Author: Magda Tomaszewski

Getting Lost with Washed Out

For the latest Music x Technology project, we worked with Microsoft and Washed Out on their collaboration around Washed Out’s new album, Mister Mellow. The album is his first fully immersive multimedia experience. Every track is accompanied by an original music video, created by 11 different video artists and utilizing several forms of animation, from Claymation and stop-motion, to hand-drawn cartoons.

To take his bold vision even further, we collaborated to produce a dynamic live show, allowing fans to experience in person his “impressionistic view of the world.” The creative team behind the collab turned to Microsoft technology to translate the rich, detailed patchwork of Mister Mellow’s music and visuals into an equally powerful live experience. Advanced live integrations mimic the wide range of artistic styles seen and heard on the album.

Each component of the live show has been designed as an extension of a song and its music video, creating a vivid, sometimes absurd world for fans to explore during his tour. Thanks to the robust output and compact size of the Kinect-powered system, Washed Out will be able to share the experience with fans around the world.

Go behind the scenes:

We’re Hiring!

We are looking for an Account Manager to join our NYC team. The ideal candidate will have over three years experience working across account management, campaign planning and content marketing in an agency or brand environment.


  • Take the drive, passion and experience of Listen and empower clients to use the strength of music and sound to define and build their brand.
  • Work with Partners and the senior management team to support in the management of client programs, developing and delivering on campaign, experiences and other projects.
  • Establish and build key business relationships to help identify new market opportunities.
  • Manage and coordinate key client program activities in accordance with policies, goals, and objectives established by senior management and the Partners.



  • Manage delivery of the agency protocol and process for briefing, planning, project management and closeout procedures within the account management discipline
  • Support senior management across account management, campaign planning and management, campaign asset management, reporting
  • Organize all deliverables and ensure a smooth kickoff of projects with all stakeholders
  • Collect and build out project briefs across campaign work streams, including video, editorial and social
  • Support with management of campaign briefings, check-ins and approval meetings with internal teams and stakeholders
  • Manage account team travel requirements
  • Track key actions, notes and responsibilities in all key meetings, circulate & maintain documentation at every step in the process


  • Work proactively with the senior management team to provide client needs, continually working to deliver added value through diligence and clear communication.
  • Analyze client briefs preparing background knowledge, research etc. to produce an internal project brief for the campaign planning discipline.
  • Work with the senior accounts team on client presentations to define project scope and ensure each project is delivered to the highest standard.
  • Remain educated on our industry discipline and review important marketplace developments to stay engaged in our clients’ world.
  • Work with the senior accounts team to maintain clear and consistent administration and relevant reporting systems such as; status documents, agendas, budgets; client reports and performance of key accounts.


  • 3 years + agency experience across progressive, youth skewed brands
  • Rigorous project management skills
  • Experience working on digital and content marketing focused campaigns
  • Understanding of what good work looks like, and how to leverage both team and leadership to ensure its delivery
  • Natural entrepreneur, keen to pursue relationships and new business
  • A strong interest in digital, culture, entertainment, technology
  • Proactive, adaptive and passionate about learning and understanding new technologies, platforms and cultural trends
  • Confident communicator
  • Ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects at once
  • A good sense of humor and positive attitude


  • Experience in music and experiential marketing
  • A particular love for a niche music genre

Interested applicants should submit their details and resume here.



We Talk To Forbes About The Rise Of The Interactive Music Video

Our co-founder Steve Milton spoke to Forbes about some of our Music x Tech collaborations, and the rise of the interactive music video. Article after the jump.

Special Preview: Childish Gambino’s ‘Awaken, My Love!” VR Vinyl Release

Preparing to break a multi-year hiatus, two-time Grammy Award nominee Childish Gambino approached Microsoft with his bold vision to create a new world for his latest release, “Awaken, My Love!”.

The experience is finally here to share with his fans in the form of a VR Vinyl, which will be released via Glassnote Records this Friday (5/19). Join us for a special preview at Rough Trade NY this coming Thursday (5/18). RSVP to attend.

More details on the Music x Technology collaboration can be found here.