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Megatrax Offers License-Free Coronavirus Song

Music library Megatrax has made a topical track from songwriter Gary Burr free for broadcasters.

Music library Megatrax has made a topical track from songwriter Gary Burr free for broadcasters.

Hollywood, CA (April 2, 2020)—Los Angeles-based independent production music library and custom music house Megatrax has teamed up with Nashville-based songwriter Gary Burr to create “Far Apart Together,” a license-free original song intended for use in coronavirus news-related PSAs, promos or other programming.

Burr, who has written songs for Ringo Starr, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson and Garth Brooks, among others, says, “As songwriters, there’s not a lot we can do to help when chaos like this is whirling outside our windows. We can’t grow food. We can’t make masks. I decided what I can do is to write a song.”

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“Far Apart Together” was produced by Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Randy Hart, Megatrax’s custom services director, who adds, “This was a total labor of love from a lot of highly-talented creatives in Nashville. Gary, the musicians, our mix engineer and Chad Huffman, Megatrax’s director of broadcast, all freely contributed their time in getting behind this project. Everyone involved wanted to send a message of health, love, hope and unity in these strange and uniquely-troubling times.”

Burr has been awarded Songwriter of the Year on three separate occasions by three different organizations: Billboard, Nashville Songwriter’s Association International (NSAI) and ASCAP, and has written 14 number-one songs. In 2005, he was inducted into the NSAI Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.

As a community service, Megatrax is waiving license fees and making the new song available free of charge to all broadcast and media outlets. It is not necessary to be a Megatrax client to use the track.

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