NEW YORK CITY — Creative music company MAS (Music and Strategy) has announced a partnership with Emmy Award-winner and three-time Academy Award-nominated composer Nicholas Britell, who is looking to expand his reach into the world of advertising. Britell has composed critically acclaimed scores over the past few years, including those for Best Picture winner Moonlight,
If Beale Street Could Talk and
Vice. He most recently scored Netflix’s
Don’t Look Up, which earned him Academy Award, BAFTA and Critics’ Choice nominations. In addition, he wrote and produced two original songs for the film, including “Just Look Up,” performed by Ariana Grande and Kid Cudi, and “Second Nature,” performed by Bon Iver.
In collaboration with MAS (www.musicandstrategy.com), Britell will venture into the advertising space, leveraging the agency’s influence and reputation. MAS has enjoyed a series of prosperous successes over the past year, including three spots for the Super Bowl, a continued relationship with Ralph Lauren, and successful campaigns with Facebook and Lincoln.
“I am thrilled to be partnering with MAS,” says the composer. “Marrying music with picture is a true passion of mine, and I believe so strongly in finding the right sound for a particular project. I look forward to working with MAS’ incredible team and am excited about all the future possibilities.”
MAS president and co-founder James Alvich says the studio is equally excited.
“We are honored to partner with Nicholas, a brilliantly-talented artist, as he ventures into the advertising world.” says Alvich. “With him on board, we can truly elevate our clients’ work, continuing to produce ground-breaking music that takes it beyond advertising and ultimately influences culture at large.”
Britell is also the mastermind behind some of TV’s most beloved music, notably the Succession main title theme, which won him an Emmy. He also received Emmy nominations for his scores for Barry Jenkins’ The Underground Railroad and HBO’s Winning Time, which he co-composed with Grammy-winning artist Robert Glasper. His score for Lucasfilm’s upcoming Star Wars series Andor premieres on September 21st.