The Canary Collection
Buy-Out Production Music Library
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What is a Buy-Out Music Library?
A one-time payment secures all synchronization and mechanical rights to use the music contained therein.
Where can I use Canary music?
Video, audio/video productions, film, multimedia, Internet, message-on-hold systems, radio & TV commercials. The list goes on. Be creative!
The Canary Story
The Canary Collection dates back to 1980 and the entities Philadelphia Music Works and Broadcast Results Group.
In 1972, Andy Mark founded Philadelphia Music Works (PMW) which produced over 10,000 national, regional and local advertiser jingles for radio and television. By 1980, Andy wanted a complimentary product to the jingle business so the Canary Production Music Library was hatched. Throughout the 1980s, Canary Productions (a division of PMW) marketed the Canary library to radio stations as well as video producers, cable and broadcast TV, corporate communications departments, message-on-hold services and educational institutions.
In the early 1990s, Mr. Mark formed Broadcast Results Group (BRg) to produce and barter production music libraries to radio stations. BRg's very first product was the revamped Canary Production Music Library, renamed The Canary Collection. Our ubiquitous yellow CDs can still be found in over 2500 radio stations across the U.S., not to mention thousands of educational institutions (universities, school districts, individual schools), video production houses and major corporations. We have customers in over 40 different countries, not including the U.S. and Canada. For a short list of Canary clients, click here.
In 1995 and 1996, Premiere Radio Networks acquired both Philadelphia Music Works and Broadcast Results Group, creatively fusing the two companies into Premiere's music library and jingle division, BRg Music Works. Today, BRg Music Works markets The Canary Collection to all business/industry types on a buy-out basis while maintaining several other barter-only music libraries for radio clientele. Andy Mark remains the driving force behind Canary as the President of BRg Music Works.
The music comprising The Canary Collection (as well as BRg's other libraries) is written and produced by the industry's finest musicians. They have amassed not only an impressive array of industry awards and accolades, but a fine resume as well. Our writers and producers have recorded and/or performed with David Bowie, Bonnie Raitt, Roger Waters, Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Joan Osborne, Sophie B. Hawkins, Belinda Carlisle, Cyndi Lauper, Patty Smyth and Scandal, The Hooters, Van Morrison, D.J. Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, Sinead O'Connor, Shania Twain and scores of others.
If you are interested in writing material for BRg Music Works, read our submission guidelines. Further questions regarding this process can be directed to Andy Mark by clicking here.
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