New Artists: Daze & Chance My Brother

Beatpick welcomes to the music library the groovy producer Daze and the eclectic duo Chance my Brother.

Daze

dazeDaze, the mysterious French electro producer, makes killer dirty dance tracks that will bring you from the streets of New York in 1984 to the early Nu-Funk scene

The grooviness of Daft Punk meets the R&B of D Train and the nifty hip of Chromeo creating a modern electro funk sound with all the perks of old school 80s beats.

 

Chance my Brother

Chance My Brother are Timothy Hafer and Joseph August Luisi,  a Los Angeles based duo that fuses together wave, pop, and R&B.

They channel  the synthetic vibe of L.A, which brings a muffled funky thrill into their music . Their tunes span from rhythmic slowcore to sexy R&B undertones, all enriched by the softness of the singer voice, which is the cherry on the top of this truly amazing band.

Mark Kozelek, MGMT, Neon Indian all together in a genre that is definitely worth listening.

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The Music of Daze, and Chance my Brother, can be listened and licensed on Beatpick,com

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ARTIST INTERVIEW: MOKHOV, LICENSING MADE EASY,FAST AND CLEAR

Mokhov

Oleg Mokhov, known by his artist name, Mokhov, was born in Russia, raised in the US, and he is now based in Las Vegas.

He started making music in the late ’99 and pursued a traditional producer career during the 00’s, but it’s around 2011 that he decided to actually get serious with music.

His tunes recall the sound of electronic music moguls as Aphex Twin, Tycho, Boards of Canada and the Balearic trance/house of Orbital, BT or Sasha, all mixed together with hip-hop beats, which he’s a big fan of, and his love for catchy pop songs.

Mokhov is one of the most popular artists in the Beatpick Catalogue and we asked him to share his ‘Beatpick experience’ as an example of how music licensing can be easy and extremely rewarding for both sides.

When did you come across Beatpick? And why did you think it was worth trying?

Autumn 2010. I could get paid for placements of my music. Utilizing Beatpick’s known platform versus starting from scratch meant increased likelihood of getting that first placement. Also, it was non-exclusive, so I didn’t need to give up any rights.

How would you describe your experience with Beatpick?

Easy, fast, and clear. From a submission standpoint, because minimal information input was required from me, and my music went live in the catalog shortly after being accepted. From a staff standpoint, because I quickly developed a personal relationship with Alfonso (Beatpick Music Supervisor), who is friendly, helpful, and quick to reply. From a placement standpoint, because I automatically got notified of a placement as it happened, and within a few months I got paid for it.

How entering the Beatpick catalogue has impacted on your artist career?

Getting placements, being able to leverage the social proof and legitimization that comes from that, having my music discovered through those placements and getting directly contacted, and of course, having another income stream.

Do you find your being in the Beatpick catalogue profitable?

I do.

What was your favourite project you’ve been involved with thanks to Beatpick?

Products and brands are great. But it’s especially satisfying seeing other creatives use my music, like ONEMORE Pictures and the video for Ai Weiwei’s Forever Bicycles project.

What would you tell to an artist that wants to give Beatpick a try?

If you’re proud of your music and want it to get placements and get paid, submit it to Beatpick. There’s no reason not to, since the deal is non-exclusive. You can still submit elsewhere, do your own thing, etc.

Any other thing you want to tell us?

I feel non-exclusivity is very important in the digital online age, especially for independent creators. Put your product in as many baskets as possible, diversifying income. That not only alleviates risk or dependence on one source, but also increases overall income.

Beatpick has become my favorite licensing catalogue, whenever people inquire about licensing my music, I always point them to my Beatpick page.

Mokhov music can be listened and licensed here.

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Beatpick Catalogue new entries.

Beatpick is always enriching the catalogue with brand new high quality tunes to keep the music library diversified and up to date, in order to fulfil every client needs.

Recently, two very different artists have been added to the catalogue: the rock band Kill the Alarm and the versatile writer and producer Benny Hawes.

Kill the Alarm:

Kill the Alarm is a rock band from New York City that is led by singer/songwriter Garen Gueyikian.
“Fire Away”, their debut album, was released in 2007 and was produced by Jon Kaplan (Gavin Degraw, Maroon 5, Ingrid Michaelson, Jet Lag Gemini).
Their music is a mixture between alternative and pop rock.

They have the quality sound and the intensity of U2 merged with the pop spirit and catchy tunes of The Calling and the captivating energy of Simple Plan.
Below the video of “Against the Grain”, track included in the homonymous 2011 EP, featuring the rapper BigStat.

Benny Hawes

Benny Hawes has been writing, producing, and recording music for over 10 years and is extremely versatile when it comes to styles and genres.

From crunching Hip Hop to sublime Dramatic pieces, his catalog covers vast sonic territory, including Jazz, Funk, Electronic, World, Ambient, and Rock tracks.

In addition to working on his own music, Benny regularly produces for artists at his studio and teaches music production in primary schools. He has recently had music used by companies like Disney, Warner Bros, General Motors, and Dannon.

On Beatpick website is possible to listen to and license, Kill the Alarm and Benny Hawes music, enjoy!

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Emerald Park featured in Ray Ban “Flash Lenses” campaign.

Beatpick has provided the soundtrack for the latest Ray Ban  online advert.

The idea behind the project was to give a spectacular look of the special lens treatment, based on the real physical process through which the lenses are colored.

When it comes to advertising, the choice of the right tune  is crucial, and guiding the client towards the best music option is essential.  Beatpick staff, keeping in mind and interpreting the leads given by Ray Ban, succeeded in delivering a top class music supervision and sound design service.

