Music Commission News


posted Jan 5, 2011

Attention New Mexico Music Community --

As of December 31st, there is no director/staff of this agency. I hope you have benefitted from this office and the services provided.

Special thanks to:

Members of the commission, both current and past

Members of the Music Commission Foundation

Hutton Broadcasting

KUNM Radio

The Recording Academy

The Berklee College of Music

Elizabeth Gabel/Casting Director
(Casting NM Musicians in
No Country for Old Men, Cowboys and Aliens, Bordertown, Paul, Seraphim Falls and many more film and TV productions)

During the past 5 years, the New Mexico Music Commission has undertaken a number of significant projects.

• Among them:
Music in Film Summit, Sept. 2010, Lensic Performing Arts Center.

Sept. 2010 The NMMC, NM Film Office and Lensic Performing Arts Center hosted a Music in Film Summit educating New Mexicans about music in film. Panelists included Julia Michels, Music Supervisor, Format Entertainment; Lizzy Moore, West Regional Director, The Recording Academy; PJ Bloom, Emmy & Golden Globe Winning Music Supervisor and Partner, Neophonic; Randy Spendlove, President, Motion Picture Music, Paramount Pictures; Mike Knobloch, President, Film Music & Publishing, Universal Pictures; President, The Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter.

•2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - The NMMC produced a television series called New Mexico Southwest Sounds. The series promotes New Mexico music and tourism. In 2010, it aired on PBS affiliate KRWG-TV and has also aired on ABC affiliate KOAT-TV, PBS affiliate KENW-TV, various hotels/motels, government television stations, public schools, YouTube and The series received a Telly Award in 2008 and again in 2009 for content and production.

• Music in Film Summit, Sept. 2009, Kimo Theater.
Sept. 2009 - NMMC and the City of Alb. Film and Music Offices hosted a Music in Film Summit educating New Mexicans about music in film. Guest speakers were from the Recording Academy, 20th Century Fox, Zenden Entertainment, Paramount Studios, and the Disney Channel. Less than a year after the conference, Disney filmed a musical in New Mexico.

•July 2009 - Dec. 2010 - NMMC hosted a weekly radio show featuring musicians of all genres on KBAC radio in Santa Fe. The show was syndicated to radio stations throughout the state.

Commissioners worked with Lucio Urbano to also host a monthly radio program on KUNM promoting local musicians (the station has more than 100,000 listeners weekly).

•June, July, Sept. 2009 - The New Mexico Music Commission and You and Me Productions produced a documentary about New Mexico music legend Norman Petty. The documentary aired on all PBS affiliates throughout New Mexico and was used as pledge drive to raise money for public broadcasting. In February 2010, the documentary also aired on the PBS affiliate in Lubbock, Texas, and was distributed to PBS affiliates throughout the country.

•Sept. 2008 - The New Mexico Music Commission hosted a GRAMMY conference with Lizzy Moore from the Recording Academy, teaching New Mexicans how to get involved.

•March 2008 - During the NM Filmmakers Conference, the New Mexico Music Commission brought in Professors from the Berklee College of Music to teach New Mexicans about the process of film scoring.

•Sept. 2007 - The New Mexico Music Commission partnered with the State Fair to host a talent competition. Winners from several genres received studio recording time, equipment, photography, performances with the City of Albuquerque and other prizes.

•June 2007 - 2008 - 2009 During the Hyperactive Music Festival, the New Mexico Music Commission sponsored education and business panels with representatives from various professions in the music industry .

•Dec. 2006 - During the New Mexico Filmmakers Conference, the New Mexico Music Commission held a meet and greet event introducing composers to filmmakers.

•Spring 2006 - The New Mexico Music Commission sponsored an internship program with Fan Man Productions, teaching students technical aspects of the music business.

•March 2006 - The New Mexico Music Commission partnered with NM Tourism Department. and several record labels to hold a NM music showcase at SXSW in Austin, Texas

•Dec. 2005 - The New Mexico Music Commission partnered with Music NM Style and collected CDs for New Mexico Troops.

•May, 2005 - Created an ever growing web site that serves as a free referral network listing musicians, employment / volunteer opportunities as well as businesses, associations and events and festivals.

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