Man Made Music is seeking a curious and insightful Account Executive to join our growing Client Experience team based out of our LA studio. As an Account Executive, you will partner with Creative Directors and Producers to strategically define the sound of brands and entertainment properties.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will be focused on creating long-lasting client relationships, providing internal and external project management and identifying new business opportunities.

Our ideal candidate has at least 2 years of client service experience. Sonic branding experience is not required but an interest in music and marketing is.

Man Made Music celebrates diversity and is passionate about creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are striving for a diverse mix of talented people who want to come, to stay and do their best work.

Job Responsibilities

Brand Sonic Strategy & Asset Creation
Collaborate to create Sonic Strategies for assigned client projects. Manage Content Producer in compiling brand, competitive, and aspirational audit results and building them into a presentation. Partner with Creative team to come up with a strategic POV & brief for the creative process. Create project timelines, prepare client facing materials, write contact reports & share meeting agendas. Play an active role in kickoff calls, strategy and audit process, as well as manage the project through demo creation to final approval and delivery of assets.

Brand Sonic Identity Implementation
Collaborate with clients on successfully implementing sonic throughout their organization and accomplishing desired sonic goals.

Client Reporting & Support
Take notes at meetings and on conference calls to compile formal Contact Reports. General office and client support, including internal calendar management and working with client & partners to set meetings. Successfully follow internal file management process and organization. Consistently demonstrate ability to move into problem-solving mode.

Client Relationship Management
Manage and support the daily client relationship, whether it be inputting on client strategy, managing deliverable expectations, reviewing creative and guiding decision making, or coordinating production to meet client deadlines. Be prepared to present to clients during key meetings.

Client Relationship & Inside Sales Development
Build and maintain successful and collaborative client relationships during and after projects. Proactively uncover additional Sonic opportunities with existing clients. Nurture client and partner agency relationships throughout each year.
When needed, lead internal sessions to identify the proactive ideas to present to client/partner.

Administrative Project Management
Monitor project schedules, budgets, resources, staff hours and out of pockets. Flag any concerns with Account Director and Director of Operations and propose solutions when possible.

Brand Partnership Support
Assist Brand Partnership team in the creation of proposals shared with potential Man Made clients and partners.

Brand Development Support
Support Brand Development team on public facing sonic activations and any client related requests.

Please send resumes to zuzu@manmademusic.com

Man Made Music is seeking a curious and insightful Account Executive to join our Client Experience team. As an Account Executive, you will partner with Creative Directors and Producers to strategically define the sound of brands and entertainment properties.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will be focused on creating long-lasting client relationships, providing internal and external project management and identifying new business opportunities.

Our ideal candidate has at least 2 years of client service experience. Sonic branding experience is not required but an interest in music and marketing is.

Man Made Music celebrates diversity and is passionate about creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are striving for a diverse mix of talented people who want to come, to stay and do their best work.

Job Responsibilities

Brand Sonic Strategy & Asset Creation
Collaborate to create Sonic Strategies for assigned client projects. Manage Content Producer in compiling brand, competitive, and aspirational audit results and building them into a presentation. Partner with Creative team to come up with a strategic POV & brief for the creative process. Create project timelines, prepare client facing materials, write contact reports & share meeting agendas. Play an active role in kickoff calls, strategy and audit process, as well as manage the project through demo creation to final approval and delivery of assets.

Brand Sonic Identity Implementation
Collaborate with clients on successfully implementing sonic throughout their organization and accomplishing desired sonic goals.

Client Reporting & Support
Take notes at meetings and on conference calls to compile formal Contact Reports. General office and client support, including internal calendar management and working with client & partners to set meetings. Successfully follow internal file management process and organization. Consistently demonstrate ability to move into problem-solving mode.

Client Relationship Management
Manage and support the daily client relationship, whether it be inputting on client strategy, managing deliverable expectations, reviewing creative and guiding decision making, or coordinating production to meet client deadlines. Be prepared to present to clients during key meetings.

Client Relationship & Inside Sales Development
Build and maintain successful and collaborative client relationships during and after projects. Proactively uncover additional Sonic opportunities with existing clients. Nurture client and partner agency relationships throughout each year.
When needed, lead internal sessions to identify the proactive ideas to present to client/partner.

Administrative Project Management
Monitor project schedules, budgets, resources, staff hours and out of pockets. Flag any concerns with Account Director and Director of Operations and propose solutions when possible.

