Award-winning music composition and production facility for Film, TV and Radio. Final mix and voice overs. Album production. Musical direction for corporate events.
Howard Music is helmed by accomplished musician and award winning composer Adam Howard. Born in the UK, he boasts a classical music degree from the world famous Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and was until recently, principal trumpet player for the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra. From his state of the art recording studio in the heart of the Ministry Of Illusion in Bryanston – Johannesburg, Adam has composed and scored numerous award winning commercials, live events, corporate AV’s and TV shows. Howard Music was selected as the official audio post-production facility for the 2011 Loerie awards. Howard Music's reputation for reliable premium quality sound and music, has ensured that clients like TBWA Hunt/Lascaris, Draft FCB, Y&R, Ogilvy, JWT, Metropolitan Republic, Leo Burnett, Lowe Bull, Creatrix, Saatchi & Saatchi and Human.kind continue to use Howard Music's full spectrum of professional audio services, bespoke music composition, final mix and musical direction.
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Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:17:00 +0200
Introducing the Johannesburg Big Band!
Started by the best musicians in South Africa, wanting to get a regular big band going in Johannesburg, their vision is to bring back the big band sound to Jozi life, and give Johannesburg...
Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:19:00 +0200
Howard Music and William Kentridge: The hour has come
Howard Music is proud to announce that Adam has just concluded a series of sold-out performances at the Frascati Theatre in Amsterdam, as the Musical Director for...
Fri, 08 Jun 2012 10:56:00 +0200
Howard Music Brews the Beat for Castle Milk Stout
Metropolitan Republic brought the Castle Milk Stout sexy back and Howard Music was
asked to jazz up the hypnotic new TV spot
Wed, 06 Jun 2012 11:58:00 +0200
The Johannesburg Big Band in full swing
Adam Howard is an award winning composer, experienced musical director and the creative driving force behind the Johannesburg Big Band. The troupe consists of the most sought after jazz and live session...
Mon, 04 Jun 2012 11:48:00 +0200
Wilder than the Wild coast my son!
Adam was asked to manage the musical direction for a swanky Toyota function held at the (now infamous) Wild Coast Sun. To keep the vibes loose and the tunes tight, Adam chose a 17 song spread of percussion, trumpet, piano, bass and guitar, but...
Fri, 10 Feb 2012 11:14:00 +0200
Engen Fills Up At Howard Music!
HOWARDy Partners! While the world's been anxiously awaiting that end of January pay check, Howard Music has kicked in the new year with a foot-tapping, knee-slapping, bluegrass bang! See how Engen filled up at Howard Music...
Tue, 08 Nov 2011 12:27:00 +0200
Power Of Voice For Vicks
Velocity Afrika commissioned Adam to compose an emotive orchestral piece that would enhance the "Power of Voice" theme and melodically melt into a pre-recorded vocal track for the latest Vicks TV commercial; "Speak Up Nigeria". Again, the great team from VA was Mpho Twala (director) and Monareng Makwetla.
Tue, 08 Nov 2011 12:25:00 +0200
Jazzy House Mix For Mzansi Magic
Adam was asked by Ogilvy JHB to remix the classic Ali Katt song- "let the good times roll" for local Pay TV channel Mzansi Magic. The "Van Tuka To The Future" theme mapped a cultural journey through time and the soundtrack was treated to echo the style of various high profile South African celebrities kicking it at a vibrant house party. The spot was directed by Mpho Twala from Velocity Afrika.
Tue, 08 Nov 2011 12:24:00 +0200
Kicking Soccer Score For MTN
Metropolitan Republic asked Adam to score MTN's 8 soccer tournament TVC. The brief called for an epic soundtrack akin to Carmina Burana's "O Fortuna" but with a sporty twist in the lyrics nick-named "Wafa Wafa" or "it's do or die". The spot was directed by Keith Rose from Velocity Films.
Adam Howard's brief by the agency was orchestral, but with a modern twist. "I used a number of live orchestral session musicians, but used the latest orchestral samples to give the impression of a large orchestra. Modern loops and beats were used to up the pace of the music." The music has been licensed in a number countries world-wide.
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