Good Ear Music Supervision (GEMS) is a bi-coastal music curation company, dedicated to seeking out and shining light on the best songs the world has to offer.
Since its inception in 2011, GEMS has contributed music to campaigns for Apple, Nike, Google, Target, YouTube, Southern Comfort, Spotify, Sonos, Cadillac, Pepsi, American Express, adidas, Cosmopolitan Hotel, Honda, Chobani, Samsung, Android, Go Daddy, Comcast, Microsoft, Nespresso, Dish Network, Reebok, Equinox, Crate & Barrel, Champs Sports, 2k Sports, EA Sports, ESPN and many more. The company takes a unique approach to acquiring music by digging deep to discover those special songs already produced and at a brand’s disposal – music made from the heart and for art’s sake.
With quick turn-around times and for any budget, GEMS offers diversity, top-notch quality and a return to craftsmanship and skill. 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, most recently as in-house Music Supervision at TBWA/Media Arts Lab from 2007-2011 working on the Apple account including the iconic iPod, iPhone, and Mac campaigns, and prior to that as Music Coordinator for HBO’s “The Sopranos.” Early experience at CAA and Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment added to his well-rounded history. Andrew keeps on his musical toes DJ’ing at bars and events, supervising quality films, and consulting for brands like Kounkuey Design Initiative, FixFood, and Humans Rights Watch.
Erik Sutch is a master culture consumer, music editor, world traveler, and dog whisperer. After graduating NYU in 2010, he started work at Elias Arts in a number of roles. He especially took to music supervision and got the opportunity to pursue it exclusively at GEMS in 2014. Here, he will live out the rest of his days listening to all of the music ever recorded to find the best fit for any project. Erik is best friends with GEMS’ company dog Bama. He can’t not pay attention to everything happening in popular and subcultural music, and he’s glad to put this gift/curse to good use at GEMS.
Jackie Shuman is a proud valley girl who cut her teeth at LA’s Indie 103.1FM at the tender age of 18. She went on to DJ in Boston and later ended up in Film & Television at RCA records, going on to Crush Management where she was Head of Sync. In addition to music supervising, Jackie is a frequent contributor to Fast Company and curates showcases for local and traveling acts. She revels in the thrill of digging out exquisite music like an Appalachian coal miner with a laptop.