CHATSWORTH, CA — Independent music publisher and production music library Black Toast Music (www.blacktoastmusic.com) recently achieve a major milestone. The 23-year old company, which licenses music to films, TV shows, video games, and commercials, has placed its 10,000th music track.
According to company CEO/founder Bob Mair, Black Toast licensed a song it represents by indie artist Shelayne. The track will be heard within the main title/opening sequence of the upcoming Weinstein Company feature film, Can A Song Save Your Life? (below).
In related news, five other songs by indie artists the company represents (all on Black Toast Records) will be heard within the upcoming, Universal Pictures feature film The Neighbors, which stars Seth Rogan and Zac Efron. In addition, the upcoming action/drama film Wind Walkers recently licensed two songs from Black Toast Music: “Make You Mine” and “Here Comes Trouble.”
The company’s television business has been busy too. Black Toast Music’s recent licensing deals involve supplying dozens of music tracks and songs to numerous high profile series, including New Girl, Under the Dome (pictured above), The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Raising Hope, Longmire, The Vineyard, Wilfred, Covert Affairs, Necessary Roughness, Sons of Anarchy and True Blood. The company also provided music to Dexter — which recently concluded — throughout its eight-season run.
On the commercial front, Black Toast recently licensed tracks from three of its artists: Paul Otten, Brent Magstadt, and Jen And Them. For the Big Star Denim brand, Black Toast licensed Otten’s tune “Wake Up Call.” Black Toast also licensed songs for two upcoming spots promoting Walmart: “Right As Rain,” by Otten, and “We Smile,” by Magstadt. For a spot advertising the Whole Foods grocery chain, Black Toast supplied the track “If I Was You,” by up and coming Black Toast Records artist, Jen And Them.