INTERNATIONAL 2016 JURY

We always strive to build a jury of specialists in their field. These are the brilliant individuals who can look at the craft involved in music and sound for the media, and bring their expertise to the judging process to make sure the finalists and winners truly merit the recognition of The Music+Sound Awards.

This year we are extremely proud to introduce you to the International 2016 jury panel.

SOUND DESIGN

  RAPHAEL FRUCHARD HEAD OF PRODUCTION - THE Raphael Fruchard started as a sound producer in the 90’s for french radio stations. Handling the Marlboro’s music radio program, he worked with the well-known Antoine de Caunes, Club Hollywood and Philippe Manœuvre. Then he worked for the french version of the famous US Top 40. In 2006, Raphaël, Jérôme Alquier and Serge Escande together founded « The », which became one of the top five biggest shops for music and sound production for advertising in France. 2013 was marked by a decisive update for « The » as the agency moved to its own brand new office, after more than a year spent building the place composed by 4 fully equipped state-of-the-art music studios and up to 7 sound work spaces, including Avid and Final Cut facilities. For 10 years now, « The » has been part of many multi-award projects, sound designed more than 1000 commercials, hours of documentaries and mixed numerous TV shows.

 

RAPHAEL FRUCHARD

HEAD OF PRODUCTION - THE

Raphael Fruchard started as a sound producer in the 90’s for french radio stations. Handling the Marlboro’s music radio program, he worked with the well-known Antoine de Caunes, Club Hollywood and Philippe Manœuvre. Then he worked for the french version of the famous US Top 40.

In 2006, Raphaël, Jérôme Alquier and Serge Escande together founded « The », which became one of the top five biggest shops for music and sound production for advertising in France.

2013 was marked by a decisive update for « The » as the agency moved to its own brand new office, after more than a year spent building the place composed by 4 fully equipped state-of-the-art music studios and up to 7 sound work spaces, including Avid and Final Cut facilities.

For 10 years now, « The » has been part of many multi-award projects, sound designed more than 1000 commercials, hours of documentaries and mixed numerous TV shows.

  WILL COHEN CO-FOUNDER - STRING AND TINS Will is an accomplished sound designer, composer, field recordist and co-founder of String and Tins. He is passionate about making evocative sound for film, and enthusiastic about using varied tools and techniques along the way. His music and sound design have been awarded at D&AD, Cannes Lions, The One Show, The British Arrows, LIAs, Shots, Creative Circle, and the Music+Sound Awards. From playing and touring in orchestras and singing in choirs as a teenager (notably as a choral scholar at St Martin-In-The-Fields), he worked at Jungle Studios as a sound designer from the age of 21 for 7½ years, before going freelance to pursue more music projects alongside his sound design work. Over the five years that followed his work began to receive critical acclaim, including awards for sound design on: The Guardian 'Three Little Pigs' and Audi 'Evolution on the Outside, Revolution on the Inside' commercials. String and Tins have recently received numerous awards for music and sound design for Will's work on Audi 'Birth' and the new Vue Cinemas ident.

 

WILL COHEN

CO-FOUNDER - STRING AND TINS

Will is an accomplished sound designer, composer, field recordist and co-founder of String and Tins. He is passionate about making evocative sound for film, and enthusiastic about using varied tools and techniques along the way. His music and sound design have been awarded at D&AD, Cannes Lions, The One Show, The British Arrows, LIAs, Shots, Creative Circle, and the Music+Sound Awards.

From playing and touring in orchestras and singing in choirs as a teenager (notably as a choral scholar at St Martin-In-The-Fields), he worked at Jungle Studios as a sound designer from the age of 21 for 7½ years, before going freelance to pursue more music projects alongside his sound design work. Over the five years that followed his work began to receive critical acclaim, including awards for sound design on: The Guardian 'Three Little Pigs' and Audi 'Evolution on the Outside, Revolution on the Inside' commercials.

String and Tins have recently received numerous awards for music and sound design for Will's work on Audi 'Birth' and the new Vue Cinemas ident.

BRIAN BEATRICE SOUND DESIGNER / COMPOSER - NUTMEG CREATIVE Emmy Award-winning talent Brian is one of New York City’s most respected mixers and sound designers. In addition to short-form work for Nickelodeon, Food Network, USA Network, Syfy and truTV, and commercial spots for Calvin Klein, Baron and Baron, Publicis and Anomaly, Beatrice is known for his work on such recent long-form programs as WNET/PBS’s “Nature,” “Secrets of the Dead”, “Wide Angle” and National Geographic Channel’s “Secret Service” series. His documentary work includes projects for PBS, VH1, Lifetime and History, as well as numerous independent films. In his spare time, Brian is actively engaged in various exploratory studio projects, obsessing over some noise generator, composing original music and touring with his widely acclaimed band.   

