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Robert Simonds’ STX Entertainment Acquires Lalela Music

Robert Simonds’ media firm STX Entertainment has announced the acquisition of Lalela Music. Lalela Music is a robust production music library for film, TV and other media.

Lalela Music was founded by Alan Lazar in 2009 and is a production library featuring top global composers. Its 28,000 cues have been used on major networks (CBS, NBC, ABC, and BBC), top shows (American Idol, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Catfish, among others), as well as premium cable networks HBO, Bravo, E!, MTV and Discovery, and in PlayStation 3 games.

It has enjoyed millions of performances on international TV networks and has also been used in ads for premium brands such as Coca-Cola and McDonald’s, among others. Lalela Music has a broad range of music, and it features 260 albums including an extensive collection of action music suitable for film trailers, as well as music for dramatic, comedy and reality underscore, and instrumental rock, pop, hip-hop, and house. The library also includes some unique African tracks.

During the announcement Chief Operating Officer of STX, Tom McGrath said, “We are happy to welcome Alan Lazar and the many top rank composers who constitute the Lalela catalog to STX.  Music is an increasingly important factor in the success of film and television and we believe will be even more so in the new emerging markets for Virtual Reality, non-linear video, and social media-based programming.  Lalela will be the foundation on which we build our production music library.”

Alan Lazar, the founder of Lalela Music Catalog, will join STX Entertainment as Senior Director of Catalog Music and will be reporting to Jason Markey, STX Executive Vice President and Head of Music. During the announcement, Markey said that he is delighted to announce this acquisition and the newly created music catalog division within STX Entertainment.  The opportunities to collaborate musically with every group at STX holds limitless prospects. He also said that he is particularly pleased that his longtime friend Alan is joining their family and helping them build this business

Lazar added that he is very proud and excited to be working with STX and their music team to take the Lalela catalog to a whole new level.  He looks forward to continuing the relentless focus on creating excellent music composed by today’s best composers for audiences around the world. Bob Simonds in Hollywood Reporter also said that the acquisition of the Lalela Music Catalog will help STX Entertainment reach new heights.

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