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December 31, 1969
April 1, 2014
"El Otro Yo" by Pilar Diaz featured in Castle

"El Otro Yo" ("The Other Me") by Pilar Diaz was featured in episode 619 of the hit series Castle - watch the episode here!
The reflective and melodic track set the perfect sonic background for its use where Castle & Beckett continue to talk to a character about a case at a salsa club. Listen to "El Otro Yo" here.

March 31, 2014
Matthew Mayfield's "Tell That Devil" featured in Nashville

Nashville strikes again with another great use of Secret Road music - this time it's "Tell That Devil" written by Matthew Mayfield and Emery Dobyns, and performed by Hayden Panettiere. Doesn't hurt that it was highlighted as a 'New & Noteworthy' release on the iTunes country charts! Check out the performance on Nashville here!

Wanna download the track? Do it here!

March 3, 2014
Secret Road Music Publishing, Songspace and Martin Guitars announce $20,000 "Pub Deal" Contest

NASHVILLE, TN (Feb. 26th, 2014) - Leading music licensing, publishing and management company Secret Road has teamed up with music technology startup Songspace and world renowned instrument maker Martin Guitar to present the 2nd annual “Pub Deal,” a contest to win a one-year, $20,000 publishing contract, open to songwriters and artists of all genres. In addition to taking home a non-recoupable $20,000 advance, the winning artist will work with Secret Road throughout the year to build their repertoire and market their songs for licensing in film and TV.

Enter the Contest Here: www.songspace.com

“We’re passionate about creating new and exciting opportunities for our Secret Road family of artists and writers,” says Head of Publishing, Josh Sarubin. “We’re thrilled to have this platform and opportunity to tap into the undiscovered talent of Nashville and beyond.”

"We are excited to continue our partnership for the second year with American Songwriter and Songspace on their new Pub Deal contest with Secret Road Music Publishing. The singer/songwriter continues to be a part of our DNA”, said Amani Duncan, VP of Brand Marketing, Martin Guitar. “Throughout music’s history, countless songs were created on our instruments, so playing a role in discovering the next great songwriter is a natural fit for us.”

Twenty-five finalists will be announced and featured on AmericanSongwriter.com. This group will be narrowed down to five, who will each be invited to participate in an exclusive audition process that includes a series of interviews with Secret Road’s staff as well as co-writing sessions with their songwriters. The contest will be powered by Songspace, a Nashville-based startup and partner company of American Songwriter Magazine. The Songspace platform gives artists an intuitive way to organize the art and business of songwriting.

“We’re always looking to create opportunities for the thousands of talented artists using our app,” says Jesse Feister, Songspace Director of Strategy & Operations. “Breaking in to the music industry isn’t easy. Part of our mission is to work with brands and music companies to help great artists get their shot.”

Entries are open to songwriters not currently under contract with any other publishers, and the submissions period runs from Feb 25th - April 25th. Information on how to submit is available at www.songspace.com

Secret Road is music licensing, publishing, and management company that has placed songs in such highly rated television shows as "Grey’s Anatomy," "Parenthood," and "Pretty Little Liars," and in such films as "What to Expect When You’re Expecting," "Something Borrowed," and "No Strings Attached." Additionally, Secret Road artists have provided music for a wide range of brands, including Coca-Cola, Chevrolet, Target and Google.

Songspace is a song network and creative application for songwriters, artists and musicians linked to a song catalog management system for music enterprises. The Songspace platform gives artists and music stakeholders an intuitive way to organize the art and business of songwriting.

About Martin Guitar & Strings
C.F Martin & Co. (www.martinguitar.com) has been creating the finest instruments in the world for over 180 years. Martin continues to innovate, introducing techniques and features that have become industry standards, including X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar and the “Dreadnought” size. One of the world’s leading acoustic instrument makers, Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women, who use a combination of new design and techniques along with those introduced by the company founder.

The company is also known for producing high-quality, popular acoustic guitar strings. These include the Martin SP® LIFESPAN™ line, the fastest-growing treated string in the industry, and the Martin SP line, which uses an industry leading core wire to hold tunings better. Martin guitars and Martin strings are the instruments and strings of choice for musicians around the world, from the icons of rock, country, folk and bluegrass to those just beginning their careers.

They can be seen across all segments of pop culture, from television (Glee, Psych, Raising Hope and American Idol) to the movies, on Broadway and in books, online, and gracing the covers of popular magazines on newsstands everywhere. Connect with Martin and Martin Strings on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube and via www.martinguitar.com and www.martinstrings.com

February 5, 2014
Secret Road Announces Expansion to London

Secret Road Music Services is proud to announce the addition of established music industry partners Jo Hart and Sara Lord to the Secret Road family. Jo and Sara represent Secret Road in London, UK, serving as Secret Road’s London base, thereby further expanding the company’s reach in international territories.

