Nomination – Production Music Association, PMA 2018 Mark Awards
September 18th, 2018
Dear family, friends and ‘101 Music’ sub-publishers/distributors,
This came as a wonderful surprise and is an absolute honor to receive a nomination for ‘Best Production Music Library Jazz Artist’ from the PMA (Production Music Association) in the USA, 2018 MARK AWARDS.
The album release where this nomination aligns to is from my production music library record label ‘101 Music Pty Ltd’ that created ‘ITALIAN HOLIDAY’ (101M032) – composed, produced & performed by myself, Art Phillips/Arturo DiFilippo (electric and acoustic guitars).
‘ITALIAN HOLIDAY’ was released in the 101 Music Pty Ltd production music library catalog in January 2018 ‘ITALIAN HOLIDAY’ (101M032) – 101 Music Pty Ltd, production music release and is also commercially released and can be purchased at the Apple Music store ‘ITALIAN HOLIDAY’ – artist: Art Phillips/Arturo DiFilippo, commercial release (apple store)
This is a special distinction for me and I am thrilled to receive this nomination, especially as the album is a tribute to my father who was a great guitarist from Erie, Pennsylvania (USA), also named Arturo Phillips, and how I learnt from the age of 5, playing the old classic Italiano songs together with my grandpa on mandolins, my Dad and I on guitars – playing in nonno’s kitchen many a night per week all through my childhood.
On this project, I played my fathers ‘1937 Gibson L-12 guitar’ with a classic ‘40’s DeArmond’ floating pick-up, and I also played my grandpa Antonio DiFilippo’s ‘1942 Gibson A-40 mandolin’. DiFilippo is my heritage family name, hence the release name with Arturo DiFilippo as the tribute.
I thank my father for his inspiration, love and passion with music, and I also gratefully thank and acknowledge the Production Music Association (PMA) for all that you do for our industry on an international level. In particular, I acknowledge the late Andy Mark for the creation of ‘The Mark Awards’, and thank all the judges who put in an extraordinary amount of time and expertise into the awards system each year.
This album, Italian Holiday, features the most synchronized and performed works from the ‘101 Music’ catalog:
Quote: “Art, I listened to your Italian album ‘Italian Holiday’ (101M032), beautiful work – I felt as if I were in Italy. ‘Amore’ is especially gorgeous”.
Thank you for your friendship and continued support of the ‘101 Music Pty Ltd’ ® catalog.
owner | managing director | composer
101 MUSIC PTY LTD®
|Art Phillips was recently honoured with the title ‘Adjunct Professor’ for his extensive work in academia and his prolific career profile in the music industry as a music composer, producer, arranger/orchestrator and business entrepreneur. The title was bestowed by UBSS, Universal Business School of Sydney, where Art lectures and adjudicates on the occasional basis. Phillips has written a series of ‘case studies’ for UBSS and sits on the Academic Board Senate as well as the Course Advisory Committee.|
Phillips is also the Deputy Chair of the Academic Board at The Australian Institute of Music (AIM). In addition, Art is responsible for writing and delivering the Master of Music & Media subjects, Music & Moving Image, Screen Music Analysis and Music & Media, for Excelsia College (Sydney, Australia).
Art holds his ‘Master of Music Studies’ (Queensland Conservatorium of Music / Griffith University) 1999.
In 2017, Adjunct Professor Art Phillips was honoured with a UBSS Fellowship Award, Universal Business School Sydney, “In recognition of his distinguished contribution to entrepreneurship in Australia”.
Italian Holiday (101M032) from 101 Music Pty Ltd
Composed, Produced, Arranged & Performed by: Art Phillips | Arturo DiFilippo
TRAVEL, LIFESTYLE, FOOD, LANDSCAPES
Heartfelt, soulful and festive themes featuring beautiful mandolins and guitars of Italy
|Deputy Chair, Academic Board, The Australian Institute of Music (AIM)|
Composed and Produced by: Art Phillips
SCDV 739 / Sonoton Music
Positive and upbeat Mediterranean inspired acoustic themes for travel, vacation, food and scenic land and seascapes.
Earthy, warm and pure acoustic guitar textures performed by guitarist Art Phillips
arousing, loving, warm, tender, natural, caring, sensitive, thoughtful, gentle, heartwarming, positive, organic, romantic
ABC radio interview with Art Phillips –May 2017, music to moving image, history and mechanics of this artistic medium
In August 2013 Art visited his mothers home town of Lorain, Ohio USA where he caught up with all his italian cousins and family. During the party Art, on guitar, and his cousin Bob Montalto, on trumpet and also guitar, and cousin David Perrier, vocals, had a fun afternoon jamming for many hours. Here is a snippet of one selection called I’M GONNA’ SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER.
Tuscany and Cinque Terre (Italy) Art Retreat with Dawn Meader / Sept 2014Music performed by Art Phillips (Arturo Di Filipo), O Sole Mio from ‘Chitarre Acustiche d’Italia’ (CD) / Art Phillips
HIGHLIGHTS OF ORIGINAL TELEVISION & FILM MUSIC SCORES:
• IRONMAN – Australian documentaries (2010 ~ 2012)
Arts’ production music is used on the television series: Cold Case Files, The Dog Whisperer, Dancing With The Stars (US), America’s Most Wanted, Oprah Winfrey, American Idol, Ricki Lake Show, True Hollywood Story, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, The US Today Show, Celebrity Profile, Amazing Medical Stories, True Hollywood Story, Survivor, NYPD Blue, Best Damn Sports Show Period, Fox Sports promos (US), Bonehead Detectives, Current Affair (US), Inside the NFL and Homes With Style.