MelatiaeTrade Publishing is a member of American Society of Composers Artists and Publisher (ASCAP). We have been in business since 1994. MelatiaeTrade Publishing began when CEO Clinton R. LeFort was in graduate School and had to track his "world premier performances at LSU Music School. Mr. LeFort went on to USC Writing Music for Film & Television, working with such greats as Bubby Baker, Elmer Bernstein and Leonard Rosenman. He has since then released 27 albums of Ambient music available thru online stores. MelatiaeTrade Publishing is the catalyst for music placement in documentaries, films, and other music distribution channels.
Besides music MelatiaeTrade has also published 4 paperback books which are available thru online outlets. They have each received imprimatur from Archdiocese of St. Louis, Mo. MelatiaeTrade Publishing has also created several Newsletters registered with the Library of Congress to help share information about religious and artistic topics.
Amazon Biography from Amazon Authors page:
The ambient sounds of reality and natural atmospheres are the specialty of professional recording artist Clinton LeFort.
LeFort (who also records under the moniker of Purple Moose) hails from Lake Arthur, LA where he learned the Cajun Zydeco bands Honky-Tonk Country songs of the bayou. "I was lucky to work as a kid next door to a Honky-Tonk joint where new music was being performed every Saturday," he says.
He attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and earned his Masters under Dinos Constantinides and Stephen David Beck (Electro-Acoustics) in music in 1990 before making the leap across the country to study at University of California Los Angeles in 1993 and University of Southern California in 1994. He had the privilege of studying with music masters James Horner, James Newton Howard, Randy Newman and took the first steps of his career as an assistant to Producer Orion Crawford.
Mr. LeFort is also a publisher of 4 books available thru Amazon.com, Barnes & Nobles and other online outlets. The first two are on the life of Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, while the other two are on religious themes. All have received Imprimatur form local church authorities. His music is played on selected radio stations in various parts of the world and in America.
Mr. LeFort is the author of various newsletters all registered with the Library of Congress ISSN division. He also writes frequently for various internet sites such as Zomba.com and Triond.com. You can view his music as downloads at LastFm.com or iTunes. Rhapsody and Napster.
LeFort relocated to Union, MO in 2001 where he continues to live and work to this day. Since then, he has recorded and released a slew of albums as Purple Moose. His work, as featured in Music For Films Vol. 1, Sense World and Intelligible World and New Life, run the gamut of styles including Classical, Baroque, Film, Contemporary Christian, Minimalist, Ambient and Electronica.
During my time at Union,MO I began five newsletters, all registered with the Library of Congress (ISSN). Also, I authored five books. It was a time of expanding my creative freedom.
"I carry forward an eclectic tradition of musical genres not just any single one," he says. "Music is forever expanding and this is what it will always do. It speaks to the hearts of the present, while growing into the future."
At 10 yrs. of age my parents encouraged my music making and gave me opportunities to play electric bass at festivals and teenage venues. Along with my brother as trumpet player; friends as drummer and electric guitar, we enjoyed these times of music making. Later, I joined the University first as a Double bassist, later as a cellist and composer of my own music. I conducted my music accompanied by full orchestra and many other ensembles- synchronized to motion picture while attending USC. Today some of my music is being used in recent films.
Clinton R. LeFort
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