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Tammy Hurt Nominated for 2021 Southeast EMMY Awards

Posted on May 27th, 2021

We are excited to announce that Tammy Hurt has been nominated for a 2021 Southeast EMMY Award! She was nominated along with Tammy Hawk, Dane Sponberg, and Paul Sacco for theirwork on “The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Plays On”.


Posted on June 14th, 2019

ATLANTA — The Recording Academy™ recently announced its newly elected Board of Trustees, voted upon at the organization’s annual spring Board of Trustees meeting in late May. Managing partner of Placement Music and Georgia Music Partners VP of Legislative Affairs, Tammy Hurt will serve as Vice Chair, and Record producer Harvey Mason Jr. has been…READ MORE

We’re back!!!!!!

Posted on April 4th, 2016

Hi there – we’re back!!! While we’ve been hard at work on growing music opportunities to compliment Georgia’s $6 billion film and TV industry (see, we’ve also been working on signing some great new artists and recording BRAND NEW Placement Music Originals with the creative team. So stay tuned and check back soon. In…READ MORE

Georgia Musicians Bring the HITS to the Sundance Film Festival

Posted on March 18th, 2014

When Emmy™ Award-winning writer, actor and comedian, David Cross presented his directorial debut, “HITS,”  at the Sundance Film Festival recently, he chose four songs composed by Georgia artists to underpin its musical soundtrack. Working with Joel C. High of Creative Control Entertainment, the film’s music supervisor, Placement Music secured: a re-record of Sara Bareilles’ “Brave”…READ MORE

A Detailed Look at the Super Bowl’s Best Commercial

Posted on February 2nd, 2014

Tribute to the Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence was written in 1776 and every day since then, brave men and women in uniform have protected its principles. This is a tribute to the ideas contained in this document and its guardians. History of this Tribute: Twelve years ago, FOX Sports had the honor…READ MORE

Will the best Super Bowl “commercial” air at 5:51 pm ET?

Posted on January 30th, 2014

UPDATE (2/2/14): Now that Phil the Groundhog saw his shadow, we know what that means: President Josiah Bartlet (aka Martin Sheen), bad ass astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and Honor of Medal recipient Dakota Meyer will appear in tonight’s tribute. But who will be the surprise duo appearing at the end? Tune in tonight to find out.…READ MORE

Georgia Music Partners Member Meeting: A Conversation with Wilbur Fitzgerald and Ric Reitz, Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Posted on October 26th, 2013

Georgia Music Partners Member Meeting: A Conversation with Wilbur Fitzgerald and Ric Reitz  Join us as GMP President, Tammy Hurt moderates a conversation with two of the key architects who brought Georgia’s film and TV tax incentives into law in 2008. Ric Reitz – Ric is an actor, writer, composer, director, and producer. He is a…READ MORE


Posted on July 11th, 2013

TO ALL GEORGIA MUSIC INDUSTRY PEOPLE AND INDUSTRY SUPPORTERS – WE ARE BRINGING GEORGIA’S MUSIC INDUSTRY TOGETHER – Please join The Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter and Georgia Music Partners (GMP) at The Buckhead Theatre, WED. 7/17 for a night out to support Georgia music, Georgia artists and Georgia’s music industry. Recording Academy and GMP members…READ MORE

Placement Music provides support for Lifetime / Jewel for The June Carter Cash Story

Posted on November 4th, 2012

Jewel will will play country legend June Carter Cash in an upcoming Lifetime biopic, an original movie based on the memoir “Anchored In Love”. Placement Music was pleased to provide vocal production, mixing services and behind the scenes video production support for music supervisor Marianne Goode and the team at Lifetime.  

Placement Music proudly welcomes new artists to our roster – Collective Soul’s Will Turpin, The Dreaded Marco, Paul Warner, Perfect Project, Whizzercone, Lumanikus, K Michelle DuBois, L.A. Story, Tim Tucker, and von Grey!

