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Company News :: February 23, 2011

Eric Pokorny is one of a small group of full-time media creators working in Starbucks Seattle headquarters. He will often use the music score to "compensate" removing almost all the sound except the narration or dialogue, laying in the score to fill out the track and give it character, then simply add back the ambient sounds of espresso being made and coffee grinding to really bring the viewer into that store environment.

» Read the entire Eric Pokorny article

Published on: September 23, 2014

Becker StudioOne of SmartSound’s most popular music creators, Francisco has made a name for himself in international film, trailer music and other media. In 2013 he scored the movie “Brillantes” by award winning filmmaker Ignacio Gonzales, a comedy-action film shot in Arizona and released in February of 2014.

» Read the entire Francisco Becker article

Published on: August 18, 2014

Royalty Free MusicFriday, December 7, 2012
9:00 pm
Northside Tavern
4163 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45223

JEHC – Americana/Folk/Roots Music
The Mitchells - Indie/Folk/Alternative
Bethesda - Indie/Folk Rock/Indie Rock

» Read the entire Josh Eagle & Harvest City – Dec. 7 article

Published on: December 06, 2012

Royalty Free MusicSaturday, November 17, 2012
8 pm
part of the new Southgate House Revival

Southgate House
111 E 6th Street
Newport, Kentucky 41071

$5 in advance
$7 at the door
18-21, extra $2

Also featuring: Magnolia Mountain, Jeremy Pinnell and the 55’s, and a special appearance by comedian Geoff Tate!

» Read the entire Josh Eagle & Harvest City - Nov. 17 article

Published on: November 16, 2012

Royalty Free Music Friday October 19, 2012
10:00 pm
Rumba Cafe
2507 Summit Street
Columbus, OH 43202

February 19, Josh Eagle and the Harvest City will be sharing the stage with Angela Perley and the Howlin Moons.

» Read the entire Josh Eagle & Harvest City Oct 19 & 20 article

Published on: October 17, 2012

Royalty Free Music Friday October 12 , 2012
10 pm
Northside Tavern
4163 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Singer-songwriter Josh Eagle returns to the Northside Tavern to do a special acoustic set in the front room. Also featured that night are Young Heirlooms, and Angela Perley and the Howlin Moons.

» Read the entire Josh Eagle – Oct. 12, 2012 article

Published on: October 11, 2012

Royalty Free MusicFriday September 28, 2012
9:15 pm
Midpoint Music Festival
Mr. Pitiful's Restaurant
1323 Main Street
Cincinnati, OH
$10 for this gig only,
for the Midpoint Festival itself, tickets range from $20 - $69, depending on the day, or whether you want 3-day passes. Check for the complicated details.

» Read the entire Josh Eagle at Midpoint Music Festival article

Published on: September 27, 2012

Royalty Free MusicFriday September 14, 2012
9 pm
Fries Cafe
3247 Jefferson Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Over 21

What a price for a dazzling lineup!

» Read the entire Josh Eagle and HC - Sept. 14 & 15 article

Published on: September 14, 2012

Royalty Free MusicThe name of award-winning singer-songwriter-musician, Brady Harris' final track in his Smartsound vocals album, Brady Harris, describes his path to success; and Westward Heaven showcases typical Harris style. If John Lennon had steeped himself in Nashville for a time, he might have produced a body of music such as this, a delicious blend of Country Band and Indie Artist.

The similarity of his voice to John Lennon's is almost in eerie in cuts such as brooding Indie-folk song, Charade, with lyrics equally pensive, yet upbeat - "It's all fake, It's all a charade, Like the moon in a windowpane, The world for you surely waits, Take your time but don't hesitate."

» Read the entire Brady Harris - Artist Profile article

Published on: September 07, 2012

Royalty Free MusicSaturday, August 25, 5 pm
Whispering Beard Folk Festival
Friendship, Indiana 47042

Wednesday, August 29th, 8:00 pm
126 W 6th Street,
Cincinnati, OH 45202-2304

Friday, August 31, 2012
9+, 8:30 doors
Uncle Slayton’s
1017 E Broadway
Louisville, Kentucky 40204

» Read the entire Josh Eagle and the Harvest City – August 25-31 article

Published on: August 15, 2012

Royalty Free MusicThe Brady Harris Band is heading out to cooler coastal temps this Friday. They're bringing the NoHo Sound to the Pacific ocean, literally - about 100 yards out into Santa Monica Bay, up on the famous pier that bears the same name.

They're doing 2 sets (each an hour long). First set at 10:30, Second set at 11:45.

They'll be joined by our good friend and frequent collaborator, Alkex Smith on the keys.

Friday, Aug 10 - 10:30PM RUSTY'S SURF RANCH 256 Santa Monica Pier. Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 393-7437 Cover: $7

» Read the entire Brady Harris Band Live Weekend article

Published on: August 09, 2012

Royalty Free MusicThe king of gravelly-voiced blue collar rock, Josh Eagle, and his band since 2009, The Harvest City, travel from their native Cincinnati this weekend, for a brewery concert at the Weasel Boy Brewing Company in Zanesville, Ohio on Friday night.

Laid-back down-home gritty style belies a craftsmanship both careful and intense. Check out their heartfelt realism from Smartsound's album Josh Eagle and the Harvest City, with cuts ranging from pensive and acoustic, West Coast to punchy and earthy Paper Stars.

» Read the entire Josh Eagle and the Harvest City Live Shows article

Published on: August 03, 2012

Royalty Free MusicBrady Harris Band will be taking the NoHo sound East to the Old Towne Pub in Pasadena THIS Saturday nite, July 28, 2012. 8:30pm.

Brady says "Cool spot w/great beer in historic old town. Cheers!"

23 E. Holly Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 577-6583

» Read the entire Brady Harris Band July 28 - Pasadena article

Published on: July 27, 2012

Tim Fagan

Tim Fagan, former SmartSound employee and audio engineer, has released a new album - "Tim Fagan". The album is available in digital format for $9.00. Tim worked for SmartSound until he won a music contest which gave him co-writing credit on a song with John Mayer. He then went on to travel the world as Music Director and Guitar Player for Colbie Caillet.

He recently won a grammy for co-writing the song "Lucky" with Colbie Caillet and Jason Mraz. As you can see from the video, he's a fun and creative guy with tons of talent.

» Read the entire SmartSound Artist Tim Fagan's Album article

Published on: March 15, 2011

SmartSound composer Francisco BeckerFrancisco Becker is a Chilean - Italian Pianist and Composer with a BA Hons in "Specialist in Arrangement and Composition of Modern Music" from the Institute of Modern Music Santiago,Chile. His specialty is to arrange and compose orchestral music for pictures.

Francisco has a strong classical influence. He grew up in a musical environment attending a music school during his primary and secondary education, where he studied classical piano, oboe and clarinet.

» Read the entire Francisco Becker article

Published on: March 07, 2011