Music 4

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Music 4 is a creator of custom music for media and production libraries. It has worked with many TV and radio stations in the United Kingdom, including BBC Radio 1 and ITV. The company produced the majority of the jingles for the Chris Moyles show on Radio 1 which attracted over 8 million listeners every morning.

History[edit]

In 1997, Sandy teamed up with fellow directors, Roger Dexter and Alan Bell, to create Vibe Music Imaging which in 2003 developed into Music 4.[1]

In 2013, the Music4 Studios in Berners Street, London were sold.[2]

Work[edit]

Television Music[edit]

The company has produced theme tunes and backing music for many TV shows including The One Show, Watchdog Test House and Watchdog for BBC1, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, It'll be Alright on the Night and An Audience with The Spice Girls for ITV and Wordplay for Channel 5.[3][4][5]

Radio jingles[edit]

As well as being heavily associated with The Chris Moyles Show, Music 4 has made jingles for Real Radio, Spin South West, Wave 105, Absolute Radio and Magic 105.4.[6][7][8][9][10]

Music4 has done extensive work for BBC Radio 1 over the years; it produced the music imaging for BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat bulletins and programmes between the years 2000 and 2009, with the exception of 2003 and 2004. It produced the full station imaging packages for Radio 1 in the years 1998-2002,[11] the imaging for The Official Chart Show in 1999, 2005, 2006 and 2012, and the 1tros (custom power intros) between 2008-2010.

It did full station imaging packages for various BBC Local Radio stations including BBC London, BBC Three Counties Radio, BBC Radio Newcastle, BBC Tees, BBC Radio Devon and BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.[12]

In 2015, Music4 were again invited to compose the themes for the new Chris Moyles Show on Radio X which first aired in September that year.[13]

Production Music[edit]

Music4 has been involved in creating several production music libraries over the years.[14] V - The Production Library was started in 2001, and was used extensively by BBC Radio 1. It was sold to Warner/Chappell in 2009.[15]

Plan 8 Music is a joint project between Music4 and Barry Blue.[16]

Released tracks[edit]

The company recently took this partnership with Radio 1 further by releasing the Chris Moyles World Cup Song, a parody on traditional World Cup songs supporting the England team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sandy Beech's biog on music4 website". Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  2. ^ http://www.music4.com/news/136/goodbye-music-4-studios-.html
  3. ^ "Reference to Watchdog". Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  4. ^ "Reference to The Alan Titchmarsh Show". Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  5. ^ "Reference to It'll be Alright on the Night". Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  6. ^ "Reference to Chris Moyles jingles". Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  7. ^ "Reference to Real Radio jingles". Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  8. ^ "Reference to Spin South West jingles". Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  9. ^ "Reference to Wave 105 jingles". Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  10. ^ "Reference to Absolute Radio and Magic 105.4 jingles". Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  11. ^ http://www.music4.com/radiojingles/clients
  12. ^ http://www.music4.com/radiojingles/clients
  13. ^ http://radiotoday.co.uk/2015/09/sandy-beech-to-produce-new-chris-moyles-jingles/
  14. ^ http://www.music4.com/productionmusic
  15. ^ http://www.warnerchappellpm.com/v-the-production-library-2/
  16. ^ http://www.music4.com/productionmusic

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