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Spongebob Squarepants Movie Taps APM/Sonoton

Composer Gregor Narholz creates original score (November 17, 2004)

Associated Production Musics Sonoton composer Gregor Narholz, who created the original score for the Nickelodeon Movies/Paramount Pictures feature ?The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, spoke at a special advance screening last night, held in conjunction with a prominent film and television music industry conference.

To imbue the upcoming animated feature film with a sound similar to that of the series, Emmy-award winning music editor Nick Carr, who attended and is also responsible for the strips musical identity, enlisted Narholz because so many of his tracks from APMs Sonoton Library has already been used throughout the many ?SpongeBob SquarePants episodes.

?We use many of Gregors cues from the Sonoton Music Library in the television show, so bringing him in to score the film was a natural, said Carr.

Narholz conducted the ?SpongeBob scoring sessions, recorded in 5.1 surround sound, with a full orchestra at Londons prestigious Abbey Road Studios last month. The composer used all the latest high-technology tools, except for the standard orchestral notation, which he prefers to do long hand.

The film, in which SpongeBob SquarePants leaves the town of Bikini Bottom in order to track down King Neptune's stolen crown, will mark the Nickelodeon characters big screen debut this Friday.

This production also marks the major studio film debut of Narholz, who has composed and conducted original scores for numerous independent and foreign films and whose Sonoton library tracks have been used in productions ranging from ?Seinfeld, ?20/20, and ?Saturday Night Live to such projects as the Oliver Stone movie ?Nixon, and numerous others.

About The Sonoton Music Library
The Sonoton Music Library is the largest of the 22 libraries represented in the United States by Associated Production Music, the countrys largest provider of music for use in film and television. The SONOTON catalog lists more than 40,000 titles in all styles, from rhythm & blues and rap to pop/rock and fusion, and includes its world-renowned collection of period music, world music and grand scale production film scores using leading composers and classical orchestras. SONOTON, based in Germany, is the worlds largest, privately owned library of production music.

About Associated Production Music
Associated Production Music, a joint venture of EMI Music Publishing (the worlds largest music publisher) and BMG Music Publishing (a division of Bertelsmann AG), provides the United States and Canada with music selection services and exclusive licensing rights to 22 different music libraries exclusively for use in film, television, radio, recording and new media.

With more than 175,000 different musical tracks, APMs catalog comprises one of the largest and most diverse collections of original music available to entertainment and media producers, from contemporary electronica, hip-hop and rock to classical and everything in between.

To assist clients in finding and choosing the right music for their productions, APM offers a variety of complimentary rapid-response support services. The companys full-time staff of music directors, with more than 50 years of combined experience, helps clients find the type of music they want, even when they dont know exactly what that is.

APM provides direct access to its libraries through PLAY Music Finder, a proprietary search and download system, accessible via the Internet at


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