Black Label composers, musicians, and music advisors are proud to have had a trusted hand in the music development for advertising for these major brands plus many more.
ABOUT BLACK LABEL
Based in Minneapolis, and launched in 2015, Black Label was founded by Creative Director and composer Ken Brahmstedt. With him is a roster of extremely talented and smart people, many who you can find on the Collaborators page.
About us… what can we say?
Nothing really that the music can’t say for us. Our name, Black Label was intentional. Our music is not “fast fashion”, it’s top shelf.
Ken Brahmstedt’s nearly 25 years of experience are evident in his supernatural-like ability to understand what a client wants and needs - and the wisdom to know the difference. He can play just about anything, just ask him. Growing up just outside Nashville, he learned to appreciate all types of music, country and western, jk. Award-winning ad music, indie film scores, children’s musicals… Ken’s done it all. And yes, he also played in bands with names like Prom King and Spork.
Our Mission: Support Artists
Through many years of internships and Black Label’s Artist in Residency Program, you’ll see from this page and on our collaborators page, that Black Label inherently nurtures a diverse and inclusive community of players and performers. Through intention and curation, these collaborations build a stellar product of music for media, unlike anywhere else. These opportunities are open to those who perhaps would not have segued from commercial or personal music endeavors into the world of production music. A world that we’re proud to be a part of.
In the spirit of continuing to expand our community, Black Label has joined forces with Sound Initiative in their efforts to match Black Music Makers to sync and publishing opportunities. We will promote this opportunity to all the BIPOC people in our network of artists and collaborators, and we will pledge mentorship time for black musicians, songwriters, composers, & producers through through the Sound Initiative platform.