ELIAS is proud to have joined Sonzia, along with distinguished university professors and other renowned pioneers and organizations leading the investigation into Sensory Processing Disorder, to form the Sensory Friendly Alliance, whose mission is to find ways to ensure that digital content in all mediums is easily accessible to all, including those with Sensory Processing Disorder.
Working with Sonzia and the Sensory Friendly Alliance, ELIAS has created the Sensory Friendly Library - an ever-growing library of sounds that have been vetted, approved, and certified for use in applications targeted to those with Sensory Processing Disorder.
Sensory Friendly means accessible. It means content that can be consumed by all. With Autism and other sensory disorders now more common than ever, being Sensory Friendly has never been so important.
Contact the Sensory Friendly Alliance to learn more, and to find out how to Certify Your Sounds.
Visit our partner Sonzia.
Elias has a new series called “Unreleased”. Hosted by their music supervisor, Jason Kramer, it is a collection of live interviews and recordings of artists who stop by the Elias Studio in Los Angeles. “Unreleased” will bring you into the world of the artist though their eyes to yours.
Elias was featured in the number 4 spot in SHOOT's recent Top Ten list, for our original score and sound design work for Intel's "Conflict Free" campaign, which spotlights the brand's humanitarian efforts to source conflict-free minerals for its microprocessors.
Elias debuts a sparkling new website just in time for summer. Designed by the über-talented Argentinian graphic designer Jesica Sleifca, our new online home is fresh, contemporary, and inspiring - just the way we like it.
Yet another year has passed for the most gorgeous week of networking in the world. From Hotel du Cap to Belles Rives to La Pizza, and our group event at perfumery Gallimard in Grasse, we spent our time in the sun (except for all the late nights at the Carlton!) Until next year…
Intel + Toshiba's interactive film experience The Power Inside wins big at Cannes! Led by ECD Brent Nichols, the Elias team composed the genre-bending original score for the hit saga, which received 4 Lions across 4 categories - Cyber, Branded Content and 2 in Film Craft - including Direction.
Elias works on yet another winning project with the Chrysler spot “Body and Soul,” which took home a Bronze Lion for Cinematography at Cannes following wins for Best Copywriting and Cinematography at the 2014 AICP Awards. The Elias team handled all of the music and sound design, creating a reflective, nostalgic tone for the first-ever spot to showcase the high-performance SRT Viper nameplate.
Elias is setting out to make big waves across the pond. Leading our expansion into the UK market is ECD Brent Nichols, whose history of creating award-winning projects with UK companies is joined with the skills of founder Jonathan Elias, who continues to be heavily involved in scoring for the top agencies in the advertising community.
“One of the really exciting things about working in the UK is that the creative there takes great risks by looking for music with really unique qualities and composition,” Brent remarks.
Elias brought the party with Nice Shoes to Austin this SXSW, co-hosting an epic evening at Austin’s Pleasant Storage Room. Partygoers enjoyed plenty of shenanigans, dancing, cocktails and killer live sets by our friends F.Stokes and Astronautalis.
Elias’s very own Jason Kramer wins the 2013 Guild of Music Supervisors Award for “Best Music Supervision in Advertising: Music House & Agency” for his work with Mens Wearhouse and Nissan. And check out the company he’s keeping, with winners like T-Bone Burnett for “Inside Llewyn Davis,” Thomas Golubic for “Breaking Bad,” and Dave Taylor for his brand work for Apple.
Find the entire list on the Guild’s site here.
Elias was chosen as the exclusive audio partner for marketing expert Martin Lindstrom’s two-part pilot segment “Main Street Makeover” for NBC's Today Show about turning around struggling businesses, spotlighting the 24-hour 'before and after' makeover of a mom-and-pop toy store in downtown Richmond, Virginia.
The Elias team strategically designed, leveraged, and implemented sonic elements to drive business results, revealing the powerful ability of music and sound to communicate the message of a brand when deployed strategically.