Brand Partnership Support
Assist Brand Partnership team in the creation of proposals shared with potential Man Made clients and partners.

Brand Development Support
Support Brand Development team on public facing sonic activations and any client related requests.

Please send resumes to reception@manmademusic.com

Check out Bennett Bennett on the new sonic identity we created for global media platform The Drum:

As The Drum rolls out a new visual identity across its magazine, awards and website alongside the launch of our new Voice issue, it has also been imagining what The Drum sounds like. And so, thanks to strategic music and sound studio Man Made Music, we’ve now got our very own bespoke audio identity.

Read more at The Drum and see a behind-the-scenes video below…

Work lunches usually connote a spread of mediocre sandwiches or an underwhelming salad. But what if every once in a while, these lunches looked like a gathering of people from a range of fields and positions, converging over a meal and dynamic conversation. Sounds pretty good, right?

Well last week, Man Made Music hosted our first Dine with Design lunch in conjunction with an event we were hosting that evening with Columbia’s Digital Storytelling Lab around Sonic Humanism, the role of sound to make our lives richer and simpler, with experts bringing unique perspectives from the health care, design and urban planning fields.

The lunch brought together a unique mix of clients, partners, and friends from different industries, cities, roles and experiences. The conversation was lively. The topics ranged from cross-country moves, to sound that make us cover our ears, to favorite ways to spend our free time, to the sound we use to make our experiences more pleasant. At the end of lunch we all left feeling inspired, connected, freshly aware of the world around us and looking forward to the next lunch. We also left with our next years’ worth of reading. Take a look if you’re interested in something recommended by our reinvented power-luncher:

• If you want to find your inner zen: Ten Percent Happier by Dan Harris
• If you want to cry on a plane: The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah
• If you want to cry on another plane: The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah
• If you need some extreme exercise motivation: Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
• If you’re one of those people that won’t see a movie before reading the book: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
• If you want to temporarily escape today’s disorder: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
• If you want to reset your moral compass: Berenstain Bears and the Truth by Stan and Jan Berenstain
• If you want to read about someone who needs their moral compass reset: Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff
• If you love juicy music rivalries: Your Favorite Band is Killing Me by Steven Hyden
• If you’re interested in how one manuscript changed the course of human thought: The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt
• If you didn’t find your inner zen from the first book: Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yoganada
• If you’re exhausted by miscommunication: No One Understands You and What to Do About It by Heidi Grant Halvorson
• If you can’t put your finger on what it means to be human: The Most Human Human by Brian Christian
• If you want to understand how digital media is changing storytelling: The Art of Immersion by Frank Rose
• If you’re curious about a partnership that started a scientific revolution: The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis
• If you want to know the truth and lies on why we buy: Buyology by Martin Lindstrom
• If you want a playbook for creative thinking: Design is Storytelling by Ellen Lupton
• If all the sudden you’re feeling fond of the big apple in this nice weather: City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York by Tyler Anbinder

This year SXSW showcased a wide range of activations that emphasized the powerful role of sound in experiences.

Sony Wow Studio’s installation Ghostly Whisper which used audio technology to manifest a haunting experience for visitors. Enveloping attendees in otherworldly sound and haptics. Sony’s other activation the Acoustic Vessel Odyssey used over 500 speakers. Additionally, having a choreographed light show to present a voyage through space and time. With their enviable spatial audio technology, Sony was able to craft immersive group experiences without the need of cumbersome headphones.

Marshmallow Laser Feast, a creative studio out of London brought a mixed reality experience that incorporated visuals, sound and haptics to comment on the effect of man on the planet through clapping, whistling, hollering and singing under a virtual umbrella.

Our friends at Pandora made an intimate connection between sonic branding and our personal relationships with music at their SXSW house. Partnering with Tool of North America, Pandora’s experience involved interactive tables captured both musical preferences and mood. Therefore, using a simple questionnaire and facial recognition technology to ultimately craft a unique audio clip that “sounds like you”.

The much buzzed about Westworld: Live Without Limits used sound to set the stage for their transformational experience. Upon arrival, a player piano greeted participants with haunting covers of The Rolling Stones and Radiohead. The show’s iconic theme music infused the entry experience to the town of Sweetwater. Additionally, where live eerie folk music twinkled in the background, having senses of otherworldliness to every inch of the park.

