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Spontaneous Combustion - Talk by Sam Spiegel

Wu-Tang Clan, Childish Gambino, Kanye West, M.I.A…any idea who collaborated with all these artists and is basically an all round producer, artist and director? None other than Sam Spiegel! Someone who knows why music in advertising is so important. That’s music to our ears: first the music, then the visuals. This ad for Kenzo World is an example of a brilliant cooperation between producer Spiegel and director Spike Jonze. Sam’s Mutant Brain (feat. Assassin) was featured as the soundtrack in the Spike Jonze-directed Kenzo World short film, reached #2 on the Spotify Global Viral 50 Playlist, and won the AICP Best Music award as well as two Gold Lions and a slew of other awards. But that's not the only reason we’ve invited Sam to join us as a speaker at BMIM. He recently wrote and directed a mini-series entitled Wu-Tang in Space Eating Impossible Sliders for Impossible Foods and White Castle, starring Wu-Tang Clan members RZA, GZA and Ghostface Killah.

In this session with Sam Spiegel is going to build a (sound)track! He’ll get a topic from the crowd, work with you to build out a full (sound)track, write lyrics with the audience, get someone from the crowd to sing on the track, and maybe someone else to record guitar or keys. A truly unmissable session!


Sam Spiegel (Composer, Director, US)


Alongside all the above projects he worked on, he has also directed a number of branded campaigns, a short film for National Geographic, an Instagram spot for Pride Month and much more. On top of music and directing, Sam has worked extensively in the advertising world, collaborating with Kenzo, H&M, Nike, Adidas, Sonos, Honda, and Cadillac. He has also worked closely with director Jean-Paul Goude on projects including Chanel, Lacoste, Hermes, Roger Vivier, and Goude’s exhibit at the world famous Pompidou Centre. Film score credits include “Yeah Right!” (the top selling skate video of all time), “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” and “Whip it.” Sam served as musical director for Kanye West’s “Glow in the Dark” tour, Karen O’s “Stop the Virgins” and Target’s “Kaleidoscopic Fashion Spectacular.” Spiegel has performed at Coachella, Bonnaroo, ACL, 02 Wireless, Roskilde, and Summer Sonic, among countless other venues & festivals. He was nominated for a Grammy for his production of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs album “Show your Bones” and has also produced music for Fatlip, Crystal Castles, Childish Gambino, Lizzo and others. He recently released new music featuring Anderson; Paak & Doja Cat; Ceelo Green, Theophilus London & Alex Ebert; and more. His latest single with Brazilian duo Tropkillaz, “Perfect” (feat. Bia & mc Pikachu), was featured in a worldwide Jean-Paul Goude-directed Chanel perfume commercial and reached #5 on the the Brazil viral top 50 chart on Spotify.


Bart van Liemt (Music Consultant & Producer, The Missing Sync, NL)


At The Missing Sync (creative music agency) and Pennies From Heaven (publishing), Bart van Liemt is involved in maintaining and expanding contacts in the (inter)national film, television and advertising world, and connecting bands and brands. Van Liemt is no stranger to the music world. With bands such as The Sheer, Baskerville and Bade, he spent years as a songwriter and singer visiting the major pop stages and festivals such as Pinkpop, Lowlands, Sziget and Leeds Festival.

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