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Introducing Audio Sweets

AUDIO SWEETS – THE IMAGING TOOLKIT

Audio Sweets is a radio imaging tool kit from S2blue, containing a continuously updated library of beds, promo & sweeper shells, sound design, utilities, breaks, artist drops & song drops. Plus a sweet load of programming elements.

Audio Sweets is part of S2blue and benefits from over 4 decades of experience producing imaging across radio and TV stations worldwide. We’re always looking at making radio stations sounding sweet and making your life easier and now with Audio Sweets you have the ultimate imaging pick and mix tool kit.

Membership to AudioSweets is on a station or group basis and subject to terms, conditions and contractual agreement. Contact us for more details.

Membership benefits include a constantly updating imaging library, competition and programme ideas and sweet giveaways and offers.

COMPOSERS, PRODUCERS & SOUND DESIGNERS

The composers and sound designers involved in Audio Sweets have long experience in creating broadcast music.

SIMON PRENTICE, SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR

Simon Prentice, Managing Director of S2blue, has been brought up living and breathing radio station imaging and was woken up by being sung PAMS Series 27 as a child. Since starting S2blue in 2001 he has cultivated an impressive client list and project managed many imaging packages for the BBC and for ILR stations across the world, working alongside the most talented composers, producers, musicians and singers around.

ROB WILLS, CREATIVE DIRECTOR

“Rob Wills, radio presenter, producer, voiceover and station sound designer; has produced imaging for many commercial radio stations in the UK, as well as being station voice for numerous groups for imaging and commercial campaigns for radio and national TV. Now kmfm Programme Manager looking after 8 radio stations for the KM Group as well as their creative team, Rob also presents drive time.

LEE TURNER, COMPOSER

Lee Turner is an accomplished musician with a BA (Hons) in Popular Music and Recording. As a guitarist, he has played with and supported many well known artists including Sophie Ellis Bextor, The Script, Kim Wilde, Katy Perry and recently supported Beyonce on her UK Arena Tour. Lee has also composed identification music for many UK ILR radio stations and currently has a full package being broadcast on the BBC World Service.

JONATHAN YOUNG, COMPOSER AND IMAGING PRODUCER

Jonathan has been producing for going on six years. Working not only behind the scenes on imaging, S&P and commercial production, but also on air as a presenter. He has been writing music and imaging tool kits for the sweet factory for more than 2 years, with music featuring on TV commercials for the likes of Sky Sports and MTV, and on the radio from XFM to Heart. His imaging skills can now be heard across the Bauer North Place Network on stations like Key 103, Hallam FM, Clyde 1, Radio City and many more.

HANNAH RALPH, SWEET FACTORY WORKER

Sweet Factory worker, Hannah Ralph made her BBC Radio Gloucestershire debut on ‘small talk’ at the age of 9 and wanted to work in radio ever since. As well as presenting and marketing in radio Hannah has managed celebrity talent and a busy a sound recording studio, standing her in perfect stead as a Production Coordinator at S2blue.

JULIA SMALL, SWEET FACTORY WORKER

Julia Small, Sweet Factory worker; was born into a radio dynasty and has more than 10 years of experience working at various radio stations across the UK including Galaxy and The Revolution. Jules works hard behind the scenes making sure the sweets are ready for the radio family.

View the Audio Sweets website here.

ASX is open to every station – there’s no subscription just choose the volume you want.

Each volume is available as a buyout download, zipped up ready for you to open and mix. Consisting of remixed beds, original beds for talkover or production, breaks, sound design, artist drops and song drops… everything you need to give your station a sweeter edge. No Subscription required, immediately download now.

ASX is a buy-out website. Click here to hear the demos.

For those stations that want our sweet sound all across their station their dreams have come true with AudioSweets ID, offering sung jingles and full fat custom imaging from the AudioSweets team!

From soft AC sung transitions to in your face CHR imaging – all with that unique sweet coated sound.

Contact us about resings of the packages below or freshly baked custom packages.

