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Placements & Licenses

BRINGING IT BACK

Jon Cleary's Bringing Back The Home is used in the documentary ONLY IN NEW ORLEANS.

Still Crazy

Thomas Dolby keeps it together for CBS'S THE CRAZY ONES which used his hit She Blinded Me With Science.

DOWN HOME

Grammy award winning artist Jon Cleary is featured throughout an episode of CBS's NCIS: New Orleans, including soulful party tracks C'mon Second Line, Getcha GoGo Juice, Mo Hippa, When You Get Back  and Pump It Up.

Heartfelt

Kim Taylor's ballad Bleeding Heart is heard in THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL.

SPORTY ATTIRE

SANUK used Cavaliers' organic lush Sunrise for its latest campaign.

IT COMES IN WAVES

HOLLISTER uses Flair's bouncy indie pop Summertime for its Wave 2 ad campaign.

Always Moving

Moving On by The Dimes is put to good use for PATAGONIA's national promotional campaign.

EVIL TOWN

Eighties era LA pop band Vivabeat gets its track Napalm Springs used for the ABC TV series WICKED CITY.

HANGING OUT

Portland popster Fremont licenses its lush pop gem I'm Coming Home for the Hulu series CASUAL.

Video On Request

Portland duo Trimountaine's sweet and happy Be Mine is used by production company GDW.

GETTING AIR

Portland folk rockers The Dimes get a boost in a SQUAW VALLEY commercial with their track Love and Oceans.

CRIME DRIVEN

She Blinded Me With Science does some detetive work in CBS's NCIS.

Big and Bold

The lovely and brilliant singer songwriter Kim Taylor has her song Build You Up used in scenes of CBS'S THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL.

...IS MISSING

One of Our Submarines by Thomas Dolby is used for the hit TNT show LEGENDS.

HYPER-HERO

The dance driven Hyperactive by Thomas Dolby is used in F/X's hit show LEGION for the end title credits.

Sporty Tunes

A multitude of songs including--but not limited to--Don't You Worry and Take Me Away by The Dimes are used in a Patagonia campaign series.

DANGER AND INTRIGUE

Thomas Dolby's She Blinded Me With Science is used yet again, this time in CBS's homeland security thriller SCORPION.

TREES AND PLANTS AND THINGS

Portland's Fremont contributes its sparkly track Trees To Stone for SANUK's new promotional ad campaign.

WANDERING AWAY

Feature length film COWBOY DRIFTER features New Orlean's artist Jon Cleary's Getcha GoGo Juice and Amy Helm's Heat Lightning.

Bones

SF's electro indie rockers Nova Albion offers up the track New Solution for Fox TV's BONES.

BEAUTIFULLY WARM

Russian-born Flair's upbeat summery track Summertime is used in a promo for PARADIGM AUDIO.

DAYTIME DRAMA

Kim Taylor's sweet and lovely Days Like This is used in the CBS series THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL.

NOTES FROM US

ABC'S "Notes From The Underbelly" uses Derby's "Sunk A Few" and poppy punk The Go Sheila's "Simple Plan".

DIRT ON DIRT

UK electronica artist LeMans track "All I Need From You" was used in the premier of F/X series Dirt.

SWEDISH JUNK

One Tree Hill featured "Junk" from Swedish alt popsters Brainpool.

WHAT ABOUT...

Sex & Reverb's "Coroner" and The Still Revival's "Neither Do I" is used in the ABC series What About Brian.

CAREFUL PLACEMENT

Alexis Harte's quirky "Wiggle Room" and the Bella Fayes ode to classic romance "Love" is featured in the independent motion picture Careless.

BUSTING ABROAD

Thomas Dolby's classic hit "She Blinded Me With Science" is used for Discovery Channel's Mythbusters television promo campaign for the UK after its successful use in the US.

BLOCKED IN

N Network series The Block uses Sex & Reverb's poppy romantic track "In A Sense Lost".

LOOPY ONLINE

Fox's The Loop makes use of Fernando's "Everybody Knows", The Divorce's "Call The Police", Ben Arnold's "Lead Me On" and more Optic Noise artists for the series internet release.

WE'RE NUMBER SEVENTY-SOMETHING!

"She Blinded Me With Science" is featured in VH1's Greatest Hits of the Eighties.

MORE ABOUT...

What About Brian uses Portland rockers Derby's "Sunk A Few", The Figgs' "Simon Simone" and "Sex & Reverb's "That Was Then". The ABC show also used "Blackeye Liner" by Portland's Upside Down, Mumblefinger's "Bettin' Half Blind" and "Up And Down the Aisle" from Ken Michaels.

TARGET

The Thomas Dolby penned "New Toy", performed by Lene Lovich, was used for TARGET STORE's holiday commercial nationwide.

COMIC BOOK: THE MOVIE

Nerfherder's silly and frenzied "Welcome To My World" can be heard in the Miramax film.

THE OSBOURNES

Nerf's "Welcome To My World" was also used in the just released DVD, along with Wake's "Mind Is Yours", Joel Evan's swanky Sinatra-esque "Love Is The Name Of The Game" and Yellow 5's rocking "Downslide". Also used are Alkaline Trio's "1000 Stories" and "Blue In The Face".

ROSWELL

The season two series of DVD's are now in stores and include a flurry of ON tracks: Sex and Reverb's "Here She Comes Now", Patrick Conway's bittersweet "Brave Goodbye", Nero track "This Isn't Time", Wake's "Mind Is Yours" and the Zeromind rocker "Sick Inside". The first season includes "Some Other Place" and "Hot Wheels A Go-Go" by Rubbersidedown, "Darkest Hour" by Glen Phillips and the awesome and catchy "Let's Go For A Ride" by Eleventeen.

