NEW YORK — The bicoastal music shop Butter Music and Sound (http://www.gimmeebutter.com) has opened their first European office, choosing Berlin and the bustling Potsdamer Strasse district to be their new outpost. The operation will be led by managing director Marcus Nelson, who joined Butter in 2012 as executive producer and opened the company’s West Coast office. He is joined by Vienna, Austria-born creative director Jakob Rabitsch, who also relocates from Butter’s Venice, CA, office.
Butter has composers who hail from Paris, Berlin, Austria and Holland, so the opening of the Berlin office will further solidify the shop’s global aesthetic and reach. Recent work out of Butter Berlin includes collaboration with Pharrell Williams and Saeed Barhoush at Sony ATV, as music partner on Wir Zusammen the Refugee Integration Project. The project launched on April 23rd and was directed by Elliott Rauch at Stink Films, and produced by Julia Cramer at Jung von Matt in Berlin.
Nelson’s move comes naturally as he is half Berliner and fluent in German. “Berlin and its energy is incredible; it really is the creative mecca of Europe, producing fearless ideas while managing to keep the sacred live/work balance in check,” he says. “As we continue to lend sonic support through concepting, original composition, music supervision and V/O recording, we are grateful to be working with an abundance of creative people in the Currywurst capital of the world.”
Pictured (L-R): Nelson and Rabitsch