International music and sound design company The Elements Music has brought on Dan Lentaigne as Head of New Business, UK. She’ll work closely with London Partner/Creative Director Andy Carroll to develop new business and build on the company’s extensive roster of composers and artists worldwide.

J Bonilla, co-founder of The Elements, said of the new hire, “2016 was a year of massive growth for us, with our UK expansion being capped off with a win at the London International Awards for Original Score, so the timing couldn’t be better for us to bring Dan onboard to build upon that momentum going into 2017 and beyond. She’s a powerhouse who comes in with heavy experience and contacts, along with an amazing feel for music and artistry.”

The daughter of an advertising head, Dan grew up on sets and in studios, giving her an early entrée into the worlds of advertising and entertainment.

She began her career in music as a singer/songwriter, releasing her first single with Skint Records at age 17. Dan went on to get an intensive education in music production working at the famous Metropolis Recording Studios in London, where she worked with many notable UK producers and artists, including Ian Brown. She also did session work on commercial projects, which eventually led her back into advertising.

Dan’s joining The Elements Music is a reunion for her and Andy Carroll. In 2006 she sang a cover of Peggy Lee's 'Fever' and became the voice of the FIFA World Cup for Mastercard. The track was co-produced by Andy, and after having a great laugh and a clear rapport during the recording process, Andy brought Dan on to run the advertising side of his music production company at the time, Soundfly. After several productive years there, she took some time out to have a family, and now reunites with Andy, who joined The Elements Music as Partner/Creative Director in 2016 to launch their UK branch.

“When Andy reached out about joining The Elements, I was immediately on board. I've only ever worked with the most creative composers, artists, sound designers, and agencies with him, and alongside the US Elements, I knew I would be a part of something exciting.”