Emoto Music worked alongside Leo Burnett Chicago, to create the new “Recalculating” spot for Marshalls‘ ‘Surprise is Waiting’ campaign, featuring Opus Orange song “Almost There” (w/ Lauren Hillman aka Kotomi).
Check out the finished product below, then see what people are saying & sound off yourself on Twitter: #surpriseiswaiting
Marshalls – “Recalculating”
The half-hour late-night show will feature upcoming comedians Nicole Byer, Jessica McKenna, and Alison Rich – skewering everything from pop culture to politics, with some segments filmed before a live audience.
The sketch-comedy series is produced by KABLAMO! and is executive produced by Emmy Award-winning/Grammy-nominated comedy trio The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone) & actor/comedian Paul Scheer – who also serves as one of the series’ directors.
Check out some tracks from Emoto’s Composers & Featured Artists that are currently available for licensing!
Friday, January 29th – 8pm – Legge Alley Projects / 93 E Union St, Pasadena
Join Emoto Music + Emoto Featured Artist Opus Orange for a night of live music – celebrating the release of their debut album Anatomic!
Performances by Loud Forest, The Rough Johns and, of course, Opus Orange
(view this event on Facebook)
Pre-order Anatomic on limited edition white vinyl, CD, or digital
Licensing inquiries: Lindsay@emotomusic.com
Emoto Music’s Opus Orange has just premiered their second track, along with the first official music video, from their soon-to-be-released Anatomic LP!
Watch, listen, and dive into a colorful psychedelic world created by Joshua Dumas – it’s what you do.
Licensing inquiries: Lindsay@emotomusic.com
Emoto featured artist Opus Orange has made their upcoming full-length album Anatomic available for digital, CD, and vinyl pre-order – officially dropping January 29, 2016! In anticipation and celebration of Anatomic’s release, Free Bike Valet premiered “Radio Silence”, the first leaked track from the to-be-released album, just this past Friday.
Emoto is exceedingly proud of our friend and local LA artist, Michl, who just debuted on Hypem.com with his release of “Kill Our Way To Heaven”.
Hypem.com, otherwise known as Hype Machine, is a website that collects recently posted songs from a curated list of music blogs and then features those songs on their main page.
Emoto is thrilled to announce that GE “Ideas” has made the shortlist in the 2015 London International Awards for Original Music Underscore! The arrangement, composed by Steve Hampton, features a full orchestra led by Mark Robertson of Allegro Entertainment.
We teamed up with BBDO NY Creative Director Greg Hahn, SVP Director of Music & Radio Production Rani Vaz, and Executive Producer Diane Hill to create this sentimental spot for General Electric focused on the evolution of ideas.
View the complete shortlist here! Winners will be announced November 10th – we’ll keep our fingers crossed until then.
Emoto composer Paul Bessenbacher & composer Matt Bowen have scored “NOATAK: Return to the Arctic”, a new short film brought to you by The Muir Project – the creative team behind Mile… Mile & A Half. The film was dreamt up and directed by Jen Serena & Ric Serena of Serena Creative & Jason Fitzpatrick. NOATAK will premier at Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival in Toronto Canada in the coming weeks. Check out the teaser below and stay tuned for a release date!
35 years after their first visit to the Noatak River in Alaska’s wild and spectacular Brooks Range, two adventurers in their 70’s reflect on a lifetime of outdoor experiences and what still awaits them.
Emoto and featured artist Opus Orange are headed off to Texas this week for the AICP Next Awards in Austin preceding Opus Orange performances in Austin and Dallas! Join the team for drinks and dancing across the Lone Star State!
10.07: Hole In The Wall, Austin
w/ Dropout Vegas + The Echoes
Doors at 9pm, no cover
10.08: The Prophet Bar, Dallas
w/ Dropout Vegas + Canvas Bride + Beneath The Waves
Doors at 7pm, $10 cover
Did you know that Emoto composer Ryan Elder has been working alongside Whitney Avalon, Steve Gossett, and Michael Sullivan in producing the “Princess Rap Battle” comedy short? Each individual music video is already boasting views up to the multi-millions on Youtube – which is not so surprising to the generations of us, who were raised on Disney Princesses and storybook Fairy Tales, left perpetually wondering and weighing which character (protagonist? antagonist?) had really been dealt the worst hand turned ‘Happiest-Ever-After’.
Elder composed the music (but not the lyrics) for Cinderella vs Belle (ft. Sarah Michelle Gellar), Maleficent vs Daenerys (ft. Yvonne Strahovski), & Mrs Claus vs Mary Poppins – in addition to mixing and mastering the music of the entire series so far.
“It’s been super fun working with Whitney and the team on those. The positive response to them has been really exciting,” – Elder said of his experience working on the musical comedy short.
