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Street Studios – NAMM PSA

Last year Death Cookie was contracted to create, produce, shoot, and edit a Public Service Announcement for The NAMM Foundation. We teamed up with Found Sound Nation which was hosting 12 Street Studios during Make Music New York on International Make Music Day (June 21st).
We’d decided to focus on three of the locations and setup a Cinematographer (Tate MacDowell, Ora Dekornfeld and Jesse Brown) at each Street Studio. Each team of Music Producers was tasked with making an original track by the end of the day to be presented at an afterparty. However for the final PSA, we hand selected Lorna Dune and Keith Sweaty to create and original score using the samples that were created from the general public at those three locations to create one piece. The challenge was to make a final piece that allowed the audio to meld with the video. It was a team effort between Keith and Lorna and DCE Producer/Editor Tate MacDowell and took over 8 months to complete.
We hope that it inspires people to #JustPlay !

What Music Means To Me: NAMM Museum Of Making Music Exhibit

This past November marked the opening of the “What Music Means To Me” exhibit at the NAMM Museum Of Making Music. I was asked to create a short documentary that would accompany the photography of Richard Rejino.

Pretty cool to be able to say my work is in a museum!
Here’s the video in full…

Here’s what you’ll see at the museum. Go check it out and share what #MusicMeans to you!

DIY: Royalty Free Music

Let’s face it, licensing music is a pain in the butt.
As a Producer, you’re typically prepared to put in the leg work of licensing and buying a few tracks to highlight your action montage. But, no one really wants to do that for background instrumentals. After all, you’re planning on putting voice overs and interview audio on top of that song anyway.
Well, I’ve recently come across a great solution.
I created this song in a few minutes, check out the youtube video…

Here’s link to a few other songs on my sound cloud account.