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615 Music

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Type  Subsidiary
Website  www.615music.com
Founded  1985
Parent organization  Warner/Chappell Music
Owner  Warner Music Group
Founder  Randy Wachtler
Albums  News Sampler Volume 5
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Industry  Broadcast Music Production
Headquarters  Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Similar  Frank Gari, Erik Ekholm, Veigar Margeirsson, Corner Stone Cues, Immediate Music

615 Music is a broadcast production music company based in Nashville, Tennessee. 615 Music composes television news music packages and custom image campaigns for many television networks around the world. 615 Music also operates out of Los Angeles. The name 615 Music comes from Nashville's Area Code (615), which is where the company is based.


The company composed the last three image campaigns for NBC's Today morning news/entertainment program: "Live for Today" (2005–2006), "It's a New Day" (2006–2007), and "Why I Love Today" (2008). The "Live for Today" theme was nominated for an Emmy. 615 Music also has a production music library.

The company, along with other composers of news music such as Gari Communications, have seen a surge in business since the third quarter of 2006. This is because licensing companies had raised the prices of licensing. In 2007, 615 Music signed a deal with Belo Corporation making them the exclusive provider of news music for the station group.

The company's music has also been licensed for use in movie trailers. Their track "Goth" was used in the domestic trailer for the critically acclaimed 2007 action film Live Free or Die Hard.

615 Music also produced the new official theme song for the Atlanta Braves, "The Braves Play Here" by James Otto.

On December 10, 2010, Warner Music Group announced its Warner/Chappell publishing division had acquired 615 Music.

News music packages currently in syndication

  • A New Wish (exclusive to WISH-TV)
  • Action News (Formerly "UPN News" and "Fastbreak")
  • Alive (V.1, V.2)
  • Always Worth Your Time (a.k.a. Battery V.4)
  • Aurora (originally called "Texasize")
  • Battery
  • Chicago's Very Own (exclusive to WGN-TV)
  • Connect (exclusive to KTLA)
  • Coverage (for WSB-TV)
  • Fahren-Hite
  • Firepower News (Formerly "WB News '99", "WB News" & "Timeshifter")
  • First Report (exclusive to WSFL)
  • Flashpoint
  • Full Contact
  • The Hammer
  • Heartland (V.1, V.2)
  • High Velocity (V.1, V.2, V.3)
  • Icon News Music Package (formerly KTVU, still in use on KTVA and WLEX)
  • Ignitor
  • Impact (V.1, V.2, V.3, V.4, V.5, V.6)
  • In-Sink (V.1, V.2, V.3, V.4) originally created for WRAL-TV in 1988.(V.4 contains the motif of Back Home Again in Indiana for WISH-TV; "In-Sink" was originally spelled as "In-Sync")
  • Interceptor
  • Jim and Howard's News Package
  • Magnum (V.1, V.2, V.3)
  • Moving Forward
  • News Attitude
  • News Authority
  • News One (V.1, V.2, Mini)
  • Newsforce (Formerly Viacom News Package V.2)
  • Newstime (Formerly Viacom News Package V.1)
  • Newswatch 24
  • Newswire
  • Power News (V.1, V.2, V.3)
  • Propulsion (exclusive for the Belo Broadcasting Group; Gannett-owned WKYC in Cleveland also utilizes some cuts for their evening and weekend newscasts)
  • The Rainmaker
  • Right Here, Right Now (V.1, V.2; V.2 contains the NBC chimes)
  • Seize The Day
  • Seize The Day - Fox Version
  • Sinclair News Package (exclusive for Sinclair Broadcast Group stations)
  • Total Coverage
  • The Tower (V.1, V.2, V.3, V.4, V.5) (for NBC affiliates)
  • The Unexpected
  • USA News
  • The Viking
  • The Viper (V.1, V.2)
  • The Viper 2008
  • Working For You
  • News music packages no longer in syndication

  • Decade 90
  • Heart Of...
  • Let's Get Involved
  • Pinnacle
  • Power News (V.1 V.2 V.3)
  • Something's Happening Here
  • Together
  • Production music tracks (small listing)

  • This Just In (Move Closer to Your World)
  • Packages based on Frank Gari's The One for All: Healthwatch, Serving the Public, Late Report
  • Bulletin
  • Tonight's Top Stories
  • Dramatic Finish
  • Reporting Live
  • Prosperity (originally known as Newsmark and offered as a regular package)
  • Around the Globe
  • Deadlines
  • Songs

    Newswatch 24News Sampler Volume 5 · 2001
    Fahren-HiteNews Sampler Volume 5 · 2001
    Magnum V1News Sampler Volume 5 · 2001


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