HAPPY NEW YEAR! We hope 2013 will be the best year ever for all of us. Everyone at Tarock Music was busy throughout 2012. We had lots of activity with ventures completed and started to pave the way into 2013, and following are a few of the highlights.
We started off the year with Rick Shaffer’s video, Buy And Sell, from his Hidden Charms album, being nominated for a Rock Wired Radio Music Award.
Universal Music Group digitally re-released two Reds albums – The Reds and Green With Envy. As well, as soundtracks that Rick Shaffer and Bruce Cohen wrote songs and score for, Manhunter, directed by Michael Mann, and Band Of The Hand, directed by Paul Michael Glaser.
Shaffer also released a new album, Idiot Flats, that immediately became Indie Music Critic’s Pick Of The Week, along with great reviews by Devon Jackson, James Moore, Chairman Ralph, Chris West, and lots more. To read all the reviews visit our Tarock Music web site, and click on the Idiot Flats tab and sub-tabs at the top of the page. A video of track 2, “One More Heartache,” was also released, directed by David N. Donihue (Super Rad Motion Picture Group). While British director, Peter McAdam, started work on a video of track 3, “Remember,” using his patented iCoda software, that will debut in 2013.
Director Steve Balderson (Dikenga Films) licensed Bruce Cohen’s instrumental, “Saturn Night,” for his film The Far Flung Star, that’s scheduled for release in 2013. And, Pump Audio licensed tracks from Cohen’s solo album, Two BC.
Director John Lawrence licensed Shaffer and Cohen’s tracks, “Big Town” and “Dark As Night,” for his feature film debut, Peloton. The film was the official selection of the Heartland Film Festival, Napa Valley Film Festival, and Lucerne International Film Festival.
Tarock Music signed with Los Angeles based Chris Brown and Jeff Johnson’s Natural Half Note Songs, to license our catalog for TV and film.
Tarock Music joined the effort to save the United Kingdom’s 99-year-old Twickenham Film Studios. The fight is still on and their petition currently has 4,866 signatures, with 5,000 needed ASAP. Take a minute to support Twickenham by adding your name . . . Save Twickenham Studios Petition. And, we continue to support Yoko and Sean Lennon’s Artist’s Against Fracking in New York. You can still add your name to this ongoing cause that will eventually terribly affect all of us in every state if we don’t protest now.
We also steered you to noteworthy directors from the Once A Week Film Festival and we hope you enjoyed watching their unique indie films.
Now, we’re happily going forward into 2013 ready for new ventures and opportunities, and hope you’ll all be doing the same.