ABOUT THIS TRACK:
Combining hand drums and the Brazilian berimbau with a full array of anthemic instruments, Obrigado is inspired by both the traditions of Rio De Janeiro and their hosting of the XXXI Olympiad.
A glimpse of what I have been working on recently. For more like this explore the categories in the LIBRARY
There’s nothing quite like spending the last frantic hours of a campaign on a bloated stock music site having your hopes dashed with every click of the play button. On the other hand there is also the lovely panic you feel when presenting the idea of using studio players to clients whose budgets don’t rival that of Doritos. This is where my method comes in; bridging affordability and custom quality. By working with you and your team directly throughout the creative execution, we create a unique recall that will make your spot stand out from the rest.
I have a repertoire of select, fleshed-out compositions that are ready for licensing. These tracks are ready to find their rightful home as booster rockets for your project.
Have an idea for a campaign or a reference track whose genre you are looking to harness? I’d love to get together and talk about how we can collaborate on a project!
COMPOSING TO CREATIVE
A PLACEMENT READY LIBRARY
I believe it was Russell Hammond who so eloquently said, “I dig music.” Though this is constantly overshadowed by his follow-up decree from a fan’s rooftop, it is nonetheless also my mantra.
I grew up around music in a family that was hip to the power
of melody. I picked up a guitar at 7 and have yet to put it down.
Though I expanded to other instruments, It was my habit of strumming that started my working with clients. I was working at an Ad agency and took a moment during my lunch break to strum a community guitar when a Broadcast Producer heard me and asked if I had any material I could contribute to a quick-turn TV spot. I presented some originals and started what has turned into Music By Matt Nasi, LLC. I still work with that client and have been fortunate to collaborate with a slew of others over the past 6 years writing for TV, Radio and Web campaigns.
For more insight into my other musical adventures, check out my band at WWW.MATTNASIBAND.COM
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
Partnered with Pinnacol Assurance, the music behind "Kristen's Story" underscored the great challenges as well as triumphs of this amazing Boys and Girls Club Member. Sitting with her in the studio as the engineer played the final piece was a moving moment and I'm lucky to have worked on such an inspiring project.
THE BROWN PALACE HOTEL & SPA
I was asked by the Creative team at Karsh/Hagan to come up with a very minimal Ukulele melody and to help paint reinforce the romantic allure of the Brown Palace. Accompanied by the undiscovered vocal talent of Kelsey Wittenberg (then a junior art director at K/H) the song danced well with Bryce Boyer's amazing cinematography on the historic Denver Hotel's first-ever television ad.
A year later we teamed up again with the backbone of the Uke for a trio of ads that each had their own texture and feel.
CONNECT FOR HEALTH COLORADO
In another great partnership with Pilgrim Advertising, the first ad promoting the organization aimed at instituting the Affordable Care Act in its first year of existence. This was my first try of using more orchestral elements in my writing and proved to not be the last. Legend has it you can still hear the instrumental track as the "on-hold" track when calling Connect for Health.
VISITOR & CONVENTION BUREAU
As my first partnership with Pilgrim Advertising, I was tasked with writing 3 different incarnations of the same underlying melody. The result was a trio of ads showcasing Colorado's Wine Country.
In another partnership with Pinnacol Assurance, I teamed up with Karsh/Hagan for a long-form piece on the benefits that Junior Achievement brings to the youth it serves.
It all started at K/H. It was there where a broadcast producer named Becky Ferguson heard me strumming on one of the many guitars in the creative department. I was a Production Artist there by trade but my break-time activity of music inspired Becky to ask if I'd want to help them with a quick track for a spot they were working on. This turned out to be the "Tree" spot for Pinnacle Bank and started off a partnership that was the springboard for Music By Matt Nasi, LLC. Together, along with a number of internal projects, we've worked on multiple clients and projects. They are a leading Agency in Colorado but most of all, they are great people!
PETS FOR PATRIOTS
As a pet owner and lover I was thrilled when I was asked to supply the track for "Kona," an emotional piece about a young veteran who found solace from his PTSD in a Husky supplied by the organization.
As my first client, Pinnacle Bank has always been a joy to work with. Their grassroots foundation an open-mindedness has led to a multitude of placements spanning TV, Radio, and Web. The highlight of which was the "Dog" spot which contained an original song titled "The Wait" that I wrote for my band. This has gone on to be one of Pinnacle Bank's most remembered campaigns.
This worker's compensation insurance company has proven to be a wealth of both internal work and outreach projects (Boys and Girls Club, Junior Achievement). A moving experience was The Pshichenko Family spot that was done for the Pinnacol Foundation where three children whose father died on the job spoke of their experience of loss and how Pinnacol was there to help them after his death.
As my first "unofficial" client, I as well as a few of my former
co-workers at Karsh/Hagan got together for a fun and goofy score of a piece about using renewable practices and created sculpture from paper. Originally titled "Idiot Box", the song I wrote in college got a breath of new life thanks to crafty mouth trumpeting, soulful scatting and a beat up agency guitar.
This spot featured Governor of Colordo, John Hickenlooper asking residents to submit what they thought made the state great as part of a campaign that included prizes for the best responses. It was produced in conjunction with 9 News (KUSA) and MakingColorado.gov by Karsh/Hagan.
The first venture of the "Bands for Brands" Initiative set forth by Governor Hickenlooper, Osprey (based out of Cortez, CO) used an instrumental version of Unsafe & Sound by Matt Nasi Band on their 2016 product overview videos.
Whether it's a stripped down acoustic vibe or an epic orchestral movement, you'll find the possibilities are endless. Check back frequently as this list is always growing. If there's any style you don't hear, I'm ALWAYS up for a challenge so drop me a line and I'll get crackin'!
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