BRIAN BEATRICE

SOUND DESIGNER / COMPOSER - NUTMEG CREATIVE

Emmy Award-winning talent Brian is one of New York City’s most respected mixers and sound designers. In addition to short-form work for Nickelodeon, Food Network, USA Network, Syfy and truTV, and commercial spots for Calvin Klein, Baron and Baron, Publicis and Anomaly, Beatrice is known for his work on such recent long-form programs as WNET/PBS’s “Nature,” “Secrets of the Dead”, “Wide Angle” and National Geographic Channel’s “Secret Service” series. His documentary work includes projects for PBS, VH1, Lifetime and History, as well as numerous independent films.

In his spare time, Brian is actively engaged in various exploratory studio projects, obsessing over some noise generator, composing original music and touring with his widely acclaimed band. 

 

 
  MARKUS WEBER SOUND DESIGNER / MD - STUDIO FUNK Markus Weber is a managing director at Studio Funk, one of the largest audio production networks in Germany. He started making music at the age of 15. An old classical guitar given to him as a gift and a Bontempi organ that he paid for himself using the earnings from his paper round helped him with his first attempts at song writing, the results of which still had some room for improvement. At the age of 18, he bought his first synthesizer and began to immerse himself into the world of electronic music. As a sound editor, he has recorded and mixed countless audio and music productions over the past 32 years. As well as managing operations at Studio Funk, he also works as a composer and arranger. He has composed numerous pieces for various well-known brands and channels, which sadly leaves him little time to work on his own songs. However, he never gives up hope of one day being able to finish his tracks.

 

MARKUS WEBER

SOUND DESIGNER / MD - STUDIO FUNK

Markus Weber is a managing director at Studio Funk, one of the largest audio production networks in Germany.

He started making music at the age of 15. An old classical guitar given to him as a gift and a Bontempi organ that he paid for himself using the earnings from his paper round helped him with his first attempts at song writing, the results of which still had some room for improvement.

At the age of 18, he bought his first synthesizer and began to immerse himself into the world of electronic music.

As a sound editor, he has recorded and mixed countless audio and music productions over the past 32 years.

As well as managing operations at Studio Funk, he also works as a composer and arranger.

He has composed numerous pieces for various well-known brands and channels, which sadly leaves him little time to work on his own songs. However, he never gives up hope of one day being able to finish his tracks.

  ADRIAN BELL PRODUCTION SOUND MIXER   Adrian Bell is a BAFTA award winning Sound Mixer / Recordist, who has worked on several high profile film and TV productions. Recent film and drama includes five series of "Merlin", "About Time" by Richard Curtis,  "Everest" by Balthasar Kormakur, with a BAFTA sound fiction win in 2014 for Stephen Poliakoff's "Dancing on the Edge." Recently completed "Inferno" with Ron Howard. BBC trained and 15 years documentary filming, picking up two BAFTA factual nominations.

 

ADRIAN BELL

PRODUCTION SOUND MIXER

 

Adrian Bell is a BAFTA award winning Sound Mixer / Recordist, who has worked on several high profile film and TV productions.

Recent film and drama includes five series of "Merlin", "About Time" by Richard Curtis,  "Everest" by Balthasar Kormakur, with a BAFTA sound fiction win in 2014 for Stephen Poliakoff's "Dancing on the Edge." Recently completed "Inferno" with Ron Howard. BBC trained and 15 years documentary filming, picking up two BAFTA factual nominations.

 
  JOHNNIE BURN SOUND DESIGNER - WAVE STUDIOS Johnnie Burn is a British supervising sound editor, re-recording mixer and sound designer whose work includes commercials, music videos, sonic branding and feature films. Recent work includes the rebranding of Channel Four, the sound design of the 2015 Cannes Jury Prize winning 'THE LOBSTER', directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, and the outstanding Sound Design of Jonathan Glazers' 'UNDER THE SKIN'. He is responsible for much award winning use of sound. In Commercials he is the UK's most awarded sound designer, with a large awards cabinet including the only D&AD black pencil ever granted in sound. He also accepted a lifetime achievement Fellowship Award at the British Arrows Awards in 2012. In October 2015, Johnnie was voted UK Film Post Engineer of the year by Resoloution Magazine.  

 

JOHNNIE BURN

SOUND DESIGNER - WAVE STUDIOS

Johnnie Burn is a British supervising sound editor, re-recording mixer and sound designer whose work includes commercials, music videos, sonic branding and feature films. Recent work includes the rebranding of Channel Four, the sound design of the 2015 Cannes Jury Prize winning 'THE LOBSTER', directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, and the outstanding Sound Design of Jonathan Glazers' 'UNDER THE SKIN'. He is responsible for much award winning use of sound.