Emoto composer Ryan Elder wrote a song performed by Jemaine Clement (Flight of The Concords/Rio) in this week’s episode of Rick and Morty! The show premiered it’s second season on Cartoon Network [adult swim] just last week! New episodes air every Sunday night at 11:30pm so stay tuned for more!
Watch the full episode via [adult swim] here (available this week only) or view a clip of the song “Moonmen” below!
Emoto’s Opus Orange will be performing at Eat See Hear, before the Reservoir Dogs outdoor movie screening, on Saturday, August 29th! These dog-friendly events are a fun way to see an outdoor movie, dine from some of LA’s best food trucks and hear great live music!
WHERE: The Autry in Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, LA/CA 90027 – This is a very large, grassy lawn. You’ll want to bring pillows, cushions and blankets.
PARKING: FREE! Across the street at the LA Zoo Parking lot.
WHEN: August 29 – Doors 5:30pm, Music 7:00pm, Movie 8:30pm
EATS: Steel City Sandwich, CJs Wings, White Rabbit, Sista Soul Food, Postcards CAS, Phantom, Kimbobrex, India Jones, Haute Burger, VCHOS, Peaches Smokehouse BBQ, Mandoline Grill, Chanchos Tacos, My Delight Cupcakery, Coolhaus and Brasil Kiss
Emoto’s featured artist Kotomi (aka Lauren Hillman) collaborated with Hahn for the last track on his EP release, titled “Grace”.
“I started following [Los Angeles singer] Kotomi on Soundcloud, and a few hours later she messaged me and said she liked my stuff, and said we can work together. I emailed her some instrumentals, and she picked that one. Then she went for a drive around California, around the coast, all day, recording in her car on her voice recorder. That’s pretty cool. I wish I could write music like that. She pretty much wrote it in a day and sent it back,” – Hahn said of his partnership with Kotomi in a recent interview with SPIN.
In addition to collaborating with other artists, our songstress Kotomi has been releasing a new song on the first Tuesday of every month this year! Keep up with her by following her on Facebook or Soundcloud.
Check out Emoto featured artist Kotomi (aka Lauren Hillman) on this week’s ‘New Music Tuesday‘ Spotify Playlist, which boasts over 715,000 followers! Her single ‘Swimming‘ is featured as track #22, amongst artists ZZ Ward, War Paint, Drake, and more.
Kotomi is releasing a new song on the first Tuesday of every month this year! The next one premiers this upcoming Tuesday, July 7th, so stay tuned!
[Note: This playlist is updated weekly]
Kotomi will be releasing a new song on the first Tuesday of every month this year! Listen to what she has released so far on Soundcloud and keep up with her on Facebook for news about her next release!
Emoto composer Paul Bessenbacher has scored the music for “Czappa” a short documentary directed by Ric Serena of Serena Creative and The Muir Project. The seven-minute film features Bill Czappa, a television repairman by profession and object-sculpture artist by passion, who’s repair shop doubles as a gallery displaying over 70 works of his “California Assemblage” styled artwork. Opus Orange “Bloom” is also featured in the short, fresh from their latest release Equilibrium.
“Czappa” has been selected to premier at Dances With Films Festival on June 2nd.
Emoto composer Ryan Elder has scored a crossover bit, featuring Cartoon Network’s Rick and Morty, which aired May 17th in the Season 26 finale of The Simpsons.
In this episode of The Simpsons, Rick and Morty literally drop-in on the beloved Simpson family in another one of their outlandish adventures throughout space and alternate universes. Check it out below!
The Simpsons, created by Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, and Sam Simon and written by Michael Price, first aired in 1989 and has been a television favorite for decades now. Rick and Morty is a relatively new animated series, created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, which will celebrate it’s Season 2 premier on Cartoon Network’s [adult swim] Sunday, July 26th.
If you can’t wait until July for more Rick and Morty, catch up with Season 1 online at [adult swim]. The Simpsons will be back with Season 27 in late September of this year.
You probably already know that Emoto’s Opus Orange released Equilibrium last week but did you know that they will also be releasing sheet music for the entire album? Soon you will be able to play it all yourself, no transcribing necessary!
Sheet music for “Bloom” is available below! Stay tuned for the rest of the sheet music – Coming Soon!
1 Day. 35 Venues. 150 Performances. All Free!
Make Music Pasadena is a free, all-day, all-ages music celebration and a non-profit event generously funded by sponsors and donations. The musical lineup totals more than 150 bands spanning 35 venues and features an eclectic mix of diverse music, including seasoned award-winning performers and emerging homegrown talent, coming together for one day to celebrate the spirit of music and community.