Posted on November 3rd, 2012

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Atlanta’s Placement Music records featured track on Drop Dead Diva Soundtrack – Music From the Original Television Series, Vol. 2

Posted on August 29th, 2012

Digital EP features an original recording by comedian and “Drop Dead Diva” series regular Margaret Cho, recorded by Placement Music Creative Team Members Mark Dannells, Derek Murphy, Matt Still and Vanessa Olivarez Madison Gate Records will release Drop Dead Diva: Music From The Original Television Series, Vol. 2 on September 4, 2012 exclusively on iTunes. The digital…READ MORE

How I Got Into the Business, Oz Magazine, May 2012: Tammy Hurt – Placement Music

Posted on May 29th, 2012

APRIL/MAY – FOUNDING PARTNER OF PLACEMENT MUSIC Tammy Hurt Founding Partner Placement Music, LLC  How did you get into the business? My start in film and TV music came from the most organic, authentic place possible. I was fulfilling my favorite professional passion – playing drums. I was performing live on stage with a loud, experimental,…READ MORE

The Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter and Georgia Music Partners Declare Georgia Music Day

Posted on January 26th, 2012

            Guess how many GRAMMY winners we fit under Georgia’s Gold Dome for #GAMusicDay? Spot them in the video coverage iReporter and rocker JOHNNYCOLT was among the group of several musicians to go to the Georgia state capitol on Tuesday to receive a resolution declaring Jan. 24 as Georgia Music…READ MORE

Tammy Hurt on the red carpet at the (HMMA’s)The 2011 Hollywood Music In Media Awards: Accepts award for Steve Dancz’s “Declaration Anthem” for Placement Music

Posted on December 7th, 2011

WOW! What an outstanding year for “Declaration Anthem”! Although we came up short in our hunt for a GRAMMY nomination, composer Steve Dancz and Placement Music WERE honored this season with 2 Silver Telly Awards and a Hollywood Music In Media Award for “Best Score-Special Feature”. Check out the props from the HMMA Awards red…READ MORE

Steve Dancz, Tammy Hurt and Placement Music thank you for a banner year for “Declaration Anthem”, the multiple award-winning score commissioned by FOX Sports for Super Bowl XLV

Posted on December 1st, 2011

WOW! What an outstanding year for “Declaration Anthem”!  Although we came up short in our hunt for a GRAMMY nomination, composer Steve Dancz and Placement Music WERE honored this season with 2 Silver Telly Awards and a Hollywood Music In Media Award for “Best Score-Special Feature”. Check out the props from the HMMA Awards red carpet in…READ MORE


Posted on October 18th, 2011

Click on the image to see Declaration Anthem highlights, awards, nominations and submissions.


Posted on October 18th, 2011

FOX Sports commissioned Placement Music to create an original instrumental composition for its global Super Bowl salute to U.S. Soldiers that aired right before kick-off. “Declaration Anthem” (Steve Dancz, composer) became the soundtrack to a star-studded, emotional and incredibly moving salute that led directly into what would become the biggest event in television history with…READ MORE

“Declaration Anthem” submitted for 54th Annual GRAMMY® Awards Nominations

Posted on September 23rd, 2011

Placement Music was commissioned by FOX Sports to create an original instrumental score that was featured during FOX’s salute to U.S. Soldiers right before kick-off of Super Bowl XLV this year titled “Declaration Anthem”. We have submitted the track for the 54th Annual GRAMMY® Awards Nominations. The full “Declaration Anthem” score, a radio edit and…READ MORE

Winner of 2 Silver Telly’s our track “Declaration Anthem” is submitted for entry in 54th GRAMMY Awards!

Posted on August 24th, 2011

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Placement Music Honored with Two Silver Telly Awards; Makes Music for Drop Dead Diva!