In Commercials he is the UK's most awarded sound designer, with a large awards cabinet including the only D&AD black pencil ever granted in sound. He also accepted a lifetime achievement Fellowship Award at the British Arrows Awards in 2012.

In October 2015, Johnnie was voted UK Film Post Engineer of the year by Resoloution Magazine.

 

ADVERTISING

  BAS KORSTEN ECD - JWT AMSTERDAM His mind never rests, Bas is always looking for new angles, inspiration and mind blowing ideas. Two years after starting as a copy writer Bas was Creative Director and Board Member at DDB Amsterdam, then co-founded and became Creative Partner at Selmore Amsterdam. After three years he co-founded the agency Nothing Amsterdam and another three years later he joined JWT Amsterdam. Currently Bas is Executive Creative Director @JWTAmsterdam. He's won 11 Cannes Lions, 16 Dutch ACDN Lamps, 8 Effies, the Epica Grand Prix and numerous other national and international advertising awards. He has judged at Cannes and The New York Festivals. 

 

BAS KORSTEN

ECD - JWT AMSTERDAM

His mind never rests, Bas is always looking for new angles, inspiration and mind blowing ideas. Two years after starting as a copy writer Bas was Creative Director and Board Member at DDB Amsterdam, then co-founded and became Creative Partner at Selmore Amsterdam.
After three years he co-founded the agency Nothing Amsterdam and another three years later he joined JWT Amsterdam. Currently Bas is Executive Creative Director @JWTAmsterdam.

He's won 11 Cannes Lions, 16 Dutch ACDN Lamps, 8 Effies, the Epica Grand Prix and numerous other national and international advertising awards. He has judged at Cannes and The New York Festivals. 

  VICO BENEVIDES ECD - BLUE HIVE / JWT SAO PAOLO  

 

VICO BENEVIDES

ECD - BLUE HIVE / JWT SAO PAOLO

 

  FRAN LUCKIN CCO - GREY AFRICA  

 

FRAN LUCKIN

CCO - GREY AFRICA

 

 
  CASSIANO SALDANHA CREATIVE DIRECTOR - APPLE Having graduated in Product Design and Visual Communication, Cassiano has founded a digital agency back in the day and sold it before turning into a squared corporate youngster. For the past 17 years he has been acting as Art/Creative Director in Sao Paulo, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Florida working for brands such as Nike, Ford Motors, Unilever, Playstation3, IBM, Levis, Motorola, Yahoo!, LG Mobile, Schweppes, MasterCard, Google, Pepsico, Adidas, Disney, AIG and Intel. Recently he joined Apple as a Creative Director for Marketing and Communication, responsible for Latin America and Caribbean.

 

CASSIANO SALDANHA

CREATIVE DIRECTOR - APPLE

Having graduated in Product Design and Visual Communication, Cassiano has founded a digital agency back in the day and sold it before turning into a squared corporate youngster. For the past 17 years he has been acting as Art/Creative Director in Sao Paulo, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Florida working for brands such as Nike, Ford Motors, Unilever, Playstation3, IBM, Levis, Motorola, Yahoo!, LG Mobile, Schweppes, MasterCard, Google, Pepsico, Adidas, Disney, AIG and Intel. Recently he joined Apple as a Creative Director for Marketing and Communication, responsible for Latin America and Caribbean.

  JON WILLIAMS CCO - GREY EMEA  

 

JON WILLIAMS

CCO - GREY EMEA

 

ORIGINAL COMPOSITION

  RAMESH SATHIAH CREATIVE DIRECTOR - SONG ZU Ramesh Sathiah is Partner and Creative Director of Song Zu which is one of the most awarded and established music and sound design companies in the Asia Pacific region. After starting in the music industry in recording studios as an engineer and producer, Ramesh got an introduction to the world of screen composing, initially writing music for television shows for Discovery Channel as well as long running drama series. In 1996, Ramesh started working for Song Zu Sydney, and within three years at the age of twenty-five, was made Creative Director of Song Zu Singapore. During this time his work took him across the globe, working on worldwide and regional campaigns for some of the world's biggest brands. Since becoming Partner and Creative Director in Sydney, Song Zu has been awarded Australian Creative 'Hotshop' winner, LIA Music and Sound Design Company of the year, as well as winning prestigious Gold Clios and a Gold AWARD for Original Music. Ramesh has also been a part of the judging panel for many international award shows, including Jury President for Music and Sound for LIA, as well as a jury member for Clio, and AWARD. He has also been a speaker at Adfest, Promax and Designyatra. 

