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 year by Macy’s. (Congrats on the campaign’s top marks from Shoot Magazine, Yessian!)
Shifting gears for the ‘adults’, Yessian also contributed music for Zürich’s playfully racy holiday tourism ad. They’re pretty genuine when they say, “Discover an unexpected side of Switzerland.”
Enough eggnog and mistletoe often leads one to wonder: How might I add some festive flair to my favorite tune? What is the easiest way to make my anthem holiday-worthy, with jingling bells, glockenspiel, or… say… a grumpy reindeer? MassiveMusic has the answer: The XMassfier. The online tool allows you to add fun holiday ‘accompaniments’ to your fave music videos faster than Santa’s sleigh. Listening is believing, so be sure to give it a whirl!
This year’s Scrooge McDuck (AKA: Donald Tr*mp) gets a musical pie in the face South Park-style with Steve Ford’s new “Tr*mp Operetta”. A true original, much like “The Don”.
Need a winter-themed, pro-immigrant entrepreneurial Tr*mp antidote? (Don’t we all?) Ever heard of Klaus Obermeyer? If know your “pow pow” from your “oatmeal”, you have. If not, meet Klaus’s phenomenal 90+ self, how he turned Aspen into a titan of skiing innovation, and why his very successful business model is rooted in two outrageous concepts: joy and integrity.
“I wanted to make life nice for people so that our company’s like a family,” says Klaus. “Keep them happy and healthy. We want them to be free.”
Cheers to composer Tai Vare for sharing Klaus’s short doc, featuring a lovely score by Tai and Bill Wandel.
It’s a perfect reminder of what the holidays are all about: celebrating Winter, sharing our bounty and talents with our community, and wishing them joy 365 days of the year.
The Invitation (Kaufland) [Yessian]
The Wish Writer (Macy’s) [Yessian]
Christmas Filled with Love (Zürich) [Yessian]
Tr*mp Operetta (Fez Productions) [Steve Ford]
The Legacy of Klaus Obermeyer (Obermeyer) [Tai Vare]