We are incredibly excited to announce that on June 1st, Current Music signed Fantasy Production Music for exclusive representation in North America. Fantasy is the home of 5 distinct catalogs of music, having just hit over the 200th album release mark this year.
The Fantasy (FANT) Series offers the best contemporary music styles on the air with titles like “American Gothic”, “Swamp Rock”, “CSI Hip Hop”, “Indie RoXXX”, “Silky Soul/R&B” and artists such as the Indie Folk release for the group “Lionheart” (which includes their songs with vocals, as well as the accompanying instrumentals). The series includes guest players like Fredrik Akesson from Swedish Prog Rockers OPETH and London Rapper OB1.
The Film & Trailer Series is loaded with authentic scoring sessions (“live” instruments) and stellar sound design in traditional genres like Action, Romance, Horror, Romantic Comedy and Epic Themes, in addition to contemporary Filmscore genres for Sci-Fi, Dark Urban, Industrial Drama and Hybrid Fantasy.
The iDOCS Series is perfect for reality and documentary series scoring. With 65 albums of music (hundreds of hours of wall to wall music!), the diversity and high quality of score for your series is exciting. This collection encompasses more volume of and a wider rang of music than most unique libraries on the market, with album themes such as “Lighter Shades”, “Criminal Intent”, “Just Silly”, “Acoustic Desolation”, “Light Guitars”, “Time” and flavors of ethnic music styles from all over the world. Yes, of course, there are plenty of ambiences, grooves and underscore, too.
Don’t be fooled by the moniker of The Easy Listening Series! This is 30 albums of authentic Kitsch (60s/70s) and “Period Music” goodness, but also includes classic styles like “Ballroom Dancing”, Oom Pah Pah, Military and Marching Band music, Roaring 20s, Disco and Funk…with some 60s Bachelor Pad music thrown in for added fun!
Last but certainly not least, the Masters!!!! Fantasy’s comprehensive Classical Series has been recorded pristinely with The London Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra with top solo instrumentalists and singers on the planet. This collection includes the most popular and well known (and not so well-known…yet) works by Debussy, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Wagner, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Hayden, Chopin, Strauss, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Handel and Ossi is in the studio now, working on an album of Rachmaninoff works!
Ossi Bashiri is the Creative Director and Founder of Fantasy Production Music. He has an excellent track record in the industry, having started Extreme Music in 1997. Prior to Extreme, he worked with some of the biggest commercial artists in music such as Pet Shop Boys, Duran Duran and Sade. His focus now is producing the Fantasy catalog and continually adding recordings to the Classical series. He is also a graduate of London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Music and a fine composer in his own right. In his spare time, he enjoys the competitive sports of bone fracturing and underwater basket weaving.
In 1996, Steve Cole, CEO of Fantasy Production Music, met Christian Salyer and Maddie Madsen. Steve was the Managing Director of Zomba / BMG / Universal Production Music for 14 years and worked with Christian to introduce Urban music to the production music market. Maddie zealously championed their music at the time. Having had great success with each other in these creative endeavors, Steve decided to make Current Music the new home for Fantasy in North America.