In a four-day long immersive storytelling journey between multiple dimensions, creative collective Meow Wolf in collaboration with the Interactive Deep Dive and Man Made Music poetically disrupted the world of Bryan Bishop, a senior editor for the Verge. In his reflective piece on this once in a lifetime experience in the SimuLife Diaries, Bishop speaks to the transformative powers of the unique sound design that signaled rifting between these two worlds.

Panels also found ways to forge music into their topics. Dovetailing on Elon Musk’s surprise appearance and the announcement of SpaceX’s plans for Mars in 2019, Man Made brought music to the world of Mars exploration and colonization. Opening with an experiential score, Man Made discussed the future of culture on Mars in the panel Mars or Bust with outer space architect John Spencer and NASA astronaut, Yvonne Cagle. The conversation culminated in the first performance of Martian folk music, involving the panelists and audience alike.

SXSW continues to stay true to its musical routes. Therefore, having new and exciting ways to feature the power of sound on a far broader spectrum.

Report to EVP Managing Director with a dotted line to Founder

Man Made Music is a strategic music and sound studio founded in 1998. We use music and sound to shape how audiences feel. Man Maders come from entertainment, branding, live music, theater, technology, innovation, design, advertising, media buying and sports. We pull from all walks of life to serve audiences and make life better through sound and music.

The device in your hand, the biggest game of the year, your favorite shows and networks, museums and theme parks you love, the immersive experience you can’t stop talking about, cars you’ll drive, your future robots… we score it all with the vision of making life richer and simpler.

We are looking for a candidate to:

Lead business development on the East Coast with the EVP Managing Director. Communicate Man Made’s philosophy, values, and innovations to potential clients and the outside world. Act as a leader internally: motivate, show leadership in growth, and create momentum. Partner with SVP, Head of Brand in marketing efforts worldwide, facilitating growth across all verticals.

Be a Sonic Evangelist and guide clients in how sound can best improve audience experience and support business metrics. Actively participate in internal brainstorming, offering expansion and innovation discussions to bring the best ideas to Man Made clients.

Through internal partnership, ensure world-class client outreach, development, presentations, meetings, pitches, to maximize. 
•  Meet or exceed growth targets and objectives
•  Partner on strategic plans to grow the business
•  Maximize existing business relationships
•  Establish new business relationships
•  Train and manage the Biz Dev team as it grows
•  Responsible for a portion of Biz Dev team expenses, budgets and process
•  Coordinate efforts between the Operations, Creative and Client Experience team on proposals and presentations

We’re looking for a Team Player with:
•  3-5 years experience in a creative company
•  An Entrepreneurial spirit – passion and experience in driving growth and building things
•  A real love for meeting people and making friends
•  Strong project and team management skills
•  Great written and oral communication skills
•  An analytical brain, able to simplify complex offerings into actionable, exciting proposals

Man Made values diversity and experiences from all cultures, genders, and races.

Please contact Zuzu Boisson (zuzu@manmademusic.com) with your resume if interested.

Check out Darryn King’s feature for Forbes on Joel Beckerman’s “ear-catching ideas for the New York City subway”:

“Frankly, the sound when you swipe the card and you’re successful sounds exactly the same as when you fail,” he says. “You’ve got to look at the screen every time you swipe or risk bumping into the bar. If it was simply a different sound, people would save their legs. There are so many simple things that would have been so easy for them to do, that wouldn’t have cost them a nickel more, but they weren’t thinking about it on a human level.”

Read more at Forbes

Check out Man Made Music’s Dan Venne and Kevin Perlmutter. Speaking with John Converse Townsend of FastCompany on our work with Nissan:

Watch “How Silent Electric Vehicles Get Their Sound” on FastCompany

Check out Man Made Music’s Director of Strategy, Kristen Lueck speaking at TEDx for EAE Business School in Madrid:

Whether we realise it or not, music and sound score everything – from cine films to our daily wake-up call. Therefore, learn how to harness the impact of this powerful, and often under-utilised, design tool, to transform brand messaging, multi-sensory experiences, and even your own life.

Watch the talk on TEDx or below…

Check out Katie Richards’ article at Adweek, featuring insight from EVP managing director Lauren McGuire:

“If music creates emotion, what we see is brand favorability increases, brand consideration increases, metrics that really apply directly to ROI. When it comes to all experiences, brands are realizing that emotional connection is more important than ever,” said McGuire

Read more at Adweek