Category: audio identity

Sound, the Virgin Way

Listen headed to London in June to attend The Virgin Way, an annual conference bringing together some of the most creative minds in the industry to share thought leadership with global Virgin stakeholders. Listen founders Steve Milton and Brett Volker presented a music strategy highlighting the rich history of music within Virgin Group, the music landscape at large, and how these learnings could be applied to Virgin brand(s), partnerships, and new opportunities. We also presented a set of best practice sonic guidelines for Virgin management and brands to use when considering the use of music, voice, and sound across all their various touchpoints and marketing. We’re excited to see — and hear — this roll out in late 2017 and beyond.

Designing the Sound of Tinder

We recently spoke to FastCo Design about the new app sounds we created for Tinder and what’s involved in creating a brand’s sound.

Read the full article here.

Listen composes music to support Audi A3’s unique #paidmydues campaign

Audi A3’s  campaign, #paidmydues, focuses on people determined and working hard in their respective fields, providing them with a platform to tell their stories of struggle and accomplishment that have transformed their lives.
#paidmydues was launched by a live-streamed, full day event from Santa Monica Airport’s hanger 8 on May 7th, gathering an Audi-curated group of 15 creators, musicians, filmmakers, artists, and performers who have paid their dues. Featured creatives include graffiti artist Madsteez, freestyle rapper Oddisee, comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade, chef Jordan Kahn, comic book creator Jim Mahfood, DJ Dam-Funk, and animators Oh Yeah Wow, among others. Their stories, creations, and performances encouraged others to do the same with a contagious objective to share the inspiration with others.

With branded content, comes branded music. Listen stepped in and created original music to:

  • Tie multiple stories together through an original main theme track and six variations in different styles
  • Create music congruent to Audi’s branding
  • Connect with Audi’s target audience

We were happy to “pay our dues” with this project in the ongoing pursuit of helping brands utilize music to strengthen the connection with their audience.

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