September 5, 2018

Ted Lowe Bio

Ted Lowe, Choice Tracks

Ted-LoweTed Lowe began his music business career at the age of 18, securing a summer internship in Warner Bros. Records A&R Department after his first year at Berklee College of Music. After proving that he could identify a hit song (landing cuts on albums for Chaka Khan, Ray Charles, and others), Ted was awarded a second internship, and after graduating Berklee with a B.A. in Professional Music in 1991, landed a full-time job in the A&R department under legendary music business figure Benny Medina. During his tenure at Warner Bros., Ted worked on projects for artists such as Prince, Ray Charles, Take 6, Tevin Campbell, Biz Markie, Big Daddy Kane, Queen Latifah and, Roger Troutman.

In 1995, Ted Lowe left Warner Bros. to accept an A&R position at Sony Music’s Epic Records Group, where he worked with Babyface on his double-platinum/4x Grammy-nominated album “The Day” which contained “This Is For The Lover In You” and “Every Time I Close My Eyes,” both of which peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, and Jon B. on his Top 10 pop hit and Grammy-nominated duet “Someone To Love” (featuring Babyface) as well as Jon’s double-platinum sophomore release “Cool Relax”, which generated two Top 10 urban singles, including “Are You Still Down,” a duet featuring Tupac Shakur. Additionally, Ted worked on albums with Stanley Clarke, MC Eiht, remixes for Michael Jackson’s HIStory album, as well as numerous Compilations and Soundtrack Recordings including “The Great White Hype” and “Money Train.”

While at Epic, Ted discovered his passion for matching a scene with the perfect song. After leaving Epic in 1998, Ted began supervising music in indie films, and quickly discovered that music budgets were very low compared to what he was used to while working at the majors. Never one to run from a challenge, Ted pooled together a bunch of great indie artists and licensed their music in to his films, and then offered the music to other film and TV supervisors.

In 2000, Ted formally opened the doors of Choicetracks, Inc., a music publisher and indie label focused on Film and TV licensing. Songs from the Choicetracks catalog have been featured in numerous ad campaigns for brands such as AFLAC, T-Mobile, Pantene, XBOX 360, Dannon Yogurt and Days Inn, Movie Trailers such as “The Other Woman,” “The Internship,” “Ice Age 3, “Happy Feet 2,” and “Up,” and thousands of Television placements, most recently: “America’s Got Talent,” “American Idol,” “Bones,” “Vice,” “Jane The Virgin,” “Top Gear” and “Gypsy Sisters.” For nearly a decade, Choicetracks has partnered with synch licensing powerhouse Position Music, and Kobalt Music (ex. U.S.) for exploitation and administration of its Catalogs.

A life-long Los Angeles native, Ted recently relocated to Austin with his wife Rebekah, daughter Ellery, and dog Tortilla. In his short time here, he’s discovered that Tacos DO make an awesome breakfast, Queso is good with anything, and it’s not unheard of to go grocery shopping while being serenaded by a live cover-band.

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Gregg Miller

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