 

RAMESH SATHIAH

CREATIVE DIRECTOR - SONG ZU

Ramesh Sathiah is Partner and Creative Director of Song Zu which is one of the most awarded and established music and sound design companies in the Asia Pacific region.

After starting in the music industry in recording studios as an engineer and producer, Ramesh got an introduction to the world of screen composing, initially writing music for television shows for Discovery Channel as well as long running drama series.

In 1996, Ramesh started working for Song Zu Sydney, and within three years at the age of twenty-five, was made Creative Director of Song Zu Singapore. During this time his work took him across the globe, working on worldwide and regional campaigns for some of the world's biggest brands.

Since becoming Partner and Creative Director in Sydney, Song Zu has been awarded Australian Creative 'Hotshop' winner, LIA Music and Sound Design Company of the year, as well as winning prestigious Gold Clios and a Gold AWARD for Original Music.

Ramesh has also been a part of the judging panel for many international award shows, including Jury President for Music and Sound for LIA, as well as a jury member for Clio, and AWARD. He has also been a speaker at Adfest, Promax and Designyatra. 

 
  SASCHA DARROCH-DAVIES JOINT MD - ADELPHOI Sascha has studied music since aged 5 beginning with violin.  Soon after came drums and 10 years of little else, hammering it out in sweaty rehearsal rooms, sweaty music venues playing for very noisy bands. A degree in music followed, as did several more years in sweaty bands, sweaty European tours, a record deal with Wall Of Sound and the world's pinkest drum kit. The decision to get a real job wasn't taken lightly, in fact it wasn't taken at all.  e started running for production companies working with Directors like Sam Brown and Sara Dunlop aiding James Blunt to jump off a cliff and nearly drowning the Foo Fighters in red paint.  A couple of years bothering ad agency folk as a rep followed, then in 2008 he went to work as a music producer/supervisor with a guy called Brian who worked with very famous pop stars. In 2011 Sascha joined Adelphoi Music producing/supervising/disrupti-ng on mostly commercials and content for brands. Sascha is now Joint MD at Adelphoi. 

 

SASCHA DARROCH-DAVIES

JOINT MD - ADELPHOI

Sascha has studied music since aged 5 beginning with violin. 

Soon after came drums and 10 years of little else, hammering it out in sweaty rehearsal rooms, sweaty music venues playing for very noisy bands.

A degree in music followed, as did several more years in sweaty bands, sweaty European tours, a record deal with Wall Of Sound and the world's pinkest drum kit.

The decision to get a real job wasn't taken lightly, in fact it wasn't taken at all.  e started running for production companies working with Directors like Sam Brown and Sara Dunlop aiding James Blunt to jump off a cliff and nearly drowning the Foo Fighters in red paint. 

A couple of years bothering ad agency folk as a rep followed, then in 2008 he went to work as a music producer/supervisor with a guy called Brian who worked with very famous pop stars. In 2011 Sascha joined Adelphoi Music producing/supervising/disrupti-ng on mostly commercials and content for brands. Sascha is now Joint MD at Adelphoi. 

 
  INGMAR REHBERG MD - YESSIAN   Being an experienced life musician already, Ingmar started his advertising career as a postproduction supervisor in 2000. After four years at Tony Petersen Film he decided to specialize in the functional music side and began producing ad music in one of Germany’s best known music houses, Bluwi, for six years, before he decided to start his own business with his friends Brian and Michael Yessian. Yessian Germany now has been running since 2010, with six employees and a studio in Hamburg’s Sternschanzen-district. Recent projects include work for IKEA, BMW, Zalando, Volkswagen and McDonald's across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

 

INGMAR REHBERG

MD - YESSIAN

 

Being an experienced life musician already, Ingmar started his advertising career as a postproduction supervisor in 2000. After four years at Tony Petersen Film he decided to specialize in the functional music side and began producing ad music in one of Germany’s best known music houses, Bluwi, for six years, before he decided to start his own business with his friends Brian and Michael Yessian. Yessian Germany now has been running since 2010, with six employees and a studio in Hamburg’s Sternschanzen-district.

Recent projects include work for IKEA, BMW, Zalando, Volkswagen and McDonald's across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

GEORGE CHRISTOPOULOS COMPOSER'S AGENT / CEO / FOUNDER - OTICONS

GEORGE CHRISTOPOULOS

COMPOSER'S AGENT / CEO / FOUNDER - OTICONS

SYNC

 
  RANI VAZ SVP / DIRECTOR OF MUSIC - BBDO, NEW YORK  

 

RANI VAZ

SVP / DIRECTOR OF MUSIC - BBDO, NEW YORK

 

  BRENDAN WIOTHE COMPOSER Brendan is a sought after Composer and Sound Artist, well known for his signature soundscapes and use of new technology within sound design. He has 30 years of scoring experience. He started playing piano and composing when he was 5 years old, had a record released at the age of 8 and hasn’t stopped studying music since, with two BA Honours in Music Composition and a Masters in Sound Design. His composition work sees him travel frequently with his portable studio to London, LA and Asia to work with award winning Directors and Agencies. Brendan often works on Sound Design out of Marshall Street Editors, TenThree and The Assembly rooms. 

