MOPM-026 Rise Of The Robots

The latest release from Modus Operandi Production Music is filled with technologically superior tracks with electronic DNA, analytical, synthesized, logically reasoned disk jams just right for in-program and commercial uses.

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Musique, non-stop.

Dancing About Architecture — new production music catalog

We’re pleased to launch a brand new series of production music with our friends and content partners at Music by Design, Cliff Simms and Matt Slater.

Through ADDY-award-winning campaigns for AT&T and RAM Trucks, custom commercial compositions for industry leaders such as Makers Mark, The Home Depot, Samsung, and with sound design credits on films such as American Hustle, Fast & Furious, The Secret Life Of Bees, and Clear & Present Danger, the talented team audio architects at Music by Design has crafted projects filled with inspired sonic constructions and stand ready to apply their skill set to a brand new series of production music developed exclusively for The License Lab.

Built around the idea that “talking about music is like dancing about architecture” (which has been part of our DNA here at the Lab since our inception, as seen on our About page and attributed to Martin Mull), the music and concepts presented in DAA will be filled with high-minded plans and unique blueprints for lofty style-combinations and esoteric genres not normally found in stock music library catalogs, like launch titles Toytronica, Chillstep, and Abstract Piano… as well as sophisticated releases for top end commercial productions featuring live orchestra, such as Cinematic Orchestra and Scored Beats.

Dancing About Architecture is best heard and interpreted on your own terms, so take a listen and let the music lead you off the blueprint and into spaces that have previously existed only in your mind.

420 Day - Handrolled Playlist #140418

Bowl smoking blunt toking blaze fest. Not for everyone outside of Washington and Colorado… but if you get it, you get it. Now get it here.


Study: Music Is Just Advertisement for Alcohol Brands

How many times can you hear gold teeth/Grey Goose/trippin’ in the bathroom before you get a hankering for some vodka? And yes, Lorde may be saying those are things we’ll never have, not being royals and all, but many non-royal adolescents have made do with cheaper alternatives. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 39 percent of adolescents have had a drink in the past 30 days, and 22 percent qualify as binge-drinkers. In a new survey on adolescent binge-drinking published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, researchers at Dartmouth College and the University of Pittsburgh look at how these tossed-off brand mentions in music could affect young people’s drinking behaviors.

Enough exposure to anything has an effect, and previous research has shown that for adolescents, music is the fastest-growing form of media they’re exposed to, listening to about 2.5 hours a day as of 2010. They hear 14 references to drinking per song-hour, and about 8 brand-name mentions.

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