On Thursday, April 4, 2019, The Library Music Film will make its LA premiere at the Downtown Independent (251 S Main St). The screening takes place at 7 pm, followed by an exclusive Q&A with producer Shawn Lee, director Paul Elliott, Ole Georg of Capitol Media Music, DJ & record collector Mike Wallace, and songwriter/composer AM, followed by an afterparty featuring some surprise DJs spinning their favorites on rare vinyl.
The Library Music Film is a unique new documentary that shines a light on an influential but often overlooked era in the history of music. You know the music, but probably not the people who made it. Living at the intersection of cratedigger culture and film/tv, this movie is a must for music lovers of all kinds.
The film follows record producer, composer, and library music enthusiast Shawn Lee as he travels from his recording studio in London, through Europe and California to search out and interview the pioneers of library music. Lee explains “This film has been a dream of mine for many years. These musicians are all my heroes and I’m so happy to see their incredible music celebrated in this movie.”
Library music recorded in the glory days of the 70’s & 80’s—by composers and musicians who were anything but household names—is still having an impact today, with many of the original pieces cemented in the public consciousness as themes for the biggest brands in media. Classic tracks have also been given new leases on life with today’s record producers, DJs, and vinyl diggers collecting these rare gems and sampling them for the biggest acts in the world, including massive hits for Jay-Z, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Gnarls Barkley, Gorillaz, and Fatboy Slim to name just a few.
“The Library Music Film is a remarkable piece of music industry archeology, and helping this vital work find its audience here in the States is something we are extremely proud of,” says The License Lab’s founding partner and Creative Director Daniel Holter.
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