After receiving a license to kill, British Secret Service agent James Bond played for the first time by Daniel Craig heads to Madagascar, where he uncovers a link to Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), a man who finances terrorist organisations. Learning that Le Chiffre plans to raise money in a high-stakes poker game, MI6 sends Bond to play against him, gambling that their newest “00” operative will topple the man’s organisation
The song Jamaica farewell was taken from the best selling Steelasophical Caribbean Steeldrums album, licensed to Sony Music and used in the Bond movie. Background sound can be heard about 1/3rd into the movie when the location moves to the Bahamas
ARC Music Scores a Track in the New James Bond Movie
Sony Pictures selected one of our tracks to be used in the James Bond Movie – Casino Royale.
“For the past few weeks all of our staff have been anxiously waiting for the news. We were in a head to head with another label whose track had also been selected. So when we heard that we had made the final cut of the movie, you can imagine the feeling. We are obviously very proud of our achievement, and it is really the culmination of something we have been working towards for many years”
To get our music into a major Hollywood movie shows how respected we are in the music industry. The particular track used in Casino Royale is “Linstead Market”, a traditional Jamaican steel drums piece by our artist, Gary Trotman, from EUCD1486 Caribbean Steel Drums – 20 Most Popular Melodies. This is the only song used in the movie apart from the original theme music.
Gary Trotman, Steelasophical
This is the only song used in the movie apart from the original theme music
ARC Music is no stranger to the movie industry either, as earlier this year we also scored another coup with 2 tracks in Steven Spielberg’s mega movie – Munich. Coupled with lots of other successes in between with music being used in movies such as Open water, The Constant Gardener and The 40 Year Old Virgin, altogether it has been a very busy year.