NEW YORK — Butter Music and Sound, which has locations on both coasts, recently signed senior composer/creative director Mike MacAllister to its team. He joins the studio from Human Music & Sound, and has composed commercials for numerous brands, including Xbox, McDonalds, Apple, Google, and the NFL. MacAllister also wrote the “Touch and Feel of Cotton” song, which was recently performed by Camila Belle, as well as the theme for Encore Channel.
Boston-born, MacAllister satisfied his passion for music at an early age by flexing his skills in neighborhood garage bands. He continued his musical training by attending after-school programs for inner city youth at the New England Conservatory of Music and Berklee College of Music. After college, he moved to New York and got a gig as a production assistant, and, shortly thereafter, as a composer for Human Music and Sound Design. In addition to his commercial work, he also has composed music for a number of films and documentaries including In the Spirit of Laxmi and Freakonomics, both of which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. He regularly performs with two bands, Clementine & The Galaxy, an electro-pop duo with vocalist Julie Hardy, and the indie rock band, Wishes and Thieves.