Audio Sweets ID jingles can be used on CHR, AC, Hot AC and Christian radio stations. Click here to hear the jingles.

Audio Sweets is available to US stations. Get Audio Sweets on your station now!

TM Studios is HOT in Dallas!

This has been quite a week for the team at TM Studios.

3 jingle packages in the same week have been releaced. Today’s Best Hits, Peak FM, and now this new package for KLIF FM Dallas.

Introducing… HOT in Dallas!

HOT in DALLAS

With Legendary CALLS, an ATTITUDE Driven Brand and a Heavy-weight caliber BATTLE in the BIG D, HOT 93-3 is always under the microscope and in the spotlight when it comes to major-market CHR competition. No doubt, the CHR crown in Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX is coveted and with a recent format adjustment, re-focus perhaps, HOT 93-3 is in it best position to win. TM Studios is very proud to be a key ingredient in this new Branding strategy with HOT in DALLAS. Check out our blend of line-riding Urban and CHR tracks mixed with a HOT vocal sound that flows in or out of any part of the HOT 93-3 playlist.

HOT Sonic Mixtures, HOT Textures, HOT Tempos ALL make HOT in DALLAS the ultimate CHR-Mainstream package with the ideal Urban twist.

This gives TM’S package total count to 6 so far in 2016 with MIX 2016, WYCD 2016, and Shine 2016.

I said it once, and I’ll say it again. TM Studios has the most diverce line of jingle packages for every format. Chances are there’s a package that’ll fit your playlist.

This package contains the new all feemail vocal group. This package works best on CHR, Rhythmic CHR and Christian radio stations.

Don’t sit on this for to long, this package will get heated up in most markets faster than you can lock it up in yours.

Here’s the package, cut by cut. Click this link to hear it.

I wouldn’t be surprised to find another new package on TM’S site later today. Watch this space!

KOST 2016 and Kiss Seattle 2016 from Reelworld

It’s now official. Reelworld has relieced the new jingles for KOST Coast 103.5 Los Angeles.

Press reliece taken from the All Access Website.

Reelworld has completed and released its all-new jingle package for AC stations, with a launch at iHeart Media AC KOST (103.5)/Los Angeles.

KOST 2016 is a jingle package designed to complement broad AC playlists; from current hits to the biggest songs and artists of the past three decades.

Commented REELWORLD Creative Director ERIK HUBER: “Working on a jingle package for such an iconic set of call letters as KOST-FM is truly an honor. The magnitude of what we were composing was front of mind throughout the project, from the initial concepts through to final mastering. I think we’ve created something truly special, just like the station. This package is a perfect synergy of tempos, moods and textures that somehow manage to sound timeless and current at the same time. It’s an instant classic!”

Added KOST PD MICHAEL La CROSSE: “I wanted to start 2016 with something brand-new for KOST. REELWORLD created a jingle package that’s exciting, contemporary, feels good, and sounds right at home next to any song in our deep playlist.”

The package features 12 core themes, including two top-of-hour themes and weather and traffic imaging.

To listen to the demo or the entire package, Click here.

Also, as a bonus package, Reelworld has relieced Kiss Seattle 2016. A brand new jingle package that’s as fun, energetic and exciting as today’s biggest hits.

Click here to listen to the package cut by cut.

I’ll start off with the Kiss Seattle 2016 package. You get 10 main themes with various mixouts, and a Top Of Hour cut. Unfortunately, no utility cuts Morning Show, Promo, Weather, Contest, News or Traffic beds are provided. It’ll sell well as usual, but points deducted for no utility cuts. Still, it’s a great package.

Kost I expected this to happen. If you remember KOST Christmas, you’ll be amazed at the new KOST custom. This is a package that RW naled successfully and I can’t wait to hear it on more stations soon.

I would get a jump on these packages. Both will be locked out of markets vary quickly.

Kiss Seattle and KOST are available to Christian radio stations as well.

Get these packages on your station now before the competition gets a jump on them!

