Max Schad to lead Butter's new music-for-trailers business
October 28, 2021

Max Schad to lead Butter's new music-for-trailers business

LOS ANGELES — Butter Music and Sound ( has launched Butter Trailers, a new business that furthers the company’s expansion into the trailer market. Operating out of their Los Angeles location, the new venture is led by creative director Max Schad and will provide original music for film trailers, broadcast promos, game trailers and more.

“Razor & Rose”, a new album released exclusively through Butter, marks the launch of the trailer business, with two recent placements. "Night Glide” is featured in the Ida Red trailer, while “Devil in the Details” appears in a new Adidas Basketball film launching Trae Young’s signature shoe. Previously, the studio’s original trailer compositions have appeared in projects for Lionsgate, Paramount, Apple TV+, Bungie, HBO Max, Paramount+, Disney+ and Marvel Studios, among others. 

“We are thrilled to definitively focus our energies in the trailer arena with the right combination of drive, talent and passion,” says Andrew Sherman, owner/CCO. “Max has been inspired by this genre for a long time, and it’s a logical and exciting expansion for our studio.” 

Schad adds, “Butter has been like a second family to me since I wrote my first demo back in 2014. They’re constantly looking for new ways to foster growth and it’s only natural that I begin this next chapter at Butter…We have a truly unstoppable team of composers and producers, and I couldn’t be more grateful and eager to start this next chapter alongside them.”

A southern California native, Schad’s expertise spans a multitude of roles, including composer, producer and songwriter. He has created ear-catching music across a variety of genres, and spent the last eight years with Butter, custom composing between their Los Angeles and Berlin offices. He has released three albums under his artist moniker - ‘Max Davis’ - and a fourth album (“IV”) is due out November 5th.