Our Vision

Led by award-winning composer and author, Joel Beckerman,
Man Made Music is a strategic music and sound studio.

We score entertainment and brand experiences.

To do this, we create and curate soundtracks and sonic identities that ignite stories with emotion and meaning in ways that impact culture.

Today, stories that matter appear across media, spaces, products and devices. So, we build unique sonic architectures that efficiently and effectively tie these experiences together.

Our Capabilities

Sonic Strategy

Discover brand story, context and desired impact.

MicroCatalog®

Compose a set of branded music to flex across touchpoints.

Sonic Identity

Create an ownable sonic voice for a brand.

Music Supervision

Curate on-brand music for audience experiences.

Music Business Partnerships

Develop compelling ideas and creative collaborations.

Original Composition

Create music that brings a story to life.

Brand Navigation Sounds®

Create functional and emotional user experience sound design.

Virtual Reality – 3D Audio

Score virtual / augmented experiences powered by EccoVR technology.

Hive Sessions

Ideate unique audience experiences featuring sound.

SonicPulse® Research

Assess the impact and effectiveness of sound and music.

Brand Navigation Sounds®, MicroCatalog® and SonicPulse® Research are registered trademarks of Man Made Music, Inc.

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Meet Joel Beckerman

Hailed as “equal parts Philip Glass and Don Draper” by Details Magazine, Joel Beckerman is an award-winning composer and producer for television. He is the founder of Man Made Music, a company specializing in sonic branding. Fast Company named him one of their “Most Creative People in Business” and Man Made Music one of their “Most Innovative Companies” in music. He created original scores for more than 50 television programs, won ASCAP’s “Most Performed” theme award for the past eight years, and has developed signature sonic branding programs for global giants such as Disney, AT&T, and Southwest Airlines. Beckerman has worked with John Legend, will.i.am, Moby, OK Go, Morgan Freeman, and the composer John Williams. He lives in New Providence, New Jersey. For more about Joel, click here.

  • Lauren McGuire

    Lauren McGuire

    EVP, Managing Director

  • Dan Venne

    Dan Venne

    SVP, Group Creative Director + Lead Producer

  • Kevin Perlmutter

    Kevin Perlmutter

    EVP, Chief of Innovation

  • Kim Paster

    Kim Paster

    SVP, Operations

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  • PromaxBda

    Joel Beckerman, Founder of Man Made Music, is honored to serve on the board of PromaxBDA – furthering their commitment to connecting people in the media and entertainment industry though the celebration and development of talent and excellence.

  • The Society of Composers and Lyricist

    Passionate about enriching the professional music community, Man Made is a strong advocate for the SCL. Joel Beckerman founded the NYC Chapter and continues to support the SCL’s mission through their educational and mentorship efforts.

  • TEA

    Man Made is a proud member of the Themed Entertainment Association, and committed to building collaborative relationships with other thought leaders in the experience design field.

  • IAPPA

    Founded in 1918, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities worldwide. The organization represents more than 5,300 facility, supplier, and individual members from more than 100 countries. Man Made Music is proud to be a supplier and consultant for the attraction industry.

  • Pledge Parental Leave

    Man Made Music is committed to supporting families. We’ve partnered with Pledge Parental Leave and are committed to the following for all employees:

    • 3 Months Paid Leave – Fully paid leave for the primary caregiver
    • 6 Weeks Paid Leave – Fully paid leave for a secondary, or non-primary care provider
    • 3 Months Medical Coverage – Uninterrupted medical insurance coverage
    • 6 Months Job Security – Guarantee to return to the same or similar role

    Visit pledgepl.org for more information!

  • ASCAP

    Joel Beckerman is a proud member of the ASCAP Board of Directors and is committed to preserving the legacy and integrity of the music industry through advocacy and service for all music creators.

Joel Beckerman, Founder of Man Made Music, is honored to serve on the board of PromaxBDA – furthering their commitment to connecting people in the media and entertainment industry though the celebration and development of talent and excellence.

Passionate about enriching the professional music community, Man Made is a strong advocate for the SCL. Joel Beckerman founded the NYC Chapter and continues to support the SCL’s mission through their educational and mentorship efforts.

Man Made is a proud member of the Themed Entertainment Association, and committed to building collaborative relationships with other thought leaders in the experience design field.

Founded in 1918, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities worldwide. The organization represents more than 5,300 facility, supplier, and individual members from more than 100 countries. Man Made Music is proud to be a supplier and consultant for the attraction industry.

Man Made Music is committed to supporting families. We’ve partnered with Pledge Parental Leave and are committed to the following for all employees:

  • 3 Months Paid Leave – Fully paid leave for the primary caregiver
  • 6 Weeks Paid Leave – Fully paid leave for a secondary, or non-primary care provider
  • 3 Months Medical Coverage – Uninterrupted medical insurance coverage
  • 6 Months Job Security – Guarantee to return to the same or similar role

Visit pledgepl.org for more information!

Joel Beckerman is a proud member of the ASCAP Board of Directors and is committed to preserving the legacy and integrity of the music industry through advocacy and service for all music creators.