Warner/Chappell Production Music Acquires Leading News Theme Creators
January 12, 2015 at 11:55 AM (PT)
WARNER/CHAPPELL PRODUCTION MUSIC had acquired the music assets of NASHVILLE- based FRANK GARI PRODUCTIONS and GARI COMMUNICATIONS, worldwide leaders in news theme music.
With this acquisition, WARNER/CHAPPELL PRODUCTION MUSIC -- and in addition to its already well-known news music brands 615 MUSIC and NON STOP MUSIC -- becomes the largest provider of news music for local television in the U.S.
“I’m thrilled to welcome the undisputed champions of news theme music into the WARNER/ CHAPPELL PRODUCTION MUSIC family,” Pres./CEO RANDY WACHTLER said. “GARI is a well-known and trusted source for the world’s most recognizable news themes. I look forward to offering our clients an even wider array of first-class music, and to working with the talented GARI team to soundtrack fantastic television.”
Notable pieces of the GARI music catalog include the EYEWITNESS NEWS theme package, THE ENFORCER package, and the NBC COLLECTION, which can be heard on local news broadcasts across NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, CHICAGO and other U.S. cities.
WARNER/CHAPPELL PRODUCTION MUSIC consists of more than 90 catalogs worldwide. The company’s composers have created works for countless well-known TV shows, movies and companies, including "Dracula Untold," "Toy Story," "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," "The Bourne Legacy," the "Today" show, ESPN, DISNEY, CAPITAL ONE, DIRECTV, DIET COKE, SUBWAY, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL, COX COMMUNICATIONS and VOLKSWAGEN.