Music & Sound

We find and create music for moving pictures, working closely with brands and artists looking for a distinctive edge to their work. Unique curation, detailed research and a pool of composers with style and depth combine to provide superlative, award winning results.

Finding the right music can be a complex task. Our network of music detectives in nearly thirty countries is actively engaged monitoring global music, with A&R teams dedicated to evolving genres, trends and libraries. Results are filtered for music that best captures ideas on the table, and quite often inspire completely unexpected solutions.

The following case studies demonstrate how we find, commission and compose music solutions for virtually any situation.

Finding Music

Heineken: The Odyssey

It can happen that the right song is the first thing you think of. At our first presentation for this bizarre episode of Heineken’s journey we included Noriel Vilela’s hypnotic ’16 Toneladas’. After a huge effort in production, music research and commissioned music, 16 Toneladas made it to the final cut, beating everything to the finish line.

Director: Tom Kuntz
Production: MJZ Films
Agency: Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam
Music Artist: Noriel Vilela
Music Supervision: Michael Kneebone / Toolbox

Commissioning Music

Desperados – Bass Drop

It seems like Woodworks made this clever film out of thin air as we referenced emerging trends to capture fresh ideas, built out the sound design and called on Pinch Hitters to send the message home.

Director: Marvin Koppejan
Production: Woodworks
Senior Agency Producer: Stephanie Whitehead
Junior Agency Producer: Ekaterina Golovkina
Agency: WE ARE Pi
Music Artist: Pinch Hitters
Sound Design & Mix: Michael Kneebone/Toolbox

Creating Music

DHL – Great is in the Detail

When you know what you want but can’t have it, you can always record your own. As the edit on this beautiful film came together the musical vibe was set and it was possible to brief, compose and produce a completely new track capturing the magic of reference material.

Director: Ellen Kuras
Production: Outsider
Agency: 180 Amsterdam
Music: Michael Kneebone / Toolbox
Sound Design: Wave