With February being the month of romance, Audio Network is proud to announce consummate composer of strong thematic music, Helen-Jane Long as current Composer of the Month.
Already established in both the commercial and media music worlds as a composer who writes strong, thematic and beautifully melodic music, Helen’s debut album Porcelain is currently the top selling album on America’s largest classical radio station and her recent US tour was a sell out.
A multi-instrumentalist herself (she is an experienced pianist, singer, clarinettist, guitarist, organist, violinist and cellist!), she is also an accomplished orchestrator with an innate understanding of orchestral colour and texture. Audio Network was first introduced to Helen while she was orchestrating for Howard Shore on the massive Lord of the Rings trilogy. Creative Director Andrew Sunnucks said, “It was at once apparent that Helen was not only a special talent but a focused, ambitious and driven character who was extremely determined to make her way in Hollywood.”
These talents made her an obvious choice for Audio Network and the liaison has been a happy one. In fact, Helen says, “I love writing for Audio Network because it just doesn’t feel like work - they all have a great sense of fun and humour and at the same like to do things properly!”
Audio Network has an innovative licensing model which cuts through the traditionally complex and costly processes of licensing music, by pre-clearing all its tracks for worldwide and multi-platform use. This approach allows producers to make programmes for international distribution, emerging platforms and new media without the need to go through the complicated and expensive process of clearing individual tracks or re-versioning productions.
Audio Network (audionetwork.com) owns the rights to an extensive catalogue of over 30,000 tracks covering the full range of music styles from classical to hip hop and from country to rock ‘n roll. Its high quality music, available in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound, is created by established international composers and recorded by major orchestras and artistes including The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Dame Evelyn Glennie OBE and Sir John Dankworth CBE.
The company supplies music and more than 50,000 sound effects to major international film, television, advertising and media clients including Universal Pictures, BBC, Ogilvy and BT Vision.
Audio Network also provides original scoring, audio branding and sound design services and is a joint venture between many well known music composers who create bespoke music for license.