The Audio Network Blog

Major Moments in Hip Hop and RnB for Media

By: Amanda Mayo
Date: 13 Nov 2013


In honor of our new Hip Hop & RnB Collection , I’ve highlighted some seminal placements in television and film in these styles: "Fight the Power” in “Do the Right Thing” - 1989 Public Enemy’s politically-charged anthem, “Fight the Power” , vocalized the frustrations of millions of young people in the 1980’s as they fought for racial equality and is the theme for Spike Lee’s masterpiece, “Do the Right Thing” . Its controversial...

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"Genre in the Spotlight" Series - #2 - Electro Swing

By: Amanda Mayo
Date: 10 Jun 2013


For my second installment of “Genre in the Spotlight”, I focus on Electro Swing , a super cool subgenre of dance music that fuses jazz  and big band  with modern electronic dance music  elements. Audio Network has recently partnered with Bob Bradley, Phil Cass and Tommas Arnby at their new independent label, Cuckoo Records , to offer a platform for commercial artists to connect with our clients for licensing opportunities.  The first release through the...

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Audio Network's Dance Music Mix

By: Amanda Mayo
Date: 05 Mar 2013


Electronica , Rave and recently in the US, Electronic Dance Music (often shortened to EDM): these terms will mean different things to different people depending on location, history, and culture. For instance, in the UK the term “ Electronica ” is used to encompass many subgenres of electronic music. In the US, this word is associated with alternative electronic music, usually downtempo or ambient .  “ Rave ” is understood all around the world to describe popular...

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"Genre in the Spotlight" Series - #1 - Glitch

By: Amanda Mayo
Date: 15 Jan 2013


Welcome to the first installment of the “Genre in the Spotlight” blog series! For each post, I’ll be highlighting a style of music that is under the radar but still frequently asked for by Audio Network users. I’m starting off with glitch music , which is requested for everything from commercials to video games. What is Glitch? Glitch music is characterized by the abrasive sounds of malfunction – distortion, skips, scratches, blips. Artists that have composed and...

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The Audio Network DJ - NATPE Celebration

By: Amanda Mayo
Date: 07 Feb 2012


  As manager of   Creative Services in the New York office, I spend the majority of my time listening to music. Whether it’s sourcing tracks for our clients’ television series, films, ads and games, discussing new pieces with our composers, or scouring Soundcloud for fresh and innovative tunes, my ears are usually locked to my headphones. One of the most exciting elements of working in this industry is that music is constantly evolving, and now that musicians have more...

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