ABOUT JOEL

Hailed as “equal parts Philip Glass and Don Draper” by Details Magazine, Joel Beckerman is a pioneer of sound and music and its transformative power. He is an award-winning composer, producer, arranger as well as the founder of Man Made Music, a company specializing in Sonic Branding. Interweaving music, strategy and popular culture, Joel is dedicated to telling compelling stories and impacting our everyday experiences with music and sound. For this work, Fast Company magazine has honored him as one of their “Most Creative People in Business 1000.”
He created original scores for more than 50 television programs, won ASCAP’s “Most Performed” theme award for the past eight years, and has developed signature sonic branding programs for global giants such as Disney, AT&T, and Southwest Airlines. Beckerman has worked with John Legend, will.i.am, Moby, OK Go, Morgan Freeman, and the composer John Williams.
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JOEL WORKING WITH JOHN legend It became a challenge: to tell King’s story in a new way, and to a contemporary audience. How could an audience see the story differently when they had likely seen every frame of footage many times? Though history suggests the past, the network viewed this grand narrative as one continuous, uninterrupted “now”— an epic that must evolve with current perspectives.

AWARDS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Most Performed Themes

Joel Beckerman
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

MOST CREATIVE PEOPLE IN BUSINESS 1000

3RD MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANY IN MUSIC
(MAN MADE MUSIC)

Muse Awards

Gold - 2000, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012
Bronze - 2011
Pinnacle Award

FOUNDER, COMPOSER, PRODUCER

Joel Beckerman’s Man Made Music strategically harnesses the power of sound to tell your unique story. Man Made Music is a bi-coastal Music Company specializing in soundtracks and Sonic Branding for entertainment and general market brands.

By translating brand strategy into sonic strategy, Beckerman and his company have developed unique and signature sonic branding programs for global giants such as Disney, Mercedes, AT&T, and Southwest Airlines. Fast Company featured Man Made Music on their list of “Most Innovative” companies in music.

“Music is the shorthand of emotion.” - leo tolstoy

SPEAKer HIGHLIGHTS

  • billboard
  • TEDx Chicago
  • billboard Film and TV music conference
  • billboard Latin Music
  • CMJ
  • Details
  • Fastcompany
  • Interbrand
  • Future of StoryTelling
  • NYU
  • Promaxbda
  • sxsw music
  • The Conference Board
  • Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. SUSTAINABIUTY MARKETING THE POWER OF TRUE STORIES

Author & Book Press Kit


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