Vaughn Vance Is Here

Our first introduction to NYC-based filmmaker and content director Vaughn Vance was when he was heading up video production at Marc Jacobs, and the connection was immediate. I mean, the guy uses Fugazi lyrics as his video passwords. Beyond that, we were struck by his keen eye for composition and inspired song picks. So we're excited to kick off an opportunity for him today in conjunction with his new solo venture, working with clients like Bally Footwear and Diane Von Furstenberg, for whom he just produced the video above (featuring "Glory B" by BForB's Jordan Klassen). Welcome (back) aboard, Vaughn!

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Skullcandy Showdown

Our friends at leading headphone and portable audio brand Skullcandy are looking to BForB for some tunes to play during the webcasts of their upcoming Showdown battle of the bands series, the winners of which will go on to perform at this year's Warped Tour. Music peeps: is your stuff Shazam-able? If so, this is a great way to get paid while promoting your artists and releases. Check it!

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Welcome, Evil Bikes!

As cycling enthusiasts, it always warms our hearts to launch an opportunity for another bike brand. So put your hands together for Evil Bike Co., a Seattle-based mountain bike brand that's rider-owned, - designed and -operated. Not only do these guys make increadible bikes, they also have impeccable taste in music (referencing Motorhead, Misfits and our current faves, White Reaper in their brief to us). Here's the first clip we did with them, featuring another one of our faves, Freedom Hawk's "Land of the Lost" (play very loud). Welcome to BForB, Team Evil!

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....and Happy New Year!

Whoa. How is it mid-January already?? We're excited to kick off 2017. We've got some great new opportunities in the pipeline, and you'll see some major changes and improvements to BForB this year, all aimed at making the platform as efficient, easy to use and useful as possible to both our clients and music partners.

But we're also excited simply because we get to work with some of the best creatives in the world. Case in point: this Ken Roczen clip from our friends at Fox Racing and Shift.

The main track here is A$AP Ferg, which didn't come from BForB (we wish!), while the credits tune, from the most excellent These Machines Are Winning does come from us, courtesy of the great Idol Records. But where the music comes from misses the point, which is: this video is incredible. The product of 5 months of work by the Fox/Shift team, it exemplifies the magnitude and depth of talent we get to work with on a daily basis, across scores of brand creatives and filmmakers. We feel real lucky about that, and honored that these folks rely on us for top-shelf tuneage.

So we raise our glass to these hard-working warriors of video production (you know who you are). Here's to an outstanding 2017, one in which your melding of image and music continues to kick ass and blow minds. Onward!

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Happy Holidays!

We'd like to say a big "Happy Holidays" to all the great people we get to work with - clients, music partners, web developers and others on this journey - you know who you are. And what better way than to do it in song? Shout out to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky for his little ditty "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy", performed so excellently here by BForB maintstays The Mag Seven in a video produced by our new friends RED Digital Cinema. From us to you, may your holidays be bright and merry, and your 2017 utterly awesome.

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Updates, Schmupdates...

We got some cool stuff in the works, stay tuned...

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Hear ye! It's Herewith!

We're excited today to launch an opportunity for Herewith, a new "beach lifestyle" print and web magazine founded by three surf industry vets that we've worked with on and off for years. This ain't your mom's "coastal living" magazine - it's a modern take aimed at the discerning (dare we say "hip") beachgoer/ocean enthusiast. Herewith's editors are looking to BForB for indie, garage and dream pop (three of our faves!), and we're than happy to serve 'em up. Welcome, Herewith!

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Welcome, Giro!

As avid cyclists, snowboarders and skiers (and parents of little ones involved in these activities), we understand the importance of protecting oneself, particularly one's brain! So we're thrilled to launch an opportunity today for Giro, one of the world's largest manufacturers of helmets and other protective accessories for cycling and winter sports. We'll be assisting their crew in sourcing and licensing songs for use in promotional videos like this one featuring BForB artist JEFF The Brotherhood. Welcome aboard, Team Giro!

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Say hello to Nixon!

As huge fans of their products, we're thrilled to launch an opportunity for premier watch and accessories brand Nixon. This Encinitas, CA-based company has been cranking out gorgeous products since 1998, including their recent Star Wars collection, which will have you fan boys and girls drooling. We're excited to provide them with awesome jams for their videos. Welcome aboard, Team Nixon!

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"Dayumm" snowboarding film

We're very excited to be working with accomplished action sports filmmaker and videographer Joe Carlino on his upcoming short film "Dayumm", which chronicles the travels and unbelievable shredding of two of snowboarding's brightest lights: Olympic gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg and X-Games gold medalist Halldor Helgason. We worked with Joe previously to source tracks for "The Other Side", his 6-episode profile of Sage that features a variety of tracks from BrandsForBands (like "It's Been So Long" by These Machine Are Winning, featured in the trailer above). We can't wait to see what he comes up with this time.

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