Hollywood, CA (February 6, 2013)-Three film music industry veterans have launched Score Revolution, aiming to provide film music owners with ways to monetize their music assets.
The three founders of Score Revolution are Ian Hierons, former SVP, acquisitions, of soundtrack record label Milan Records, and Seth Kaplan and Christine Russell, founding principals of Evolution Music Partners, a talent agency representing film composers and other media music creatives. The platform has reportedly already attracted Studio Canal, Lionsgate, Lakeshore, Constantin Film, Cattleya and Voltage, as well as many other companies and composers.
"The global music licensing market is valued at $2.5 billion and is growing rapidly," said Hierons, Score Revolution co-founder and CEO. "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 has more than 10,000 tracks. The catalog ranges from previously inaccessible international scores to scores for box office hits, and currently includes film music from many award-winning composers including 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.
Media professionals can search the catalog using keywords and specially designed filter tools, as well as two engines that use music to find music: Explore Search, which uses acoustic analysis to find similar tracks within the Score catalog, and Upload Search, which allows the user to upload their own track to find similar tracks in the Score catalog using the same acoustic algorithm. 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.