New York, NY (March 15, 2007)–Jon Tropea Jr., the award-winning composer/sound designer known for his extensive advertising, television and independent film work, has joined original music/sound design company Ear Goo, Inc. as creative director. In that role Tropea will both compose, sound design and mix, as well as work with Paul Goldman, Ear Goo president/senior creative director, overseeing the Ear Goo creative and production staff.
“We’re very excited to add Jon to our staff,” said Goldman. “Besides having one of the most impressive commercial reels I’ve ever seen, Jon is also known for partnering creatively with his clients to make every project as great as it can be, which something Ear Goo prides itself in as well.”
Tropea, whose father is noted session guitarist John Tropea Sr., comes to Ear Goo following nine years as a sound designer/composer and engineer at Snyder Music, New York, where he worked on an array of award-winning national campaigns. Prior to that, Tropea was a sound designer/composer and engineer at Michael Levine Music and Crushing Music, both in New York.
“Music from an early age has been a huge part of my life–from watching my dad work in the studio and in concert, to learning how to engineer and mix in our home studio,” said Tropea. “I look forward to bringing that collective experience to Ear Goo. I had been looking for a new challenge and was introduced to Paul through a mutual friend. After meeting with him and discussing his vision for the company and the industry as a whole, I knew this would be a great fit. I’m excited to be a part of what he’s building.”
While at Snyder Music, Tropea worked on some of the most acclaimed ads of the last decade, including work for AT&T, Dr. Pepper, Nokia, Miller Lite (the infamous ‘Catfight’ campaign) and an array of classic spots for American Express, including campaigns featuring Jerry Seinfeld and Tiger Woods.
Ear Goo, Inc.