Top Five Music Tracks of the Year
  • Friday, Dec. 14, 2018
2018 Top Five Music Tracks

Bang Music scored the year's #1 entry in the Top Five Music Tracks Chart of 2018, with sound design from MackCut. The shops teamed on "Espresso-Wear" for Dunkin', which earned the year's best distinction in music and sound.

Also in the mix are AT&T's cinema mashup piece "Bus," a Mercedes-Benz spot from Berlin agency antoni, a "knockout" of a film for Chase featuring Serena Williams, and a tug-at-the-heartstrings FedEx commercial hearkening back to the classic tortoise vs hare comparison.

So have a listen to the Top Five Music Tracks of the year. 


Client Dunkin’ Agency BBDO New York David Lubars, worldwide chief creative officer; Greg Hahn, chief creative officer, NY; Doug Fallon, Steven Fogel, executive creative directors; Talon Gustafson, associate creative director; Brian Pinkley, sr. art director; David Rolfe, director of integrated production; Dan Blaney, VP, group head executive producer; Diane McCann, VP, executive producer; Katie Greene, producer; Jim Santora, EVP, sr. director. Production O Positive, bicoastal Brian Billow, director; Ralph Laucella, Marc Grill, exec producers. Editorial MacKenzie Cutler, New York Ryan Steele, editor; Gina Pagano, exec producer. Music Bang Music, New York and Prague Brian Jones, composer. Sound Design/Audio Post Mackcut, New York Sam Shaffer, sound designer/mixer

AT&T's "Bus"

Client AT&T Visual Effects/Animation  KEVIN, Venice, Calif. Sue Troyan, sr. EP/partner; Tim Davies, executive creative director/partner; Mike Dalzell, head of CG; Jami Schakel, VFX producer; Andrew Cowderoy, VFX coordinator; Anthony Petitti, Marisa Chin, Robert Murdock, Steve Gibbons, Theodore Maniatis , Roger Kupelian, 2D; Andy Byrne, Carl Harders, Delano Athias, Greg Mawicke, Jarrod Avalos, Kris Kelly , Matt Longwell, CG. (Toolbox: Flame, Maya, Houdini) Music/Sound Barking Owl, West Los Angeles Atticus Ross, Jacob Plasse, composers; Morgan Johnson, sound designer; Kelly Bayett, executive producer/creative director. Audio Post Sonic Union, NY Steven Rosen, Mike Marinelli, Paul Weiss, engineers; Justine Cortale, Pat Sullivan, producers. Agency: BBDO  Production: Somesuch, London; Anonymous Content, bicoastal; Daniel Wolfe, director

Sehsucht, Berlin Agency antoni Team On "Stronger Than Time" For Mercedes-Benz

Client Daimler AG/Merdedes-Benz Agency antoni, Berlin Martin Pross, Tillman Gosner, creative directors; Alexander Holtz, creative director/copywriter; Matthias Bauer, art director; Mark Rota, producer. Production and VFX Sehsucht, Hamburg  Ole Peters, director; Jan Tiller, exec producer; Tanya Curnow, Stephan Reinsch, producers; Bernd Wondollek, DP; Axel Brötje, Julius Brockelmann, Caroline Goehner, design; Daniel Jahnel, Timo von Wittken, Juan Pablo Brockhaus, 3D lead; Sebastian Welti, Jannes Kreyenberg, Max Zachner, Thure Koch, Ben Watts, Florian Breg, Raphael Vincente, Alexander Siquans, Hannes Gerl, Christoph Gaudl, 3D; Maurice Jochen, Ivan Vasiljevic, additional assets; Florian Zachau, compositing lead; Jona Maluck, Alexander von der Lippe, Patrick Altmeier, Christian Reimann, compositing; Mitra Navab-Pour, motion design; Artur Jagodda, Sabine Panek, editors. (Toolbox: Houdini, Maya, Arnold, Redshift, ZBrush, Yeti, Mari, Nuke, Resolve) Production Services, Spain Myway Production Tina Dobslaw, Rita Gil Music & Sound Design Yessian Music, Hamburg, Germany Brian Yessian, chief creative officer; Zacharias Adrian, composer; Ingmar Rehberg, EP/managing director; Michael Yessian, production head; Uli Witt, Lukas Lehmann, producers; Max Fritz, Michel Riecken, Robin Großkopf, sound designers Audio Post Yessian, Hamburg Max Fritz, mixer  Voiceover Recording Loft Studios Berlin

Martin de Thurah Directs Serena Williams In A “Knockout” Film For Chase, Droga5 

Client Chase Bank Agency Droga5 NY David Droga, creative chairman; Neil Heymann, chief creative officer; Lauren Costa, group creative director; Jake Shaw, Ash Tavassoli, creative directors; Nedal Ahmed, sr. copywriter; Julia Melograna, sr. art director; Jason Severs, chief design officer; Anna Fine, design director; Andrew Diemer, Kelsey Lynch, designer; Sally-Ann Dale, chief creation officer. Production Epoch Martin de Thurah, director; Monika Lenczewska, DP; Melissa Culligan, exec producer; Leah Allina, line producer. Editorial Exile NY Shane Reid, editor; Sasha Hirschfeld, exec producer; Evyn Bruce, head of production; Cutler Gray, assistant editor; Lauren Pullano, Dale Nicholls, producers. Postproduction Method Randie Swanberg, Flame lead/CD; Sofie Borup, colorist; Angela Lupo, Adrienne Mitchell, exec producers; Tsiliana Jolson, sr. supervising producer; Camera Edwards, VFX coordinator; Suzanne Dyer, Chris Hunt, Ed Lopez, Glen Bennett, Flame artists; David Piombino, 2D comp supervisor; Scott Minter, 2D/Nuke compositor. Music LL Cool J, Song: “Mama Said Knock You Out” Sound Q Department, NY re-orchestration & remastering; sound design. Audio Post Digital Arts NY Josh Heilbronner, mixer. Graphics Production Second Child Lisa Bishai, quality control manager; Virginia Vargas, graphics studio manager; Nereida Valles, graphics studio coordinator; Joseph Barrile, production artist.


Music/Sound: Beacon Street Studios, Venice, Calif. Beacon Street Studios, Brian Chapman, composers; Adrea Lavezzoli, executive producer; Sound Lounge, New York; Tommy Jucarone, sound designer; Work Editorial, bicoastal; Stewart Reeves, sound designer Audio Post: Sound Lounge, New York. Tommy Jucarone, mixer Agency: BBDO New York; Rani Vaz, head of music production Production: Biscuit Filmworks, Los Angeles; Noam Murro, director

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