Good Ear Music Supervision (GEMS) is a bi-coastal music placement and licensing company with a focus on pairing brands and bands. Founder Andrew Kahn most recently served as in-house Music Supervisor at TBWA/Media Arts Lab from 2007-2011, working on the Apple account including the iconic iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Mac campaigns. Since its inception in March of 2011, GEMS has contributed to campaigns for Target, Honda, Comcast, Cadillac, Pepsi, AOL, Nespresso, Dish Network, Southern Comfort, Sonos, Travelers Insurance, Crate & Barrel, Champs Sports, ESPN, and more.
The company takes a unique approach to acquiring music for projects by digging deep into the wealth of amazing music already produced and at a brand's disposal - songs made from the heart and for art's sake.
Within a shorter time frame and for the same budget as a traditional music composition house, GEMS offers more diversity, top-notch quality, and a return to craftsmanship and skill that produces great results. Whether it's finding an exciting artist to serve as a spokesperson, the perfect song for a music-driven spot, or a stand-out instrumental track to set the mood, GEMS delivers the right music to foster a strong connection with the audience.
"Music psychic" Andrew Kahn initially became interested in supervision as a way to prolong those nostalgic days of making mix-tapes for friends, cultivating his innate desire to discover and share great music. Andrew has worked with some of the top talents in TV and advertising, as the Music Supervisor at TBWA/Media Arts Lab from 2007-2011, and prior to that as Music Coordinator for HBO's "The Sopranos." Early experience at CAA and Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment also added to his well-rounded history. Andrew keeps on his musical toes DJing at bars and events, supervising quality films, and consulting for brands like Procter & Gamble, FixFood, and Human Rights Watch.