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Real Actual is a music licensing & production company connecting music lovers and music makers.

In our short history, we have had 40 synchs on primetime network and cable television stations including FX (The Comedians), NBC (The Firm), FOX (The Good Guys), MTV (Real World), A&E (Big Smo and Crazy Hearts: Nashville), AMC/SundanceTV (Rectify), USA (Burn Notice: The Fall Of Sam Axe - Original Movie) and Oxygen (Bad Girls Club).

As a writer/producer, Real Actual Founder/Owner, Alan Bennett (see below) has worked on projects with Haden Carpenter (Big Smo on A&E), Amy Wilcox (Crazy Hearts: Nashville on A&E), The LiNE (The Voice on NBC, Hailey Steele and Leland Grant), Tara O'Grady, The Worsties, Ben Cyllus, The Wailin' Canes, Sam Hunter and Linda Emerson leading to fourteen (14) national television synchs on shows like The Good Guys (FOX), Real World (MTV), Big Smo and Crazy Hearts: Nashville (A&E) and Bad Girls Club (Oxygen).

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Founder/Owner, Alan Bennett



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ALAN BENNETT is an American musician, singer, songwriter, performer, record producer and music publisher from Stony Brook, Long Island, New York.

As a studio and touring musician, Bennett has worked with a long list of artists including Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy Award-winner, Leon Russell, having sung background harmony vocals on his 2007 record release, "Angel In Disguise."

As a singer/songwriter, Alan has appeared on radio and television stations and at premier music venues across the U.S., released four independent records, and has been a regular performer at New York's The Bitter End, CBGB's, Wetlands Preserve, The Living Room and Mercury Lounge and Nashville's The Basement, The Bluebird Cafe, Mercy Lounge, 12th & Porter and The Listening Room.

As a songwriter, he has scored more than one hundred (100) cuts including single and music video releases on projects with a very wide range of recording acts. [ Listen to a sampling on SoundCloud ]

As a host/performer, his Alan Bennett & Friends: Live Concert Series features intimate, in-the-round style performances with a wide range of established and emerging recording artists and songwriters. Past events have included Chris Barron (Spin Doctors), Eric Paslay (Eli Young Band, Jake Owens, Love and Theft), Bonnie Bishop (Bonnie Raitt, Grammy Award), Michael Logen (Kelly Clarkson, Jonny Lang, Mat Kearney), Jeff Cohen (Evan and Jaron, The Band Perry, Big and Rich, Josh Groban), Phil Barton (The Fray, Sarah Evans, Lee Brice), Dylan Altman (Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Jake Owen), Dave Pahanish (Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw), Lisa Carver (Sugarland, Willie Nelson), Brad Tursi (Old Dominion, Tyler Farr), Jesse Rice (Florida Georgia Line), Bruce Wallace (Dierks Bentley, Trace Adkins, Gary Alan), Alissa Moreno (Rascal Flatts), Matt Giraud (American Idol finalist), Isaac Hayden (The Collective, The Sing-Off on NBC finalist), Haden Carpenter (Big Smo, A&E), Liam Titcomb, Matty Ride, Adam James, and a long list of special guests.

As a writer/producer, Bennett has worked on projects with Haden Carpenter (Big Smo, A&E-TV), Amy Wilcox (Crazy Hearts: Nashville, A&E-TV), Tara O'Grady, Sam Hunter, The Worsties, The Wailin' Canes, Ben Cyllus and The LiNE (The Voice, NBC, Hailey Steele and Leland Grant) and Linda Emerson, and has enjoyed fourteen (14) song synchs on primetime network and cable television stations including FOX (The Good Guys), MTV (Real World), A&E (Big Smo, Crazy Hearts: Nashville) and Oxygen (Bad Girls Club). [ Listen to a sampling on SoundCloud ]

Alan's music licensing and production company, Real Actual has yielded forty (40) synchs on primetime network and cable television stations including FX (The Comedians), NBC (The Firm), FOX (The Good Guys), FX (The Comedians), MTV (Real World), A&E (Big Smo, Crazy Hearts: Nashville), AMC/SundanceTV (Rectify), USA (Burn Notice: The Fall Of Sam Axe - USA Original Movie) and Oxygen (Bad Girls Club). [ Listen to a sampling on SoundCloud ]

As a music professional, while in New York City (1996-2004), he spent four years working at Sony Music Entertainment. Keeping track of record producers, engineers, mixers and remixers worldwide for Sony's head of A&R, music legend, Peter Asher, he worked on many projects for Columbia Records, Epic Records, Sony Classical, Legacy Recordings, Word and C2 with executives in the A&R, international, promotion, business affairs and legal departments responsible for launching and guiding some of music's biggest recording artists including: Bob Dylan; Barbra Streisand; Tony Bennett; Harry Connick, Jr.; Maxwell; The Neville Brothers; Billy Joel; Bruce Springsteen; Pink Floyd; Mariah Carey; Jennifer Lopez; Marc Anthony; Destiny's Child; Beyonce; Kelly Rowland; Jessica Simpson; Jeff Buckley; John Mayer; Train and Five For Fighting.

As a music instructor/coach, Alan works with emerging bands, singers and songwriters and is a faculty member of the National Guitar Workshop and WorkshopLive.

Alan Bennett is a BMI writer, and his songs are published and administered by Over The Bush Music (BMI). For licensing inquiries, visit the contact us page.

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