Tuesday, October 27, 2009

LICENSE TO THRILL MUSIC SIGNS AWARD-WINNING "MYST" COMPOSER TIM LARKIN

Independent Music Publishing Company Partners with Acclaimed Composer of "MYST V," "URU: Ages Beyond MYST," and Steven Spielberg's "MUNICH" TV Trailer

Las Vegas, NV - October 27th, 2009 - License To Thrill Music LLC (www.licensetothrillmusic.com), an independent music publisher providing one-stop music synchronization and licensing for advertising, films, television, radio, movie trailers, video games and new media, today announced a music publishing partnership with Academy Award winner Tim Larkin. License To Thrill Music will represent original music by Tim Larkin available for use in advertising, film, TV and other media productions.

Tim Larkin's scores have garnered numerous awards, been performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at The Hollywood Bowl, and featured in trailers for films such as Steven Spielberg's Academy Award winning MUNICH. No stranger to the Academy, Tim was also the sound designer for the OSCAR winning animated short film THE CHUBBCHUBBS created by Sony Imageworks. Revered as composer for the ground-breaking MYST franchise, his ethnic and mystical music accompanies the beautiful virtual worlds of URU: AGES BEYOND MYST, MYST V and MYST ONLINE.

"We've been long-time admirers of Tim's innovative soundtracks," said Valerie Vickers, A&R/Licensing Manager for License To Thrill Music. "He brings a dynamic and diverse musical portfolio which complements our growing roster of award-winning musical talent."

License To Thrill Music offers a boutique roster of commercially-driven and imaginative-thinking music and artists that enables a company, brand or medium to enhance, inspire and transcend their messaging. The team behind License To Thrill Music has worked on platinum selling records, films, #1 hit singles and critically acclaimed album releases by some of the biggest names in music, spanning a period of over 25 years in the music business with innovative artists such as Bjork, The Cure, Kraftwerk and Happy Mondays, and a decade of interactive entertainment marketing for global markets promoting soundtracks from the world's top video game companies including Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft. For more information please visit www.licensetothrillmusic.com.

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

JESPER KYD SCORES ROMERO'S "STAUNTON HILL"


Los Angeles - October 1st, 2009 - Award-winning composer Jesper Kyd (Assassin's Creed series, Hitman series, Kane & Lynch: Dead Men) has scored the original soundtrack to STAUNTON HILL, a visceral thriller scheduled for DVD release by Anchor Bay Entertainment on October 6th. STAUNTON HILL is directed by G. Cameron Romero, the son of legendary cult filmmaker George A. Romero, who is following in his father's fearful footsteps as a master of terror and suspense.

When a group of hikers take off for a weekend of fun and adventure in a remote mountain region, they unwittingly stumble across the Staunton family - for whom the hill is named - and find themselves at the mercy of a depraved, diabolical brood that will stop at nothing to rid their property of these "trespassers."

To portray the rustic and unhinging experience of the decrepit Staunton family farm, Kyd composed a gripping instrumental score manipulated with industrial sounds and subversive ambience. The score evokes a deep sense of isolation and impending breakdown which spirals into distorted frenzy.

"Jesper is probably the only person who could have scored STAUNTON HILL," says film director G. Cameron Romero. "There are a lot of different nuances to the film and I couldn't have gotten those points across without his thought process and talents."

Released in time for the Halloween season, Cameron Romero's STAUNTON HILL stars Kathy Lamkin ("The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "No Country for Old Men"), Cristen Coppen ("Road Trip," "Art School Confidentia"), Kiko Ellsworth ("Heroes," "Dexter") and Cooper Huckabee ("Space Cowboys," Tobe Hooper's The Funhouse").

Spotlighted by The Hollywood Reporter and hailed as a 'Leading Composer' by Electronic Musician, Kyd has received several awards and nominations from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), Hollywood Music Awards, Billboard and MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). Kyd currently resides in Burbank, California and is represented by the Gorfaine-Schwartz Agency. For soundtrack samples visit www.myspace.com/jesperkyd