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MusicBox Completes Music Score For HBO Sports Special

Original score created by composers/co-founders Dan Stein & Joel Goodman (June 03, 2005)

Dan Stein and Joel Goodman, composers & co-founders of MusicBox, a music production company that provides original composition and scoring to television programs and feature films, have produced the complete original music score for the upcoming HBO Sports Special entitled ?Making the Cut. The announcement was made today by Dan Stein and Joel Goodman.

?Making the Cut stars Ray Romano and Kevin James, and takes the two TV stars to the Pebble Beach Pro-Am Golf Tournament. Produced by 441 Productions, the special will air on HBO on Saturday, June 18th at 9pm.

For the special, Stein and Goodman provided a provocative blend of dramatic and upbeat music. The score features a unique blend of traditional and exotic elements, mixing such sounds as the dobro, shakuhachi and various world percussion instruments. The distinctive feel of the music behind the show highlights the moments of drama and comedy without being heavy handed.

Said Stein and Goodman, ?Ray Romano and Kevin James are naturals when it comes to comedy. We let them cover the comedic moments while we focused on a driving and emotional score.

Regarding the contributions of Stein and Goodman, producer Mike Tolajian said, ?Joel and Dan were great at taking our ideas and expanding on them to create a unique and compelling score for this program. We were very impressed with their skills and ability to work so quickly - elevating our show at the same time. They did a great job.

About Dan Stein/Joel Goodman/ Musicbox
Dan Stein and Joel Goodman are the co-founders and composers of MusicBox, an original music production boutique based in Los Angeles which provides music to network and cable TV programs, as well as to major motion pictures, independent films, movie trailers, national advertising campaigns, and radio spots.

MusicBox has had the unique opportunity to combine custom scoring with its catalogue to score such shows as the A&E TV series 'Family Plots' and 'Dog: The Bounty Hunter,' 'The Drew Carey Show,' as well as HBO's Emmy Award winning show 'Happy to be Nappy. A sampling of MusicBox television clients that have incorporated the company's catalogoue includes NBC's 'Friends,' 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' and 'Ed,' while several of the company's film clients have included 'Lemony Snicket,' 'Empire' and 'Undermind,' among them.

The company creates original themes, underscore, promos and transitions that are unique and exclusive to each project, through its diverse staff of composers based in both New York and Los Angeles. The company also works with top music supervisors, popular artists and DJ's to provide the appropriate music for any production genre.

In addition to its original compositions, MusicBox also offers its clients access to musical tracks from its catalogue of 100 Original Music CD's, and constantly growing. The catalogue is renowned for its tremendous depth and diversity, with hundreds of tracks suitable for a wide range of projects in any media. In producing this unique catalogue, MusicBox has applied the same techniques and artistry as it would utilize while producing a custom film score, major label album, or exclusive television theme.

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