CHICAGO, USA // Chris Clark is the Executive Creative Producer and Music Supervisor for global full-service music and sound company, Squeak E. Clean Studios, where he leads the Chicago studio. He has produced original music and music supervised for commercials and short films with Samsung, BMW, Beats By Dre, Nintendo, Facebook and hundreds of other brands. Recently named a Billboard Branding Power Player in 2019, Chris was a leader of the interagency and music company team that built the largest database of women composers directly with P&G, which can now be found on FreeTheWork.com to use as a resource or join yourself.
He moved over to Squeak E. Clean Studios after many years as Director of Music at Leo Burnett where he led global music initiatives for Publicis Groupe and worked with brands and artists including Samsung (The Beatles, Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Lorde, Sylvan Esso, Doris Day), Nintendo (White Denim, Rubblebucket), McDonald’s (F.U.N., Sophie, Moon Taxi) and Sprint (Wilco, Alexi Murdoch). He also lead the music efforts on the powerful 2016 anti-gun violence effort for Chicago Ideas Week which united different factions of Chicago’s Rap scene to create “Put The Guns Down”, an original track produced by Twilite Tone featuring Common, King Louie, Saba, Noname, G Herbo, Katie Got Bandz and other Chicago emcees.
He has provided press/editorial contributions to The New York Times, The Atlantic, Forbes, Huffington Post, Ad Age and SHOOT magazine, and been on the Music Jury for award shows like Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, the AICP Awards and Clio Music Awards. He was also a featured speaker/panelist at Cannes Lions, MIDEM International Music Festival, the Tokyo International Music Market, SPOT Music Festival (Denmark), SXSW, Winter Music Conference and BMI Synch This (Nashville).