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Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy Cassette

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The biggest mix tape of the year now available on cassette tape! Playing an integral role in the blockbuster film, the songs live on a mix tape in the main character’s Walkman, which was given to him by his late mother. The set’s music is heard throughout the film and the tape itself has a prominent role in the movie’s story.

The Guardians cassette will come with a digital download version of the album and is the first music cassette released by Disney since 2003.

Order it HERE for $14.98.

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Dark Hall Mansion To Release Yellow Submarine Print By Alex Ross On February 26, 2015

Dark Hall Mansion is thrilled to reveal its latest officially licensed Beatles limited edition release: “Yellow Submarine” by preeminent comic book artist, Alex Ross, on sale Thursday, February 26th, 2015.

Dark Hall Mansion, working with Apple Corps Ltd and Bravado International, their North American licensing agent, will release Alex’s singular vision of the Beatles’ groundbreaking 1968 masterpiece, “Yellow Submarine.” Driven by the Beatles legendary music and inspired by the generation’s new trends in art, the film resides with the dazzling styles of Pop Art, yet it’s “Yellow Submarine’s” art direction and production design by Heinz Edelmann that most defined the film’s pioneering look, and it’s in this spirit of unique innovation and creativity that Alex Ross’s highly unusual take can best be appreciated. Alex has often been referred to as ‘the Norman Rockwell of comics’ yet his “Yellow Submarine” piece reveals the similarly powerful influence of master surrealist Salvador Dali, whom Alex has also recognized as a guiding influence on his style. His Blue Meanies are a sight to behold as is his overarching composition that does justice to the sweep of this legendary animated classic. Alex has commented prior on the body of his career’s work noting, “Hopefully by painting the work, you gain a sense of life and believability that will draw the reader in a little more,” and this is dynamically manifest in his massive 6-foot original painting for the Beatle’s “Yellow Submarine.”

Alex has worked on countless high profile projects, legendary comic book characters, Hollywood studios, a print for the Academy Awards, and so much more but he is very well known at this stage of his career for taking on projects of personal relevance and resonance most of all, and it’s in this context that he enthusiastically accepted Dark Hall Mansion’s invitation to a Beatles project, being an enormous fan of the world’s most famous band. Let Alex’s words convey just what the Beatles personally means to him and how meaningful “Yellow Submarine” is as well:

“For as long as I can remember hearing music, I have loved the Beatles. Not only do I believe they are the greatest musical group of all time, but also one of the greatest things to have happened in human history. “Yellow Submarine” has also been one of my favorite films since I was six years old. The opportunity to work with the Beatles’ likenesses in the very inspired context of the “Yellow Submarine” film is an absolute dream come true. There is so much I love about these men, their legacy, and this film.”

It doesn’t get any more clear and his “Yellow Submarine” piece is all Alex. This is the first time Alex has ever done a Beatles project and he was given little constraint, so it’s safe to say all involved on the project, from LA to London, where shocked on receiving a note and attachment one day revealing a stunning 6-foot painting and just exactly how passionate Alex really was about this project! Please see some very special candid progress images of Alex’s piece in development for DHM, attached, each showing him at work on the original painting in his private studio. We’re certain you’ll be impressed!

DHM’s Alex Ross Beatles “Yellow Submarine” limited editions are meticulously printed by Alex’s longstanding personal printer of choice and will be released by Dark Hall Mansion in exact scale to his original painting via limited edition canvas and paper editions. Both Beatles and Alex Ross fans worldwide will have an opportunity to own an officially licensed Beatles, full scale, 72-inch Alex Ross “Yellow Submarine” canvas or paper edition, each personally signed by the artist.

Dark Hall Mansion’s signed Alex Ross “Yellow Submarine” paper edition, limited to a worldwide run of just 295 pieces, will price at $375, while the select signed Alex Ross “Yellow Submarine” canvas edition, with only 125 editions available worldwide, will price at $550.

All Editions go on sale Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at Dark Hall Mansion. They’ll go on sale on our dedicated Store page at 9:30 AM PST HERE.

