CHICAGO, USA // Nick Keenan is the music lead for VML’s North America offices, responsible for overseeing creative music execution, music supervision, music production and deal negotiation across the agency network and client roster including Gatorade, New Balance, Wendy's, Brisk, Tennessee Department of Tourism, Electrolux/Frigidaire, Tyson, NAPA, Verisign, and many more.
Career achievements include uniting brands and artists such as Samsung & Sylvan Esso, Tennessee Department of Tourism and Dolly Parton, McDonald’s & SOPHIE, Nintendo and Louis The Child, many pieces of which have been recognized by top-tier publications such as AdAge, Adweek, Ads of The World, SPIN, Billboard, Pitchfork, Fast Company, The Guardian, Pigeons and Planes, and many others. His work has previously received awards and shortlists across major industry shows including Cannes, the AAA, One Show, AICP, and AMP awards.
Before joining VML North America, Nick was Music Producer for Leo Burnett, where duties included music supervision and music production across global clients Samsung, Marlboro, P&G, McDonald's, and others.
Prior to finding himself at the intersection of advertising and music, Nick was an independent artist with original releases and remixes via Columbia Records and French electronic music label, Kitsuné (Bloc Party, Phoenix, Boys Noize, La Roux).
In addition to Nick's work in the advertising and music community, his free time is spent working with emerging artists to help springboard their careers through production/composition, music business workshops and mentorship.