Opus Orange goes on at 3pm! Check out the Levitt Pavilion Stage line-up below and follow Opus Orange and Make Music Pasadena on Facebook for information and updates!
Levitt Pavilion Stage presented by Lincoln Property Company @ 85 E. Holly Street, Pasadena CA 91103
Alexandria Maillot | 12:00pm – 12:40 pm
Raspin Stuwart | 1:00pm – 1:40pm
Boroughs | 2:00pm – 2:40pm
Opus Orange | 3:00pm – 3:40pm
Mudbug Brass Band | 4:00pm – 4:40pm
The Moth & The Flame | 5:00pm – 5:40pm
Making Movies | 6:00pm – 6:45pm
Nick Waterhouse | 7:05pm – 8:00pm
Emoto featured artist Opus Orange will be releasing Equilibrium, a solo piano album recorded on a 1913 Knabe upright piano tomorrow, Tuesday May 12th. Equilibrium encompasses Spring: the lingering of Winter, the Vernal Equinox, the new life of flowers. It is reflection rather than expression. Texture and tone rather than melody and chords. It is an audible picture of the need to slow down and take time to observe nature changing.
Opus Orange Equilibrium (via Emoto Music)
For licensing inquiries, please contact Lindsay Froemke at Lindsay@EmotoMusic.com.
Emoto Music is thrilled to announce that we have been selected as finalists under two categories at the 2015 AMP Awards for Music and Sound! The winners will be announced at the AMP Awards celebration in NYC on May 5th.
Emoto teamed up with BBDO NY Creative Director Greg Hahn, SVP Director of Music & Radio Production Rani Vaz, and Executive Producer Diane Hill to create a sentimental spot for GE focused on the evolution of ideas. The GE “Ideas” arrangement, composed by Steve Hampton, features a full orchestra led by Mark Robertson of Allegro Entertainment and is a 2015 AMP finalist for Best Original Score.
Emoto worked alongside The Escape Pod agency’s Executive Producer Ken Kwiatt, Producer Mary Ann Holecek, Executive Creative Director Vinny Warren, and Creative Directors Kurt Lenard and Matt Wilcox to bring Toys R Us a new theme composed by Paul Bessenbacher of Emoto featured artist Opus Orange which is a 2015 AMP finalist for Most Effective Sonic Branding.
Emoto Music is excited to announce that GE “Ideas” has made the AICP Awards Shortlist for original music! The arrangement, composed by Steve Hampton, features a full orchestra led by Mark Robertson of Allegro Entertainment.
Emoto teamed up with BBDO NY Creative Director Greg Hahn, SVP Director of Music & Radio Production Rani Vaz, and Executive Producer Diane Hill to create this sentimental spot for GE focused on the evolution of ideas.
Check out some of our newest songs from Emoto composers and artists now available for licensing! Click the down arrow to download!
All inquiries: Lindsay Froemke – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emoto composer Tony Morales has co-composed Bloodline, a Netflix original series, with composer Edward Rogers.
The series is created and executive produced by Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman & Glenn Kessler (of FX series Damages). The dramatic thriller follows a close-knit family of four adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home.
The first season earned strong reviews, with several outlets dubbing it the best Netflix original to date. Bloodline was officially renewed for a second season to debut in 2016, just 10 days after hitting Netflix.
Emoto would like to introduce you to a new way of producing music via cyber session.
A cyber session is a live and interactive recording session sending client video and music from Emoto’s studio in Santa Monica to an agency’s office anywhere in the world – all you need is a computer with Google Chrome and a solid internet connection.
Cyber sessions are great for any music presentation where immediate feedback could save time and get your creatives exactly what they want as the composer reacts to creative direction on the fly.
Schedule a quick demo of a cyber session now – click here.
Kotomi will be releasing a new single on the first Tuesday of every month this year. Keep up with Kotomi on Facebook to hear it all first!
The music video, directed by Ric Serena at Serena Creative, features a collection of 8mm footage that was shot between 1963 and 1968 during one family’s summer road trips, including visits to Cape Canaveral, Niagara Falls and the 1964 World’s Fair in Queens, NY.
This is the first release in a series of fresh new singles that she will release on the first Tuesday of every month this year! Keep up with Kotomi on Facebook to make sure you don’t miss a beat!
Emoto Music has teamed up again with The Escape Pod agency’s Executive Producer Ken Kwiatt, Producer Mary Ann Holecek, Executive Creative Director Vinny Warren, and Creative Directors Kurt Lenard and Matt Wilcox to bring Toys R Us a holiday inspired mix of the theme song composed by Emoto artist Opus Orange earlier this year. Check out the completed spot below!
•4212 W. Sunset Blvd.
•Doors open at 9PM, show begins at 10PM
11PM: Opus Orange
•Tickets: $10 at the door
RSVP to the event on Facebook for updates and more information!
