The Sparks Brothers

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The Sparks Brothers Radio Special

Click play below to preview The Sparks Brothers, Joyride Media’s latest free one-hour radio special about everybody’s favorite movie about your favorite band’s favorite band.

More details, signup forms and cue sheets are online here.

The Sparks Brothers

The Sparks Brothers Radio Special Details

Brothers Ron and Russell Mael and director Edgar Wright from their film THE SPARKS BROTHERS, a Focus Features release.
Credit: Jake Polonsky / Focus Features

The Sparks Brothers Radio Special

Give your listeners more about the legendary band Sparks, whose 50 year career is featured The Sparks Brothers – A new documentary feature from Edgar Wright follows the five-decade career of Sparks – your favorite band’s favorite band. 

This free one-hour program is a great way to give you listeners more about Sparks, whether they already saw the film in theaters or look forward to streaming it at home. It’s the perfect special to air if you play Sparks classics all the time. Even if you don’t, this is a fascinating story about a band that stands the test of time, recommended for anyone who likes music.

BROADCAST WINDOW + TIMELY DATES

  • Broadcast Window: July/August 2021
  • Excellent substitute program for any eclectic music program

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Producer: Joyride Media
  • Host: Adam Buxton
  • Music: "This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us," "The Number 1 Song in Heaven" and more Sparks classics featured in the film, "The Sparks Brothers,"
  • Interviews: Exclusive insights from Ron and Russell Mael of Sparks and film director Edgar Wright, plus film excerpts with comments from Beck, Flea, Jack Antonoff, Gary Stewart and others.
  • Formats: Broadcast content options
    • 54:00 with 3 breaks
    • 59:00 with 2 breaks
    • 52:00 with 3 breaks
    • Unhosted versions available by request
    • Four 6-8 minute podcast episodes
    • Edgar Wright intro drops to more than 20 Sparks classics.
  • DeliveryDropboxPRX, Airplay Direct
  • Terms: No built-in spots, no barter deals and up to 8 minutes for your own spots.
  • Podcast / Short Features: Also available soon to drop in your broadcasts or post online.

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    The Sparks Brothers Film Trailer

    • Artist: Sparks
    • Track: The Sparks Brothers Film Trailer
    • Release: The Sparks Brothers
    • Label: Back Lot Music / Focus Features
    • Release Date: June 18, 2021
    • Formats: AAA, Noncomm, Alternative, NPR
    • More details online here.

    The Sparks Brothers – A new documentary feature from Edgar Wright follows the five-decade career of Sparks – your favorite band’s favorite band. In theaters from Focus Features June 18. One hour special, podcasts and more radio content available soon.

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    Edgar Wright Intro Drops

    EDGAR WRIGHT INTRO DROPS

    Click play below to preview or download any or all of these Edgar Wright intro drops for more than 20 classic Sparks tracks, all are suitable for broadcast. To download, click downward-arrows or this link for the Dropbox folder.

    The Sparks Brothers

    Sparks Brother Podcast coming soon

    The Sparks Brothers Podcast

    Joyride Media’s one hour radio special will also be adapted as a podcast. Watch this space for links to hear and share this program on your favorite podcast platforms, as well as the Spotify exclusive “Music + Talk” feature.

    Links to all available platforms are online at https://backlotmusic.ffm.to/sparkspodcast

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    Radio Special Cuesheets and song lists

    Cue sheets and song lists for 59:00, 54:00 and 52:00 versions of The Sparks Brothers

    Click expandable headers below to view segment info for each format. Full program details, audio previews and signup forms are online here.

