SANTA MONICA, CA — Endless Noise (www.endlessnoise.com) has named Dave Chapman to the post of creative director and partner. The announcement comes from Jeff Elmassian, the Grammy Award-winning composer, orchestrator, conductor and musician who runs the music and sound design company.
Chapman is a longtime music and audio producer, engineer and mixer who co-founded (along with Samuel Creager) Ugly Duck Studios in Boston in 2013. Chapman and Creager, both of whom relocated to LA in 2019, remain actively involved with Ugly Duck, which is currently being managed by Dan Babai. Ugly Duck’s clients include Walt Disney Studios, LucasArts, NPR, the New York Times, the BBC, Comcast, MTV, AT&T, Buick and the History Channel.
“I was a composer by training, and sort of fell into becoming an audio engineer as well in the early stages of my career,” Chapman explains. “I met Jeff through a member of my family, and I began writing commercial music for him. After about five years of working with each other long distance, I had reached a point in my life where I was looking to move out of Boston, so I contacted Jeff about joining him at Endless Noise. We were determined to figure out a way to work together. That was a pivotal moment for both of us.”
“Dave is an incomparable musician and producer with a multi-faceted command of both the creative and business needs of our clients,” adds Elmassian. “[He’s] already played an instrumental role in the development of our exciting and soon-to-be-announced new music library! I’ve been waiting a long time for someone with the right mix of experimental ingenuity and grounded strategic thinking to come along and help me move Endless Noise boldly into the future. Dave has been well worth the wait.”
Endless Noise’s clients include Amazon Studios, Nike, Coca-Cola, Audi, Lexus, Honda, American Express, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Motorola, MasterCard, Nissan and Snapple, to name a few.