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MAM Family: Andrew & Polly
May 8, 2017

How do you pivot from rushing to hit a client’s commercial music deadline to gleefully banging toy drums with giggling kids at a chocolate factory? Plus an Emmy nomination? Like many of you, Andrew Barkan and Polly Hall kicked off their careers in New York, composing music for advertising clients and scoring indie film projects. Polly eventually founded […]

MAM Family Projects Shine for a Brighter World
May 4, 2016

This Spring, our MAM Family has contributed to some pretty amazing projects working to evolve a brighter world on our big blue marble. Yessian helped kick things into gear with their work for #ClearThePitch, promoting land mine removal from soccer pitches with DCA Mine Action and Grey for Good. And both Yessian and Marmoset helped […]

Holiday Joy Delivered by MAM Family
December 21, 2015

Musical holiday cheer is once again on the loose from our MAM Fam this year. Yessian’s Hamburg crew created a sugarplum score for German supermarket Kaufland’s wonderful Star-Wars-themed kiddie Christmas commercial. Meanwhile, Yessian has been busy in its New York workshop creating the musical story of The Wish Writer, a magical holiday gift+app concept this […]

Finger Goes to Cuba and Gets Fancy
November 20, 2015

Finger Music has been hard at work, cranking out some stellar projects. Leisure Cruise duo Dave Hodge (Finger’s Creative Director) and Leah Siegel released a new music video filmed in Cuba for their song “Mother”. The video features amazing scenes, including a fascinating late-night swimming competition Leisure Cruise didn’t stop there, working with Finger to […]

COPILOT Delivers for ‘Same Day Pups’
November 11, 2015

The budding company Same Day Pups is giving a whole new meaning to the term “special delivery.” Head on over to their website, and with the click of a mouse a certified purebred puppy will be drone-delivered to your doorstep that very same day. Flying puppies?! It almost sounds too good to be true! Because […]

Swell Punctuates ‘Freedom’
August 27, 2015

Did you catch Pharrell Williams’ vid for his latest single, “Freedom”, when it dropped? Unless you have an Apple Music subscription, probably not. The video was released exclusively through the new streaming service June 30 (the same day Apple Music dropped). But now, as of July 22, it’s on Vevo’s YouTube channel! Even if you’re […]

Saatchi & Saatchi celebrated the 25th year of its New Directors’ Showcase at the 2015 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. In honor of that, the ad company asked 25 showcase alums to contribute a minute-long segment to a create an experimental film. Director Noam Murro teamed up with Pivot Audio to recreate a modern, live-action […]

In a theme reminiscent of P&G’s hit ad “Best Job“, MassiveMusic New York was recently commissioned by P&G’s Pampers to revise the classic lullaby “Hush, Little Baby” to highlight the immaterial gifts a child can receive from its community before it’s even aware. Massive’s new lyrics are sung in a hushed whisper, transforming the familiar tune and format with modern concepts. (Did anyone ever actually give kids mocking birds […]

Composer Jason Staczek recently teamed up with filmmaker Brett Gaylor, Upian, the National Film Board of Canada, Arte, Bayerischer Rundfunk, CBC/Radio-Canada to create the music for “Do Not Track”, a documentary short film series investigating the impacts and extent of the new culture of blind data sharing, privacy, and web economy. “I wrote and recorded the […]

Naren Rauch Scores New Edge for Samsung
June 25, 2015

MAM Fam member Naren Rauch recently set the musical backdrop for 15 short videos showcasing Samsung’s latest phone: the Galaxy Edge S6. By hovering your mouse over the sleek website’s pics, videos play describing the S6’s features, with each video set to Naren’s clever musical theme. “The Samsung project was fun and a bit different than a traditional ad spot,” says […]

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