Creative Services Director of Aircast Production Division Heads to Memphis
Megatrax Production Music, the leading independent production music source for film, broadcast, advertising and multimedia, continues its 20th Anniversary celebration with Randy Hart’s participation on the panel “Professionalism: Adding Good Business, With Good Music” at this week’s Southern Entertainment Awards & Conference in Memphis, TN. Hart’s panel takes place in the late morning of this Saturday, March 5th.
Says Hart, “Having been involved with good business and good music (and experienced their evil twins, too), I expect this forum to be of interest and value – not only to the attendees, but to me as well.”
Randy Hart is the Director of Creative Services for Megatrax Music’s Aircast Production division. He began his career in the music business at the age of 15, selling tickets at his high school for a local promoter to concerts that included Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin and The Who. In 1978 he began an 8-year stint as the bandleader and road manager for entertainer Roger Miller. He moved to Nashville during his time with Miller, and went on to become the bandleader for then up-and-coming singer/ songwriter Steve Wariner. Since then, he has made a mark in music publishing as VP of both Famous Music and BMG Music Publishing and in production and licensing, and after 35 years in the music business, he believes in many respects that he’s just getting started.
The Southern Entertainment Awards & Conference is a four day conference and awards show that gathers music professionals, artists, djs, fans, media outlets and more to network, build relationships and celebrate the culture of ‘Southern Entertainment.’ Held annually, the SEAs will return to Memphis, TN March 3-6, 2011 and will host more than 1,500 people who will experience panel discussions, artist showcases, networking opportunities, product demonstrations and of course, the awards ceremony.
Founded in 1991, Megatrax is independently owned and has been serving the media and entertainment industries for 20 years with the finest in production music libraries from the brightest talent in the music industry. Originally established by composers JC Dwyer and Ron Mendelsohn in a studio adjacent to ABC Network, Megatrax is currently based in North Hollywood and maintains a 14,000 square foot facility housing multiple recording studios, edit rooms and offices.
Its staff has grown to include 38 full- and part-time employees and a growing network of award-winning artists, composers, and producers. The company has expanded beyond its original flagship Megatrax library to a total of nine premium music catalogs including Beat Bites, Intervox, LA Riot, Sensacion, The Scene, and Tonal Injection, plus their indie artist Marquee Music label.
In addition to their music catalogs, the company now offers a host of additional services including custom scoring and broadcast news/ID packages through their Aircast division. Megatrax has always striven to be a leader in technological advancement, most recently leading the charge with their unequalled music search and hard drive music delivery systems.
Among the notables who have contributed to Megatrax’s body of music in the last 20 years are:
– Acclaimed Film/TV composer Chris Hajian
– Emmy-nominated Film/TV composer Donn Wilkerson
– Emmy-nominated Film/TV composer Craig Stuart Garfinkle
– Emmy Award-winning Film/TV composer Danny Pelfrey
– Grammy Award-winning composer and arranger Jorge Calandrelli
– Trailer Music veteran producer Robert Etoll
– Veteran urban/hip-hop producer Christian Salyer
– Acclaimed Chronic Music producers Eric Cunningham and Chris Lang