 

BRENDAN WIOTHE

COMPOSER

Brendan is a sought after Composer and Sound Artist, well known for his signature soundscapes and use of new technology within sound design. He has 30 years of scoring experience. He started playing piano and composing when he was 5 years old, had a record released at the age of 8 and hasn’t stopped studying music since, with two BA Honours in Music Composition and a Masters in Sound Design. His composition work sees him travel frequently with his portable studio to London, LA and Asia to work with award winning Directors and Agencies. Brendan often works on Sound Design out of Marshall Street Editors, TenThree and The Assembly rooms. 

 
  STEPHAN MORITZ CEO / EXEC PROUCER - MOKOH MUSIC Stephan Moritz is a composer and music producer, a director for radio ads and the General Manager of MOKOH Music. He was born and still lives in Berlin Germany. At the age of five, he started his musical training and played in several bands. Instead of becoming a rock star, Stephan Moritz worked an entire 14 years for Germany's leading audio production company, Studio Funk, where he was managing the Berlin department. During this time he produced and directed hundreds of radio-, TV- and cinema commercials and did award winning sound design and music productions. At the age of 27 he became a member of the German Art Directors Club. In 2010 he founded MOKOH Music, whose focus is on music production and creative music solutions for various uses of music in advertising. During his career he got awarded more then 100 times and won national and international awards, including two golden Clios and a Grand Prix in Cannes in 2015 as well as more than 25 Cannes Lions during his career. Stephan Moritz was a member of the Cannes Lions jury and jury president at the ADC Festival for the category music and sound in 2015. He will speak at a panel at the eurobest 2015 and has also proudly won a golden record for the first music release of MOKOH Music.      

 

STEPHAN MORITZ

CEO / EXEC PROUCER - MOKOH MUSIC

Stephan Moritz is a composer and music producer, a director for radio ads and the General Manager of MOKOH Music. He was born and still lives in Berlin Germany.

At the age of five, he started his musical training and played in several bands.

Instead of becoming a rock star, Stephan Moritz worked an entire 14 years for Germany's leading audio production company, Studio Funk, where he was managing the Berlin department. During this time he produced and directed hundreds of radio-, TV- and cinema commercials and did award winning sound design and music productions.

At the age of 27 he became a member of the German Art Directors Club. In 2010 he founded MOKOH Music, whose focus is on music production and creative music solutions for various uses of music in advertising. During his career he got awarded more then 100 times and won national and international awards, including two golden Clios and a Grand Prix in Cannes in 2015 as well as more than 25 Cannes Lions during his career. Stephan Moritz was a member of the Cannes Lions jury and jury president at the ADC Festival for the category music and sound in 2015. He will speak at a panel at the eurobest 2015 and has also proudly won a golden record for the first music release of MOKOH Music.

 

 

 

    SIMON GREENAWAY SENIOR DIRECTOR - ASCAP

 

 

SIMON GREENAWAY

SENIOR DIRECTOR - ASCAP

 
 
  MARY RAMOS MUSIC SUPERVISOR Mary Ramos is a music supervisor for Quentin Tarantino’s movies, over a hundred Hollywood blockbusters, including everything from Reality Bites to Spotlight, plus TV shows like Minority Report and Constantine.  

 

MARY RAMOS

MUSIC SUPERVISOR

Mary Ramos is a music supervisor for Quentin Tarantino’s movies, over a hundred Hollywood blockbusters, including everything from Reality Bites to Spotlight, plus TV shows like Minority Report and Constantine.



 

  HARRY ESCOTT COMPOSER Harry Escott first came to prominence in 2005 with his score to the influential psychological horror film Hard Candy, directed by David Slade.  Since then, Harry has worked with such stellar directorial talents as Michael Winterbottom on both A Mighty Heart and The Road To Guantanamo, Nick Broomfield (Ghosts), and Steve McQueen (Shame). In the last year, Harry has scored the British crime movie, Welcome To The Punch, directed by Eran Creevy and starring James McAvoy, Mark Strong and Andrea Riseborough, and The Selfish Giant, a contemporary adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s short story directed by Clio Barnard.  For television, Harry scored the BBC1 4-part crime drama What Remains, Run, a 4-part urban drama and, most recently, New Worlds, a major new historical drama by Peter Flannery, both for C4.  

