Although she is unlikely to take the credit, without Alexandra Patsavas of Chop Shop Music Supervision, The Fray may have been a one-hit wonder, and we may never have fallen in love with "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol. Key placements in the TV show Grey's Anatomy exposed large segments of US pop audiences to "Chasing Cars" and "How to Save a Life," The Fray's second pop top 10 smash. Patsavas is the music supervisor for TV shows like Grey's Anatomy and The O.C.. She selects and clears songs for inclusion on the soundtracks to the shows. Now, Alexandra Patsavas is being given the opportunity to operate her own record label, Chop Shop Records, under the Atlantic Records group.
Alexandra Patsavas has been a serious music fan since high school going to concerts, buying records, and, when she went to college at the University of Illinois, she got involved with booking bands. Over the years she worked her way up in the music, film, and TV industries until she opened Chop Shop Music Supervision in 1998. Her business flourished working for TV shows like Roswell, Boston Public, and eventually The O.C. and Grey's Anatomy. Still keeping with a schedule of spending at least one day a week listening to new music, Patsavas' taste is impeccable.
Chop Shop Records has not officially set up shop or signed any artists yet, but the pop music industry will be eagerly awaiting the artists given a chance at stardom by Alexandra Patsavas.
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