The background music chosen was “Intro” by the Swedish music collective Emerald Park, which came through all the client needs, fitting perfectly  with  the visuals and the message the campaign aimed to deliver.

Emerald Park is  an indie pop music collective from Malmö, Sweden. The core of the band through the years has been singer/songwriter Tobias Borelius and singer Martina Johansson. The collective distinguishes itself for the extreme variety of its  influences that make its music at same time familiar and unique.

“Intro” , the song featured in the RayBan advertisement, is part of “For Tomorrow”,  Emerald Park’ second album, which can be listened and licensed through Beatpick music library  following this link.: http://www.beatpick.com/albums/for_tomorrow_2010_edition?albumid=6617

Below you can enjoy the “Flash Lenses” viral campaign video.

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Back on Track! Blog is active..Again!

This article aims to give an overview on Beatpick.com as a company, highlighting its main features and mission, and it also aspires to be a fresh start for a more regular and active interaction between Beatpick and its audience.

THE IDEA

Beatpick.com as a company saw the light in 2006, but like every other business, the idea of it sinks its roots way before.

Beatpick.com was born from the urge of satisfying a need: making the music licensing experience simpler, more practical, efficient and most of all, fair.

Davide d’Atri, founder of the company, after entering the Music Industry world, soon realised that something had to change and instead of waiting and complaining he started thinking how to act.

Exploiting the potential of the Creative Commons licenses, Davide had the chance to create the kind of record label he always wanted: free, easy, not exclusive.

Beatpick idea began to take shape and develop in what it is become today: a music licensing company with an open online catalogue of more than 10.000 handpicked songs and 1000 artists, which in the last 4 years sold more than 4000 commercial licenses.

THE SERVICE

Beatpick.com service is pretty simple and straightforward: any artist can submit his music to the website.

After a careful selection, with the aim of maintaining a high quality and diversified catalogue, the artist is offered to sign a contract.

What’s the deal?

Beatpick shares earnings 50/50 with the artists, back end royalties belong 100% to the musicians, the agreement is strictly non-exclusive and can be terminated anytime by the artist.

The artist gains visibility on the website, by now trusted by major clients in the music licensing business as 20th Century Fox, Samsung, Mercedes and Philip Morris among others.

Moreover, the artist can decide to agree or not to donate his music to non commercial and non profit projects, increasing the chances of being noticed by a large audience.

THE CATALOGUE

Nowadays Beatpick catalogue counts more than 10.000 selected songs by 1000 artists.

Every genre is represented by the most original music on the market and thanks to the powerful search engine it’s easy to find what you are looking for.

Every track is tagged by: genre, keywords, main instrument, mood, sounds like, tempo, song topic, vocal or instrumental and language.

In other words, if you are looking for an energetic indie song, with male English vocal that sounds like The Arctic Monkeys and talks about partying, well, you can actually find it immediately.

The search can be easily refined or expanded, you get to listen to all the tracks you want and you can either save them into your “Beatlist” or decide to license the song immediately with just a couple of clicks.

All the different kind of licenses are precisely explained and the prices are fully disclosed to clear all the doubts and allow an informed and undaunted purchase.

CLIENTS

Beatpick deals with every kind of client, from the smallest private business, to big companies and government institutions as:

20th Century Fox, Mercedes, Chevrolet, Dodge, Samsung, Lufthansa, Playstation, The Italian Ministry of Youth, Ford, Puma, Original Marines, Ralph Lauren, Scott, Fedora, Roche, Apollinaris, Burda:IC, K Swiss, Rosenblum, Escada, Service Plan, Travel Channel, Max Mara, Gas, Kellogg’s, Oviesse, Bertolli, Harley Davidson, Cinema The Space and Philip Morris.

Beatpick also offers, to those who require it, a FREE consulting service, tailored upon the client needs and requests. Just compile the contact form explaining what kind of music you are searching for, and you will receive a music selection based on your request in the next 24 hours.

 BeatPick, Our Music For Your Ideas!

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New License Deals for the Ministero della Gioventù Advertisments

BeatPick has licensed three songs for the new advertisment campign for the Ministero della Gioventù to be broadcasted on television, internet and radio.

The song Turn the Lights Out by the METERMAIDS is featured in the advertisment. Click the link to see the advertisment:
Advertisment ONE on YouTube

Click here to hear Tur the Lights Out by the METERMAIDS

The song Gimme Love by MIKE KOTULKA is featured in this advertisment.  Click the link to view the advertisment:
Advertisment TWO on YouTube

Click here to hear Gimme Love by MIKE KOTULKA

The song In Michigan by SUNNY SIDE UP is featured in this advertisment.  Click the link to view the advertisment:
Advertisment THREE on YouTube

Click here to hear In Michigan by SUNNY SIDE UP

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SEE THE NEW RECOGNITION BEATPICK IS GAINING : NEW ARTICLES FEATURING BEATPICK

Provincia di Roma : Roma Provincia Creativa

‘’Davide d’Atri—BEATPICK’’

The article highlights the developmental factors that facilitated Davide d’Atri’s creation of BeatPick.com and its partner affiliate Soundreef.com, and offers background information about the two companies, how they work, their aspirations, and achievements. This is a good introduction article to open your eyes to how BeatPick.com can help fulfill all of your music licensing needs.

Click HERE to see the article directly

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NC: the journal  of New Communications

Year 4 issue number 26

October-November 2010

ADC Group

The article titled ‘’SOUND BRANDING,’’ writer Mario Garaffa speaks with Davide d’Atri, the director and creator of BeatPick, in a question and answer interview. Garaffa seeks to find out about the inner workings of the business side of BeatPick.com and how modern times and modern forms of communication and technology have facilitated the development of Beatpick as a music licensing company.

Follow this LINK to see the article directly

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