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NEW BRAND X WEBSITE LAUNCHED

Brand X Music is proud to announce our new website! The redsign includes Source Audio integration. The whole catalog is serchable and streamable on demand. Clients can signup for direct downloads. We have also added the "In the Studio" section where we will be showing some behind the scenes content. You can check out the new site here.

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BRAND X RETURNS TO MIDDLE EARTH

The new Hobbit trailer features two tracks from the Brand X catalog. "Dreams Come True" from Family Adventure 3 can be heard from :18 to :56 and "Dragon's Demise" from Volume 15 is bringing it home from 1:48 till the end! We are so excited to be part of this epic franchise, and are all waiting to travel 'There and Back Again' on December 14th 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BEST OF BRAND X MUSIC

Brand X Music is thrilled to announce our first ever PUBLIC RELEASE! "The Best of Brand X Music" features 23 of our most popular tracks, as well as a few personal favorites. available now at iTunes, CDbaby, Amazon, and Bandcamp.

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MAGIC BOX CONTINUES TO PRODUCE SOME OF HOLLYWOOD'S HOTTEST TRAILER MUSIC


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FAMILY FUN & EPIC ADVENTURES

The Box has just finished work on their newest collection and will be releasing Family Adventure 3 in the weeks to come. Mixed by Alan Meyerson at Remote Control, FA3 features a little something for everyone, and should put the sweep in sweeping, the bomb in bombastic, and the zan in zany!

 

 

 

 

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AHOY MATIES!!!

As the summer begins, Magic Box has finished their contributions to the newest Pirates movie. From chases in the streets of London, to a Mutiny aboard Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge, the guys have once again help the amazing Hans Zimmer put together another blockbuster score.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE BOX SCORES SOME LIZARD...

The guys have been asked to help Hans Zimmer with some music for director Gore Verbinski's newest project; Rango. Voiced by Johnny Depp and an all star cast, the story follows Rango, a little lizard that finds himself very far from home. The movie hits theaters March 4th, 2011, and you can check out some trailers here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HERE WE GROW AGAIN!

We are once again hard at work crafting the next batch of Brand X cues. Volume 14 will be an exciting assortment of hard hitting, modern action, cutting edge suspense, and larger than life epics that are sure to satisfy!

 

 

 

 

 

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GETTING ANIMATED

Magicbox has been working on additional music for the latest animated film from Illumination Entertainment. A man (voiced by Steve Carell) who's in the midst of making plans to steal the moon is sidetracked when he's put in charge of three orphans in this computer-generated 3-D animated film by directors Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin. Jason Segel, Kristen Wiig, Will Arnett, Danny McBride, Russell Brand, and Julie Andrews also lend their voices to the Universal Pictures production.

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BRAND X VOL 13 IS ON ITS WAY!

Check your mailboxes! Brand X Volume 13 is on its way. Check out some samples here.

 

 

 

 

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ONE WAY... ONE FATE... ONE HERO!

Once again Magicbox is hard at work on the latest Trailer for the final chapters of the Harry Potter Franchise. The Deathly Hallows will consist of two full length feature films released a year apart. Voldemort's power is growing stronger. He now has control over the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to finish Dumbledore's work and find the rest of the Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord. But little hope remains for them, so everything they do must go as planned.

 

 

 

 

 

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MAGIC BOX GET IDOLIZED!

Even though there's no Paula this season, we were excited to hear that American Idol is using the Brand X catalog for it's underscore and bumpers. Get caught up in the excitement Wed and Thurs on Fox.

 

 

 

 

 

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BRAND X VOL 12 RELEASED!

The latest installment from Brand X Music has hit editors' hard drives! It's only been a few weeks and the three major TV networks (ABC,CBS & NBC) are featuring it heavily on their 1st quarter 2010 TV promo lineup. Cues have been heard on LAW & ORDER SVU as well as the up and comming season of CELEBRITY APPRENTICE. Here are some photos from our recent mixing session.

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FAMILY ADVENTURE & COMEDY VOL 2 RELEASED!

You asked for it! Brand X releases a brand new volume of Family Adventure/Comedy cues. you can already hear them on a few recent Trailers for Disneys Shorts as well as the new Land of The Lost reboot starring Will Ferrell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MAGIC BOX GETS TRANSFORMED

We have been hard at work with Steve Jablonsky on the latest edition to the Michael Bay Franchise, Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen . This is the first project in our writing new room at Remote Control Productions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NEW DIGGS, NEW PROJECTS

Magic Box is excited to finally have their third facility up and running at Remote Control Productions. "The new room is a state of the art facility that will allow us to collaborate with some of the best creative minds in our industry.  We are so honored to be part of the family here at Remote, and we look forward to the creative opportunities that lie ahead!"

