I really have spent most of my career as a songwriter trying to get placements for my songs. I always thought all you had to do was be awesome, but it turns out like many things in life it's all about who you know. And then a lot if it is timing. So far I've had few good placements but it's certainly been a few years since the last one.
Bunyan & Babe is the name of the movie. I don't know much about it except that it is animated, has some big names attached to it, and probably will get a theatrical release. I also know that it will feature a piece written by the great Basil Poledouris so I got that going for me, which is nice. It's not every day you have a track placed in a movie next to someone like that.
I will update more as I get more info. For now you can hear the song on bandcamp if you want to know what it sounds like. It is one of my all-time favorites.
Illuminate the Sky
written by Krister Axel
performed by Krister Axel
produced by Krister Axel and Brian Susko
2004 D’Ici La Publishing ASCAP
Courtesy of RockstarAlley
Album: Swexico EP (2004)
Krister Axel - piano, guitar, vocals
Bill Dowling - trumpet and arrangement
Steve Marsh - trombone
Adam Nanouski - drums
Mark Corben - bass
Joel Eckel - vocals
Sally Jaye - vocals