COPILOT was honored to take home Best Original Music at the AICE Awards in Los Angeles this month. This iconic and unforgettable advertising campaign has inspired countless little girls, and we were thrilled to be able to contribute a delicate chamber string score by composer Naren Rauch.
Video after the jump.
We love that we had a small hand in this literally ground-breaking, conversation-starting and innovative campaign. Ad Week provides the full recap: 4 Grand Prix, 18 total Lions, and untold numbers of inspired little girls, including some COPILOT offspring. While the statue is the main event, getting the emotional tone right for the accompanying film was critical to the campaign being understood and not misunderstood, and we’re glad we were there to help. Video after the jump.
COPILOT took home the Best Original Song at the 5th Annual AMP Awards for Music and Sound last night in New York. The winning entry was the Fallout 4 “Nuka World Official Trailer,” created by Bethesda Game Studios. It features a fun, campy and period-accurate jingle for a fictional theme park called “Nuka World.” This marks the fifth straight year COPILOT has won at the AMP awards, a show that is decided upon by fellow composers and producers. Shootonline has the full list of winners.
From Left to Right: Paul Greco (J. Walter Thompson), Jason Menkes, Ravi Krishnaswami, Keith D’Arcy (Songs Publishing)
The fall release of Dishonored 2 was a big event for us at COPILOT. First of all, the game was recently named Game Of The Year by PC Gamer Magazine. It’s also up for GOTY at IGN. Why are we so excited?
Deep inside Karnaca, players have discovered a pair of street musicians. Finding these songs is a big achievement in the game, and we were really excited to start seeing game capture videos pop up on Youtube (we’ve collected them here). After all, we wrote and recorded these songs, which mine the culture and history of the fictional island of Serkonos. We really loved working on these and have been excited to see them embraced by the gaming community. Even cooler, “Sands of Serkonos” actually appears as the end credits songs:
Picking up a trophy for the fourth consecutive year, COPILOT’s work for Jell-O won the AMP (Association of Music Producers) Award for Best Execution of a Sonic ID or Logo. What makes the AMP Awards special is that it is entirely created by and created for the musicians working in this specialized field. We’re humbled to get recognition from our colleagues and excited to share this win with Leo Burnett and Jell-O, who placed their iconic melody in our hands.
COPILOT is humbled and honored to have won ‘Most Effective Use of Music in a Non-Broadcast Medium’ at the AMP Awards! A huge thank you to our amazing international team of composers for making “Samba of the World” so incredible, unique and memorable. We also want to congratulate all the other nominees and winners! Check out the winning project here: Read more…
We are incredibly thrilled and honored to be shortlisted for the 2015 AICP Next Awards. Our collaboration with AKQA, Skunk and Visa for the integrated campaign ‘Samba of the World’ is being considered for this prestigious award. Visa asked COPILOT to collaborate with musicians from each of the 32 qualified countries to reimagine the Brazilian favorite “Maria Caipirinha Samba da Bahia”. Then they asked 32 filmmakers to share how their nation celebrates the FIFA World Cup. The AICP Next Awards will be on June 2nd at the NYU Skirball Center.
It’s quite an honor to announce that our powerful scoring work for the Wolfenstein: The New Order announcement trailer has been awarded the top prize (GOLD) for music in a game trailer by the Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards. We’re gonna go for a joyride with Hans in his VW and cruise around Berlin with our statue.
Coming on the heels of news that Iggy Pop just selected one of our Neumond Recordings song for a curated radio show about German music, the award caps off a thoroughly rewarding role in making the entire Wolfenstein experience a unique and musically immersive experience that has garnered more fans, press and awards than we could have imagined.
ICYMI, here’s the trailer, below the jump.
Two years in a row!
Continuing our success in this category, we’re thrilled to announce that the Association of Music Producers (AMP) have once again awarded us for “Best Use of Music in a Film or Game Trailer,” this year for our intense score for Wolfenstein: The New Order. Of course with the whole business of Neumond Recordings, we almost forgot about the trailer! Click through for an encore presentation: Read more…