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A WORLD OF MUSIC

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Our catalogue is home to every conceivable genre, whilst our artists and composers comprise big names, the ones to watch, and the breakthrough undiscovered talents. Their original music speaks to audiences, both through content, from film to TV, advertisements to podcasts and YouTube content, and on their favourite fan platforms, including Spotify and Apple, for everyone to stream.

When it comes to producing music for editors, our creative tools can highlight, emphasise or amplify a story – take your pick from alts, non-vocals and cutdowns, all of which provide the flexibility and versatility which comes with working with music ideal for sync.

Our in-house experts have put together these genre-specific playlists, showcasing a range of our best artists. It’s time to discover a world of music… 

Indie

When it comes to indie music, go your own way with the trailblazers and trendsetters. Encompassing everything from indie folk to indie rock and pop, our indie playlist features tracks from Racing Birds, Jesse Walton, The Natrolites, Johnny Lloyd and more.

Musicians and songwriters Jeremy Strother and Bobbie Lee Stamper, aka Racing Birds, blend alt-country, rock ‘n’ roll and bohemian blues. Their music on their album Lonesome Blue has a raw, captivating edge, drawing you into the song’s story, via Jeremey’s passionate and honest vocals.

Composer, singer-songwriter, and musician Jesse Walton has an ear for folk and country, and has collaborated with a number of up and coming young filmmakers. The tracks on his album Pages are full of bluesy, heartfelt folk and folk-rock anthems – if you love banjo and fingerpicked guitar, then Jesse’s your man.

The Natrolites’ music is a mixture of 80’s-based funk with an energetic indie/alternative twist to keep audiences on their feet. They released a self-produced EP, 'Paint me a Picture', in 2017, and won the John Lennon songwriting contest in the electronic category for their song ‘Live to Love’. Their Audio Network album, Do It For Fun, is an eclectic, electro indie pop mix of 70s funk, 90s pop and retro 80s sounds, influenced by Prince, the Strokes and Daft Punk.

Formerly of Tribes, North London singer-songwriter Johnny Lloyd has toured with the Rolling Stones, Pixies and Red Hot Chili Peppers before going solo. He’s influenced by 70s rock ‘n’ roll, and tends to favour a ‘chorus-first’ approach when he’s songwriting. His electronic indie-pop on Zuma Canyon has charming synth hooks and Johnny’s introspective, heartfelt vocals.

Get up and dance at the indie disco, or select some yearning indie folk. Indie suits every mood and genre – you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Rock

When it comes to our rock playlist, it’s definitely a case of all killer riffs and no filler.

Leading the charge is Gareth Johnson, whose work spans everything from classic rock to driving indie, hip hop and funk. He’s worked with everyone from The Who to Noel Gallagher and Ed Sheeran wearing one of his many hats: producer, mixer, multi-instrumentalist and co-writer. Check out his album Octane Road for feel-good riff rock.

Matt Nasir spent nearly a decade performing in Frank Turner’s live band (including at the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games). His album No Quarter Given is, as the title suggests, a heavy, riff-driven powerhouse of aggressive guitars and hard-hitting drums, with 90s production values.

Take the roof off with our rip-roaring, head-banging rock, metal and punk. 

Hip Hop

Turn it up and feel the vibe with our hip hop selections.

Producer Chief Xcel is a founding member of Blackalicious, Solesides and Yeah Music and Sound, a production house creating music and sound design for film and television. Their clients include Apple, Volkswagen, Adidas, Microsoft, Coca Cola, and Target.

Chief Xcel composes everything from fat, funky grooves to orchestrated pieces. His debut Audio Network album, The Tip Off Vol 1, features bouncing bass lines and rap vocals, catchy synth hooks and powerful drum grooves.

Powerhouse producer Matt Goodman is also a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has worked with Wiley, Ms. Dynamite and Terri Walker. Check out Sinderella for more of Matt’s hip hop breakbeats.

Electronic

When it comes to electronic music, take your pick from EDM, house, techno or drum and bass – from the best DJs and producers - and either chill out, or party till dawn.

London-based producer George Georgia straddles many genres, including electronica and hip hop. He’s made music for Google, Vogue, The NHS, Nike, National Geographic and ASOS, and his new album is a bold remix project of one of our Classical Collection albums.Check out his Flashlights album for upbeat electronica and driving drum grooves. 

Brothers Jair Claudino Rodrigues Junior (Junior Deep) and Guiherme Lopes Rodrigues are the DJs and drum and bass producers making up Drumagick.

Brazilian by birth, the brothers brought authenticity to drum and bass and they bring something truly unique to the genre, layering the sounds and flavours of Brazilian samba into their house/drum and bass tracks. 

Pop

Make your day that bit brighter and find your new favourite earworm with our pop selections.

Sofia Lafuente is a Spanish American singer-songwriter who has written with emerging artists including Naaz, Mason Maynard, One Bit and The Fanatix. She’s also worked on projects with producers and writers such as Sam Klempner, Alex E, Deep Stack and Pedestrian. Dive into her album Control for dreamy vocals and anthemic pop choruses.

Brazilian Sarah Roston’s musical career has included ad campaigns for Netflix, Citroen and the Sony channel. Her Audio Network EP, Eu Incomodo teamed her with music producer and composer Ed Côrtes (City of God) – you’ll love her beat-driven electro pop funk.

80s pop icon Nik Kershaw has written for everyone from Gary Barlow to SIA and Elton John. On Oxymoron he tells the stories of live, love and more, with plenty of sing-a-long choruses and emotional strings.

Orchestral

Lush, grand, dramatic, awe-inspiring - access a wealth of moods and emotions with a full orchestra – from the classic repertoire to newly-composed pieces.

Composer Jessica Dannheisser  is known for her work in film (her score for Jackie won an Ivor Novello award), VR games, television – including projects for the BBC, Sky One, the History Channel and National Geographic, theatre (the Barbican’s The Tempest) and contemporary music, working with artists from Bryan Ferry to Kasabian. Her album of Orchestral Portraits was inspired by pioneering women, from campaigner Doreen Lawrence to surrealist artist and war photographer Lee Miller.

Londoner Debbie Wiseman OBE is a Grammy and Ivor Novello-nominated composer. Her more than 200 film and TV credits vividly bring the human experience to life. Her latest orchestral project is a suite of music to accompany Stephen Fry’s Mythos book of Greek myths.

Our global team of music experts are on-hand to answer briefs - in your time zone - around the clock, so give them a shout, no matter what genre you’re looking for!


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This month, we have everything from heartfelt folk to moody hip hop, maximum drama to summery pop. Plus, there’s comedy, trip hop, and reimagined, remixed classics with hip hop, trap and dance beats.


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