Sunday, 09 March 2014 07:47

Pre-SXSW Feature Series Part III: The Colourist

Posted by

The ColouristPre-SXSW Feature Series Part III: The Colourist

Moving steadily along, our next pre-SXSW featured act are California natives, The Colourist! The Colourist are Adam Castilla, Maya Tuttle, Kollin Johannsen, and Justin Wagner, and we think their “engaging songs laced with hooks that leave you wanting more,” are awesome!

The Colourist, according to their website, spent “much of 2012 honing their live show with the likes of Grouplove, Electric Guest, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.,” while 2013 saw the band recording their debut EP, Lido.

In their short career the group has appeared at Coachella and have opened for some stellar indie bands like Metric, Youngblood Hawke, and Atlas Genius. They’ve also recently landed a massive sync with Nokia!

Vocalist Adam believes their music worked well in the spot because “When you hear a song that just keeps repeating in the back of your head, why not associate it with a commercial?” He added, “I can always remember a commercial with a catchy hook behind it.” “During our last tour,” says the singer, “Fans would start talking to us and they would often bring up, ‘oh we heard your song on that Nokia Lumia commercial’.”

See what else Adam had to say about music supervision below and try to catch one of the band’s whopping 5 official shows at SXSW: Monday, March 10 at Clive Bar; Tuesday, March 11 at Hype Hotel; Thursday, March 13, twice at Cedar St. Courtyard; and Friday, March 14 at Palm Door. If you can’t make it, you can still keep up with the band on TwitterFacebook, Instagram, YouTube, SoundCloud, and Tumblr.

How do you feel about the business of licensing

I feel like bands and artists have to get creative on how to get music out. This year we’ve had a few placements that unquestionably brought our music to new ears and brought forth a great following. As long as the branding is right, we are all for it.

How do you feel about bands as composers?

(Will Butler & Own Pallett’s Her score was mentioned as a reference)

When I took a listen to Her’s soundtrack I found it very enjoyable, you get more of an illustrated, orchestrated version of Arcade Fire’s sound; I love when you can hear just an instrumental and still know it came from a particular band or artist. We’d love to take on a score.

How do you feel about the whole “music-for-media” movement?

If it feels right then why not?

What’s your favorite music supervision moment?

There are too many to list! Here’s a few that really stuck with me. The Pixies’s “Where Is My mind” on Fight Club, Jonny Greenwood’s “Bodysong” on There Will Be Blood, and Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day” on Trainspotting.

Media

Search MS101

Buy The Book On Amazon

SCH10174 Music Supervision

Twitter Feed @MusicSupervise

For Content Producers

Need the perfect song for your visuals?
Try our FREE service!

The SongHunters

Do you need a Music Supervisor for just an hour?
Try the HourlyMusicSupervisors

SongHunters Testimonials

  • "I am one of the top mixers and producers in the country and have had years of experience in the music and associated businesses.

    My company licenses songs and seeks songs to be licensed for films, TV and Commercials and thus I have worked with many people in the licensing industry and discovered there is a wide range and degree of service and quality when you seek songs.

    In my experience, I have found that The SongHunters exhibit a real knack at delivering the right songs and offering a wide range of music in all areas to choose from.

    Dave Hnatiuk, David Weiss and Doug Diamond are hands on and believe the quality service does not stop at sending a music file to choose from. They believe in follow-up and follow-through and are there for you as long as and to the extent that you need them.

    They not only provide great songs for your needs, but also provide you with some great solicitations for your music on their own projects. Do I recommend them? You bet I do! And that recommendation is earned, not just given!"
    —John Luongo

    John Luongo President/CEO - Trecter Entertainment, LLC
    Worldwide Exclusive Representation of Gearhead Records
    A division of John Luongo Management, LLC
    John Luongo Signature Sounds ©John Luongo Music
    John Luongo Management Recordings
    Exclusive Worldwide Licensing Representative/Royalty Recovery
    Divisions of John Luongo Management, LLC
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Twitter: @luongojohn

Newsletter Sign-up

Subscribe to our Music Supervision 101 / SongHunters Newsletter!
(Not the same as our SongHunters'
Providers List)

Our Book:

Music Supervision 2: The Complete Guide to Selecting Music for Movies, TV, Games, & New Media

SCH10174 Music Supervision

Available at Amazon.com

The newly revised, definitive book on music supervision, which guides you through real-world scenarios and legal landmines, explores sound design, and profiles key players.

Music supervision, or matching music to all the different mediums from films to ring tones, is one of the fastest-growing careers in the music industry, but finding the winning song for a national ad campaign or compiling a platinum movie soundtrack takes more than just good taste. Music supervision today requires serious multi-tasking and the ability to navigate licensing, relationships, and cultural trends with ease. This book guides you through real scenarios and legal landmines you might encounter; it explores sound design and profiles key players with insightful interviews, while providing project form templates that will save time for seasoned music supervisors.

This is the only guide to the career of music supervision and is ideal for the music student, musician, industry executive and of course, for those who want to break into the field of music supervision. Authors David Weiss, Ramsay Adams and David Hnatiuk are all renowned figures in the procurement and supervision of music and they apply their combined knowledge and experience to give the best possible advice and tell you how to get the job!