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Hummingbird Productions, established in 1976, is one of the longest standing companies in the country producing music for commercials. While Hummingbird is most well known for music and advertising like “Always Coca-Cola” and Wrigley’s “Double Double Your Refreshment”, our composers also write original music for film, TV, soundtracks, documentaries, short film, web videos, radio commercials, video games and more.

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Hummingbird Productions

  1. 1. Hummingbird
Produc.ons
• Established
in
1976,
Hummingbird
is
one
of
the
longest
standing
ad
 


music
companies
in
America

• Specialize
in
wri?ng,
arranging
and
producing
original
music
and




 


sound
design
for
film,
TV,
web,
and
radio.
• Numerous
Clio
awards
 
 • Clio
Hall
of
Fame
"Budweiser
Frogs”
sound
design
 
• Also
ac?ve
in
discovering,
promo?ng,
and
licensing
ar?sts

 


from
around
the
world.

  2. 2. Bob
Farnsworth
• Founder
of
Hummingbird
Produc?ons
 
 • President,
Crea?ve
Director,
Writer,
 
 

Arranger,
and
Producer
•  omposed
music
for
clients
such
as
Coke,

 C
Pepsi,
McDonalds,
Budweiser,
and
countless


others.
• Directly
or
indirectly
involved
in
crea?ng

 


Hummingbirds
library
of

over
7000
works.
• Also
composed
music
for
numerous
IMAX
Signature
films,
including
a

 


Paris
Film
Fes?val
award
winner,
commissioned
for
the
Philadelphia



Orchestra.

  3. 3. Dark
Horse
Studio
•  ocated
5
miles
west
of
Franklin
and
15
miles
south
of
Nashville
 L•  r?sts
that
have
recorded
at
Dark
Horse
Studio:
 A •  my
Grant
 A •  race
Adkins
 T •  lison
Krauss
 A •  eil
Diamond
 N •  ar?na
McBride
 M •  ontgomery
Gentry
 M •  aylor
Swi[
 T •  aith
Hill
 F
  4. 4. Dark
Horse
Studio

  5. 5. Blackbird
Studio
C
•  ocated
in
Berry
Hill,
Nashville,
TN
(5
minutes
from
 Ldowntown
Nashville)
•  r?sts
that
have
recorded
at
Blackbird
Studio
C:
 A •  ar?na
McBride
 M •  eith
Urban
 K •  arrie
Underwood
 C •  ascal
Fla`s
 R •  iley
Cyrus
 M •  onas
Brothers
 J •  aylor
Swi[
 T •  he
White
Stripes
 T •  ings
of
Leon
 K •  y
Morning
Jacket
 M
  6. 6. Blackbird
Studio
C

  7. 7. Ocean
Way
Studio
A
•  ocated
on
Music
Row
in
Nashville,
TN
 L•  r?sts
that
have
recorded
at
Ocean
Way
Studio
A:
 A •  eorge
Strait
 G •  arry
Connick
Jr.
 H •  aith
Hill
 F •  illie
Nelson
 W •  rain
 T •  hris?na
Aguilera

 C •  he
Black
Crowes
 T •  ynyrd
Skynyrd

 L •  heryl
Crow
 S •  eba
McEn?re
 R •  mmylou
Harris
 E •  `a
James
 E •  pice
Girls
 S •  o‐Yo
Ma
 Y
  8. 8. Ocean
Way
Studio
A

  9. 9. Hummingbird
 Writers
&
 Producers

  10. 10. Bob
Farnsworth
•  ounder
of
Hummingbird
Produc?ons,
Bob
is
 Fan
icon
in
the
music
industry.
• As
a
writer
and
producer,
he
has
been
 
directly
or
indirectly
involved
in
building
Hummingbird’s
library
of
over
7000
works.

•  e
has
composed
music
for
clients
such
as
 HCoke,
Pepsi,
McDonald’s,
Budweiser,
and
many
others.

•  ob
has
also
composed
music
for
numerous
 BIMAX
signature
films,
including
a
Paris
Film
Fes?val
award
winner,
commissioned
for
the
Philadelphia
Orchestra.
• As
President,
he
has
seen
Hummingbird
win
 
mul?ple
Clio
awards,
including
a
Clio
Hall
of
Fame
award
for
the
original
Budweiser
frogs.


  11. 11. Don
Hart
Over
the
past
30
years
you
could
have
dropped
in
on
Don
Hart
and
found
him
wri?ng
with
Phish
front
man
Trey
Anastasio,
arranging
horns
for
a
pop
ar?st
like
Amy
Grant,
or
wri?ng
lush
string
arrangements
for
country
megastars
like
Mar?na
McBride.
If
you
were
watching
TV
you
might
have
heard
his
work
in
a
na?onal
adver?sement,
or
in
a
series
for
A&E,
CNN,
TBS,
or
the
History
Channel.

You
might
have
also
seen
him
perform
his
most
recent
symphonic
arrangement
/
composi?on
with
major
US
orchestras
such
as
the
New
York
Philharmonic
at
Carnegie
Hall.

