(New York, New York--July 21, 2014) Bicoastal music shop Butter Music and Sound has signed Senior Composer/Creative Director Mike MacAllister. Coming to Butter from Human Music & Sound, MacAllister has composed commercials for numerous brands including Xbox, McDonalds, Apple, Google, and the NFL. Career highlights include scribing the “Touch and Feel of Cotton” song, recently performed by Camila Belle, creating the score to the 3D light show during Nike’s kickoff party for Carmelo Anthony’s M8 Sneakers on Pier 54 and the composing the theme for Encore Channel.|
Notes Butter Executive Producer Ian Jeffreys, “We’re so thrilled for Mike to join our team. Mike is a seasoned veteran in our field, with years of experience and a reel full of A-list spots. I have no doubt he’ll be a huge asset for Butter’s continued growth. I’m also a big fan of his group Clementine & the Galaxy, so extra bonus there!” Adds MacAllister, “I’m looking forward to working with the folks at Butter and taking on more of a creative role. The company has a great history of fostering originality in both the outside artists that they work with and the composers who are working on spots daily.”
Boston-born MacAllister satisfied his passion for music at an early age by flexing his skills in neighborhood garage bands. He continued his musical training by attending after-school programs for inner city youth at the New England Conservatory of Music and Berklee College of Music. After college, he moved to New York with lofty goals of earning a Master’s Degree and attaining success as a Jazz artist. Instead, he got a gig as a production assistant and, shortly thereafter, as a composer for Human Music and Sound Design. In addition to his commercial work, he also has composed music for a number of films and documentaries including “In the Spirit of Laxmi” and “Freakonomics,” both of which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Mike regularly performs with two bands, Clementine & The Galaxy, an electro-pop duo with vocalist Julie Hardy, and the indie rock band, Wishes and Thieves. Both bands have received praise from top outlets including Filter, Interview Magazine, MTV Iggy, Time Out New York and the Huffington Post.
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Butter Music and Sound is a creative sonic collective committed to maximizing the impact and effectiveness of music and sound design for moving pictures and environments.