Killer Tracks Launches BLOCK and Sound Pocket Labels in the U.S.
New urban, hip-hop and cinematic music from emerging UK artists.
Killer Tracks, a leading producer of pre-cleared production music, is introducing two new labels to the U.S. production market featuring the work of some of the best up-and-coming music talent from the UK and beyond.
BLOCK, created in partnership with renowned urban and hip-hop management firm London Boy Entertainment (LBE) and launched in the UK by Universal Publishing Production Music, draws on the urban scenes in England and the United States to produce hip-hop flavored tracks crafted for television, film, radio, and advertising. The label’s initial plans are for a series of releases featuring work from artists on the LBE roster including Tiago, Alan Sampson, ADB, and Charles Drew.
Sound Pocket Music was created by a team of top British music supervisors with deep experience in television, independent film, and advertising. Its releases feature specially commissioned tracks spanning a range of genres and styles including orchestral, cinematic, acoustic, pop, electronica, and emotional. Soundtrack composers/producers on its roster include Aaron Wheeler (Being Human), Louise Dowd (The Chatroom), Sam Hooper (The Fallen), Ben Parsons (Kings of the Wild), Lennert Busch (Room 8), and Stephen McKeon (The Clinic).
“We are very excited to bring these two labels to the U.S. as each represents a slate of artists who are pushing boundaries and creating new sounds,” said Andrew Donahue, Killer Tracks’ director of marketing. “BLOCK is a great source for authentic, high-quality urban beats. Their writers are working with high-profile recording artists and labels around the world. Sound Pocket represents talented, young British music supervisors and composers who bring fresh energy, and know how to write for the screen.”
LBE Managing Director Sef Naqui calls the partnership with Killer Tracks an opportunity to introduce the label’s artists to storytellers worldwide. “It creates the potential for great media coverage for our incredible artists,” he says. “And for Killer Tracks clients, it means access to music from the next big urban artists before they break.”
Killer Tracks has enjoyed tremendous success in introducing independent labels to the U.S. production music market. Last year, it launched Volta Music, a boutique trailer music label that has generated music placements in the Showtime series Billions, ads for ICON Motorsports, Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights, and the video game WWE2K.
Killer Tracks will be showcasing new releases from BLOCK, Sound Pocket Music and the rest of its premium catalog at NAB (Booth SL 7616) April 18-21 in Las Vegas. On April 20 at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., soul singer Luke McMaster also will give a special live performance at the Killer Tracks booth showcasing songs from his album, I Feel Alive, the latest release in Killer Tracks’ groundbreaking Artists Series.