Create A New Jingle For WILX Studio 10

Have you ever wanted to hear your own music on TV? Michigan TV station WILX is busy readying the final touches to their new lifestyle show, Studio 10 and they need your help creating a jingle. Announced last week, hosts Stephanie McCoy and Sarah Swistak are looking for your creative assistance to help announce their new daily weekday show of …

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#TheShowMustBePaused

In the words of Dr. King, “There comes a time when silence is betrayal”. When you have a responsibility to raise your voice for change. That time has come. There is no place in the world for hate and violence. In the face of bigotry and prejudice, we’re proud of the way our artists, composers and employees have spoken out. …

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Independent Radio Stations Create Campaign to Help Feed America

As we collectively try to find our bearings in the COVID-19 world we find many individuals, businesses, organizations and groups looking for ways to help their communities. One group who already played a significant role in their local areas are local radio stations. Under the stewardship of Ron Stone President/CEO of Adams Radio Group, independent radio stations across North America …

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The Best Adobe Premiere Pro Tutorials 2020

Whether you are beginning your journey into video editing or you’re an intermediate user looking to brush up on some new skills, our team have pulled their collective experience to offer our favorite tutorials and how to videos for learning Adobe Premiere Pro. Share your favorite tutorials and how to guides in the comments below. Did you know that Adobe …

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Composing the score for CNN’s ‘American Dynasties’

True Stories composer Andy Hopkins talks about the making of his original score for the CNN documentary series ‘American Dynasties’. Andy Hopkins, True Stories Music  I was approached by CNN to compose the music for a new series “American Dynasties” initially featuring the Kennedy Family, but ultimately, in future seasons, to go on and feature the major families in American …

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How the Right Music for Super Bowl Ads & Coverage Brings Your Content to Life

When it comes to pure spectacle, nothing quite matches the Super Bowl. The yearly NFL® championship game is usually played during the first week of February, during a time of year when not much else is going on. Whether it’s a fan’s dream matchup between two storied franchises, or a David and Goliath scenario where a scrappy young upstart team …

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The Films We’re Looking Forward to in 2019 (Part 2)

As the last of the summer blockbusters drop we look forward to what’s ahead on the big screen in the second half of 2019. From much anticipated superhero debuts to rebooted classics, fantastic universes to real life biopics, there are stories, productions, casts, and soundtracks we simply cannot wait for. Here are the movies (complete with trailers) we can’t wait to …

Licensing Music from a Reputable Source

Learn more about Copyright Infringement As tomorrow’s production professionals and cinematic storytellers, it’s essential to recognize the importance of properly licensing music from a reputable source. Read on to find out how bad copyright infringement can really be and score some tips on how to make sure you’re licensing the right way. Copyright Infringement – What’s the worst that can …

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The Films We’re Looking Forward to in 2019 (Part 1)

As the best of 2018 is celebrated at the Golden Globes this weekend, we look forward to what’s ahead on the big screen in 2019. From much anticipated superhero debuts to rebooted classics, fantastic universes to real life biopics, there are stories, productions, casts, and soundtracks we simply cannot wait for. Here are the movies (complete with trailers) we can’t …

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Proud Sponsors | DPA 40th Anniversary Gala

Later this month will see the 40th anniversary of the Dallas Producers Association, an organization for the benefit of independent producers that aims to promote the welfare of the DFW film and video community. As much a community for the exchange of ideas and information as it is a ‘watchdog’ for producer’s interests, the DPA has expanded to include facility providers, equipment …