Juxtaposed Music Launches Online Music Licensing Platform: JuxMusic.com
NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Juxtaposed Music, LLC, today announced the launch of their ground-breaking online music licensing platform at www.juxmusic.com. The JuxMusic Licensing Agency provides top music supervisors and directors with the music of highly-acclaimed established and leading-edge independent artists, bands, composers and songwriters. All tracks are pre-cleared and hand-picked by the company’s founder and CEO, record producer/engineer and music supervisor Brandon Mason, whose album credits include David Bowie, Secret Machines, Shooter Jennings, and film soundtracks to Across The Universe (Grammy-nominated), The Runaways, and The Tempest.
“I decided to start this company when I realized that my independent-artist friends and clients were sitting on catalogs of great music. They owned the masters and publishing, yet had few means to put their copyrights to work,” says Mason. “Most artists find it difficult to make solid connections for synch placements, while music supervisors often struggle to discover independent music that is truly exceptional. Our mission is to help production clients infuse their film, television and branding projects with the authentic emotional impact of great independent music while also propelling the careers of artists whose work deserves greater notoriety.”
Since the company’s soft startup in October 2011, the JuxMusic Collection has amassed tracks by an impressive selection of artists including Hazy Malaze, rock band alter-ego of the great Neal Casal (whose credits include Ryan Adams, Chris Robinson Brotherhood) and Jeff Hill (Rufus Wainwright, Shooter Jennings, Teddy Thompson), composer Jeff Mercel (Mercury Rev), composer/songwriter/guitarist Jason Crigler (Goats In Trees, Teddy Thompson), James Brown’s original Funky Drummer Clyde Stubblefield, jazz great Ben Sidran, songwriter/guitarist Ann Klein (Natalie Imbruglia, Joan Osborne), drummer/percussionist Danny Frankel (k.d. lang, Lou Reed, John Cale), guitarist/producer/songwriter Scrote (Daniel Johnston, The Stripminers), Grammy-nominated children’s music band Milkshake, composer/keyboardist Erik Deutsch (Charlie Hunter Trio, Shooter Jennings), “antique garde” band Kill Henry Sugar, pop singer/songwriter Emily Zuzik (Moby), electronic dance music phenoms Trash Yourself, Gosteffects, Kids At The Bar, and Glasnost, hometown heroes Loomis and The Lust, Hilary Hawke, Joy Dragland, and the extraordinary, incomparable artists 101 Crustaceans, and Dr. Snitch.
“All artists are invited to upload their tracks for consideration via the ‘Submit Music’ page at juxmusic.com, but we’re very selective about who makes the cut. The JuxMusic Collection ultimately has to reflect the integrity and aesthetic of a great record label… this is the level of excellence that our clients need and expect for their projects,” says Mason.
JuxMusic also offers music production services: custom/original music composition (by many of the artists from the JuxMusic Collection), music supervision, editing, sound-alike production, and remixes.
The intelligent, interactive technology at juxmusic.com makes the online environment a “from-start-to-finish” music licensing experience available to anyone in the world, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Here’s how:
- Production clients can mine through vast amounts of music in seconds by conducting an accurate Google-like track search, selecting criteria fields for genre, subgenre, tempo, mood, instrumentation, vocal type, and key, as well as artist, song title and open-ended keyword entry. Each artist has a sleek and informative public profile page where every song can be streamed in real time.
- Clients can use JuxMusic’s innovative online video compositor application, SynchStage, to produce video synchs of their own uploaded video content with any track from the JuxMusic Collection without ever leaving JuxMusic.com.
- Clients can license their selected tracks with JuxMusic’s automated “click to pay” licensing modules and PayPal gateway. Clients receive 16bit .wav audiofiles and .pdf files of Master Use/Synch License Agreement documents via automatic download upon completion of their transactions.
“Alternatively, clients are always more than welcome to call, email and provide us with project briefs for personal service. We can turn around music requests incredibly quickly,” adds Mason.
About Juxtaposed Music, LLC:
Juxtaposed Music, LLC owns and operates the JuxMusic Licensing Agency, a worldwide, full-service music licensing agency dedicated to gathering music by the greatest independent artists, bands, composers, songwriters and music producers of all genres and connecting them with music supervisors, filmmakers, TV producers, networks, advertising agencies, and interactive media creators everywhere.
Juxtaposed Music, LLC is based in New York City.
For more about the JuxMusic Licensing Agency, please call: +1 (212) 729-8148 or (800) 859-4260.
SOURCE Juxtaposed Music, LLC