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    Hello,

    Looking for a little help and figured this would be a perfect place for it.

    I'm looking into writing a book about Library records and I wanted to document as many Library/Production company names as possible to get the ball rolling, I'll kick the list off!

    Bruton Music
    KPM
    Telemusic
    Amphonic
    Music De Wolfe
    Chappell
    L'Illustration Musicale
    NFL Music Library
    Media Music
    Parry Music Library
    Hudson
    Conroy
    Sonoton

    any other contributions would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks again,

  • #2
    There has already been a big book about library music - published in 2005. A repress is on the cards, so I maybe wouldn't waste your time

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Music-Li.../dp/0955006112
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Senor Trunk View Post
      There has already been a big book about library music - published in 2005. A repress is on the cards, so I maybe wouldn't waste your time

      http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Music-Li.../dp/0955006112
      Music to my Ears Mr Johnny. I was lucky enough to get the first press when it came out. With a repress on the cards I can stop hiding it when mates come around and ask if they want to borrow it.
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      • #4
        Tis True, watch this space...
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        • #5
          In time for crimbo would be nice.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by amidar View Post
            In time for crimbo would be nice.
            I got the first edition of this book. for a Christmas pressie after some heavy hint dropping, and the family actually got somewhat curious about my record collection as a result of its intense and wonky beauteousness.

            Having said that, I would love to have a more text-heavy detailed book covering "World Of Library", but I'm not sure a list of labels gets us very far towards that. Impress. Audio/BMP. Red Bus. Coloursound. Ready. Peer. JW Music. If you go into the CD era there will be a squidillion of them.

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            • #7
              I could give you a fairly comprehensive list of all the current companies if you want.
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              • #8
                Montparnasse 2000 is surely the grooviest name for a library company.

                I reckon a Ladybird Book of Library Music would be brilliant.

                "At the studio the musicians arrive for the first session and strike up a jaunty sporting theme introduced by a referee's whistle. After elevenses, an impromptu "jam" results in an exciting chase theme 20 seconds of which will be used in an episode of The Two Ronnies ."
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                • #9
                  I can't say I agree with the whole 'I've already written a book on it, so don't bother' response. It's not really how the world works. 'The Music Library' book was GREAT, but there's always room for another perspective, especially as that book was relatively light on text and didn't go in for a lot of analysis about the actual music.

                  Good luck with your project, Sean, if it's good it may very well get published and sit alongside the excellent 'The Music Library' as a complementary text.
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                  • #10
                    Small german label AGM (Arno Graul Musik) released this thing of beauty.
                    Intended for home use mostly I guess.

                    http://www.discogs.com/Heinz-Heindel...elease/4297310
                    http://www.discogs.com/label/180784-AGM
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by babycart View Post
                      I reckon a Ladybird Book of Library Music would be brilliant.
                      Would buy. Also, Ladybird books of Dub, Scottish Post-Punk, On-U Sound would be swell
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ginghamkitchen View Post
                        I can't say I agree with the whole 'I've already written a book on it, so don't bother' response. It's not really how the world works. 'The Music Library' book was GREAT, but there's always room for another perspective, especially as that book was relatively light on text and didn't go in for a lot of analysis about the actual music.

                        Good luck with your project, Sean, if it's good it may very well get published and sit alongside the excellent 'The Music Library' as a complementary text.
                        Appreciate it!

                        Yes I am familiar with this book and although I haven't had a chance to even hold a copy from what I remember it was largely focused on the covers of library records, was it not? I could be mistaken.

                        I wanted to write more about the history, the more prominent musicians (Syd Dale, Keith Mansfield, Kinsey, Hicks etc.) and the quality of music; all facets of this industry that I believe has little written on it and is largely unknown to anyone outside this forum. I am only interested in pre-CD era companies at this moment however I am open to suggestions. From what I've gathered so far, there is little to no information on some of these companies other then a few blurbs on their website or small write ups in magazines. I was mostly going to write this book based on interviews and location information regarding the said companies however, I do have access to large online libraries; most of which are useless for information regarding this subject. I feel that I am going to be more successful focusing my energy into person to person interactions rather then relying on a variety of published sources, I realize this could be difficult considering many of the musicians are deceased or well into their older years.

                        Sorry for the long winded response, I am open to any and all suggestions! At this point with my minimal research and even less actual, usable, information I've gathered I am open to anything.

                        Thanks,

                        (In case anyone was wondering, I do have some scholarly credentials that does help me with research and writing... so hopefully this book won't suck)

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                        • #13
                          I have a friend who is the daughter of one of the KPM/Bruton composers and her family have been interviewed and shared family photos with someone who is writing a similar book (it might be you?)...

                          Though that was a few years ago so it might have stalled...
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by admcc77 View Post
                            I have a friend who is the daughter of one of the KPM/Bruton composers and her family have been interviewed and shared family photos with someone who is writing a similar book (it might be you?)...

                            Though that was a few years ago so it might have stalled...
                            No the wasn't me, I would love to chat with whoever it was though! I would imagine he already has some great material in the works!

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                            • #15
                              I saw the KPM All Stars a few years back on The South Bank. After the music, there was a Q&A session. The stories / anecdotes that were coming out were fantastic. When I finally had a turn on the mic, I suggested that somebody needed top get all this stuff down , basically before it was too late, owing to the fact that a lot of these chaps aren't young pups anymore. The guy sitting next to me, in effect shouted me down saying "it's been done already! It's all in THE BOOK!" Is it? Has it? I've never seen a copy of the book, so couldn't possibly comment. I look forward to the reprint, and would welcome another from a different angle as noted previously by GK. I did read the Hawkshaw autobiography which is pretty good, probably REALLY good for those who are more up on their libes than I am.
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