Award-winning composer producer, conductor and arranger, Christopher Lennertz, has signed a worldwide administration agreement with BMG Chrysalis and a co-publishing arrangement on select projects.
The versatile Lennertz has displayed adeptness for a multitude of mediums in film, television, video games and records and composed scores for box office hits such as Identity Thief, Horrible Bosses, Think Like A Man, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Hop. He's also celebrated for his video game scores such as Steven Spielberg's Medal of Honor series including Rising Sun which won Best Original Score from the prestigious Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences.
As a composer for TV, Lennertz currently scores NBC's new hit drama Revolution and the long running series, Supernatural, which led to an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Underscore in a Drama Series. Recently, at the BMI Film & TV Awards, Lennertz swept 3 wins for his score work on Revolution, Identity Thief and Think Like A Man.
Lennertz studied with Academy Award-winner Elmer Bernstein and has worked with artists such as Basil Poledouris, Michael Kamen, The RZA, Alien Art Farm and Ozomatli, for which he garnered a Grammy for Best Latin Rock Album on his collaboration for the record Street Signs. In 2012, Lennertz produced and co-composed a CD recording entitled Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project which featured 25 Oscar, Tony, Grammy and Emmy award-winning composers all composing one symphony, which raised funds for Hands Together, an organization based in Haiti.
In addition, Lennertz owns Sonic Fuel Studios a state-of-the-art, eco-friendly recording and production facility which has produced the music to hit TV series, and blockbuster films and video games. "I'm so thrilled to be joining the BMG family. I'm excited by their vision and the amazing energy of their team," said Lennertz. "We share the same passion for unique and innovative collaborations. I look forward to having them handle my own catalog and to explore the myriad of opportunities to create new music with their fantastic roster in the worlds of film, television, interactive, and beyond."
"Chris Lennertz is truly an all-in-one artist: composer, songwriter, producer, conductor and multi-instrumentalist," added Kris Muņoz, Senior Director, Business & Legal Affairs, BMG Chrysalis. "His vision and passion for his musical projects always shines through in the finished product. He has a keen ability to see in advance what nuance may be needed to strike that chord of emotion that we love to get from entertainment, and he delivers it."
About BMG Chrysalis:
BMG is an international company focused on the management of music publishing and recording rights. BMG's services cover the entire range of rights administration, development, and exploitation, placing the needs of songwriters and artists at the heart of its business model. Since its launch in 2008, BMG has established a presence in eight core music markets and now represents the rights to over one million songs and recordings, including the catalogues of Chrysalis, Bug, Virgin, Mute and Sanctuary, as well as many prominent artists and songwriters attracted by its service-orientated model. BMG is a wholly-owned subsidiary of international media company Bertelsmann, whose group interests embrace broadcasting and TV production (RTL Group), books (Random House) and magazines (Gruner + Jahr), media services (Arvato) and print (BePrinters). In the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Scandinavia the company trades under the name BMG Chrysalis.