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Music Supervision by Karl Westman.

Karl Westman’s illustrious journey in the industry has taken many musical twists and turns.

Aged 24, Westman kicked off his career by landing an entry-level job at one of New York City’s go-to recording studios for the US advertising industry. His passion and inherent understanding for the art of crafting music to picture quickly moved him up the ranks - first, with Ogilvy & Mather NYC drafting him in as their In-House Music Producer, then as Executive Producer with two of NYC's premiere music houses. He returned to Ogilvy NYC in 1999 to take on the Director of Music role.

Westman’s limitless knowledge of the musical process knows no bounds. And with a pair of the most finely tuned ears in the industry, his hands-on approach has seen him sculpt music for the world’s most recognisable brand campaigns and head into the studio with many of the world’s most talented artists - from Dave Brubeck, Philip Glass, Danny Elfman, Quincy Jones, all the way through to Timbaland and James Murphy.

In Film, Westman teamed up with Dirty Soup Founder Raife Burchell to Music Supervise the spellbinding documentary feature, Bombshell, The Hedy Lamarr Story, directed by Emmy-award winning journalist, Alexandra Dean, produced by Adam Haggiag, and Executive Produced by Susan Sarandon. Karl and Raife teamed up again for To Dust - a dark, brooding tale in which Matthew Broderick tries to help Géza Röhrigg (Son of Saul), a Hasidic cantor in upstate New York, come to terms with the untimely death of his wife.

No matter the form – short or long, existing track placement, or original composition for TV, Film, or Branded content – Westman lives for the process of music-making.

There isn’t enough bandwidth on the World Wide Web to host all of the projects Karl worked on before joining Dirty Soup’s Music Supervision roster, but you can check out a small handful of those projects by hitting play on any of the videos.

If you would like to enquire about working with Karl, email 

Genres: Music & Sound Design

Dirty Soup, 27 days ago