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Steve Johnsen Joins Antfood Amsterdam


Steve will take up a role as Executive Producer at the recently opened Dutch office

Steve Johnsen Joins Antfood Amsterdam
The creative audio studio, Antfood Music & Sound Design announced the hiring of Steve Johnsen (39). He joins as Executive Producer at the recently opened Amsterdam office, bringing his international expertise in music production for the worlds of brands, advertising, broadcast design and interactive.

For the past fourteen years, Johnsen worked at the MassiveMusic headquarters in Amsterdam as Music Producer and Brand & Marketing Manager. He was responsible for many music production projects and overall brand communications. In addition, Steve is an accomplished musician, DJ and music producer.

In recent months, Steve was active as a Music & Marketing Consultant and worked on music activation projects for clients such as Magnum and Shopworks. He also founded and runs the record label, Never Square Music. 

In Late 2017, Antfood opened its European studio on the canals of Amsterdam, situated at the creative co-working space, The Wheelhouse. The company was founded by Wilson Brown in 2008 in New York and is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Antfood has offices in New York, São Paulo and Amsterdam and is working for clients directly like Apple, Facebook, Google, Mitsubishi, Amazon and Emirates. 

Steve Johnsen (left) and Pedro Botsaris (right) from Antfood. Kevin Rijnders Photography

Pedro Botsaris, creative director and partner at Antfood Amsterdam, said: “We’re very excited that Steve is joining our team. He brings in a lot of experience. Pairing Steve's extensive expertise with our broad portfolio, creative vision and robust production pipeline, will be a perfect match. We look forward to providing our work and services to the Dutch and European markets.”

Steve said: “In the coming period I will be focusing on building the brand in the European market and offering our musical services to clients. I’m looking forward to great collaborations and projects that make a creative and sonic difference.”

A few highlights on Antfood’s reel are David Blaine ‘Spectacle of the Real’, for which they did original composition, sound design and voice-over recording with Christopher Walken. Another project is ‘The Dream Machine’, a unique installation combining sound, smell, touch and sight. An example of how Antfood is producing music: ‘How The Sausage Gets Made (How to Make Music for Advertising)’.
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Antfood Amsterdam, Thu, 05 Apr 2018 10:56:31 GMT