Thwak! Inc., a New York-based music production company, announcedthat it has opened a Chicago office, its first satellite office.Producer/creative director Cliff Kennedy will lead Thwak!Chicago’s overall operations, managing day-to-day clientrelations and leading the company’s business development efforts inChicago.
A 20-year veteran of the production industry, Kennedy has workedwith Tony Verderosa, founder and president of Thwak!, on projects forYamaha, Sony Consumer Electronics and Canon U.S.A. Kennedy’s pastclient roster also includes 3Com, American Century Investments, GECapital, IBM, Monsanto, the National Association of Manufacturers,Quaker, Transamerica and United Airlines. “Chicago is home tosome of the most consistently creative agencies, as well as a largenumber of major brands, so the establishment of a Chicago office is anatural extension of Thwak!’s business,” said TonyVerderosa, founder of Thwak!. “Cliff helps Thwak! better serveour Chicago clients and acts as a conduit between their music needs andour talented composers and producers.”
Thwak! expanded its production artist roster earlier this year,adding DJ Josh Byrnes (aka, Elevator Man), Teddy Kumpel, David Mann andJamie Myerson.
THWAK! Chicago can be contacted at 3759 N. Ravenswood, Ste. 225,Chicago, IL 60613, 773/549-2380, www.thwak.com.