Posted on June 23rd, 2011

Placement Music has been recognized with two Silver Telly Awards (the organization’s highest honor) for our contribution to the FOX Sports “Declaration of Independence” feature which aired in February immediately before kickoff of Super Bowl XLX to 100+ million viewers in over 200 countries. And we are proud to announce our musical contribution to Lifetime’s “Drop…READ MORE

Placement: True Blood. Michelle Malone’s Restraining Order Blues airing July 10, 2011

Posted on April 15th, 2011

Placement Music is proud to announce the placement of Michelle Malone’s “Restraining Order Blues” with GO Music Services, Gary Calamar and Alyson Vidoli, for HBO’s True Blood, airing July 10, 2011. 

Placement Music Gathers More than 265 Million Consumer Impressions During Super Bowl Press Campaign

Posted on March 12th, 2011

PLACEMENT MUSIC & “DECLARATION ANTHEM” BY THE NUMBERS Almost 75,000 Postings of Full Release(s) More than 53,300 Postings (more than 71%) Included Placement Music Logo or “Declaration Anthem” Bug Breakdown as follows:  Release 1 – Placement Music / FOX Sports Release: 17,898 Postings of January 27th Release 2 – Placement Music / Super Bowl Release:  26,410…READ MORE


Posted on February 4th, 2011

CHARITY DOWNLOAD OF “DECLARATION ANTHEM” FEATURED IN FOX SUPER BOWL SALUTE TO AMERICA TO HELP U.S. WOUNDED SOLDIERS. Track Available After Kick-Off on iTunes and to Benefit Non-Profit Wounded Warrior Project “Declaration Anthem,” the score produced by award-winning Placement Music, LLC for the FOX SUPER BOWL SUNDAY presentation of the ‘Declaration of Independence, will be available…READ MORE

Placement Music takes center stage just minutes before the kickoff of Super Bowl XLV (

Posted on February 3rd, 2011

Julie Wolfe shows us, their big break comes just months after the company opened its doors.


Posted on January 26th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ATLANTA’S PLACEMENT MUSIC SCORES BIG AS FOX SPORTS COMMISSIONS “DECLARATION ANTHEM” FOR SUPER BOWL’S SALUTE TO AMERICA JANUARY 27, 2011 (ATLANTA) — Placement Music, a new Atlanta-based company specializing in custom music and score for a wide range of media, was chosen by FOX Sports to create a commissioned original score for…READ MORE

Summer / Fall Updates

Posted on December 2nd, 2010

It has been a busy few months for us at Placement Music. Here is a breif recap: 1. 5 months – 5 trips to L.A. to meet with studio and network execs, music supervisors and production companies. 2. Attended the 2010 Billboard Film and TV Music Conference in L.A. and the 2010 Billboard Advertising Music Conference in Chicago.…READ MORE

Paramount Pictures Placement in Mean Girls 2

Posted on October 21st, 2010

Placement Music places “Wake Up Call” (Johnny Andrews, Michael Wilkes, Elizabeth Elkins co-writers; Asyln – vocals) in Paramount Pictures, Mean Girls 2.  


Posted on August 5th, 2010

Click here for the official press release on our launch:

Placement Music Officially Launches Today: More Than 350 Licensable Songs from 40+ Artists & A World-Class Creative Team

Posted on August 4th, 2010

Atlanta’s Placement Music launches today with an incredible catalog of more than 350 tracks from rock, pop, country and urban artists. Each track was hand-picked to insure only the best and the brightest songs are available. The company is a one-stop shop for 100% pre-cleared music for film, television, advertising, video games and additional media.…READ MORE

Extraordinarily successful pre-launch trip to LA last week

Posted on August 3rd, 2010

With the forthcoming “official” launch of the Placement Music website, we had the fortunate opportunity to meet with several major television networks, sports properties, film studios and production companies last week in LA. The result… stay tuned!!! 

New updates to!

