What is Soundcheque?

Soundcheque is an artist-friendly music agency that specialises in synchronisation, live events and public relations.

Soundcheque unites people needing music with people making music. Our mission is for clients to have the best music available, and for musicians to be recognised and rewarded fairly for their talent.

If you are looking for the next Ennio Morricone, Carole King or John Lennon – then look no further. Soundcheque represents thousands of established and emerging artists from all genres around the world. Whether it’s a theme song for your TV show, background music for an app or a full orchestral score for your film – Soundcheque can help. There are no hidden costs, and if we can’t find the music you want – you pay nothing.

Musicians can join for free and submit music for media, film, video games and TV. We are non-exclusive and take no ownership of rights unless you want us to manage publishing. We also provide a platform for artists to be discovered by filmmakers, creative directors and music supervisors at our monthly ‘Que the Music’ live shows.

"Soundcheque is a genuinely brilliant idea"

CHRIS MARTIN, COLDPLAY

"It's exactly what the industry needs"

LAUREN LAVERNE, BBC PRESENTER

"This is excellent! I hope it's a great success"

RICHARD CURTIS, FILM DIRECTOR

"Soundcheque is totally awesome"

BEARDYMAN

"Soundcheque's speed of service and dedication to each project is unrivalled. They rock!"

HERO MEDIA

"At last - something new! No more trawling through the same old tracks over and over again."

WORLDTV

"Thank you Soundcheque for all your support and wonderful music"

THE PRINCE'S TRUST

"It’s such a great resource"

NEMONE, BBC RADIO PRESENTER

"A great service for a great cause! Thank you"

FILMAID INTERNATIONAL

"Soundcheque is a truly unique idea. I hope it goes huge!"

ANDREW HEWITT, COMPOSER

Who are we?

Laura Westcott, Founder and CEO

Laura is a classically trained musician and former PR Manager and reviewer for The Times.

Laura worked at The Times in London for eight years before transferring to New York to become News Corporation’s Content Editor in 2012, where she gained valuable insight into the crazy world of synchronisation.

Laura created Soundcheque after finding a gap in the market for sourcing quality music in an easy and ethical way. Soundcheque’s aim is to ensure that musicians are recognised and rewarded fairly for their talent.

Laura sings Soprano in The London Philharmonic Choir and is also the Founder of our annual fundraising gala Sound for Sight.

James Wilkinson

James Wilkinson, Head of Synchronisation

James is a professional musician and former sync specialist for Universal and BMG. James shares Soundcheque’s artist-friendly ethos and spent years performing at major festivals, including the main stage at Glastonbury with The Beta Band, as a classically-trained trumpeter. James was also a producer of orchestral recordings at Boosey & Hawkes before joining Rogo Scott Music.

Chris Ohman, Assistant Music Supervisor

Chris is a music business student and hobby multi-instrumentalist from New York with prior A&R and artist relations experience at multiple independent record labels in the US. Chris propagates connections with artists of all styles and genres, and helps the Soundcheque team bridge the gap between industry and artistry.

Christopher Ohman

Harry Farmer

Harry Farmer, Events Director

Harry has over 25 years experience in the music and comedy industry as a Booking Agent, Promoter and Music Consultant. Harry is the UK promoter for Billy Connolly, with recent tours including his 2016 residency of over 20 nights to 70,000 people at the Hammersmith Apollo and a Scottish tour performing to 65,000 people – selling out in 9 hours. Harry also works with Time Out Magazine as their Live Music Producer for Time Out ‘Rising Stars’.

 

 

Kacey Zeccola, Assistant Events Manager

Kacey is a business student from San Francisco with excellent experience in planning large scale university music festival events. After coming to London in early 2016, Kacey has continued her studies in business management as well as her passions for live music events, marketing, and social media optimization.

Kacey Zeccola

Stephen Pell

Stephen Pell, Business Advisor

Stephen is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor who provides business management, international tax and accounting services to music professionals. He is a specialist in EIS and SEIS qualifying companies to enhance the growth and stability of new music and the infrastructure that supports the changing music landscape. He is a published author and regularly contributes to the media on music business matters.

Looking for something else?

Soundcheque can help you find the best photographer, videographer, agent, publicist, sound engineer and more! We love connecting talented people and our ever-increasing database of contacts means we’re in a prime position to help.

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