 

HARRY ESCOTT

COMPOSER

Harry Escott first came to prominence in 2005 with his score to the influential psychological horror film Hard Candy, directed by David Slade.  Since then, Harry has worked with such stellar directorial talents as Michael Winterbottom on both A Mighty Heart and The Road To Guantanamo, Nick Broomfield (Ghosts), and Steve McQueen (Shame).

In the last year, Harry has scored the British crime movie, Welcome To The Punch, directed by Eran Creevy and starring James McAvoy, Mark Strong and Andrea Riseborough, and The Selfish Giant, a contemporary adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s short story directed by Clio Barnard.  For television, Harry scored the BBC1 4-part crime drama What Remains, Run, a 4-part urban drama and, most recently, New Worlds, a major new historical drama by Peter Flannery, both for C4.

 

 
ELIJAH TORN CREATIVE DIRECTOR - MASSIVE MUSIC, NYC Elijah B Torn has been working as Creative Director at MassiveMusic New York for the past six years and working with music and audio for brands for nearly fifteen years. His experience however is not just limited to audio branded content. Torn has also released three solo albums of electronic music. These albums have received air time on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic”, WNYC’s “New Sounds” as well as (the late) Lou Reed's SiriusXM radio show "NY Shuffle”.   

ELIJAH TORN

CREATIVE DIRECTOR - MASSIVE MUSIC, NYC

Elijah B Torn has been working as Creative Director at MassiveMusic New York for the past six years and working with music and audio for brands for nearly fifteen years. His experience however is not just limited to audio branded content.

Torn has also released three solo albums of electronic music. These albums have received air time on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic”, WNYC’s “New Sounds” as well as (the late) Lou Reed's SiriusXM radio show "NY Shuffle”. 

 

 
  JOE KRAMER COMPOSER Joe Kraemer has been scoring films since the age of 15, when he composed the soundtrack for high school classmate Scott Storm’s The Chiming Hour, a feature-length indie shot on Super 8 in 1986.  It was during this time that he first met a young writer named Christopher McQuarrie, a meeting that would lead to three career-defining projects for Kraemer: The Way Of The Gun, Jack Reacher, and  Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. 2015 has proven to be a brake out year for Joe Kraemer, with the release of Dawn Patrol and the box office hit Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, in which Kraemer reteamed with Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise

 

JOE KRAMER

COMPOSER

Joe Kraemer has been scoring films since the age of 15, when he composed the soundtrack for high school classmate Scott Storm’s The Chiming Hour, a feature-length indie shot on Super 8 in 1986.  It was during this time that he first met a young writer named Christopher McQuarrie, a meeting that would lead to three career-defining projects for Kraemer: The Way Of The GunJack Reacher, and  Mission: Impossible  Rogue Nation.

2015 has proven to be a brake out year for Joe Kraemer, with the release of Dawn Patrol and the box office hit Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, in which Kraemer reteamed with Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise

 
      ERIC DAVID JOHNSON SVP EXEC MUSIC PRODUCER - MCCANN, NYC Eric David Johnson (aka DJ Bunny Ears) is a music supervisor, DJ, director, musician, filmmaker, writer, artist, curator, futurist, photographer, producer, husband/father, vinyl hound and selector. Though he is truly rooted as an independent artist, he has spent over fifteen years in the advertising industry, working first at Wieden + Kennedy then at Young & Rubicam New York, DDB Chicago, Search Party Music and now at McCann NY as the SVP Executive Music Producer.  Eric has worked with such clients as Nike, Microsoft, MasterCard, Coke, Reebok, Target, Google, PepsiCo, Budweiser, McDonald’s, LG, Honda, MTV, VH1, Nokia, Campbell’s, ESPN, Bacardi, Dell, Gatorade, NHL, Land Rover, Diet Coke, NASCAR, Xerox, Accenture, State Farm, Colgate, Starbucks, Oreo, EA Games, Mars/Wrigley’s, Skittles, Starburst, Warby Parker, Audi, Nikon, TED, Amazon, Cadillac, IDEO, L'Oreal, Mt. Dew, etc. Professionally, Eric works from a music-centric POV and is an integrated creative-producer hybrid. He regularly participates industrywide in panels, juries and conferences such as: SXSW, CMJ, AICPs, MIDEM, CLIOs, London International Awards, etc.

