Arts & Entertainment Industry Forum: Jonathan Christiansen

Jonathan Christiansen, music supervisor for Hit the Ground Running, Inc., discusses the process for using music in film and television (10/28/2013).

About Jonathan Christiansen

Hit The Ground Running, Inc. is an LA-based, full-service, independent music supervision company, established in 2000. HTGR has overseen major primetime network television shows (CSI, CSI:NY, Entourage, Everybody Hates Chris, etc) and major studio films (Goal!, Flicka, American Pimp, Buena Vista Social Club, etc).

Pusher is a collective of artists and composers. We place music into trailers, and do it with a distinct sound and aesthetic. Our music is handpicked and filtered just for you and your campaigns. We also custom score.

We'll let the music speak for itself: it's hand crafted, partly programmed, chopped up, filtered, processed, bounced, plugged in, and re-filtered. It's been stripped down, pulled apart and then gently and carefully pieced back together. It's been recorded by artists who know the difference.

Pusher is a concept from the music supervision company Hit The Ground Running. We've signed up some of our favorite artists that we've met along the way and represent their choicest tracks exclusively for trailers only.

We are a collective of producers, beat junkies, guitarists, bands, programmers, DJ's, singers, drummers, composers, engineers and rappers.