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My Music Tempest Used In Verizon Ad For Motorola Droid Razr Phone

Motorola Droid Razr Commercial Using My Music: Tempest

My orchestral music track Tempest has been used in a Verizon commercial for Motorola’s Droid Razr phone. Tempest is a dramatic orchestral instrumental track and is available to download and license for use in your own films, videos and trailers:

http://www.thebluemask.com/tempest

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New Subway TV Commercial Featuring My Music

Subway Commercial Feat. My Orchestral Music Track Excelsior

Music for Subway commercial by Simon WilkinsonMy dramatic orchestral music track Excelsior is being featured in the latest Subway ‘Breakfast Barrier’ TV commercials for their sub-200 calorie breakfast sandwich on US TV networks.

Excelsior is also available to buy and license for use in your own trailers & videos:

http://www.thebluemask.com/excelsior

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Time Lapse Video Surreal Journey Featuring My Music Scorpio


Here’s another awesome time lapse film featuring my music in the soundtrack. This excellent piece from photographer Ben Chase is called Surreal Journey and uses my licensed track Scorpio. Ben describes his work:

“From the late-night departures in inclement weather to the exploring of distant unmarked roads, my pursuit of photography is often a “Surreal Journey”. This was produced from footage and time-lapse frames taken in the Northwest Territories, Wyoming, Washington State, and Montana.”

Ben Chase

Read Ben’s blog entry about this piece here and check out his website www.benchasephoto.com

Scorpio is available to download as an mp3 or license from my shop here.

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New Promo Video For My Royalty Free Music Collection Vol.3

Royalty Free Music for Documentaries & Film Vol.3 (preview clips) by composer Simon Wilkinson

This is a promo video for my music collection Royalty Free Music Volume 3: Animated Antics, aimed at film and documentary makers. The music would work well for a wide range of subjects but is ideally suited for films and documentaries about science, nature, wildlife, travel or human interest.

You can buy the collection as an instant full quality wav download from my website for £39.99. Once purchased, you can keep using the music in unlimited films and documentaries without having to pay again:

www.thebluemask.com/royalty-free-film-documentary-music-vol3-animated-antics

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New Dakotalapse Time Lapse Video Temporal Distortion Featuring My Music

Temporal Distortion

Here’s the latest stunning time lapse film from Randy Halverson at Dakotalapse called Temporal Distortion. The online clip above features an awesome original custom score written especially for the piece by acclaimed composer Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead, Eureka etc.)

There is also a longer extended version of the film (over 23 minutes) available to download from the Dakotalapse website here which uses all my music including 2 new pieces written especially for it, as well as other music from my royalty free collections. Below is a short collection of excerpts from the extended film using one of the tracks I wrote for it called Shadowland (the full track is over 8 mins):


The film incorporates stunning time lapse footage of the Milky Way, Aurora and other night time lapse scenes. There is no CGI – what you see is real, but you can’t see it this way with the naked eye. It is the result of 20-30 second exposures, edited together over many hours to produce the time lapse. This allows you to see the Milky Way, Aurora and other phenomena, in a way you wouldn’t normally see them. See more of Randy’s phenomenal photography and films at www.dakotalapse.com

The new tracks written for the extended cut are culled Shadowland and Soma and available to download from my store:

www.thebluemask.com/shadowland

www.thebluemask.com/soma

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PressPausePlay Documentary


If you’re at all interested in how music, film, books and art are created and consumed (and have an hour and a half to spare) I really recommend watching this excellent documentary PressPausePlay from House Of Radon; it’s nothing to do with me but I found it a fascinating watch!

Some great interviews with Seth Godin, Bill Drummond, Hank Shocklee, Moby and many more. You can actually download the film completely for free directly from the filmmakers’ website www.presspauseplay.com and then donate whatever amount  you feel you should (and if you enjoy it, I urge you do).

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YMCA Video Featuring My Music


A great new video from Christopher King at www.endless-echo.com that features some of the music from my royalty free collections. The short film is an inspirational story about former pro boxer “terrifying” Tony Pollard and the help he received from the YMCA:

“Tony Pollard may have abandoned some of his healthy habits after quitting his pro boxing career 25 years ago, but he never forgot how to get back on his feet. He just needed the right place and the right support. The YMCA was all that.”

YMCA

The music tracks featured are Spring Harvest, April Showers and  The Falling Snow from volumes 3 and 5 of my royalty free music collections:

Royalty Free Music Collection Vol. 3

Royalty Free Music Collection Vol.5

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Horror Movie Trailer Featuring My Piano Music Cursed

TRAILER FOR "SCREEN"

My atmospheric instrumental piano track Cursed is featured in a new teaser trailer for upcoming horror film Screen by director David Paul Baker. Screen will be having some exclusive screenings at drive-in theatres in 2012.

Watch the teaser trailer for the movie above and you can also find more details about the movie and sign up for the mailing list at:

www.screen-movie.com

Cursed is also available as an mp3 download and  can be licensed at low cost for use in your own films, trailers and videos from my music shop:

www.thebluemask.com/cursed

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Married, Single, Dead: Crime Show Featuring My Music

New Crime & Investigation Show Featuring My MusicSome of my dark atmospheric music will be featuring in an upcoming documentary on the Crime & Investigation Network. The show is called Married, Single, Dead and focuses on the darker side of social networking. The show will be broadcast at 9pm on Thursday 15th December 2011 and the Crime & Investigation Network is available on the following satellite and cable TV channels:

Sky Digital: Crime & Investigation Network – Channel 553
Crime & Investigation Network HD – Channel 555
Virgin Media: Crime & Investigation Network – Channel 237
(Crime & Investigation Network features in the XL Package)

You can see some preview video clips at the following link:

www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/shows/videos/married-single-dead-control

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New Atmospheric Royalty Free Music Collection: Vol. 6 Dark Matter

Royalty Free Music For Documentary & Film Vol.6 (promo video) by Simon Wilkinson

I’ve just released a new collection of royalty free music available from my website store. Royalty-Free Film & Documentary Music Vol. 6: Dark Matter is a collection of 17 tracks of atmospheric music ideal for documentaries with dark subject matter, e.g. crime, investigation, conspiracy, betrayal, intrigue etc.

It could also be useful for films and trailers needing a soundtrack with dark music and textures. You can watch the promo clip above which features short extracts from each of the 17 tracks to give you an idea of the style of music. Or head to the shop to hear full length previews of all the tracks where you can buy the collection in mp3 or wav format for just £39.99:

www.thebluemask.com/royalty-free-film-documentary-music-vol-6-dark-matter/

Simon Wilkinson: Royalty Free Film & Documentary Music Vol. 6: Dark MatterAll my royalty free music collections include a license which means you can keep using the music in as many of your films, documentaries, trailers and videos as you like without having to pay any further fees each time you use it.

The included royalty free license covers use on Youtube, Vimeo or Facebook videos, commercial or personal websites, trailers, DVDs etc. (full details of the licensing info is in the store here). And if you buy the complete collection of all my royalty free music, you’ll automatically receive a 30% discount on the total price.