IMGR. The first 12 months.

Over these first 12 months, IMGR has grown from 1 format to 3 formats.

To celebrate a job well done, here, in full, is IMGR’S very first press reliece in 2014

Introducing IMGR, a brand new radio production service delivering daily quality content to radio stations worldwide, via an innovative online interface.

Combining aspirational Imaging and contemporary sounding jingles into one service, IMGR creates a distinct improvement on existing platforms and raises the bar in quality and user experience

Based in Seattle, WA, IMGR is a partnership between Wise Buddah Jingles & Music Imaging and Steve Pigott, well known for creating and revolutionizing Imaging services worldwide. The service was announced at RadioDays Europe in Dublin yesterday.

“Taking a couple of years out and enduring an unbiased, objective assessment of radio imaging has enabled me to focus on the next generation of production services. IMGR is fresh, unique, powerful and has the edge on anything else out there”, said Steve Piggot

IMGR boasts an exiting line-up of both fresh and experienced production talent with contributions from some of the most recognized and respected names in the business, including George Taylor – who has played an integral role in developing the sound of CHR radio in recent years.

IMGR comes in a CHR presentation, a Hot AC presentation, and a Country presentation. The service has already beaten the competition over these 12 months. They hope to add even more clients in the next 12 months.

In regards to the Country format, the demo isn’t even online yet, but already a bunch of stations have signed on before the official demo comes out. Well done!

IMGR’s jingle package starts with a 12 cut starter kit. After that you get 3 new jingles every quarter, 12 cuts every year!

You then receive a huge imaging library of pre-produced sweepers and promos, workparts, music beds, listener and artist audio, production FX and branded intros. All of these elements update literally every week.

Everything is customized with your voice talent

You can edit all of the cuts online via IMGR’S new multi-track editter. You can also download literally everything and build your own library of customizable workparts. All of IMGR’S catagories are culler coaded.

Hundreds of stations everywhere are using IMGR. Is your station ready to take your imaging to the next level?

It’s time to burn your old jingle and imaging service, and start creating your own imaging masterpieces with IMGR! I can’t recommend it enough

IMGR is a creation of Dave Meffert and Mark Goodier. It’s being described as the next big thing since Short Bus Radio. I can’t agree more

Here’s the newely launched IMGR website. Go here to listen to monthly audio highlites from these 3 formats!

Market exclusive and ready for your station now. Lock it up in your market before the station across town does

Watch this space. I’ll let you know when the demo for the new Country format is up.

Compass Media launches new countdown show for CHR, Hot AC and AC. The Radio Disney Top 30 Countdown

SHOW TITLE: Radio Disney Top 30 Countdown

HOST: Ernest “Ernie D” Martinez

TIMES: Weekly

Radio Disney and Dees Entertainment have announced a distribution agreement that will provide radio stations across the United States access to the Radio Disney Top 30, a weekly program featuring the most popular songs among kids and families. Dees Entertainment is an entertainment content distributor owned by Rick Dees. The company syndicates over 50 hours of content each week including five editions of the Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 countdown show to over 1000 affiliates worldwide. The three hour Radio Disney Top 30, hosted by on-air personality Ernest “Ernie D” Martinez, originates from Radio Disney’s Burbank studios. The program showcases music and entertainment that’s relevant to kids, tweens and families and includes exclusive news and artist and celebrity interviews both in-studio and from sets and special events. Phil Guerini, VP of Programming/GM for Radio Disney, said, “One of our greatest attributes is that parents consider Radio Disney to be a trusted music-centric environment that encourages connections between them and their kids as they listen together. Rick Dees is a visionary who has long tapped into exactly what people want in pop music so we stand to benefit enormously from the expertise and resources of the global business he’s built.” Dees said, “Disney is synonymous with world-class family programming, and Ernie Martinez brings likability and broad appeal as well as relevant music for kids and families, a reason why this show has such terrific potential for stations who are looking for family-friendly music programming.”

