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Elias Arts Wins 2009 AICP “Best Music” Award for Audi “Living Room” Spot

Santa Monica, CA, June 10, 2009 — Elias Arts, a company devoted to music composition, strategy and production, has won a 2009 AICP “Best Musicâ€? Award for its original music on an Audi TV spot entitled “Living Room.â€? The announcement was made today by Ann Haugen, Executive Producer/GM, Elias Arts.

The Audi spot “Living Room” (60-sec and 30-sec) was written by Elias Arts’
Nate Morgan, and can all be seen at:

Elias Arts’ client for the Audi spot was Venables Bell & Partners in San Francisco. Craig Allen, Executive Producer of the spot for Venables Bell, originally said “Since there was no voice-over in this spot, we saw this as an opportunity to make the music as much of a star as the visuals. We wanted a track that played against type and would captivate the viewer with a unique sound. I’ve worked with Jonathan Elias for years, and knew he and his team would come up with a track that would be surprising, enchanting and memorable. They did not disappoint. As a testament to the power of this music, we have even had several consumer requests for this track and the name of the artists responsible for it!”

In “Living Room,” the viewer watches through time lapse photography as a beautiful home’s living room becomes more modernized with new furniture, accessories, and a new Audi in the driveway. The spot’s slogan says, “The entirely new Audi A4. Progress is Beautiful.”

Dave Gold, Elias Arts’ Creative Director for the Audi spot, said, “For ‘Living Room,’ our goal was to combine orchestral instrumentation along with contemporary rhythms and voices, to create an organic/classical musical feel. We wanted to mirror, through music, the visuals, which were a depiction of standard luxury, which slowly evolves into a more contemporary, modern luxury. Starting with just piano and strings, portraying an older luxury feel, we expanded the music with more traditional elements, mixing, recording and filtering them, to ultimately deliver a more than traditional, yet still contemporary/modern feel—a musical evolution of luxury.”


Elias Arts is devoted to music composition, strategy and production. The company has employed the emotional strength of music and sound to launch, grow and reposition the most recognized brands and companies worldwide. Elias Arts has worked with well over half of the Fortune 1000 companies, and has also helped turn numerous startups into everyday brand names. Among the clients Elias Arts has worked with are AOL, Mastercard, Sony, Columbia Pictures, Nike, Apple, Coca-Cola, AT&T, Ebay, Honda, Intel, Visa, Yahoo, Universal Studios, Microsoft, McDonalds, ESPN and General Motors, to name just a few

With offices in Santa Monica and New York City, global resources and a renowned roster of gifted composers, producers, and marketers, the mission of Elias Arts is to constantly strive for creative excellence and distinction through the art of music and sound design. The company is the recipient of over 700 major industry awards from around the world.

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