Squeak E Clean is partnering with Light in the Attic Records to kick off our monthly vinyl parties at Mandrake Bar. Guest DJ sets, speciality drinks, and music loving friends are reason enough for us to celebrate! New year, new memories - come help us kick it off!
Cheers to our Creative Director, Justin Hori! His track from adidasOriginals' "Your Future Is Not Mine" picked up some more hardware. SEC took home a Silver Clio for Best Use of Music! Thanks again to our buds at Johannes Leonardo, RSA Films and Exile Editorial. Amy and Christine were clearly more than happy to represent the team at this years Clio Awards!
Squeak E Clean Productions is pleased to announce some exciting new changes to its management team that have made it bigger and bolder than ever before.
Amy Crilly, formerly Senior Producer, has been elevated to Executive Producer. She will be responsible for driving future growth for Squeak E Clean by expanding opportunities for the company and recruiting both creative and production talent. Crilly, a music industry veteran, brings close to a decade of production experience to the role. She’s overseen music on a number of award-winning campaigns, including “Swagger Wagon” for Toyota, “Hum” for Prius and “Gas Powered Everything” for Nissan. Her credits also include work for major brands, such as Apple, Samsung, Lexus, Lincoln, McDonald’s and Target.
Rob Barbato, formerly Associate Creative Director, has been promoted to the role of West Coast Creative Director. He will help Squeak E Clean galvanize the way it works with its clients by positioning the studio as more of a partner in creative collaborations right from the start of a project, while also making more authentic, original music with bands and artists to have on reserve. Barbato is a celebrated award-winning composer, producer and musician. Barbato garnered an Emmy and Silver Lion at Cannes for his work arranging “Beautiful Dreamer” for Canon’s “Inspired” spot via Grey New York, and has a commercial portfolio that also includes original compositions for brands such as Facebook, Honda, Target and Under Armour.
Crilly and Barbato’s appointments are the latest exciting developments in what’s proving to be another banner year for Sqeak E Clean. The studio is coming off a very successful performance at the Cannes Lions where it was awarded three Lions for its original compositor for Adidas called “Your Future Is Not Mine,” which was composed by Squeak E Clean Creative Director and veteran composer Justin Hori. The score won two Golds, one for Best Use of Original Music, and another for Best Music/Brand Partnership in conjunction with Johannes Leonardo. It also won a Bronze for for Music Video – Brand and/or Product Integration (Entertainment for Music).
Wow! What a week! We're thrilled to announce that our track for adidas Originals' "Your Future is Not Mine" Campaign, written by Justin Hori, has won 3 Cannes Lions! Gold for Best Use of Original Music (Film Craft) AND Best Music/Brand Partnership (Entertainment for Music) plus a bonus Bronze for Music Video - Brand and/or Product Integration (Entertainment for Music)! Special thanks to our partners in crime at Johannes Leonardo and RSA Films! It's a dream to share this with you. Fun fact: our first Gold Lion was also with adidas, for their Hello Tomorrow campaign. That was 10 Years ago, the very first year that Best Use of Original Music was a category.
Some songs just cut through. Some songs make you wanna know more about them. Every week, clio.com partners with Shazam to answer the ever present musical question: "hey, what's that song on that commercial?
POWERADE: ROSE FROM CONCRETE (W&K, Portland) CLIO AWARD SHORTLIST FOR BEST USE OF MUSIC IN FILM. We were proud of this one before; we are honored to be recognized. Congrats to all involved.
We are proud to announce composer, producer and musician Rob Barbato has joined our Los Angeles office as Associate Creative Director.
Barbato has toured and recorded as a side man of the critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Cass McCombs, as well as being a member of the seminal UK post-punk band The Fall. Barbato has produced records for artist such as Bleached, Kevin Morby and La Sera and he’s composed music for Nickelodeons Sanjay and Craig and IFC’s Maron.
Prior to joining Squeak E Clean, Barbato was an in-house composer at Black Iris Music where he arranged “Beautiful Dreamer” for Canon’s “Inspired” spot, via Grey New York, which garnered an Emmy and Silver Lion. Barbato‘s commercial portfolio also includes original compositions for Target, Nike, Toyota, and Google.
“Not only is Rob an incredibly talented composer and collaborator, he’s also got this amazing never say die attitude that makes him the perfect addition to our motley Squeak E Clean crew." - Buzzy Cohen, Managing Director, Squeak E Clean.
We loved the Endangered Song project we did with DDB NY and the Smithsonian National Zoo. Apparently some other folks did too as we won a Bronze Clio for Music - Innovation Media!
rad things happen weekly here in the squeak e clean studios. we think our friends L'Orange and Chuck Inglish recording the track "Vertigo Interlude" included on the 9-track EP, AFTER THE FLOWERS, is one of the raddest! download the EP here: http://mellomusicgroup.bandcamp.com/album/after\-the\-flowers\-ep
The talk of Fashion Week NY was Spike Jonze's 100% Lost Cotton for Opening Ceremony. Written by Spike and Jonah Hill and featuring a start studded cast performing in the Metropolitan Opera House the music and Sound Design was 100% Squeak E Clean and included an on-stage cameo from Sam Spiegel as The DJ - the part he was born to play
Thanks to everyone for coming out! And especially to those who brought records. Big congrats to our friend Stephanie Gocke for taking home the gold 45.
Something special for all of you out there hurting post holiday party. Enjoy our first hangover mix (our last if our vows to never drink again hold up!).
When the Garden Was Eden premiering at The Tribeca Film Festival tonight. Music Supervised by our very own Buzzy Cohen with indefatigable help from his power forward Chris Shaw. Directed by Michael Rappaport - for more showings www.tribecafilm.com.
Chuck Inglish, Fatlip, Blu, and our very own Jus One entertained our friends at the Del Monte Speakeasy for our first ever Squeakeasy event. Check our Facebook page for more photos.
Added Bonus: a little taste of Jus One's set for the night:
Our very own Sam Spiegel was featured in our friend Lance Bangs' rad Made in LA piece. Also don't miss Egyptian Lover dropping some 808 heat in our very own grass room.
So excited and proud to be a part of this project with our friends at DDB, the Smithsonian Zoo, and Portugal. The Man. Check it out!