 

 

 

ERIC DAVID JOHNSON

SVP EXEC MUSIC PRODUCER - MCCANN, NYC

Eric David Johnson (aka DJ Bunny Ears) is a music supervisor, DJ, director, musician, filmmaker, writer, artist, curator, futurist, photographer, producer, husband/father, vinyl hound and selector. Though he is truly rooted as an independent artist, he has spent over fifteen years in the advertising industry, working first at Wieden + Kennedy then at Young & Rubicam New York, DDB Chicago, Search Party Music and now at McCann NY as the SVP Executive Music Producer. 

Eric has worked with such clients as Nike, Microsoft, MasterCard, Coke, Reebok, Target, Google, PepsiCo, Budweiser, McDonald’s, LG, Honda, MTV, VH1, Nokia, Campbell’s, ESPN, Bacardi, Dell, Gatorade, NHL, Land Rover, Diet Coke, NASCAR, Xerox, Accenture, State Farm, Colgate, Starbucks, Oreo, EA Games, Mars/Wrigley’s, Skittles, Starburst, Warby Parker, Audi, Nikon, TED, Amazon, Cadillac, IDEO, L'Oreal, Mt. Dew, etc.

Professionally, Eric works from a music-centric POV and is an integrated creative-producer hybrid.

He regularly participates industrywide in panels, juries and conferences such as: SXSW, CMJ, AICPs, MIDEM, CLIOs, London International Awards, etc.

  SANDER VAN MAARSCHALKERWEERD FOUNDER / MD - SIZZER AMSTERDAM Sander van Maarschalkerweerd founded Sizzer Amsterdam in 2005. His primary goal was to bring some of the music world’s finest talent to the ad world’s fingertips.  With a network of established composers and offbeat artists Sizzer Amsterdam creates music for moving images. Sander’s passion for music combined with a knack for spotting exciting new talent has resulted in a steady flow of inspiring campaigns. Under Sander’s leadership Sizzer Amsterdam has become a well established award-winning music agency and a trusted partner for brands like Audi, BMW and Google as well as for creative agencies such as BBH, DDB, Fred & Farid, Heimat Berlin, Leo Burnett Chicago and Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam.

 

SANDER VAN MAARSCHALKERWEERD

FOUNDER / MD - SIZZER AMSTERDAM

Sander van Maarschalkerweerd founded Sizzer Amsterdam in 2005. His primary goal was to bring some of the music world’s finest talent to the ad world’s fingertips. 

With a network of established composers and offbeat artists Sizzer Amsterdam creates music for moving images. Sander’s passion for music combined with a knack for spotting exciting new talent has resulted in a steady flow of inspiring campaigns. Under Sander’s leadership Sizzer Amsterdam has become a well established award-winning music agency and a trusted partner for brands like Audi, BMW and Google as well as for creative agencies such as BBH, DDB, Fred & Farid, Heimat Berlin, Leo Burnett Chicago and Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam.

 
ALI PISTORESI CREATIVE DIRECTOR - IMMEDIATE MUSIC Ali Pistoresi is the Creative Director at Immediate Music where she has been heading up business development and overseeing creative direction, studio production and licensing since 2011.  Ali began her career as a Music Supervisor in 2007 where she worked at Ignition Creative for four years. In addition to her work at Immediate Music, she has branched out as a freelance Music Supervisor for various trailer houses and agencies and continues to contribute to numerous award-winning campaigns having recently been awarded a Clio Key Art and a Guild Of Music Supervisors award for best music in a trailer.   

ALI PISTORESI

CREATIVE DIRECTOR - IMMEDIATE MUSIC

Ali Pistoresi is the Creative Director at Immediate Music where she has been heading up business development and overseeing creative direction, studio production and licensing since 2011. 

Ali began her career as a Music Supervisor in 2007 where she worked at Ignition Creative for four years. In addition to her work at Immediate Music, she has branched out as a freelance Music Supervisor for various trailer houses and agencies and continues to contribute to numerous award-winning campaigns having recently been awarded a Clio Key Art and a Guild Of Music Supervisors award for best music in a trailer. 

 

PATRICIA CHEMOUL MUSIC SUPERVISOR - JWT PARIS Being passionate about sound and imagery, Patricia began her career working at production companies (7 Films, Morgane Productions, Quad Productions…) on a variety of musical documentaries and clips and also advertising campaigns.  Patricia then started at J. Walter Thompson where she first worked in post-production and then as TV Producer – Music Supervisor. She has worked on a wide range of campaigns (Pepsi, Hollywood, Nestlé, BMW, Tudor, Rolex, Jaguar, Microsoft…), and collaborates with the majors, independent labels and composers, with well-known artists and equally with those who are up and coming.  Her aim is to create a meeting of minds, a synergy between artist and brand at a precise moment in time.    Music has a power that goes beyond images or words. When a piece of music is perfectly aligned with the copy’s message and when it enhances both the creative idea and the artistic direction, then one can be sure that the campaign will be memorable indeed.              