— Dees Entertainment’s Joe Kieley and Bob Catania will oversee Affiliate Relations for the Radio Disney Top 30.

The Radio Disney Top 30 Countdown has launched on exactly 40 radio stations nation wide and is available to CHR, Hot AC, and AC stations, with a Country version launching next year.

The imaging library this show uses is the ever popular Short Bus Radio. The jingle package produced for the show, chart number jingles and all, were produced by Wise Buddah over a 5 month period. The jingles feature a high energy presentation, with a 20 voice vocal group led by heritage jingle singer Beverley Staunton. These jingles aren’t your typical jingles you would air on your station. These jingles feature live horns, synth, guitar and some orchestration with a memorable 10 note sonic logo.

I heard this new show on flagship station KKHH Houston and I 100% highly recommend you air this show on your station before your competitor does. It’s a really fun show and it’s definitely younger than other countdown shows in the market.

Contact Compass Media to air the Radio Disney Top 30 Countdown in your market today!

Side note. The AC version airs jingles that are upbeat, but not as heavy as the more powerful CHR version.

Go here to learn more about the new show. The demo on the page doesn’t feature the new jingles unless you air the program in your market.

New Kiss FM jingles from Wise Buddah

Berlin’s Kiss FM has returned to Wise Buddah in London for the third time, for a host of new updates. The brief was designed to blend the electronic and experimental sound of the station with the urban, CHR playlist that forms the backbone of the their identity. Together producing one of the most progressive packages in the market.

The updates include new Information Elements, a selection of music beds, 2 TOHs and a tailored ‘Kiss FM Toolbox’, which comprises of almost 1000 individual pieces.

Jem Godfrey, Director, Wise Buddah Jingles: We always get excited when Sebastian calls as working with Kiss is always a great creative experience. They actively encourage us to get all of our audio toys out, throw the rulebook away and just have fun. What could be better than that?

Sebastian Voigt, Programme Director, Kiss FM added: “The new 2015-package is the next logical step in our long lasting cooperation with Wise Buddah! They have set a new standard for creative and on-point urban CHR sound design and it gives our station a very unique look and feel in the market.”

Wise Buddah has recently completed new packages for Switzerland’s Radio Pilatus, NPO Radio 2 (Holland), Antenne Bayern (Germany), BBC Asian Network and Absolute Radio.

American stations can either contact WB directly, or contact AdLarge Media for all the information.

Go here to listen to the new Kis FM package.

Kiss FM is available for your station now. Get it before your competitor does!

Imaging Showcase. Fantom producer

United Stations Radio Networks presents… Phantom Producer

The World’s First Radio Imaging App

A complete station imaging service that can be controlled, customized and assembled from your desktop, iphone or ipad… in just seconds!

Main Sequencer

Revolutionary design and concept — un-imaginable flexibility.

Preloaded Samples

Everything you need to image your station in one semi-automated service.

With Phantom Producer and our unique user interface, you can generate as many different sweepers and jingles as you like.

No learning! No new gear! Just an entirely new way of producing and imaging!

As a subscriber to Phantom Producer, you get:

Our proprietary assembly engine that creates in just a few clicks

Fully voiced, fully mixed jingles and sweepers

Weekly updates for a current sound

Big savings in cost, big savings in time

TOH jingle ramps, short shotguns, music and listener sweeps

Unprecedented flexibility and customization

Imagine having the ability to produce world class imaging, download it, and have it ready for air in a matter of seconds!

Formats.

MORNINGS

A morning show with its own imager? Now it’s possible. Phantom Mornings is the new production imaging service exclusively catering to morning shows. Topical and timely imaging made fresh daily – customized instantly via the Phantom App – and on the air in seconds from your desktop, iPad or iPhone. The sound of the show is in your hands.

CHR Top 40/Mainstream/Rhythmic

Following in the footsteps of great stations like Z100 New York and KIIS FM Los Angeles, Phantom Producer CHR offers slick, up-tempo imaging that’s produced to meet major market standards. Today’s cutting edge sound—using tomorrow’s cutting edge technology.

