Adventures in Music Licensing-Scoring June 2021


"It Gets In Your Blood"

UPDATE 5-28-21

Fellow film fans:

As of today, my short documentary “It Gets In Your Blood” has been selected in 14 festivals and received 5 nominations and counting!  This festival run started about a month ago, and unbelievably the selection rate is 100% (That means that, to date, ALL festivals that have reported, have selected the film for their programs.)  Of course, that will not last (there’s a lot more to hear from!).  It is an amazing trend, though, and I am truly proud because I did all of the editing, shooting, narration, music, etc.  I am truly humbled by the response.  

The film was really made in support of the 1938 silent sci-fi film, “As the Earth Turns” (see website), and will be in the DVD/BR soon (I have just heard that Earth will be on Turner Classic Movies in the fall.)  I wasn’t originally planning on promoting the documentary on its own.  The film did take over two years to produce and required a ton of research and clearances from many sources.  Disney got involved (where Lyford worked), and helped fact-check the events.

I am working on a biopic script about Richard Lyford, the subject of the documentary, and director of “As The Earth Turns”.  I don’t know where that film is headed, but the documentary has certainly help me focus on it.

“It Gets In Your Blood” will be available online as part of the Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival during the month of June 2021.  If you have 15 minutes to spare, please watch the film, and vote for it.  The film is in the “Trendsetter Shorts” collection.

My 8th Sense Productions Co-Producer, Kim Lyford Bishop has been a tremendous help with all of these projects.  I can’t thank her enough for her support.

“It Gets In Your Blood” latest updates:

“As the Earth Turns”:

Ed Hartman's Wild-World of Film and Music! S1, E11 Discussing Pizza & Life with Jay Salahi, LA Filmmaker!

This is an great discussion with Jay Salahi, LA filmmaker talking about his really entertaining film, Northwood Pie! Thanks very much for your support!



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Fellow humans:
I've decided to try something new.  I've done a crazy amount of interviews lately.  It has been a lot of fun.  I am now stepping into the role of podcaster!  (wierd name). So, without further ado...


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"AS THE EARTH TURNS" (score by Ed Hartman) 

NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON PRIME! Coming to Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in 2021. (All links)

Upcoming confirmed screenings of "As the Earth Turns": (See below for full list of festivals and awards)

(As the Earth Turns is available for virtual screenings to film societies, film schools, retirement homes and centers, arts organizations, or anyone that is interested in a private viewing including Q&A with Ed Hartman the composer and producer.  EMAIL.

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Syncsummit 2021 

I am very humbled and honored to announce that I will be on the virtual Syncsummit, Jan 5-8, 2021!

This will be a great event full of music supervisors, publishers, producers, CEOs, and other important people in the music licensing industry! There will be panels pitch sessions, networking, panels, showcases and a lot more. Start 2021 off with a bang.  See you there!


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"As The Earth Turns" Information 

"As the Earth Turns"

(Unreleased 1938 film, available for the first time in 80 years!) 

(Film Score by Ed Hartman)


Upcoming Screenings, Awards and Nominations

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Ed Hartman on TAXI-TV! 

Ed Hartman will be doing a live interview with Michael Laskow on TAXI-TV (FREE), Monday, September 21, 2020 at 4pm (Pacific). I’ll be talking about how to get your music in film and TV. See you there! 

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Ed Hartman, Soundtrack: The Blind Side. Ed Hartman scores percussive, orchestral, jazz, pop, rock, Latin, world and electronic music. Ed's music has been heard on television (HBO, NBC, ABC, CBS, MTV, Discovery, Green, TLC, WE, Travel, Women, Animal Planet, MSNBC) and in feature films, shorts commercials, documentaries and even a planetarium.