Jo Hart got her start at EMI Music in 1990, gaining over 23 years of music industry experience with focus in radio promotion, marketing and artist management. Operating as an independent music consultant for the bulk of her career, Jo has had great success working with luminaries such as Justin Timberlake, Blondie, Usher, TLC, Britney Spears, R. Kelly, Papa Roach, Boyz II Men, Counting Crows, Ingrid Michaelson, Imogen Heap, Jools Holland, Dame Shirley Bassey, Tori Amos, Simply Red, Bjork, Jamie Cullum, Eagles, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Marilyn Manson, N'Sync plus many more. With her vast experience and knowledge coupled with her deep relationships, Jo’s reputation as one of the UK music industry’s best is well-deserved.

Sara Lord has been in the music industry for the better part of 15 years, working in a variety of roles. She started in artist management working with with artists such as Toploader, Reef, Jimmy Nail, Tom Baxter and Sam Brown. In 2001 she was the youngest ever recipient of the Special Achievement Award at the ‘Music Business Women of the Year Awards’. In 2005 she segued into music supervision and worked on a variety of projects including projects like ‘Skeleton Key’ (Universal Pictures) and ‘Inkheart’ (New Line Cinema). She also served as producer on the documentary ‘To Notice Such Things’ (BBC).

We're so happy to have Jo and Sara joining the Secret Road team!

November 15, 2013
Secret Road As Heard On TV Compilation Now Available On NOISETRADE

We couldn't be happier that our first As Heard On TV compilation is now available for download from NOISETRADE! This collection features a variety of songs from artists with placements on your favorite shows from this year. All proceeds from this compilation will benefit Musicians On Call.

Click here to see the list of songs & artists and download As Heard On TV, Volume I from NOISETRADE.

October 7, 2013
Secret Road and ASCAP to Present Showcase at CBGB Festival

Secret Road and ASCAP have joined forces to offer a special evening of live acoustic-oriented music for the second annual CBGB Music and Film Festival on Thursday, October 10th. Featured performers will include Bess Rogers, Storyman, Aaron Lee Tasjan and The Bones of J.R. Jones. The showcase is part of the growing festival, featuring more than 500 performers at 175 venues around New York City and Brooklyn on October 10th through 12th.

You can find tickets and learn more about these artists and the festival here!

July 15, 2013
Maria Del Pilar Song Selected for GAP Mexico Summer Compilation

Maria Del Pilar's fun and sassy song "En El Dancefloor" has been selected as part of GAP Mexico's new summer compilation -- Be Bright (Summer 2013 Vol 1)!

GAP Mexico is introducing the hottest indie acts around, and we're loving the love GAP Mexico is showing Pilar. Check-out the lyric video for her song "En El Dancefloor" here! You'll for sure be grooving along to it and it will make you want to hit the dance floor!

You can keep up with the latest news from Maria Del Pilar by checking out www.maria-del-pilar.com.

July 11, 2013
Go Tell The Eskimo, Winner of "Pitch Your Song for Midem 2014" Competition

We couldn't be more excited that Go Tell The Eskimo has been selected as the winner of this year's Midem soundtrack contest!

Midem is an international yearly event in the Palais des Festivals (Cannes, France), and is dedicated to the opinion leaders and decision makers of the music industry. Each year music makers, cutting-edge technologies, brands, and talents come together to meet, network, and form partnerships. The next event will take place February 1-4, 2014. As the winner of this year's Midem soundtrack contest, Go Tell The Eskimo's Song "When The Lights Go Out" will be used in Midem’s promotional video trailers throughout their year-long worldwide campaign.

Another part of the contest prize is a performance at the Midem event for all attendees! We are thrilled that Go Tell The Eskimo will be able to bring their amazing live energy to the audience of music industry professionals at the Midem event in February.

You can read more about the event and the band, and also check out their winning song "When The Lights Go Out" on Midem's page here!

July 11, 2013
Ingrid Michaelson Song Voted #1 Music Moment of Grey's Anatomy Season 9

ABC Music Lounge recently asked fans to pick their top 10 music moments from Grey's Anatomy Season 9, and Ingrid Michaelson's song "Into You" was chosen as the #1 music moment of the season!

The song was used in the Season 9 premiere of Grey's Anatomy. You can view the top 10 list and see the clip featuring Ingrid's song here!

You can find "Into You" as well as other Ingrid music featured on Grey's Anatomy on iTunes here.

July 3, 2013
Ingrid Joins United 4th In a Short Film Celebrating Independence Day

Clear Channel billboards across America are singing the national anthem on July 4th! Different lyrics will appear in each city on digital billboards, and you can hear Ingrid performing a beautiful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at www.united4th.com. Join in and share your Independence Day celebrations and versions of the song. @CCOutdoorNA, #united4th Clear Channel Facebook Page.

In celebration of the holiday, Ingrid is giving away a free download of the song here.

Happy Independence Day everyone!

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