Dreamworks, Warner Bros. Mainstay Frederik Wiedmann Joins Oovra

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Dreamworks, Warner Bros. Mainstay Frederik Wiedmann Joins Oovra

Wiedmann has over 40 titles to his name in all realms and genres, including Disney’s hit show Miles from Tomorrowland and DreamWorks' Madagascar spinoff All Hail King Julien, for which he won an Emmy. He has been a mainstay in the DC cinematic universe, scoring Warner Brothers’ series Beware the Batman and Green Lantern: The Animated Series, for which he earned two consecutive Annie Nominations. 

Wiedmann's catalog is now available to license through Oovra. Listen to a few highlights below.
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GI Jews

Premieres April 11 on PBS with Music by Oovra

GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II tells the story of the 550,000 Jewish American men and women who fought in World War II. In their own words, veterans both famous and unknown share their war experiences. The film will premiere April 11th at 10 p.m. on PBS.

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BANFF Rockie Awards 

Two Shows with Music by Oovra Have Been Nominated

Oovra wants to congratulate the teams of 60 Days In (Lucky 8 TV) and First in Human (McGee Media) for their Rockie Awards nominations at this year's BANFF World Media Festival. We are honored to have been able to provide the music for these powerful projects, and we wish both teams good luck in their respective categories in June!
 
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Your team,

Andrew, Jacquie, Murielle, Ben, Marta, Joy & Joel

"O.J.: Made in America" composer Gary Lionelli joins Oovra

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Three-Time Emmy-Winner Gary Lionelli Joins Oovra

Gary most recently received a 2017 Primetime Emmy Nomination for his epic score to the 2017 Academy Award-winning film O.J.: Made in America, directed by Ezra Edelman. He also scored Rory Kennedy's 2015 Academy Award-nominated film Last Days in Vietnam, and recently completed the score for HBO’s The Newspaperman, about Ben Bradlee and The Washington Post during the Watergate scandal.

Gary's catalog is now available to license through Oovra. Listen to a few highlights below.
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Hope & Fury 

Premieres March 24 on NBC, with music by Oovra

Hope & Fury: MLK, The Movement and The Media is a an NBC/MSNBC documentary that will air ahead of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The film will premiere on NBC on March 24th at 8:00 p.m. ET and on MSNBC on March 25th at 9:00 p.m. ET.
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What's the Job of a Film Critic?

by John Anderson

This month on our "Community" blog, film critic John Anderson shares his approach on writing artful, insightful critique. Anderson has publications in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and more.
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Hey, Guess What? We Just Launched a Blog!

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Oovra Launches New "Community" Blog

Featuring Insights from Influential Creators

We’re fortunate to have a deep network of amazingly talented creative individuals. “Community” is a brand new space where we invite top creators in their fields to share insights and perspectives on their craft. We’re launching with cross-disciplanary posts from two successful individuals: music editor Steven Saltzman, and film editor R.A. Fedde. Come join us at the link below.

Do you have an idea for a blog post about an interesting creative perspective? Drop us a line.
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Claudio Ragazzi Wins a Grammy

Congratulations to Claudio on his recent Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz album! Claudio has performed with many of today's most respected musicians, including Gary Burton and Yo-Yo Ma. He has also scored dozens of TV, film, documentary, and commercial projects for networks like the Discovery Channel, PBS, Univision, and more. In addition to being an Emmy-nominated and Grammy-winning composer, Claudio teaches film composition at the Berklee College of Music. Listen to some of his award-winning music below.
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We Had a Blast at Sundance

 
Thank you to the 500+ people who came out to our party! We loved seeing old faces and meeting new ones, and we are so grateful for your support. Check out these photos and more on our Instagram below!
 
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Stay strong, spring is almost here!

Andrew, Jacquie, Murielle, Ben, Marta, Joy & Joel

Want to Know How Much We Grew in 2017?

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Answer: We Grew by Thousands of Tracks and Some Wonderful New Composers

 

We're so grateful for all of the beautiful music in our catalog. We hope you'll enjoy these standouts, including the most downloaded song ("Contending with Nerves" by Peter Golub), the most played song ("Streets of Mendoza" by Paul Damian Hogan), and some strong new additions to the Oovra family.
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The Music of Hélène Muddiman

Hélène Muddiman is a multi-award winning composer who has collaborated with powerhouse composers like Danny Elfman, John Powell, Hans Zimmer, and Harry Gregson-Williams. Among her various and diverse film and TV credits like Happy Feet Two and Ice Age 4, Hélène has also written two top-5 hits, including the title track from the gold-selling album Free Me by Emma Bunton (Spice Girls). 
Listen to Hélène

Will You Be at the Sundance Film Festival?

