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Category Archives: Music

Time waits for no intro: composing for the Spotify generation

Posted by Dan Lafferty - Director of Music and Voice at PHMG on

For consumers brought up on mobile phones, audiobooks, Netflix, and most importantly, Spotify, time is truly of the essence – and songs now have just a few seconds to catch the ear of the listener before they’re skipped for good. … Read more>>

The sound of fear

Posted by Mike Cooke - Director of Production at PHMG on

All Hallow’s Eve is upon us, when the cinemas are filled with this latest fear-inducing films and we collectively embrace all things horror. In honour of the scariest date in the calendar, we’re taking a closer look at the intrinsic … Read more>>

50 years of BBC Radio 1

Posted by Mike Cooke - Director of Production at PHMG on

On September 30th 2017, Radio 1 reaches a broadcasting milestone as the station celebrates its 50th anniversary. The channel has played a pivotal role in the worlds of music, entertainment and popular culture since launching in 1967, from the discovery … Read more>>

The Emmys 2017: singing the praises of the title track

Posted by Ben Backus - Head of Music and Voice at PHMG on

 Every year, the Emmys celebrate the very best of the small screen. As well as acting, writing and directing, the Television Academy also recognises excellence in sound – in particular, the theme tunes that characterise our most beloved shows. … Read more>>

Adidas: they did it their way

Posted by Stephanie Gilchrist - Marketing Manager at PHMG on

 The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity celebrates the most imaginative, innovative and exciting campaigns in the advertising industries – with some of the world’s biggest names receiving the highly-coveted awards each year. At this June’s festival, there was one … Read more>>

The sound of an icon

Posted by Olivia Howlett - Head of Audio Branding at PHMG on

In August, it was revealed that Big Ben’s great bell would cease to chime for the next four years as the tower undergoes extensive renovation. More than just a clock, Big Ben’s reassuring bong has become not just an icon … Read more>>

Branding and the beautiful game

Posted by Tom Croft - Head of Marketing at PHMG on

Football fever is upon us again, with August marking the return of the world’s most influential football league. More than just a competition, the Premier League possesses an enormous global reach, with an audience of over 2 billion in 189 … Read more>>

The secret to audio intensity

Posted by Mike Cooke - Director of Production at PHMG on

We only have to take one look – and listen – to a horror film to know that the scare lies in the sound, and yet another landmark box office release has proved this theory with a tension-packed soundtrack. But … Read more>>

Creating brand harmony

Posted by Dan Lafferty - Director of Music and Voice at PHMG on

In an increasingly saturated advertising climate, more and more brands are looking to other creative methods of promotion to get inside the heads of consumers. Music is favoured for its unique ability to break through the congested visual landscape in … Read more>>

A new sound and vision for BBC Proms

Posted by Mike Cooke - Director of Production at PHMG on

 The world’s greatest classical music festival returned in July, and this year is set to be one of the biggest yet for the renowned event. After premiering both a brand new look and sound for 2017, we’re exploring how … Read more>>

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