Scorebuzz Music: "MusicBox has something many production music libraries do not have."

As MusicBox continues to grow, new catalogs are added to increase the diversity of music on offer. Recently, Scorebuzz Music became part of the team.

With 117 albums, some of which contain upwards of 70 tracks, the catalog offers an astounding variety of music in various styles, ranging from dance to dramatic, electronic scores to blues-rock and everything in between.

Scorebuzz Music houses the work of Mark Leggett, the Emmy-nominated composer whose music was heard in TV shows such as My Name Is Earl and The Pretender.

"Like many of my generation, contemporary music of the early 1960s interested me and led me to the guitar," Mark recounts. "The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, etc."

After many successful years as a composer, Mark took the next step. "I have retained the rights to quite a bit of music I have scored for various films and television over the years," he explains. "My music editor, Crystal Grooms, and I decided two years ago to use those scores and tracks as the basis for Scorebuzz. After much editing and remixing we had a viable production library compiled, upwards of 5,000 cues and tracks. Besides handling the day-to-day responsibilities, Crystal is a wonderful composer, adding fresh music as well. My composer friend and former assistant Alistair Cooper, and fellow composer Mark Warner, have also contributed many great cues over the years."

In an increasingly competitive market, it is important for libraries to create a strong identity. For Scorebuzz, the secret to success was, surprisingly, not trying too hard to create production music. "When we go about creating new music specifically for our production library, we try to not follow the usual mold, instead writing to visuals and story lines," Mark explains. "We aim for originality."

Setting itself further apart from many other catalogs, much of the Scorebuzz Music was written to picture. "I am hired to write an original score and, if it works out that I can retain the publishing rights, that music gets repurposed for our library," Mark says. "This means the music will have some sort of narrative, a story line. I much prefer that to creating music in a vacuum, assembly-line style, which tends to end up sounding somewhat generic to my ears. I try to be influenced by great music, musicians, and composers more than the marketplace. If the music I write is good, I think it will find a life out there!"

"I began hearing about MusicBox a couple of years ago from another composer friend," Mark explains the journey which lead to the new business opportunity. "I met with Andrew Robbins and liked him. He is a very open, genuine person with keen insight to this business. Plus, I respect the fact that MusicBox is part of the ole music publishing family, which excels at handling songwriters and music creators. That is a distinction many production music libraries do not have, and that was important to me."

Mark is looking forward to what the future holds. "We are excited to work with a company that really knows music, music styles, and is tapped into contemporary media," he adds confidently "The staff at MusicBox is very knowledgeable in all aspects of the music business. I know it will be a successful partnership!"