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Reports to: EVP, Chief of Innovation If you’re passionate about the intersection of emerging technology / sound / human behavior, check out this opportunity. About Man Made Music We’re a strategic music and sound studio.
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Mix’s Cover Story on Man Made Music

Check out the comprehensive biography of our studio, MIX Magazine's cover feature this month. Though Beckerman had already been growing Man Made for more than 10 years at that point, he changed direction, taking his ... Read More

EVs Are Dangerously Quiet. Here’s What They Could Sound Like

The trick, says Man Made founder Joel Beckerman, lies in creating a sound distinctive for people to recognize but not ignore. (This is the problem with car alarms—no one even pays attention to them.) The ... Read More


One of my favorite lyrics from Berry is “Roll Over Beethoven and tell Tchaikovsky the news,” which summed up what he was bringing to the world of music. It was something that immediately redefined our ... Read More

Hot Spot: Imaginary Forces Reimagines HBO’s Feature Presentation Open

Check out PromaxBDA Brief's feature about Imaginary Forces' reimagining of HBO's Feature Presentation open, featuring music from us at Man Made Music: The premium cable network turned to Man Made Music to adapt the original ... Read More

Addressing Today’s Top Brand Challenges With Sonic Identity

The bar for brand experience has never been higher. Today, marketing and customer experience leaders are in pursuit of the best ways to connect with their desired audiences across an ever-increasing number of touchpoints. They ... Read More

Music Studio Innovation Guy Can’t Sing or Dance

But we’ve got rhythm… Every day I’m surrounded by talented musicians and tempting instruments, but if I dare to pick up that acoustic guitar in the corner of the studio, my credibility is sunk. Even ... Read More

Dear Brands: You’re Using Christmas Music All Wrong. Here’s How To Fix It.

Check out KC Ifeanyi's feature at Fast Company, featuring insight and advice from Joel Beckerman, and a playlist from us at Man Made Music: It's not about the Christmas music, per se, it's about the ... Read More

How Do You Attach Sonic Design to Brand DNA?

Check out Len Stein's interview with Joel Beckerman over at Branding Magazine: Over time, sonic design has spread throughout the media and now stands at the forefront of aural marketing memes as “sonic interaction design.” ... Read More

Music Company Uses Sound to Bring Theme Park to Life

Check out the latest interview with Joel Beckerman on Coaster 101: Joel Beckerman and his Man Made Music company are responsible for some of the most recognizable brand themes and sonic identities for big names ... Read More

Playlist: Sweet Sounds of the Holidays

Candy canes, yule logs, gingerbread – what’s not to love? Well, maybe having to hear the same music on repeat for a month. We’ve got you covered with sweet tunes to match your sweet tooth ... Read More

‘Hear This’: Q&A with Kevin Perlmutter, Man Made Music’s EVP, Chief of Innovation

Originally published on Now more than ever brands are realizing the importance of using music and sound to strategically engage with their audience. Those who have caught on recognize that people are affected by sound ... Read More