Local supervision and licensing specialist Aeroplane Music Services is starting 2018 with Wayne Bell on board (and on the board) in the new position of Creative Director.
Wayne’s been part of the Aeroplane crew for the past couple of years in the music supervisor’s role and has proven himself to be not too bad at it, not too bad at all. Quite good in fact!
Film & TV projects he’s supervised or licensed music for recently include Poi e: the story of our song:, Filthy Rich, Wanted 2, Swagger of Thieves, 100 Men, Decoding Dotcom; Caught in the web, and The Dregs.
Wayne says he’s “excited by the challenge in a fast-moving and evolving industry / growing company type carry-on...just make something up.”
To say Wayne’s musical experience and knowledge is considerable would a bit of an understatement, so we’ll just leave it at that.
A bit more about Aeroplane
Aeroplane is a 100% locally-owned music services business offering supervision, licensing, publicity and project management to all music users and content creators.
We’re all about music.
Aeroplane also represents Warner Music NZ, the Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), Flying Nun, Arch Hill and Songbroker for music licensing.
These are great catalogues, and we’re proud to look after them.
Actual ‘Aw Shucks’ for Aeroplane
Still reading? That’s brilliant! Here’s some nice, fluffy stuff people have actually bothered to write and email to us recently.
"One of the essentials which makes a film magic, is the soundtrack. With 'Poi e: the story of our song'. The wishes I had were granted and the unrealistic wishes I had were replaced and improved upon by Wayne and Aeroplane Music. I’ll be doing it again and again, with these guys for as long as I can." - Tearepa Kahi, Director; Poi e: the story of our song
“I really enjoyed working with Aeroplane on 100 Men. Not only did they help make a limited budget stretch a long way, but they also understood the project which was complicated with a variety of different music requirements.
Their commitment and support from the start was encouraging. And most importantly at the end they made sure everything was tied up in terms of contracts, cue sheets and delivery requirements.
The film has played at a number of festivals both here and abroad and is now being released worldwide. A number of people have commented on how the music helps tell the story. I am looking forward to working with them again on the next project!” - Paul Oremland, Director; 100 Men
“It is a pleasure working with Wayne (and Jan) at Aeroplane Music, they are highly efficient and quickly inform on costings and whether we can use the music without stress. Wayne (and Jan) at Aeroplane are highly efficient, quickly informing us on ball park costings and whether any particular song is easy to license, I fully trust them on all negotiations” - Nikki Baigent, Line Producer; Filthy Rich
“Working with Jan (Aeroplane Music Services) as our music supervisor was truly a brilliant decision, once we had discussed the project and given her the budget she went to work instantly, helping us achieve exactly what we wanted. Her knowledge was sage and experienced as she really knows her stuff and is realistic about budgets and quality. She ensured that we got amazing music and a brilliant result for the show. I thank her and will absolutely use her again in the future.” - Shannon Cairns, Producer; Wilde Ride