In 2009, contemporary a cappella came to American television in the form of a new reality show called the Sing-Off. The fourth season just wrapped in 2013 and has been responsible for making superstars out of a cappella singers and groups. Additionally, the show has led to spinoffs overseas in the Netherlands and China.
Most of the background music you hear in the show (besides the theme song) was custom created by us, or taken from one of our albums. The show has already featured over 50 different song clips of ours in the
US and Europe, including:
The “tension bed” played during all elimination sequences;
The “cold open” played under the opening videos;
Our “cocoa” bumper, initially created for Nota, used
to and from commercial often.
..and Host Nick Lachey’s theme music is from “You Were Everything” off of our album Level!
As a matter of fact, during each episode of The Sing-Off, you may be hearing more of the House Jacks than any group featured in the show competition…without even realizing it!
It just so happens that we have the largest lyricless library of contemporary a cappella music clips in the world. If you’re interested in using any of them for your web site, video game, radio show, movie,
television show or anything else, please contact us here.
Another secret: Our own Troy Horne was subbed in as the bass for Urban Method in Season 3!
Armed with that information, watch the show. Season Four is on its way. It’s a fun look at some of the nation’s best in a cappella. Listen for those tracks, and see if you can find other moments when the House Jacks helped make the Sing-Off hum!