Arrive early and enjoy dinner before the show at El Cid’s flamenco dinner theater featuring Manuel Gutierrez from 6:30pm – 9pm!
Emoto Music composer Tony Morales has scored a five-minute Rocky and Bullwinkle short titled “Another Fine Moose You’ve Gotten Me Into,” or “The Man In The Iron Moose!”
The short, written by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant and directed by Gary Trousdale, has been included on the recently released 3-D DVD/Blu-ray of Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Watch an exclusive first-look clip of the Rocky and Bullwinkle short below! You can purchase Mr. Peabody & Sherman online and at most major retailers.
Emoto featured artist Opus Orange has scored another license with their song “Time of Year”! Check out the CBS holiday spot, celebrating Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’s 50th anniversary, below! Happy holidays!
Emoto composer and Opus Orange member Lauren Hillman aka Kotomi collaborated with Juno Award winner Ryan Hemsworth on a track for his sophomore album Alone For The First Time which will be released November 4th. The first song from the album can be heard now on Soundcloud and has already yielded over 800k plays.
Check out the promo video for his tour, which features their track ‘Surrounded’, below.
Learn more about Hemsworth, his tour, and Alone For The First Time at Last Gang Entertainment.
Emoto featured artist Opus Orange is excited to announce that they have been selected to perform at CMJ Music Marathon in New York City this coming October.
For 34 years the CMJ Music Marathon has been a vital platform for the discovery of new music. Over one week in New York, artists from far and wide will take over upwards of 80 venues for exclusive shows and conferences to perform for a wide-span audience of over 125,000 music fans and industry professionals.
Opus Orange will be performing October 23rd at Passenger Bar & is currently scheduled to begin playing at 9:20PM.
Follow Opus Orange on Facebook for updates and more information regarding the event.
Emoto teamed up with BBDO NY Creative Director Greg Hahn, SVP Director of Music & Radio Production Rani Vaz, and Executive Producer Diane Hill as well as a full orchestra led by Mark Robertson to create this sentimental spot composed by Steve Hampton for GE focused on the evolution of ideas.
PB, Emoto partner/composer and lead singer of Opus Orange, will be taking stage with The Emy Reynolds Band tomorrow, August 9th 2014, for the third annual Lissie and Friends Concert at The Libbey Bowl in Ojai, California. Also performing will be Todd Hannigan, Sleeping Chief, special guest Dasha, and Lissie herself. The event benefits Changing Tides Orphanage in Haiti.
First gates open at 6pm. For more information about the event and where to purchase tickets click here!
We’re especially proud of our recent work with Conill Advertising in Miami on T-Mobile.
Agency producer Allan Rivera, along with creative team Ruben Salavert, Frank Traynor, Mariana Weinzimer and Jonathan Morffi, brought us a fun pair of spots produced for this year’s World Cup. Check them out below:
T-Mobile “Pep Talk”
Emoto musician/composer Kotomi aka Lauren Hillman is due to release ‘Over Our Heads’ EP, June 10th.
The 6 track EP features a pop/electronic musical base in addition to some 80’s and soul flavors. It will be available via most online retailers as well as by ‘pay-what-you-choose’ format from her Bandcamp.com page. Check out the track list below:
1. Beneath The Surface
2. Over Our Heads
3. Vocode You
4. Young Love
5. With You
6. Simple & Sweet
Emoto’s Ryan Elder will be composing the music for Season 2 of Rick and Morty on Cartoon Network, rumored to air in late 2014.
Rick and Morty is an animated series created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. The show features lead-character Rick, who is a mentally-unbalanced alcoholic yet scientifically-gifted old man that has recently reconnected with his family. Rick spends most of his time taking his young grandson, Morty, on dangerous and outlandish adventures throughout space and alternate universes.
You can now watch the whole first season of Rick and Morty online at [adult swim].
Emoto’s own Ryan Elder has completed composition on Harmontown the documentary.
TV Writer/Producer/Performer Dan Harmon creates rise from potential ashes with documentary Harmontown. A follow up of the LA-based live-show and Feral Audio podcast. Join Harmon and friends as they take to touring the country committing no-holds-barred comedy.
Learn more and grab tickets here.
Emoto completes a trio of Chase spots for Eric Korte and Doug Pippin of Saatchi NY, exploring the culinary alter egos of Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Chef Sue Zemanick, and duo Chef Jamie Del Campo and Chef Ramiro Arvizu.
We really enjoyed examining the musical style of these three geographies almost as much as the chefs must have enjoyed sampling the food using their Chase Sapphire Cards.
Take a look at the finished products below:
Chase – Austin, Texas
Chase – Miami, Florida
Chase – Maine