AC Adult Contemporary

Great listener elements, relevant artist material and a sound that reflects what’s current without being in your face. Featuring music imaging, lifestyle sweepers, on air work parts, jingles and music beds. Create the right mood for your AC station in just a few clicks.

HOT AC

Smart artist material and great listener shouts, delivering fun and energy to your Hot AC. Featuring a variety of topical elements, music beds, on air work parts, jingles and music imaging. Design your station’s sound right from the web page.

COUNTRY Hot

Country proud and turned up loud! From Nashville to Nowhere-ville, Phantom Country Hot delivers the vibe of today’s Country music and entertainment. Fresh, exciting sweepers, jingles, artist ID’s and more that will target your audience and butter your biscuits!

COUNTRY Mainstream

Looking for more steak than sizzle? Phantom Country Mainstream is world-class country radio imaging that lights up today’s contemporary stations as well as the classics. A high definition service with a down to earth style: From Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line and Taylor Swift….. to Garth, Reba and Brooks & Dunn,…and even a splash of Waylon and Willie. Its big and bold and has all the production elements you need at the touch of a button.

CLASSIC ROCK

Platinum rock stars deserve this ultimate Classic Rock Imaging package. Phantom Producer’s Classic Rock imaging package has it all! Drops, hook sweeps Artists dedicated sweeps and IDs, listener drops, beds and more! With weekly updates, Phantom Producer’s Classic Rock imaging will help you take your station to the next level.

CLASSIC HITS

Wrap the greatest music ever recorded in this “design your own” premiere imaging package. Phantom Producer’s Classic Hits delivers all the elements you need to break out of the pack. It’s full of the world class content you’ve come to expect from Phantom Producer!

ROCK

An epic sound at your fingertips. Phantom ROCK provides an unmistakably cutting edge sound that’s unique to mainstream rock. Bits, beds, artist sweeps, listener shouts, music imaging and on air work parts…everything you need to get the job done so you can get to the show. Annihilate the competition with Phantom ROCK.

Besides jingles and imaging tools, Fantom also comes with the biggest library of FX and music beds you can use to make your own sweepers.

Market exclusive and ready for your station now! Grab it before it rides away with the competition!

Here’s the link to hear samples and learn more.

Reelworld big In Deutschland

A storming year for ReelWorld, the jingle and imaging company with offices in Seattle and MediaCityUK, continues with the launch of their latest custom package on Germany’s bigFM.

The jingles, which were exclusively revealed in Amsterdam at a launch party ahead of Imaging Days 2015 on Sunday, are now on-air alongside the Stuttgart station’s new ‘Susanka and Rob Green’ breakfast show.

The 10 new themes were composed by ReelWorld’s European team and the vocals were recorded at their MediaCityUK studios near Manchester. The final package includes additional mixouts for the rest of the station’s output with the ‘’s Biggste Beats’ slogan.

Mate Stojic, the station’s Production Director said that “we were originally looking for a top of hour and came back with the best breakfast package ever! Every cut is part of a big picture that gives us creative freedom to tell our story and take the morning show to a higher level.“

bigFM reaches 2,405,000 listeners every week and the combination of contemporary production values and friendly melodies mean this package performs not only for CHR stations, but for Hot AC stations in search of a more current vibe.

Programme Director Patrick Morgan also commented on the new package, which was also sung for the new breakfast show, saying “we are very excited with our breakfast package. It reflects a state-of-the-art, cutting edge production. This helps underline the key attributes of the Big FM brand. The jingles are outstanding and they get our message to the audience in a very uplifting and positive way.”

ReelWorld’s Paul Fernley was at the helm of the bigFM project: “Pop music is cool again. It’s riding high on the singles charts across Europe and this package is a celebration of those songs. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Mate and the team on this fresh, new sound and we’re very pleased to have a package that matches today’s pop flavor.

