THE MUSIC OF BLACK PANTHER
(Composer & Music Producer)
The music team behind Black Panther discuss the incredible journey of bringing Ryan Coogler's vision into an unforgettable blockbuster.
TYPE: Moderated Panel Discussion
ROOM: BOVARD AUDITORIUM
TIME: 10:00am - 11:00am
(Founder, CEO and creative leader, Format Entertainment)
Jordan began his career in the record industry but soon transitioned to become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after theatrical music supervisors. Jordan’s music supervision credits include some of the most successful film franchises in the world, including Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man, Avengers, Transformers and many more.
In 2001, Jordan founded Format Entertainment as a collaborative workplace for like-minded music supervisors to share ideas, experience and pool resources. The success of this model has allowed Format to grow and evolve into the largest collection of theatrical and television music supervisors working in the industry. Today, that core supervision group is reinforced by a robust infrastructure of creative, executive and music related resources and individuals allowing Format to prosper and deliver in its current incarnation as a full-service, solutions-oriented sonic creative agency working in all forms of media. Format’s spectrum of clients consists of some of the most recognizable names in entertainment, media, advertising and consumer goods including Marvel Studios, Warner Consumer Products, Mattel, Spin Master, and marquee projects such as Captain America: Civil War, Straight Outta Compton, Empire and many Barbie and D.C. SuperHero Girls brand campaigns.
Format’s music supervision efforts have yielded a number of chart topping albums, including number one spots for the Guardians of the Galaxy, Empire, and Pitch Perfect soundtracks and just recently, Format soundtracks occupied an unprecedented four of the top five positions on the Billboard charts. Format has won several Guild of Music Supervisor Awards, received multiple Grammy and Emmy nominations and twice won the American Music Award for Best Soundtrack (Pitch Perfect and Alvin & The Chipmunks).
Format’s brand business is on display with its work helping to conceptualize and create the sonic identities and theme songs for Barbie, Monster High, Dreamtopia, Ever After High and, most recently, DC SuperHero Girls. Format creates new, original music for many of the content ventures created around these brands and helps brand parent companies identify and execute ideas based off current trends in the music industry.
Recognizing a void in the industry and an opportunity he could deliver against, Jordan incorporated an internal music creation business under the Format umbrella. This business is thriving, signing exciting new talent while remaining geared towards providing a seamless and efficient experience for the film, television and brand communities, resulting in 1,000's major placements on shows such as Better Call Saul, Girls and How to Get Away with Murder and in campaigns for brands such as BMW, Procter & Gamble, and McDonalds.
Dave and a number of the members of the Format team serve on the Board of Governors for the Grammy Committee in Los Angeles, contributing to advocacy, education and human services programs to improve the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers.
Ludwig Goransson is a Swedish composer and producer. Most recently he composed the groundbreaking original score for one of the most commercially successful films of all-time, Black Panther. He also includes such films as Venom, Creed and Fruitvale Station – and television titles like Community and New Girl among his many credits. He’s produced records for Haim, Chance The Rapper, and been a longtime collaborator of Childish Gambino – producing the Grammy-award winning “Redbone.” Ludwig’s work can next be heard in Sony’s Venom and MGM’s Creed 2.