LOS ANGELES — International creative audio network Squeak E. Clean Studios (www.squeakeclean.com) has expanded its Los Angeles team, bringing on Max Taylor as senior producer and promoting Amanda Patterson to executive producer.
Taylor comes to Squeak E. Clean Studios after spending four years at 20th Century Fox, coordinating music for the hit drama Empire. Patterson has over a decade of experience in commercial music production, ranging from original composition to sync and sound design for film and advertising. In her two years with Squeak E. Clean Studios, she has produced work for Facebook, Pepsi, Nike and The North Face.
Chicago-native Taylor grew up amid the music industry, spending his formative years around concerts and musicians with his father as a sound engineer. He studied Recording Industry at Butler University before kicking off his career in music ticketing and promotions. He spent five years working across multiple functions of live events between Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City, liaising between artists, management teams and venues to optimize the guest experience. In 2016, he joined the production team on Empire as a music production liaison, overseeing the end-to-end process for the music-driven series.
Patterson’s passion for music led her down the path of a serious fan at an early age, skipping school to go to shows as a teenager and surrounding herself with artists and fans as impassioned as herself. After college, her musician friends began to swap touring gigs for longer-term opportunities, exploring the early days of the commercial music shop. This landed her a job at Black Iris Music, producing out of its Richmond, VA, office and later moving to Portland, OR, to launch the shop’s West Coast presence. After planting roots in Oregon, she joined Marmoset Music as a creative team lead before making the move to Los Angeles to work with Squeak E. Clean Studios.