February 1, 2005


SANTA MONICA, CA- Music company Emoto (www.emotomusic.com) headed by composers John Adair and Steve Hampton has launched in Santa Monica and Chicago. The new company benefits from the synergy created by Admusic, a commercial music house whose clients include Lexus, Adidas, Mountain Dew, T-Mobile and Ebay, and Hampton Adair Music, producers of music televisions shows.

Emoto will feature a newly-formed music licensing division headed by Howard Paar, a Grammy-nominated music supervisor (Monster, Herbie: Fully Loaded, Daltry Calhoun, executive produced by Quentin Tarantino) and a former executive with Mercury/PolyGram and V2 Records; and a Chicago production facility led by chart-topping remixer/producer Craig J (Madonna, Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige). Additionally, Emoto has forged an affiliation with the Chicago-based independent record label Uncommon Trax, headed by A&R executive Jim Romano and best known for its work with artists from the European Underground such as Kurtis Mantronik (one of the originators of NY Hip House) and Saffron Hill.

Emoto is headquartered in recording studios in Santa Monica. Its newly-built Chicago studio is also fully equipped for original music production, sound design, remixes and audio post work, and is connected to the Santa Monica studio via data links and a unique, large-screen video conferencing system.

To round out its services Emoto provides access to high-end sound design services through an association with 740 Sound Design. Headed by Academy Award-winning sound designer Dane Davis (The Matrix, 8 Mile, Boogie Nights) and producer Scott Ganary, the company has an on-site presence at Emoto's Santa Monica headquarters. 740 Sound Design's recent credits include spots for Nike, Lexus, Honda, Pioneer, and Samsung.