NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Sony/ATV Music Publishing has consolidated its two production music divisions – Extreme Music and EMI Production Music – under one roof and tapped industry veteran Russell Emanuel to lead the newly united operation.
EMI Production Music is home to several major libraries, including KPM, Music House and Juice, while Extreme Music represents a roster that includes the likes of Quincy Jones, Hans Zimmer, Sir George Martin, Labrinth, Rodney Jerkins, Ramin Djawadi, among others.
Russell has served as CEO, Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of Extreme Music and Bleeding Fingers Music (BFM) for more than two decades and helped Bleeding Fingers to become a source for original scores for iconic series including The Simpsons, Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Superfly, Apollo Mission to the Moon, The Planets, Masterchef, Queer Eye, Seven Worlds, One Planet, and the recently-premiered Planet Earth: A Celebration.
Before creating Bleeding Fingers, Russell had already made a name for himself after co-founding the successful Extreme Music in 1997.
“Russell is undeniably one of the best in the business, and I’m pleased to recognize his expertise and influence with this new leadership role. His vision to integrate these two successful production music entities will further support our composers, clients and catalogues on a global scale,” said Sony/ATV chairman Jon Platt.