 

 

 

 

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THE BOX MAKES TRACKS IN SEATTLE

The guys are back from their trip to Seattle where they recorded strings and brass for several upcoming releases. "The musicians, technical staff, and location were all first class, and we thank David Sabee and the gang at Seattle Music for a great experience. We can't wait to go back!" The new material is being mixed and mastered now, so check back for samples soon

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POTTER KEEPS US BUSY

As the summer nears, the Harry Potter campaigns continue.  Magic Box has produced another complete score for the newest Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Trailer.  Produced in association with Mojo, the new spot features great footage, excitement, and an updated story line that will leave fans of the series ready to rush to the cinema July 11th.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BRAND X ROLLS ON

We are happy to announce that Brand X will release Volume 11 in the next few weeks.  The guys at Magic Box have been busy composing and producing two new Brand X releases including a Family Adventure volume as well as new cues for Volume 12.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BRAND X MAKES A GIANT LEAP

Magic Box is very excited to announce the largest release in the History of the Brand X catalog. Our newest venture will feature three unique volumes that each serve a specific purpose.

First up is the "Editor's Toolbox" featuring all the hits, swells, rises, transitions and layers that any editor could want! Use them as transitions and accents, or drop one of our drones and then mix and match to create your own unique score!

Next will be "Single Acts". It is a collection of single musical ideas that range from simple and light, dark and brooding, or slick and rhythmic and most stops in between.

Last but not least will be "Drumz". This is a collection of "percussion" cues written with the style and quality that Magic Box is known for. It features a sonic palette and production values that are far beyond the scope of any normal drum library.

 

 

MAGIC BOX CONTINUES TO PRODUCE SOME OF HOLLYWOOD'S HOTTEST TRAILER MUSIC


Magic Box has stayed busy in the production of original scores for Motion Picture Advertising. Some of their recent and upcoming works include the first two acts of the new "Speed Racer" trailer, the Jet Li/Jackie Chan film "Forbidden Kingdom", and the next "Harry Potter".

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MAGIC BOX FINDS TREASURE

John and Tom have been hard at work assisting Trevor Rabin on his score for National Treasure:Book of Secrets. "This is a wonderful opportunity to work with a very talented composer. The film has an amazing cast and is a lot of fun!" Nick Cage and the gang arrive in theaters December 21st.

 

 

 

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(left-to-right) Steve Kempster, Booker White, Paul Linford, Tom Gire, Jeanette Surga, Don Harper, Trevor Rabin & John Sponsler

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JOHN & TOM ARE REPRESENTED

John and Tom have formally been signed to the Gorfaine/Schwartz agency. "It's such an honor to be represented by the same gentlemen that handle our personal heros of composition. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship".


 


MAGIC BOX SCORES NATIONAL ADD CAMPAIGNS

John and Tom have created new music for The United States Navy, Boeing and The Scion car company. The Spots are currently airing across the US.

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PIRATES 3 "AT WORLD'S END"

John and Tom have recently completed their work on Pirates 3. From the streets of Singapore to an epic sea battle over a giant maelstrom, John and Tom were "challenged, excited and thrilled" to be a part of the Pirates 3 team.

 

 

 

 


[Hans, Gore, John, Jerry & Tom]

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[One of the Cues]

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[On the Stage with Hans & Alan]

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JOHN AND TOM WORK WITH MAESTRO JOHN WILLIAMS


Last year saw many new opportunities for John and Tom. The first of which was a call from the maestro himself, Mr. John Williams to assist with some synthetic and production elements on Memoirs of a Geisha. For several weeks, John and Tom worked with Mr. Williams, and some of the finest musicians in the world to help create this amazing musical work. That relationship has continued allowing John and Tom to work with Mr. Williams on Munich, as well as new music for Sunday Night Football on NBC.

 

 

 

 


JOHN AND TOM ARE CALLED UPON BY HANS ZIMMER TO WRITE FOR PIRATES II


Before the dust had settled from Memoirs and Munich, John and Tom were contacted by Hans Zimmer. He invited them to join the scoring team for the film, Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest. They went on to create over 30 minutes of the final score. "It was a thrill to be part of such an amazing team. To get to play with great themes, as well as be challenged in the creation of new material was a dream come true!"

John and Tom are looking forward to repeating the experience on Pirates 3 which is scheduled for release in the spring of 2007!


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[From left to right - Hans Zimmer, Gore Verbinski, Bob Badami, Alan Meyerson, and John]


 

MAGIC BOX KEEPS GROWING

While John has remained in the new Magic Box studio A, Tom has opened a mirror room at his home. Studio "B" is Tom's personal writing room and will allow Magic Box to expand their work load and productivity. In addition, John and Tom are in the process of opening yet another room as part of Hans Zimmer's facility Remote Control Productions in Santa Monica, CA.

 

 

 


[Studio "A" - John's Room]


[Studio "A" - John's Room]


[Studio "B" - Tom's Room]


[Studio "B" - Tom's Room]