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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: 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 […]

Montreux Jazz Unveils Stunning Live Music Archive
September 20, 2016

There’s really nothing quite like live performances. The vibrant acoustics, an artist’s spontaneous interpretations on beloved standards, the audience swelling in response. Or the chance to discover new sounds, innovations and inspirations to tuck into your own musical pallet. The Montreux Jazz Festival is one of the top places to do just that — a […]

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 […]

100% Licensing a-OK with DOJ
July 6, 2016

The U.S. Department of Justice is one chill cat. With lobbyists and industry execs swarming outside its doors, the DOJ stood it’s ground and declared they would not be amending ASCAP and BMI’s royalty collecting consent decrees. They also tacked on to their decision that, oh, by the way, you just need one copyright owner’s […]

Hallelujah! The music world is finally standing up to YouTube’s increasingly blatant abuse of free music performances. Remember our piece on music mogul Irving Azoff’s new Global Music Rights PRO? Turns out he’s also a long-time critic of YouTube, recently unleashing the Kracken in an open letter via Recode. He’s part of a landslide of […]

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 […]

Musical Swings Harmonizing in Detroit
April 7, 2016

For those of you with the Motor City either in your backyard or on your travel itinerary within the next few weeks, here’s a fun excuse to bundle up and grab a swing in downtown Detroit. “The Swings: An Exercise in Musical Cooperation” is a charming musical swing installation visiting Campus Martius Park (from Montreal) […]

Nan Tackles YouTube in SHOOT
April 5, 2016

SHOOT just published a POV column by Nan Wilson, MAM’s Oracle on the swift-moving world of music royalties. Her piece “The Future of Advertising Music Royalties” calls out YouTube’s conveniently lazy approach to advertising music royalties, and how that’s influencing the digital music royalty market. Nan also outlines the role PROs currently play (and don’t) […]

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 […]

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