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MAM Family: Dan Yessian of Yessian Music
September 18, 2017

Growing up Armenian in Detroit wasn’t something Dan Yessian, founder of Yessian Music, thought much about. Hardly at all, in fact. “The only thing that was Armenian was the food,” jokes Dan. “And going occasionally to an Armenian dance, where we were encouraged to date Armenian girls.” Instead, Dan’s focus was keenly absorbed in Detroit’s […]

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: Greg Kuehn of Peligro Music
October 14, 2016

There’s that pristine moment at a show, when the music hums through you like a tuning fork; surging through your skull, reverberating down every pore, glimmering in each sweaty bead hovering along your body. There is no where else. Just the sound moving you like a marionette. Complete Bliss within a swirling Chaos. Classically trained composer Greg Kuehn is a lucky man. Throughout his […]

MAM Family: Ryan Wines of Marmoset
August 9, 2016

Working with Marmoset was an immediate labor of love for MAM. Even so, we still swooned when we saw Ryan Wines’ TEDx talk two years ago. Here was the company’s Co-Founder, CEO and Executive Producer extolling the hows and whys of the creative agency merry-go-round: Join an awesome agency for up to three years, Give […]

MAM Family Sightings at SXSW 2016
March 24, 2016

Way to represent at SXSW this year, MAM Family! Yessian literally kicked off the biggest SX yet (#thanksobama) with it’s SXKO Party at The Belmont, co-hosting with fellow production houses Synthetic, Apache, Ntropic, and Beast. Complete with the requisite line out the door, SXKO has quickly become a top mixer for ad folks diving into […]

Paddle for Lars
November 6, 2015

Imagine waking up early one morning, before dawn, excited about the latest adventure you have planned for the day — mountain biking! As you get to your picturesque destination and begin riding, you pass some beautiful lookouts, perfect for your lunch stop. After your ride, you think you might get drinks at the local bar […]

MAM Celebrates Halloween
October 30, 2015

It’s that time year when the temp goes down, creativity spikes, and costumes come out of the closet: Halloween! MAM’s La Jefa, Nan Wilson, was creatively festive all day as she celebrated turning 57 on Halloween. Happy Birthday, Nan! Pico Sound turned Halloween all together with their arrangement of The Vapors’ 1980 hit “Turning Japanese,” for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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