LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — A-list, multi-award winning composer James S. Levine and Extreme Music, the production music arm of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, announce the release of Law & Audio. This first-of-its-kind, crime-focused production music library delivers tracks aimed at an entertainment genre that has been the most successful mainstay of film and television since the early days of broadcasting. Law & Audio promises to deliver a contemporary, inspirational sound palette covering any possible crime and legal drama story arc a Music Supervisor might encounter.
“As with any score I approach, it was mission critical to me that Law & Audio distinguish itself by giving storytellers a sonic tone that allows characters and scenes to live and breathe. I’m excited to bring the sound of crime to the production music arena.” – James S. Levine
“It’s kind of scary the number of hit TV shows Jimmy has been the music mastermind behind, and his crime and legal drama credits speak for themselves,” said Russell Emanuel, CEO/President Extreme Music. “Law & Audio is set to fill a wide open gap in the market and we are thrilled to be his partner in crime.”
The first seven albums in the series; Crime Scenes, Manhunt, Investigation, Breakthroughs, Interrogation, The Courtroom and Verdicts; are slated for release in September 2011 and will be available for licensing exclusively at www.extrememusic.com
About James S. Levine
Composer James S. Levine is best known for his scores to the ground-breaking television series Glee, Nip/Tuck, Damages, and cable’s most successful scripted drama, The Closer. Levine’s career began in Boston where he gained recognition as a pianist and advertising composer. A passion for scoring film and television brought Levine west where he began work with world-renowned composer and scoring pioneer Hans Zimmer. This mentorship and collaboration led to Levine composing additional music for such films as Pearl Harbor, Something’s Gotta Give, Madagascar, and a co-scoring credit for Gore Verbinski’s The Weatherman. On his own, Levine has earned numerous independent film and television credits. Levine’s work can be heard on the top grossing Blue Collar Comedy Tour DVD series and the award winning IMAX- 3D feature Roar: Lions of the Kalahari. Levine scored Ryan Murphy’s screen adaptation of Augusten Burrough’s best-selling memoir Running With Scissors and is also currently scoring TNT’s latest hit drama series Rizzoli and Isles and USA’s Royal Pains.
About Extreme Music:
World-renowned as the “Bad Boys of the Industry,” Extreme, the Production Music Library arm of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, have made it their duty to change the face of library music. Since exploding onto the scene in 1997 these production music zeitgeists have consistently delivered an industry-quaking catalogue that leaves their competition sleeping with the lights on and establishes them as the undisputed masters in their field. Their unrivalled A-list packed roster famously boasts names such as Quincy Jones, Hans Zimmer, Snoop Dogg, Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Robbie Nevil, Junkie XL, Paul Oakenfold, Mark Mothersbaugh and Vince Clarke to name a few.
Users addicted to Extreme include music supervisors for hit shows such as Glee, Mad Men, 30 Rock, Entourage, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Office and Gossip Girl; blockbusters and trailers including The Fighter, Hop, Avatar, Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Inglourious Basterds, Inception, and the Harry Potter series; and memorable advertising campaigns for Coca Cola, EA, Virgin Atlantic, Phillips, Stolichnaya, Ford, Puma and AT&T. For more information, go to www.extrememusic.com