Combined Operation Encompasses Four Studios in the U.S., Two in Australia
New York-based music and sound design studio Nylon Studios has merged with L.A.-based Squeak E. Clean. Combined under the banner of Squeak E. Clean Studios, the operation now has studios in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, Sydney and Melbourne.
The combined company will be led by former Nylon Executive Producer Hamish Macdonald as managing director, with Nylon co-founder Simon Lister and Squeak E. Clean’s Sam Spiegel becoming co-executive creative directors. Nylon founding partner David Gaddie will be a strategy partner at Squeak E. Clean Studios, the company said.
“This merger unites the inventive music work that Squeak E. Clean is famous for, with a focus on artist collaborations and vanguard compositions and the exceptional team of award-winning composers, sound designers, and mixers that Nylon Studios has assembled over its 17-year history,” said Macdonald in a prepared statement. “It has never been harder for brands to remain relevant, and our goal at Squeak E. Clean Studios is to create music and sound that puts brands into the cultural bloodstream.”
Breakout projects at Squeak E. Clean have included the classic Adidas “Hello Tomorrow” spot with Karen O and the 2016 Spike Jonze “Kenzo World” spot with Ape Drums.