This collaboration sees West One Music Group providing nine tracks from its library of more than 50,000 songs, with Thai musicians led by Somnuek Saeng-arun adding traditional instruments like the khim, flute, ranad and drum to create beautiful compositions with a distinctive Thai character. Other participating musicians were Prasarn Wongwirosuk and Lerkiat Mahavinichaimontri.
All nine of these special edition tracks will be donated free of charge to TV channels in Thailand for use in programmes televising the Coronation.
“The aim of this collaboration is provide Thai television stations with world-class music to accompany programmes about the Coronation. There is absolutely zero cost for their use in covering this wonderful event,” explained Mr Harvey.
The idea of a musical collaboration originally came the Mass Communications Organization of Thailand (MCOT), one of West One Music’s major clients in the kingdom.
“They inquired whether we were planning anything special to commemorate the Coronation,” explained Ms Rossarin Sawasdiraksa, West One Music’s PR and Marketing Manager in Thailand. “Our team came up with the idea of inviting Thai musicians to add their musical talents and instruments to some of the best music from our library.
“The result is a magnificent collection of Western-Thai music that we believe befits this unique occasion which means so much to the Thai people.
“We are extremely proud and honoured to be part of this very special event,” added Ms Rossarin.
Today it has offices and local production facilities across the globe, a passionate in-house team supporting a hugely diverse creative community and the creative output of the world’s media.
From hard-hitting trailer cues to epic sweeping Hollywood scores, West One’s A&R teams are constantly scouring the globe for the latest trends, working closely with the music supervision teams to curate the perfect soundtrack to bring their clients’ visuals to life.
West One Music Group is deeply engrained in the history of the British music scene and boast connections through its co-founder, Richard Harvey, with Hans Zimmer, John Williams, The Who and many other legendary musicians.
Karma Sound Studios were set up six years ago by top British music industry executive Chris Craker who has made Thailand his second home. The multi-million baht complex, located just south of Pattaya, has become a Mecca for some of the biggest names in the global music industry and a growing list of talented young musicians from Thailand.
For West One Music, contact Ms Rossarin 062 414 4155