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Happy Scoring Everybody!




This month we welcome two new members of the SAS team - Evan and Kasey! These two will be serving as assistants to the sales and creative departments respectively and we're thrilled to have them on board!


Evan had this to say about joining up -

"As the new Sales Assistant, I’m so excited to learn from an experienced and talented team while doing everything I can do support client outreach and the synch pitching process. I’ve been working in the tech world until recently and I’m thrilled to be around music in this role and to be able to represent an incredible and diverse catalog of artists!


And Kasey had this to say -

"Live, Laugh, Love"


... and then he went on to say "Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I went to my first concert with my dad at age 7. From that point on, I was hooked. I spent the next decade learning classical and jazz guitar. From growing up in California where I cut my teeth playing shows in LA, to attending university in Nashville where I worked with many amazing musicians and songwriters, I've experienced how music can impact culture and spread positivity. I hope to spread that positivity while I'm at SAS. I'm excited to work with y'all and champion you as artists. Let's get to work!"



Recent Work

This trailer for VOIR, a visual essay series from executive producers David Fincher and David Prior best described as a love letter to Cinema, features a beautiful piece by James Newberry off of SAS Trailer Mixtape #13!


This promo for what's coming up on HBO Max features a lively score full of unique ear-candy from Matt Beilis and Joni Fuller - an awesome collaboration by two incredible SAS artists.






hubbabubbaklubb - Mopedbart - This groovy, laidback track from self-described Norwegian "band, party concept and DJ collective," hubbabubbaklubb, features splashy analog synthesizers, a relaxed, repetitive drum beat, and casual, cool vocals. The auxiliary percussion and shift to a brighter, funkier bassline are subtle sweeteners that make the chorus pop.


Submit ideas inspired by this ref HERE with playlist name "#46 is that real?"

Max Richter - On the Nature of Daylight - Delicate, exposed strings and a slow, subtle build make this moving piece from Max Richter's sophomore album "The Blue Notebooks" an oft-requested track from both trailer and ad clients. The performances are dynamic and nuanced, favoring expression over precision.



Submit ideas inspired by this ref HERE with playlist name "#46 Erector Set"

Roger Miller - Whistle Stop - This playful classic is apparently called Whistle Stop despite the actually whistling being only one of several increasingly goofy vocalizations throughout the track. It's charming, easy and fun, with an attitude so laid back and a melody so catchy it would almost be entrancing if it weren't so weird. Plus you don't even have to write lyrics!



Submit ideas inspired by this ref HERE with playlist name "#46 Hum Go"

Tourist - Apollo - Speaking of entrancing, this track from UK producer, Tourist, combines ambient textures with steady driving rhythms and manages to remain subtle, nuanced and dynamic while exploring, at times, aggressive distortion and compression. It feels messy and melancholy, and despite being easy to sink into features a lot of twists and turns and plenty of memorable ear-candy. 


Submit ideas inspired by this ref HERE with playlist name "#46 Diana"





"I want to use an artist name or an alias - anything I should know?"


Aliases can be a great way to add a hint of authenticity to your tracks if you tend to work within genres where artist names are common such as rock, hip-hop, EDM and many others. Provided you let us know where to send payment and to whom, you can even have multiple aliases across different genres! Whatever you think will give you and your music the best shot and landing licenses and growing your brand, we're happy to facilitate. 


That being said, we've found that occasionally things can get lost in the shuffle once it leaves our doors so we recommend always registering your alias with your PRO. This is usually as simple as logging in to your account and adjusting your profiles settings (For example, on ASCAP you can have up to four "Stage Names" free of charge and they assign a unique IPI number to each), however if your PRO doesn't offer this through their site you may need to reach out for more info. Either way, it's generally a pretty simple way to make sure you're not missing out any revenue your music is generating!



I don't know, man, is it frickin' funny if I like... I dunno, switch the intro and the outro so it's like Tarantino directed this newsletter? Is that something? I'm so tired. I'm like the tiredest I've ever been in my entire life. 


You know what we're doin' here, we're doin' News, Recent Work, Trends and References and Q&A for the gat dang 46th SAS Composer Newsletter, I don't know, do you think this might work? Like could it be funny? At all?



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