The bigFM package follows on from a recent jingle update for 104.6 RTL Berlin who last month took a new set of jingles from the ReelWorld ONE CHR service as well as a custom made Top of Hour sequence. Elsewhere, ReelWorld recently released a new set of jingles for Heart, the UK’s number one commercial radio station, and a custom imaging package for BBC Radio 1Xtra.

This package is now available to US stations with a CHR, Hot AC and Christian radio playlist. The Heart jingle package is also available to AC and Christian radio stations.

Go here to check it out!

And go here to listen to the new Heart network custom.

Grab these packages for your station now before the station across town does!

Article taken from Reelworld’s US website.

Imaging Showcase: Micro Jams

MicroJams, Inc. marks the end of the traditional radio id jingle service as we know it. Radio jingles have always been consistent in one regard, they’ve all sounded the same, and still do, yet have very little in common with the music of the station they promote. MicroJams are not jingles, they’re quick musical elements focused solely on branding your station’s frequency, calls, and moniker. They’re designed to flow musically within the stations playlist. Since they are musically based on the stations playlist, they immediately brand the frequency and calls with the sound of each respective format and station.

The artists and producers performing these tracks are industry pros that have worked with some of the biggest names in the music business. This makes each MicroJams package indicative to the “sound” of each particular format and consistent with that of major label product. songs. Regardless of music format, they create seamless transitions between songs. Microjams are designed for every music-driven radio station on the planet and since there is no other service that offers this approach to radio imaging, there is no competition.

Radio, as a medium, needs a facelift. Mainly to remain competitive with all of the other media choices available to consumers today. By incorporating this innovative and pioneering approach to music imaging into your playlist, Microjams will immediately make your station break away from the pack. They fit perfectly within a “Less is More” and PPM world, and are perfectly in tune with the future of radio. If you don’t incorporate Microjams into your station’s imaging, your competition will.

The sound of now…the sound of the future…the sound of MicroJams!

Meat Dave Campel, the creater of Micro Jams.

MICROJAMS is a 100% customized station imaging service created and produced from the musical mind of Dave Kampel, best known as the “Voice of Kiss FM” and former longtime Imaging Director of WKSC FM, Chicago. Dave is also the voice the mighty Z100 in NYC, the legendary KIIS FM in Los Angeles, as well as many other radio stations worldwide. His voice, production, and image has been very instrumental in launching and branding over 30 “KissFM” stations nationally during the late ’90s and throughout the 2000’s.

Prior to his career in radio, Dave discovered a natural affinity for singing and song-writing while growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has recorded and written songs with recording artists such as The Deele (LA & Babyface), Blessid Union of Souls, and Grammy award winning song-writer Greg Barnhill (Trisha Yearwood, Amy Grant, Vince Gill).

Kampel is a leader in imaging as well as musical and vocal production/arrangement. Since beginning his career in radio, he has utilized his musical talent and versatility to work with such artists as Pharell, Pink, Rhianna, JoJo, Lenny Kravitz, Omarion, Bubba Sparxx and others. Today, that experience influences his creation of tracks, grooves and elements that work seamlessly in between music while relating to listeners.

Dave has been producing on the Imaging side of radio for 10 years, and It was through this position that he struck a chord, and a fast friendship with Production Master, Eric Chase. During their first phone conversation in ’97, these guys realized that they shared a common disdain for the tired sound of radio jingles. It was then and there the decision was made to transform that very element which had not changed in 50 + years. In 2005, a “threat” from his PD to order a “new” jingle package, prompted Dave to change the sound of the jingle industry forever.

MicroJams can now be heard on radio stations worldwide. From Chicago to Istanbul, Miami to South Africa, Microjams seamlessly brand their affiliate’s radio stations with the music they play.

Checkout the new sound of now!

Micro Jams is sold via TM Studios and Westwood 1.

Get Micro Jams on your station now before the competition clames it!

Tip. Using Micro Jams with Short Bus Radio might be a good idea.

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