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California Music is an artist-driven full-service audio company. We believe in the superpower of music, sound, and voice, and in the importance of inspired authenticity.

We burn for what we do, and some say success proves us right: our team of musicians, sound designers, and creative producers can impress with Grammy nominations, multi-platinum records, and countless industry awards.

But more importantly, we believe in the value that our acoustic creations add to the world: music connects, sound makes you feel, voices draw you in. And we believe in the importance of human connection and positive interaction. This is what really drives us forward.

Kristian NordCo-founder, Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum music producer, composer, drummer, and avid surfer. Sunny, passionate, loyal - he will go to the top of the mountain with you (and the client). He was born in Germany, but the stork just dropped him off in the wrong place. Nobody is more Cali than him.
Malte HagemeisterCo-founder, Grammy-nominated music producer, composer, guitarist, and dad of six. As a mashup-up pioneer, he’s been clashing styles for 20 years - and with the same unconventional attitude, he’s also been pushing California Music’s balance of big commerce and heartfelt art. A visionary and a people person.
Michael FerdieAward-winning LA sound designer - his work includes "From Dusk Til Dawn", Disney's "TRON: Uprising", "Topgun (Maverick)” and"Dune" (2021). Top-of-the-league and humble, with an incredible knack for details. “What kind of emotion you want this sound to evoke?” we remember him asking early on: true next-level sound design.
MerediMeredi is an outstanding artist, pianist, composer - and an incredible soul. Her superpowers are new classical hybrid worlds with a strong emotional core. She scored numerous movies with us, she worked on Wade In The Water, and a growing number of brand campaigns. The future is female.
Robin GrubertSwedish-German multi-platinum music producer, songwriter, and artist based out of Los Angeles and Berlin. The international pop elite trusts his inspired genius, yet he is the most down-to-earth human that we know. His solo venture Little Ashes explores melancholic indie-pop beauty while his love for scores and orchestration is next to be unleashed.
Chi ThanhBerlin's Grammy-nominated Chi Thanh redefines music with remixes for Lana Del Rey and Madonna. Co-producing the #1 hit remix for Asaf Avian's "One Day" and gaining gold-record status with "My Head Is A Jungle," Chi Thanh's impact is profound. Currently, his project JOPLYN tours globally, supporting acclaimed acts like RUFUS DU SOL. AND he is the nicest guy around.
Matt JonesLos Angeles-based orchestrator and music producer. His recent work with John Legend and Hans Zimmer gives you a hint of what this incredible talented mastermind will be capable of in the future. We love his warmth and groundedness - and how he’s able to bust out the most complex arrangements in record time.
Andi WeizelThis composer and music producer tops the charts with his German band Frida Gold. With a strong sense of modern pop context, he is a gifted multi-instrumentalist who will sweep you away with his excitement and passion. He never stops trying to lift an idea to the next level. Hardworking and easy-going. We have nothing but love for him.
Honey LarochelleAward-winning singer, songwriter, and vocal producer ("Incredible musician," says Roberta Flack who she toured the world with). She likes to laugh loudly and lots, and she never gets tired of chasing the essence of a lyric or a melody. She is also part of the excellently trippy Los Angeles puppet band The Fungineers. Yes, she makes this world a better place.
Ellen SimonsDirector of Operations - yes the positive force is with us! Her passion for organization is through the roof. She is sharp, quick, reliable and you can feel her heart in every interaction. We feel like we hit the jackpot having her on board for our complex creative and strategic endeavors. She’s always got our (and our clients’) back.
Cyrus EliaJunior music producer/ composer. He is the next generation and our Cali version of a Swiss Army knife. As a USC student (which explains his well-educated skill set), he embodies the Gen Z mindset of being determined, creative, and collaborative. Plus he is the nicest dude you’ll ever meet. We’re so excited about the journey with him.
Johnny MayJunior music producer/ composer. Wunderkind Johnny started mastering piano at two years old and violin at four. He showcases this incredible balance of being classically trained yet completely immersed in current modern pop production. He keeps winning pitches and our hearts. We’re grateful to have him on the team.