    59:00 version

    1 – Part 1 (16:00)

    • In: “The longer we do it we become more emboldened…”
    • Out: “I’m Adam Buxton, and you’re listening to The Sparks Brothers.
    • Songs: The Number One Song In Heaven, Talent Is An Asset (excerpt), This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us, Slowboat (excerpt), Beat The Clock

    2 – Break 1 With Music Bed (1:00)  La Dolce Vita

    3 – Part 2 (21:00)

    • In: “Welcome back to The Sparks Brothers, I’m Adam Buxton.”
    • Out: “I’m Adam Buxton, and you’re listening to The Sparks Brothers.
    • Songs: La Dolce Vita (excerpt), Under The Table With Her, Amateur Hour (excerpt), The Rhythm Thief (excerpt), My Baby’s Taking Me Home (Live at Kentish Town 2018), Johnny Delusional

    4 – Break 2 With Music Bed (1:00)  Those Mysteries

    5 – Part 3 (20:00)

    • In: “Welcome back to The Sparks Brothers, I’m Adam Buxton.”
    • Out: “I’m Adam Buxton, thanks for listening.”
    • Songs: The Race For President (excerpt), When Do I Get To Sing My Way, I Can’t Believe That You Would Fall For All The Crap In This Song (excerpt), Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me), All That

    6 – Promo (0:30) The Number One Song In Heaven


    54:00 version

    1 – Billboard / Intro (1:00)

    • In: “The longer we do it we become more emboldened…”
    • Out: “I’m Adam Buxton. Welcome to The Sparks Brothers.
    • Song: The Number One Song In Heaven

    2 – Part 1 (12:00)

    • In: “Welcome back to The Sparks Brothers, I’m Adam Buxton.”
    • Out: “I’m Adam Buxton, and you’re listening to The Sparks Brothers.
    • Songs:  The Number One Song In Heaven, Talent Is An Asset (excerpt), This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us, Slowboat (excerpt), Beat The Clock

    3 – Break 1 With Music Bed (1:00)  La Dolce Vita

    4 – Part 2 (20:00)

    • In: “Welcome back to The Sparks Brothers, I’m Adam Buxton.”
    • Out: “I’m Adam Buxton, and you’re listening to The Sparks Brothers.
    • Songs:  La Dolce Vita (excerpt), Under The Table With Her, Amateur Hour (excerpt), The Rhythm Thief (excerpt), My Baby’s Taking Me Home (Live at Kentish Town 2018), Johnny Delusional

    5 – Break 2 With Music Bed (1:00)  Those Mysteries

    6 – Part 3 (19:00)

    • In: “Welcome back to The Sparks Brothers, I’m Adam Buxton.”
    • Out: “I’m Adam Buxton, thanks for listening.”
    • Songs: The Race For President (excerpt), When Do I Get To Sing My Way, I Can’t Believe That You Would Fall For All The Crap In This Song (excerpt), Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me), All That

    7 – Promo (0:30)  The Number One Song In Heaven


    52:00 Version

    Use the parts of the 54:00 show without the 1:00 music bed tracks as follows

    1 – Billboard / Intro (1:00)

    • In: “The longer we do it we become more emboldened…”
    • Out: “I’m Adam Buxton. Welcome to The Sparks Brothers.
    • Song: The Number One Song In Heaven

    2 – Part 1 (12:00)

    • In: “Welcome back to The Sparks Brothers, I’m Adam Buxton.”
    • Out: “I’m Adam Buxton, and you’re listening to The Sparks Brothers.
    • Songs:  The Number One Song In Heaven, Talent Is An Asset (excerpt), This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us, Slowboat (excerpt), Beat The Clock

    3 – Part 2 (20:00)

    • In: “Welcome back to The Sparks Brothers, I’m Adam Buxton.”
    • Out: “I’m Adam Buxton, and you’re listening to The Sparks Brothers.
    • Songs:  La Dolce Vita (excerpt), Under The Table With Her, Amateur Hour (excerpt), The Rhythm Thief (excerpt), My Baby’s Taking Me Home (Live at Kentish Town 2018), Johnny Delusional

    4 – Part 3 (19:00)

    • In: “Welcome back to The Sparks Brothers, I’m Adam Buxton.”
    • Out: “I’m Adam Buxton, thanks for listening.”
    • Songs: The Race For President (excerpt), When Do I Get To Sing My Way, I Can’t Believe That You Would Fall For All The Crap In This Song (excerpt), Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me), All That

    7 – Promo (0:30)  The Number One Song In Heaven

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