The electronic one-man band hailing from the suburbs of Seattle stopped by our Santa Monica studios for an intimate recording and conversation with Elias Music Supervisor Jason Kramer.
With a background in drums, DeLong’s music culls from indie rock, house, electronica, EDM and moombahton. With buzz booming around his latest single “Global Concepts” from JUST MOVEMENT, it seems the sky is the limit for this fresh-sounding and thought-provoking singer-songwriter.
Elias’ New York team have been busy producing a series of events with various industry collaborators, including French Kiss Label Group and The Orchard, to showcase some of the hottest artists currently commanding the music world. Advertising and entertainment communities have been flocking to our intimate events for cocktails, fun and of course, some killer music.
Thus far Elias Arts has housed rock bands including The Black Angels, CHAPPO, The Virgins, Har Mar Superstar, Caveman, Revolver, Dom, R&B/neo soul musician Cody ChesnuTT, audio-visual remix act Eclectic Method, Hip Hop artists F.Stokes and Astronautalis, as well as renowned Hip Hop beat artist Just Blaze.
It was a pleasure to have Tom Odell stop by Elias’ Santa Monica studios during his first visit to LA to chat with Music Supervisor Jason Kramer about his rise in popularity, his music, and influences.
With an ever-growing fan base, Odell is signed to Columbia Records and making his musical mark with major accolades backing up his talents, including the Critics’ Choice at the 2013 BRITs, and being named one of the top new artists on the BBC’s Sounds of 2013.
Elias had the opportunity to sit down with Lewis Watson, the Oxford-based singer/songwriter who first built a name for himself by releasing cover songs on YouTube. It could have been easy for him to get lost down the black hole of infinite Internet artists, but something about Watson’s heartfelt and intimate songs managed to lift him above the masses. Watson not only captured and held onto his devoted fan base after switching from covers to his original material, but he was able to do something every Internet musician dreams of: He turned his Internet success into a record contract.
Elias teamed up with Furlined to drop a festive beat at the holiday fundraising event “Lights On,” raising over $33,000 for The Students First Center. The new space, launched by the LA-based nonprofit New Visions Foundation, is dedicated to giving fresh chances to youths who have been involved in the juvenile justice system by helping them to realize their full potential through the arts.
Elias brought on noted producer and hip hop beat artist Just Blaze to share his story about how creativity transformed his life. Following his inspirational words, New Visions students were given the chance to perform their own hip hop stylings over Just Blaze’s eminent beats. Industry professionals enjoyed the hip hop and spoken word performances, as well as words from creativity expert and veteran TED speaker Sir Ken Robinson.
Elias Music Supervisor and KCRW radio host Jason Kramer caught up with Singer/Songwriter Gin Wigmore at our Santa Monica Studios, where she took some time out from her tour with Jimmy Barnes to fill us in on her reluctance to first share “Hallelujah” (the song that launched her career), the influence that Memphis had on her latest album, and how once you go black, you never go back.
Elias proved prescient with its end of summer showcase bill featuring Youngblood Hawke, Field Report and the Record Company at Gibson Guitar Showroom, with each band giving the crowd a dynamic and intimate set in support of their new releases.
Jason Kramer and Ann Haugen of Elias organized the evening in conjunction with Gibson’s Lynda Hayden and Jennifer Feeney, plus Mark Nguyen of Planet LA Records.
Denver-based band DeVotchKa spent a week playing public and private shows in LA and San Francisco, but their appearance at Elias' Santa Monica offices featured a song that was foreign to their set list: Donovan’s “Sunshine Superman.”
After unveiling a new song, “Refugee,” and leading a sing-along of “There is Mountain,” Donovan brought up the members of DeVotchKa to tackle his No. 1 single from 1966. Instead of Jimmy Page providing the solo as he did on record, Tom Hagerman handled the break on accordion. Read all about it at Billboard.