THE CHALLENGE

Hear Bracket's "No Brainer", Nitro Records' Lost City Angels "First Things First" and Nerfherder's "For You" in the Olsen Twins just released feature length movie.

CRIME TIME

The Jerry Cantrell penned Alice In Chains tracks "Would" and "Them Bones" are included in the new release of TRUE CRIME: STREETS OF LA video game.

BADA BING

H2S04's "Come On" finds its way into THE SOPRANOS Season Five, and in turn, we now know, without the benefit of subscribing to HBO, that Tony and Adriana will be reconciling their friendship in episode 5. Um...temporarily.

HELLBENT...FOR LEATHER

Indie feature is host to numerous OpTic NoISe tracks including the sweet and silly pop/punk of Pansy Division ("First Betrayal"), The Pleased's "About Me", Sex and Reverb's grooving "Surrender", and Karmacoda's "Free". The Elevator Drops contribute their awesome techno pop track "Car".

TWISTED SCIENCE

Platinum selling hip hop artist Mobb Deep is sampling Thomas Dolby's "She Blinded Me With Science" in his upcoming single "Got It Twisted".

FUELED BY BONGOS

OpTic NoISe is pleased to announce the addition of FUELED BY RAMEN and BONGO BEAT RECORDS to its roster for licensing representation. Fueled By Ramen is owned in part by Less Than Jake member Vince and powered by the skilled John Janick, whose A&R skills have acquired a consistently glorious catalogue of superbly creative talent in the pop/punk and indie rock genres. Canada's Bongo Beat Records includes the original 1983-1984 Katrina and the Waves recordings, (The Soft Boys') Kimberley Rew and NY underground folk rocker Joe Mannix.

ING GETS LARGE WITH SMALLVILLE:

Ing's AM radio inspired "Better Don't Do", with its blend of power pop rock, makes it into Smallville. Hum along.

PUNK HYPOTHESIS:

Nitro Records' TSOL is included in the soon-to-be released motion picture Window Theory with their track "Being In Love".

BUT DID THEY BUY THE ALBUM?

Thomas Dolby booms again with the inclusion of "She Blinded Me With Science" in A&E's BOOMER NATION television documentary that documents, you guessed it, the Baby Boomer Generation.

HELLO AGAIN

Patrick Conway's country-tinged "Brave Goodbye" makes it into another season of the Roswell 3 DVD release.

WONDERFULLY PLEASED

The Pleased get their underground guitar licks a chance to be heard in the un-aired but soon to be released episode of Wonderfalls with their track "New Motivation".

OPTIC NOISE ON THE ROAD

OpTic NoISe teams up with Machine Head for the six episode Spike TV series "On The Road".  Nitro Records, Surfdog Records and Fueled By Ramen artists figure prominently, including tracks from Divit, Echobrain, Jackpot, The AKA's and Fall Out Boy.  Heavy rockers Zeromind, hip hop brothers Hardnox and pop/punkers Eleventeen also go along for the ride.

HIT BUSTING

"She Blinded Me With Science" gets a makeover for Discovery Channel's MYTHBUSTERS as Dolby puts a fresh musical spin on this track for the series promo.

WALKING ON AIR

Bongo Beat Records provided the original recording of Katrina & The Waves' "Walking On Sunshine" for the new HILLARY DUFF feature film "RAISE YOUR VOICE".

TRU DIVIT

Divit tracks find their way into TRU CALLING'S DVD release with "William" and "So Very Ordinary".

CRAZY FOR LOCO

ABC's LIFE AS WE KNOW IT used "Moco Loco" from UK rockers Moco for a delectable scene.

WE JACK & BOBBY

Our favorite W/B series uses: Ing "Springfield Avenue", Sex Slaves "Waiting", The Bella Fayes "The Girl Most Likely", Slowreader "Falling on the World", Superdrag "Baby's Waiting", Royal 7 "Nothing Ever Happens".

MAKING WAVES

Fox's NORTHSHORE uses some of our personal faves including Pop/rocker The Stereo's "Don't Say Uncle", Fall Out Boy's "Grand Theft Autumn" and The Bella Faye's bouncy "The Girl Most Likely"

AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH

THE MOUNTAIN uses Sex & Reverb's unique jangly pop track "Dirty Lullaby"

NOW HEAR THIS

Alexis Harte's "Do What You Will" was heard on BILL MOYER'S NOW September 17, 2004 on PBS.

ON GOES ON A DATE

OpTic NoISe tracks are featured throughout the new Nickelodeon/The Noggin series "Best Friend's Date". Artists include Eleventeen's pop/punk, The Figg's raw and poppy sounds, pop rockers The Bella Fayes, Divit and the clever and catchy Royal 7, among many others of our catalog.

MORE JACK & BOBBY

Sex & Reverb's heartbreaking "Friend" and jangly pop "I Stood With the Shadow People"  join Alexis Harte's eloquent "Yellow Shoes"  for the W/B series.

EVER MORE FOR EVERWOOD

Our tracks include The Finger's bouncy pop "Know When You Know" and The Bella Fayes's just as bouncy "I Do Believe".

WE JUST GAVE AWAY THE ANSWER

Thomas Dolby's "She Blinded Me With Science" is included in the wildly successful Trivial Pursuit release "Pop Culture" 2.0 DVD game. The track is a new recording/remix of his original 1983 hit.