Although the Thomas Newman-esque soundtrack and glorious slow motion shots of liquids pouring make this yogurt commercial noteworthy, it’s really the poem (brilliantly read by William Dafoe) that makes it extraordinary: I’m now on a mission to find the original author of this poem. ___________________________________________________ Mike Bielenberg is a professional musician and co-founder of, […]

The song featured in this movie trailer for the soon-to-be-released Madea’s Big Happy Family is fantastic: It’s  “M.A to the D.E.A” by FS (featuring Northern League). It’s available on iTunes. From what I can see it was commissioned specifically for this movie trailer so the artist is probably independent and maybe even located in Atlanta. […]

New York-based sound designer Bill Milbrodt led a 22-person team to build musical instruments created with car parts from the Ford Focus. Composer Craig Richey then wrote a score to which was performed for this commercial by these musicians who mastered the music in just two rehearsals. Amazing. Here’s the specific list of instruments created […]

The popular dating website licensed this great song by Amos Transparent, a six-piece group out of Canada, to tell this very touching split-screen story: “Find Your Other Half” The song is called “After All That It’s Come To This” . Here’s the full length version. Enjoy! ___________________________________________________ Mike Bielenberg is a professional musician and […]

How can you not love the pure chutzpah of this lounge lizard plugging Taco Bell’s four kinds of steak? ___________________________________________________ Mike Bielenberg is a professional musician and co-founder of, a production music marketplace where media producers and business owners can license high-quality, affordable music from a online community of musicians.

Isn’t it funny how TV commercials have become the best way to find new bands? Subura picked a terrific song to advertise their new Forester. The song is “Powerful Stuff’” by San Francisco-based singer-songwriter Sean Hayes. I think the best part of this spot is when the subtle drum groove kicks in at :21: Here’s […]

Check out this Volkswagen Jetta spot that uses Pigeon John’s “Bomb” to underscore a digitally recreated Donald O’Connor and Gene Kelly dancing in the backseat. Good stuff: And here’s the full-length track by Pigeon John. This is exactly the kind of high energy, one-dimensional (I mean that in a good way) tracks that music supervisors […]

Check out this Above the Influence TV commercial with an awesome urban soundtrack: If you like that track, we welcome you to peruse over 800 royalty-free hip hop production music tracks here. Enjoy! Mike Bielenberg

When producing a TV commercial, only enlightened creative teams consider the idea of context – how will this spot come across when book ended between an engaging TV show and a local car dealer spot? Corona’s ad agency of record, Cramer-Krasselt (based in Chicago) exploited this creative parameter to its maximum years ago when TV […]

Kaspar Astrup Schroder’s new film My Playground takes a global look at the emerging Parkour scene in Copenhagen, Bejing, Washington DC, Tokyo and more. Anyone who became dizzy during the opening scene of the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale is intimately familiar with Parkour which Wikipedia defines as “a philosophy, [that] includes the physical […]