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Saving Africa’s Elephants: Hugh & the Ivory War (Music by Skinner Bros)

Featuring original music from Adam and Dan Skinner, this 2 part documentary presented by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is available via BBC iPlayer until 24 November 2016 (link).

Read more about it: The Times (4 Stars)

Director – Tom Beard | Production Company – KEO Films
Music Producers & Composers – Skinner Bros
(Skinner Bros website here)

‘The Black Farmer’ TV Ad (Music Producer Julian Simmons)


New advert for The Black Farmer, freshly premiered on Channel 4.
“Acclaimed director pulls out all the stops for this 2-minute piece of visual slam poetry” Campaign UK
 
Director – Tony Kaye | Agency – Big Eyes
Music Producer & Composer – Julian Simmons

Read Director Tony Kaye’s interview with Campaign here.

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‘Our Gay Wedding: The Musical’ wins Best Entertaining Doc at Grierson Awards 2014

Composer Benjamin Till & Producer Julian Simmons at the 2014 Grierson Awards2014
Composer Benjamin Till (L) & Producer Julian Simmons (R) at the Grierson Awards 2014.

Congratulations to Benjamin Till and the Winsgspan Productions Team on winning Best Entertaining Documentary at the Grierson British Documentary Awards 2014 for ‘Our Gay Wedding: The Musical’.

The score was produced, engineered & mixed by Julian Simmons.

See the full list of winners here.

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Doctor Who – ‘The Web Of Fear’ Official Trailer (Music by Adam & Dan Skinner)


Ever furrowed your brow and wondered what a long lost episode of Doctor Who from the 50’s (starring the one and only Patrick Troughton) might sound like if the music was scored by Adam & Dan Skinner? Well wonder no more people!

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Mike Tyson – ‘Undisputed Truth’ Book Trailer (Music by Adam & Dan Skinner)

Cybercrime + The Indie Musician In 2012

When it comes to cybercrime in 2012, social media networks and mobile payment tech are amongst the weakest links according to a new study by Sophos. (Link here). This might not sound like much of a concern for the Apple addicted music community but the story does not stop there. As more and more businesses turn to MAC OS over windows, an increased propensity to develop Apple foxing malware is likely to become the norm for many ‘hacktivists’. This clearly represents a risk for all MAC users, but in the case of the independent musician it’s one that we would argue could be particularly acute. With more and more recordings existing solely in digital form (often on just one hard drive), the potential damage that a new wave of MAC OS focused cybercrime could do to an already drastically diminished marketplace is one that must be countered as stringently as possible.

So to all you indie musician types out there here’s the message – stay alert, stay aware and back up daily to an external HDD for *!?*^ sake!