Black Iris stable of composers have done it again!

After winning an Emmy for the “Dick In A Box” SNL short featuring Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg last year, Black Iris composers, Asa Taccone and Drew Campbell, were asked to create music for another SNL Digital Short, the hysterical “Motherlover”.

“Motherlover”, featuring Timberlake, Sandberg as well as Susan Sarandon and Patricia Clarkson, was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics TODAY!

If you have yet to see “Motherlover”, click HERE!

Taccone has also composed music for the “Natalie Portman Raps” short, while Taccone, Campbell along with Black Iris composer, Matthew Compton, worked on a suite of songs for this summers’ MTV Movie Awards.

Asa is currently spending the summer working on the soundtrack to the Forgetting Sara Marshall sequel and his own music.

Said Taccone of working on “Motherlover”, “We got the call on Monday and they needed a track by Tuesday for Justin to put down his vocals. Andy recorded Wednesday and the video was shot on Friday. Because it’s so last minute some of the best ideas don’t even make it into the final track. We recorded a string section that sounded amazing but it went down too late to make it in. At the end of the day my mother was very upset by the song. So, mission accomplished.”

What is Black Iris

With studios in New York, Los Angeles and Richmond, Virginia, Black Iris is a talented collective of musicians rooted in the independent music scene, providing original compositions and scores for entertainment, advertising and media. Because of their deep attachment and connection with the musical underground, the Black Iris label continues to offer fresh and unique sounds that stay ahead of current musical trends. Stemming from the music stages of Virginia and Los Angeles, the group’s talent now has national reach, working across genres and actively touring the globe. Their composers include members of the Walkmen, Phantom Planet, Earlimart, Denali, Foreign Born and others.

Black Iris creates music for topline brands and internationally known ad agencies, including their work for the ESPN X Games, Cadillac, Hummer, Gatorade and the recent Activisions X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Black Iris composers Asa Taccone and Drew Campbell created yet another viral SNL Digital Shorts. The two collaborated on the track for the wildly popular “Motherlover” short featuring Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg along with the Emmy Award winning “Dick In a Box.”

The Black Iris label exists as a mechanism to broaden the musical experience of creative professionals in the advertising industry while allowing bands to record new music and produce exciting limited edition vinyl for their fans. Releases on the Black Iris label are produced in limited runs of 500 pieces, with half going to ad creatives and half being sold at the bands’ shows. This gives Black Iris an opportunity to foster the development of bands connected with the collective and potentially generate significant synch income for the artists. This is in line with Black Iris’ overarching mission; to create an environment in which musicians can support themselves making music.

Past Black Iris 7” artists include Bad Veins, whose forthcoming Dangerbird Records release was produced by Black Iris composer Justin Bailey and Foreign Born, whose guitarist Lewis Pesacov composes for Black Iris.

The Black Iris label is currently talking to several artists about 2009

releases that will continue to showcase the talent associated with the music house.

For More Information contact- Samantha Tillman- Daffodil Publicity- samantha@daffodilpublicity.com

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