PATRICIA CHEMOUL

MUSIC SUPERVISOR -

JWT PARIS

Being passionate about sound and imagery, Patricia began her career working at production companies (7 Films, Morgane Productions, Quad Productions…) on a variety of musical documentaries and clips and also advertising campaigns. 

Patricia then started at J. Walter Thompson where she first worked in post-production and then as TV Producer – Music Supervisor. She has worked on a wide range of campaigns (Pepsi, Hollywood, Nestlé, BMW, Tudor, Rolex, Jaguar, Microsoft…), and collaborates with the majors, independent labels and composers, with well-known artists and equally with those who are up and coming.  Her aim is to create a meeting of minds, a synergy between artist and brand at a precise moment in time.   

Music has a power that goes beyond images or words. When a piece of music is perfectly aligned with the copy’s message and when it enhances both the creative idea and the artistic direction, then one can be sure that the campaign will be memorable indeed.    

 

 

 

 

 

 
THOMAS JAMOIS FOUNDER - VELVETICA MUSIC PUBLISHING In the music publishing & sync business since 1997, he founded the publishing company VELVETICA in 2011. Through a venture with the CREAMINAL music for pictures’ agency, his music supervising includes collaborations with pop artists Mogwai, Air, Timber Timbre and Sonic Youth, notably for TV Series ‘The Returned’ and Michel Gondry’s ‘Mood Indigo’. He is Vice-President of the French Music Publishers' Association (CSDEM) and President of SACEM’s Audiovisual Committee.

THOMAS JAMOIS

FOUNDER - VELVETICA MUSIC PUBLISHING

In the music publishing & sync business since 1997, he founded the publishing company VELVETICA in 2011.

Through a venture with the CREAMINAL music for pictures’ agency, his music supervising includes collaborations with pop artists Mogwai, Air, Timber Timbre and Sonic Youth, notably for TV Series ‘The Returned’ and Michel Gondry’s ‘Mood Indigo’.

He is Vice-President of the French Music Publishers' Association (CSDEM) and President of SACEM’s Audiovisual Committee.

MARC ALGRANTI EXEC PRODUCER / MUSIC SUPERVISOR - PULSE MUSIC Having spent 9 years working in NYC as Producer and Executive Producer at renowned music houses JSM and Pulse Music, Marc was integrally involved in numerous award winning campaigns for clients such as Dr Pepper, Huggies, Yahoo and Coke. During this time in NYC he honed his skills in music composition and production, working with artists such as Pitbull, Herbie Hancock, Usher, Mark Ronson, Tricky and Carly Simon. In 2008, he moved back to Cape Town to launch Pulse Music South Africa, affording him the opportunity to introduce international talent and expertise to the South African market as well as expose the international market to local South African talent. In recent months he has been involved in campaigns for Coke, Hope Soap, Dial Direct, Santam and Prudential that have won Cannes Lions, D&AD, OneShow, Clio, New York Festivals and Loerie awards. He has also been a judge for Loerie Awards. Marc’s reputation as an innovative and intuitive music producer and music supervisor has earned him the loyalty of both agencies, directors and composers alike. Marc is also an avid house DJ (DJ name “Marc Who”). He has played all over the world including the Cannes Lions closing ceremony, attended by 4000 guests, and has shared the stage with the legendary Grandmaster Flash in NYC.  

MARC ALGRANTI

EXEC PRODUCER / MUSIC SUPERVISOR - PULSE MUSIC

Having spent 9 years working in NYC as Producer and Executive Producer at renowned music houses JSM and Pulse Music, Marc was integrally involved in numerous award winning campaigns for clients such as Dr Pepper, Huggies, Yahoo and Coke.
During this time in NYC he honed his skills in music composition and production, working with artists such as Pitbull, Herbie Hancock, Usher, Mark Ronson, Tricky and Carly Simon.

In 2008, he moved back to Cape Town to launch Pulse Music South Africa, affording him the opportunity to introduce international talent and expertise to the South African market as well as expose the international market to local South African talent.

In recent months he has been involved in campaigns for Coke, Hope Soap, Dial Direct, Santam and Prudential that have won Cannes Lions, D&AD, OneShow, Clio, New York Festivals and Loerie awards. He has also been a judge for Loerie Awards.

Marc’s reputation as an innovative and intuitive music producer and music supervisor has earned him the loyalty of both agencies, directors and composers alike.

Marc is also an avid house DJ (DJ name “Marc Who”). He has played all over the world including the Cannes Lions closing ceremony, attended by 4000 guests, and has shared the stage with the legendary Grandmaster Flash in NYC.