and Chris Lang. The catalog, which came to Megatrax in 2008, features high-energy extreme sports tracks, shredding rock and techno, banging hip-hop and ultra-groovy retro styles.
Cunningham and Lang agree that the unifying philosophy behind the music in the LA Riot catalog is "Authenticity," saying that the compositions in the catalog were inspired by real-life experiences in young and urban environments, that the tracks feature top-tier musicians, and that the music rings true to the genres represented. Says Lang: "We always strive to make albums-to do it 'real.' We actually sound design some of our stuff to get authenticity."
Agrees Cunningham: "It's important that we actually live the lifestyle. We've never been hardcore into the urban thing, but we always strove to get the club sound right."
Megatrax will be feting the catalog with a party for the LA Riot fans and clients in March and showcasing tracks from the catalog at the party and subsequent anniversary events. To sample tracks from the LA Riot catalog, please visit the Preview Library at www.megatrax.com.
Founded in 1991, Megatrax is independently owned and has been serving the media and entertainment industries for 20 years with the finest in production music libraries from the brightest talent in the music industry. Originally established by composers JC Dwyer and Ron Mendelsohn in a studio adjacent to ABC Network, Megatrax is currently based in North Hollywood and maintains a 14,000 square foot facility housing multiple recording studios, edit rooms and offices.
Its staff has grown to include 38 full- and part-time employees and a growing network of award-winning artists, composers, and producers. The company has expanded beyond its original flagship Megatrax library to a total of nine premium music catalogs including Amusicom, Beat Bites, Intervox, LA Riot, Sensacion, The Scene, and Tonal Injection, plus their indie artist Marquee Music
In addition to their music catalogs, the company now offers a host of additional services including custom scoring and broadcast news/ID packages through their Aircast division. Megatrax has always striven to be a leader in technological advancement, most recently leading the charge with their unequalled music search and hard drive music delivery systems.
Among the notables who have contributed to Megatrax's body of music in the last 20 years are:
- Acclaimed Film/TV composer Chris Hajian
- Emmy-nominated Film/TV composer Donn Wilkerson
- Emmy-nominated Film/TV composer Craig Stuart
- Emmy Award-winning Film/TV composer Danny
- Grammy Award-winning composer and arranger Jorge Calandrelli
- Trailer Music
veteran producer Robert Etoll
- Veteran urban/hip-hop producer Christian Salyer
- Acclaimed Chronic Music
producers Chris Lang and Eric Cunningham
Megatrax is the leading independent production music source for film, broadcast, advertising and multimedia For more information, please visit www.megatrax.com, www.aircastmusic.com, www.megatraxblog.com or www.aircastmusicblog.com.