Noiselab collaborators Scott Cutler and Anne Preven Nominated For Academy Award For Dreamgirls’ “Listen”
Composers Jeff Turzo and Matt Mahaffey Produce First full length CD Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! For Hellogoodbye
LOS ANGELES, CA date – Noiselab Music (www.noiselabmusic.net), the two year-old music/sound design house founded by Composer/Creative Director Paul Rhim and Executive Producer Pinky Turzo, is on quite a run lately. First, the composing team of Scott Cutler and Anne Preven, were nominated for an Academy Award for the song “Listen” (co-wrote with Henry Krieger). The song, which was performed by Beyonce during the Academy Awards and is featured in the film Dreamgirls, also won the Critics Choice Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe. Then, Noiselab composers Jeff Turzo and Matt Mahaffey produced Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!, the first full length CD from indie rock act Hellogoodbye that has sold over 300,000 copies since its debut in August 2006. The first single “Here (in Your Arms),” has gone gold with over 500,000 copies sold.
“We’ve been friends with Scott and Anne for many years and are honored to work with them,” said Pinky Turzo. “Today, many ad agencies and brands are looking for more than just music for a thirty second spot, but rather songs that can play an essential part of the product’s overall branding in an array of media and clearly Scott and Anne can do that.”
Turzo noted that in addition to spots, Noiselab also collaborates with Cutler and Preven for select long-form TV and film projects as well. In fact, Noiselab is currently music supervising a TV pilot called Pop School for the Oxygen Network. The music company is currently in talks to prominently feature Scott and Anne’s songs in the show.
“We’ve known Pinky and Paul for a long time and have a lot of respect for them both personally and professionally,” said Cutler. “While we’ve had some amazing success in pop music, we’re also interested in exploring other outlets for our talent and that includes advertising and television. We’re confident that with Noiselab we’re in good hands.”
Cutler and Preven first came together as members of the LA-based band Ednaswap. The band’s signature song “Torn” became an international pop hit for Natalie Imbruglia. The pair also wrote “Sanctuary” for Madonna and co-wrote and produced Sinead O’Connor’s “No Man’s Woman.”
Hellogoodbye Reaches #13 on Billboard 200
When they’re not composing for commercials Jeff Turzo and Matt Mahaffey have their own band/production team called Wired All Wrong. The duo recently teamed with the Huntington, CA-based alt-pop band Hellogoodbye to produce their first full-length CD Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!, which sold 47,000 copies in it’s first week of release back in late August and reached #13 on Billboard’s Top 200.
“One of the things we bring to the commercial world is this pool of talent from the music industry that goes beyond advertising,” said Rhim. “We came to the commercial world from the record industry, which has turned out to be an advantage for us especially with more and more bands emerging via commercials and the popularity of licensing songs in ads. For us, it’s about not tying our composers only to commercials but encouraging them to pursue their musical goals in any form and then bringing that energy and creativity back to the commercial work we do.”
Noiselab’s current creative roster includes Matt Mahaffey, Jeff Turzo, Christopher Faizi, Sean Beavan, Scott Cutler & Anne Preven. Their recent advertising work includes spots for Lexus, Honda, Mattel & Mervyn’s. Recent television work includes Rock Stars for Klasky Csupo and Pop School for the Oxygen Network]
Founded in 2005 by Composer Paul Rhim and Pinky Turzo, Noiselab (www.noiselabmusic.net) is known for their exceptional work for some of the world’s leading brands, including work for [XYZ]. In addition, the company is known for it’s work beyond advertising. Their creative roster includes composers Matt Mahaffey, Jeff Turzo, Christopher Faizi, Sean Beavan, Scott Cutler & Anne Preven. For more information check out: www.noiselabmusic.net
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