  12. 12. Keith
Thomas
• Keith
moved
to
Nashville
to

became
a
staff
writer
at
Ronnie
 
Milsap’s
publishing
company,
Ronjoy
Music.
• Keith
spent
a
seven‐year
tenure
with
Word
Records
as
their
staff
 
writer
and
producer.
He
produced
over
16
albums
for
various
ar?sts
earning
over
20
#1
singles.
• During
a
4
album
collabora?on
with
BeBe
&
CeCe
Winans,
Keith
 
sold
over
3
million
albums
&
had
nine
top
30
singles,
six
of
which
went
to
top
10
&
two
of
which
went
#1.

• In
1991,
Keith
partnered
with
Amy
Grant
to
garner
their
first
#1,
 
Top
40
hit
“Baby
Baby.”

•  eith
wrote
&
produced
5
tracks
for
Vanessa
Williams’
Comfort
 KZone
album,
including
#1
hit,
“Save
the
Best
for
Last.”

•  e
also
produced
records
for
Michael
Bolton,
Luther
Vandross,
 HBrian
McKnight,
Tamia
&
Puff
Johnson.
• Produced
track,
“I
Do
(Cherish
You),”
which
was
featured
in
the
 
Julie
Roberts/
Hugh
Grant
roman?c
comedy
Nopng
Hill
and
“I
Wanna
Be
With
You,”
which
was
featured
in
the
Columbia
Pictures
film,
Center
Stage.
• He
is
currently
working
with
his
management
company,
Levosia
 
Entertainment
which
includes
acts,
Jordan
Prui`
&
Celica
Westbrook.

  13. 13. Hummingbird
Hummingbird
 Ar?sts
 Ar?sts

  14. 14. JEFF
The
Brotherhood
JEFF
The
Brotherhood
is
Jake
and
Jamin
Orrall,
two
brothers
that
play
drums
and
guitar.
They
were
recently
featured
in
SPIN
magazine
and
their
latest
collabora?on
with
Ty
Segall
is
being
exclusively
streamed
from
the
SPIN
website.
They
grew
up
in
Tennessee
making
music
and

since
their
incep?on,
they
have
been
playing
anywhere
from
house
par?es
to
art
galleries
‐
releasing
their
own
records,
tapes,
comic
books
and
home
made
videos
since
adolescence.
The
Brotherhood
has
been
called
"psychedelic
grunge"
and
"noise
pop".

  15. 15. Jonathan
Farnsworth
"The
music
world
is
just
too
up
and
down
for
me."
So
a[er
gradua?ng
from
Furman
University,
Jonathan
joined
the
business
world.
A[er
an
excellent
start,
he
said
"I
just
cant
do
"more
of
the
same"
 SANITYevery
day,"
so
he
wrote
and
produced
a
remarkable
CD,
?tled
 & SIN"Sanity
&
Sin"
and
headed
to
the
 JONATHANPortland
indie
ar?st
scene.
This
 FARNSWORTHwork
exemplifies
that
adventurous
spirit!

  16. 16. The
Black
Lillies
Founded
by
mul?
instrumentalist
and
vocalist
Cruz
Contreras,
The
Black
Lillies
have
created
their
own
unique
brand
of
country,
roots,
rock,
and
blues
via
Appalachia.
The
group,
formed
in
2008,
also
includes
bassist
Taylor
Coker,
pedal
steel
whiz
Tom
Pryor,
and
drummer
Jamie
Cook.

Trisha
Gene
Brady
rounds
out
the
lineup
with
Southern
charm
and
smoky
vocals.
The
Black
Lillies
toured
extensively
throughout
the
summer
and
fall
of
2009,
including
appearances
at
the
Bonnaroo
Music
+
Arts
Fes?val,
Bristol’s
Rhythm
&
Roots
Reunion,
WSM’s
Music
City
Roots:
Live
from
the
Loveless
Café
Barn,
and
a
six‐week
na?onal
tour
that
kicked
off
in
front
of
a
packed
house
at
the
legendary
Ryman
Auditorium.



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  17. 17. Hummingbird
Hummingbird
 Film
&
IMAX
 Film
&
IMAX

  18. 18. IMAX
“Symphony
Philadelphia”
 •  omposed
by
Bob
 C Farnsworth
 •  A
whimsical
eight
 “ minutes
of
 wonderfully
shot,
 diverse
views
of
the
 city.”
•  The
Philadelphia
Orchestra
under
Sawallisch’s
direc?on
 “becomes
the
first
orchestra
to
appear
in
an
IMAX
film:
Symphony
Philadelphia
at
the
Franklin
Ins?tute.”
•  ne
of
the
Franklin
Ins?tute’s
“signature”
shorts
 O
  19. 19. Journey
to
Everest
•  omposed
by
Bob
Farnsworth
2009
 C•  irected
by
David
Kiern
 D•  ominated
for
Documentary
of
the
 NYear
at
the
San
Antonio
Chris?an
Film
Fes?val
•  010
San
Antonio
Independent
 2Chris?an
Film
Fes?val
–
Finalist

•  roadcasted
on
TBN
and
the
NRB
Network
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