Posted on January 23rd, 2010

With a major launch planned for late February, you may notice a few advances in our website. The navigation around the site and to our music catalog is easier, individual artists and bands now have their own webpage and we have quadrupled the number of on-line tracks, with several additional artists queued to be added.…READ MORE

Atlanta Music Industry Veterans Launch Placement Music, Llc,

Posted on January 17th, 2010

November 5, 2009 – Atlanta music industry gurus Tammy Hurt and Elizabeth Elkins announce the creation of Placement Music, a company specializing in the licensing, creation and placement of high quality music in films, television, gaming, advertising and all other forms of media.

another successful team studio session at southern tracks

Posted on January 5th, 2010

Atlanta, GA: Killer session at Southern Tracks Recording Studio yesterday with Placement Team members Russ-T Cobb, Mark Dannells, Kevin Spencer, Steve Moretti and Nick DiDia. Check out our new music on the website later this week. A great start to the new year!!

PLACEMENT! Michelle Malone in “Rough Hustle”

Posted on December 18th, 2009

We are proud to announce our very first licensing placement: Michelle Malone’s “Feather in a Hurricane” is a part of the soundtrack to the indie film ‘Rough Hustle’.

Our music – broadcast debut on ‘NFL on FOX’ – this Sunday!

Posted on December 11th, 2009

Elizabeth and I are elated to announce that original tracks from last week’s session have been officially cleared for placement on ‘NFL on FOX’ for this Sunday, December 13, 2009. The game is the Washington Redskins at Oakland Raiders, 4:05 PM, ET. Be sure to tune in to hear music by the Placement Music Team.…READ MORE

Sports-themed original content is now LIVE at

Posted on December 4th, 2009

Our first session of original content was written and recorded by Placement Music team members for potential “sports-themed” broadcast and in-stadium opportunities. We recorded at Southern Tracks Recording Studios in Atlanta. The music was produced by Nick DiDia with Peter Stroud on guitar, Tony Reyes on bass and Steve Moretti on drums. An official announcement…READ MORE

Calling All Voices at Tree Studios

Posted on November 21st, 2009

Placement Music is spending the weekend at Tree Studios for the Calling All Voices project. BET dropped by Friday for filming during the tracking of the song “Mother Earth” which was written by Placement Music team member Tony Reyes. Placement’s Tammy Hurt is the Project Manager, and contributed some percussion – alongside Placement Music drummer…READ MORE

Press release

Posted on November 15th, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tammy Hurt 404.982.1640 Direct 404.234.3072 Cell ATLANTA MUSIC INDUSTRY VETERANS LAUNCH PLACEMENT MUSIC, LLC, A COMPANY SPECIALIZING IN LICENSING, CREATION AND PLACEMENT OF HIGH QUALITY MUSIC November 5, 2009 – Atlanta music industry gurus Tammy Hurt and Elizabeth Elkins announce the creation of Placement Music, a company specializing in the…READ MORE

GRAMMY event tonight!!!!

Posted on November 5th, 2009

Tammy Hurt and Elizabeth Elkins will be attending the Atlanta Chapter “In The Mix” GRAMMY event tonight in Atlanta.

This is REALLY good

Posted on November 5th, 2009

KILLER meeting with the Placement Music writing team last night. Sessions are forthcoming. This is going to be REALLY good. Stay tuned.

Billboard Film & TV Music Conference in LA

Posted on October 31st, 2009

Placement Music is tearing it up at the Billboard Film & TV Music Conference in Los Angeles. The company is meeting with tons of television and film supervisors and enjoying the gorgeous LA weather – though we cannot say the same about the city’s traffic. On Thursday, we connected with more than 20 heavyweights in…READ MORE is live!

Posted on October 27th, 2009

The website is now live. Stay tuned for additional news!

Welcome to the Placement Music Blog!

Posted on October 21st, 2009

Placement Music, based in Atlanta Georgia, is a boutique entertainment firm specializing in the licensing, creation and placement of high-quality, well-recorded, pre-cleared music for television, film, gaming, animation, advertising, and all other forms of digital media. What makes Placement Music stand out from every other music licensing firm is the quality, sound and integrity of…READ MORE