We'll Be There. Ask Us About Our Party. 
Joel, Andrew, and Jacquie will be in Park City from Jan. 21-23, and will be co-hosting a killer party on Monday night, Jan. 22. Let us know if you’ll be in town and can stop by to celebrate with us.
Wishing you health and happiness this new year,

Andrew, Jacquie, Murielle, Ben, Marta, Joy & Joel

Our Feature in Documentary Magazine's Summer 2017 Issue

Check out this awesome story about Oovra, written by Ayn Carrillo-Gailey for Documentary Magazine's Summer 2017 issue (available in print and online).

Along with the company's origin story as told by Joel, the article features quotes from some pretty amazing filmmakers and composers.

Where to read it

Formatted for web at: http://www.documentary.org/feature/you-shoot-we-score-oovra-music-offers-sound-solutions-filmmakers-budget

Oovra Comes of Age in HBO's "Quinceañera"

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Have You Heard Our Holiday Music?

Its Jazzy, Classy, and Ready for Your Best Turtleneck Sweater

We’ve got classy arrangements of all the holiday classics, including some featuring vocalists that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. So get in the spirit and check out some of our favorites below.

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Quinceañera premieres on HBO

With Music by Oovra

We’re proud to have our music in the upcoming HBO documentary series 15: Quinceañera Story. Premiering December 19th, the four-part series follows five Latina girls from different cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds as they transition to adulthood, all observing the traditional rite of passage of the quinceañera.
HBO's Official Trailer for "15: Quinceañera Story"
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Oovra Proudly Supports the School of Visual Arts

Oovra is proud to support and empower the next generation of socially conscious filmmakers through our involvement with the School of Visual Arts' MFA Social Documentary Film program. Check us out in their new promotional video below.
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Stay warm, hug your family, and enjoy the lights,

Andrew, Jacquie, Murielle, Ben, Marta, Joy & Joel

The playful, smart, diverse music of David Schwartz

Spotlight Single

One Unique Track for You

Succumb to the majestically tender “Staring at the Stars” by Peter Golub. Lush strings and gentle piano combine to tell an innocently romantic love story.

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The Music of David Schwartz

You may not know it, but chances are you've heard David's music. He has scored over 60 different TV series and films, and has written the themes for many popular shows including The Good Place, Deadwood and Arrested Development. As a three-time Emmy nominee, Grammy nominee, recipient of six BMI awards, and a Hollywood Film & TV award, his shelves are getting pretty full. Listen below to the diverse and imaginative music of David Schwartz.
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This is Capitalism

Corporate Web Series

This is Capitalism tells the stories of great American business people who embody the values of independence, innovation, and dedication. Check us out below in "Capitalism in WWII: The Arsenal of Democracy".
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...And a little something for Thanksgiving

Because nothing says Thanksgiving like Adam Sandler's Thanksgiving song...
 
Happy Turkey Month!

Andrew, Jacquie, Murielle, Ben, Marta, Joy & Joel

Oovra Featured in PBS' "Finding Your Roots"

Spotlight Single

One Unique Track for You


Float through the bright and dreamy landscapes of "Punjabi Paradise" by Paul Brill. Live and lush instrumentation combines traditional Indian music elements with the contemporary.
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New Season of Finding Your Roots 

Promo Videos Featuring Music by Oovra

The all-new, star-studded season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. premiered on October 3rd. Click 'watch' below to check out three promo videos, featuring Ted Danson, Janet Mock, Ana Navarro and music by Oovra.
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Hear This

5 Tracks With a Theme

This is what happens when you combine cinematic senses with country concepts. Gentle folk, sweeping landscapes, and rootsy Americana.

Be Inspired
 

Oovra Proudly Sponsors the IDA

Oovra is proud to be sponsoring IDA's Master Classes and Conversation Series events. Check out the upcoming schedule and come by and say hi.
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Stay warm and eat lots of pumpkin,

Andrew, Jacquie, Murielle, Ben, Marta, Joy & Joel