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The Wooden Boombox

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Designed by: Jake Mize, a designer, basketball legend, and founder of The Wooden Boombox.

Inspiration: “This classic boombox tribute is the design that started the entire Wooden Boombox line. The lines, details, antennas, battery slots and even the knobs are all a nod to the big, boxy chrome ghetto blasters that dominated the street music scene in the 1980s. If you owned one, you loved it. If you didn’t, now’s your chance. This throwback will bring you back to a time when what you played your music on was just as important as what you were listening to.”

Product information:

- Weight: 2lbs
- Koa ply contruction
- Dimensions: 9″ x 6″ x 3″
- Battery Life: 15+ Hours
- Bluetooth and 3.5mm audio input.
- Frequency Response: 100hz – 18,000hz
- Ships with battery charger, audio cable, and some extras.

Order it HERE for $250.

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SPACELAB9 Reveals The LEGO Movie Double LP Colored Vinyl Variant Editions

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Following the announcement of the Double-LP release for the The LEGO Movie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album, featuring the Oscar-Nominated track “Everything is Awesome”, SPACELAB9 returns to reveal the details behind the colored vinyl variants to be made available during the album’s pre-sale, start time to be announced at a later date.     Lavishly packaged in a full color gatefold jacket with a bonus, eight page, 12” x 12” full color booklet, The LEGO Movie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Double LP will be available in two different colored vinyl variants, both exclusively from SPACELAB9.com. The first, and most limited is the Wyldstyle variant, celebrating the flamboyant supporting character with clear vinyl and black, blue and purple streaks. Not to be outdone, lead character Emmet gets his own color-coordinated variant consisting of half orange vinyl / half blue vinyl to compliment his favorite outfit. For the die-hard collectors and early birds, the Wyldstyle variant also includes a custom SPACELAB9 LEGO mini figure with a numbered certificate of authenticity – while supplies last!

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Brandi Carlile To Release New 7” Record On February 10, 2015

Brandi Carlile will release a brand new 7” record on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 just in time for Valentine’s Day! The record includes “Wherever Is Your Heart” and “Simple Man” (Graham Nash cover).

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Find out what select independent record stores will have the 7” available here:

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The 50 Best Band Logos of All Time

Paste Magazine celebrates that lovely intersection of visual art and music—the band logo—with 50 of their favorites. You can scroll through the gallery to count down to the greatest band logo of all time.

Check them out HERE.

 

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How Rock & Roll Legends Would Look If They Were Still Alive Today

Have you ever wondered what Jim Morrison would look like had he not died at an early age? Would John Lennon still have all of his hair? Would Elvis still have his signature sneer?

Almost in answer to these very questions, Sachs Media in partnership with Phojoe, a photo manipulation company, have visually imagined what rock stars of yesteryear would look like today if they were still alive today.

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Jimi Hendrix

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Janis Joplin

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‘Mama’ Cass Elliot

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Elvis Presley

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Keith Moon

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Kurt Cobain

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Karen Carpenter

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Bob Marley

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Adding Your Music To TV & Movie Soundtracks: Sync Licensing vs Other Method

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Soundtracks play an important role in setting the tone in movies and TV shows. When done right, the music enhances the scene and helps the audience make an emotional connection with the characters.

There was a time when TV and movie soundtracks were composed on-demand, and usually by established artists. Today, music directors and producers use music from a variety of artists, depending on their needs. As a result, soundtracks can revive the careers of older artists, and launch the careers of newer artists. Take the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack, a group of songs by artists from the late 70s that have all seen a major resurgence thanks to the popularity of that movie. The Garden State soundtrack is another example of music from less well-known artists getting wider exposure, thanks to its inclusion in a movie. Even television shows are getting into the act with shows like The Vampire Diaries using music from new, independent, and up-and-coming artists.

If you are a musician who is interested in getting your music onto a TV or Movie soundtrack, here are some tips on how to make that happen.

The Easy Way

If you’re going to have the slightest chance of someone using your music in a movie, you have to actually get the music in front of them – which is not such an easy task if you’re in Athens, GA and they’re in Vancouver, BC and have never heard of you.

