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Score Revolution hopes to make film music more accessible

January 10, 2013
Score Revolution hopes to make film music more accessible
LOS ANGELES — Film music veterans Ian Hierons, Seth Kaplan and Christine Russell has launched Score Revolution (www.scorerevolution.com), a new online platform that connects film music rights holders with content creators throughout the world who are looking to license media. The company’s business model provides film music owners with the opportunity to monetize their music assets while keeping full ownership of their rights. 

“The global music licensing market is valued at $2.5 billion and is growing rapidly,” explains Score Revolution co-founder/CEO, Ian Hierons. “Score Revolution provides a unique opportunity for music owners to gain access to a vibrant market that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to reach. We partner with rights holders to connect them with commercial opportunities while they maintain the full ownership value of their masters and copyrights.”

Score Revolution’s curated catalog currently features more than 10,000 tracks and is growing as rights holders join the platform. The catalog ranges from previously inaccessible international scores to scores for major box office hits. It currently includes film music from award-winning composers such as Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat, James Horner, Rolfe Kent, Jerry Goldsmith, John Barry, John Debney, Gustavo Santaolalla, Zbigniew Preisner, Maurice Jarre, Mychael Danna, Harry Gregson-Williams, Christopher Young, John Swihart, Alex Heffes, and Abel Korzeniowski.

Those looking for music can search the catalog using keywords and specially designed  filter tools, as well as via two engines that use music to find music. Explore Search uses acoustic analysis to find similar tracks within the catalog, while Upload Search allows users to upload their own track to find similar tracks. Upload and Explore incorporate an acoustic analysis technique developed and built in partnership with Danish technology firm Syntonetic, whose MoodAgent app is used on smartphones and music sites worldwide, including Spotify.

“We’ve created a platform to showcase the world’s most consistently brilliant and relevant instrumental music in a format that makes finding it a pleasure and licensing it easy,” notes Score Revolution co-founder Seth Kaplan. “We also have a great support team backing up the site, able to assist subscribers and suggest high quality scores relevant to their projects. ”

The company builds on its founders’ extensive experience in the film music industry. Hierons was previously the senior vice president of acquisitions for Milan Records. Kaplan and Russell are the founding principals of Evolution Music Partners, a talent agency that represents film composers and other media music creatives.