We can act quickly. We get stuff done.
And after decades of experience, We’ve Only Just Begun.
We’re passionate about our artists and composers, about their music and about delivering it to our international network of content creators.
Adam has spent the last few decades nurturing artists, capturing performances and creating great music.
He started his illustrious music career in 1978 at the legendary Trident Studios in Soho, London (home to The Beatles, Bowie, Queen, Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, T Rex and many more). Although his glorious first position was as a chef and construction worker, he quickly moved up to engineer, mixer and record producer, learning from legendary engineers and producers. Adam worked on albums with many artists, including Rush, KISS, Tina Turner, The Buggles, Rod Stewart, Nico, Mick Ronson and many Punk bands, including Jimmy Pursey/Sham 69, The Cockney Rejects, The Angelic Upstarts, Bow Wow Wow, Chiefs of Relief and later, The Sex Pistols… and many Disco artists.
After a short stint in New York in the early ‘80’s, Adam returned to London to re-establish Trident Studios in the mid 80’s. During these years, he had success with The Cure, Roxette, Richard Marx, The Blow Monkeys, Maxi Priest, Visage, Galliano, WetWetWet, Bill Bruford’s Earthworks, Richard Jobson/The Armoury Show and Baaba Maal. After a decade of travelling between London and Los Angeles, Adam settled in LA in 1996. He later set up home at The Boat Studios in Silverlake, where he worked on many music and film projects including Beck/Jack White, Nikka Costa/Lenny Kravitz/Prince, Wolfmother, AJ Croce and Lucybell (Chile) and U2. Other studio clients included Ben Harper, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Avril Lavigne, Warpaint, Tenacious D and Cat Power. Adam has recorded and/or mixed several albums and movie scores with John Cale (Velvet Underground). Other film scores and tv projects include work with Nathan Barr (“The Son”, “The Big Wedding”, “The Americans”, “True Blood”), Spike Jonze/Nick Zinner (“I’m Here”), Matthias Weber (“The Dark Valley”), and many projects with Lisbeth Scott.
Adam was the Associate Producer, Music Supervisor and Consultant, Sound and Music Mixer for “The Terry Kath Experience”, a music documentary about the guitar legend. Adam is part of the Music Faculty at The Herb Alpert School of Music, UCLA in the Music Industry Undergraduate Program, and an Instructor in the UCLA Extension Independent Music Production Program. He also teaches a Masterclass at Berklee School of Music in Valencia, Spain.
And now, he brings years of experience to continue to develop and nurture composers, artists and songwriters and help create fantastic music in all genres, especially indie alt-rock and acoustic, electronic and dance, pop rock and rnb pop.
Adam is known for his skills in song arrangement and instrumentation, and his ability to nurture, direct and achieve exceptional performances from the artists with whom he works. Adam incorporates his vast range of experience from tracking with classic Trident, Neve and API consoles to utilizing the latest ProTools HD and Ableton Live technology and various recording/mixing systems. With such a vast wealth of experience to draw from, Adam is able to adapt and apply the appropriate knowledge, techniques and colours to very diverse records, styles and artists… and pursue his concept of 3D dimensional sound in music production, arrangement and mixing.
“Concept, visualisation and arrangement is everything”
“The arrangement of the musical notes into parts…and then the arrangement of those parts within the “Sonic Field”…. the space between, above, below, behind and in front of the speakers. It’s like painting on an empty 3D canvas. Everything is possible. So you much choose the colours and use of dimension carefully.
Be clear about what you want to achieve from the very beginning.
When starting to work with an artist, with a song or on a movie, I must have a very clear concept of the dimension of the sound… the depth, width and spacial 3D aspect of how I see the song, the mix, and how I want to present the performance and capture the character in the sound.
With an artist, though the process of pre-production and rehearsal, I am able to explore and find the very best options to achieve the emotional purpose of the song and performance. Of course, I must understand exactly what the artist envisages, help them achieve that vision… or guide them to it.
With a feature movie or documentary, I must become completely familiar with the purpose, dimension and emotional goals of the film… and then look to expand upon and respond to those feelings and colours with sound.”
Courtesy of Barefoot Sound/ Headroom for Days
Senior Licensing Consultant
Rosie is a musician and writer from Sydney, Australia. She has studied jazz vocals at UCLA and WAAPA, and graduated from UCLA with a degree in Creative Writing, minoring in Music Industry. She is fascinated by the intersection of film and music, and has a passion for working with creatives, which is what led her here! When she’s not working, she loves writing novels, doing karaoke, and making music with her friends.
Lily is originally from Sacramento, California but is currently living in Los Angeles and attending UCLA. She is studying ethnomusicology and the music industry and dreams of becoming a music supervisor one day! Lily is currently working as the Licensing Manager at Accidental Entertainment, where she loves getting to be a part of a small and close-knit team and interacting with artists. In her spare time, Lily likes finding new hikes around LA and jamming at parks with her friends from the UCLA Old Time String Band.
Social Media Manager
Emma is the definition of everything creative: She’s a radio DJ, singer-songwriter, Etsy shop owner, writer and so many more. Her interest in the music business leads her to license. She started out with us as an Intern, and now she’s our well-trusted social media manager keeping our company up to speed online.
Alice is originally from the small town of Ridgefield, Connecticut, but has lived in Los Angeles for 3 years, studying at UCLA. She is currently pursuing a degree in violin performance with a minor in the music industry. Alice is very excited to intern with Accidental Entertainment and hopes to one day be a music supervisor. In her free time, Alice loves long hikes, open-water swimming, and finding new coffee shops in LA.