The Business of Jingles

A Podcast by Audio Snack

Ep. 7: Expert taste-making with Hunnypot founder, John Anderson (a.k.a. Hot Tub Johnnie)

Ep. 7: Expert taste-making with Hunnypot founder, John Anderson (a.k.a. Hot Tub Johnnie)

Who are we talking to?

Hot Tub Johnnie is a professional musical taste-maker, A&R rep, DJ, song-plugger and Fez-wearer, as well as founder of Hunnypot Unlimited. Today we talk with him about how a monthly party turned into a multifaceted Music Publishing and Placement company, convincing Pete Townshend to license his personal catalog, and the most important question; what’s the deal with that hat anyways??

Ep 6: Creating MDIIO, a new global social music platform with founder Justin Gray

Ep 6: Creating MDIIO, a new global social music platform with founder Justin Gray

Who are we talking to?

Justin Gray is a L.A. based songwriter, producer, music executive and founder of the recently launched company, MDIIO, a “Global social platform for songwriters and Music Professionals.” which may just change the entire way the sync licensing industry operates. For the better, of course… Also Pickle Soup.

Ep 5: The Guild of Music Supervisors with President Joel C. High

Ep 5: The Guild of Music Supervisors with President Joel C. High

Who are we talking to?

Joel C. High is a music supervisor and producer who has worked on over 100 films and television projects including Saw, Girl With a Pearl Earring, Weeds and basically everything Tyler Perry has ever made. Over the last decade, he created and supervised the music departments for two of the leading independent studios in the industry: Trimark Pictures and Lionsgate Entertainment. Today, Joel is the President of the Guild of Music Supervisors and Chief Executive of Creative Control, a company he founded in 2006.

Ep 4: Writing the Iconic "Nationwide is On Your Side" Jingle with JD Miller

Ep 4: Writing the Iconic "Nationwide is On Your Side" Jingle with JD Miller

Who are we talking to?

JD Miller has written jingles for Chrysler, McDonalds, Coca Cola and most famously, Nationwide. Today we sit down with him to talk about everything from mimicking speech patterns in jingles to writing songs for Kenny Rogers to wondering if your dad is still disappointed in you for becoming a musician (he’s not). JD gives insight into the jingle world in its heyday, and the logistics of carrying a tape machine with you at all times.

Ep 3: The Sound of Hallmark with Daryl Berg

Ep 3: The Sound of Hallmark with Daryl Berg

Who are we talking to?

Daryl Berg is the Vice President of Music Strategies and Licensing at Crown Media, which means he oversees the music supervision and scoring of over 100 Hallmark films a year. We talk with Daryl about the scoring and licensing at Hallmark, the do’s and dont’s of pitching music and his love for Mayochup.

Ep 2: Composing Jingles and Music for Industrial Videos with Dave Mayer

Ep 2: Composing Jingles and Music for Industrial Videos with Dave Mayer

Who are we talking to?

Jingle Composer and Video producer, Dave Mayer, joins Audio Snack to discuss jingles and the business of composing music for corporate and industrial videos. For years David Mayer traveled across Europe working as a jazz pianist and composing music for film, theater and vocal groups. Returning to the United States in 1996, he composed jingles for television and scored industrial films for clients such as Art Van, GM and K-Mart. Now Dave owns his own video production company, Video Burst.

Ep 1: Global Brands and Pop Culture with Bill Meadows

Ep 1: Global Brands and Pop Culture with Bill Meadows

Who are we talking to?

Bill Meadows, the CEO and founder of Engage, has worked in music, entertainment and advertising for over 18 years, developing numerous award-winning global ad campaigns. He has helped some of the biggest brands in the world secure celebrity talent partnerships and has led teams of music supervisors to align brands with the perfect music for their campaign . Today, Bill joins Audio Snack to discuss music in the world of advertising.