The License Lab Presents: The Library Music Film and Q&A - discount for ASCAP members!

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 7pm

Downtown Independent
251 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA

Click here for tickets. Use promotional code needledrop19 for your $10 ASCAP discount!

The Library Music Film is a unique new documentary that shines a light on an influential but often overlooked era in the history of music. You know the music, but probably not the people who made it. Living at the intersection of cratedigger culture and film/tv, this movie is a must for music lovers of all kinds.

The film follows record producer, ASCAP composer and library music enthusiast Shawn Lee as he travels from his recording studio in London, through Europe and California to search out and interview the pioneers of library music.

Library music recorded in the glory days of the '70s & '80s—by composers and musicians who were anything but household names—is still having an impact today, with many of the original pieces cemented in the public consciousness as themes for the biggest brands in media. Classic tracks have also been given new leases on life with today’s record producers, DJs, and vinyl diggers collecting these rare gems and sampling them for the biggest acts in the world, including massive hits for Jay-Z, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Gnarls Barkley, Gorillaz, and Fatboy Slim to name just a few.

This premier is sponsored by The License Lab and Rendezvous. Special thanks to KCRW and ASCAP for their support. The Q&A features producer Shawn Lee, director Paul Elliott, Ole Georg of Capitol Media Music, DJ & record collector Mike Wallace, and ASCAP songwriter/producer AM.

Watch an extended teaser trailer for The Library Film