However, if you join a synchronization, or sync, licensing program through a major music publisher, your music will become part of a library that is available to movie producers and music supervisors all over the world. Even if there are movie producers and supervisors in your area, that doesn’t mean they’ll be exposed to your work.

A lot of movie professionals use sync licensing catalogs and databases, like TuneCore sync licensing, to find music for their projects. With a database they can search by genre to find the music they need, and all of the licensing is taken care of so that it’s one less thing that they have to worry about. Artists who license their music with these companies have a better chance getting their music in front of the right people.

Another advantage to the artist is that these types of services reach a broad range of people, because anyone who needs licensed music will go to the catalog. This means that your music could be used in any visual presentation, from movies and TV to commercials and documentaries.

The Not-So-Easy Way

The not-so-easy way involves a lot of research and legwork on your part. Instead of putting your work in a central library where produces and music supervisors can find you, you have to go out and find them.

You can find listings of music supervisor at the Film & Television Music Guide or at The Guild of Music Supervisors. You can also run into them at industry conventions and panel discussions at events like South by Southwest. It’s important to cultivate strong professional relationships with these people because, if a music supervisor knows who you are, he might be more likely to consider your work when he’s looking for music, or even refer other people to you. He is also more likely to take your calls, or read your emails, when it’s time for you to pitch your music to.

In addition to cultivating strong industry relationships, you also need to stay on top of which projects are in production, by checking trade journals, and websites like IMDB Pro. Keep in mind that there could be hundreds of movies and TV shows in production at any given time.

If a music supervisor expresses interest in your music, you need to make sure you get a copy to him by overnight delivery, and that it’s a broadcast-quality finished master. You also need to send two or three tracks, with your best piece first.

Conclusion

If you have already had some of your music appear on movie or TV soundtracks, going the not-so-easy way could work out very well for you, because you already have an established track record with some music supervisors.

However, if you are just starting out, adding your work to a sync licensing database is a great way to get your foot in the door.

Regardless of which method you use, you should also make sure that any music you submit is registered with the U.S. Electronic Copyright Office, to ensure that no one else can claim it as theirs. Do not try mailing a CD to yourself as a poor man’s copyright, that method is no longer considered valid.

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The Danny Elfman Batman Collection Limited Edition 4 CD Set

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Released by La-La Land Records, Warner Bros. and WEA in honor of Batman’s 75th Anniversary and the 25th Anniversary of Tim Burton’s Batman, The Danny Elfman Batman Collection ($50) is a limited edition 4-CD set that offers the most complete collection of the legendary composer’s Batman scores ever assembled. Featuring the previously out-of-print deluxe editions of the scores to both 1989’s Batman and 1992’s Batman Returns, the collection features remastered sound, redesigned packaging and a detail-packed 48-page booklet. The Danny Elfman Batman Collection is available now and is sure to be on the Christmas list of any Batman or Danny Elfman fan. It offers the perfect music with which to close out Batman’s 75th year.

Only 3,000 units of this collection were made!

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The Firewatcher’s Daughter by Brandi Carlile To Be Released On March 3, 2015.

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ATO Records will release The Firewatcher’s Daughter by Brandi Carlile on March 3, 2015.

You can watch Brandi and the Twins’ live, one-take performance video of “The Eye” below:

You can pre-order The Firewatcher’s Daughter today! For pre-order bundles including exclusive lyric beads, a songbook, T-shirt and more visit Brandi’s official store where the first 1,000 CDs will be autographed and all pre-orders will be entered to win a personalized, autographed guitar from Brandi! All music pre-orders will received an instant download of “The Eye”! All pre-order items will ship late February/early March.

The Firewatcher’s Daughter is also available for pre-order on Amazon  and iTunes now!

Track listing:

1. Wherever Is Your Heart
2. The Eye
3. The Things I Regret
4. Mainstream Kid
5. Beginning To Feel The Years
6. Wilder (We’re Chained)
7. Blood Muscle Skin & Bone
8. I Belong To You
9. Alibi
10. The Stranger At My Door
11. Heroes And Songs
12. Murder In The City

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